- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Editorial: Cherries take a back seat at their namesake festival
It’s called the National Cherry Festival and it’s supposed to be about cherries and the cherry industry. But some of the festival’s business partners — many of them smaller operations that focus on all kinds of locally made cherry products — are beginning to wonder where they fit into the larger picture.Continued ...
- Monday, June 23, 2014
To Northwestern Michigan college officials and members of FLOW — For Love of Water — for crafting an upcoming college course dubbed Water Policy and Sustainability.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 22, 2014
Editorial: Show respect in shelter review
Traverse City commissioners last week took the first step in a process that could open the door for a 100-bed emergency homeless shelter near the Boardman Neighborhood.Continued ...
Editorial: No public money for Crough tribute
The late Bryan Crough spent many years in local public office, including a two-plus decade run as executive director of Traverse City’s Downtown Development Authority. He was well-regarded in some circles, particularly among developers and many Front Street business owners for whom he so strongly advocated.Continued ...
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Editorial: Sidewalk cafes fine, if they're not blocking the way
What’s in a foot? Much more than 12 inches, at least to those who try to navigate Traverse City’s congested downtown sidewalks during outdoor cafe season.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
Editorial: NMC can help create a future water agenda
If you want to study volcanoes, you go to Hawaii. If you’re going to study fresh water policy, Traverse City and Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Water Studies Institute are naturals.Continued ...
Editorial: Cyclists need to be seen
An older gentleman called the other day to say he worries when he sees bicyclists who are hard to spot, day or night, because they’re wearing dark clothing and their bikes lack reflective gear.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Editorial: Legislators leave town, leave voters in their dust
Just when it looked as though the Michigan Legislature had learned the wisdom of heeding clear-cut citizen majorities on critical issues, there they were, backsliding again.Continued ...
- Monday, June 16, 2014
To the late John Richter, an East Jordan veterinarian, environmentalist and a founder and president of the Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, who died May 28 of cancer at age 62.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 15, 2014
Editorial: County has yet to prove need for $30 million jail
From the start, the conversation was more “could we?” than “must we?” More “can we?” than “do we absolutely have to?”Continued ...
- Friday, June 13, 2014
Editorial: TCAPS takes positive steps to boost security
The Traverse Area Public Schools Board of Education agreed to spend about $480,000 to install a device called The Boot on every classroom door by the time school opens in the fall.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
Editorial: Road work unavoidable price for crucial repairs
The issue: Road work has begun across the region. Our view: Waiting in traffic is the price we pay for work that must be done; keep your cool.Continued ...
Editorial: Hybrids a costly lesson for BATA
There’s a price for progress, and sometimes it’s a lot more than doing nothing. The Bay Area Transportation Authority is getting rid of its two hybrid buses because they pretty much never worked.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Editorial: Hickory Hills report offers way forward
The issue: New master plan offers options for Hickory Hills. Our view: The ski hill is a valued asset that must be protected.Continued ...
- Monday, June 9, 2014
To Jessie Williams, an eighth-grader at Pathfinder School in Leelanau County and the Grand Traverse Regional Spelling Bee winner, who represented the area at the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 8, 2014
Editorial: Minimum wage, bailout deals good for Michigan
It’s amazing what voters can do in an election year, sometimes without even casting a ballot.Continued ...
- Friday, June 6, 2014
Editorial: Nation, world can't forget sacrifices of June 6, 1944
The few survivors are old men now, mostly in their late 80s to mid-90s. The vast majority of the men who fought with them that day are long dead.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 5, 2014
Editorial: City must be prepared to tweak new cafe rules
Sometimes, old and boring is simply better. The Traverse City Commission this week voted to adopt an outdoor cafe ordinance that allows restaurants to add seating in street-side parking spaces and regulates café seating on the sidewalk itself.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Editorial: County must be proactive about North Twin danger
The issue: GT County slow to take prevention steps at Twin Lakes Park. Our view: That’s unacceptable.Continued ...
- Monday, June 2, 2014
To Ken Scott, a Suttons Bay photographer known for his definitive books on Leelanau County’s scenic beauty who has created “Ice Caves of Leelanau,” a visual exploration of the ice caves that formed along the Leelanau County shoreline last winter.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 1, 2014
Editorial: Nation needs answers in VA hospital scandal
While the nation honored its war dead on Memorial Day, and nations prepared to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Washington was wringing its hands and playing predictable political games over the Veterans Administration hospital scandal.Continued ...
Editorial: Tompkins left mark on TC
In his nearly 50 years of service to Traverse City, Jim Tompkins was always motivated by “what was best for the city and the people who live here,” said longtime neighbor and former city commissioner Ann Rogers.Continued ...
- Friday, May 30, 2014
Editorial: Regional strategy needed to resolve regional issue
Affordable housing is an issue most people likely want resolved. But we can’t seem to figure out how to do it on a large enough scale to fix or even whittle down the problem.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 29, 2014
Editorial: TC's signature festivals run on volunteer power
It matters not if you think the National Cherry Festival is the cherries or the pits. There is no getting away from the fact that the festival is this town’s Big Deal.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Editorial: College, school district learn efficiency lessons
Like talking about the weather, just about everyone in the public sector has something to say about cutting fat and reducing overhead. But almost nobody does anything about it.Continued ...