Buffalo Street to go one-way

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Parking on Buffalo Street is a problem for residents, and City Council went one way to fix it. “Can two cars pass on that street without any problems? Probably no,” said Mayor Steven Percival. “If two-way is not wide enough for two vehicles, it’s an issue.” The council voted […]

Firefighters smoking with ISO 4

Firefighters smoking with ISO 4

Springfield Township firefighters gathered with friends and family, Feb. 8, to celebrate their new ISO score achievement. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The entire community was credited for the newly upgraded Springfield Township Fire Department ISO 4 score. “Voters approved the new millage, the Township Board supported several improvements, the […]

Teacher of the year

Nominations are now open for the Clarkston Foundation Teacher of the Year. Students, former students, parents, colleagues, administrators, or members of the general public may nominate teachers. This year’s nomination category is Secondary (6-12). An impartial selection committee comprised of local citizens selects the “Teacher of the Year” from those nominated through a screening process […]

Hot score for Independence!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer The Independence Township Fire Department received their final overall report on Jan. 25 and their new PPC rating is at 3 for the township. “On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 is like golf, the low score is better,” said Fire Chief Mitch Petterson. “One demonstrates exemplary […]

Sweet memories at the dance

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Annaliese Dunlap made an extra memory at the Clarkston Daddy/Daughter Dance, Saturday night. She got to lead the 7 p.m. dance with her dad David Dunlap to a special tribute song, “Papa Daddy,” written by her grandfather, Jerry Calow, when she was 3 years old. “Please complement all […]

Congressional campaign kicksoff in Clarkston

Congressional campaign kicksoff in Clarkston

Tom Lamm of Clarkston shares stories of the Clarkston of his youth with congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin. The office seeker was going door to door with her husband, Dave Moore, at right, and volunteers to introduce herself to residents. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin’s knocks were […]

Murder suspect arraigned

Vernest James Griffin of Sterling Heights, 45, was charged with premeditated murder after two men were shot in Waterford last week. Deputies assigned to the Independence Township substation were dispatched towards Waterford during the pursuit of Griffin, Feb. 1, who is accused of shooting and killing Keith Kitchen, 60, in Taylor, then shooting and wounding […]

Mission for sight

Mission for sight

Jeff Lichty and Mary Sloan, Clarkston Rotary Club members, provide a student with new glasses. Photo provided Clarkston Rotarians Mary Sloan and Jeff Lichty, and Gerry Jackson, a Rotarian from Davisburg, joined a group of volunteer optometrists from the organization VOSH (Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity) on an eye care mission to Kenya, Jan. 12-26 “The […]

Survey calls for preservation in Master Plan

Clarkston City Council members were invited to Monday’s Planning Commission meeting to discuss revision of the city Master Plan with Stephen Cassin, a planner from Carlisle Wortman, Feb. 5. The city is about halfway through the revision process, with a targeted end date in July, Cassin said. Results of an online survey are in, with […]

Strength from friends

Strength from friends

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The prognosis faced by Celeste Wood of Clarkston is undeniably serious. But the longtime teacher’s focus remains the same – helping others. Part of that includes spending the past six months taking part in a pancreatic cancer clinical trial. “It could lead to a cure for everyone else, including […]

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