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Letters to the Editor

Leash law

EDITOR: Weather getting nicer. Many people out walking with their four-legged friends. Remember in the City of Escanaba there is a leash law. A couple of years ago my dog and I were the victims of an attack by a couple of dogs who were left unattended. Again this year we were charges by a dog ...

Response to letter

EDITOR: I just wanted to clear up some “facts” that Mr. Nelson presented in the letter to the editor, on March 18th. First off, he states that, There are 270,000 deer in the U.P. The DNR has not given a population estimate in years. They have gone to trends, and everything points to the ...

Support legislation to slow climate change

EDITOR: I’m a retired meteorologist with two degrees in atmospheric science. The great majority of the most qualified scientists in my field believe human-caused greenhouse gas emissions (and other short-sighted, careless actions like widespread deforestation) are responsible for a ...

Public meeting for county-wide industrial solar ordinance

EDITOR: At February’s Cornell Township Board meeting, Bob Barron (Escanaba Township landowner) notified Cornell Township that he wishes to have his property annexed into Cornell so that he can install an industrial solar farm. If you’ve been following the news, you know Barron has been ...

The wealth gap revisited

EDITOR: My recent letter criticizing the wealth disparity that separates billionaires from minimum wage earners has been met with a spirited defense of billionaires who, according to one reader, “worked for and earned” their money. However, in many instances their money was earned by the ...

Questions about COVID-19 reporting

EDITOR: The incidence of COVID-19 in Delta County in now up 300% since mid-February. Why do I have to go to the New York Times to get an accurate picture of the pandemic in our community? See https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/delta-michigan-covid-cases.html Why hasn’t the Daily ...

Delta County Forestland response

EDITOR: We felt the need to respond when Joel Frizzell wrote his letter titled “Delta County Forestland”, because of his misrepresentation of past articles, statements and facts. First, it is not a park and that is why people respond to you “What Park”. That is why, when it was ...

Hoarding fat cats?

EDITOR: This is in reply to Nino Green’s letter, Wealth tax dated March 20th. He argues that billionaires in the United States are hoarding monies (monies that they worked for and earned.) He states that they are not ethically justified in their actions by keeping the wealth that they ...

Moral considerations of COVID-19 vaccines

EDITOR: I am so grateful to have been part of the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations in Marquette County. I am sure you think that is because I am over 65 years of age and thus, more vulnerable to this virus. While that is true, and I am also happy to do my part to help our country achieve ...

Wealth tax

EDITOR: If a wealth tax were imposed on billionaires above and beyond what they already pay, they could choose to take their offending extra wealth to a more welcoming country. That tax-friendly country would be grateful for the extra revenue. Or they could hoard their money in Swiss bank ...

The wealth gap

EDITOR: If you could save one million dollars every year, it would take one thousand years for you to become a billionaire. If wealth greater than one billion dollars were taxed at 100%,billionaires would still have ten million dollars to spend every year for one hundred years. There are more ...

Difference in perspectives

EDITOR: There has been an interesting difference in perspectives in the letters to the editor from Rory Mattson and Nancy Warren Ewen about wolves in the U.P. This seems to boil down to the impact wolves are having on the deer population. The 2019 Upper Peninsula deer population estimates ...

Not the time to let down our guard

EDITOR: As I read Wednesday’s Daily Press, I noticed once again that the front page of the sports section had pictures of high school basketball players wearing masks below their noses and even under their chins. Why? Where are the coaches, officials, and parents? A mask mandate is useless ...

Be careful out there

EDITOR: The Daily Press recently reported that Delta County leads the Upper Peninsula in the number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus. The majority of citizens have conformed to wearing masks now for a year. When shopping for groceries in Escanaba, I find customers without masks in ...

Delta County Forestland

EDITOR: I have kept somewhat of a record asking anyone that I could, stockers, cashiers, managers “have you gone to the new Park in Cornell” “What park? “ is the usual response. I estimation 99 per cent don’t know that their four year old park is 20 minutes away, “The Delta County ...

Gerrymandering

EDITOR: Our governors are legitimately elected representatives. In times of emergency, it’s essential that the governor has the authority to deal with the emergency. A deadly pandemic is an emergency, an ever-changing war against a virus. If a governor gets it wrong, that governor can be ...

Camping changes

EDITOR: Notice to campers interested in camping at Delta County Parks in 2021. In past years, Parks Administration began taking registration for camping sites for the year on or close to March 1st. The last two years, the temperature has been below zero for those waiting in line to register, ...

Confused about issues

EDITOR: Mr. Stossel is confused about his issues. Take Communism and two of its prominent leaders or dictators, Mr. Putin and Mr. Maduro. To quote a line from Animal Farm, “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal” One set of rules and laws for the citizens, another for those ...

Give it away, again

EDITOR: With our first stimulus check last year, I encouraged readers who could afford it, to give away all or part of their money to front line workers, essential workers, neighbors, friends or relatives in need—— directly or anonymously. Did you? I took some flack as if I was ...

Countering myths

EDITOR: As a forester, Rory Mattson should know the damage to the forest ecosystem caused by an over abundance of deer. Research has demonstrated that deer especially impact the regeneration of cedar, oak and hemlock in our forests. In his letter, published 2/26/21, Mattson misrepresented ...