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Citizens of Bay City voice outrage about toll bridges

Citizens of Bay City voice outrage about toll bridges

By Michael Piwowarski, News Director. Bay City resident Alex Dewitt, former candidate for the city board of commissioners, is “both surprised and annoyed” by a unanimous vote to approve the implementation of toll bridges. Independence and Liberty Bridges are planned to reopen under new, private ownership in June 2024. Pricing rates include $0.50 per crossing for citizens of Bay City […]

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‘We’ll keep working on it:’ President Goodnow’s goals voted down

‘We’ll keep working on it:’ President Goodnow’s goals voted down

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. UNIVERSITY CENTER – As the late businessman Stephen Covey once said: “Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.” Members of the Delta College board of trustees shared this sentiment when they voted on president Jean Goodnow’s goals for 2020 at the Dec. 10 meeting. After a near-unanimous vote in opposition […]

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[The Green Mile] Light up! Bay City welcomes recreational marijuana

[The Green Mile] Light up! Bay City welcomes recreational marijuana

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. BAY CITY – As Michigan residents are now able to purchase recreational marijuana as of Sunday, Dec. 1, Bay City has established its ordinance just weeks ahead, in an effort to catch up with Ann Arbor. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced that existing businesses with medical licenses that are also pursuing […]

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Electronic Media program prepares for next generation

Electronic Media program prepares for next generation

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. UNIVERSITY CENTER – Thomas Bennett, general manager of broadcasting at Delta College, sits in his office in the courtyard level of A wing, home of the Electronic Media broadcasting facilities. His office is in the last part of the entire main campus that has not been renovated since 1961, when Delta College first opened its doors. […]

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Bay City passes ordinance on recreational marijuana licenses

Bay City passes ordinance on recreational marijuana licenses

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. BAY CITY – As Michigan residents will be able to purchase recreational marijuana starting Sunday, Dec. 1, Bay City has increased the limit of business licenses. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced that existing businesses with medical licenses that are also pursuing recreational licenses may set aside up to half their inventory […]

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The Green Mile: Local greenhouse cashes in on CBD

The Green Mile: Local greenhouse cashes in on CBD

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. SAGINAW – Abele Greenhouse and Garden Center in Saginaw is currently closed to the public for the season. However, employees inside are still hard at work processing their first ever cannabis crop. But this is not “pot.” They are harvesting hemp – a cannabis subspecies – for CBD (cannabidiol). CBD, a chemical compound found in cannabis […]

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Adjunct faculty score a victory, but still lack voice

Adjunct faculty score a victory, but still lack voice

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. UNIVERSITY CENTER – Christina Szilagyi, an adjunct instructor in history at Delta College, spends her weeks commuting between Delta and other schools. She teaches at Mott Community College, Northwood, SVSU and Mid-Michigan. Like many other adjuncts – professors which are meant to be employed part-time and are non-tenured – she struggles regularly to piece together enough […]

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The Green Mile: Bay City takes a deep dive into the marijuana business

The Green Mile: Bay City takes a deep dive into the marijuana business

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. BAY CITY – By March 5, 2019, the 25th medical marijiuana business license was approved in Bay City. Starting in July, medical dispensaries have been opening up, including Skymint, Puff and Medical Woods. Now, with Friday, Nov. 1, being the first day of Michigan accepting recreational marijuana business licenses, Bay City could be turning even greener. […]

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Bay City mayor vetoes medical marijuana facility

Bay City mayor vetoes medical marijuana facility

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. BAY CITY – In October, the Bay City board of commissioners voted to approve opening a medical marijuana dispensary in the former Rudy’s Red Lion diner, which closed in July 2018 for unknown reasons. However, a mayoral veto on the decision was submitted three days later. At their Monday, Nov. 4 meeting, the board of commissioners […]

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Retail Roundup: Spirit Halloween digs up a retail grave

Retail Roundup: Spirit Halloween digs up a retail grave

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. The Kmart on 4001 North Euclid Avenue in Bay City closed in November 2017 and, like many other Sears/Kmart stores, has remained abandoned for quite some time. This brings to question what exactly is going to be done with all these vacant spaces, since the age of big department stores like Sears and Kmart is clearly […]

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