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Published September 14, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It’s been 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, yet former soldiers never forget those who fought and those who were never seen again.


On Sept. 18, Resurrection Cemetery will for the first time host a 24-hour vigil to remember those who have fallen, those who continue to fight and those who still remain missing in action.


This is the 29th year of the event, though it’s the first time in that entire span that this particular vigil will be held in Clinton Township.

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Published September 9, 2015

FRASER — The leaves will soon change colors, and a cooler climate will ultimately become commonplace.


With the fall season comes a variety of events not seen during the warmer seasons in Michigan, and the Fraser Parks and Recreation Department aims to keep residents busy following a fun summer.

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Published September 9, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Board of Trustees recently voted to allow Fern Hill Golf Club to play outdoor music on its grounds.


On Aug. 24, Fern Hill, popular for its golf course and as a wedding venue, was granted the outdoor entertainment permit after owners Dario Lanni and Jeff DeCaro asked for one from the board.

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Published September 9, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — This year’s Patriot Day ceremony begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Veterans Memorial inside Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Road. The memorial is located in the southern portion of the cemetery.


This year’s main speaker is Col. Daniel Furber, currently a project manager for transportation systems in the U.S. Army. He will speak about his service in both Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.

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Published September 9, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — The price of water has been a long-debated topic in metro Detroit, and recent meetings involving community leaders and members of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, or DWSD, have shed some light on the issue.


Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities, or MACRO, has held meetings with DWSD representatives to discuss forthcoming contracts in relation to the Great Lakes Water Authority, or GLWA — an arrangement enacted in November 2014 that involves Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties paying annual lease payments.

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Published September 9, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — The price of water has been a long-debated topic in metro Detroit, and recent meetings involving community leaders and members of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, or DWSD, have shed some light on the issue.


Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities, or MACRO, has held meetings with DWSD representatives to discuss forthcoming contracts in relation to the Great Lakes Water Authority, or GLWA — an arrangement enacted in November 2014 that involves Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties paying annual lease payments.

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Published September 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration announced Sept. 1 that the state would develop its own carbon implementation plan to meet the power plant carbon emissions guidelines set for it in President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.


The Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce power plant greenhouse gas emissions by a third of 2012 levels by 2030, allows states to develop their own plans to reach their respective targets.

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Published September 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — After a strong summer, the housing market in metro Detroit shows no signs of regressing heading into the fall, although buyers and sellers both could take extra precautions in getting in or out of a house.


For the buyer, real estate agent Jan Hays, with Max Broock in Birmingham, said the market will still look to be a sellers market in the fall, so buyers should be ready to make a bid when going to look at a house and not be afraid to make the call.

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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 August 31, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Each year presents the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department with an opportunity to look outside the box and engage residents in clever ways they have not yet experienced.


This year fits the bill once more, with the department boasting new programs while adjusting some community classics in the process.


Youth sports are a vital aspect of the department’s schedule, and this year is no exception.

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Published August 31, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP—Huron Academy, a tuition free public charter school for grades kindergarten through sixth grade in Sterling Heights, broke ground on an additional campus Aug. 26 in Clinton Township.


The new campus will be located on Utica Road between Moravian Drive and Metro Parkway, in the front of a 29-acre plot of land that was formerly the Bishop Gallagher Athletic Complex.


The facility will house third- through eighth-grade classrooms, while the original campus will support preschool through second grade.

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Published August 31, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Since 1974, Rick Iceberg has tried to combine value with entertainment, offering the community a plethora of fun-filled adventures.


Iceberg owns C.J. Barrymore’s, located off of Hall Road in Clinton Township, known for its batting cages, miniature golf and go-kart tracks. Hoping to stay relevant and adapt, Iceberg is adding something that might throw people for a loop — literally.


He’ll begin construction on a 36-foot-tall roller coaster this fall.

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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 28, 2015

RAY TOWNSHIP — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel spoke on Aug. 25 at the closed 32 Mile Road bridge in Ray Township to express frustration with the state Legislature over the lack of a plan to fund the repair of state roads.

“I think right now the biggest problem is they’re more concerned about election season coming up and their primaries than they are with the real issues that are facing us, and that’s without question roads and road funding,” Hackel said.

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Published August 27, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Hugh McLeod is a self-proclaimed “army brat” who learned the military lifestyle through his father.


McLeod, 41, is a physician assistant in the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion of the U.S. Army.


His career has taken various twists and turns in a figurative and literal sense, all starting with following in his dad’s footsteps.

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Published August 27, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP— For 22 years, Clinton Township and Yasu, Japan have been partners in exchanging each region’s culture with one another.


That is accomplished by each area sending a group of visitors during the summer to spend more than a week with host families to experience their sister city’s culture.


This July, it was Clinton Township’s turn to send a group of delegates to Yasu. Seven individuals, ranging in age from 12 to 79, visited Yasu for 10 days to learn about Japanese culture.

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Published August 27, 2015

FRASER — In the digital age, something as mundane as a mailbox is often an afterthought.


But when it comes to one particular mailbox that is now representing a piece of Fraser history, the journey has been nothing short of interesting.


It started in the summer of 1972 when current city Councilman Paul Cilluffo was taken to a house in the city by Marie Rattee, his girlfriend at the time. The two eventually got married and are still wed to this day.

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Published August 17, 2015

FRASER — The stalemate for the city towing contract will continue at least a short while longer after another tied vote.

Foster’s Towing and Repairs was not reinstated as Fraser’s primary towing service, and no other company was chosen, either.

In what has become a common theme at city council meetings over the past few months, a 3-3 vote resulted in no towing company being chosen at the Aug. 13 meeting.

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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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