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

Discussion pending on parking study

A parking study given to the city by the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan on Sept. 13 was not listed on the City Council’s meeting agenda for Oct. 10, but was added at the meeting by Council member Michael Sabol. Mayor Joe Luginski called for the study, which was discussed at the September parking committee […]

Enrollment down 100

Lower student count meets expectations, officials say BY DANIEL REGIANI Special to The Clarkston News The school district’s preliminary student count is down 100 compared to last year. The decrease means about $751,100 less in state per-pupil funding, which was expected and budgeted, said Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan. The decrease will be offset by state […]

Life stories

Life stories

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Meeting every Monday morning, a local “gaggle of geezers” always has stories to share with each other. They got together to put some of them in a book, titled “One Cup at a Time.” “We were all concerned we’d have something to write about, but we all found once […]

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