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Letters to the Editor

Hancock development

To the editor: Regarding Tuesday’s article, “Hancock considers using land for business, technology park” it seems like the city of Hancock should worry less about developing forest land on the outskirts of town and focus, instead, on renovating the abandoned spaces in downtown Hancock. ...

Helping a friend in need

To the editor: A good friend decided to give you a house and said hey is a gift for you. After many years the house started to fall int disrepair and needed a lot of fixing. The neighborhood asked you, ‘Why don’t you fix your house?’ And you replied, ‘Why should I have to fix it? Let ...

Historical link to present day

To the editor: A scientist will perform experiments or gather historical information, organize and analyze the results, and then form a hypothesis that seems to fit the data. Other scientists will perform the experiments or look at the historical data and may concur, or might possibly refute ...

Need another choice as guide

To the editor: In September 2017, Representative Jack Bergman joined the bipartisan congressional Climate Solutions Caucus at the urging of a dedicated group of high school students. Since then he has utterly failed to keep his promise to the young people who worked so hard to help him ...

Thank you for SKY’s record year

To the editor: What a record year for Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY)! We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses in our community. Our friends have supported us in so many ways with their time, talent and finances. We would like to recognize ...

Big thanks from Little Brothers

To the editor: We thank everyone who organized and attended the 3rd annual Ken Steiner Memorial Concert at the Rozsa on January 10th. Special thanks goes out to Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and all their staff, MTU Dining Services, Mu Beta Psi music fraternity, and Steve Jones for ...

Mysterious moon above us at night

To the editor: Do you ever think about our mysterious moon? Often our moon is described as dead, geologically inactive, and unchanging. Are you aware it has volcanic eruptions and seismic activity (moonquakes)?  What’s the issue?  If the moon is indeed billions of years old, it should ...

Waterfront development

To the editor: The goal of the Houghton Waterfront Redevelopment Citizen’s Group is to expand opportunities for public input on the potential development of the Houghton’s Lakeshore Drive parking deck property. This group is circulating a ballot petition that if successful would place on ...

You have a choice to make

To the editor: The choice is a no-brainer. President Trump is doing an outstanding job for you and the Democrats are trying everything and anything they can think of to stop him. You can not depend on CNN and CBS or ABC to give you the truth. If you are not watching Fox News you are not ...

Christmas carol memories

To the editor: The recent Gazette survey regarding three Christmas songs reminded me that my favorite is “The Christmas Song.” It also reminded me of a snowy December eve when my husband called me into the living room, after hearing noise outside, and pointed at the windows. With ...

Hope exists

To the editor: Lights at the end of the tunnel are there. As an old white man; I am looking forward to when our country will have racial diversity, more women empowered, and the rights and proper treatment of all humanity will be forefront. The old power structure is afraid if former ...

‘Wonders’ of technology

To the editor: The World Wide Web puts the vast stores of human understanding at our fingertips, anytime, and almost anyplace. I’m old enough to remember when a difficult question meant a trip to a university library and, then, a two to four week wait for an answer via “snail mail.” ...

Thanks Portage Health Auxiliary

To the editor: We want to thank the Portage Health Auxiliary for supporting our nonprofit, The Dan Schmitt Gift of Music and Education fund. The auxiliary’s generous gift of $1500 will help us to continue offering free after school music lessons in guitar, piano, and violin. Currently we ...

Jesus Christ is truth and hope

To the editor: I believe this world is being set up for the Antichrist as is prophesied in the Bible. There is so much evil today, with so many people acting as if they are possessed or controlled by evil spirits. Every day someone is either killed by gun shot, hate crimes, Opioids, vaping, ...

Founders wanted power to impeach

To the editor: Having just finished Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, my interest in the debate of impeaching President Trump was especially piqued. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and other founders were the architects of our Constitution, including Congress’ impeachment ...

Divided opinion, change is coming

To the editor: We hear quite often these days about how divided we are in America, and how this is a terrible problem. Is this such an unusual situation? In my view, community opinion is like a seesaw, tilted to one side at any given time. Things are the way they are. But, when things change, ...

A good start

To the editor: I’m finally starting to catch on. For the longest time, I had assumed that elected officials were actually supposed to attempt to solve problems on behalf of those they purport to represent. Turns out, that’s not it. Evidence would suggest that, once elected, the first ...

What is up in Dollar Bay?

To the editor: Since the millage proposal passed in the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City School District on August 6th, 2019, members of the community have been attending the school board meetings and providing input. Instead of welcoming the comments and providing feedback on them, the ...

A Houghton County treasure

To the editor: A geologist may spend an entire career spanning the globe in search of precious metals, ore bodies, and never discover one. Here in the Keweenaw ore bodies were abundant, many of them being mined out. Sometimes the discovery is made by accident, right under our feet. My family ...

A Texas-sized thank you

To the editor: Thank you for printing my letter requesting your readers to send information about your city. Each one of my classmates sent a letter to a different city across our country. Everyone was impressed at how much mail I received. Even the kids whose letters were printed in large ...