No worries – we’re still here
Dec. 23, 2023 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
We want to take this Joyous occasion to thank all of our loyal readers and followers.
Over the past decade we have relied on you to share your observations, concerns and opinions so that you would have a voice in our great community. For this we are grateful. We have endeavored to do our best to report on the most important issues and events in Plymouth, Northville and Canton, although we were not able to cover all of them.
We have survived the overwhelming power of social media connecting and engaging in the digital age. We’re still here to represent you.
When we started out in 2011, with the areas first on-line and only news magazine and newsletter, social media had yet to catch fire and struggling newspapers were already showing signs of failure, cutting budgets, coverage, and laying off staff.
Professional reporting suffered as Facebook acquired Instagram and exploded to one billion users. Spotify, Google Plus and Skype and Snapchat were launched. Today Facebook has over 3 billion monthly active users; X (formerly Twitter) 528 million.
In a snapshot, we’ve seen new mayors, city commissioners come and go, and at one time an almost all new (Plymouth) township board of trustees. When the first 2 virus deaths were reported in Plymouth, local restaurants were working hard to keep from sinking, the governor closed the schools, Plymouth City Commission finally approved plans for the long-shuttered downtown Saxton property. In Plymouth Township officials opened the Ridge-5 Corporate Park.
Despite the changes area economic development in last decade has soared with new housing and commerce. However, issues are still at the forefront awaiting resolution.
Northville Downs planned race track move to Plymouth Township has stalled and a new concept on-line and physical grocery store sits vacant on Ann Arbor Road. Upset residents sue Northville over closed streets in the heart of their downtown. A major grocery store giant and developer sues Plymouth Township over denial of special land use. A lawsuit is underway to recall three of the seven members of the Plymouth-Canton Board of Education. A proposed wastewater treatment plant on the Salem-Plymouth Township border that officials claim threatens home values and the environment -is heating up. Paid parking is on the table in the City of Plymouth.
And the list goes on.
May this Christmas Holiday season bring peace, joy and comfort to you and yours.
Happy New Year !
The Staff at PlymouthVoice.com