18 running for twp. seats in Oxford, Addison

Eighteen candidates filed to run for 14 township board seats in Oxford and Addison prior to last week’s expiration of the deadline to appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. In Oxford, Bill Dunn is running for supervisor, Curtis Wright for clerk and Joe Ferrari for treasurer. All are incumbents and all are running unopposed. […]

Capital millage renewal to appear on Aug. 2 ballot

Addison Township officials last week voted 7-0 to place a fire millage proposal on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. Voters will be asked to approve an eight-year, 0.75-mill property tax to support the fire department’s capital improvement fund. This contains money set aside for everything from purchasing new vehicles and equipment to constructing new stations, […]

Flag retirement ceremony at Post 108

A flag retirement ceremony will occur at Oxford American Legion Post 108 on Saturday, April 30. It will commence at 10 a.m. and continue until all the flags are retired. The public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Anyone who has American or Michigan flags in need of proper retirement due to poor […]

Eagle Scout seeking trustee seat

He’s not old enough to buy beer or rent a car, but Jacob Newby does have enough years under his belt to try his hand at local politics. The 18-year-old is one of seven candidates to file for four trustee seats on the Addison Township Board. He’s running as a Republican and will appear on […]

Purple Up!

Purple Up!

On Friday, students at Kingsbury Country Day School in Addison Township wore purple to show support for the children of military personnel. April is the Month of the Military Child and part of it involves the “Purple Up!” campaign, a way for folks to support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices while […]

Vandal(s) trash OHS press box to tune of $10K; district offers $500 reward

A $500 reward is being offered by Oxford Community Schools for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for vandalizing the press box at the high school football stadium, causing an estimated $10,000 or more in damage. Anyone with information is asked to please call Oakland County Sheriff’s […]

Twp. willing to help fund school liaison officer starting in August

It’s been about 14 years since Oxford had a school liaison officer serving and protecting its student population, but that could change later this year. Last week, the township board voted 6-1 to amend the 2016 law enforcement services agreement with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to add a patrol investigator, who would serve as […]

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 […]