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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 February 26, 2019

See sap at the Stage Nature Center and learn how it’s used around the globe during Maple Syrup Days the first three Saturdays in March. 

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Published February 26, 2019

A popular harbinger of spring returns to tempt taste buds at the 27th annual Taste of Troy March 3 to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Troy. 

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Published February 26, 2019

Plans for a cluster development on pause from last summer will go forward to the Troy City Council after the Planning Commission asked for and a developer provided a traffic study on the impact of the proposed development on a local neighborhood. 

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Published February 26, 2019

Troy firefighters from all six of the city’s fire stations, a total of 25 firefighters, completed ice rescue technician training the weekend of Feb. 16–17 at Sylvan Glen Lake. 

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Published February 25, 2019

TROY —  An employee of the Jax Car Wash at 2835 Maple Road, near Coolidge Highway, died after  reportedly being struck by a Ford 150 pickup truck exiting the car wash just after 1:15 p.m. Feb. 25.

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Published February 20, 2019

Professional gardener and designer Janet Macunovich will share her 30-plus years of experience at the Getting the Garden Ready for Spring event 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road. 

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Published February 20, 2019

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The collaboration between Rochester Hills resident Alexander Ray, 32, and Southfield resident Bradley Egrin, 26, both actors and filmmakers, had an unlikely start at the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan in Troy in 2012. 

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Published February 20, 2019

Athens High School teacher and computer whiz Josh Pudaloff could likely earn more money in the private sector than he does teaching. 

“I just love this. I love education. I love working with kids,” he said. “I get to do what I love — education and technology.” 

Pudaloff was recently selected as the overall Troy School District Teacher of the Year, as well as the High School Teacher of the Year. He teaches math and computer science. 

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Published February 20, 2019

Motorists will grapple with traffic delays caused by road construction relatively soon as crews resume work on the Interstate 75 modernization project next month.

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Published February 20, 2019

The Troy City Council will consider a cluster plan for 23 homes on 6 acres next to a planned 75-acre nature preserve, property formerly owned by the Troy School District. 

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — A majority of Michigan voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana for those ages 21 and older, but what will that mean in the workplace?

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — The students at Wass Elementary School know rock crushes scissors, scissors cut paper and paper covers rock — and they use that to solve differences in the classroom, the lunchroom and the playground.

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — Improperly installed heat tape applied to keep pipes from freezing ignited insulation in an attic at Homewood Suites, 1495 Equity Drive, near Maple and Crooks roads, just before 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — Troy resident John Ruth plans to bring his 1941 Ford Coupe to Autorama when it roars into Cobo Center March 1-3.

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — Troy’s City Council, city manager and department heads will come together later this month to determine how the city will move forward — but they’ll do it in a different format than in the past.

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