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 […]

Veterans seminar

Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home hosts its annual Veterans Seminar at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the American Legion Post 63 at 8047 Ortonville Road. “Valuable information is available about cremation and burial options”, said Tim Currier of Wint Funeral Home. “There is a lot of assistance available for our veterans in […]

Teachers taught for worst case

Clarkston Community Schools teachers and staff are learning how to Stop the Bleed, with the help of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Trauma Center and Independence Township firefighters. They learned how to use bandages and tourniquets to stop the bleeding from different kinds of wounds following a traumatic event, before medical help arrives. “Things we hopefully […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Hope for animals

I was a bit star struck last Wednesday when Erica McCarthy and Gretchen Terpening of the Canine Companions Rescue Center stopped by the office last Wednesday, along with Rumble the dog in his little red coat (due to his injuries, he can’t regulate his body temperature properly). The puppy’s rescue from abuse and neglect struck […]

Candidate would support health care

Dear Editor: Integrity and honesty in government are important. Nicole Breadon is running for state representative in District 43 because she supports funding for public schools, infrastructure and roads, and protecting working families. As a representative, she would also support developing a single payer health care system, working across the aisle to develop what is […]

Calls for financial fitness for electeds

Dear Editor, The Village of Clarkston faces very significant financial challenges. The recent report to City Council details the condition of our roads and the expenses required to maintain them. Past city councils have ignored infrastructure maintenance. We will need to spend double the cost currently budgeted to keep the roads from further deteriorating. And […]

Community’s kindness to family much appreciated

Dear Editor, The Malinowski and Wyniemko family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, support, prayers, kindness, and for all the food that was sent to the family. Michele Malinowski was a loving wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend to many. The help that everyone provided gave us the […]

Friendly Forest returning to Clintonwood

Hosted by Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors in partnership with the Junior Optimists, the 2018 Friendly Forest will be on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2-6 p.m., at Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road. Tickets will be sold in 15-minute intervals, 3 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., etc., at the parks and rec office, 6483 Waldon Center […]