Three turnovers on Township Board

BY MATT MACKINDER & DON RUSH Three of the seven-member Independence Township Board have or will soon step down, leaving the board nearly half appointed a year and a half before the next election. Board Supervisor Pat Kittle will keep the township steady, though. “In light of the recent board turnover, I think it is […]

Breaking News: Davisburg Road closure

From the Road Commission of Oakland County Consumers Energy has closed the westbound passing lane (outside/right lane) of Davisburg Road at Ormond Road in Springfield Township for emergency gas main repairs. Davisburg Road remains open to two-way traffic; however, motorists traveling westbound can expect some delays. The repair work is expected to last through approximately […]

After heated discussions-Township approves revised ordinances

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer Independence Township Board voted 6-1 to approve second reading and adoption of its revised Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Code for Wetlands and Watercourses, June 19, over the objection of a few residents. Fred Daris, a Citizens Committee volunteer, said the proposed ordinance will fail because nobody […]

Driver charged

Robert Eckola, 52, faces criminal charges  for crashing a double-tandem gravel hauler into downtown Clarkston last Friday. Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the case on April 26, and issued an arrest warrant for reckless driving. Eckola was booked and released, April 26. Eckola, an Oxford resident, was arraigned on the reckless driving charge before Judge […]

Clarkston’s Gotta Have Art!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer It was tough call at The 10th Annual Imagine That! Teen Art Show on Wednesday night, March 22, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A variety of vibrant, dramatic, and elaborate artwork filled the hallway of the Clarkston Independence District Library, created by teens from across the district. […]

Hot score for Independence!

BY BRENDA DOMINICK Clarkston News Staff Writer The Independence Township Fire Department received their final overall report on Jan. 25 and their new PPC rating is at 3 for the township. “On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 is like golf, the low score is better,” said Fire Chief Mitch Petterson. “One demonstrates exemplary […]

Wind to blame for Clarkston Power Outage

Wind to blame for Clarkston Power Outage

Well, it is  mid morning, Friday, July 7, 2017 and if you are one of the lucky locals without power, you are not feeling so lucky. According the DTE Power Outage maps, wind from last night’s storm is to blame. Take a peek at the maps for the number of homes/businesses affected. Drop us a […]

Breaking News! Road Closures in Springfield Township

This just in from Oakland County’s road commission: Canadian National (CN) will close the following locations to through traffic today (Apr. 25) at 10:30 a.m. for emergency railroad crossing repairs: The first closure is Rattalee Lake Road between Terrace Road and in Eaton Road in Rose Township.  The detour for the closure is Terrace Road […]

Breaking News: Dirt Road Dust Control

This just in from the Road Commission (as a matter of fact, it is their press release word-for-word). Oakland County residents living on gravel roads who would like to participate in the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) dust-control program this summer and fall, can now submit their applications for the service. Applications must be […]