Saturday, July 30, 2022
A roundabout will be constructed at Winans Lane Road and Rickett Road in Green Oak Township. The intersection will be completely closed to traffic.
The 20-year-capital bond would fund the construction of a new fire headquarters building and the purchase of a new aerial ladder truck.
Friday, July 29, 2022
The weekend before an election, all city and township clerks are required to be open for a minimum of eight hours.
Officials say funds generated would allow the library to maintain current operations while allowing for expanded resources, programs and updated services.
The Genesee County Road Commission will continue chip seal operations on Monday on Seymour and Baldwin Roads.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Thanks to cooperation among many partners, the Kiwanis Classic Cars on Main Street will be returning to downtown Brighton this weekend.
The department’s current millage is set to expire this December and a new 2-mill, 8-year replacement request will appear on the ballot to support continued funding and operations.
A subcontractor will begin water service line verification in August for 357 randomly-selected residential properties throughout the City.
The 5th Annual Livingston County Community Alliance Golf Outing/Megan Palmer Memorial will be held on Saturday, August 6th.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Livingston County Clerk Betsy Hundley encourages voters to have a plan, know where their polling location is, and check their voter registration status ahead of time.
For the fifth year in a row, Livingston County has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for their 2022 Operating Budget Document.
Representatives from several US military branches were at Brighton High School last week to present a 2-day program based on the possibility of establishing a JROTC class at BHS.
Seat belt use in Michigan increased slightly this year from 92.6% to 92.9%.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
City officials emphasized that the enforcement is nothing new but was kind of put on hold due to a court ruling that prohibits past practices.
8th District Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin – the first member of the Michigan Congressional Delegation to travel to Ukraine since the war began – met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other senior military and security officials.
The free event for veterans is coming to Livingston County August 13th.
Livingston County residents now have an easier phone number to remember when facing a behavioral health crisis.
Monday, July 25, 2022
The blaze destroyed the popular El Topo Mexican Restaurant and the Relief and Resource Co. Speakeasy - both located inside the same building.
Through a partnership between the township, Hartland Consolidated Schools and Charyl Stockwell Academy, a designated sheriff’s deputy will be assigned to the Hartland area 12 hours per day, 365 days a year.
The 21st Annual Backpacks for Kids project distributes backpacks and school supplies to students in Livingston County whose families are experiencing financial difficulties
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Brighton's two water towers are set to be sandblasted, repainted and administered other improvements as a result of action taken by the City Council on July 21st.
Friday, July 22, 2022
Traffic reportedly slowed due to congestion and the motorcyclist was unable to stop. He struck a vehicle in front of him and was thrown from the bike.
Work will be done on Linden and Lahring Roads, resulting in likely delays.
Kathleen Krill was selected as the new principal at Pinckney Community School’s Country Elementary.
The Livingston County Clerk’s office is urging voters to get their absentee ballots voted and dropped off ahead of the upcoming August Primary Election.
The U.S. Attorneys Office says the District cooperated fully with the investigation and voluntarily took a number of steps to address concerns that were raised.
After a meeting Thursday, Brighton Kiwanis Club officials said they were eager to bring back the Brighton Classic Cars on Main St. show, which had been cancelled due to policing problems.
The Larry Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Fund was set up three years ago by the Brighton Area Historical Society in memory of Larry Lawrence, who passed away in 2019.
Thursday, July 21, 2022
The northbound US-23 ramp to westbound I-96 was shut down to traffic following the incident.
A special proclamation of appreciation was presented to Councilman Steve Manor for his many years of service to the City.
The popular restaurant will be opening in the Shoppes of Green Oak, in the location currently occupied by TGI Friday’s off of Whitmore Lake Road.
Officials say they're searching for both people who consider themselves established influencers as well as those who are still figuring it out but have the potential to reach into the social feeds of community members to apply.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Troopers were traveling southbound on Old US-23 near Grand River when a vehicle traveling northbound in the left turn lane turned into the patrol car, resulting in a crash.
Grant funds were awarded for projects in Genoa Township, Linden, Northfield Township and Pinckney Recreation Areas.
The oldest living turtle known as the “old lady” has spent most of her life at the University of Michigan’s Edwin S. George Reserve in the Pinckney area.
The Chamber Board of Directors announced the appointment of Emmalyn Wheaton to be the new Executive Director, which took effect on July 18th.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
After pouring through 38 applications, along with interviewing candidates, selecting semifinalists and then finalists, the Brighton City Council has made Gretchen Gomolka its choice to be the new city manager.
Beginning this week, crews will have lane closures on Thompson Road and Lahring Road over US-23 in the Fenton and Linden areas, as well as on US-23 over Swartz Creek.
The event is hosted by Julianna’s Wishes, a non-profit created after Julianna Ward-Brown was killed in an automobile accident in 2018 while on her way to hockey practice.
Monday, July 18, 2022
Lieutenant Scott Tarasiewicz, who has been with the department since 1999, took over July 1st.
MDOT is closing the Old Plank Road bridge over I-96 for approximately six days, from roughly 6am today through 3pm Saturday.
A hearing for 21-year-old Thomas More Grayson of South Lyon has been pushed out to September.
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Two of the three finalists chosen to be the next Brighton city manager have had past, or have current, ties with the city.
The Commission says more progress is happening every week on the new roundabout at the intersection of Pontiac Trail and North Territorial Road
The event will take place next Saturday, July 23rd from 8am to 1pm.
Friday, July 15, 2022
Work is scheduled to begin on Merrill Road from Strawberry Lake Road to M-36. Delays are expected as two-way traffic will be maintained through flag control.
The Brighton Board of Education unanimously approved a contract with Premiere Security of Flint to provide four retired police officers.
Organizers say the Sunday event has grown and at the same time, created a major safety problem in downtown Brighton.
Cleary University in Genoa Township is hosting Esports camps for kids ages 7 to 13 in August.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
The Oakland County Sheriff's Dive Team was able to recover the man's $80,000 prosthetic leg that somehow became separated from its owner and plunged to the bottom of Sunrise Lake, nearly 50 feet straight down.
Howell Public Schools is hosting the event for those interested in becoming a bus driver to try out driving a bus and learn about the career.
Senator Jim Runestad says Michigan has one of the country’s largest craft beer industries and this reform will make a big difference in the technology available to business owners looking at new ways to better serve their customers.
County residents and small businesses will have an opportunity to drop off a variety of items including computers, TVs, cameras, phones, stereos, printers, laptops and other related electronic equipment for recycling.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
The campaign will fund a variety of restoration projects in Holly including repair and restoration of infrastructure, public art, street and sidewalk paving, and flowers and trees.
Trinity Health is looking to construct an approximately 186,000-square-foot, four-story hospital addition to the existing medical building.
The $300,000 will allow the township, with a required match, to acquire approximately 90 acres of land adjacent to the existing Genoa Township Park and municipal offices.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
The National Weather Service says the tornado tracked east-southeast for 7.5 miles before lifting 3 miles east-southeast of Holly, just west of I-75.
The Board of Commissioners agreed to send the matter to the Personnel Committee for review and recommendations.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is continuing with work on the Wixom Road bridge over I-96 as part of the larger, ongoing Flex Route project.
When conducting surveys, the Metroparks have found that respondents almost always rank trails and trail improvements as the top recreational priority in the region.
Monday, July 11, 2022
In light of all the scrutiny with elections this year, Clerk Michael Sedlak says they decided to do the test at a board meeting for full transparency to the public.
Preventative maintenance work will be done on Dexter Townhall Road, Island Lake Road and North Territorial Road.
The Master Plan Community Survey was developed to gain a better understanding of the future vision for the City.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Police are attributing the death of a 10-year-old boy near Milford to losing his footing on a floating play structure.
Various events are planned at the township hall, and police and fire departments including activities and games for kids, a food truck, bounce house and more.
The Kiwanis Club of Brighton will kick off their 45th season of Millpond concerts this Sunday, with a new start time of 6pm.
Friday, July 8, 2022
Esports is a rapidly growing sport among high school and college students across the country and Cleary is one of the few universities in eastern Michigan to offer a varsity program.
A team of assessors from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police will arrive July 25th to examine all aspects of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
The kits are designed to trigger special memories of life experiences and encourage interactions between individuals with memory-related issues and their caregivers.
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Police are investigating two serious accidents, including one fatal, that happened over the July 4th holiday weekend.
Tragedy at a Milford area lake as a 10-year-old boy has perished as a result of a piece of floating playground equipment.
Candidate Nick Proctor says he felt compelled to respond to allegations made by incumbent Commissioner Jay Drick in elections ads. Both are seeking the Republican nomination in the August Primary.
The Great Pages Circus gets underway today and will run daily through Saturday at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
A large number of vehicles from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and the Brighton Police Department were all in the area of I-96 and Grand River.
Brandon Eric Wilson is charged with one count of homicide-open murder in the death of 66-year-old Janey Lynn Cairns, of Genoa Township.
Motorists driving along Grand River in Brighton will not have to put up with any more bumps and potholes in the near future, with MDOT and the city poised to start a nearly $2 million resurfacing project.
Saturday & Sunday's annual charity event features eight one-of-a-kind gardens and two specialty stops, which organizers say offer a wide variety of traditional and eclectic gardening experiences to tour.
Susan Spagnuolo passed away on July 1st at the age of 82. Her family said she “lived to help people, especially those unable to help themselves”.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
MDOT advises that one lane of eastbound M-59 between Lakena Road to Tipsico Road will be closed until early August - in addition to lane closures already in place in each direction in the work zone.
The Brighton City Council should have a new city manager in a little over two weeks after having reduced the number of candidates from the initial 38 to five semifinalists.
The fire started inside of the clubhouse and caused damage in the dining room and kitchen areas.
Reports of harmful algal blooms have increased in Michigan in recent years and officials are offering tips for how to keep an eye out for them this summer.
Friday, July 1, 2022
90-year-old Norma Jean Pless, a Brighton graduate and former Brighton Township Clerk, will serve as the 2022 Grand Marshal of the parade.