A Michigan Mistake: Handing over Wetlands to Fed Authority

Conservationists oppose move Representative Tom Pearce in his February District 73 message said “I support and will work to transfer the state-run wetlands program, currently under the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, to the Environmental Protection Agency, making Michigan consistent with 48 other states;” As a member of the Izaak Walton Conservation Chapter, we cannot […]

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Pearce Speaks in Defense of Wetlands Change

Tom Pearce returned the Squire’s call to ask for his opinion on this topic. He said it is important to note that the governor is promoting this bill as a cost savings for the state. “Although is would only save the state a couple of million dollars, that’s still a couple million dollars,” Pearce said. […]

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Find New Use For – Not Demolish – Old Buildings

We moved here in February of 2008 to start a life together and when we moved here I thought, “What a great place to settle down and raise a family.” I have been in downtown Rockford several times and love seeing the dam. I just have one question: Why change a wonderful town not falling […]

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Credits, Deductions of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act

by JERRY COON The picture is becoming clearer where it concerns some of the credits and deductions that were adjusted when President Obama recently signed the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (AR&R). There are so many provisions in this bill that were changed, thus affecting so many people, that it has guaranteed that […]

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Slowed Down

by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church Lately I’ve been driving like someone who would have driven me crazy just a while ago. I am a few weeks post-surgery and still moving in slow motion more than I realize. I look in my rearview mirror to see someone on my tail and think, “What’s your […]

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