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

Local News

DEQ wants more info before ruling on basin plan

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By Scott Sullivan Editor A developer who hopes to build 23 homes around a 7-acre boat basin north of the Kalamazoo River channel to Lake Michigan needs to address 11 issues before the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality weighs giving the plan a go-ahead. DEQ Kalamazoo District engineer John Bayha wrote applicant Jeff Padnos he […]

Ex-CVB head files arbitration claim

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Former Saugatuck-Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau executive director Felicia Fairchild has filed an arbitration demand with her ex-employer, the CVB board apprised members last week. Fairchild, who resigned Dec. 7, 2016, after 27 years as the bureau’s founding executive, has made claims of copyright infringement, merit pay, unreimbursed expenses, office furniture, […]

Auction raises funds for library

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Friends of the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library are holding a silent auction as a fundraiser in lieu of having to tear down their used bookstore due to flooding issues. Bids for items — including original art, clothing, toys, bath products, car-detailing packages, meals at The Southerner and Farmhouse deli, season passes to Mason Street Warehouse productions […]

Sports

Indians come up short in Division 7 state title game

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor DETROIT—The similarities between this year’s Saugatuck football team and the 2010 Indians’ squad are uncanny. Both teams suffered a lopsided loss to archrival Fennville, 63-26 in 2010 and 40-7 this season. Both teams finished the regular season at 6-3 to record the minimum number of wins to secure an automatic […]

Regional champions:

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Opinion

All she wants for Christmas is to be cancer-free

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher During this holiday season many of us will look for that large and expensive gift under the Christmas tree. We might be hoping for the new XBox, shiny jewelry or even a new Buick in the driveway. Gifts are nice and make us happy for the moment, but at my age […]

Blue Star

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Life as performance art

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