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Crestwood decides against electronic sign moratorium

Pictured above: Scott Credit Union in Crestwood uses an electronic messaging sign. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A six-month moratorium on electronic messaging signs was rejected by the Crestwood Board of Aldermen at the Jan. 22 meeting, after City Planner Adam Jones presented a study on nearby cities and their

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Neighbors still oppose Robyn cluster homes

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Nearby residents of a proposed cluster home development at Lindbergh Boulevard and Robyn Road once again appeared before the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen this month to protest the proposed 5-acre 12-villa development. Three residents spoke at the Feb. 12 meeting against a proposal submitted by Fischer & Frichtel

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Merger opposition group debuts a website, committee, yard signs

Pictured above: Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside

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‘Black Lives Matter’ sign causes Lindbergh High debate

Pictured above: Pictured above: Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.   By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  A “Black Lives Matter” poster at Lindbergh High School hung for Black History Month sparked debate and some anger regarding race and students’ rights in

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Better Together says merger could save over $1 billion a year by 2032

Pictured above: Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, left, answers questions about the merger alongside Stenger, Krewson and Washinton University Chancellor Mark Wrighton at a press conference after the campaign kickoff. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The backers of a city-county merger for St. Louis County and city

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Stenger balks at legal bills from County Council’s outside lawyer

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The outside attorney for the St. Louis County Council wants taxpayers to fund legal bills for its lawsuits, but County Executive Steve Stenger is

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MSD wants new stormwater fees in April election

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is proposing to tackle flooding and erosion by adding a new charge to the bill of every customer, including nonprofit entities and those with septic systems. The MSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously in December to place Proposition S for Stormwater on the

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Mehlville ranks among top in Missouri on 2018’s test scores

Pictured above: Mehlville High School’s 2018 graduation ceremony.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville School District earned its highest scores ever on a statewide academic test in 2018, ranking the district among some of the highest performing public school districts in the state even as most districts saw scores fall with a harder

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