The holidays got a jump start on Saturday, Nov. 27, as Three Oaks Snowflake Stroll festivities and a Christmas tree-lighting gathering at New Buffalo’s Municipal Marina took place.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council during a Nov. 23 special meeting approved a Zoning Ordinance Amendment that prohibits new licensed short-term rental units in the community’s R-1, R-2, and R-3 residentially zoned districts.
HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Park Board agreed to reject the inclusion of a Bank-Shot Basketball court from a proposed land donation in Union Pier during its Nov. 22 meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — A pair of slide-off accidents on Interstate 94 in New Buffalo Township on Thanksgiving night left one person dead and five others injured.
A Nov. 10 pizza party at Brewster's Italian Cafe in New Buffalo was a tasty reward for the last group of 121 New Buffalo Elementary students who successfully completed the summer Kids Read Now program by reading eight books.A total of five pizza-makong (and eating) sessions were held.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Planning Commission approved a site plan for a proposed restaurant at 1 North Whittaker St. during a Nov. 16 special meeting.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) $17.8 million in RAISE grant funds to complete the Marquette Greenway from Chicago to New Buffalo.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Township Board voted unanimously on Nov. 8 to give members of the Three Oaks Fire Department pay boosts from their current $15-per-hour on-call” status rate.
HARBERT — Longtime Fire Chief Mike Davidson announced his intention to retire during the Nov. 10 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council on Nov. 15 re-affirmed its opposition to the recently passed Michigan House Bill 4722 (which declares short-term rentals a residential use of property and a permitted use in all residential zones) and its yet-to-be-voted-on State Senate counterpart …
NEW BUFFALO — A Chicago man fleeing authorities was stopped by Indiana and New Buffalo Township police Wednesday morning near the state border, according to a news release.
HARBERT — Chikaming Township Planning Commission members were shown a final concept of streetscape design plans for the Harbert Community Park area by Eric Neagu of the Antero Group and Michelle Kelly of Upland Design during their Nov. 3 regular meeting.
GRAND RAPIDS — According to a Nov. 5 press release from the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Michigan, eight men are arrested on Nov. 3 in connection to a drug ring investigation that centered around 32-year-old Ivan Huerta Hernandez of New Buffalo.
Recently released state House district maps would group lakeshore communities from New Buffalo to Saugatuck in one district spanning three counties.
BRIDGMAN — A Michigan State House bill passed in the early hours of Oct. 27 that would declare short-term rentals as “a residential use of property and a permitted use in all residential zones” if also passed by the State Senate and signed by the Governor was discussed during the Nov. 1 Brid…
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council chose two recipients of retail marijuana licenses from 10 applicants during a well-attended Wednesday, Oct. 27, special meeting.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County epidemiologist Guy Miller is set to become the county’s acting health officer after commissioners approved his appointment Thursday.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners are expected to consider an almost $8 million project to build a new 800 megahertz tower in the southern part of the county.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education welcomed new Superintendent Dr. Steven Disney to his first school board meeting on Oct. 25 while also thanking interim Superintendent Dr. Andrea van Der Laan for her leadership for the last few months.
HARBERT — Members of the Chikaming Township Board during their Oct. 14 meeting received a review of the audit report for the 2020-21 fiscal year that ended March 31, 2021.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council got a partial look at the estimated cost of having the community’s sewage treated by the Galien River Sanitary District (GRSD) during its Oct. 13 regular meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council on Oct. 18 pushed back the second reading of a short-term rental (STR) Zoning Ordinance Amendment that would prohibit the licensing of new STR units in the city’s R-1, R-2, and R-3 residentially zoned districts to Nov. 23, and extended the moratoriu…
NEW BUFFALO — The Local Revenue Sharing Board (LRSB) met at New Buffalo Township Hall on Oct. 12 to to disburse approximately $4.4 million the Pokagon Band of the Pottawattaomi gave to the local area according to the local agreement.
THREE OAKS — Three Oaks Township Supervisor George Mangold announced during the Oct. 11 Township Board meeting that the municipality had received the initial half payment from the American Rescue Plan in the form of a check for $48,200.
BRIDGMAN — The 100th anniversary of Bridgman American Legion Post 331 will be celebrated with a Celebration Dance on Oct. 16 – a date Mayor Vince Rose officially declared “Bridgman American Legion Centennial Day” during the City Council’s Oct. 4 meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — Students from the Building Trades program at New Buffalo High School are working to make sure local residents have improved access to their homes.
BENTON HARBOR —Berrien County saw an increase in new cases for the week of Oct. 7-13, and remained in the high COVID-19 transmission category for the ninth week in a row.
HARBERT — Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin, who served from 1979 to 2015, and passed away on July 29, 2021, holds a special place in the hearts of Ibrahim Parlak and many of his supporters.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council, during a sometimes contentious Oct. 4 special meeting, approved the first reading of a short-term rental Zoning Ordinance Amendment that would prohibit the licensing of new short-term rental units in the city’s R-1, R-2, and R-3 residentially zoned…
THREE OAKS — Plans to create an elementary school wing at the current River Valley Middle/High School building while upgrading and renovating other portions of the facility are moving ahead.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Berrien County Health Department announced it would be rescinding its public health order requiring masks in educational settings at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, due to conflicting language in the state budget.