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...]

State Representative Candidate VanRaaphorst Responds to Rochester Hills Moratorium

Please Note: The content in this post was received via email from Joanna VanRaaphorst's, (candidate for State Representative - 45th District) campaign manager. It is posted solely as Ms. VanRaaphorst's opinion. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of Ms. VanRaaphorst's campaign. Even though Rochester Hills residents were only given 18-hours notice, it was standing room only at the City of Rochester Hills Emergency meeting … [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...]

Mayor Barnett has declared a winter weather emergency in Rochester Hills


Due to a winter storm, Mayor Barnett has declared a winter weather emergency as of 10:00 am this morning for all streets in the City of Rochester Hills.… Read on more at www.rochesterhills.org. To unsubscribe, click the following link: http://www.rochesterhills.org/list.aspx?mode=del … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Council Appoints Citizen Representatives

Rochester Hills Official Logo

Following last week’s Rochester Hills City Council meeting with nominations, councilmembers met Monday to conclude the appointments of several citizen representatives. Here is the list of Rochester Hills residents who will be serving the community by volunteering their time on different boards and committees: Nomination/Appointment of Michael McGunn to the Building Authority for a six-year term to expire December 31, 2019 Nomination/Appointment of Luke Fleer, Sandra Niks, and Dahlvin … [Read more...]

99 Percent are Satisfied in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, Rochester Sshools Superintendent Robert Shaner and Avondale Schools Superintendent George Heitsch - photo by Michael Dwyer

The 99% The results of the recent bi-annual survey of Rochester Hills residents are in and an all-time record states that 99% of residents are satisfied to live in Rochester Hills. This figure comes from survey question 40, which asks, Overall, how would you rate your satisfaction with Rochester Hills as a place to live? The results are: Very Satisfied = 63%Satisfied = 36%Uncertain = 1%Dissatisfied = 0%Very Dissatisfied = 0%  While 99% are satisfied at some level, only 1% is … [Read more...]

Editorial: OPC mess needs fresh eyes

It’s no surprise that a budget compromise offered by Rochester City Council was rejected by the Older Persons Commission governing board Feb.2. The two sides aren’t getting any closer to resolving the dispute that has dragged on since fall. If anything, the debate seems to become increasingly difficult with each passing week. OPC Executive Director Marye Miller says lies are being spread by Rochester City Council; Mayor Stuart Bikson calls her comments “inappropriate” and reminds her … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things Every Rochester Dad Should Know

Here is a quick list of 10 things every dad in Rochester should know before Christmas. Believe me, it will certainly help you be a hero with the family because they can provide hours upon hours of entertainment for everyone... just what the doctor ordered with the kids on vacation from school! The Big Bright Light Show in downtown Rochester continues through January 1, 2012.  As a dad, you SHOULD KNOW that lights go on at 6 p.m. So eat dinner before and then enjoy the show with a walk down … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett and Councilmen Set to Take the Oath of Office

Rochester Hills, MI- The results are in and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett will lead the city for another term after claiming 77.29 percent of the vote. “It is a tremendous honor to know that I have earned the residents’ trust and support for the next four years. I love my job and am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve our city,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. In the City Council race, incumbent Michael Webber earned 26.85 percent of the votes, and will be … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills New Business Making Big Impacts Immediate Need to Fill Jobs

Rochester Hills, MI- Rochester Hills has enjoyed remarkable success in their economic development strategy and are seeing immediate results of companies they have worked aggressively to attract and retain. Bright Automotive is a company focused on delivering innovative, fuel‐efficient electrified vehicles and engineering solutions for commercial and government customers. Just last week, Bright Automotive announced that they have entered into an agreement with AM General LLC to be their … [Read more...]