Bridge makes ‘structurally deficient? list

It seems like Oxford’s always making lists these days. Unfortunately, it just made one that’s not good to be on. A bridge located on Maloney Ave. (north of W. Drahner Rd.) made the list of 3,055 bridges throughout Michigan that are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The list was compiled and released last week […]

All invited to free Vets Day concert

Every year, teacher Jan Flynn and her talented choir students at Oxford Middle School honor local veterans with their golden voices. This year is no exception as Flynn and her choirs will present their popular Americana Concert on Veterans Day, which is Thursday, Nov. 11. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the […]

Mixed opinions, lots of questions on MM dispensaries

There was no shortage of questions or opinions as the Oxford Township Planning Commission listened Oct. 28 to what the public and their counterparts from the village had to say, pro and con, about its proposed ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. ‘It’s very well-written and there’s been a lot of thought put in here,? […]

Fitchena heads NOTA full-time

A familiar face is the new full-time executive director of the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA). Pat Fitchena, who’s served as an Oxford Township trustee for 16 years, was appointed to the position July 29 by a unanimous vote of the NOTA Board of Directors, which consists of appointed representatives from Oxford, Addison and Orion. […]

Off-duty deputy seriously injured in head-on crash

An Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy suffered extensive injuries as a result of a head-on collision in Oxford Village the night of July 26. According to the village police report, Deputy Gary Willemot, 45, was northbound on Washington St. (M-24) when he crossed into the southbound lanes near First St. around 11:23 p.m. Willemot’s 1994 Ford […]

‘No harm, no foul?

‘No harm, no foul.? That was the consensus of the Oxford Township Board of Trustees last week after listening to representatives from the Oxford school district, Etkin Skanska, Inc. and Macomb Mechanical explain why the old water meter and back-flow preventor at the new high school were disconnected and moved, and why the fire suppression […]

My Way

‘And from a jail came the wail of a down-hearted frail and they played that as part of the blues. . .? ? ‘The Birth of the Blues? Muddy Waters. Elmore James. B.B. King. John Lee Hooker. Stevie Ray Vaughn. Alberta Adams. If you’re a Blues music lover like I am, these names are familiar […]

Oxford Village Council meetings moved to 7:30 p.m.

Get out your calenders, personal planners, palm pilots and make a note ? beginning Tuesday, Aug. 10 all regular Oxford Village Council meetings will be start at 7:30 p.m. According to Manager Joe Young, the meetings have been moved from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. so as to allow council members more time during their […]

Suspected computer hacker banned from Oxford library

A man suspected of trying to hack into the Oxford Public Library’s computer network last week was banned from the facility and is currently under investigation by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department. It all started Thursday, July 22 when the library’s computer system kept shutting down between approximately 2 and 6 p.m., according to Library […]

Feeding time for Donald

Lake Orion resident Kaitlin Cesarek, 4, feeds a duck in Paint Creek Saturday afternoon while attending the 10th Annual Duck Race and Family Picnic, sponsored by the Oxford/Orion Optimist Club.