Letter to the Editor: Could free college money be better utilized elsewhere in the U.S.?

Dear Editor, President Biden’s proposal to provide free, taxpayer-funded community college tuition sounds great at first glance. After all, what reasonable person could be opposed to encouraging education, particularly for the nation’s youth and economically disadvantaged? The reality, however, is that the proposal represents great potential for being a very expensive failure, seemingly more related […]

Letters to the Editor: Why can’t the township get rid of a drug house? / Supervisor issues response

Dear Editor, The neighborhood has been asking “the inspector” about the Delmas Road drug house for the past 15 months. Immediately after the new owner’s possession, a contractor working there informed the neighbors that they were starting a marijuana grow house. The building department was informed of the situation and they said that “nothing could be […]

Letter to the Editor: In favor of revisiting littering fine

Dear Editor, I agree with John Benedict’s letter from last week’s Clarkston News on bringing back the $500 fine for littering! In addition – people need to clean up personal property. In Springfield Township, it seems everyone is required to have junk in their yards – car parts, RVs, etc., and it’s disgusting. A home […]

Letter to the Editor: Less government would be best

Dear Editor, My sincere thanks to Mr. Sucher and Mr. Brooks for revealing the true nature and impact of HR-1 (The Clarkston News, April 7, 2021). The changes proposed in this bill should be frightening to all Americans. That Rep. Slotkin supports the legislation comes as no surprise. The older I get, the more truth […]

Letter to the Editor: Bring back $500 littering fine

Dear Editor, Oakland County in general and especially Springfield Township, Independence Township, Clarkston and Waterford look like trash dumps. We seriously need to bring back the $500 fine for littering and it would be nice revenue for the county and townships. I can’t wait to see who will call this unfair. Those that are too […]

Letter to the Editor: Thankful for all staff, volunteers

Dear Editor, While many of us have shown our appreciation for the many people named “first responders,” we may have missed out recognizing so many others who are deserving. For example, what about the Clarkston Community Schools staff and volunteers? After they operated without an official superintendent for about a year and coped with illnesses […]

Letter to the Editor: Do your homework before voting

Dear Editor, Know who and what you are voting for. The simple statement that HR-1 is “a good start with putting elections back in the hands of all U.S. citizens” may sound simple, may sound good, but it is anything but. Actually the 791-page legislative package does quite a bit more including taking control of […]

Letter to the Editor: Slotkin getting a big thumbs up

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Representative Elissa Slotkin for her support of H.R. 1. H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” is also supported by more than two-thirds of voters, including 57 percent of Republicans. In 2018, Michigan voters passed Proposals 2 and 3, which amended our state constitution to establish an independent citizen redistricting […]