Sunday, June 16, 2019
Mark Boudreau, a Flint police officer, was standing on the gym floor at Fowlerville High School when his off-duty sidearm discharged.
The committee that reviews applications and interviews candidates has recommended two new administrative hires - one at Brighton High School and the other at Scranton Middle School.
The Livingston Educational Service Agency is now collecting donations for their 18th annual Backpacks for Kids event. Backpacks and school supplies appropriate for all age levels between pre-school and high school are being accepted.
Photographer Bob Huston has been documenting Detroit's historic, abandoned buildings in a positive context since 2008.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Warren Gordon of Novi pleaded guilty to unarmed robbery and guilty as charged to bank robbery related to the December 10th incident.
A pair of alpacas managed to get loose in Green Oak Township this week but were safely reunited with their owner.
Changes in state law are prompting the amendment and relate to commissioners who are unable to physically attend a meeting due to military duty.
Village officials have set the property tax millage rates for the 2019 summer property tax levy to not exceed a total of 12.3175 mills, which includes both the general operating and general highway millage.
In the proposed budget presented at their latest meeting, the township would levy roughly 7.87 mills from taxpayers.
Friday, June 14, 2019
A ceremony this morning dedicated the Howell Post Office as the "Sergeant Donald Burgett Post Office" in recognition of the longtime resident of Howell and decorated war hero.
The river is forecast to rise above flood stage around midnight and crest around 6.6 feet on Saturday afternoon.
57-year-old Jacquelyn Tyson is charged with two counts of pre-meditated 1st degree murder after the shooting deaths of Lyric Work of Linden and Tamara Johnson of Mt. Morris.
From June 25th to July 30th, there will be six nights of music on the Hartland Cromaine District Library's south lawn, with free popcorn and children's crafts at each event.
The 11th annual event, held in downtown Howell, raises funds for breast cancer services and research at the St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center.
Republican State Representative Ann Bollin of Brighton Township has put forward a budget amendment for toll road study.
The main issue the buyer cited in walking away from the deal was the cost of construction having gone up.
The Brighton Downtown Development Authority has just embarked on a project to update the downtown streetscape plan, which was developed and implemented in the ’90’s and, according to its critics, needs updating.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
One month in, the project is said to be going better than expected.
Police are offering some community reminders with the annual Hamburg Township Family Fun Fest going on through Saturday.
The event has traditionally been held in Hell but a group has organized an event under the same name at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds, much to the dismay of the man who claims to be the original founder.
All of the money being raised will stay in Livingston County for breast cancer services and research at the St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center, which is an official partner of the event.
Hartland SOUP is a community micro-funding dinner in which guests pay $5 and receive a meal of soup, salad, bread and dessert, and a vote towards ideas pitched by other guests.
Bids for construction and a new roundabout at North and Torrey Roads have come in higher than projected, leading officials to explore options at saving costs.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The steering committee, comprised of members of the Board of Trustees and Planning Commission, took steps to bring residents and stakeholders into the deeper master plan discussion.
The Michigan Women’s History Center has assembled 11 panels that will be displayed at the CoBACH Center located on Main Street in downtown Brighton through August 23rd.
New cameras and body scanners will be purchased for the jail, with improvements the Sheriff's Office coming that will help clear confusion and promote efficiency.
Senator Lana Theis welcomed Special Olympics World Games Gold Medalist Tyler Baxter of Chelsea to the Senate today.
Livingston County Catholic Charities is hosting an upcoming "lunch and learn" event to educate community members about how they can help reduce the rising suicide rate among the senior citizen population.
The amended document will incorporate the Village’s Capital Improvement Plan, the evaluation and findings from the municipality's Redevelopment Ready certification, and specific “area plans” for underutilized properties.
53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan is seeking to dismiss a complaint filed by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission. Oral arguments are scheduled June 19th.
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin advocated for and secured measures in the National Defense Authorization Act to stem the flow of the chemical contamination and to hold the Department of Defense accountable for future cleanup.
The appointment is for a three-year term and commissioners are paid $75 for each meeting they attend. Applicants must be a resident of the village and not in default to the municipality.
Benjamin Street will be completely reconstructed from Grand River to Frank Street.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Officials feel it would be redundant to establish a local ordinance now that state legislation has been signed into law that bans the sale of related products to minors.
Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Maria Gistinger told the board that fund equity for the 2018-19 fiscal year ending June 30 will be a healthy $6.1 million. Superintendent Greg Gray gives her much of the credit.
LCUW Executive Director Nancy Rosso says the chapter is not looking to compete with other women’s groups in the community, but instead wants to involve women of all ages in growing local philanthropy and volunteerism.
The much anticipated bridge reconstruction project won’t get going until this fall. The bridge has been closed for three years.
A moratorium on group housing facilities in the City of Howell has been extended another three months.
Tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract between the Brighton Area Schools and its teachers' union.
The Genoa Township business will host a groundbreaking event next week for its new state-of-the-art training and automotive coatings color development center.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Team Bulldog IT Services won this year's match against Team Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston with a final score of 4 to 3.
Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell announced the arrests Sunday and says they were believed to be targeting children for sexual purposes in Genesee County.
The Salem-South Lyon District Library is hosting series of events in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Formerly known as Mommologues, the event had focused on issues surrounding motherhood, but organizers decided to broaden the subject matter this year and enlist a wide variety of local writers and storytellers.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County will become Mentor Livingston as of July 1st - a move the non-profit hopes will expand their reach in mentoring youth across Livingston County.
Officials say it is with great pride and happiness that they announce the recent retirement of Brighton Area Fire Captain Glen Bailey.
The Board of Trustees is working with the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority to explore the possibility of a new community center.
Changes at the state level removed Christmas, Martin Luther King Day, Washington’s birthday, Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving from the list of days when fireworks can be discharged.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
The new law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes, vapor products, and alternative nicotine products to minors.
Rescue 9-1-1 is a hands-on learning program that gives children the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves and react safely in emergency situations, well-being, bullying education, and wellness/nutrition.
The millage rate in the city of Brighton will go up starting July 1st as a result of a voter-approved, 2.5-mill increase in taxes for streets.
The project, Kril Properties, is proposed along the west side of Green Oak Industrial Drive, which dead ends on the north side of Eight Mile Road.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
18 cadets that completed the extensive training program passed both the practical test and the written exam.
A legal representative for Don Juan Green Oak says lease negotiations are underway for the space located in the Green Oak Village Place mall.
The public will be able to take a virtual tour of the state water trail, likely later this summer.
A motion was approved setting aside $25,000 toward the project - provided the remaining funds and in-kind donations are secured.
The ordinance addresses what land uses are allowed within a wellhead protection area, which is the surface and subsurface area surrounding a public water supply well or wellfield.
Friday, June 7, 2019
Paramedic Tom Fineis and administrative specialist Kathy Rosenbergh, both of whom are employed by Livingston County EMS, were honored by the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services for going above and beyond the call of duty.
The city of Brighton will begin charging civic event sponsors fees for holding the events beginning in 2020.
Over the past 14 years, the Kellogg Family Foundation has contributed more than $215,000 to fund LACASA’s parenting education classes and child abuse prevention programs.
Residents that live close to the complex have complained about the light emanating from the facility, baseballs hitting their homes, and trespassers supposedly coming onto their property to retrieve the balls.
The Trail is one of the final pieces in the Great Lake to Lake Trail that stretches from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron.
A new website offers parents and their kids videos and talking points for keeping their identity safe from would-be hackers.
Michelle Graham's book, Unlabeled: Reflections of Insanity, chronicles her journey from the suffering of psychotic breaks through recovery.
State Representative Ann Bollin of Brighton Township says the plan is a fiscally responsible solution, while Democrats are leery about the negative impact on schools and municipalities.
This Sunday’s Springfest event is free and takes place from 1 to 4pm in Millie’s Garden at the Brighton District Library off Orndorf Drive.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Through the years, the Pink Party has raised over $200,000 for breast cancer services and research at the St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center, which is an official partner of the event.
The strategic plan update is complete to help guide the future of the Brighton District Library.
Thew SEMCOG and MAC "Pulse of the Region" survey asks for citizen perspectives on Southeast Michigan's economy to help guide planning efforts.
The Livingston County United Way Day of Caring is Livingston County’s largest one day community service event.
Design work for the new fire station will soon be underway, with preliminary plans calling for construction to begin in May of 2020.
Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors, says with a strong and historically lengthy economic expansion occurring, customer confidence about the economy is at an all-time high.
Livingston County Central Dispatch will be switching to SIP trunking lines, which is a system of receiving calls that are internet-based, rather than using outdated copper line technology.
The Reading Express is a custom mobile library that travels a weekly route to various locations around the district to promote summer reading.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Shelby Township Police investigated reports of abuse by Melissa Partee against her daughter in 2017. On Monday, Brighton Police found their bodies and say she murdered the girl before killing herself.
Ten of the nursing homes in question were in Michigan, including Medilodge of Livingston, which is located at 3003 West Grand River in Howell, just east of M-59.
The group’s membership is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, which they say helps provide an important vehicle for passing bi-partisan legislation.
The after-school gathering place for students ages 12-18 will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays this summer, from 7am until 6pm.
The garage sale this Friday and Saturday will benefit a local organization that serves families and people dealing with developmental disabilities.
A man riding a bicycle was injured when he was hit by a train in the City of South Lyon.
Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says, “This case demonstrates the serious risk that our police officers are exposed to every day in protecting our community.”
As of July 1st, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County will become Mentor Livingston Inc. or MLI - an independent mentoring organization serving only Livingston County.
Robert and Donna Campbell joke about Campbell’s slogan, “Making Friends by Accident since 1969”; agreeing that while the circumstances are often unfortunate, the connections they’ve made with the community will stay with them.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Police say 38-year-old Melissa Partee took her daughter’s life before taking her own with a single gunshot to the head with a .38 revolver. Preliminary autopsy reports suggest the 5-year-old died of strangulation.
31-year-old Kevin Porter of Fowlerville was charged by federal prosecutors in February with production and attempted production of child pornography and enticement of a minor.
Lyon Township officials approved a proposal from Spicer Group to perform an evaluation of the floodplain, having received flooding complaints from residents for several years.
Brighton Police Chief Rob Bradford says officers responded at about noon to a home in the 700 block of North Second Street for a welfare check.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is again reminding people to avoid contact with toxic foam from chemicals that may be found floating on some lakes, rivers and streams.
The Humane Society of Livingston County has officially merged with the Michigan Humane Society following the completion of a process begun several months ago.
Livingston County will again likely be sharing Medical Director Dr. Don Lawrenchuk with the Washtenaw County Health Department on an interim basis.
The event will benefit the Hartland Chamber of Commerce's scholarship fund and community givebacks.
Monday, June 3, 2019
On Friday, June 14th at 11am, the Howell Post Office will officially be renamed in honor of Sergeant Donald R. Burgett – a longtime Howell resident and veteran who served in the 101st Airborne Division’s 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
41-year-old Stephanie Suzanne Blackburn was president of the Linden Little League until October of 2018, when she left the organization.
The dealership will move into the buildings currently occupied by Beauchamp Landscape and Supply, which is on the east side of Old US-23, south of Bergin Road.
Brighton had seriously explored the possibility of adding a JROTC program to the curriculum, but a survey of students and parents revealed that interest was not high enough, with a minimum enrollment requirement of 100 students.
The most serious of the three fires occurred after 8:30 Saturday night in Green Oak Township and destroyed a home on Silver Lake Road.
The Michigan Online Reporting System helps those who work professionally with children more easily report cases of suspected abuse or neglect.
Clifford Fouts and Stephen Deshon, both of Brighton, were charged following an investigation by Michigan State Police from the Brighton Post.
Donna Gehringer, Community Investments Director and Nancy Rosso, Executive Director, both have been with the organization for over 14 years.
The event will be held Tuesday, June 4th, from 6 to 8:30pm at the Howell Armory.
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Brighton Area Schools students will be off for the summer beginning June 7th after the state approved a waiver for extra snow days experienced during the 2018-19 term.
The Brighton Area School District has reached tentative agreement with its secretarial, food service, maintenance and para-professional union.
The Brighton Area Schools have always had a good reputation academically, but this has been a particularly noteworthy year for Brighton's program.
Two home were extensively damaged as a result of house fires in the area Saturday that may have both been caused by lightning strikes.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Builders say the goal is to have the foundation completed within a month and the home fully built by winter. The home will be one of two that Habitat for Humanity plans to build in 2019.
A bench that is in reality a piece of artwork has been donated to the city of Brighton for the new amphitheater and band shell.
Sidewalk trip hazards will be removed throughout the City of Howell this summer.
The Water Stewardship Panel – PFAS and the One Water Initiative, will have two guest speakers; Dan Brown of the Huron River Watershed Council and Trevor Layton from the Southeast Council of Governments.