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Terry Oparka

C&G Staff Reporter – Troy Times


Staff Writer Terry Oparka covers Troy and the Troy School District for the Troy Times. Oparka has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2000 and attended Oakland University and Macomb Community College. Oparka has won an award from the Michigan Press Association and four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter.

Published July 7, 2020

TROY — The Troy City Council aims to gauge residents’ thoughts on how to move forward on a request for voters to decide on a possible new library millage.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — About 500 people stopped by the Troy Farmers Market June 19 and 26, shopping outdoors for fresh produce and other food items.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — Kaori Marikawa, 18, of Troy, attends high school in Bloomington, Indiana. An accomplished violinist, she arrived home this spring unexpectedly due to the coronavirus shutdown.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — Jeff Gifford, Troy’s Firefighter of the Year, was interested in firefighting from a young age.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — Alchemie, a Troy tech company, was among 58 companies selected by the state’s tech startup stabilization fund from 214 applications for a direct investment to help during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Published July 7, 2020

METRO DETROIT — “COVID-19 was a wakeup call for the global manufacturing industry,” said Tom Kelly, executive director for Automation Alley, at a June 30 press conference at the facility.

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Published June 23, 2020

TROY — Although the approved 2020-21 and three-year Troy city budgets did not fully take into account the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, the council unanimously adopted the $179.9 million budget at a May 11 virtual meeting.

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Published June 23, 2020

TROY — A phased reopening of the Troy Historic Village began June 15 — one of the first Troy community facilities to reopen.

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Published June 23, 2020

TROY — The city of Troy teamed up with the Troy School District to ensure that the Class of 2020 — graduating in unprecedented times — had the sendoff it worked so hard for.

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Published June 23, 2020

TROY — When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order March 23, there were 40,000 items checked out of the Troy Public Library.

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Published June 23, 2020

TROY — Former Troy City Manager Brian Kischnick, who pleaded guilty to bribery and was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison in January 2019, has requested an emergency motion for a transfer from a residential reentry center to his home due to COVID-19.

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Published June 23, 2020

TROY — Fireworks for the nation’s birthday this year will last longer than they have in previous years — following the same rules as last year.

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Published June 16, 2020

TROY —Bridge work will close Coolidge Highway in both directions under Interstate 75 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 16.

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Published June 9, 2020

TROY — A crowd estimated at 1,500 marched from Athens High School south on John R Road to Big Beaver Road to Troy City Hall, then back to Athens peacefully June 5 — 9 miles roundtrip, with temperatures hovering near 90 degrees.

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Published June 9, 2020

TROY — “It’s quite a devastating time for our industry,” said Paul Andoni, the owner of Shield’s Restaurant, Bar and Pizzeria at 1476 W. Maple Road in Troy, when he spoke to C & G Newspapers in mid-March.

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