Climate discussion

Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosts a screening of a one-hour interview with Paul Hawken, author of the book “Drawdown,” from 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. In the interview, Hawken evaluates the effectiveness of various actions on carbon dioxide emissions. Discussion to follow. For more info, contact Karen at […]

City hall project in final phase

Edit: The estimated cost of the DPW garage doors was originally listed incorrectly. The $6,850 estimated cost is correct. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston’s city hall construction project is wrapping up, with administration staff moving back into the renovated office by the end of this week. City Council, board, and commission meetings will […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Drama at the theatre

It’s supposed to be bad luck to wish actors “good luck” on their upcoming performances, so instead you’re supposed to say “break a leg.” Most don’t actually intend harm to come to anyone, certainly not to members of the audience. I’ve been doing the community-theatre acting thing for just a few years, but know enough […]

Warped War Powers

Dear Editor, The Constitution provides Congress with the sole power to make declarations of war. The 1973 War Powers Resolution passed by the House and Senate requires congressional approval before the president deploys armed forces and commits troops to war. U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s House resolution (not passed by the Senate and therefore has no […]

Why pay for RTA?

Dear Editor, Thanks to Supervisor Pat Kittle for his thorough breakdown of yet another big government boondoggle – Regional Transit Authority (RTA) (“Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority,” Jan. 8). County Executive L. Brooks Patterson did a great job of keeping north Oakland County out of this expensive mess for many years. Now, the newly appointed, […]

Ad success

Dear Editor, We are newer Clarkston residents and subscribers to The Clarkston News. We responded to Jacobs Insurance full page ad and are very pleased, we saw their ad and responded. It was well constructed and with good content. We had them quote us on home and auto insurance and the savings – for the […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Gender stereotypes start early, student study shows

It’s no secret gender stereotypes have always been an issue in our society. Over the past couple of weeks, we decided to research this topic as a project for our Honors English Language Arts class. We spent multiple weeks researching gender inequality and found that “children as young as 3 years old start to display […]

Free Naloxone training at Community Ed

The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, Clarkston Community Coalition and the Clarkston Community Schools host a free Community Naloxone Training on Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Clarkston Community Education, 6558 Waldon Road. Everyone over the age of 18 will receive a Save A Life kit, which includes two doses of 4 mg Nasal […]

State Bank complete merger

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Waterford Bank’s acquisition of Clarkston State Bank was completed Jan. 1, with the combined bank operating under the Waterford Bank brand. “We are very pleased that our merger with Clarkston has been completed. We appreciate the efforts of the Clarkston team to complete this merger,” said Mike Miller, chairman […]

Federal grants for local roads

Six federal grants received by the Road Commission for Oakland County include several projects in the Clarkston area. A $600,000 grant will help construct a roundabout at the intersection of Sashabaw and Oakhill roads at the border between Independence and Brandon townships. Estimated project cost is $1.5 million. An estimated grant of $166,673 will help […]