Rochester Hills Museum Holiday Exhibit is Rolling into Town   

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting their holiday exhibit, Get on Board!: A Model Train Exhibit in November and December. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27 in the newly completed Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The trains will be running on from 1 – 4 p.m. on: Friday, November 27 Saturday, November 28 Friday, December 4 Saturday, December 5 Friday, December 11 Saturday, December 12 Friday, December 18 … [Read more...]

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...]

ICYMI: Rochester Hills Home Raided; Over 900 Grams of Heroin Seized

On August 18, after a month-long investigation, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office raided a Rochester Hills home where they seized 939 grams of heroin worth up to $400,000. As a result of the investigation, Rochester Hills resident Christopher Dukes, 32, was arrested and charged one count of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance and one count of felony firearm possession. According to The Detroit News, Dukes has no prior criminal record. Read more here. … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Van Gogh for Sale?

By Sue Ann Douglas How many times have I said that the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) can and does sell art that hasn't been accessed into the permanent collection? They can and they do, which raises the question as to exactly how many of the 66,000 plus pieces of art that they hold have been accessed? What art did the money from the Custer Flag buy; was the flag ever accessed into the collection? If not, how was the money spent? Do those who run the DIA sit around and laugh at the stupid … [Read more...]

Car Crashes Into Rochester Hills Homeowner’s Basement

UPDATE: The 60-year-old driver who crashed his car into the basement of a home in Rochester Hills on Tuesday night, apparently suffered a "medical issue," according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Read the full story on The Detroit News. Dinnertime in Rochester Hills was interrupted by the sounds of a car crashing into the basement of a home on Chestnut Lane. The driver of the car sustained minor injuries, but thankfully no one else was injured and the homeowner was away at the … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Michigan’s Road Funding Proposal

Note: The following opinion is by Sue Ann Douglas, Retired Oakland County Commissioner (18 years) and former 11-year member of Rochester City Council. This could be the most deceptive campaign by government that we have ever seen. Don't believe that this is for 'safe roads' because if it were for safe roads, every single penny collected from every bill attached to the sales tax hike would generate funds that would go ONLY to roads.  That's the scam. The bills are full of PORK that sends … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: In lame duck, lawmakers fail to fix Michigan roads

Note: The following opinion is by Sue Ann Douglas, Retired Oakland County Commissioner (18 years) and former 11-year member of Rochester City Council. "Because along with road funding, the proposal became somewhat of a Christmas Tree bill, fully restoring the earned income tax credit, raising dollars for education and other giveaways aimed at winning Democratic votes but have nothing to do with fixing highways." The Detroit News 12/19/14 Be careful what you vote for. This bill raises a … [Read more...]

Moss is Patterson’s pick for RTA

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed former state Rep. and House Appropriations Committee Chair Chuck Moss to the Regional Transit Authority Governing Board effective immediately. He will serve the remainder of Jean Chamberlain’s term which ends March 12, 2016. Chamberlain has resigned from the RTA. According to the press release, Moss has an extensive background in transportation. “Oakland County residents deserve to have the most qualified individuals representing … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Council puts drilling plans on hold

For nearly three years there has been a debate over drilling in Rochester Hills. On Tuesday, August 26 a special meeting was held by the City of Rochester Hills to decide the next steps. And for now, the decision has been made to suspend any drilling pending state legislators ability to write clearer bills detailing where such projects can be sited. One of the biggest opponents to this project is the nonprofit ‘Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc.’ (DDHI). As Rochester Media posted yesterday, the … [Read more...]

Deceased man, marijuana found in Rochester Hills home

File this under "News you may have missed." According to an article in The Detroit News, authorities found a Rochester Hills man dead in his home and a marijuana growing operation in the basement. The house is on Ten Point Drive, which is off Avon Road. Read the full story here. … [Read more...]