State orders for fighting virus

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-9 to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus closed restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, bars, taverns, brewpubs, distilleries, clubs, movie theaters, indoor and outdoor performance venues, gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, spas, and casinos, until March 30. The order does not restrict […]


The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is causing an escalating avalanche of trouble for people around the world and here at home, with no clear end in sight. For me, one thing that stings is the shuttering of Clarkston Village Players’ Depot Theatre, first by the CVP Board then pretty much by state executive order. The community […]

EDITORIAL: Support FOIA for Sunshine Week

During this year’s Sunshine Week, March 15-21, the Michigan Supreme Court is considering Bisio vs. the City of the Village of Clarkston. This is a lawsuit with potentially statewide ramifications on the Freedom of Information Act. FOIA is meant to enforce “the public policy of this state that all persons, except those persons incarcerated in […]

Congrats to Walls

Dear Editor, I want to congratulate Colin Walls for his many years as Springfield Township supervisor. Between he and Nancy Strole, they did an outstanding job of steering the township, saving natural areas, and effectively managing development. Wish more township officials could do that as well! Perhaps Colin could provide a workshop on being effective. […]

Thanks for RTA squash

Dear Editor, Sincere thanks to Pat Kittle, Andrea Schroeder and others who helped to bury the ridiculous Regional Transit scheme that would not benefit my family or anyone I know. When this monstrosity is resurrected again, drive a stake through its heart! If employers want a transit system for southeastern Michigan, they should create their […]

Road grading needed

Dear Editor, Myself and all my neighbors are constantly calling the Road Commission for Oakland County to help keep our road graded and safe. To no avail. Every dirt road around us, Dartmouth and Indianwood Road, are perfect. Ours, being Indianwood Drive, is totally impassable, and a threat to emergency vehicles, should need for them […]

STUDENT VIEWPOINT: Support education rights around the world

By Hailey Raupp Education, though overlooked, is a child’s dream. People in Equatorial Guinea do not have the chance to go to school, never gaining the knowledge students have now, even in only eighth grade. In order for the residents of Equatorial Guinea to gain better education rights, their Federal Branch of government should invest […]

Richard Paul BLASEY

BLASEY, Richard Paul, of Clarkston; born April 26, 1928 in Kankakee, IL passed away March 14, 2020 at the age 91.  Preceded in death by his wife Sharmon Marie of 67 years; loving father of Shawn (Randy) Armstrong and Kim (David) Allan; proud grandfather of Stephen (Colleen) Armstrong, Megan (Todd) Hall, Mandi (Dan) Brown, Daniel […]

Daniel Richard FORSTER

FORSTER, Daniel Richard “Danny” of Clarkston; went to be with the Lord March 10, 2020; age 38.  Loving son of Janice and the late Jerry Forster.  Beloved brother of Amy (Sean) Vine, Holly (Matt) Parry, Nancy (Jim) Miller and Jessica Forster.  Uncle of Noah, Christian, Gabe, Caleb, Liberty, Miley, and Isaac.  Also survived by his […]

Ind Twp Board, 3-3-20

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE March 3, 2020 A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 p.m. at Independence Township Hall The Pledge of Allegiance was given. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Neubeck, Loughrin, Aliaga, Brown, Nallamothu, Ritchie Absent: None Also Present: […]

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