Schools distributed 100,000 meals

Schools distributed 100,000 meals

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Community Schools’ Nutrition Services Department has served over 100,000 meals distributed to Oxford Community Schools’ children in need during COVID-19 closure. The milestone was surpassed on June 3. Schools across the country are the source of a healthy breakfast and lunch five days a week for students in […]

Downtown business crowdfund passes milestone

Downtown business crowdfund passes milestone

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Downtown Development Authority raised nearly $10,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to make micro-grants for struggling downtown businesses. Main Street Oakland County said it would match up to $4,000. After a couple weeks, the fund was still at $3,145. Clark Harris, an Oxford resident and CEO of Bloomfield Hills-based […]

Libraries stage reopening

Libraries stage reopening

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Kids and adults can finally kick-start their summer reading! Oxford and Addison libraries are reopening, a little at a time. The Oxford Library Board approved a six-stage Reopening Plan at a special board meeting June 3. The library entered Stage 3 of the plan this week. That means curbside […]

100 gather for vigil and peaceful protest

100 gather for vigil and peaceful protest

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Rush hour motorists driving along the M-24 detour on N. Oxford Rd. witnessed a line of protesters Friday, along the sidewalk in front of the high school football field parking lot. The demonstrators joined similar protests in hundreds of cities and towns across the country in recent weeks, protesting […]

OHS kicks off mental health website with virtual fair

OHS kicks off mental health website with virtual fair

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford’s high schoolers had a special summer send-off on May 27. OHS staff presented a live, virtual mental health fair to launch the school’s new mental health initiative and suicide prevention website called, “OHS Connects.” The interactive website is designed to address the mental, physical and social health of […]

Residents wanted Oxford P.C. meeting in-person

Residents wanted Oxford P.C. meeting in-person

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer It was likely the best-attended village government meeting of the year, in-person or otherwise. At a telemeeting last week, the Oxford Village Planning Commission denied a request to rezone a triangular parcel of land on the southern border of the village from single-family residential (R1) to multiple-family residential (RM). […]

Congrats to Oxford High Schools Class of 2020

Congrats to Oxford High Schools Class of 2020

Oxford School’s Transportation Department wanted to congratulate the class of 2020 in a big way. So, last Friday they got 22 drivers and buses together to form the numbers in the south parking lot. “Everyone involved was very supportive and had a great time participating,” said Transportation Director Ann Weeden. “Getting everyone in their buses, […]

OKs budget, declines fulltime cop

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Last week, Oxford Village Council voted 4-1 to approve the 2020-21 annual budget, which begins July 1. The budget’s general fund balances revenue and expenditures at $1,956,926.43. The budget was prepared by Village Manager Joe Madore. It was then reviewed, discussed and revised by council at the last three […]

County distributes re-open kits to businesses

County distributes re-open kits to businesses

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Oxford Downtown Development Authority is helping Oakland County distribute approximately 200 COVID-19 safety toolkits to give Oxford village and township small businesses essential materials for reopening. The kits, which includ e facemasks, no-touch thermometers, gloves and sanitizer, come in self-contained “Oakland Together” plastic totes. The 200 kits are among […]

Traffic signals go up, stop signs come down along M-24

Traffic signals go up, stop signs come down along M-24

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The M-24 northbound detour officially begins today, June 3. From now until mid-November, M-24 will be closed to northbound traffic from Drahner Rd. to Harriet St. Southbound M-24 traffic will continue to be one-lane-only. The detour will take traffic east on Drahner Rd. to northbound Oxford Lake Drive, then […]