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Opinion

Talk to board about appointment

Editorials and columns

The Alpena County Board of Commissioners will at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday interview two applicants for an open position on the board. We urge as many residents as can make it to attend the meeting and tell the board which applicant ought to hold the position. Bob Adrian and Dan Ludlow each are ...

I will continue to support Alpena’s library

Editorials and columns

“Adam was but human — this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.” — Mark Twain, “Pudd’nhead Wilson” I’m no prude. I ...

Don’t destroy beautiful 2nd Ave. maple tree

Letters to the Editor

The City of Alpena has decided to remove a beautiful, large, ancient maple tree on South 2nd Avenue because of a complaint they received claiming that its roots are affecting a sewer system. The Department of Public Works representative says that they have now designated it as a “hazard,” ...

Fashion is everywhere, especially in sports

Editorials and columns

Recently, I was out to dinner when I looked up at one of the TVs to see “Motor City” printed across the chest of baseball players’ jerseys. Initially, I was confused. Of course, I assumed it was the Detroit Tigers, being that Detroit is the Motor City and there’s only one MLB team ...

Lucky to have Grand Lake Fire Department

Letters to the Editor

On Memorial Day weekend, we had the misfortune of an emergency experienced by a visiting family member, resulting in a 911 call to the Grand Lake Fire Department. How very fortunate we are to have these dedicated responders, who surely would have liked to be out on the lake fishing or preparing ...

Drive safe in Alpena detour

Editorials and columns

The last time the Alpena County Road Commission closed Alpena’s Bagley Street (in 2021 and 2022, for the reconstruction of the Bagley Street bridge), emergency crews responded to an influx of crashes along the detour route. Now, the Road Commission will close Bagley again for a ...