2015 activity report issued for fire department

FLINT TWP. — In 2014, township firefighters responded to 745 incidents – an average of 62 per month, 14 per week and two per day – according to the recently released 2015 Annual Fire Department Report. It is the first time in many years that the department has published an annual report of its activities, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike […]

Whaley Children’s Center offers hope

Editor’s note: View Newspaper Group is proud to partner with Whaley Children’s Center in their annual fundraising drive by placing their donation envelope in our papers today. The following article provides information about the organization and how even small donations can make a big difference. Please consider donating to this deserving cause. FLINT — The walls of the Whaley Children’s […]

Ready to vote

Elections are one-day events for voters but the township clerk spends many weeks getting ready. These voting machines for use by blind and disabled voters were among those being tested in recent weeks to ensure proper function on election day. The Help America Vote Act (HAVA), signed into law in 2002 requires that at least one accessible voting machine be […]

CAHS Robotics team ready to defend its “Stronghold”

FLINT — Kettering University has hosted local robotics tournaments for several years but those coming up over the next two weekends came with an advisory about the Flint water crisis. Kettering will host two district tournaments – March 3-5 and March 10-12 at its campus recreation center. Both are free and open to the public. Tournament instructions for visiting teams […]

One dead in Monday apartment shooting

FLINT TWP. — On Feb. 29 at approximately 6:20 pm, Flint Township Police Officers responded to Hunters Ridge Apartments for a shooting in the parking lot. First responding officers found Antonio Watkins, a 25-year-old Flint Township resident, lying in the parking lot outside an apartment building. Officers also received information that a second victim, a 24 year old City of […]

Boards OK using general fund for road projects

FLINT TWP. — In a 5-2 vote, the township board of trustees agreed to dip into its general fund balance to help pay for road projects this year. The approved road plan for the 2016 construction season will see road millage funds used for milling and paving work on Sugar Bush Lane and Dye Krest Circle. Then, remaining funds will […]

In brief

CAMS got talent! FLINT TWP. — Patrons of the arts of singing, dancing, acting, music and other forms of entertainment are invited to come out to see the next Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Talent Show. It will be held Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. Admission is $3. — R.S. CAHS to present ‘Mermaid’ FLINT TWP. […]

Flint receiving help from ‘neighbors’ nationwide

FLINT — Those dealing with Flint’s tainted water nightmare just received help from a couple of Dream Girls. Virginia is a long way from Flint – about 800 miles, roughly — but when Claudine Ellis and Diondra Gray, both realtors with Dream Girls Real Estate, a Keller Williams office, heard about the situation, they wanted to lend a hand. Ellis […]

Road funding in years ahead

Letters to the editor

On Nov. 10, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a comprehensive package of new Michigan road-funding bills. While it is good to finally see the Legislature taking action on this important issue and while the comprehensive package may eventually increase road funding to acceptable levels, this transportation infrastructure funding package may eventually increase road funding to acceptable levels, this […]

Feel the power

I t was about 2:30 in the afternoon last Wednesday, and suddenly the fan stopped spinning. The TV went dark, the satellite receiver stopped whirring away. From the other room, I could hear a thump as the subwoofer attached to my desktop computer shut down. Nothing provokes prayer like a sudden blackout. Oh please, Lord, don’t let the power be […]