A call to check into contradictions

Dear Editor, Today in America we have the Open Meetings Act, which allows closed meetings, a Freedom of Information Act that hides information from citizens, and “gun free zones” where mass murders take place. Strangely, many Americans don’t see the madness in these obvious contradictions. How will our freedom survive the strain of national psychosis? […]

Reader impressed with candidate

Dear Editor, Thank you for your excellent recent article introducing congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin who was campaigning door to door in Clarkston (“Congressional campaign kicksoff in Clarkston,” Feb. 7). As an independent voter, I am very impressed with Ms. Slotkin’s national security background in the CIA and in the Executive Branch. We need more people […]

Letters to the Editor

Bird club flying high, with thanks to News Dear Editor, Thanks in great part to you, we had 25 new guests at the latest monthly gathering of the Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club. A new record. Several told me they got the word from the piece in the Clarkston News (“Birders Club to talk bluebird nests,” […]

Letters to the Editor

Kudos for community food drive support Dear Editor, I just wanted to take a moment to express to the Clarkston community my extreme thankfulness. We had the privilege to take part in the Kroger Food Drive Weekend for our Kids’ Kloset Program, which helps young families living in Oakland County. I was blown away by […]


A call for more open information at meetings Dear Editor, Mayor Percival had a very nice letter in the Clarkston News about everyone working together for the greater good (“Many work together to make city a success,” Jan. 10). I like the mayor and he is one of the most active and involved mayors the […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for community help for Mitten Trees Dear Editor, To all of the people who have, so far, generously donated to our Mitten Trees, the Clarkston Farm and Garden Club thanks you all so much for your generosity in donating mittens and hats to our Village Planter trees lining Main Street in downtown Clarkston. To […]

Health care concerns for Congressman Bishop

Dear Editor, Our Representative Mike Bishop voted for a tax bill which eliminates the mandate to buy health insurance under ACA. This Republican tax bill will increase health insurance premiums for all of us, making healthcare less affordable and increasing the number of uninsured people. All of us will pay for healthcare for the uninsured, […]

Letters to the Editor

Rotary Shoes for Kids benefits from newspaper sales Dear Editor, The Clarkston Rotary Club would like to sincerely thank all of those who so generously donated during the recent newspaper sales on local streets and holiday activities. The spirit of the donors was encouragement for those volunteers collecting, not only for their contributions but also […]

Kudos to Coach Richardson, staff, atheletes

Dear Editor, Congratulations to head football coach Kurt Richardson, staff, and student athletes for winning the third State Division 1 Football Title in five years. Some 30 years ago the head football coach resigned, leaving an opening for a head coach position. On my desk was a letter from Gus Birtsas, principal at Sashabaw Junior […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for art support Dear Editor, On behalf of the PTA of Springfield Plains Elementary, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to the generous businesses and volunteers that made our second annual Art Inspiration event a huge success. Ms. Ryanne Shiner, SPE’s art teacher; April of McCourt’s Musical Instruments; Joanne of Joanne […]

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