Lowe hired as building official, ordinance officer for Addison

When one door closes, another opens. This was especially true at a Feb. 13 Addison Township board meeting, when board members voted unanimously to appoint township employee Doug Lowe to the position of Building Official-Ordinance Officer, after longtime Building Official Mike Boisvert retired. Boisvert served in the position for over a decade. “I have the […]

All secondary roads to get dust control

Those driving through Addison Township may notice a little less dust in the wind this summer. For the second year in a row, Addison Township officials agreed to have calcium chloride applied to all secondary public roads throughout the township for dust control. Examples include Noble Road, Curtis Road and Peninsula Drive. The township board […]

Do ya smell what Stinky’s a-cookin’?

Two Oxford Village residents hosted a barbeque competition with fellow barbeque enthusiasts last weekend at the “Snowbird Shake Off.” The event was organized by Dean and Daryn Haist, who often take part in barbeque competitions under the name “Stinky D’s Fine Ass BBQ.” “We decided to put this event on because we love barbeque,” Daryn […]

Robotics team hosts pre-season practice

Oxford High’s TORC 2137 robotics team hosted 12 other area robotics teams at a Week Zero practice event last weekend. The students spent the weekend tweaking and programming their team robots in preparation for the season’s upcoming FIRST Robotics competitions. The practice event also featured a full-size playing field, allowing the teams to give their […]

District in the yellow

Oxford Schools scored an overall “yellow” score, meaning it met the State’s Proficiency Improvement Target in the Michigan Department of Education’s Dashboard and Accountability Scorecard, released Jan. 20. Results were presented at a recent board meeting by Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Ken Weaver. The results were based on the Michigan Student Test of […]

Legion Auxiliary honors public safety, DPW personnel

For the fifth year in a row, police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers from throughout Oxford were honored during a special awards ceremony hosted by Oxford American Legion Post 108 and sponsored by the Oxford American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 108 on Feb. 12. A large group of public safety and public works personnel received awards […]

Schools on track to end year in black

Oxford’s school board received good news at a Feb. 7 meeting, when Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Sam Barna reported on the 2016-17 General Fund Amended budget – Oxford Schools is currently anticipated to end the fiscal year with a near $18,500 increase in the general fund’s fund balance. In revenue, federal funding increased […]

Robotics team selling Leader subscriptions

Oxford High School’s TORC 2137 is teaming up with Sherman Publications, Inc. to sell Oxford Leader subscriptions as part of its fund-raising efforts. TORC 2137 will be selling subscriptions from now through March 10 to raise money to help support the team. Sherman Publications will donate $5 for each new subscription and $3 for renewals […]

Splashin’ around at OHS

Swimmers from all over Oxford got to play in the pool during the Oxford High “Sink or Swim” fund-raiser, held at the OHS swimming pool Sunday afternoon. According to Head Coach Jackie Rank, the teams raised over $6,000 during the event. Proceeds generated by the day’s events – which included relay and one-on-one races, poolside […]

Public safety

Feb. 11: The owner of a Clinton-based mobile home construction company contacted Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies at 12 p.m. to report that scraps had gone missing from a demolition site, located in the 100 block of Hosner Rd. When the owner went to a scrapyard in Waterford to sell some of the remaining scrap, he told […]

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