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Treasurer candidate field narrowed down

An initial pool of 12 candidates applying for the Commerce Township treasurer's position has been pared down to two finalists who will be re-interviewed by the township's board of trustees on Tuesday, December 16....more>

Road construction not yet done

While the road construction season is coming to a close, there are still projects in western Oakland County that motorists may want to be aware of while making their way around this holiday weekend. ...more>

Snacks with Santa at Richardson Center

Santa Claus is expected to make a special visit to this year when he flies into the Richardson Center in Commerce on Saturday, December 6, from 1-3 p.m. for Snacks with Santa....more>

Walled Lake students recognized with donation

The Michigan Society for Medical Research on Wednesday, December 3, will donate more than $2,000 in anatomical models to Walled Lake Central High School's anatomy and physiology classes....more>
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Gourmet grocery market

Organic, locally sourced fruits and vegetables from nearby Michigan farms, brought in by trucks in the last 12 hours. Exotic African and southeast Asian delicacies known to only the most accomplished and well-traveled chefs. Unique balsamic vinegars, extra virgin olive oils (knowns as EVOOs), exotic spices and seasonings, scratch baked goods, homemade prepared foods, and gourmet cheeses from around the globe....more>
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School absences

Skipping school, cutting class or playing hooky. Whatever name you give it, truancy and excessive absences can lead to serious problems for students and schools. Surprisingly, the issue is one that often goes unnoticed and can be easily overlooked....more>
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Unions struggle

Labor unions, credited with helping workers achieve fair wages, benefits and good working conditions, as well as the creation of a mass middle class in America in the second half of the 20th century, has fallen from favor as the calendar has turned the page to the 21st century....more>
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