Letters to the Editor

Where’s the ‘Million Dollar View?’

EDITOR: Have you heard of the term “Escanaba’s Million Dollar Waterfront”? Have you taken a look lately? That waterfront is completely overgrown with brush, untrimmed trees, weeds and debris. This is not limited to, but more evident in the park and lagoon area of the harbor. In the ...

Foreign powers helping candidates

EDITOR: I normally disagree with at least half of what Geraldo Rivera says. However, he did change the way I look at the current news. If you were running for president and someone came up with negative info on your opponent, would you use it? Of course. For example; The hot mic Trump ...

No local candidates

EDITOR: The letter from James R. Anderson prompted me to offer this additional information on the search for a new school superintendent. I am aware of a former local resident, a graduate of the Escanaba school system, who has taught many years in a California school system and then as an ...

No trouble with Trump travel

EDITOR: It seems since November liberals have engaged in a game of pointed hypocrisy. Mr. Brian Wood’s letter to you of May 9 is a prime example. He provides certain examples of Mr. “...Trump’s corruption.” These deal with the cost of “...hosting high-profile meetings with foreign ...

Nuclear power plants

EDITOR: According to the CBS news on Wednesday, a tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Waste Repository in Hanford, Washington, is storing liquid nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project from World War II in railroad tank cars. These cars are “living” in an underground tunnel, enclosed with ...

Honor our corrections officers

EDITOR: I would like to remind citizens that on May 4, 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5649, designating this week as National Correctional Officers Week. Corrections officers and corrections staff are a vital part of keeping Menominee County safe. Menominee County ...

Where are the local superintendent candidates?

EDITOR: I am writing today following the release of the final candidates competing to be the next superintendent of Escanaba Area Public Schools. The Daily Press provided these names in a May 2 article. As a former Wells Township and school district resident, I have been watching the search ...

Keep alcohol out of graduation

EDITOR: Graduation and alcohol don’t mix. High school graduation will soon be here. And with graduation come open houses and other parties. And with parties often comes drinking. I’d like to remind all community members to be extra vigilant this time of year to keep our young people ...

Trouble with Trump’s travel

EDITOR: In 2015, Trump said he would “rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done.” Now, he is golfing and visiting a Trump-branded property every few days. I’m deeply concerned with Trump’s taxpayer-funded trips to Trump properties, Mar-a-Lago. Here’s ...

Affordable Healthcare Act repeal

EDITOR: Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), who said he did not read the House Republicans’ healthcare bill before he voted for it, told a local paper he was unaware of the legislation’s possibly devastating effect on his home state. “No,” Collins told The Buffalo News Thursday when asked if ...

Bad behavior at Bergman town hall

EDITOR: I have refrained from sharing my prospective on Congressman Bergman’s event at Bay de Noc College in Escanaba until now. Unlike the majority of citizens present at that event, I have been a strong supporter of Congressman Bergman and President Trump. My wife and I came to listen, ...

Don’t privatize mental health services

EDITOR: We are writing in response to the Monday, April 24, article “Mental Health groups fear privatization.” We the members of the Delta County RICC (Regional Inclusive Community Coalition) would like to express our concerns over the proposed Medicaid budget cuts. Our Delta County ...

Enbridge’s message about Michigan

EDITOR: I came across some fancy-looking leaflets Enbridge is circulating in the area titled: Enbridge’s 2015 Economic Impact and Benefits in the State of Michigan. It’s dated but still requires close scrutiny. While it states “Michigan” some padding occurs with reference to a ...

Public must pay to keep Trump safe

EDITOR: Recently there have been a few letters written that are complaining about the cost of protecting President Trump and his family. The people that have written these are forgetting one thing, and that is these people to be protected no matter if they are rich or poor or have one child ...

Trump’s actions hurting the environment

EDITOR: Trump favored profits over our planet, overturning the ban prohibiting the coal industry from dumping toxic waste into our streams and waterways. How exactly will we be great again when fossil fuels are gone, we lack clean energy alternatives, our water is polluted, and the land ...

Allow moose hunting on Isle Royale

EDITOR: Your front page article concerning moose and wolves on Isle Royale brought focus to a problem that’s been ongoing for decades. Science tells us that the carrying capacity of the island is approximately 1,000 moose. The latest survey puts the current population near 1,600. ...

Bergman town hall was distressing

EDITOR: Ever since attending Congressman Bergman’s so-called town hall, I have been stewing over what felt like a colossal waste of time. Ms. Sherman (and other writers) raised many important concerns that were shared by others who are Mr. Berman’s constituents. I also was struck by the ...

What’s next, the National Guard?

EDITOR: Last week Congressman Jack Bergman organized a town meeting at Bay College in Escanaba surrounded by police officers and a K-9 dog. Why? What’s next? When he comes to Michigan Tech or to the Calumet Theatre for his next “townhall” do we need to call in the National Guard? ...

It was just an accident

EDITOR: Healthcare has affected all of us at some point in time since we were born. Either a trip to the emergency room for a wrist x-ray, or being in labor in the maternity ward. And, our lives can change instantly. All it takes is for a motorist to run a stoplight and t-bone your vehicle. ...

Oppose the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act

EDITOR: There is a movement to terminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in Congress. With continuing controversy about the accuracy, conduct and participation in American elections, this is not the time to abolish the only federal entity devoted exclusively to improving election ...