PORTAGE | The City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a hiring policy that gives preference to veterans.
PORTAGE | Thanks to a good claims record over the last two years and a few tweaks to their present policy, Portage Township Schools could save some $161,000 this coming year on its property/casualty insurance.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board will immediately begin taking applications to replace board member Bill Fekete.
PORTAGE | Neighbors' Educational Opportunities Inc., the nonprofit group that operates adult education programs here, is considering purchasing the former Garyton Elementary School from Portage Township Schools.
PORTAGE | If everything falls into place, all Portage Township Schools students in grades six through 12 will be using iPads in their English and math classes next fall.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board approved expanding the search for a new superintendent to Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.
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.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools board members were able to sidestep voting on who would represent them on the city's Park Board Thursday night.
When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the new criminal code bill (HEA 1006) and the expungement bill (HEA 1482), he said he wanted Indiana "to be the worst place in America to commit a serious crime and the best place, once you've done your time, to get a second chance."
PORTAGE | Three of the five Portage Street Department employees suspended last week have retained an attorney.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will no longer use their attorney to collect past due book rental fees.
VALPARAISO | Attorney Ken Elwood has been reappointed as Porter County's chief public defender.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials stand accused of cutting the heart out of a Hobart medical business that cared for county jail inmates until it fell out of political favor.
Officials in Lake and Porter counties are looking at the cost of health insurance and trying to figure out how to solve the looming problems. A mirror might help, but it isn't the only answer.
PORTAGE | With four weeks to go before taking office, Mayor-elect James Snyder is beginning to put his new administration in place.
PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved a settlement in a federal lawsuit involving brutality charges against one of its police officers.
PORTAGE | The City Council this week modified its dangerous dog ordinance.
PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department has received a $298,460 U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency grant through its Port Security Grant Program to purchase a 36-foot Lake Assault dive and rescue fire boat.
PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board approved recognizing the Operating Engineers Local 150 as the bargaining agent for city workers at the sanitary sewer plant.
PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved settling three legal claims against the city on the recommendation of the Advisory Claims Board.
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