The Eagle 08 09 18 - page 1

No. 32
August 9 – 15, 2018
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The Wayne Commission
on Aging is seeking nomina-
tions for the Diamond of the
Community award.
See page 5.
Members of Color My
World, a club at Northville
High School will host a 5K
color run/fun walk on Sept.
Prevention Awareness
See page 3.
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A man who held a small
child hostage at gunpoint fol-
lowing an exchange of gun-
fire with officers remains in
custody of police.
See page 4.
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For home delivery of The Eagle call 734-467-1900.
The plans for a city-wide
makeover ofWestland neigh-
borhoods is well under way,
according to Mayor William
R. Wild who announced the
plan last year.
See page 5.
Recreation and Cultural Arts
Provenzano was recently
elected to the state mParks
board of directors.
See page 2.
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Adventist Community
Services will present a
health fair from noon until 6
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at
American International
Academy, 27100 Avondale St.
in Inkster.
See page 4.
The annual Plymouth
Community United Way
school supply drive is
already under way and will
continue throughAug. 13.
See page 3.
Members of the Belleville
City Council recently
approved the purchase of
two properties on the Five
Points corner in the city.
See page 2.
After almost two years of
ongoing and persistent power
outages, DTE Energy officials
told Plymouth city officials they
“needmore time” to address the
intermittent service problems.
DTE has been the target of
public criticism and scrutiny
and the subject of a Michigan
Public Service Commission
(PSC) investigation regarding
the ongoing and continual serv-
ice interruptions in both
PlymouthTownship and theCity
of Plymouth.
Amidst public allegations of
nonfeasance from irate cus-
tomers suffering from the fre-
quent service breakdowns and
an admittedly old and worn-out
infrastructure, DTE admitted
there have been problems, In an
open letter last week addressed
“Dear DTE Customer,” officials
finally acknowledged the serv-
ice provided to the community
has been, in their words, “unac-
The letter dated Aug. 1, 2018
from Heather Rivard, senior
vice president-distribution oper-
ations, said that while the com-
pany is “working as quickly as
possible” they expect “it will
take us 9-12 months to complete
all of thework…”
“We did not build or expand
our infrastructure sufficiently to
keep up the growth in your
area…” Rivard said in the two-
page letter.
After a fire and explosion
destroyed the Farmer Street
substation in August 2016, DTE
Operations Ryan Stowe told
area residents that 70 percent of
the outages were caused by the
lack of tree trimming.
Last October, Stowe and
other DTE representatives told
city officials they planed to offer-
improved service with “system
We did not build or expand
our infrastructure sufficiently
to keep up the growth in your area…
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Get the duct tape ready.
Area families are already
preparing for the Fifth Annual
Summit on the Park
Cardboard Boat Race in
The popular event will take
place beginning at 6 p.m. Aug.
30 at the Aquatic Center inside
theSummit on thePark.
Past participants have skill-
fully used creative teamwork
to build a boat entirely out of
cardboard, duct tape, and
paint prior to the event.
Finished cardboard boats
must be no larger than 5 ½-
feet wide by10-feet long.
Cardboard boats can either
be built at home or during a
special boat building session
in the Summit on the Park
gymnasium set for 5-7 p.m.
Participants in the on-site boat
building sessionwill get access
to cardboard and three rolls of
duct tape for a $12 materials
fee and can have their boats
displayed at the Summit until
race time.
Paddles will be provided
for participants and boats can
be raced by a youth crew com-
prised of one or two individu-
als. Each boat will be timed
individually. Awards will be
presented for Most Creative
andFastest Boat, aswell as the
“We're looking forward to
another exciting competition
at this year's Cardboard Boat
Race,” said Brad Chiasson,
aquatic specialist.
“It's great to see families
working together and the com-
petition takes it to a whole
other level of fun. Plus, the
unique engineering and cre-
ative designs make it a great
event to just watch.”
Entry fees for this event are
$10 for Summit members, $15
for Canton residents, and $20
for non-residents. The
Summit Boat Dock will open
at 5:30 p.m., with races sched-
uled to begin at 6 p.m.
Registration for this annual
Cardboard Boat Race is avail-
able in person at the Summit
or online at For additional
information, call (734)394-5460.
The Summit on the Park is
located at 46000 Summit
Parkway inCantonTownship.
Don Howard
Staff Writer
A little noise at the Wayne
Public Library doesn't bother
Director SteveMcGladdery.
“It's not uncommon for our
kids' side to be a little noisy. We
have planned from the beginning
to have a place where kids can be
kids,” McGladdery said of the
24,000-square-foot building on
Wayne Road near Michigan
McGladdery has been at the
helm four years, and holds a mas-
ter's degree in library and infor-
mation science fromWayne State
University along with a bachelor's
degree in psychology from Grand
Valley StateUniversity.
“It just kind of dawned on me
one day. I initially planned to be a
minister,” he said. “I haven't
looked back since,” he said of his
decision to become a library
While at Wayne State,
McGladdery worked at then-ITT
Tech Canton campus, including
teaching good study habits and
“who can you trust” on sources of
“We have a level of access to
information we've never had
before. I think that's something
journalists are up against,”
DTE needs ‘more time’ to repair outages
now carry
All aboard
Cardboard boat races return to Canton
One sailor in the Cardboard
Boat Race last year gets some
in-water guidance.
Participants and spectators enjoy the ingenuity and creativity of boat builders during the
Cardboard Boat Race.
Police cars in Canton
Township can now provide
immediate help to those suf-
fering an opioid overdose.
The patrol cars are now
stocked with Narcan (nalox-
one), an opioid antagonist
used for the complete or par-
tial reversal of opioid over-
dose, including respiratory
depression and blood pres-
sure support in septic shock.
The potentially life-saving
medication was provided to
the department courtesy of a
donation coordinated by
Patrick Stropes of Growth
Works, Inc., and the Detroit
Wayne Mental Health
Authority. By providing and
training police officers on the
use, naloxone can be adminis-
tered within minutes of initial
police contact.
The addition of Narcan to
the Canton police fleet
enhances the existing service
provided by the Canton Fire
Department, which stocks
naloxone on all Advanced Life
Support vehicles consisting of
six ambulances and all front-
Firefighter/Paramedics will
continue to administer nalox-
one as part of their emergency
medical service provided to
patients inneed.
Growth Works, Inc., is a
social service provider in
southeast Michigan, support-
ing individuals and families as
they navigate substance
abuse. For additional informa-
tion on naloxone or the many
other services provided by
Growth Works, Inc., call (734)
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Steve McGladdery
Julie Brown
Staff Writer
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