News in Brief

American Legion hosts Veterans Day lunch Campbell – Richmond Post 63 of the American Legion invites its members, all veterans, and the public to its annual Veterans Day Dinner on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Post hall, 8047 Ortonville Road just north of I-75. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. All veterans will eat […]

Community meeting on park

The Friends of Depot Park hosts a community conversation about Clarkston’s Depot Park, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Clarkston Independence District Library, “Please come and contribute to a discussion probing the question, ‘What qualitative enhancements would we like to see in our park,’” said Eric Haven, chairman. “We invite you to join a […]

Block grants OK’d for senior busing

Clarkston City Council voted unanimously to direct $6,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to the Independence Township senior center transportation program. The money will be used in the center’s transportation program for residents over 55 years of aged, as well as disabled adults, said senior center Director Barbara Rollin. “We take them wherever they […]

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 are not […]

Ava’s first Halloween

Ava’s first Halloween

Ava Elizabeth Morey of Clarkston enjoys her first Halloween season with her parents, Ellie Locher and Nick Morey, and grand parents Chris and Stacy Locher, and Mark and Bev Morey, all of Clarkston. Photo provided

4 for City Council

            BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City Council will have at least one new face after the Nov. 8 election. Running for three open, two-year seats are two incumbents, council members Sharron Catallo and Michael G. Sabol, and two challengers, Rick Detkowski, Jr. and Sue Wylie. Catallo’s top three […]

Tainted water at schools

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Students at Springfield Plains and Bailey Lake elementary schools are drinking bottled water as work continues to replace and retest fixtures found to be contaminating water with lead. The cost for replacing the fixtures so far is around $15,000, said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “We won’t know the total […]

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. […]

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