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Porter officials oppose proposed IDNL parking plan

PORTER | Town officials here are expressing opposition to an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore plan to increase traffic and build parking at Porter Beach.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Lab results on substance found floating in Lake Michigan could take weeks

Answers to questions surrounding a mysterious glittery film found floating in Lake Michigan on Monday may not come for another two weeks or more.

June 21, 2013 8:09 am
Porter uniting regional trail system

Porter uniting regional trail system

The town of Porter, often referred to as "the missing link" of the regional trail system, is positioned to open three connector paths that will link Porter County towns and cities to neighboring counties and neighboring states. These newly minted trails will make Porter more accessible to su…

April 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Porter working on efficiencies, trails, other improvements

Porter working on efficiencies, trails, other improvements

Wabash Avenue leads directly to Porter Beach on Lake Michigan in Porter.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Porter Beach access proposal

Porter Beach access proposal

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has proposed changes at Porter Beach that include better traffic flow, a pavilion and wheelchair access to the beach.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Congress should end road rage within park

There are some things it would take an act of Congress to resolve, and straightening out the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore access issues is unfortunately one of them.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

Handicapped parking at Porter Beach would be improved under a National Park Service proposal.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

Wabash Avenue ends and the beach begins at Porter Beach. The National Park Service hopes to build a wheelchair-accessible pavilion at Porter Beach, along with traffic flow improvements.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

Wabash Avenue, which leads directly to Porter Beach, is a two-lane road, and the parking lot fills quickly. A National Park Service plan would add parking and improve the traffic flow.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

Visitors to Porter Beach could be in for a treat in summers to come. The small but popular Lake Michigan waterfront is being eyed for possible future work to improve access to the beach and make visits a better experience.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

Wabash Avenue leads directly to Porter Beach. The property on the east side of the road, to the Indiana Dunes State Park boundary, belongs to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
VU family holds silent vigil for sophomore whose body was found in Lake Michigan

VU family holds silent vigil for sophomore whose body was found in Lake Michigan

More than 150 students and faculty members gathered Monday night for Valparaiso University sophomore Rayan Sami A. Bokhari, whose body was discovered earlier along Lake Michigan.

August 29, 2011 5:45 pm Photos

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Officers search for Porter Co. man last seen in Lake Michigan

Officers search for Porter Co. man last seen in Lake Michigan

PORTER COUNTY | Multiple agencies are looking for a 23-year-old Porter County man who was last seen struggling in Lake Michigan's rough waters off Porter Beach.

August 28, 2011 11:00 pm Photos

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Porter prepares for new beach shelter

PORTER | Plans for a combined concession and picnic shelter at Porter Beach are moving forward rapidly.

August 13, 2011 10:00 pm

Officials advise against swimming at Dunbar, Porter beaches

PORTER | The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has issued an advisory against swimming in Lake Michigan waters off Dunbar and Porter beaches.

May 27, 2011 11:30 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Ensuring quality of life takes hard work

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Ensuring quality of life takes hard work

People who are lucky enough to live near the Great Lakes never stop talking about that elusive, intangible idea "quality of life." What is it? Good work, playing hard, clean air to breathe and water to drink, times with family and friends outside on a breezy summer day. We might be floating …

April 17, 2011 12:00 am
Photos: 2011 blizzard day one

Photos: 2011 blizzard day one

View photos from Times staff photographers of the blizzard as it moves into the region.

February 01, 2011 6:24 pm Photos

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Nature to repair Porter Beach dunes

Nature to repair Porter Beach dunes

PORTER | While torrential waves washed away portions of massive sand dunes along Porter Beach earlier this month, experts say those same waters will ensure the sand's eventual return.

December 30, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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