Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Prohibition, the term used to describe the effort to end alcohol abuse, lasted less than 14 years. It ceased because it didn’t work. We now have a system that allows the regulated sale of alcohol, while admitting that alcoholism is a disease. The wars on other drugs such as opium...
To the editor: Christmas day on the Lowdermilk Park Beach. It was one of those days the sun made the water sparkle, as the waves  make their way back and forth — low tide, high tide, with their special melody that can put one to sleep. Parking was difficult to find, however, one spot happened to...
I have written about imperiling the fresh water of the great lakes with oil pipelines, and about the top 1 percent of the population in the US making 20 percent of the income. I’ve written about the fact that the continuing use of fossil fuels threatens the world with mass extinction, as well as...
I feel that it is necessary to respond to Mr. Cameron Brown’s letter to the editor stating that the county commission should reconsider, rescind and reassess the county parks millage, and his comment that government to live within its means. I would like to share some thoughts on this. 1. The...
Recent action by the county commission to raise property taxes to sustain county parks without a vote of the people is narrowly permissible under a 1913 statute (amended last in ‘82), but is it prudent given the current state of affairs? The resolution the board passed cites the “mental...
To the editor: I think the time has come that all politicians, on every level, should have to go back to government class. The one we had to take to graduate. I recall when you were elected by “we the people,” you swore to serve the people. I was taught it was a system to make it better for...
To the editor: I was glad to see in the newspaper the new County Parks Barn by the Covered Bridge is finished so the public can rent it for their private use, after hearing the figure of how much it will cost to rent it, $2,900 for residents or $5,800 for non-residents. If the county has...
To the editor: I subscribe to the Three Rivers Commercial-News to stay in touch with what goes on in our community. I have questions for the current editor of our local paper. Was the lack of any mention of our local elections a reflection of your voter apathy? Do you think it’s proper for our...
Dear Editor: While the opposition research presented in the letter-to-the-editor titled “County Commissioner Comments on Parks Millage” advances several half-truths, there is one statement that is rather glaring. The notion that I blocked an economic development opportunity regarding an abandoned...
To the editor: I was glad to see in the newspaper the new County Parks Barn by the Covered Bridge is finished so the public can rent it for their private use, after hearing the figure of how much it will cost to rent it, $2,900 for residents or $5,800 for non-residents. If the county has enough...

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