Charity drive nets 289 toys, random acts of kindness

The world’s population has grown immensely since Santa began making his annual trips centuries ago. That’s why he has legions of helpers everywhere to ensure every child who wants a Christmas gift, receives one. In Oxford, Santa’s helpers took the form of the village police department and chamber of commerce as the two organizations joined […]

Beach idea back on agenda in Addison

The concept of Addison Township potentially purchasing a piece of property on Lakeville Lake to create a public beach will once again be discussed by the board of trustees at its Monday, Dec. 17 meeting. It starts at 6 p.m. The property in question is 70 Smiths Landing, a 1.65-acre parcel currently listed for $765,000. […]

Santa’s helpers working hard

Last week, volunteers with the AngelFISH program sorted and packed Christmas gifts for 147 deserving children spread across 60 families in Oxford, Addison and Orion townships. AngelFISH is one of the many ways Oxford-Orion FISH, a nonprofit organization, serves the community. More than 60 donors contributed to AngelFISH this year, including 50 families, five businesses, […]

Public Safety Dec. 12, 2018

Arrest in the Village A 27-year-old Oxford man was pulled over by Oxford Village Police around midnight on Dec. 7 for driving his vehicle without the headlights on. But, upon pulling the man over, police noticed that he had a number of warrants out, two of which belonged to the Oakland County Sheriff’s office. According […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Is there anything better than celebrating the Christmas season in the heart of Small Town USA? We at the Oxford Leader think it’s the best. That’s why we’ve got plenty of holiday coverage in this week’s edition. There’s four full pages of holiday fun from throughout the community. For all the news from the start […]

School board OKs $500K land purchase

Oxford’s board of education has had its eye on the land just south of and adjacent to the high school’s current property for some time. At its Nov. 27 meeting, the board voted unanimously to enter  into a $500,000 purchase agreement with the Bingham Farms-based Burton-Katzman for 13.6 acres of land, starting with a $25,000 […]

Village begins debate over whether to allow marijuana businesses

Beginning Dec. 6, it will be legal in Michigan to use marijuana for recreational purposes. But, the question of where commercial establishments related to its growth, production and sale will be allowed to operate is still up in the air. The Oxford Village Council began addressing the issue with a 38-minute discussion at its Nov. […]

Adoption event leads to homes for a dozen dogs

A dozen dogs found homes Saturday thanks to the Oxford-based K9 Stray Rescue’s participation in a national adoption event. K9 Stray Rescue League was one of 81 organizations spread across 14 states that was invited to participate in the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s (BPF) Empty the Shelters event. During Empty the Shelters, the rescue group’s standard […]

Village issues 60 tickets for failing to clear sidewalks

When the weather outside turned frightful last week, it led to something not-so-delightful inside the mailboxes of some Oxford Village residents and property owners. Between Nov. 27 and 28, a total of 60 tickets were issued to folks who failed to remove the snow from their sidewalks in accordance with the village’s new ordinance, adopted […]

Council gives manager a pay bump

Oxford Village Manager Joseph Madore got an early Christmas present last week, but it wasn’t from Santa Claus. It was from his five bosses. Following a closed-session performance evaluation on Nov. 27, council voted 4-1 to increase Madore’s $72,000 annual salary by 5.8 percent “effective immediately.” Councilman Erik Dolan, who made the motion, explained that […]