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Future of Portage's U.S. 20 corridor unveiled

PORTAGE | Consultants unveiled what the U.S. 20 corridor could look like in the future Wednesday.

March 27, 2014 11:30 am

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

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

Some question Portage's second attempt at park bond

PORTAGE | Portage officials are taking a second try at floating a bond issue to benefit the parks department.

February 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Portage council's attorney says mayor acted beyond powers

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder acted beyond the powers of his office by sending snow plows to neighboring Gary, according to a legal opinion rendered by the City Council's attorney.

February 06, 2014 6:15 pm

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
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 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

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 cuts HR, IT spending in '14 budget

PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved the 2014 budget, but not without cutting the budget line for the city's human resources consultant and slashing funding for the city's information technology department.

October 02, 2013 6:30 pm

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 may be looking for new animal shelter

PORTAGE | For more than a decade, Portage has contracted with the Humane Society of Hobart to take the city's stray animals.

August 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Portage committee gives informal nod to $3.5 million in park bonds

PORTAGE | The City Council Strategic Planning Committee on Monday gave informal approval for the city's park department to move forward on a bond issue to finance $3 million to $3.5 million in improvements.

August 26, 2013 7:00 pm
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
Mayor, council continue battle over hiring freeze

Mayor, council continue battle over hiring freeze

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder said he won't lift the hiring freeze he implemented despite objections from City Council members.

July 06, 2013 5:30 pm

Portage tax draw comes in better than anticipated

PORTAGE | The city's coffers are replenished, thanks to receiving its spring property tax draw Wednesday.

June 20, 2013 12:00 am

Portage mayor imposes police, fire hiring freeze

PORTAGE | Police and Fire merit boards were moving ahead this week to hire additional department members when they were told to stop.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

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
Health tests among freebies offered at Portage Senior Fair

Health tests among freebies offered at Portage Senior Fair

PORTAGE | Linda Bryann got her hearing and blood pressure checked.

May 02, 2013 7:15 pm Photos


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