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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 August 7, 2019

TROY — City Councilmen Ethan Baker and Dave Henderson will square off in the mayoral election this November.

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Published August 1, 2019

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TROY — Northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 will close, leaving one lane open each way, from Square Lake Road to Baldwin Road 4 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 4.

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Published July 30, 2019

TROY — Longtime Troy resident Don Sommer, described as a “first-class gentleman,” loved cars. He passed away July 15.

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Published July 30, 2019

TROY — Starbucks will make a change to the storefront at Big Beaver and John R roads, in the Troy Sports Center, following the Troy Planning Commission’s approval of a drive-thru window.

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Published July 30, 2019

TROY — Saying that the plan made no sense, the Troy City Council unanimously denied developer Safet Stafa’s two requests to rezone three parcels comprising 2.5 acres on Big Beaver Road and McClure Drive from single family to a Big Beaver zoning district July 22.

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Published July 25, 2019

TROY — Construction of the Troy School District Early Childhood Center, located near Livernois and Square Lake roads, is on track and the facility is scheduled to open to students this fall. 

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Published July 25, 2019

TROY — For guitarist Joey Leone, the story of blues music is the story of America. 

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Published July 24, 2019

TROY —The left traffic lanes on both sides of Big Beaver Road will close directly under Interstate 75 at 9 a.m. July 26, remaining closed until the end of August. 

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Published July 23, 2019

TROY — A forensic audit of the financial workings of the city under former City Manager Brian Kischnick did not uncover major fraud. 

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Published July 23, 2019

TROY — A divided Troy City Council voted against a proposed severance agreement with Tom Darling, the former financial services manager, July 22.

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Published July 16, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council unanimously denied a rezoning request for 1.2 acres along Rochester Road, north of Long Lake Road, after more than 60 residents signed a petition in opposition to the rezoning.

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Published July 16, 2019

TROY — Lisa Rush will present “The Story of Eastern Market” at the Troy Public Library at 7 p.m. July 23.

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Published July 16, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council will consider plans for 29 homes on 8.69 acres on the southeast corner of Square Lake Road and Willow Grove Drive, west of John R Road.

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Published July 11, 2019

TROY — A kitchen fire in one unit left residents in four apartments homeless at a complex on Coolidge Highway, north of Maple Road. 

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Published July 10, 2019

TROY — Traffic lanes on northbound Interstate 75 from Big Beaver Road to Crooks Road are set to be closed, depending on the weather, 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m. July 10-11.

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