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Campbell to retire from superintendent position


by CHRIS GRAY
Romeo Community Schools Superintendent Nancy Campbell will step down once her contract expires in June.
The announcement came during the Board of Education's Sept. 8 meeting while discussing Campbell's annual...

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Supervisor, sheriff say policing is undermanned


by CHRIS GRAY
Doubling Washington Township's police millage would provide an improved police presence.
This is the message Supervisor Dan O'Leary presented to a crowd of about a dozen residents on Sept. 9 during a public...

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RCS seeks to expand fruitful reading program


by CHRIS GRAY
Students tend to be enthusiastic about their extracurricular activities, not necessarily their academics.
But Jessica Blanchard, a Romeo High School freshman, spoke with as much fervor as a theater or football student...

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RCS, New Haven equip buses with stop-arm cameras


by CHRIS GRAY
Drivers trying to rush past stopped school buses may want to think twice, as they will now be caught on camera.
Romeo Community Schools and New Haven Community Schools have begun piloting a stop-arm camera system...

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Bruce planners give OK for industrial condos


by CHRIS GRAY
Preliminary plans for an industrial condominium project in Bruce Township has been approved.
The Bruce Township Planning Commission voted 6-0 in favor to the concept of the development with the understanding that ...

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RCS approves $1.95m in tech



New technology has been approved for every classroom in the Romeo Community Schools district.
The Board of Education voted 7-0 on Sept. 8 to spend $1.95 million in technology bond funds to equip each classroom ...

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Florida man arrested in Wash Twp on MOT


by CHRIS GRAY
A Florida man was off-putting while on the trail in Washington Township.
On Sept. 7, deputies with the Macomb County Sheriff's Office arrested David Jaye, 56, of Bonita Springs, Florida for disorderly conduct...

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BARN TOUR. Above, Charles Turner of Bruce Township stands in a renovated barn on his property. His and six other local sites will be on display during the 2014 Barn Tour, held Sept. 20 by the Romeo Historical Society. This is the second year the society is holding a Barn Tour, which features barns that range from hangouts like Turner's barn to cattle barns and pottery barns. Proceeds from the tour benefit the society. (Read Story)

(Observer photo by Chris Gray)

Samaritan House hosts Hoopla

Join others from around northern Macomb County this weekend in supporting local families through a walk or run.
The Samaritan House will hold its Harvest Time Hoopla from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Washington Municipal Park, located behind the Washington Township offices on Van Dyke.
Guests can also enjoy a DJ, ice cream and hot dogs while walking through the park, or can participate in a non-timed 5K race on the Macomb Orchard Trail. Shuttles will be available for runners.
This year's goal is to raise $12,000 for the Samaritan House, which would stock the non-profit's food pantry for a month.
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