March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Bingham OKs street lights, waits on Trail signs

Motorists on S. More...

Suttons Bay allocates $291,000 to update aging windows, doors

Aging doors and windows will be replaced at Suttons Bay School after action this week by the Board of Education.  The board voted 6-0 to accept a bid of $290,900 from Northern Michigan Glass to replace doors, their frames and windows throughout More...

Trustee calls for more transparency

Trustee Erik Bahle, who was elected to the Suttons Bay Board of Education in November, continues to be critical of board decision-making and the actions of Superintendent Chris Nelson and administrative staff.  More...

Now is time to prepare for property assessment appeals

Process begins next week

Now is the time for anyone interested in challenging their local property tax assessment to get ready to meet with their township’s Board of Review later this month.  More...

Empire budgets, with raises, retain present property tax rate

After a public hearing that included a review of the Empire Village spending plan for fiscal year 2017-18, the General Appropriations Act was unanimously adopted Tuesday at the regular Village Council meeting.  Several budgets include included i More...

Northport makes new statements

Superintendent Neil Wetherbee says one of the big changes under his direction has been rewriting and approval of new mission and vision statements that serve as guideposts for everyone who comes into contact with a student.  The mission statemen More...

County Dates

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It’s official; S-B to let Montessori charter expire

The latest tasks for Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy head of school Eric Royston is to find a new charter authorizer and a new place to call home.  The Suttons Bay Board of Education voted 5-1 Monday, with Erik Bahle opposed, to allow More...

Intermediate school candidate making rounds in county

Tank wants end to ‘hoarding’

Jason Tank is “running” for a seat on the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD) Board.  He’s literally running to board meetings in each of the 16 school districts within the five-county ISD.  “It&r More...

Candidate disclosure requested, denied

Routine appointments to the Empire Village Planning Commission on Tuesday turned into anything but that at the regular Village Council meeting.  Appointments are made by the village president and then approved by the council. More...

Northport looks at 2 energy projects

Northport School plans to make some improvements to its wireless infrastructure using an E-Rate federally funded rebate program that will pay for up to 80 percent of the cost.  Another proposed energy upgrade estimated at $400,000 would use a si More...