News in Brief

Sidewalk work OK’d Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, Oct. 10, to approve a project by Brimacomb Landscaping for about 1,300 square feet of sidewalk work in the city, for $8,500. The city received four bids. Brimacomb offered the lowest square-foot price. Bids were also received from Carlo Construction for $9,936, 1,228 square feet; Joe Gustinis, […]

Chilean runner tours town

Chilean runner tours town

When Giselle Alvarez visited Clarkston after traveling from her home in Chile, one thing she enjoyed was the deep dish pizza at Little Caesar’s. “It’s very thick – pizza at home is thin,” she said, translated from Spanish by her host, Jose Aliaga of Independence Township. Alvarez, a world-class runner, was in town for the […]

Fans in pink

Fans in pink

The Jungle was dressed up in pink as they cheered on the Wolves during their 42-21 victory over West Bloomfield last Friday night. Pink was chosen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Discussion pending on parking study

A parking study given to the city by the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan on Sept. 13 was not listed on the City Council’s meeting agenda for Oct. 10, but was added at the meeting by Council member Michael Sabol. Mayor Joe Luginski called for the study, which was discussed at the September parking committee […]

Enrollment down 100

Lower student count meets expectations, officials say BY DANIEL REGIANI Special to The Clarkston News The school district’s preliminary student count is down 100 compared to last year. The decrease means about $751,100 less in state per-pupil funding, which was expected and budgeted, said Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan. The decrease will be offset by state […]

Life stories

Life stories

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Meeting every Monday morning, a local “gaggle of geezers” always has stories to share with each other. They got together to put some of them in a book, titled “One Cup at a Time.” “We were all concerned we’d have something to write about, but we all found once […]

News in Brief

Halloween hours Watch out for kids in costume Monday night, Oct. 31, as they go door to door for Halloween treats. The City of the Village of Clarkston and Independence Township set 6-7 p.m. for trick-or-treating. Springfield Township doesn’t set a trick-or-treat time. Clarkston Road work Work on Clarkston Road from Clearview to east of […]

Party for preserving water

Party for preserving water

Emily Duthinh presents the Blue Heron Award to Bette Moen and Cedar Crest Academy for the school’s holistic approach to teaching about and protecting the environment. Photo by Phil Custodio Water conservation was the focus of this year’s Wild Night Out, Oct. 7, at White Lake Oaks Country Club. The annual dinner and auction event […]

Breaking News: 18-year-old killed in crash

An 18-year-old Waterford Township man was killed in a traffic collision, 1:42 a.m., Oct. 11. He was in the front passenger seat of a Dodge Neon when the driver ran a stop sign at Mann Road and Clintonville Road, according to Oakland County Sheriff’s reports. The Neon was struck on the passenger side door by a pickup […]

Reading your local paper is ‘Way to Know’ your community

  By Layne Bruce Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – was a controversial and perhaps misguided effort championed by the Motion Pictu re Association of […]

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