View Newspapers: Here Today — And Here Tomorrow

The big news in newspapering in the greater Flint area late last week — Booth Newspapers’ announcement of its plans to discontinue the company’s Flint suburban weekly papers early next year — understandably has left both local readers and advertisers scratching their heads wondering where and how they fit into Booth’s plans. Here at the View Newspaper Group, we can […]

Bristol Road eyesores razed

FLINT TWP. — It’s the end of days for this 49-year-old Day’s Inn motel (formerly Holiday Inn) on Bristol Road which has been reduced to a pile of rubble, taking with it a bit of colorful history. It was the site of the legendary birthday party in August 1967 of The Who’s Keith Moon, who was touring with fellow British […]

Township shedding lease obligations for State Police Post

FLINT TWP. — Subject to state approval, the township board of trustees approved an agreement to transfer its lease obligations for the Michigan State Police Post to the Genesee County 911 Consortium. The 911 Consortium purchased the property at 4481 Corunna Road on August 18, according to a lease assignment agreement unanimously approved by the township board at its Monday […]

Board hotly debates employee suspension

FLINT TWP. — Contentions over the suspension of a code enforcement officer by the township supervisor ignited tensions at the township board of trustees meeting Monday night. Alleging that Supervisor Karyn Miller had not followed proper procedure in disciplining code officer Mike Myatt last week, Treasurer Sandra Wright had the personnel matter added to the board’s agenda. Myatt, who was […]

Flint Township joins lawsuit against county

FLINT TWP. — The township board has agreed to become a plaintiff in a lawsuit initiated by the Genesee County Drain Commission against Genesee County and the Board of Commissioners. At issue is a share of refunds from health care premiums paid under a county cluster plan. The drain commission is spearheading litigation to recoup its share of refunds of […]

Back to the Bricks 2012 to be topic at business meeting

FLINT TWP. — Suzanne Kayser, director of projects for Patsy Lou Chevy-Buick GMC and Mark Cormier of Duke’s Car Stereo will be the guest speakers at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, noon to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 16 at Old Country Buffet, 3583 Miller Rd. This month’s topic is “How you can get involved in the 2012 Flint Township […]

Father/son team joins Westwood Hills Crime Watch

FLINT TWP. —The Westwood Hills Crime Watch added some new volunteers — retired Flint Township Police Officer Al Clark and his son Alex Clark — during the month of October to enhance the neighborhood’s eyes and ears for the Flint Township Police Department. The streets of the subdivision off Beecher and Mill roads were patrolled “Devils Night,” Oct. 30, and […]

Police chief monthly report

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert said that Halloween night went off very well. “It was busy but nothing out of the ordinary,’’ he said. He also reported that the department handled 1,951 calls since the last township board meeting in October. Those included 16 personal injury accidents, 424 traffic stops and 211 emergency medical calls. —R.S.

CAHS’ ‘Cinderella’ coming next week

FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now on sale for the Carman Ainsworth theater department’s production of “Cinderella’’ putting their own spin on the classic fairytale. Performances will be at 7 p.m. November 17- 19. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children who show up wearing a costume. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance online […]

Second bomb threat at CAHS

FLINT TWP. — On the heels of a countywide bomb-threat to schools on Friday that led to early dismissal, students at Carman-Ainsworth High School were under lockdown most of Monday morning following another bomb threat called in. Superintendent Bill Haley said the call, believed to be made by a student, came into his office about 9:30 a.m. Following procedures, the […]