Rochester Hills Museum Unveils Water-Powered Mill Exhibit

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has unveiled a new exhibit that features the 25 water-powered mills that once dotted the community.  The exhibit is on display on Fridays and Saturdays from 1–4 p.m. through November 22.  Admission is free for Museum members and $5 adults and $3 seniors and students. The Rochester community has three major water sources with the Clinton River, Paint Creek and Stoney Creek and these waterpower sources supported mills that provided wood, … [Read more...]

Op-Ed on Proposal Against Increasing Fire Millage

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi regarding the proposed fire millage that will be on the upcoming ballot in November. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. You can read former Rochester Hills City Councilman Scot Beaton’s Pro stance on the issue here. … [Read more...]

Op-Ed on Proposal For Increasing Fire Millage

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from former Rochester Hills City Councilman Scot Beaton regarding the proposed fire millage that will be on the upcoming ballot in November. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. You can read former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi’s Opposing stance on the issue … [Read more...]

Don’t Drill the Hills Update: Rochester Hills Voting Rights On Hold

Please Note: The content in this post was received as a press release from Don't Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI). It is posted solely as an update on this issue. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of DDHI. Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI) awaits the decision by Oakland County Circuit Court Judge James Alexander on Rochester Hills residents’ right to vote on the City’s oil lease for our park lands and cemetery … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Council Approves Ordinance to Regulate E-Cigarettes as Tobacco Products

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The Mayor’s office released a statement indicating that last evening, the City Council approved an ordinance that will regulate electronic cigarettes as “tobacco” products in the City of Rochester Hills pending further regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new policy bans the distribution and sale of e-cigarettes to minors, a move that the administration feels is in the City’s best interest and will promote the public health, safety and welfare for all. The … [Read more...]

Editorial: Sunday Morning Miracle

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The following is an editorial from Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett regarding the recently tornado that touched down in North Fairview Farms. A Neighborhood Story On Sunday, September 21, 2014 an F1 tornado struck the city of Rochester Hills. As far as we can tell, it is the first tornado to ever hit our community. The tornado touched down at 5:57 a.m. and just two minutes later… was gone. In just 120 seconds, it damaged over 40 homes, uprooted over 100 trees, and devastated a … [Read more...]

MDEQ Awards Rochester Hills $2 Million Grant

The condition of City Rochester Hills’ wastewater and storm water systems will be evaluated in coming years thanks to a $2 million grant from the State of Michigan it. In a press release from the City, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that Rochester Hills has been granted $2 million to develop an asset management program for the City's sanitary sewer systems and develop a storm water management plan. The grant is part of the MDEQ's Stormwater, Asset … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Protect and Preserve our Parks from Oil and Gas Drilling in Rochester Hills

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from Dr. Susan Bowyer (her credentials are listed at the end of her letter) regarding the proposed oil and gas drilling in Rochester Hills. These opinions are her own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. Dear Editor: It is distressing to see discord in our city over poor decisions made by the Mayor and … [Read more...]

Learn about Fire Safety During Fire Prevention Week

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Kmart to close – again

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The Rochester Hills location is one of five Kmart stores set to close in early December, WDIV-TV and The Patch reports. Another Oakland County store, Madison Heights, will be closed, according to the report, which also listed locations in Flint, Burton and Port Huron as being The closings will leave 610 Kmart employees without a job, including 77 employees at the Rochester Hills store, the report stated. Eligible associates will receive a severance package and be able to apply for Kmart or … [Read more...]