The Accounting Aid Society provides free tax assistance every year at various locations throughout the county during tax season. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new electronic process is being implemented.
Longtime EMS Director Jeff Boyd retired at the end of 2019 after a 10-week unpaid leave. An internal county audit confirmed he received certification for an Advanced Cardiac Life Support course that he had not attended.
A Webinar sponsored by the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce included Greg Gray of the Brighton Area Schools, Rick Todd of the Pinckney Community Schools and Tom DeKeyser of the Whitmore Lake School District.
On Friday morning at 10:30, 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin will hold a virtual Washington, D.C. field trip for Michigan students. It will feature a “Capitol tour” and live Q&A with Slotkin, as well as testimony from officials serving in a variety of government agencies including the White House, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of State and the U.S. Navy.
Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin were charged with second degree murder last year by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office for their roles in running the New England Compounding Center. Final arguments have been re-set for a third time due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Livingston County Homeless Continuum of Care Committee has released their latest report which highlights how several of their partner organizations are helping the community through the COVID-19 crisis.
A recent report links Cindi Holland, who serves as the manager for Howell Republican Mike Detmer’s campaign for the 8th District GOP nomination, and Londa Gatt, the Detmer campaign’s grassroots director, to the organizers of the April 15th Operation Gridlock protest in Lansing.
Called “The Bystander Moment,” the 50-minute documentary will be shown in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Organizers say the event was originally scheduled for April, but was delayed due to COVID-19.
Housing advocates predict a massive wave of evictions and foreclosures once the moratorium on evictions is lifted, unless the state puts together a comprehensive program to assist families thrown out of work by the COVID-19 crisis.
Leaders from the Brighton, Hartland, and Howell Chambers of Commerce and Livingston County Visitors Bureau have written a letter to the governor asking that the county be switched to the Lansing Region of the MI Safe Start Plan.
Livingston County Clerk Betsy Hundley opposes the decision by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to mail out absentee ballot applications to all 7.7 million registered voters ahead of the August primary and November general election.
Kristine Holtham, a 53-year-old Kroger meat department worker in Lansing, joined a conference call Wednesday by the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which called on food retailers to extend hourly hazard pay for frontline workers.
Fire crews are being commended for their response to a large fire deemed suspicious at the Hidden Harbor condominium complex in the City of Brighton. One person was hospitalized in critical condition with severe smoke inhalation.
The idea to dissolve the PSD, a nine-member board that oversees the promotion of Downtown Brighton, was proposed by Councilman Jim Muzzin following the May 7th adoption of the city’s 2020/21 fiscal year budget.
Normally the organization’s site days are on Saturday and Wednesday, but for the first three weeks of June, they will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, utilizing an alphabetical scheduling system.
For the second time in less than 24 hours, families living along the Tittabawassee River and connected lakes in Midland County were ordered Tuesday evening to leave home. By Wednesday morning, water that was several feet high covered some streets near the river in downtown Midland.
A letter from local lawmakers to Governor Whitmer says "It simply doesn’t make sense for Livingston County, with a few hundred confirmed COVID-19 cases, to be placed in the same region as Wayne County, with several thousand COVID-19 cases".
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says two undercover detectives were in the Kensington Place mobile home community at Grand River and Kent Lake Road when they started being followed by an SUV with police-style lights in the windshield at about 3am Saturday.
With manufacturing and construction sectors re-opening, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration is giving guidelines for employers and returning employees to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
The kickoff fro Brighton's Imagination Station was to have been held Saturday, May 9th, but was cancelled due to concerns over safe distancing, stay-at-home and other restrictions placed by the state stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
A new resource guide is available to Livingston County restaurants and bars that will help make certain they are as ready as possible for the day when they can again reopen their doors to the public. However, a portion of it seemingly stands in opposition to guidelines set forth by public health officials.
The statement by the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, which is led by Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt, is at odds with one of the rationales that Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy stated in his refusal to enforce the governor’s stay-at-home order.
Among the businesses that were targeted was The Unadilla Store in Gregory, which was broken in to on both February 1st and then again on April 11th. In both instances, the suspects unsuccessfully attempted to break in to the store’s ATM.
Nature Center officials say the May 29th target date, a day after the current stay-at-home order expires, will give them time to “slowly bring staff and volunteers back and ensure all health and safety COVID-19 mitigation protocols are in place and operational.”
The bond was pulled from the May 5th ballot after concerns grew on the emerging COVID-19 pandemic and officials stressed the need to keep voters safe and to the spread of the virus. The August ballot proposal contains the same projects as the May proposal and remains the same, requiring a 1.44 mill increase in the current tax rate.
First National Bank in Howell says as of Monday, they were able to assist nearly 500 small businesses in the Livingston County area obtain more than $59 million dollars through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
Governor Whitmer said the state has provided more than 1.1 million unemployed Michigan workers with more than $4 (B) billion in benefits and the state is committed to working until every eligible worker who applies for unemployment benefits gets them.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy is explaining his recent decision to not enforce the Governor’s Executive Order, although state officials say it undermines the rule of law and jeopardizes public health.
During a press conference, Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said the FDA has granted an emergency use authorization of the experimental medication Remdesivir and Michigan was one of the state’s to receive a small amount of the medication.
Commission members heard conflicting legal advice at their meeting. It ended early when “very racist and threatening” comments were made in a chat room function of the video-conferencing platform Zoom, which was how the public could participate, said panel spokesman and vice chairman John Truscott.
Tracey Sahouri sued the district in 2012, alleging it violated the Whistleblower Protection Act when it removed her as principal from Creekside Elementary School. Discussions over a possible settlement in the case have repeatedly failed.
The State Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has asked Enbridge to rewrite its permit application to rebuild an oil and gas pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac and include alternative options.
The Democratic governor, whose emergency powers are being challenged in court by the Republican-led Legislature, lengthened the shelter-in-place order to last nearly two more weeks in a state where more than 4,200 people have died from COVID-19 complications. The restrictions had been scheduled to expire May 15.
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and the Brighton Health Center have begun re-phasing in procedures for health conditions that might not be immediately life-threatening, but will result in the worsening of health if not addressed.
State Representative Hank Vaupel introduced a bipartisan package of bills that would allow patients to record and forward medical data to doctors for review at a point when they have time available, rather than requiring it be done live.
The salon and spa industry is among the highly watched industries during the COVID-19 pandemic and a local shop owner is reaching out to licensed beauty professionals in hopes of coming together to prepare to get back to work when it’s safe to do so.
The loss of tax revenue from businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown is forcing the state legislature to look at hundreds of dollars in per-pupil funding cuts to public school districts across Michigan, with a $1 to 3 billion loss in the combined general fund and state school aid fund.
The lawsuit, filed in the state Court of Claims, says a 1945 law that gives the governor broad emergency powers to order such restrictions governs local, not statewide, declarations like one that has been in place since March.
The Livingston County Building Department, Environmental Health Department, and Drain Commissioner’s Office will all open Thursday but officials say every effort should be made to conduct business by phone, email, or website.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Order and places of public accommodation order are still enforceable and issued a letter of guidance to local law enforcement officials across the state.
The property where the sign is located is owned by John Conely, a former member of the Brighton Board of Education and owner of Conely Auto Sales & Service. Conely tells WHMI that he has now asked his friend to remove the COVID-19 misinformation from the sign.
The body of 53-year-old Emanuel Manos of Monroe was found after the May 12th, 2019 crash, while that of 65-year-old Randal Dippold, of Perry, was never recovered. Dippold, a Pinckney High School graduate, owned Airservice Enterprise Inc. at the Livingston County Airport, which is where the aircraft was based.
Greg Gray, Brighton's superintendent for the last 11 years, made a surprise announcement at Thursday night's Board of Education meeting, saying that he will be retiring from his position at the end of June.
Republican State Senator Lana Theis said Whitmer's actions were a “rejection of the democratic process" and the legislature acted to "restore the balance of power.” Meanwhile, 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin condemned a protest against the orders, saying she was "disappointed to see that many of those protesting (put) their own interests ahead of the health and safety of their fellow citizens.”
The issue had originally been brought to light by Republican Livingston County Commissioner Wes Nakagiri after he noticed that the software company chosen to manage the data had connections to dozens of Democratic candidates, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
The Brighton District Library, along with Livingston County’s other libraries, will remain closed until further notice. Additionally, Brighton has cancelled all programs and meeting room usage through the end of June.