Monday, July 31, 2017
The in-ground pedestrian crossing lights on Main Street in downtown Brighton are coming out and work gets underway today.
Familiar candidates and some newcomers have emerged in the Fenton City Council race.
The Michigan State Police has joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program.
Michigan Saves, the state's green bank that helps connect interested customers with lenders and contractors, hit a major milestone this summer.
A petition for a rehearing was circulated to the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but no judge requested a vote to do so.
Cancer survivor Rick Wischer shares his battle and triumph over bladder cancer in the first of a three-part series.
Construction continues on a large bridge improvement project along US-23 in Livingston County.
The proposal, which seeks to raise funds to support renovation of district facilities, will come before voters next Tuesday, August 8th.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Livingston County had the lowest June jobless rate in the state.
Brighton Police are looking for three hooded suspects who broke into the Walgreen Pharmacy at 8720 W. Grand River early Saturday.
Local agencies can submit requests for the funds through August 14th.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
The equipment will be tested and delivered to jurisdictions in August, and used for the first time in the November 7th election.
A training event and campaign from the Human Services Collaborative Body of Livingston County aims to change how disorders are viewed and discussed.
As the amount of people utilizing alternative modes of transportation continues to increase, the City of Brighton is partnering up on a safety campaign.
Authorities allege Andrew Arnett of Westland had inappropriate contact with several boys under the age of 13 at a birthday party in January.
Sheriff Mike Murphy needs "bond" money to help out the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Hartland resident Wes Nakagiri filed the complaints in connection with a Sinking Fund proposal in the Hartland Consolidated School district.
While the township sits over a major aquifer, treatment would be needed to remove iron, manganese, and other minerals from the water supply.
The nearly 20,000 square foot parcel off of Owen Road received a recommendation of preliminary site plan approval by the Planning Commission.
State Representative Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will co-chair the meeting Monday morning at 10:30am at the Livingston County EMS Building.
Dan Pelchat (right) and Bill Powell (left) are each 34 years old, graduates of South Lyon High School and new to politics.
Authorities say Joshua David Porter hid a camera in the women's bathroom at Brighton Auto One, where he worked.
Area motorists should plan extra time if traveling on US-23 in Washtenaw County this weekend.
Rodriguez Montez Burks of Muskegon was serving a two to ten year sentence for fleeing and eluding officers in Livingston County.
The community can watch flight operations from the Willow Run Hangar, discuss the historic aircraft with an expert historian, and even purchase a ride.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Current Mayor John Galeas decided against running for a second two-year term, saying certain council members aren’t representing South Lyon in a responsible way.
Toursean Pressley is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence for his role in the 2015 Genoa Township home invasion.
Thanks to a state grant, First National Bank, Cobb-Hall Insurance, and the Uptown Coffeehouse building will all receive outside renovations.
Livingston County residents and business owners will have a chance to pitch their ideas to local experts and possibly win $5,000.
The Livingston County Board of Commissioners could start broadcasting meetings later this summer.
47-year-old Jeremy Hamilton of Howell was sentenced for his role in an argument that escalated to an attack with a baseball bat.
Construction of a new roundabout in Lyon Township is being caught on camera.
The Howell Area Historical Society's Howell Goes to War event covers the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II.
The benediction was given Sunday at the St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church by Father Gabriel Bilas.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Regency Hills is proposed to offer many styles of affordable homes that will attract all kinds of buyers.
21-year-old Mathew Jordan Carrier of Fenton is charged with 19 counts, including 5 counts of second degree murder.
The state's Department of Environmental Protection ordered Rover Pipeline LLC to "immediately cease and desist any further land development activity."
Read Aloud, hosted by Great Start Livingston, was held today inside the Fowlerville Fair’s commercial building.
A fundraising campaign is underway for a proposed monument to honor Michigan's law enforcement officials killed in the line of duty.
The Howell City Council is examining a long standing lease agreement with Recycle Livingston after learning of possible plans to build on site.
Community members can offer their thoughts on the plan through August 25th via an online form.
21-year-old Matthew Jordan Carrier of Fenton is charged with 19 counts, including five counts each of second-degree murder.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Mill Pond improvement project in Brighton - which will likely involve removal of five healthy shade trees - will proceed, but will be delayed until next year.
Although the cost of ME services will be $120,000 more than the last contract, it is still less than what the county might have paid.
Milford Police have launched the next phase of a neighborhood traffic safety program in hopes of slowing speeds in residential areas.
The new facility would be built on the same property where the current Central Dispatch building is located, with an estimated $5.1 million dollar project cost.
Former Fowlerville Officer Frederick Miller is being sued by the estate of a man who died after his motorcycle crashed into his vehicle during a high speed chase.
The first REBOOT Combat Recovery course in Michigan proved to be a successful effort as 22 graduates were recognized at 2/42 Community Church in Brighton.
A busy food pantry and outreach center that serves the Milford and Highland Township communities has a new home.
Monday, July 24, 2017
The path to be an openly trans male has been anything but easy for 21-year-old Jaimie Wilson, who grew up near Howell.
Howell-area attorney and Iraq War veteran Adam Dreher announced today that he plans to run for the Democratic nomination for the 22nd State Senate seat.
Special Ministries of Livingston County received a check Friday for $11,000 from the Livingston County chapter of 100 Women Who Care.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration grant will provide almost a million dollars over the next three years.
Friends of the victim have identified him as Mike Gregory, who worked as a dock supervisor with the Salvation Army and also played drums with several groups.
The CIP serves as a planning tool and is used to earmark funds in order to address expenditures during the budget process.
Michigan’s first Flex Route construction project on US-23 is at the halfway mark.
The Yankee Air Museum set the Guinness World Record in 2014 and 2015, and is looking to reclaim it with an event at Eastern Michigan University this year.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
The electricity is back on at 2,300 homes in portions of three counties where power went out overnight.
Concerns about traffic and the environment were aired at a recent Brighton City Council meeting regarding a planned assisted living facility.
Residents in parts of Livingston, Shiawassee and Genesee counties were cast into darkness overnight when a flock of birds hit substation equipment in the Byron area.
Work is underway to address heating and cooling issues at Howell City Hall.
Funeral services are set this week for Barb Maher, a dedicated community supporter in the Milford/Highland area.
The Livingston County Community Alliance will award mini-grants to youth-designed and implemented substance abuse prevention programs.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Authorities say the owner of a monument company used to live on Briggs Lake and is believed to have disposed of unwanted gravestones there.
A Livingston County man who rocked the Detroit airwaves for decades has passed away.
The driver suffered a medical event that caused him to lose control and leave the roadway, crashing his vehicle into a pond in Hartland Township Friday.
MDOT has extended the completion date of the Grand River Ave. project in Brighton to July 28th.
Their revised ordinance will define each, and clarify the process and permits required.
Friday, July 21, 2017
New speed limits are in effect on portions of Grand River in the Howell area.
A smaller-than-expected donation to the Mill Pond bandshell and amphitheater project may set the project timetable back.
The Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency or OHLSA is hosting a deliverable fuel assistance day July 26th for those in need who qualify.
Officials say a list of ethics from the state’s Townships Association will continue to lay the framework for Brighton Township.
A man has reported that one of the stones is his father's and has been missing from a Detroit cemetery since 1981- a year after his father was laid to rest.
Vice President Robert Guilloz expressed his feelings regarding the discussion of possible action against Trustee Paul Samways.
The House of Representatives' Task Force is seeking public input on how mental health services can improve to better help lawmakers develop related reforms.
The Health Department suggests that the best way to protect against the disease is to prevent mosquito bites from happening.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Challenger Elementary School Summer Reading Program aims to maintain kids’ reading skills over the summer with nine weekly get-togethers.
Long delays are expected while milling and resurfacing take place between Grand River and Clark Lake Road.
Instead of a per-participant fee, Green Oak and Brighton Township will now help fund the recreation authority with a set amount.
A Livingston County mother and father whose daughter has been missing since December took part in another search effort, although nothing was found.
Jamil Czubenko is only the 4th officer in Livingston County to complete the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program.
A project at an intersection that periodically floods in the City of Howell is nearing the construction phase.
Jaycie Brown of Pinckney won the State Award in Beef Science, junior division.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The 2015 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck driven by a 46-year-old Fowlerville man crashed into the Christadelphian Church in Lyon Township last Friday morning.
As Howell Public Schools students return to classes this fall, so too will a familiar face as the new resource officer.
The event is part of the organizations Read Aloud campaign, which aims to make reading aloud for 15 minutes a day the new parenting standard.
The new plan will be tailored to allow better referencing for the local governments within Livingston County.
Fleece & Thank You is holding an event on August 5th to make 5,000 blankets for children in pediatric wards across Michigan and northern Ohio.
The driver who hit Ambrose Sullivan while he was walking home from his job fled the scene without reporting the incident.
The municipality used to pay on a per-participant basis, but will now pay a flat annual fee of $150,000.
Local authorities are advising of a potential coyote sighting in Hamburg Township.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Event organizers say the goal is to give long-overdue recognition to Vietnam War-era veterans and their families.
Artists will sign in from 8am-1pm on Saturday at the Howell Opera House and given a list of places they can create their art in Livingston County.
The program aims to decrease chronic disease by providing access to fruits and vegetables, along with education from health professionals.
Revisions will be considered for the plan which could have resulted in the destruction of four mature shade trees at Brighton's popular Mill Pond.
17-year-old Kody Brewer of Wolverine Lake was ordered Monday to a year in the county jail, but given credit for 340 days already served.
The Brighton Area Fire Authority is looking for individuals willing to serve their community as paid on call firefighters, with training provided.
In an attempt to save money in their General Fund, Howell Public Schools approved the restructuring of two positions within the district.
The deadline to register as a volunteer for Livingston County's largest single day of community service is this Friday, July 21st.
Monday, July 17, 2017
The Michigan Department of Transportation says repairs to the bridge over US-23 have required more work than was originally anticipated.
The Rev. David Ernest Fisher pleaded guilty last week to embezzlement.
A midsummer garden party this weekend will raise funds to benefit vulnerable children and adults from Livingston County.
Improvements will ready for public consumption in late summer/early fall.
Contaminated groundwater was discovered at the site in Hartland Township two years ago, though latest reports indicate it has remain localized to the parcel.
The yearly event helps prevent and control the flooding of Ore Lake by clearing areas where the water gets backed up.
The proposal seeks to maintain the current school debt millage rate of 8.5 mills by extending the rate five or so years before it begins to drop and taper off.
A contract between the entities ensures students taking EMT courses will be able to receive required experience in a hospital setting.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Assistant Superintendent of Finance Maria Gistinger says the district’s bond rating is now just six steps from the top, Triple-A, called the “prime rate”.
The ordinance change applies to smaller, temporary outdoor events held by restaurants, taverns, and bars.
Two-term Republican State Representative Lana Theis is looking to advance to the Senate in the 2018 election.
Local high school students will take place in a statewide judiciary event next week at the Michigan Supreme Court.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
A fire resulted in significant damage to the Grand View Inn in Genoa Township Friday night.
Hotel owners are hoping to reopen the historic building that burned down last summer by the end of August.
The group says the project would destroy several “heritage” trees. City officials say "misinformation" about the plans are being passed on.
Rozlin Opolka and Conner Hawry of Fowlerville took 3rd place in the national contest by creating a steampunk-themed dress and tuxedo out of duct tape.
An attorney for the township says the man's property is not zoned to allow for farm animals, therefore violating the zoning ordinance.
Governor Snyder recently announced the appointment of Dr. Michael McKee to the advisory council this week.
Friday, July 14, 2017
A Pinckney woman facing child abuse charges was granted release from jail today to attend the funeral of her infant son.
The event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I.
The new building will be located in the same spot, and consist of an 11,200 square foot multi-tenant building.
Local designers of all ages are sought for a new fun runway fashion event in which the sky is said to be the limit for outfit creations.
Efforts are underway to help fund the monument, which would list the names of every law enforcement official in the state that lost their lives in the line of duty.
Democrat Dan Kildee will speak about health care reform in Howell on Saturday and at a town hall session in Orion Township Sunday.
Officials and community members held a groundbreaking and blessing of the lot where Becky Gremore's new home will be constructed.
The skimmer was found Thursday morning at the BP gas station on East Main Street in Pinckney.
20-year-old Avery Snyder was arrested May 18th after police found receipts in her car from purchases made with a stolen credit card at Meijer in Hartland.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
A reported structure fire in Lyon Township was caused by a lightning strike this morning.
Community members and township officials collaborated at a workshop Wednesday to create a map that will help preserve natural spaces and resources.
Regency Village is proposed to be built on a 52 acre parcel off of M-36.
Officials say the goal is reachable if everyone donates just $5
Road improvements to Hamburg Road will continue through July, with work expected for Cordley and Rush Lake and Kress Road later this year.
The Brighton Board of Education has approved a 3-year contract with the Brighton Police Dept. to provide police liaison services for the school district.
The development will add 103 new public parking spaces, 16 condos and additional commercial space to downtown Milford.
A symphony for the senses is planned this weekend at Kensington Metropark.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Andrea Spencer and her family found items in a Howell storage unit that belong to former Howell resident and Marine Corps Sergeant Robert Blandford.
Matthew Jordan Carrier of Fenton openly cried as he was arraigned this morning on 19 counts, including five counts each of second-degree murder.
53-year-old Julia Bolter of Cohoctah Township was found safe out of state and is said to have left voluntarily.
A long standing grant issue between the City of Howell and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources appears close to a resolution.
“Large Item Drop-Off Day” will take place at the Brighton Township Fire Hall on Old US 23 at Hyne Road between 8:30am and 12:30pm.
Jason Slater was named the new police chief during Monday night’s Fenton City Council meeting and officially sworn in.
Lane and ramp closures will greet motorists on US-23 in Green Oak Township.
75 acres of the parcel have been rezoned to Light Industrial, and a potential buyer plans to meet with Hartland Township staff next week.
This is the second straight year Livingston County has seen a rise in all three nationally reported STD's.
The charges arise out of a traffic crash at M-59 and Argentine Road on May 9th that resulted in the deaths of five individuals and serious injury to two others.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
53-year-old Julia Bolter was last seen on Friday at about noon as she left for work at Tribar Manufacturing in Howell.
Council members traded personal jabs and insults leading up to a vote on suspending Councilman Glenn Kivell for his involvement in a conflict of interest case.
Brighton Area Schools' hourly employees will receive a 2% wage hike if a contract re-opener is ratified.
Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says the case has been dismissed without prejudice to allow for some additional investigation by police.
Tom Kizer points to what he called “criminal behavior and ethical breaches” by Judge Theresa Brennan during her divorce proceedings in February.
Construction projects are progressing in the Brighton and Howell areas.
The City of Howell is proceeding with demolition of an unsafe structure, a case that will now move forward in the court system.
A Livingston County subcommittee has approved the agreement and the project's budget, sending it forward to the county's Finance Committee.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Elissa Slotkin of Holly is a former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense who worked for both the Bush and Obama administrations.
A new development is in the works in downtown Milford and a public hearing on a proposed rezoning is planned this week.
35 year old Molly Tourangeau of Milford was arrested July 5th after an incident at a Hallmark store in Livonia.
The event, hosted by The Key Project, will be held at the Proper Cup in Genoa Township this Saturday, July 15th, from 6 to 9pm.
The event will take place at the WWI Honor Roll plaque located at the northwest corner of the county courthouse on July 14th.
As Habitat for Humanity marks 25 years in the community, it’s also celebrating the start of a new Habitat house.
A letter from the DEQ notes that discolored water from the farm has discharged over a curb onto Lakeview Park Drive and then into Byram Lake.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Should the public be required to pay to park in downtown Brighton? That issue was discussed at the July 6 City Council meeting.
Charges have been authorized against three teens in connection with home invasions and vehicle thefts in Fenton Township.
The public is invited to attend a Coffee with a Cop event by the Brighton City Police Department.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Director Paul Rogers is retiring.
A Fenton man has been arrested for the tenth time for drunk driving.
The Stockbridge High School students beat out 32 other teams at the June competition in Long Beach, California.
Two tornado sirens are being replaced that were installed decades ago in the City of Howell.
Brighton City Council and staff are exploring ways to save time and money while increasing efficiencies when it comes to turf maintenance and snow removal.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Elimination of the traffic islands on Grand River at Cross Street has improved traffic flow and safety for motorists.
The charges were filed after an incident in which Drew Shapiro is accused of yelling ethnic slurs from his pontoon boat on Silver Lake to an unidentified individual on shore.
The Oceola Board of Trustees committed to giving the golf course some quality-of-life improvements.
Work is progressing on a bridge improvement project along US-23 in Livingston County.
The Road Commission for Oakland County is installing a roundabout at the intersection while also reconstructing about 2,500 feet of 10 Mile Road.
A new competitive barbecue event in Milford’s Central Park this weekend will honor the late Ron Savage.
The facility will be constructed on the northwest corner of the intersection of Rickett Road and Oak Ridge Drive, on the city’s far south side.
State Representative Jim Runestad of Milford has announced his bid for higher office.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Michigan Residents Against the ET Rover Pipeline is organizing the rally, which is specifically protesting a change in the pipeline route.
Livingston County Chief Information Officer Rich Malewicz was recently featured in an article on the website CIO Insight.
The possibility of a street millage for Fenton was discussed during Wednesday's city council meeting
A two-day improvement project on Island Lake Road kicks off today in Dexter Township.
Traffic delays are anticipated with weekend bridge demolition that will shut down both directions of US-23 at North Territorial Road.
The suit was filed over the jail's refusal to distribute a journal titled Prison Legal News.
The Board of Trustees is hopeful to break ground on the $13-15 million project this fall.
An elderly Northville man locked in legal battles with the City of Brighton for years has passed away.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Nicholson Road south of Van Buren Road at about 6:30 Tuesday evening.
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Authority held a public meeting to gather ideas regarding the Hudson Mills Metropark golf course.
Visitors will receive an informational brochure while at Howell City Park this summer, thanks to some local students.
A Taste of Brighton highlights what downtown Brighton has to offer and will take place on Main Street July 14th and 15th.
A committee continues to review options to possibly broadcast meetings of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.
Tracey Sahouri sued the Hartland Consolidated School district in 2012, alleging it violated the Whistleblower Protection Act.
The couple is in a contest giving away $10,000 in cash scholarships to those who make the best prom wear out of duct tape.
The Howell City Council has authorized the action against the owner of structure deemed unsafe at 816 McPherson Street.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
A July 5th meeting is scheduled to gather more public input on the proposed closure and future of the Hudson Mills golf course.
Among the programs where Brighton has been lacking is that it has never had an orchestra program — at least, until now.
Two women were treated and released at an area hospital for burns sustained in a boat explosion on a Highland Township lake.
The police officer wounded in an attack at Bishop Airport in Flint thanked the public for its support at a parade held today in Fenton.
Kids in the South Lyon community have a unique opportunity to splash around later this summer.
Entries are being accepted for an annual photo contest.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Both the community and organizers are gearing up for Brighton’s Independence Day Parade.
Rosie the Riveter has been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Michigan Women’s Studies Association.
Talks are underway between Howell City staff and the Fire Authority about an agreement related to a proposed expansion of the main station on Grand River.
The Pinckney Community Schools Board of Education has appointed Melissa Mueller as its newest member.
Livingston County Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 25 years of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
If the court decides to hear arguments in the case, the earliest that would happen is this fall when the 2017-18 term begins.
The Brighton Arts and Culture Commission has a 3 local musicians lined up play on July 6th, and a unique caricature artist will be performing her craft on July 13th.
The Brighton Rotary “Anderson – McGregor Memorial Scholarship” was established in memory of veterinarian Thomas Anderson and dentist Donald McGregor.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
The defendant, Sundance Incorporated, is headquartered in Brighton and owns over 150 Taco Bell franchises throughout the United States.
The document will guide the the township over how they use their parks, trails, and recreation systems through 2022.
The winning piece and five honorable mentions were selected by Brighton artist John Suave and Congressman Bishop in early May.