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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

In support of Bay College millage

EDITOR: Back in the ‘70s, when I wanted some voc-technical training, I applied to Bay College, was accepted and proceeded to take classes in machine tool, arc welding and blueprint reading. Upon completion of those basic, hands-on classes, I was hired into a local machining business, ...

Bay College is rare gift

EDITOR: I moved Escanaba in May. I’ve never felt more welcomed or more instantly a part of the life of a place. People here are real and really friendly. They think of others more than they think of themselves. They’re resilient. They respect one another. They cherish their homes, their ...

Letter Deadline

Letters to the editor pertaining to issues on the Nov. 5 ballot will not be accepted after 3 p.m. Friday

Clarification from a councilperson

EDITOR: A few days ago, Councilman Ron Beauchamp offered a Letter to the Editor that was so convoluted that I doubt anyone could understand what he was trying to say. He referred to several members of city council obliquely, but without identifying about whom he was writing. I offer this ...

Tax load already too high

EDITOR: On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Delta County voters will decide if Delta County landowners will pay an additional .8924 millage to Bay College. This will be an addition to the 3.3076 mills already being paid. Taxpayers in Delta County are already generous to the college, giving them over $3.9 ...

High millage for community college

EDITOR: Recently our committee received several inquiries asking how Delta County compares to other counties in regards to the millage going to their community colleges. After extensive research, the results are in. Delta County currently pays in the top 20 percent of millage rates paid to ...

Don’t be the ostrich

EDITOR: In an Oct. 25 letter to the editor, “Climate change response,” the writer stated,”First, global warming is a great distraction and not a serious problem, it is a way to force us into global socialism.” The writer asked readers to review NASA’s website to “look up CO2 ...

Letters to the editor deadline

Letters to the editor pertaining to issues on the Nov. 5 ballot will not be accepted after 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

Bay Sages and Bay College

EDITOR: Bay College has been an invaluable partner with Bay Sages a group of senior citizens that meet under the auspices of the college. This group of community seniors, numbering about 100, hold monthly meetings at Bay providing programs of interest on a variety of subjects. Bay also ...

Vote yes on Bay College millage

EDITOR: I encourage everyone to vote yes and support the Bay College millage on Nov. 5. As a long-standing board member and community member, I can discuss the excellent administrators, faculty, and staff that are all dedicated to student success daily. That said, I want to discuss why ...

Due process

EDITOR: Republicans argue that the impeachment inquiry is unfair because it is being conducted by the House of Representatives behind closed doors. In fact, it is being conducted according to rules adopted by in 2015 by a Republican majority led by a Republican Speaker, John Boehner. ...

Student success at Bay College

EDITOR: I encourage everyone to go to their polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and vote. It is not only our right, but our responsibility to voice our opinions as we decide on issues that will continue to make our community a place that people not only want to visit for its beauty and ...

Falsehoods with Enbridge

EDITOR: Well, we have all seen the Enbridge full page Press ads with the man on the ship placing a red marker in the water. It had been running ad nauseum for weeks and weeks. The ad is entitled “We’re Working to Protect Michigan’s Waters.” What’s wrong with this picture, literally? ...

Escanaba City Council race

EDITOR: For some members of the Escanaba City Council, the Nov. 5 election began more than a year ago. Yes. That is how long it has been since one of the three seated council members began recruiting residents to run against the other two incumbent council members. How do I know? Several of ...

Climate change response

EDITOR: I would like to answer Kevin Crupi’s recent letter to the editor advocating letters to Rep. Jack Bergman. First, global warming is a great distraction and not a serious problem, it is a way to force us into global socialism. It is not revenue neutral as the money to reward companies ...