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Mistakes happen; it’s how we learn from them

There’s no doubt that Northport has a village chock full of civic-hearted people. More...

More Letters, Page 5

Correction:  A typographical error in last week’s paper provided the wrong start date for the Empire village clerk. She began working for the village in 2016 — not 2014.   More...

Heard Around LeeLanau

“It wasn’t uncommon to see 25 guys down by The Homestead.”  — Cedar Hardware owner Rich Zywicki, reflecting on years-gone-by that brought strong smelt runs to county creeks and rivers. More...

Fewer guns part of solution for mass killings

To the editor:   When many people die instantly, needlessly, emotions run high. It is difficult to look at such tragic events objectively to come up with ways to prevent future killings. More...

One Democrat’s view of needed changes for America

To the editor:   I keep hearing that Democrats are so busy opposing Trump that they are failing to say what they are for. OK. Here are a few things this Democrat favors.  More...

The Leelanau Stone Well

To the editor:   In Autumn at this long deserted old farm  There are fields of amber ferns  Islands of shadow drift on a sea of sunlight  Fall fired foliage burns  In the wood a shallow rock lined pool  Where a natural s More...

Simulcast has T-C connection

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Benzie man runs for House

An opening on the Republican side of the 101st House race didn’t last long.  Longtime radio host and television personality Jack O’Malley announced his candidacy this week.  O’Malley, a resident of Almira Township in Benzi More...

The thrill of having life ‘unfold’ in Leelanau Co.

I write in response to the letter from Mr. Capoccia about the thrill of his visits to Leelanau County. He wonders if that thrill might be gone if he lived here full-time. I have lived here fulltime for over fourteen years. I would like Mr. More...

People make my job; here are 3I recall

A column

March can come in like a lion or lamb. And in 1998 it came in like a lion for me. I had spent the previous four years at home with my children and became a licensed daycare provider to help make ends meet. More...

Headlines off as road fix barely a Band-Aid

“Michigan Legislature Votes to Fix the Roads” — or so the headlines trumpeted this past week — but in reality the meaning of that, as Bill Clinton would say, depends on your definition of “fix.”  More...

Candidates sought for larger county Road Commission

The County Commissioners recently authorized an additional two members to the Road Commission. It increases the membership from three to five. These two new vacancies did not seem to get much attention.  More...

More Dems on board would mean, County ‘catching up’

I was comforted to read in the February 15 issue that your editorial board does not consider it a “big deal” that more Democrats could be voted onto the County Board in the upcoming elections (the horror!). More...

America’s children suffer death by politics

To the editor:   Why do we have stringent regulations and laws for child restraints in cars but send them to schools that can’t protect them?  Cities like Chicago and Baltimore have some of the most stringent gun laws, yet their murde More...

Code office run efficiently, fairly

I read a recent article about the Building Code Office and felt I should respond. More...