Commission votes to dump senior housing complex rezoing

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- By a 4-2 vote on Wednesday night the village planning commission denied a proposal to rezone vacant property from Low Density Residential to a Residential Planned Unit Development on about 5.5 acres on the north side of Hegel Road about 600 feet east of M-15. Planning commission members Dennis Andrezik, […]

Township board narrows trail options

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- By a 4-3 vote on Tuesday night the township board of trustees removed Route A from consideration as possible connection segment with the Iron Belle Trail. Treasurer Darnall, Clerk Allen, Trustee Marshall and Trustee Broughton voted yes. Supervisor Thurman, Trustee DePalma and Trustee Kordella voted no. Route A which […]

Michigan Task Force 1 Mobilization Center open house

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– On the anniversary of 9/11 a major step forward toward preparedness in the event of a disaster will be unveild in the township. From 11-11:30 a.m, Sept. 11, the Michigan Task Force 1 Mobilization Center storage warehouse will be open for pubic tours. State Rep. Laura Cox, of Livonia, […]

Brandon grad, family safe from hurricane

By David Fleet Editor Spring Texas- It’s a bad mix. “The dry food—like spaghetti or noodles stored in cupboards mix with flood waters—then temperatures raise into the 90s,” said Shannon Vultaggio. “It’s like the food is cooking in muddy warm water. The smell is unforgettable.” Shannon along with husband James Vultaggio, a 1997 Brandon High […]

The nose knows: Allergy no match for Chloe

By David Fleet Editor Like most 10-year-olds—Lizzy Martin would enjoy a strawberry Twizzler, cotton candy or even the crunch of a Dorito. While Lizzy likes the treats—chances are they don’t like her. While the treats are fine—a a common additive Red Dye 40 is not. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration includes Red Dye 40 […]

Local assistance

Discussions are currently underway between Brandon and Groveland townships to assist those impacted by the recent flooding and hurricane in Texas. “As we watch the heartbreak which is happening in Texas and now wondering what will happen to our friends in Florida, it is evident a lot of help will be needed for a long […]

‘He attacked me because I was a symbol of America’

By David Fleet Editor Lt. Jeff Neville recalls the knife thrusting twice in the back of his neck. “It was rage,” recalled Neville, an Atlas Township resident. “He then started screaming in Arabic. I realized at that point I was not just being attacked, but being attacked by a terrorist.” Neville, was the police officer […]

Deadline for BFIS proposal nears

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- Prospective buyers will have until Sept. 13 to submit their plan for Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School. The request for proposal of the recently shuttered BFIS will join former Belle Ann Elementary, essentially vacated in 2013 and a vacant 2.5 acre parcel on Sherman Court. All the properties are within […]

Planning commission to consider rezoning

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- At 6 p.m., Sept. 6 the Village Planning Commission will consider a proposal to rezone vacant property from Low Density Residential to a Residential Planned Unit Development on about 5.5 acres on the north side of Hegel Road about 600 feet east of M-15. If the planning commission recommends the […]

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church at 180 years old

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Ron Sutton was just 17-years-old when the church fire occurred July 14, 1947. “Mom got me out of bed in the morning,” said Sutton, now 88. “She told me Mt. Bethel Church was on fire and we drove out there— about 10 minutes behind the fire trucks—since my dad, […]