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Give NOTA a break

I'll be honest, I've never liked the way Downtown Development Authorities are funded in Michigan. In a nutshell, DDAs get their money by capturing tax dollars from other entities' millages....more >>

Don't Rush Me

SwameeDon proven right. Again!

Attack of the 'reality' TV

Every once in a while I like to go back and read old columns, see if any loose ends need to be tied, corrections or updates need to be made. Usually I don't like reading the old stuff, because -- well a lot of it sucks....more >>

Letter to Editor

Resident grateful for Pearson, state reps. efforts to end Addison's power outages I have just read the Addison Township DTE article and wish to thank Bruce Pearson, Brad Jacobson and Jim Marleau for their efforts to obtain a resolution from DTE for the excessive electric service outages Addison Township continually endures....more >>

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Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Experiences in the D

Before joining The Clarkston News, I had a job in which I had to work in the city of Detroit. I worked in many neighborhoods near Six Mile and the Southfield Freeway. To be honest, I was terrified....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Teacher's sad to see cursive not taught

Dear Editor, In regards to "Writing tells the story, expert says," Jan. 8, I found this interesting and quite relevant. I currently teach English at the community college level. Last week, I returned short essays to a group of freshman and they could not read the comments that I wrote on the essays, telling me "I can't read cursive....more >>
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Born April 25th
1599: Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England (1653-1658).
1873: Howard R. Garis, children's writer.
1873: Walther de la Mare, poet and novelist (Memoir of a Midget, Come Hither).
1874: Guglielmo Marconi, Italian physicist, inventor of the radio.
1892: Maud Hart Lovelace, children's author.
April 25th
in history
1898: The United States declares war on Spain.
1915: Australian and New Zealand troops land at Gallipoli in Turkey.
1925: General Paul von Hindenburg takes office as president of Germany.
1926: In Iran, Reza Kahn is crowned Shah and chooses the name Pehlevi.
1926: Puccini's opera Turandot premiers at La Scala in Milan with Arturo Toscanini conducting.