*County News*

Preventing Suicide Community Discussion May 24

April 4th 2017

Preventing Suicide Community Discussion May 24 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention is hosting a community discussion on “Preventing suicide through means restriction” on Wed, May 24, 2017 from 9am to 12pm with registration open at 8:30am at the Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois, Troy. Pre-register at www.oakgov.com/health. Who should attend?  […]

MML#5 – Are Cities Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles?

April 2nd 2017

MML#5 – Are Cities Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles? (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 1, 2017) Lansing, MI – There are two statistics that stood out in the presentation about autonomous vehicles at the Michigan Municipal Conference in March. The first is that 94% of auto accidents are caused by human error. The second is that the […]

How to Get Your Water Tested in Oakland County

March 31st 2017

How to Get Your Water Tested in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Division, March 31, 2017) Pontiac, MI – Oakland County Health Division reminds private well owners to test their drinking water regularly for contaminants to ensure that it is safe. “I encourage every homeowner with a private drinking water well to test their water […]

MML#4 – Wireless Antennas and Poles in Public Rights of Way

March 27th 2017

MML#4 – Wireless Antennas and Poles in Public Rights of Way (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2017) Lansing, MI – With expanding needs for wireless services comes expanded need for the infrastructure to support it.  Smart phones, smart cars, wireless devices etc. only work if there are towers and supporting antennas to give them data […]

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video)

March 25th 2017

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 25, 2017) Bloomfield Twp, MI – Oakland County Times founder Crystal A. Proxmire was recently interviewed by Chuck Moss for the television and internet-based program Eye on Oakland. Discussion focused on developments and transit in communities like Holly, Ferndale, Royal Oak, […]

MML#2 – How Changes in DC Impact Local Governments

March 24th 2017

MML#2 – How Changes in DC Impact Local Governments (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2017) Lansing, MI – Local elected officials of all political persuasions need to be in tune with decisions made at the state and national level.  That’s why the Michigan Municipal League included a panel discussion called “The Changing Landscape in Washington […]

MML#1 – Working Towards Complete Streets

March 23rd 2017

MML#1 – Working Towards Complete Streets (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2017) Lansing, MI – Civic leaders came together Tuesday to learn about topics important to local governments including “Complete Streets.” Representatives of Ferndale, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo sat on a Michigan Municipal League’s Capitol Conference panel Tuesday to share what successes their communities have […]

Jocelyn Benson to Speak at Matrix Awards May 18

March 15th 2017

Jocelyn Benson to Speak at Matrix Awards May 18 (EVENT page) Southfield, MI. — Accomplished authors, investigative journalism, and integrity in medical reporting will be recognized by the Detroit Chapter of The Association for Women in Communications at the 2017 Matrix Awards, honoring achievement in communications. The annual awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, […]

DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires

March 8th 2017

DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires (DTE, March 8, 2017) Oakland County, MI – As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, DTE Energy has nearly 500,000 customers without power due to severe winds blowing through its Southeast Michigan service territory. The outages are widespread across the region, with the hardest hit areas in Wayne, Oakland, […]

Free Smoke Detectors Available Through Red Cross

February 28th 2017

Free Smoke Detectors Available Through Red Cross (American Red Cross Michigan Region, Feb. 28, 2017) Oakland County, MI – The American Red Cross Michigan Region is offering free smoke detectors. Here’s how… Fill out the Smoke Alarm Request Form ~The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for […]

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