Deputies keep watch

Deputies keep watch

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer With schools and many businesses closed during the COVID-19 emergency, Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies in Clarkston and Independence Township stay busy patrolling business and residential areas, grocery stores, and medical facilities. “Criminal, traffic, and crash calls have been slightly lower, as most everyone is at home,” said Lt. […]

Clarkston COVID cases up to 5

Dr. Erica Harding from Clarkston Medical Group said their cases of COVID-19 was up to five. The results were from tests collected on March 16, and add on to two previously reported cases. The three additional cases range in age from 25-49, Harding said on the March 27 Facebook post. “Since this date (March 17), […]

COVID-19 in Clarkston

COVID-19 in Clarkston

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Two patients with the COVID-19 coronavirus are in treatment at Clarkston Medical Group. “One is critically ill and has some underlying health problems. The other patient is doing fine and had mild symptoms. So yes, it’s real, and very serious for some patients,” said Dr. Erica Harding on […]

Emergency powers

Independence Township Board voted unanimously, March 17, to empower the township supervisor and fire chief to suspend or terminate any township activity, close any building, enter into any contract or expenditure directly related or needed for purposes of an emergency action, should Independence Township declare a state of emergency. Funds spent during the emergency would […]

State RTA proposal off table, Kittle says

State RTA proposal off table, Kittle says

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The proposed Regional Transit Authority state legislation is stalled in committee, which is fine with Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. “I’m happy to announce that at 4:30 p.m., I received notice that House Bill 5550 has stalled. It is off the floor,” Kittle said at the March 3 […]

Suicide prevention training

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Local churches are going the extra mile to help those affected by suicide. Clarkston Community Church, 6300 Clarkston Road hosts a suicide prevention event, “Soul Shop: Ministering to Faith Communities Affected by Suicide,” on Saturday, March 14, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will also be […]

New LT in familiar digs

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer He’s the new Independence Township substation commander, but Lt. Todd Hill is far from unfamiliar territory. “I’m excited,” said Hill, whose first day on the job was Feb. 1. “I began my patrol career here in Independence in 2004 and spent a couple of years here before going […]

Virus voids exchange with Japan

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer While no cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have yet been confirmed in Michigan, Clarkston has been impacted by the worldwide outbreak. Students and staff from Japan scheduled to visit later this month as part of the ongoing Japanese exchange program with Clarkston High School will not be coming due […]

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