Repairing township roads

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer With April showers and May flowers comes the spring bounty of potholes. According to residents posting on social media, Snow Apple Drive and Parview Drive are the two worst roads in the Clarkston area. Pat Kittle, Independence Township Supervisor, said the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) doesn’t […]

Pay-to-park in June?

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Paid parking could come to downtown before the start of summer, if a plan by the city Parking Committee comes to fruition. Committee member Jason Kneisc proposed a pilot paid-parking program in the city lot at Main and Washington streets, during the April 20 committee meeting. “Baby steps, to […]

Rezoning request tabled

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Plans are on hold for 42 W. Washington Street, after City Council tabled a rezoning request. Mayor Steven Percival, who made the motion to table, thought the issue was being rushed. “My concern is we’re pushing this to a motion before the council has any time to review the […]

News in Brief

Crossing count Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies are conducting a pedestrian count on M-15 this week for MDOT, to determine if more crosswalks are needed. There has to be at least 20 crossings in the timeframe, 7-8:15 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m., to show a need, said Lt. Larry Perry to Clarkston City Council. Crosswalks are needed […]

White Cane Week

Clarkston Area Lions Club members will take to local streets and store fronts from April 28 through May 6, White Cane Week. Donations will be used to support sight and hearing projects including Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Lions Bear Lake Camp for Physically Challenged Youth in Lapeer, Penrickton Center for Blind Children […]

Food drive to help rebuild lives

Students in Erin Shaw’s English class at Clarkston Junior High School, inspired by the book “Spilled Milk” by K.L. Randis, collected canned goods for women and children in need. The students were inspired to give to an organization that empowers women and children to rebuild their lives after domestic abuse. All canned goods will be […]

Egg hunt

Egg hunt

Fifteen-month-old Charlotte Paternoster drops two eggs into her basket during the Springfield Township Parks and Recreation Annual Egg Hunt last Friday. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Breaking News! Road Closures in Springfield Township

This just in from Oakland County’s road commission: Canadian National (CN) will close the following locations to through traffic today (Apr. 25) at 10:30 a.m. for emergency railroad crossing repairs: The first closure is Rattalee Lake Road between Terrace Road and in Eaton Road in Rose Township.  The detour for the closure is Terrace Road […]

Road work starts for winter shredded roads

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer With winter out of the way, the chewed-up Maybee Road between Clintonville and Marvin Road is due for some repaving next week, starting Monday, April 24. “This is pretty straight forward work,” said Craig Bryson, Road Commission for Oakland County senior manager of communications. “It will require we close one lane of traffic at a time. […]

Pay-to-park OK’d for downtown

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Downtown is moving forward with a plan for paid parking after a split vote of City Council. “We need to stop wasting the parking committee’s time,” said Mayor Steven Percival, who made the motion at the contentious April 10 meeting to go with paid parking. “We have to start […]

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