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Same old thing from same old letter writers

February 12, 2016 Clearly the majority of letter writers to the commentary section are a couple of Republican supporters, as the same writers are always bashing the Democratic party and this elected governmen. more »»

Quit giving handouts and expect to stay great

February 12, 2016 If you have not had an opportunity to read Walt Williams article on the editorial page of the Alpena News dated 2/3 you really need to read it. more »»

What happened to putting community first?

February 6, 2016 Mark Shields recent editorial “When Americans were Exceptional” writes about America's “psyche” slowly changing, citing the time-frame from mandatory military service to a voluntary military service... more »»

Do not put roundabout on US-23 South

February 6, 2016 I will admit the 23 South corridor has been long overdue for attention from someone or a committee of interested persons. more »»

Alpena needs hotel on beach, not RV park

February 6, 2016 It is a shame that Alpena does not have a single modern hotel/motel on the shores of Lake Huron. Those facilities can be a major draw for visitors, and are in a number of port citie. more »»

Sale of ARMC more like The Music Man

February 6, 2016 It seems to me that the issue of giving Alpena Regional Medical Center to MidMichigan Health is being treated like living in the play, The Music Man, There is trouble in River City .. more »»

Lots of questions about proposed truck route

January 30, 2016 Specific details are few in regard to article dated Dec. more »»

Expanding involvement would help growth

January 30, 2016 We should encouraged commercial integration into parks. I have seen the flat bread truck at the duck park as well as the canoe rental and I believe that is great. more »»

Pride, responsibility part of Flint’s problem

January 30, 2016 With all the talk about Flint, I would like to tell you what I heard today on TV. One of the left leaning TV News outlets was interviewing a reporter from The Detroit Free Press. more »»

We have ability to see long-term side effects

January 30, 2016 Technology now allows researchers to more easily show long-term side effects of medications. more »»

Lawson as ARMC liason would be a conflict

January 22, 2016 At the organizational meeting of the Alpena County Board of Commissioners held earlier this month, all of the committees were selected except for the liaison representative for Alpena Regional... more »»

Executive branch running roughshod over us

January 22, 2016 History taught me that there were three branches of government, Executive, Judicial and Legislative. However the Judicial Branch has become nothing but a puppet of the Executive Branch. more »»

Bridge on Chisholm St. needs snow removal

January 16, 2016 With all of the emphasis on sidewalk safety during the winter months, there is one city location that is woefully lacking. The Chisholm St. more »»

Make sure to see new play at Civic Theatre

January 16, 2016 Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was unique. Some people even say that his writings cannot be classified. One such writing can be classified and it is now being presented on stage at Alpena Civic Theatre. more »»

Good news to help with longer, healthier lives

January 16, 2016 The good news on aging is that it is easier to age in better health with less prescription medications than the media would have us believe. more »»

Alpena needs incentives for small businesses

January 16, 2016 We need to incentivize more small businesses to move to Alpena. Instead of giving sweetheart deals to bix box stores, I suggest giving a tax rebate to small businesses that move here to Alpena. more »»

We don’t need 2 more Dollar Generals

January 16, 2016 Two more Dollar General stores in Alpena? Oh no. more »»

We already have gun laws so use them

January 15, 2016 We hear so much about gun control that it gets a little sickening. more »»

Good neighbors are a blessing to have

January 15, 2016 Wednesday, Jan. 6, my 85-year-old dad went outside to collect his mail. He wasn't wear a jacket because the mailbox is near the back door. more »»

Alpena has lost an outstanding cardiologist

January 9, 2016 Alpena has lost an excellent cardiologist. Dr. Mark Smith has been my cardiologist since 1995. more »»



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