Until further notice, Hamburg Township offices will be closed to the public with nonessential staff working from home, while the Supervisor, Clerk, IT Department, Department of Public Works, Police, Fire and Public Safety staff continue to work from their respective offices.
The state's tourism campaign is now going virtual featuring live cams of beaches and destinations across the state, as well as virtual tours of unique exhibits. It provides alternative experiences while promoting social distance guidelines.
During a morning press conference, Whitmer announced that she had signed supplemental spending bills to increase spending on the COVID-19 crisis by $150 million, while using her line-item veto powers to delete proposed items not related to fighting the pandemic.
While most public transit is on hold, the Livingston Essential Transportation Service has changed up things and is now providing food delivery services for Meals on Wheels, Bountiful Harvest and Salvation Army among others.
The lawsuit was filed last August by Scott Lorms of White Lake Township. He claimed T&R Properties and Zahler Management violated the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 when it denied him an apartment rental in Putnam Township because they do not allow dogs.
Democrat Andrew Nowicki grew up in Cohoctah Township, graduated from Fowlerville High School and earned a BS degree in Zoology from Michigan State University. He now lives in Brighton and works as an environmental educator at the Howell Nature Center.
Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray says they ask people to remain patient when filing for unemployment and to please follow the new schedule to make it easier for everyone to access the emergency relief they need.
The declaration announced by the White House on Saturday follows a back-and-forth between Trump and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who has criticized the Trump administration for its slow response to the pandemic, saying “we cannot weather this alone.”
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin says that one, single person needs to be in charge of coordinating efforts between the various organizations and industries attempting to get needed medical supplies to health care providers.
Members of the Livingston Educational Services Agency (LESA) donated 1,200 various kinds of surgical masks, 30,000 latex gloves and 480 2-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer to St. Joe's Hospital in Howell. Hartland Consolidated Schools also made donations.
The 8th District Democrat says she will answer constituents’ questions about the virus, access to resources for district families and businesses, economic recovery legislation the House plans to vote on today, and on her efforts to get personal protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers in Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she has asked President Donald Trump to declare a disaster in Michigan like he has in other states, which would trigger food aid and money for rental assistance and temporary housing, among other needs.
Using the change in distance traveled from before the COVID-19 outbreak, Unacast determined a "Social Distancing" score for each county, which was then juxtaposed with the number of reported cases to show correlation with changes in behavior over time.
Livingston County Veterans’ Services say they continue to operate remotely during the Michigan-wide shelter-in-place order. The office will continue to offer a variety of services, including emergency financial assistance, case management and VA claims assistance to all veterans and dependents in Livingston County.
As part of WHMI's Covid-19 Radio Town Hall, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin talked about bringing relief to the economy and a bill to direct the President to use his authority to get medical professionals the equipment they need.
Brighton Township Republican Lana Theis is Chair of the State Senate Education Committee. During WHMI's Covid-19 Radio Town Hall, she reiterated her frustration at the Michigan Department of Education for not allowing online teaching hours during the shutdown to count toward required annual instructional time.
The Distancing Dorks is a group from the South Lyon High School National Honor Society that has created a You Tube channel for residents of senior communities, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.
Head City Assessor Colleen Barton said that there was a lot of work that went into preparing for the meeting, both in terms of the paperwork on the 24 appeals and the logistics of putting together a meeting to be held online. But she told WHMI the system “worked quite well.”
As of Tuesday morning, Michigan ranked seventh in the world for provinces or states with confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University and Medicine's Coronavirus Resource Center. That was up two spots from just a day before.
Nurses say they need filtering respirators to keep them safe from infection by the novel coronavirus. But facing a national shortage of masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has downgraded the minimum level of recommended protection twice.
The Tanger Outlet Center in Howell Township ceased all public operations just after midnight Tuesday, while restaurants at Green Oak Village Place will continue carry-out and delivery operations at their discretion.
In order to assist Advance Disposal in keeping their personnel safe and functioning during the Covid-19 pandemic, and consistent with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order, the township says bulk item pick-ups are suspended until at least April 13th.
Professor of Nursing and Public Health at the University of Michigan Christopher Friese says the importance of protecting healthcare workers, especially those on the front lines, is being emphasized during the nationwide coronavirus pandemic.
As had been expected, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-21, dubbed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin also issued a call for assistance to fill a gap in federal action and donate gloves, masks, gowns and other protective equipment and supplies to hospitals coping with COVID-19, as she continued to advocate for use of the Defense Production Act to speed supplies to front-line health care providers.
No new details were released by the Livingston County Health Department, but their online tracker shows nine cases of either confirmed or presumptive positive as of Sunday afternoon, with 1,328 reported statewide.
Zachary Dyba of Howell Township filed paperwork last week to run as a Republican in the August 4th primary race for 47th District, joining County Commissioner Bob Bezotte and Yvonne Black of Marion Township in the Republican primary.
The Remote Learning and Resources Center is described as a one-stop-shop for all things MSU Extension has to offer online from personal budgeting articles to activities for children and various educational resources.
Amid the continuing coronavirus outbreak and calls for social distancing, Huron-Clinton Metroparks officials say it’s a challenging time for everyone but staff is working to help people make the best of it.
Michigan Flyer, the airport shuttle service of Indian Trails, suspended all of its daily runs between East Lansing, Brighton, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) from March 16 until at least April 16. This includes the AirRide service that connects Ann Arbor and DTW.
The first ever Food Truck Fridays would be held on July 17th and August 21st and run from 5 to 10pm. Pinckney Village President Linda Lavey says as long as the coronavirus restrictions are lifted by then, then they’ll be in business.
As an organization that began with the idea of making sure the most vulnerable in the community always had a meal, Torch 180 organizers quickly made the decision that they would use their newly remodeled facility and their food truck to provide meals and make deliveries for those in need.
More than 70 local government and community leaders took part in the call as 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin briefed them on the federal response to the crisis and hearing their direct feedback and concerns about how the coronavirus is impacting their local communities.
As the nation navigates an unprecedented crisis, so too are local retailers and others across the state. Thousands of businesses in Michigan are closing or reducing hours to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The Livingston County Complete Count Committee is reminding parents to count their children with the Census, as failure to do so could mean a reduction in funding to local schools over the next decade.
The Howell, Brighton, Fowlerville, Pinckney, Hartland, and Huron Valley school districts are implementing measures to help students and families who benefit from free or reduced lunches and breakfasts during the coronavirus shutdown.
Bountiful Harvest in Brighton will be providing free breakfast and lunch to local kids who rely on the reduced lunch program, but are now at home following Gov. Whitmer's order closing all of the state's schools.
Jordan Genso of Brighton, Ragan Lake of Hamburg Township and Dan Luria of Hamburg Township have filed to run for county clerk, prosecutor and treasurer. Their slate, Fair Vote Livingston, seeks to end what they see as "unfairness" to the county redistricting process.
8th District Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin convened a needs assessment conference call Friday with local government leaders and first responders to brief them on congressional action to provide assistance for COVID-19 efforts.
Effective immediately, individuals entering any Livingston County Courthouse must advise the Court Security Officer prior to entering the screening area if they meet any of the criteria that may result in them being denied entry.
The announcement during a late-night news conference came as officials said 10 more COVID-19 cases had been discovered in Michigan, raising the tally to 12. Already, some K-12 schools had announced weekslong closures and others had begun training staff to potentially move to online learning only.
An employee at a location in Genoa Township says management is not providing any guidance or direction as to closure dates, sales percentages, or how to deal with customer warranties that will no longer be honored.
Following Gov. Whitmer’s declaration of a state of emergency late Tuesday after the confirmation of two COVID-19 cases in the state, the reaction has been quick in many sectors to try and deal with the issue
Both Michigan Medicine and the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System implementing screening protocols for visitors to their facilities, asking people who are sick to wait until they are healthy to visit patients.
A jury on Wednesday found Zachary Lally guilty of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct causing personal injury, one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct causing injury and one count of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.
A woman in Oakland County had traveled outside the country, while a man from Wayne County had traveled within the U.S. They are in hospitals and are middle-aged. Both cases will be reviewed by federal health experts.
37-year-old Christopher Schroeder, who is awaiting trial on charges authorized in 2018 that accuse him of raping a child under the age of 13, is now facing additional counts of criminal sexual conduct that are split between separate cases.
Howell City Council Monday accepted the letter of resignation from Police George Basar, effective May 1st. A separate motion was approved to confirm current Deputy Chief Scott Mannor as the next chief.
The developer, Farmington Hills-based Schafer Development, is proposing rezoning from single-family residential to a Planned Unit Development in order to to build 70 upscale homes. It would be at an undeveloped, wooded site on a bluff at the 1,000-foot elevation, just beyond Spring Mountain Drive, off Flint Road and I-96.
Livingston County Treasurer Jennifer Nash has filed papers to run for the Republican nomination for that post in the August primary. Nash was originally appointed to the position in 2011 and was subsequently elected in 2012 and then re-elected in 2016.
Michigan State Police said 25-year-old Kurtis Heathcott of Hamburg Township was waiting in the pick-up lane at Three Fires Elementary School in Genoa Township when he accidentally shot himself in the leg while adjusting his gun.
36-year-old Brian Dewayne Ali Jr. pleaded guilty last month to charges of possession of contraband in prison and being a habitual offender. The charge was filed after officials found a cellphone in his cell while Ali was jailed on federal bank robbery charges.
The new Prescription Drug Task Force established by Gov. Whitmer is starting its investigation into the scope and cause of the rising cost of prescription drugs. One of the five legislators who were named to the panel was Republican State Representative Hank Vaupel of Handy Township.
Bradley Trecha suffered severe injuries when a ball hit by a teammate struck him in the eye at practice at Fenton High School in 2016. Trecha sued Brenden Remillard, who didn't look before hitting a ball out of frustration after losing a practice match.
A proposed resolution says local government is a preferred target of cyber criminals due to the diverse and often personally identifiable information maintained in administration of public programs and services provided.
Indivisible Livingston County hosted a March to Protect our Democracy at the Mill Pond in downtown Brighton. Organizer Brenda Lindsay said the march was, “an effort to raise awareness on the disturbing trend in which elected officials are abusing their power.”
Fulltime, part time and substitute positions are available for para educators, custodians, bus drivers, special education, early childhood and food service staff, guest teachers, Recreation & Community Education and lunch and playground aides.
Joseph Busha was charged after a 15-year-old girl changing in the dressing room at the Fowlerville Walmart became aware of him, informed her father, who contacted store security, who then called Fowlerville Police.
Supervisor Mark St. Charles says says adding several smaller projects together creates the $2.7 (m) million cost of capital improvements. He says bundling the projects together is strategic because officials are trying to spread the cost over the course of several years,
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says Michigan's election system for the upcoming presidential primary and beyond is secure, but because of large numbers of absentee ballot requests, results may come in slower than usual.
The 11th annual Hockey Night will take place Saturday at the Hartland Sports Center. It will feature a team from the Red Wing Alumni Association including Red Berenson, Mickey Redmond. Joey Kocur and Dennis Hextal.
VINA's Spring Gala will feature dinner, live music, dancing, and three different raffles: The Jewelry Tower, The Lucky Lottery Tree, and The Wine Pull. There will also be a Silent Auction featuring items including a week-long stay at a home on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
39-year-old Daren William Muns was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on three counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim under 13 and an additional charge of Felonious Assault with a Motor Vehicle.
State lawmakers have introduced a new plan they maintain would help fix crumbling local roads and bridges without a tax increase. Republican State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township is among those expressing support.
The improvements include new fencing and backstops, remodeled facility interior, infield improvements, and substantial tree-clearing along the US-23 row. A pathway will also be mowed into the northern area of the park.
Republican Representative Ann Bollin spoke out against legislation that would allow clerks to process absentee ballots 7 days in advance of elections, pointing at Democrats who've dropped out of the presidential race but are on still on the Michigan primary ballot as a reason.
The “Dunk-a-Dem” dunk tank, used as the fundraiser's theme, encouraged participants to hit a picture of U.S. Senator Mitt Romney on the nose, which would then “flush” or dump water from a toilet onto a picture of House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
State Senator Lana Theis introduced legislation that aims to protect an infant that survives a failed abortion. Opponents view the legislation as another strategic, political attempt by Republicans to get voters fired up in an election year with language that paints a false picture.
A recent survey conducted for the Area Agency on Aging 1-B found that 25% of area seniors feel isolated, while one in 13 of Livingston County’s 50,000 seniors have no friends of family nearby whom they can ask for help.
Strong storms and large waves have led to substantial beach, dune and bluff erosion along much of the Great Lakes coastline. Homes and businesses are flooded, some lakefront homes are falling in and roads and beaches have been washed away.
Cleary University recently opened a full-service chiropractic and massage clinic on its Genoa Township campus, which officials say will provide both enhanced support to Cleary student athletes and offer chiropractic and massage services from Duncan Chiropractic Group to the Howell community.
The "Right Start 2020" report released by the Michigan League for Public Policy notes that despite improvements in outcomes for babies and moms over time, nationally Michigan ranks 36th for infant mortality and 30th for maternal mortality.
The department has received three reports of a scam being perpetrated on the job search website “Indeed.com” in which the scammer posts a job ad on the website, which appears to be from a local company.
The MSP are testing Responder-to-Vehicle technology that can alert Waze users up to 30 seconds in advance that a patrol vehicle with activated lights and sirens is on-scene or approaching the scene, to improve safety.