An ordinance designed to protect the natural tree canopy in Rochester will be trimmed back slightly under an ordinance amendment introduced on Monday, August 27, by Rochester City Council.
The amendment, if finalized, would update the city's nine-year-old landmark tree ordinance, which provides special protections to trees that are wider than 24 inches, and meets certain health criteria. Under the amendment, certain trees deemed "nuisance species" wouldn't qualify as being
The city of Rochester's Fire Department was approved for $2.4 million in federal grant money to fund 15 new positions at the department over the next three years, officials said at the city council meeting on Monday, August 27.
Rochester Fire Chief John Cieslik said at the August 27 meeting that the department received notification about 10 days earlier that it had been selected and notified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that their grant had been approve
Rochester Hills City Council on Monday, August 27, approved several agreements to maintain existing and new traffic signals and control signs along Auburn Road in conjunction with the Auburn Road Corridor Improvement project.
The agreements between the city and the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) cover the installation, operation and maintenance of the signs and signals on behalf of the city. The city in May took ownership of Auburn Road between Rochester and Dequ
A Commerce Township man has been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery of a Rochester credit union in July, the Rochester Police Department said.
The suspect, Jeffrey Ethan Able, 20, of Commerce Township, was arrested on the morning of Tuesday, August 14, near Highland Road (M-59) and Milford Road by the Oakland County Fugitive Apprehension Team. Able faces charges of bank robbery in Rochester and another charge of bank robbery in Lathrup Village.
A Rochester Hills man wanted in connection with resisting and obstructing a police officer was able to evade sheriff's deputies attempting to take him into custody on the evening of Friday, August 24, in the 1700 block of Bedford Square in Rochester Hills.
The sheriff's office said deputies were attempting to execute an arrest warrant about 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of Bedford Square for a wanted felon living at the residence. The sheriff's office said the man also was want
A 74-year-old Rochester Hills man was arrested Sunday, August 25, in connection with indecent exposure in the parking lot of a Target store in the 2800 block of S. Rochester Road.
Deputies responded about 8:38 p.m. to the report of a man who was seen masturbating inside a green Chevrolet Trailblazer in the parking lot of Target. The incident was witnessed by three young girls, two aged 14 and one aged 18, who notified their parents. The girls' parents then called 911 to rep
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Thanks for taking the time to write the article regarding foster care (Downtown/August). I was a member of the Binsfeld Commission on Adoption which reviewed the foster care process. As the committee was disbanding, I was pushing for a continuation on its work over the years, but it fell on deaf ears. Thanks for bringing this issue up. Don Marengere Bloomfield Township
I read you, faithfully, and I am very disappointed that you would so quickly dismiss Rosemary Bayer, Democrat candidate for District 12, State Senate in favor of (Republican) Michael McCready (Endnote/July). Rosemary has been endorsed by hundreds of progressive, smart, savvy individual leaders in our community; as well as at least 25 leading organizations because she is who she is – a community activist, entrepreneur, engineer, leader, wife/mother who has never accepted the