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Letters to the Editor

Grateful for the care of Besser Senior Living

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 ...

It’s time to come to an agreement on water

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 ...

It’s best to keep fluoridating water supply

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 ...

Congress must act to protect DACA program

The DACA program is in grave peril and Congress must act before the end of the year to create permanent protections for the hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to this country as children, making it the only place they have ever called home. DACA recipients, “Dreamers,” are our ...

Time to clean up your mess, manufacturers

Here’s the thing: Dana Nessel has filed suit against out-of-state FKI Hardware (formerly Keeler Brass Company) to remove PFAS and other chemical pollutants from 9 of the company’s former, west Michigan ground and water sites. This company is just the latest of 17 businesses being accused of ...

Scott Joy’s recent letter hit all the right marks

Scott Joy, you’re not alone brother. You are not alone and thank you for articulating what so many are experiencing since last week. We can be encouraged by the fact that Alpena, Presque Isle, and Montmorency counties voted NO on Proposal 3. Praise God! JULIE KASZUBOWSKI, Posen