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Still waiting for appointments to show up

May 14, 2016 If you are thinking about switching to Dish, think again. I made that mistake. I changed to Dish. They came out to install the TV, they called Frontier to come out and hook up my phone and Interne. more »»

There needs to be authority over handicap spots

May 13, 2016 Me and my wife are both disabled and have special plates and stickers to park close to store entrances. more »»

Concerned about woods, those who work them

May 13, 2016 Judging by an unsigned letter that was in our mailbox this morning scolding me for my recent letter to the editor about all the logging that's going on, there seems to be some confusio. more »»

Hats off to the CVB’s A-Team volunteers

May 7, 2016 With the recent declaration of National Volunteer Week in Alpena, along with the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Day on May 27, I’d like to take a few moments to acknowledge the Alpena Area... more »»

Fully support previous letter writer’s stance

May 7, 2016 This is in response to Marlin Goebel's letter of May 2. We are living in a particular time in history. It's a time of undecidedness. Marlin, I'm standing firm with you as with our forefathers. Rev. more »»

Some comments on editorial page content

May 7, 2016 Views on passing letters to the editor. With all due respect to The News, could it be that there was a decimal between those ones in Mr. Fletcher's column and it was overlooked. more »»

Defending letter to editor on religous bigotry

May 7, 2016 Referring to Bill Johnson's letter of 4/18/2016: This is my opinion only, excluding others of my group. Your confusion may derive from The News heading. more »»

Donald Trump just the newest fantasy created

May 6, 2016 In the April 20, 2016, issue of this paper, Stephen Fletcher's commentary equates Donald Trump to John Wayne, which I think is a very apt comparison. more »»

Don’t let lawmakers take more from veterans

May 6, 2016 I have read that our national legislators are considering reducing our veterans housing and education benefits. more »»

Our country needs to survive brainwashing

May 2, 2016 History tells the story of the past and prophesy tells the story of the future, as does the Bible. Noah Webster is given credit for the dictionar. more »»

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 »»



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