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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 »»

Please support Veterans Millage on Aug. 5

July 26, 2014 In the upcoming August primary election, I urge you to vote yes on the Veterans Millage Proposal. Without this the Veterans Service Office will close Dec. 31, 2014. more »»

The sound you hear is the sound of freedom

July 26, 2014 The Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and the Grayling Army National Guard Base are two military installations in Michigan that train military personnel from all branches of the Armed Forces. more »»

Get out, vote and support the library millage

July 26, 2014 I can think of many reasons why the five branches of the Presque Isle Community Library area a blessing to us. more »»

Potential FCC regulation is an overreach

July 26, 2014 Another overreaching government agency, the Federal Communications Commission, is trying to regulate something that requires no regulatio. more »»

Chained little dog needs to go to a loving home

July 18, 2014 Please help me to save a little dog who has been chained in a field for three years. Today, pouring rain, last night same with much lightning and thunder. A very small basic dog house to get in to. more »»

One-woman performance was outstanding

July 18, 2014 Most everyone in Northern Michigan or anyone who sails the Great Lakes knows the story of the Presque Isle Lighthouse and George Parri. more »»



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