Questions of safety on new safety path

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The swamp safety path currently being installed on Clintonville Road between Waldon and Maybee roads is sagging, according to reader Michael Powell, who sent an email to The Clarkston News recently. “In the last ‘Township Times,’ Supervisor (Pat) Kittle mentions rain as being the reason for the lack […]

‘End of an era’

L. Brooks Patterson remembered The L. Brooks Patterson era will be remembered as halcyon days for Oakland County, said Dave VanderVeen of Clarkston, colleague and lifelong friend. “We’ve lost a wonderful person, a man who will be remembered for his kindness and loyalty, and as a protector of Oakland County,” said VanderVeen, director of central services […]

Intersection under scrutiny after recent accident

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer After a July 30 traffic accident at the intersection of Clintonville and Mann roads where three cars were involved, an area resident voiced his displeasure in an email to The Clarkston News. “The driver who blew the stop sign on Mann Road east of Clintonville Road took off […]

Parking still hot topic in city

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The opening sentence of a Modified Parking Proposal for Clarkston slanders local businesses and customers, according to local attorney Neil Wallace. “The accusation in the opening line is a bridge too far – it lays it on patrons and employees,” said Wallace, who represents restaurant owner Curt Catallo, at […]

Electronic speed signs

Two new electronic “Your Speed” signs are installed and operational on Holcomb Road. The permanent, solar powered signs are located on northbound Holcomb near Depot Road and southbound Holcomb between Miller Road and Surrey Lane to remind drivers of their speed on the 25 mph road, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. Signs stating the speed […]

Mill Pond meeting

The Lake Improvement Board for Clarkston Mill Ponds will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Drive. The meeting will include public hearings on the practicability of a three-year improvement project for Clarkston Mill Ponds consisting of nuisance aquatic plant management, surveys and treatments, goose control, […]

Movie a success at Deer Lake Beach

Disney fans enjoyed the beach-heavy movie “Moana” at Deer Lake Beach under a clear sky during Clarkston’s inaugural Movies in the Park, July 31. The first of the movies, hosted by Independence Township Parks and Rec with sponsors McLaren Clarkston, Genisys Credit Union, and Bowman Chevrolet, was scheduled for July 19 but it was rained […]

Event for Drew’s House on Sunday

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News The Knights of Columbus Council 15967 is getting reading for their Sixth Annual Golf Outing benefitting Drew’s Home of Clarkston on Sunday, Aug. 11. Drew’s Home of Clarkston is an organization working to establish independent living settings for persons with developmental disabilities. The organization builds or renovates […]

Taste of Clarkston

The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce, Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors and the City of the Village of Clarkston are working hard organizing the 22nd annual Taste of Clarkston, set for Sunday, Sept. 29, from 12-6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Clarkston. Taste of Clarkston is a one-day taste festival featuring over 50 […]

Popular spot

Popular spot

A pair of House Finches stop for lunch at a local bird feeder, July 30. Several pairs of House Finches frequent Clarkston Area Birders Club member Bill Haney’s feeder, even though it is intended for Baltimore Orioles. The birds contest with many pairs of Orioles, Cardinals, Redheaded Woodpeckers, Red-Bellied Woodpekcers, and the occasional inspection tour […]