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Published March 13, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It’s an all-natural product that can reportedly treat chronic pain, ease anxiety and bring sleep to those suffering from insomnia — with few to no side effects or drug interactions. But about half of those who hear about this supposed wonder drug won’t even try it because of its association with marijuana. It’s cannabidiol, better known as CBD oil.

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Published March 13, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The garden of your dreams doesn’t have to exist in your mind, or even in the ground in your backyard. Raised-bed gardens, made of wood or other creatively repurposed building materials, offer many advantages to vegetable growers in residential lots and community gardens.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A new partnership between two local nonprofits is benefiting low-income seniors in need. Thanks to a grant from an anonymous donor, low-income seniors serviced by the Rochester Area Neighborhood House are now able to exercise, eat a healthy lunch, socialize and get involved with the community at the Older Persons’ Commission.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — In the hopes of freeing up clogged phone lines on Election Day, the city of Rochester Hills developed and launched its online Election Day Precinct Support Portal last November.

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Published March 13, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Two hundred years ago, on March 16, mill builders Benjamin Woodworth and William Russell purchased 160 acres of land on the Paint Creek, near Dutton and Livernois roads.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Residents in the city of Rochester Hills now have fewer days to light off fireworks. At the end of 2018, the Michigan Legislature approved a set of bills giving local communities more control over fireworks. The bills give municipalities the option of cutting the total number of days that fireworks can be set off from 30 days per year to 12, an option that the Rochester Hills City Council unanimously approved Feb. 25.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER — Those who shop or dine in downtown Rochester this March will have a chance to start spring off with shopping sprees of up to $1,000. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority is hosting its sixth annual Mad Money March event, which DDA Events Coordinator Jenna O’Dell said is an incentive to spend dollars in downtown Rochester to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win shopping sprees of $1,000, $500 or $250 at participating businesses.

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Published March 8, 2019

WARREN — Gilbert Demers, the founder, publisher and patriarch of the C & G Newspapers family, passed away peacefully Feb. 25 at his home in Florida. His wife, Charlotte, the “C” to his “G,” and his five children were by his side. He was 89.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Rochester Community Schools district is reminding parents to pay careful attention to their students’ online activity, as the “Momo Challenge” continues to attract attention on social media.

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Published March 7, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A brand-new advanced life support ambulance with a complex computer system is ready to serve township residents.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Former U.S. Rep. William S. Broomfield, who served Michigan in Congress for 36 years, died Feb. 20. He was 96. Broomfield had strong ties to the Rochester area, according to Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Manager Pat McKay.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — A recent donation to the Rochester Hills Public Library has brought the magical world of books to life in the youth room.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Officials from the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm are hoping to raise enough money to rebuild a historical equipment barn on the property next year.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Drivers who frequent Rochester Hills can now see exactly which roads the city’s snowplows have cleared after a winter storm. Rochester Hills officials recently launched a new online snowplow tracker, a map that shows the recent whereabouts of plows, at rochesterhills.plowtracker.com.

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Published March 6, 2019

Your guide to this weekend's events

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Published March 6, 2019

Cabins, swimming in the lake, crafts and outdoor adventures are summertime traditions for some children.

 

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Published March 6, 2019

Invasive phragmites, water hyacinth, European frogbit and red swamp crayfish — along with the fungus oak wilt and more — can damage landscapes and lower home values. 

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Published March 5, 2019

LANSING — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in February that it will respond to “extensive public interest” in the dangers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, with a multifaceted action plan.

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Published March 5, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — Back in June of 2018, the treated drinking water that serves two mobile home parks in northern Oakland County tested positive for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS.

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Published March 5, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It was just over four years ago that DTE Energy’s Ground to Sky program was squashed under a mountain of complaints about what residents called reckless clear-cutting of trees in residential neighborhoods.

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