Talk of the town

Democratic presidential hopefuls talk jobs, education, crime in debate in Flint

FLINT – Cheryl Brisendine-Pavkovich says she wants a Democratic presidential candidate who “feels the same anger and frustration I do when I see the middle class being told ‘we all have to share the sacrifice.’” It was with that fire and resolve that the Gaines Township woman listened to the debate between Democratic presidential hopefuls Sunday. The exchange involving former […]

Bristol Rd. roundabout plans are ramping up

FLINT TWP. — Looks like plans are on track for construction to begin in July on a roundabout on Bristol Road near the I-75 interchange. It will be a Michigan Department of Transportation project over which the Genesee County Road Commission has no control, said David Arceo, chairperson of the road commission board. In a briefing to the Flint Township […]

More police hires coming soon

FLINT TWP. — In an ongoing effort to build the police department to 45 officers, Police Chief George Sippert said he hopes to have the names of three to five new entry level officers to present for approval to the township board of trustees at its March 21 meeting. Chief Sippert began the effort to expand the force with funding […]

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha holds ‘Lead in Families’ lecture at Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha – the pediatrician who brought studies of lead levels in the Flint Water Crisis to the attention of the state and public – held a lecture titled “Lead in Families” last Thursday at the Longway Planetarium to discuss the methods families can take to ensure a bright future for their children. In attendance were concerned […]

CAMS Spelling Bee W-I-N-N-E-R

FLINT TWP. — Morgan Wright, a 6th grader at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, placed third in the Genesee County Spelling Bee competition for sixth graders on Friday, March 4. “We are very proud of her,” said Kevin Summey, CAMS principal. The countywide spelling bee for grade 5 also was held last Friday. Contests for grade 4 and for grades 7 through […]

ZBA reschedules public hearing for pot grow house

FLINT TWP. — Operators of a Medical Marijuana grow facility are asking the township Zoning Board of Appeals board of appeals for a variance to locate within less than 1500 feet of residential property. A public hearing originally scheduled for March 2 was postponed due to a snowstorm. It has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, March 21 at the […]

In brief

W.F.B.A. speaker to analyze presidential race FLINT TWP. — Paul Rozycki, from the political science-social sciences department at Mott Community College, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, 11:30-12:30 (Lunch) and 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Thursday, March 17, at Valley Family Restaurant, southwest corner of Miller and Linden Roads. Rozycki will present […]

Officer to lead Flint St. Patrick’s Day festivities

GENESEE COUNTY — Matthew Bade, a lieutenant with the Swartz Creek Police Department and retired Burton police detective, is grand marshal of the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Flint. Bade, who traces his Irish heritage back to Ireland, will lead festivities beginning with a 12:02 p.m. Mass on March 17, in St. Michael Catholic Church, followed by a wreath-laying […]

CSL Plasma is one new tenant named at Linden Road plaza

The middle units being refurbished have been vacant for quite some time. CSL Plasma Inc. has posted a “Coming Soon” sign on its website for the new unit at 5039 Miller Road. Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, it is a division of CSL Behring, a plasma protein biotherapies company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The company operates more than […]

Marching Ant Moving grows

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A local business is growing just in time for the height of the moving season — warmer weather — and have acquired a Davison business to ensure quality moves to even more Genesee County residents. Owners Ben and Christa McGlashen, moved to their Fenton Road location in the township last June, and just recently acquired JC […]