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 […]

Weekly COVID-19 update

Interestingly, on our eighth week of reporting the number of local COVID-19 cases, the number of cases and deaths in the area remains the same as last week, 87 cases, five deaths. Interesting becasue the numbers in both 48367 and 48370 ZIP codes shrunk by one each, while in Oxford’s 48371 ZIP gained two cases […]

Oxford extends pot biz ban

Oxford extends pot biz ban

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Recreational marijuana businesses will have to wait to set up shop in Oxford Village at least until the end of the year. At a special telemeeting May 26, Council voted to change the “repeal and sunset provision” of Ordinance No. 411 Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments, which “prohibits all marihuana […]

Weekly Leader COVID-19 update

For the second week in a row, we are sad to report another community resident lost their life due to COVID-19, this according to Oakland County’s COVID by ZIP website. This is the fifth such death in our ZIP code areas of 48367, 48370 and 48371 since The Leader started its Monday morning tallies, on […]

Oxford students recognized for outstanding artwork

Oxford students recognized for outstanding artwork

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer A nationwide competition open to students in grades 7-12, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards received more than 6,600 entries in their Southeastern Michigan region alone — 1,100 of these entries earned recognition, including eight pieces by three Oxford Community Schools students. Chief among the Wildcat standouts was Luke […]

Oxford Police fundraiser a success

Oxford Police fundraiser a success

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Cans and bottles — returnables worth 10 cents each — have been piling up in the Oxford Village garage for the better part of a month. The mounds of can and bottles in plastic bags was due to a fundriaser to help the Polly Ann Trail. Split into two […]

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