Reader finds city hall plans incomplete

Dear Editor, I wrote a lengthy dissertation about the proposed Village of Clarkston city hall expansion discussing the process, planning, architecture, historic preservation and related issues. I went on about non-compliance with Secretary of Interior Standards for historic districts, snout houses, renowned architect Louis Sullivan’s “form follows function,” architect Peter Blake’s book Form Follows Fiasco, […]

Bailey house still at risk, preservationists say

An historic treasure is once again in jeopardy and Clarkston School’s Construction Technology program could lose this valuable opportunity and resource for learning. For the second time this year, Oakland County Parks Board Chairman Gerald Fisher has made motion on changes to our previously agreed upon deal to transfer the Bailey house to the Preservation […]

Community support for CAYA appreciated

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Area Youth Assistance Fundraising Committee would like to thank all those who participated in our recent Bowl-a-thon at Cherry Hill Lanes. Our gold sponsors: Bowman Chevrolet, PSI Chapter Sorority, and Wellbridge of Clarkston; Silver sponsors: American Container, St. Daniel Knights of Columbus, and Independence Truck Repair; and Teams: Reefer Peterbilt, Active […]

A call to make downtown trees a priority

Dear Editor, One of the most highly visible “jewels” of Clarkston has been the arching canopy of majestic mature trees shading the area, particularly on Main Street and Holcomb. It has been my pleasure to walk through those marvels of nature since moving here nearly 50 years ago. Sadly, I have watched that scene slowly […]

Community coat drive participation appreciated

Dear Editor, I wanted to thank you so much for your help placing Hidden Lakes Apartments’ coat drive in the paper (“Coat, blanket drive,” Jan. 16). With an outpouring amount of help from Dart Properties’ employees, and Hidden Lakes and Clarkston residents, we collected 108 coats, 41 blankets, 12 pairs of boots, 70 hats, 49 […]

Reader supports President Trump and his work

Dear Editor, Where are all of the conservative, Christian, Trump supporters? I ask this because I have read so many letters to the editor that are anti-Trump. So I called the newspaper and asked why this was. I was told they print what they get and apparently there are no Trump supporters writing in. I […]

Reader relates admonition against judgmentalism

Dear Editor, Congratulations to Mr. Mike Fetzer whose letter appeared in these pages last week (“A call for openness in religious community,” Feb. 6). His spiritual revival may bring him closer to his Creator in whose image we are shaped and aspire. May his generosity extend to the President whom he condemns with false calumnies. […]

Reader support for MDEQ executive order

Dear Editor, The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality promotes wise management of Michigan’s land, air and water resources to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities and a vibrant economy. This is a mission statement we can all believe in. To strengthen the MDEQ, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order transforming the MDEQ into the […]

A call for openness in religious community

Dear Editor, The Rev. Jonathan Heierman, senior pastor for Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, presented compelling thoughts in his “Seek new beginning With God’s help,” (Spiritual Matters, Jan. 16). I, too, often wonder why so many people have abandoned church attendance. Even the busiest and most successful people can find ways to fit more into their […]

News website keeps reader up to date

Dear Editor, Regarding “Community journalism isn’t free,” Jan. 23, I grew up in Clarkston and lived on Eastlawn from 1960 to 1988. My mom sent me The Clarkston News while I was in the Navy (77-81). The Clarkston News made my separation from family and friends much easier. As I have grown older I no […]