Schools facing ‘period of belt tightening,’ loss of millions in state funding

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As the COVID-19 outbreak has affected businesses across the state, the impact will also be felt by Clarkston Community Schools. At the May 18 Board of Education meeting, Executive Director of Business Services Mary Beth Rogers presented the potential financial implications of an expected decline in state funding on […]

Oakland County outdoor playgrounds to reopen June 5; indoor playgrounds remain closed

Oakland County outdoor playgrounds to reopen June 5; indoor playgrounds remain closed

Effective this Friday, June 5, the Oakland County Health Division is rescinding Emergency Health Order 2020-8, which closed all indoor and outdoor playground equipment for children. Indoor playgrounds remain closed under State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-110 and social distancing is still required at outdoor parks and recreational facilities. The County Health division is providing […]

Dental offices: ‘Safest, and have been the safest’

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Sherry Regiani knows people have concerns and fears about going back to the dentist as dental, medical and veterinary offices began reopening to non-emergency care to patients last Friday. Regiani, from Regiani Holistic Dental Center, located at 10435 S. Ortonville Rd. Suite B in Clarkston, wants to […]

House approves Schroeder’s plan to make Michigan child abuse investigations more effective, transparent

Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan allowing Michigan Children’s Ombudsman investigators to dedicate more resources to cases where child abuse is suspected was unanimously approved today by the state House. The plan also improves transparency and accountability to improve the investigation process. “Our goal is to protect vulnerable children and deliver the justice they deserve,” Schroeder said. […]

Clarkston veterans honored on Memorial Day

While many Memorial Day events were canceled due to the COVID-19 virus, including the annual Memorial Day program at Lakeview Cemetery sponsored by Campbell-Richmond Post 63, two members of the American Legion made certain that veterans were not forgotten. Don Carter, former Sergeant at Arms, and Barney Schoenfeld, former Post Commander of Post 63, went […]

City council resignations

Last week, the city announced that councilpersons David Marsh and Scott Reynolds will be resigning in June. Both will be moving out of the city for unrelated reasons and therefore, must resign from their council positions. Because both Marsh and Reynolds are in the first year of a two-year term, the mayor and council will […]

Springfield Township offices open

Springfield Township and building department offices are now open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors must wear a mask covering their mouth/nose to enter.

Parade canceled

Due to the coronavirus, this year’s Fourth of July parade – a long-standing tradition and perennial favorite in Clarkston – has been canceled. “I’m already looking forward to next year’s parade, one of the best in the state,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith.

Council votes for salon

The May 26 city council meeting included a public hearing and presentation on the proposed 2020-21 city budget, which will return to the council on June 22 for final approval. Separately, the council approved a planning commission recommendation to allow second-floor usage of 12 S. Main Street as a hair and nail salon. The council […]