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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 »»

Medicare D rollout didn’t start smooth either

November 29, 2013 My, how Washington has changed, back in 2003 President George W. Bush signed the Medicare Prescription Drug act into law. more »»

Doesn’t understand personal attack in letter

November 29, 2013 Dear Rose, When I was asked questions for the student of the week position, I knew it would go against the scruples of other. more »»

Common Core getting worse with more info

November 29, 2013 The more information coming out about Common Core the worse it gets. This is setting up to be an educational disaster. more »»

Disagrees with letter that Pettalia voted wrong

November 29, 2013 On Nov. 22, 2013 a writer to the Alpena News suggested that Rep. Peter Pettalia “didn’t do right by the people.” The writer mentioned how, on Feb. 28, 2013, Pettalia voted “No” on HB 4111. more »»

Questions motive for running letter to editor

November 29, 2013 What are the motives of the editor for publishing Ms. Raible's Nov. more »»

Too many writers thinking only of themselves

November 29, 2013 What’s in it for me? There are a lot of people chiming in with their opinion on the affordable care act (ACA/ Obamacare) and most look at this fiasco with self-interest. more »»

 
 

 

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