Top cop honored

Top cop honored

With Deputy-of the-Year awardee Kevin Harris are, from left, Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle, Trustee Andrea Schroeder, Lt. Larry Perry, and Optimist President Chandler Fleming. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Warm public relations with the help of frozen treats earned Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Harris the Clarkston Optimist Club […]

Cyber strike on city hall

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Computer hackers enjoyed a $13,600 payday after a successful ransomware attack on Clarkston last week. The “cyber incident” happened last Tuesday, Sept. 11. City insurance made the payment on Thursday, and City Council met on the matter at a special meeting, Saturday. “In this case, the ransomware experts we […]

Questions on parking fines

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston restaurateur Curt Catallo said the city’s paid parking program seems successful, but the $6,460 collected in parking fines last month is worrisome. “It’s surprised me, how much money that is,” Catallo said at the Sept. 10 City Council meeting. “I don’t like the optics of people fined for […]

Appointments conflict with Charter

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The appointment of Joe Luginski to City Council and Council member Sue Wylie to the Planning Commission created a conflict with the city Charter and ordinances limiting the number of city council members on the Planning Commission. Luginski is already on the Planning Commission. “It seems to be a […]

Clintonville Road work

Clintonville Road is scheduled to close between Waldon Road and Clarkston Road in Independence Township from Monday, Oct. 1, until Monday, Oct. 8. The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) issued a permit allowing Pulte Homes developers to close Clintonville Road, which carries 6,030 vehicles per day, just north of the Oakhurst entrance in order […]

Street light cost

Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, Sept. 10, to approve a budget amendment to transfer $14,092.41 from miscellaneous income to street light maintenance, for the repair of a light pole destroyed by a truck on Main Street just north of Waldon Road this past April. Insurance from the Michigan Municipal League covered all of it except […]

Celebration of four decades

Mt. Zion is celebrating 40 years of ministry this week with illusionist Justin Flom, guest speaker Joseph Mattera, worship night with Mosaic MSC, Cody Carnes, Mack Brock and Local Sound, and messages from Senior Pastor Loren Covarrubias, founder. “This is not about only looking back over 40 years, this is our time to spring forth […]

Best resigning as chamber chief

Janelle Best announced her resignation as Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, effective Oct. 4, to accept a position as the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce president. “Our board members are elated for Janelle – the position is a natural next step for her,” says Emily Ford, Chamber Board president. “She has demonstrated tremendous […]

Town’s treasures at art event

Town’s treasures at art event

Toni Smith, director of the Clarkston Heritage Museum, and volunteers will move almost everything in this storage locker to Art in the Village this weekend. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Antiques of all sorts will fill a tent at the 46th Annual Art in the Village this weekend in Depot […]

Renovated church ready for renewed community service

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor After almost two years of renovation work, Clarkston United Methodist Church is ready for a renewed focus towards the community. “The whole motivation to do this was to continue the tradition to be central to the larger Clarkston community,” said Senior Pastor Rick Dake. After celebrations and ribbon cuttings […]

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