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

Local News

Pedestrian-friendly Blue Star is project aim

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Work has begun on Douglas’ state-funded Blue Star Highway project from Center Street north to Main Street. Construction, which got underway April 12, will reduce the highway from three to two lanes, with its west (Lake Michigan) side converted to a landscaped median and 10-foot-wide non-motorized path. All existing traffic patterns […]

Icy weather fuels need for fire response

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Nothing like snow and ice to keep firefighters busy. Last weekend’s weather saw the Saugatuck Township Fire district respond to 21 calls for assistance, said IT coordinator Erik Kirchert, the most serious and resource-demanding a structure fire Saturday on Riverside Drive in Saugatuck city Saturday. The department was dispatched at 7:32 p.m. on reports that […]

Douglas police aid may have costs attached

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Douglas City Council members apprised Saugatuck peers last week that Douglas officers on the cities’ soon-to-end joint police force would be willing to consider responding to certain types of emergency calls in Saugatuck. But to do so free? That may be too much. Saugatuck voted Feb. 26 to exit its 20-year […]

Sports

Saugatuck baseball team earns sweeps over Lawrence, Bangor

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor The situation appeared pretty bleak for the Saugatuck baseball team during the opening game of its SAC twinbill against Lawton on Thursday, April 12. But appearances can be deceiving. Trailing 7-0 through four innings, the Indians mounted a comeback by scoring twice in the fifth inning before erupting for six […]

Opinion

Crappy weather seems to follow me everywhere

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher So this is global warming? I can’t remember Old Man Winter ever hanging on so long. What we experienced in Michigan and down south last week was outright cruelty. Granted ice storms in April aren’t unusual here, but this latest version was a blinger. Roads were impassable, not for a few […]

Blue Star

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