Concerns from citizens

For Henry Woloson of Independence Township, the school district’s campaign to pass its $75 million bond proposal has been inadequate and misleading. “In the recent brochure issued by the school district, there were four references that there would be ‘NO TAX RATE INCREASE.’ Their caps not mine,” Woloson said. “The brochure does not contain the […]

Get ready for Sashabaw Road work

Just in from the Road Commission: The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will spray patch approximately 60 lane miles of roads throughout the county starting July 11 on 12 Mile Road between Telegraph Road (US 24) and Orchard Lake Road in the communities of Southfield and Farmington Hills. Spray patching involves cleaning out the […]

$75 million school bond: Millions for middle school

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where. what and why it is needed. In the second of a series, we check out Shashabaw Middle School. If the $75 million bond passes, Sashabaw Middle School […]

Clarkston Rotary officers ready for new year

The Clarkston Rotary Club celebrated the year ending on June 30 and the new Rotary year beginning July 1 at their annual President’s Night, June 27. Initiatives by new President Dave Boersma include weekly updates on the club website and social media, two speakers a month, monthly service projects, and monthly club recognition. “One Rotarian […]

Honors for local veterans

Visitors filled Independence Township senior center’s Bartsch Hall to meet local veterans and look at memorabilia from their time in service during the sixth annual Veterans Celebration. The military museum and ceremony honoring local vets was during the Independence Fest in Clintonwood Park.

Registry to block internet ads

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Congressman Mike Bishop R-District 8) were in town, June 20, to launch the Michigan Child Protection Registry. “Nothing is more important than protecting our young people,” said Johnson at the news conference at Renaissance High School. “Today’s kids are tech savvy. Thanks to the pulse of the internet, […]

Council approves 2016, 2017 budgets

Clarkston’s 2016 budget amendment and 2017 budget resolution were approved unanimously by City Council, June 27. Council approved an adjusted 12.1056 mill operating levy for the General Fund budget. The levy was reduced from 12.5069 to reflect a 2014 resolution to lower the levy by 0.691 to compensate for additional library costs to city residents. […]

City names five events for Mills parking

Clarkston City Council selected five events for parking in the Clarkston Mills parking lot, per owner Ed Adler’s request. “It’s our property, not yours,” Adler said at the June 27 council meeting. “Something is going on here all the time. Some of these events are unbelievable. Waterford High School has their prom (photo op) here. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Burn Conditions

**URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP FIRE CHIEF** EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY and UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE For All Residents of Independence Township and The City of Clarkston As a result of the extremely dry conditions, the Independence Township Fire Department is urging all residents of Independence Township and The City of the Village of Clarkston to refrain […]

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