New construction soars, existing home inventories plummet

By David Fleet Editor For millions of people, their home has taken on a new role. “Before the pandemic, people would eat, drink, sleep and watch tv in their house,” said Michael Stoskopf, CEO of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan. “Now, since the pandemic hit, they actually have to live in their house. […]

We need to do our part in stopping the spread

By David Fleet Editor On Wednesday, Oakland County Sheriff Office Brandon Township Commander Lt. Greg Glover received the first of two doses of the Moderna vaccine to prevent the COVID-19 virus. The second dose will be needed in February. “When the vaccine was first rolled-out I was a naysayer,” said Glover. “I was convinced that […]

When trails meet: Atlas, Grand Blanc grid eyed

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-Step-by-step a trail system linking the township to Grand Blanc Township and beyond is inching closer. Once the approved pathway from Atlas heads west along Perry Road to Grand Blanc Township local groups have a vision of a system of trails connecting neighborhoods, businesses, recreational areas and people throughout their […]

Board asks OCSO to help with investigation

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees agreed to engage the Oakland County Sheriff Office to seek possible suspects following an investigation of unspecified written allegations against the Township Fire Chief Kevin Mason. Last December, following a four month analysis by Jane Doe Investigations, that included dozens of […]

COVID vaccine:‘It’s time to fight back’

By David Fleet Editor Mass vaccinations are nothing new to Sara Taylor’s patients. “They (patients) are all asking me, ‘Hey Sara, when are you going to bring us the vaccine?” said Taylor, who for the past six years has served as a Registered Nurse Case Manager and currently cares for geriatric patients with an average […]

DePalma, Kullis earns MPark ‘Local Elected Official Award’

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Two local officials will be recognized this spring for their efforts in establishment of the new ORV park. Bob DePalma, township supervisor and George Kullis, Holly Township supervisor were recently awarded the MParks Local Elected Official award for their work during the construction of the 106-acre Holly Oaks ORV Park […]

Grant OK’d for village Ladies Library museum

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A century and half old landmark will soon have some much needed repair. On Monday night the village council voted 5-0 to OK a total of $10,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Goodrich Ladies Library museum. The village funds will be added to the $50,000 that was approved […]

Shipmates reunite after 50 years

By David Fleet Editor It had been more than 50 years since two sailors crossed paths in Southeast Asia during the more than decade long conflict that engulfed the countries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Their friendship, established by the bond of war was recently rekindled following a story published about a year ago in The […]

Commission eyes zoning for medical marijuana operations

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-At 7 p.m., Feb. 17, the township planning commission will host a virtual public hearing to consider language amendments to the Atlas Township Medical Marijuana caregivers zoning amendment. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide opportunity for public comment on a proposed amendment to the Atlas Township Zoning […]

Brandon Township new business:Full Scope Eyecare

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Full Scope Eyecare, 1221 South Ortonville Road opened this month providing complete primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision concerns. Dr. Leon Ingham and his family Candace along with children Lilly, Carlyn, Layla and Callie have been township residents for […]