My Way

For all their phony talk about presenting a ‘united front? to the community and wolfing down free breakfasts together while praising each other, there’s one thing that never fails to get government folks fighting amongst themselves like rabid dogs in a meat-filled pit ? money. You see in government, money is a zero-sum game. One […]

Superintendent’s statements don’t jive

Oxford Superintendent Dr. William Skilling’s statements regarding his status in an Ohio school district’s search for a new superintendent don’t appear to jive with what’s going on south of the Michigan border. ‘I still have not officially applied for the superintendent position at Granville Exempted Village Schools, I am only a person of interest to […]

Blaze destroys barn on Hagerman Rd.

ADDISON ? A pole-barn located at 5700 Hagerman Road, between Mckail and Bordman roads, was completely destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. When Addison Twp. firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 1:20 p.m. the 30-foot by 50-foot pole-barn was ‘fully involved? in the fire and the roof had already collapsed, according to Fire Chief […]

Judge rules against village, for Groves

An Oakland County Circuit Court judge ruled that the Village of Oxford ‘abused its discretion? when it determined free public parking to be a necessity and used that as the basis for attempting to condemn a piece of private property owned by the Grove family. (See the shaded box to the right for the background […]

How the Groves case began

The Grove family owns two adjacent parcels (totalling approximately 22,000 square feet) in the northeast quadrant of downtown Oxford, containing approximately 50 parking spaces. It’s been used for free public parking by the village since a 1974 lease agreement in which the municipality agreed to maintain, pave, sweep, plow and insure the parcel. In return, […]

Addison Dem seeks county office

As a Democrat running for office in a GOP-dominated area, Brandon Galbraith has his work cut out for him, but he’s already convinced two Republican voters to support him ? Eileen and Gary Galbraith, a.k.a. Mom and Dad. ‘The funny thing is both my parents are Republicans,? said the 21-year-old Addison Township resident who’s running […]

Collison sends two to hospital

Two women were transported to the POH Medical Center in Pontiac Friday after their vehicle was struck by van, ironically owned by POH. A 38-year-old Oxford woman and her passenger, an 84-year-old woman, were travelling south on M-24 when their 1997 Pontiac was rear-ended by a 2001 Ford van, owned by POH and driven by […]

Village council approves new DPW contract

A new three-year contract between the Village of Oxford and AFSME Local 2720 ? the union which represents the community’s five full-time Department of Publics Works employees ? was approved and signed last week. The contract runs from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2007 and calls for a total pay increase of 10 percent […]

My Way

Normally, I’d sooner watch a lingerie fashion show featuring Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton before I’d compliment a Democrat, but in this case I have to make an exception. Last week, I interviewed Brandon Galbraith, a 21-year-old Addison resident and Democrat who’s running for the District 1 seat on Oakland County Board of Commissioners. (See story […]

Porsche flips on Indianwood Rd.

A 16-year-old Harrison Township man driving a 2001 Porsche Carrera westbound on Indianwood Road in Orion Township Monday night lost control of the vehicle and flipped it on its side. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Timko, the accident occurred east of Ferhurst Road, when the driver lost control and went on to the […]