Opinion

The value of the U.S. Postal Service

Chances are that you’re reading this editorial after having retrieved this newspaper from your mailbox. The majority of our readers are those who faithfully subscribe so that means the U.S. Postal Service plays a major role in us being able to keep you informed every...

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Cheering on the Class of 2020

This is traditionally the season of caps and gowns, Pomp and Circumstance and inspiring speeches, but the ongoing pandemic has upended what’s been the tradition in our local high schools. It’s unfortunate that graduating seniors have missed out on experiencing special...

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Marking a solemn day with silence

In our sound-bite and notification-dependent society, silence isn’t all that common in our daily lives. Although this current reality has its pitfalls, it might make silence—when we can achieve it—all that more momentous. Considering that most local Memorial Day...

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Mental health professionals stand ready to help

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The current pandemic has likely made many of us take a renewed interest in or our own mental health and that of our friends and family. The loss of routines and personal connections, changes to our incomes and sometimes empty...

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Supporting the most vulnerable post-pandemic

At the outset of the coronavirus outbreak, a certain meme was being circulated on social media that had a simple but pretty powerful message. It said, with some variation, “Your grandparents were called to war. You’re being called to sit on your couch. You can do...

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Census 2020: Be counted for the sake of this place we call home

It’s a Census year and it’s important that everyone who lives in our country gets counted. Obviously, most of you feel the same way. Residents in Lapeer and St. Clair counties are being responsible and completing their 2020 Census forms at a higher rate than the state...

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Newspapers have your back

The following was written by Dean Ridings, CEO of America’s Newspapers. His message is an important one that resonates with our staff here at the Tri-City Times and that’s why we’ve decided to reprint it here. We are your neighbors and we’ve “got your back” in good...

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How can you help during a pandemic?

During the ongoing quarantine, it can be easy to focus on all the things we can’t do because of business closures and social distancing measures. Unless you’re an essential worker or have medical training that you can coffer, some of us might be feeling like we can’t...

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A ‘Digital Divide’ in sickness and in health

For some time now citizens and politicians have been talking about the ‘Digital Divide’ that many rural communities experience. It’s likely that the current coronavirus pandemic will test the progress we’ve made to get residents and businesses connected to the World...

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What can be gained in a pandemic?

How might our community change once the threat of COVID-19 has passed? As closures threaten to go on for several more weeks, it’s only natural to dwell on what could be lost during this pandemic but, in an effort to stay positive, it helps to focus on all that could...

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