COVID-19 Update – March 31, 2021

As of March 31, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: March 31: 48346: 1,642 cases (232 new), 27 deaths 48348: 1,705 cases (240 new), 11 deaths 48350: 469 cases (63 new), 7 deaths As compared to March 24: 48346: […]

Young engineer

Clarkston resident Miguel Saez, PhD, a senior researcher in the Manufacturing Systems Research Lab at General Motors Research and Development, has been selected as a 2021 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer by SME, the professional association committed to advancing manufacturing and developing a skilled workforce. At GM, Saez is responsible for developing new technology in the […]

State appointment

Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer reappointed Clarkston resident Suzanna Shkreli as the director of the Office of Children’s Ombudsman. Shkreli is currently serving as the deputy director of the Office of Children’s Ombudsman (OCO) and is reappointed for a term commencing March 25, 2021 and expiring at the pleasure of the governor.   The OCO is housed in the Department of Technology, […]

COVID-19 Update – March 24, 2021

As of March 24, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the Clarkston ZIP codes: March 24: 48346: 1,528 cases (132 new), 27 deaths 48348: 1,598 cases (145 new), 11 deaths 48350: 445 cases (47 new), 7 deaths As compared to March 17: 48346: […]

Thank you!

Thank you!

Last Friday, Clarkston Area Optimist Club members delivered pizza to the Bailey House for the Clarkston High School Construction Tech program, whose students were working on renovations at the house, located at 9965 Sashabaw Road. Many of the students also helped with the ice rink installation at Depot Park in January, and the club provided […]

Independence Township man jailed on criminal sexual conduct charges

Independence Township man jailed on criminal sexual conduct charges

An Independence Township man accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a New Year’s Eve gathering was arraigned last Wednesday on a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in 51st District Court in Waterford Township. Ian Wilson, 20, is being held in the Oakland County Jail on $400,000 bond set by Magistrate Russell Anderson. Detectives from […]

Resident questioning township, supervisor responds

Resident questioning township, supervisor responds

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor The Independence Township Board of Trustees recently made changes to the township administrative infrastructure that has one resident miffed. At the March 2 board of trustees meeting, the board unanimously approved a proposal to restructure the current Building Department into two distinct but interconnected departments – a separate Building […]

Apartments update

After a review of the ordinance violations at the 35 Madison Court apartment, a registered letter was sent to the property owners outlining the violations and requesting corrections by March 24. Last week, a representative of the owner responded, agreeing to make the corrections as quickly as possible.

Clarkston Road paving

A meeting with the Road Commission for Oakland County has been scheduled for March 31 to discuss the roadway redesign proposed for the Clarkston Road approach to Main Street, including drainage recommendations. This is not the final meeting to approve the road work, just a status update, but input from Clarkston City Council and residents […]

Trash hauler committee

After a COVID-driven hiatus on this project, plans to assemble a trash hauler committee in the City of the Village of Clarkston are resuming as a joint committee with Independence Township. The final conclusion on how (or if) to proceed with a single trash hauler may be different between the city and the township, but […]