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Published June 10, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe police are investigating a fatal automobile crash that occurred June 8.

At around 11 p.m., 47-year-old Jenell Capreice Bailey, of Royal Oak, allegedly was driving her minivan northbound on Gratiot Avenue. Eastpointe Detective Lt. Neil Childs said Bailey was driving at a high rate of speed that was higher than the speed limit.

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Published June 8, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The money is dried up and roads just keep getting worse.

That was the crux of the argument made by Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon, who on June 1 announced that the township will form a citizen advisory committee on township-based roads.

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Published June 8, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township’s Cable TV and Communications Department was recently given the go-ahead to upgrade its server to better fit the times.

At the May 16 Board of Trustees meeting, board members unanimously approved funds that would improve the township’s “head-end” — or the ability to digitally transfer, store and schedule the playback of TV programs and message boards.

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Published June 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — While there’s plenty of fun to be had on Michigan’s abundance of lakes and rivers this summer, there are also many potential dangers that can be easily avoided.

Local emergency personnel say that by following the rules of the water, all can enjoy a safe boating season this year.

“It comes down to common sense,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “Be aware of your surroundings.”

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Published May 25, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The relationship between Clinton Township and Yasu, Japan, has been decades in the making.

The cultural exchange program started in 1993, receiving positive acclaim from community leaders and host families. But after more than 20 years of a symbiotic Sister City relationship, demand seems to be at an all-time low.

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Published May 25, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — If you head into the Clinton-Macomb Public Library this spring, you might learn a thing or two about war or organized crime.

The library, located at 40900 Romeo Plank Road in Clinton Township, is setting the stage for a couple of new programs.

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Published May 25, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Sit back, kick up your feet and dive into the popcorn.

As the moviegoing experience has changed with the advent of options available to individuals, some theaters are trying to bring the comfort of the living room to the silver screen.

MJR Digital Cinemas recently announced a $2.7 million renovation that will take place at Cinema 14 — more commonly known as the theater inside The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township.

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Published May 24, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb Food Program recently received more than 300,000 pounds of food thanks to the 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers and U.S. Postal Service Food Drive.

The May 14 countywide drive netted a total of 500,000 pounds of food. The food helps feed families, seniors, veterans, children and the homeless throughout the county.

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Published May 20, 2016

FRASER — After three long budget-related meetings in a span of less than one week, results stayed consistent on the voting front to approve a new 2016-17 fiscal year budget for the city of Fraser.

A 4-3 vote on May 12 was accompanied by the same result on May 16 — which was a special meeting called by administrators to attempt to approve the budget on a last-minute basis.

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Published May 18, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Regional Transit Authority is dotting its I’s and crossing its T’s when it comes to a transit overhaul in major Michigan regions, including locally. 

The authority, or RTA, has recently been increasing its public presence to discuss plans to renovate the Gratiot Avenue corridor, as well as connect cities like Ann Arbor to the metro Detroit area.

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Published May 18, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Sharon Valenti’s life changed forever on Dec. 10, 2012.

The Clinton Township woman with a Polish upbringing was given tragic news that no spouse ever wants to hear: Her husband, Ciro, had succumbed to gastric cancer.

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Published May 18, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It’s an electronic world, and we’re all living in it.

In response to concerns regarding record handling, the township’s Board of Trustees unanimously decided in April to adopt a “Destruction of Information” policy. The goal is to maintain data integrity.

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Published May 18, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Administrators from Chippewa Valley Schools continue to provide updates for curriculum changes in the near future. 

During a Board of Education meeting May 2, Director of Curriculum Pam Jones gave a presentation on several curriculum changes at the elementary and middle school levels, as well as updates on professional development for instructors.

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Published May 18, 2016

FRASER — A school is essentially only as good as the students and educators inside, and data shows that Fraser Public Schools is making the right strides to keep kids engaged.

Statistics from Michigan School Data show that during the 2014-15 school year, Fraser Public Schools had the second-highest graduation rate in all of Macomb County at 95.28 percent.

Only Armada Area Schools scored higher in that category, with a rate of 97.06 percent.

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Published May 18, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Last year, three local nonprofit organizations received thousands of dollars in cash donations and advertising as part of C & G Newspapers’ inaugural Community GiveBack contest, and now C & G is teaming up with Suburban Hyundai in Troy once again to offer the program for a second year. 

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Published May 13, 2016

FRASER — The Fraser Department of Public Safety is asking residents of nearby communities to be on the lookout for a bank robber.

The robbery occurred at approximately 1:55 p.m. May 12 at Bank of America, 34200 Utica Road in Fraser.

A press release issued by Fraser Police stated that a white female walked into the building, wearing large sunglasses and a dark wig. The real hair color of the suspect was described as being brown, or light brown.

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Published May 11, 2016

FRASER — It’s almost crunch time when it comes to the next fiscal year budget in Fraser.

Recent budgetary workshops have accompanied discussion among city officials regarding how the city should move forward in a fiscally responsible way.

City Manager Rich Haberman gave a preview of what city council should look forward to when deliberating issues affecting not only the budget of the next fiscal year, but also years to come.

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Published May 11, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The International Academy of Macomb is doling out diplomas at record rates.

Recently, U.S. News & World Report designated the consortium high school as second-best in Michigan, and 12th best in the entire nation.

The school is composed of students throughout Macomb County who represent local districts. The Macomb Intermediate School District, or MISD, coordinates the academy on behalf of member districts.

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Published May 11, 2016

FRASER — A group of Fraser schoolchildren have collaborated to lay down the law.

Four Salk Elementary sixth-grade students — Olivia Gilcher, Ella Scally, Grace Oluwole and Calvin Hill — recently won first place in the 2016 Macomb County Bar Association Law Day essay contest.

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Published May 11, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Kids and adults should have an entertaining summer.

That is what administrators from the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department are saying as they gear up for another fun-filled season of games, camps and activities.

The department’s preschool day camp program is aiming to reel in youngsters ages 3 to 5 in a social environment that features games, craft projects, songs and themed activities.

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