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Airport needs to remedy scheduling issues

February 19, 2016 I am a resident of Hubbard Lake and have followed via the paper and local news, discussions on our airport in Alpena and possible solutions for improving service for our residents. more »»

Roundabouts help, not difficult to navigate

February 15, 2016 There has been much discussion recently regarding the proposed roundabouts on US-23 South. more »»

We can learn a lesson from Maine in 1990s

February 15, 2016 Today’s rhetoric on immigration brings to question who we are. Do we exhibit anxiety and fear about a mere 10,000 refugees? Too often we hear sentiments like “Not in my back yar. more »»

Don’t blame residents for Flint water problem

February 13, 2016 The letter in the Jan. 20 Alpena News, regarding the situation in Flint that suggested that the whole problem stems from a lack of pride and responsibility is ludicrous. more »»

Get past embarrassment, get a colonoscopy

February 13, 2016 In the hope of saving lives, I am stepping outside my academic veneer as a plea to this community of which I care deeply. more »»

Roundabouts not the right answer for US-23

February 13, 2016 In regards to the taking pride in Alpena article 01/29/16 Alpena News, the notion of putting in roundabouts on US-23 at two different locations, is completely unnecessary and downright ridiculous. more »»

Develop Mich-e-ke-wis for residents to use

February 13, 2016 What the city has done at Starlite Beach needs to be applauded. Hundreds of kids and their families enjoy the lake and the atmosphere they created. more »»

Same old thing from same old letter writers

February 12, 2016 Clearly the majority of letter writers to the commentary section are a couple of Republican supporters, as the same writers are always bashing the Democratic party and this elected governmen. more »»

Quit giving handouts and expect to stay great

February 12, 2016 If you have not had an opportunity to read Walt Williams article on the editorial page of the Alpena News dated 2/3 you really need to read it. more »»

What happened to putting community first?

February 6, 2016 Mark Shields recent editorial “When Americans were Exceptional” writes about America's “psyche” slowly changing, citing the time-frame from mandatory military service to a voluntary military service... more »»

Do not put roundabout on US-23 South

February 6, 2016 I will admit the 23 South corridor has been long overdue for attention from someone or a committee of interested persons. more »»

Alpena needs hotel on beach, not RV park

February 6, 2016 It is a shame that Alpena does not have a single modern hotel/motel on the shores of Lake Huron. Those facilities can be a major draw for visitors, and are in a number of port citie. more »»

Sale of ARMC more like The Music Man

February 6, 2016 It seems to me that the issue of giving Alpena Regional Medical Center to MidMichigan Health is being treated like living in the play, The Music Man, There is trouble in River City .. more »»

Lots of questions about proposed truck route

January 30, 2016 Specific details are few in regard to article dated Dec. more »»

Expanding involvement would help growth

January 30, 2016 We should encouraged commercial integration into parks. I have seen the flat bread truck at the duck park as well as the canoe rental and I believe that is great. more »»

Pride, responsibility part of Flint’s problem

January 30, 2016 With all the talk about Flint, I would like to tell you what I heard today on TV. One of the left leaning TV News outlets was interviewing a reporter from The Detroit Free Press. more »»

We have ability to see long-term side effects

January 30, 2016 Technology now allows researchers to more easily show long-term side effects of medications. more »»

Lawson as ARMC liason would be a conflict

January 22, 2016 At the organizational meeting of the Alpena County Board of Commissioners held earlier this month, all of the committees were selected except for the liaison representative for Alpena Regional... more »»

Executive branch running roughshod over us

January 22, 2016 History taught me that there were three branches of government, Executive, Judicial and Legislative. However the Judicial Branch has become nothing but a puppet of the Executive Branch. more »»

Bridge on Chisholm St. needs snow removal

January 16, 2016 With all of the emphasis on sidewalk safety during the winter months, there is one city location that is woefully lacking. The Chisholm St. more »»



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