Dear Reader –

At the heart of Oakland County Times is our mission to bring quality journalism to communities that often get overlooked.

We’re committed to delivering news that informs, inspires, and connects – with no room for clickbait or division.

Unlike other news outlets, we don’t hide our content behind paywalls or require subscriptions. This commitment to accessibility means we depend on those who appreciate our work to financially support it.

Discover more about our mission on our Patreon page ( and consider joining our cause with a monthly pledge.

Contributions help with business expenses such as paying our freelance writers and student interns, technology access, transportation, and other costs of making Oakland County Times come together. Your pledge also helps keep the website accessible to everyone.

Thank you for standing with us in the pursuit of quality community journalism.  Hope to see you on Patreon!

Crystal Proxmire
Editor and Publisher
Oakland County Times.


Please visit to set up a monthly pledge.

To set up a one-time gift, visit us on Paypal.

Here is a list of ways Oakland County Times helps serve the community:

~ Local news, features and resources

~Community event page

~Nonpartisan candidate interviews

~ Online Community Forums

~First-hand local restaurant reviews (sponsored by White Castle)

~Award-winning investigative journalism

~Training for student writers and interns

~Journalism that helps make communities better

~A commitment to telling a variety of stories that help to inform, inspire, and connect our readers


paywalls, clutter, punditry or spin, comments, clickbait, drama or sensationalism

Thank you to everyone who supports local journalism on Oakland County Times. The more resources we have, the more we can accomplish together!

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