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There is a two-party system for a reason

April 27, 2016 George Washington served two terms, without political parties. From then on we had two, one for the money and the other for the people. more »»

Look at history to see why they hate us

April 27, 2016 We are a committee of four, appointed to draft letters of greeting to Michigan Muslim congregations on behalf of our local church congregatio. more »»

Mich-e-ke-wis Park just needs some TLC

April 23, 2016 Why snub Mich-e-ke-wis? We should embrace it. Mich-e-ke-wis Park includes 1,350 feet of shoreline of a Great Lakes within our city. There are not many cities that can put that on their websites. more »»

Healthier choices may help body repair itself

April 23, 2016 When it comes to back surgery, less is usually better. Two multi-center studies published in New England Journal of Medicine last week have proven this for spinal stenosis of the lower back. more »»

There are better options than Enbridge No. 5

April 23, 2016 FREEMAN, S.D. — The Keystone pipeline will restart Saturday morning, less than a week after passersby — a farmer — noticed a sheen of oil on the surface in a ditch near here. more »»

Republicans use Court to control the country

April 23, 2016 One might wonder why Republicans exhibit such frantic dread of a Democratic nominee being placed on the Supreme Court. more »»

Airlines need to make ticket costs appealing

April 16, 2016 After reading your editorial exhorting local residents to support Skywest and the local airport I felt it was time to relate my personal experience with local travel costs and why it is not always... more »»

Why expect wealthy to pay their fair share?

April 16, 2016 Bully for Stephen Fletcher's courageous defense of those downtrodden patriots who choose to open secret bank accounts in places like Grand Cayman, the Turks and Caicos because they don't believe ou... more »»

Supreme Court decision lets down voters again

April 16, 2016 Mel Gibson in his movie “Patriot” at a S.C. legislative meeting said “Why should I worry about one tyrant 3,000 miles away, when I have 3,000 tyrants only one mile away?” The U.S. more »»

Enbridge gives nothing but song and dance

April 16, 2016 Enbridge Line 5 PR script in Alpena was precise and wisely deceptive in a few disturbing ways. My first question was how they were working with NOA. more »»

New flight schedule good for local travelers

April 9, 2016 The new flight schedule is a huge win for local businesses, Alpena travelers, and the surrounding communities. It’s been years since we’ve had a commercial aircraft overnight in Alpena. more »»

HB 4895 would eliminate Mom and Pop stores

April 9, 2016 What is Rep. Aric Nesbitt thinking when introducing HB 4895? It must be his last term in office and needing a job when his term ends. more »»

Country would be in trouble with narcissist

April 9, 2016 Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a mental illness that can be severe. more »»

Time for governor to heed report’s findings

April 9, 2016 On March 29, Alpena County Commissioners considered a resolution asking Gov. Synder to utilize the State's authority to restrict Enbridge pipeline No. more »»

Convenience of flying nearby worth the price

April 8, 2016 We will like to add to the comments about SkyWest flights into Alpena as stated by Gary LaCross. more »»

Keep Mich-e-ke-wis, don’t add roundabouts

April 8, 2016 Mich-e-ke-wis is a great beach. It's big and it's the only beach property left. We don't need an RV park there. more »»

Trump fully aware of what he is saying, doing

April 5, 2016 Recent propagandists for the Republican cause have asserted that, after he received nearly $2 billion worth of free publicity due to his notoriety, Donald Trump's free speech rights are threatened... more »»

Those in opposition needn’t be given a label

April 5, 2016 County commissioners continue to label those unwilling to accept their points of view in recent weeks.”Old Hat,” kind of. more »»

Business comes through during time of need

April 4, 2016 We had a problem with a sump pump that started on Easter Sunday. I called Lakeshore Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc. on Monday morning and the problem was resolved before noon. more »»

Guardian angel comes to the rescue after fall

April 4, 2016 On Feb. 11 at 5:30 in the morning I got my newspaper and fell in my driveway on ice on Hobbs Drive. I had broken my hip and yelled for help but no one driving by could see or hear me. more »»



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