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Maria Allard

C&G Staff Reporter – Warren Weekly, Grosse Pointe Times, Sterling Heights Sentry


Staff Writer Maria Allard covers the school districts of Center Line, Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Warren Consolidated and Warren Woods, and Macomb Community College for the Warren Weekly and Sterling Heights Sentry newspapers. She also covers the City of Grosse Pointe Woods and the Grosse Pointe Public Schools System for the Grosse Pointe Times newspaper. Allard has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University, and she is in love with the Rolling Stones.

Published August 25, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — Grosse Pointe Public School System students will return to school next month in one of two ways.

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Published August 21, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan State Fair is usually an end-of-summer tradition packed with carnival rides, live entertainment, exhibits and much more. This year’s fair, presented by Ram Trucks, is still on.

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Published August 21, 2020

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WARREN/CENTER LINE/STERLING HEIGHTS — Educators continue to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. School officials have been planning all summer long to try to figure out the best return-to-school plans for staff and students amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Published August 14, 2020

No matter which Dodge model Chris Vitale drives, he is consistently at the right speed.

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Published August 11, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The greenhouse and gardens at Defer Elementary School will receive an upgrade due to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

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Published August 7, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/ST. CLAIR SHORES — One month after the Lake Front Park Aquatic Facility opened for the summer, city officials had to close it down after a pool lifeguard tested positive for COVID-19.

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Published August 7, 2020

WARREN — From 2016-2017, Warren Woods Public Schools officials identified $98 million worth of building needs in the district.

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Published August 7, 2020

CENTER LINE — The decision was unanimous. All seven members of the Center Line Public Schools Board of Education selected Joseph Haynes to lead the district.

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Published August 7, 2020

WARREN — “Catching Up With Alumni” highlights the accomplishments of local high school graduates. In this issue, we look at 1977 Mott High School graduate and musician Gregg Bissonette.

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Published July 29, 2020

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Audiences might know Laith Al-Saadi from watching him perform at venues around the state, or maybe fans will recognize him from season 10 of “The Voice” on NBC. 

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Published July 28, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — For the past three years, Susan Howey and her fourth-grade students at Trombly Elementary School have owned and operated the successful business Fan Faces.

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Published July 28, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — Several local residents filed by the July 21 deadline to run for a seat on the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education. The general election is Nov. 3 and will include several races, including for U.S. president. School board elections are not on the Aug. 4 primary election ballot.

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Published July 24, 2020

CENTER LINE — Two candidates who applied to become the next Center Line Public School superintendent will be asked back for a second round of interviews.

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Published July 24, 2020

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WARREN/CENTER LINE/STERLING HEIGHTS — Several local candidates filed, by the July 21 deadline, to run for school board positions in Macomb County.

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Published July 24, 2020

CENTER LINE/WARREN — On the evening of May 16, 2019, members of the Center Line Public Schools community gathered behind Center Line High School for a groundbreaking ceremony on a section of land that would eventually become the new Peck Elementary School.

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