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NEW BUFFALO — Since a vote taken during the New Buffalo City Council’s June 20, 2022, regular meeting it’s been common knowledge that New Buffalo residents were going to see an increase in water and sewer rates.

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THREE OAKS — Downtown Three Oaks was the site of a “Snowflake Stroll” holiday celebration on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Township Board approved a short-term rental resolution during its Nov. 21 meeting that calls for local (instead of state) control of the issue while also, as trustee Pete Rahm put it, supports maintaining “an inalienable right of every property owner to rent the…

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NEW BUFFALO — Brooke Kaufman was approved during the Nov. 28 New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education meeting to be hired as a secondary special education teacher, effective on or shortly after Jan. 9, 2023.

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HARBERT — More than four years after Ibrahim Parlak was spared deportation to Turkey when Immigration Judge Kathryn L. DeAngelis ruled he was protected under the Convention Against Torture treaty, a decision on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s appeal of the ruling has a…

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HARBERT — The beginning of a new look for Sawyer Road (and beyond) was the focus of a Nov. 17 informational session at the Chikaming Township Center in Harbert.

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NEW BUFFALO — The Nov. 21 New Buffalo City Council regular meeting kicked off with the swearing-in of Mark Robertson (an incumbent re-elected on Nov. 8) and Vance Price (a newly elected council member). The oath of office was conducted by City Clerk Amy Fidler.

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THREE OAKS — A Three Oaks “Snowflake Stroll” holiday celebration is planned for Saturday, Nov. 26, with a parade and tree lighting, “Prancer” Village exhibit, horse-drawn buggy rides and more on tap.

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HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Board began the post-elected Park Board era during its Nov. 10 meeting by forming a four-member committee to research options for the path forward and come back to the board with recommendations.

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ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County will apply for a $900,000 grant for construction of a 1.8-mile piece of the Berrien County Linear Trail, a non-motorized path that will eventually connect seven parks in the county.

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Unofficial results of contested races and ballot proposals decided in the Nov. 8 General Election from the Berrien County Clerk’s Office follow:

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THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council on Oct. 12 approved moving forward with the acquisition from Berrien County of the “Three Oaks Professional Building” at 21 North Elm St. where village offices are currently located.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Township Board got positive news on the Marquette Greenway project and moved forward in the process of devising a marijuana ordinance during its Oct. 17 regular meeting.

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NEW BUFFALO — Superintendent Michael Lindley kicked off an Oct. 4 New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education candidate’s forum saying, “this is a teachable moment for our students who are studying political campaigns in Civics class, and you know we never miss a teaching moment.”

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BENTON TOWNSHIP — Amid confusion surrounding Medic 1 Ambulance’s executive director, the municipal board chose new executive board members Tuesday, Oct. 11.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education chose the path forward for an Elementary kitchen and cafeteria design project during its Sept. 26 meeting.

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HARBERT — The process of deciding how the Sawyer Road Corridor will look (and function) in the future was kicked off at two Sept. 22 sessions where feedback from “stakeholders” and the public was collected.

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ST. JOSEPH — A Berrien County Trial Court judge on Sept. 22 denied Raffaele Santaniello’s motion to quash his bindover, and his case will move forward to trial in December.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council requested (by a 4-0 vote) a more detailed proposal for the zoning of retail marijuana businesses in the city limits from the Planning Commission during its Sept. 19 regular meeting.

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NEW BUFFALO — Departmental reports given during the Sept. 19 meeting of the New Buffalo Township Board included good news on the upcoming New Buffalo Township Fire 5K and information on Fire Safety Month and the popularity of summer events.

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BENTON TOWNSHIP — The number of deaths connected with an animal sedative are on the rise in Berrien County, Dr. Rex Cabaltica told members of the county’s Board of Health on Sept. 7.

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BRIDGMAN — During a Aug. 29 joint Bridgman-Lake Charter Township meeting, Interim Township Supervisor Stan Markavich said a John Gast Memorial Trail along Gast Road past Bridgman High School to Lake Township Park is in the planning stage.

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