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Published August 24, 2016

FRASER — It’s time for a second opinion.

That’s what Fraser City Council decided Aug. 11 when it approved a request for proposal for an outside party to evaluate the city’s much-maligned water situation.

City Manager Rich Haberman provided background information for council members and residents who were unaware of the city’s rates, or those who weren’t privy to how the water and sewer system works as a whole.

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Published August 24, 2016

FRASER — A building that has provided both housing and nervous contention seems to be in a good spot, according to a high-ranking public official.

During Fraser’s Aug. 11 council meeting, State Rep. Marilyn Lane, D-Fraser, delivered a presentation regarding the future of Fraser’s senior housing complex.

The three-story, 75-unit building is located across from the Fraser Activity Center, off 15 Mile Road and west of Utica Road.

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Published August 24, 2016

FRASER — When it comes to music, one might say Jason Hartless is caught in a “Stranglehold.”

The 21-year-old drummer, who is originally from Fraser and attended Fraser High School, has spent the summer touring with “Motor City Madman” Ted Nugent.

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Published August 24, 2016

FRASER — Matt Hemelberg wants residents to know he’s sorry.

The Fraser city councilman publicly apologized during a Fraser City Council meeting Aug. 11 for what some in the community deemed improper use of city equipment and employees.

According to Hemelberg, in mid-June he called Public Works Superintendent B.J. Van Fleteren and asked if he could buy leftover patching materials to fill in three holes in the lot of his business, A-OK Cooling & Heating Corporation.

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Published August 24, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP— Playing a sport in Chippewa Valley Schools is getting less expensive.

The CVS Board of Education approved rates for the district’s pay-to-participate fees for the upcoming school year, and they reflect a decrease from the previous six years.

A fee of $150 will now be assessed for each high school sport that a student wishes to participate in, which is down from $175. Middle school athletes will pay a $100 fee per sport, which is down from $150.

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Published August 17, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — What future college student couldn’t use a few extra bucks?

Three local students’ academic achievements recently paid off when they were each given $1,000 scholarships by way of the Clinton Township Fire Department.

Money raised through an annual golf outing sparked an idea among members of the department, according to Lt. Paul Brouwer — who is also president of Clinton Township Fire Fighters Union No. 1381, of the International Association of Fire Fighters. The labor union represents firefighters across the U.S. and Canada.

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Published August 17, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Buying and selling tax-forfeited properties has proven to be successful for Clinton Township.

Recently, the township purchased a slew of properties from Macomb County.

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Published August 17, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Rehabilitation of Prince Drewry Park is set to commence after Clinton Township approved its tabulated bid offers.

On July 20, the Clerk’s Office received and processed three bids for the project, with the low bidder being James P. Contracting Inc. Bids were reviewed by Giffels Webster, the Clinton Township Public Services Department and the Clinton Township Planning Department.

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Published August 17, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The future of a local public housing community starts in the hands of the Clinton Township Board of Trustees.

The board must decide whether to move forward with a plan in place in regards to Clinton Village, a 100-unit public housing entity located on Village Road.

The Clinton Township Housing Commission aims to rehabilitate said housing, which has been referred to as “obsolete, inefficient and substandard.”

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Published August 17, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The reconstruction of Clinton Township’s Civic Center parking lot is currently in full swing, and some additional changes will be added to the process.

The third phase of the current construction schedule is proceeding in timely fashion, according to  Scott Chabot, senior project manager with Giffels Webster — the township’s engineering firm.

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Published August 17, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The 1920s and a young, Irish woman with a good mind for business set the tone for the musical comedy “Irene,” which the Heart of the Hills Players bring center stage this month.

The theater group, which consists of about 100 members age 50 and older, will perform the Broadway show Aug. 18-21 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township. Joanie Rizzo, of Troy, was cast in the lead role as Irene and can’t wait for opening night.

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Published August 10, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/FRASER — Now that the 2016 primary season has come and gone, the winners are now pivoting toward November’s general election.

According to the Macomb County Clerk’s Office, the Aug. 2 primary saw a turnout of 17.7 percent in Clinton Township — tied for 16th among Macomb County municipalities.

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Published August 10, 2016

FRASER — Amid a turbulent time in our nation for police officers, some local veterans want the boys in blue to know they appreciate their sacrifice.

In a message dated July 20, signed by VFW Post 6691 Commander Larry Rosseel and addressed to the Fraser Department of Public Safety, the post — which was chartered in 1946 after the conclusion of World War II — offered its support to the men and women in Fraser’s police and fire departments.

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Published August 10, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Engulfed by water, Cheryl Angelelli’s life forever changed decades ago.

At the age of 14, the now Clinton Township resident was competitively swimming. She had been doing so since age 8 as part of a team.

On one fateful day, her swim coach told her to jump over a rope that was placed near new starting blocks in the pool’s shallow end. She made the leap into the water, and little did she know her life would never be the same.

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Published August 3, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The 14th annual Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise will take place Aug. 7, and expectations by cruise promoters are that the 225,000 people who attended in 2015 will be matched or exceeded this year.

The cruise, which is referred to as the biggest event in all of Macomb County, features classic cars that will line Gratiot Avenue, from 14 Mile Road to Wellington Crescent, north of Metropolitan Parkway.

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Published August 3, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The sounds of Broadway during the World War II era will be coming to Chippewa Valley High School this month.

“The Golden Age,” a musical revue of musical numbers from shows of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, will sound from the school’s stage during an Aug. 26 performance.

The musical was created by Don Bischoff, Chippewa’s choreographer. Bischoff has more than 30 years of experience in performing, directing or choreographing.

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Published August 3, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It’s been a wild ride for Jim Perpich.

The longtime marketing and public relations professional has worked for many companies and organizations throughout his career, and now the Shelby Township native is utilizing his talents in Clinton Township.

On July 11, Perpich was unanimously approved by the Clinton Township Board of Trustees as the township’s new cable director. He previously served as assistant director to Joe Peruzzi, who recently retired after a lengthy tenure.

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Published August 3, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley Schools announced during the week of July 27 that it has been approved for systemwide accreditation by AdvancED, a global accreditation service.

AdvancED visited the district in late February and conducted more than 400 interviews and visited more than 100 classrooms to gain a complete picture of the school system.

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Published August 3, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The definition of manufacturing is probably different to a 60-year-old individual than to an 18-year-old.

Michigan has long been known as a manufacturing hub, complete with blue-collar workers who are willing to work in different capacities to achieve individual and business aspirations.

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Published August 3, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A stroll and a conversation can often lead to a pragmatic exchange.

That’s what Clintondale Community Schools is trying to accomplish, recently introducing the “Walk and Talk” format to allow for members of the community to interact with school educators and administrators in a comfortable outdoor environment.

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