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Alpena Co. focused on COVID-19 preparedness
April 1, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Alpena Co. focused on COVID-19 preparedness
Alpena Co. focused on COVID-19 preparedness

A large portion of the Alpena County Commissioner’s monthly meeting Tuesday, focused on preparedness measures for the coronavirus pandemic, including the possible furlough of employees.

No significant change to PFAS levels in wells around Alpena CRTC
April 1, 2020 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on No significant change to PFAS levels in wells around Alpena CRTC
No significant change to PFAS levels in wells around Alpena CRTC

The results of drinking water well retests around the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) are in and have been mailed to property owners.

City names road to vacant $1.5 million parcel
April 1, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on City names road to vacant $1.5 million parcel
City names road to vacant $1.5 million parcel

The city of Alpena is naming a section of roadway that leads into a vacant parcel of land that is now ready for development.

Countywide clean up/electronics drop off days postponed
April 1, 2020 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Countywide clean up/electronics drop off days postponed
Countywide clean up/electronics drop off days postponed

The Alpena Resource Recovery Facility has postponed the annual countywide clean-up and electronics recycling days scheduled for later this month and in early May.

ACC registration starts Monday
April 1, 2020 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on ACC registration starts Monday
ACC registration starts Monday

Alpena Community College will open registration for returning students on Monday, for both the summer and fall semesters.

Michigan workers needed for critical jobs during pandemic
April 1, 2020 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Michigan workers needed for critical jobs during pandemic
Michigan workers needed for critical jobs during pandemic

State officials say companies seeking workers to fill a variety of immediate jobs to support work during the COVID-19 pandemic are listing the openings on Michigan’s employment search engine.

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation
April 1, 2020 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation
Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

As schools, workplaces and public services shut down in the age of coronavirus, online connections are keeping Americans in touch with vital institutions and each other. But that’s not much of an option when fast internet service is hard to come by.

Bergman releases info on economic impact payments to Americans
March 31, 2020 – 4:55 pm | Comments Off on Bergman releases info on economic impact payments to Americans
Bergman releases info on economic impact payments to Americans

Congressman Jack Bergman has released information on the federal government’s plan to release stimulus checks to many Americans.

Spaceport announcement delayed until April or May
March 31, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Spaceport announcement delayed until April or May
Spaceport announcement delayed until April or May

It’s going to be awhile before we find out which community in Michigan has been selected for a possible vertical launch site that would be used to propel satellites into space.

Two from Oscoda Co. test positive for the virus
March 31, 2020 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Two from Oscoda Co. test positive for the virus
Two from Oscoda Co. test positive for the virus

Two residents of Oscoda County have tested positive for the coronavirus.

APS releases list of learning resources for kids & parents
March 31, 2020 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on APS releases list of learning resources for kids & parents
APS releases list of learning resources for kids & parents

Alpena Public Schools has released a list of learning resources for students who want to continue learning as they follow the state’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order.

Montmorency police investigate trespassing, deceased animals
March 31, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Montmorency police investigate trespassing, deceased animals
Montmorency police investigate trespassing, deceased animals

An investigation is ongoing after a Briley Township resident found a “pile of deceased animals” in the woods.