N. Church St. will be closed today at the RR-tracks for repairs......
Bridgman Police Department is located at 9765 Maple Street, Bridgman, 49106 MI. The Bridgman Police Department phone number is (269) 465-3891.
N. Church St. will be closed today at the RR-tracks for repairs......
SLOW DOWN....MOVE OVER....COMMON SENSE!
More snow is on the way......PLEASE drive safely!
MERRY CHRISTMAS and we wish you a happy & SAFE new year!
SCAM letter alert.............
REMINDER: Parents/drivers who pick up or drop off students at the schools cannot park in front of or block private driveways. Vehicles cannot impede/block the flow of traffic or improperly park & drivers can be ticketed if observed doing so. The areas of most concern are Papalardo St., Davis Ln., Tower St. near Bridgman Elementary and S. Church St. (California Rd.) near Reed Middle School.
Our Holiday Village will kick off this Saturday around 4:00pm with the pet parade. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they ride into town on a firetruck in the Pet Parade at 4:00 - bring your favorite human and animal family members and march through downtown Bridgman (even if you don't have a pet!) After the parade downtown Lake Street will be closed to encourage the community and guests to mix and mingle. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus for picture opportunities, candy canes and story time! Lake St. will be closed from Maple St. to Mathieu St. with detours posted from 3:30pm until 6:30pm. (see detour below)
We have partnered with KidCents and the Rite Aid Foundation in supporting the safety and well-being of children in our community. Residents can now drop off unwanted or expired medications in the secure disposal box at the police station lobby so they don't fall into the wrong hands. Please see the photo below on what is accepted as well as the types NOT accepted.
At least one of the subjects pictured below has passed counterfeit money in Bridgman...........please call if you see them.
Holiday Village is on DECEMBER 16TH FROM 4:00 – 6:00 and this year we are growing bigger and we want greater Bridgman businesses to be part of the festivities! Join Edgewater Bank (sharing free popcorn) and the Friends of the Library (sharing free Alphabet Soup) in our first ever POP-UP STREET MARKET during Holiday Village in downtown Bridgman! As the Pet Parade comes into the City Center, we will close a two-block section of Lake Street between Mathieu Street and Maplewood Avenue until 6:30 pm so our guests can freely roam between shops and restaurants on both sides of the street where indoor, kid-friendly activities will be taking place. We are setting up several tents in the street for participating businesses by placing a small table under one of our tents where you can offer treats, marketing materials, coupons, or merchandise for sale to share with the community while they are already here enjoying the celebration. This is a terrific opportunity to interact with current and potential customers and promote your business, especially if you don’t have a storefront in the city center! Adding to the ambience of the POP-UP STREET MARKET, local trio Night Train will serenade visitors on the street, while warming stations, extra seating, and a bonfire pit will offer comfort and rest for four-legged and two-legged guests alike! Your presence enriches this community event and brings greater variety, value, and fun to our guests! To participate: • Reserve your space with me (did I mention it’s free?) by sharing what you want to sell/give/market to our guests and we will coordinate with you to make it happen! • Space is limited, so do this soon to lock in your spot! • Print and hang THIS FLYER by your register, front door/window, or on stall doors. • Share the poster to your website, social media, and email to family, friends, and customers. • Donate use of a 10’x10’ (or similarly sized) pop-up tent for the afternoon of December 16th (call or email if you have one we can borrow). • Bring your pet and march in the parade with signs or swag promoting your business. • Bring family and friends and take part in all the fun activities planned – live nativity, face painting, ornament making, Santa visiting, cookie decorating, Mrs. Claus reading, chili tasting, s’more making, cocoa sipping, open housing, caroling, and tree lighting! Calli Berg, CEcD, EDFP Executive Director
PRESS RELEASE - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Impaired Driving Crackdown aims to reduce fatalities The end of November is traditionally marked by Thanksgiving events. The long weekend is typically celebrated through dinners, sports activities, and shopping as families and friends enjoy the waning days of autumn. Thanksgiving can also be deadly, with impaired drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways. Law Enforcement Officers from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Saint Joseph City Department of Public Safety, Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety, New Buffalo City Police Department, and the Bridgman City Police Department will be watching. If we see you driving while impaired we will stop and arrest you. No second chances, said Sheriff L. Paul Bailey. As you head out to Thanksgiving festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The high-visibility enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from November 22, 2017 through December 10, 2017. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for impaired driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road aim to drastically reduce impaired driving on the nation’s roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 10,265 fatalities in 2015 in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. This totaled 29 percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide for the year. In the United States, a person is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes, said Sheriff L. Paul Bailey. Ten people lost their lives on Michigan roads during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday period. Throughout 2016, 416 people died in Michigan as a result of alcohol and/or drug-involved traffic crashes, according to the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center. In Michigan, it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, although motorists can be arrested at any BAC level if an officer believes they are impaired. Motorists face enhanced penalties if arrested for a drunk driving offense with a .17 BAC or higher. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is supported with federal traffic safety funds coordinated by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.
Please keep Officer Wyman in your thoughts and prayers.
Sgt. Tom LaVanway & Chief Unruh kept a close eye on our trick-or-treaters this evening to make sure they were safe.....and handed out candy too. We had a great time!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Please use "EXTRA" caution during trick-or-treat hours tonight from 5:30pm-7:00pm. REMINDER: NO PARKING allowed on city streets from 2:00am-6:00am beginning early tomorrow morning until April 1st.
NO PARKING on city streets 2AM-6AM, Nov. 1st to April 1st.
Couple of reminders: Halloween Trick-Or-Treat hours are 5:30pm-7:00pm, Oct. 31st. PLEASE drive safely. NO Parking on any city street from 2:00am-6:00am begins next Wednesday, Nov. 1st.
If you haven't already noticed, Lake St. is now open.......thank you for your patience.
Please see below regarding school bus delays beginning Monday. Any questions, contact Bridgman Public Schools.
From our school Superintendent....