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State of the City: Solar Edition

Now that the rain has given way to blazing sun, I thought it might be a good time to reach out to Dave Strenski in his capacity as the City’s most notable proponent of solar, and ask how we’re doing… I hope you enjoy our conversation. MARK: So, how about it, Dave? What’s the state […]

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“Oh, my God, did he say Ypsitucky?”

When I first moved back to Ypsi, Linette and I made some shirts that said “Buy Indie in Ypsi.” We thought that we were doing a good thing – encouraging people to support the locally owned, independent stores in their community – but some folks didn’t see it that way. We received complaints from a […]

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Is compromise on the location of the Ypsilanti train platform possible?

A few days ago, I posted something here on the site about the local debate over where to construct the Ypsilanti train platform. And, I did a poor job of relaying my main point, which was that we can’t afford to let petty squabbling derail this project. I know it’s unlikely, as it’s already been […]

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Where should we put the Ypsi train platform?

As I mentioned a few days ago, there’s going to be a big community meeting on March 18 to discuss the proposed Ypsi train stop. Given the few conversations I’ve had with neighbors over the past month, I suspect that most of that discussion will revolve around the location of the boarding platform. As you […]

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