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It’s tough to make it on $1 month for food

December 13, 2013 Farm Bill can’t take food away from needy. Written by Linda McGill Alpena. Yes I agree, as me and my wife are on Disability and we have a fixed income and food stamps really do help. more »»

Hats off to Gettysburg Address organizers

December 13, 2013 For those of us who had the pleasure of viewing the sesquicentennial celebration in downtown Alpena a few weeks ago, many congratulations are in order. more »»

Have we lost focus on education priorities?

December 13, 2013 Recently an organization tested the skills of high school equivalent students in the 20 most progressive nations on this planet. Chinese students rated first, U.S. more »»

Student loans are good when handled well

December 13, 2013 The sore subject of student loans arose again with the Traverse City Record-Eagle editorial in the Dec. 5 edition of The Alpena News. more »»

Onaway Fourth of July fireworks in jeopardy

December 12, 2013 The Fourth of July celebration in Onaway (especially the fireworks) has been a success because of the involvement of the Onaway Area Chamber of Commerce. more »»

400 years later we still have an aristocracy

December 12, 2013 Ever since the Mayflower landed in 1620 the American Indians had the new settlers under suspicion and were quite aware of their “forked tongue” attitude. more »»

Evidence points out flaws in Common Core

December 11, 2013 School officials will defend Common Core as a state led and voluntary initiative that will improve tests scores and prepare our children for a 21st century world, there is no curriculum, and... more »»

Better ideas needed than cutting teachers’ pay

December 11, 2013 I am writing to address an ongoing situation between the faculty and administrators at Alpena Public Schools in regards to settling a contract. more »»

Setting record straight on driving courses

December 6, 2013 We appreciate the recent letter about the Basic Driver Improvement Course and the Secretary of State’s Office in the Alpena News, and wanted to offer more information. more »»

Representatives did the right thing with votes

December 6, 2013 Debbie Trelfa’s letter of Nov. 21, disparaging our State Representatives needed response. It seemed to me that Trelfa was arguing in favor of Obamacare, and was dogging State Rep. more »»

Businesses open on holidays are needed by some

December 6, 2013 I have been seeing a lot lately urging people to not patronize businesses that stay open on Thanksgiving. I think it is a great idea. Unfortunately, this is not an option in some fields. more »»

Do the right thing when you see an accident

December 6, 2013 Whether you’re on your way to or from school, work or just running errands winter is here, we need to drive with extra caution and be prepared for the unknown circumstances we may come upo. more »»

Santa parade wonderful ...why are stores closed?

December 5, 2013 The Santa Claus parade was wonderful on Friday, 11/29/2013. There were thousands of people watching the lighted floats. more »»

Saturday’s Yellow Jug article was very pleasing

December 5, 2013 I was very pleased to see the Yellow Jug documentary article on the front page of Saturday's Alpena News. more »»

Obama administration not playing our song

December 5, 2013 Have you read the editorial from the Wall Street Journal about the Obama administration’s persecution of piano teacher. more »»

Rest of the story about Wilson Twp. Park

December 3, 2013 I just read a letter to the Editor about what a great place the Wilson Township Park on the Wolf Creek Road is. I would agree with the writer's opinion. more »»

Grateful for retailers not open on holidays

December 3, 2013 I wanted to say how much I appreciate the businesses that close on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter so families can be together on these very special holidays. more »»

Disagrees with letter that Pettalia voted wrong

December 3, 2013 Editor;s note:?The following letter had a typo that changed its meaning. The following has the correct word. On Nov. 22, 2013, a writer to the Alpena News suggested that Rep. more »»

We keep seeing chipping away at our republic

December 1, 2013 There is no doubt that a democracy and a republic are different. Our founders knew and understood this difference. more »»

Feels mistreated by Secretary of State’s office

December 1, 2013 After reading George Johnson’s “Letter to the Editor” about the Secretary of State office, I am wondering how many other people have been having trouble getting their license renewed. more »»

 
 

 

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