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Air views on township recreational pot Dec. 16

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Saugatuck Township residents are invited to air their views about recreational marijuana during a Monday, Nov. 16, public hearing in the township hall. The planning commission scheduled the session Nov. 25 after reviewing an option prepared by township attorney Nick Curcio showing what would need to change should its members, then […]

Douglas eyes new plans for old Zing

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By Scott Sullivan Editor New owners of the former Zing Eat/Drink martini bar plan a specialty market, grill and new four-season events building at the 310 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas south gateway parcel. Mary Fechtig, Elizabeth Estes, Garnet Lewis and Vicki Cobb – dba as Halas Holdings. LLC — bought the 1.13-acre site, former restaurant […]

Saugatuck trims tree service budget

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Saugatuck trims tree service budget By Jim Hayden Correspondent The City of Saugatuck is changing the company that helps prune and remove trees to save $3,500. City council Monday unanimously approved using Axman Enterprise Inc. of Saugatuck for $7,800. Work includes tree removal at 152 Elizabeth St., 428 Grand St., 650 Spear St.; trimming at […]

Wrestling preview:

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor FENNVILLE Being an exchange student provides the opportunity to learn about a different culture and experience new things. Sophomore Adrian Gomez has fully embraced that opportunity. An exchange student from Spain, Gomez has joined the Fennville wrestling team despite having no prior experience in the sport. And Blackhawks coach Steve […]

Saugatuck city names trail study reps

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  Saugatuck city names trail study reps   By Jim Hayden Correspondent Saugatuck City will join Saugatuck Township and the City of Douglas in a meeting that could lead to an agreement on a non-motorized path through the three communities. Saugatuck City Council Nov. 25 appointed Mayor Ken Trester and trustee Holly Leo to the […]

Douglas eyes Aquatic Doctors to kill weeds

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By Scott Sullivan Editor No one was green with envy watching Douglas Harbor turn green last summer. City council was slated Monday to consider hiring Aquatic Doctors to treat for invasive weeds that challenged water recreation, boating and navigation in addition to the physical appearance of Wade’s Bayou and other venues. Said water treatment is […]

‘Christmas Carol’ opens for 33rd year here

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  Will miserly Ebenezer Scrooge be redeemed Friday the 13th (and after) in time for Christmas? Find out when the Saugatuck Village Players open their 33rd annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in the Saugatuck Woman’s Club, 303 Butler St., Saugatuck, opening Friday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m. Subsequent performances there will be […]

Contractor problems delay work on new Saugatuck-Douglas library

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Construction of the new Saugatuck-Douglas District Library building has been delayed due to ongoing problems with general contractor A&G Construction, the library board announced Friday. SDDL director Ingrid Boyer and the board are working with Skillman Corp. construction managers to resolve the problems. Work is expected to resume as soon as weather permits early next […]