Friday, March 31, 2023
The year 2023 promises to be full of construction activity in the city of Brighton, with a couple of major housing projects scheduled to get underway, in addition to the DDA's $6.5 million Streetscape project.
53-year-old Jaymee Hord was charged following a seven-month investigation by the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, which included a financial forensic audit by an outside firm.
Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who racked up more than $14,000 in charges after stealing the identity of a Commerce Township woman.
A snowstorm in northern Michigan has prompted the Michigan DNR to extend trail grooming contracts through the weekend.
Author Jason Vitug will the visit Brighton Coffee House and Theater on Monday from 6 to 8pm to spread a message of health, wealth, and financial freedom.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Livingston County Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin announced the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act, a proposed bill that would fund millions of dollars toward CDC research into firearms safety.
Kevin Busard was on his way home from picking up their young daughter when they were involved in a rollover crash. He suffered a ruptured spleen, fractured pelvis, and several brain bleeds
The Livingston land Conservancy says the goal was to kill off non-native plants, enrich the soil, and encourage growth of the native vegetation that are burn dependent.
Brighton is looking for seasonal employees to assist the department in maintaining the physical infrastructure of the city.
There's still a couple local opportunities left to savor the sweet season at Kensington Metropark.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Brighton Ford Owner John Cueter has given the Rowe family a home to stay in, a new truck to use, and most recently - a new four legged friend to love.
The virtual workshop is informational and will deal with questions concerning when and how the agriculture community should interact with local government for assistance in achieving their goals.
The City advises that there will be multiple lane closures on Grand River and East Main Street today.
Blue pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention.
Locally, funding will be used to survey “trap trees” for spotted lanternflies across the Huron-Clinton Metroparks in Oakland county.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Slotkin will hold a nationwide press conference on Wednesday, March 29th at 12:30 p.m. alongside students from MSU and Oxford High School.
In accordance with a national proclamation, the Governor has ordered all U.S. and Michigan flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff immediately.
New bathrooms, a concession area, and ADA-accessible kayak launch dock are planned for the park and Thompson Lake in the City of Howell.
Letters of interest and resumes are currently being accepted for a vacant board position.
Hill Road closed around 11:30 a.m. between Center Road and Howe Road due to the ongoing situation.
Monday, March 27, 2023
The Burger King located at 9774 East M-36 is among 26 planned closures resulting in 424 layoffs. The number of displaced employees at the local restaurant was listed as 13.
Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said the case exemplifies violent crime, coercion, and control in a domestic violence situation.
The MPSC approved significant changes that will increase outage credits and strengthen rules and technical standards for regulated utilities.
The agency says by bringing together educators from across Livingston County, the series served as an invaluable opportunity to cultivate leadership capacity and support members as they step into active formal and informal leadership roles.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Howell High School DECA club members had an impressive showing at the recent DECA State Conference and Competition. Two teams claimed state championships and several others were named state finalists and earned various medals.
Livingston County Road Commission Managing Director Steve Wasylk says the project consists of constructing a roundabout at the Challis/Bauer intersection and re-routing Challis Road through their adjacent gravel pit.
The Brighton Optimist Club and Eternity Brewing Company presented checks to Brighton Area Schools for the Pack of Dogs program totaling $947 from the March 14th euchre benefit.
Friday, March 24, 2023
SEMCOG announced federal funding for various projects, including a roundabout at Challis and Bauer Roads in Genoa Township.
On Monday, the City advises that the water connection in the CSX Railroad easement will take place - with water service interrupted from Hyne Street west to the railroad tracks.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
A girl from Commerce Township was killed and five others were hurt in a hit-and-run crash in Walled Lake.
The two men were arrested in 2022, nearly 4 years after the homicide took place.
The incident started after the suspect failed to pull over at a traffic stop.
Out of caution, the student was not permitted to attend Thursday classes while school administrators work to figure out the next steps.
The home at Maxfield Lake Road and Maxfield Boulevard sustained significant damage and crews were able to rescue two dogs that were inside at the time.
Local Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin said “Comparing gun safety measures to the mass extermination of 6 million people is hateful and ignorant, and it comes from party leaders who are out of ideas and catering to the fringe of the fringe. Delete it, apologize, and figure out what kind of party you want to be”.
Genoa Township is looking to get ahead of the curve in drafting a solar ordinance in an effort to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the Township residents.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
The event at Hudson Mills Metropark tomorrow night will begin with a brief presentation about amphibians followed by a unique experience that involves hiking out on trails to find the salamanders.
Deputies from Highland Township, Lyon Township, and Commerce Township, as well as Milford Township Police responded to the scene.
Emergency crews responded to a 2-story structure fire on Maxfield Lake Road in Hartland.
Questions and concerns are being raised about the recent appointment and the process.
The drill is set for 1:00 and public alerts will be sent out.
LOC Credit Union recently closed on the property at 1025 E. Grand River Avenue, near Kissane Avenue, in Brighton.
A selection of businesses in Downtown Howell are giving shoppers the chance to win a free gift basket.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Police are investigating the fatal rollover crash that happened on Bogie Lake Road near Young Road on March 16th.
Howell Deputy Police Chief Michael Dunn is the first member of the Howell Police Department to complete the program.
The Village of Pinckney was awarded $15,000 for a community garden project in 2021 as part of the competition through Consumers Energy Foundation.
The 2023 Brighton First Responder Youth Camp will take place this June.
Set to open on April 2nd, Sky Tykes is a mini ropes course for kids 48” tall and below.
Monday, March 20, 2023
A parent who accidentally forgot to leave his holstered handgun in his vehicle prior to volunteering at Pinckney's Navigator Elementary had it fall off his belt and onto a floor during indoor lunch/recess.
The pedestrian in the crash has been identified as a 21-year-old Northfield Township man. Police said his name will not be released at this time for his family’s privacy.
Livingston County residents and businesses are encouraged to make a plan and put it to the test to be prepared.
Local Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin announced the opening of the 2023 Competition that gives students an opportunity for students to showcase their artistic abilities.
Michiganders who need help with their energy bills can now apply for the Home Heating Credit.
Part-time and seasonal jobs are available at their 7 regulation courses.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Resurfacing and safety improvements are planned on Novi Road from 9 Mile to 10 Mile starting Monday.
8th grade students at Parker Middle School created Hospital Busy Boxes that contain sensory stimulation and memory-aid items for elderly patients with dementia and other cognitive impairments.
Friday, March 17, 2023
WHMI Morning Show hosts Bosh & Madison took home a highly regarded award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
The Brighton Area Schools Board of Education is expected to act on bids for a complete overhaul of the Scranton and Maltby schools' athletic fields at a meeting on Monday.
Dining Room Manager Leslie McLean says the community has really shown up for them and they’ve had a tremendous community response – adding it’s been heartwarming to see how many have reached out and offered to help.
The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act now includes legal protection regarding sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Le Boutique Upscale Resale has been a part of the community since 2004.
The presentation is set for Sunday afternoon at the Hamburg Historical Museum.
One of the men accused of plotting to kidnap Governor Whitmer plead guilty to a lesser charge and will cooperate with prosecutors.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Michigan State Police Troopers responded to a car vs. pedestrian crash on westbound I-96 at M-59.
42-year-old Kendra Marie Lewis is alleged to have embezzled approximately $176,653 in 2020 and 2021 while employed as the office manager of Big Ike’s Roofing Company in Whitmore Lake.
The non-partisan regional planning agency is focused on various areas that include transportation, environment, parks and trails, community, economic development, and education.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
MDOT reminds that nobody’s immune to the consequences of drunk driving and “you can’t rely on the luck of the Irish to keep you safe”.
The new establishment will feature two floors of dining space, a bar, and two 60-foot bocce courts.
A 16-year-old at Holt Sr. High School was taken into custody on Tuesday
The chemicals have been used since the 1940s in consumer products such as nonstick pans, food packaging and firefighting foam.
The Metroparks will post a series of videos from female role models, providing advice for women and girls interested in becoming future leaders.
The Hartland BOE voted 4-3 to censure Greg Keller and Glenn Gogoleski.
From 9am to 2pm today, westbound I-96 will have one lane open from Beck Road to Kent Lake Road. Then on Thursday from 9am through late afternoon, eastbound I-96 will have one lane open from Kent Lake Road to Milford Road.
Nicole Adams was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is the first female in Milford Police Department history to earn a spot on the command staff; Kevin Knauss was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant for Support Services; and Ed Pilch was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Uniformed Services.
The parade steps off at noon. Also returning this year is the Light of the World Academy’s Run for the Gold 5K.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Rustic Marine is an online-based home décor shop that is owned and operated by a local family in their Fenton home.
Conceptual plans for future renovation phases at Howell City Hall were presented to Council Monday night.
The Communications Security Act, led by 7th District U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin, was approved by the House Committee on Energy & Commerce with bi-partisan support.
This week, the Michigan Legislature will review a 11-bill gun safety package.
The honorees will be celebrated in conjunction with Women's History Month in March and officially inducted into the Roll of Honor on August 12th at a public celebration.
The South Lyon Fire Department is hosting a combined Police/Fire Open House on Saturday, May 20th.
Monday, March 13, 2023
The Esports camps are open to students in grades 9 through 12 and will take place in June and July.
The Michigan Department of Transportation advises that starting this weekend on eastbound 96; the Wixom, Beck and Novi entrance ramps will all be closed and rebuilt.
A GoFundMe account titled “The Miracle at Milford Montessori” has been set up to aid the school after a truck crashed the building last week.
With scheduled completion of the Brighton water main replacement project by April 1st, the Streetscape project by the Downtown Development Authority will soon get into full swing, with a novel aspect to be a fire pit at Mill Pond Park.
Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged over the month at 4.3 percent, according to data released today.
Recipes, nutrition, and food safety are topics of interest throughout the month of March at Cromaine District Library.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Green Oak Township Police say they are also suspected in thefts at several other similar type stores in southeast Michigan.
Another round of scattered snow showers is predicted for the Livingston County area on Sunday, March 12th.
The Fowlerville 4th of July Committee’s 18th annual Chili Cook-Off will feature lots of chili and soup to taste test.
Friday, March 10, 2023
On Saturday morning, MDOT advises there will be a lane closure followed by a full freeway closure on eastbound I-96 from Wixom to I-275 for approximately 15-30 minutes.
Ewing Township Public Schools in New Jersey was closed after a hand-written note posed threats to the district and nearby businesses.
SOKO Social, located off Lyon Center Drive in New Hudson, is expected to open this fall.
Both projects are taking place simultaneously. Starting next weekend on I-96; the ramps to Wixom, Beck and Novi Roads will be closed for the remainder of the year.
Troopers Leigh and Littleton observed a break-in in progress at the Belle Tire in Howell and quickly arrested a suspect.
Just under two hundred people gathered at Crystal Gardens Wednesday morning to celebrate the work of the Livingston County United Way during its Annual Spirit of the Community Breakfast.
Thursday, March 9, 2023
The heaviest snowfall is expected during the Friday morning commute.
The Michigan Public Service Commission has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to hear feedback from customers impacted by recent power outages.
The round hickorynut is a medium sided variety of mussel commonly found in Washtenaw County.
The shooting happened Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Fountain Walk shopping complex in Novi.
Michigan State Police reported a semi struck a vehicle from behind, causing it to flip on Wednesday afternoon.
The City currently owns a vacant parcel at 1333 Ashebury Lane in the Victoria Park condominium development.
The exhibit promotes the talents of art students throughout Livingston County while also showing appreciation for arts programs in schools.
The Brighton Musical is one of the highlights of the school year at Brighton High School, and the 2023 production, "Guys and Dolls", is set to open this weekend at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
A full-size pick-up truck drove through the north wall into the building while school was in session. Milford Police say one student was injured and transported to a hospital.
A few southeastern Michigan hospitals are some of the best in the nation, according to a recent survey.
Residents are advised to take proper precautions, even though total accumulation is predicted to be no more than 3 inches.
Preparations are underway for this year's downtown Brighton civic events, which were, for the most part, approved at City Council's March 2nd meeting.
The Fowlerville Area Fire Department will host an open house ceremony at new Station 41 on Saturday, April 29th.
The Center has a new Executive Director and could use some community support with plans moving forward.
Trinity Health Livingston and Trinity Health Ann Arbor have launched the 2023 Community Benefit Grant Program to support vulnerable populations. The application deadline is April 3rd.
Jill Cain received the MiSTEM Region 2 STEM Integration Educator of the Year Award and was honored during an annual recognition ceremony.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Eager patrons have been waiting nearly three years for the restaurant to open in downtown South Lyon.
A busy summer is planned for the City of Howell.
The late Joyce Powers co-founded the Brighton Area Women's History Roll Of Honor. The 2023 honorees will be announced at the event that will also feature nationally celebrated University of Michigan Softball Coach Carol Hutchins.
With at least one Brighton City Council member saying he won't run for another term this year, the field is wide open for those who wish to enter the race.
The Howell Nature Center has released a list of hiring opportunities and a 2023 Summer Camp Schedule.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel reminds Michiganders to protect their personal information during National Consumer Protection Week.
LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention or CAP Council and Great Start Livingston are again looking to celebrate a member of the community who goes above and beyond to help children.
The event will feature an interactive music concert with Beverly Meyer – The Music Lady. Families will also receive a free activity bag that encourages language and pre-reading skill development.
Monday, March 6, 2023
Heavy snow piled on trees and power lines already stressed from recent winter storms on February 22nd and 27th.
A Genesee County man has been bound over for trial on charges related to impersonating a Brighton firefighter.
The announcement comes with Governor Whitmer's education budget initiative to offer both breakfast and lunch, free of charge, to 1.4 million public school students.
Court records show that various charges have since been added while others were amended against the five defendants following a January incident at the Ulta store in Green Oak Township.
Livingston County’s Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin kicked off a listening tour across Michigan during her first week as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.
The "Spirit of the Community" Annual Meeting offers a time to celebrate Livingston County and how collaboration and partnership strengthens the community.
Brighton Police Officer Drake Brusseau has been recognized as the Officer of the Year.
Saturday, March 4, 2023
In total, 28 Howell students advanced from the regional competition to the state event.
Greg Francis Gaither is accused of coercing minors to create child pornography and share it with a man in Pennsylvania. The FBI served a warrant at his Howell home on Thursday morning.
MDOT advises the I-96 Flex Route project is picking back up with various ramp and lane closures on I-96 between I-275 and Kent Lake Road – depending on the weather.
House Bill 4132, co-sponsored by Representative Mike Mueller of Linden, would add automated speed cameras to construction zones.
Friday, March 3, 2023
The cabinet in the City's Depot Lot contains non-perishable food, personal care, and paper items. It’s accessible to everyone all the time – with no questions asked.
The month of March is a sweet time of year at Hudson Mills and Kensington Metroparks.
This is an opportunity for those with general questions about fishing, licensing, and 2023 regulation changes.
The classes are for moms and dads with babies and children up to 11 years old.
Thursday, March 2, 2023
When a snow emergency is in effect, no on-street parking is permitted to allow for the safe removal of snow, ice and/or other debris. Vehicles left in the road will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.
A resolution to provide Commissioners full access to Livingston County’s financial records failed Monday night.
The data shows that Michigan’s 2021-2022 graduation rates are similar to pre-COVID numbers.
Newly established, Brighton-based Clover Clean LLC has partnered with Cleaning for a Reason, a non-profit that offers free home cleaning to those battling cancer.
Brighton High School is hosting a Job Fair for all high school students and community members who are looking for employment in the area.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Both DTE and Consumers Energy say they’re investing millions of dollars to prepare the electric grid for extreme weather events now and in the future.
38-year-old Corrine Baker of Argentine Township was sentenced to 13 to 30 years in prison for the death of her son, 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun in a tragic child abuse case.
In Honor of Black History Month, Elissa Slotkin honored ten Michiganders from the 7th Congressional District with distinct legacies as trailblazers - both past and present.
Senior Troy Forbush is one of three students recently discharged from Sparrow Hospital.
DECA students at Cleary University competed in a statewide Career Development Conference, and seven qualified for the International Career Development Conference in April.