Patterson faces Galbraith for county commission seat

As candidates go, these two are as different as night and day. One is a 73-year-old Republican, retired pharmacist and small business owner, father of five and grandfather of 13. The other is a 21-year-old Democrat who attends Oakland University and works part-time as a library clerk and veterinary assistant. But there’s at least one […]

Twp. lends helping hand to disabled voter

The 73.61 percent of Oxford voters who didn’t bother to visit the polls during last week’s primary election should consider the story of Dick Reddaway. Despite having Huntington’s Disease, which has robbed him of his ability to walk and care for himself on a day-to-day basis, the 63-year-old township resident was able to cast his […]

Movie set generates excitement, curiosity

A touch of Hollywood visited Oxford Township last week as the $80 million movie ‘Real Steel,? starring Hugh Jackman, filmed some scenes in one of the local gravel pits. But don’t expect to get a sneak peak of the science fiction/action-adventure flick in this local newspaper because they weren’t letting anybody on the set who […]

Oxford Leader Editorial

We can see no good reason why Addison voters should not approve a request to renew one of their fire department’s three small operating millages. Voters are being asked to reauthorize (or renew) a 0.75-mill fire operations levy for a six-year period, beginning in Dec. 2005 and ending in Dec. 2010. The millage is currently […]

Oxford Leader Editorial

Once again we are proud to wholeheartedly endorse Oxford’s own Republican WILLIAM R. PATTERSON to represent District #1 on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. What can we say about Bill that we haven’t already written or he hasn’t already demonstrated in his six years in public office. Put simply, Bill is an honest and […]

Homeowner paid taxes on property she doesn’t own

There’s only one thing worse than paying property taxes and that’s paying them for land you don’t own. Oxford resident Barbara Fox discovered she’s been doing exactly that on her Dennison St. home for nearly a decade due to an error on the village’s part. Over the years, she’s paid an estimated total of approximately […]

Village PC wants public input on med. marijuana

Before the Oxford Village Planning Commission makes any recommendations regarding the future of medical marijuana facilities in the community, it wants to hear what the public has to say. ‘I think we need to get all of the information before we set off in a direction,? said Commissioner Don Silvester. That’s why the commission is […]

Retired cop charged with molesting girl

An Orion Township employee who’s a retired police officer is facing criminal charges for allegedly repeatedly molesting a 13-year-old girl he knew through his family. Thomas Patrick Cupples, 52, of Oxford Township, was arraigned in Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court on four charges ? first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a relation and first […]

$346K error means more police cuts than expected

A $346,000 mistake in Oxford Township’s projections concerning its proposed police millages means the municipality is actually going to lose more personnel than originally anticipated even if voters approve both tax proposals in November. The error was discovered Monday afternoon by this reporter and confirmed by township Supervisor Bill Dunn. In a nutshell, what happened […]

Twp. places moratorium on irrigating with lake water

A six-month moratorium was placed last week on part of an Oxford Township ordinance that is typically never enforced and routinely violated by many folks who live on lakes. ‘My problem is if I enforce this ordinance, I’m going to have a lot of people that live on the lakes around here pretty mad,? said […]