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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

What will you do?

EDITOR: Dear Ms. Moore and all other council candidates, I am not interested in the fact that you were in the Eskymo Fan club or the Boy Scouts. Nor that you ran the PTO, were president of the Master Garden Club or a church member. I want to know what are you going to do for me. What will ...

Bay’s philosophy has changed

EDITOR: Noble was the word I used to associate with the philosophy connected to the funding and running of Bay College, meaning a noble, affordable start on a college journey while living and working locally, or wisely acquiring a degree or trade to improve one’s income or job status. I’m ...

Bay millage — enough is enough

EDITOR: I’m a lifelong resident of Delta County and still live on the same acreage where I was born and raised. My dad and mother farmed this land which was homesteaded by my grandpa in the late 1880s until their passing. This land has been under our ownership for all these years and I ...

Support Bay millage

EDITOR: On Nov. 4, we will have the opportunity to vote for millage for Bay College. We all should be aware of the tremendous benefit Bay College brings to this community. As a member of the Bay college Foundation Board of Directors, I can assure you of the outstanding education Bay provides ...

We do not need marijuana

EDITOR: For several months now I have been advocating the need to be more informed on not commercializing or selling recreational marijuana in the city limits of Escanaba. As we all know by now this industry is a very fast paced Wild West entity. We need to open our eyes and ears to the ...

Schools to Whitmer: This is not OK

Editor’s note: This letter was written to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer by fiver U.P. school superintendents from small, isolated school districts. — — — Governor Whitmer: Please stop using our students as pawns in political gamesmanship! While five is a relatively small number of ...

Support Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

EDITOR: I’m writing to urge your readers to call our U.S. Representative Jack Bergman to ask him to co-sponsor H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, on Nov. 6, a national call day promoted by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby group. Passage of this bi-partisan, ...

Escanaba envy of the U.P. for Honor Flight support

EDITOR: I just wanted to take a moment and share with your readers something that was such a positive experience. In September, I was honored and privileged to be chosen as a guardian for a veteran traveling on Honor Flight Mission 17 to Washington DC. The joy and appreciation displayed by ...

League forum policy should be changed

EDITOR: During our municipal election process, the League of Women Voters normally hosts a “candidate forum” in which questions are put to the candidates, so that the voters can learn the candidates’ opinions and policies. This season, the Gladstone forum was cancelled, and the Escanaba ...

Do you remember?

EDITOR: Sledding and tobogganing at Ludington Park? Ice-skating? “Hopping” cars on back fenders? Tickets at the Delft and Michigan, a quarter, with great serials and cartoons. A and W frosty mugs and Marco’s Pizza? “Beating the Drag” with A and W and one end and the water plant at ...

Keep the U.P. wild

EDITOR: The proposed solar farm in Escanaba Township is facing fierce opposition. For good reason. From what I’ve read, there is not much common sense being applied by those making this decision. I would like to know how using pristine farm and forest land for an industrial size solar ...

Water upgrades not needed

EDITOR: Even though Escanaba has not had any problems relating to lead in the water system, some bureaucratic agency “suggested” that the water system “should be” upgraded. So, the city administration decides to upgrade the system and make the city utility users to pay for the ...

Really?

EDITOR: Recently, President Trump apologized for a statement he made two weeks ago. Really? Even possible? Weeks ago, QB Drew Brees did a TV public relations spot encouraging students to bring their Bibles to “Bring your Bible to School Day.” He got flack. What? Should he have endorsed ...

Against solar farm

EDITOR: I applaud the recent letters by Wayne Seibert, Laurie Rasmussen, Gary Wyckoff and others who have written in protest of the Chandler solar ‘farm’ project. Having lived more than 25 years in the Flat Rock area I shudder at the thought of these industrial scale megawatt power ...

Pence’s island drive

EDITOR: An article in our newspaper reports that Vice President Pence flew to Mackinac Island and was then brought to the Grand Hoted by eight motor vehicles. My question is: How could this violation of the laws, rules, and regulations of Mackinac Island have been allowed? The island in all ...

Outside pressure

EDITOR: Referencing a letter to the press dated Sept. 21, 2019, in regard to the changes to the township land ordinance proposed by Orion, what. Escanaba Township has many, many well-educated, professional, people with common sense, sensitive, concerned citizens and board members, so why ...

Local support needed for tunnel

EDITOR: I learned recently that a growing number of county commissioners around the state are choosing to support resolutions that call on the governor, attorney general and other state policymakers to approve a tunnel for Line 5. Good for them. I’m happy that local officials – who know ...

Industrial solar power plant

EDITOR: Escanaba Township Board members must be applauded for recently rejecting the changes to the township’s land ordinance proposed by Orion Corp., the potential builder of the Chandler Industrial Solar Power Plant in the Flatrock area. Locating a 125 mega-watt solar power plant ...

Responsibility or not?

EDITOR: I recently came about a true story involving a young 4 year old named Lexi. It was the first day of pre-school. Mom and dad took their noon hour off to take Lexi to her school. As they pulled up into the school parking lot ,she looked at her parents and said: You can wait here and I ...