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Opinion

Thankfulness not just a saying

Editorials and columns

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” — Harry A. Ironside “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 By the ...

Grateful for the care of Besser Senior Living

Letters to the Editor

This letter is to publicly express our sincere gratitude to Besser Senior Living local management and staff. Our parents were able to enjoy the last years of their life at this fine facility, enjoying the privacy of their own apartment along with unparalleled services. Besser staff and ...

Christmas shopping begins … locally

Editorials and columns

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” So sang Andy Williams in the 1963 holiday hit of the same title. “With the kids jingle belling, and everyone telling you be of good cheer … it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” Williams sings. And, for the most part, that ...

It’s time to come to an agreement on water

Letters to the Editor

As a resident of Alpena Township and being concerned about the increase in rates for water/sewer provided to our home, I attended the recent special township meeting this past August, which addressed this issue. I was curious to know why the rate is so high on water purchased from the City of ...

Money should alleviate bads of cannabis

Editorials and columns

The News’ recent series on the effects of Northeast Michigan’s burgeoning marijuana industry shows two things for certain: One, marijuana is here to stay. Already, the region hosts nine marijuana businesses, including five stores, and more are expected in the future. Two, that fact ...

It’s best to keep fluoridating water supply

Letters to the Editor

I am writing regarding the shortage of fluoride for the community water fluoridation program and the decision that faces our city. Community water fluoridation prevents tooth decay. Fluoride in water is the most efficient way to prevent cavities. An estimated 51 million school hours and ...