Hon. Joan E. Young receives the 2014 Hilda Gage Award for Judicial Excellence

The Michigan Judges Association (MJA) recently announced via press release that the Hon. Joan E. Young, of the 6th Circuit Court in Oakland County, is the recipient of its 2014 Judicial Excellence Award. This award is named after the late Court of Appeals Judge Hilda Gage. The award recognizes Circuit and Court of Appeals Judges who have excelled in trial and docket management, legal scholarship, and contributions to the profession and the community. The award honors current or former judges … [Read more...]

Updated RCOC projects for August 28 through Septemeber 3

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 or may start shortly thereafter. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc. Asterisks (*) next to projects denote new projects or a change since last week. *ROAD:                     … [Read more...]

Residents advised not to put hazardous waste from flooding out with the trash

In light of the continued clean up resulting from the Aug. 11 storms, the Oakland County Health and Homeland Security divisions issued a press release advising residents who need to dispose of household hazardous waste not to place these products at the curb. Regular and bulk trash pick-ups will not take them. Rather, residents should contact their local waste recovery service in order to make an appointment to drop off household hazardous waste at a designated facility or to find out about … [Read more...]

Join the 4th Annual Square Dance and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Bicentennial Celebration

Phillips Do you know your past

Celebrate the Bicentennial of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and the 4th Annual Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) at 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township on Saturday September 13, 2014. The Boy Scouts of America Rochester Troop 60 will perform the flag ceremony at 6:45 p.m. “We wanted the opportunity to celebrate the 200 anniversary of our National Anthem written Sept. 13, 1814 by Francis Scott Key” said Vice Chair David Phillips. Square dancing will be … [Read more...]

Deadline Approaching for Medical Main Street’s INNO-VATOR of the Year Nominations

The deadline for accepting nominations for Medical Main Street’s “INNO-VATOR of the Year” award is Friday, Sept. 5. The award honors the creators of a medical device which demonstrates the most dramatic change in the health care industry in Michigan. It will be presented Oct. 22 during Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014 conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Forms and conference registration can be found at MedicalMainStreet.com. “The INNO-VATOR of the Year … [Read more...]

Help available for disabled veterans impacted by flood

Service-connected disabled veterans who were impacted by last week’s flooding will have an opportunity to apply for up to $500 in disaster relief funds from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The DAV will accept disaster relief applications at the Pontiac office of the county’s Veterans’ Services Division on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “We want to make sure we keep our promises to our heroes who were injured … [Read more...]

Updated RCOC projects for August 20 -27

According to a press release from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. … [Read more...]

RCOC invites the public to their 2015 budget hearing

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board of Road Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on its proposed fiscal year 2015 budget Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac. The proposed 2015 budget, at just over $100.8 million, includes plans for more than $44 million worth of road improvement projects such as road widening, reconstruction, resurfacing or gravel road paving or work toward future road … [Read more...]

Oakland County sets up resource centers for those impacted by flood

As reported last week, Oakland County sustained an estimated $337 million worth of damage from the flooding that happened on Monday, August 11. So, it has been announced via press release that residents and businesses impacted by the storms and flooding will be able to meet face-to-face with multiple government and human service agencies. Oakland County Homeland Security Division, in partnership with the State of Michigan, will set up multi-agency resource centers, or MARCs, in Troy on Monday, … [Read more...]

Oakland County releases damage estimate from flooding

In a press release it was announced that Oakland County’s preliminary damage estimate from Monday night’s historic rainfall that brought heavy flooding is $337 million. That number is only an estimate and could grow higher as more damage assessments come in. Residents who still need to report damage or request assistance should do so through their local city or township government. “The damage estimate does not reflect the magnitude of the task that lies ahead for our residents to … [Read more...]