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Mac Specialist store to open in April at the Carillon Centre in Portage
"It's still live and they're hoping for mid-April," said Terry Patterson, vice president involved with retail and development for Treystar.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Texas Township property owner's refusal to grant trail easement forces road reconfiguration
One property owner's refusal to grant an easement for a planned trail along 12th Street is prompting a road reconfiguration at Pinefield Avenue.
As snow days mount, Kalamazoo-area schools keep tacking on days to end of school year
The school year is getting longer and longer in Kalamazoo-area school districts, as the number of snow days continue to rise.
Portage adopts several changes to its sign regulations
Nearly two years after initiating the review of the city's sign codes, the Portage City Council approved several changes to the regulations Tuesday in the areas of wall signs, non-conforming signs, electronic message display signs, banners, temporary signs and the definition of signs.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Portage schools happy with bids on demolition of old Administration Building
The oldest Portage Public Schools building will begin coming down sometime in April once the school board approves asbestos removal and demolition bids at the March 24 meeting.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Portage schools begins what could be long journey toward facilities bond election
Portage Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bielang outlined what he sees as a facilities improvement process that begins with the hiring of a facilitator or planning firm to get the ball rolling on a bond initiative that will be heavily influenced by what the community wants and accepts.
Car, garage break-ins in Portage neighborhood under investigation
Acting Senior Deputy Chief John Blue, of Portage Public Safety , said that last week, there were several reports of break-ins on Independence Drive, during a 24-hour period.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Hilton Homewood Suites hotel construction in Portage set to begin this summer
Construction will begin this summer on the new Hilton Homewood Suites hotel at the Trade Centre along I-94 near South Westnedge Avenue.
Kalamazoo Gazette photographers cover Winter Blast, sports and signs of spring
Kalamazoo Gazette photographers looked through their work from the past week to select some of their favorite and most meaningful photos to write about.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- March 6, 2014
People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Portage city staff recommends denial of special use permit for proposed gas station
Portage city staff is recommending that the Planning Commission deny a special use permit for a proposed gas station at the former Centre Street Market on East Centre Avenue.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
State of Michigan
Michigan-caught Great Lakes muskellunge part of 'best catches' contest
The International Game Fish Association has compiled a list of what it considers to be the "best" record catches of the past year, which includes a world-record Great Lakes muskellunge caught in Michigan.
Sentencings in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for March 3, 2014
Lameka Monique Alston, 35, of Virginia Street, was sentenced to one year of probation, entry into the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program and ordered to pay attorney fees, court costs and state fees for possession of analogues in March 2013 in Kalamazoo.
Ashley Upchurch, 27, for failing to appear for court hearing in drunk-driving case
Wanted: In Kalamazoo County for failing to appear for court hearing on charges of third-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, possession of less than 25 grams of narcotics and driving while license suspended.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
West Michigan Drivers Push Frost Deeper, Causing More Frozen Pipes
The sting of subzero temperatures dip way below the surface in West Michigan. Cities like Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Portage are all urging people to keep the faucets running to avoid costly repairs.
2013 MEAP results: 7 conclusions about Kalamazoo-area scores
Considering the Michigan Educational Assessment Program exams administered in October involved testing in seven grades and five subjects, it's hard to make sweeping conclusions about the results released Friday morning.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Unrelenting winter in Kalamazoo area stretches road-clearing budgets
As one of the worst winters in recent memory continues to tax the patience of snow wearing residents, those responsible for stretching tax dollars to make Kalamazoo-area roads safe for travel have had their work cut out.
Frozen water lines create major inconvenience for Kalamazoo-area residents
Since his water service froze nearly two weeks ago, Dan Sullivan has lugged more than 300 pounds of water in 2.5 gallon jugs into his Richland home to use for drinking, cooking, bathing, flushing the toilet and washing dishes.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Portage schools superintendent, board say they are on same page...
The Portage Public Schools Board of Education said it agrees with Superintendent Mark Bielang's assessment of the district's direction in academics and operations, but will take more time to look at facilities.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Portage police shooting ruled justified by Kalamazoo County prosecutor
A Portage Public Safety lientenant shooting of a man suspected of stabbing a woman in December has been ruled as justified by the Kalamazoo County prosecutor.