Council voted against residents, for pot

Dear Editor, By choosing to favor properties OUTSIDE of, rather than resident-owned properties INSIDE of the Village as the basis for its decision to allow adult-use marijuana facilities, effective Aug 2, Council disrespected its own residents at its June 8 meeting. Citizens even circulated, and presented to Council, two different types of petitions against the […]

Commends council

Dear Editor, I am writing to commend the three Village Council members who took a stand for progress and voted yes on the Village Council Marijuana Ordinance. These members proved the Village tagline of “Small. Done Right.” does not mean “remain still.” There are many positives to be gained with this ordinance, and I believe […]

Thank you, ACE

Dear Editor, Just a quick note to compliment the Oxford ACE Hardware store. I purchased an item a couple of months back but needed to return it. I hadn’t looked for a receipt and it drove around in my car for weeks until last week. I had a great employee, Andy, assist me with a […]

Supports County Fair

Dear Editor, I was pleased to hear that the Oakland County Parks and Health Department will soon decide whether to reopen the Oakland County Fair this year. I know how much this means to my neighbors here in Oxford and the Township. The event begins on July 9th, which is only four weeks from now. […]

Oxford Lions send their thanks!

Dear Editor, The Oxford Lions Club members were on the streets of Oxford, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 20, 21 and 22, 2021 selling “White Canes.” Thanks to the generous people of the Oxford area and the wonderful support of The Oxford Leader for advertisement, our dedicated Lions and associates, were able to raise donations […]

Residents protest Secretary of State decision

Residents protest Secretary of State decision

Dear Editor, By Appointment Only: Protestors Demand Return of Walk-In And Next-Day Services from Michigan’s Secretary of State (S.O.S.) Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is receiving mixed reviews from the public and legislature recently on her performance across the state. During the recent pandemic, everyone understood the need to restrict branch hours and reduce services. […]

Please support mental health initiatives

Dear Editor, May is Mental Health Month. By urging my public officials to prioritize suicide prevention, mental health, and crisis care, I am hoping to influence collective change to support #MentalHealth4All. Right now, individuals in crisis are able to call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential […]

The Oakland County Fair needs your help!

Dear Neighbors and Friends, I wanted to let everyone know that one of the oldest County fairs in Michigan, The Oakland County Fair that was founded in the 1880’s and is an annual event that draws tens of thousands of people to enjoy the agricultural interaction and fun of a fair, is in jeopardy of […]

Humming birds back!

Humming birds back!

Leader readers Bruce and Shirley Compau of Sebek Street sent us this first humming bird of the season photo. Said she, “We get them every year around this time. It was just a bit of a shock because it was so cold and rainy that morning, about 40 degrees! Thought the little would get brain […]

Guest Opinion: The Pandemic’s Effect on Academics

Guest Opinion: The Pandemic’s Effect on Academics

By Ken Weaver and Anita Qonja-Collins As a school community, we have endured many intrusions on our learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic: masks, social distancing, quarantines, remote learning, school closures, etc. While Oxford Community Schools has managed to deliver face-to-face instruction most of the school year, many of our students have still felt the […]

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