Choices in outlook confront Rochester Hills voters

Who you vote for in this year’s Rochester Hills city election may come down to how good or bad you think things are going for the city. Incumbent Mayor Bryan Barnett and some city-council candidates paint an upbeat picture of the city’s ability thus far to maintain services and grow jobs despite the tough economy. Barnett’s opponent, Erik Ambrozaitis, and some other council candidates say the city hasn’t tightened its belt nearly enough and is facing harder times ahead. This is the second … [Read more...]

Rochester school-board candidates square off

Four of the five candidates for three seats on the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education took part in a fast-paced forum Monday sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The candidates answered questions submitted by the public on everything from the latest state initiatives to the Pledge of Allegiance. With only one incumbent, Beth Talbert, in the race, the board will seat at least two newcomers in the Nov. 8 election. The challengers are Tom Malysz, Jeremy Nielson, Jane Pierobon and … [Read more...]