What was it like to serve?

What was it like to serve?

Oxford resident Jim Muys, a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Navy and is a member of North Oakland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 334, shares his military experiences with Leonard Elementary fifth-grader Ena Esquivel during the school’s Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 10. For more photos, pick up a copy of The Oxford […]

Twp. attorney: Zoning not an issue for HOP, but number of kids is

A Nov. 1 letter from Oxford Township attorney Gary Rentrop contained both good news and bad news for House of Providence (HOP). The good news – licensed child foster family group homes, such as those being proposed by HOP for a 118.32-acre property located at 3921 Barber Rd., are “allowed as a matter of right […]

Thank you, vets!

Nearly 40 veterans representing the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines visited Leonard Elementary Friday morning for the fifth-grade’s annual Veterans Day celebration. Students interviewed veterans about their experiences, then honored them with music and words of thanks and praise.  

Approvals for strip mall granted by PC

A proposed strip mall cleared two hurdles in the approval process at last week’s Oxford Township Planning Commission meeting. In separate 5-0 votes, the Oxford Commons project received preliminary site plan approval and special land use approval to allow one of the strip mall’s units to have a drive-through. Commissioners Tom Berger and Ed Hunwick […]

Twp. recommends liquor license for Legacy Center

Oxford’s Legacy Center is one step closer to getting a liquor license, but not everyone is happy about it as evidenced by the township board’s narrow vote and some opposition from the audience at the Nov. 8 meeting. “Would you want a bar in your backyard?” said Marianne Kainz, a resident of the Stony Lake […]

Twp. board approves adding deputy Jan. 1

In a month-and-a-half, another Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy will begin patrolling the roads and subdivisions of Oxford Township. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to add a deputy to the substation beginning Jan. 1, 2018. “You have that increased need for that officer to be there,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Patterson, commander of the […]

Make way! Make way for progress!

Last week, the house at 42 E. Burdick St. in Oxford Village was demolished to make way for a brand new development. The property, owned by local developer Dave Weckle, is going to be used as part of a three-building, mixed-use development encompassing E. Burdick, Mill and Stanton streets. It will contain retail, office and […]

Police say trail mgr. assaulted by ORV driver in Addison

A 53-year-old Addison Township man is accused of assaulting Polly Ann Trail Manager Linda Moran with his four-wheel off-road vehicle (ORV) on Nov. 8. Jeffrey Stephen Blaney was arraigned Nov. 10 in Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court on the misdemeanor charges of assault and battery, malicious destruction of property $200 or more but less than […]

Vet delivers message of unity, brotherhood

With so many stories about racial division and strife dominating the headlines and airwaves these days, J.D. Branch, of West Bloomfield, delivered a message of unity and brotherhood Friday morning during Leonard Elementary’s Veterans Day celebration. When the retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant sees the American flag, the only colors he thinks about are […]

Voters OK bond, sinking fund for schools

Voters OK bond, sinking fund for schools

Christmas came early for Oxford Community Schools as district voters approved both the bond and sinking fund millage proposals in the Nov. 7 election. Based on the unofficial results, the $28.28 million bond proposal was approved 2,565 to 2,010. The five-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund passed 2,484 to 2,092. “I want to thank the community for […]

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