Opinions

To the editor: Back in the 1970s when I moved to Grayling there was Ben Franklin’s where craft supplies and all kinds of kitchen gadgets and wonderful kids toys could be purchased. There was Laurine’s where beautiful affordable clothing was sold (tons of Levi’s). Olson’s had their shoe store....
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director According to Benjamin Franklin, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” As you may recall, last week three Grayling Main Street (GMSt) volunteers and I invested time and money into travels to Pittsburgh for the National Main...
In 1976 my dad moved our family from a suburb of Detroit to the fresh air and clear water of Grayling. We became instant lumberjacks as we gathered the logs needed to build a sizable stack of lumber. It would take all winter to fall the large red pines that we were permitted by the DNR to take...
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director This week I am traveling for the National Main Street Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. At the time I am writing, I have spent two days in Leadership Development training here at the conference. My remarks this week will be shorter than usual,...
To the editor: My wife and I have lived, worked, and raised our children here in Crawford County with an appreciation of the beautiful natural resources we have, especially the AuSable River. The pollution to our river proposed by a local fish farm operating just up river from where we live is a...
To the editor: Many people (myself included) look at the acronym DEQ and think, “Department of Environmental Quality.” Hmm… so it is their job to help ensure and maintain the quality of our environment for the common good while propelling commerce, right? If the DEQ approved a permit, it’s got to...
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director Last week I suggested you come back to learn more about Grayling Main Street’s (GMSt) upcoming fundraisers and new partnership program, but I inadvertently misled you. I promise I will circle back around to that, soon.   Last week I had...
To the editor: I am appealing to my fellow citizens to raise their voices in protest against a very real threat to our clean water.  The Crawford County Board of Commissioners thought they were doing a good deed by leasing the land of the former Grayling Fish Hatchery to a fish farming...
by Rae Gosling, Grayling Main Street Program Director As you may recall, in the last few weeks I have shared with you all the transformation strategy and updated mission and vision statements. These will serve as guides for the Grayling Main Street (GMSt) program over the next several months....
To the editor: You have to wonder when an administrative law judge admits that a fish farm would cause “some pollution” in the AuSable, but tells us we just have to suck it up because it’s needed for “development.” (Two whole jobs, wow!) Did the judge believe that two new jobs would outweigh...

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