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

Birthdays

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...]

Clean your closet and shop at the annual Faith Church Clothes Swap

clothes-swap-2

As we continue swapping out summer clothes for fall, and yes, eventually winter, I’m sure you’ve noticed that some of last year’s items don’t quite fit like they should. Well, you’re in luck because it’s once again time for the annual Faith Church Clothes Swap taking place this Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Rochester Hills. This event has consistently been a blessing to those in and around the community and we hope you’ll choose to take part in it this year. Let’s … [Read more...]

Press release from Rochester Hills on Storm Damages

IMG_7068.JPG

Rochester Hills, MI- Severe storms and heavy winds went through Rochester Hills Sunday morning causing severe damage to homes near Brewster and Tienken and knocking out power to 900 DTE Energy Customers. Pictures added by Rochester Media The Rochester Hills Fire/EMS Department has been on the scene since shortly after 6 am assisting residents evacuate the area to the nearby Van Hoosen Middle School. At this time no injuries have been reported. “We have received support from our mutual … [Read more...]

Ongoing Road Commission for Oakland County projects and delays

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced that the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc. ROAD:                       Avon Road, Crooks Road to Adams Road Project:                     Avon is closed … [Read more...]

Ongoing RCOC Road Projects for September 10 through September 17

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has announced via press release that the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 or may start shortly thereafter. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This … [Read more...]

RCOC Road Project Update for September 3 through September 10

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Sept. 3 and Sept. 10 or may start shortly thereafter. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc. ROAD:                       Avon Road, Crooks Road to Adams … [Read more...]

Updated RCOC projects for August 28 through Septemeber 3

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 or may start shortly thereafter. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc. Asterisks (*) next to projects denote new projects or a change since last week. *ROAD:                     … [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...]

Rochester Hills City Council puts drilling plans on hold

For nearly three years there has been a debate over drilling in Rochester Hills. On Tuesday, August 26 a special meeting was held by the City of Rochester Hills to decide the next steps. And for now, the decision has been made to suspend any drilling pending state legislators ability to write clearer bills detailing where such projects can be sited. One of the biggest opponents to this project is the nonprofit ‘Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc.’ (DDHI). As Rochester Media posted yesterday, … [Read more...]