Getting it done at the gazebo

Getting it done at the gazebo

After several years of disrepair, Clarkston Area Optimist Club members, from left, Tom Lowrie, Tom Middleton, Ken Ermer, and John MacDonald (not pictured Mike Walkowski) spent their entire Saturday on April 10 making repairs to the Depot Park gazebo stemming from aging as well as vandalism. Photo provided

Former Springfield teacher to be sentenced for sexual assault

Former Springfield teacher to be sentenced for sexual assault

A former teacher at Cedar Crest Academy in Springfield Township school who engaged in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female student in 2010 is to be sentenced May 20 in Oakland County Circuit Court. Jason William Dean, 37, of Livonia, pleaded no contest on April 15 to five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct […]

COVID-19 Update – April 21, 2021

As of April 21, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: April 21: 48346: 2,043 cases (532 new), 27 deaths 48348: 2,129 cases (551 new), 12 deaths 48350: 585 cases (148 new), 8 deaths As compared to April 14: 48346: […]

Forensics at forefront

Forensics at forefront

Everest Collegiate high school students presented forensics pieces, and six finalists advanced to the final competition. Winners were awarded the $100 St. John Chrysostom Scholarship. Pictured, from left, are sophomore Diego Kittinger, junior Sawyer Arbogast, sophomore Amelia Shripka, freshman Kathleen Thibodeau, freshman Caroline Beggs and senior Theresa Waller. Photo provided

City council decisions

At the April 12 Clarkston City Council meeting, council reviewed three alternatives recommended by City Planner Carlisle Wortman for short-term rentals in the city, ultimately voting to direct the Clarkston Planning Commission to prepare an ordinance that allows short-term rentals in the Village Commercial district, but not in residential districts.  The planning commission will also […]

Clarkston grad wins pharmaceutical research award

Clarkston grad wins pharmaceutical research award

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Gino Pacifico is yet another Clarkston Community Schools success story. A 2017 Clarkston High School graduate and currently a Dean’s List student at Northern Michigan University studying Biochemistry, Pacifico recently won the Technology Innovation Student Award for a project he proposed on developing novel ways to increase drug efficacy in […]

OCSO recognition

OCSO recognition

Deborah Percival, a Clarkston resident, was recognized last week during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Percival started with the office in June of 1994. She loves that her job gives her the ability to make a difference in the life of someone who is in the middle of a […]

Drug disposal

This Saturday, April 24, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the DEA’s nationwide one-day prescription drug take-back event with many other partner agencies throughout the nation. Any individual wishing to drop off their outdated or unused prescriptions can go to the Independence Township substation, located at 6560 Citation Drive, from 10 am.-2 p.m. […]

High school students fighting for justice

High school students fighting for justice

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Temujin Kensu, formerly known as Fred Freeman, has spent the past 35 years in jail for a murder many say he didn’t commit. Recently, students at Clarkston High School joined the cause to help free the man they say has been wrongfully jailed since 1986. “I was approached by […]

Letters to the Editor: Why can’t the township get rid of a drug house? / Supervisor issues response

Dear Editor, The neighborhood has been asking “the inspector” about the Delmas Road drug house for the past 15 months. Immediately after the new owner’s possession, a contractor working there informed the neighbors that they were starting a marijuana grow house. The building department was informed of the situation and they said that “nothing could be […]

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