September 21, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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New contract for Leland teachers

A new contract has been inked with the Leland Education Association (LEA). During a special meeting held earlier this month, the School Board unanimously approved a two-year agreement with the LEA. More...

COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA – WRONG FOR LEELANAU COUNTY

The following reflects the opinions of the Solon Township Improvement Committee, (STIC).

Solon Township recently decided not to allow the construction of a 20,000 square foot commercial facility for the production and processing of marijuana in the township. More...

County would need to add fees to follow request

A push is on across the state to unify road permit fees and that push could end up costing Leelanau residents and businesses more money.  There are 83 independent road commissions across the state that each have their own permit application fee More...

New Year, New Beginnings...

SBHS is "Virtually" Outstanding

Suttons Bay Virtual School Graduates 100% of Seniors   More...

Welcome New Students to Suttons Bay Public Schools

As a veteran student, what would you say to someone who is interested in coming to Suttons Bay Schools? More...

Overview of what villages, townships pay to enforce local zoning ordinances

Bingham Township:  Township contracts for zoning enforcement from Steve Patmore and planning help from Kathy Egan. More...

Boat grant denied, but townships to be paid

What may be bad news for Leelanau County Sheriff Michael Borkovich appears to be good news to some members of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.  More...

Slight increase for Glen Lake fire dept.

A $1.92 million budget for fire and emergency services was adopted this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The board voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt the 2018-19 spending plan for the Glen Lake Fire Department, operated jointly with Empir More...

Escrow OK; work to start on $20 million project in Elmwood

The Elmwood Township Board last week approved an escrow agreement with West Shore Partners, L.L.C. that will allow work to begin this fall on a $20 million hotel and marina project in Greilickville.  More...

FISH FRY

A blue heron munches on a small fish along the banks of the Crystal River.   More...

Moorings development remains on hold

A recent flurry of court-filings in a year-old case involving the largest single housing development project currently planned in Leelanau County is doing little to move the project in a positive direction, according to individuals associated with th More...

Leland works on traffic concerns

Increased traffic near Leland Public School has led school officials to issue an advisory for parents picking up and dropping off students.  Leland Superintendent Jason Stowe in a one-page communication to parents dated Sept. More...

Hatlem Creek sinkhole repair over budget

The Leelanau County Road Commission awarded a bid to replace the Hatlem Creek culvert under MacFarlane Road in Empire Township to Elmers where a sinkhole opened up about a year ago.  The Road Commission received three bids and at $150,000, the E More...

Eroding road-end causes concern for neighbors, Northport Village

A project that is piling 17 cubic yards of riprap along the end of Fourth Street in Northport is drawing some ire.  Two neighbors who live on either side of the road end say that the riprap is needed to keep the road from falling into Northport More...

Suttons Bay Breaks Down Barriers with Helping Hands

After countless hours of collaborating and planning, Suttons Bay Elementary is pleased to introduce our newest extension of student and family services. More...

If I were crowned...

"I would have school ban cars and make every kid ride into school on a snowmobile." - Garrett Keith  "I would be surgically enhanced with gills and live in the lake forever." - Amelia Hall  "I would get Dick Vitale to speak at our commencem More...

Montessori gets charter, now charting move

Leelanau Montessori Charter Academy has a new lease on life.  The county’s only charter school has been granted an eight-year charter from the Bay Mills Indian Community near Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

REDEVELOPMENT READY

REDEVELOPMENT READY Communities” was the subject of a presentation made to local officials by Dan Leonard of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in the county Government Center on Monday afternoon.   More...