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Dollar General on Thursday Planning Board Agenda

A look at events happening in Howell on Thursday December 5, 2013.

An application in front of the Planning Board at Thursday’s meeting could bring at least one new business to Howell.

Dollar General is presenting a preliminary and final site plan to build a new structure on Route 9 in a parking lot behind the Regal Plaza. The board is also expected to hear a continuation of an application to build a CVS, Quick Chek convenience store and gas station as well as a bank at the intersection of Route 9 and Salem Hill road.

According to the National Weather Service we may not see the sun for several days and have a chance to see our first real snowfall of the winter this weekend. The high temperature for today is expected to be around 62 on a cloudy day with a 30 percent chance of rain. The rain should continue into tonight with a low around 51 degrees. The chance of rain increases to close to 60 percent at night leading into a rainy and potentially snowy weekend.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded on this date in 1776 at The College of William and Mary. George Washington was re-elected to a second term on this date in 1792 and former President John Quincy Adams joined the House of Representatives in 1831. On this date in 1933 Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st amendment which ended prohibition in the country.

Music legend Little Richard turns 81 today while football hall of famer Art Monk turns 56. Walt Disney was born on this date in 1901.

BettyB December 05, 2013 at 10:59 AM
It's all good that these businesses want to come to Howell, but why can't we get them to take over the already empty buildings that are up and down Rt. 9? Having them build new facilities does nothing to improve the overall problem of empty store sites.
lynne berghoff December 05, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Yes, there are too many vacant storefronts.
Barbara Dyjak December 05, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Don't the people have any input on this? The last thing we need at Rt.9 & Salem Hill Rd. is more traffic congestion, not to mention the crowded city look we came here to get away from. I agree, there are plenty of empty buildings just waiting for occupants.

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