letters to the editor

On which side of history

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

138 North Main Street. Dear Editor, “Narrow streets, shaded by towering trees, and lined with well-kept, two story homes….families strolling throughout the neighborhood, chatting with friends along their route to the ice cream shop(s) downtown…such scenes are commonplace in Rockford, a picture of small town America” (Rockford Master Plan, p. 18). I [...]

Why Do Away With the Tannery?

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, They call it restructuring. It’s more like company greed. The tannery is making money, just not enough. How much is enough? Why does everyone have to leave the U.S.A. and outsource production to Asia? Sad, isn’t it. The meeting at the city council chambers on March 12 had some good ideas. Save the tannery, get industrial jobs in there. Not more [...]

Take up City’s Offer to Hear Opinion on N. Main Development

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor: Wolverine World Wide has announced the proposed closing of its tannery. Would you like to hear others’ ideas? Would you like to express your ideas? Are you interested in the future of Rockford and the potential redevelopment of the North Main Corridor from Courtland to the Shoe Depot? Our City government wants to hear our input and get our ideas for [...]

A Michigan Mistake: Handing over Wetlands to Fed Authority

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Pearce Speaks in Defense of Wetlands Change

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

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. He further noted that Michigan is one of only [...]
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