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Linda Shepard

C&G Staff Reporter – Rochester Post

Staff Writer Linda Shepard covers Rochester Hills and Oakland Township for the Rochester Post. Shepard has worked for C & G Newspapers since 1998, graduated from Oakland University and is a past winner of the Michigan Press Association award. Shepard takes an avid interest in Detroit’s history and current rebirth.

Published May 15, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — As part of ongoing efforts to restore a historical farm, broken concrete will be replaced at Cranberry Lake Farm’s former dairy barn for a display of farm implements. In addition, a picnic area is under development near a stone barbecue built in the 1930s.

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Published May 14, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Volunteers battled mud and cloudy skies to clear invasive plants May 11 in Beverly Park. “We are getting rid of buckthorn,” Beverly Hills Village Councilwoman Rachel Hrydziuszko said. “We want it cleaned up for the Memorial Day parade and for new tree plantings.”

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Published May 8, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The township Board of Trustees has chosen a candidate with extensive history as a police chief as the new Oakland Township manager.

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Published May 6, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent Rob Glass will leave his position next month.

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Published May 1, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Replacement of a 96-year-old former railroad bridge will close the Paint Creek Trail between Dutton and Silverbell roads starting in mid-May.

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Published April 29, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Groves High School senior Allie Unger said she spends about six hours a day painting, dedicatedly refining her skills before she enters the Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall.

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Published April 22, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Village officials said they are aiming for a speedy reconstruction of 14 Mile Road between Lahser Road and the west village limits.

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Published April 17, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Find beekeeping classes, local history, nature and more at Cranberry Lake Park this spring. Cranberry Lake Park offers beekeeping classes beginning in May. In addition, the archive room at the historical Cranberry Lake Farm main house is open to the public by appointment 1-4 p.m. each Wednesday.  

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Published April 15, 2019

FRANKLIN — Village officials are fine-tuning a concept plan to add sidewalks, lighting and landscaping to Franklin Road between 13 Mile and 14 Mile roads. “Our hope and desire is to pull some of the traffic in the fall from the cider mill, to get them into the village to spend some money,” Franklin Village Council President Pamela Hansen said April 8 during a council discussion.

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Published April 10, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP —The state of the township’s 44 miles of unpaved roads is of great concern to residents and township officials.

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Published April 8, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A 70-year-old Oxford Township motorcyclist died as a result of injuries sustained after a wild turkey flew into his chest, causing him to lose control of his motorcycle.

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Published April 5, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — For the past 15 years, the Society of Active Retirees has provided seniors with the opportunity to add a vital intellectual component to their lives.

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Published April 3, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Population growth carries new responsibilities, according to Oakland Township Supervisor Mike Bailey. “The township continues to increase its population,” Bailey said during a March 21 State of the Township address at Oakland Township Hall. “The transition from rural to suburban is likely in 2020.”

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Published April 1, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — District students will soon see new engineering technology equipment. “Why engineering technology?” Hallie Snyder, Birmingham Public Schools coordinator for career-focused education, asked during a March 19 presentation before the BPS Board of Education. 

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Published March 27, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — An upcoming roundabout project at Adams and Gunn roads will involve an estimated three-month road closure.

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