Twp. board updates FOIA rules

FLINT TWP. — Effective July 1, anyone requesting public records from Flint Township will do so under recently revised and updated Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) guidelines and procedures, approved by the township board. The lengthy document that spells out who can and how to request information was written by township attorney Peter Goodstein, said Clerk Kim Courts, who is […]

Iceland Arenas getting updated

FLINT TWP. — Flint’s Iceland Arenas will be getting a facelift this summer as it will be closed down for about six weeks in preparation of the upcoming hockey season this fall. Not only will Iceland be the official practice facility of the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds, but it will also play host to their developmental program, the Flint […]

GM team partners with Genesee County Habitat for Humanity for Flint Home Renovation Project

FLINT — Last week, the General Motors Foundation and team GM Cares volunteers from GM’s Flint North American Tooling Center, Flint Assembly and the Flint Metal Center partnered with Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to help with the renovation of a home in the Grand Traverse District neighborhood of Flint. The home will be developed into a work/live space for […]

Sports Shorts

Hall to induct three teams GRAND BLANC – The Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame has announced the three teams to be inducted in this year’s class. The 1962-65 St. John Vianney golf teams will be inducted as one entry for winning three state championships while compiling an 89-7 dual meet record in that four-year span. The 1963 Flint […]

In brief

Expect traffic jams on eastbound I-69 FLINT TWP. — No tornadoes passed through the area Monday night but construction work on I-69 was a storm casualty. A temporary retaining wall used to support the soil under the new lanes of westbound I-69 was washed out due to heavy rainfall, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation […]

Congratulations, teams!

Each season the VIEW recognizes varsity teams that won a league or postseason title, or qualified for a regional or state meet. Below are the teams being honored for the 2014-15 spring season.

More funding earmarked for River Forest repairs

FLINT TWP. — Some extra dollars have been added to the fund toward much-needed repairs of River Forest Drive. In February the township allocated $98,000 of its 2015 Community Development Block Grant funding to repairing the badly deteriorated road. Last month, the board approved an amendment of the CDBG budget to reallocate $5,200 from code enforcement and $1,400 previously earmarked […]



Ram continues as “King of the Hill” in the heavy-duty battleground with the introduction of the 2016 model year Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups. The capability leaders further build on a list of best-in-class claims. Additionally, for two years running, the Ram 1500 leads pickup truck fuel economy with the exclusive 3.0- liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, delivering 240 […]

Flint Folk Music Society announces festival performers

FLINT — Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary headlines the 16th Flint Folk Music Festival. Joining Peter on the Flint Folk Music Festival stage schedule are Kate Taylor, Christine Lavin, Don White, Mustard’s Retreat and Hayley Reardon. Flint’s Dan Hall will make a special guest appearance. The Festival, presented by the Flint Folk Music Society (FFMS), takes place on […]

Observations: From cellphone etiquette to bigotry, I have a few

I’m away from the office this week for a few days off. In trying to prepare some things in advance for the week in my absence I had the chance Sunday afternoon to reflect on several things as I cleared my desk and my mind. Let’s call them “observations.” Leave the phones at home It happened again Saturday when my […]