Good article, Sharon, on the Leader Dogs for the Blind. We were fortunate to have donated a German Shepherd who graduated and was assigned.

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Can we at least get a sidewalk out here on Owen Road between Fenton and Linden? We have all of these beautiful neighborhoods but no way for our families to walk or ride to any of them.

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I can’t wait to see the new stores go in on Silver Parkway. They repaved the road and it’s so much better.

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MY HUSBAND AND I are baby boomers, and we both voted ‘yes’ for the pathway millage. We think seniors would use it a lot since they are retired and many are still very active. We even are begging for outdoor pickle ball courts.

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SANDHILL MEAT TASTES like rib eye? I doubt that they have enough meat on them to even bother. And if you know, then you apparently are a poacher. Seen any pheasants lately? They’re gone too, because of fools like you.

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SAW MADONNA ON the news last night traipsing through an airport in a black burka. She never looked better.

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SERIOUSLY, YOU THINK the maintenance of the Grange Hall/North Saginaw intersection is the village’s responsibility? Get a clue and call the county road commission.

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TO THE person who is continuously complaining about the Linden softball program. It is obvious that you and your daughter were once part of this great program and things didn’t work out for you.

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ON MAY 11 at 9:15 a.m. on Silver Lake Road, just east of the gas station in Argentine, a red sports car chased down a car for beeping at him. The male driver was speeding, passing cars in a no-pass zone and then harassed the other driver. Witnesses should contact Argentine police.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP signed a pair of executive orders seeking to make it easier for firms to build oil and gas pipelines and harder for state agencies to intervene.

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WE LIVE IN Holly and we’re having a really tough time with ticks. We have had to pull a few off (which is not easy) and have found quite a few in the house. We have friends in Grand Blanc having the same problem. I don’t ever remember it being this bad.

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ONE WORD TO sum up the Fenton schools millage on the ballot Aug. 6. Greed. Vote ‘no’ to new taxes. They need to figure it out with what they have. Just like us taxpayers.

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TRUMP SAYS U.S. farmers to get $15 billion in aid amid China trade war.

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TO THE HOT-LINER talking about people struggling and other people making more money. If you do strive to be better, you will continue to struggle. The rich know when to take advantages of opportunities. Why shouldn’t they? If you just sit around and wait for it to drop in your lap, believe me it won’t.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO A job well done by Holly Village and Holly Fire Department. They took an eyesore building on Saginaw Street and re-purposed it into a beautiful fire station.

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HOW MUCH DOES it cost to fix a sinkhole twice, compared to once, done correctly?

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THOSE ELECTED POLITICIANS, all Democrats, spent Flint into bankruptcy because of the huge incomes from GM. The city bought water from Detroit at exorbitant prices and ignored the needs of their water department. GM left Flint, taking billions with them and left Flint to face huge debt with no income. The state had a choice, let Flint fail or help with an emergency manager.

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THE WRITER WHO blames Republicans for the current economy is confused. The U.S. currently has the best economy it has enjoyed in over 30 years, brought to you by Republicans. Obama nearly destroyed this country, giving billions to terrorists in the process and doing his best to destroy this economy and our world standing.

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HVAC? HEATING AND ventilation is enough. If air conditioning weren’t so costly to install and maintain including the cost additional boiler capacity this would be laughable. This pie in the sky proposal has no pay back. If so, show me?

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GOP GOES ‘GREAT guns’ on rights to carry. Numerous proposals would liberalize rules. Michigan gun owners could carry concealed pistols without a license, and license holders could take them into gun-free zones under Republican-sponsored bills pending in the state House. Just what we need... more guns on the street.

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BIDEN DIDN’T SAY ‘Make America Great Again.’ He said ‘Make America Moral Again.’

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THESE ANTI-VAXXER parents are putting my children and our communities at risk to cater to their erroneous belief that vaccinations would harm their children rather than contribute to the elimination of childhood diseases.

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IS IT A practice of yours to use guilt to get what you want? Here’s a news flash — I’m a baby boomer that likes to ride my bike and I have found plenty of safe places around here to ride without adding on more taxes. Learn contentment.

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SO, FENTON AREA Public Schools plans to explain the school millage renewal vote. I hope they use current average home values, $250,000, not the $75,000 figure used to ‘make it easy to understand.’ Actual average homeowner cost per year will be over $500, not $168. Think about it, along with the other soon-to-be-implemented taxes. ‘No’ vote here. (Editor’s note: Just to clarify, the millage rate would be determined by the taxable value, which for a home valued at $250,000 would be $125,000.)

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THE GREEN NEW Deal is on the web, like other proposals. Get online and actually read them (GND is 14 pages) to see what the Democrats are backing — it’s not about global warming.

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WE MUST COMBAT socialism, while at the same time Trump is employing socialist concepts to cover the farmers for their losses.

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WAY TO GO Mary Ann at Fenton Lions Club. The Lions club and Leader Dogs for the Blind have done so much for our family.

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A huge thank you to all our police officers. Takes a lot of guts to do what they do and I can’t imagine what our community would be like without them.

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(2) comments

CRankin

The average price of a detached home in Fenton in 2016 was $149,000. Using $75,000 as the average "taxable value" to determine the average Fentonite's cost for a millage was appropriate, since the taxable value of a home is generally 50% of the market value. (There is some variation due to inflation, tax rates, and the length of time the owner has lived in the home, but 50% is a good "rough" number).

CRankin

Lakeside Park in Holly will have Pickleball courts sometime soon.

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