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Published November 25, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley Schools has improved much of its technology since the turn of the decade, and the Board of Education received an update on Nov. 17 about how these new tools are being used in the classroom.

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Published November 25, 2014

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MACOMB COUNTY — A recent overcrowding emergency at the Macomb County Jail has increased the sense of urgency for county officials to move forward with a study that has been talked about for most of this year, but which still has not gotten off the ground.

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Published November 19, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — Brian Baker, the longtime finance and budget director for the city of Sterling Heights, will serve as Macomb County’s representative on the new Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board after receiving widespread support from the local communities, the county executive and the county board.

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Published November 19, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Residents of one Macomb Township subdivision are about to get a nice surprise in the form of a refund check after township officials realized that they had overcharged them for some recent road paving work.

The Macomb Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved the refund at the request of Charles Pierce, the township’s records supervisor, at its Nov. 14 meeting. The funds will be paid out to more than 300 homeowners within the Woodberry Estates subdivision, located near the northeast corner of 21 Mile and Card roads.

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Published November 19, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Township Fire Department may soon be adding a new truck to its fleet and replacing some old, worn-out rescue equipment.

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Published November 12, 2014

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When students from Chippewa Valley High School take the stage next week with their production of “Bye Bye Birdie,” they will have to meet the exacting standards of a local veteran of theatre, radio and film.

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Published November 11, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Time seemed to stand still as the mournful notes of Taps hung in the crisp autumn air at Macomb Township’s Veterans and First Responders Memorial on Nov. 7.

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Published November 11, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Frank Kogelmann might be the only man in the world who can say he once threw a snowball at Gen. George Patton and lived to tell about it.

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Published November 5, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — There were no closely contested races in Macomb Township on Nov. 4, as incumbents at the county and state levels were re-elected by double-digit margins.

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Published November 5, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Voters in Chippewa Valley Schools came out in big numbers on Nov. 4 to support two new faces on the Board of Education and allow the district to continue levying its 18-mill non-homestead millage for the next decade.

 

School board members look toward future

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Published November 5, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Selling electronic cigarettes to minors is now prohibited at the local level, and the fine for anyone who violates the rule is a stringent one.

At its Oct. 22 meeting, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved an ordinance banning the sale of e-cigarettes to persons under the age of 18, as well as the possession of e-cigarettes by underage persons. The ordinance was introduced by Trustee Clifford Freitas in an effort to crack down on the trendy new tobacco product.

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Published November 5, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley Schools officials believe a student assessment system that was put in place a year ago has been more successful this year as students, teachers and administrators have made adjustments.

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Published November 5, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Next week, the Dakota High School auditorium will transform into Middle Earth when the school stages its production of “The Hobbit” for the local community.

A group of 65 Dakota theatre students have been preparing for the show since the start of the school year, and they will showcase the fruits of their labor with four performances from Nov. 13-15. There will be shows at 7 p.m. on all three dates, as well as a 1 p.m. matinee show on Nov. 15. Tickets are $5 apiece for guests of all ages.

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Published November 5, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With the goal of creating a safer, more walkable community, township officials plan to spend $5 million over the next decade to complete the many unfinished public sidewalks that run along the township’s major roads.

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Published October 31, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — On Oct. 29, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in the 22000 block of Eddy Drive — located near 21 Mile Road and North Avenue — on a report of larceny from a vehicle.

The complainant stated that two handguns had been stolen from his Ford pickup truck, which had been parked in his driveway and left unlocked. The man told the deputies that the theft occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 29.

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