According to BEA President Barry Goode, the Board of Education is continuing to demand a pay cut, despite about $9 million in overall savings. “They’ve moved some (from their previous position), but we’re not anywhere near where we need to be,” he said.
Superintendent Wayne Roedel said the district has until October 15th to decide if it wants to participate in the summer extension but noted there are enough questions on their end to not join so quickly.
8th District incumbent Democrat Elissa Slotkin and her Republican challenger Paul Junge appeared Sunday on WDIV’s Flashpoint program with the highlight being a tense exchange over health care involving Slotkin's mother.
Republican candidate Paul Junge of Brighton issued a press release targeting incumbent Democrat Elissa Slotkin about her stance on an extension of the Paycheck Protection program, a claim her campaign
Beginning October 9th, a number of previously closed businesses are slated to reopen statewide, including indoor theaters, cinemas, performance venues, arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities, trampoline parks, and more.
Tyrone Township was said to be in significantly better shape than other municipalities – liabilities are known and predictable, revenues are healthy and the township doesn’t have the contingencies many others are dealing with right now.
Following comments Wednesday in which President Trump declined to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the November 3rd election, 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin is again calling on top intelligence and military officials to state their intention in such a circumstance.
He is Matthew Outlaw, superintendent of the 2,400-student Brandon School District in Ortonville, who coincidentally is a Brighton native and current local resident and whose children are now enrolled in the Brighton Area Schools.
26-year-old Jessica Kropiewnicki cut off her electronic tether and fled the night before her September 2nd sentencing for her role in a baseball bat attack. Court records show she was booked back into the Oakland County Jail on Wednesday.
The Planning Commission agreed to postpone discussion of rezoning 20 acres of heavy commercial zoning on Burkhart Road, following a developer's presentation on why he feels multi-family residential housing is appropriate.
With the deadline less than a week away, affected residents who need to renew their driver’s licenses or state ID cards are being urged to schedule their appointment as soon as possible to avoid late fees and other issues.
State Rep. Ann Bollin, a former clerk, says the GOP-controlled Legislature is not giving up and has filed a renewed motion seeking to intervene in a voting lawsuit against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.
Diva’s Night Out is described as an all outdoor renaissance fair style fun-raiser on the Schell Family Farm in Pinckney this Saturday, September 26th from noon to 10:00pm. The program is reaching out to women who want to get out of the house for a while and have some fun.
A virtual tour of Michigan State University's new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility is taking place today during the Michigan Mass Timber Summit. The event will be held online over three sessions, and will examine the costs and benefits of mass timber projects, design and logistics, building codes and construction.
In an email sent out Friday, parents of students at the Charyl Stockwell Academy in Hartland were informed that a student was diagnosed with COVID-19. Two students at Brighton High School also tested positive, while an elementary school student in Howell is considered a probable case.
A committee of the Brighton Board of Education journeyed to a couple of Southeast Michigan school districts this past week to interview various groups about one of the three finalists for the Brighton superintendent’s position.
The Brighton Area Fire Authority reports that Fire Marshal Richard Boisvert successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Fire Marshal”, a designation according to only 188 others worldwide.
The student on Bus #36 who tested positive for the virus is not believed to be connected to the one positive and two probable cases reported over the weekend that forced a one-day closure of the high school and freshman campus on Monday.
Livingston County Drain Commissioner Brian Jonckheere was among four water resource representatives from Oakland, Livingston, and Washtenaw counties and South Lyon who participated in the Water Roundtable hosted by the Salem-South Lyon District Library and the South Lyon Community Television.
The temporary powers give HPS Superintendent Erin MacGregor "to respond quickly and appropriately to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic" including waiving board policies and entering contracts without board approval.
The Fowlerville Gladiators will take on the Williamston Hornets at 7pm Friday night, and Superintendent Wayne Roedel says they’ve had to do some things a little bit differently because of COVID restrictions.
Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to begin its season the Oct. 23-24 weekend. Each team will have an eight-game schedule. Photo - AP - Tony Ding
The ballots listed Libertarian candidate Jeremy Cohen in the place of Vice President Mike Pence. The more than 400 incorrect ballots were intended to be mailed or emailed to Michigan residents living abroad under the Military and Overseas Empowerment (MOVE) Act.
Democrat Ragan Lake and Republican David Reader will face off in the November General Election. Following Lake's assertion that Reader's judicial experience did not, in and of itself, qualify him to be an effective prosecutor, Reader responded to what he said were "unsupported allegations."
In Howell, both the high school and the Freshman Campus are closed today and students will switch to online learning after a 12th Grade student tested positive. Meanwhile, a student at Maltby Intermediate School in Brighton has also tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Brighton Education Association President Barry Goode has reaffirmed the union's contention that teachers are being asked to take a 5.8% pay cut, while disputing that they violated the confidentiality of the bargaining process.
24-year-old Leanna Paige Garcia-Stowe was arrested along with her boyfriend, 51-year-old Leonard Charles Harris, by undercover Oakland County Sheriff’s detectives in the Kensington Place mobile home community.
First responders gathered this morning to honor the memory of lost lives and sacrifices made during the Brighton Area Fire Authority’s annual 9-11 Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes, with the ceremony streamed online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Brighton High School Athletic Director John Thompson says he has "many concerns" about the decision to require masks for many athletes, including for football, soccer and volleyball. He called it an "unenforceable mandate" and said it is "trading one concern in which data shows has minimal impact on kids for another risk that God forbid could cause a kid an even greater harm."
Michigan Department Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said the state continues to aggressively track outbreaks and asked that parents consider not having playdates and gatherings as they normally would.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin today introduced the bipartisan Integrating New Technologies to Empower Law Enforcement (INTEL) at Our Borders Act, which garnered support from the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing border personnel.
When an MSP trooper attempted to arrest 38-year-old John Goss of National City on a previous warrant, he ran over the trooper’s motorcycle and fled the scene. The trooper was not injured in the incident.
The House Health Policy Committee heard testimony Tuesday from health professionals and industry experts in support of State Representative Hank Vaupel’s plan to improve prescription drug price transparency in Michigan.
Panelists, including Livingston County Drain Commissioner Brian Jonckheere, will address concerns from the public and answer questions about the prevention of PFAS and contaminants and how the COVID crisis has impacted water resources.
34-year-old Jesse Ray Linn was originally arrested December 4th after Milford Police say he stole a 2019 Chevy Silverado from a gas station in Wixom and then fled from officers when they tried to take him into custody.
WHMI and The Livingston Post are teaming up to hold one of the three candidate debates announced today for the 8th Congressional District. It will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm at Cleary University in Genoa Township.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a 40-year-old Fowlerville man was traveling south on Nicholson Road on his John Deere tractor Monday when it was struck from behind by a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado.
At a previous meeting, Brighton City Council members questioned the market’s compliance with executive orders relative to the pandemic, specifically with regards to maximum capacity limits for outdoor events.
The VINA Tailgate Party is the signature event for the nonprofit with Michigan and Michigan State fans using their rivalry to raise money for the clinic, which offers affordable dental care to low-income, uninsured residents of Livingston County.
25-year-old Jessica Kropiewnicki of Lyon Township was set to be sentenced on Wednesday in Oakland County Circuit Court following a no contest plea to assault with intent to murder for her part in a 2019 baseball bat attack.
September is "Safe Sleep Month" in Michigan and LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council and the Livingston County Health Department are working in tandem by raising awareness about safe sleep practices.
With unrest across the nation and protests related to police brutality, an event held outside of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday aimed to thank law enforcement officers everywhere for their service.
The gifts were presented to Brighton High School Principal Gavin Johnson for what they called his “tireless work this past spring and summer in putting together the seniors’ graduation program, in spite of all the obstacles posed by the coronavirus pandemic.”
Sharon Irvine, Brighton’s assistant superintendent for labor relations and personnel, was grilled in a series of questions Tuesday after the board alleged the teacher's union had tried to “manipulate the emotions of the teachers and community as means of trying to pressure the board into capitulation.”
The 10th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd, and while it won’t be taking place specifically in downtown Brighton, it will instead utilize communities throughout Livingston County, with a mix of real-world and virtual components.
Parents were able to choose in-person instruction or online learning for each of their children. Today will be the first day for students with last names A-J. Those with the last names K-Z will start Thursday.
Republican Paul Junge of Brighton released the ad titled “Politics Aside” targeting Democrat Elissa Slotkin - which Slotkin's campaign has called misleading and repeats a “failed” attack against Slotkin from the 2018 campaign.
Many of the teachers complained that the school district is demanding they take a 5.8% cut in pay, all the time when the district has millions of dollars saved up in fund equity. The Board of Education has since responded by saying that it was, “highly inappropriate for the BEA leadership to selectively disclose information from the negotiation session out of context...”