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Splash park at Starlite Beach now open
June 5, 2020 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off on Splash park at Starlite Beach now open
Splash park at Starlite Beach now open

The splash park at Starlite Beach is now open.

Tentative date set for Alpena electronics collection day
June 5, 2020 – 3:45 pm | Comments Off on Tentative date set for Alpena electronics collection day
Tentative date set for Alpena electronics collection day

An Alpena countywide electronics day is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 12.

Alpena library to remain closed as $4M renovation project ramps up
June 5, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Alpena library to remain closed as $4M renovation project ramps up
Alpena library to remain closed as $4M renovation project ramps up

The public library in downtown Alpena will remain closed even though COVID-19 restrictions on libraries in Michigan will be lifted Monday. 

Council approves long-term abatement for downtown apartments project
June 5, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Council approves long-term abatement for downtown apartments project
Council approves long-term abatement for downtown apartments project

A long-term tax abatement has been approved for another project that will add five apartments to downtown Alpena.

United Way of NE MI to hold 65th annual meeting
June 5, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on United Way of NE MI to hold 65th annual meeting
United Way of NE MI to hold 65th annual meeting

The 65th annual meeting of the United Way of Northeast Michigan will be held Tuesday. 

Alcona deputies investigate lost person, burglary, sex assault & more
June 5, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies investigate lost person, burglary, sex assault & more
Alcona deputies investigate lost person, burglary, sex assault & more

A number of serious complaints were filed with the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office last week, including a missing person, sexual assault and burglary.

Alpena to begin accepting RX marijuana business apps this month
June 4, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Alpena to begin accepting RX marijuana business apps this month
Alpena to begin accepting RX marijuana business apps this month

The city of Alpena will begin accepting applications for various types of medical marijuana businesses this month.

APS hands out awards to top performing CTE students
June 4, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on APS hands out awards to top performing CTE students
APS hands out awards to top performing CTE students

Over 700 students enrolled in Career & Technical Education programs at Alpena High School this past school year, and the best of the best recently received certificates denoting their success.

Alcona Co. Fair cancelled due to COVID-19
June 4, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Alcona Co. Fair cancelled due to COVID-19
Alcona Co. Fair cancelled due to COVID-19

Another popular summertime fair has been cancelled amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Onaway teacher to represent NE MI on new “COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council”
June 4, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Onaway teacher to represent NE MI on new “COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council”
Onaway teacher to represent NE MI on new “COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council”

A teacher from Onaway will represent northeast Michigan on a newly created “COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council.”

New Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site Open in Alpena
June 3, 2020 – 9:38 am | Comments Off on New Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site Open in Alpena
New Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site Open in Alpena

Alcona Health Center (in collaboration with District Health Department #4 and Alpena County
Emergency Management) is adding a new drive-up testing site to increase capacity for COVID-19
testing in Alpena.
The new testing site is in addition to …

City’s new budget includes small surplus, 5% water/sewer rate increase
June 3, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on City’s new budget includes small surplus, 5% water/sewer rate increase
City’s new budget includes small surplus, 5% water/sewer rate increase

The Alpena Municipal Council Monday night, formally adopted a new general fund budget for the city’s 2020-21 fiscal year that starts July 1.