Letter From Michiana: Long Beach Party wins

A local election like this one can be unsettling. Makes you wonder whether you’re in tune with your neighbors.

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Letter From Michiana: Moon Valley and Stockwell Woods

As kids, we never needed anyone to tell us how special this place was — we could feel it down to the soles of our feet.

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Letter From Michiana: Partying with the Long Beach Community Alliance

The weather was nasty, but people showed up to raise the funds necessary to keep fighting, if that’s what it takes.

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Letter From Michiana: Indiana’s DNR keeps its head in the sand

Instead of helping towns like Long Beach explain to property owners what the Supreme Court ruling means regarding their property or, for that matter, even fully informing themselves and their staff members about the state’s history and law, let alone enforcing that law, the DNR has buried its head in the sand.

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Letter From Michiana: DNR AWOL

This week, the DNR will hold public hearings in Michigan City regarding the plowing of dunes and other construction impinging on public trust land and potentially violating the Federal Clean Water Act. It will be interesting to see who shows up.

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Letter From Michiana: Marram grass

We’re fortunate at our end of the beach. We still have foredunes, the deep banks of marram grass-covered sand that serve as a buffer between the beach, where the lake level has reached a record-setting height, and peoples’ lakefront homes. 

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