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PORTAGE | As state legislators are working through a proposed new law that would allow cities and counties to use red light cameras, city officials here are examining the issue, hoping to be one of the first to utilize the system.
PORTAGE | The proposed stormwater management fees will take two steps forward this week as both the Water Reclamation Board and City Council begin their consideration.
SOUTH HAVEN | Mark Cusco Ailes always knew he had a book in him.
Nationwide, the housing industry took a hard hit in 2008.
PORTAGE | Over the 18 years Robin Wilkening and her family have lived in Portage, she's seen many changes.
PORTAGE | Portage Fire Department Division Chief Andy Himan has become the third casualty in an apparent shake up in the department's administration.
DUNE ACRES | A quiet enclave on Lake Michigan's shores, this town of some 200 residents doesn't look at progress as new buildings or business endeavors.
PORTAGE | The development in Portage the past five years and what's coming in the future has been no chance of luck.
PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission took the first step Wednesday toward developing a trail that could help link Chicago to Michigan.
PORTAGE | For the second time in four days, a Portage Fire Department assistant chief has turned in his resignation.
PORTAGE | Businesses will get at least a short reprieve from having to obtain a license from the city to operate.
PORTAGE | The City Council Ordinance Committee is reviewing a request to add some new and increase some old fees now being charged by the city's planning office.
PORTAGE | A better solution to the city's pothole problem is on the way.
PORTAGE | The Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday continued a public hearing on a use variance for the operation of a bar/nightclub at 6291 Central Ave. due to the improper notification of neighbors.
PORTAGE | While officials from Portage and Porter County consider consolidating the city's 911 dispatch center with the county's center, some emergency workers question whether the city's facility should be maintained in some fashion as a backup.
PORTAGE | It will likely be months before the Portage 911 dispatch system consolidates into the county's operations.
PORTAGE | Mike Bucy has resigned his post as Portage Fire Department's assistant chief of fire operations effective today.
PORTAGE | Mike Bucy has resigned his post as Portage Fire Department's assistant chief of fire operations.
PORTAGE | Resident and former Stormwater Management Board member Tom Pappas told the City Council this week that it's either being naive, deceptive or just plain wrong in calculating its figures for the proposed stormwater management fee.
PORTAGE | Mayor Olga Velazquez reiterated her intent to consolidate the city's 911 dispatch department with that of Porter County's Tuesday night along with a vow to maintain public safety as her first priority.
PORTAGE | A newly installed filtration system at the city's sanitary sewer plant means cleaner water is being discharged back into local waterways.
PORTAGE | The city's 911 dispatch center will merge with the county's dispatch center.
PORTAGE | Equipment for the streets and sanitation department and establishing a separate IT department headed the list of city needs at this week's meeting of the City Council's Strategic Planning and Ways and Means Committees.
PORTAGE | The Water Reclamation Board on Wednesday approved the connection to the city's sanitary sewer system for a 120-unit senior living community south of U.S. 6.
PORTAGE | Developer Ben Houser said his newest proposal is "my version of the stimulus plan for the city of Portage."
PORTAGE | The City Council Ways and Means Committee thought it had finished its part in establishing stormwater fees, but the issue arose again Tuesday night.
PORTAGE | The city's Board of Zoning Appeals closed the controversial Pure Dance teen club Monday night, voting to deny the land use appeal the club needs to operate.
PORTAGE | Margaret Mihal says her five-year-old black Labrador, Sully, is anything but vicious.
PORTAGE | It's been talked about and studied for years, but it appears something will finally be done to address safety concerns along Willowcreek Road between Central and Evergreen avenues.
PORTAGE | The fate of the Pure Teen Dance Club will be decided at today's Board of Zoning Appeals meeting.
Saturday's weather gave winter-weary Porter County residents -- and people throughout the region -- a much needed break.
PORTAGE | For the last 30 years, Linda Wells has dabbled in watercolors, but this was the first time she chose to exhibit her work at the ninth annual Senior Art Exhibit at the Portage Public Library.
PORTAGE | City and county health department officials tagged a house at 5222 Sherwin Ave. "uninhabitable" Thursday morning and are looking for someone who has authority over the future of the house.
PORTAGE | Roseanne Nabhan and her husband, Dan, were getting to a comfortable place in life.
PORTAGE | In their day, the two school buildings that stood at the northwest corner of Crisman Road and Portage Avenue were the center of the community.
PORTAGE | It's the good news-bad news scenario for the city.
PORTAGE | The city's Northside Business Park has its first taker.
PORTAGE | Michael Candiano can't explain why he wanted to go into law enforcement.
PORTAGE | Long-time Portage High School government teacher Ralph Mundt has always tried to encourage his students to be active participants in government.
CHESTERTON | Former Fire Chief Warren "Skip" Highwood was a fireman's fireman.
PORTAGE | Owners of Pure Teen Club have two weeks to come up with written policies on dress codes and advertising or face being shut down by the city.
PORTAGE | After an early winter prevented the city from paving any roads last year, city officials are hoping to get a jump on paving three major roads this spring.
SOUTH HAVEN | Calls for service from the South Haven Volunteer Fire Department increased in 2008.
PORTAGE | The City Council's Ordinance Committee is making progress on a proposed ticket violation ordinance, but likely won't present the proposal to the full council for action until its March meeting.
PORTAGE | It has been on the city's books for more than two decades, but some residents aren't taking seriously the city's ordinance requiring them to not park their vehicles along city streets when there is 2 inches or more of snow.
PORTAGE | The two residents who attended the city's first public meeting on the proposed stormwater projects and fees weren't too pleased with the idea.
PORTAGE | Mark Sulski maintains he's a member in good standing of the Portage Park Board. Official city records say otherwise.
PORTAGE | It has been on the city's books for more than two decades, but some residents aren't taking seriously the city's ordinance requiring them to not park their vehicles along city streets when there is two inches or more of snow.
Alternative home heating sources are becoming more popular as the cost of natural gas and electricity continue to climb.
PORTAGE | An early, hard winter and the skyrocketing price of road salt have forced a change in the city's methods of keeping its roads cleared.
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