School purchases

Clarkston Board of Education approved $990,575.86 in purchases at its Aug. 28 meeting, its first of the new school year. Purchases include computer network switches at Clarkston High School for $47,861.98; reading and literacy assessments for $51,173.13; 29 new workstation computers for the Career-Technical Education program at the junior high, $32,451; two air-conditioning compressors at […]

Parking lot work

City Council voted 7-0, Aug. 28, to award the bid for seal coating and restriping city parking lots at Depot Park and Washington and Main to True North Asphalt of Rochester Hills. The work will cost $8,371 total, including $6,054 for work on Washington and Depot lots; along with $650 for sealcoat and stripe Depot […]

Bird talk

Bird talk

Bob McGowan, founder and president of Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club, demonstrates a “free-and-easy” birdhouse at the monthly meeting of the Birders Club, hosted by Steven Stroud in the park and atrium of The Gateway. The event featured a presentation by Julie Baker, founder and director of the Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition. Baker spoke about efforts […]

Nuview, community help to start school year

Nuview, community help to start school year

From left, Hannah Hallett, Carly Secoy, Brittany Golden, Tanya Heaphy, Cindy Crandell, Ann Dickie, and Adrian Schirr of Nuview Nutrition are once again grateful to their clients and their generosity for their successful Back to School drive. The donated school supplies made their way to Clarkston’s Lighthouse of Oakland County office for distribution to students […]

Game on!

Game on!

The energetic Jungle celebrates a successful play made by their favorite team during the Wolves blowout victory against Lapeer at the Battle at the Big House, Saturday, kicking off the season. Photo by Larry Wright

Parking kiosk coming to downtown

Parking kiosk coming to downtown

Clarkston City Council member Eric Haven, at right, makes a point about parking, as council members Sharron Catallo and Jason Kneisc listen. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The city will soon be the owner of a paid-parking kiosk after a contentious, split-decision vote of City Council, Monday. “Is this the […]

Work continues on Gregg’s

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston residents are still missing the signature pizza special from Gregg’s Gourmet Café, which was damaged in a fire next door in May. Owner Jeff Ryeson said renovations are taking longer than originally expected. “It’s just a slow process, but we’re coming back,” he explained. “By the end […]

Sewer rates passed on from water authority

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Township residents complain sewer rates are too high, but it’s out of local control, officials say. “Really what drives sewer charges is the sewage disposal fees that are not under our control,” said Dave McKee, director of Independence Township Department of Public Works. “We’re given the new rates […]

Boardwalk, new playground among ideas for park

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Residents had their say on the future of Depot Park at a community conversation meeting at Clarkston Independence District Library, Aug. 15. Hosted by Friends of Depot Park and led by Library Director Julie Meredith, they learned about development possibilities for the park, including bench and lighting improvements, new […]

Labor Day

The Clarkston News offices will be closed for the Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 4 – classified deadline is Friday, Sept. 1. No Labor Day parade in downtown Clarkston this year. It was cancelled after no organizers could be found to replace the Clarkston Rotary Club, which dropped it to focus on its other community […]

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