New ideas for superintendent evaluation

Clarkston Board of Education is considering a new evaluation model for Superintendent Shawn Ryan. Scott Corba and Patricia Poupard of Collins and Blaha, P.C., presented their model to evaluate the superintendent using categories Visionary and leadership; Policy and governance; Instructional leadership; Communication and community relations; Organizational management; Professionalism and ethics; and Optional and statutory factors. […]


Clarkston United Methodist Church hosts their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. This year, the event will return to the parking lot of Clarkston United Methodist Church at 6600 Waldon Road. Dress in your favorite costume and trick-or-treat from car trunk to car trunk. Allergy-free treats available.

Packing party

Campbell-Richmond Unit 63 and American Legion Auxiliary are collecting items for a Troop Packing Party on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Supplies are needed for a Clarkston soldier and his unit, including toiletries, black or green socks, sunscreen, body wash, lip balm, instant soup, snacks and hard candy, and music on USB drives. Donations […]

Clarkston parking study

City Council and Planning Commission will meet in a joint session to hear the results of Carlisle Wortman Associates’ city parking study, 7 p.m., Oct. 22, at Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Road. The study, commissioned by City Council for $9,900, includes supply and demand for parking, parking management, and ideas from downtown business […]

Two candidates campaign for one-year seat

Candidates running for a one-year term on Clarkston City Council member, ending Nov. 11, 2019, include Michael E. Cascone and David Marsh. Michael E. Cascone had a 45-year career in corporate and municipal risk management, 20 of those years working directly with, and managing other, in providing risk management services to municipal Risk Management programs […]

Vote for transparency

Dear Editor, I want to talk more about why I believe that Eric Haven, David Marsh, Al Avery, and Sharron Catallo are the anti-transparency candidates. Today, I write about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). I am a municipal attorney. I’ve worked for large municipalities for the last 17 years and with the Michigan FOIA almost […]

Percival worthy of re-election

Dear Editor, Steve Percival is the Mayor of the City of the Village of Clarkston, and running for re-election. He was the only person to agree to serve two years ago. This is in keeping with this locally bred resident’s commitment to service. Steve has committed his adult life to service – to this country, […]

Support for city attorney

Dear editor, I am writing to you in a strong support of City Attorney Tom Ryan. As you may recall, I was City Manager from June 2008 until June of 2013 when I retired. Previous to that position, I served for over 20 years in Waterford Township Government, the last 8 years as township Supervisor […]

The ‘swamp’ is now a cesspool

Dear Editor, Rep. Mike Bishop, you have been critical of Elissa Slotkin, associating her with Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Will you now declare your allegiance with President Donald Trump and Congressman Lindsey Graham after the despicable statement about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford? Trump mocking her and Graham’s implying she is a “slut whore drunk.” All women […]

It is time for a real change in Washington, DC

Dear Editor, The nation’s budget deficit rose 17 percent in 2018, reflecting record spending and reckless “tax reform” by Congress which was largely more welfare for the very rich, disguised as a middle class tax cut to dupe weary, hard-working Americans. Meanwhile stock market gains and 401 account increases have largely evaporated, and wages remain […]