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Bond issue proceeds despite warnings of cost

PORTAGE | Both the Redevelopment Authority and Redevelopment Commission took steps moving forward a bond issue Thursday, despite warnings of its financial impact.

October 23, 2014 5:26 pm

Portage commission moves forward with bonding for fire, police stations

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Thursday unanimously approved moving forward with the $7.35 million financial package to construct a new fire station and complete the first phase of renovations to the Portage police station.

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Holladay Properties to market Portage property

PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.

September 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Portage Redevelopment Commission at odds over spending

PORTAGE | Members of the city's Redevelopment Commission are sparing over how funds should be spent.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Portage Mall project could be in jeopardy

PORTAGE | A $2.5 million project to improve the Portage Mall may be in jeopardy.

April 24, 2014 8:42 pm

Portage commission to hire planning staff despite objections

PORTAGE | The city's Department of Community Development will get a new staffer, despite objections from a couple of officials.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission differs on how it should spend its money

PORTAGE | On a consistent 3-2 vote, the city's Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday approved how its should be spending its money.

January 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Should redevelopment funds pay for Portage's daily expenses? issue debated

Should redevelopment funds pay for Portage's daily expenses? issue debated

PORTAGE | For the last several years, the city has approached the Redevelopment Commission for financial assistance. The commission has usually complied.

December 21, 2013 6:20 pm Photos


Portage ponders lakefront park's operations

PORTAGE | When the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk opened five years ago, officials knew it would be a success.

October 26, 2013 11:15 am

Portage to remove some trees from along Central Avenue

PORTAGE | The city will begin removing some of the trees from the area of Central Avenue this fall trying to save them.

September 28, 2013 11:00 pm

Portage commission nixes purchase of shuttered motel

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission voted down the purchase of the shuttered Travel Inn during a special meeting Thursday afternoon.

May 16, 2013 6:00 pm
Blind student-athlete soars in long jump

Blind student-athlete soars in long jump

T.F. South's Jhaliyah Anderson, visually impaired since 3 years old, is finishing her first season of competing with the track team.

May 02, 2013 9:30 pm

Port Authority assures boaters season is a go

PORTAGE | Boating season is on here.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am

Commission approves buying, selling properties

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday approved the sale of one property, the purchase of two others and demolition for another property it recently bought.

December 26, 2012 8:15 pm

Portage commission approves funds for marketing material

PORTAGE | John Shepherd, the city's development finance adviser, told the Redevelopment Commission this week a recent encounter proves the city needs to improve its marketing materials.

April 26, 2012 7:55 pm

Portage Redevelopment Commission tables bids on streetlight painting

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday held off awarding a contract for a painting project at the AmeriPlex at the Port business park. The decision awaits a review of the lowest bid.

April 26, 2012 6:50 pm

Portage panel OKs hiring actuary, insurance adviser

PORTAGE | In a split vote, the Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday approved a contract with Empowerment Business Solutions to provide actuarial services to the city.

March 08, 2012 12:00 am

Portage commission looks to increase use of consultant

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder told members of the city's Redevelopment Commission this week that the city needs to spend time planning.

January 29, 2012 6:30 pm

Suicidal thoughts plague veterans

David Cox remembers being deployed, looking at his loaded weapon and thinking of ending his life.

March 13, 2011 9:15 pm
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