My Way

‘Village residents already have a sidewalk system which they have paid for and continue to pay for. Village residents should not be subjected to another tax burden, so the township can build what it lacks and what the village already has. In my book, that’s not only unfair, it amounts to double taxation.? ? C.J. […]

Fire union, twp. agree to contract

Oxford’s 12 union firefighters got something last week they’ve never had before ? their very first labor agreement. ‘We thought the process went very smoothly,? said Firefighter Kevin Snell, who serves as president of the Oxford Fire Fighters Union, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4763. ‘We feel that both sides got a very fair […]

Village doesn’t lower enforcement speed on Washington St.

Motorists who travel M-24 should thank their lucky stars that local traffic enforcement isn’t overseen by the Oxford Downtown Development Authority. If it was, police would be ticketing them for driving even one mile over the posted speed limit. Last week, the village council voted 5-0 to simply receive and file the DDA board’s recommendation […]

Woman drowns in Oxford Lake

A typical night swim turned deadly for an Oxford Lakes woman early Tuesday morning. Oxford police and firefighters retrieved the body of 27-year-old Alison Wolcott from Oxford Lake around 2 a.m. ‘We’ve labeled it a drowning as of right now,? said Village Police Chief Mike Neymanowski. The exact cause of death is undetermined pending the […]

Recount set for cop tax vote

Jack Curtis wants a recount regarding Oxford Township’s recently failed police tax increase and he’s going to get it. ‘We need good police protection to maintain this good community,? he said. A recount is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center (2100 Pontiac Lake Rd.) in […]

Family raises funds to help others see

An Oxford family that raised more than $3,000 to help others regain their sight was honored Tuesday by the Michigan Eye-Bank. Cassandra Perry and her children, Elizabeth, 12, and Jack, 10, received the Shared Vision Award during a special presentation at Clear Lake Elementary. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have gone the extra […]

Bodies, blood and gunshots at OHS

Bodies littered the hallways and blood painted the walls after an armed intruder entered Oxford High School Friday morning and shot several students and staff members. By the time the gunman was done, six people were dead and two were wounded. Fortunately, it was only a simulation. ‘Today, this is as close as it’s ever […]

Twp. employees to pay part of health insurance

The free ride is over. Beginning Jan. 1, all full-time Oxford Township employees will make financial contributions toward their health, vision and dental insurance. Each of the 10 employees will pay 2.5 percent of their insurance premiums, which amounts to a $172.51 annual contribution for single people, $414.03 for couples and $513.57 for families. Affected […]

Council open to police options

When it comes to police services, it appears the Oxford Village Council is open to all options. Council recently discussed proposals involving the village police offering law enforcement services to the township and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department offering its services to the village. ‘I think it’s important that we do reach across to the […]

My Way

Thanksgiving ranks as one of my favorite holidays because it’s one of the most politically incorrect, particularly in my household. The magic begins with the traditional parade of Bloody Marys made from scratch. Honestly, is there anything better than drinking in the morning while wearing your bathrobe and watching large balloons float down Woodward Avenue? […]