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Last comment in letter shouldn’t be there

August 1, 2015 Letters to the Editor, Saturday, July 25, Dennis Roy wrote an excellent article about Military lives needing to be better appreciated. more »»

Confident rumors about farm aren’t true

August 1, 2015 I was horrified to hear a rumor that the food and produce grown at AJ’s farm (12 miles west of Alpena) is being sprayed with undesirable chemicals to cause premature aging of the food. more »»

We need to let reps know about dissatisfaction

August 1, 2015 When should Americans consider the United Nations a threat? We should be concerned when our government decides it’s advantageous to minimize the rigorous American legislative process and let the UN... more »»

Bicyclists should not be on our roadways

August 1, 2015 Editor’s note:?This letter is being rerun because it was missing a word in the July 25 edition of The News. I'm writing in regards to the letter from Cliff Miller, about bicyclists on our road. more »»

Great job by those making downtown appealing

July 25, 2015 Recently, my wife and I came to downtown Alpena for dinner and a walkabout. It is apparent that a lot of effort has gone into making an increasingly more appealing downtown area. more »»

Military lives need to be better appreciated

July 25, 2015 Following the murder of four U.S. Marines in Chattanooga,Tennessee, on July 16, 2015, I made the mistake of watching the so-called "news" coverage on CNN. more »»

We need better connections to downstate

July 25, 2015 Are people aware how nice it is to have an airport in our area? However, why are we contemplating spending more money on the terminal? What we need is more connections throughout the state. more »»

Bicyclists should not be on our roadways

July 25, 2015 I'm writing in regards to the letter from Cliff Miller, about bicyclists on our roads. He said the best riding is right in our back yard. In my back yard are the best bicyclists ever. more »»

We aren’t prepared if Russian military attacks

July 25, 2015 Have you thought about this? President Obama is reducing our military capability, lately ordering the removal of 40,000 troops and proposing other cuts. more »»

We don’t need any more money wasting

July 18, 2015 Once again I read with interest and ire about the Dial-a-Ride people whining about not getting their new plush fancy office buildin. more »»

Justice’s thoughts on same-sex marriage wrong

July 18, 2015 "At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life," Justice Anthony Kennedy. more »»

Wastewater disposal will keep water bill down

July 17, 2015 This is an open letter to all the households in Alpena Township that use city water, city sewer and have a sump pump for ground water. Most people don’t realize that we are charged twice for water. more »»

Sanctuary city a way for illegals to hide from law

July 17, 2015 Once again theory and practice have collided in a most dreadful manner. more »»

Pettalia, Stamas have let down taxpayers

July 11, 2015 In May 2015 the voters of the state of Michigan resoundingly defeated a proposal that would have increased the income tax to fund road repairs as well as give the politicians more money to spend on... more »»

Treat bicylists with same respects as drivers

July 11, 2015 Who are these cyclists? You are beginning to see more bicycles on the road. In fact, 91. more »»

Don’t be afraid to shop prescription costs

July 11, 2015 It pays to shop prescription costs. I take two generic drugs to control hypertension and since I don't have insurance to cover prescription costs, I shop drug costs to find the best prices. more »»

Rogers City is community you should visit

July 10, 2015 For several years I have had a connection to Rogers City. Often in the evening we take a ride through the town and I am always impressed by what an attractive community it i. more »»

Keep Partridge Point as an unspoiled beauty

July 10, 2015 This is in response to Larry Clark’s letter to the editor of June 27, 2015. Mr. Clark is one of the forces behind the South Bay Corridor Association. more »»

An open letter to Rep. Pettalia, Sen. Stamas

July 3, 2015 I was one of the 80 percent of voters that voted against tax hikes for our roads. more »»

The right choices will lead to healthy lifestyle

July 3, 2015 While 35 percent of Americans actively pursue diets for weight reduction each year, less than 2 percent are successful at maintaining lower weights and the obesity epidemic continues to increase by... more »»

The new normal in government is wrong

July 3, 2015 With the stroke of a pen or slamming of the judicial hammer America is witnessing the arrival of new laws and threats to our constitution in unprecedented government actions. more »»



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Getting you hooked on music

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