Anthony Francis Dubeck, Jr.

Anthony Francis Dubeck, Jr. (Tony) passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 16, 2018 surrounded by family. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Patricia (O’Brien) of 50+ years, devoted children Michael (Christine), John (Beth), Margaret, and Daniel (Susie), and six amazing grandchildren Daniel, John, Anthony, David, Lucille, and Joseph as well as many wonderful […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: De mini-what?

“Substantial compliance with the law.” This was one of a couple legal concepts/phrases brought up at the special meeting of the City Council last week. City attorney Thomas Ryan mentioned it when discussing the shifting deadlines lately for candidates interested in running for City Council. I might have scoffed to myself. “Substantial compliance?” I’ll be […]

Teachers on tour

Teachers on tour

Gina Flavin, school social worker, and Kaitlin Eaton, art teacher, board the bus with fellow new teachers as they tour Clarkston Community Schools. The five-day orientation included lunch at The Fed downtown. Photo by Phil Custodio BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Almost two weeks before school starts, a school bus is already out […]

Ind Twp ZBA

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Independence Township Hall      6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES ROLL CALL: REVIEW OF AGENDA: Agenda additions or deletions require a majority vote […]

Voice of the Wolves announcer Ryan announces retirement

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor It’s the end of an era for Clarkston sports – Dale Ryan is retiring as the Voice of the Wolves after 29 years in the announcers’ booth. “Mr Ryan will truly be missed,” said Jeff Peariso, teacher at Clarkston Junior High School, posting on The Clarkston News Facebook page. […]

Parking app live

The Passport parking payment app is operational in Clarkston’s Washington and Main street parking lot. The app allows drivers to use their phones to pay or extend their parking fees, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “It’s up and running and has been used 73 times already,” Smith said. “It’s quickly gaining traction.” The Passport parking […]

Safety railing

Clarkston administration is seeking price quotes for new iron railings at the top of the Mill Race outlet in Depot Park, by the flag pole, and along the cement stairs from the Depot Park parking lot up to Main Street, next to the Clarkston Conservatory. The railings are needed for pedestrian safety, said City Manager […]

Letters to the Editor

Reader calls for city attorney to be sacked Dear Editor, Let’s make the November election of local city council members about who is going to represent the people instead of blindly following bad advice and directives from the city attorney and other so called “experts” who have repeatedly been found wrong. The city attorney admits […]

Luginski back on City Council

City Council voted 5-1, Aug. 13, to appoint Joe Luginski to Clarkston City Council. Luginski, a former mayor, was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Eric Haven until the November election. Council member Jason Kneisc voted against, saying David Marsh made the most sense due to parliamentary training he previously received. However, Marsh, as […]

Clerks balk at county ballot shortage

Dear Editor, We, the city and township clerks of Oakland County, extend our sincerest apologies to all the voters in our municipalities who experienced difficulties in voting due to ballot shortages on Aug. 7. The voter turnout throughout the county was tremendous and record breaking, and in some precincts, it was overwhelming. We want to […]

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