City motion to reconsider ruling rejected

Judge James M. Alexander rejected a motion to reconsider his ruling against the city in the 59 S. Main Street lawsuit. The judge filed the denial on March 16 in Oakland County Circuit Court, in the CBC Joint Venture vs. City Of The Village Of Clarkston case. His summary disposition ruling, which was filed on […]

Blue pinwheels for child-abuse prevention with CAYA

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Spinning blades of blue will flutter in the April breeze during the Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month of April. Organizers with Clarkston Area Youth Assistance (CAYA) hope to provide 1,000 blue pinwheels to businesses, community groups, and residents to put in gardens, front windows, and other displays around […]

25-year educators honored

Clarkston Community School employees with 25 or more years of experience with the district were recognized during the Board of Education meeting, March 13. Principals or directors introduced their employees and described what they’ve given to the district over the years. The employees recognized were David Blehm, Buildings and Grounds; James Farnworth, Buildings and Grounds; […]

Outstanding students

Outstanding students

Clarkston Optimist Club’s Outstanding Student Citizens, from left, for Pine Knob Elementary, Ava Pawlak; Gabe Yang, North Sashabaw Elementary; and Jessica Petker, Bailey Lake Elementary. Photo provided BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston Area Optimist Club presented three Outstanding Student Citizen awards at its Feb. 22 meeting, to Jessica Petker, Bailey Lake Elementary; Ava […]

Murderer sentenced

Joseph Gabriel Mauti, 32, was sentenced, March 14, to 60 to 100 years in prison for the murder of Lindsey Mauti. He was found guilty of second-degree murder and animal torture in February. He killed his wife and dog on May 29, 2015, at their home on Cheshire Park Drive in Independence Township. Their two […]

Stranger danger

Deputies are investigating a “stranger danger” incident at North Sashabaw Elementary after dismissal for the day, March 14. Security cameras showed a woman entering the building, walking in and out of classrooms, and taking items from one classroom. Staff members at the school stopped the woman and escorted her to the office and then out […]

Paid parking plan paused

Paid parking plan paused

Mayor Steven Percival makes a point about the parking plan. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor City officials will hit the road for more information after business owners and residents blasted a plan for downtown paid parking. “We’re here to talk about it – this gives us a base point to […]

Keep sun shining

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor This week marked Sunshine Week for 2017, a nationwide celebration of open government and readily accessible public information. Clarkston’s own state Rep. Jim Tedder was honored by Michigan Press Association for his support of transparent and open government, as well as journalism, with the Peter Pettalia Memorial Sunshine Award […]

Schools to start before Labor Day?

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Planning to be on vacation until Labor Day? You might want to reschedule. Clarkston Community Schools requested and received a waiver from the state to start the next school year a week before the Sept. 4 holiday, Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock said. “With the law stating that schools […]

Kid count down 145

The first student count day of the year came up with 7,610, 145 fewer than last year. The 2016-2017 budget accounted for a loss of 100 students. Clarkston receives $7,511 per student, so 45 students equals $337,995. However, including Young Fives and post-high programs brings Clarkston Community Schools to a total of 8,441 students, said […]

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