Incumbents running to hold seats on City Council

Incumbent City Council members Sharron Catallo, Rick Detkowski, and Sue Wylie and challengers Al Avery and Hampton Swayne are running for three, two-year seats on City Council. Al Avery, attorney at Avery Law PLC, has lived in Clarkston for 15 years. “It seemed to me that someone needed to serve on the City Council who […]

Candidates share parking plans, thoughts on city’s future

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Here are the City Council candidates’ views on parking in the city, as well as possible future local development. “I don’t believe there is a perfect solution to the parking issues in the city. With the re-opening of the parking lot on Depot Road there appears to be sufficient […]

Moving pumpkins

Moving pumpkins

Clarkston Community Church youth form a line to move thousands of pumpkins from a semi-truck to pallets on the church front lawn, Oct. 2. The annual Pumkin Patch, marking the start of the fall holiday season, is a fundraiser for the church Student Ministry. The pumpkins were grown and delivered from New Mexico, with corn […]

City succeeds in lawsuit appeal

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The state Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the City of the Village of Clarkston, overturning an Oakland Circuit Court ruling for the owners of 59 S. Main Street, known as the Sutherland House. The owners’ lawsuit sought to change the zoning of 59 S. Main from multi-family […]

Parking revenue

In September, 2,518 vehicles paid for parking in the Washington and Main city lot, with a net revenue of $5,931, said City Manager Jonathan Smith in his weekly report to the community, Oct. 7. The city issued 225 parking citations city-wide, ten in the month were 225, with a net income of approximately $4,151, Smith […]

Political signs OK

City residents are expressing their support for City Council candidates with signs in their yards, but many are in excess of the two allowed by the city Zoning Ordinance. City Manager Jonathan Smith recommended the city not enforce the ordinance until it can be rewritten, based on consultation with the city attorney. “There have been […]

New fire stations for Springfield Township

New fire stations for Springfield Township

Springfield Township Trustee Dennis Vallad and Fire Department Lt. Ryan Hart, with the oversize scissors, welcome the community to the ribbon cutting commemorating the opening of the new Station 3 on Andersonville Road. Photo by Phil Custodio Springfield Township firefighters and trustees welcomed the community to their two new firestations on Andersonville Road, Sept. 29. […]

Out for a taste

Out for a taste

Tom Lowrie, daughter-in-law Sarah Lowrie, and grand-twins Ilia (pink) and Eliza (purple) Lowrie join the crowd filling Main Street to sample local entrees and desserts at the 2018 Taste of Clarkston, Sunday. Please see page 12 for more pictures. Photo by Phil Custodio

$240,000 more for parks and rec

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL Clarkston News Intern Writer Summer camp success means more than $240,000 in additional revenue for local parks. “We opened up a new day camp at Bay Court Park,” said Derek Smith, parks and rec director at the Sept. 25 Independence Township Board meeting. “Our summer camp program has really taken off. We […]

Renovations recognized in Depot Park

Renovations recognized in Depot Park

From left, Jim Brueck, Hal Wheemhoff, Jonathan Smith, Robin Nance, Tom Lowrie, Ken Ermer, Dick Niazy, Emily Duthinh, and Eric Haven cut the ribbon to dedicate renovations and new equipment in the Depot Park playground, Sept. 22. Photo provided Volunteers gathered to celebrate playground renovations in Depot Park with a ribbon cutting, Sept. 22, with […]