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Letters to the Editor

County Fair offering unique opportunity

The Alpena County Fair is offering a unique opportunity to help your business or organization grow. To help Alpena recover from the cancellation of events and activities since the start of the pandemic, we are reserving space in our Merchant’s Building to highlight what you have to offer ...

Grateful for the service of health care workers

I recently received a total hip replacement at MidMichigan Medical Center. I was extremely pleased with the professional and caring services experienced in all stages of my treatment. I thought I would just be a number at the orthopedic surgeon’s office when I saw all the hustle and bustle ...

Let this sink into our thinking before we speak

There IS only one human race. There is ONLY one human race. There is only ONE human race. There is only one human race IN DIFFERENT COLORS. Let this sink into our thinking. We pledge this thinking to “ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.” Let this ...

Climate change and the 21st century APS grad

I appreciated Mr. Rabbideau’s column in which he asked readers to look at the Alpena Public Schools profile for the 21st Century graduate. I have examined the profile in the context of recent comments to the APS Board, by citizens of this community, stating that man-made climate change should ...

Voting laws requiring ID should be supported

I feel compelled to write a response to the article, “Bills could add more steps to voting process.” Let me be clear; I believe voting is a “right.” However, that “right” comes with great responsibility. I believe that you must show a valid form of identification to exercise your ...

Partridge Point should be kept natural

People have visited Partridge Point for years and enjoyed the natural beauty. Recently, the DNR and a private organization have disrupted this area trying to make it a park. Many of us bought homes or built out here to enjoy the peace and quiet of the area. What they call a park — actually ...