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THREE OAKS – Supervisor George Mangold, during the Aug. 12 meeting of the Three Oaks Township Board, said that the township and Buffalo Rock LLC, the potential buyer and developer of the 68-acre Enterprise Park property located at the corner of U.S. 12 and Schwark Road have filed an applicat…

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NEW BUFFALO—At its Monday, Aug. 19, regular meeting, the New Buffalo City Council by a 5-0 vote approved a $58,500 master plan for the city beach, of which $7,000 will be borne locally. The bulk of the funding for this un-budgeted item will be covered by a U.S. Department of Rural Developmen…

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GRAND BEACH – With a 98 percent confidence level of achieving its matching fund goal, the Grand Beach Village Council accepted a $2.5 million grant to purchase 42 acres for the Grand Beach Nature Preserve during a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

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BRIDGMAN — A 43-year­-old man was taken into custody after being tracked down early Friday morning, Aug. 9, and found outdoors hiding near a shed after police say he entered two unlocked Bridgman homes for un­known reasons and was later chased out by homeowners.

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HARBERT – After listening to a presentation by Township Assessor Toni Swisher during their Aug. 8 meeting, members of the Chikaming Township Board voted unanimously to approve a motion granting her request to have staffers from her SWMI Assessing LLC go out and collect the field data necessa…

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NEW BUFFALO — At a special July 26 New Buffalo City Council meeting, council members voted 5-0 to approve two items: The city’s sale of vacant land for the Jameson Street Purchase Agreement; and a resolution to support the Michigan Department of Transportation “TAP” Grant Application for the…

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BRIDGMAN – Cornerstone Alliance, Berrien County’s lead economic development agency, has announced that  B&L Information Systems to expand Bridgman facility. Cornerstone Alliance presented the tax exemption on B&L’s behalf, which was approved tonight by the City of Bridgman.

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HARBERT – The July 22 meeting of the Chikaming Township Park Board featured a presentation by Sawyer resident Mark Strauss of the Sand Ridge Disc Golf Club, who espoused the many benefits of that growing sport and said he felt the spacious 263-acre Chikaming Park & Preserve property woul…

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THREE OAKS — After discussing the matter during their July 8 meeting, it appeared to be the consensus of Three Oaks Township Board members that they would ask voters to approve a public safety millage in the near future to fund fire and police services.

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THREE OAKS – Approaching his second anniversary with the village, Three Oaks Village Manager Mike Greene was given a satisfactory rating with the suggestion to set goals for the coming year during the Wednesday, July 10, council meeting. 

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HARBERT – After a lengthy discussion on the matter during their July 11 meeting, members of the Chikaming Township Board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of a transient lodging fee proposal that may make its way through the state legislature and provide a new revenue stream…

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NEW BUFFALO — The Pokagon Fund (TPF) Board of Directors recently approved over $313,000 in grant awards to nonprofit organizations located in Harbor Country as well as Dowagiac and Hartford, Mich., and South Bend, Ind.

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HARBERT — Access to the Harbert Road-end beach in Chikaming Township was restored on June 30 as a group of volunteers retrieved the bottom portion of a multi-tiered stairway system that had washed away in a storm, landing at Cherry Beach.

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UNION PIER — A sec­tion of I-94 in Chikam­ing Township near Union Pier was closed for several hours Wednesday morning, June 26, causing a massive traffic back-up after a wrong-way driver crashed into a semi.