Letters to the Editor

‘Needs will change’ Dear Editor, I have been asked by several people what my thoughts are regarding the proposed school bond. I would not recommend providing $76 million of other people’s money all in one shot, to any local organization in a commitment that lasts 30 years. Priorities will change, needs will change, but the […]

News in Brief

DSO finalist Clarkston High School is one of seven finalists to host the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in September. Online voting is now open at dso.org/DTEPowersDSO. “The DSO has been here twice,” said Joette Kunse, who nominated CHS. “It is well attended and good for the youngsters of the community, who many times don’t have the opportunity […]

Sewer rates going up in township

Independence Township residents and business owners will see an increase in their sewer rates beginning in the next billing cycle on July 16, according to Department of Public Works Director Dave McKee. Customers will see approximately $3.29 per REU (Residential Equivalent Unit) per quarter or $1.10 more per month. “We’re not increasing any of our […]

School board split on bond

The $75 million school bond is vitally important for the school district, said Clarkston School Board President Steve Hyer. “We absolutely need to address our safety and security needs, technology infrastructure, and building/site/mechanical improvements,” Hyer said. “We understand we are operating our community schools and it is our duty as a board of education to […]

$75 million school bond: New playground, lockers at SPE

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where and why it is needed. In the third of a series, we check out Springfield Plains Elementary. BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer Springfield Plains Elementary […]

Postmarks OK’d for late taxes

Township taxpayers will get a grace period for payments received late, but postmarked “on-time.” “There are always better ways to do things and I always try to seek that out from others,” said Independence Township Treasurer Paul Brown. “While there is going to be a little more work in my office to coordinate to make […]

Concerns from citizens

For Henry Woloson of Independence Township, the school district’s campaign to pass its $75 million bond proposal has been inadequate and misleading. “In the recent brochure issued by the school district, there were four references that there would be ‘NO TAX RATE INCREASE.’ Their caps not mine,” Woloson said. “The brochure does not contain the […]

Get ready for Sashabaw Road work

Just in from the Road Commission: The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will spray patch approximately 60 lane miles of roads throughout the county starting July 11 on 12 Mile Road between Telegraph Road (US 24) and Orchard Lake Road in the communities of Southfield and Farmington Hills. Spray patching involves cleaning out the […]

$75 million school bond: Millions for middle school

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where. what and why it is needed. In the second of a series, we check out Shashabaw Middle School. If the $75 million bond passes, Sashabaw Middle School […]

Clarkston Rotary officers ready for new year

The Clarkston Rotary Club celebrated the year ending on June 30 and the new Rotary year beginning July 1 at their annual President’s Night, June 27. Initiatives by new President Dave Boersma include weekly updates on the club website and social media, two speakers a month, monthly service projects, and monthly club recognition. “One Rotarian […]