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Local Legends Ladies Round Table March 17

March 10th 2018

Local Legends Ladies Round Table March 17  Pontiac, MI-   We are honoring local women who have made history! From the first African American Female Mayor of Pontiac to a Gold Record Songwriter in Pontiac to Judges, City Council Women and Oakland County Commissioner Emeritus and Library Board Chairperson Mattie Hatchett. Come hear from these Legendary […]

DTE Working on Power Restoration, Warming Centers Available

March 11th 2017

DTE Working on Power Restoration, Warming Centers Available (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2017) Oakland County, MI – 250,000 people in DTE’s service area remain without power as of 3am Saturday after wind storms knocked down power lines through the area. According to the DTE website, “DTE’s restoration teams are fully mobilized and working 24/7 […]

DTE to Present info on Power Outages at Madison Heights Council Mtg. Feb. 22

February 18th 2016

DTE to Present info on Power Outages at Madison Heights Council Mtg. Feb. 22 (EVENT page) Madison Heights, MI – Officials from DTE will be at the Madison Height City Council meeting on Feb. 22 to give a presentation about the power gird in the community. Mayor Brian Hartwell is asking residents who have experienced […]

Royal Oak Seeks Crowdfunding for Smart Park (video)

May 18th 2015

Royal Oak Seeks Crowdfunding for Smart Park (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 18, 2015) Once upon a time there was a dirty, uninviting little space between a parking structure and a dumpster. This little plot of land held patchy grass and dust, sometimes storage. But then a series of events changed the space and inspired […]

Ferndale Businesses Truck Supplies Out East

November 3rd 2012

Once the trucks were full, Bach and his team headed East. “They delivered 2 loads, one to Howell, NJ and one to Hoboken, NJ and the police gave them an escort to Hoboken. He said NJ is ravaged, total devastation and very cold, especially with no power.

West Drayton Wire Problem Could Have Been Avoided

August 4th 2012

Around 3pm on Friday, July 27 neighbors reported smoke coming from the transformer, which was mounted on a wooden electrical pole in a resident’s back yard. People in the surrounding homes were evacuated while Ferndale firemen monitored the situation, waiting for DTE to come.

Storm Videos, Pictures and Updates

July 5th 2012

The storms that rocked SE Michigan on July 4, 2012 hit Ferndale particularly hard, first with a massive downpour of hail, then with winds, lightening and rain. As traditionally happens in storms, power goes out and downed power lines are a safety issue.

Michigan Women’s Power Assembly June 16

June 12th 2012

“Right now there are only 4 women in the Michigan Senate, and 27 female representatives in the Michigan House. Yet in this legislative session alone, over 140 bills have been introduced that directly affect women’s rights in Michigan,” said Kate Morgan of Ferndale. “We believe that in order to make positive change for women, we need more women’s voices in Michigan’s political sphere.”

Special Council Meeting w/DTE Sept 28

September 21st 2011

Ferndale City Council will be holding a special City Council meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:00pm to discuss the power outage that occurred from July 20 to July 23, 2011. “This will be an opportunity for DTE to discuss what occurred over the summer and address the concerns our residents have,” said Mayor Dave Coulter. “Residents have been frustrated with the recent power outages and want answers.”

State of Emergency Declared in Ferndale, No New Worries Though

September 8th 2011

State of Emergency Declared in Ferndale, No New Worries Though (Crystal A. Proxmire, Ferndale115 News Wire, 9/8/2011) Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter signed the proclamation for a State of Emergency this afternoon in the wake of massive Labor Day storms that left thousands without power and many smashed up homes and vehicles.  Though the City is […]