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Trails: call of wild takes foot foot

By Scott SullivanEditorThe RiverWood Council, new name for the Tri-Community Trail Master Plan Committee, announced more updates in its just-released spring newsletter.Among them is keep working with Saugatuck Township to increase access and improve amenities at the township’s Tails ‘n’ Trails Dog Park north of 134th Avenue and east of 63rd St., just west of Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Why can’t I hear the Maxwell testimony?

As I watch the lowlights of the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard lawsuits, I can’t help but wonder what happened with the Ghislaine Maxwell trial. I hope we haven’t forgotten, already, but just a reminder, Maxwell was found guilty a couple of months ago of aiding and abetting Jeffrey Epstein in his quest to have Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Our tax dollars fund useless projects

Why is it that our federal government feels it can spend our tax dollars on projects that make little sense? Is it because there is no accountability? Or is it because out bureaucracy needs to spend the dollars allocated to their department to perpetuate their employment?Whatever the reason spending is out of control. One of Read More…

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Full Venetian Fest to return this year

By Scott SullivanEditorLook for Saugatuck’s biggest summer party, Cow Yacht Club’s Venetian Festival, to return full force July 29-31.Saugatuck City Council Monday approved Cow Hill’s special events application to bring back a full state of fun — fireworks and boat parade included —after Covid-caused scale backs the past two years.The 501c3 nonprofit “Little Club with Read More…

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DeFranco named fulltime township manager

BY SCOTT SULLIVAN EDITOR The Saugatuck Township Board, looking for both competence and consistency, hired Daniel DeFranco April 13 as full-time manager for a 3-year contract paying $75,000 per annum. DeFranco, a township resident whose résumé includes a Ph.D. in philosophy and tending bar at Phil’s Bar & Grille, stepped up as temporary operations coordinator Read More…