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Letter to the Editor: Opposed to sheriff tax hike and village having own PD

Oakland County sheriff (Oxford Twp) wants more presence, with more boots on township turf at the expense of taxpayers. "We need more brown shirts" they say. Well, "Transparency" is the "political" name of the game these days....more >>

Talk of the Towns

He said, she said

By Mary Keck and Lance Farrell Most of the time, my husband — a reporter for The Lake Orion Review — and I can cheer for the same team. During basketball season, we're both rooting for the Hoosiers, but now we're writing about and for neighboring communities and newspapers....more >>

Don't Rush Me

You can find me 'down by the river'

Or -- Retirement ain't gonna be what it used to be.

Sometimes I wish I would have listened to Ma Rush more than I did. Wish I would have inherited her financial smarts rather than those of Pops Rush. Money burned a hole in Dad's pockets....more >>

Guest editorial

Summer to Autumn transition a chore, fun

Seems Mother Nature has an eye on the calendar and has noticed that September 22 was the autumnal equinox commonly known as the first day of Fall. Already the weather has changed from the longer daylight days we experienced which meant that in our part of the country the sun did not set until around 9:15PM....more >>

Wild Ideas A column by Mary Keck (and hubby Lance Farrell)

He said, she said

Most of the time, my husband, a reporter for The Lake Orion Review, and I can cheer for the same team. During basketball season, we're both rooting for the Hoosiers. But now that we're writing for local communities, things have changed....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Reader sickened by O.J. theories Dear Editor, I was nauseated after reading the article in this week's Clarkston News about the O.J. movie, and the up-coming debut and "fund-raiser....more >>

More letters to the editor...

Veterans' thanks Dear Editor, We would like to thank the following for their help in making the recent veterans' benefits seminar a success: American Legion Post #63, Clarkston for hosting the event; Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly and Oakland County Veterans Administration for providing speakers; and local businesses and media for assistance with announcing the event....more >>

More letters...

Proposal 2 Dear Editor, I am writing to clear up some misconceptions and outright lies about Proposal 2. Strikes by public employees in Michigan are illegal PA 336; 1947. Proposal 2 reaffirms the authority of the state to enact laws prohibiting strikes by specifically stating so in the amendment....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Study ballot carefully

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the enthusiasm of the new school year, college and high school sports, The Taste of Clarkston, marching bands, school buses on the roads, and the harvest....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Leaves fall to make way for new life

October: what a glorious month! The stunning, vibrant array of color displayed by Mother Nature for a brief moment inspires many a conversation. Some will speak of their favorite viewing location or remembrances of seasons past....more >>
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Born September 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1630: John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel
1703: The French, at Hochstadt in the War of the Spanish Succession, suffer only 1,000 casualties to the 11,000 of their opponents, the Austrians of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.
1791: Mozart's opera The Magic Flute is performed for the first time in Vienna
1846: The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.
1864: Confederate troops fail to retake Fort Harrison from the Union forces during the siege of Petersburg.With Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia stubbornly clinging to Petersburg, Ulysses S. Grant decided to cut its vital rail lines.