Monday, November 5, 2012
David French has lived in Trenton for over 35 years. He graduated from Trenton High School and serves as his class reunion committee president.
Voters will be heading to the polls Tuesday to decide who to elect for the Trenton Public Schools Board of Education. There are two spots open on the board and three candidates running. David French is one of those candidates. French, 53, has lived in Trenton for over 35 years, graduated from Trenton High School and serves as his class reunion committee president. He works as the IT services manager for I*LOGIC, a Tier One Automotive Supplier of Program Management. French and his wife, Beth, are the parents of six Trenton High School graduates. If elected, this would be French's first time on the board. Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch editor Nate Stemen caught up with French to find out what his plans are for the district, if elected. Why run for…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Sean Gearhart has lived in Trenton for his entire life, graduated from Trenton High School and has a daughter at Anderson Elementary School.
Voters will be heading to the polls Tuesday to decide who to elect for the Trenton Public Schools Board of Education. There are two spots open on the board and three candidates running. Sean Gearhart is one of those candidates. Gearhart, 34, is a lifetime resident of Trenton. He graduated from Trenton High School, received a bachelor's degree in construction management from Eastern Michigan University and works as an operations and construction manager for Atwell/Anderson, LLC. Gearhart has been married to his wife, Courtney, for eight years and they have a 21-month-old son and a 7-year-old daughter, who is in the second grade at Anderson Elementary School. He is the son of Trenton City Clerk Trish Gearhart. If elected, this would be …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Grosse Ile Civic Association shared a questionnaire given to township supervisor candidates Brian Loftus and Tom Burkhart with Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch.
The Grosse Ile Civic Association asked township supervisor candidates incumbent Brian Loftus and Tom Burkhart five questions about property tax, budget and finances. Civic association officials shared the questionaire and candidate responses with Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch. Here are the questions asked by the Grosse Ile Civic Association follow by respones by candidates Brian Loftus and Tom Burkhart: 1. The Township 2012-2013 operating budget is projected to run a more than $450,000 annual deficit that will increase in coming years. This deficit is being covered by a reduction in the Township's reserve funds. Question: Do you believe the budget must be balanced without the use of the Township's reserve funds? If so, what specific budget …
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 on Grosse Ile. Find out where all six precincts are located on the island.
Election day grows near. Do you know where to vote? In Grosse Ile, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Find the location of your precinct using the interactive map above. If you do not know your precinct number, visit the Michigan Votes website or contact the township clerk's office at 734-676-4422 ext. 235. Michigan voters are required to show photo ID, either a driver's license or state issued ID, at the polls. If you forget, or do not have an acceptable form of ID, you can still vote, but must sign a brief affidavit stating that you're not in possession of a photo ID. Come back to Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch Tuesday night for full election results.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 in Trenton. Do you know where to vote?
Election day grows near. Do you know where to vote? Changes have been made to Trenton precincts. Residents who voted at precinct 2 located at Anderson Elementary School now vote at the Westfield Activities Center and those who voted at Hedke Elementary School, precincts 4 and 5, now vote at the Kennedy Recreation Center. In Trenton, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Find the location of your precinct using the interactive map above. If you do not know your precinct number, visit the Michigan Votes website or contact the city clerk's office at 734-675-8600. Michigan voters are required to show photo ID, either a driver's license or state issued ID, at the polls. If you forget, or do not have an acceptable form of ID, you can …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Here are details on the third and final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday. It will focus on foreign policy. Sign up for the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch newsletter. Check below for more information on the debate, which is presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. October 22, 2012 According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The proposal is one of six on Michigan's ballot this Nov. 6, and it could play a key role in the fate of a possible new bridge to Canada.
Though the U.S. and Canada have continued to move forward with plans to construct the New International Trade Crossing—coloquially known as the new bridge to Canada—voters will decide if residents should have the final say on it. Opponents of the new bridge, led by Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun, spent millions to get the proposal on the ballot, aimed to put the bridge's future in voters' hands. Supporters of the bridge, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, say it will be a boon for international trade, and ease congestion on the Ambassador. According to HuffPost Detroit, the new bridge would cost about $1 billion, and would create 10,000 temporary construction jobs. Canada has agreed to foot $550 million of the bill, hoping to …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Proposal 5 will ask voters to amend the state constitution to limit the enactment of new taxes by state government.
Michigan's Proposal 5 on the Nov. 6 ballot would require state tax increases be approved by either a two-thirds majority in the Michigan Legislature or by a statewide vote. The proposal applies to new taxes, attempts to expand the tax base or attempts to increase the rate of tax. Michigan currently has a supermajority requirement to raise property taxes. Michigan has 110 members of the House of Representatives and 38 members of the Senate, which means 37 House members and 13 Senators could block a tax increase. The following language for proposal 12-5 will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot: This proposal would: Require a two-thirds majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election, in…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Proposal 4 would also affirm limited collective bargaining rights for about 42,000 home health care workers.
Michigan's Proposal 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot pertains to home health care and the collective bargaining rights for thousands of workers. The proposal calls for the establishment of a "Michigan Quality Home Care Council" in the state constitution and would affirm limited collective bargaining rights for about 42,000 home health care workers. Those workers are hired and fired by the elderly or disabled participants of the Medicaid-funded Home Help Services Program, and are paid by the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Michigan Citizens Research Council states. The council would be the so-called public employer of home health care aides while the participants of the Home Health Care program would still have the right to choose, hire…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Nearly 200 people attended a town hall meeting with Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday at Liberty School.
While Michigan has been "going downhill since the ‘60s," Gov. Rick Snyder said he's proud of his record thus far and hopes to change the state's trend. Sign up for the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch newsletter. He told a crowd of nearly 200 people at Saline's Liberty School on Monday night that he ran for governor “to fundamentally change how we are doing things" and has accomplished that by insisting the focus be on “relentless positive action." He said he is opposed to blaming, doesn’t care who gets credit for goals accomplished and believes the focus of government should be on problem solving rather than turf battles. The governor said his two goals are “to create more and better jobs in Michigan” and “to create a bright future for our kids…