Chilling with chili

Chilling with chili

Charleigh Freese, Reagan Dewitt and Alivia Freese Troop 77271 sample chili at the third annual Chili Cook-off on Bald Eagle Lake. Photo: Patrick McAbee

Rep. Schriver responds to criticism over social media post

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Oxford — On Monday, state representative Josh Schriver, R-Oxford, was removed from his committee assignment and had his staff reassigned because of a post he shared on social media. Schriver is the representative for Michigan’s 66th House District which contains Bruce and Washington townships in Macomb County and Addison, Brandon, […]

Communities, schools spending & allocating millions of COVID-19 funds

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.— Sewer projects, ambulances and sidewalks are just a few of the projects area communities received since the implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021. The ARPA act which provided $350 billion in relief to states and local governments to fight the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have deposited […]

Station No.1 Social Hub OK’d by Village Council

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —On Monday night the Village Council voted 4-0 to approve a site plan for Station No. 1, Social Hub, 10214 West Hegel Road. Council Member Sherry Moore was absent. The decision follows a Jan. 29 decision by the Goodrich Village Planning Commission who voted 8-0 with one abstention that recommended […]

Board hikes tuition for preschool

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Board of Education voted to increase the tuition rates for the Brandon preschool academy beginning next school year. “It’s been at least eight years since an increase,” said District Chief Financial Officer Jan Ziesel. Zeisel presented the board with a […]

Hegel Road resurfacing project set for summer 2024

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to adopt a resolution for the Michigan Department of Transportation for resurfacing on West Hegel Road in the village. Council member Sherry Moore was absent. The estimated cost of the project is $229,400 with $181,204 in federal funds. The village share […]

Brandon School board OKs change to six-year terms

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the Monday night meeting, the Brandon Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a change from four-year terms to six-year terms to board of education members. The transition to six-year terms will be complete with the 2028 election cycle. “As the Brandon Board of Education strives […]

Two hearted

Two hearted

Ro and Reece Morris with their mom Rechelle at Brandon Township Library create pop-up hearts in preparation for Valentines Day, Feb. 14. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Northern Oakland I-75 reconstruction project to begin in early March

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — In just a few weeks, daffodils will bloom, geese will return and orange construction barrels will once again pop up. Bridge and road work along I-75 in northern Oakland County is expected to resume in early March. The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing approximately $160 million to […]

Local home sale prices increased in 2023

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — A combination of escalated interest rates up substantially from their historic lows a few years ago, lower home inventories and higher prices has produced a challenging real estate market for buyers and sellers. However, this scenario could see a change later this spring as mortgage rates are expected […]

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