Letters to the Editor

Support renewable energy bill

EDITOR: On Black Friday, the U.S. government issued the National Climate Assessment, a report that details how human-caused climate change will negatively impact the U.S. economy and the health of our citizens. Fortunately, a bill has been introduced in Congress that will encourage our ...

Casperson has done enough

EDITOR: Our “Lame Duck” state Senator, Tom Casperson, has really kicked it into gear during the last weeks of his term in office. His Senate Bill 1196 will allow other states such as Pennsylvania or Wyoming to truck radioactive fracking waste to Michigan and dump it here. This bill ...

A lesson in judgement

EDITOR: Black Friday is a bargain hunters delight. Everyone hits the stores for those special deals. My husband and I were no different. We noted an advertisement for a recliner chair at Menards. After traversing through hundreds of people, we found and got in line, to purchase the chair. ...

U.P. needs propane, not a tunnel

EDITOR: We have been told a Line 5 tunnel will provide “energy security” for Michigan, especially propane for the U.P. But 100 percent of the propane NGLs crossing the straits go directly to Sarnia for Enbridge profit, not Michigan need. The 2 percent of Line 5’s natural gas liquids ...

Events brighten the community

EDITOR: In our world the way it is today, we look for goodness and happiness to give us hope. There have been two events in our community that have done just that. The other night the Esky Pops gave a concert and it was awesome. They brought happiness, joy and smiles with their songs and ...

Enjoy the holidays this year

EDITOR: Xmas, bah, humbug vs Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Joyous Yule, Mary Christmas. My Aunt Irma hated the holidays, so much to do, so little time. My neighbor Marge dreaded the baking, gift buying, wrapping, etc. Uncle Charlie sadly always took out a loan. Sophie always complained ...

Color of the flag

EDITOR: I was reading a Kurt Vonnegut book, and it had a racist character saying that the color white in the American flag stood for the skin color of the American people. That gave me an idea: maybe we can improve race relations in this country by changing some of the white stripes and stars ...

Help YAP help others

EDITOR: As fall provides natural beauty for us to enjoy each year, it is also a reminder of the beauty of giving that comes with the holiday season. I have been fortunate to share the kindness of others all year long but, for many, the holiday season is when it is needed most. At this time ...

A soldier’s story

EDITOR: The 10 helicopters carrying 60 infantrymen landed in a relatively clear area; a few small trees, high grass and scrub brush for as far as you could see. Within 10 minutes we were under enemy machine gun fire. Our company hadn’t formed up to begin the operation, so troops were ...

League says thank you for assistance

EDITOR: The League of Women Voters of Delta County would like to extend their thanks to all those who assisted us with our activities during the 2018 election season. Thank you to the Daily Press for partnering with us to produce the 2018 Voter Guide and our financial sponsors for their ...

Garden wind development

EDITOR: Thirty-six building permits issued to Heritage Sustainable Energy for Phase II of its Garden wind development are being challenged in Michigan Court of Appeals by local residents who charge that the Delta County Planning Commission failed to uphold its zoning ordinance ...

Fairbanks supervisor response

EDITOR Autumn Moores and Dan Dalgords attempt to clarify the recall election in Fairbanks Township failed miserably. I’m wondering if the petitioners even knew what they were signing and why. Garden Townships newly enacted Pole Ordinance, drafted by one of the premier municipal law firms ...

Happy with Heritage Sustainable Energy

EDITOR: As executive director of the Delta County’s Economic Development Alliance (DCEDA), it is my responsibility to carry out the function of the organization; “To lead the promotion of economic development of Delta County through the retention, expansion and attraction of business and ...

A health concern for Yoopers

EDITOR: What hidden health disorder does one out of three Yooper adults and 50 percent of the U.P. elders have in common? They all have prediabetes and only 10 percent even realize that they have a serious medical condition. Why should they care about prediabetes? Prediabetes puts them at ...

Do you stand to benefit or lose?

EDITOR: Ok, this is my question: Are you benefiting more from the 2017 tax cuts, or will you lose more from the proposed 2019 budget cuts to Social Security, Medicare, health insurance, Medicaid, student financial aid, the environment, etc? The tax cut bill passed in 2017 will add $1.9 ...

Support for Butch

EDITOR: I am writing in support of Tom Butch for continued membership on the Bay College Board of Trustees. Tom knows the history of our community and Bay College. He’s been a part of its growth and achievement, serving on the board for the past many years. As Bay College moves forward ...

Facts do not seem to be the issue

EDITOR: Folks continue to ask me if I have been recalled from office as clerk of Fairbanks Township. No I continue to hold that office as Ron Collins, James Dalgord and Morgan Tatrow continue to hold their offices unless and until I am voted out of office in the November election. Efforts ...

Support Escanaba sinking fund

EDITOR: Dear Escanaba voter: Please vote on or before Nov. 6. Voting on the Escanaba Area Public Schools’ security, repairs, and technology “sinking fund” request is on the backside of the ballot. The Escanaba Board of Education is requesting taxpayer support of 1.8 mils for a four ...

Too many missing pieces

EDITOR: Every time some angry, twisted, gun-toting monster slaughters another group of innocents in a church, school, office building, bus stop, fast food restaurant or synagogue we lose more pieces of the mosaic of that which has made us a great and beautiful nation. We are slowly ...

Support for the Fairbanks Township Board

EDITOR: We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation and support for the current Fairbanks Township Board — Ron Collins, Jim Dalgord, Kathryn Denholm, Joel Peterson and Linda Ranguette. They are a diverse group with different backgrounds and life experiences. They may ...