When he was younger, Justin McVay turned to games to bring him out of his shell. Video games did not require social interaction at the time but he found board and card games pushed him in a way to interact with people in a way he did not normally. But that did not bother him. In fact, it made him more social and happy. It was only natural for him to want to spread that joy to others, so he got the idea to open a gaming store.
Election Day is rapidly approaching and Williamston has several local elections on its ballot—among them is the Williamstown Township supervisor race. Incumbent Wanda Bloomquist (D) is seeking reelection and is challenged by retired Williamston police chief Howard Dahlstrom (R). The supervisor acts as the executive in the township government. According to the Williamstown Township website, some of the duties include: moderating board and annual meetings, acting as the township’s legal agent, appointing some commission members and developing the township budget. Township clerk Mark Steinberg said the race has high interest because of the two well-known candidates.
Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at Michigan State University on behalf of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. I spoke to Sanders supporters on their feelings on Clinton, Sanders and the Nov. 8 election. [View the story “Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at MSU on behalf of Clinton campaign” on Storify]
New housing options will be available to Williamston residents as early as March. 304 River Edge, located at 304 W. Grand River Ave., will be mixed-use building with retail space on the first floor and three floors of apartments above. The building is going to be the first four story and one of the tallest edifices in Williamston. The project broke ground in September and is intended to open to tenants earlier than expected, regional property manager at KMG Prestige, the management company for the building, Andy Kneffel said. “We’re hoping it’s been expedited from our original plan,” Kneffel said.