Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 29 Jan 2015 15:27:34 EDTThu, 29 Jan 2015 15:27:34 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssBrightening up the north side of Alpenahttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/538335.htmlIf you haven't driven down Oldfield St. from Second Ave., you should do so soon. George Bowden has started up the New Year in lights. He had placed a sparkling bottle of champagne in the tree, high above thier hous.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTGood suggestion to raise money for road repairshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/538336.htmlThe other day I sent an email to Gov. Snyder with a suggestion on how to raise money for road repairs. My email went something like this: Everyone depends on our road system, even if you don't own a car.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTShouldn't we just add sales tax to all purchases?http://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/538337.htmlSenior's pensions were taxed; those born after 1952 will pay a full 4.5% of their retirement. They want to double the fuel taxes, divert it to wholesal.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTA great book about Benjamin Franklinhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/538338.htmlI just finished reading a book about Benjamin Franklin written by Edmund S.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTIn response to recent article on Newtownhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/538339.htmlThe Saturday, January 17 paper contained an AP article titled 'Newtown school panel to include proposed gun ban in report' that I wish to comment upon.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT