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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Township Planning Commission on Oct. 1 opted to table a request for a Planned Unit Development for Harbor Crossing LLC, a proposed non-rental manufactured home community for modest-income families and retirees in the southwest part of the township. Its address i…

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NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Senior High School was one of 13 Michigan schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Michigan Department of Education announced on Sept. 26.

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NEW BUFFALO – After listening to a presentation on the matter by New Buffalo Area Schools (NBAS) Superintendent Dr. Jeff Leslie and School Board president Chuck Heit during their Sept. 16 meeting, members of the New Buffalo City Council voted unanimously to convey property to the district th…

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NEW BUFFALO — Discussion of the 2019 audit report for the New Buffalo Area Schools brought good news not only for the school board and administration, but also for local taxpayers, during the Monday, Sept. 23, meeting.

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HARBERT – It was announced during the Sept. 12 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board that it is anticipated the two-and-a-half-year process of creating an updated zoning ordinance should come to a conclusion in October.

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NEW BUFFALO — Faced with the last-minute enrollment of 11 new kindergarten students for a total of 51, the New Buffalo School Board hired an elementary instructional assistant for each of the two kindergarten sections and continued the discussion of class sizes during its Monday, Sept. 9, meeting.

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ST. JOSEPH — A civil lawsuit has been filed against Berrien County Commissioner Teri Freehling, the estate of her late husband, Patrick, and Drain Commissioner Christopher Quattrin, alleging fraud involving almost $500,000 in payments for drain projects.

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NEW BUFFALO — “It’s not about the level of the lake, it about the loss of sand” read the sign greeting people entering the fourth annual meeting of the New Buffalo Shoreline Alliance on Saturday, Aug. 31, in the New Buffalo Performing Arts Center.

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HARBERT – Members of the Chikaming Township Park Board  during their Aug. 26 meeting discussed the results of a survey conducted by consultant Tom Hackley who is helping formulate a new Five-Year Plan that is anticipated to be completed this fall.

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BRIDGMAN — New faces and new ordinances were among the topics discussed during the Bridgman City Council meeting on Aug. 19.

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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.