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Saturday, November 30, 2019

SEMCOG Urges Safe And Sober Holiday Travel

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments reports during the holiday season for the years 2014-2018, there were 19% more alcohol-involved crashes per day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day compared to the rest of the year.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Matching Money Monday Set For December 9th

Donations on that day will be matched up to total funds available to help local families in multiple ways including crucial programs like nutritious food in local pantries, utility and shelter assistance and an eviction diversion program.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

BHS Band to Play at State FB Championship Game

The Brighton High School Marching Band will be performing at Ford Field in Detroit Saturday during halftime of the Division I state football finals between the Brighton Bulldogs and Davison Cardinals.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Report: MSP Deemed Extortion Allegation "Unfounded"

Michael Esson, the Village of Milford’s former assistant public services director, claims Public Services Director Robert Calley would only approve his vacation requests for side jobs in exchange for a portion of his earnings.

Pinckney Hopes To Reach "Wreaths Across America" Goal

The Pinckney program is seeking donations to ensure there are enough wreaths for each of veterans’ grave. But in order to do that, they only have until December 2nd to raise additional money to purchase the needed wreaths.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Suspended EMS Director Now Under State Investigation

EMS Director Jeff Boyd was placed on unpaid leave October 17th by county officials who have only said that the action was part of a, “precautionary investigation and record review…related to documentation within the education function of the department.”

Surprise Offers Have Marion Officials Wanting Property Appraisal

The 90 acre Darakjian property off of Lucy Road has received two offers, one of which is from local builder David Stollman, who is represented by County Board of Commissioners Chairman Don Parker. That land sits near a scrapyard whose expansion Parker is actively opposing through his nonprofit.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Howell Salvage Yard Proposes Expansion Plan

Padnos Iron and Metal, acquired the former Regal Recycling property at 645 Lucy Road on July 1st, and is proposing a new tower building on the land, the addition of an industrial shredder and a number of site improvements, including paving a portion of the parcel.

Runaway Pug Remains On The Loose In Proving Grounds

Rex the pug went missing from his home near Commerce and Hickory Ridge roads on Halloween. His owner says despite last week’s cold snap and heavy snow, there is evidence that he is still roaming the complex which spans both Milford and Brighton townships.

Pinckney's Act 2 Theatre Company Named "Outstanding Troupe"

The Michigan Educational Theatre Association's Outstanding Troupe award recognizes programs of excellence that participate in State-wide competition, student leadership on the State level, performance at State Thespian Festival, and service projects within their community.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Study Highlights Brighton Parking "Deficiencies"

David Burr, of Rich and Associates, a Southfield-based parking consultant, architectural and engineering firm, told council that Brighton is among the select few of downtowns with a high utilization of parking spaces, particularly in the late afternoon and evening.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

New Restaurant? Nope. New Dental Office Opening In Howell

West Highland Dental Care, a full-service family dental practice, will open December 12th. But during the construction process, much online and social media speculation centered on the building becoming another new restaurant in the area.

Friday, November 15, 2019

MSU Fans Take The Win In VINA Tailgate Fundraiser

The yearly event pits Michigan’s rival teams against one another to see who can raise the most funds for the VINA Dental Center, which provides affordable dental care to local residents with limited finances.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Theis Names Brighton Man As Veteran Of The Year

State Sen. Lana Theis today announced the recipient of her Veteran of the Year tribute, Allan Comons, of Brighton. The U.S. Navy veteran served in the Pacific during World War II as a fire controlman first class.

Muzzin Says State Of Brighton Is "Undeniably Strong"

On Monday, then-Mayor Jim Muzzin said during his address that city staff and officials have worked hard and made progress in terms of addressing fiscal responsibilities, infrastructure needs, and improving communication with residents.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Public Art Effort Wins Statewide Award

Howell Main Street’s annual Howell Art Project, which was expanded to a week-long celebration of the Arts in May, was recently named the Best Promotions and Marketing Project/Program by the Michigan Downtown Association.

Pipoly Elected, Sworn In As Brighton City Mayor

At a special meeting Monday, the Brighton City Council voted unanimously in favor of having Shawn Pipoly serve as mayor for the next two years, while Susan Gardner was selected on a unanimous vote as mayor pro tem.

Dem Chair Says "Red Flags" Raised By Commissioner's Tie To Website

Democratic Chair Judy Daubenmier alleges Commissioner Donald Parker, the Republican chair of the county board of commissioners, is behind the website and a corresponding Facebook page. He says its a nonpartisan venture and her accusations are "totally false."

Monday, November 11, 2019

Ethics Questioned On Effort To Ban Northfield Twp. Pot Businesses

Whitmore Lake resident and small business owner Dana Forrester is a member of Northfield Township Green Growth and said while they are thrilled the ban was defeated, "the Township has been led improperly, ineffectively and even unethically by 3 of the current Board of Trustees..."

Reception Opens Muslim Visibility Exhibit At Cleary

The performance by a group of Sufi women from a spiritual community in Fenton was one of the highlights of the Friday evening reception that officially opened Halal Metropolis, an exhibition series that highlights Muslim entrepreneurship, art, fashion, music, and sport in southeast Michigan.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Brighton Holds Veterans Day Parade, Ceremonies

The guest speaker was 8th District Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, who praised the U.S. servicemen and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice, but also recognized all those who have served their country honorably in the armed forces.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Pot Use Suspected In Lyon Township Crash

It is suspected one of the drivers was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash. A search warrant for her blood was obtained and a blood sample was drawn and submitted for analysis.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Prout Jr. To Be Honored At Annual Fashion Show

The event will pay special tribute to Larry Prout Jr. of Howell as an Arc Angel. Prout has become the public face of The Arc in recent years, having required extensive surgeries from birth for various medical issues.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Brennan Ordered To Pay Judicial Tenure Commission Costs

The decision Friday by the state’s high court comes on the heels of its ruling in June that removed Brennan from the bench and held her responsible for costs, fees and expenses incurred by the Commission throughout its investigation into her misconduct.

Missing Howell Man Found Safe

The 24-year-old man has special needs and had gone missing near Michigan Avenue and Mason Road in Howell just after 11am Sunday.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Event To Offer Support To Suicide Loss Survivors

Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Flu Season Is Back As Authorities Urge Vaccinations

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services advises everyone six months of age and older should receive a flu vaccine every year as it protects not only yourself but those around you who may have serious complications if they get the flu.

Friday, November 1, 2019

New Nonprofit Aims To Help Veterans

Community members are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Warrior Path Home on Tuesday, November 5th, from 3 to 5pm at 8381 Pingree Road in Pinckney to celebrate the organization's inception.

Muslim Visibility Exhibit Coming To Cleary

Halal Metropolis, an exhibition series that explores Muslim visibility through several different cultural lenses, will be at the Arthur Secunda Museum at Cleary University from Nov.8 through Dec. 20.

Man Who Fled Police Sentenced To Prison

Brandon Scott Peer was sentenced in Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday to 4 to 15 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections with a credit of 89 days served.