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 […]

2 minutes, 23 seconds

Why did it take Oakland County dispatch 2 minutes, 23 seconds from the time the 9-1-1 cell phone call regarding the 77 S. Glaspie St. fire came in to the time the Orion Fire Department was alerted? Mel Maier, the sheriff’s chief of communications, told this reporter, “We had an excited caller. We had to […]

Praying for peace in the park

Sunny and cool was the weather Sunday morning as members of Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ left the confines of their 138-year-old home at the corner of Dennison and Hovey streets to enjoy an outdoor service in downtown Oxford’s Centennial Park. The theme was peace. “I don’t know about you, but my heart is […]

Love Leonard’s Strawberry Fest!

Ed and Catherine Brakefield served as Grand Marshals of the 2016 Strawberry Festival parade. Ed is retiring this year after spending the last 20 years as an Addison Township trustee. Cathy is an accomplished local author. Both are equestrians and friends of the Poly Ann Trail.

Storytime in the park

Kids and parents gathered in downtown Oxford July 12 for storytime put on by the Oxford Public Library. Stretched out on the cool grass with soft blankets, the kids were enthralled as they listened, learned and enjoyed.  

A berry good time for all!

On Saturday, downtown Leonard played host to the 64th Annual Strawberry Festival. As usual, there were all sorts of fun things to see and do for youngsters.    



Riding the roller coaster at the Seymour Celebration in Oxford are (from left) Oxford residents Dylan Warren, Nolan Warren, Colby Prais, Sarah Kammer, Stephanie Warren, and Kaleb Warren. For more fun, please see “Party at the park!” and “Seymour Celebration equals summer fun” Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

New owners share plans for fmr. hunt club land

Jason and Maggie Dunn are on a mission to provide foster youth who have been the victims of abuse and neglect with a place that gives them love, care, support and healing, so they can find homes and families of their own. And they plan to bring that mission to the picturesque horse country in […]

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