VALPARAISO | The former Natural Ovens Bakery dome's days apparently are dwindling down to a precious few following action by the city Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday, but a new downtown building could be starting construction soon.
VALPARAISO | In a 5 to 2 vote, the city's Fluoride Commission recommended the city continue to add fluoride to the water system, but the group unanimously agreed the issue should be addressed again in no more than five years.
VALPARAISO | The city's water has been fluoridated for about 60 years, but a committee has been formed to help determine whether that should continue to be the case.
VALPARAISO | The questions a lot of Valparaiso residents don't really want to know the answer to — Where's the next roundabout going to be built? — will be answered in the next couple of months.
VALPARAISO | A request to add a traffic signal at Silhavy Road and Chicago Street will be one of the issues the city looks at as part of the improvements to Silhavy between LaPorte Avenue and Evans Avenue.
VALPARAISO | The city is seeking a $319,500 federal grant to make improvements to the section of Ransom Road known as roller coaster road.
VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.
VALPARAISO | A request to lower the speed limit on Lincolnway to 25 mph through the downtown led to a discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the city's Traffic and Safety Committee of whether the speed limit on all unposted roads should be 25.
VALPARAISO | The former Fetla's Trading Post site can officially become a part of the city following a required 30-day waiting period for challenges and could open as a gun range around Jan. 1.
VALPARAISO | Melissa Lott thinks the city needs to take its celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week a step further and start a campaign to urge drivers to be more considerate, especially to pedestrians.
VALPARAISO | It didn't take long to fill the Park Board vacancy created by Tim Daly's election to the council.
VALPARAISO | At its annual organizational meeting, the Valparaiso City Council decided to expand its efforts to communicate with city departments through the creation of additional liaison positions.
VALPARAISO | The council will have one new member and another will change seats, but for the third time in a row the voters have elected an all-Republican group.
Editor's note: This profile was inadvertently left out of Sunday's Porter County Election Guide.
Tim Daly is the best person to represent the 2nd District in Valparaiso. As a former city councilman for more than 14 years, I know the kind of work and dedication it takes to run our city. Tim has a vested interest in our community as a lifelong resident who is now raising his own family he…
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Tim Daly, candidate for Valparaiso City Council, District 2
VALPARAISO | A somewhat sparse crowd of about 50 attending Thursday's forum for council candidates heard a lot more agreement than disagreement on issues ranging from their vision of the city to the importance of neighborhood schools.
VALPARAISO | For those who enjoy good political theater, two of Valparaiso's theatrical venues will host forums for the city's candidates to present their roles in the upcoming election.
VALPARAISO | The price tag for improving security at Will and Kirchhoff parks is about $260,000, but Parks Director John Seibert said he hopes to do so for about a third of that amount.
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