‘Servant of the people’ gets special send-off

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board said goodbye to its longest serving treasurer last week. Sandra Wright, who is retiring after five terms in office, received proclamations from township, county and state representatives. Wright was first elected in 1992 coinciding with the first term of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. In a State of Michigan tribute to Wright, State […]

Dumping privileges being sorted out with new garbage collector

FLINT TWP. — Residents are being advised to call before hauling a load out to the Richfield dump, after township garbage service, now under new ownership, hit a snag regarding free dumping privileges. At its Nov. 19 meeting, township board members briefly discussed a contractual issue with Emterra Environmental USA which recently purchased Richfield Management LLC, after the latter filed […]

Departing treasurer applauds her deputy

FLINT TWP. — In a night reserved to honor her 20 years of service, retiring township Treasurer Sandra Wright chose to hand out an accolade of her own. Singling out deputy treasurer Tracey Tucker, Wright recalled an anxious phone call she made to Tucker from her hospital bed in 2009, where she was facing leg amputation. Wright asked Tucker if […]

C-A adjusts to new student information system

FLINT TWP. — Report cards were ready in just the nick of time for parents to pick up at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School during recent fall conferences – one of many new challenges school staff overcame while adapting to the new Synergy Student Information System. With it came a new ParentVUE portal, launched Nov. 1, where parents have online access […]

In brief

5th annual Winterfest celebration supports charities FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to celebrate the season of giving at the 5th annual Winterfest, from 2-6 p.m. on Dec. 1, held in the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School cafeteria. 1409 S. Maple Road. Admission is free but each guest is asked to donate one of the following: a nonperishable food item, a […]

Grand Blanc Music hosts Howl-iday benefit concert

GRAND BLANC — Happy Howlidays! Join Grand Blanc Music as they host a Christmas benefit concert to raise funds for the Friends of the Grand Blanc Dog Park. The talented teachers and students of Grand Blanc Music will perform favorite Christmas tunes on Dec. 16 from 6-8 p.m. The golf course is located at 5270 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc, MI, […]

MCC to hold veteran’s benefits fair Nov. 30

FLINT — Mott Community College is collaborating with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of Michigan’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for a one-day benefits fair for military veterans and their families. The event will take place on the college’s Flint campus Thursday November 30, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Event Center. Veterans of […]

The VIEW from here

Opinions — everybody seems to have one

I wrote this column three years ago, but I thought I’d dust it off this week to invite readers to write more letters to the editor. T his is the Viewpoint page, the place for all opinions in the newspaper — whether they be ours or those of the community. They say opinions are like … well … noses, everybody […]

Mott professor says ballot proposals not gone for good

FLINT TWP. —All six statewide ballot proposals failed in the November election but that does not mean they will go away quietly, according to Paul Rozycki, a Mott Community College political science professor and local political pundit, who spoke last week at the West Flint Business Association meeting. Proposals 1 and 2 concerning the emergency manager law and collective bargaining […]

In brief

Pink Night raises $46,211.40 for breast cancer FLINT — Financial Plus Federal Credit Union held its annual Pink Night on Oct. 4, to raise funds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The event, held at Blackstone’s Pub & Grill in Downtown Flint, raised $46,211.40 to fund breast cancer research and awareness. “We are thrilled to announce that we have raised […]