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Time to bring back flight to Minneapolis

April 11, 2015 My wife and I have been watching the been watching the enplanement numbers at the Alpena Regional Airport since the daily flight to Minneapolis was discontinued in favor of two daily flights to... more »»

Changes to court system should be re-examined

April 11, 2015 Recently, Judge Joseph Swallow, a retired circuit judge with whom I am acquainted, expressed concern regarding the constitutionally of a judge performing judicial duties for which he was not elected. more »»

Retired teachers surprised with free lunch

April 11, 2015 Each month retired staff from Sanborn School meet and have lunch at a different restaurant. In March we chose The John A. Lau and met at our usual time. more »»

Can’t support Proposal 1 as currently written

April 10, 2015 Proposal 1— First let me say that I am against it the way it is written because all the funds are not going for the roads. more »»

There are two sides to the vaccination debate

April 10, 2015 Regarding the Other Voices editorial in your April 4 issue "Who will take action to tighten Michigan's too lenient vaccination law?": Are you aware that a debate is taking place about the safety,... more »»

Make donation to Alzheimer’s Association

April 4, 2015 Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. more »»

Merchant Street needs lots of repairs also

April 4, 2015 In regards to Mr. Schmanski's Saturday letter to the editor about the condition of Lewis Street, I do hope he gets some action on i. more »»

Viewpoint doesn’t help minimize animosity

April 4, 2015 As a former Republican voter (I voted in the last 14 presidential elections) I'm concerned about what appears to be hatred between each party. A strong dislike and animosity. more »»

EPA is a government agency protecting us

April 4, 2015 I trust the readers of the Alpena News understand that Viewpoint in the Tuesday, March 24, edition is your opinio. more »»

It would be nice if Lewis St. were fixed properly

March 28, 2015 Ever ride on a roller coaster? Want to? Take a ride on E. Lewis St. Same effect. Every spring the city crew fills a few holes and misses a few. more »»

The bottom line is reason for church closings

March 28, 2015 “While obviously we were not privy to any of the decision process,… it seems as if officials with the Diocese in Gaylord only added to Alpena parishioners’ worries and fears. more »»

Dispelling rumors about Medicare acceptance

March 28, 2015 This letter serves simply to dispel a false rumor that my office does not accept Medicare, a federal progam. My office accepts Medicare insurance but not Medicare assignmen. more »»

Spend our money where it’s needed — roads

March 28, 2015 Road Funding? School Funding? Numerous other “unmentioned” funding. When I read the proposed “road funding” bill the Governor wants us to vote for, a few words quickly spring to mind. more »»

Look at how country is better under Obama

March 21, 2015 I am sick and tired of Obama bashing. All of us who voted for and helped our president in his efforts to fundamentally change America, should give ourselves a pat on the back. more »»

We don’t need dynasties running our country

March 21, 2015 Dynasty and democracy are seemingly incompatible concepts; but right here in Michigan Debbie Dingell recently took over the House seat formerly occupied by her husband who had taken over from his... more »»

We don’t need dynasties running our country

March 21, 2015 Dynasty and democracy are seemingly incompatible concepts; but right here in Michigan Debbie Dingell recently took over the House seat formerly occupied by her husband who had taken over from his... more »»

Alpena not being patriotic with its flags

March 21, 2015 Why is my hometown unpatriotic? All I see is ragged, torn flags on our public buildings, Old Glory and POW/MIA flags. I feel ashamed to say I am an Alpenan, born and raised. more »»

Worried about possible damage caused by ice

March 14, 2015 It was brought to my attention that the water at the Ninth Street Dam was overtopping the structure before the freeze. more »»

Neighbors were there to help with snow, ice

March 14, 2015 I am no longer able to do the snow blowing the sidewalks or removal of snow and ice from the roof. God supplied good neighbors throughout the winter to help with the task when needed. more »»

Great customer service help prevent disaster

March 14, 2015 Have you ever wondered how you would handle an emergency when it happens? Recently I had the unpleasure of finding out how important customer service can be from local small businesses. more »»

 
 
 

 

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