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Pittsfield considering a $635,000 solar installation to help power its township hall

Pittsfield Township is discussing plans for a solar canopy that would help power the township hall, provide a new shelter for the township’s market and serve as a carport.

Police, members of U.S. Army and family await arrival of fallen Bay City soldier Michael Cathcart

Cathcart, 31, was killed Friday, Nov. 14, while serving in Afghanistan. He died of wounds received from a small arms fire during a dismounted combat operation.

Editorial: After vote to raise gas tax, Lansing should tap brakes to debate other road fix plans

As Michigan’s second largest city, Grand Rapids stands to gain — and, should inaction continue, lose — plenty from whatever proposal to fund those fixes prevails.

Failure and folly: Gingerbread house project results in lessons learned, memories made

When I covered an event over the weekend for the paper, I was really excited to step outside my comfort zone and create the classic edible Christmas craft with my… Read more »

Detroit’s 11th Annual Tree Lighting

 Detroit Christmas Lighting at Campus Martius ParkElaine Cromie | ecromie@mlive.comDETROIT, MI — Campus Martius Park was packed Friday night, despite the low temperatures. Many were waiting for the main event…. Read more »