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Health Department director resigns

Health Department director resigns

Lisa Peacock, the director of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan has resigned from her position. She cited a “hostile work environment” created by the departments board and her health as reasons for the departure. She has been embroiled in controversy since...
JTAC Update

JTAC Update

The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee held a special meeting yesterday to discuss the island’s broadband plans with staffers from Congressman Debbie Dingell’s office. The Committee expressed the view that the past approach taken by congress, which focuses...
Townships issue Master Plan RFPs

Townships issue Master Plan RFPs

The townships have issue each issued Requests for Proposals to complete an updated Master Plan for the island. They seek an update to the current plan based on community input including a series of meetings that would start in May with additional meetings in June,...

Library News

Some big changes are afoot at the Beaver Island District Library.  Long-time director Patrick McGinnity has announced that he will be leaving the library.  He’s not leaving the island though.  Instead, he plans to focus his efforts on the Whiskey Point Brewing Company...