Letter to the Editor: Hamlin Road & the Penberthy Family

I am appalled that as a former City Council President I have to read this in The Detroit News and Rochester Patch! Where is the press release from the Mayor's office that takes ownership for the entire Hamlin Road project! Where is the press release from the Mayor's office that Rochester Hills will do everything in it's power to assist this family! Where is the press release that the City will take personally responsible for all inconvenience and damages to this property! Where is the … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Write-In Bryan Barnett

To the Editor: As a 31-year resident of Rochester Hills, and a career Law Enforcement Official, I and my wife strongly support Mayor Bryan Barnett for a write-In third term; as Mayor of our wonderful city. Mayor Barnett has been and will continue to be a positive leader for our community. All one needs to do is look at what has been accomplished under his leadership since 2006. Just the fact that Rochester Hills, Michigan was recognized as one of the 10 best places to live in America says it … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: The Best is Yet To Come

I have lived in Rochester Hills my entire life: all 23 years, 2 months, and 16 days. I remember as a child driving south down Adams Road every morning to get to school. Many times the sky was still dark but one could make out rays of light from the rising sun offering the first of many beautiful views of the day. The dew from dawn set heavy on the trees and grass and, the landscape was so tremendous it reached farther than the eye could see. As a Rochester Hills resident who is also a young … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Ravi Stands Up for the City

I can't imagine anyone, including Ravi, not supporting our fire and police departments. If you took the time to see how the entire budget approval was set up, you would see the fire and police proposal, which was a given on its own merit, was thrown into the pot with other proposals that cost the city to unnecessarily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars over a five-year period. This was politics in motion and a well thought out plan to get what the Mayor and Council wanted on the backs of … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Rochester Hills is a Strong, Safe City

To the Editor: As residents of Rochester Hills, there are many things we love about our city but at the top of the list is how safe we feel. We love our strong community where we look out for each other and the day to day safety we enjoy. We love that we can walk after dark without feeling uncomfortable or having to look over my shoulder. To us, it is a blessing that we are able to have our kids play outside without having to worry about anything more than a scrapped knee or a banged elbow. … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor – Senior Support for Mayor Barnett

To the Editor: As seniors in Rochester Hills, my wife and I strongly support Mayor Barnett as a write-in candidate for the election this November. We are both active in OPC and feel very fortunate to have such an outstanding senior center with so many services. When friends and family come to visit from out of town, they are always amazed by the things we have for seniors in our city. Since we began going to OPC on a regular basis, we have seen Mayor Barnett show his support in a number of … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Protect and Preserve our Parks from Oil and Gas Drilling in Rochester Hills

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from Dr. Susan Bowyer (her credentials are listed at the end of her letter) regarding the proposed oil and gas drilling in Rochester Hills. These opinions are her own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. Dear Editor: It is distressing to see discord in our city over poor decisions made by the Mayor and City … [Read more...]

State Representative Candidate VanRaaphorst Responds to Rochester Hills Moratorium

Please Note: The content in this post was received via email from Joanna VanRaaphorst's, (candidate for State Representative - 45th District) campaign manager. It is posted solely as Ms. VanRaaphorst's opinion. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of Ms. VanRaaphorst's campaign. Even though Rochester Hills residents were only given 18-hours notice, it was standing room only at the City of Rochester Hills Emergency meeting … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Announces Run for Congress with VIDEO

(Watch the full announcement video at the end of the article) Team Barnett Announcement Mayor Bryan Barnett and his team sent a message to friends, family and supporters earlier this week. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Mayor of Rochester Hills, and this April I will celebrate 8 years representing the residents and businesses of this community. During this time, Rochester Hills has become one of the most successful and recognized cities in Oakland County, and a leader in … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett has declared a winter weather emergency in Rochester Hills

Due to a winter storm, Mayor Barnett has declared a winter weather emergency as of 10:00 am this morning for all streets in the City of Rochester Hills.… Read on more at www.rochesterhills.org. To unsubscribe, click the following link: http://www.rochesterhills.org/list.aspx?mode=del … [Read more...]