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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Business Association (NBBA) on Friday, March 20, launched a weekly initiative aimed at helping its members keep in touch and up to date while maintaining social distancing during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday, March 23, issued  a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order requiring Michigan businesses to suspend in-person operations from 12:01 a.m. March 24 through April 13 to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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ST. JOSEPH — Three days after setting up a drive­up collection center, Spec­trum Health Lakeland is still swabbing residents in an ef­fort to identify those inflict­ed with the coronavirus.

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THREE OAKS – During a well-attended March 11 Three Oaks Village Council meeting, the main topic of comment and conversation was the Recreational Marijuana Report issued by the Planning Commission.

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HARBERT – Discussion about the Coronavirus pandemic and steps that township officials were taking to try to prevent its spreading locally took place during the March 12 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board.

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THREE OAKS – Following a short Public Budget Hearing during their March 9 meeting, it was the consensus of Three Oaks Township members to delay voting on a budget for the next fiscal year that begins April 1 until they convene a special meeting to do that that has been scheduled for Tuesday,…

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ST. JOSEPH — A man who was 17 when he was involved in the murder of his mother and was sentenced to life in prison without parole will have a chance at freedom.

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HARBERT – During the Feb. 24 meeting of the Chikaming Township Park Board two of its seven members announced that they would not run for re-election when their current four-year terms expire at the end of the year.

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THREE OAKS – Members of the Three Oaks Township Board voted 3-0 during a Feb. 19 special meeting to accept a tentative offer of $15,000 from the Board of The Region of Three Oaks Museum (TROTOM) to purchase the historic 1866 old township hall building at 8 E. Linden Street pending the receip…

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BRIDGMAN — A fugitive from Bridgman who fled the country years ago and was captured recently in Mexico faced a Berrien County Trial Court judge on Feb. 25.

William Troy Stanson, 53, plead­ed guilty to contempt of court for failure to appear for sentencing in January 2015. Judge Angela Pasul…

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NEW BUFFALO — Starting in the spring of 2020, big changes are coming to the intersection of Red Arrow Highway and Town Line Avenue/Union Pier Road along with surrounding areas in Union Pier.

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HARBERT – It was announced during the Feb. 13 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board that the Berrien County Road Department will do work on 8.01 miles of roads in the township this year at an estimated cost of $638,302.

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THREE OAKS — Although day-to-day operations at the Three Oaks sewer lagoons are going smoothly, the village’s water and sewer woes were still at the center of several issues during the Feb. 12 Village Council meeting (chaired by Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Graziano).

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ST. JOSEPH — A young woman told a Berrien County judge Tuesday, Feb. 11, that she did not tell anyone her driving instruc­tor was sexually assaulting her because she was ashamed and shocked and had shut down emotionally. She said she was afraid and felt trapped.

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THREE OAKS – With the end of a five-year contract with Bay City-based Campbell Auditing CPA ending and an April 1 start of the 2020-21 fiscal year, it was the consensus of the members of the Three Oaks Township Board during their Feb. 10 monthly meeting to seek the services of another auditi…

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Shoreline Alliance (NBSA) provided this update on Feb. 11: Near record high water level continues to cause problems all along the Michigan coastline. Though the primary problem with the loss of beach in New Buffalo is the federal breakwater which has caused the …

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BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman City Council heard an update on the repair of three “gushers” in the city’s sewer system during a brief routine meeting on Monday, Feb. 3.

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BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman schools closed and cancelled after-school activities from Thursday evening, Jan. 30, through 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, due to a high number of students with “influenza like illness,” Superintendent Shane Peters said.

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HARBERT – Sadness permeated the River Valley Senior Center last week as the news was given to the members of the staff and visitors to the facility that the body of “Chance,” the dog that was the longtime friendly mascot and greeter there, had been found.