Township board meeting canceled

FLINT TWP. — A Sunday liquor sales permit for Fuddrucker’s Restaurant, 2373 Austin Parkway, was among nine agenda items postponed Monday night when the township board meeting was canceled for lack of a quorum. Trustees Frank Kasle and George Menoutes and Clerk Kim Courts and Treasurer Marsha Binelli were absent. At least four members of the sevenmember panel must be […]

I-69 Trade Corridor Development discussion planned

FLINT TWP. — The first economic development plan to attract businesses and jobs for the I-69 International Trade Corridor near Bishop International Airport could be in the works. An informal workshop meeting is being planned for Jan. 30 at the township hall to discuss creating a tax-free renaissance zone for designated township properties near the airport , said Tracey Tucker, […]

Elected officials react to Snyder’s State of the State address

GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder outlined a number of goals and plans for 2013 during his State of the State address, Jan. 16. Snyder, a Republican, who is in his first term as governor, praised the fact that under his administration Michigan’s budget is balanced and strides have been made to restore Michigan jobs and industry. State Sen. […]

Economy is better than you think

FLINT TWP. — Consumer confidence is lagging behind actual economic recovery, according to Paul Traub, business economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch, who gave a presentation at Baker College Monday night about the improving economy in Michigan and the United States. Stressing that his opinions were not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve, Traub guided the […]

CAMS introduces World Languages program

Bienvenidos! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Welcome

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Middle School World Language Department is hosting two World Language Nights to celebrate learning languages and the diverse cultures around the world. The first event took place on January 8 and the second will be held on February 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 811. The event targets students interested in learning a foreign […]

In brief

Black History Month Scholarship contests FLINT TWP. — Two scholarship competitions are leading the way into February’s Black History Month observances for Carman-Ainsworth Schools. Students in grades 4-12 are invited to enter the “I Can Make History” scholarship contest sponsored annually by Kroger. Kroger will award more than $67,000 in prizes including a scholarship, laptop computer or family field trip. […]

The VIEW from here

The ‘eyes’ have it

I ’ve known for some time I needed glasses. I used to have great eyesight, but in recent years I’ve noticed print getting fuzzy, some words in books nearly impossible to read without holding the pages close. Yes, the old eyesight isn’t what it used to be. So I finally went to the eye doctor to have an examination. Sure […]

One of mall’s oldest retailers closes doors

FLINT TWP. — After about 88 years in business, including 42 at the Genesee Valley Center mall, Bakers Shoe store is closing. Bakers Footwear Group, In, based in St. Louis, Missouri, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October and tried to right the ship by liquidating 150 of its 213 stores nationwide. But reorganization efforts to secure a buyer collapsed […]

CTI helps SMBs keep network running smoothly

BURTON — Communications Technologies Incorporated, a leading provider of unified communications and technology management services, has announced the launch of their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) management services. With more and more organizations finding themselves facing the challenges of a BYOD environment, Communications Technologies Incorporated’s solutions are coming at just the right time. Increasingly, organizations are recognizing the need for […]