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The days of online readers enjoying the Clarkston News for free are over. Starting now, folks who want unlimited access to our internet content at must pay $35 annually for a subscription. That fee includes having a print edition mailed to their home on a weekly basis. “Good journalism isn’t free,” said Publisher Jim […]

Teachers train for tragedy

Teachers train for tragedy

From left, Clarkston High School staff members Bob Fletcher, Emily Seward, Scott Ballard, Jessica O’Rorke and Shannon Carolin practice a “take down” technique as part of Monday’s ALICE simulation training. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor While students had the day off honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Clarkston teachers and staff […]

Contract OK’d in city hall project

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city hall renovation and expansion project is moving forward after City Council voted, Jan. 14, to approve a contract of up to $7,500 with Total Environmental Designs, LLC, for building design services. Michael Wise will be the professional engineer on the project, and Jerome E. Carter, Certified Professional […]

Committee reviewing Clarkston Charter

Clarkston’s new Charter Review Committee, which is reviewing the City Charter for needed updates, is planning a public input session in February. The goal of the committee, which includes Steve Arkwright, chair, Bill Basinger, Rich Little, Jim Meloche, Scott Meyland, and City Manager Jonathan Smith, is to have any high-priority changes ready for the November […]

City OKs $6,000 in pursuit of DNR grants

City Council voted 4-0, Jan. 14, to approve $6,000 paid to Carlisle/Wortman Associates (CWA) for creation of an Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) grant for Depot Park. CWA will prepare the grant, including developing the project narrative, estimating costs, and preparing all necessary graphics and preliminary plans. This will put the city in the […]

Winter has come

A winter storm across the Midwest last week brought snow and single-digit temperatures to the Clarkston area, closing Clarkston Community Schools on Jan. 16 due to icy road conditions. The temperature is forecast to approach 40 degrees with rain in the middle of this week, dropping back into the single digits with snow by the […]

Relaxing into final exams

Relaxing into final exams

The Zen Zone welcomed therapy dogs to help students through their exams. Photo provided Parents transformed a room at Clarkston High School into a “Zen Zone” to help students cope with final exams. “We hope to give students a cool space to relax and de-stress during exam week, but more importantly, we’re sending a message […]

School board recognition

Clarkston Board of Education welcomed Stefanie Crane to her first board meeting, Jan. 14, after her election in November to a six-year term. “Our school board members spend countless volunteer hours working to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported,” said Superintendent Shawn Ryan, recognizing January […]

School appeal fails in right-to-work case

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled against the the Clarkston Education Association (CEA) and Michigan Education Association (MEA) in their appeal of a Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) order. The Jan. 10 ruling upheld the MERC order in favor of Clarkston teacher Ron Conwell, who was in a labor dispute with the teachers’ union over […]

Parking This Weekend In The City of The Village of Clarkston

Street Parking Reminder from The City Manager Jon Smith. With snow predicted for this weekend and next week, I though it appropriate to remind vehicle owners that parking is prohibited on all City streets and in City-owned parking lots from 2 AM to 6 AM from December 1to April 1.  Violators are subject to towing.  […]