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...]

Dear Mr. Orr: Oakland County pens response to DWSD situation

On Monday, The Detroit News ran the article, Oakland County calls Orr's criticism of water authority stalemate 'desperate attempt to justify your deeply flawed proposal.' However, Oakland County officials had submitted a seven-page letter and other documents to The Detroit News as part of the county's ongoing issue with the Detroit Water & Sewer Department's (DWSD) proposal that began months ago. Rochester Media has included the letter, written by Chief Deputy, County Executive Gerald D. … [Read more...]