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City officials consider new medical marijuana possibilities

(03/14/17 12:04pm)

Citing economic growth opportunities and the ability to regulate a budding industry, city officials are researching new options for regulating the manufacturing, distribution and delivery of medical marijuana. The Mount Pleasant city and planning commissions met for a special meeting prior to the City Commission’s regular meeting Monday to deliberate on how the city should handle new laws regulating marijuana facilities.In December 2016, Gov.

Chamber of Commerce celebrates life of 2016 Citizen of the Year

(03/04/17 11:28pm)

The Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Outstanding Citizen of the Year is no longer with us — but the spirit of Tim Brockman was felt by everyone in attendance.When news broke Thursday of the community leader’s passing, the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce rearranged its 60th annual award banquet to honor Brockman’s legacy.His longtime friend, Chris “Elmo” Walton, flanked by members of the Brockman family, accepted the award on his behalf at the Comfort Inn and Suites Conference Center Saturday night.“Tim would be so honored for your recognition of him, though he did not seek out praise or personal attention,” Walton said.

City officials seek input on making Crawford Road safer

(10/30/16 6:37pm)

It’s been one year since Macomb freshman Ryan Tsatsos was killed in an unsolved hit-and-run incident on Crawford Road, southwest of Central Michigan University’s campus.Since then, members of the Mount Pleasant city government have been working to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.This past spring, Union Township Supervisor Russ Alwood called for a meeting of local officials to discuss the possibility of installing a sidewalk along Crawford Road for safety.