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Letters to the Editor

Solar farm a great opportunity

EDITOR: The proposed solar farm in Escanaba Township is a great opportunity to take a step forward towards clean, cheap, renewable energy. There are people in the “community” making blatant attempts to spread misinformation and fear in order to fit their agenda. The proposed solar farm ...

Build solar facility somewhere else

EDITOR: Many thanks to Renne Richer for the letter about the industrial solar project in Escanaba Township. The “utility-scale commercial facility” (as stated in the ordinance) was popped on the general population of Flat Rock/Cornell after the plans were well on the way to build the ...

Enbridge and Aquila

EDITOR: The Aug. 17-18 edition of the Daily Press with its front-page story, “Enbridge responds to AG on pipeline,” has remained on my desk as I’ve given thought to making comment on it. The challenge is to find one thing I can say that puts Enbridge in a positive light as it ...

Heller wrong about guns

EDITOR: “Cooling the mass shooting fever” (Aug. 22, 2019) Once again Andy Heller blessed us with his Chicken Little, knee-jerk liberal reaction to another topic, hoping to get everyone riled up with misinformation about gun control. He should stick to his mediocre attempt at comedy with ...

Chandler solar project

EDITOR: The proposed “Chandler Solar Project” in the Flatrock area of Escanaba Township would fundamentally alter the living environment for Flatrock area residents in a totally negative manner. The massive scale of the proposed project, blanketing hundreds of acres of farmland with ...

Aim to use more common sense

EDITOR: Common sense... ...defined as “sound judgment concerning everyday matters resulting in sensible, practical actions” Is it common sense to have a trillion dollar budget deficit? To use too much alcohol or drugs? To limit free speech? To observe much of Western Europe losing its ...

Solar farm in Escanaba Township

EDTOR: Do you know that the Escanaba Township Board is proposing a giant solar farm for the Flat Rock area? The solar farm will encompass 1,800 acres — to start with (1,800 acres of solar panels are equivalent to 1,378 football fields). Is this what you really want? The solar farms will ...

Hotel plan a good fit for Escanaba

EDITOR: It was with great excitement and enthusiasm that I read your article entitled, “Esky City, County Meet to Discuss Hotel Plan.” If implemented, the development plan as submitted will be consistent with the objectives and goals of the 2016 Community Master Plan and will begin to ...

Solar farm would change community

EDITOR: I’m writing in regards to the industrial solar project being proposed for Escanaba Township. The idea of a “solar farm” is idyllic, but the proposed project is a “utility-scale commercial facility” (as stated in the ordinance) in a residential and agricultural area. ...

Advice for fair organizers

EDITOR: I am 61 and love the U.P. State Fair. I buy a weekly pass every year. I buy corn dogs for $3 and $4 each. I can get them six for $3 or $4 in the store. I love the petting zoo. You get the idea. I take issue with the people in charge of the fair. Three issues: Number one was the ...

More information needed on garbage truck

EDITOR: I just read the article entitled ‘Crash prompts garbage truck purchase’ and there were some facts which were missing. I did not see an article regarding this crash, so I would like to know how two pickup trucks could total a garbage truck? Who was at fault? Was there damages to ...

Loud pickups annoy other people

EDITOR: Sound pollution. If you’re causing it, then you’re not likely to read this opinion. Mostly, the sound pollution that I’m concerned with has to do with loud pickups. Owners have paid money to make their pickups loud. They’ve paid money to be annoying and inconsiderate. ...

Praise for police

EDITOR: At 11:35 on July 9, 2019, the manager at Hardees Restaurant came to our table and told us to leave as quickly as possible as there was a man with a gun. I and my friends, Larry and Dave, wasted no time in leaving, as well as another gentleman. Police quickly showed up from everywhere ...

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, ...