SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield

SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) Two people were seriously injured when a SMART bus driver fell asleep at the wheel on Monday at around 6pm. The 65-year-old driver was on Maple Road near Middle Belt, traveling westbound when the bus went over…

Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video)

Double Duty Candidate Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 19, 2014)   The League of Women Voters doubled up on a candidate forum last week, presenting candidates for the 13th District State Senate Seat and the 41st District State Representative Seat. All four candidates answered the same questions…

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the…

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen.…

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen.…

Oakland County Recognizes Sheryl Mitchell as She Heads to Albion

Oakland County Recognizes Sheryl Mitchell as She Heads to Albion (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 8, 2014) County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett credits Dr. Sheryl L. Mitchell with making her experience as a newly elected board member a manageable one, years ago. “I didn’t know if I was going left or going right, but Sheryl would…

Military Care Package Packing Party, Oct. 18 in Wolverine Lake

Military Care Package Packing Party, Oct. 18 in Wolverine Lake (Compiled, Sept. 27, 2014) The residents of Wolverine Lake Village, in conjunction with Military Families United of Michigan and K-9 Defender Fund, are hosting a packing party to support our troops and military working dogs still serving on the battlefield. They welcome these packages from…

Bloomfield Hills’ Eastover Brings in STEM Museum Fun

Bloomfield Hills’ Eastover Brings in STEM Museum Fun (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Sept.25, 2014) The Eastover Elementary gymnasium was transformed into a STEM Museum earlier this month, with multiple stations set up allowing students to take part in activities that taught science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. Some of the activities included programming a robot, pedaling…

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have…

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have…