Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Long-awaited road projects, new elected officials and the return of a favorite concert venue are coming in 2013.
A lot can happen in 365 days – and there is no way to predict what the future holds – but Patch found at least five things Macomb Township residents can look forward to in 2013. Follow Macomb Township news and events all year round with the Patch e-newsletter. Sign up here or use the form at the top of the page. Macomb Township will be the beneficiary of more than $16 million in road projects next year, including the widening of Hayes Road between 21 and 23 Mile and the replacement of the 23 Mile Road bridge west of North Avenue. From June to September 2013, the gravel sections of 24 Mile Road between North Avenue and Fairchild, 22 Mile Road at Fairchild, and Fairchild between 21 and 22 Mile Road will be paved. The final project scheduled…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Our stats show these articles were must-reads for Macomb Township Patch readers during the month of November.
Here is a recap of the five posts that generated the most interest on Macomb Township Patch in November. Did you catch all five? Macomb Township Elections 2012: Republicans Sweep Local Races, Police Millage Renewed Winning 25,133 votes, Trustee Janet Dunn became the township's first female supervisor. Current Clerk Michael Koehs, Treasurer Karen Goodhue and trustees Dino Bucci, Roger M. Krzeminski and Nancy Nevers all won re-election, with newcomer Clifford Freitas taking the fourth trustee position. The renewal of the police protection millage, which covers Macomb's contract with the Macomb County Sheriff's Office, passed with more than 66 percent of the vote. Devil-Horned Defendant Gets Life for Murder of Macomb Grandmother Macomb County…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Voter turnout in Macomb Township was lower in the 2012 than in 2008, but still the third highest in the county, according to current records.
Voter turnout in Macomb Township may have been lower Tuesday than it was four years ago, but those who did take part gave Gov. Mitt Romney the lead over President Barack Obama. With Macomb Township residents casting a total of 40,593 votes for president Nov. 6, Romney won approximately 55 percent of the township vote, or roughly 4,500 more votes than Obama, according to the Macomb County clerk. The race was much closer in 2008, with less than 1,000 votes separating Arizona Sen. John McCain from Obama in the township’s totals. And though voter turnout for the 2012 election was 3.5 percent lower than in 2008, only four of the township’s 35 precincts recorded less than 900 voters. This includes 11,500 absentee votes. With a 73 percent voter …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Macomb County on the whole rejected the proposal, but Macomb Township voters actually passed the bond by a margin of 349 votes. Voters also renewed the township's police protection millage.
With 47.1 percent of county voters in favor of the Macomb Community College bond, the $56-million proposal very nearly passed on the county level and did pass by a margin of just 349 votes in Macomb Township. However, despite 16,771 Macomb Township voters casting ballots Tuesday in favor of the proposal, the bond failed by more than 20,000 votes in Macomb County. Find more election coverage and results for Macomb Township races, and those at the county and state level. “We’re obviously disappointed in the results of the election,” said Dr. James Jacobs, Macomb Community College president, in a prepared statement. “But we also understand the longstanding economic challenges that Macomb County residents are still weathering, which we suspect…
Macomb resident Connie Cuellar says constituents cannot allow their re-elected Congressional representatives to think they approve of their partisan obstructionism over the past four years.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
To the Editor, The morning after the election came as an aftermath of political division; a hurricane of political infighting and obstructionism; of ideology over progress. We as a nation have cast our votes, our president is firmly in place for four more years, and we have a new Congress to lead us into the next phase of policy and practice. Let the election outcome not serve as a message to Candice Miller that Michigan approved of her partisan obstructionism in Congress of the last four years. Nor let it serve as a green light for future obstruction. Let’s call upon Rep. Miller to reach across the aisle and work hand in hand with her colleagues in Congress create real solutions to the problems facing our beloved nation and state. It’s …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Macomb County voters re-elected Democrats Eric J. Smith, Anthony Wickersham, Carmella Sabaugh and Ted B. Wahby as prosecutor, sheriff, clerk and treasurer, respectively, Nov. 6. The Macomb Community College millage proposal failed.
Macomb Township voted Republicans into every local office save that of District 9 county commissioner.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters across Macomb County Tuesday returned incumbents to county-wide offices.
Voters across Macomb County returned incumbents to office Tuesday and voted down a millage for Macomb Community College. With 100 percent of the vote tallied, Democrats have dominated county races. Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric J. Smith received 65 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Michael R. Wrathell. Anthony Wickersham won his first run for sheriff as a candidate. The incumbent Democrat has a strong lead -- with 61 percent of the vote -- over his challengers, Republican Steve Thomas and Libertarian Scott W. Allen. Demcratic incumbent Carmella Sabaugh returned for another term as the county clerk/register of deeds race, with 65 percent of the votes over Republican challenger Debera Guenther. Ted B. Wahby received 58…
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House. The earliest key state to watch is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.