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Letters to the Editor

Support from Alpena community is a blessing

The entire Neiman family and staff sincerely appreciate, and will forever be thankful for, the heartfelt comments and kindness offered up by so many in our community during these very difficult times for Neiman’s Family Market. It has been a sad and stressful time for staff, customers, and ...

Choice can be made objectively

We all want the best for ourselves, our children, and grandchildren. In providing this we are given free will to make the choices that shape our lives and the future. Our choices are always important, but in present times these choices have become increasingly binary. Objectivity should now ...

Reasons to vote for Trump in November

I answer all those who say, “I can’t believe you would vote for Trump.” Well, folks, listen up. I’m not just voting for him. I’m voting for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I‘m voting for the next Supreme Court justice. I’m voting for the Electoral College and the republic ...

Neiman family enriched local community

We have a conundrum — how to ‘say it all’ in under 300 words? There’s so much to be said for all the years the Neiman family has given to the community of Alpena and all who came here to shop at their Family Market. No matter what group came knocking, they opened their hearts and made ...

It’s time for America to wake up

Thank you, Alpena News, and most especially thank you Walter E. Williams for speaking the truth. For what it’s worth, I hear Robin Williams’ voice, but in place of “Vietnam,” I say and echo his words, “GOOD MORNING, AMERICA,” it is now time to rise and shine with all the good all ...

Questioning Alpena’s dispensary decision

It has been proven that communities thrive by supporting locally owned businesses. For this reason, I frequent The Drug Store for my prescriptions in lieu of the larger chain providers to keep the profits local. It is for this reason I was dismayed that an outfit out of Troy, Michigan was ...

Downplaying of COVID-19 unacceptable

President Donald Trump’s recent justification of his actions (lying about and downplaying COVID-19) by comparing them to President George W. Bush’s action on 9/11 is totally invalid. The attack of 9/11 was an event that had already happened. The COVID-19 information Trump lied about was for ...

Alpena’s pot shop choice is hypocrisy

Soon it will be the best season of all. What season is that you ask? The Christmas season of course, and we will soon be encouraged to buy locally to support our neighbors and friends who own small businesses. So I was surprised when the announcement of who received the coveted marijuana ...

Insurrection in cities is planned and paid for

Eric Roorda, sorry my mistake I meant Seattle. There is so much of this going on it’s hard to keep up with the news. Mayor Jenny Durkan with her lack of leadership condoned and encouraged all that violence and damage. There are many like her nationwide. If I remember right, there were two ...

Violence does not stop during a pandemic

Violence does not stop during a pandemic. Actually, the stress and financial strain can increase violence and isolation is a key tactic abusers use in order to gain power and control. With social distancing encouraging isolation, it makes sense that domestic violence numbers are on the ...

Trump’s rhetoric is bullying at its worst

Well, thank goodness. In regard to a letter to the editor on Sept. 5, a lady was nice enough to let me know about her family and why they choose to support Donald Trump/Mike Pence with signs on their lawn. Pro God, Pro Trump, Pro Life, Pro gun, Pro Law and Order family, they are, and ...

News letters policy is unclear and arbitrary

We are vainly, and unsuccessfully, trying to navigate the murky letters policy of the Alpena News, a policy, like Maoist wall posters in the 70s, understood only vaguely and in pieces. What we understand (we think): 1.) Letters may not attack private individuals. This seems overbroad and ...

Letter-writers spew hate, ignore hard data

Letters to the editor often provide a platform for imbeciles to spread falsehoods and haters to spew racist calumny. Recent examples: An Aug. 15 letter claimed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement guarantees $16.50/hour wages in Mexico, twice our minimum. The actual Mexican minimum is $6.50 (the ...

Vote to restore America Trump is destroying

Mr. Trump, I am watching the convention with your appearances. “Hail to the Chief” plays as you give out citizenship papers to new Americans. You have nearly discontinued conferring citizenship, so this is purely for show — you want to look presidential. But I have already seen the real ...

Second Amendment dying death of 1,000 cuts

A recent letter by Larry Dubey attempted to explain how repealing the Second Amendment would not be easy and we should not be concerned about it being repealed. Today, there is no shortage of judges and politicians that ignore the text of the Second Amendment that states “the right of the ...

Trump has not risen to stature of his office

When Donald Trump was elected I was disappointed, but thought the awesome stature of the office would lead him to rise to the occasion. An honor bestowed on so few had been made his. But quickly I realized that my thinking was flawed by his obsession with the size of the inaugural ...

Trump needs a senator who supports him

It is hard to understand good people of Alpena writing to The Alpena News with such unfair and untrue assertions that President Donald Trump is unfit to be reelected. Sounds like talking points of the desperate national Democratic ticket as they are being investigated for deep state treason to ...

Previous letter expressed thoughts of many

Thank you, Rick W. DeMarr, for expressing the thoughts of many! (Reference: Aug. 29 letter, “Fresh Palate anti-racism policy bad business.”) KATHY OLIVER and SUSAN CHRZAN, Alpena

Donald Trump not much of a choice for 2020

How many lies are there? What doesn’t Donald Trump lie about? Wake up, Trump flag-bearers! It does not mean he cares about you. He is using you and laughs about it. You would be much better off flying an American flag than a Trump fake flag. His swamp is another big, big lie. He was ...

Our family proudly displays Trump yard sign

This letter is in response to one written by Alida Bywater, Aug. 29. She wonders about the people who display Donald Trump/Mike Pence signs in their yards. So, I will tell her about us. I am very proud to say that our family displays a Trump/Pence flag in our yard. We are a pro-God; ...