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Governor doing all he can to keep GOP in power

March 17, 2016 Our GOP dictator Gov. more »»

Find a better way to spend our tax dollars

March 17, 2016 It's tax time again; a quick reminder of how much money is taken and disbursed through the government offices. more »»

A recycling 101 lesson for Alpena County

March 16, 2016 Recycling has grown in Alpena County. In 2011 we recycled approximately 100 tons of recyclables. In 2015 approximately 520 tons were recycled. more »»

Story on ‘Shrew’ brings back theatre memories

March 16, 2016 Interesting to read the article on the first "Taming Of The Shrew" production. I remember it well. It was my first exposure to Shakespeare, and my introduction to theatre. more »»

We don’t need roundabouts in NE Michigan

March 12, 2016 I travel the northern part of Michigan every day and encounter these roundabouts. It is despised by semi truckers and most people don't know what to do when they get there. more »»

Better safe than sorry, get a colonoscopy

March 12, 2016 I would like to respond to Dr. Frank's “colonoscopy” letter. My husband and I had just returned home from U of M hospital when he said “honey, you won't believe what's in the paper,” and I couldn'. more »»

Government handouts aren’t God-given rights

March 12, 2016 This in response to Barry Halleck's letter to the editor in the March 4 edition of the Alpena News. I am confused when Mr. more »»

In support of ARMC sale to Mid-Michigan

March 12, 2016 We support the merger of ARMC with Mid-Michigan. The reasons that this is the right move have been well documented. The Alpena County Commissioners have been elected by a vote of the people. more »»

In full support of SkyWest and the airport

March 11, 2016 The letter to the editor negatively portraying SkyWest and their service in Alpena bothered me. I disagree with this assessment. more »»

Fletcher wrong about Alpena’s water system

March 11, 2016 Stephen Fletcher's Flint water column reminds me of a phrase used to describe an irresponsible act; screaming fire in a crowded theatre when there is no fir. more »»

Received excellent hospital care after falling

March 9, 2016 On Jan. 30, 2016, my husband and I attended a Winterfest at the Sports Park in Rogers City. It was being put on by the Kiwanis Club. more »»

Center receives wonderful gift from ladies

March 9, 2016 The Bay View Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to persons with mental illnesses. more »»

Trump’s character, wit and intellect is questionable

March 7, 2016 A couple of weeks prior to Christmas I stood in line at the Alpena post office, when an older gentleman tried to engage another man in a conversation about Donald Trump. more »»

Good samaritans helped when stuck in snow

March 5, 2016 A few weeks ago, following one of our Alpena storms, we decided to drive into Alpena. We were driving an all-wheel vehicle but when we arrived at West Long Lake Road we smacked into a pile of snow. more »»

For high-crime neighborhoods, a class in gunshot first aid

March 5, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP)—î Mike Abdullah watched as a young woman lay shot in the street in a corner of north Philadelphia known as the Badlands, spitting up the blood that gradually choked her to death. more »»

Commissioners are sending mixed messages

March 5, 2016 No decision has been made,? is one of those things, that when heard from a government official, we must take with a grain of salt. more »»

Ex-Phoenix VA hospital exec failed to disclose yearly gifts

March 5, 2016 PHOENIX (AP) — The former director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System — which had management problems that drew national outrage — has pleaded guilty to making false financial disclosures to the... more »»

At 75, Millvale church murals gaining new admirers

March 5, 2016 MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — As she grew up attending daily and Sunday Mass six days a week at St. more »»

People should vote on future of the hospital

March 5, 2016 I recently had a conversation with a hospital employee who said that the hospital is not being sold but merging with Mid Michigan Med. I think the people of the county should vote on this. more »»



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