The VIEW from here

Government by the people, for the people?

Let’s face it, we’ve become a nation of sheep who look to our shepherds — the government — to tell us what to do and when to do it. The government, by the way, is happy to oblige. People are getting too fat, the government will come along and regulate the food we eat. People are indulging too much in […]


Letters to the editor

Government continues to control our lives

Flint Township has some major problems in figuring out what the difference is between parking and storage. In the current financial environment you would think they would have bigger problems, like empty homes and business, or the blight in some places in the township. I received a letter from Mike Myatt, code enforcement officer for Flint Township. The letter states: […]


Carman-Ainsworth using latest means of communication with parents

FLINT TWP. — With help from enhanced technology and better use of social media tools, Carman-Ainsworth schools are doing better than ever at keeping the lines of communication open. Its Courier newsletter, a long-standing means of communicating directly with parents, is transitioning into primarily an electronic communication format. In the most recent March 7 e-Courier edition Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff penned […]


Saginaw Valley League shrinks by one school

FLINT — One year after adding five schools into the mix, the Saginaw Valley League will be without one of its longtime tenants when the fall season arrives. The 15-team league will be reduced to 14 teams for the 2013-14 school year after a controversial school board meeting in Flint last Wednesday resulted in the closure of one of the […]

Businesses gearing up to offer daily deals to help support C-A programs

FLINT TWP. — At least 500 families are hoped for to sign up by March 30 for Community Link Online, a new “daily deal” website that will save families money and support good causes. The online fundraising initiative is being organized by the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation. a nonprofit established to support students, staff, and community programs. Businesses will soon be […]

Carman-Ainsworth grad earns 700th college victory

EAST LANSING — Jacquie Joseph has come a long way since graduating from Carman-Ainsworth in 1980. The current head softball coach at Michigan State University earned her 700th career coaching victory earlier this month against Niagara. Joseph is in her 20th season as head coach at MSU and has 565 career wins for the Spartans. Prior to coming to State, […]

Diplomat CEO joins board of directors of National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

FLINT — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest privately held specialty pharmacy company servicing the needs of patients and physicians nationwide, has announced Diplomat CEO and co-founder Phil Hagerman, R.Ph., has been appointed to the board of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), the leading association in the specialty pharmacy industry. “Phil is an experienced and dedicated member of […]

Filling in the gaps

School closings across our coverage area could mean for some more league shuffling, or at the very least, some good hard looking around by several schools. Flint Northern is slated to close at the end of the current school year, leaving a gap in the newlyrealigned Saginaw Valley League, and if the proposal to consolidate Lapeer West and Lapeer East […]