Neighborhood grant hearing scheduled in North Baltimore

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A second public meeting to discuss ideas for using a neighborhood revitalization grant for North Baltimore will be held next month, Village Council heard Tuesday. The session is slated for 7 p.m. March 13 at the Hancock-Wood...

Tom Blunk stepping down from Arlington Council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council will begin a search to replace one of its own. In a letter read to Village Council on Monday, Councilman Tom Blunk said he will leave office at the end of the month to move to McComb. “Tom, we’ve enjoyed...

McComb sewage plant financing to be unveiled

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Financial plans for a new sewage plant in McComb are slated to be presented to Village Council later this month. McComb Council learned Monday that the Northwestern Water and Sewer District, Bowling Green, will offer a proposal at...

Icy roadways lead to several accidents

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Perhaps the majority of area motorists opted to stay in bed Sunday morning rather than deal with ice-glazed roadways. No serious accidents were reported Sunday by area law enforcement agencies. Putnam County was under a level one road alert Sunday. A...

North Baltimore sees sharp drop in break-ins

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A decline in the number of burglaries and break-ins in North Baltimore can be attributed, in part, to drug abusers who currently are in jail or now leading clean lives, the police chief says. Police Chief Allan Baer provided a...

Arlington mayor gives state-of-village address

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — The Main Street pavement project, described by Mayor Michael Palmer as a significant undertaking, will get underway in downtown Arlington this year. In his annual state-of-the-village address on Monday, Palmer said 2018 will see the...

McComb village employees get 2 percent pay raises

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday formally issued 2 percent pay hikes to village employees for 2018. Municipal workers have not received pay raises in the past two years, village officials have said. Separately, waterline work on a portion of...

Downtown work tops 2017 North Baltimore projects

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Replacing waterlines in downtown North Baltimore was a significant undertaking for the village during 2017. In the annual state-of-the-village address, Mayor Janet Goldner on Tuesday pointed to the waterline work in the...

Some Arlington water, sewer bills to be delivered late

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Water issues required much of Arlington Council’s attention Monday. Due to a problem with the bulk mailing system, the delivery of water and sewer bills to some Arlington customers has been delayed, village officials said....

Arcadia seeks levy renewal

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board on Thursday set in motion plans to place a renewal emergency levy on the May ballot. A proposed 2.52-mill, three-year levy would generate $305,000 annually to fund general operations. Currently a 3-mill levy is...