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Jamming in the park

Musicians from the Magic Bus band entertain the crowd during the first of a six-week concert series at Depot Park last Friday. Concerts in the Park is held each Friday through July 19....more >>
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Peddling deputy

Residents will soon see Oakland County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Deputy Sharon Beltz patrolling Independence Township on a bike. "The deputy will be all over the township," said OCSO Lt....more >>
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Stranger saves Clarkston businessman

Pete Berishaj, owner of Old Village Cafe in downtown Clarkston, is lucky to be alive after being struck by a car, June 8, on Walton Blvd., in Waterford. His wife, Ann, credits a good samaritan for stopping to help Pete after he pulled over to fix the trailer on the back of his truck....more >>

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This summer kids can 'Think'

Clarkston teachers Kelly Fuller, Nate Fuller, and Cindy Pyscher are offering kids a chance to THINK this summer. "We're always concerned that the kids will need to refresh some skills after summer," said Nate, Kelly's husband....more >>
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Fund raisers for local girl next week

BY MEG PETERS Special to The Clarkston News While many eighth graders will enjoy the beach, sleepovers or hanging out with friends this summer, Clarkston resident Bailey Condron will lay in a hospital bed with pins in her skull....more >>
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Community welcomes new Huron Valley Financial office

Huron Valley Financial (HVF) held a ribbon cutting celebration on June 14 to celebrate their new location at 7151 N. Main Suite 200 in Clarkston. The new office is HVF's second location in Clarkston....more >>

Opinions

Mayor, city attorney and council should stop what they are doing

Guest Viewpoint by Cory Johnston

In the city manager's first public letter since taking office six weeks ago (Clarkston News - June 5, 2013), she is "astounded" that non-residents can "cite chapter and verse of the city charter" while "those that who live here probably have never even read the document....more >>

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Thank you to City Manager for pickup

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The residents of the Clarkston Mill Pond would like to thank Clarkston City Manager Carol Eberhardt for making arrangements with the DPW to pick up the debris collected from our annual Mill Pond clean up....more >>

Opinions

A call to rethink public safety priorities

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The old adage was that you get what you pay for: that is, if you don't pay for something, then don't be surprised if you don't get it! Have you noticed that fewer people pay attention to traffic signs such as: "Stop sign," "no turn on red," "speed limit 25 miles per hour," and "no through traffic"; and the unposted ones such as "pedestrians have the right of way," "slow on yellow light" and "stop on red one....more >>

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Issues with City Manager comments

Letters to the Editor

I question the wisdom of the Clarkston city manager penning criticism about Independence Township residents for not requesting information. Why? Because she specifically brought to my attention a sheriff agreement I have since found didn't exist....more >>

News Briefs

City meets with MDOT

Clarkston city officials met with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) last month to identify areas of Main Street needing repair. "MDOT has allotted, based on their budget, $50,000 for our requests," said City Manager Carol Eberhardt....more >>

Masons' Honor Walk

Clarkston Mason's celebrate St. John's Day by remembering fallen brothers during an Honor Walk this Thursday ( June 20) at 6 p.m. The event begins at the Masonic Lodge, 1. E. Washington, and travels to the Lakeview Cemetery....more >>
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