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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 settles lawsuit with former police officer

PORTAGE | City officials approved a settlement Monday night to end a four-year legal battle with a former police officer.

December 24, 2013 10:00 am
RICH JAMES: Cops aren't needed at NIRPC meetings

RICH JAMES: Cops aren't needed at NIRPC meetings

I’m not sure what makes Portage Mayor James Snyder tick, but it has become evident he needs a rewind.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

Portage city newsletter draws fire

PORTAGE | A 16-page city newsletter, which hit residential mailboxes this week, is coming under fire by at least one Portage city councilman.

January 12, 2013 12:00 am
Former region mayors find life after office

Former region mayors find life after office

Being a mayor is a demanding job. The mayor is on the job 24 hours a day and constantly in the public spotlight. So what happens after a mayor steps down?

September 08, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Perch Fest officially canceled

PORTAGE | Petey the Perch has officially retired, at least for now.

August 15, 2012 1:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Politicians don't belong in contract negotiations

DOUG ROSS: Politicians don't belong in contract negotiations

When the Portage City Council voted last week to inject council members into labor contract negotiations, it was a gutsy move. It was also misguided.

June 12, 2012 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Portage discovers there's gold in them thar recyclables

PHIL WIELAND: Portage discovers there's gold in them thar recyclables

Boxes come in all sizes, especially the ones public officials like to tell us they are thinking outside of.

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
Former Portage mayor's husband receives new heart on birthday

Former Portage mayor's husband receives new heart on birthday

PORTAGE | Julio Velazquez won't soon forget his 64th birthday.

April 02, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Portage offers amenities both residents, businesses seek

Portage offers amenities both residents, businesses seek

PORTAGE | Portage is a "real gem" when it comes to marketing to new business prospects.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Portage council debates inappropriate mailers

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council agreed this week that it is inappropriate to send out fliers on the city's dime that might be viewed as election material.

February 23, 2012 12:00 pm
Velazquez reflects on years at Portage helm

Velazquez reflects on years at Portage helm

PORTAGE | The project that Mayor Olga Velazquez says may have cost her a second term in office remains her proudest accomplishment.

December 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Portage board continues to refine fundraising policy

PORTAGE | Portage school officials continue to work on policy language regulating where fundraising dollars can be spent.

December 17, 2011 6:00 pm
Snyder continues to make administrative appointments in Portage

Snyder continues to make administrative appointments in Portage

PORTAGE | Mayor-elect James Snyder continues to make appointments to his administration, announcing Friday the retention of two department heads and the return of two others.

December 16, 2011 4:15 pm

Stone Avenue work nearly completed

PORTAGE | The two-year Stone Avenue reconstruction project in Portage is nearly completed.

December 15, 2011 12:00 am

Portage health insurance costs skyrocket

PORTAGE | The city's cost of health insurance will increase dramatically next year.

December 13, 2011 12:00 am

Portage council delays decision on federal COPS grant

PORTAGE | At what was scheduled to be the City Council's last meeting of the year Tuesday, council members took no action on accepting a $542,520 federal COPS grant.

December 07, 2011 8:15 pm
Becker resigns top police post

Becker resigns top police post

PORTAGE | What likely would have been a routine City Council meeting Tuesday night gave way to farewells.

December 07, 2011 1:00 pm

PEDCO heralds success in 2011

PORTAGE | The Portage Economic Development Corp. doesn't create jobs, president Diane Thalmann said, but it does work with others to bring economic development to the city.

December 06, 2011 6:45 pm

Redevelopment panel payments spawn dispute

PORTAGE | What is normally a quiet meeting turned contentious Wednesday as a Portage Redevelopment Commission member balked at funding the Portage Economic Development Corp. and paying for a marketing flier.

November 30, 2011 7:00 pm
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