Township board to consider cell tower

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp .- The township board of trustees will hear new information regarding a cell tower requested to be constructed on private property by Skyway Towers, LLC. at the 5:30 p.m., Feb. 21 regular meeting. On Dec. 21, the township planning commission recommended denial of erecting the165-foot Monopole Communications Tower in […]

District considers other options in downsizing efforts

By David Fleet Editor On Wednesday night about 100 people gathered at the Brandon High School Performing Arts Center for a community forum regarding reconfiguration of buildings in the Brandon School District. The community forum was scheduled following a Jan. 16 school board meeting in which a proposal to shutter the Harvey Swanson Elementary complex […]

Women’s March

Locals join thousands in Washington, Lansing

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Local women marched in Washington, DC and Lansing last weekend, motivated for various reasons. Danell Duff, a Groveland Township resident and survivor of sexual assault, is offended that so many Americans supported Donald Trump as president, a man accused of sexually assaulting women and who repeatedly dismissed his comments about […]

Fortunate to be part of history

Local family attends inauguration, Michigan gala

By David Fleet Editor The 58th presidential inauguration included some local representation. Goodrich residents Stephan and Vickie Brochu were among the inauguration crowd that gathered on Jan 20 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The Brochus traveled to Washington to accompany […]

Library closed due to well

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .- The library closed on Jan. 25 for emergency well repairs and is expected to remain shuttered to the public for up to 10 days. Library Director Rebecca Higgerson explained that after repeated well breaks in the past three years, the library board approved during a Jan. 6 […]

Goodrich Schools superintendent on leave, to step down

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -On Monday night the school board accepted a paid leave of absence, effective immediately, for Michelle Imbrunone, district superintendent. According to a statement issued by the board, Imbrunone’s request is due to a significant family medical situation and she would be unable to fulfill the board’s residency requirement for the […]

Furry, fundamental therapy

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – Readers in the Harvey Swanson Elementary Library were joined by a furry companion on Tuesday morning. Honey, a golden retriever, rested calmly at the feet of Raemi Stach. The first grader, who has a visual impairment, used her fingers to read a Braille book and occasionally reached down […]

Community forum on school reconfiguation location change

At 6 p.m., Jan. 25, a meeting on reorganization of the Brandon School District has been changed  to  the arts center (PAC) at Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortronville, Road. The location was changed from the ITEC center to ensure that there are enough seats to accommodate the need.

District eyes closing Harvey Swanson Elementary School

Reconfiguration on docket for Jan. 25 community forum

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – A reconfiguration of the district is being considered, less than four years after the last. Under the newest proposal, Harvey Swanson Elementary School complex would be shuttered, joining Belle Ann Elementary as buildings no longer used by the district. A community forum to discuss the proposal is […]

Brandon man faces 20 years felony on cocaine charge

"If you’re going to sell drugs in this township, sooner or later you’ll get caught," said Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Greg Glover, Brandon substation commander

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A 25-year-old township man is facing a potentially lengthy stint in prison after being found in possession of cocaine. Zaky Mohammad Elkour was arraigned Jan. 12 on one count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine less than 50 grams, as well as one count of possession of […]

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