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Not impressed with attitude of Harley riders

August 13, 2014 Real motorcyclists, or "bikers" are known for their courtesy towards other motorcyclists, such as greeting each other and giving a helping hand when seeing a biker stranded on the road. more »»

Downtown traffic pattern will need change

August 13, 2014 I read with interest the article in the News on 8/6 about the proposed change in traffic pattern for Third and River Street. more »»

Let’s be clear about marijuana’s side-effects

August 9, 2014 All medicinal plants have side-effects and can be as harmful as pharmaceutical medicine when used improperly. Marijuana has proven useful in treating nausea, AIDS-wasting and inflammatory pain. more »»

What is Alpena really saying to locals, tourists?

August 9, 2014 I keep hearing the ad for Alpena, a warm & friendly port, and can't help but wonder what Alpena they're really referring to. more »»

Candidates should be aware of how to display flag

August 9, 2014 The United States Flag is a symbol of our nation and a lot of people died defending it. When the flag is displayed, it should be done so in the proper way. more »»

Police beware of the seat-belt bandits

August 9, 2014 It is morning: our brave men and women of law enforcement don their crisp uniforms, their bullet proof vests, check their automatic assault rifles and 12 gauge shotguns, verify their semi-automatic... more »»

We must focus on creating great educators

August 9, 2014 Public Education is the bedrock of Democracy. We do not begrudge paying taxes that make this a better community or natio. more »»

Warning would have had same effect as ticket

August 4, 2014 My grandson got a speeding ticket from Officer D. Hall, State Police, near Curtis Rd. (Glennie) on the Fourth of July. Shame on him for “speeding” 60 mph in a 55 mph zon. more »»

President does have authority to take actions

August 4, 2014 The recent editorial in the Alpena News takes President Obama to task for supposedly “acting on his own” with regard to Environmental Protection Agency regulations for clear air, recess appointment... more »»

Support Older Persons, all millages on ballot

August 2, 2014 All five millage renewal proposals ask us to keep on keeping on--something Alpena citizens have done together for many years. more »»

McKenzie should be proud to be Democrat

August 2, 2014 In his interview with the Alpena News, Scot McKenzie, a candidate State Representative in the democratic primary, went to great pains to say he would not necessarily vote the party line if... more »»

Just taking advantage of the opportunities

August 2, 2014 If our public officials are not going to take advantage of the opportunity afforded to us, I will. Yesterday, I withdrew the funds in my retirement account. I have also engaged a local realtor. more »»

Vote yes on Youth and Recreation millage

August 2, 2014 This is how the Youth and Recreation millage has made a difference in my life: When I retired recently, one of the first things I did was to sign up at the Alpena Plaza Pool. more »»

McKenzie should have placed blame on GOP

August 2, 2014 The Democratic Party is the party of Social Security, Medicare, minimum wage laws, unemployment insurance, environmental protection, civil rights, public education, and equal pay for equal work for... more »»

Vote for VanWormer, his leadership is needed

August 2, 2014 I would like to express full support for Lyle VanWormer for County Commissioner. If the voters in District No. more »»

We need city to enforce cleaning up the junk

August 2, 2014 Mr Mayor and council people, Why is there not anything being done about all of the eye sores around town? I'm speaking of cars parked on sidewalks, old couches in plain sight, junk of all sorts in... more »»

Kennedy will represent NE Michigan well

August 1, 2014 If you are frustrated with political polarization and gridlock in Lansing I would hope you would consider voting for Robert Kennedy in the Aug. 5 primary. more »»

In support of person who wrote about dog

August 1, 2014 Response to June 18 letter to editor from Carol Jaynes about a chained dog who was obviously neglecte. more »»

Dems show us why they shouldn’t be elected

August 1, 2014 Consider this dear reader: The Democrat administration of our government has given us the Benghazi failure to provide protection of our embassy personnel, which resulted in the deaths of four... more »»



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