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Published January 21, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Once a year, the Macomb Township Fire Department takes the time to recognize life-saving acts of heroism by hosting a public ceremony.

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Published January 15, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Residents and organizations in the Macomb Township area showed their generosity this holiday season by assisting a local family whose house recently burned down.

According to Fire Chief Robert Phillips, immediately after the Dec. 18 fire that cost the Petrilli family their home, people from all over the township began coming to the Fire Department with donations. These included everything from cash and gift cards to food and clothing.

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Published January 15, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Daniel Curry didn’t get serious about playing the trumpet until he realized that he was good at it.

Curry was only a sixth-grader at Seneca Middle School when he discovered his talent for the instrument. Now a freshman at Dakota High School and an aspiring musician, he traces his enthusiasm for the trumpet back to a fateful day in band class at Seneca.

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Published January 15, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects responsible for a pair of burglaries at Macomb Township businesses.

According to Macomb County Sheriff’s Lt. John Michalke, at 3:35 a.m. on Jan. 11, deputies were dispatched to USA Smokers, located on 21 Mile Road near Card Road, after the burglar alarm was activated. Upon arrival, the deputies found that the glass front door of the business had been breached by a prying tool. The security gate was then pried upward to provide access to the inside of the store.

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Published January 15, 2015

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Administrators in Chippewa Valley Schools are pleased with how well their elementary schools have transitioned to a new math curriculum this year, and they are hopeful that it will have a positive impact on student achievement in the long run.

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Published January 12, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — It took a long time, but Macomb County officials were thrilled to learn about the substantial insurance settlement that they will receive from the fire that occurred at the old County Administration Building almost two years ago.

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Published January 7, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Sometimes writing can be an arduous and painstaking struggle, like trying in vain to pick apples that always seem to be dangling inches away from your outstretched fingertips. But then there are other times when you manage to shake that delicious fruit loose, and an avalanche of inspiration falls effortlessly at your feet.

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Published January 7, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — After several months of discussion and consideration, county officials are moving forward with a plan to pay for more than $260 million in unfunded retiree health care liabilities via an extensive bond sale.

The Macomb County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution on Dec. 18 authorizing the county to issue up to $300 million in taxable general obligation bonds. The board voted 12-1 in favor of the resolution, with Commissioner Joe Sabatini casting the lone dissenting vote.

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Published January 7, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The agenda was light for the Macomb Township Board of Trustees just a few days before Christmas, but there was one big-ticket item for officials to consider: the acquisition of a new vehicle for the Fire Department.

On Dec. 22, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the purchase of a 2015 KME demo rescue truck at a cost of $225,609. The vehicle will be paid for using money already set aside within the township’s fire improvement fund.

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Published December 31, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — This was a year of great ambition in Macomb County government, most of which was borne out of necessity for coping with an ever-evolving world. In 2014, officials set their sights on some huge and expensive projects with the potential to have a lasting impact on the county, and even on the region as a whole.

Here are three of the biggest projects that officials spent much of their year discussing:

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Published December 31, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Like all school districts in southeast Michigan, Chippewa Valley Schools began 2014 coping with the harshest winter in recent memory. Later, the district said goodbye to some beloved educators while welcoming some new faces into the fold, and it also took steps to secure its financial future.

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Published December 31, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In a world where movies are now available on professional home theater systems with crystal-clear, high-definition picture and booming surround sound, or streamed directly from the Internet onto any number of portable electronic devices, Paul Glantz knows that he has his work cut out for himself.

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Published December 31, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — This was a year of continued growth and progress in Macomb Township, with new homes being built all over the community and new families moving into them. Meanwhile, township officials focused on making upgrades to their roads, sidewalks, water/sewer infrastructure and technology equipment, while also taking time to celebrate some big moments with the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Published December 24, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Local officials are moving forward with the installation of a new water main in the northwest corner of the township, but the users of a park in the area are not happy with the impact that it could have on them.

A public hearing for the project was held before the Macomb Township Board of Trustees on Dec. 10. The water main in question will run along Hayes Road from just north of 25 Mile Road to 26 Mile Road, and along 26 Mile from Hayes to just west of Romeo Plank Road.

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