Letter to the Editor: Planning perils

We attended the Dec. 19 Township Board meeting because we were interested in the nominations for the two seats on the planning commission.Jose Aliaga promised to change things in the township if he was elected supervisor and changing the direction of the planning commission would be a great start.Recent developments in the township are disgusting […]

Letter to the Editor: Market success

On December 9, Depot Park was filled with the magical sights and sounds of the holiday season during the 2nd Annual Clarkston Christmas Market. I’d like to thank the City of the Village of Clarkston and the whole Clarkston community for making this event possible. Although the supporters of this event are many, I would […]

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Clarkston!

Magically, Santa and Mrs. Claus made a very special appearance at Renaissance High School on Nov. 11 as the Rotary Club of Clarkston held its annual Shoes for Kids program benefiting Clarkston school children. This year, 508 Clarkston school children were invited to receive new shoes, winter boots, hats, and gloves from our Rotary Club.The day […]

Letter to the Editor: Props to Haven

Mr. Eric Haven recently resigned as mayor of the City of the Village of Clarkston.Mr. Haven brought civility, stability, and commitment to the office during his tenure. Eric approached the position with a passion that was unparalleled. He was able to listen to both sides of a discussion with an open mind.Under Eric’s leadership, volunteerism […]

Letter to the Editor: Thank you!

As we close our 75th anniversary year of the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club, we thank you for the support the community has given us through the years.Because of your generosity in buying wreaths, roping and grave blankets and attending our Garden Walk in July – 500 of you – we are able to give […]

Letter to the Editor: No township bar

News of a new restaurant is always exciting, but what if that restaurant also included a bar and happened to be your neighbor?This is what the owners of Mel’s Grill and Buckshots are proposing with Fireside Kitchen.They say that they “will ensure that the presence of a restaurant will not be a nuisance of any […]

Letter to the Editor: Heartfelt thanks

I feel that the freedom to vote is one of our most important rights.As a city clerk, Election Day is wonderful, hectic, and rewarding. And now with my first election in the books, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all my hard-working, dedicated election workers that made it all happen: Evelyn Bihl, […]

Letter to the Editor: Don’t place blame on MDOT, Pulte

In the Oct. 18 Clarkston News article (“Waldon Village Market project progressing”), it claimed that the criticism against why you can clearly see the mass grading on the Waldon Village project was due to MDOT clearing the road right of way.The township does not use adjacent properties as a buffer for the one being developed […]

Letter to the Editor: We want our money

Back in Nov. 2018, a road millage was passed to repave 28 miles of county-controlled roads in Independence Township.Residents approved this millage and were assessed two mils of taxation on residential and commercial property over a four-year period. The tax was listed as a “Road Maintenance Fund” on each resident’s “Winter Taxes” for the calendar […]

Letter to the Editor: Village thanks

With our 51st annual Art in the Village now in the books, the Clarkston Community Historical Society Board of Directors thanks all who helped make this sellout show a huge success.Special thanks go to the City of the Village of Clarkston Council for allowing us to use Depot Park – the city’s jewel and the […]