Take precautions for coronavirus, flu

The coronavirus (2019-nCoV) joins the flu as health concerns this winter season. The Oakland County Health Division is monitoring reports of coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan, China. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Oakland County. A few 2019-nCoV cases are confirmed in the United States, all travelers returning to […]

Proposed regs

Clarkston Planning Commission voted unanimously, Feb. 3, to forward a list of proposed regulations of short-term home rentals in the city to City Council. The proposed regulations of short-term rentals, such as AirBNB, include annual registration to obtain annual permits; all advertisements must contain the permit registration number; $150 annual fee; host must reside in […]

Fresh digs

Fresh digs

Clarkston Planning Commission members, from left, Sue Wylie, Elizabeth Rogers, Frank Schoebel, and Glenn Gualdoni break in the new city hall meeting room, Monday. Clarkston United Methodist Church hosted city meetings during reconstruction and renovation of the Artemus M. Pappas Village Hall much of last year. City Council returns to city hall on Monday for […]

Raffle winner

The Cedar 60 Queen of Hearts raffle continues at 1 E. Washington Street in downtown Clarkston, with a new jackpot until March 8. Tickets are one dollar. They can be purchased from waitstaff and bartenders throughout the month until the Sunday night drawing. Forty cents of every ticket goes to fund the charitable works of […]

Meeting with U.S. representative

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin stopped by the Monday morning coffee gathering of the Clarkston Geezers at Brioni Cafe, Jan. 27. Slotkin brought her own secret recipe maple cream pies made from the maple syrup the group collected and cooked on Allen Road in Independence Township, and gave to her, said Bill Haney, geezer and co-chair […]

Coulter, Kittle at odds over regional plan

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer A regional transit system is needed to attract business and younger talent, according to Oakland County Executive David Coulter. “The county executive has the goal to have a transit question on the ballot this fall. However, he wants to get the plan right first,” said Bill Mullan, media […]

City still to be swayed to join RTA opposition

City still to be swayed  to join RTA opposition

From right, Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle makes the case for the RTA resolution to Clarkston City Council members Al Avery, Jason Kneisc, Joe Luginski, Mayor Eric Haven, and Scott Reynolds. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston City Council members were sympathetic to a local drive against a proposed Regional […]

Angels’ Place Race gears up for new year

Angels’ Place Race gears up for new year

Paul Maxwell displays an Angels’ Place Race board of achievements. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Angels Place Race returns to downtown Clarkston on May 16. “It’s a great race, very well organized,” said race volunteer Paul Maxwell. “We work to improve it every year, with lots of door prizes from […]

World War II roundtable on Market Garden

The new North Oakland Council World War II History Roundtable will meet on Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at Clarkston Independence District Library. Topic will be Operation Market Garden, the Holland Campaign. “We are honored to have Rick Burtnett come to our meeting and discuss Operation Market Garden,” said organizer Paul Maxwell. Burtnett graduated […]

Meetings return to renovated city hall

All Clarkston city meetings will return to the newly renovated city hall, 375 Depot Road, starting with the Planning Commission on Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. “While we’re still working through our punch list of loose ends, we’re excited to officially re-open the facility,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “An open house event is […]