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Scottville considers fiduciary role for Harvest Festival

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The Scottville city commission will hear a request today from the newly formed Harvest Festival board to act as a fiduciary until the board can complete the necessary steps to become an independent 501c3 non-profit organization. The Scottville Harvest festival for 2017 was cancelled in order to better prepare and become a more fiscally sustainable event.  The Scottville City commission meeting will occur at 5:30pm tonight.

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Distracted Driving legislation introduced

Jim Santilli, chief executive officer of the Transportation Improvement Association, and State Rep. Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) Friday announced distracted driving legislation they've designed with the goal of reducing fatalities, injuries, and traffic crashes in Michigan. "When operating a motor vehicle, we all have a personal responsibility to protect our life and the lives of the innocent people traveling around us at all times," said Santilli. "No text message, social media update, internet search, or any other distraction is worth putting a life in jeopardy.”

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If this legislation is signed into law, a driver may use a portable electronic device in hands-free mode as long as the driver can activate or deactivate a function on the portable electronic device with a single swipe or tap of their finger. The portable electronic device must also be safely mounted on the windshield, dashboard, or center console in a manner that does not hinder the driver's view of the road.

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Construction impacts hospital entrances

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The reconstruction of Lawndale St., beginning Friday, March 31 and continuing into June, will be carried out while allowing access for patients and staff to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.The construction team will keep the north entrance to the hospital, at Sherman St., open as long as possible, but at some point construction there will begin.  Patients and visitors to the Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital campus are encouraged to use the Ludington Ave. (US 10) entrance.

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