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HARBERT — After a lengthy discussion on the matter during their April 8 meeting, members of the Chikaming Township Board voted unanimously to approve a motion defining the language of a permit application to be used by lakefront property owners seeking to install sandbags and/or geotubes to …

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BENTON HARBOR — The latest wave of COVID-19 infections did not let up over the weekend of April 10-12 as COVID-19 hospitalizations at Spectrum Health Lakeland remaining in the 40s.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Park and Harbor Commission recommended that city officials take a serious look at erecting some sort of a barrier to foot traffic on the boulders lining the Galien River channel as it enters Lake Michigan during its April 1 regular meeting.

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GALIEN — The Village of Galien announced March 29 that Dollar General is building a new store along U.S. 12 (customers will access the parking lot from Kiley Drive).

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ST. JOSEPH — A man who has been serving a prison sentence of life without parole for the murder of a friend’s mother when the two were teenagers will have a chance at freedom.

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HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Board on March 11 gave unanimous support for Supervisor David Bunte to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) a letter objecting to the issuance of a permit for the installation of shoreline armoring at 14144 Swift Lane in Harbert.

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NEW BUFFALO — During the March 11 meeting of the New Buffalo Downtown Development Authority (DDA), architect Bill McCollum sought feedback on outdoor seating options that are part of the plans being made for the 1 North Whittaker Street building that formerly housed the Grand Variety store a…

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THREE OAKS — Three Oaks Planning Commission on March 2 recommended the conditional rezoning of the front portion of a property at 23 West Ash St. from R-1 residential to C-1 commercial by a 5-2 vote, with Chairman Gene Svebbaken and planner Dustin Blaszczyk voting no.

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BENTON TOWNSHIP — Berrien County residents in the new COVID-19 vaccine eligibility groups will now need to monitor the Berrien County Health Department (BCHD) website for appointments to become available rather than sign up on a waitlist and be contacted, officials announced March 4.

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HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Board unanimously approved a Shoreline Armoring Ordinance during a Feb. 25 special meeting that prohibits “hard armoring” along the Lake Michigan shoreline in the township while establishing a permitting process for “softer” protective measures against erosio…

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THREE OAKS — Three Oaks Police Sergeant Carl Krause provided a recap of 2020, along with some 2021 updates, to the Three Oaks Village Council during its Feb. 10 regular Zoom meeting.

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THREE OAKS — After discussion and debate on the matter during their meeting on Feb. 8, members of the Three Oaks Township Board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution allowing the township to enact a .3750-mill property tax levy for the period of a year under the auspices of the Michigan Co…

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HARBERT — After discussion on the matter on Feb. 11 there was a 5-0 vote by members of the Chikaming Township Board to decline the request of Harbert property owner John Coupe for the township to make a purchase offer on a piece of triangle-shaped property that includes 500 feet of lakefront.