To change the city charter or not, voters decide in November

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston voters can change the City Charter in November. City Council voted 6-0, May 13, to approve a resolution placing the questions on the ballot. One proposed amendment would remove a requirement for council members seeking election to mayor, or mayor running for a council seat to resign first. […]

Pay online in Independence

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer In about two months, residents of Independence Township will be able to pay tax and utility bills online using InvoiceCloud. “I’m pretty excited about this,” said township Treasurer Paul Brown. “The goal here is that residents have to pay water and sewer bills, taxes, building permits, and a […]

Finish strong

Finish strong

Matthew Sanders of Clarkston ends his 5K walk with a smile at Angels’ Place Race, May 11. Mary Williams of Clarkston won the 10K run, with a time of 41:42, 6:43/mile pace. Matthew Landgraf of Clarkston took second with a time of 42:53, 6:54/mile pace. The top two racers won $100 Runnin’ Gear gift cards […]

Farmers market returns

The Clarkston Area Farmers Market is gearing up for its 15th summer filled with fresh food and music. “I have sold produce at this market for all 15 years and have regulars that I still see from that first year,” said Sylvia Ritchie, market manager. “They come because of the setting, convenience, location and they […]

Groovin’ for Drew

Groovin’ for Drew

More than 400 friends, community members and family attended The Magic Bus Charity Concert at Deer Lake Athletic Club for Drew’s Home of Clarkston, donating more than $8,000 for the charity. Drew’s Home of Clarkston is an apartment complex downtown, designed for disabled adults. For more information about Drew’s Home of Clarkston, contact Dick Moscovic […]

Ticket discount

Drivers ticketed for parking too long in time-restricted downtown spots will get a break, if they pay up quickly. Clarkston City Council approved a 40 percent discount for time-limit parking violations in the city, if paid within 10 days. “The city has received quite a number of complaints about parking fines, particularly the time-limit violations,” […]

Road work

Andersonville Road will be closed to through traffic between Clark Road and Forest Pointe Boulevard in Springfield Township on Saturday, May 18, to replace a culvert under the road. The detour for through traffic is Davisburg Road to Ormond Road to White Lake Road, back to Andersonville Road and vice versa. The Road Commission for […]

Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida

Walk for a good cause at the 2019 Michigan Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road. “This event is vital to help families with special assistance grants and expanding awareness and research,” said Kevin Bellant, general manager at Michigan Mobility Solutions of Clarkston, event […]

Township looking into Walters Lake land

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer A site previously known as an unofficial deer refuge might instead become home to soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and concerts. The 70-acre, two-parcel property on both sides of Clarkston Road just south of Eston Road is owned by Clarion Farm, LLC. It is not currently for sale, but […]

True blue

True blue

Bailey Lake Elementary fourth graders point to their classmate Weston Miller, whose video helped shine a blue light on autism. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Boys and girls in blue filled Bailey Lake Elementary last Friday, all students showing support for their classmate, Weston Miller. “I’m just kind of flattered. […]

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