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Needing a little more than high school history

May 2, 2016 This in response to the April 27 letter to the editor labeled "Look at history to see why they hate us" By Joelynn Rich and her three undersigned authors. more »»

Airport convenient, has helpful employees

April 30, 2016 For the past 12 years I have been flying to Seattle, Wash., from Alpena twice each year. Some years the service has been better than others, but I must say that the present service is excellent. more »»

Besser Chorus preparing for new season

April 30, 2016 The Besser All Male Chorus will begin its 69th year of presentations in Alpena and surrounding areas with its 2016 spring concert series. more »»

Pettalia, Timbermen need to think before cutting

April 30, 2016 We wondered who was responsible for all the logging taking place in Northern Michigan and the U.P. more »»

Enbridge working to ensure Line 5 is safe

April 30, 2016 As an engineer who once worked for the state pipeline safety agency in my region, I was trained to identify prospective threats in a pipeline system. more »»

We need to change presidential primaries

April 29, 2016 Right now the two front runners in the presidential primaries are Clinton and Trump. Oddly, polls indicate they are also the candidates viewed most unfavorably by voters. more »»

Fletcher needs to check his facts on Trump

April 29, 2016 In his article about Donald Trump being the real deal, Steven Fletcher should have checked his facts before writing that President Eisenhower deported 11 million Illegal aliens. more »»

Fletcher can’t be serious about Trump, right?

April 29, 2016 Since moving back to Northeastern Michigan I re-subscribed to the Alpena News, despite having to occasionally cringe at the always right-ward slant that is apparent throughout the paper. more »»

There is a two-party system for a reason

April 27, 2016 George Washington served two terms, without political parties. From then on we had two, one for the money and the other for the people. more »»

Look at history to see why they hate us

April 27, 2016 We are a committee of four, appointed to draft letters of greeting to Michigan Muslim congregations on behalf of our local church congregatio. more »»

Mich-e-ke-wis Park just needs some TLC

April 23, 2016 Why snub Mich-e-ke-wis? We should embrace it. Mich-e-ke-wis Park includes 1,350 feet of shoreline of a Great Lakes within our city. There are not many cities that can put that on their websites. more »»

Healthier choices may help body repair itself

April 23, 2016 When it comes to back surgery, less is usually better. Two multi-center studies published in New England Journal of Medicine last week have proven this for spinal stenosis of the lower back. more »»

There are better options than Enbridge No. 5

April 23, 2016 FREEMAN, S.D. — The Keystone pipeline will restart Saturday morning, less than a week after passersby — a farmer — noticed a sheen of oil on the surface in a ditch near here. more »»

Republicans use Court to control the country

April 23, 2016 One might wonder why Republicans exhibit such frantic dread of a Democratic nominee being placed on the Supreme Court. more »»

Airlines need to make ticket costs appealing

April 16, 2016 After reading your editorial exhorting local residents to support Skywest and the local airport I felt it was time to relate my personal experience with local travel costs and why it is not always... more »»

Why expect wealthy to pay their fair share?

April 16, 2016 Bully for Stephen Fletcher's courageous defense of those downtrodden patriots who choose to open secret bank accounts in places like Grand Cayman, the Turks and Caicos because they don't believe ou... more »»

Supreme Court decision lets down voters again

April 16, 2016 Mel Gibson in his movie “Patriot” at a S.C. legislative meeting said “Why should I worry about one tyrant 3,000 miles away, when I have 3,000 tyrants only one mile away?” The U.S. more »»

Enbridge gives nothing but song and dance

April 16, 2016 Enbridge Line 5 PR script in Alpena was precise and wisely deceptive in a few disturbing ways. My first question was how they were working with NOA. more »»

New flight schedule good for local travelers

April 9, 2016 The new flight schedule is a huge win for local businesses, Alpena travelers, and the surrounding communities. It’s been years since we’ve had a commercial aircraft overnight in Alpena. more »»

HB 4895 would eliminate Mom and Pop stores

April 9, 2016 What is Rep. Aric Nesbitt thinking when introducing HB 4895? It must be his last term in office and needing a job when his term ends. more »»



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