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Portage City Council

Vets push alternate treatment for PTSD

Ken "Doc" Coleman knows first-hand what many veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are going through.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Discrepancies in school crossing guards raise issue for Portage schools

PORTAGE | A proposed pay increase for crossing guards working schools within city limits has raised an issue here.

May 15, 2014 2:00 pm

Unnamed firm returns to Portage seeking tax abatement

PORTAGE | A local company will seek a tax abatement from the Portage City Council when it meets Tuesday night.

March 27, 2014 6:00 pm

Portage council opposes proposed water rate hike

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council has gone on record opposing a proposed 17.2 percent increase in Indiana American Water rates.

March 05, 2014 7:02 pm

Portage council approves $3.5 million park bond issue

PORTAGE | On a 5-2 vote, the Portage City Council approved a $3.5 million park department bond issue.

March 04, 2014 8:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

It seems the controversy dogging Portage Mayor James Snyder’s decision to send snowplows into Gary a few weeks back just won’t go away.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am

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
MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

Plenty of government blunders in the region deserve bitter-cold responses.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
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

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Portage must focus on governing, not politics

GUEST COMMENTARY: Portage must focus on governing, not politics

As we near two years of divided government in Portage, now is a great time to reflect on how Portage’s elected leaders of different parties can do a better job of working together to find solutions in the best interest of Portage residents.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

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 grants tax abatement for Carmeuse expansion

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council last week approved a tax abatement for the expansion of Carmeuse Lime and Stone.

October 05, 2013 6:45 pm

Portage Council hires own legal representation

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday night approved hiring its own legal representation.

October 01, 2013 8:45 pm

Portage Park Board takes next step in bonding process

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board this week took the next step in issuing $3.5 million in bonds for capitol projects and equipment.

September 20, 2013 4:32 pm

Portage council, mayor tussle over budget, investigation

PORTAGE | Democrat members of the Portage City Council and Mayor James Snyder tussled Tuesday night over the city's budgeting process and an ongoing investigation involving street department personnel.

September 03, 2013 8:45 pm

Portage council sidesteps action on sewer rate increase

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council declined to take any action last week on two issues involving the city's Utility Services Department.

April 07, 2013 5:45 pm

Portage council tweaks trash ordinance

PORTAGE | The City Council approved an amendment to the new trash ordinance that could save some people money.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am

Portage council begins employee health insurance changes

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday took the first steps in changing what health insurance will look like for city employees.

January 29, 2013 8:45 pm

EDITORIAL: When population shrinks, government should too

Whiting has been a bastion of local government reform in recent years. The decision to downsize the City Council is in keeping with that tradition.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am

Portage City Council approves tax abatement for AmeriPlex

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council last week approved a 10-year abatement for a speculative building at AmeriPlex at the Port.

July 08, 2012 6:00 pm
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