Clarkston Road paving

A meeting with the Road Commission for Oakland County has been scheduled for March 31 to discuss the roadway redesign proposed for the Clarkston Road approach to Main Street, including drainage recommendations. This is not the final meeting to approve the road work, just a status update, but input from Clarkston City Council and residents […]

Trash hauler committee

After a COVID-driven hiatus on this project, plans to assemble a trash hauler committee in the City of the Village of Clarkston are resuming as a joint committee with Independence Township. The final conclusion on how (or if) to proceed with a single trash hauler may be different between the city and the township, but […]

Drama Club shows

The Clarkston High School Drama Club will present two streaming performances in April. The first is “Check Please,” by Jonathan Rand. This Stay-at-Home Edition is a Zoom performance. Dating is hard and the audience follows the two main characters as they go through a series of blind dates. They think it can’t get any worse…until […]

Superintendent says current COVID-19 numbers cause for concern

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor In his March 19 communication to Clarkston Community Schools families, Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan said he wanted to provide the “full picture” of where the district is in terms of current COVID-19 rates and resulting quarantines in CCS heading into the last week before spring break. “We are seeing […]

Public Notice: Independence Township Ordinance No. 2021-50-001

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on March 16, 2021, at the Township Hall located at 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Independence, MI 48346, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees approved the Second Reading and Adoption of an Amendment to the Township’s Code of Ordinances, Chapter 50, “Article 2, “Definitions,” Section […]

Public Notice: Independence Township Ordinance No. 2021-50-02

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on March 16, 2021, at the Township Hall located at 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Independence, MI 48346, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees approved the Second Reading and Adoption of an Amendment to the Township’s Code of Ordinances, Chapter 50, “Article 2, “Definitions,” Section […]

Letter to the Editor: Slotkin getting a big thumbs up

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Representative Elissa Slotkin for her support of H.R. 1. H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” is also supported by more than two-thirds of voters, including 57 percent of Republicans. In 2018, Michigan voters passed Proposals 2 and 3, which amended our state constitution to establish an independent citizen redistricting […]

Letter to the Editor: In favor of U.S. Supreme Court

Dear Editor, In response to a recent Letter to the Editor concerning the involvement of the federal government in elections, multiple national laws and amendments to the U.S. Constitution have been adopted when states have not acted in the best interests of all their citizens. The 19th Amendment (1920) prohibits states from denying the right […]

Letter to the Editor: Resident in search of vaccine

Dear Editor, HELP! I am amazed that politicians (Biden, Whitmer, Coulter, Duggan, etc.) use announcements on the expansion for vaccine eligibility for political purposes. There are many people in the top two or three tiers that have not been able to receive their vaccine shots. My wife and I are in our mid-70s and have not […]