This resident says No Stinking Fund

When is enough enough? Last year I paid $1,789 just for schools, and that $1,789 did not even include what is called ‘operate’, whatever that means. The $1,789 was 78% of my total Summer Tax bill. Businesses and non-residents pay a whopping 18 mils for ‘operate’ which, if I had to pay would have added […]

Resident is voting no on 10-year Sinking Fund

Many of us in this community have faithfully supported the Lake Orion School District with our tax dollars for many years. Now that we are living on fixed incomes, the prospect is that we might be forced out of our homes and businesses because of rising taxes. Those of us that are now grandparents would […]

Enough is enough

In the upcoming August 2nd Primary Election I will be voting for candidate John Reilly to be our next 46th District representative in the Michigan House. John Reilly has stood steadfast against Common Core and its UN-Constitutional federalization of our children’s education. Common Core removes parental, local school district and state oversight over the children’s […]

Jenn Zielinski will get this resident’s vote

My name is Greg Cole. Teaching math at Lake Orion High School for thirty years has allowed me the good fortune to work with a large number of Orion families. We all know the value of trust. This is why I support Jenn Zielinski for township clerk. Years ago, Jenn was a geometry student of […]

Boaters need to follow rules

I have been a Lake Orion lake shore resident and boater for over 50 years. Also, I have a good view of the lake from my easy chair. At night I have observed an increasing number of boats which do not have all of the required navigational lights visible, particularly the white stern lights which […]

Enough is enough

Let’s get these assault weapons off the street, except for law enforcement and military. Obama and Democrats have been trying for years to get them off the streets, but the G.O.P. leadership has blocked it. The blood of victims is on their hands. The G.O.P. works for the voters, not the N.R.A. I owe them […]

Resident encourages others to get involved

I receive daily three news papers to track what our elected representatives are doing to pay for their salaries. The Orion Review adds transparency to our local Township dealings. However, the Supervisor, Treasurer, and Clerk as well as our illegal acting Attorney, have a long way to go as to their promises to provide the […]

When is a duck a duck?

In last week’s issue of The Lake Orion Review we were treated to the annual Lake Orion High School Graduation insert. It is an opportunity to scan graduation pictures of offspring and friends. In addition to the formal pictures there are pictures of various students at the commencement ceremony all of course with hearty smiles. […]

Orion Township Treasurer clarifies audit ratings

Pertaining to the article “Audit earns and ‘A’ rating” found in your May 18th issue, I offer the following additional information for the benefit of our residents. The ‘weakness’ described in the article was not a departure from procedure followed at the township for many years. It was simple a discovery that there were no […]

There seems to be unnecessary silliness regarding bathrooms

Don Rush asked for thoughts on this silly discussion regarding the fear gripping our nation about the use of bathrooms by transgender people, so I’d like to offer mine. It is, indeed, silly season. Silly, because it is not transgender people who are asking for laws allowing them to use the bathroom of their choice, […]