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Letters to the Editor

Distressed at News’ decision to run cartoon

I am penning this email to enlighten you on an opinion and what will be subsequent actions on my part. I am extremely distressed at your decision to publish a particular “cartoon” in this past Saturday’s paper on the “editorial” page July 24, 2021. I am completely confused at this ...

Unfunny “comic” or attack on firefighters?

I have silently watched this drama since November and know good people on both Alpena Township and Alpena City Fire Departments. I’ve witnessed politics wreak havoc on the veracity of people on both sides of this issue. However, I was truly outraged by Mr. Roorda’s editorial “comic.” I ...

Reflections of a Queer Alpena High alumni

I never felt safe enough in high school to give much attention to myself. Many things at that age gnawed at me from the inside out – my sexuality, my gender, my friendships developing in ways that weren’t strictly platonic – and I had to ignore large portions of that because my ...

Come to town hall with ideas, open mind

Please come to the town hall at Alpena High School beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, with an open mind and a willingness to listen politely to viewpoints other than the ones you have been developing and cultivating in the months since the pandemic began. Please be prepared to share your ...

The Biden vocabulary of the times

The following Biden Vocabulary of the Times, courtesy of Dr. Victor Davis Hanson//Private Papers July 3, 2021. Reprinted with permission from Dr. Hanson. Armed Insurrection – a motley mob riot with no leaders, no firearms, no plans, and four fatalities, three from natural causes and one shot ...

Alpena hospital turned a bad situation great

Over the years, I have heard and read mixed reviews about the staff, facilities and care offered at Mid Michigan Medical Center – Alpena. I am writing this to share with all that my recent experience was excellent from time of admittance to time of discharge. It is never a good recipe ...