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Alpena County Library offering summer programs, events

ALPENA — The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library is excited to present many upcoming programs and activities to the community, as well as the valuable service of lending books and materials to patrons. In case you were wondering, the library has 62,902 books, audiobooks, and ...

Alpena Community College expects flat budget

ALPENA —The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees was given a glimpse of the college’s 2025 budget during a board meeting on Thursday. ACC Vice President of Administration and Finance Nick Brege told the board ACC can expect the budget will be largely similar to the current year, ...

Gilchrist pushes free community college

ALPENA — Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist said a line item in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 2025 budget would allow all high school graduates free enrollment at community colleges for two years. On Wednesday, Gilchrist told The News the governor wants to expand the Michigan Reconnect program ...