City hall, DPW budget set at $300,000

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council voted 5-0, April 8, to approve a budget of up to $300,000 for city hall expansion and renovation. It will be funded through a loan from Clarkston’s Water and Sewer Funds, to be repaid over 15 years at one percent interest. The project includes a larger DPW […]

Tips to protect letter carriers

Clarkston letter carriers have a message to deliver to the community during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 14-20. “Several of our letter carriers know first-hand about both the prevention and the pain of animal attacks, and we want to do whatever we can to help educate the community — especially parents and pet owners,” […]

State government transparency plan

The Michigan House of Representatives voted unanimously, April 9, in favor of House Bill 4014, part of a bipartisan plan to end exemptions for the governor and state legislators from open records laws. “Elected officials should have nothing to hide from the residents they serve,” said state Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township, top sponsor […]

Sashabaw work

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to start road work on Sashabaw Road from I-75 to Clarkston Road in Independence Township on Monday, April 22. The $4.8 million project includes reconstruction and widening Sashabaw Road to five lanes, traffic signal modifications, new water main leads, drainage improvements, and new Americans with Disabilities Act […]

Agencies team up for animals

Oakland County Animal Control, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, and Michigan Humane Society (MHS) are teaming up to fight animal abuse in the county. “Animal cruelty doesn’t respect city, county, or state lines, so we are incredibly excited to forge this new partnership with the teams in Oakland County,” says MHS vice president of Field Services […]

White Canes for community

Members of the Clarkston Area Lions Club will take to the streets and store fronts of the Clarkston area from April 26 through May 4 to raise funds as part of the annual White Cane Week. “Lions Club members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference […]

Hit-and-run victim dies from injuries, suspect still sought

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The wheelchair-bound man who was hit by a car outside of the Clarkston Specialty Healthcare Center on the night of March 14 has died from his injuries. Albert Russell Orsette, an 83-year-old resident of Independence Township, then a patient at the facility, passed away on April 8. Authorities […]

Spring break rescue from ocean riptide

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Clarkston High School students Alex Byrd and Tyler Brueck were in the right place at the right time when they saved two children in a rip current during spring break in Florida last week. The two juniors visited the beach with their families and friends enjoying the […]

Safety awards

Safety awards

From left, Denise Owen, manager of post office operations for the region, presents Million Miles Awards to Clarkston Post Office carriers Shellie Kent, Jerri Duncan, and Kevin Pyszora for 30 years driving without an accident. “It’s a very special honor, recognizing how important safety is,” Owen said at an April 5 award presentation. Photo by […]

Tax scam thwarted

Tax scam thwarted

Clarkston Post Office OIC Jake Irvan, at left, and Denise Owen, manager of post office operations for the region, present a hero award to Richard Edwards at an April 5 award presentation. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Quick thinking by Clarkston postal clerk Richard Edwards saved a local resident from […]