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 […]

Planners against rezoning Mills neighbor

Planners against rezoning Mills neighbor

Ed Adler, one of the owners of the property, describes the commercial history of 42 W. Washington Street to the Planning Commission. Photo by Phil Custodio  BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston Planning Commission voted, Apri l2, to recommend against rezoning 42 W. Washington from R2 residential to village commercial. “By rezoning this, it […]

City joins forces with Super News team

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston residents will soon receive the Super News treatment, with the approval of City Council to join Independence Township in contributing news and columns by local leaders to The Clarkston News. Council members voted 5-2, April 10, to approve $400 for space in the once-a-month Super News edition, so […]

News in Brief

Spring wine tasting Clarkston Rotary Club hosts the Spring Wine Tasting and Buying Event on May 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Fountains Golf and Banquet, 6060 Maybee Road. The fundraiser will feature six award winning Michigan wineries along with appetizers and desserts catered by the Fountains. Favorite wines may be purchased by the bottle. Silent […]

The ‘Gangs’ of Clarkston

The ‘Gangs’ of Clarkston

Charles Gray Robertson III, at right with neighbor and Clarkston genealogist Tom Stone, on Robertson Court, named after his family. Photo by Phil Custodio  Sixth in a series on the families who helped build Clarkston and the descendants who still live here, carrying on their legacy. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Gangs roamed the […]

Extra costs for park project

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Extra costs for  electricity at Brady Lodge led to a $3,180 project overrun. Brady Lodge’s electricity cost the township a total of $31,763. In addition to electricity, the electrical work included dimmers for ballroom light switches, variable fan controls for ballroom switches, electrical circuits for a security system, […]

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