Crittenton Hospital and Ascension Health Michigan Agreement Finalized

Crittenton Hospital Opened in 1967

Back in February, Rochester Media reported that "The Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Board of Trustees selected Ascension Health Michigan to be the new owner of the hospital pending a six-month due diligence and strategic planning process to work out the details of the transaction." As of today, Crittenton is officially part of Ascension Health Michigan. Via a statement released on Monday, Robert Henkel, CEO of Ascension Health in St. Louis, “We look forward to welcoming the associates, … [Read more...]

AT&T Scheduled to Work on Manhole Structure in Rochester Hills

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the northbound outer lane of Crooks Road just north of South Blvd. in Rochester Hills will close to traffic Friday, August 28 around 8 a.m. for repair work that will be done on a manhole structure by AT&T. One lane of traffic will remain open in the closure area, motorists can expect some delays. The road is expected to fully re-open by noon on Monday or when the repair work is complete. … [Read more...]

Hamlin Road Construction Update

As the new school year draws closer, the City of Rochester Hills has provided the following information to help keep residents and commuters informed on the progress and procedures of the Hamlin Road construction project. PROJECT: The City of Rochester Hills continues reconstruction of Hamlin Road between Livernois and Rochester Roads and rehabilitation of Hamlin Road between Rochester Road and Dequindre Road. Livernois to Rochester Road: New water main has been installed and will be … [Read more...]

Tienken Rd./Canyon Creek to Rochester Rd. Paving Scheduled for Next Week

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will be paving Tienken Road from Canyon Creek to Rochester Road on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25, in the community of Rochester Hills. The Tienken/Livernois roundabout will remain mostly open to traffic; however, the eastbound portion of the Tienken Road roundabout will close intermittently to traffic during paving. Local traffic should access the closure area by using Rochester Road. Please be advised that ‘local traffic’ is … [Read more...]

Tienken: A Road Divided

Photo credit: Dan Schroeder

In less than three weeks, Rochester Community School students will be returning to their classrooms and the construction around many of the schools will still be underway. While the construction is sorely needed, especially on the well-traveled Tienken, it has proven to be a source of frustration for many. Last week Fairview Farms resident Linda Davis-Kirksey expressed her thoughts in an Op-Ed piece, ‘Epic Communication Fail – Tienken Road Construction Project.’ Rochester Media reached … [Read more...]

Hamlin Road Construction Update

Hamlin Road Detour Construction

The following is an update from Rochester Community Schools regarding the Hamlin Road construction project in Rochester Hills: Community Members, As you may be aware, construction has commenced on Hamlin Road between Livernois and Rochester Roads. A restricted work zone has been established that only permits local eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic on Hamlin Road will not be permitted at this time. In addition, all Hamlin Road intersecting streets (between Livernois and Rochester) … [Read more...]

Rep. Webber Asks Attorney General to Formally Investigate Gas Price Spike

Speedway located at Rochester and Tienken Roads. Could prices go higher? 
Photo credit: Rochester Media

In a statement released today, State Rep. Michael Webber is joining state Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, in calling on Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to spearhead an investigation in regards to the gas price jump occurring in the Midwest United States. “This dramatic increase in price deserves a full investigation by a trusted Michigan official,” said Rep. Webber, R-Rochester Hills, who serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy Policy. An oil refinery in Whiting, … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Epic Communication Fail – Tienken Road Construction Project

By Linda Davis-Kirksey, Rochester Hills As a 30-year resident of Rochester Hills, Michigan I have never felt such frustration that has been echoed overwhelmingly by my fellow RH residents as to the epic mishandling of advance notice and communication of Tienken Road construction Project. For over 19 years I have worked with municipal projects. In fact I was one of the people that assisted the previous City administration in securing Federal Highway Funding to do the Tienken Road Project. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Joins WaterTowns Initiative

Clinton River Watershed Council Logo

As a part of the Clinton River Watershed, Rochester Hills recently became a member of WaterTowns. This community-based initiative is designed through the Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) to help cities in the watershed leverage the assets of the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair for water-oriented community development. This year the CRWC will to work with Rochester Hills and identify opportunities for improvements in Bloomer and Yates Parks. Upon completion of the project, the WaterTowns … [Read more...]

ICYMI: 9 New Rochester Hills Firefighters Sworn In

Photo credit: Committee to Retain Dale Hetrick

  Recently, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett swore-in nine new Firefighter/Paramedics. After taking their oath of office, they will complete a 12-week Firefighter Recruit Academy and become part of the Fire Department team tasked with the safety of everyone in the city. Rochester Hills City Councilman Dale Hetrick said, "I’m proud to be a member the committee who recommended adding Firefighter/Paramedics, and equally proud our residents chose to approve funding for these … [Read more...]