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Front page news out of Huron Township.

Renton Junior High music teacher honored as teacher of the month

Brenda Bressler, music teacher at Renton Junior High School in New Boston, was announced as May’s teacher of the month by State Rep. Darrin Camilleri . (Photo courtesy Darrin Camilleri)

By Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Posted May 10, 2019 – 8:15 a.m. EST

Brenda Bressler, music teacher at Renton Junior High School in New Boston, was announced May’s teacher of the month by State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township).

Camilleri said Bressler has a great devotion to sharing music and joy with her students.

“Her love for music is infectious and inspires so many students in Huron Township. Please join me in saying thank you to her for all her hard work,” he said.

In honor of teacher appreciation week, Camilleri personally delivered donuts to schools across the 23rd District.

Earlier this week,  Camilleri also sent letters to every school throughout the district thanking their teachers for their service and commitment to the community.

“This week, and every week, I am grateful for the hard work of educators across our district as they uplift our young people by ensuring they are on a path to a successful, meaningful life,” Rep. Camilleri said. “I owe much of my own success to the dedicated teachers who believed in me, and as a former teacher, I know how much they sacrifice for our kids. We should take every opportunity we can to let our teachers know that we appreciate all their tireless work,” Camilleri said.

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri visited Bressler in her classroom on Friday to honor her as teacher of the month for May.


Community-wide garage sale scheduled for every weekend in July



Posted by The Huron Hub on May 10, 2019 — 2:00 p.m. EST

A community-wide garage sale has been scheduled this summer for every weekend in July in Huron Township.

To have your garage sale added to the township’s list, call the clerk’s office at 734-753-4466 (ext 3).

Huron Township police explorers to collect bottles for fundraising May 11

Posted by The Huron Hub on May 9, 2019 — 1:00 p.m. EST 

The Huron Township Police Explorers will be collecting bottles May 11 to help fund a summer trip that will provide training for the group.

From The Hub archives: Huron Township Police Department reinstates police explorers program

At 11 a.m. on May 11, the explorers will be walking through the Claremont, Falkirk and Trail Creek communities in Huron Township. 

Bottle donations can be left on the front porch for pick up.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the explorer program can call Director Everette Robbins at 734-753-4400.


Michigan House approves auto insurance reform bill

By Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Posted May 9, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. EST
Updated 12:30 p.m.

The Michigan House voted early Thursday morning to approve an auto insurance reform bill that would no longer require drivers to buy unlimited medical benefits through their car insurer to cover crash injuries, which according to supporters of the bill, would reduce insurance premiums.

The vote was brought before the House and was passed at 2 a.m.

The bill, which passed 61-49 mostly along party-lines, would give motorists the option to waive mandatory unlimited personal injury protection, a requirement only in Michigan.

According to the Associated Press, insurers would have to cut PIP rates, for five years, by between 10% and 100%, depending on the coverage chosen. That could equal an estimated $120 and $1,200 in savings for someone paying $2,400 annually per car, assuming the PIP fee accounts for half their bill, according to Republicans’ projections.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement that she is against the reform bill.

Whitmer, according to WXYZ, said she “is only interested in signing a reform bill that is reasonable, fair and provides strong consumer protections and immediate financial relief. In their current form, neither bill passed by the legislature meets that standard.”

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) responded to the passed bill in a statement Thursday morning.

“Downriver families need real rate relief, but this proposal is nothing more than a giveaway to insurance companies. Republican leadership fast-tracked this bill without public input or bipartisan support, sacrificing quality coverage for our families with no guarantees of long-term rate reductions. Michiganders deserve a bipartisan solution that works for their families, not big insurance companies,” he said.

Michigan’s auto insurance industry is one of the least regulated in the U.S. with Michigan drivers paying nearly two-times more than drivers anywhere else in the nation, Camilleri said, citing a University of Michigan study.

Read more about the auto insurance reform bill in the Associated Press and in the Detroit Free Press.


Superintendent thanks voters for supporting Huron Schools bond proposal

Donovan Rowe, superintendent of Huron Schools

By Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Posted May 9, 2019 – 8:15 a.m. EST

Following the passage of the Huron Schools bond proposal earlier this week, Superintendent Donovan Rowe thanked the community in a letter on Wednesday.

“On behalf of the Huron School District and the Board of Education, I would like to thank you for your support of the Huron Bond Issue Proposal,” he said in the letter.

“One of the great benefits of being part of this community is that we are drawn together by a sense of unity and family. That spirit has always been a presence in the school district, and it continues to work as a string to pull us closer together as a community.”

Voters in Huron supported the proposal Tuesday during a special election.

2,566 voters cast a ballot during the election.

1,648 voted yes, 918 voted against.

“I am proud of our efforts, and I am excited for the students, parents, staff, and community members of Huron. In the coming months, we will continue our planning efforts in order to get started on the work ahead. We will work hard to be good stewards of the funds needed to improve facilities and programs for our kids,” Rowe said.

Household hazardous waste collection dates scheduled in Wayne County

Posted April 22, 2019 — 12:30 p.m. EST 

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn
For more information, click here.

Saturday, June 29, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Second Ebenezer Church
14601 Dequindre Street, Detroit
For more information, click here.

Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Westland Shopping Center
35000 Warren Road, Westland
(Lot behind JCP store)
For more information, click here.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wayne County Community College District – Downriver Campus
21000 Northline Road, Taylor
For more information, click here.

Only household generated products from Wayne County residents will be accepted.

Items that will not be accepted include: commercial waste, industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, ammunition, 55 gallon drums, household trash, refrigerators, microwaves or other appliances, tires, yard waste, roofing shingles, & concrete.

For information on how to dispose of these items, please contact the Wayne County Resource Recovery Coordinator at 734-326-3936.

Source: Wayne County


Voters support Huron Schools bond proposal during special election

Posted by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub — Tuesday, May 7, 9:35 p.m. — Updated 10:15 p.m.

The Huron Schools bond proposal was passed by voters Tuesday during a special election.

Here are the unofficial results from the clerk’s office:

2,566 votes have been counted as of 9:30 p.m.

1,648 voted yes, 918 voted against.

Related: Community to vote Tuesday on Huron School District bond proposal

Donovan Rowe, superintendent of Huron Schools, posted a message on Twitter thanking the community for passing the bond.

“Thank you to the Huron Community for supporting our kids,” he said.

“This bond will help the Huron Schools make much needed improvements to facilities and programs.”