Case closed on 148, lawyer says

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Neil Wallace, attorney for Curt Catallo, called for misinformation about 148 N. Main Street to stop. “Over the last weeks and months, your council meeting has been being used as a forum for fear mongering,” said Wallace, attorney for Catallo, at the Sept. 24 City Council meeting. “The disinformation […]

Sentencings scheduled in Rumble case

Note: The amount raised in the fundraiser for Rumble was printed incorrectly — the correct amount is $1,000. Jeremy Atkins and Heather Bradley of Independence Township are facing sentencing hearings after pleading guilty to animal abuse charges for the abuse and abandonment of Rumble the dog (“Rumble recovering from abuse,” Sept. 12). Atkins, who was […]

Tree removals

Tree contractor Dan’s Excavating begins a two-week tree removal project along Sashabaw Road from I-75 to just south of Clarkston Road in Independence Township this week. The work will be along the road shoulder during the day, causing minimal traffic impacts, according to the Road Commission for Oakland County. A long-term Sashabaw Road project including […]

Clintonville work

Clintonville Road work starting this week includes removing curbs and placing stone, Wednesday, Oct. 3; excavating right of way, Thursday, Oct. 4; stone right of way, Friday, Oct. 5; redi rock retaining wall installation, Saturday, Oct. 6; retaining wall installation complete, Tuesday, Oct. 16; pouring curb, Wednesday, Oct. 17; pulverize and fine grade Clintonville Road, […]

Love boat for buses

Love boat for buses

Steve Percival and “passengers” enjoy the fundraiser on Sept. 26 at Overtyme. Photo provided Steve Percival of Clarkston traded his mayor’s gavel for Gavin MacLeod’s role as captain of the Pacific Princess, at Bucks for Buses, Sept. 26. The annual fundraiser at Overtyme Grill and Taproom, this year with a Love Boat theme, helps Independence […]

Disaster relief trip

After a change in plans, the North Oakland Disaster Relief Team (NODRT) is heading to Plymouth, Ind., to help residents get back into homes damaged when the Yellow River flooded this past February. Volunteers of all skill levels are needed for the trip, which will be Oct. 14-19. NODRT will provide transportation and accommodations at […]

City, ‘secret squirrel society’ spar over attorney

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A proposal to replace city attorney Thomas Ryan at Monday’s City Council meeting laid bare a political divide. “What makes this job difficult is the fracture or the splintered groups that operate within this city,” said Mayor Steven Percival at the Sept. 24 meeting. “It’s the secret squirrel society […]

Disaster relief volunteers needed

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor North Oakland Disaster Relief Team is looking for volunteers for its upcoming trip to the Houghton and Hancock areas of Michigan to help with long-term recovery from this past summer’s flooding. Houghton and other areas were hit by 3-7 inches of rain, June 16, washing out streets, damaging homes, and […]

Optimists target park for help

Optimists target park for help

Clarkston Area Optimist Club President Chandler Fleming cuts the ribbon to dedicate the new archery range, with the help of fellow Optimists and Oakland County Parks and Recreation employees. Photo by Phil Custodio Oakland County Parks and Recreation and Clarkston Area Optimist Club dedicated a new archery field at Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw […]

Top cop honored

Top cop honored

With Deputy-of the-Year awardee Kevin Harris are, from left, Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle, Trustee Andrea Schroeder, Lt. Larry Perry, and Optimist President Chandler Fleming. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Warm public relations with the help of frozen treats earned Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Harris the Clarkston Optimist Club […]