Suspect charged in jogger attacks

Charles Gamble II of Independence Township faces assault charges in connection with attacks on two joggers in Genesee County. Gamble, 40, was arraigned in Genesee County District Court on Oct. 21 with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and assault and battery. He is charged with attacking a 33-year-old woman […]

Judge rules for city in FOIA case

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Hon. Leo Bowman, Oakland County Circuit Court, ruled in favor of the City of the Village of Clarkston in a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by city resident Susan Bisio. In the Oct. 19 ruling, the judge said records requested by Bisio were not public. “The contested records […]

City Council hires interim manager

Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, Oct. 24, to hire Rich Little as interim city manager. Compensation is a $100-per-week stipend from Oct. 24 until Dec. 31, 2016, or upon hiring a new city manager. Little had been volunteering at city hall, along with Steve Percival, resident and candidate for mayor, to help with city administration. […]

News in Brief

White Lake Road project moves forward The Independence Township Board voted unanimously, Oct. 18, to approve first reading of a rezoning request for 3.16 acres north of White Lake Road, east of Andersonville Road. The request is to rezone the vacant land from Limited Industrial to Planned Unit Development, for a new gas station, restaurant, […]

Treat time

Treat time

Violet Constable accepts a candy treat from Kelly Schaller’s Anna and Elsa, played by Kate Webb, at Friendly Forest last Saturday in Clintonwood Park. Photo by Phil Custodio

Prosecutor finds meeting violation, but no charges

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A review by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office found Clarkston City Council probably violated the Open Meetings Act last year, but no charges will be filed. “It does not appear that the violation of the OMA was intentional, but was the result of some confusion about the law,” said […]

Parking a problem for music kids

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Downtown Clarkston has a parking problem for Clarkston Conservatory of Music at 49 S. Main Street, said Giselle Graham, Kindermusik director at the conservatory, at the Oct. 10 City Council meeting. “We are definitely having an issue on parking,” said Graham, speaking during public comment. “We have 150 families […]

News in Brief

Sidewalk work OK’d Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, Oct. 10, to approve a project by Brimacomb Landscaping for about 1,300 square feet of sidewalk work in the city, for $8,500. The city received four bids. Brimacomb offered the lowest square-foot price. Bids were also received from Carlo Construction for $9,936, 1,228 square feet; Joe Gustinis, […]

Chilean runner tours town

Chilean runner tours town

When Giselle Alvarez visited Clarkston after traveling from her home in Chile, one thing she enjoyed was the deep dish pizza at Little Caesar’s. “It’s very thick – pizza at home is thin,” she said, translated from Spanish by her host, Jose Aliaga of Independence Township. Alvarez, a world-class runner, was in town for the […]

Fans in pink

Fans in pink

The Jungle was dressed up in pink as they cheered on the Wolves during their 42-21 victory over West Bloomfield last Friday night. Pink was chosen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

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