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Drone footage of the Kalamazoo River in downtown Saugatuck, MI. Courtesy of Paul Lehman

Local News

Saugatuck tests water of marina purchase

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By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck is testing the waters of possibly purchasing Tower Marine in Douglas, deciding Monday to meet with the private marina owner. “The fate of Tower Marine is one of the most strategic issues facing Saugatuck, Douglas and the entire area,” said councilman Ken Trester. “It’s incumbent on us to do whatever […]

CVB hopes to have new leader by spring

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By Scott Sullivan Editor “You have a world-class destination,” new Saugatuck-Douglas Convention and Visitors Bureau consultant Jerry Preston told the CVB board Monday. “Now you need a world-class leader.” Members are looking to replace 27-year executive director Felicia Fairchild, who announced Dec. 7 she would not renew her full-time consulting contract with the bureau. The […]

Town Crier runs add half-marathon, festival June 17-18

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck’s Town Crier Runs are expanding to include a half-marathon, Douglas finish, dog walk and craft beer festival June 17 and 18. The 15th annual 10K and 5K (6.2 and 3.1 miles respectively) road runs — held as benefits for Saugatuck High School track and cross-country programs — will join local […]

Sports

Second-half surge carries Fennville past upset-minded Martin

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—Fennville boys’ basketball coach Joe Rodriguez took all but 17 seconds of the10-minute halftime break during his team’s game with Martin on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to get his point across. “Coach challenged us,” said Fennville senior guard Julian Martinez-Grigg. “He felt we weren’t playing like we were capable of.” Martinez-Grigg […]

Opinion

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Repent I knew I’d sinned after the first time our college newspaper cast got stoned. Plus the times that followed. But like most, we did not repent until we got caught. I quit soon after — a conscious decision, not based on guilt. Why pay to screw up my head and […]

Life as performance art

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