Road paving update

The city now has confirmation that Depot Road, W. Washington, S. Holcomb, and White Lake Road will be repaved (weather permitting) starting Oct. 21 and extending through Oct. 29. Some preparatory work may begin before Oct. 21, but it will be minor.“Without question, traffic flow will be challenging during this period and no on-street parking […]

Davisburg Road closed in Springfield Township

The Road Commission for Oakland County has issued a permit to allow Springfield Township to close Davisburg Road/Broadway Street, from east of Andersonville Road to Hickey Avenue, starting this past Monday, Oct. 2, through mid-December.This section of Davisburg Road/Broadway Street carries approximately 6,000 vehicles daily.The closure is necessary for the removal of the Mill Pond […]

Never forget

Never forget

Lt. Frankie Cruz, of the Independence Township Fire Department, stands with State Rep. Mike Harris, R-Waterford, at the Michigan State Capitol on Sept. 7. Harris hosted Cruz at the annual ceremony held by the state’s House of Representatives to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to honor first responders. Photo: Mike Quillinan/House Republican […]

Property, tax scams on rise

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown is sounding the alarm about misleading mailings received by area residents under the guise of representing Oakland County and tax collection offices.According to a recent press release, over the past several weeks, numerous area residents contacted the Oakland County Register of Deeds office after receiving a postcard through […]

Tips on how to protect yourself from ID theft, scams

By Jim NewellSpecial to the Clarkston News (This is the second of a two-part series.)OAKLAND COUNTY — Whether it’s from a phone call, text message or on a personal computer, scammers and identity thieves are finding new and increasingly more convincing ways to cheat people out of their hard-earned money.Electronic fraud (or internet fraud) can […]

Revision to open burning ordinance

Revision to open burning ordinance

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor There has been a change to the open burn ordinance in Independence Township.At the Aug. 8 regular meeting of the Independence Township Board of Trustees, approval was given to eliminate the requirements to obtain a burn permit for open burning on residential property.“All rules stay in place in relation to […]

Upcoming walk for speed awareness

Upcoming walk for speed awareness

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor Last September, Margaret Tippen was killed in a pedestrian accident on Kier Road in Springfield Township by a driver going 43 mph on the dirt roads and who fell asleep.Now, her family wants to see that nothing like that happens again.An upcoming memorial walk is planned for Sept. 30 at […]

Police reports, Sept. 6, 2023

Vehicle break-inBetween the hours of 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Aug. 15, unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle located in the 4000 block of the Fox Creek apartments and stole two complete sets of golf clubs, golf range finder, miscellaneous clothing, $100 in cash and a Bluetooth speaker. The incident is being investigated. Stuck […]

Sidewalk repairs

Plans are progressing forward to replace the 301 broken or heaved sidewalk slabs throughout the City of the Village of Clarkston, according to Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith.Efforts are currently underway to secure a contractor performing similar work in the city of Berkley, but no firm dates have been established.

Police files, Aug. 23, 2023

Stolen generatorBetween 8 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 5:15 a.m. on Aug. 17, individuals at the construction site located at Mann Road and Woodland Blvd reported a larceny and malicious destruction of property incident.The work crew parked the CAT front loader behind a portable (wheeled) construction trailer and found it moved away from the trailer. […]