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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 »»

Make sure to see new play at Civic Theatre

January 16, 2016 Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was unique. Some people even say that his writings cannot be classified. One such writing can be classified and it is now being presented on stage at Alpena Civic Theatre. more »»

Good news to help with longer, healthier lives

January 16, 2016 The good news on aging is that it is easier to age in better health with less prescription medications than the media would have us believe. more »»

Alpena needs incentives for small businesses

January 16, 2016 We need to incentivize more small businesses to move to Alpena. Instead of giving sweetheart deals to bix box stores, I suggest giving a tax rebate to small businesses that move here to Alpena. more »»

We don’t need 2 more Dollar Generals

January 16, 2016 Two more Dollar General stores in Alpena? Oh no. more »»

We already have gun laws so use them

January 15, 2016 We hear so much about gun control that it gets a little sickening. more »»

Good neighbors are a blessing to have

January 15, 2016 Wednesday, Jan. 6, my 85-year-old dad went outside to collect his mail. He wasn't wear a jacket because the mailbox is near the back door. more »»

Alpena has lost an outstanding cardiologist

January 9, 2016 Alpena has lost an excellent cardiologist. Dr. Mark Smith has been my cardiologist since 1995. more »»

The wishing of ‘Merry Christmases’ appreciated

January 2, 2016 We would like to thank the residents of the Alpena area and especially those around the Arizona and Colorado roads for their thoughtfulness on Christmas Eve Da. more »»

The story behind Tica-Taca Boulevard

January 2, 2016 In the past, there have been letters to the editor about some streets and roads. Have you heard about Tica-Taca Blvd? It is 11th Avenue from Chisholm to M-32. more »»

Pettalia, Stamas: What about our democracy?

January 2, 2016 How does democracy work? Your state representative, Peter Pettalia and State Senator, Jim Stamas of Midland entered companion bills which, if passed and signed by the governor, give permission to... more »»

Christians are being criticized even today

January 2, 2016 Attacks on Christmas, second amendment rights, individual exceptionalism and personal responsibility, and innocent human beings both politically and even deadly. more »»

Merchants, stop taking Christ out of Christmas

December 26, 2015 Recently I spoke with a salesperson in the “Seasonal” area (where you really have to look to find the word Christmas) at Meijer. I wanted to purchase a manger scene — but they didn't have any. more »»

Bring addiction conversations out to the open

December 26, 2015 It was good to see the article in Saturday's paper concerning a young man's struggle and eventual death from heroin addictio. more »»

What a wonderful keepsake supplement

December 26, 2015 Bravo Zulu on the special on the Island. That one is a keeper. Kudos to the photographers, writers and layout people. It's beautiful. more »»

Doctor hasn’t retired yet, so don’t believe rumor

December 24, 2015 We don't know what you might have heard about Dr. Mark Smith. We heard he retired, but that is wrong, as he isn't retiring until March. He thought he had friends here, but they didn't want him. more »»

Besser Male Chorus Christmas concert a joy

December 24, 2015 I do not know how many people in our community were fortunated enough to have heard the Besser Male Chorus this Christmas season, but to have missed out on such a treat is unfortunate. more »»



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