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Only government coffers helped by newsprint tax

We’ve ignored the subject of newsprint tariffs until now, figuring that complaining would be characterized as self serving. Perhaps that’s so. More...

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All appendages needed to write about meetings

Now I understand how the proverbial one-legged man feels in a butt-kicking contest.  Even though all my appendages are fully intact, our tiny Leelanau Enterprise staff was stretched thin trying to cover all six of the township annual meetings g More...

Reader's Forum: How to pay for infrastructure

The following responds to two columns in the March 8 edition of the Enterprise entitled “… road fix barely a Band-Aid” by Tim Skubick; and “sewer needed for a vibrant Empire”, by Mary Sharry. More...

Quiet week in Lake ...Leelanau

Forget the weather. More...

Heard around Leelanau

“She is a beloved figure.”  — Nick Kester in reference to Sister Jean, who is Delores Schmidt, the chaplain for the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that captured the heart of the nation during its rise to the Final Four. More...

It’s north vs. south in road fund debate

Imagine the year is 1951 and your family has decided how to divvy-up the household budget.  Fast forward to right now and you are still making decisions based on that 1951 strategy.  There in a nutshell is the challenge southeast Michigan l More...

Reader's Forum: Change would make voting easier

The League of Women Voters has a single mission — to preserve, protect, and promote the voting rights of all citizens. Our organization has been about that task for nearly 100 years, since women won the right to vote in 1920.  More...