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Tanner: Time to Fire Administrator Clarke

December 4, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

New commissioner eager for solutions to Benzie’s planning, zoning problems...

A Conversation with Chuck Clarke

December 4, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Benzie County’s administrator answers his critics...

Welcoming Local Food Businesses

December 2, 2008 | By Patty Cantrell

To rebuild old regional distribution systems, Michigan needs new rules...

Entrepreneurs: Growing Local Food, and a Movement

November 26, 2008 | By Patty Cantrell

Governments, schools, organizations help new farmers get started...

Obama Readies Move to Clean-Energy Economy

November 24, 2008 | By Keith Schneider

Campaign, transition team, recent speeches point to renewables...

Local, State Officials Can Boost Local Food Economies

November 23, 2008 | By Patty Cantrell

Pioneering agencies include ‘regional food assessments’ in their plans...

More Michigan Farms, Food Firms ‘Thinking Local’

November 20, 2008 | By Patty Cantrell

Studies, successful pioneers confirm positive powers of homegrown products...

Glenn Puit: Commissioner-Elect Tanner Speaks Out

Blog Archive | November 18, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

A newly elected member of the Benzie County Board of Commissioners says the next couple of months will be a critical time for countywide planning and zoning in Benzie, and he also thinks it’s likely that longtime county Planner Dave Neiger is likely to st...

Michigan Tastes Local Food's Potential

November 16, 2008 | By Patty Cantrell

Farmers, retailers offer new ingredients to boost state, regional economy...

In Rogers City, Pushback to Coal Rush

November 12, 2008 | By Jim Dulzo

Hearings, co-op meeting unearth economic, environmental opposition to proposed local plant...

Glenn Puit: Reprieve for a Planner

Blog Archive | October 30, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Longtime Benzie County Planner Dave Neiger now has a job for at least a couple more months, but questions continue to surface about the future of county-wide planning and zoning in Benzie County....

Carbon Capture: Real, or Just Blowing Smoke?

October 27, 2008 | By Keith Schneider

In midst of coal rush, Michigan tests controversial technology...

Jim Lively: Fill It Out - It Is Easy (Really!)

Blog Archive | October 21, 2008 | By Jim Lively

We are looking far into the future, so don’t let current master plans, zoning, or political bickering hold you back....

County Chair’s Coal Plant Vote: Conflicted Interest?

October 15, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Attorney says action voids a permit for Rogers City project...

Grand Vision Draws Another Record Crowd

October 13, 2008 | By Jim Dulzo

Officials roll out “scorecard,” aim for 15,000 responses by Oct. 28...

Glenn Puit: An Apology, a Defense of Cuts

Blog Archive | October 7, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Benzie County Zoning Administrator Craig Seger apologized to the planning commission Tuesday night for the furor caused by his role in the ouster of longtime Benzie County planner Dave Neiger....

Proposed Coal Plant Switches Fuels, Stirs Controversy

October 6, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

As hearings loom, Rogers City project gets state OK to burn cheaper, dirtier fuel...

A Planning Commission’s Pet Coke Debate

October 6, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

What did Presque Isle County’s commissioners know, and when?...

Glenn Puit: The Little Program That Could

Blog Archive | October 1, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Big things are happening in a small office in Houghton, Mich., on the campus of Michigan Technological University, and they are affecting kids in classrooms across the state, as well as citizen planners literally around the world....

Benzie OKs Eliminating Its Planner

September 18, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Board vote heightens furor over competence, personality, and process...

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