June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Views

Northport starts to address sewer inequities

It’s somewhat of an American tradition that if you can’t stop them, try charging them.  That’s one interpretation of a proposal brought by a group of Northport Village citizens including many business owners who signed a petiti More...

The thing no one wants to talk about

A column by Amy Hubbell

Every once in a while, a reporter encounters a story that hits home.  I discovered two people’s stories last week that did just that.  Chris Harrington and Mike DePuy live in the county, but have never met. More...

More than one reason to form state task force

When in doubt, form a committee.  Politicians love to study issues, especially if they are explosive and could anger the public. By forming a study group they diffuse the issue for the moment. More...

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Heard around Leelanau

“I got to go see people and do things while I still remember where the car is.”  — Jane Keen, Leland Township clerk for 17 years, in asking Township Board members to pick her replacement over the next year or so. More...