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Terry Oparka


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 August 14, 2018

Although Pawfficer Badges had to pass on the purrfect pawsition as head of the newly formed Troy Police Department Feline Unit due to health reasons, she is now the spokescat for the cause of feline leukemia.

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Published August 8, 2018

Voters in some precincts in Troy cast handwritten ballots due to the unprecedented number of voters who turned out for the Aug. 7 primary election. The voter turnout was not available at press time.

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Published August 8, 2018

Residents and businesses in the northwest part of Troy were asked to conserve water after a failed valve affected water pressure Aug. 3, city officials said.  There was no need to boil water, according to a press release the city issued Aug. 3.Read More

Published August 8, 2018

Savor your meal with a deal at your favorite haunts or discover new places to dine when Troy Restaurant Week returns Aug. 19-24.  The summer lineup features 20 restaurants, including two new to Troy: Eats & Crafts, and Station Square Kitchen + Bar.

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Published August 8, 2018

Representatives for a group that calls itself Citizens for a Responsible Troy estimate that they have collected over 4,500 signatures on petitions asking for a charter amendment to allow commercial medical marijuana growing facilities in Troy — which the Troy City Council recently opted out ofRead More

Published August 8, 2018

After a receiving a rash of complaints about a pest control company knocking on doors after 8 p.m., being overly aggressive and going to homes on the city’s Do Not Knock List, the city yanked the company’s peddler’s license.Read More

Published August 8, 2018

Motorists are facing detours and traffic snarls while crews work through aggressive schedules during the short road construction season.Read More

Published August 3, 2018

Residents and businesses in the northwest part of Troy are asked to conserve water after city officials said a failed valve affected water pressure Aug. 3. There is no need to boil water at this time, according to a release the city issued Aug. 3.Read More

Published July 31, 2018

TROY — In their dress blues, Troy police paused to honor three of their own who lost their lives in the line of duty and to recognize the new Memorial Badge Monument installed in front of the Troy Police Department in a ceremony July 25. 

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Published July 31, 2018

TROY — The Troy City Council will soon consider plans for 14 homes in a cluster development recommended for approval by the Troy Planning Commission. 

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Published July 31, 2018

TROY — Approximately 300 kids took to the track and throughout the center to run or walk a half-mile course as many times as they could in an hour for the second annual Run the Club jog-athon at the Boys and Girls Club of Troy July 25. 

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Published July 31, 2018

TROY — Planning Commissioner Donald Edmunds, 81, died July 22 following complications from surgery. 

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Published July 31, 2018

TROY — A former Troy employee filed suit against the city demanding a jury trial after he was fired June 11 for what he asserts is retaliation for providing video footage inside City Hall to former Troy City Manager Brian Kischnick. 

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Published July 26, 2018

 Traffic lanes will close intermittently on Interstate 75 from Crooks Road in Troy to 13 Mile Road in Madison Heights starting this fall — with the major work on that stretch of freeway slated to start in spring.Read More

Published July 25, 2018

TROY — Troy Planning Commission members will wait to see what the traffic experts say before they consider plans for 42 homes on just less than 20 acres near Wattles and Livernois roads, formerly owned by the Troy School District and known as Section 16, which was never developed. 

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