Story time

Story time

Ava Browder, 9, with Lenus the therapy-dog in training. On May 7, the Mid-Michigan therapy dogs were read to by local girl scouts at Goodrich United Methodist Church.  Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Legal action OK’d after candidates removed from ballot

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan ssoldan@mihomepaper.com Brandon Twp. — An error that resulted in several area candidates for library board positions to be disqualified from the August primary election, in Brandon, Holly, and Oxford townships, along with a few others in Oakland County could soon end up in court. During the regular meeting on Monday night, the […]

School district sinking fund voted down again

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Goodrich — In the Goodrich School District on Tuesday, a 1 mill, nine year sinking fund that would have generated about $645,000 failed 1,342 no (58.81%) to 940 yes (41.19%). In Lapeer County 210 votes were cast with 82 yes and 128 no. About 25% of district voters turned out to […]

Downtown Development Authority to host annual Spring Garden Market

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan ssoldan@mihomepaper.com Ortonville — From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., on May 18, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority and Friends of AMOS will host their annual Spring Garden Market in downtown Ortonville. “The shops are open and ready for a fun-filled day,” said coordinator Toni Mariucci. “Hometown favorites and new vendors will be joining us […]

Local’s family near Israel-Hamas war see no end in sight to conflict

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Israel —Laurie Rimon remained pessimistic following recent news of a ceasefire proposal announced by mediators on May 6 as the militant group Hamas agreed to halt action in Gaza. “Unfortunately it was not the cease-fire that Israel had agreed to but a plan to make us the bad guys for refusing,” […]

Township board takes aim at solar energy ordinances

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan ssoldan@mihomepaper.com Brandon Twp. —Despite new stringent oversight from Lansing, Brandon Township officials took a stand on apparent erosion of local control. On Monday night the board of trustees voted unanimously to approve for first reading the addition of Solar definitions to Chapter 46-6 and Solar Energy Collectors to Article V, Section 46-305 […]

Township clerk earns state designation

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan ssoldan@mihomepaper.com Brandon Twp. —Brandon Township Clerk Roselyn Blair was awarded the Michigan Professional Municipal Clerk designation by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks. To receive this designation, a clerk must go through a minimum of 120 hours if educational programming over a three-year period, and mist continue to obtain education points to […]

Still growing

Still growing

Lincoln Cushman, a third grade student at Oaktree Elementary School works in the Goodrich school greenhouse. Cushman spearheaded a successful campaign for plant and flower donations from area businesses. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Library board trustees candidates omitted from August ballot

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan ssoldan@mihomepaper.com Brandon Twp. — Several area candidates for library board positions have been disqualified from the August primary election, which includes all candidates running in Brandon, Holly, and Oxford townships, as well as some in other townships throughout Oakland County. Candidates for the library board have to file by the April 23 […]

Groveland Township eyes Battery Energy Storage System business

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Groveland Twp. — A woodlot in Groveland Township could soon be home to one of the first battery storage facilities under consideration in Michigan. Dallas-based Vesper Energy is considering a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in the township. A BESS is a type of energy storage system that uses batteries to […]

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