Here are five of the top stories this week in the areas surrounding Dexter.
1. Dexter Patch reported on the opening of Dexter's Coney Island in the former Lighthouse Cafe building.
2. Dexter Patch also reported on plans to move forward with the installation of 16 outdoor warning sirens in Dexter Township. The township will ask Dexter Village to help pay for one of the sirens near Wylie and Island Lake roads.
3. Ann Arbor.com reported that the Michigan House passed a bill requiring students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day.
4. The Associated Press reported that students in the United States continue to fall behind with writing skills in the classroom.
5. Dexter Patch reported on burglary updates in the Dexter area. The Washtenaw County Sheriff is investigating leads with burglaries in Webster and Scio townships.