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School officials concerned about new MEAP standards (From the 11-30 Lapeer County Press)

School officials concerned about new MEAP standards

BY PHIL FOLEY
810-452-2616  pfoley@mihomepaper.com

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City area students aren’t any less intelligent, but Imlay…

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Added by William Gavette on December 3, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments

School officials concerned about new MEAP standards (From the 11-30 Lapeer County Press)

School officials concerned about new MEAP standards

BY PHIL FOLEY
810-452-2616  pfoley@mihomepaper.com

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City area students aren’t any less intelligent, but Imlay…

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Added by William Gavette on December 3, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Lessons Learned under the Liberty Tree- The Tea Party Was Born Under This Flag

America's First Flag… The Liberty Tree Flag

 

One morning in the fall of 1765 the "Sons of Liberty" in Boston met at the Liberty Tree on the corner of Orange and Essex and unfurled a huge flag...13 feet long by 7 feet wide... having nine vertical red and white stripes...the…

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Added by John Parker on November 22, 2011 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Let voice be heard (Letter to the editor, by Tim Lintz, LCTPP)

Lapeer Community Schools will hold a public hearing on November 17 (Thursday), at the Lapeer Community Schools Administration and Services Center, (250 Second St.) at 7 p.m. Among the issues being heard is a change to the current by-laws extending the term of office for members of the Board of Education from a term of four years to six years.

Many of the citizens of our community are not aware of this proposed change. At first thought it may appear to be a cost savings to limit…

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Added by William Gavette on November 16, 2011 at 4:26am — 2 Comments

Michigan Senate votes to start the implementation of Obamacare

  Last week the Michigan Senate voted to approve the Health Care exchange that is required under Obamacare. Last week, several leaders from many different Tea Party groups. The bills sponsor was Sen. Jim Marleau. He was in attendance at this meeting.

  We were told that this bill had to be passed. That if we passed this bill, we would get to regulate the coverage for abortion under Obamacare. That the Conservative thing for Republicans to do was to keep local control over what we…

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Added by William Gavette on November 14, 2011 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Michigan Senate votes to start the implementation of Obamacare

  Last week the Michigan Senate voted to approve the Health Care exchange that is required under Obamacare. Last week, several leaders from many different Tea Party groups. The bills sponsor was Sen. Jim Marleau. He was in attendance at this meeting.

  We were told that this bill had to be passed. That if we passed this bill, we would get to regulate the coverage for abortion under Obamacare. That the Conservative thing for Republicans to do was to keep local control over what we…

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Added by William Gavette on November 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

U.S. Census: 20.7% of area children in poverty

From the 10-30-2011 Lapeer County Press

 

U.S. Census: 20.7% of area children in poverty 

BY NANCY R. ELLIOTT 810-452-2601  nelliott@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER…

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Added by William Gavette on October 31, 2011 at 7:43am — No Comments

Recall effort against Sen. Pavlov underway

This is from the 10-30-2011 County Press:

 

Sen. Pavlov target of recall 

20,466 signatures needed to make ballot
BY NANCY R. ELLIOTT…
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Added by William Gavette on October 31, 2011 at 7:23am — No Comments

The God and Country Education Project

 

I guarantee to you folks that the kids that we see who are in the process of completely soiling the tenants of our Western Civilization are a products of the government run school systems, kindergarten thru grad school. What do we do?

 

My board and I have been involved in the charter school movement pretty much since its inception. We had a de-briefing following a new school project and the typical fight against the status quo in Durham, NC several years ago. At that…

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Added by Pasquale J Battaglia, (Pat) on October 21, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Lapeer County Tea Party Patriots Response to the County Press Wall Street Protest Editorial

The Lapeer County Tea Party Patriots Leadership, in response to a recent County Press editorial, makes the following statements. First, we categorically reject the notion that the comparison of the Tea Party Movement to the Occupy Wall Street Protestors is in any way significantly similar. The small number of protestors, the nature of the protest, the obvious organizational and financial support from specific radical groups, the lack of specific values and issues, the disregard for…

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Added by William Gavette on October 16, 2011 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Levin: We can reduce the deficit and protect the middle class

 

“Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.”  

   This article was posted in the October 5th issue of the Lapeer County Press. This is a prime example of what we are fighting…

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Added by William Gavette on October 5, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments

The Lapeer County Tea Party Patriots are the topic of the Wed. County Press editorial.

IN OUR WORDS  (County Press Opinion 9-14-2011)

  

Country's 'anger' could turn face…
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Added by William Gavette on September 14, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

Lack of baseline budgeting at root of debt problem (Viewpoint Tri City Times)



To the Editor:



In the recent Congressional…
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Added by William Gavette on August 22, 2011 at 12:01am — No Comments

Tea Party is the foundation for change (County Press Viewpoint)

 

The debate over raising the debt ceiling and the subsequent downgrade of the credit rating of the United States has given rise to certain commentary that, while interesting, is fallacious. I have heard and read what essentially amounts to blaming both political parties. If one argues that both political parties contributed to the creating of the unsustainable debt, it is a fair argument.

Both parties spent money like a sailor on shore leave. However, I believe it is not…

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Added by William Gavette on August 21, 2011 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Blame Obama, not Tea Party members

The debate over raising the debt ceiling and the subsequent downgrade of the credit rating of the United States has given rise to certain commentary that, while interesting, is fallacious.



I have heard and read what essentially amounts to blaming both political parties. If one argues that both political parties contributed to the creating of the unsustainable debt, it is a fair argument. Both parties spent money like a sailor on shore leave. However, I believe it is not accurate to… Continue

Added by William Gavette on August 14, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Response to local misinformation in the Lapeer County Press

  In Wednesday's edition of The County Press, Lynnette Burns stated that she hoped the Tea Partiers were happy with themselves and that the rich are richer and she is poorer.  Well Lynnette, I hate to tell you but after the recent passage of the “debt crisis legislation”, we are ALL poorer.  This legislation was not a win for anybody except those that are not truly serious about moving this country out of debt and onto a path of economic…

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Added by William Gavette on August 10, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Make pie better

(From the County Press"In Your Words" page and Lapeer Tea Party member Roger L. Ruhmann )

Setting political garble aside, we sometimes find that simple solutions are not without merit and work just fine. Every household and business at one time or another is forced to examine their books (so to speak) and turn-around management firms are experts in finding solutions to either a negative or eroding bottom financial lines.

You know…

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Added by William Gavette on July 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How To Spend 2.6 Million Dollars in 365 days for NO GOOD REASON!

      Well, if you are a parent or a taxpayer in the Lapeer Community Schools school district, hide your kids lunch money.

   In a budget recommendation by the Lapeer Community Schools Administration, and voted on in a 6-1 in favor of decision this past Thursday, June 16th, Lapeer Community Schools is…

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Added by William Gavette on June 19, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Engine of Prosperity?

So, the administration comes out and tells the world the US economy is no longer capable of leading economic recovery? Thanks for the honesty Tim Geitner; howevewr, that is your job. Or, under this administration, is it? Could it be any more obvious that their goal is to bring the economy down and to insure world redistribution of wealth. Is this not treasonous? What will it take to wake up people If they are so brazen as to say it publicly, what is requred to get people to understand and…

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Added by LarryLeidlein on June 26, 2010 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

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Mayfield Twp. resident hints she may end recall drive (From 6/13 Lapeer County Press)

Final step to dissolve fire dept. Mayfield Twp. resident hints she may end recall drive BY JEFF HOGAN 810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.comOriginal Article HERE MAYFIELD TWP. — Nearly one month ago the Mayfield Township Board voted to dissolve a fire department it established last winter, sparking a firestorm of citizen backlash and ill regard held…See More
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Walkout planned in Lapeer County to honor, pay tribute to slain Florida students (From 3-4-2018 Lapeer County Press)

Original Article HEREBY NICHOLAS PUGLIESE810-452-2601 • npugliese @mihomepaper.comLapeer High School students Aurorah Stephen and Bayley Lewis appeared before the…See More
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DTE could spend $300M on Lapeer County wind farm (From 2-21 2018 County Press)

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Contention continues in Elba Twp.(From the 12-13-2017 Lapeer County Press)

View Original Story HEREBY ANDREW DIETDERICH 810-452-2609 • adietderich@mihomepaper.com ELBA TWP. — Questions over meeting schedules and appointments in Elba Township prompted at-times contentious discussion during the township’s regular board meeting Monday.One issue was the scheduling of zoning board of appeals meetings for 2018 with two board…See More
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