Letters to the Editor

Congrats for musical Dear Editor, We moved to Independence Township about 40 years ago and our five children have all graduated from Clarkston High School and, with that foundation, each went on to earn their college degree. Since our children’s graduation from high school, we have not been back much to enjoy and support the […]

Letters to the Editor

Keep light shining on local issues Dear Editor, Last week was Sunshine Week, a time “to enlighten and empower people to play an active role in their government at all levels, and to give them access to information that makes their lives better and their communities stronger.” March 16 was Freedom of Information Day and […]

Letters to the Editor

NRA money trumps morality Dear Editor, Regarding the Florida school massacre, what is more important, the Second Amendment and the NRA, or the lives of our children and grandchildren? It is ironic that on Valentine’s Day, 89 years ago in Chicago, Al Capone mowed down seven gangsters with a Tommy gun, AKA a machine gun. […]

A call to check into contradictions

Dear Editor, Today in America we have the Open Meetings Act, which allows closed meetings, a Freedom of Information Act that hides information from citizens, and “gun free zones” where mass murders take place. Strangely, many Americans don’t see the madness in these obvious contradictions. How will our freedom survive the strain of national psychosis? […]

Reader impressed with candidate

Dear Editor, Thank you for your excellent recent article introducing congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin who was campaigning door to door in Clarkston (“Congressional campaign kicksoff in Clarkston,” Feb. 7). As an independent voter, I am very impressed with Ms. Slotkin’s national security background in the CIA and in the Executive Branch. We need more people […]

Letters to the Editor

Bird club flying high, with thanks to News Dear Editor, Thanks in great part to you, we had 25 new guests at the latest monthly gathering of the Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club. A new record. Several told me they got the word from the piece in the Clarkston News (“Birders Club to talk bluebird nests,” […]

Letters to the Editor

Kudos for community food drive support Dear Editor, I just wanted to take a moment to express to the Clarkston community my extreme thankfulness. We had the privilege to take part in the Kroger Food Drive Weekend for our Kids’ Kloset Program, which helps young families living in Oakland County. I was blown away by […]


A call for more open information at meetings Dear Editor, Mayor Percival had a very nice letter in the Clarkston News about everyone working together for the greater good (“Many work together to make city a success,” Jan. 10). I like the mayor and he is one of the most active and involved mayors the […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for community help for Mitten Trees Dear Editor, To all of the people who have, so far, generously donated to our Mitten Trees, the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club thanks you all so much for your generosity in donating mittens and hats to our Village Planter trees lining Main Street in downtown Clarkston. To […]

Health care concerns for Congressman Bishop

Dear Editor, Our Representative Mike Bishop voted for a tax bill which eliminates the mandate to buy health insurance under ACA. This Republican tax bill will increase health insurance premiums for all of us, making healthcare less affordable and increasing the number of uninsured people. All of us will pay for healthcare for the uninsured, […]

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