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Rochester Hills Lifts Drilling Moratorium with Rushed Passage of Shaky Ordinances: Don’t Drill The Hills’ Measured Victory

After eighteen months of consistent pressure from Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI), the City of Rochester Hills passed new oil/gas well and pipeline ordinances on Monday, a press release from DDHI said. As a result of passage, the drilling moratorium has been lifted. While DDHI is proud to have successfully pushed the City into action on … [Read More...]


RCOC Road Construction Suspended During Memorial Day Weekend

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Managing Director Dennis Kolar has announced that most RCOC road construction projects will be suspended at 3 p.m. Friday, May 22, for the Memorial Day holiday. Work will resume after 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 26. “The Road Commission wants to ensure that its roads are as free of obstructions as possible … [Read More...]


Dear Crabby, Did you watch the last David Letterman show?

Dear Crabby, Did you watch the last David Letterman show? Sincerely, Nate Owl   Well Nate, Sure I did. That kid has been hosting the Late Show for over twenty years on CBS alone. I started watching him before he was funny—now he’s retiring—I’m still waiting for him to be funny. Oh sure, I laughed at the show, but mostly for … [Read More...]

City of Rochester Hills Banner hangs in the staircase at the Rochester Hills Public Library - photo by Michael Dwyer

Is Library Banner Political or Celebratory?

Library Banner An article by C&G Newspapers tells the story of how the Rochester City Council objects to a banner hanging inside the Rochester Hills Public Library. When Rochester Media visited the library for a photo of the controversial banner, the front desk attendant didn't know anything about the banner or where it was. According to … [Read More...]

Students from Rochester and Stoney Creek High Schools with the $24,000 check they raised for Rainbow Connection in honor of Gage Garmo

Rochester and Stoney Creek High Schools Raise More than $20,000 for Rainbow Connection in Honor of Fellow Student

Rochester and Stoney Creek High Schools joined forces during the 2015 Charity Week, in memory of their classmate Gage Garmo, to raise more than $20,000 for The Rainbow Connection, the charity that fulfilled Gage’s wish to meet rapper Eminem. These same students had waged a social media campaign that escalated and drew international … [Read More...]

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Rochester Hills Public Library Construction Comes to an End

The Rochester Hills Public Library’s construction project will be ending by June 1st, but there is still one major job to be completed… the library’s parking lot. Weather permitting the library’s south parking lot will be resurfaced beginning May 18.  The project will take a full week and the library anticipates reopening the full lot … [Read More...]


Dear Crabby, How should I keep the kids busy during summer vacation?

Dear Crabby, How should I keep the kids busy during summer vacation? Thanks, Summer Thyme Dear Ms. Thyme, Seems as though this question comes up in one form or another every summer, and boy are you getting a jump on it. Usually, half way into summer vacation, parents are frazzled and kids are driving them crazy. I’m a firm believer that … [Read More...]

Ravi Yalamanchi is running for Mayor of Rochester Hills

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Building a Better Future Together… The Best is Yet to Come

By Ravi Yalamanchi, Candidate for Mayor – City of Rochester Hills After serving eight years as a Council Member for Rochester Hills and Treasurer and Commissioner of OPC, it is truly an honor to be a candidate for Mayor of our wonderful city – Rochester Hills. The premise of my candidacy is about community engagement, providing honest and … [Read More...]

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Come be a Champion at the 9th Annual Key of Hope Charity Golf Scramble

“Every child deserves a champion -- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” Rita Pierson, third-generation educator Founded in 2008 by former Michigan natives Rachel and Dan Smither, Key of Hope is a nonprofit organization that takes … [Read More...]

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