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Linda Shepard

Contributing Writer Linda 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 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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Published March 26, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — By demonstrating the real-life consequences of substance abuse, the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition’s Youth Action Board aims to help teens make informed decisions.The board’s annual Choices Youth Dialogue Day included court sessions on alcohol- and drug-related offenses, discussion groups, and more. Live court sessions were held before Judge Diane D’Agostini, of the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills.     

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Published March 19, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A safety path along the northwest side of Gallagher Road is closer to completion after township officials recently approved an engineering study for the project. The 1.1-mile pathway is slated to begin at the entrance of the Goodison Place neighborhood, on Silverbell Road, and will travel down Gallagher to the Paint Creek Trail.

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Published March 18, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — After her recent Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee win, Berkshire Middle School eighth-grader Eleanor Limbaugh said it all comes down to studying.

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Published March 14, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — After her recent Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee win, Berkshire Middle School eighth-grader Eleanor Limbaugh said it all comes down to studying.

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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 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 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

BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham Public Schools Superintendent Mark Dziatczak said he stands by an apology letter sent to district parents and staffers regarding a district high school African-American history class.

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Published February 27, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS —  Oakland University officials recently appointed Duane Mezwa as the interim dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

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Published February 26, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — The Village Council recently appointed a new clerk and assistant manager. “We’ve been on a very long and thorough search to find a replacement for former Clerk and Assistant Manager Ellen Marshall,” Beverly Hills Village Manager Chris Wilson said. “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin Rutkowski. We have found her a very appropriate and very good fit for the village.”

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Published February 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Oakland University’s ongoing expansion will soon include a “reinvention” of landmark building Wilson Hall. According to OU officials, nearly 70 percent of the 54,000-square-foot Wilson Hall renovation and 40,000-square-foot addition will be dedicated to student activities and services aimed at improving graduation rates and job placement.

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