September 28, 2017 RSS feed / Views

Are zoning costs out of control in county?

our opinion

It’s perplexing why Leelanau County spends somewhere around $300,000 annually to enforce local zoning laws.  We’re not saying that zoning in general doesn’t serve a purpose, or that all zoning administrators are overpaid.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“I don’t know if it’s because I don’t fertilize, but (vegetables from my garden) just taste so darn good.”   More...

Can ‘moderate’ Upton win a GOP Primary?

First call: Hello. Central casting. Send over a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate who can win a General Election race.  Answer: You bet. We’ve got somebody right here. More...

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Why so much glass on one beach stretch?

A column by Patti Brandt Burgess

Ernie and I went for a walk along the beach on Sunday, something a lot of people had decided to do on a day that nearly hit the 90 degree mark. We were squeezing in the last bit of summer. More...

Reader's Forum: ‘Fudgees’ have choices; treat them good

I was raised in Leelanau County but now live in Melbourne, Australia. In local terms, I’ve become a “fudgee.”  More...