City scales back paid parking after disputes erupt

City scales back paid parking after disputes erupt

Downtown business owners and residents fill city hall during a City Council special meeting about paid parking, Monday. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor After two weeks, parking disputes drove City Council to change paid parking in its downtown lot. After about an hour’s discussion at a special meeting, Monday, council […]

Mystery at Lakeview Cemetery

Workers at Lakeview Cemetery called the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office after unearthing human bones near the back, in a spot with no record of burials, 11:11 a.m., April 3. The bones, which form only a partial skeleton, appeared to have been there for quite some time, said Lt. Larry Perry, Independence Substation commander. Deputies called […]

Street lights on

Downtown streetlights are back on, after DTE Energy replaced underground lines leading to the city streetlight control panel. “Let’s hope this is for good now,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith at the April 9 City Council meeting. “Thank you to the residents for their patience while this very unusual problem was diagnosed and repaired. Also, […]

Undefeated season for guard

Undefeated season for guard

From left, bottom row, are Lauren Dombrowski, Sophie Little, Elizabeth Scheil, Grace Murphy, and Chloe Ly; top row, Anne Hubl, Summer Roy, Averyanna Morrison, Liz Walker, Kaleena Slankster, Rayn Erickson, Rebekah and Riley Gerhardt, Angel Cross and Tori Saylor. Not present, Keturah Delcamp and Jenna Baumgras. Photo provided After an undefeated season, Clarkston High School […]

Make an impact next weekend

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Slots are filling up for the spring Community Impact Weekend, April 28-29. “We have 40 projects that need 1,000 people to complete, and projects are still coming in,” said Daniel L. Whiting, executive pastor at Clarkston Community Church. Projects include rake-and-runs for local seniors, outdoor clean ups at Renaissance […]

Trash-haul rate increases irk residents

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Recent rate increases by Advanced Disposal, which took over for Smith’s Disposal last October, drove residents to reach out to Independence Township, City of the Village of Clarkston, The Clarkston News, and social media. Readers’ comments on the October 2017 story “Advanced Disposal takes over for Smith’s” at […]

White Cane Week, April 27-May 5

The Clarkston Area Lions Club will take to the streets and store fronts of the Clarkston area from April 27 through May 5 to raise funds as part of the annual White Cane Week. Funds donated will be used to support many sight and hearing projects, including Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Lions […]

Fundraiser against human trafficking

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Edee Franklin, the founder of Sanctum House, recently spoke to the local Psi Chapter of Sigma Beta national philanthropic sorority about human trafficking in the United States. The talk made quite an impact. “We decided as a group to be involved in the fight against human trafficking,” said Louise […]

20K-mile road trip

20K-mile road trip

Chris Haag is training hard for a multi-continent bike trip. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston native Chris Haag and his wife Sophie George could use some support on their upcoming bicycle trip. They’re planning a two-year odyssey covering the two continents of the western hemisphere. “I heard about others doing this […]

Clarkston Funeral Director Wint mentors nationally

Andrew Wint of the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home in Clarkston was one of 50 funeral directors nationwide, and one of five in Michigan, selected to participate in the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) Meet the Mentors program. Meet the Mentors, March 11-13 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Ga., brought […]

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