In brief

Getting it right

FLINT TWP. — Najib Saab is a co-owner of the new Beef & Barley restaurant in the Lincor Plaza on Linden Road. His name was misspelled in a Dec. 12 business article. — R.S.

Another auto pioneer statue ready for bronzing

FLINT TWP. — The Back to the Bricks Committee recently announced that a statue of automotive pioneer Charles Nash was ready to be taken for bronzing at the Fine Arts Foundry in Clarkston. The life-sized statue was collected from the Clio home of sculptor Joseph Rundell on Dec. 2 and transported to the foundry by Matrix Expediting owner Mike McDougall.

The finished statue of Nash, who was a Buick co-founder, will be permanently installed at Bishop International Airport alongside a statue of Chrysler founder Walter P. Chrysler that was installed in early September. — R.S.

C-A schools get state robotics grant

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools has received $6,500 from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) for its FIRST Robotics program. The MDE grants are awarded to districts that provide students in grades 7-12 with expanded opportunities to improve mathematics, science and technology skills by participating in events hosted by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics. To be eligible for the funding, Carman-Ainsworth had to demonstrate in its application that it had established a partnership for the purposes of the FIRST Robotics program with at least one sponsor, business entity, higher education institution or technical school. Carman-Ainsworth partners with both General Motors and Kettering University. The funds will be used to for the district’s FIRST Robotics teams for items such as travel, event registration, materials and other team-related support. — R.S.

Schools budget approved

SWARTZ CREEK — The Board of Education approved a new budget with about half the anticipated deficit it initially expected.

The board passed a budget in June that included a deficit of about $800,000, said Jim Bleau, assistant superintendent for business and personnel.

A new teacher contract that includes wage concessions, a $93,000 incentive from Consumers Energy and some additional Title 1 monies helped close the revenue-expenditure gap.

Bleau noted that the estimates are “very conservative” and the board still has a chance to balance the budget before the end of the school year. — L.R.

Flashing lights to be installed on Calkins

CLAYTON TWP. — Flashing lights are to be installed at Morrish and Calkins roads.

Red flashing lights will alert drivers to stop on Calkins Road, which currently has only stop signs. Traffic on Morrish Road will continue to have the right-of-way, but flashing yellow lights will be installed. — L.R.

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