Kalamazoo Gazette

2:32 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Home sales up in Kalamazoo

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Home sales were up by more than 28 percent this July compared to July 2012.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Home sales in Greater Kalamazoo rose 28.3 percent in July, compared to July 2012. Saying data continues to show encouraging gains in the housing market for home buyers and home sellers in the area, the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors reported that sales during July of this year were up 9.9 percent in July versus June.
2:10 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Enbrige request for more time on Morrow Lake denied

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The company wanted to move their deadline to December in order to deal with disputes over dredging the lake from Bell’s Brewery and Comstock Township.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The United States Environmental Protection Agency will not grant Enbridge Energy an extension deadline for dredging in the delta in Morrow Lake, citing that the request was premature. Last week, Enbridge, Inc. asked the EPA for an extension for its Dec.
5:28 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

South Beach closed until Friday afternoon

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The beach has been closed for a week since high concentrations of E. coli were found there last Thursday.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- South Haven's South Beach remains closed to swimmers and will stay that way until results of water samples are available Friday afternoon, public health officials say. Water samples from South Beach water were taken Thursday morning, said Mick Mcguire, of the Van Buren/Cass County Health Department.
5:12 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Kalamazoo commission third time candidate to run again

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Nick Boyd owns United Lawn Service and does financial work with Primerica Incorporated. He’s also on the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals and friends of recreation board.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Business owner and financial adviser Nick Boyd will try a third run this year for Kalamazoo City Commission in the Nov. 5 election. Boyd, 29, is the owner of United Lawn Service and a financial adviser with Primerica Inc. He ran unsuccessfully for city commission in 2009 and 2011.
3:28 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Oshtemo Township opposes new high-voltage power lines

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The township consulted an administrative law judge who said the company’s certificate did not show how the project would outweigh the social, financial, and environmental costs.
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- The state has approved plans for high-voltage power transmission lines through several miles of Oshtemo Township, but the township will appeal the decision. The Oshtemo Township Board of Trustees met in closed session Tuesday to discuss its response to a ruling from the Michigan Public Service Commission that granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity to ITC for its proposed Weeds Lake project.