Hazardous Spill in Clinton River Under Investigation by the EPA

On Monday afternoon, something covered the waters of the Clinton River near Oakland County's River Bend Park in Rochester Hills. What is this unidentified substance? That's what's the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to figure out, along with how it got into the Clinton River. Read the full story on MLive. … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Office: Woman in Single-Car Crash in Rochester Hills

On late Thursday night, deputies responded to a call of an accident in the area of M-59 near Rochester Road. A 37-year-old Sterling Heights woman rolled her 2009 Dodge Avenger over. Rochester Hills emergency responders took her to McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, where she was last listed in critical condition. Read the full story on the DailyTribune.com. … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s So Great About Michigan?

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Dear Crabby, I’m planning my summer vacation and want to visit some new places. A friend suggested I look at Michigan, but I recently heard Madonna badmouth her former home state. Is visiting Michigan worth spending my hard-earned money and vacation time? Thanks, Wendy Wanderer Dear Wendy Wanderer, Yep. It’s true. Madonna probably won’t be starring in any Pure Michigan ads in the near future… or ever… but that’s her loss because Michigan is definitely worth visiting. Our … [Read more...]

Hazardous Weather Alert for Rochester-Rochester Hills

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By Beth Dalbey (Patch Staff) A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for Southeast Michigan – including the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw and Livingston – through Thursday night, the National Weather Service said. Precipitation chances are 80 percent today. Storms aren’t expected to be severe, but are capable of heavy downpours and wind gusts near 40 mph as the storm moves from west to east. Southwest winds will bring warm, moist air into the region through early … [Read more...]

Tienken Road Closure Begins Monday in Rochester Hills

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After a week’s delay, the closure of Tienken Road in Rochester Hills begins Monday, March 30. The work is needed to complete a Road Commission for Oakland County project which began last summer and included the addition of a roundabout at the intersection of Tienken and Livernois roads. The resurfacing project will close Tienken Road from Canyon Creek Road to Rochester Road. Tienken Road is expected to reopen Sept. 3. A second, concurrent project further west on Tienken Road is … [Read more...]

O Christmas Tree, Let’s Recycle Your Branches

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you've had your tree up since Thanksgiving and can't wait to take it down, there's good news. The City of Rochester Hills is offering free Christmas tree recycling for residents. Only real trees will be accepted and they must be free of lights, ornaments, and other decorations. Residents can drop off trees from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 27 and Saturday, January 3, 2015; as well as noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 28 and  Sunday, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Buys Itself a Little Something ‘Green’ for Christmas

Earlier this week, Rochester Hills City Council unanimously approved the single-largest purchase of green space property in the city’s history. The city will be spending just over $1 million for a more than 48-acre parcel on the north side of Riverbend Park, near Hamlin Road, on the city’s south side. The deal was approved Dec. 15 after negotiations. “This purchase is the crown jewel of open spaces in Rochester Hills,” Parks and Forestry director Mike Hartner said in a statement. … [Read more...]

My Story of Dealing with the City of Rochester Hills

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As a journalist, I’ve had to report on several issues and topics that arise with local municipalities. From roadwork to city council meetings to elections, news, both positive and negative, keeps journalists working. Sometimes trying to track down the right person in government is tough. Waiting for a return call, getting the interview, checking the facts – can all be an ordeal. Therefore, as a resident, when I had to call the City of Rochester Hills for two reasons this week, I thought … [Read more...]

Don’t Drill the Hills to Appeal Judge’s Ruling – Vows to Continue Fight for Voting Rights

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) will appeal the decision issued on November 4 by Judge James Alexander of the Oakland County Circuit Court. Ironically, the decision on the lawsuit, which asserts that the law requires … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Celebrates its 30th Birthday by Giving Back

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Employees Kick-Off 30 Days of Community Giving The City of Rochester Hills has much to be thankful for and so many reasons to celebrate. Not only was the City recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine, but 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, will officially mark the City’s 30th Birthday. From its humble beginnings in 1817 when James Graham first settled in Avon Township to 1984 when Rochester Hills became a city, Rochester Hills has grown … [Read more...]