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Not going to vote on raising sales tax

April 25, 2015 I’m going to voite against the proposal to raise sales tax rates to fund road construction. Here’s why. more »»

We really should discuss this topic

April 25, 2015 In the world today only a couple of non-Iranians are not terrified that Iran, a rogue state, may end up with nuclear weapons. more »»

ACC’s mandatory orientation plan a good one

April 18, 2015 I'd like to talk about ACC's implementation of mandatory orientation for new and first-time student. more »»

Shop comes through with customer service

April 18, 2015 This is not a letter complaining; it is a letter to commend a local business, You may have heard of Alpena Collision which used to be owned and operated by Mick (his last name escapes me). more »»

Proposal 1 is not what it was described to be

April 18, 2015 After reading a notice in the mail about Proposal 2015-1 I have a question. I thought the gasoline tax that we have now was suppose to take care of the road and bridge improvements. more »»

Decision to close St. John’s not very good one

April 18, 2015 I write this with a heavy heart in response to the Catholic pastoral and finance councils thoughtless decision for which is senseless in closing off three parishes in Alpena. more »»

Wonderful place to live with caring people

April 17, 2015 I would like to let people know what a wonderful community Alpena is to live in. Recently while shopping at Neiman's I left my purse in the bottom of my shopping cart. more »»

How a freshman becomes career politician

April 17, 2015 This is a tale of how a conservative representative becomes a career politician. First it must be stated conservativism is actions as well as speeche. more »»

Study is proof that weight-loss programs work

April 11, 2015 Weight loss programs work. A study in Annals of Internal Medicine reported that persons who use commercial weight-loss programs did lose weight on an average of 5 percent. more »»

Time to bring back flight to Minneapolis

April 11, 2015 My wife and I have been watching the been watching the enplanement numbers at the Alpena Regional Airport since the daily flight to Minneapolis was discontinued in favor of two daily flights to... more »»

Changes to court system should be re-examined

April 11, 2015 Recently, Judge Joseph Swallow, a retired circuit judge with whom I am acquainted, expressed concern regarding the constitutionally of a judge performing judicial duties for which he was not elected. more »»

Retired teachers surprised with free lunch

April 11, 2015 Each month retired staff from Sanborn School meet and have lunch at a different restaurant. In March we chose The John A. Lau and met at our usual time. more »»

Can’t support Proposal 1 as currently written

April 10, 2015 Proposal 1— First let me say that I am against it the way it is written because all the funds are not going for the roads. more »»

There are two sides to the vaccination debate

April 10, 2015 Regarding the Other Voices editorial in your April 4 issue "Who will take action to tighten Michigan's too lenient vaccination law?": Are you aware that a debate is taking place about the safety,... more »»

Make donation to Alzheimer’s Association

April 4, 2015 Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. more »»

Merchant Street needs lots of repairs also

April 4, 2015 In regards to Mr. Schmanski's Saturday letter to the editor about the condition of Lewis Street, I do hope he gets some action on i. more »»

Viewpoint doesn’t help minimize animosity

April 4, 2015 As a former Republican voter (I voted in the last 14 presidential elections) I'm concerned about what appears to be hatred between each party. A strong dislike and animosity. more »»

EPA is a government agency protecting us

April 4, 2015 I trust the readers of the Alpena News understand that Viewpoint in the Tuesday, March 24, edition is your opinio. more »»

It would be nice if Lewis St. were fixed properly

March 28, 2015 Ever ride on a roller coaster? Want to? Take a ride on E. Lewis St. Same effect. Every spring the city crew fills a few holes and misses a few. more »»

The bottom line is reason for church closings

March 28, 2015 “While obviously we were not privy to any of the decision process,… it seems as if officials with the Diocese in Gaylord only added to Alpena parishioners’ worries and fears. more »»



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