Gregory Asks for More Time to Discuss Street Closure

Sturgeon Bay 7th District Alderman Will Gregory says he wants more time to discuss the ramifications of closing portions of 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street before voting on the measure. Gregory wants his counterparts to to rescind their previous action supporting the street closures so that there can be more debate. He says council-members received information on the street vacation on the Friday before their … Continue reading

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Mayor Says Industry, Retail, & Tourism Must Work Together

Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham commented on a statement made about job creation during a recent city meeting at Tuesday’s session of the city council. Mayor Birmingham said the statement made by a council-member that the City of Sturgeon Bay had enough industrial jobs was simply off the mark… Birmingham said he was certain that retail business, industry and tourism can work side by side … Continue reading

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Council May Reconsider Vacating Portions of 1st & Jefferson

A request that the Sturgeon Bay City Council consider rescinding action on the vacation of parts of 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street was put on hold for the time being. Alderman Will Gregory made a motion to rescind the street closures during the council’s meeting Tuesday evening, but City Attorney Randy Nesbitt suggested that, in order to comply with the state’s open meetings law, it … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Announces Ice Breaking Operation

The US Coast Guard has announced that it will commence ice breaking operations in the waters of Green Bay on Thursday. These operations will likely occur in some areas used by winter sports enthusiasts such as, but not limited to, the Fox River and southern Green Bay and the Sturgeon Bay ship canal. Recreational users of the ice should plan their activity carefully, use caution … Continue reading

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Nominations Being Sought for Industry & Entrepreneur Awards

The Door County Economic Development Corporation is soliciting nominations for the annual “Door County Industry and Entrepreneur of the Year” awards. The awards are intended for firms that help create a positive business climate in Door County. The “Industry of the Year” award recognizes a construction, service or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on the community and enjoyed significant accomplishments during the … Continue reading

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2016 Door County Visitor Guide is Out

The 2016 visitor guide, produced by the Door County Visitor Bureau, is now available. During a recent visit to WDOR, Jon Jarosh, the tourism agency’s Director of Communications and PR, talked about the booklet, a publication sought after by people and organizations across the state and nation… Jarosh says the guide provides a definitive picture of Door County from several perspectives… Within Door County, the … Continue reading

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New Voting Machines in Door County

Door County voters heading to the polls to take part in the primary election on February 16th will find that the voting machines at polling places have changed. Door County Clerk Jill Lau says voting equipment, including scanning equipment in place since the late 1990’s, has been replaced. Lau says, in the past, each polling site had two units in place, but the updated equipment, … Continue reading

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West Side Development to Be Discussed at Plan Commission Meeting

A Madison development firm is expected to present information on a planned unit development involving the construction of a four story multi-use facility on the west side of Sturgeon Bay during Wednesday’s meeting of the city plan commission. The development on the parcel that formerly housed the Harbor Place Shoppes at 49 Madison Avenue will consist of 34 units, and a parking area, space for … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Referendum Put on Hold

The matter of a referendum on a $34 million building project at Sevastopol School has been put on hold for the time being. The board of education tabled action on the proposal which included the construction of a $6.9 million auditorium. The project also includes additional classrooms, technology, cafeteria space, and other improvements. A recent survey of district residents indicated substantial opposition to the idea. … Continue reading

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Candidate Forums to be Held for Sturgeon Bay Council Election

The League of Women Voters of Door County will sponsor candidate forums for seats on the Sturgeon Bay City Council on Wednesday, February 3rd at 7PM in the council chambers at city hall. The league hold forums to help voters select the most qualified, best-suited person for the office. It is not a debate. Questions supplied anonymously by audience-members are screened by members of the … Continue reading

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