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Bike path to Squaw Bay would be popular

August 29, 2014 I wonder if the county planning commission has any plans on putting in a bike path going from Alpena city to the 45th parallel sign by Squaw Bay. more »»

Be wary of calls offering help with computer

August 29, 2014 Scam Alert. I received a call today supposedly from Microsoft technician telling me that my computer had been infected and that they wanted me to run a program to fix it. more »»

Increased food budget a wise, healthy choice

August 29, 2014 According to the USDA, U.S. residents spend approximately 6.4 percent of their annual budgets on food (or $2,273). This is less than 83 other countries that the USDA tracks. more »»

Chippewa trail less appeal for taking a walk

August 25, 2014 We appreciated Mary Beth Stutzman's column on encouraging tourism in our area. Besides a "warm and friendly port" Alpena and its surroundings offer beautiful lakes and forests. At least they di. more »»

Reader takes exception with Rampell column

August 25, 2014 Have you ever noticed how liberals support their lies with truth or half truths. A case in point is the editorial by Catherine Rampell. more »»

Fair board did a great job putting on the fair

August 23, 2014 Bad news comes first so I will say that as a parent of three past 4H kids all learned the lessons of taking the good with the ba. more »»

Road crew was there working bright, early

August 23, 2014 Our deepest apologies go out to the resident of Birchwood Meadows who was forced to exit their drive way by an inconvenient route (a one way gravel road) for weeks while the road project was... more »»

Loved displays; wheelchairs could access them

August 23, 2014 I enjoyed seeing the handcraft work garden vegetables, kids 4-H projects, and canned goods, especially colorful jellies and wild blueberries of Betty's (I peeked). more »»

Great Start a good investment in our kids

August 23, 2014 I would like to take this opportunity to increase public awareness of the Great Start to Quality Resource Center in our community and some of the services they provide. more »»

Not happy with comments made by first lady

August 23, 2014 "We can't waste this spotlight, it is temporary and life is short and change is needed and women are smarter than men. And the men can't complain because you're outnumbered today... more »»

Kennedy’s grassroots effort continues to roll

August 23, 2014 Congratulations to Robert Kennedy, Democratic candidated for the 106th District. Bob's next challenge will be in November when he faces Republican Peter Pettalia. more »»

People need to detach from their cell phones

August 23, 2014 In the last 30 days I have had the misfortune of having to attend two funerals. On both occasions, the service was rudely interrupted by the ringing of no less than two cell phones. more »»

Letter wrongly characterized Harley riders

August 23, 2014 When I read your letter I chuckled, because you don't have all the facts on Real Motorcyclists. more »»

Don’t understand why gas prices increased

August 19, 2014 I'd like an explanation as to just why the price of a gallon of gas has gone up 16 cents a gallon in the past four days when the price of crude oil and wholesale price of gasoline has stayed the... more »»

Harley riders, respect and the stereotype

August 19, 2014 I found myself reading an article on how Harley riders are disrespectful based on a flat tire on the side of the road. more »»

Families of 4-H forgotten when board set prices

August 16, 2014 I had to laugh out loud when I read the front page article of Tuesday's paper. more »»

Something seems fishing about election results

August 16, 2014 It has been a week since the Primary Election and I have pondered this since that time. more »»

Local musicians in The Frost still performing

August 16, 2014 I am writing about The Alpena News article on the passing of Dick Wagner. In this story it reflects on his involvement with several big name bands, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Kiss. more »»

Look for talks about cooperation, compromise

August 16, 2014 Following a shamefully low voter turnout for the August, Michigan primary, politicians and their handlers are now focusing on what to do for the run-up period to November’s general electio. more »»

Take part in today’s livestock auction at fair

August 15, 2014 It’s August and it’s County Fair time. I urge everyone to participate in the livestock auction at 5 p.m. on the 15. more »»



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