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

Local News

Judge tosses group’s latest dunes complaint

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By Scott Sullivan Editor An Allegan County judge has confirmed what his predecessor ruled: that a land preservation group lacks legal standing to appeal Saugatuck Township granting a developer permits to build homes around a boat basin. Wesley Nykamp, visiting for recently-resigned Judge Kevin Cronin, ruled Feb. 6 that the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance failed […]

Library to seek ‘smaller’ building request Aug. 7

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck-Douglas District Library’s 1870s-built home is not getting any newer. The board, turned down in Aug. 5, 2014, requests to build a new $5.14-million library on land it had bought across the street from its current Douglas home, plans to ask voters Aug. 7 to approve a scaled-down facility on […]

Oosterbaan buys Oosting’s, changes planned

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The sale of Oosting Furniture and Appliances — a 233 Butler St., Saugatuck, institution for 73 years — to J.P. Oosterbaan didn’t change much for its ownership alphabetically. But it marks a new start for all. Bob Oosting was one year old — “in the playpen” he says — when his […]

Sports

Indian girls fall to Watervliet

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Offensive woes in the second half cost the Saugatuck girls’ basketball team in its game with Watervliet on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Trailing 23-17 at halftime, the Indians were limited to 10 points in the second half to fall 44-27. “We’re really struggling to find an offensive rhythm in the half-court […]

Opinion

Citizen space missions coming soon

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher When I lived on the Space Coast, we used to jump in our pontoon, cruise to near the launch point and get a bird’s eye view of the latest and greatest rocket that left Cape Canaveral. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral and the various industries that served NASA were the focal […]

Blue Star

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Life as performance art

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