Thou shalt not park on Church St., sayeth city

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor On-street parking on East Church Street is no more. Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, May 8, to prohibit East Church Street parking east of Buffalo to the city limits. E. Church Street residents have been complaining to the city for months about restaurant employees parking in their neighborhood late […]

Wind helped spread parking lot fire

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Winds gusting to 20-25 mph intensified a parking lot fire destroying seven vehicles on May 8, investigators say. “That definitely contributed to the rapid spread of the fire,” said Fire Inspector Greg Brandt of the Independence Township Fire Department. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, a motorist stopped to […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Curtain falls

About now’s the time I get hooked on the theater experience, looking at one weekend more for the Clarkston Village Players production of “Self Help.” I have a role in the comedy play, which started back in February during auditions. Not so much during the weeks of rehearsal leading up to opening night a couple […]

Letters to the Editor

A call to deny permit for kennel Dear Editor, The golden retriever kennel seeking to legitimize its large-scale breeding operation by requesting an extreme variance permit should be denied. This is not an average hobby breeder or a neighbor you would want next door. This is a high-volume puppy peddling kennel with an average of […]

Learning the law

Learning the law

Respect for Law students checks out the court from the judge’s point of view, courtesy of the Hon. Joseph Fabrizio and the Clarkston Area Optimist Club. Photo provided Students learned about the law in local courts during Clarkston Area Optimists Club Respect for Law program this past April. Fourth graders visited Judge Joseph Fabrizio’s courtroom […]

News in Brief

Board shelves open enrollment The Clarkston Board of Education further discussed limited Kindergarten open enrollment at their May 8 meeting. Though most members of the board weren’t against it, no one was enthusiastically in favor of the idea. They decided to shelf the discussion to be held again next year. Clarkston resident Kevin Webster made […]

Artwork on display downtown

Artwork on display downtown

Peg Roth, Alan Partington, and Jessica Hall display some Clarkston Art Connection artwork, displayed in the CNews office. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor More than 500 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other works of art decorate downtown Clarkston this spring, thanks to Community Art Connection. Local businesses volunteered their storefronts and […]

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Harrison’s celebrated the opening of their new home accessories store located at 5932 S. Main Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony with family, friends, and fellow Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce members, May 5. Owner Kevin Harrison and Amanda Browe and Melanie Johns-Secreto offer a variety of stylish lamps, furniture, and other items for the […]


KESLER, Dawn M.; of Naperville, IL; formerly of Novi & Farmington Hills, MI; May 15, 2017; age 57; wife of Matt; mother of Andrew & Joshua (Brittany); daughter of Richard (late Bettejane) Breault; sister of Teri (Douglas) Kowalski, Mike (Michele), Tim (Kathi), Bill (Karen), Rick, Mark (Michelle) Breault. Dawn worked with Mobile Dentist, providing care […]