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? […]

Oxford wants to hear from Independence board on potential NOTA expansion

Before they agree to anything, Oxford Township officials want more details concerning a proposal to expand the number of communities and riders served by the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA). ‘This is a very big thing and I would never even attempt to do anything like this without going to the township boards and trying […]

Xmas parade rolls through town Sat.

Polish your sleigh bells and finish writing your wish list because the annual Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade is coming to town Saturday, Dec. 4 with Santa and Mrs. Claus in tow. The fun begins at 2 p.m. sharp as the parade’s 31 entries make their way through downtown Oxford, north on Washington […]

Cold topic, hot debate

It’s ironic that a chilly subject like snow removal could cause such a heated debate, but it did at last week’s Oxford Village Council meeting. You could cut the tension with a knife as officials discussed the Downtown Development Authority’s desire to seek bids for snow removal work that’s traditionally been performed by the village […]