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Letters to the Editor

Wrong information about guns

EDITOR: There are a lot of folks that are getting he wrong information about buying a gun, either to support an agenda or defeat someone else’ agenda. I have heard many talk about the need for national background checks. A national background check is required in Michigan. If you are going ...

Who cares, if…

EDITOR: Who cares, if... ...Adam Sandler or Porky Pig has 2,234 friends on Facebook? Who cares if Princes Harry and William’s kids threw up on soda crackers? If the Enquirer got raunchier this week? If your church’s communion is done differently? If Amy Schumer or Brangelina support ...

Stating an opinion

EDITOR: It’s ironic and hypocritical that one of the most prolific opinion letter writers to the Daily Press would state “I think the Escanaba Daily Press needs to cut ties with Mr. Heller.” Andy Heller writes opinion columns. Letters to the Editor are opinion letters. In a ...

Grant money origins

EDITOR: I heard on the radio that someone — DDA, the city, or someone — got a grant to upgrade the kitchen at the Downtown Marketplace. It is less than two years old and $80,000 to upgrade the kitchen? I would venture to say that most houses in Escanaba are not even worth $80,000. At ...

The term ‘racism’

EDITOR: Isn’t it frustrating to hear all these calls of “racism” being thrown around carelessly? It is not racism to hold a fellow human being responsible for their choices. It is a form of respect that implies the other is capable of sound choices, but blew it in this case. To ...

Responsibility for Flint water crisis

EDITOR: The writer of a July 25, 2019, letter to the editor, “Cut ties with Mr. Heller,” wrote, “So somebody in Flint decided it would be a good idea to save the city of Flint some money and switch where the city’s water came from.” The writer was in error. The person who decided ...

Check out flyball tournament

EDITOR: August 3rd and 4th will be the seventh annual Fly-Ball Tournament held in Escanaba at the Miracle of Life building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teams, consisting of a minimum of four dogs and four humans, come from all over North America for this competition — from as far as California, ...

Township board doing good work

EDITOR: In response to the letter to the editor by Mark J. Holbrook captioned Unorderly Township Board. There are inconsistencies regarding Mr. Holbrook’s interpretation and statements on how the meeting he attended of the Maple Ridge Township Board was conducted. If Mr. Holbrook would ...

I do understand why…

EDITOR: ....thanks to the “blue” we are safe. Why kids love summer camp at Presbytery Point, Camp Michigamme, Fortune Lake, Lake Ellen and Covenant Point. Why Delta County and the cities of Escanaba and Gladstone have such fine parks. Why MTU turns out such superb graduates. Why Rapid ...

Dueling ordinances

EDITOR: Months ago, I authored Escanaba’s Marihuana Ordnance in which Escanaba “opts-out” of marihuana until April 2020. A week ago, I participated in a webinar by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). LARA will issue state marihuana licenses this November ...

Facts from FLOW

EDITOR: According to For Love of Water (FLOW), Enbridge’s data reveal that sections of Line 5 in the Straits are cracked, dented, and encrusted with corrosion-causing mussels, and that a segment on land has lost 26 percent of its original wall thickness due to corrosion. In 2017, Enbridge ...

Flowers taken from family graves

EDITOR: Generally not one to get on my soapbox now that I’ve retired, but there are times and under circumstances where one needs to vent. Our extended family has taken great pride over several years in honoring our deceased family members by taking special care of their grave sites and ...

Healing America’s racial wounds

EDITOR: People of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula would prefer fishing or picking blueberries than listen to the latest noise from Washington. This time the uproar came from President Trump’s tweets calling on four Congresswomen of color to “go back where they came from” [meaning to ...

Stick to the issues

EDITOR: Going into the 2020 elections, affordable health care, prescription drug prices, the minimum wage, immigration, climate change, the national debt and other issues that impact on the lives of Americans should dominate the national conversation. Trump’s racism is self-evident and ...

Unorderly township board

EDITOR: Correspondence to the Maple Ridge Township Board: I am still trying to wrap my head around what I witnessed at the last Maple Ridge Township Board meeting. I witnessed ineptness, absurdity, immaturity, rudeness and just plain unprofessionalism. the board held a meeting with total ...

Cut ties with Mr. Heller

EDITOR: A few years ago, Flint had some water problems. If you didn’t hear about it, go back to texting, Instagram, You Tube, or Facebook. So somebody in Flint decided it would be a good idea to save the city of Flint some money and switch where the city’s water came from. Big mistake. ...

Delta Conservation District explaination

EDITOR: This letter is in response to an article by reporter Jordan Beck on the committee of the whole meeting between the county and the Delta Conservation District. The reporter did a nice job in reporting what was said at the meeting, but upon public feedback, we believe further ...

Be informed about marijuana regulations

EDITOR: The so called crunch time is coming upon us all. That is the time when the five members of the Escanaba City Council will decide if or not we need to sell and commercialize recreational marijuana in our city. A big part of being informed on this issue is to keep up on the fast paced ...

An economic issue

EDITOR: At one time there were at least eight grade schools within the Escanaba Public School System. I believe we are now down to two traditional grade schools - Lemmer and Soo Hill. I discount webster as it is Kindergarten only and that’s another story. So discussion is continuing ...

We need a national consensus on abortion

EDITOR No issue divides Americans as abortion does. Both sides are so passionate that it is the only issue that guides their vote-even though there are other pro-life issues. Other divisive social issues, such as school busing (Brown v. Board of Education) and interracial marriage (Loving v. ...