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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

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 ...