Lots of concerns, questions about high-density housing project

OXFORD VILLAGE – A litany of concerns were expressed by both officials and residents regarding a proposed 76-unit multiple-family housing development at 98 S. Glaspie St., but the bulk of the criticism centered around one word – density. “I think you’re trying to put 10 pounds of something in a 5-pound bag,” said village Planning […]

Snowing, mowing and transgender bathrooms

When I was but a young buck, cub-reporter, freshly scrubbed and right out of J school (Journalism, for those not in the know), I soon learned a number of useful community news lessons from Big Jim Sherman, Sr. Surprisingly, I have actually remembered them thar lessons, though it has been a number of decades since […]

Gimme that muffin!

Gimme that muffin!

Seven-month-old Gus Rheaume, of Addison Township, is already tired of baby food, so he decided to make a play for his mother’s muffin while visiting Leonard Elementary Friday morning. Candice Rheaume was one of many mothers at the school for the annual “Muffins for Mom” event. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.  

Former councilman tosses hat into ring for twp. board

He may not be tanned, but a former Oxford Village councilman is rested and ready to serve on another local board. On Monday morning, Elgin Nichols filed as a trustee candidate for the Oxford Township Board. He’s running as a Republican and will appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot as one of five candidates […]

The Pride is gone

The old Pacific Pride is no more. On Thursday, April 14, workers demolished the former commercial fueling station on the east side of M-24, just outside the village, near the Oxford Marketplace shopping center. The station had been closed for a number of years. Complete Auto Repair, located next door at 533 S. Lapeer Rd., […]

$2M bond for parks to appear on Nov. ballot

When Oxford voters go to the polls in November, they will be faced with a $2 million bond proposal to repair and improve all four township parks. Last week, township officials voted 7-0 to place the question on the general election ballot. The proposal calls for paying off the bond debt over a period of […]