New pathway to the park

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Walkers, runners, and bikers can go from Independence Oaks County Park to Independence Oaks-North without touching Sashabaw Road, thanks to a new safety path installed alongside. “Trails are the number one reason people visit the Oakland County Parks, and we know that walking, running, biking and other forms of […]

Lighthouse donations

The Lighthouse of Oakland County – Clarkston is accepting donations for their annual Back to School program. Lighthouse is currently accepting new school supplies. Suggestions include backpacks, lunch bags/boxes, colored pencils, markers, rulers, scissors, 3×5 index cards, pens in red, blue and black, calculators, pencils, wide ruled composition notebooks, wide ruled notebook paper, spiral notebooks […]

Worker in serious condition after rollover accident

A 20-year-old Independence Township man was critically injured when the trash-collection truck he was riding in rolled over, 10:09 a.m., Friday, Aug. 3. The 20-year-old was the loader on the Advanced Disposal truck when the driver, a 45-year-old Independence Township man, drove off the road into an embankment on the east side of Reese Road, […]

Primary election results

Unofficial results of the Aug. 7 primary election include, 43rd District State Rep Andrea Schroeder earned the Republican nomination for the 43rd District State Representative seat, with 5,563 votes, 44.74% of the total. Jose Aliaga earned 3,516 votes, 28.28%; and Anthony Bartolotta, 3,354 votes, 26.98%. Nicole Breadon ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the […]

Tootin’ trucks

Tootin’ trucks

Rylan Stoltenberg tries out a construction vehicle’s controls at Tons of Trucks. Honks, beeps, and thunderous blasts of Tons of Trucks filled Clintonville Park, Saturday, as kids pushed, pulled, and prodded levers, steering wheels, and horns, Saturday morning. The annual Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors program invited children to admire, sit in, and climb […]

Just In: Rattalee Lake Road between Bridge Lake Road and Ellis Road

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has issued a permit allowing Buckeye Pipe Line Company to close Rattalee Lake Road between Bridge Lake Road and Ellis Road in Springfield Township on Monday, Aug. 13, to facilitate pipeline maintenance work. The work will be done on Rattalee Lake Road just east of Bridge Lake Road. […]

Firefighters step up to help family

Firefighters step up to help family

Independence Township Firefighter Nick Wilson fills one of his boots with donations from drivers on Main Street, July 25. The donations are helping a local family send an 11-year-old boy to MDA camp this summer. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Independence Township firefighters, Local 2629, collected almost three grand in […]

City hall bids

Clarkston’s Facilities Committee is reviewing its plan to repair and expand city hall after receiving two bids for $485,000 and $700,000. Earlier this year, they were expecting bids in the $250,000-$300,000 range, said committee member Rich Little at the July 23 City Council meeting. July 16 was the deadline for bids. The city received three […]

Sidewalk work

City Council approved $20,000 to repair all the sidewalks in Clarkston. Italia Construction will replace 216 broken sidewalk slabs in the city. The funds, approved July 23, include $15,000 already budgeted and $5,000 from the parking meter fund. The parking meter fund has collected $17,992.20 as of the end of June, earning about $1,800 per […]

Depot Park playground back on track

Depot Park playground back on track

From left, Eric Haven, Ken Ermer, John McDonald, and Bill Cox, as well as Tom Lowrie and Tom Middleton, not pictured, work to reinstall the park playground equipment. Shovels in hand, volunteers from Clarkston Optimists and Friends of Depot Park helped Clarkston DPW reinstall the train and truck play pieces at the new entrance to […]