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December 27th, 2018New Election Tabulators Throughout Allegan County Are Working Great: Genetski
December 27th, 2018A Rememberance Of Those We Lost In 2018 Who Touched Our Lives During Years Past
December 27th, 2018Forever Curious Children's Museum Events Starting Jan. 1
December 21st, 2018SPS Board Of Education Presents Modified Renovation Plans Tied To Upcoming Bond Request
December 21st, 2018Douglas Moves Forward On Five-Year Recreational Plan; Saugatuck Doing Its Own
December 21st, 2018Fennville District Library Offers A Wonderful Array Of Programs To Kick Off New Year
December 16th, 2018Douglas, Saugatuck Township & Bike Group Put Path On Wrong Side Of Blue Star Highway: Engineers
December 16th, 2018Saugatuck Officials Looking At Prohibiting Residences On West Side Of Water Street
December 16th, 2018Proposed Renovations To Saugatuck High/Middle Schools Topic Of Dec. 17 Meeting
November 21st, 2018Douglas Officials Waiting To See How State Deals With Recreational Marijuana Law
November 21st, 2018Special Assessment Districts To Pay For New Water Service Lines Approved By Douglas Officials
November 21st, 2018Douglas Holiday Celebration
November 15th, 2018New Saugatuck Township Officials Accept Resignation Of Township Manager
November 15th, 2018Douglas City Manager Wants Saugatuck Officials To Pay For His City's Police Department Responses In The Neighboring City; Saugatuck City Manager Says As A Mutual Aid Agreement Member No Payment Is Owed
November 15th, 2018Saugatuck Public Schools' Facilities Committee Progress Report
November 8th, 2018Voters Remove Controversial Saugatuck Township Board Members From Office
November 8th, 2018Douglas Officials Will Ask Attorneys For Help In Creating A Policy For Leasing Public Property & Facilities To Vendors; Current Root Beer Barrel Leasee Wants Long-Term Deal
November 8th, 2018A Peek Into The History Center's Attic Highlights Nov. 14th SDHC Public Program
October 25th, 2018Former Saugatuck Township Planning Commission Chair Says Current Township Officials Facing Recall Are Abusing Power, Hiding Information From Public & Engaging in Questionable Legal Activities
October 25th, 2018Kushion Resigns From Saugatuck Township
October 25th, 2018Body Of Missing Grand Rapids Man Found In Kalamazoo River In Saugatuck
October 18th, 2018It Could Be A Banner Year For The City Of Douglas With Tourism-Based Effort
October 18th, 2018Iconic Root Beer Barrel Leasee Wants A Long-Time Deal To Run His Popular Eatery Business There For Several Years; City Officials Discuss Possible Legal Issue Of No-Bid Deal
October 18th, 2018Cow Hill Yacht Club Clarifies Amount Raised At This Year's Venetian Festival
October 11th, 2018Saugatuck City Attorney Review Finds The Claims By Former Judge Stephen Sheridan That The Local Observer Is Not Legally Qualified To Accept Governmental Legal Notices Is "Flawed" & "Without Legal Merit"
October 11th, 2018Cow Hill Yacht Club Announces $30,000 Net Profit From 2018 Venetian Festival
October 11th, 2018Allegan County Deputies Make Arrest In Recent Local Break-Ins; Investigation Continuing
October 4th, 2018Public DEQ Meeting On Proposed Marina Water Circulation Pipe Elicits Concerns, Opposition
October 4th, 2018Saugatuck & Douglas Officials At Odds Over Issue Of Reimbursement Of Out-Of-Jurisdiction Police Responses; Mutual Aid Pact Requirements Debated
October 4th, 2018Saugatuck Township, Saugatuck Dealing With Road Issues
September 27th, 2018Saugatuck Residents, Business Owners Can Sign Up For Periodic Sheriff's Checks This Winter
September 27th, 2018Furrows Developer Tells Douglas Officials He's Willing To Discuss Building A Sidewalk Fronting Development; Not Willing To Foot Bill For Boardwalk
September 27th, 2018Saugatuck/Douglas Fall Gallery Stroll
September 20th, 2018Fundraising Benefit This Saturday For Fennville Girl Battling Cancer
September 20th, 2018Douglas Officials Considering Offering Possible Deferment Of Special Assessment Water District Fees For Affected City Residents
September 20th, 2018New Saugatuck Middle/High School Principal Mark Neidlinger Enjoying New Role
September 6th, 2018Allegan County Clerk Appoints Impartial Public Officer To Oversee Saugatuck Township Board Recall Vote For Nov. 6th Election; Controversial Behavior Of Township Manager Aaron Sheridan Among Many Issues
September 6th, 2018Ongoing Issues Still To Be Discussed Despite City Of Douglas' Approval Of The 31-Unit Condo Project Called "The Furrows"; Whether To Build Sidewalks Still On The Table
September 6th, 2018Park Street Will See Temporary Speed Humps & Not Bumps To Deal With Motorists
September 1st, 2018MI Attorney General Rejects Sheridan's Anti-Observer Request For Investigation
September 1st, 2018NorthShore Developer Threatens To Sue Saugatuck Township Fire Department & Fire Chief
August 23rd, 2018Douglas' New Bike Path & Blue Star Road Changes Are Creating A Hazardous Situation For Motorists & Bikers, According To Local Accident Victim
August 23rd, 2018How To Pay For City Water System Improvements A Conundrum For Douglas Officials
August 23rd, 2018Mary Hopson Turns Tragedy & Heartbreak Into Artistic & Musical Success
August 17th, 2018City Of Saugatuck Receives State Grant For Police Vehicles Despite Douglas City Manager's Efforts To Thwart The $160,000 Application; Local Taxpayers Win With Decision
August 17th, 2018Saugatuck Says No To Allowing Medical Marijuana Facilities In The City
August 17th, 2018Douglas' Iconic Root Beer Barrel Back In Business & Serving Delectable Delights
August 9th, 2018Proposed Collaboration Between Saugatuck Township & Douglas Over Bike Trail Issues Is Needed As Group Behind Effort Seeks State & Federal Grants
August 9th, 2018Kalamazoo River Greenway Supporters Seek Environmental Agenda Inclusion In Its Master Plan
August 9th, 2018Saugatuck-Douglas Library Gets Nod Of Approval From Voters For New Building
August 3rd, 2018Saugatuck To Host First-Ever "National Night Out" Celebration In Allegan County
August 3rd, 2018Local Voters To Decide $4.35 Million Library Building Replacement Request In Aug. 7th Election
August 3rd, 2018Lakeshore Community Chorus To Hold Auditions On Aug. 6th For Upcoming 2018-2019 Season
July 27th, 2018Saugatuck Township Board Move To Wait On Medical Marijuana Decision Until After November Election Raises Concerns For Local Operators/Businesses
July 27th, 2018Saugatuck City Manager Kirk Harrier Gets "Glowing" Performance Review & Receives Raise And Extended Contract; City's Non-Contract Employees' Compensation To Be Reviewed
July 27th, 2018Soda, Hot Dogs & Art Possible Uses Of Historic Douglas Root Beer Barrel
July 19th, 2018Saugatuck Township Board Reappoints Welk To Planning Commission Despite His Missing Approximately A Quarter Or More Of Meetings
July 19th, 2018Douglas Officials Reviewing New State Lead & Copper Rules
July 19th, 2018Laura Durham Of Mill Pond Realty Continues To Give Back To Community She Loves
July 19th, 2018Laura Durham & Mill Pond Realty Helping Local Students Follow Their Dreams
July 13th, 2018Safety Issues Surrounding Motorists & Pedestrians On Lake Street Discussed
July 13th, 2018Saugatuck City Council Wants To Further Study Whether It's Appropriate To Allow Medical Marijuana Facilities In Town; Planning Commission Says Opt Out
July 13th, 2018Douglas Council Makes Changes To Proposed Medical Marijuana Ordinance
July 7th, 2018Saugatuck Township Officials Facing Recall In November Have To Publicly Disclose Anonymous Contributors, Their Addresses, Amounts & Dates Donated To An Online T-Shirt Fundraising Site Set Up By Them
July 7th, 2018Former Saugatuck Township Planning & ZBA Official Says Reappointment Of Planning Commission Member A Bad Idea; Questions "Personal Vendettas"
July 7th, 2018Saugatuck Township Fire Chief Gregg Janik Picked By Governor For Fire Fighters Training Council
June 28th, 2018Proposed Dune Ridge Development Project Challenged Over Lot Splits, Other Issues
June 28th, 2018Saugatuck's Park Street Residents Ask City Council To Reduce Speed Bumps
June 28th, 2018New Credit Union In Fennville
June 21st, 2018Saugatuck Township Officials To Sell T-Shirts To Raise Funds To Try & Keep From Being Recalled In November: Controversial Township Manager Aaron Sheridan Behind Effort
June 21st, 2018Sand Mining Operation Approved By Township Officials Angers Fearful Residents
June 21st, 2018Saugatuck Township Officials Retaliating Against Fire Officials Over Myriad Political Problems, Say Critics
June 15th, 2018Saugatuck To Receive $375,000 From U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers For Dredging Work
June 15th, 2018SPS Students Create New Program To Help Fellow Students Better Prepare For Future
June 15th, 2018Saugatuck Officials Meet The New County Deputies Assigned To Protect & Serve
June 7th, 2018Douglas City Manager Under Fire For Trying To Kill State Grant For Saugatuck
May 31st, 2018National Fire Organization Says Its Employee Should Not Have Publicly Shared Opinion That Saugatuck Township's Change To Local Fire Code Endangers Residents', Firefighters' Lives
May 31st, 2018Bike Trail Group Pitches Interim Path To Saugatuck City Officials For Grant Try
May 31st, 2018Volunteers Needed For Kids Coalition Against Hunger Event On June 30th
May 27th, 2018Saugatuck Township Officials Pressuring National Fire Official To Retract Statement That Recent Township Changes To Fire Code Poses Deadly Threat To Residents, Firefighters & Business Owners
May 27th, 2018Douglas Officials Dealing With Criticisms & Questions Over Road Work
May 27th, 2018Library Proponents To Ask Taxpayers For $4.3M August 7th For New Building
May 17th, 2018Saugatuck City Leaders Pondering The Need & Number Of Speed Bumps On Park Street
May 17th, 2018Efforts Ongoing To Place Saugatuck's Radar Tower On National Register Of Historic Places
May 17th, 20184 Paws Lakeshore Fundraiser Set For June 2; Get Your Tickets Now!
May 10th, 2018Local Voters Say "NO" To SPS Request For $50M To Improve School District
May 10th, 2018Saugatuck Township Officials Table Vote On Fire Department Budget; Fire Chief Raise Questioned
May 10th, 2018Former MI Lawmaker Patty Birkholz Dies At 74; Renowned Environmental Advocate
May 4th, 2018Saugatuck Public Schools' Officials, Millage Supporters Cross Fingers For May 8th Vote Seeking $50.7 Million Approval From Local
May 4th, 2018Saugatuck Public Schools' Officials, Millage Supporters Cross Fingers For May 8th Vote Seeking $50.7 Million Approval From Local Taxpayers
May 4th, 2018Blue Star Highway Work In Douglas Expected To Be Completed By Memorial Day
May 4th, 2018Mystery Of 1950 Disappearance Of Airliner Presented By S-D History Center May 9th
April 27th, 2018Short-Term Rental Issues A Hot Topic At Saugatuck City Council Meeting
April 27th, 2018Free Movie Night Coming Back Aug. 17 Thanks To Laura Durham & Mill Pond Realty
April 27th, 2018Douglas Officials Still Dealing With Water Main Assessment District Funding Issues
April 20th, 2018International Fire Code Officials Send Written Warning That Ramifications Of Saugatuck Township Changes To Its Fire Code "Could Be Astronomical In Loss Of Life. Life Including Individuals And Firefighters."
April 20th, 2018Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance Announces Strategy To Stop Padnos Marina Project
April 20th, 2018Saugatuck Township Officials Criticized For "Unethical Conduct" In Questioning Township Residents At Township Hall About Why They Signed Recall Petition To Remove Them From Office; Residents Say They Felt Intimidated By Officials
April 12th, 2018Candidates Step Forward To Replace Current Saugatuck Township Officials If They Are Stripped Of Their Jobs In November Recall Vote; Paperwork Filed With County Wednesday
April 12th, 2018Chris Roerig Sworn In As New Saugatuck Township Supervisor
April 12th, 2018Saugatuck Township Fire District Officials Respond To Public Statement By Township Treasurer Lori Babinski Questioning Their Integrity & Professionalism
April 5th, 2018Douglas Water District Issues Still Under Review By City Officials
April 5th, 2018Douglas' Proposed Public Marina May Not Be Ready For Boaters Until August
March 29th, 2018Local Realtor Laura Durham Of Mill Pond Realty Purchases Former Zing Building
March 29th, 2018Outgoing Saugatuck Township Supervisor Reveals Board's "Secret" Plan To Replace Him
March 29th, 2018State Grant Will Help Saugatuck Improve City's Floating Dock System
March 15th, 2018Saugatuck Township Officials Are Harassing Residents Who Signed Recall Petitions To Remove Them From Office & Trying To Intimidate Them, Says Township Supervisor Jon Phillips
March 15th, 2018Saugatuck Township Clerk Brad Rudich Tries To Slip Through Reimbursement For Township Manager Aaron Sheridan's $270 Payment For Newspaper Ad Praising Township Officials
February 22nd, 2018Saugatuck Middle School Student Sends Social Media Threat To Fellow Student
February 22nd, 2018Saugatuck Public Schools Earn "Academic State Champions For 2018" Accolades For Achieving Outstanding Student Growth Rates
February 15th, 2018Saugatuck Moves Forward With Intent To End Police Services Agreement With Douglas & Contract With The Allegan County Sheriff's Department
February 15th, 2018Saugatuck Students Take Awards At 2018 Scholastic Art Awards/MAEA Regional Competitions
February 8th, 2018Saugatuck Public Schools Board Provides Details Of $50 Million Bond Proposal
February 8th, 2018Advisory Group To Recommend Saugatuck Contract With County Sheriff
February 8th, 2018Douglas City Leaders Pen Support Letter To Help DeMond's Keep Liquor License
February 5th, 2018Saugatuck Township Recall To Move Vote To November Elections To Save Taxpayers Money
February 5th, 2018Ad Hoc Committee To Present Findings On Local Police Services Options Feb. 8th
January 25th, 2018SPS School Board Plans On Placing Two Millage Requests On The May Ballot; Officials Not Yet Releasing How Much Taxpayers Would Have To Pay If Measures Are Successful
January 25th, 2018Bike Trail Group Big On Promises, But Low On Cash To Meet Future Costs
January 25th, 2018Former SPS Superintendent Named Lakeshore Elementary Principal In Holland
January 18th, 2018DeMonds Supervalu Owner Appealing MI Liquor Control Commission Decision To Revoke Store's Liquor License; Hearing Set For Jan. 24th
January 18th, 2018Mother Of Reprimanded Saugatuck Township Manager Criticized For Her Verbally Attacking, Confronting Son's Critics - In Public And Even In Their Own Homes
January 18th, 2018Douglas Officials Discuss How To Assess Residents In Proposed Water Main Districts
January 11th, 2018Saugatuck Officials Take Umbrage At Criticisms By Douglas Leaders & Police Over The City's Ongoing Review Of Police Services & Possible Alternatives
January 11th, 2018Saugatuck City Council Votes Itself A Pay Raise: Now $50 Per Meeting
January 4th, 2018Organizers Of Recall Effort To Remove Four Saugatuck Township Officials Say Collection Of Required Voters' Signatures Going Well & Support Is Growing
January 4th, 2018Local Wine-Making Entrepreneur Gets Support From Township Officials
January 4th, 2018Saugatuck-Douglas History Center Up For Central Michigan University Grant, Urges Support Votes From Community To Make It Happen
December 21st, 2017Allegan County Elections Commission Approves Recall Petition To Oust Four Saugatuck Township Trustees; Next Step: Collecting Signatures
December 21st, 2017Fennville City Commission Gets Priority List
December 15th, 2017City Leaders Create New Saugatuck Downtown Snow & Ice Clearance District
December 15th, 2017South Haven Bike Trail Group Again Seeking Allegan County Support
December 15th, 2017Executive Search Is Now On To Find New SPS Superintendent
December 10th, 2017County Election Commission Approves Roy McIlwaine Recall Petition; Revised Petition Language Resubmitted To Include Rudich, Lane & Babinski In Township Recall Effort
December 10th, 2017Local Police Officer Zerbe Fired Again; Will Challenge Decision
December 10th, 2017Chef Container Awarded Single-Hauler Contract For City Of Douglas Residents
November 30th, 2017Saugatuck Officials Give Green Light For Alcohol Sale At Retro Boat Rentals
November 30th, 2017Linda Anderson Named New Douglas Mayor; City Purchases Land For DPW
November 30th, 2017Fennville's Downtown Holiday Celebration This Saturday (Dec. 2)
November 22nd, 2017Saugatuck Township Fire Officials File Formal Complaint Against Saugatuck Township Board Trustee/Fire Board Member Roy McIlwaine
November 22nd, 2017Revamped Recall Petition Submitted To Remove Saugatuck Township Officials
November 22nd, 2017New Executive Director Named At Saugatuck-Douglas CVB
November 16th, 2017Concerned Residents File Recall Petition Documents With County To Remove Four Saugatuck Township Board Members
November 16th, 2017Brad Rudich Resigns Postion On Saugatuck Township Planning Commission
November 16th, 2017New Fennville Principal Loving Her Job
November 2nd, 2017Douglas Officials Considering Two Marinas To Serve Residents, Visitors
November 2nd, 2017Land Mining Project Proposal Tabled By Saugatuck Township Planning Commission
November 2nd, 2017SPS Board Of Education Seeks Your Support
October 26th, 2017Ken Fischang Terminated As Saugatuck-Douglas CVB Executive Director After Short Run
October 26th, 2017Heated Comments Fly At Saugatuck Township Planning Commission Meeting As Officials Vote To Approve NorthShore Development Project
October 26th, 2017Fennville Library Writer's Event Nov. 1
October 19th, 2017SPS Superintendent Leaving
October 19th, 2017Local & Area Citizens, Environmental Group Plead With MI DEQ To Stop NorthShore Development Project Citing Harm To Lakeshore Land
October 19th, 2017 Fennville Fire Chief Sarah Bushee Highlights Needs For Millage Passage
October 12th, 2017New Master Meter Will Determine Wastewater Usage By Local Cities & Townships
October 12th, 2017SPS 6th Grade Annual Excursion To Camp Pendalouan Combines Learning, Fun & Friends
October 5th, 2017Public Voices Issues, Concerns Over Possible Reconstruction & Reopening Of Lakeshore Drive Washout
October 5th, 2017A Small Public Marina In Douglas Is One Step Closer To Reality, Say Officials
October 5th, 2017Public Speaker System In Downtown Douglas Tabled By City Leaders After Concerns Raised
September 28th, 2017Saugatuck Taxpayers Will Save More Than $372,000 Thanks To City's Refinanced Road Bonds
September 28th, 2017Homeowners Blocking Public Right-A-Ways To Parked Cars Causing Concern
September 28th, 2017Resident Brings Airplane Noise Concerns To Council
September 21st, 2017Allegan County Commissioners Rescind Financial Support For The Blue Star Bike Trail Project; Kills Plans For 20-Mile Contiguous Bike Path From South Haven To Saugatuck Township
September 21st, 2017Outdoor Speakers For City Of Douglas Questioned
September 21st, 2017"Family Fun Day" At Old School House Sept. 24
September 14th, 2017New Revelations & State Warnings About Local Bike Path Project Stuns Government Officials & Area Residents; Building Costs & Maintenance Estimates Soar
September 14th, 2017Fire Officials & Firefighters "Confused" Over Township's New Fire Rules
September 14th, 2017Holiday Tree Under Discussion In Saugatuck
September 7th, 2017Nicole Needs Your Help So She Can Help Children In Need
September 7th, 2017Douglas Blaming Saugatuck For Loss Of Federal Grant $$ For Bike Trail
September 7th, 2017Saugatuck Officials Agree To Consent Judgment Over Controversial Awning
August 31st, 2017Mill Pond Realty/Laura Durham Helps Students Follow Their Dreams
August 31st, 2017Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk This Monday
August 31st, 2017Patty Birkholz To Speak At Douglas UCC On September 14
August 24th, 2017Saugatuck, Douglas & Fire Officials Say Aaron Sheridan Unfit For Township Job
August 24th, 2017Douglas Officials Criticize City Of Saugatuck's Police Service's Questionnaire For Residents
August 24th, 2017Proposed State Legislation Could Significantly Impact Short-Term Rental Industry In Michigan
August 18th, 2017Saugatuck Township Manager Aaron Sheridan Publicly Reprimanded For Use Of F--- Word, Unethical & Unprofessional Actions & Threatening Behavior Involving Officials, Public
August 18th, 2017Township Fire Chief Janik Addresses Township Manager Sheridan's Misconduct
August 18th, 2017Vic Bella & Ellen Donovan Receive Top Honors From The Saugatuck-Douglas History Center
August 10th, 2017Questionable Conduct By Saugatuck Township Officials Bring Condemnation, Criticism & Questions From Local Government Leaders; Township Supervisor Calls Aug. 16 Special Meeting To Discuss Manager Aaron Sheridan's Actions
August 10th, 2017Zoning Ordinances Will Be Enforced, Douglas Officials Warn Feral Cat Caretakers At Douglas Estates
August 10th, 2017Fennville Police Chief Brummel To Leave For New Job
August 3rd, 2017Saugatuck Township Manager Aaron Sheridan “Unethical”, “Unprofessional” & “Juvenile”, Say Saugatuck, Douglas & Fire Deparment Officials Over Secret Tape Recording Incident
August 3rd, 2017Saugatuck Township Passes Controversial Fire Code Changes Over Many Officials' Protests
August 3rd, 2017Critics Say Saugatuck Township Clerk & Manager Decimating Open, Fair & Impartial Government
July 27th, 2017Saugatuck Township Fire District Chief Janik Warns Township Officials He Will Not Risk People's Safety By Accepting Township's Proposed Fire Code Changes; Saugatuck & Douglas Officials Demand Say In Any Changes
July 27th, 2017Saugatuck Venetian Festival This Weekend - July 28 & 29
July 27th, 2017"Ox-Bow School Of Art In 1950s-1970s" Topic Of Upcoming "Tuesday Talk" Aug. 1
July 20th, 2017Battle Lines Are Drawn Between Saugatuck Township & Fire Department Officials Over Proposed Changes To Township's Fire Codes & Related Ordinances; Township Putting Public Safety At Risk, Says Fire Chief
July 20th, 2017State Of Michigan Awards Permit To Douglas To Build Public Marina
July 20th, 2017Fennville To Get New Allegan General Hospital Clinic
July 12th, 2017SDPD Interim Police Chief & Saugatuck's Police Services' Consultant Address Critical Report
July 12th, 2017Saugatuck City Leaders Set Up Ad Hoc Committee To Study Police Services
July 12th, 2017Use Of Radar Speed Signs In Saugatuck Discussed
July 6th, 2017Douglas Officials Take Exception To Saugatuck's Independent Police Services Report
July 6th, 2017Feral Cat Problem At Douglas Estates Should Be Addressed By Ordinance, Say Officials
July 6th, 2017Residents & Visitors Alike Enjoy A Sun-And-Fun Filled 4th Of July Celebration
June 29th, 2017EPA Officials Say There Is Little Hope For Expedited Saugatuck Harbor Cleanup Funding
June 29th, 2017Independent Police Study Provides Saugatuck Officials Options For Future Coverage
June 29th, 2017FPS' Superintendent Weeldreyer To Heal School Equality Caucus In Lansing
June 22nd, 2017Township Official's Falsehoods Roll On...(Or Here We Go Again)
June 22nd, 2017Township Officials Pull Back From Unilateral Fire Code Reforms; Now Working With Fire Chief
June 22nd, 2017Douglas Estates' Residents Bring Issue Of Feral Cat Problem To City Officials
June 15th, 2017CVB Board Votes To Offer Fischang Executive Director's Job After Investigating CA Issues, Reports
June 15th, 2017Saugatuck Officials Open To Lifting Moratorium On Public Memorial Donations
June 15th, 2017SHS Grad Tori Kunkel Praised For Using CPR Training To Help Save Man's Life
June 8th, 2017Douglas Officials - Like Many In State - Unsure How To Deal With New Medical Marijuana Law
June 8th, 2017Allegan County Sheriff May Seek New Millage To Raise $2 Million To Augment County Services
June 8th, 2017Kids Coalition Against Hunger Needs Volunteers
June 1st, 2017Local CVB Officials Hold Membership Meeting To Discuss Possible Fee Increase & Ongoing Issues Involved In Hiring Former California Professional As Exec Director
June 1st, 2017Lakeshore Community Chorus Presents Annual Spring Concert This Weekend
June 1st, 2017Douglas To Consider Possible Renewal Of Refuse Services With Chef Container Later This Year
May 25th, 2017CVB In Turmoil Over New Exec Director Hiring; Bureau Lawyer Seeking Documents, Answers From Sonoma County Tourism (CA); Lawsuits A Possibility
May 25th, 2017DNR Grant To Saugtuck Will Be Used For Preliminary Engineering For Docks, Piers
May 25th, 2017Saugatuck-Douglas History Museum Opens New Two-Year Exhibition This Memorial Weekend
May 18th, 2017Saugatuck Township's Proposed Fire Code Revision Controversy Is Expected To Cost Taxpayers Big $$$
May 18th, 2017Local Officials Keeping Tabs On Future Development Sites & Possible Impact On Wastewater System
May 18th, 2017Al Van Humane Society Seeks Fennville City Commission Support To Help With Animal Education
May 11th, 2017Allegan County No Longer Agreeing To Taking Financial & Ownership Control Over Bike Trail In Casco Township
May 11th, 2017Illegal Parking Fines Increased In Saugatuck To Deal With Scofflaws
May 11th, 2017Saugatuck City Council Raises Oval Beach Parking Fee To Help Offset Cost Of Road & Guardrail Repair
May 4th, 2017Township Plannning Officials, Residents Raise Ethical Concerns Over Rudich/Sheridan/Kushion's Actions
May 4th, 2017Michigan Port Collaborative Awarded Grant To Do "Full Spectrum" Economic Impact Study Of MI Ports
May 4th, 2017Douglas Officials & Tower Marine's Attorney Trade Accusations Over Ongoing Dredge Pile Work
April 27th, 2017Allegan County Circuit Court Judge Upholds Saugatuck's Denial Of Developer's Marina Bathroom Plan
April 27th, 2017Peggy Boyce Honored As 2017 Saugatuck Citizen Of The Year
April 27th, 2017Fennville Construction Work Ongoing
April 20th, 2017Saugatuck Township Planning Commission Chair Pens Explosive Report Questioning Legal & Ethical Decisions & Actions By Township Clerk & Township Zoning Administrator Involving Cottage Home Development Project On Former McClendon Property
April 20th, 2017Douglas City Officials In Process Of Creating Three New Special Assessment Districts To Deal With Problematic "Spaghetti" Water Lines
April 20th, 2017New Dog Park In Douglas Brings Out The Pets Along With Praise - And Some Critics
April 13th, 2017Why Saugatuck Township & Douglas Taxpayers Are Being Taken Down The Blue Star Trail To Nowhere & Why It's Time To Wake Up, Ask Questions & Demand Answers
April 13th, 2017Efforts By Saugatuck Township To Change Fire Code Rules Poses Both Safety & Financial Problems
April 13th, 2017In-Depth Discussion Needed With Proposed Bike Trail & State Officials, Say Saugatuck Leaders
April 6th, 2017Township & Fire Department Officials At Breaking Point Over Township Effort To Change Fire Code
April 6th, 2017North Shores Of Saugatuck Development Project Moves Forward
April 6th, 2017Douglas Blames Macatawa Bank For Poor Condition Of Swing Bridge Boardwalk
March 30th, 2017Saugatuck Officials Say Safety, Cost Are Two Biggest Issues Needed For Bike Trail Plan To Succeed
March 30th, 2017Church Group Requests Early Termination Of SPS Lease To End Squabble
March 30th, 2017SPS Artists Shine At Holland Area Arts Council's 2017 Exhibit
March 23rd, 2017Nick DeMond Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison For Sexual Assaults Involving Grandaughter
March 23rd, 2017Controversial New Church Can't Find New Home; Asks SPS To Honor Lease
March 23rd, 2017Missing Fennville Girl Found In Ames, Iowa
March 14th, 2017West Michigan Artist/Outdoorsman To Bring New Vineyard To Saugatuck Area
March 14th, 2017Public Should Be Given Information About Debate, Decision On Lakeshore Drive Washout
March 14th, 2017Nominations Now Being Accepted For Saugatuck's 2017 "Tony Vettori Citizen Of The Year" Award
March 9th, 2017Saugatuck Doing Due Diligence On Blue Star Trail Plan
March 9th, 2017Allegan County Circuit Court Judge Gives R.J. Peterson Six Additional Months To Remove Spoils "Volcano"
March 9th, 2017Nominations Now Being Accepted For Saugatuck's "Tony Vettori Citizen Of The Year" Award
March 2nd, 2017Saugatuck Now Owns Two Large Parcels Of Former Presbyterian Camp
March 2nd, 2017Saugatuck Township Planning Commission Hears From Developer, Environmentalists, Public On New North Shores Of Saugatuck Development Project
March 2nd, 2017Annual Saugatuck Town Crier Runs To Be Part Of New 2017 Summer Festival
February 23rd, 2017After Almost Four Years Of Review, Township Officials Decide They Have Limited Power Over Fracking
February 23rd, 2017STFD To Hold Community CPR Class
February 23rd, 2017SHS Presents Stylish & Sensational Production Of Les Miserables Feb. 24-26
February 16th, 2017Saugatuck Decides To Pursue Initial Discussions With RJ Peterson Over Tower Marine Purchase
February 16th, 2017Still Important Issues To Discuss & Review Regarding Blue Star Trail, Says Saugatuck City Officials
February 16th, 2017SHS Presents Stylish, Scintillating & Sensational Production Of Les Miserables Feb. 24-26
February 9th, 2017Coming Soon: West Michigan Real Estate Guide
February 9th, 2017New Area Church Says It Will Find Alternative Location To Saugatuck Public Schools For Its Gatherings
February 9th, 2017Douglas Officials To Go To Court - Again - In Ongoing Battle With Tower Marine
February 2nd, 2017Nick DeMond Pleads No Contest In Sex Assault Case; Faces Up To 10 Years In Prison
February 2nd, 2017Friends Of The Blue Star Trail Project & Saugatuck Officials Working Out New Route Changes
February 2nd, 2017Saugatuck "In Great Shape", Says City Treasurer
January 28th, 2017Tower Marine Owner RJ Peterson Offers To Negotiate Sale Of Marina With City Of Saugatuck
January 28th, 2017Zoning Issue & Lawsuit Over Dunegrass Waterfront Plans Topic Of Closed Session
January 28th, 2017Interurban Transit Authority To Expand To Year-Round Sunday Service Beginning March 5
January 19th, 2017Saugatuck Public Schools' Property Lease With New Church Group Sparks Angry Protests
January 19th, 2017Douglas Leaders Get To Work On Hammering Out New Medical Marijuana Regulations
January 19th, 2017Local Residents Can Celebrate New Year With Free Flowering Trees From Arbor Day Foundation
January 12th, 2017Douglas Officials Seek Court Order In Ongoing Battle With RJ Peterson Over Spoils Site
January 12th, 2017Consultant Hired By Saugatuck Officials For $15,000 To Conduct Police Services Review
January 12th, 2017SPS' Robotics Team Preparing "Arm Kits" To Excite, Teach Younger Elementary Students
January 5th, 2017Douglas' Ordinance On Medical Marijuana Is "Unenforceable", Concede City Officials
January 5th, 2017Highly Popular & Respected Police Chief Ken Giles Ends Service That Began In 1972
January 5th, 2017Saugatuck-Douglas Area Events In January From Bingo To Concerts To Gourmet Dinners
December 29th, 2016Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority Trying To Persuade U.S. EPA To Expedite Remediation
December 29th, 2016SBC Supports Wishbone House With Beer Buy Donations
December 29th, 2016Saugatuck In Great Financial Shape, According To Recent Independent Audit Report
December 22nd, 2016Decision On Medical Marijuana Growing Operation Postponed By Douglas Officials
December 22nd, 2016KLSWA Denies Douglas' Request To Change Utility Designation At Commerce Park
December 22nd, 2016Police Still Investigating Body Found At Shangrai-La Mobile Home Park
December 15th, 2016Saugatuck Officials Put A Hold On Hiring Police Services Consultant For Time Being
December 15th, 2016Capital Improvements & Parks New Focus Of Saugatuck Township Board
December 15th, 2016Snow Removal From Saugatuck's Downtown Streets: City Or Business Owners' Responsibility?
December 8th, 2016CVB Director Felicia Fairchild Will Not Renew Contract With Saugatuck-Douglas Visitors Bureau
December 8th, 2016Holland-Based Builder Buying Most Of McClendon Land For Single-Family Homes
December 8th, 2016Complaints Pour In To Douglas City Officials Over Problems At Local Post Office
December 1st, 2016Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority Taking Steps To Deal With Seaweed Patch
December 1st, 2016Water Main Break At Dunegrass Development Takes 2 1/2 Months To Find
December 1st, 2016SDABA & Greater Fennville Chamber Members Meet To Discuss Possible Merger
November 23rd, 2016Proposed Marathon, Dog Walk & Craft Beer Festival In 2017 Draws Interest, Excitement
November 23rd, 2016Township Officials Discuss Ending County Recycling Program, Washout Repair
November 23rd, 2016Jim Wiley & Greg Harvath Voted Douglas' Mayor & Mayor Pro Tem, Respectively
November 17th, 2016Trester, Peterson Are Re-Appointed By Council Colleagues To Top City Posts
November 17th, 2016Dunegrass Seawall & Docks Project Near Chain Ferry Shouldn't Concern Public, Says Developer
November 17th, 2016Saugatuck-Douglas Police Officers Praised For Heroic Effort In Saving Heart Attack Victim
November 17th, 2016Peterson, Trester Are Re-Appointed By Council Colleagues To Top City Posts
November 10th, 2016Local & Area Election Results See Recycling Program Dumped; Millages Approved
November 10th, 2016Saugatuck Township Officials Will Let New Post-Election Board Decide Police Services Issue
November 10th, 2016Saugatuck's Oval Beach Parking Entrance Fees, Concession Stand Sales Up For 2016
November 3rd, 2016Saugatuck Township Recycling Ballot Tax Request Is County Boondoggle At Its Worst
November 3rd, 2016Saugatuck Township Fire Department Chief Janik Running Successful Cost Recovery Program
October 27th, 2016Former Douglas City Councilman Again Arrested & Charged With Illegally Entering Stranger's Home
October 27th, 2016Recent Trouble At Saugatuck Township Fire Scene Points Out Need For Joint Police Committee
October 27th, 2016State Gives Preliminary Indications Kazoo River Cleanup Could Be Done Through Less Costly Methods
October 20th, 2016Saugatuck Public Schools' Officials Face Tough Questions From Teachers & Parents Over Union Contract Negotiations, District Transparency And Cleanliness Of School Buildings
October 20th, 2016Two Candidates - Jon Phillips & Jon Helmrich - Seek Saugatuck Township Supervisor Seat
October 20th, 2016ATTENTION ALL LOCAL AREA BUSINESS OWNERS: Numbers Tell The Story
October 13th, 2016Dangerous Lakeshore Drive Washout "A Fire Hazard" & Worse, Say Area Officials
October 13th, 2016Saugatuck Voters Asked To Renew 2 Mill Levy To Maintain & Improve Roads
October 13th, 2016Douglas Officials & Tower Marine Owner Can't Find Common Ground To Launch Possible Marina Purchase
October 6th, 2016Legal Questions Persist Over Ganges Township Giving Up 121st Street Beach Access
October 6th, 2016Douglas Council Designates Former Miro Property As "Compact Residential" In Master Plan
October 6th, 2016Douglas Gets Agreement From Point Pleasant Marina Owners
September 29th, 2016More Questions Arise Over Proposed Blue Star Highway Trail Project
September 29th, 2016From Fireworks To Parades To Terrific Bands To Great Eating, The Fennville Goose Festival Has Something For Everyone Oct. 7-9
September 29th, 2016First Annual "ROCK THE WALK" At DES
September 23rd, 2016Ganges Township "Quietly" Abandoned 121st Avenue Road-End Ending Public's Beach Access
September 22nd, 2016Ganges Township "Quietly" Abandoned 121st Avenue Road-End Ending Public's Beach Access
September 22nd, 2016SPS Teams With The SCA To Help High School Students Learn To Tackle Real Life Issues
September 22nd, 2016Saugatuck Township Fire Chief Greg Janik Receives Public Fire Educator Of The Year Award From MI Fire Inspectors Society
September 15th, 2016Saugatuck Officials Want More Financial Information On Blue Star Trail Project Before Approving
September 15th, 2016Saugatuck Township Fire Chief Greg Janik Named By Governor To State Board
September 15th, 2016Memorial Celebration For Long-Time & Beloved Saugatuck Resident Charles Rea Sept. 24th
September 8th, 2016Proposed Marina Sites Are The Focus Of Douglas City Officials
September 8th, 2016Some Douglas Citizens Concerned About Unannounced Change To Proposed Future Land Use Map
September 8th, 2016S-D Historical Society Taking Field Trip To See Douglas' Iconic & Restored Root Beer Barrel
September 1st, 2016City Of Saugatuck To Hold Harbor Management Plan Presentation Sept. 13
September 1st, 2016Saugatuck Township To Begin Non-Motorized Trail Work
September 1st, 2016Early Indicators Show Surge In Visitors To The Saugatuck/Douglas Area This Summer
August 25th, 2016Saugatuck City Officials Approve Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Sediment-Reduction Plan
August 25th, 2016Fire Inspection & Re-Inspection Fees For Short-Term Rentals Increased
August 25th, 2016Scholarship Winners Thank Their "Angel" Laura Durham For Helping Them Follow Their Dreams
August 18th, 2016Delectable & Delicious "Savor The Art Coast" Event Kicks Off Here Aug. 28th
August 18th, 2016Allegan County Commissioners Vote To Put Saugatuck Township Recycling Vote Back On November Ballot
August 18th, 2016DeMond Sex Assault Case Sent To Allegan County Circuit Court For Trial
August 11th, 2016Saugatuck Township Officials Don't Like Voters Recycling Fee Decision - Seek New Vote
August 11th, 2016Saugatuck City Leaders Unlikely To Engage In Lawsuit Settlement Talks With Dunegrass
August 11th, 2016Township Fire Chief And Saugatuck Zoning Administrator Offer Proposal To Amend Fire Rules
August 4th, 2016Fire Department Holds Emergency Meeting To Approve Purchase Of Rescue Equipment
August 4th, 2016Douglas' Proposed Dog Amendment Put On Hold So City Can Include "Nuisance" Language
August 4th, 2016Election Results: Saugatuck Township Turns Down County Recycling Fees; Whiteford Wins
July 28th, 2016SPS Formally Announces Liz Broderick's Retirement Amid Ongoing Controversy
July 28th, 2016Saugatuck Center For The Arts Failed To Get City Permit To Use Public Parking Spaces
July 28th, 2016Broderick Files False Police Report Against Former SPS Custodial Service Contractor In Bizarre Case Of Retribution, Says Wrongly Accused Woman
July 28th, 2016Vote "NO" On Township/County Recycling Boondoggle
July 21st, 2016Saugatuck Township Commitee Set Up To Look At Improving Police Coverage
July 21st, 2016Douglas Dog Lovers May Soon See Law Change Allowing Up To Four Per Household
July 21st, 2016Ox-Bow Investions & Festivals Highlight Upcoming "Tuesday Talk" July 26
July 14th, 2016Parking Rules Relaxed By City Officials For Owners Of Saugatuck Bed & Breakfasts
July 14th, 2016Township Leaders Say Money Concerns Reason For Not Joining Harbor Authority
July 14th, 2016Saugatuck Township Fire Department Raising Funds To Buy New Extraction Equipment
July 7th, 2016There's More To The American Legion Hall Rezoning Story Than Public Being Told
July 7th, 2016Iconic Hoopdee Scootee Store Closing Its Doors After 34 Great Years!
July 7th, 2016Despite Issues With Engineering Firm, Douglas Officials Will Continue On Two Projects
June 30th, 2016Anti-LGBTQ Bills Now Pending In State Legislature Need To Be Quashed, Say Opponents
June 30th, 2016City Of Saugatuck Leaders Are Spearheading Effort To Bring Back Beloved Christmas Tree Barge
June 30th, 2016Lakeshore Habitat For Humanity Celebrating 25 Years Of Helping Others With Help From The Holland Restore
June 23rd, 2016Couple Ticketed Over Too Many Dogs In Douglas Seek Ordinance Change
June 23rd, 2016Boat Sinking At Tower Marine Brings Brings U.S. Coast Guard, Salvage Workers
June 23rd, 2016Bekken Receives Thanks From Douglas City Officials For 19 Years On Fire Department Board
June 21st, 2016Lakeshore Community Chorus To Present Concert At First Congregational June 23
June 10th, 2016SPS' Broderick Hired Husband For School Work Without Alerting Public Of Job Openings
June 10th, 2016Saugatuck Township Supervisor Pay Hot Topic At Recent Budget Hearing
June 10th, 2016Douglas Not Increasing Tax Levy, Councilwoman Greenwood Says
June 2nd, 2016$17,000+ Salary Of Saugatuck Township Supervisor Being Questioned
June 2nd, 2016Mill Pond Realty's Laura Durham Helping Area Students Follow Their Dreams Through Generous Scholarships
June 2nd, 2016Fennville District Library Offers Summer Of Fun With Signups Beginning June 10
May 26th, 2016Saugatuck City Officials To Ask Taxpayers To Renew Current Road Millage For Projects To Run From 2017-2031
May 26th, 2016How Saugatuck Businesses Can Use Public Right-Of-Ways To Go To Planning Commission
May 26th, 2016Saugatuck Scholarship Foundation Celebrates 2016 Winners
May 19th, 2016SPS Board Members Remain Silent Over Allegations A Top School Official Engaged In Nepotism, Featherbedding In Pressuring Contractor To Hire Her And Other SPS Officials' Sons And Then Paying Them With District/Taxpayer Funds
May 19th, 2016Douglas Officials Clarify Increase In 2016/2017 Police Department Budget
May 19th, 2016Saugatuck Township Fire Department Receives $137,620 FEMA Grant For SCBAs
May 12th, 2016Allegations Of Nepotism & Featherbedding Arise Over SPS Official's Actions
May 12th, 2016Saugatuck Township Residents Ask Officials To Look Into High-Speed Internet Service
May 12th, 2016Police Service's Survey Nixed By Saugatuck City Officials Due To Cost, Public Response Concerns
May 5th, 2016Battle Royale Of Words Continue Between Peterson & Douglas Officials Over Dredge Spoils Site
May 5th, 2016Saugatuck Township Fire Chief Greg Janik Receives Kudos From Douglas Mayor
May 5th, 2016Saugatuck Top Pick Again Nationally!
April 28th, 2016Saugatuck & Douglas Arrive At Proposed Agreement On Police Overhead Costs
April 28th, 2016Douglas Officials Reject RJ Peterson's Request For Four Additional & Longer Docks - For Now
April 28th, 2016Felony Warrant Issued For Saugatuck Artist Lesa Werme
April 21st, 2016Former State Rep. Bob Genetski & Allegan County Commissioner Jon Campbell Running For Allegan County Clerk-Register Seat
April 21st, 2016Douglas Lemonade Stand A Go Despite Possibly Illegal Clause Owner Can't Sell Food Items Others Sell
April 21st, 2016Historic Root Beer Barrel In Douglas Expected To Be Turned Into Mini-Museum
April 14th, 2016Father Corwin Stoppel Named Saugatuck's 2016 Citizen Of The Year
April 14th, 2016Trees Near Oval Beach Entrance Area To Be Cut Down For Safety Considerations
April 14th, 2016Coghlin Park Sculpture To Get $4,000 Renovation Work; Saugatuck Council Approves Funds
April 6th, 2016Beware Of Copycat Menu Guide Sellers! Make Sure You Only Sign Up With The Original Local Observer Menu Guide 2016
April 6th, 2016Douglas Officials Decide To Pass On "Free Puppy Approach" For Buoy System Work
April 6th, 2016Tree-Cutting Violation By New Property Owners Sparks Call For Tougher Penalties
March 31st, 2016State Officials Warn Of Dangers Of People Eating Fish Taken From The Kazoo River
March 31st, 2016City Of Saugatuck To Purchase New Oval Beach Cleaner & Tractor For $108,750
March 31st, 2016SDHS Presents History Of City's Former Pie Factory
March 24th, 2016Firestorm Hits Saugatuck-Douglas Area Business Association After Popular & Effective Marketing Manager Resigns "Due To Board Members Disrespect, Ineptitude"
March 24th, 2016Douglas Accepts Initial $100,000 State Funding To Start Haworth Building Remediation Efforts
March 24th, 2016Lemonade Stand Could Be Coming To Douglas If City Council Approves Request
March 16th, 2016WEMET Raids - And Shuts Down - Two Saugatuck Area Medical Pot Dispensaries; Criminal Charges May Soon Be Filed, Say Authorities
March 16th, 2016Efforts Are Moving Forward To Have Saugatuck Township Join The KLHA
March 16th, 2016Oval Beach To Remain Open While Parking Lot Reconstructed During April
March 10th, 2016KLSWA Is "Out Of Compliance" With State Statute, Says Its Own Board Members
March 10th, 2016Join In The Fun With O'Saugatuck & McDouglas Festivities This Weekend
March 10th, 2016Douglas Officials Looking At Possible Dredge Spoils Facility At Schultz Park
March 2nd, 2016Saugatuck Township Needs To Join Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority For Area To Qualify For State Grants & Loans
March 2nd, 2016Douglas Officials Join Call To Repeal State "Gag Law" On Ballot Issues
March 2nd, 2016Controversial Local Land Owner Aubrey McClendon Killed One Day After Being Indicted
February 25th, 2016KLHA Workshop Brings Together State & County Environmental Officials To Discuss Best Ways Of Removing River Sediment
February 25th, 2016Cindy Osman Is Saugatuck's New Zoning Administrator/Planner
February 25th, 2016KLSWA Finds Local Area Drinking Water Safe & Clean After Recent Study Prompted By Flint Issues
February 18th, 2016Thanks To Saugatuck City Manager, Harbor Authority Meeting This Friday At Douglas City Hall Will Now Be Open To The Public
February 18th, 2016Come Join In All The Early Irish Festivities In O'Saugatuck & McDouglas On March 12
February 18th, 2016Douglas Officials Enthused Over Floating Marina Proposal That Would Enhance Wade's Bayou
February 11th, 2016State Says Saugatuck Township Needs To Join Local Harbor Authority To Qualify For MI Grants/Funding
February 11th, 2016Douglas Officials Working On 10-Year Road Plan Strategy
February 11th, 2016Fraudulent Consumers Energy Scam Calls Hitting Saugatuck/Douglas Area, Officials Warn Businesses
February 4th, 2016PCB Ground Contamination Is Discovered At Former Haworth Plant In Douglas
February 4th, 2016A Three-Year, $52,000 Plan To Deal With Invasive Species Needs Tri-Community Approval
February 4th, 2016Allegan County Undersheriff Frank Baker Seeks Top Job In November; Endorsed By Sheriff Koops
January 28th, 2016A.J. Starring Receives 11 Months In Jail, Harsh Probation Terms For Stealing From & Trying To Kill Grandparents; Judge Says One Probation Violation Means He's Likely Off To Prison
January 28th, 2016Saugatuck's Accounting & Auditing Firm Praises City's Financial Management And Stability
January 28th, 2016Allegan County Commissioner Kapenga Provides Updates On 911 System, Parks & More
January 21st, 2016Grandson Of Prominent Saugatuck Area Business Owners Tried To Kill Them After Stealing Almost $75,000 From Their Home; A.J. Starring To Be Sentenced Monday, Jan. 25
January 21st, 2016Douglas Officials To Seek $850,000 State Grant/Loan To Help Remediate & Redevelop Haworth Property
January 21st, 2016Beach To Bayou Trail Project Will Not Impact Douglas Residents' County Drain Assessments
January 7th, 2016Possible Purchase Of Tower Marine Off The Table - At Least For Now - Say City Of Douglas Officials
January 7th, 2016Saugatuck Leaders To Ask Residents Their Thoughts On Police Coverage; City Review Under Way
January 7th, 2016Ex-County Commissioner Told The Township Wants His Property Cleaned Up
December 30th, 2015Douglas Officials: We're Back Where We Started Re: Special Assessment District For Water Lines
December 30th, 2015If Awarded, MI Coastal Zone Management Grant Will Be Used To Replace Wade's Bayou Dock
December 30th, 2015Former Journalist Jim Hayden Uses Reporting Experiences In New Role As Fennville Commissioner
December 23rd, 2015Douglas Council Approves New "Redevelopment Project Area" Allowing More City Liquor Licences
December 23rd, 2015Allegan County Creates New Task Force To Look At Recent Medical Marijuana Explosion, Safety Issues
December 23rd, 2015Douglas News & Nuggets
December 17th, 2015Is Proposed Park Street Marina For Dunegrass Development A "Major" Or "Minor" Project?
December 17th, 2015Saugatuck City Officials Renew Semi-Annual Tax Collection Agreement With Local School District
December 17th, 2015Douglas Officials Say Invasive Species Problems & Fixes May Be Different For Them Than Saugatuck
December 10th, 2015Top Floor Of Saugatuck High School Press Box Locked Up & Unused For Past Year Due To Violations Of U.S. Disability Law
December 10th, 2015Douglas City Councilman Eric Smith Resigns Amid Bad Checks Complaints/Police Investigation
December 10th, 2015Edgewater Resources' Report Reveals No New Solutions For Dealing With Kazoo Harbor Sedimentation Issues
December 5th, 2015Suspected Killer Of Former Coral Gables Waitress Arrested In Detroit
December 3rd, 2015Saugatuck Sets Its 11 Project Priorities For 2015/2016 Fiscal Year With Projected $436,500 Budget
December 3rd, 2015Many Issues Still Need To Be Reviewed & Resolved Over Proposal To Build New Marina Along Park Street
December 3rd, 2015New Three-Year Cemetery Pact Signed By City Of Saugatuck & Saugatuck Township; Douglas To Join Soon
November 24th, 2015New Proposed Regulations For Short-Term Rental Homes In Township Under Discussion
November 24th, 2015Popular Lakeshore Community Chorus' 6th Annual "Holiday Reflections" Concert To Be Held Dec. 5th & 6th
November 24th, 2015Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society Launches New Free App
November 19th, 2015Local Fundraiser This Sunday To Help Children Of Murder Victim Melissa Moore
November 19th, 2015Saugatuck's Plan To Deal With Phragmites Not The Best, Say Douglas Officials
November 19th, 2015Saugatuck-Douglas CVB Presents The 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Tour Of Inns On Dec. 5th & 6th
November 12th, 2015Iconic Saugatuck Palette Sign In Path Of Proposed Blue Star Trail
November 12th, 2015City Council Colleagues Pick Peterson As New Saugatuck Mayor; Trester Takes Over As Mayor Pro Tem
November 12th, 2015Everyone Needs To Play A Role In Helping Those Afflicted With Diabetes & Take Steps To Help Prevent This Disease
November 5th, 2015Greenwood, Mooradian & Harvath Win Douglas City Council Seats
November 5th, 2015Peterson, Douglas Officials Continue To Accuse The Other Of Bad Faith In Possible Marina Sales' Discussions
November 5th, 2015City Takes First Steps In The Michigan Main Street Program Designed To Help Revitalize Downtown District
October 29th, 2015Get Ready To Cast Those Important Votes On Election Day Tuesday
October 29th, 2015Saugatuck-Douglas CVB Proposes Raising Room Assessment Rates To Help Increase Area Marketing Efforts
October 29th, 2015Although A Priority Problem, Saugatuck Officials Say Controlling Evasive Species Locally Could Take Years
October 22nd, 2015Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority Reconsiders Idea Of Installing Ice Spars When It Pulls Out Buoys From River
October 22nd, 2015Douglas Officials Change Street Ordinance To Avoid Special Assessment District Issues
October 22nd, 2015Halloween In Saugatuck & Douglas Will Be "Spooktacular" With Parades, Corn Maze And Festivities
October 15th, 2015Saugatuck Township Adopts New Fireworks Ordinance; Amends Noise Law As Well
October 15th, 2015Seven Candidates For 80th District Of Allegan County Share Goals, Beliefs At Fennville Forum
October 15th, 2015Saugatuck Township Officials Approve Having Attorney Enter Into Final Settlement Agreement With Fleming Bros.
October 8th, 2015Prospective Buyer Emerges For Haworth Site In Douglas, Says County Official
October 8th, 2015Report Indicates State Officials Feel Channelization May Not Be Best Way To Clean Up Harbor
October 8th, 2015West Shore Aware Hosts 12th Annual Awards Presentation Luncheon & Donates $49,000 To Six Local Organizations
October 1st, 2015Park Township Official, Visitors Say Duck Owner Brent Birkholz Often Shouts Foul, Inappropriate Comments At Pedestrians; City Takes Action
October 1st, 2015Old Hardware Shops & Local Observer Celebrate Deserving Female Cancer Warriors
October 1st, 2015Cowhill Yacht Club Presents $1,000 To Saugatuck From Venetian Proceeds For Holiday Lighting
September 24th, 2015Dancing For The Arts Spectacular Promises Competitive Couples, Toe-Tapping Music & Great Fun This Saturday
September 24th, 2015State Environmental Officials Share Methods For Cleaning Up Kazoo River
September 24th, 2015New Planning & Zoning Administrator Hired In Douglas To Tackle Myriad Projects, Issues
September 17th, 2015Out-Of-Court Settlement Reached Between Saugatuck Township & Fleming Brothers Oil Co. Over Dilapidated Sign, Property As Cleanup Begins
September 17th, 2015Douglas Council Reconsiders Proposed Amendment Of City's Accessory Building Ordinance
September 17th, 2015Popular Annual Dancing For The Arts Competition To Be Held Sept. 26 At Saugatuck Center For The Arts
September 10th, 2015Some Douglas Retailers Criticize What They Call Some City Officials' Efforts At Putting "Positive Spin" On Local Economic Issues & Concerns
September 10th, 2015Questions Arise Over What Is Happening With Douglas' Harbor/Master Plan Work
September 10th, 2015Gamrat Admits To Lying & Misusing Taxpayers' Resources Then Appears In Fennville To Address Citizens
September 3rd, 2015Keeping Clear Access To Saugatuck, Douglas, Township Fire Hydrants Is "A Major Issue" That Needs To Be Resolved, Say Fire Officials
September 3rd, 2015Saugatuck/Douglas Businesses Reaping Benefits Of National Awards Recognition
September 3rd, 2015Inaugural "Savor The Art Coast" Festival A Tasty & Enjoyable Hit For Locals And Area Visitors Alike
August 27th, 2015Saugatuck City Council Approves Legal Settlement That Ends Two Lawsuits Over Former Presbyterian Camp's Development Issues
August 27th, 2015Possibility Of Late Night Food Trucks Being Looked At By Saugatuck City Council
August 27th, 2015Fennville Firefighter Bruce Grams Retiring After 50 Years Of Battling Blazes In Hometown
August 20th, 2015Saugatuck Township Initiates Lawsuit Against Fleming & Dilapidated Marathon Gas Sign
August 20th, 2015Chicago Blackhawks' Memorabilia Auction Moved Online; Star Of Saugatuck To Adjust Rates
August 20th, 2015Vanderbeck And Thompson Win Top Annual Honors From S-D Historical Society
August 13th, 2015Iconic Stanley Cup Will Be On Board The Star Of Saugatuck Sept. 5th
August 13th, 2015Former Saugatuck Venetian Festival Fundraiser/Official Don Karaus Jr. Involved In Holland Club Scandal & State Investigation
August 13th, 2015Proposed Plan For Bike Trail At Saugatuck's Airport Property Brought To City Council For Consideration
August 6th, 2015Big Stanley Cup Visit Celebration Planned Locally For Sept. 5th
August 6th, 2015Seven Douglas Residents Put Hat In Ring To Run For Three Open Council Seats In November
August 6th, 2015Booming Tourist Season Renews Need To Deal With Lack Of Parking At Area Beaches, Say Officials
July 30th, 2015World Famous Stanley Cup Coming To Saugatuck-Douglas Sept. 5th
July 30th, 2015City Of Saugatuck Will Continue Studying Options On All Types Of Advertisement Signage
July 30th, 2015Conservation Groups Seek Saugatuck Approval To Start Invasive Species' Work At Mt. Baldhead
July 23rd, 2015U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Brings A Temporary Halt To Douglas' Sign Ordinance Work
July 23rd, 2015New Sumptuous "Savor The Art Coast" Event To Replace "Taste Of Saugatuck"
July 23rd, 2015Community Volunteers Needed To Help Join In And Clean Up Oval Beach On July 30th
July 15th, 2015New Oval Beach Cleaning Equipment Being Considered By Saugatuck City Council
July 15th, 2015Douglas Officials Looking To Update Sign Ordinance For The City To Reduce "Visual Clutter"
July 15th, 2015Arggg Mateys! It's Time To Shiver Your Timbers In Excitement For This Year's Venetian Festival
July 9th, 2015Saugatuck Township Supervisor Wester's Actions Over Attorney Issue "Improper" If Not "Illegal", Says Clerk
July 9th, 2015Owners Of I-196 Billboard Promoting City Of Douglas Offer To Sell It To DDA
July 9th, 2015Increased Speed Limit Along Blue Star Highway South Of Wiley Road Raises Some Concerns
July 2nd, 2015Michigan DEQ In The Process Of Finalizing Approvals For The Dune Ridge Project
July 2nd, 2015Community Church Of Douglas Getting Ready To Commemorate Landmark Anniversary
July 2nd, 2015Saugatuck-Douglas Chamber Of Commerce Head Hopes To Revive Consolidation Move
June 25th, 2015Saugatuck's "Music On The River" This Saturday (June 27) Is The Place To Be!
June 25th, 2015Saugatuck City Council Approves 2015-2016 Fiscal Year Budget After Public Hearing
June 25th, 2015City's Insurance Company - Not Taxpayers - Foots ACLU Court Award, Says Mayor
June 18th, 2015Funtastic JDRF Fundraiser This Friday (June 19) At Saugatuck Brewing Co.
June 18th, 2015Street Performers Are Welcome In Douglas As City Council Institutes New Ordinance
June 18th, 2015Douglas Officials Approve 2015-2016 Budget; City Treasurer Lauded For Great Work
June 13th, 2015Saugatuck Township Nixes Former Attorney's Request To Represent Laketown In Dispute
June 13th, 2015Saugatuck To Hold Public Hearing On Proposed 2015-2016 City Budget On June 22nd
June 13th, 2015Questions & Confusion Arise At Saugatuck City Council Meeting Over Dune Ridge
June 5th, 2015Power Outage Does Not Help Car Burglars Flee From Authorities
June 5th, 2015City Of Douglas Long-Term Harbor Master Plan
June 5th, 2015Classic Root Beer Barrel Ownership Approved By Douglas Council In Split Vote
May 29th, 2015New Road Work To Fix Last Year's Water Street Resurfacing Issues Tentatively Set For June 8-9
May 29th, 2015Placement Of Navagational Buoys In Kalamazoo Lake Done "Willy-Nilly"
May 29th, 2015Glik Family Stores For 118 Years Are A Testament To Small Business & Resort Retail
May 14th, 2015Developer Of Former Presbyterian Camp Property Wants Expedited Public Hearing On Second Phase Of Project
May 14th, 2015Decision On How To Address Street Performer Issues Postponed By Saugatuck Officials
May 14th, 2015Dilapidated Marathon Sign Pole Prompts Discussion At Saugatuck Township Meeting
May 7th, 2015Douglas Officials Make Their Own Deal With Edgewater Resources Regarding Harbor Issues
May 7th, 2015Pickleball Will Soon Be Played At Schultz Park Thanks To City Of Douglas Support
May 7th, 2015Saugatuck Scholarship Foundation Celebrates SHS' 2015 Award Winners
April 30th, 2015Saugatuck & Douglas Will Not Be Jointly Developing One Plan To Deal With Harbor Issues
April 30th, 2015Edgewater To Hold May 7 Harbor Meeting At SBC
April 30th, 2015Sixth-Annual Visiting Artist Celebration Show At Douglas Elementary On May 5
April 23rd, 2015Michigan Supreme Court Praises The Innovative Work Of Judge William Baillargeon
April 23rd, 2015Douglas May Find Room In 2015-'16 Budget For New Community Development Director
April 23rd, 2015The New Exquisite, Unique "Kirby House" Offers Great Wine, Fabulous Fare, Beautiful Decor & Old-World Charm For All To Enjoy
April 16th, 2015Non-Resident Oval Beach Visitors Will Have To Pay A Little More As City Increases Fees
April 16th, 2015Saugatuck Honors DPW's Bruce Simonson; City Planning Director Mike Clark To Resign
April 16th, 2015Pottawatomie Marsh Undergoes Prescribed Burn
April 9th, 2015Discussion By Douglas Officials Over Recent KLSWA Rate Hike Turns A Little Testy
April 9th, 2015Recent Column By S-D Area Business Association President Disturbs Douglas Officials
April 9th, 2015DNR & DEQ To Hold Public Meeting On Dredging Windows To Protect Lake Michigan Sturgeon
April 2nd, 2015Marilyn Starring Named Saugatuck's 2015 Citizen Of The Year
April 2nd, 2015A Change In Plans As Needed Roadwork In Douglas Will Start Soon, Say City Officials
April 2nd, 2015Saugatuck Officials Meet In Closed Session Over Lakeshore Lodging Building Lawsuit
March 27th, 2015SPS Superintendent Rolfe Timmerman Says District Needs To Attract New Families, Children
March 27th, 2015Saugatuck Officials Say City Will Not Enforce Public Entertainment Ordinance
March 27th, 2015Fennville's Sue Fuerst Remembers 46 Years With Her Head In The Clouds & A World Filled With Baggage And Beers
March 19th, 2015IT'S OFFICIAL: Saugatuck Voted "The Best Coastal Small Town In America" In Nationwide Contest
March 19th, 2015Douglas City Council Takes Unprecedented Step In Appointing - Then Booting - Tim Glinski From Douglas DDA Board
March 19th, 2015DEQ Denies Peterson's Request To Expand Local Dredge Spoils Facility
March 15th, 2015Former Saugatuck Mayor Henry Van Singel Dies At 88
March 15th, 2015Council Amends City Code To Allow For Septic Fields In Critical Dunes
March 15th, 2015Saugatuck Township Officials Unanimously Approve Elimination of R-4 Zoning
March 5th, 2015KLSWA's Recent Rate Increase Brings Questions, Concerns From Douglas City Officials
March 5th, 2015Deadline For Saugatuck Student Scholarship Applications Is March 17
March 5th, 2015Red Barn Theatre Presents "Brilliant Traces" March 5-6 & 12-14
February 26th, 2015Bus Carrying Chicago High School Students Catches Fire Near Saugatuck
February 26th, 2015Tri-Community Homeowners Can Expect To See Water & Sewer Bill Increases In April
February 26th, 2015Developer's Request To Build A Septic Waste System Is Put On Hold By Saugatuck
February 19th, 2015Saugatuck Nominated For USA Today's "Best Coastal Small Town In America"
February 19th, 2015Beautifully Designed Saugatuck Home Featured In Coastal Living
February 19th, 2015Douglas City Council Goes Into Closed Session To Discuss Purchasing/Leasing Local Property
February 12th, 2015With Lots Of Help From Her Good Friends, Saugatuck-Douglas CVB Executive Director Works Her Magic To Get Local Area "Million-Dollar Exposure" At Europe's Largest International Travel Show
February 12th, 2015Saugatuck Councilman Spangler Suggests Hiring Expert To Address City's Historical District Questions
February 12th, 2015Saugatuck Township Planning Commission To Hold Feb. 23 Public Hearing On R-4 Zoning
February 5th, 2015Dune Ridge LLC Wants Saugatuck's OK To Build 14 More Homesites
February 5th, 2015SPS Presents Avant-Garde Production Of "Little Shop Of Horrors" Feb. 27-28
February 5th, 2015Douglas Business Leaders Take Conciliatory Approach To Addressing Economic Issues
January 31st, 2015Elderly Woman "Pinballs" Down Center Street In Douglas Smashing Five Vehicles
January 29th, 2015Dog Lovers In Saugatuck Can Now Have Four Canines Per Household As City Changes Ordinance
January 29th, 2015Strange Package Adds New Twist To Fennville Area Murder Investigation
January 29th, 2015Saugatuck Officials Refute "Facts" By Business Owner Regarding Taxes, Assessment District
January 29th, 2015How Best To Remove Snow From Saugatuck Streets Discussed
January 22nd, 2015RJ Peterson's Attempt To Obtain Seat On The Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority Board Rebuffed
January 22nd, 2015Debate Continues Between Douglas Business Owners & City Over How To Revive Local Economy
January 22nd, 2015Jill Wood's Puppy Love Lessons Prepares Pooches For Future Service Dog Careers
January 15th, 2015Pottawatomie Marsh Scheduled For Another "Prescribed Burn" This Spring
January 15th, 2015Saugatuck City Officials Revise Contract Proposal By Edgewater Resources For Kazoo Harbor Plan
January 15th, 2015Allegan County Sheriff's Department Says Ganges Township Woman's Death A Homicide
January 8th, 2015Douglas City & Business Leaders Concerned Over Deteriorating Economic Viability Of Downtown
January 8th, 2015MI DEQ & DNR To Hold Public Meeting Jan. 20 With Kazoo Lake Harbor Authority
January 8th, 2015Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance To Host Public Reception To Announce Deam Family Lecture Series
December 31st, 2014Court Order Be Damned: Homeowners Put Awning Back Up Without Judicial OK
December 31st, 2014Saugatuck Township Officials Are Looking At Eliminating Unenforceable Zoning Regulations
December 31st, 2014American Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors In January; Fennville Hosts Blood Drive Jan. 26
December 24th, 2014Saugatuck Passes Resolution Strongly Opposing Proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act
December 24th, 2014Local Touring Companies Will Now Find New Streamlined Vehicle Permit Process In Saugatuck
December 24th, 2014ACLU & Teenage Musician Trying To Embarass City By Filing Federal Lawsuit, Says Harrier
December 18th, 2014Michigan ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Against Saugatuck Over Street Musician Arrest
December 18th, 2014Bob Sapita Tenders Resignation As Chair Of The Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority
December 18th, 2014S-D District Library Board Planning More Public Fundraisers In 2015 For New Building
December 11th, 2014Michigan House-Passed Bill On Religious Rights Criticized By Saugatuck Councilman Spangler
December 11th, 2014Public Needs To Understand City Of Saugatuck Doesn't Get To Pocket All Tax Payments It Collects
December 11th, 2014State Rescinds Grant Request For Funds To Help Purchase McClendon Property
December 4th, 2014MI Law Change Raises Possibility Of Dumping Kazoo Harbor Dredge Spoils In Lake Michigan
December 4th, 2014Kalamazoo Harbor's Stuck Tug "Is An Eyesore", Says Douglas Official; Restoration Study Possible
December 4th, 2014Saugatuck Public Schools' Student Achievement Ranks High Regionally & Nationally
November 26th, 2014Public Raises Issues & Concerns Over Developer's Request To Build Marina In Kazoo River
November 26th, 2014Saugatuck City Council Passes Resolution Demanding Water Street Paving Work Be Redone
November 26th, 2014Local Artist Baughman Closing Studio-Gallery After 20 Years
November 20th, 2014Second-Annual "Christmas Cookie Tour Of Inns" To Be Held December 6th
November 20th, 2014Pickleball Courts Coming To Schultz Park Thanks To Cities, Community Rec & Generous Donors
November 20th, 2014Douglas City Council Elects Jim Wiley As Mayor; Martha Hoexter Mayor Pro Tem
November 13th, 2014Holiday Tree Lighting Site Changed In Saugatuck; Council Discusses Water St. Work
November 13th, 2014Saugatuck City Council Hears About Efforts To Secure $500,000 MNRTF Grant
November 13th, 2014Underground Pipeline Company Informs Township Officials Of Rules & Risks
November 8th, 2014Helping People Through Great Chiropractic Care Is Dr. Betzi's Specialty
November 8th, 2014Bekken, Johnson & Verplank Returned To Saugatuck City Council; Trester Elected
November 6th, 2014Consensus Among Douglas Officials For New Pickleball Courts Is Reached
October 30th, 2014Saugatuck City Council Decides Not To Appeal Judge's Ruling In Sign Ordinance Case
October 30th, 2014Kaechele Publications Looking To Sell The Commercial Record, Allegan County News & Union Enterprise
October 30th, 2014Shoddy Road Repair Work On Water Street Draws Ire Of Saugatuck City Council
October 16th, 2014Rotary Club Of Saugatuck-Douglas Raising Funds For Christian Neighbors' Thanksgiving Day Meals
October 16th, 2014Saugatuck Officials Nix Idea Of Community Rec Funding Only Douglas Pickleball Courts
October 16th, 2014City Declines To Help Finance Improvements To Parking Lot For Two Homeowners
October 9th, 2014Problematic Water Main Hook-Ups Rears Its Head In Douglas Again With New Development
October 9th, 2014Trick-Or-Treating In Douglas Starts At 5 P.M.; Audit Shows City In Good Shape
October 9th, 2014Saugatuck Township Declines To Reappoint Quade To Interurban Board
October 2nd, 2014Land Preservation Groups May Have Another Shot At Obtaining McClendon Property
October 2nd, 2014Last Chance For Tickets To Saturday's Great "Dine Around" At DollyBrook
October 2nd, 2014Hearts For The Homeless Fundraiser Set For Oct. 18th At The Red Barn Theatre
September 25th, 2014Saugatuck City Officials Decide To Appeal Judge's Ruling Over Local Sign Ordinance
September 25th, 2014Oval Beach Entrance Gate To Be Moved By Presbyterian Camp Developer
September 25th, 2014Town Hall Meeting On McClendon Land Sept. 29 At Saugatuck High School
September 18th, 2014STFD Fire Chief Janik Thanks Community For Donations For Life-Saving CPR Device
September 18th, 2014Pickleball Fever Heats Up As Douglas Officials Receive Offer Of $10,000 For Local Courts
September 18th, 2014Saugatuck Public Schools Continue To Receive Regional And National Recognition
September 11th, 2014Generous Donors Helping Fire Department Raise Money For Life-Saving CPR Tool
September 11th, 2014Saugatuck Council Approves Funding Of Long-Term Study Of Harbor's Siltation Issues
September 11th, 2014Pickleball Players Offer $10,000 To Convert Tennis Courts In Saugatuck
September 4th, 2014Judge Rules Saugatuck's Sign Ordinance Is Unconstitutional In Lake Street Case
September 4th, 2014Proposed Ordinance On Curfew For Douglas Kids/Disorderly Intoxication Separated
September 4th, 2014Beer We Go Again - SBC Increases Craft Brew Capacity & Distribution
August 28th, 2014Saugatuck Earns "Very Clean Audit" For 2013/'14 From CPA Firm
August 28th, 2014Join The Famous Labor Day Bridge Walk & Help Local Community Rec Program
August 28th, 2014LAA Presents Ephron Sisters' "Love, Lost, And What I Wore" Aug. 28-30
August 21st, 2014Local Fire Department Seeking Donations To Pay For Life-Saving CPR Device
August 21st, 2014Some Douglas Water Mains Too Small For Firefighting Use, Says Anxious Residents
August 21st, 2014Victim Of Douglas Councilman Eric Smith Calls For His Resignation At Council Meeting
August 14th, 2014Harbor Plan Must Deal With Multi-Faceted Issues & Mutual Agreement Is Key To Success
August 14th, 2014Editor's Notes: And Now Here's The Rest Of The (Library) Story
August 14th, 2014Spectacular Production Of "The Wizard Of Oz" Coming To The Red Barn Aug. 15-17, 22-24, 29-31
August 7th, 2014Douglas City Councilman Eric Smith Pleads Guilty To Breaking & Entering Of A Home
August 7th, 2014Local Fire Department Seeking Donations To Pay For Life-Saving CPR Tool
August 7th, 2014Voters Close The Book On Local Library Funding Requests - For Now
July 31st, 2014LOCAL VOTERS' ALERT: Here's The Secret No One Is Telling You About
July 31st, 2014Please Make A Donation Today To Help Support S-D Area Business Association's Free Fun Events
July 31st, 2014Preliminary Reports Reveal This Year's Venetian Festival Generated Approximately $58,500 Gross - About $25,000 Net Funds - For Local Charities
July 24th, 2014Fun-Packed Venetian Festival In Saugatuck Getting Ready To Kick Off This Friday & Saturday
July 24th, 2014Musical Miscreant Pleads Guilty To Disturbing Peace In Controversial Case
July 24th, 2014Lack Of Lighting On City-Leased Parking Lots Causes Douglas Officials Concern
July 18th, 2014Only One Of Two Homeowners Battling Saugatuck Officials Over A Yard Signage Issue Qualifies For City Council Run
July 17th, 2014Saugatuck Township Officials Changing Way They Handle Board/Commission Reappointments
July 17th, 2014Homeowners Battling Saugatuck Officials Over Yard Signage Seek City Council Seats
July 17th, 2014Cash Registers Can Ring Up Business Outside Storefronts In Saugatuck, Say City Officials
July 11th, 2014Lake Street Protesters Told To Remove Most Signs Or Face More Legal Action
July 11th, 2014Updating Douglas' Comprehensive Master Plan May Take A Year To Complete
July 11th, 2014Blight Issues Impacting Swing Bridge Project; City Asks Bank To Clean It Up
July 3rd, 2014DEQ Holds Public Hearing On Roadway Request By Developer Of Former Presbyterian Camps Property
July 3rd, 2014Saugatuck's Revered Police Chief, The Late Lyle Jones, Has City Park Dedicated To His Memory
June 30th, 2014Former Allegan County Commissioner Terry Burns Pleads Guilty To Attempted Embezzlement Charges
June 26th, 2014Saugatuck Officials Cheered For Finding Way To Allow For Outdoor Restaurant Seating
June 26th, 2014DEQ To Hold Public Hearing June 30th On Barker Project
June 26th, 2014Commemoration Of "Jones Park" Across From Saugatuck City Hall To Be Held July 2nd
June 20th, 2014First Annual Lakeshore Kids Got Talent Competition At Red Barn Theatre June 21
June 19th, 2014Semi-Pro Football Comes To Saugatuck This Saturday (June 21) At SHS
June 19th, 2014City Of Douglas Approves 2014-'15 Fiscal-Year Budget; Revenues Projected At $2,674,502
June 19th, 2014Harbor Authority Begins To Discuss Possibility Of Township Becoming A Member
June 12th, 2014Saugatuck City Council Invites All Citizens To Comment On Proposed 2014-'15 Budget
June 12th, 2014Local Officials Discussing Possibility Of Sharing Some Public Works' Equipment
June 12th, 2014Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra To Perform Free Concert At Beery Field June 20
June 5th, 2014Douglas Won't Be Receiving State Grant To Study Local Contamination
June 5th, 2014Swing Bridge Project Now Being Foreclosed On; Judicial Sale Of Property Held May 15
June 5th, 2014New Kirby House Owner Gets City Approval For First B&B Liquor License
May 29th, 2014Saugatuck Takes Top Honors In USA Today's Reader's Choice Poll
May 29th, 2014Fate Of Kalamazoo Harbor Rests In The Hands Of Its Citizens, Says KHA Board
May 29th, 2014Saugatuck Business Owners Criticize City Over Timing, Duration Of Road Work
May 22nd, 2014Swing Bridge Project Stalled; Macatawa Bank Took Back One Parcel
May 22nd, 2014Innovative Judge Baillargeon Highlights New Veterans' Treatment Court
May 22nd, 2014Historic Root Beer Barrel Close To Finding New Home In Douglas
May 15th, 2014Saugatuck City Manager Harrier, Councilwoman Verplank File Harassment/Stalking Complaints Against Wendy Wise-Fisher
May 15th, 2014Saugatuck Township Fire District Chief Janik Delays Approval Of Marsh-Burn Plan
May 15th, 2014Public Input Sought On Liquor License Request For Former Elbo Room
May 11th, 2014Jim Petzing Bringing Creative Ideas, Direction To SABA As New Interim President
May 11th, 2014Saugatuck Township Fire District Seeks Millage Increase For 2014-'15 Fiscal Year
May 11th, 2014Saugatuck Sets Tentative Construction/Paving Schedule Starting May 12
May 1st, 2014Gallery Owner Explodes At Council Meeting With Obscene Language, Gesture
May 1st, 2014Editor's Notes: When Is Enough, Enough?
May 1st, 2014High School Artist Extraordinaire Zoey Werme Restores Mt. Baldhead Sign
April 28th, 2014Retired Judge Sheridan's Home Burned To Ground; Wife Suffers Serious Burns
April 24th, 2014Local Roan & Black Gallery Owners Violating State Law: County Clerk
April 24th, 2014Editor's Notes: Baseless Threats Stock In Trade Of Local Egotists
April 24th, 2014Douglas Officials Facing Tough Questions Over Non-Existent Water Main
April 19th, 2014Some Saugatuck Business Owners Call City Officials "Bullies"
April 19th, 2014Christine Peterson Appointed City Of Saugatuck's Newest Councilmember
April 19th, 2014Blue Star Trail Underway In Douglas
March 27th, 2014Cow Hill Yacht Club To Take Over Saugatuck Venetian Festival; Karaus Out
March 27th, 2014Fisher Resigns Saugatuck Council Seat; Vows To Continue Advocating For City
March 27th, 2014Local Leaders Being Asked To Participate In Michigan's MiPlace Initiative To Revitalize Area
March 24th, 2014Wendy Wise-Fisher Resigns From Saugatuck City Council
March 20th, 2014Editor's Notes: It's Time For A Change
March 20th, 2014City Of Douglas Peppered With Homes Without Proper - Or Any - Water Main Hook-Ups
March 20th, 2014Douglas Officials Approve Local Police Contract Deal; Union Needs To Ratify
March 13th, 2014Saugatuck Councilwoman Fisher Called Out By Colleagues For Alleged Violations Of FOIA Law
March 13th, 2014Saugatuck Township Studying Ambulance Service
March 13th, 2014Helping Patients, Serving The Community Is Dr. Frank Alfieri's Specialty
March 6th, 2014Harbor Authority Members Disagree Over Whether Or Not To Take Positions On DEQ Issues
March 6th, 2014DEQ Will Hold Public Hearing This Spring On Ship 'N Shore's Dockage Issue
March 6th, 2014Fire District Recognition Ceremony Honors Several Saugatuck-Douglas Firefighters, City Officials
February 27th, 2014Former Allegan County Commissioner & Saugatuck Township Supervisor Terry Burns Arrested For Allegedly Embezzling Trust Funds
February 27th, 2014Saugatuck Township Voters Will Be Asked To Renew Road Millage
February 27th, 2014Singapore Trails Will Pay KLSWA $100,000 To Move Illegal Sewer Lines & End Court Fight
February 27th, 2014Saugatuck Officials Say They Are Doing Their Best To Keep Up With Snowy Sidewalks
February 20th, 2014Tower Marine Owner R.J. Peterson Moves Forward On His Plan To Dredge River
February 20th, 2014Douglas Hires Interim Planner To Replace Kilpatrick While Assessing Future Needs
February 20th, 2014Saugatuck Township Playing Role In Blue Star Trail Development
February 13th, 2014Dredging Plans Move Forward With Easement Approval From Township
February 13th, 2014Saugatuck Township Asks For - Receives - Lower Rates From Its Attorney Bultje
February 13th, 2014Opt-In Now To Receive Great Local Mobile Deals, Info, Coupons & More
February 6th, 2014Marineau Throws Hat In Ring For U.S. Senate Seat
February 6th, 2014Developer Seeks To Amend Offer To Buy Presbyterian Camps In Saugatuck
February 6th, 2014Proposal To Build New Library Draws Support, Criticism From Local Residents
February 3rd, 2014Recent Winter Storms Are Putting Saugatuck & Douglas Over Budget For Overtime, Supplies
February 3rd, 2014City Takeover Of Oval Beach Concession Stand Pays Off With $24,000 Net Profit
February 3rd, 2014Douglas Man Arrested After Standoff
January 23rd, 2014Lakeshore Arts Alliance And Owner Of The Red Barn Theatre Property Terminate Lease Early
January 23rd, 2014Restoration Work To Begin Feb. 1 On Mt. Baldhead Trees Killed By Spraying Mishap
January 23rd, 2014Douglas Approves Proposal On Looking At Ways To Fund Harbor Restoration
January 17th, 2014Residents & Visitors Enjoy Public Boardwalk Thanks To Saugatuck's Creative License Deals
January 17th, 2014Felt Mansion Receives Grant To Build Outdoor Stage Venue For Concerts, Cultural Events
January 17th, 2014SPS' Interact Club To Host Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Jan. 31
January 9th, 2014Michigan DEQ Says McClendon's Company Will Get Road Permit For His Development
January 9th, 2014Newest Saugatuck Councilwoman Accuses Colleagues Of Intimidation, Threatening Behavior
January 9th, 2014County & Saugatuck Township Fire Dept. Working To Fix Serious Communication Problem
January 2nd, 2014Saugatuck-Douglas Area Students Encouraged To Sign Up For Talent Search Contest
January 2nd, 2014Pen & Ink Artistry Of John Peterson On Display At Saugatuck Center For The Arts
January 2nd, 2014Saugatuck/Douglas Historical Society Presents 5th Annual "Dine Around The Village Table" Fundraiser Jan. 11th
December 24th, 2013SPS Officials Drop Discussions On Adopting Gun-Free-Zone Policy For Local Schools
December 24th, 2013Douglas Approves Grant Application For Brownfield Site Assessment Of Haworth Plant
December 24th, 2013Local Businesses Urged To Take Advantage Of New Small Business Tax Exemptions
December 19th, 2013Kalico Kitchen Forced To Close Its Doors After Failed Health Dept. Re-Inspection
December 19th, 2013Local Harbor Authority Nears Final Agreements To Launch Dredging Project
December 19th, 2013Saugatuck Township Planning Commission Extends Fracking Moratorium
December 14th, 2013Christmas Cookie Caper Trio Leave No Crumbs Or Clues
December 14th, 2013Douglas Officials Accuse Peterson Of "Blurring" Issues In Legal Dispute; "They're Confused," He Says
December 14th, 2013Saugatuck-Douglas Fire Department Selling Heavy Rescue Truck To Chile
December 6th, 2013"Christmas Cookie Tour Of Inns" This Saturday Kicking Off With Whoville Holiday Parade
December 6th, 2013New County Report Shows Few Douglas Residents Using Senior Services
December 6th, 2013Leasing Historic Root Beer Barrel For Business Use A Possibility, Say Douglas Officials
November 27th, 2013Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority Reaches Milestone With DEQ Dredging Permit Approval
November 27th, 2013SPS Officials Pass Resolution Asking MI Legislature To Close Concealed Weapons Law Loophole
November 27th, 2013Burns Withdraws From State Rep Race
November 21st, 2013Saugatuck & Douglas Officials Open Door To Possible Public Works Merger
November 21st, 2013Saugatuck Homeowners Once Again Violating Law Regarding Awning Issue, Says City
November 21st, 2013Legal Battle Brewing Over Douglas Dredge Spoils Site
November 14th, 2013Saugatuck Township Fire District Now Charging To Tow Stranded Boaters
November 14th, 2013The Cities May Not Be Consolidating But Merging DPWs A Possibility
November 14th, 2013EPA Objects To Proposed McClendon Property Access Road; Moot Point, Says Bruinsma
November 7th, 2013No Marriage Between Saugatuck & Douglas As Consolidation Voted Down
November 7th, 2013Saugatuck Township Supervisor Loses Court Fight With The Local Observer
November 7th, 2013Tempers Flare At Douglas Council Meeting Over Consolidation, Peterson Issues
November 4th, 2013Singapore Dunes, Saugatuck Township Planning Commission Spar Over Road Ordinance Language
November 4th, 2013Presbyterian Camp Proposal Gets Tentative OK From Saugatuck Planning Commission
November 4th, 2013Saugatuck & Douglas City Council Races In Upcoming Election
October 28th, 2013Singapore Dunes' Reps Tell Township Planning Commission They Would Rather Build Up Than Out
October 28th, 2013Local Police Contract Held Up As Douglas Officials Balk At Including Health Proviso, Says Union
October 28th, 2013Douglas Gives Peterson Site Plan Deadline
October 18th, 2013Saugatuck Officials Decide To Ignore Illegal Signs Placed In Public Rights-Of-Way
October 18th, 2013Allegan County Prosecutor Asked To Investigate Saugatuck Officials' "Abuse Of Power" By Ignoring Signage Law
October 18th, 2013Saugatuck Once Again Questions Township's Non-Support Of Police Services
October 10th, 2013Pro- And Anti-Consolidation Opponents Present Their Cases At LWV Forum
October 10th, 2013Local Observer Sues Saugatuck Township Supervisor For Refusal To Pay For 2012 Political Advertising
October 10th, 2013Douglas Officials Plan Legal Action Against RJ Peterson Over Dredge Spoils Site
October 5th, 2013Fennville's Su Casa Restaurant Closing Its Doors; Opening In Holland
October 5th, 2013Public Hearing On Presbyterian Camp Development Proposal Oct. 16th
October 5th, 2013Land Conservancy Waiting On Draft Plan To Restore Mt. Baldhead Trees
September 26th, 2013Local Weekly Radio Show Terminated By 92.7 The VAN After "F"-Bomb Parody Ad Runs
September 26th, 2013Lake Street Awning Battle Erupts Again Between City, Homeowners
September 26th, 2013Local Citizens Get Consolidation Facts From Citizens Research Council Official
September 23rd, 2013Odie Dogs Owner Says He's Leaving; Cites Negative Attitude By Some In Douglas
September 23rd, 2013Douglas Treasurer Honored; City Council Says It's Frustrated With Peterson's Spoils' Plan Delays
September 23rd, 2013Gov. Snyder Signs Measure That Will Expand Medicaid To Many Michigan Residents
September 15th, 2013Former City Councilman & Life Partner File Ethics Complaint Against Saugatuck Zoning Administrator
September 15th, 2013Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority & RJ Peterson Spar Over Fundraising Request
September 15th, 2013Fennville Residents' Lawsuit Against Birds Eye Ongoing In U.S. District Court
September 9th, 2013Respected Douglas Civic Leader Subjected To “Hate Campaign” Over Consolidation Support
September 9th, 2013Saugatuck-Douglas CVB’s New HQ Sees Walk-In Visitors Increase By 520%
September 9th, 2013Debate Continues Over Proposed Street Food Vendor Ordinance In Douglas
August 29th, 2013Allegations Of Alleged Payoff Promise From Presbyterian Camp Developer To SDCA President Surfaces
August 29th, 2013DEQ Public Hearing On McClendon Land Road Proposal Sparks Pro & Con Debate
August 29th, 2013CRC Official Discusses Why Initial Consolidation Report Was Changed
August 25th, 2013Public Hearing On Singapore Dunes' Road/Utility Easement Request Aug. 26
August 22nd, 2013Township Votes To End Legal Wrangling Over Critical Dunes Issues
August 22nd, 2013Douglas Officials May Consider Ordinance To Regulate Street Food Vendors
August 22nd, 2013Great Food, Terrific Entertainment To Highlight Taste Of Saugatuck
July 26th, 2013Developer Explains Major Plans For Saugatuck Township Development Effort
July 25th, 2013State Funds Available To Help Pay For Local Consolidation If Passed, But City Leaders Say "Whoa"
July 25th, 2013Negotiations Continue Between Douglas And Police Union Reps
July 25th, 2013Public Getting Tired Of Lake Kalamazoo Dredging Delays
July 18th, 2013Discussions Ongoing To Bring McDonald's & Walgreens To Saugatuck Area
July 18th, 2013Independent Report Finds Consolidation Of Saugatuck & Douglas Would Save $$
July 18th, 2013County Health Department Needs To Improve Local Restaurant Food Safety Enforcement
July 5th, 2013Douglas Council Approves Study To Assess Development Of Miro Property
July 5th, 2013More Setbacks Confront Douglas City Council In Its Contamination Efforts
July 5th, 2013MI Voters Have Until July 8 To Register For Aug. 6th Vote
June 15th, 2013Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders To Shoot Swimsuit Calendar In Saugatuck
June 15th, 2013Douglas Completes Corrective Action On Spoils Spill Site; DEQ To Inspect Work
June 15th, 2013New Saugatuck Township Fire Chief Making Changes
June 5th, 2013State Legislators Tour Saugatuck And See Dredging Needs First-Hand
June 1st, 2013Scooters Cafe & Pizzeria One Step Closer To Obtaining A Liquor License
June 1st, 2013Poker Playing Powerhouse Jim Petzing Prepares To Launch Zing Poker School
June 1st, 2013Local Rotary Holds Fundraiser For July 4 Fireworks
May 23rd, 2013Legal Battle Continues As SDCA Files Court Challenge Over Township Ruling
May 23rd, 2013Buoys For River; Dredging Issues Remain
May 23rd, 2013Hot Dog Vendor Coming To Douglas
May 13th, 2013Douglas Residents Present Petition To City Leaders Over Miro Property Plans
May 13th, 2013Saugatuck, Douglas Independent Consolidation Study Delayed
May 13th, 2013Voters Resoundingly Approve SPS Ballot Requests
April 28th, 2013DES' Celebration Of Art Begins May 2
April 25th, 2013Township Fire District Board Votes To Raise Levy
April 25th, 2013Possible Local Public Safety Millage Is Being Considered
April 25th, 2013Letter From SPS Superintendent Rolfe Timmerman
April 18th, 2013No Plan Yet For Miro Property, Say Douglas Officials
April 11th, 2013SPS Superintendent Discusses Millage Requests
April 11th, 2013Some Douglas Officials Balk At Blue Star Corridor Costs
April 11th, 2013Township ZBA Rules SDCA, Adjacent Residents Have No Standing In McClendon Decision
April 4th, 2013SPS Keeps Residents Informed On Upcoming Millage Request
April 4th, 2013Douglas To Receive MDEQ Violation For Spoils Spill
April 4th, 2013Douglas Considers Making Some Private Roads Public
March 28th, 2013Fennville Teachers' Contract Negotiations Are Ongoing
March 28th, 2013New Parking Rules, Opening Times For Oval Beach
March 28th, 2013Peg Sanford Saugatuck's Citizen Of The Year
March 21st, 2013Saugatuck Awarded New Federal Dredging Funding
March 21st, 2013Saugatuck Public Schools Election Overview
March 21st, 2013ZBA To Hold McClendon Hearing March 28
March 21st, 2013Proposed Presbyterian Camp Development Plans To Be Reviewed
March 17th, 2013Chef Smith Brings Great Food & Creativity To Toulouse, Chequers
March 17th, 2013West Shore AWARE Creates New SHS Scholarship
March 14th, 2013City To Run Oval Beach Concession Stand
March 14th, 2013Township Fire Board Moves Forward To Hire New Chief
March 14th, 2013Township Attorney Miffed At Officials' Criticism
March 7th, 2013West Shore AWARE Announces New SHS Scholarship
March 7th, 2013Douglas Considers $4.5M Blue Star Corridor Renovations
March 4th, 2013Saugatuck Township Fire Chief Resigns
February 28th, 2013Fire Chief Personal Problems Affecting Department
February 28th, 2013Fire Board Holds Closed Session To Discuss Fire Chief Issues
February 24th, 2013State To Provide $$ For Local Harbor Dredging
February 24th, 2013Travis Selected For MI Coaches Hall Of Fame
February 21st, 2013SPS To Seek Renewals, Increased Funding May 7
February 21st, 2013Local Fire Chief Probe Continues
February 21st, 2013Records Flip-Flop By Former Fire Board Chair

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