Never too young

Never too young

Who says young people don’t like newspapers? This scrapping young lad, Quinn Cooke, 17-months-old, is clearly ahead of the curve on learning current events — and probably The Leader’s youngest reader. We predict good things for young Master Quinn. Thank you parents Justin and Kelsey Cooke of Oxford Village for sharing! — D. Rush

Remembering ‘Jackie’ Wassil

Dear Editor, I have noted with extreme sadness the passing of good friend, community activist, Village Council member, Council president, member of the planning commission and the first OCDA executive director, Jackie Wassil. (“First village president passed away,” published July 21.) One always understood what Jackie’s position was on any particular matter, she never minced […]

In support of Oxford Public Library

Dear Editor, Not everyone loves to read but libraries are so much more than stacks of books. In the past 20 years libraries have become the hub of the community in which they are located. Libraries provide safe places for working from home when the kids are rowdy, or getting tutoring time for a struggling […]

Deserves a ‘D’ for Democracy

Dear Editor, Addison Township appointed a Trustee without reviewing any of the candidate’s qualifications, accomplishments and what their ideas were of how they would serve, with the public. (See video at: The Addison Township board met on July 19 and on the agenda was the item of Appointment of a Township Trustee, Partial Term. […]

State Senator unaware of vaccine safety issues

Dear Editor, I was so happy to see things beginning to return to normal when I read about Senator Rosemary Bayer hosting an in-person coffee hour at Children’s Park in Lake Orion on July 9. I decided to attend and wanted to talk about issues around leadership in Lansing. About 25 residents attended the meeting […]

Come to the meeting

Dear Editor The library board and director Bryan Cloutier are planning a special election for the $9.1 million expansion plan that has already been rejected by the voters. The last three library proposals have failed. Why are they disrespecting the voters’ wishes? They claim they need more meeting rooms for the scouting organizations and homeowners […]

A year ago I met Josh

Dear Editor, A year ago I met a young guy, Oxford resident Josh Schriver, 30ish, tall in stature with a quick smile and wit, who is amazingly well-versed on issues of the day. Since that time we have had discussions about freedom, legislative bills, children and autism, standing up for what is right, hard work […]

They have issues with new development

Dear Editor, On June 10, 2021, the Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Oxford gave final approval for the final site plan for Manitou Hills Site Condominium. The applicant was Clearview Homes of Rochester Hills. Manitou Hills Condominium is located south of Drahner, west of Lapeer Road and north of Manitou Lake in Oxford […]

County Commission denies support for medical freedom

Dear Editor, Since when did non-discrimination and freedom of choice become a political issue in Oakland County? On a party-line vote of 10 to nine on June 17, the Board of Commissioners voted down a motion offered by Eileen Kowall of District 6 to take up a resolution stopping medical discrimination in the county. Now […]

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 […]