Halloween candy for soldiers

For parents looking for an alternative to their children consuming excessive amounts of candy on Halloween while engaging in a service project with their children, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Halloween candy as part of its 11th annual ‘Treats for Troops’ collection to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to troops overseas. The Centers […]

Extra precautions in place for in-person voting in Springfield

The Springfield Township Clerk Office has been busy making sure residents can safely vote in person or absentee. Clerk Laura Moreau said all seven precincts in the township will be open on Election Day for those who prefer to vote in person. “We want to assure our voters that we are taking many health precautions […]

Five running for trustee seats in Springfield Township

Three positions are unopposed in Springfield Township as Laura Moreau is running for Supervisor; Sean R. Miller for Clerk; and Jamie L. Dubre for Treasurer. All positions are for 4-year terms. There are four seats available for Trustee with five candidates running: Donna M. Lopez, Democrat candidate, is running for the first time. What two […]

Clarkston link in governor kidnapping plot?

Clarkston link in governor kidnapping plot?

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As the shocking news quickly spread last Thursday that state and federal officials had foiled an alleged plot to kidnap and possibly harm or murder Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a late-afternoon press conference opened local eyes even more when Clarkston was mentioned as a location where persons of interest reside. […]

Motorcycle president

Motorcycle president

Clarkston resident Roger Smith was named president of the Antique Motorcycle Foundation at the organization’s annual board meeting that was held virtually on September 26. He has previously served with the nationwide organization as director, secretary and vice president over the past 12 years. The foundation focuses on giving educational grants to students who are […]

Greens Market back for year 30

The Clarkston Farm and Garden Club’s annual Greens Market is back for its 30th year, even if it’s in a little bit different form. “COVID has changed all of our lives,” said Diane Putvin, who was elected club president in May. “We needed to change, too.” Starting this week, an online site at clarkston-farm-garden-club.square.site takes […]

SCAMP awards doled out to committed area volunteers

SCAMP awards doled out to committed area volunteers

SCAMP gave out its annual VIP awards for donors and volunteers who make a difference in the program earlier this month. “We are so grateful to the individuals and groups that give so much to our SCAMPers and know we couldn’t do what we do without their help,” said Aimee Baker, executive director of SCAMP. […]

COVID-19 Update – October 14, 2020

As of October 14, 2020, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and new cases in the past 30 days for the following ZIP codes: 48346: 235 cases (36 new), 10 deaths 48348: 279 cases (53 new), 4 deaths 48350: 63 cases (11 new), 2 deaths As compared to October 7 statistics: 48346: […]

Waldon Village project heading for township board agenda

Waldon Village project heading for township board agenda

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News The Planned Unit Development project, Waldon Village, located on the north side of Waldon Road between Sashabaw and Walters roads, received final site approval from the Independence Township Planning Commission in a 5-2 vote on October 1. The plan will be on the Independence Township Board of […]

Clarifying how to vote early for Nov. 3 election

With the November 3 U.S. Election now less than a month away, the term “early voting” has become prominent in recent days. What exactly does that term mean? “There has been much confusion over the term ‘early voting’ this election season as we have seen an increase in questions from area residents,” said Independence Township […]