Jonathan Shead

C&G Staff Reporter – Farmington Press

Published September 23, 2021

NOVI — After hearing a 15-minute presentation from the city’s municipal broadband committee Aug. 30, the City Council approved, in a 6-0 vote, to have city staff draft a request for qualifications and seek bids.

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Published September 23, 2021

NOVI — The city’s water main system along 10 Mile Road, at the corner of Wixom Road and west of the road in front of Oak Pointe Church, will be upgraded with approximately 1,250 feet of new 12-inch water main.

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Published September 23, 2021

NOVI — City officials have put the house once owned and occupied by former Novi Police Chief Lee BeGole, at 43707 Grand River Ave., up for sale for $1, in as-is condition, with the stipulation that the buyer relocates the house off the property so the city can complete the ring road project at Grand River Avenue and Novi Road.

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Published September 22, 2021

NOVI — For some students in Novi, the return to school Sept. 7 was the first time that they had returned to their schools since the COVID-19 pandemic paused in-person learning March 13, 2020.

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Published September 22, 2021

NOVI — The Tapper’s Jewelry store currently located in Twelve Oaks Mall took a big step forward in finding what company President Mark Tapper hopes will be a new, permanent home on the corner of Haggerty and Eight Mile roads.

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Published September 22, 2021

NOVI — Break out the sweaters, light up those apple-scented candles and get ready to search for the perfect pumpkin because fall has officially arrived, and MSU Tollgate Farm’s annual Pumpkinfest will return 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2-3.

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Published September 10, 2021

NOVI — Survey data and community commentary gathered from residents and local businesses by the city this past August will be used to help the Novi Fire Department update its strategic plan and progress in its application to become an accredited department.

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Published September 10, 2021

NOVI — Novi High School’s robotics team, Team 503, or “Frog Force” as they call themselves, has had a number of accomplishments to celebrate during its history, but this past August, the team celebrated its most rewarding accomplishment yet.

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Published September 8, 2021

NOVI — A 7-year-old boy died Aug. 31, five days after his father found him unresponsive in a pond in the 50000 block of Nine Mile Road during the afternoon Aug. 26.

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Published September 8, 2021

NOVI — Students at eight of the Novi Community School District’s buildings will now have a new four-legged, furry emotional support friend for the 2021-22 school year.

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Published September 8, 2021

NOVI — Mask-wearing for staff and students at school became a hot-button issue once again Aug. 25 at the Novi Community School District’s Board of Education meeting after Oakland County Executive David Coulter announced Aug. 24 a new emergency health order, from the Oakland County Health Division, mandating facial coverings in all day cares and vocational, elementary, middle and high schools.

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Published September 7, 2021

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — Both Royal Oak Schools and Clawson Public Schools changed their mask protocols after the Oakland County Health Division issued an emergency health order requiring masks in educational settings Aug. 24.

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Published September 7, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — The new school year has begun against the backdrop of a resurgent coronavirus and a new mask mandate from the county executive for all schools in Oakland County.

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Published August 30, 2021

CPR given by a father helped his 7-year-old boy after he was found unresponsive in a pond in the 5000 block of Nine Mile Road during the afternoon Aug. 26. 

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Published August 30, 2021

NOVI — After a year of fully virtual programming, the Michigan State Fair, hosted at the Suburban Collection Showplace, will return to in-person festivities for the 2021 season.

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