Parview pothole

Parview pothole

Ed and Emily Dowd of Independence Township were strolling down Parview Street  with  their 5-year-old daughter Charlotte the other week when The Clarkston News was asking about bad roads. This pot hole was big, and we are happy to report, recently filled in. Thanks to the Dowds for sending us the photo and update!

Scent of danger

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Investigation into a report of gun-brandishing teens over the weekend showed no gun was used. “The suspects involved have since been identified and investigated by police, revealing no firearm was actually brandished,” said Clarkston Schools Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “The item in question was a gray-and-black bottle of cologne. […]

News in Brief

New benches The city is considering new materials for new and replacement memorial benches in Depot Park, after a review by administration. Existing wood benches, which were commissioned by residents in memory of family members, are showing signs of wear and starting to fall apart, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “We feel the best alternative […]

Optimist honors for student citizens

Optimist honors for student citizens

From left are Optimist Outstanding Student Citizens Joseph Mansour, Kendall Hine, Ciara Waggoner, Clare Nalepa, and Anthony Felix. Photo by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Five of Clarkston’s best and brightest earned Outstanding Student Citizen honors from the Optimist Club, April 26 – Joseph Mansour of Sashabaw Middle School; Anthony Felix, Everest […]

EDITORIAL: Thanks for volunteers

Kudos to volunteers who braved the wet weather this past weekend for spring cleaning and other work all over town during Clarkston/Davisburg Impact Weekend. More than 600 volunteers signed up for more than 40 projects all over Clarkston and Oakland County, including the Washington and Main Street corner downtown. Folks with Clarkston Cultural Arts, and […]

Lion in the street

Lion in the street

Clarkston Area Lions Club member Joel DeLong collects a donation from a passing driver during the club’s annual White Cane Week, last Friday. Donations support the Clarkston Independence District Library with reading facilities and materials for the sight impaired, Clarkston Lighthouse, O.A.T.S., vision screening for pre-school children, and other community projects. Check for more […]

Clean water for everyone

International water experts converged on Clarkston for A Vision for Clean Water conference and workshops, April 27-30 at Colombiere Center in Springfield Township. They shared information and learned about the latest in filter technology for people without access to clean water in developing countries, said David Weatherill, international technical advisor with CAWST, Centre for Affordable […]

A reunion of Clarks

A reunion  of Clarks

The Clarks, along with Clark descendent Mary Jo Cobb-Bond, at right, visit the Clarkston News building on Main Street during their tour of town. Photos by Phil Custodio BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor When Nelson and Jeremiah Clark III left New York with their father Jeremiah Jr. to eventually settle in Michigan and get […]

Repairing township roads

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer With April showers and May flowers comes the spring bounty of potholes. According to residents posting on social media, Snow Apple Drive and Parview Drive are the two worst roads in the Clarkston area. Pat Kittle, Independence Township Supervisor, said the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) doesn’t […]

Pay-to-park in June?

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Paid parking could come to downtown before the start of summer, if a plan by the city Parking Committee comes to fruition. Committee member Jason Kneisc proposed a pilot paid-parking program in the city lot at Main and Washington streets, during the April 20 committee meeting. “Baby steps, to […]

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