Lots of concerns, questions about high-density housing project

OXFORD VILLAGE – A litany of concerns were expressed by both officials and residents regarding a proposed 76-unit multiple-family housing development at 98 S. Glaspie St., but the bulk of the criticism centered around one word – density. “I think you’re trying to put 10 pounds of something in a 5-pound bag,” said village Planning […]

Leonard mill project secures $2K for picnic tables, planters, renovations

Leonard Village’s historic mill just got a boost from the Home Depot Foundation. A $2,000 grant was awarded to the municipality to aid its ongoing efforts to preserve the 19th-century mill and transform the 0.28-acre parcel on which it sits into a public park. “We’re very happy,” said village President Mike McDonald. “It was a […]

Vandals are scum

Note: Most of the following thoughts were expressed in a previous column from 2013, but given the circumstances, I thought it appropriate to reprint them. Why reinvent the wheel, right? Nothing upsets me more than when tax dollars are wasted. It’s bad enough when government officials do it. It really bothers me when people do […]

Dywasuk running for supervisor

The decision is in ? Jerry Dywasuk, Jr. will challenge incumbent Bill Dunn in the Aug. 3 Republican primary for the position of Oxford Township supervisor. Dywasuk, who’s currently serving as a township trustee and is the son of Orion Supervisor Jerry Dywasuk, Sr., had filed nominating petitions May 10 for both trustee and supervisor. […]

Planning commission wants to stick with 7 members

Oxford Village’s planning commission wants to stick with a lucky number. Last week, commissioners voted 4-0 to recommend the village council keep it a seven-member board as opposed to reducing it to five. “I have very strong feelings on this,” said Commissioner Maureen Helmuth, who also serves on the village council. “I think the more […]

Thank you Oxford firefighters

A Rochester man who survived a head-on collision with another vehicle in February had only two words for the Oxford Fire Department ? ‘Thank you.? ‘I don’t believe I would be in the condition I am today if (the firefighters) hadn’t been as efficient as they were,? said accident survivor Luke Fleer, who stopped by […]

‘Strong suspect? found in string of burglaries

It appears the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department has determined the individual responsible for a rash of home invasions in the Clear Lake subdivision. Since May 5, four homes have burglarized five times on Gill, Keith and Lakesview streets. The last one took place Monday, May 17 on Keith St. Detective Ken Alderman said he has […]

Sheer power

Last week, Oxford High School senior Connor Bandel qualified for the state championships in discus throw and shot put. During the regional competition held at Lake Orion High School, Bandel had a discus throw that measured 189 feet, 2 inches and his shot put distance was 61 feet, 11 inches. Photo by Dan Shriner.

Baseball team gives back to show gratitude to sponsors

Members of a local youth baseball team traded their bats for rakes and their leather mitts for work gloves as they spent Sunday afternoon doing volunteer yardwork for two ladies in need of some assistance. Eleven players from the 11U Blue Wildcats, a federation baseball team, and a handful of coaches raked leaves, swept porches, […]

Village Market Days to begin May 22 in downtown Oxford

Beginning May 22, every fourth Saturday through September in downtown Oxford will be ‘Village Market Day.? Sponsored by the Promotions Committee of the Oxford Community Development Authority, the event will feature a diverse selection of vendors selling a wide variety of items from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the northeast quadrant parking lot behind […]