Letter to the Editor: CAYA pinwheels thanks

Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA) Pinwheels for Prevention Program sponsors and coordinates for the Clarkston community April is Child Abuse Prevention month, a nationwide campaign about preventing child abuse and neglect BEFORE IT HAPPENS. Prevention takes partnerships, collaborations, and community support. We are grateful to Clarkston Community Schools (CCS) for partnering on the 2023 Pinwheels […]

Letter to the Editor: Residents on boards

The residents have asked diligently to change the ordinance that allows nonresidents to serve on our boards. Supervisor Jose Aliaga, along with the township board, including Trustee Ron Ritchie, unanimously sent an ordinance revision to the planning commission that would require future zoning board of appeals members to be residents, which was denied by the […]

Letter to the Editor: Against four days

I am extremely disappointed in Supervisor Jose Aliaga’s support of the proposal for a four-day work week for Township employees. For a man who ran as the champion of the people, he threw us under the bus at the first opportunity. A three-day weekend every week with the corresponding reduction of township services by 20 […]

Letter to the Editor: Youth recognition

The 2023 Clarkston Area Youth Assistance Youth Recognition Ceremony and Dessert Reception was held April 26 to recognize and celebrate 70 honorees, Young Fives to Grade 12, for their personal contributions that made a positive impact on the well-being of their class, school, and community. There are many to thank, including volunteers who offered congratulations […]

Letter to the Editor: All for Love

I want to give a public shout-out to the newest member of the Clarkston School Board, Amanda Love. She came to read to my son’s class for March is Reading Month and has been very accessible on social media. I looked her up when I had a small concern with the school and she contacted […]

Letter to the Editor: No four-day work week

As longtime residents of Independence Township, we find it concerning that our tax dollars were wasted on a survey and a presentation on the possibility of the township going to a four-day work week. A survey that completely ignored taxpayers tells us what the pecking order is at town hall…employees first, taxpayers last. After reading […]

Letter to the Editor: Community thanks

Dear Mr. Smith, I enjoyed and appreciated your introduction to the 2023 Progress Edition. I was struck particularly with two thoughts in your closing paragraph and I’ll tell you why: 1. “While a lot has changed since I first became enamored with the newspaper business, at the core, things remain the same.” I have been […]

Letter to the Editor: Ready to race

Letter to the Editor: Ready to race

It finally feels like spring here in Michigan! With less than a month to go, it’s a great time to get outside and walk and jog. It’s also a great time to register the 16th Annual Angels’ Place Race, scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m., St Daniel Church, Clarkston. The Angels’ Place Race Committee […]

Letter to the Editor: Mill Pond miracle

Has anyone else noticed the recent Clarkston ponds miracle? Ever since the late February Lake Improvement Board for Clarkston Mill Ponds met for public comment, and a plan to expend public funds toward acquiring the pond dam was approved, a miracle has occurred. I was skeptical about Mayor Haven’s assurance that the chance for taxpayers […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for donation

Dear Editor, Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA) would like to thank the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation for their generous donation of $5,000 towards our youth programs in 2023. CAYA provides scholarships to youth who would benefit from a positive learning experience, designed to enhance self-esteem, and a specific skill such as math or reading […]