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Kristyne E. Demske

C&G Staff Reporter – St. Clair Shores Sentinel


Staff Writer Kristyne E. Demske covers St. Clair Shores and the Lake Shore, Lakeview and South Lake public schools for the Sentinel. Kristyne has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2004 and attended Michigan State University and Chippewa Valley High School.

Published January 27, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Following the trend of the past several years, St. Clair Shores City Council members will receive 2% increases in their compensation.

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Published January 27, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores’ clerk, community development and city manager positions will soon be occupied by new employees as the trio is retiring in the first half of 2022.

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Published January 27, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Chris Rayes may have retired as community development and inspections director Jan. 21, but come Feb. 1, he will begin a new job with the city as the project coordinator for the money coming to St. Clair Shores as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds, or SLFRF.

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Published January 26, 2022

ROYAL OAK — The inaugural Winter Blast Royal Oak will take place in downtown Royal Oak Feb. 18-20 after being pushed back two weeks due to unforeseen challenges, such as staffing shortages and supply chain issues, posed by an upswing in COVID-19 rates.

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Published January 26, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A plan developed in 2018 to clean up contamination of the 10 Mile Drain will receive funding to proceed with the passage of a bipartisan infrastructure law that will clear the backlog of 49 previously unfunded Superfund sites and accelerate cleanup at dozens of other sites across the country.

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Published January 26, 2022

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ST. CLAIR SHORES/WARREN — Local students will have the opportunity to start 2022 off on a healthier note with help from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and United Fresh Start Foundation, who are bringing new salad bars to students in local schools.

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Published January 26, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores City Council voted to approve an extension of the contract with Bird Rides, which provides electric scooters in the city, through April 2023.

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Published January 26, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While 2021 was a record year for the St. Clair Shores Fire Department, January 2022 has started off busy, as well.

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Published January 26, 2022

METRO DETROIT — Nearly a dozen organizations are receiving funding for arts programs after being awarded grants through the Anton Art Center, the Region 10A Regranting Agency for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

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Published January 26, 2022

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — With a levy of 8.7 mils, the Board of Trustees voted to adopt a balanced budget for the 2022 fiscal year.

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Published January 24, 2022

ROSEVILLE  — In response to the Nov. 30 Oxford High School shooting in which four students were killed and several others were wounded, the Roseville Police Department and Roseville Community Schools teamed up to offer a training course in active shooter prevention.

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Published January 20, 2022

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Following a policy adopted in February 2021, the Board of Trustees voted to give Supervisor Kenneth Verkest, Clerk Adam Wit and Treasurer Lawrence Tomenello raises in line with the rate of inflation.

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Published January 14, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — At press time, St. Clair Shores Police were investigating a string of steering wheel thefts from newer model Chevrolet Malibus that occurred at the end of December.

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Published January 13, 2022

MACOMB COUNTY —Thirty students will receive brand-new laptop computers, thanks to a partnership with Human-I-T Detroit and the We Are Here Foundation.

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Published January 12, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The current assistant city manager for the city of Saline will be moving into the same position in St. Clair Shores with City Council’s approval of his hiring.

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