New virus cases, deaths continue see upward trend

TRI-CITY AREA — Local COVID-19 statistics have continued to trend up over the past week. In Lapeer County, the health department said 416 residents tested positive for the virus between Nov. 17-23—an increase from 363 newly confirmed cases the week prior. The number...

Vacant lot to get new life as a pocket park

Council votes to transform former gas station site into a more appealing space CAPAC — A pocket park could soon be in the works for downtown Capac. At their Nov. 16 meeting, the village council voted unanimously to turn the vacant corner lot at Main and Church streets...

Health departments update COVID-19 stats

LAPEER COUNTY — On Thursday, the Lapeer County Health Department reported three additional COVID-19 deaths since Monday. That means a total of 46 county residents have died from the virus since this spring. Additionally, 197 new cases were recorded in the last three...

Harvesting the sun

California company looking to install solar panels in Goodland Township GOODLAND TWP. — A California-based company is making plans to construct a commercial size solar array on land between Bowers and Kohler roads. Orion Renewable Energy Group, L.L.C. confirmed that...

Pandemic, power outages close schools

Statewide, instruction for grades 9-12 must be done remotely through Dec. 8 TRI-CITY AREA — Local school districts continue to deal with the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. Per an epidemic order issued by the state on Sunday, all grade 9-12 instruction must move to...