In brief

Bishop Airport on lockdown after officer stabbing FLINT TOWNSHIP — Bishop International Airport was locked down Wednesday morning after a police officer was stabbed in the neck. Neither airport nor police authorities were available to provide additional details of the incident by press time. The attack occurred around 9:30 a.m. Scanner traffic indicated one suspect was in custody and officers […]

Door-to-door solicitors coming this summer

FLINT TWP. — As the summer season gets underway, look for at least two organizations to be making door-todoor rounds in coming weeks. One is Comcast/Xfinity whose application for a peddler’s license was approved by the township board this week. The other is the Seventh Day Adventist Church which submitted a courtesy notice to the township clerk informing her that […]

EDC taking on ‘huge’ redevelopment role

FLINT TWP. — The reactivated township Economic Development Corporation is laying plans for an active time ahead. At its monthly meeting last week, the board heard from Tracey Tucker, building director, that is now officially also serving as the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. She is working on the bylaws for that body and will have them ready to present at the […]

Lt. Baldwin graduates from FBI Academy

FLINT TWP. — Township Police Lieutenant James Baldwin joined a select group of trained leaders, with his recent graduation from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. After ten weeks of training while absent from his home and family, Baldwin graduated in the 268th session of the national academy, where officers from all over the United States […]

Schools of Choice applications accepted

FLINT TWP. — The Schools of Choice application period for the 2017-18 school year, has ended for grades K–5 at Carman Ainsworth Schools but applications are still being accepted for grades 6-12 until August 18. Applications will be available in the Administration Building or online. — R.S.

Township board sends message on marijuana facilities

FLINT TWP. — With a look ahead to future state medical marijuana regulations, the township board has approved a resolution of intent for it local rules. The resolution is designed to ”send a message” of the township’s intent to those who will be investing in the industry, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. “It is the opinion of Peter Goodstein […]

Awesome landscaping

FLINT TWP. — Kristi Hunt, an administrative assistant at the township police department, gets the credit for the beautiful landscaping at the building entrance. The multilevel grounds alongside the tiered entry steps has been transformed by plantings of flowering perennials and shrubs. There’s Delphiniums, Salvia, Trollius, Black-Eyed Susan, Daylily, Cone Flower, Scabiosa, Gaillardia, Penestemon, Veronica, Liatris, Daisy, Oenothera, Agastache, Yarrow, […]