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

Local News

ZBA denies group standing on dunes appeal

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Saugatuck Township Zoning Board of Appeals voted 2-1 Oct. 11 not to hear an environmental group’s claim that a dunes developer was wrongly granted preliminary approvals, ruling Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance members lacked legal standing to contest the planning commission’s actions. The Alliance since 2007 has fought development of what […]

SHS Interact Club succeeds building batey school

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By Georgia Richardson-Smaller & Jetal Patel, SHS Students Last February, 12 Sauga-tuck High School students embarked on a trip to the Dominican Republic that enriched not only their lives, but lives of students in Batey 106, a small village surrounded by miles of sugar cane plantations. The SHS Interact Club is a service group dedicated […]

Douglas has choice of waste haulers: Chef or Chef

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas has a choice of firms waiting to dish up its next single waste hauling contract: Chef or Chef. Chef Container, the city’s provider the last five years, was the only respondent to city manager Bill LeFevere’s Oct. 4 request for proposals to furnish weekly refuse and recyclable collections for residential […]

Sports

Saugatuck cross teams win league titles

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor HICKORY CORNERS—Dominant. That single word pretty much sums up the performance of the Saugatuck cross country teams at the SAC Championship on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Running at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, the Saugatuck boys cruised to the championship with a 28-point showing. The Saugatuck girls were even […]

Opinion

Drug companies, doctors must do the right thing

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Most of us have heard of the opioids epidemic, but many are at a loss as to how and who to blame for it. A “60 Minutes” exposé which aired Sunday put the blame squarely on the drug distributors —namely the three largest, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health. The segment claimed […]

Blue Star

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Life as performance art

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