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Enbridge fields questions
on 6B pipeline project

Bruce Township residents and elected officials sought information straight from Enbridge Energy Company about a pipeline going through their neighborhoods.
Enbridge held an informational meeting on April 15 for residents...

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Wash Twp considering
lawsuit against library

Washington Township is considering a lawsuit if the Romeo District Library (RDL) doesn't seek approval for its budget.
At its April 16 meeting, the Washington Township Board of Trustees reaffirmed its intention...

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RHS students win Best of Show
at DAFT film fest

Two Romeo students will have their film featured in the nation's oldest film festival that recognizes student work.
Romeo High School senior Sharon Ward and junior Drew Masters received a Best in Show award ...

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WTFD to switch dispatch
to Oakland County

By working to improve their own services, local fire departments could save residents some money in the long run.
On April 2, the Washington Township Board of Trustees approved of its fire department entering into...

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Byting Bulldogs head
to World Championships

By becoming the 13th best team in Michigan, the Byting Bulldogs has earned the opportunity to compete against the best in the world.
The Romeo Engineering and Technology Center's robotics team placed 15th at...

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Ray Twp board agrees
to meet once a month

The Ray Township Board of Trustees will soon have just one meeting per month.
The decision to switch to one meeting per month from two was approved with a 4-1 vote at the April 16 board meeting.
The ...

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RCS boosts safety with
12 new buses, cameras

The first dozen of 54 new school buses have rolled into Romeo, one of which will check if other drivers are behaving.
Romeo Community Schools received 12 new buses last week that were purchased through the voter-approved...

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Plans for the Rochester
Cider Mill at standstill

Plans for the Rochester Cider Mill are at a standstill.
A proposal to expand the Rochester Cider Mill and allow it to be open year-round was tabled by the Oakland Township Board of Trustees at their meeting ...

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Bruce loses Class C liquor license

Bruce Township has lost one of its final two Class C liquor licenses.
During the April 16 Board of Trustees meeting, Clerk Susan Brockmann said following a hearing with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission on...

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Wash Twp spa
case postponed

The hearings for the owner and employees of Washington Wellness Spa has been postponed.
The preliminary exam for Daniel Robin of Flint, Kyung Moore and Oksun Hughes regarding charges of illegal prostitution activities...

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Above, local elected officials and residents speak with Enbridge Energy Company representatives about the company's 6B pipeline replacement project. Enbridge answered questions about the project during a meeting held April 15 regarding its replacement of 285 miles of oil pipeline. (Read Story)

(Observer photo by Chris Gray)

RPD joins take
back day April 26

The Romeo Police Department is participating in a national effort to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.
The department is joining others in the National Take Back Initiative Day put on by the Drug Enforcement Agency from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26.
Citizens can drop off unwanted, expired medications at the department during the day. No needles or liquids will be accepted. To dispose of liquids and needles, contact the Macomb County Health Department for instructions.
The department collects an average of 25 pounds to 40 pounds of unused drugs each year through the initiative.
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Burn permits
available online

The Bruce-Romeo Fire Department is streamlining the process for residents to acquire burning permits.
Fire Chief Ken Staelgraeve said residents can request burn permits on the township's website. By submitting the proper information and an email address, residents can have the permit sent to them.
The site explains the differences between townships and villages for permits. Permits are good for four days.
The link is accessed by going to the fire deparment's page under the "public safety" menu. The township's website is
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