Key to success 

Key to success 

From left are Jake Fultz, PJ Twork, and Gabe Toth of Lochhaven. Photo by Phil Custodio Lochaven band ready to launch BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor February might be too early to expect much change in the air, but not for the new alternative rock/pop band Lochaven. The local trio was in town presenting their debut […]

How to slow M-15

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Looking to slow down traffic on Main Street, the city could just take it over. That would probably be too expensive, though, said Planning Commissioner Frank Schoebel. “Cost of ownership would be prohibitive. For myself, we can rule that out,” said Schoebel, who recommended starting with a meeting with […]

Waldon project moves forward

BY JOETTE KUNSE Special to the Clarkston News A proposed 67-acre development on Waldon Road is moving forward with preliminary plans from Silverman Construction and Development delivered to the Independence Township Building Department last week. The developer, Gilbert “Buzz” Silverman, contracted for a traffic study of Waldon Road and the Sashabaw Road intersection. The study […]

Property taxes due

City of the Village of Clarkston residents’ winter tax bills are due Friday, Feb. 14. City offices are normally closed on Fridays, but will be open on Feb. 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to assist residents and business owners, said City Manager Jonathan Smith.

Battlefield analysis

Rick Burtnett explained why Operation Market Garden was a bridge too far, with the North Oakland Council World War II History Roundtable, Feb. 3. The history group will next meet on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Clarkston Independence District Library-Business Center Meeting Room, 6495 Clarkston Road “We will discuss the Italian Campaign,” […]

Register to vote in primary

Deadline to mail in voter registrations is Feb. 24, 15 days before the March 10 election. You can also register in person any time up through election day at your city or township clerk office with residency verification. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no […]

Residents not yet sold on marketplace proposal

Residents not yet sold on marketplace proposal

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Area residents voiced their displeasure at a proposed 67-acre development in Independence Township at a recent informal meeting. “None of this benefits the community,” said township resident Shannon Tiller, who attended the Jan. 28 meeting at the Clarkston United Methodist Church. “Like we need another bank. We’re not […]

Township updates sewer, water master plan

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The original water and sewer master plan for Independence Township was developed and adopted back in 1995. Times change, as township Planning and Zoning Manager Brian Oppmann explained to the Township Board, Jan. 21. The master plan is “a planning tool, a policy document that outlines how water […]

Homeowner balks at Walters Lake plan

Homeowner balks at Walters Lake plan

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Joanie Bachor doesn’t want to see more change in Clarkston. Last month, the Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors Department (ITPRS) received a partial grant from the DNR’s Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for a Walters Lake property development including public beach, fishing, pavilion, and other facilities. “I […]

Teacher faces up to life in prison on student sex charges

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Former Clarkston-area teacher Jason William Dean faces up to life in prison for engaging in a sexual relationship with an eighth grade student in 2010. Dean, 36, of Livonia was arrested on Jan. 27 by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team. At the time of the alleged […]