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Younger generation has civic-minded people

April 18, 2014 We moved to Alpena in 1965 and have witnessed many positive changes in 49 years. We have found it to be “a warm and friendly port, filled with generous people. more »»

Do right thing, return items that were taken

April 18, 2014 To the person or persons who decided to help themselves to four running jackets, three pairs of running gloves, one pair of running pants, our energy packs and one fanny pack from under the stop... more »»

Council needs to rethink elections savings

April 16, 2014 Ten thousand dollars every two years. Apparently three members on the City Council want to avoid having a lot of people voting in city elections. more »»

Local 211, other units not receiving raises

April 16, 2014 I wish to clarify some facts in Steve Schulwitz's story "Board approves pay raises for some employees" in the Friday, March 28, edition of your paper. more »»

Reducing gov’t units doesn’t always work

April 14, 2014 My wife is Canadian. When weather people forecast inclement weather, “Coming down from Canada” it annoys her. Canada doesn’t make the weather; it’s a messenger. more »»

APS personnel deserve community support

April 14, 2014 I work at Thunder Bay Junior High School as a teacher, and this much I know is true. Our world is changing. more »»

Beilein shouldn’t talk about not enlisting

April 11, 2014 There was an article in the Alpena News, Sports section on March 27, 2014, about the University of Michigan basketball coach John Beilein. The article deals with serving our country. more »»

Alpena needs a hospitality house for families

April 11, 2014 My husband and I stayed at the hospitality house in Traverse City so I could have surgery the next day. more »»

We no longer look to Constitution for direction

April 11, 2014 Who gives directions? Solving the nation’s problems requires some kind of guidance or wisdom that provides a source of direction. The White House is surely not in a position to give direction. more »»

Stamas, Pettalia show no interest in cutting waste

April 11, 2014 Regarding your article on Stamas and Petallia: Neither one seems to be concerned regarding the wasted tax dollars being spent by our AG when he sent an assistant AG from Lansing to Rogers City to... more »»

Flight schedule part of problem at airport

April 10, 2014 I read with great mirth the column on why enplanements are down at the airport. I actually had to read the article twice due my disbelief. more »»

Trying to apply some of the Republican logic

April 10, 2014 I would like to apply the Republican logic to the minimum wage battle being fought throughout our Country. more »»

Cover all your bases with ADHD diagnosis

April 4, 2014 In February the New England Journal of Medicine published a Stanford and University of Minnesota review on Attention Deficit- Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). more »»

Against a change in children’s study habits

April 4, 2014 I read an article a week or so ago in regards to the idea of changing children's study habits from being able to write in cursive and headed more towards a creative thinking idea. more »»

Pitts’ columns continue to be embarrassment

April 4, 2014 What does the Alpena News have against Leonard Pitts? The News repeatedly publishes his column which unmercifully makes him look so foolish. more »»

Supports judge’s decision on gay marriage

April 4, 2014 As an American, I celebrate U.S. more »»

Can bullfrogs be changed into butterflies?

March 28, 2014 I had hoped that the Creation vs. Evolution debate, held on Feb. more »»

Writer should put library fee into context

March 28, 2014 To the lady who was "upset by the library fee" .... more »»

We need to properly spend health care funding

March 28, 2014 Gee, this really works out well. more »»

Make sure you’re insured to ease cost of care

March 28, 2014 A friend recently broke her leg. She does not have health care insurance. Her out-of-pocket costs are over $7,000. That's actually not so bad. more »»



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