Saturday, April 30, 2022
In total, Howell High School students raised $222,828 to support the building of a Senior Survivor Playground at the Genoa Township Park that will be all-inclusive and allow people of all abilities to play together.
The 56-year-old Durand man may have been suffering from a medical condition at the time of the crash.
Friday, April 29, 2022
The 2022 County Health Rankings were released and Livingston County has ranked third again overall, out of Michigan’s 83 counties.
The LACASA Center will host “Journey to Healing: An Afternoon of Self-Care” from noon to 3pm at Bock’s Big Acre in Pinckney.
Some groups argue Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 5 pipeline tunnel is not in line with goals laid out in the Michigan Healthy Climate Roadmap.
The recall involves Explorers in the 2020 through 2021 model years and includes the Explorer police hybrids.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
At a Livingston County Board of Commissioners meeting, opposition was expressed during call to the public from Brighton City Councilwoman Susan Gardner and BAS board member John Conely.
Chilson Road will be closed between Latson Road and Crooked Lake Road from roughly 9am to 3pm.
A hearing will be held on Friday, May 6th, to certify the petition language submitted by a Brighton woman who is attempting to recall two members of the Brighton Board of Education.
Claire Young, a Junior at Brighton High School, is participating in the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam this week.
The Brighton Area Historical Society is holding a vintage used jewelry sale beginning Friday as a fundraiser for its many historic preservation projects.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Matem LLC and Livingston County Catholic Charities filed a lawsuit against Padnos over its controversial industrial shredder project, alleging public nuisance.
The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority was awarded $100,000 for its “Healing the Huron River Headwaters” project from the Consumers Energy Foundation.
The Michigan Department of Treasury says taxpayers who missed the April 18th state individual income tax filing deadline last week still have options.
The Livingston County Planning Department says Lutz County Park in Deerfield Township is a great place for night sky viewing due to its location in an area with very little light pollution.
The 22nd Annual South Lyon Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony is planned at Volunteer Park off North Dixboro Road at 1pm.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Clerk Polly Skolarus has been acquitted of a single, misdemeanor charge of Election Law - Failure to Perform Duty.
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin secured $2 (m) million in federal funding for the much-needed pathway along a busy stretch of Dexter-Pinckney Road, from just south of Pinckney High School to the Lakeland Trail.
Preliminary investigation showed the 75-year-old Hartland man experienced a major medical episode.
Work involves pavement overlay and shoulder gravel along a stretch of Burkhart Road from Grand River to Crandall Road.
Organizers say 27 teams combined strategy, creativity and hands-on projects to address each challenge with a total of 314 missions completed.
Monday, April 25, 2022
Groundwater contamination has migrated from a property composed of chlorinated volatile organic compounds. However, the state says the Village water supply remains safe to use and drink.
An executive search firm has been hired to find top candidates for the Brighton city manager's position, which will be vacated at the end of May.
The Livingston County Road Commission advises that work is scheduled on Chilson Road on two different days in two different locations.
The City of Howell was approached by Boy Scout Eric Koons with Troop 362, who is currently working toward achieving his Eagle Scout rank.
As Livingston County motorists and others get ready for the upcoming travel season, most roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation will re-open Thursday.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Organizers say a judge has overturned the earlier rejection of petition language against board member John Conely, meaning recall efforts can proceed.
Director Mary Durst submitted her resignation to the Veteran Services Committee at their April 20th meeting.
Friday, April 22, 2022
Local health officials say the two most important steps Livingston County residents can take are getting tested and getting vaccinated or boosted.
A commitment to “future-ready” students was emphasized, along with the importance of having strong academic core knowledge.
The candidate filing deadline was this week and some District seats have changed as a result of the 2020 census and redistricting process.
Most incumbents have filed for re-election - although they'll be running in different districts, which were re-drawn as a result of the 2020 Census.
Huron River Drive between Mast Road and North Territorial Road re-opened on Thursday.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Avian influenza has been confirmed in at least five counties including Livingston, Kalamazoo, Macomb, Menominee and Washtenaw.
Westbound I-96 will have one lane open from I-275 to Kent Lake Road this weekend as part of the ongoing I-96 Flex Route project.
The unprovoked attack by Russia against Ukraine has had one good result - it has focused renewed attention on pysanky - the term for the centuries-old Ukrainian Easter egg tradition.
Friday is Earth Day and the local United Way is inviting the public to “go green” by participating in the non-profit’s first collaborative event to promote sustainability awareness and best environmental practices.
Burkhart Road between Warner Road and Marr Road will be closed from roughly 9am to 4pm to repalce a drain.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Democratic Senator Mallory McMorrow blasted fellow GOP Senator Lana Theis following alleged accusations made in a recent fundraising email.
Fire Chief Bob Feig says they’ve definitely outgrown the current station, which is 42-years-old this year.
Sidewalk work is continuing as part of the East Huron Street Infrastructure Improvement Project in the Village of Milford.
The City will be observing 34 consecutive years as a Tree City USA Community and commemorating its 35th annual Arbor Day celebration during an event next Friday.
Potential federal funding for area road projects will be allocated by the Oakland County Federal Aid Committee during an upcoming meeting.
The LACASA Center’s annual “Drive Out Child Abuse” Celebrity Golf Scramble is set for Monday, June 27th. All proceeds from the fundraising event help vulnerable children from Livingston County.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
After months of issues, some duties have been modified for Clerk Polly Skolarus - who is set to go to trial on a misdemeanor election violation charge this week.
The popular staple in downtown Howell is among 19 communities around the state that have been awarded a total of $491,834 in “Match on Main” (MoM) program grants.
Former Sheriff Charles Hards passed away on Saturday, April 9th at home with his family by his side. He was 88.
The City will be holding park pass pickup events on April 25th and May 9th from 4 to 6pm in the drive-thru location of the old bank in the City Hall parking lot.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture made the discovery and confirmed the pair of house birds died from the highly contagious disease.
Monday, April 18, 2022
A contractor will be performing inspection, cleaning and lining of the City’s sanitary sewer mains on Grand River from Cross Street to Appian Way.
New Michigan voting district maps have gone into effect and officials have been working to update the voter rolls.
Center Road between Linden Road and Old US-23 will be closed from 6am to 9pm Tuesday.
The burn was expected to stimulate growth and seed production of native Big Bluestem and Indian Grass, as well as to reduce thatch - the intermingled layer of living and dead grass between actively growing grass and the soil.
Traditionally the event is held every February but it will again be held in May this year.
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in a small backyard flock of birds in Livingston County. No human illness has been identified and all individuals potentially exposed to the birds have been contacted.
Currie Road will close from 8 Mile to 9 Mile as well as the 8 Mile/Currie Road intersection on the Lyon Township and Salem Township border.
The refunds are $400 per vehicle or $80 per historic vehicle.
Friday, April 15, 2022
The lawsuit alleged discrimination with marijuana licensing criteria. Village President Rebecca Foster said "it’s a bit of a victory for small communities and small business".
A new water main will be installed along East Grand River from Barnard Street to Lucy Road, which could create congestion.
Trained first responders are conducting a mock car crash event on Tuesday, April 26th to send an impactful message to students and parents of the dangers and consequences of unsafe driving behaviors.
The township has received complaints about the overpopulation of geese inhabiting various locations, which officials say create unhealthy and unsightly conditions.
Due to increased revenues, the Brighton Board of Education has approved a revised 2021-22 budget that is the highest in district history and $6,400,000 over the budget originally adopted last June.
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Trinity Health Michigan will rebrand eight hospitals and hundreds of care sites in the state under the shared identity of Trinity Health - including two locally.
The National Weather Service advises 60mph wind gusts are possible.
Livingston County EMS achieved its third successful re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.
The Livingston County Health Department is again monitoring mosquitos and ticks as part of a Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance and Prevention Program in coordination with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson recognized Donate Life Month with the Gift of Life Michigan CEO Dorrie Dils and organ recipient Amy Bacon.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Consumers Energy says its Restoration Team has been monitoring the developing storm for several days and is ready to respond.
A 29-year-old Belleville woman was seriously injured in a multi-car crash on northbound US-23 at M-36 in Green Oak Township.
Detroit Police were contacted after 59-year-old Stacy Trombley failed to return home after a trip to the casino.
The Brighton Board of Education approved an extension in Superintendent Matthew Outlaw's contract until mid-2027.
Local schools received high marks.
Local high school juniors and seniors looking for a job or a potential career are encouraged to attend.
Livingston County’s Car Pool Department was able to secure significant savings through an agreement to purchase gasoline in bulk.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
The City has been marketing an 8-acre parcel at 1211 West Grand River, next Howell Fire Station #20.
Veteran Connected and community partners did their version of extreme Home Makeover in New Hudson after learning of a veteran in need of support.
The auto club reports the state average is below $4 a gallon for the first time in almost 5 weeks.
The bridge has 20-year-old decks and has heaved with the frost but also goes through a wetland area with some soil condition issues.
“A Welcome Sight: Lighthouse of Michigan” will take place at the Brighton District Library next Monday, April 18th from 7 to 8pm.
Monday, April 11, 2022
Preliminary work zone crash information shows that in 2021, there were 19 fatalities, 656 serious injuries and 5,047 total crashes.
Superintendent Erin MacGregor will update district stakeholders on various district initiatives, programs, and the 2019 Capital and Safety Bond projects.
The 1995 Ladder 81 truck is the department’s only aerial apparatus and has become an increasing maintenance drain.
The Imagination Station Playground Volunteer Group will be holding its Annual Spring Kickoff Event at the Imagination Station on Saturday, May 14th beginning at 9am
South Lyon has been named a "Tree City USA" for over two decades.
From swimming pools to mail boxes, Consumers Energy encourages people to have areas marked and flagged before digging.
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Currie Road will be closed from 8 Mile to 9 Mile as well as the 8 Mile/Currie Road intersection on the Lyon Township and Salem Township border.
Crews aggressively fought the flames and most of the family's personal belongings and furniture were saved. Four dogs perished in the blaze.
A total of 28 events have been approved for 2022 as "civic events" in the City of Brighton.
Friday, April 8, 2022
350 soldiers gathered with their families and invited guests at Howell High School and Battle Creek Air National Guard Base as they prepare to depart for their deployment to the Middle East.
Green Oak Police received a report of an individual standing on the Lee Road overpass to southbound US-23, who appeared as though he was going to jump.
Work on the I-96 Flex Route project is continuing and motorists should be prepared for some upcoming ramp and bridge closures.
Nine Mile Road from Griswold Road to Briar Meadow Road will be closed to thru-traffic from April 14th through approximately July 29th.
Officials say recent survey input will be incredibly helpful in trying to revive the event and it seems as though a Farmers Market in Whitmore Lake would be well received, with 79.89% of respondents indicating that they would definitely attend.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Four Livingston County bridges are scheduled to be rebuilt.
Every April, Livingston County participates in National Child Abuse Prevention Month and organizers say it offers a time to intentionally reflect on the importance of protecting children and all of the work being done to do so.
The Michigan Association of United Ways' first report of the new series showed 44% of children live in households experiencing financial hardship.
Van Orden Road between Briggsville Road and Cedar Road was closed due to deterioration during the springtime thaw.
The County is able to offer compost bins, rain barrels and accessories at reduced prices.
Two universities report substantial drops in enrollment and local businesses are feeling the pinch.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
A 77-year-old man failed to stop for a red light on Grand River, at the westbound I-96 off-ramp in Genoa Township.
Three juveniles, one 17-year-old and two 16-year-olds, are charged as adults for allegedly pre-planning the attack and videotaping it.
21-year-old Carson Zeug is serving prison time for carjacking and robbing a man in a grocery store parking lot.
The Livingston County Parks and Open Space Plan is updated every five years - which helps guide the parks, open space and recreation decision-making of County government.
April marks National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Get The Wrecking Ball
It was a longer boat ride than anticipated.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
The Planning Commission has granted site plan and special land use approval for the Maple Manor development located on a roughly 8-acre site off M-59.
The construction project requires a lengthy road closure in Green Oak Township.
Jurors returned for the second day of deliberations in the case of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Fix Found For Battery Problem
The Brighton City Council will hold a special meeting on May 11th to consider the City’s current marijuana “opt-out status” and further staff direction.
Ukraine Support Accelerated, LLC is a nonprofit working to get critical necessities to those forced to flee their homes, as well as those fighting against Russian forces in Ukraine.
The band performed a parade in the Magic Kingdom while the choir performed at Disney Springs on March 29th. Both groups also participated in music workshops with Walt Disney World musicians.
Starting this Thursday, local Social Security offices plan to add more in-person appointments and will again offer in-person service for people without an appointment.
Monday, April 4, 2022
Assembly lines are still slow due to a lack of computer chips.
The state is reporting the lowest numbers this year.
The Village advises that East Huron Street construction is slated to begin this Wednesday, weather permitting.
City Council awarded a contract for the demolition and removal of hazardous materials at 501 S. McMunn St.
Several projects which include roundabout construction, resurfacing, and culvert replacements may affect local commuters.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is asking for public comment on their Spring 2022 amendment to two plans that will help shape the future of transportation in the region.
The popular event is returning on Saturday, April 23rd from 9am to 3pm at Manly Bennett Park West.
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Livingston County Catholic Charities held its annual Salute to the Stars Celebration, during which State Rep. Ann Bollin honored LCCC’s recently deceased co-worker and Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, Megan Palmer, with a Lifetime Achievement Tribute from the House of Representatives.
Michael Tipton of Howell Township has withdrawn from the race for the 22nd State Senate seat after suffering a massive heart attack while vacationing in Florida.
The Northfield Township Board of Trustees reviewed a necessary wetland delineation study as they continue to work towards the creation of a new community park.
Friday, April 1, 2022
High winds fueled a house fire early Thursday morning in Hamburg Township.
A project agreement between Genoa Township and the Livingston County Road Commission was approved for limestone resurfacing on King Road, from the end of the pavement to Richardson Road.
If approved by the Board of Trustees, Redwood Living will see 148 apartment homes built on 27 acres acres of Hartland Glen Golf Course property.
Almost 5,000 adult trout were stocked by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in the Huron River at the Proud Lake Recreation Area and in the Spring Mill Pond at the Island Lake Recreation Area.
The Washtenaw County Road Commission will hold a virtual project information meeting regarding the planned bridge rehabilitation/painting projects on E. Delhi Rd Bridge and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Scio and Ann Arbor Townships.
They're working on it.