Blaze erupts in Oxford Oaks

Fire erupted at Oxford Oaks condominiums off Seymour Lake Road shortly before 6 p.m. June 9, completely destroying an attached garage and causing various degrees of damage to four adjacent condo units. The condo, located at 600 Oxford Oaks Court, is owned by Oxford Township Deputy Clerk Beverly Johnson, who was not home when the […]

Oxford Bank awarded Village bonds

Oxford Bank last night was awarded the sale of $3.3 million in capital improvement bonds by the village council. Offering a 3.8228 percent interest rate, Oxford Bank was the lowest of six ‘very competitive bids? for the purchase of the bonds, according to village Manager Joe Young. The sale of these bonds will finance three […]

’84 Tiger addresses Rotarians

Dave Bergman, former first baseman for the 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers, stopped by to have lunch and chat with the Rotary Club of Oxford on June 7. A major league ball player for 17 years, Bergman now sponsors four youth baseball teams for kids ages 15 to 18 in Grosse Pointe, where he also […]

Petition seeks halt to cityhood spending

A petition to enact an ordinance which cuts off tax funding for Oxford Village’s cityhood effort and prohibits council taking anymore action in favor of cityhood without a prior vote of the people is being circulated by a well-known village resident. ‘It’s time to put the brakes on this runaway train and see what the […]

$38K computer contract awarded to husband of village prez

A three-year $38,485 computer services maintenance contract for the Village of Oxford was awarded 4-0 by council last night to the Oxford-based Next Generation Computers, Inc. The company is owned by council President Rene Donovan’s husband Tracy A. Miller, Sr. who operates the business (formed in May 2003) from their Oxford Lakes home on Sunset […]

Code enforcement stepped up in village

Oxford Village property owners were put on notice last night to make sure their properties are kept up to code beginning July 1 or they could expect a visit from the new code enforcement officer. Council unanimously approved a resolution which ‘puts all property owners on notice of the focused code enforcement program which will […]

Historical Society honors Schlicht

Mary Ann Schlicht, of Oxford, was recently presented an engraved plaque and lamp for her seven years of service as president of the Northeast Oakland Historical Society. Mildred Schmidt, one of the Historical Society’s founders, made the presentation during the group’s spring meeting May 26 at the Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary’s hall on Milmine Street. Since […]

My Way

Call me crazy or at least insanely ethical, but I don’t think local governments should be doing business with people who have relatives in positions of power on boards, councils, etc. Case in point ? Oxford resident Tracy Miller and his company Next Generation Computers, Inc. For those of you who don’t know, Miller is […]

Barrister builders come to Detroit widow’s rescue

When we think of lawyers, it’s generally related to something unpleasant ? lawsuits, crime, accidents, injuries, etc. But there are times when an attorney can be a real lifesaver, a godsend to some poor person in need who has nowhere else to turn for help. Attorney Fred Fresard, of Oxford, got the chance to do […]

Bees swarm Park Street

Oxford Village ? Park Street was abuzz Sunday as a swarm of bees invaded the tranquil neighborhood looking for a place to build their new hive. It seems a honey bee hive located in Chris and Janine Bishop’s backyard at 41 Park Street became overcrowded and gave birth to a second queen. This new queen […]

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