Township, school agree to 50/50 split for liaison officer

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp .- By a 6-0 vote on Monday night the township board of trustees agreed to split the cost of the police liaison officer for the 2017-18 school year. Township Treasurer Terri Darnall was absent from the meeting. Terms of agreement between the Brandon Schools and the township will include […]

Brandon Library sows seeds of spring

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .-Spring is almost here and the library is ready to help you get your garden growing. The Brandon Community Seed Library Kick-off is planned for 7-8 p.m., March 15 at the library, 304 South St. The event is presented by librarian Sara Ault and Eleanor Hucker, a township […]

Police disable vehicle to end high speed chase

By David Fleet Editor A Brandon Township resident remains lodged in the Oakland County Jail following a high speed chase on March 4. Andrew Sanchez, 21, was arraigned on March 6 before 52-2 Court Judge Kelley Kostin on counts of fleeing police third degree, a five year felony and reckless driving, a 93 day misdemeanor. […]

Council balks at low income senior apartment complex

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- A request to rezone property for a proposed low income senior living apartment complex was denied by the village council at a special meeting on Monday night. A proposal to rezone for a planned unit development on about 5.5 acres on the north side of Hegel Road about 600 feet […]

Blackhawk grappler wins

Blackhawk grappler wins

Brandon Senior Jack Olson beat Tecumseh Sophomore Joshua Hilton with a pin at 5 min 46 seconds in Division 2 112 pounds in the first round match of the MHSAA Wrestling State Championship.  Photo by Mo Voyer.

Goodrich enrollment dips after February count

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich – On Feb. 8, the school district joined others statewide in the spring student count day. District wide, enrollment dropped from 2,094 in February 2016 to 2,061 in 2017—down 33 students. While the high school, Oaktree and Reid elementary schools all posted gains in enrollment at the middle school, which […]

New sergeant at Brandon substation

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Det./Sgt. Andy Goldberg is the newest addition to the crew who protects and serves the township. The 47-year-old who has 18 years of service with OCSO, joined the Brandon substation last week, replacing Det./Sgt. Dale Brown, who returns to duty at the OCSO dispatch […]

Life in these United States

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Matheus Dias and Carolina Pari are getting the experience of a lifetime this school year. Matheus, 15, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Carolina, 17, who hails from Rimini, Italy, are classmates and exchange students studying at Brandon High School since August and while it is exciting […]

Zoning for low-income senior housing goes to council

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -On Monday night the village planning commission voted 7-0 to rezone about 5.5 acres on the north side of Hegel Road about 600 feet east of M-15 from Low Density Residential—which allows for single family homes to Planned Unit Development designed for a variety of housing development such as condominiums. […]

Village, Iron Belle Trail project draws debate

Council sets hearing date for grant, land purchase

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – A public hearing at which information will be presented regarding the proposed Iron Belle Trail and the village council will accept input from the community is planned for 7 p.m., March 27, at the township offices, 395 Mill St. The public hearing, which is necessary for two grant […]

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