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2015 Lessons Learned
Scott Sullivan
Douglas and Saugatuck may disagree on how to deal with phragmites, harbor planning and umpteen other things, but don’t worry. They’ll agree to pay out-of-town consultants to study how to bring out-of-town money here for as long as it takes to defer taking real action.

A new year brings new hope. We can learn from last year’s mistakes to make this year’s worse. Here are things 2015 taught us:

The old Root Beer Barrel—which moldered unused for 30 years near the northeast corner of Ferry and Center streets in Douglas—is sure to be an attraction when placed on the southwest corner.

Is it an awning? Umbrella? Butterfly? Whatever, it’s gone from 790 Lake St.

Saugatuck may not be Outside magazine’s Best Small Town Ever, but don’t worry. They’ll have another online poll next year.

Put those plans for an R.J. Peterson-City of Douglas love fest and Kum-ba-ya sing on hold.

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