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NEW BUFFALO — The multi-faceted, long-running and contentious issue of how to deal with short-term rental properties drew dozens of public comments and moments of spirited debate over the course of three New Buffalo city meetings as members of the Planning Commission and City Council wrestle…

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ST. JOSEPH — An emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against the Berrien County Health Department’s mask mandate in pre-K to 12th grade education settings was denied last week by Berrien County Trial Court Judge Dennis Wiley.

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THREE OAKS — Three Oaks Township Supervisor George Mangold, during the Sept. 13 meeting of the Township Board, announced the results of a speed study for south sections of Three Oaks Road that had been requested by the township and was done by the Berrien County Road Department (BCRD).

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The 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were commemorated through local ceremonies such as one held at New Buffalo Township's Memorial Park (where a steel beam from the World Trade Center is located) and during a Red Arrow Raiders home football game played at River …

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HARBERT – After discussion on the pros and cons of accepting a land donation to the township by Alan Witt for a dedicated park space at the corner of Isobel and Berrien Streets in Union Pier during the September 9 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board, a motion to send the proposal to the …

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THREE RIVERS — Former President Donald Trump endorsed State Rep. Steve Carra for the 6th Congressional District, against incumbent U.S. Rep. Fred Upton on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

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BERRIEN SPRINGS — The “Diamonds are Fair-ever” 75th Berrien County Youth Fair is under way at the fairgrounds in Berrien Springs.

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THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Township Library has begun to use the “Library Lawn” that is part of a nearly completed Site and Parking Lot Improvement Project while patrons have been taking advantage of the spacious new parking lot located behind the historic Warren Featherbone Building.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Township Board commended Deputy Brittany Garza of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department’s New Buffalo Township Patrol for rescuing a house fire victim on June 30 during its Aug. 16 regular meeting.

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HARBERT – Supervisor David Bunte announced during the Aug. 12 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board that the long-awaited successful end of the Cherry Beach Project was slated to take place on Aug. 18 when the closing papers would be signed.

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GRAND BEACH — The Berrien County Sherriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle collision rollover crash with entrapment on West U.S. 12 near Grand Ave. at 4:53 p.m. Aug. 16.

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ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Emergency Operations Center was activated for the second straight day on Wednesday, Aug. 11, after another round of storms led to more power outages in Southwest Michigan.

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NEW BUFFALO — The Aug. 1 New Buffalo Township Public Safety Day was a fun way for children (and adults) to learn about water, fire and other types of safety; for families to pick up school supplies; and for everyone to get an up-close look at the recently opened Public Safety Building/Fire S…

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THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Planning Commission approved the final Special Land Use Request and Preliminary Site Plan Approval request related to proposed marijuana businesses during a July 27 special meeting and public hearing.

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HARBERT — The transformation of the Little League ball field at Harbert Community Park into an entertainment venue known as the “The Meadow” began on Friday morning, July 23, as a team of volunteers began dismantling the fencing, stands and other hardware surrounding the diamond.

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THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education approved hiring Lacy Payne as Elementary Assistant Principal during its July 26 regular meeting.“Last year I was an educator on loan for the county as a literacy coach for both Three Oaks Elementary and Brandywine Elementary School, in additio…

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education on July 26 accepted a donation of a lot along Cody Street from the Grand Beach Land Development for the Building Trades Program.

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NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Middle School teacher Rebecca Hartley was described as “the kindest person I know” and someone who is “able to make impossible tasks look easy” during a Tuesday, July 20, assembly held to celebrate her selection as one of 15 National Life Life Changer of the Year aw…

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THREE OAKS — The conditional rezoning of 18.25 acres adjacent to Journeyman Distillery at 109 Generations Dr. to make way for a whiskey barrel storage and aging facility (known as a “rickhouse”) with an attached event space, a tasting room, a bottling and distribution building, and recreatio…

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council during its July 19 regular meeting accepted two grants with the ultimate goal to construct a seawall along the Galien River frontage between the Whittaker Street bridge and the public beach for enhanced protection of the shoreline.

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