April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Views

On open meetings, road commissioners

Perhaps the Leelanau County Road Commission would be better off with two more members, but we’re not sold on one reason given for the change.  More...

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Keep your drawers on in public places

A column by Patti Brandt Burgess

I almost got to use the Latin phrase ‘in flagrante delicto’ in a story this week.  Almost.  The boss (who surely would have nixed it — we are a clean, God-fearing newspaper, after all) is out of town.  But two of my f More...

State fails to uphold its end for’ pension

Tim Skubick is on vacation this week. In his place we are publishing a column by Tom Gantert, managing editor of Michigan Capital Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.   More...

Money with no place to go

Readers may recall our hesitation in supporting proposed library millages in Leland and Suttons Bay townships, as we opined that most of the increases would be swallowed up in their general funds with no discernible benefit for residents.  Well, More...

Heard around Leelanau

“The cool thing about village water and sewer is that if you lose power, you still have your water and sewer.”  — Suttons Bay Village Manager Wally Dalameter, when asked what makes the village wastewater system stand out. More...

Reader's Forum: Happily, life improves in Uruguay

As an American now living and working in Uruguay, it would have been nice for Eric Carlson to have checked more updated information on Uruguay. His article makes it sound like Uruguay is a failed democracy -- which, in fact, it is not. More...