Letter to the Editor: Showing support for local business

Dear Editor, I recently heard Jeff Bezos of Amazon say how important it is to Stay Safe, Stay Home. Might I say he has a vested interest? LOOK AGAIN. CHOOSE WISELY. Why did you choose Clarkston? Maybe you chose to live in C-Town because of the friendly atmosphere. Who sponsors your kid’s sports team or […]

What ‘MATT’ers: Back in the flow?

To say that being named the editor of The Clarkston News is a thrill for me is quite the understatement. First, our building was closed on March 20 due to the COVID-19 spread, and then we were laid off nearly two weeks later. Getting the call to return to work was a sign things were […]

House committee approves Schroeder’s plan aimed at saving Michigan students from suicide

House committee approves Schroeder’s plan aimed at saving Michigan students from suicide

Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s ‘Save Our Students’ plan to help prevent suicides among Michigan’s young people is advancing in the state House of Representatives. Schroeder’s legislation would require schools that issue identification cards to include a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention hotline on each card for students in grades 6 through 12. The mission is to […]

Inventors camp online

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is changing its in-person program in Clarkston to an all-new, at-home edition of the program, Camp Invention Connect, the week of July 13-17. The 2020 curriculum includes the modules Camp Invention Flight Lab, Design Thinking Project, Rescue Squad and Camp Invention Champions. For more information […]

Can/bottle drive

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s “Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids” program is running now through June 12. The program and Sheriff PAL program are teaming up to collect clean bottles and cans to raise money for its annual bike and helmet distribution to individuals in need of a bike across Oakland County. For more info, contact […]

Historical society cancels Art in the Village event

The Clarkston Community Historical Society has made the decision to cancel the 48th annual Art in the Village – originally scheduled for Sept. 19-20 – because of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic. “Without knowing what the public health situation will be in September, the board decided the potential risk to artists, vendors and customers […]

Schools facing ‘period of belt tightening,’ loss of millions in state funding

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As the COVID-19 outbreak has affected businesses across the state, the impact will also be felt by Clarkston Community Schools. At the May 18 Board of Education meeting, Executive Director of Business Services Mary Beth Rogers presented the potential financial implications of an expected decline in state funding on […]

Turner Sanitation Services in demand coming out of COVID-19

As Michigan envisions a day soon when coming out of the COVID-19 crisis means seeking normal in a climate that is anything but, there will be a number of services and businesses in very high demand. But the crisis has thrust to the forefront some companies, like Turner Sanitation, whose role in our communities have […]

Oakland County outdoor playgrounds to reopen June 5; indoor playgrounds remain closed

Oakland County outdoor playgrounds to reopen June 5; indoor playgrounds remain closed

Effective this Friday, June 5, the Oakland County Health Division is rescinding Emergency Health Order 2020-8, which closed all indoor and outdoor playground equipment for children. Indoor playgrounds remain closed under State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-110 and social distancing is still required at outdoor parks and recreational facilities. The County Health division is providing […]

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