Letter to the Editor: Looking for city issue resolutions

Dear Editor, What do collapsing Miami condos and a Pittsburgh bridge have to do with the Clarkston Road storm water pollution? Everything! All are glaring examples of denying the existence of a problem and avoiding it for decades, for a variety of reasons, including cost. Now, we have received an apparently thorough explanation of the […]

Letter to the Editor: Giving credit where credit is due

Dear Editor, (This letter is really for Jenny Locricchio.) Thank you, Jenny, for bringing to light the story of Joey’s dad and family (The Clarkston News, January 19, 2022). Too much talk about Pine Knob Music Theatre has omitted the original Locricchio family history with the venue. Where would Pine Knob be if it weren’t […]

Letter to the Editor: Let’s be patient with roadwork

Dear Editor, Regarding patching of Clarkston Road and M-15, installing drains there and such… Those mud puddles and associated pot holes are in the Historic District and as such are protected. Repairing them will require extraordinary will on the part of several City of the Village commissions and boards. These things just can’t be rushed […]

Letter to the Editor: The U.S. is affirmatively misguided

Dear Editor, President Biden has done a great disservice to a nation that prides itself on a commitment to equal opportunity by announcing and reaffirming his intention to nominate a black female to the nation’s highest court. Whites, black males, Hispanics, Asians and other very highly qualified candidates will be totally excluded from consideration. Biden’s […]

Letter to the Editor: Give our kids the gift of reading

Dear Editor, As the president of the Rotary Club of Clarkston, I’m excited to announce that the Rotary Club of Clarkston is sponsoring a Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for Clarkston! This initiative allows each child from ages 0-55 to register for a FREE book each month in the three zip codes of Clarkston: 48346, 48347, and 48348. Each […]

Letter to the Editor: Why the delay on storm drains?

Dear Editor, The following quote appeared in a Jan. 19 article in The Clarkston News about a recent Clarkston City Council meeting: “For a few reasons, it is not feasible to install storm drains on Clarkston Road this year, but plans are in place to repave the badly deteriorated roadway in 2022 from Main Street […]

Letter to the Editor: Major props to our city manager

Dear Editor, Taking a moment before the weekend bleeds into another workweek and an illustrative event is lost. Back in the late afternoon January 7, I witnessed some bad behavior on Main Street, some excellent behavior on Main Street, and, finally, directly experienced dedication and kindness from our city manager. First, the bad behavior: As […]

Letter to the Editor: Looking for more Clarkston history

Dear Editor, I read Messrs. Haven and Fisher’s pieces in the January 12 edition of The Clarkston News, each briefly addressed portions of Clarkston’s history going back to the 1830s. I found the information fascinating. I also read Don Rush’s editorial, wherein he requests more input from the community. OK, here is my suggestion. I would like […]