Candidates for 46th District state representative

This week, the Leader is featuring candidate profiles for the Oxford and Addison township trustee races and the primary election for the 46th District seat in the state House of Representatives. For full profiles on each of the candidates running for 46th District state representative, pick up your copy of The Oxford Leader today for $1.

A berry good time for all!

A berry good time for all!

  Putting the finishing touches on their ice cream sundaes at the 64th Annual Leonard Strawberry Festival are Lydia (left) and Aria Noaker, 6-year-old twins from Holly. For more photos from the festival, please see “Love Leonard’s Strawberry Fest!” and “Ain’t no party like a Leonard party!” Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Horse country folks oppose plans to house foster youth

A group of property owners from northeast Oxford attended the July 13 township board meeting to express their vehement opposition to the idea of the Detroit-based House of Providence using a 118-acre parcel in their area to house foster youth. “I, along with many neighbors and residents, are very concerned,” said Barbara Blanock, who lives […]

Pokemon fever spreads to Oxford

The recently released “Pokemon Go” app has many Oxford and Addison residents on a mission to “catch ‘em all.” Following the app’s July 6 release via Nintendo Co. and Niantic Inc., residents have been taking to the town in search of rare Pokemon to capture. Pokemon, first released as a game for the original Gameboy […]

Oxford officials pass resolutions against RTA tax

Oxford Village and Township added their voices to the north Oakland County communities opposed to a proposed mass transit tax expected to be put before voters on the Nov. 8 ballot. Last week, both the village council and township board passed resolutions against the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Southeast Michigan’s proposed 20-year, 1.2-mill property […]

Chief: Cops appreciate support, pray for them

Law enforcement officers have been the subject of intense scrutiny and criticism these days due to the controversial deaths of black citizens at the hands of police around the country. As a result, cops have been on the receiving end of violent protests and riots, and in the case of Dallas, Texas, a heavily-armed gunman […]

Water rate increase OKed for township customers

Water bills for customers in Oxford Township are going up slightly. Last week, the township board voted 7-0 to approve a 30-cent rate increase. “We’re passing along the rate increase that’s been passed along to us,” explained township Supervisor Bill Dunn. As of July 1, customers will go from paying $1 to $1.30 for every […]

Have no fear, Capt. Stapp is here

Last week, the Oxford Township Board voted unanimously to promote Firefighter Benjamin “B.J.” Stapp (pictured left) from sergeant to shift captain. Stapp has been a full-time member of the department since November 2006. Prior to that, he spent about two years as a paid-on-call firefighter for Independence Township. “It’s an honor to be able to […]

Leader Editorial: Vote YES on Oxford Schools operating tax

Some tax proposals put before the voters are no-brainers. The Oxford Community Schools’ non-homestead operating millage is one of them. We strongly urge district voters to vote YES on the 10-year, 18.4442-mill request on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. This request – both a renewal and a slight increase rolled into one – is an […]

Argument arises over response to fire

Tempers flared and voices were raised toward the end of last week’s Oxford Village Council meeting as officials clashed over the Oakland County dispatch center and Oxford Fire Department’s handling of a June 23 house fire at 77 S. Glaspie St. It wasn’t listed on the agenda, but the issue was raised by Councilwoman Maureen […]