Candidates for Rochester Hills Mayoral Race with VIDEO

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Rochester Media and The Community Edge had a chance to capture video of all three candidates running for mayor of Rochester Hills. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. While there will be only two names on the ballot that day, there are three full bids for the seat. Jim Stevens and Ravi Yalamanchi are on the ballot and Mayor Bryan Barnett is running as a Write-In candidate. Each video is about three minutes, please take a few moments to hear from all three candidates. First up is Jim … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: We Lack Honest Leadership in the Office of Mayor

By Ravi Yalamanchi, Candidate for Rochester Hills Mayor Friends – Recently a negative piece was sent out about me indicating that I voted NO for Police and Fire. The council votes on the entire budget and not specifically on Police and Fire. How would anyone not support their Police and Fire departments? Both departments are essential part of ensuring the quality and safety of our community. I was concerned about the entire budget planning and expenditures and opposed when it was not … [Read more...]

Spotlights Market Coming to The Village of Rochester Hills

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Art. Entertainment. Food. It can all be found at The Village of Rochester Hills when Meadow Brook Theatre Guild will hold its annual Spotlights Market, a fine art and gift show, on Oct. 2, 3 and 4. This is a new location and new date for the show in its 24th year. Affordable and creative art mediums including paintings, sculptures, clothing, photography, jewelry and much more will be featured at this popular event. “The juried show will feature 115 artisans from near and far, almost half of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Candidates Debate


The Rochester Hills City Council and Mayoral Candidates held their debates on Monday evening. Here is the full video: Read Paul Kampe's article from The Oakland Press for more about the debate. … [Read more...]

It’s Time For Change in Leadership – The Best is Yet to Come!

By Ravi Yalamanchi, Candidate for Mayor – Rochester Hills Like many families, my wife Anitha and I chose to make Rochester Hills our home. This is where we chose to raise our daughter. With God’s blessings, and through hard work and perseverance we have had the fortune of living the American Dream and doing our best to give back to the community. Over the years, I have had the privilege of being actively engaged with Avondale Youth Assistance, Paint Creek Trailways, Green Space, … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival Set to Light Up Rochester Hills Museum

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It’s time once again for the annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival to be held at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities during the day include the Dinosaur Hill Pioneer Homestead and Playground, music, food, Guy Louis family concert, Stoney Creek High School Drum line, a Rochester Hills Fire Truck and more! Local celebrity story readers will be reading their favorite pumpkin themed stories. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin … [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...]

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...]