Skype gripes

Twp. board debates meeting attendance policy using technology

FLINT TWP. — In a first for the township board meeting, one physically absent trustee attended via Skype — a computer app service that enables virtual two-way communication such as face-to-face personal chats or business conference calls. But the technological innovation did not go over well. Trustee Tom Klee, via Skype, apologized for not being able to be physically present […]


BEAMING – Road crews have begun work on repairing the Miller Road bridge over I-75. The right lane of westbound Miller at I-75 has been closed since December 21 after the overpass bridge was struck by a semi-trailer truck traveling southbound on I-75. At that time, a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Transportation said that the lane might remain […]

Twp. board again postpones land sale

FLINT TWP. – After hearing an outpouring of protests from several residents, the township board again pushed back its decision to sell 86.65 acres of vacant land on South Dyewood that was acquired for free through tax reversion in 2011. At its July 10 meeting, the board first considered a purchase offer for $173,200 from developer Pat Battaglia, who said […]

Police department bids farewell to retiring detective

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years of service on the Flint Township Police Department, Detective Russell Fries is hanging up his badge. At the Monday night township board meeting, Police Chief George Sippert, other officers and the township board sent Fries off with the traditional presentation of his retirement ID and badge and engraved duty gun followed by a brief […]

Twp. board votes not to change meeting time

FLINT TWP. — For the second time this year, the township board has rejected a request to change its meeting time. Treasurer Lisa Anderson presented a request to the board to move its twice monthly Monday meeting time to 6 p.m. from the longstanding 7 p.m. Anderson cited several reasons including that the majority of board meetings are attended by […]

In brief

National Night Out Tuesday FLINT TWP. — The police department is inviting everyone to attend its annual National Night Out event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1 on the grounds of the Flint Police Department and adjacent Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko Drive. National Night out is a community safety event spearheaded by the National Association of […]

Police seek help finding missing twp. woman

FLINT TWP. — Police are seeking info about a township woman reported missing on July 17. Brianna Vibert, 24, is 5-feet-9 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has red hair and brown eyes. Township police initially reported that Vibert was last seen at the Marathon gas station, 3635 Miller Road, on Saturday July 15 at approximately 1 a.m. where she […]

Michigan family brings craft from the past to public

BURTON — Rachel Sadowski and her mother, Arlynn Sadowski, will offer a Basic Soap Making class at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Burton Memorial Library. “It’s a more fun version of chemistry class,” Rachel Sadowski said. In addition to learning to make soap, participants will get a little lesson on the history of soap-making. Long ago, people made […]

Thomas the Tank Engine pays visit to Crossroads, Huckleberry Railroad

FLINT — All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad on Aug. 18-20 & 25-27. Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel. Day Out with Thomas is a […]

Random ramblings from a worried mother

Normally being angry about politics is good fodder for a column, but given the current political environment, all my righteous indignation has just worn me the heck out. So I will give that a rest and just give you some (Warning!) random ramblings from the inner recesses of my brain today…. I am thrilled as heck about Back to School […]