Taking Our Trees Seconds ago
this pine tree was alive. Well, Mr. Cook — our County Road Commission
head —and Peninsula Township government … by not weighing in (I guess
it’s not your problem or responsibility to communicate with residents),
you allowed the County Road Commission to bulldoze down huge swaths of
lakeside trees in order to increase the bike lane. This can’t be
happening. I have no clue why they would cut trees down that help block
snow from creating drifts on Peninsula Drive and help keep the beach
area intact. Plus, they are not increasing the width of the road when
they repave. I just don’t get it. This is amateur hour at county and
Government Service Unrewarded I served the federal government for XX years with the [agency], [doing XX]. I also worked in the private sector, [doing XX]. When
I retired, I was surprised to learn my Social Security benefit would be
$XXX less per month than my colleagues and neighbors who had never
worked for the federal government. This is all because of the Windfall
Elimination Provision (WEP) under the Social Security law...
Which Greased Palm Now
that “Chicago values” have utterly corrupted the executive and judicial
branches of our federal government, this November We the Plebeians
shall either vote to right the governing integrity of the United States
constitution’s twin pillars of limited government and separation of
powers or turn and step collectively onto the blood soaked road to
The Political Mess And Challenge As
citizens we are faced with a real challenge. The media and the
political candidates have taken over a year to attack those whom they
are opposing. The unfavorable ratings of those who may be nominated are
above 50 percent. That should be no surprise, considering the length of
time given to bloodying one another with opinions that have little
relationship to truth. The polling companies, which confess they are not
reliable, make everything a game of winning...
CORRECTIONS In last week’s issue we had photos with the incorrect stories on page
five. The dance photo should have accompanied the story about grants to
nonprofits. The image of Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey should have
accompanied the story about the ArtPrize exhibit at CTAC.
We also reported the incorrect day for the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City. The correct date is Sat., May 28.
We apologize for these errors.