City hall bids

Clarkston’s Facilities Committee is reviewing its plan to repair and expand city hall after receiving two bids for $485,000 and $700,000. Earlier this year, they were expecting bids in the $250,000-$300,000 range, said committee member Rich Little at the July 23 City Council meeting. July 16 was the deadline for bids. The city received three […]

Sidewalk work

City Council approved $20,000 to repair all the sidewalks in Clarkston. Italia Construction will replace 216 broken sidewalk slabs in the city. The funds, approved July 23, include $15,000 already budgeted and $5,000 from the parking meter fund. The parking meter fund has collected $17,992.20 as of the end of June, earning about $1,800 per […]

Depot Park playground back on track

Depot Park playground back on track

From left, Eric Haven, Ken Ermer, John McDonald, and Bill Cox, as well as Tom Lowrie and Tom Middleton, not pictured, work to reinstall the park playground equipment. Shovels in hand, volunteers from Clarkston Optimists and Friends of Depot Park helped Clarkston DPW reinstall the train and truck play pieces at the new entrance to […]

Township officials run for state rep

Three candidates are running for the Republican nomination for 43rd District state representative, a two-year term – Jose Aliaga, Anthony Bartolotta, and Andrea Schroeder. Jose Aliaga, 41, is a small business owner who has lived in Independence Township for 18 years. Currently serving as an Independence Township trustee, he is running to help his community […]

City seats up for vote in November

Update — The City extended the petition deadline for mayor and city council to Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m. Along with the mayoral position, there are three, two-year council positions and a one-year council position up for election in November. City Council member Eric Haven’s resignation on July 20 to run for mayor in […]

Talk of speed bumps on Holcomb

City Council is looking into speed humps or bumps on Holcomb Road to slow traffic through town. “It’s essentially a residential neighborhood – it’s time we put the safety of residents at the forefront here,” said Council member Jason Kneisc, who lives on Holcomb Road. “RCOC (Road Commission for Oakland County) isn’t interested in our […]

Bucket Run to support DRAW

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Runners can help fill DRAW’s buckets with needed emergency supplies at the second annual Bucket Run, Sept. 7. DRAW, Disaster Relief At Work, named the 5K run/walk after the orange supply buckets their volunteers deliver to victims of natural disasters around the country. DRAW’s first race last year came […]

Democrat unopposed for state house nomination

Nicole Breadon, 46, is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the 43rd District, Michigan House of Representatives. Breadon is a community organizer living in the Clarkston area from 1974-1990 and 2007-present, 27 years total. “I graduated from Clarkston High School in 1990 when Michigan was one of the top 10 states in the country […]

Businessman challenges Bishop

Lokesh Kumar of Lansing, 54, an automotive manufacturing business owner living 18 years in district, is running for the U.S. House of Representatives District 8 to protect our values, he said. “This race is about ordinary Americans taking a stand against career politicians who do nothing for us,” Kumar said. “People want a federal government […]

Four vie for Republican bid for 12th District state senator

Two sitting state representative and two challengers are running for the Republican nomination for state senator, 12th District, a four-year term, in the Aug. 7 primary. Mike McCready of Bloomfield Township, 57, has lived in the greater Bloomfield area most of his life, serving as 40th District state representative, Bloomfield Hills City Commission member, and […]

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