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Published October 1, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Officials had been considering the adoption of a short-term halt on oil drilling in the township, but the proposal was shelved after township leaders concluded that it would not be able to achieve its intended goal.

The item came before the Macomb Township Board of Trustees once again on Sept. 24. A motion was made by Treasurer Karen Goodhue to approve the six-month moratorium, but it died for lack of support when none of her colleagues seconded the motion.

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Published October 1, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — New houses are springing up all over the township once again, and officials are glad to see steady, consistent growth at a pace that they can handle.

According to Township Engineer Jim Van Tiflin, the township currently has about 15 residential developments in various stages of completion. Once finished, these projects will add roughly 1,800 new homes to the 36-square-mile, former farming community.

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Published October 1, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Thanks to Uncle Sam, an organization that works to keep students in Chippewa Valley Schools away from drugs and alcohol will be able to continue its mission for another five years.

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Published September 24, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — In a decision that brought out residents from all over the county to voice both support and disapproval, the Macomb County Board of Commissioners approved a human rights policy on Sept. 18 that prevents discrimination against county employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

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Published September 24, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With the recent commotion caused by an oil drilling operation in neighboring Shelby Township, Macomb Township officials may place a temporary ban on any similar operations until new state legislation is adopted that would give municipalities more local control.

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Published September 23, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Karen Ann Dimitrie, 63, was arraigned on Sept. 12 on allegations that she stole approximately $300,000 from her days as the treasurer of Clinton Valley Little League (CVLL).

In front of Magistrate Kim Silvestro in 41-B District Court, Dimitrie pleaded not guilty to embezzlement of over $100,000, a felony that carries a possible 20-year sentence behind bars.

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Published September 17, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — One hundred students in Chippewa Valley Schools will now have the tools they need each day when they come to school, thanks to a generous gift from one local community group.

The Clinton Township Kiwanis Club recently donated backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary school students in both Chippewa Valley and New Haven Community Schools. According to Mark Kleinhenz, president of the 34-member club, 100 of the backpacks went to Chippewa Valley and 50 went to New Haven.

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Published September 17, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A local woman pleaded guilty last week to federal tax fraud amounting to more than $122,000.

Jennifer Lee Moriarty, 44, of Macomb Township, entered the guilty plea on Sept. 9 before U.S. District Court Judge Paul D. Borman. She had been charged with one count of willfully aiding the preparation and filing of a false and fraudulent tax return.

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Published September 17, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Voters in Chippewa Valley Schools will be asked to renew a millage for businesses and nonprimary homes on Nov. 4.

Diane Blain, the district’s director of school and community relations, gave an extensive presentation before the Board of Education at its Sept. 8 meeting. In it, she outlined the details of the upcoming 18-mill nonhomestead ballot proposal, which would renew the district’s existing tax levy for an additional 10 years.

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Published September 17, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — With the adoption of Macomb County’s 2015 budget, officials from both the legislative and executive branches of county government agreed that this year’s negotiations went much more smoothly than in years past.

“Without question, this was our best budget process under this new form of Macomb County government,” said Board of Commissioners Chair Dave Flynn, D-Sterling Heights. “The Commission and the Executive Office worked hand in hand by holding 17 public meetings that included more than 20 hours of discussion.”

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Published September 10, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — After years of delays and false starts, it appears that the developer of a Macomb Township subdivision will finally build a road that gives residents better access in and out of their neighborhood.

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Published September 9, 2014

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The 18-year-old motorist who allegedly struck a pedestrian with her car while driving with alcohol in her system in March will likely soon face trial.

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Published September 9, 2014

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Published September 3, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A 27-year-old Macomb Township man will likely face charges after a 5-year-old boy riding on his dirt bike was reportedly ejected and run over by the vehicle.

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Published September 3, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become a national phenomenon, raising millions of dollars for a disease that most people were only vaguely aware of before. But for Macomb Township resident Brad Peri, it’s a disease that hits very close to home.

Peri’s mother, Jean, was diagnosed with ALS in May 2013. The diagnosis has been tough on Peri and his family, but recently they’ve felt a greater level of support than ever before as the Ice Bucket Challenge has taken off all over the country.

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