October 23, 2008 RSS feed / Letters to the Editor

Township consolidation proposal needs careful consideration

As the rest of the nation feels the impact of a sluggish economy, it comes as no surprise that citizens are pausing to ask: "How can government save money?" Local government officials are working hard to ensure that wise spending takes place in th More...

Arrest record leads to question of 'trust'

The Michigan State Police ICHAT Internet records available to everyone show Michael Craig Cooley, DOB 8/4/1958, age 50, whom I understand is the Roscommon County Sheriff Democratic candidate, has a criminal and drunk driving record. More...

Staley urges voters to support Randy Stevenson for sheriff

Having served with the Roscommon County Sheriff's Office for 36 years, working for three different sheriff's, and being your sheriff for the last 8 1/2 years, I believe that I know what it takes to be an effective sheriff. More...

Candidate's fiscal responsibility 'should be strongly considered'

As a matter of public record, the public deserves the right to know about candidate's fiscal responsibility. More...

Asks Lyon voters to vote conscience

To the voters of Lyon Township: vote your conscience on Nov. 4. More...

Problem with fairness in Obama's plan

It's a shame that no one discussing Obama's position on taxing small businesses with profits exceeding $250,000 per year has a realistic understanding of the actuality of running a business. More...

Vote yes on fire hall millage issue

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage the Roscommon Township voters to support the millage for a new fire hall. Do you realize the firefighters are responsible for a sizable reduction in your homeowners insurance? More...

'Pam Stephan will work for you'

I would like to endorse Pam Stephan, "The Project H.O.P.E. Lady" for County Commissioner, in Denton Township, District 5. I have known Pam for eight years and it will be an honor to vote for her. More...

Urges 'Vote No' to Paxton for road board

I believe those voting on Nov. 4, need to understand that Larry Paxton is motivated by his self serving ego and obligation to the few remaining members of the backlot civic association who refuse to accept that the road end war is over! More...

Writer shares opinions of township candidates

I have been a resident of Markey Township for more than 30 years. During that time I have attended a great many township board meetings and budget workshops. Before you go to the polls for the general election on Nov. More...

Markey firefighter responds to former chief's letter

This letter is in response to Mr. Moore's letter (published in last week's Resorter) questioning the integrity of the Markey Township Board and the current expansion of the fire department. More...

Supporting Stevenson

After reading the article in the Bay City Times (Oct. 17, 2008), I was glad to see that I was backing the right person for sheriff. I want a sheriff that does not have a police record! More...

'Good enough for this property owner'

Lyon Township voters should have attended the Wednesday night meeting where some very interesting facts about supervisor Paul Tatro were presented during the citizens comments. More...

Area bankers have aided Lake Township's investments

For the past 16 years I have been Lake Township's treasurer and over that time period I've faced many challenges while overseeing the township's funds. I learned right off where I could go to seek the expertise needed to best handle those monies. More...

Denton elected officials don't explain actions

In a recent editor's note, you quoted Denton Township Treasurer Carolyn Pietchak as saying that township officials are happy to explain why policies are in place. More...

Should re-elect appointees

This letter is in reference to the appointments of one commissioner, Bob Schneider, and two road commissioners, Jackie Bertsch and Kim Akin. The commissioners are to be complimented on the three appointments. More...

'A true agent of change - but not for the better'

Barak Obama is a silent crusader for African Americans. He's dissatisfied with the racial status quo. He wants to "make things right" on the issue of racial discrimination. More...

Nonresident/Former Chief Misinformed

Mr. Moore, I'm responding to your letter in the October 16th edition of the Houghton Lake Resorter. Being a resident, taxpayer and a member of the Markey Township fire department, I'd like to set the record straight with the facts. More...


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