August 4, 2020

The following information is from an email sent by PPS Superintendent William Heath to parents on August 3rd.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you all for your patience as we develop plans for the fall.  We are extremely grateful for the trust you give us every year in...

August 4, 2020

The Portland City Council presented a framed certificate of appreciation to Dana Hengesbach tonight for her work as an AmeriCorp VISTA volunteer for Portland Downtown over the past two years.  Tina Conner-Wellman, DDA Director gave glowing praise to Dana's efforts.  Am...

August 4, 2020

City Clerk Nikki Miller reported tonight that she has sent out more than twice the absentee ballots for tomorrow’s Primary election than she did for the 2016 Mid-term elections.  All Portland residents who have not yet voted may vote in person tomorrow at City Hall.  M...

August 2, 2020

This year's Portland District Library summer reading program is “Imagine Your Story”.

In an email sent to parents within the district, PPS Superintendent Will Heath said, "This year will look a bit different, but we hope that everyone in your family will have something...

August 2, 2020

Michigan State Police Trooper Caleb Starr passed away on July 31st from injuries received when his vehicle was struck on duty on July 10th.

According to a release from MSP, “Trooper Starr was 33 years old. He is survived by his wife, Rachael, who is a civilian member of...

July 29, 2020

Paul K. Echlin, 91, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Ft Wayne. He was born August 19, 1928, the son of the late Alfred and Swava (Olsen) Echlin. He received BS degree from Michigan State University in 1956.  Paul served his country in the US Navy, both in WW II...

July 29, 2020

The Portland School Board appointed Portland resident Andrew Huhn to complete the five month unexpired term of former school board member Jami Schneider.  Huhn was one of six applicants and will run for a six-year-term, that begins in January 2021, in the General Elect...

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July 27, 2020

On July 1, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Public Act 123 of 2020, which appropriated $100 million for the First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums Program and $200 million for the Public Safety and Public Health Payroll Reimbursement Program. Both grant programs use federal f...

July 24, 2020

Lynn Afendoulis is…. by any definition you choose to use…. a strong woman.  She is confident, thoughtful, articulate, has strong opinions and a lifetime of experiences to back them up.  She fills the room when she enters it.  She emphatically claimed, in a one-on-one i...

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