Broadband expansion process underway in most municipalities, county says
A majority of Door County municipalities have started the process of expanding broadband internet access to every home and business in their boundaries, a county broadband coordinator told the Door County Board of Supervisors Friday.
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Year in review: Our best reporting of 2022
As we wind down 2022 and look forward to 2023, our team at Door County Knock is reflecting on the stories we’ve covered this year. Here’s our best reporting of 2022.
County Board approves $263K in grants to health and human service nonprofit organizations
The Door County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved more than $263,000 in grants to 11 health and human service nonprofit organizations.
County panel recommends $263K in grants to human services nonprofits
A committee of the Door County Board of Supervisors on Monday recommended awarding more than $263,000 in grants to 11 nonprofit organizations addressing the county’s health and human services needs and the negative economic effects of the pandemic.
Watch: A community forum on short-term rentals in Door County
As part of a series on the short-term rental industry in Door County, Knock on Nov. 16 held a panel discussion and community forum event on the state of the industry.
Gordon Road intersection changes won’t come until spring after delayed state approval, county says
Safety improvements to a Town of Sevastopol intersection that were originally planned for this year now won’t happen until the spring, county officials said Tuesday, after what they described as delays in getting state approval for their plans.
Door County has added more than 500 new short-term rentals since 2018, records show
More than 500 new short-term rental businesses have been created in Door County since the start of 2018, a Knock analysis of public records has found. Moreover, the total number of short-term rental units in the county now exceeds the number of hotel and motel rooms for the first time, the records show.
As United Way expands child care efforts, a pilot program could help 25 families in its first 9 months
A pilot program matching employer contributions toward employees’ child care costs could help at least 25 families in the coming year, a United Way coordinator said this week. It comes as United Way also has made progress in efforts to improve access to home-based child care facilities in Door County.
Door County’s LGBTQ advocacy organizations reach a turning point in their growth
Three LGBTQ advocacy organizations in Door County have reached a turning point in their growth this year, celebrating milestones and expanding their staffing and educational efforts.
Child care proposal would bolster at-home providers, focus on worker retention
A county government proposal using federal funding would provide more support to at-home child care facilities and providers in Door County.
Affordable housing initiatives could add hundreds of units to Door County in coming years
Two affordable housing projects in Door County, supported partially by federal funding allocated by the county government, could result in the construction of more than 700 new affordable housing units in the county over the next two decades.
Sober living facility could fill crucial void for addiction recovery in Door County
A proposed sober living facility in Door County would provide more options and increased flexibility for addiction treatment and lead to better outcomes in recovery, according to county Health and Human Services leaders.
Child welfare reports in Door County are soaring. Meth addiction is a complicating factor.
Door County’s government this year is on pace to receive more child welfare referrals than it has during any year in history, far exceeding a previous record and alarming county leaders.