Letters

Letters 09-07-2015

DEJA VUE Traverse City faces the same question as faced by Ann Arbor Township several years ago. A builder wanted to construct a 250-student Montessori school on 7.78 acres. The land was zoned for suburban residential use. The proposed school building was permissible as a “conditional use.”

The Court Overreached Believe it or not, everyone who disagrees with the court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t a hateful bigot. Some of us believe the Supreme Court simply usurped the rule of law by legislating from the bench...

Some Diversity, Huh? Either I’ve been misled or misinformed about the greater Traverse City area. I thought that everyone there was so ‘all inclusive’ and open to other peoples’ opinions and, though one may disagree with said person, that person was entitled to their opinion(s)...

Defending Good People I was deeply saddened to read Colleen Smith’s letter [in Aug. 24 issue] regarding her boycott of the State Theater. I know both Derek and Brandon personally and cannot begin to understand how someone could express such contempt for them...

Not Fascinating I really don’t understand how you can name Jada Johnson a fascinating person by being a hunter. There are thousands of hunters all over the world, shooting by gun and also by arrow; why is she so special? All the other people listed were amazing...

Back to Mayberry A phrase that is often used to describe the amiable qualities that make Traverse City a great place to live is “small-town charm,” conjuring images of life in 1940s small-town America. Where everyone in Mayberry greets each other by name, job descriptions are simple enough for Sarah Palin to understand, and milk is delivered to your door...

Don’t Be Threatened The August 31 issue had 10 letters(!) blasting a recent writer for her stance on gay marriage and the State Theatre. That is overkill. Ms. Smith has a right to her opinion, a right to comment in an open forum such as Northern Express...

Treat The Sickness Thank you to Grant Parsons for the editorial exposing the uglier residual of the criminalizing of drug use. Clean now, I struggled with addiction for a good portion of my adult life. I’ve never sold drugs or committed a violent crime, but I’ve been arrested, jailed, and eventually imprisoned. This did nothing but perpetuate shame, alienation, loss and continued use...

About A Girl -- Not Consider your audience, Thomas Kachadurian (“About A Girl” column). Preachy opinion pieces don’t change people’s minds. Example: “My view on abortion changed…It might be time for the rest of the country to catch up.” Opinion pieces work best when engaging the reader, not directing the reader...

Disappointed I am disappointed with the tone of many of the August 31 responses to Colleen Smith’s Letter to the Editor from the previous week. I do not hold Ms. Smith’s opinion; however, if we live in a diverse community, by definition, people will hold different views, value different things, look and act different from one another...

Free Will To Love I want to start off by saying I love Northern Express. It is well written, unbiased and always a pleasure to read. I am sorry I missed last month’s article referred to in the Aug. 24 letter titled, “No More State Theater.”

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Best Idea for Bringing Jobs to Northern Michigan?

- March 26th, 2012  

• Build a brewery
• Finally build the Meijer store in Acme
• Elect a new governor
• Affordable housing in town
• Expand Agritourism and farming
• Artisan foods and beverages
• Ask companies to come here because it is a great place to be
• Better 3g cell service
• Better tax structure for the state
• Breaks for small business
• Bring back the fi lm incentives
• Build a tunnel under the lake to Chicago
• Create a huge new wedding/entertainment venue
• Bring in a Trader Joe’s
• Bring back train service
• Build more golf courses
• Buy more local made products!
• Cut wages from the top and give more to
the honest hard working people
• Developing our wine and food tourism industry
• Don’t re-elect Obama
• Dump Rick Snyder
• Eliminate over half of all federal departments
• Enhance tourism & advertising
• Expand NMC to a medical school
• More Festivals!
• Fully legalize cannabis for both industrial and medical use
• Giant indoor waterpark
• Give new buisness a tax break
• Have a longer summer
• Hiring 50 plus year olds
• Reopen Sugarloaf as premiere ski resort!!
• Keep stores open later and the nightlife thriving
• Competitive taxes
• Legalize prostitution
• Less restrictions on cottage industries
• Make a Judes hospital here
• Make more movies here
• No taxes for sole proprietors for first year in business
• Pay people a competitive wage
• Reduce government involvement
• Create a Science museum (all ages)
• Supercar manufacturing

 
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