Two suspects in neighborhood vandalism

Two suspects in neighborhood vandalism

Chestnut Hill Farms residents Sherry Wiltse, at left, and Debra Lemanski scrape and repaint their neighborhood sign, which was spraypainted with a swastika and other symbols sometime during the night of July 9.  Photo by Phil Custodio Oakland County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating two juvenile suspects in the spray-paint vandalism case in the 5500 block […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Vandals near and far

Two suspects are under investigation in last week’s vandalism case out by birdland off Maybee Road. They’re juveniles, which was considered most likely amongst commenters on our social media. Vandals spraypainted crudely rendered, light-blue Nazi symbols over everything, as well as other things like a peace symbol, which would be nice if it weren’t on […]

Letters to the Editor

Ruling guts FOIA Dear Editor, As reported in last week’s Clarkston News, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the City of the Village of Clarkston in the case of Bisio v. City of the Village of Clarkston and essentially gutted Michigan’s 42-year-old Freedom of Information Act and our right to know […]

Band seeks ‘Attention’ at DTE

BY SERENA STAUFFER Clarkston News Intern Writer Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown is asking for your consideration once more, with the release of their latest album “Attention Attention.” “I just think it’s undeniably Shinedown; it’s the most Shinedown record we’ve ever made as far as what we are and what we represent,” said guitarist Zach Myers, […]

Golf outing for Drew’s Home

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Golfers can help local individuals with disabilities live in a home of their own at the fifth annual Golf Tournament benefitting Drew’s Home of Clarkston. The Knights of Columbus of St. Daniel Catholic Church is sponsoring the golf outing on Sunday, July 29, at The Fountains Golf Course, 6060 […]

Summer of Depot Park playground renovation work

A renovated Depot Park playground is taking shape, thanks to many in the community. Rolling River Rampage VBS Mission at Clarkston United Methodist Church recently donated $901.54 to Friends of Depot Park, and Clarkston Area Optimist Club recently provided a $20,000 grant for playground equipment Ken Ermer led the Optimists in installing two pieces of […]

Garden fills backyard with lifetime of growth

Garden fills backyard with lifetime of growth

Patsy Carlson spent decades crafting a beautiful garden at her Independence Township home. Photos by Serena Stauffer BY SERENA STAUFFER Clarkston News Intern Writer In the mid-1970s, when Patsy and Jim Carlson moved into their “typical subdivision” home, there was only grass, spruces, and pine trees in the yard. Now, over 40 years later, there’s […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: The pursuit of freedom

Anxiety and depression seem to be skyrocketing in recent years. The number of people enslaved to drugs is at epidemic proportions. Since I am in the people business, I wonder, “Why are so many people unhappy? Why are so many people in the grip of sadness and hopelessness?” Having just celebrated Independence Day, I’ve been […]

City officials question lawsuit exceptions

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston is on record as opposing an administrative law judge’s opinion in a lawsuit brought by a local developer. Some City Council members wanted to know why. Mayor Steven Percival questioned city attorney Thomas Ryan at the July 9 City Council meeting. “Jonathan (Smith, city manager) and I were […]

Council member concerned with FOIA-lawsuit ruling

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City of the Village of Clarkston prevailed in the July 3 ruling of the state Court of Appeals in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by resident Susan Bisio, but Clarkston City Council member Sue Wylie still had questions. “What did we win?” Wylie asked at the July […]

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