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Thursday, 2012 Oct 11th

There are four candidates running for two open six-year terms on the boards. Smita Nagpal, Diane Friese, Karen Delhey and Paul Hynek will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.  The candidates have paired off to run as teams, with Nagpal and Friese running as one team and Delhey and Hynek running as the other. Voters, however, are free to choose any two they wish.

See the candidates side-to-side when the Saline High School student group Students Reinvesting In a Valuable Education (STRIVE) hosts a candidates forum at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 25 at Saline Middle School.

Elections

Larry Chester Largin, age 58, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at home, in his sleep with his wife Karen at his side.

Obituaries

After booming growth from 1950 to 1980, and then again from 1990 in to the middle of the last decade, Saline's growth as slowed. SEMCOG projects the population will grow from 8,810 in 2010 to 8,942 in 2020. In fact, SEMCOG's projections show Saline growing to 9,550 by 2035, which represents growth of 740 people over 25 years. By comparison, the city grew by 4,000 residents between 1960 and 1980, and 2,200 residents between 1990 and 2010.

Elections

Today's question for Saline City Council candidates is about growth.

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Ball control was a problem for the Hornet's volleyball team.

Sports

Wednesday, 2012 Oct 10th

Earlier this year, the Foundation for Saline Area Schools asked the school district to partner with the foundation to create a full-time foundation director's position.

The district was asked to pay about $40,000 annually and provide office space at Liberty School in support of the new position. 

With major budget challenges and contracts in the picture, the board declined to begin the partnership with the foundation, but left the door open to revisiting the issue when some of the tough issues had been dealt with.

Elections

The Celtic Festival hit a homerun last year. Proponents of Saline's Celtic Festival say it brings lots of people and money to town, and that people who have fun in Saline will want to see what else the city has to offer.

Elections

The Celtic Festival hit a homerun last year. Proponents of Saline's Celtic Festival say it brings lots of people and money to town, and that people who have fun in Saline will want to see what else the city has to offer.

But some resident are worried that in an off year, if the festival swings and misses, the taxpayers will get dinged.

Toiday we ask city council candidates David Rhoads, Dean Girbach and Lee Bourgoin what the city should do with the Celtic Festival. Bourgoin did not reply to our questions. There are three candidates in the running for the three seats.

Elections

The upgrade is expected to cost $91,000 a year.

Schools

The study prompted talk about a potential bond issue in the future.

Schools

After a spirited debate, the board of education voted to have its Nov. 13 meeting at Saline City Hall.

Schools

This came in the weekly newsletter from Saline Rec Center. 

NEW KIDS CORNER HOURS

Thank you to those you provided feedback on the hours for Kids Corner.  Based on your responses, we are excited to announce new Fall/Winter Kids Corner Hours. These are effective immediately:

Monday

Tuesday, 2012 Oct 09th

School board candidates Karen Delhey and Paul Hynek are holding a "community conversation" event" at the library Oct. 18. Here's their press release.

52nd State House candidate Gretchen Driskell, Saline's mayor, issued a press release today calling on the legislature to approve bills to help small businesses and pass a jobs plan.

 

State. Rep Mark Ouimet is sponsoring the event, which takes place at Liberty School. Residents are asked to call Ouimet's office to RSVP.

Government

The Toyota Techical Center is celebrating 35 years of research and development in North America. To mark the annivesary, Toyota is donating $2,500 to fire departments in the communities where they operate.

 

Headquartered in Michigan, Toyota Technical Center has research facilities in Ann Arbor, Saline, Plymouth and Livonia. In addition, Toyota Technical Center has research and development facilities in California and operates the Toyota Arizona Proving Ground near Phoenix. The Saline (York Township) facility located at 8777 Platt Road.

Police & Fire

Over the next six-years, the school board members elected this November will be dealing with issues many of us have not yet imagined. Today's Saline Post question is more about how candidates approach their role as school board members than about any single issue.

 

Elections

 

One of the buzzwords in Michigan government these days is “consolidation.”

But it's nothing new. The old one-room school districts consolidated top form the 100-square-mile Saline Area Schools district. The city of Saline has contracted with the townships of Saline, Lodi and York to provide fire protection through the Saline Area Fire Department.

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One of the buzzwords in Michigan government these days is “consolidation.”

But it's nothing new. The old one-room school districts consolidated top form the 100-square-mile Saline Area Schools district. The city of Saline has contracted with the townships of Saline, Lodi and York to provide fire protection through the Saline Area Fire Department.

Elections

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