Gentlemen, start your engines!

Max Pinkos, 5, of Oxford, places his car on the racetrack during the Pinewood Derby held Saturday afternoon at Oxford Free Methodist Church. For more photos, read “Derby Day.” Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Legacy liquor license clears twp. hurdle

Christian Mills, owner of Legacy 925 (formerly the Legacy Center), is one step closer to obtaining a liquor license for the restaurant/bar he wants to open in his 208,000-square-foot recreation/sports/entertainment facility in Oxford Township. Last week, township officials voted 4-3 to approve the issuance of a new Class C liquor license – which allows for […]

Substation tops again at clearing cases

Bad guys lie, but numbers do not. Once again, the Oakland County Sheriff’s substation in Oxford Township had the highest clearance rate of the agency’s 12 substations last year. Approximately 62 percent of the criminal cases were cleared, or closed. That means they either resulted in an arrest or were cleared by exceptional means. Exceptional […]

Twp. to offer automatic payment option

Put away those checkbooks and keep that cash in your wallet because later this year, Oxford Township residents will be given the option to have their sewer bills paid on a regular basis without lifting a finger. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to authorize Treasurer Joe Ferrari to implement an automatic payment program […]

Spring fair fever!

Leonard Elementary held its annual spring fair Friday evening. There were plenty of fun games, rides and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.  

Perceived lack of code enforcement frustrates village officials

Frustration over what’s perceived as a lack of code enforcement in Oxford Village gave rise to a lengthy discussion of the issue at last week’s council meeting. Councilman Erik Dolan noted the code enforcement activity report for February was five pages long and “that’s outstanding,” but “we have no enforcement and we have no compliance.” […]

Twp. votes to spend $654K to improve wellsite

An aging, deteriorating wellsite that’s part of the Oxford Township water system is about to get a significant upgrade. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to contract with Trojan Development Co. for $654,372 worth of improvements to the Mickelson Shores wellsite located at the northwest corner of Harwood Drive and John Paul Court. The […]

New minor in possession ord. OKed

Oxford Township officials voted 7-0 to adopt a new ordinance that mirrors a change in state law regarding the penalties for minors purchasing, possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages. Under the new state law, a minor-in-possession first offense is a civil infraction, not a crime, and the violator is subject to a fine of “not more […]

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