Opinion

What can be done to make M-53 safer?

Although traffic congestion can be considered a by-product of a healthy local economy—that is, a “good problem” to have—it’s apparent that traffic volumes on M-53 in both the Imlay City and Almont areas are at concerning levels. In Imlay City, the area around Borland...

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Weatherizing help for low-income families

It’s more apparent these days that the seasons are in transition and soon, the cold weather will be upon us. That change in the weather also means a drain on the bank accounts of low income families who struggle to pay their energy bills. In honor of October being...

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Champion Bus: Inevitable and unfortunate

The news that Champion Bus will soon be closing its doors for good was very disappointing but certainly not surprising. Having been bought and sold numerous times in the last several years, usually as part of a divestiture move by a parent company, it became apparent...

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Who should our voting neighbors be?

Only a few weeks remain before new voting districts will be adopted and become law by year’s end. It will be interesting to see what those final maps look like and consider the long-term effects they’ll have on elections in Michigan now that an independent citizens...

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Fall on the road: Buses, combines, motorcycles

No matter the season, there are things drivers need to keep top of mind and heading into the heart of fall it seems appropriate to offer a reminder of what to expect on area roadways. School has been in session now for more than a month but in light of an incident...

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Middle School’s second act looks promising

On Saturday, a sizeable group of onetime students, staff and community members strolled through the former Capac Middle School for one last time before the public space is sold for development. For obvious reasons, the building holds a special place in the memories of...

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Don’t let speculation trump facts

Just about everyone likes to be “in the know” when it comes to the people and places in our daily lives. Unfortunately, that urge to know the latest information about anything—whether that be about a business, organization or individual—can lead down a road that...

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Survey, new investments point to brighter future for parks

It’s not that often that average citizens have a chance to directly weigh in on the future of government operations but that chance is now here for Lapeer County residents with the release of a new parks and recreation survey. These surveys are common whenever a...

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Prepare to Protect in September

It’s been heartbreaking to watch hurricanes, floods and wildfires decimate homes and livelihoods for our fellow Americans in recent weeks and months. Considering that most of these natural disasters are far from us, it’s easy to think we won’t find ourselves in...

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Taking action is vital to preserving nature

They might be small, but insects can have a big impact on our lives and likewise, our actions greatly impact their survival. In this week’s edition of the Tri-City Times, you’ll see a story about efforts done to support Monarch butterflies. For the past three years...

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