Letter to the Editor: City concerns

The Aug. 30, 2023 Clarkston News article about Village of Clarkston sidewalk repairs is almost exactly the same as in the city manager’s August 28 report to the city council.The problem with both is that I have yet to see any documentation of where the 301 broken or heaved sidewalks are and what criteria was […]

Letter to the Editor: New perspectives

The efforts of Jose Aliaga and Sam Moraco to exclude qualified persons from serving on the township zoning board of appeals reflect a myopic and overtly politicized form of leadership which potentially harms township residents – and a squandering of township resources to exclude candidates who can offer valuable expertise in township development.Of course, it […]

Letter to the Editor: Protecting nonresidents

The effort to keep only residents on our boards was defeated Tuesday night (Aug. 22) at the Township Board meeting.The majority of the board voted against adding language to the ordinance to prevent nonresidents from serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals after receiving comments and emails from residents who opposed nonresidents represent us.I made […]

Letter to the Editor: Right this time

This past Thursday, an employee appreciation picnic was planned for all employees of the township and held at Bay Court Park.When Supervisor Aliaga proposed this event, I voiced no objections. The picnic was a potluck, no taxpayer funds were used. An hour into the event, I noticed Mr. Michael Powell, a township resident, standing outside. […]

Letter to the Editor: Must be a resident

After months of the planning commission trying to prevent a public hearing, the text amendment to restore the ordinance to its original intent will be at the township board level for a vote soonState law allows one nonresident on the planning commission as it is a recommending body to the township board. This allows a […]

Letter to the Editor: Supporting Patterson

I attended the event July 26 in Clarkston, where Mary Margaret Patterson announced her candidacy for Oakland County executive. It was thought-provoking and very well-attended. I’m convinced people in our county are looking for change.I have many concerns about the leadership of our county, including unwanted transit tax increases, gifts to foreign globalist organizations and […]

Letter to the Editor: Garden Walk thanks

Dear Clarkston Community,The Clarkston Farm and Garden Club would like to thank the community members who came and enjoyed the Clarkston Garden Walk on July 19.Our special thanks to the generous gardeners who opened their gardens for people to enjoy. Thank you to Garry and Elizabeth Rogers, Cathy and Mike Mooney, Baiba and Gunar Ejups, […]

Letter to the Editor: Traffic reminder

This is a friendly reminder for those of you who are traveling westbound on Clarkston Road, turning left (south) at Main Street.The pedestrian or cyclist that is waiting to cross Main Street has the right-of-way. I am an avid walker and cyclist in the Clarkston area and that seems to be something that the drivers […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Optimists

In the last week of school, Clarkston High School’s Kids Care Club distributed summer activity buckets to several preschool classes throughout the district through the support of the Clarkston Area Optimist Club. These buckets were full of fun and engaging activities like hula hoops, chalk, bouncy balls, and coloring sheets. Providing these activities is essential […]

Letter to the Editor: Lawsuit follow-up

“City FOIA lawsuit settled for $8,974” in the July 12 Clarkston News leaves out important aspects of the lawsuit. The lawsuit sought to unearth records about the city’s crusade to put the Millpond Inn Bed & Breakfast out of business. The city quietly settled it without telling the public the details. Here is what we […]

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