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A Nov. 10 pizza party at Brewster's Italian Cafe in New Buffalo was a tasty reward for the last group of 121 New Buffalo Elementary students who successfully completed the summer Kids Read Now program by reading eight books.A total of five pizza-makong (and eating) sessions were held.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) $17.8 million in RAISE grant funds to complete the Marquette Greenway from Chicago to New Buffalo.

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THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Township Board voted unanimously on Nov. 8 to give members of the Three Oaks Fire Department pay boosts from their current $15-per-hour on-call” status rate.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council on Nov. 15 re-affirmed its opposition to the recently passed Michigan House Bill 4722 (which declares short-term rentals a residential use of property and a permitted use in all residential zones) and its yet-to-be-voted-on State Senate counterpart …

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HARBERT — Chikaming Township Planning Commission members were shown a final concept of streetscape design plans for the Harbert Community Park area by Eric Neagu of the Antero Group and Michelle Kelly of Upland Design during their Nov. 3 regular meeting.

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BRIDGMAN — A Michigan State House bill passed in the early hours of Oct. 27 that would declare short-term rentals as “a residential use of property and a permitted use in all residential zones” if also passed by the State Senate and signed by the Governor was discussed during the Nov. 1 Brid…

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THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council chose two recipients of retail marijuana licenses from 10 applicants during a well-attended Wednesday, Oct. 27, special meeting.

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THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education welcomed new Superintendent Dr. Steven Disney to his first school board meeting on Oct. 25 while also thanking interim Superintendent Dr. Andrea van Der Laan for her leadership for the last few months.

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THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council got a partial look at the estimated cost of having the community’s sewage treated by the Galien River Sanitary District (GRSD) during its Oct. 13 regular meeting.

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NEW BUFFALO — The Local Revenue Sharing Board (LRSB) met at New Buffalo Township Hall on Oct. 12 to to disburse approximately $4.4 million the Pokagon Band of the Pottawattaomi gave to the local area according to the local agreement.

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BRIDGMAN — The 100th anniversary of Bridgman American Legion Post 331 will be celebrated with a Celebration Dance on Oct. 16 – a date Mayor Vince Rose officially declared “Bridgman American Legion Centennial Day” during the City Council’s Oct. 4 meeting.

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BENTON HARBOR —Berrien County saw an increase in new cases for the week of Oct. 7-13, and remained in the high COVID-19 transmission category for the ninth week in a row.

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HARBERT — Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin, who served from 1979 to 2015, and passed away on July 29, 2021, holds a special place in the hearts of Ibrahim Parlak and many of his supporters.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council, during a sometimes contentious Oct. 4 special meeting, approved the first reading of a short-term rental Zoning Ordinance Amendment that would prohibit the licensing of new short-term rental units in the city’s R-1, R-2, and R-3 residentially zoned…

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THREE OAKS — The Apple Cider Century bike tour returned on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, after taking last year off due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Berrien County Health Department announced it would be rescinding its public health order requiring masks in educational settings at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, due to conflicting language in the state budget.

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MICHIGAN CITY — More than 400 Remember Me Thursday luminarias were lighted in memory of pets that have passed on at the Michiana Humane Society Shelter in Michigan City on Sept. 23.

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