Conservative Leader Mike Bishop Joins Congressional Race

Bishop Announce Run for U.S. Congress 8th District

Bishop for Congress Mike Bishop announced his run for U.S. Congress on April 2. He hopes to win the 8th District seat currently held by Mike Rogers. Rogers is not seeking re-election. Bishop tells the residents he wants to fix Washington and cut federal spending. His message also stated his reason for launching the campaign comes from his commitment to conservative principles. After spending two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, he moved to serve in the Michigan Senate. Term … [Read more...]

Remembering Margery Johnston and other former Rochester-Rochester Hills residents

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Welcome back to our Local Condolences section. The Rochester Media team respectfully brings you a periodical update of obituaries as shared by Pixley Funeral Homes and Modetz Funeral Homes in Rochester. It is never easy learning a loved one has passed. With this collection, it is our hope to keep our community connected to ensure the memories of those passed continue to live on in our thoughts. All notices are of Rochester and Rochester Hills former residents and can be found online at … [Read more...]

G.M. Places two engineers on paid leave after finding evidence that they knew about defects

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According to the New York Times on 4-11-14 "Mary T. Barra, the automaker’s chief executive, said two engineers had been placed on paid leave after she was briefed on the results of an internal investigation conducted by Anton R. Valukas, a former United States attorney. G.M. did not name the engineers, but a government investigator briefed on the matter said they were Raymond DeGiorgio, the chief ignition engineer for small cars like the Cobalt, and Gary Altman, an engineering manager on the … [Read more...]

Rochester Cider Mill Still Waiting

Oakland Towhship Board of Trustees listen to public comment regarding the Rochester Cider Mill

Two More Weeks The Barkham Family, owners of the Rochester Cider Mill, and their attorney, Eric Lipson, have been attending Oakland Township Board of Trustee meetings since January. Their hope is to convince the board to agree to amend a 1987 court ordered consent agreement on the operation of the property. The cider mill is residential property and falls into a void of neither being a commercially zoned business nor a working farm. The 1987 agreement limits the owners’ use of the … [Read more...]

Dear Mr. Orr: Oakland County pens response to DWSD situation

On Monday, The Detroit News ran the article, Oakland County calls Orr's criticism of water authority stalemate 'desperate attempt to justify your deeply flawed proposal.' However, Oakland County officials had submitted a seven-page letter and other documents to The Detroit News as part of the county's ongoing issue with the Detroit Water & Sewer Department's (DWSD) proposal that began months ago. Rochester Media has included the letter, written by Chief Deputy, County Executive Gerald D. … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Announces Run for Congress with VIDEO

EEI Global CEO Dekek Gentile welcomes Team Barnett for the Big Announcement - photo by Michael Dwyer

(Watch the full announcement video at the end of the article) Team Barnett Announcement Mayor Bryan Barnett and his team sent a message to friends, family and supporters earlier this week. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Mayor of Rochester Hills, and this April I will celebrate 8 years representing the residents and businesses of this community. During this time, Rochester Hills has become one of the most successful and recognized cities in Oakland County, and a leader in … [Read more...]

Hollywood Mini Market First in Rochester

The First Hollywood Mini Market is in Rochester - photo by Michael Dwyer

Hollywood Mini Market Now Open Hollywood Markets have seven locations in the area and their first store opened 50 years ago. Most of Rochester Media’s readers should be familiar with the Rochester Hills location on the corner of Rochester and Tienken Roads and residents are sure used to seeing and shopping at that Rochester Hills grocery store. The first Hollywood Mini Market is now open in Rochester, just down the street from the Rochester Hills store. Located on the corner of Main … [Read more...]

Remembering Rodger Lee Fuller, William H. Morgan and others

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Welcome back to our Local Condolences section. The Rochester Media team respectfully brings you a monthly update of obituaries as shared by Pixley Funeral Homes and Modetz Funeral Homes in Rochester. It is never easy learning a loved one has passed. With this collection each month, it is our hope to keep our community connected to ensure the memories of those passed live on in our thoughts. All notices can be found at www.PixleyFuneral.com and www.ModetzFuneralHomes.com, through an … [Read more...]

Secret DWSD Swaps Deal exposed by Bob Daddow

Op-Ed by Sue Ann Douglas The Detroit Water and Sewer Department also had 'swap' deals one for sewer and one for water. When they defaulted on them, in 2012, decided to terminate the deals and pay the fines. The Water and Sewer Funds were charged $225.6 million (water) and $321.6 million (sewer).  A total $547.2 was rolled into DWDS operations and long term debt was issued with a payback over 20 years. The value to rate payers - higher bills and zero benefit. This information … [Read more...]

Seasons of Fishing Hope Again Come ‘Round

Fisherman Shawn Chalker with a beautiful spring steelhead at Yates Park. 
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For Rochester area fishermen it was a hard winter. In fact it was brutal. With nearly four months of record snow and sub-zero temperatures there was very little fishing joy going on, especially for fly fishermen. Locally, the Clinton River was frozen over in many spots and, even worse, unsafe shelf-ice made our bold winter steelheaders stay home and tie flies. Some, in acute desperation, dashed north-west to the classic Pere Marquette River but, even there, with thin results. However, things are … [Read more...]