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Liz Modesto

Portage takes first steps to lure company from Wisconsin

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved the initial idea of establishing a small economic revitalization area along Ind. 149 in Portage hoping to luring business from Wisconsin.

September 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Stormwater coordinator resigns over pay squabble

PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Portage City Council approves veterans preference hiring policy

PORTAGE | The City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a hiring policy that gives preference to veterans.

May 07, 2014 8:45 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
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 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 delays tweaks to park employee salaries

PORTAGE | The City Council delayed changing salaries for two park department employees Tuesday.

August 06, 2013 9:00 pm

Portage won't change ordinances to accomodate sheep

PORTAGE | The City Council's Ordinance Committee decided it wouldn't change a Portage ordinance to accommodate a resident wanting to keep sheep on a large parcel of land within the city.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am

Portage City Council approves vacation policy for department heads

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday approved 4-1 an ordinance amendment outlining vacation policy for department heads.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am

Portage eyes changing personnel policies for supervisors

PORTAGE | A change in city personnel policy four years ago has come back to bite officials as they wrangle over what to do about vacations for department supervisors.

November 28, 2012 5:45 pm

Portage's ethics ordinance faces revamp

PORTAGE | The city's ethics ordinance will get a full review by a separate, specially appointed committee.

November 27, 2012 8:00 pm
Gottschling presented key to city

Gottschling presented key to city

PORTAGE | Liz Modesto recalled the first time she met Ed Gottschling.

July 07, 2012 6:30 pm

Portage council OKs firefighters pact

PORTAGE | The City Council narrowly approved a contract this week with Firefighters Local 3151.

July 04, 2012 7:00 pm

Mobile home trash issue remains unresolved

PORTAGE | The City Council Ordinance Committee again tried to tackle the issue of what to do with trash pick up in Portage mobile home parks.

June 20, 2012 9:30 pm

Portage budget remains in crisis

PORTAGE | The city's 2012 budget isn't looking any better.

April 07, 2012 10:00 pm

Portage clerk asks for equity for his employees

PORTAGE | Clerk-treasurer Chris Stidham told the Portage City Council Ordinance Committee on Monday he doesn't think his employees are getting a fair shake.

March 20, 2012 12:00 am

Ratner Steel coming to Port of Indiana

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved tax abatements to pave the way for the location of Ratner Steel Supply at the Port of Indiana.

March 07, 2012 2:00 pm

Council looks to outlaw paraphernalia sales

PORTAGE | The City Council's Ordinance Committee last week approved language that would outlaw the sale of drug paraphernalia in the city.

February 26, 2012 7:25 pm

Councilman looks to require committees to meet more regularly

PORTAGE | City Councilman John Cannon wants his peers to be more prompt in dealing with city business.

February 26, 2012 7:15 pm
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