It’s not about ‘Disability’, it’s about ‘Ability’

It’s not about ‘Disability’, it’s about ‘Ability’

The Lake Orion Dragons Middle School Cheer team should be an example to all cheer teams. These wonderful girls and coaches took my daughter, Gabby Vellucci, who has Down syndrome, and made her one of their own. They accepted my daughter on their team and treated her like anyone else. They were so compassionate and […]

NO on the LOCS Bonds

Despite what you have seen on road signs and the information provided by the Lake Orion School system, the Bond proposal requires an additional 3.99 mills in taxes. If you don’t believe me, read the ballot when you are voting. This is one place the school board cannot twist information to support their bloated request. […]

Get to know candidate Mindy Denninger

I have never considered myself to be a “political person.” While I vote in all elections because I truly believe that every vote counts, I have never aligned myself with any one political party or candidate. I considered myself to be an informed independent, who voted for a person, not a party. However, when my […]

No on the LOCS bond

Hopefully, this small thought and observation will not be lost in the noise and smoke surrounding the proposed $160 million LOCS bonding issue. Is it possible the basic reason for the huge amount of the proposed bonding issue is the simple math question, “How much can we borrow without increasing the current millage rate?” Is […]

Mindy Denninger, Elissa Slotkin have my vote

Last month I had the honor of meeting two candidates at the same event – Mindy Denninger, running for state representative in the 46th District, and Elissa Slotkin, running for U.S. representative in Michigan’s 8th District. Because this was a small gathering at a friend’s home, we were able to talk personally with the candidates […]

Vote no on the $160 million school bond

Tax Payers should vote “No” on the $160 million school bond for several reasons. First, the birth rate nationally and locally is dropping as evidenced by Lake Orion’s last year’s K-12 drop of 90 students. At about $8,393 each year from the state per student that’s a loss of almost three-quarters of a million dollars […]

Vote no Nov. 6 on the Lake Orion School Board blank check request

When you pay a bill by check, sound business practice requires filling in the amount payable. Right? It is not advised to give anyone a blank check lest bad things happen. However, Marion Ginopolis and the Lake Orion School Board seem to think asking the taxpayers to sign a blank check is reasonable. The language […]

Roundabout construction delayed; completion expected mid-to-late Nov.

By Jim Newell Review Editor Construction on the roundabout at the Orion Road/Miller Road/Flint Street intersection will not be completed until mid-to-late November, according to a project update from the Road Commission for Oakland County. The intersection remains closed during construction, which was delayed due to utility issues, the RCOC said. Commerce Construction & Landscape […]

Bond Breakdown: Lake Orion H.S.

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion High School is arguably the crowned jewel of LOCS. This is adequately mirrored in the bond proposal. Upon passage of the bond, the high school alone would receive $16,402,916, more than ten percent, of the total $160 million proposed in the bond. While the bond plans do include […]