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April 2003
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St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in front of the Shamrock

News from the Beaver Island Wildlife Club

Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

Chili Cook-off a Big Success

Plans afoot for a Community Walk

Talking Threads Quilt on Display at McDonough’s Market

Rural Arts and Culture Grant Update

Melvin Snags a Record Pike

Patrick Cull makes the State GeoBee

Two Beaver Island School Board Seats up for Reelection

Awarding the Bid for the New Beaver Island Health Center

How the BIRHC Board determined the need for a new Facility

On This Date

Beaver Island Peace Vigil; AmVets put up Flags on Main Street

Partnership Project Holds Meetings

A Phenomenon Made of Ice

News from the Townships & the Township Annual Meetings

Fire Department Acquires New Thermal Imaging Equipment

Deerwood - The world's finest B&B

Snow Sleuth

A fine time on Arranmore

One Hundred Years Ago

BIBCO & BITA Negotiations may be Nearing Resolution

Mary Minor 1932-2003

Charles Dunlevy 1915-2003

Weather or Not

Charlevoix County Commissioners Meetings

Beaver Island's Egg Lake Bog

Land Swap

Peaine Offered Property

Classified Ads

BIBCO & BITA Negotiation Nearing Resolution

With the difficulties both sides have been having in the attempt to resolve the ongoing dispute continuing to hamper negotiations, an official from M-DOT offered to come to Beaver Island on Thursday, March 20th, 2003 to sit in on what was billed as a marathon negotiating session. However the weather precluded his arrival: the morning brought a fog that lasted for days, so the negotiators were thrown back upon their own devices. Both sides were optimistic, feeling that they were focusing on specific issues without recourse to personalities, and as it turned the negotiator was not needed. On Friday morning the following press release was issued:

“The Beaver Island Boat Company and the Beaver Island Transportation Authority negotiating teams have tentatively come to an understanding on the issues of mutual concern contained in their agreement. The proposal will be brought before their respective boards for review, discussion and potential approval.”

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