School bond could get earlier payoff, officials say

The recently approved $76 million Clarkston Community Schools bond could be paid off sooner than 30 years, Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan said. “We didn’t want to cloud anything in terms of the election,” Ryan explained. “We knew very early on that Clarkston Schools took a very conservative approach to looking at financing these bonds over […]

$426,000 water grant OK’d

After months of back and forth, Independence Township and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) settled on a price tag for a new water pipeline to be installed on Maple Drive. The Independence Township Board of Trustees voted 6-0 to accept the $426,650 state grant at the Aug. 9 regular board meeting. Getting to […]

Breaking News: Surprise (Clarkston Road work)!

Breaking News: Surprise (Clarkston Road work)!

Monday afternoon drivers of Clarkston Road, near those famous curves around Walters Lake, west of Eston Road were greeted with a surprise. Workers from the Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) were milling and getting ready for the filling of about 2,100 feet of pavement from Clearview, east past West Circle. According to RCOC’s Cindy […]

King Football returns

King Football returns

  Brandon Marcks gets tough Monday morning as the Clarkston Varsity Football team opens the 2016 Fall season with their first practice. Photo by Wendi Reardon

Voters OK school bond

Clarkston school officials have $75.98 million for technology and building improvements after voters approved a bond proposal, Aug. 2. “The board and the administration are extremely excited with the passage of the bond and extremely appreciative of the community supporting this initiative,” said School Board President Steve Hyer. “Over a year ago now, dealing with […]

Incumbents returned to Township Board

Voters were kind to incumbents in Independence Township, returning all candidates on the ballot. Supervisor Pat Kittle, Clerk Barbara Pallotta, Treasurer Paul Brown all ran unopposed in the Aug. 2 primary. Incumbent trustees Jose Aliaga, Ron Ritchie and Andrea Schroeder earned their nominations, along with newcomer Rachel Loughrin. Trustee David Lohmeier did not run for […]

News in Brief

Road work Seymour Lake Road between Sashabaw and Dartmouth roads will be closed for culvert replacement, Aug. 15-16. Detour will be Sashabaw Road to Ramsey Road, back to Seymour Lake Road and vice versa. The Road Commission for Oakland County project is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled. Furniture bids Independence Township is seeking bids for […]

Incumbents, bonds approved in Springfield

Springfield Township Board looks to stay the same after residents voted for the incumbents on the ballot. “My thanks to the voters and all of Springfield’s residents for giving me the honor and opportunity to continue to serve as township supervisor,” said Collin W. Walls, who received 1,006 votes, 51.54 percent, on the Aug. 2 […]

Summer runners

Summer runners

Emma Sardelli and Addison Beauchamp round the fence at Clarkston Elementary with the Elementary Summer Running Club last Thursday. Photo by Wendi Reardon 

News in Brief

New parade route The Clarkston Labor Day Parade has a new route this year. It will start at Saint Daniel Catholic Church at Holcomb and Miller Road at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 5, go down Miller Road to Main Street, south to Church Street, and ending at Renaissance High. The change was made at the […]