Local businesses open, back serving

Local businesses open, back serving

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As Michigan slowly starts to reopen its economy, several area businesses want the public to know their plans going forward. Lil’ Peoples’ Place preschool and childcare facility (pictured) opened to essential worker families on May 18. As long as no other extensions are made by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the […]

Are you open for business? Let us know!

Are you open for business? Let us know!

What businesses are open in Clarkston? It has been a tough two months for small businesses since the state was shut down after the COVID-19 ‘stay home, stay safe’ executive orders. Slowly, the Michigan governor is allowing some businesses to open. Just opening, however, isn’t enough. You have to let people know you are up […]

Bailey House transfers to Preservation Clarkston

Bailey House transfers to Preservation Clarkston

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News With donations and trade by property owners and community groups, lawyers are expected to have an agreement to change ownership of the Bailey House. The Bailey home on Sashabaw Road in Independence Township was owned by Oakland County Parks. Preservation Clarkston offered two different parcels of land […]

Budget draft

The draft of the2020-21 fiscal year city budget and capital improvement plan is in the process of being reviewed by the finance committee and will be presented to the Clarkston City Council on Tuesday, May 26, in a public hearing. Copies of the proposed budget may be obtained on or after Tuesday, May 19 by […]

Local restaurant receives business grant from credit union

Three area restaurants were awarded “Spirit of Main Street” micro business grants from Genisys Credit Union and Main Street Oakland County. The awards, announced Thursday by Oakland County Executive David Coulter and Genisys Credit Union, provide a financial boost for businesses severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Trail’s End Café in Wixom, Liberty Bar in […]

Public meetings to continue on virtual basis through end of June

Public meetings to continue on virtual basis through end of June

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-75, which extends a previous Executive Order that allows public bodies to conduct remote public meetings during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Order 75 expires on June 30, 2020. “As we continue to flatten the curve, it’s important to give public bodies the flexibility they need to conduct […]

Unemployment benefits expanded due to pandemic

Unemployment benefits expanded due to pandemic

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-76, extending and building upon her earlier executive orders expanding eligibility for unemployment benefits during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order expedites benefits for tens of thousands of Michiganders who have filed for unemployment benefits by allowing the state to review only an individual’s most recent job […]

Guidelines extended for grocery store, pharmacy face coverings

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-71, which extends existing safety measures to protect consumers and employees at grocery stores and pharmacies until May 29, 2020. The order also extends temporary relief from licensing requirements for food sellers and pharmacies. The executive order extends to May 29 conditions in Executive Order 2020-60, which established […]

Whitmer signs order to reopen construction, real estate on May 7

Today at a press conference with leaders in health care, business, and labor, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-70 as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The executive order will allow the May 7 resumption of some types of work that present a very low risk of infection, including construction, real-estate activities, and […]