Dolan, Dolan, he’s their man

Erik Dolan is the newest member of the Oxford Village Council. He was appointed in a 4-0 vote on April 12 and sworn in two days later by township Clerk Curtis Wright. The appointment expires in November. “I’m very thrilled,” he said. Dolan, who lives in the Oxford Lakes subdivision, has been an officer with […]

Electronic signs, bridge banners now prohibited in village

Electronic message signs and temporary banners hung on the Polly Ann Trail pedestrian bridge will no longer be allowed in Oxford Village – unless officials decide to revisit the issue. Last week, council voted 4-0 to approve a sign ordinance amendment that does not include any language covering either of these signs, meaning they are […]

Twp. to stop mailing property tax receipts

In an effort to save a good chunk of money, Oxford Township will no longer be automatically mailing receipts to every single property owner who pays their tax bill. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to end the practice beginning with the July tax bill. “There’s no other community that does it,” said Supervisor […]

Editor wins 2 SPJ awards

Oxford Leader Editor C.J. Carnacchio earned two “Excellence in Journalism” awards last week from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). He won first place in editorial writing for an April 29, 2015 editorial entitled, “Vote your conscience on NOTA.” The piece strongly encouraged voters in Addison Township to approve a five-year, […]

OHS senior survives severe crash

An 18-year-old Addison man is ‘lucky to be alive? following a head-on collision with a tree on Lakeville Road, between Lake George and Hosner roads, at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. Mark Elsarelli, a senior at Oxford High School, was travelling westbound on Lakeville Road at a speed of between 50 and 55 miles per hour […]

$2M bond for parks to appear on Nov. ballot

When Oxford voters go to the polls in November, they will be faced with a $2 million bond proposal to repair and improve all four township parks. Last week, township officials voted 7-0 to place the question on the general election ballot. The proposal calls for paying off the bond debt over a period of […]

Gala brings world to Oxford

‘Books are a magic carpet. They can take you anywhere you want to go.? It was this quote from Oxford Public Library Friends member Jane Harlow which inspired the theme of ‘Travel!? for the 8th Annual Storybook Gala held Friday at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club. More than 80 tourists booked first-class passage aboard this year’s […]

Village to seek voter permission to sell 2.1 acres off Dayton St.

Oxford Village will seek permission from voters to sell two odd-shaped parcels of vacant land the municipality owns off Dayton St., south of Maple St. and west of Pleasant St. Last week, council voted 3-1 to place the question on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. The parcels total approximately 2.1 acres and are zoned […]

Library luau lock-in

Library luau lock-in

The Oxford Public Library hosted a luau-themed lock-in party for local teens Friday evening. It featured crafts, games and pizza. Anna Boglaev pokes her head between sister Sophie Boglaev (left) and Ella Frohock while they make paper leis. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.      

Opinions differ on proposed policy for gay, transgender students

To Oxford Superintendent Tim Throne, a proposed state policy aimed at protecting gay and transgender students is part of ongoing efforts in Lansing to reduce local control. “In my humble opinion, this is another example of the state, whether it be (the Michigan Department of Education) or the legislature, trying to micromanage our schools,” he […]