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A big thank you to all of the community for support of our projects and fundraising efforts throughout the year.  We are especially grateful for the support we received for our annual Hats & Mittens and Food Basket projects. Thirty-one families received food baskets for the holidays and …

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In Secretary of Defense James Mattis' recent letter of resignation, he stated “We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances.”

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Editor, I am outraged that Michigan’s Republican politicians used the lame-duck session to undermine the will of the people.

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The Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is busy planning for 2019 and beyond. As part of their strategic planning process, the Directors reached out to members this month to ask how the Chamber could increase the value of their membership. The Board will use the feedback to…

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With the glow of Christmas barely behind us, we look forward to the new year and the customary New Year’s resolutions: reduce social media, reduce weight, and, this year, reduce animal food consumption.

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New Buffalo Township would like to thank the New Buffalo Elementary third, fourth and fifth grade students for decorating our tree at Township Hall.

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In the article, “New Buffalo OKs letter of reprimand for city manager over handgun incident,” reporter Mark Anderson included quotes made at the November 19, 2018 Council meeting by the New Buffalo mayor and three council members. The remarks appeared to be directed at posts from my blog so …

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I am enthusiastic about the Red Arrow Highway plan, as it was presented at Chikaming Township Hall on September 26. The 3-lane design (two lanes plus a center left turn lane) will match what exists in Shoreham and south Saint Joseph and it will slow traffic down. I traveled through Shoreham …

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I am responding to the DNR’s request for comments to help shape the future management of Warren Dune State Park made at the public open house held on November 28. I live in Harbert, Michigan, just 3 miles south of the Park. I am frequent visitor to the Park. I use the Park for hiking and cro…

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All Residents of Berrien County: We are writing to ask that you contact the Berrien County Board of Commissioners and ask them NOT to approve any plan to reduce the driving lanes on Red Arrow Highway from 4 lanes to 2 lanes, so a bike path can be put in.

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This past week was the third time I’ve heard this question since our Union Pier postal clerk, Sue, went missing in August.

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Some people make good arguments for 4 lanes like emergency evacuation routes and some people just flat out lie about how much traffic there really is to scare us.

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Dear Village of Three Oaks Voters, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your enthusiasm and engagement throughout the campaign for Three Oaks Village Council President, and of course, for your support last Tuesday.

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Editor, Now Fred Upton says he wants to “take the poison out of politics!” Does he have any idea how strange that sounds after securing his re-election by accepting massive amounts of “dark money” and running a smear campaign against an honorable man, Dr. Matt Longjohn?

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Chances are if you have a dog, you know Gerry Muncy. He has been an icon in our area for decades! You may have seen him training dogs in New Buffalo with his beloved Quincy, who was laid to rest 2 years ago, or maybe you see him with his giant, well-trained German Shepherd, Jubal.

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Dear Residents: By way of introduction, we are Lou O’Donnell IV and Mark Robertson and currently serve on New  Buffalo City Council. We are the only two incumbents running in this election. Together we have lived in the city of New Buffalo for over 85 years and understand our City’s unique c…

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Two years ago Ezra Scott, running as a candidate for the   Commissioner in Berrien County’s ninth district, asked for our support and in turn he pledged to be a voice or all residents in this area of South County. He has done exactly that.

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In the upcoming City council election, November 6,  we have two local men, Lou O’Donnell and Mark Robertson, running for City Council who’ve lived here for a combined total of 85 years. 

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Editor, I need to chime in on this City election. I’ve lived here 30 years and I have been on the Planning Commission for almost four years. I am the only member to hold a Citizen Planner certificate from MSU. As far as I know, no other members have even completed the minimal training requir…

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I have had the privilege of working closely for the last 18 months with the campaigns of most of our local candidates. The outpouring of support for these candidates and their fresh ideas that have emerged since 2016 is inspiring and refreshing.

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Consider Mayor Lou O’Donnell’s decisions before going to the polls on November 6.

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In the Wall Street Journal Oct. 17 issue, William Galston boiled Donald Trump’s rules for governing down to five, summarized below:

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Our community is so lucky to have two dedicated incumbent city council members who are willing to run for another term to city council. Lou O’Donnell IV and Mark Robertson have been on the city council for several years and have done an impressive job! They are fully engaged in every aspect …

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Editor: I am interested in solutions. Therefore, my vote for State Representative in the 79th district will go to Joey Andrews this November.

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I am writing to voice my opposition to any plan that reduces Red Arrow Highway from 4 lanes to 3, especially one that is being proposed to accommodate a bike lane or path.

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I am writing with the aim to gain support for my dad, Ray, for City Council. I know he will get a lot of votes so every single vote will count. My dad raised me to be an independent thinker. I don’t think I am right about everything, nor is he, nor is anyone because we don’t all sit around r…

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Dear editor: October 21-27, 2018, is the 13th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, making it a good time to publicly thank the Three Oaks Library Friends who contribute so much of their time and talents to significantly enhance our services.

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Fred Upton’s negative TV ads claiming that “Longjohn wants to gut our military” are untrue. Matt Longjohn has a son serving in the U.S. Air Force and fully supports a strong and healthy military. Strong and healthy means more than buying $billions of new equipment from big corporations. To M…

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Right on the heels of utter devastation wrought by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, comes an alarming report in the prestigious journal Nature that mitigation of global climate change will require a massive switch to plant-based eating.

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This letter serves to encourage the residents of New Buffalo to vote for Lou O’Donnell IV and Mark Robertson for re-election to City Council on November 6th. Because of their leadership, we now have walking friendly sidewalks and a beautiful downtown project that was completed on time and un…

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Dear Residents: By way of introduction, we are Lou O’Donnell IV and Mark Robertson and currently serve on New Buffalo City Council. We are the only two incumbents running in this election. Together we have lived in the city of New Buffalo for over 85 years and understand our City’s unique ch…

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Matt Longjohn, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 6th district, is a distinguished public health doctor who has been recognized for his innovative work in preventive medicine. He decided to run for office after Fred Upton voted for the House Republican bill that would have taken away a…

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Water’s Edge United Methodist Church and Blessings in a Backpack would like to thank Barney’s Market, Store Manager Justin Teets, Grocery Manager Phil Mottle and all of the Barney’s employees that were involved in making the food drives held at Barney’s Market this summer a huge success! You…

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Chikaming Open Lands would like to express its support for the efforts of the Cherry Beach Committee and Chikaming Township to expand Cherry Beach. We were happy to provide a letter of support for the Township’s grant application to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. We have also agr…

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Dear Voters: The very busy primary vote of Aug. 7 is over with a large number of first timers campaigning for the variety of Michigan Political Offices.

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We have an opportunity to help purchase lakefront land that will add 400 feet of public-access shoreline, and preserve a 3-acre mature wooded dune, at Cherry Beach – located at the end of Harbert Road.

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Fact check needed! Someone is going around Weesaw Township vandalizing the “Save Our Roads” signs put up by supporters of the Weesaw road millage up for renewal at the August 7th primary election. The signs read “Save our Roads—Vote Yes Aug. 7.” The sign vandal is scrawling over our message …

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Many of you know me as the former superintendent of schools in New Buffalo, Bridgman, and/or Niles. I also serve on the Board of Trustees at Lake Michigan College.

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