Opinion

Gene named Citizen of the Year

Note: A new feature for us this week will be looking back at past issues of the Tri-City Times. With our Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce looking for nominations for “Citizen of the Year” we thought this article printed December 8, 1982 was a good choice. The story...

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Much to be thankful for

Giving thanks is always important, but sometimes overlooked. This, of course, is the time to be thankful for all we have. Our family, our freedoms, our vote, our freedom of speech, for drinkable water, electricity, fresh air and plenty of food. These are things to be...

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We don’t see benefits, only the harm

As we all know, marihuana is legal in Michigan, for both medical and recreational use, by a vote of the people. The demand for marihuana has exploded. Grow facilities and dispensaries have become commonplace. Now the decision has come to the people of Imlay City and...

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Social exaggeration causes needless worry

Social media is a wonderful way to connect with friends and loved ones and to share information with others. Unfortunately, social media can also be used to spread rumors and disinformation that are potentially injurious and even dangerous to others. Such was the case...

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Social media may be fun but for the facts, we need newspapers

Editor’s note: The following guest editorial was written by Al Cross, in recognition of National Newspaper Week and observed October 2-8. Cross is a professor of journalism and director of the Institute for Rural Journalism at the University of Kentucky. He was a...

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September offers many ways to connect

Although the Tri-City area’s summer events calendar is packed pretty full, it’s pretty obvious that the festivities don’t come to a halt when the calendar turns to September. In fact, this month is growing to become one of the area’s busiest seasons for community...

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Tech giants should pay for news content

It’s not often that the two political parties can agree on much of anything, but a contingent of Democrats and Republicans have thrown their support behind an important initiative—the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. This bipartisan bill is aimed at...

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Drinking water safety deserves time, attention

Last week’s news that elevated lead levels had been found in some Imlay City homes’ drinking water was an unfortunate update to what has been a challenging three weeks for residents. Due to recent developments in other Michigan towns, including Flint and Benton...

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The value of a high school diploma

Every spring, we’re pleased to help local school districts celebrate their graduates and that includes Lapeer County Adult Education program. These are local adults who go back to school later in life to complete their high school education and obtain a diploma....

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Inconvenience of water issues can’t be overlooked

Saturday morning’s news of a lifting of the boil water advisory for Almont and Imlay City was surprising and welcoming. Residents and officials had prepared themselves for another two weeks of precautions and water distributions stretching into early September but...

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