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Enbridge agrees to
save trees on 36 Mile Road

An agreement has been reached between Enbridge Energy, Macomb County and Bruce Township to save a dozen large trees from destruction along 36 Mile Road.
Enbridge Energy is in phase two of a $1.3 billion project...

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Wash Twp. girls named Peach Queen, Runner-up

Two local girls with a goal of improving young and old lives alike will be the 83rd Peach Festival's royal ambassadors.
Kaitlyn Krimmel, 21, of Washington Township was crowned as the 2014 Peach Queen at the...

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Severe weather causes
widespread damage

Thousands of residents and businesses were without electricity following southeast Michigan's first wave of severe weather over the weekend.
A severe thunderstorm brought straight line winds up to 70 MPH and tons...

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WT working with MDEQ for a new sewer facility

Washington Township is advancing its plans to improve infrastructure with a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and a water tower.
Supervisor Dan O'Leary said the township has acquired the option to build a new...

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Legal advice needed for Romeo reorganization

Village trustees are seeking legal opinions and further data on whether Romeo's government should be reorganized.
A committee of Trustees Bob Hart, Christine Malzahn and Ron Rossell are working with the Southeast...

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Wash Twp receives nearly $1M SAW grant

Sewer infrastructure improvements and repairs are coming down the pipe for Washington Township.
The township received $994,410 in funding from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Stormwater Asset Management...

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New AT&T tower approved with conditions

Conditional approval has been granted for a new 150-foot tower in the Village of Romeo.
The Village Planning Commission voted 5-0 in favor of AT&T to construct a collapsible monopole tower on village property near...

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Pothole season to be worse than normal

Although motorists are already frustrated with pothole season, the County Road Association of Michigan warns the worst is probably yet to come.
Michigan residents have more to look forward to than just the opening...

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Above, Kaitlyn Krimmel and Erin Snyder of Washington Township were crowned as the 2014 Romeo Peach Queen and Peach Queen Runner-up, respectively, on April 12 from five entrants. Krimmel is the daughter of Robert and Edie, while Snyder is the daughter of Pete and Amy. (Read Story)

(Observer photo by Chris Gray)

FB post for rock causes outcry

A hoax on a Facebook page about the Romeo Rock caused backlash from residents.
The message posted April 8 said the Romeo Rock, located on Van Dyke in front of the former Kmart, was now the Sherwin-Williams Rock because the company purchased the rights from Washington Township. The post went on to say that a $20 permit was required from the township to paint the rock, and only Sherwin-Williams paint could be used.
Around 200 responses were posted, with people expressing anger or disappointment at the township and threatening to boycott Sherwin-Williams.
Washington Township Supervisor Dan O'Leary said the post was untrue,... (more)

MCD tree fundraiser
under way

The 64th Annual Spring Tree, Shrub and Plant Fundraiser at the Macomb Conservation District (MCD) is under way.
The district is offering more than 65 species of trees, shrubs and plants, some even up to seven feet tall. All transplants are sold bare-root and are suited for every type of landscape or property, even container gardens. Pre-orders are recommended to get the best selection.
All remaining stock will be sold during the pick up days at the MCD office on April 25-26. The office is located at 72955 Van Dyke in Romeo.
For a copy of the brochure, visit or call (586) 752-9580.

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