2019-08-08 E-Edition

Back to the Bricks Sets Sail Again

Editor’s Note: View Newspaper Group is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Back to the Bricks and the official publisher of the Back to the Bricks Event Guide which can be found in today’s newspaper. Check out the Event Guide for a full schedule and much, much more. FLINT — Each year, as soon as Back to the Bricks […]

Plans for Pirate’s Park purchase moving ahead



FLINT TWP. — Flint Township is one step further in a lengthy process to decide whether to purchase Pirate’s Park and turn it into a community park. The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday voted unanimously to sign an agreement to move forward with completing a title search, environmental survey and two property appraisals. Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker said […]

Township hires assistant controller




FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday approved the hiring of an assistant controller. Kevin McIntire will begin his duties Aug. 19 at a salary of $50,000. His salary will increase to $53,000 once McIntire completes his 90-day probationary period. The board previously approved creation of the assistant controller position so an individual could be hired and […]

In brief

Diabetes workshop series starting in Flint in August FLINT — Are you living with diabetes? Learn how to live a healthier life and take better care of yourself! People with diabetes and their loved ones can learn to manage diabetes in a six-week workshop, offered at no cost to you. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is hosting the […]

Pirate’s Park survey shows high public interest



FLINT TWP. — Representatives from Wade Trim presented the results of an online survey seeking input on the public’s level of interest in purchasing Pirate’s Park to create a community park and what amenities it might include. The survey was on the Township website for a month and had 1,300 total responses, including 525 responses from Township residents. “It’s tough […]

Metro Community Development to open new headquarters

FLINT — Metro Community Development, which specializes in home ownership, small business development, youth workforce training and community engagement, will open its new headquarters at 1174 Robert T. Longway Blvd. by early 2020. It is currently housed at the Mott Foundation building at 503 South Saginaw Street. In addition to acquiring a new headquarters, Metro also purchased an adjacent commercial […]

Purchases for police, fire departments approved




FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday approved equipment purchases for the police department and fire department. The police department will purchase a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe from Berger Chevrolet to replace a vehicle that was involved in a crash on July 20. The vehicle was deemed a total loss, and the township’s insurance provider has agreed to […]

Sovita Member Appreciation

Sovita Credit Union hosted their annual Member Appreciation Day for their Genesee County offices last week on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, Aug. 1, while their Lapeer offices hosted the event this week. Each year the financial institution offers its members “a day of gratitude and giveaways,” which was catered by Country Smokehouse of Almont. Team members Troy Trahan, Jennifer […]

Michigan Supreme court agrees on local suit against County Commission



LANSING — About eight years ago, Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeffrey Wright and other participants in a group plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), who they had paid health insurance premiums to, discovered part of those premiums had been refunded to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, who put the money in the county general fund without informing the […]


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