Optimists honor Students of the Year

Clarkston Area Optimists honored three students with 2018 Students of the Year awards – Layla Jordan of Andersonville Elementary; Hannah Budzynski of Clarkston Elementary; and Emma Tisdall of North Sashabaw Elementary. The students, their teachers and principals, as well as family were invited to breakfast at the Feb. 28 Optimist morning meeting. The principals and […]

Briefly in C-Town

Methodists host Egg hunt: The Community Egg Hunt, hosted by Clarkston United Methodist Church, is Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. The hunt includes pictures with the Easter Bunny, a hunt for 3,000-plus eggs and refreshments. Due to the construction at the church, the egg hunt is being held on the field of Renaissance High School, […]

One way, bias issues in parking

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston’s Parking Committee met with city engineer Gary Tressel to determine the direction for a new one-way Buffalo Street, north of Waldon Road. “The recommendation from the city engineer is one way from Waldon towards East Church,” said City Council member Rick Detkowski, also a member of the committee, […]

Cagers rule home turf for district championship

Cagers rule home turf for district championship

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Wolves proudly held up their trophy after claiming their first district championship since 2013 as the Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Holly, 34-9. “It’s a great thing for Clarkston,” said Christine Rogers, head coach. “We have a quality bunch of kids. They have worked hard […]

A sign of spring

A sign of spring

After a long, cold winter, city DPW Director Mike Speagle takes down the snowflake decorations from downtown light poles. With last week’s rain, most if not all of the real snow is gone, too. Photo by Phil Custodio

Melting snow, rain flood local waterways

Melting snow, rain flood local waterways

City Manager Jonathan Smith and DPW Director Mike Speagle monitor the overflowing Mill Pond, last Wednesday. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Historically high rain combined with melting snow flooded local ponds and roads last Wednesday, including Mill Pond downtown. “Worst yet in the 12 years that we have been here,” […]

Bids sought for city hall work

City hall expansion is back on the table, after City Council voted unanimously to solicit bids for the project. Expected to cost $250,000-$300,000, the work would include an 1,380-square-foot addition for a bigger DPW garage and meeting space, storage for city records and archives currently stored offsite, public restrooms, secure office space for city staff, […]

Coal-tar ban moves forward

City Council approved first reading of a new ordinance banning coal-tar pavement sealents in the city. Coal-tar-based sealants contain Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, which is dangerous to people and natural waterways, said Council member Susan Wylie. The ordinance would prohibit use or sale of the sealants. Asphalt-based sealants containing less than 0.1 percent PAH would still […]

‘No’ to 4-way stop

City Manager Jonathan Smith met recently meeting with the Road Commission for Oakland County about the possibility of a four-way stop at Holcomb and Washington. “Based on 2012 volume counts, RCOC felt a four-way stop could actually result in more accidents and backups than we’re currently experiencing,” Smith said at the Feb. 26 City Council […]

Pay to park

After almost a year in the works, a paid-parking kiosk is in place in the city-owned Main and Washington parking lot. The kiosk was installed, Feb. 26. It will be activated in March, after a grace period to educate the public, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. Photo by Phil Custodio

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