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The Latest: Biden says on MLK day American values challenged

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations around the country (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden says American values are being challenged in present times but that the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. provides an example of how to re

CADILLAC NEWS - 2018-01-15 22:13:41

Allor to host office hours

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY - State Representative Sue Allor has announced she will hold her first local office hours for 2018 in Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco and Presque Isle Counties. "My goal again this year is to remain accessible," said Allor. "I was successful in 2017 by listening to the ideas of the

CHEBOYGAN TRIBUNE - 2018-01-16 05:01:00

Contaminated water meeting at CRTC Thursday

ALPENA - A special town hall meeting regarding the contaminated groundwater at Alpena Combat Readiness Center is going to take place Thursday and it is expected residents will receive an update on groundwater testing taken from wells within a one-mile radius of the base. A plan of action moving for

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

United Way is offering applications for 2019

Agencies/organizations must be non-profit and have a 501(c)(3) status from the IRS; Agencies/organizations must provide human service programs/projects; Agencies/organizations service area(s) must be Alpena, and/or Alcona, and/or Montmorency counties; Agencies/organizations must be incorporated

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Walleye and perch fishing tournament to begin Jan. 27

Thunder Bay Walleye Club and Side Door Bait & Tackle are sponsoring the Walleye and Perch Fishing Tournament at Hubbard Lake on Jan. 27 from dark to dark. Registration is at Side Door Bait & Tackle beginning at 6 a.m. (bait will be available); registration will not be taken after 11 a.m. Pre-registr

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Economic development takes time to show visible growth

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Bill Mendenhall of Omega Eletric works on the interior of Biggby Coffee shop. According to Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director Jim Klarich there are a lot development projects being worked on behind the scenes, which could come to fruition in t


Foundations helping our communities prosper

Foundations can make a huge difference for those they choose to make awards to. Over the years a number of area governments, public service agencies and special projects have benefited from their gifts. This week Alpena Public Schools was the latest recipient of a foundation's generosity, to the tu


We don't need RVpark at Mich-e-ke-wis

I was surprised to read in the Jan. 9 edition of The Alpena News that the city has been exploring the possibility of developing an RV park at Mich-e-ke-wis Park. Why am I surprised? Because about a year and a half to two years ago I attended an Alpena Municipal Council meeting to inquire about the


Former Fenton Director To Head RTPI

Joni Blackman, longtime director of the Fenton History Center, has taken on a new position as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. A longtime resident of the Jamestown area, Blackman has more than 30 years' experience in leading and managing not-fo

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Committee looks at fire department merger

OBSERVER Photo by Ann Belcher Members of both Brocton and Portland fire departments and municipalities discuss the finer points of the potential merger of fire companies during the most recent Shared Services Committee meeting. BROCTON - The Brocton Portland Shared Service Committee got some questi

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Failed Bridge Abutment In Bemus Point Reused As Stabilization Tool

Pictured is the site of a stream bank stabilization project in Bemus Point. A failed bridge abutment was compromised during a November rainfall. Money from the county's 2 percent bed tax Lakes and Waterways Reserve was used to break the abutments down and the concrete used to stabilize the streamban


COLLAPSE: Building at Dart Airport caves

OBSERVER Photo by Jordan W. Patterson A building at Dart Airport in Hartfield reportedly has collapsed. It wasn't known when the building collapsed at the private airport and museum, located on Plank Road near Mayville, or what may have caused the incident. Someone who answered the phone at AFM Empo


UPMC Chautauqua WCA Focuses On Safe Sleep For Babies

Tammy Johnson, a registered nurse at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, demonstrates how to use a sleep sack. P-J photo by Katrina Fuller Safe sleeping practices for babies are as easy as ABC. Under Cribs For Kids, a program out of Pittsburgh that helps provide safe infant sleep spaces for mothers who cannot affo

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-01-14 08:00:00

WESTFIELD: A questionable state reward

Last week, the Westfield Police Department received a state grant of $7,541 to either purchase recording equipment to conduct video interrogations or replace existing systems that are either faltering or in need of upgrade. Is that really good use of taxpayer dollars? New York state, through Gov. An

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-01-14 08:00:00

Stockton Town Board holds reorganizational meeting

Submitted Photo by John Sipos Stockton Town Clerk Katie Palmer administers the oath of office to town Councilman Stan Zembryski. STOCKTON - The Stockton Town Board recently held its annual reorganizational meeting in the Stockton Town Hall. Supervisor Dave Wilson opened the meeting, and the first th

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-01-14 08:00:00

Traffic stop finds 4 pounds of marijuana in car

Failing to stop at a stop sign in the city of Dunkirk led to felony drug charges for three Dunkirk men Saturday night when more than four pounds of marijuana were found in plain view. Dunkirk Police report a patrol officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at the intersection of West 5th and Swan str

OBSERVER TODAY - 2018-01-14 08:00:00

NJ Transit delays controversial vote on purchase of Hoboken riverfront property

Hoboken officials and residents fighting the sale of riverfront property to NJ Transit for use by NY Waterway as a maintence facility won a small victory Monday, when the agency delayed the purchase. Transportation Commissioner Richard Hammer announced the proposed purchase of the Union Drydock Prop

NJ.COM - 2018-01-15 15:28:59

NJ TRANSIT Vote On Buying Land In Hoboken Pulled From Agenda

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) - NJ TRANSIT will not purchase a three-acre site on Hoboken's waterfront to use as a ferry maintenance terminal. After the controversial decision to reschedule its board meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NJ TRANSIT's board of directors didn't have enough votes to su

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-15 10:31:09

Appellate court reinstates lawsuit by N.J. college's former deputy police chief

JERSEY CITY -- A court has reinstated a portion of a lawsuit filed by a former Stevens Tech deputy police chief that claims he was fired under the pretext of not being a citizen so the chief could hire a friend. In 1992, James Collins immigrated to the U.S. after marrying a U.S. citizen and began wo

NJ.COM - 2018-01-15 18:05:18

NJ Transit board meets on King holiday, but ducks controversial vote

In a surprise move, NJ Transit's board of directors removed a controversial real-estate purchase on the Hoboken waterfront from its Monday meeting agenda. But board members still faced criticism from Hoboken's mayor and about 100 residents for holding a board meeting on Martin Luther King's birthday

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-01-15 17:29:42