Two suspects in neighborhood vandalism

Two suspects in neighborhood vandalism

Chestnut Hill Farms residents Sherry Wiltse, at left, and Debra Lemanski scrape and repaint their neighborhood sign, which was spraypainted with a swastika and other symbols sometime during the night of July 9.  Photo by Phil Custodio Oakland County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating two juvenile suspects in the spray-paint vandalism case in the 5500 block […]

Golf outing for Drew’s Home

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Golfers can help local individuals with disabilities live in a home of their own at the fifth annual Golf Tournament benefitting Drew’s Home of Clarkston. The Knights of Columbus of St. Daniel Catholic Church is sponsoring the golf outing on Sunday, July 29, at The Fountains Golf Course, 6060 […]

Summer of Depot Park playground renovation work

A renovated Depot Park playground is taking shape, thanks to many in the community. Rolling River Rampage VBS Mission at Clarkston United Methodist Church recently donated $901.54 to Friends of Depot Park, and Clarkston Area Optimist Club recently provided a $20,000 grant for playground equipment Ken Ermer led the Optimists in installing two pieces of […]

City officials question lawsuit exceptions

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston is on record as opposing an administrative law judge’s opinion in a lawsuit brought by a local developer. Some City Council members wanted to know why. Mayor Steven Percival questioned city attorney Thomas Ryan at the July 9 City Council meeting. “Jonathan (Smith, city manager) and I were […]

Council member concerned with FOIA-lawsuit ruling

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City of the Village of Clarkston prevailed in the July 3 ruling of the state Court of Appeals in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by resident Susan Bisio, but Clarkston City Council member Sue Wylie still had questions. “What did we win?” Wylie asked at the July […]

Happy Birthday, USA!

Happy Birthday, USA!

Independence Fest goers bathe in the rockets’ red glare of the Fourth of July fireworks at Clintonwood Park after a full day of celebration. Photo by Serena Stauffer

State rep campaign turns negative

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The campaign to represent the 43rd District in the state house includes two Independence Township trustees, Jose Aliaga and Andrea Schroeder, vying for the Republican nomination. The race has turned negative against Aliaga, who said he has received several personal attacks over the past few weeks. “I’ve been getting […]

New RV center on Dixie

General RV is building a new recreational vehicle sales and service facility at 8665 Dixie Highway, north of I-75 next to Dixie Baptist Church. The 19.27-acre property, zoned for General Business, will include a sales building, RV service areas, and some fenced areas for parts storage. RV services will include fixing interior components, side panels, […]

News in Brief

Street sweeper The city’s new street sweeper attachment for its skidsteer track loader is expected to arrive by next week. City Councl approved the purchase from Weingartz on April 29. When it arrives, the city will resume sweeping the streets, said City Council Jonathan Smith. Playground train The painting of the Depot Park playground train, […]

Freedom of Information appeal goes to city

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Government prevailed in an appeal ruling on the Susan Bisio vs. the City of the Village of Clarkston case. On July 3, Michigan Court of Appeals judges Jane M. Beckering, Michael J. Kelly, and Colleen A. O’Brien upheld Oakland Circuit Court’s ruling in favor of the city in Bisio’s […]

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