Opinion

Participate in broadband survey

Responses are currently being sought for Lapeer County’s broadband survey. In trying to assess the availability and affordability of high speed internet among their own citizens and business owners, the county is utilizing a questionnaire that can be filled out either...

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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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New lifeline offers mental health resources

With just the press of three buttons on any telephone, anyone can quickly and easily connect with free behavioral health resources. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline came into operation recently. Much like other helplines, dialing or texting 988 will help the user...

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Why do voters choose to sit on the sidelines?

Election Day for the 2022 primary has come and gone. In general, both the candidates and ballot proposals were plentiful but the voters were not. According to their respective clerks, just 33.45 percent of registered voters in St. Clair County and 32.83 percent of...

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Get rid of hazardous waste September 21

It’s good to hear that Lapeer County’s Clean Sweep and Household Hazardous Waste collection program is returning in 2022 and is open to all Lapeer County residents and farmers. This is an important opportunity to properly dispose of items that aren’t accepted in...

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August primary election observations

Just about every election has something unique that makes it stand out from others and and the August 2022 primary is no different. On both the candidate and proposal sides of the ballot, casual observers will probably notice some themes. As for candidates, it’s...

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