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City band has another successful concert season

August 15, 2015 The Alpena City Band has just wound up their concert season for 2015. more »»

We need to treat flag flying at harbor better

August 14, 2015 We have all admired her. She waves from the boat harbor with a grace befitting the symbol. One can see her from as far away as the hospital. Tourists take pictures and comment how beautiful she is. more »»

Help stop the state from closing DHHS office

August 14, 2015 People of Presque Isle County will suffer a great loss on Sept. 30, 2015, when the State Closes their Health and Human Services Office in Rogers City. more »»

The real foolish and ridiculousness of column

August 14, 2015 Dear Reader, did you see that sick article by Connie Schultz criticizing Marco Rubio for comparing the outrage over the dead lion with little outrage over Planned Parenthood's atrocities of... more »»

Rewriting history a dangerous proposition

August 11, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago last week — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history — was a horrible event. more »»

Appreciative of care provided to their mother

August 7, 2015 Our mother, Irene Besaw Gay, passed away on Friday the 24th of July at Turning Brook assisted living facility in Alpena where she had lived for the last eight years. more »»

Giving credit to husband where credit is due

August 7, 2015 It's July 31, 2015, and this letter is in regards to the Presque Isle Township Range Light Park boardwalk and pavilion. more »»

Red Crittenden an asset to the community

August 7, 2015 I am sad to hear about the passing of a good friend Red Crittenden. The Alpena Fire Department owes him and Alice a great debt of gratitude. more »»

Can’t something be done to front of school?

August 7, 2015 There was a article in the Alpena News recently on how safe is your school? I grew up in Alpena and a former student of Ella White Schoo. more »»

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 »»



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