Clean audit for Clarkston

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city’s finances are fine, said auditor Rana M. Emmons, CPA with PSLZ LLP, in her report to City Council, Nov.14. “I have a good report for you this evening,” Emmons said. “Everything is above board and properly done – I am impressed.” According to the Independent Auditor’s Report […]

New Cameras at Township Parks

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer New security cameras are soon going to be seen throughout Independence Township after the Board of Trustees voted unanimously for them, Nov. 16. “We installed security cameras here at town hall and those have really worked out well,” said Treasurer Paul Brown at the meeting. “We have, from […]

Speed study for M-15

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council voted 6-0 to approve a resolution calling for a speed study on M-15 between Paramus and Waldon Road. “I know people in that area are really concerned about the speed,” said Council member Susan Wylie at the Nov. 14 meeting. It will be sent to Michigan […]

Phragmites fight continues

The City of the Village of Clarkston and the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy are collaborating to restore the wetlands at Depot Park. Three years ago, Clarkston began controlling phragmites around Middle Lake. The city hired a contractor to treat the remaining phragmites this past fall. Krista Hughes, an independent contractor paid by NOHLC and […]

Play Incorporated into School Days Aids Productivity

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer This year Clarkston elementary schools are choosing to shift their focus and take a different approach by infusing play into the children’s school day, Principal Glenn Gualtieri said. Gualtieri, principal of Bailey Lake Elementary, describes it as a “conscious effort” to have students take time out of their […]

Students Find Leadership in Themselves

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer A new leadership program is working to empower students throughout Clarkston elementary schools. Andersonville Elementary Principal Kim Fletcher describes the program, entitled The Leader in Me, as a way to allow children to find the leader and the greatness in themselves. The Leader in Me program is based […]

Township Block Grant

The 2017 Community Development Block Grant Funding was unanimously approved by the Independence Township Board of Trustees at their Nov. 15 meeting. The township received $77,103 from the block grant, the same amount received last year. Thirty percent of the funds will be allocated to public services –$6,131 will go to Independence Township Senior Center […]

News in Brief

Holiday Lights Parade The Clarkston High School Team RUSH Robotics crew hosts the Clarkston Holiday Lights Parade on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Clarkston Schools’ student clubs and organizations are eligible for a $100 special award if they win the Clarkston Schools Pride Award. The theme of this year’s parade is Holidays Moving Through Toyland. […]

Veterans Day honors

Veterans Day honors

Austin Burrum and classmates at Clarkston Junior High School present a veterans stone to World War II veteran Takao Kojima during their Veterans Day recognition ceremony, Nov. 11. Please see page 17 for more pictures. Photo by Phil Custodio

Tie-breaker in city vote

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Sharron Catallo and Michael Sabol drew lots to determine who would continue to serve on Clarkston City Council. Catallo let Sabol go first. “He pulled the wrong one out,” she said at Monday’s city council meeting, recounting the drawing from earlier in the day. Catallo pulled the “elected” ticket […]

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