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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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Published May 11, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Voters will decide whether or not the Macomb County Veterans Service Department will see increased funding following a millage proposal vote this August.

On May 5, the Macomb County Board of Commissioners approved unanimously the language that will appear on the ballot for the Aug. 2 primary election day vote.

“I’m pleased, because now we can offer more services starting next year, or at least move forward to expanding,” said Laura Rios, director of the Veterans Services Department.

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Published May 11, 2016

Michigan traffic fatalities were up in 2015, keeping in line with what is a national trend. The first months of 2016 also appear to show an increase in traffic deaths, but the provisional numbers change daily.

The harder question to answer is what caused the increase in traffic deaths.

“Things have changed so quickly that we’re just now kind of catching up on the data side,” said Anne Readett, communications manager for the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. “We still have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of progress to make.”

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Published May 4, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Incumbent Kim Meltzer will face off against challenger George Sobah for the Clinton Township clerk position when voters hit the polls Aug. 2.

Sobah, a 20-year resident of Clinton Township and retired police lieutenant of the St. Clair Shores Police Department, currently serves as secretary on the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education — a board he has been part of in different capacities for the past 16 years.

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Published May 4, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The race to replace Bill Sowerby is underway.

Sowerby, who has served as treasurer of Clinton Township for nearly 20 years, threw his name into the 31st House District representative hat. His running for state government will result in a vacancy at the treasurer position.

Current Clinton Township Trustee and Democrat Paul Gieleghem will square off against Republican Phil Rode in the Aug. 2 election.

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Published May 4, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The  Clinton-Macomb Public Library’s fifth annual “Taste of the Town” was its biggest event yet.

Library Director Larry Neal said the fundraiser, which took place April 22 at the Main Library, was part of a record-breaking year that drew more than 350 estimated guests and raised about $12,500.

Last year’s event was attended by a little more than 300 guests and raised about $12,000.

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Published May 4, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A suspected late night of drinking led to the destruction of traffic lights at a busy Clinton Township intersection.

Clinton Township police said that around 3:30 a.m. on April 24 a vehicle was traveling southbound on Groesbeck Highway, ran a red light and proceeded to hit another vehicle that was traveling westbound on Metropolitan Parkway.

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Published May 4, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At around 9:15 p.m. on April 24, the Clinton Township Fire Department was called to deal with fires at a Waste Management facility located near 14 Mile Road and Lipke Street.

Deputy Fire Chief Randy Kandt said he and others arrived to find four or five trucks in flames. Firefighters came in through the gated entrance and threw water on the flames to quickly relieve the situation. 

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