Road work delayed

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Road work that was supposed to begin this year on Clintonville, South Clarkston, Flemings Lake and Walters roads will be delayed to 2020, according to Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. “By the time all the plans were put together, packages put together, it wasn’t until well into the […]

Hit-and-run victim dies from injuries, suspect still sought

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer The wheelchair-bound man who was hit by a car outside of the Clarkston Specialty Healthcare Center on the night of March 14 has died from his injuries. Albert Russell Orsette, an 83-year-old resident of Independence Township, then a patient at the facility, passed away on April 8. Authorities […]

Ind Twp wireless ordinance

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE NOTICE OF STANDARDS FOR WIRELESS FACILITIES, SUPPORT STRUCTURES, UTILITY POLES AND OTHER INSTALLATIONS IN PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at its meeting on April 9, 2019, the Charter Township Board of Trustees may have introduced an Ordinance and adopted a Resolution to require that wireless facilities, wireless support structures, utility […]

$2 million for fresh fire trucks

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Later this year, expect to see three new fire engines on the streets. At the March 19 Independence Township Board of Trustees meeting, Fire Chief Mitch Petterson presented the department’s plans to spend nearly $2 million on two new trucks and a quint – a cost that was […]

Black Monte Carlo sought in hit-and-run

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Deputies are looking for a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo with some type of red writing on the front of the vehicle in connection with a hit-and-run of an 83-year-old Independence Township man, 10:13 p.m., Thursday night. The vehicle should have damage to the front passenger side and possibly […]