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Portage's University Center to be 're-missioned'

PORTAGE | The University Center will soon no longer be the University Center.

April 05, 2014 7:58 pm

Portage council overrides mayor's veto of gay marriage resolution

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday voted to override Mayor James Snyder's pocket veto of a resolution regarding a proposed state constitutional amendment involving the definition of marriage.

March 05, 2014 5:11 pm

Some question Portage's second attempt at park bond

PORTAGE | Portage officials are taking a second try at floating a bond issue to benefit the parks department.

February 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Portage council's attorney says mayor acted beyond powers

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder acted beyond the powers of his office by sending snow plows to neighboring Gary, according to a legal opinion rendered by the City Council's attorney.

February 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Portage mayor, council in showdown over HJR3

PORTAGE | A proposed amendment to the state constitution likely will cause a showdown between the Portage City Council and Mayor James Snyder.

February 05, 2014 5:25 pm
EDITORIAL: Beat critics' swords into snowplows

EDITORIAL: Beat critics' swords into snowplows

When Gary was hammered by lake-effect snow Tuesday, its next-door neighbor, Portage, acted neighborly. Portage Mayor James Snyder sent snowplows to help Gary clear the streets.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Portage mayor gets backlash for helping Gary with snowplows

Portage mayor gets backlash for helping Gary with snowplows

PORTAGE | Some Portage City Council members are criticizing the mayor for sending snowplows to neighboring Gary on Wednesday to help with snow removal.

January 23, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Portage commission differs on how it should spend its money

PORTAGE | On a consistent 3-2 vote, the city's Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday approved how its should be spending its money.

January 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Portage council approves park impact fee

PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved a new park department impact fee.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am

Portage continues to consider business licensing

PORTAGE | Portage officials are continuing to look at how they license businesses throughout the city without causing hardships to either the businesses or city employees.

December 01, 2013 10:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Centralized purchasing can help cut costs

Portage is pursuing a central purchasing proposal. Officials there didn't even know who was buying how much of what when they began discussing this proposal.

November 18, 2013 12:00 am

Portage to study centralized purchasing policy

PORTAGE | Just how much toilet paper does the city government of Portage use? Or copier paper? Or cleaning supplies?

November 09, 2013 11:48 pm

Portage City Council votes down park bond issue

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday voted down the proposed $3.5 million park bond issue.

November 05, 2013 9:00 pm

Portage council cuts HR, IT spending in '14 budget

PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved the 2014 budget, but not without cutting the budget line for the city's human resources consultant and slashing funding for the city's information technology department.

October 02, 2013 6:30 pm

Portage OKs new step for some businesses

PORTAGE | Retailers who purchase items from residents in Portage will have to take an extra step in the buying process.

September 04, 2013 9:33 am
A youthful look at city government

A youthful look at city government

PORTAGE | Mackenzie Barcelli said she had no idea her hometown was also the hometown to industry that produced everything from bulletproof armor to machines for Build-a-Bear.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Portage council reviews police clerk changes

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday held a first reading on changes in the Police Department's clerk staffing.

March 06, 2013 7:56 pm

Off-duty police to patrol Camelot

PORTAGE | Police here will beef up patrols in the Camelot Manor and Camelot Estates mobile home parks on the city's southwest side.

January 23, 2013 5:30 pm
House & Grounds: Taking the holidays to the max with Cannon Frank

House & Grounds: Taking the holidays to the max with Cannon Frank

Blending generations of their family histories and their religious beliefs, Cary Frank and his partner John Cannon take the holidays to the max.

November 10, 2012 4:21 pm Photos


Term limit idea dies for lack of support

PORTAGE | There won't be any term limits for elected city officials.

October 03, 2012 6:30 pm
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