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Thanks for home tour support

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, What a wonderful weekend! The 33rd SCAMP Home Tour was a tremendous success and we are in awe of the remarkable support from the community. From the gracious homeowners, generous sponsors, giving donors, a hard working committee, and fantastic volunteers, we could not have possibly done it without everyone joining together....more >>

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Event possible with the community support

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, A huge thank you to all the students (who were excellent students), Springfield Plains Elementary staff, (especially Lars Covintree, SPE's physical education teacher for all his design work in planning whether it be with fitness instructors, games and food and especially for all his set up and assisting with timing and game running the day of the event), volunteers and our very special guests, local Clarkston business owners, who took time out of their very busy schedules to share their time, talents and inspirational passion and love around lifetime fitness....more >>

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Julie's Journey

A column by Julie Goldberg

I am seven weeks into my internship with The Clarkston News and it feels like my first day was just yesterday. With this internship, I am given the opportunity to write stories about the city I grew up in and so far it has been a rewarding experience for me....more >>

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Spectacular view reveals God's glory

Spiritual Matters by Rev. Dr. Matthew Webster

Over the weekend I was able to get away to Lake Michigan with my family. On the second night of the trip I witnessed a beautiful sunset that I wanted to share with my three year old daughter....more >>

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Editorial

Public notices on notice from Lansing

Both houses of Michigan's lame duck legislature slapped Clarkston's face last week. The State Senate voted against SB 1073, which would have allowed McLaren to build a hospital on Sashabaw Road....more >>
June 19, 2013

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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 >>
June 19, 2013

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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 >>
June 19, 2013

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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 >>
June 19, 2013

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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 >>
January 30, 2013

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Orion Beat

What does it mean when a business closes? In the case of Little Monsters, it means more than merely the loss of another retail opportunity. It isn't even just the loss of another toy store, a convenience easily supplanted by a quick trip to the mall....more >>
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