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Doesn’t believe gas tax changes will happen

December 13, 2014 Does anyone really believe that if the gas tax is raised or a higher sales tax is passed to help repair roads and infrastructure that it will actually happen? Right now the gas tax alone raises over... more »»

 
 
 
Senate shouldn’t have released torture report

December 13, 2014 I am amazed and appalled that our U.S. Senate would publish a report about the CIA's methods and sources of interrogating prisoners after and resulting from the 9/11/2001 attacks on our country. more »»

Drug testing of welfare recipients is wrong

December 13, 2014 Now, the Alpena News is informing us of a waste of taxpayer money, that of drug testing 'welfare' recipients. more »»

Charter comes through for woman

December 13, 2014 In regards to my letter that was published on Nov. 22 I would like to say that Charter finally agrred and allowed Jan Lindros to change her number without charge. more »»

New prescription law will help save lives

December 6, 2014 In October the federal government made narcotic pain medication more difficult to prescribe and for patients to obtain. Essentially, each prescription must be written and can be for 30 days or less. more »»

Shame on those who don’t clean up after dogs

December 6, 2014 On Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend I stopped at Holy Cross Cemetery to pay my respects at my father’s grav. more »»

Hopeful for good turnout

December 6, 2014 Hoping that everyone who cares about the future of Chippewa Trail will attend the meeting at ACC's Granum Theatre Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. more »»

Deer season opener determined by science

November 29, 2014 Mr. Fletcher wants opening day of rifle season to be on a Saturday to maximize businesses income. more »»

Shocked by the increase of recent water bill

November 29, 2014 I would like to respond to the letter from the person regarding their water bill going up. I live just outside the city limits and my water usage and billing is through the township. more »»

The really stupid thing to do is avoid voting

November 29, 2014 We’ve been clearly accused of stupidity. A liberal consultant has accused all Americans, even liberals, of exactly that. more »»

No love for MSU women’s cross country team

November 29, 2014 National championships are a rarity for any high school or collegiate program. more »»

Concerned with how high water bill getting

November 22, 2014 A big change in the new city water bills, not the fact of the fancy breakdown on the billing as few people really care how they formulate the bill, or the new more expensive billing statement with... more »»

Proud of how Obama is leading the country

November 22, 2014 Look. 1. Corporate profits are at record high. 2. 200,000 new jobs per month. 3. Unemployment below 6 percent. 4. Dollar is the strongest in years. 5. Gasoling prices are lowering. 6. U.. more »»

Shop went extra mile for stranded motorist

November 22, 2014 No one enjoys car troubles while traveling. My wife and I live in Harbor Beach, Mich. We were recently on a trip to visit my parents in Harrisville when we began to experience tire alignment issue. more »»

Charter won’t help widow of Vietnam vet

November 22, 2014 Charter Communications refuses to come to the aid of a Vietnam Veteran’s widow. more »»

Ebola capable of destroying our country

November 22, 2014 When people came to America they had to go to Alice Island in New York. Located a measly three miles from the Bronx appropriately named Hell's Gate. more »»

Best of luck to Joyntons upon retirement

November 15, 2014 Dr. Olin Joynton has set a date for his retirement. Having served as president of Alpena Community College for over 10 years. He will no doubt be recognized for his accomplishments. more »»

Tea party still holds same beliefs, purpose

November 15, 2014 Many in the Tea Party are disappointed that no matter what is said and done they are still a wing of the GOP. more »»

Murphy helps to keep gas prices moderated

November 8, 2014 Although not in the oil industry, I would like to respond to Jim Coultes letter about the gas prices in Alpena being consistently higher then Tawas and down state areas. more »»

Pettalia sends negative message to teachers

November 8, 2014 The outcome of the election has not been decided as I write this letter but will be before it's printed. more »»

 
 
 

 

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The 100 song challenge completed

December 15, 2014 The task was to come up with 100 essential songs that every music lover should know. Six members of the newsroom took on that task. more »

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