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Letters to the Editor

906 Dems denounce LaFave’s social media posts

EDITOR: Representative Beau LaFave’s recent photos posted on Social Media are being called insensitive and racist according to an article in Michigan Advance. One photo depicts a meme where Governor Gretchen Whitmer murders the state budget. The other shows LaFave posing with thumbs up next ...

Tourism jobs don’t sustain families

EDITOR: Recently the mayor talked about the “legacy” that the current Escanaba City Council may be remembered for (the proposed hotel on the old jail property). It may be your legacy Mr. Tall, but I don’t think in the way that you believe it to be. When one looks at the proposed hotel ...

Move forward with tunnel

EDITOR: After several months of political confusion, the Michigan Court of Claims rejected State Attorney General Dana Nessel’s attempt to stop the Line 5 project authorized by the legislature and the previous governor. Regardless, she has appealed the rejection despite public calls to drop ...

Halloween festivities

EDITOR: It was a Halloween-esque evening. Dark clouds. Rustling leaves. Chilly. I live on South 14th Street. We had several neighbors in the yard with their goodies for the kids — it was a trifecta. Not to mention a friend (David) who always comes sliding by with his high-class goodies to ...

Halloween mischief

EDITOR: We must have some older or new kids in my neighborhood on South 14th as this is the first time pumpkins have been assaulted in my yard in 32 years...not once, but two nights in a row...and the third night was in my neighbor’s yard. It’s uncool to trespass into someone’s property ...

Word power and name magic

EDITOR: Do I have to do my homework? No (not said sarcastically), you get to. Want to go to college? Get a scholarship? Have a great career? Support a family? Then, you get to study, clean the garage, work a weekend shift, etc. There is a guy I see in town about four times a year and when ...

Get back to academics

EDITOR: I agree with all the reasons against the upcoming Bay College millage. Another reason. Per definition, “A community college term usually refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. “ Many of us are ...

Support for Escanaba candidate

EDITOR: Ronald Beauchamp has been employed with Cal Grinding/Cal Valves for 20 years. He has been totally dedicated from day one. He is not a rubber stamp wallflower. Would Cal Valves hire him again? Absolutely. Great man, many many talents. He is welcome on our team any time. Vote for ...

Willingness to work together

EDITOR: It doesn’t take one person to make a difference in a community it takes many. I believe in helping build up a community with a helping hand, a voice, and an ear. We can do so much together and all it takes is the willingness to work together for the greater good of Escanaba. Do i ...

Against Bay millage

EDITOR: Considering that K-12 public schools throughout Delta County operate on shrinking budgets every year and can’t pass sinking fund millages, why does Bay College believe it’s entitled to a 20-year millage increase, taxpayer funded, bottomless cookie jar? While Escanaba Area ...

Vote no on Nov. 5

EDITOR: Senior citizens who are property owners in Delta County, please be aware that in the upcoming election on Nov. 5, Bay College is asking for a millage increase of .8924 mills for the next 20 years. This in addition to the current 3.3076 mills that we currently give Bay College. This is ...

Support for council candidates

EDITOR: I am writing this letter in support of Ron Beauchamp and Mike Sattem continuing on city council. We need individuals serving on this body who think for themselves and don’t necessarily accept the “status quo” as the best outcome. I have come to know both of these gentlemen ...

Cold climate Halloween idea

EDITOR: I have an idea for those who live in cold climates — U.P., Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc. It is Halloween as I write this. It is about 35 degrees and it is quite windy. In Wisconsin, by Milwaukee, they are getting 2 - 4 inches of snow. It is really not a nice day to be ...

Straits risk management

EDITOR: A large vessel from the United Kingdom has set up shop in the Straits of Mackinac to collect geological samples from the lakebed and bedrock for Enbridge Energy’s proposed utility tunnel to house a replacement section of Line 5, the crude oil and liquid natural gas pipeline that ...

Obey the signs

EDITOR: What don’t people understand when signs are posted, The Stop Sign, The Do Not Enter or Road Closed Signs. I have seen so many close calls of people running stop signs which could have caused injury because of the speed. The Do Not Enter and Road Closed signs means just that. Last ...

Ill-conceived millage request

EDITOR: I am writing about the proposed Bay College millage increase. We’ve had an epidemic of millage requests over the last few years. In May, 911 dispatch renewal 60 percent increase; and road patrol: a renewal with a 40 percent increase. DATA and the landfill before that. In 2013 Bay ...

Voter forum no-shows

EDITOR: Re; League of Women Voters Questions an Answers Reading a past article in the Daily Press about the incumbents for the Escanaba City Council not participating there by eliminating exposure for the competition. This concept must have been drawn from the ‘Book Of Sleaze ...

Endorsement for candidates

EDITOR: Please support candidate R. Beauchamp and Sattem for the Escanaba City Council. These men have serve us very well Darrel E. Bengry Escanaba

Yes on Bay millage

EDITOR: Over the course of my college career, I have changed majors a few times. I didn’t really have a direction. Not having any idea what I really wanted to do was hurting my motivation. I tried to take some mass communications, business law and psychology classes. I wasn’t excited or ...

Who is going to pay these higher taxes?

EDITOR: This letter is in reference to the Bay College millage vote coming up. We live in a low income area because we have a city council that won’t allow industry to move in. Even our city administrator didn’t stick around. The Escanaba school board wants to close another school. We ...