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Published September 4, 2015

Summer may be ending soon, but the construction schedule for two counties’ road commissions will still mostly be ongoing through the fall.

According to Craig Bryson from the Road Commission for Oakland County, a few major road undertakings within the C & G Newspapers readership area are underway but not complete.

The biggest project, he said, concerns the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of 14 Mile and Orchard Lake roads as well as its surroundings.

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Published September 2, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — For 39 years, the Macomb County Santa Parade in downtown Mount Clemens has been held the day after Thanksgiving.

That’s all about to change.

Citing dwindling attendance and a decreasing number of volunteers, members of the parade committee, headed by Mount Clemens Mayor Barb Dempsey, have decided that in order to keep this annual tradition alive, the parade will be moved to the Saturday before Thanksgiving — Nov. 21.

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Published August 31, 2015

METRO DETROIT — An invasive, tree-killing insect working its way across the U.S. is closing in on Michigan, and the Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to be watchful.


The Asian longhorn beetle, first found in New York back in 1996, bores into trees to lay its eggs, which then hatch and bore deeper to the heart of the tree, according to DNR spokeswoman Joanne Foreman.

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Published August 27, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — There are 220 traffic cameras monitoring almost every major intersection in Macomb County.

By the end of 2016, officials estimate that there will be close to 300 cameras.

Why so many? According to Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, their uses are invaluable and far-reaching.

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Published August 18, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Sir Bernard Gojira-Godzilla, also known as “Godzilla”, will speak at a free outdoor screening of the 1962 film “King Kong vs. Godzilla” at Lake St. Clair Metropark at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.

The appearance is part of Detroit Film Theatre’s “Movies at the Metroparks” program.

Sir Gojira-Godzilla, who was knighted in 1998 for his services to film and urban planning, will speak about his career and future plans before the showing.

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Published August 17, 2015

Even the lowest oil prices in around six years do not guarantee a cheaper August road trip in Michigan, and experts are blaming it on reports of technical problems at an Indiana refinery.

On Aug. 12, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil hovered around the $43 per barrel mark. Nevertheless, AAA Michigan reported a major recent swing in gas prices — although the state’s gas prices averaged around $2.48 per gallon Aug. 11, that increased to $2.58 per gallon Aug. 12 and to around $2.81 per gallon Aug. 13.

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Published August 16, 2015

METRO DETROIT — President Barack Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan on Aug. 3, tasking the Environmental Protection Agency with setting goals for carbon emission reduction from power plants and leaving the states to figure out how to reach those targets.


With the reductions, the president hopes to slow carbon pollution into the atmosphere and reduce the severity of global warming in the long term.

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Published August 14, 2015

DETROIT — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, unveiled a bill in Detroit on Aug. 10 that would require an international review of a Canadian power company’s proposal to bury nuclear waste less than a mile from the Lake Huron shore.


If passed, the legislation would invoke the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 between the U.S. and Canada, which would require the International Joint Commission to study the risks to the Great Lakes watershed and the State Department to negotiate with Canada to wait for those study results before approving a waste site.

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Published August 14, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It will be an evening of melodies, music, high energy and fun.

On Aug. 20, the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers will perform live at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. The show begins at 7 p.m. The concert is family-friendly and geared toward veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy.

The band is currently on a 14-city tour that will stop in five states. The performance at the Macomb Center is free of charge. Limited tickets are available at the Macomb Center box office and must be ordered in person only.

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Published August 12, 2015

HARRISON  TOWNSHIP — Those who frequently travel through the intersection of Metropolitan Parkway and Crocker Boulevard more than likely have already noticed the newest colorful additions to the medians there.

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Published August 12, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County sheriff’s deputies and 7-Eleven have teamed up to award kids in Macomb County for their good behavior.

For 20 years, police officers across the country have been ticketing kids with Operation Chill free Slurpee drink coupons when they are observed choosing to act with good, helpful behavior.

According to a press release from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, the incentive program started in Philadelphia as a means of giving law enforcement officers a positive reason to interact with children and teens.

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Published August 10, 2015

It typically brings in more than a million people each year, and this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise promises to be no different.

On Aug. 15, car connoisseurs and casual fans will flock together to watch classic cars careen down Woodward Avenue. from Ferndale to Pontiac. Also in attendance will be auto clubs, many of which bring some of their favorite vehicles to the event.

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Published August 7, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum in St. Clair Shores will remember the final end of World War II on Aug. 15 with an event showcasing rare photographs, artifacts and a chance to meet veterans who fought in the Pacific.

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Published August 6, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Nutrition facts labels may receive a face-lift in the future.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed July 24 that food companies include the percentage of the daily value for added sugars on labels of packaged food. The proposal comes after the FDA recommended March 3, 2014, that added sugars, in addition to the sugar content, be displayed separately on labels.

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Published August 5, 2015

METRO DETROIT — There’s no doubt about it. It’s hot out there.

Got a bottle of water with you? Good. But many don’t think to snag some aqua as they rush out the door each day during the summer, and experts say that could lead to some serious consequences.


Dr. Supak Sookkasikon, with Emcura Urgent Care in Bloomfield Township, said that this time of year, she sees at least one patient each day with symptoms of dehydration.

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Published August 5, 2015

METRO DETROIT — While people have been told for years that they can help conserve water by turning off running sinks and taking shorter showers, new technology is combining with old techniques to provide residents with additional measures they can take around the home.

Water shortages and restrictions are not the issue here that they are in the American Southwest, but some of the things developed there can be — and have been — exported to other parts of the country.

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Published August 4, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Catching up with old friends who have moved out of town or even out of the state is what members of the Daughters of Macomb say they’re all about.

That and networking, maintaining the group’s history and generally having fun, said Daughters of Macomb President Nancy Dedenbach.

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Published August 4, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Smile … there’s a new dental program in town.

This fall, Baker College officials will open the doors of the Clinton Township campus’s new Center for Dental Hygiene Education, which will house the new Associate of Science in dental hygiene program.

School officials renovated more than 32,600 square feet of the former “C” building to create the new hygiene education center, which features a state-of-the-art dental clinic, classrooms, a practice laboratory and 20 patient care operatories.

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Published August 1, 2015

According to a news release from Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Dive team has recovered the body of Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley.

Rowley’s body was recovered at 7:10 p.m. Aug. 3, when a Macomb Sheriff's Aviation Unit located his body. The Marine Division deputies and dive team members recovered the body from approximately 12 feet of water, Wickersham said in the news release. Rowley was about a half mile from the original search area.

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Published July 30, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The only local concert on the water happened at “Poor Man’s Beach” in Harrison Township last weekend, and according to one organizer, the annual event attracted a record number of people and boats.

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