Door County Daily News Opinion 20 Latest Opinion Articles 2016-02-06T05:47:16Z Red Kettle Campaign Thanks Supporters <a href=";id=202139" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Nancy Kexel-Calabresa sends a BIG Thank-You to the many folks who rang the bell for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor this season.&nbsp; Nearly 200 ringers donated over 700 hours of volunteer time to raise funds fo... Nancy Kexel-Calabresa 2016-01-04T13:00:00Z Packers Report Season High 16 Injuries This Week <a href=";id=201816" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> More than half of the Green Bay Packers starting lineup appears on this week&rsquo;s injury report heading into play Sunday. The Packers list a season high 16 players on their list of walking wounded. The more severe status Wednesday was the six pl... Nick Freimuth 2015-12-31T11:30:00Z Concern about Growth of prejudice and intolerance toward the Muslim faith communities <a href=";id=201272" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; The Church Council of Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay wishes to express our concern about the growth of prejudice and intolerance toward the Muslim faith communities in our country. &nbsp; Recent comments have preyed up... Hope United Church ofChrist 2015-12-24T22:00:00Z Open Letter To BUG Fire Board of Directors Regarding Referendum <a href=";id=200850" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>December 16, 2015 Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department Board of Directors &nbsp; Gentlemen: &nbsp; The guidance and decisions you provide as Directors of our Fire Department are likely influenced by the voting residents of each respective tow... Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department 2015-12-21T21:00:00Z Letter To The Editor: Leave Our Private Property Rights Alone <a href=";id=199882" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A recent letter writer, who said he was "clearing the air" regarding the federal lawsuit against Sturgeon Bay&nbsp;initiated to block the construction of&nbsp;a new hotel on its west side, framed the matter as "...about who owns the lakeshore," --eit... Tom Felhofer 2015-12-14T10:00:00Z Please Slow Down With Street Closure Decision <a href=";id=199801" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>I will repeat what I stated in writing to the Mayor and Council members in October, 2015 regarding the Bay Ship request to close a portion of First Ave.&nbsp; &nbsp; Simply stated the message was and still is "Please slow down". &nbsp; There was tr... James Newman 2015-12-12T17:00:00Z Peter Annin Was Right! <a href=";id=199227" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Peter Annin Was Right! &nbsp; About ten years ago, Peter Annin, well-known researcher and author came from California to&nbsp; &nbsp; give a presentation at Bailey&rsquo;s Harbor entitled, &ldquo;Are Water Wars Possible?&rdquo; &nbsp;If he would ... Jerry Viste 2015-12-08T16:00:00Z Transparency is Key <a href=";id=199068" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> I attended the&nbsp;&ldquo;workshop&rdquo; meeting at Southern Door on Monday, November 30.&nbsp; There was a special presentation to the board by Carlson-Dittman regarding district employee pay and compensation packages in comparison to 14 surroun... Kim Welch 2015-12-07T15:00:00Z WRA Member Wulf Loses Temper At Meeting <a href=";id=196929" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; WRA member Wulf loses temper at meetingThe WRA meeting at Sturgeon Bay City Hall was quite a spectacle today when committee member Wulf started raising his voice in a back and forth dialogue with committee member Catarozoli about the issue of... Hans Christian 2015-11-18T23:30:00Z Letter To The Editor: Clearing The Air On Hotel Project Lawsuit <a href=";id=196567" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>With the westside redevelopment hotel project currently on hold because of a lawsuit filed in federal court by the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Waterfront, I thought this might be an opportune time to clear the air regarding the matter. I have been struck... Mike Orlock, Sturgeon Bay 2015-11-16T17:00:00Z GOP Session Less Than Extraordinary <a href=";id=196395" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; On Friday, November 6th&nbsp;the State Senate was called into extraordinary session.&nbsp; The State Senate meeting on a Friday is so rare that observers could be forgiven for wondering what the crisis was that demanded such immediate attenti... Senator Dave Hansen 2015-11-14T13:00:00Z Letter To The Editor: Save Eagle Tower <a href=";id=195872" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>On September 14, 2015 concerned citizens packed the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek. Three members of the DNR were present. Eagle Tower was scheduled to meet the wrecking ball on November 11, 2015. In the past few months we have not seen ANY progress. Th... Kathie Vavra 2015-11-10T11:00:00Z Letter To The Editor: Civil Discourse <a href=";id=194528" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Civil discourse. It's a topic that is featured quite often on this "Opinion" page. Don't we all wish that our representatives, and politicians and supporters of both parties would cooperate to get things done? Then, on the other hand, there's Hilla... Tom Felhofer 2015-10-29T10:00:00Z Graduation Gap Due To Bad Policies <a href=";id=194403" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; Shocking! &nbsp; That, as reported by the GB-PG (10/27), Black students in Green Bay&nbsp;graduate from high school at&nbsp;only&nbsp;half the rate (44% vs 88%)&nbsp;as Whites. And the gap, they say,&nbsp;is widening! &nbsp; Unbelievable!... Tom Felhofer 2015-10-28T11:00:00Z Letter to Editor: Roadside Vegetation is an Asset Not a Nuisance <a href=";id=191818" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor: The summer tourist driving and biking season was still in full swing in the middle of August when many roadsides were mowed to the full width of the highway right-of-way. The timing and extent of the mowing process appears determined by... Door Property Owners Inc, Michael Serpe, President Door County Chapter of Wild Ones Natural Landsca 2015-10-06T21:00:00Z An Honorable Way Out <a href=";id=190774" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>AN HONORABLE WAY OUT &nbsp; I support the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront lawsuit against the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority and City of Sturgeon Bay. The current development plan not only goes against public opinion but is in dir... pat mAcdonald 2015-09-28T18:30:00Z The Sturgeon Bay Legal Defense Fund Supporting the legal challenge by the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront <a href=";id=189741" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>To all parties concerned,The Sturgeon Bay Legal Defense Fund is supporting the legal challenge by the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront in regards to the Original High Watermark determination for the parcels affected by the the proposed hotel... Hans Christian 2015-09-19T04:00:00Z Letter To The Editor: Failing Representation <a href=";id=189095" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Citizens of the state should be grateful for three state legislators, including our Rep Kitchens, R-Sturgeon Bay, given credit for, &ldquo;preserving,&rdquo; funding for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship fund.&nbsp;&nbsp;Remember though, the less appare... Donald Freix 2015-09-14T18:00:00Z Civil Discourse: Redistricting Reform, The Women's Fund, And Evening Meetings <a href=";id=188595" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Wisconsin Needs Redistricting Reform&nbsp; Common Cause Wisconsin is a citizen lobby that advocates for clean, open government and campaign and redistricting reform.&nbsp; The organization kindly allows me to serve on its board of directors.&nbsp; I... Roger Utnehmer 2015-09-10T05:00:00Z Letter To The Editor: Respect Naval LCS Crews <a href=";id=188560" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> As a long time sailboat mariner&nbsp;myself, and native of Cape Cod, MA (an historical ships' graveyard), pleasure boaters' nautical complacency&nbsp;is not a valid excuse&nbsp;to shift blame to the Navy for the pleasure boaters' own&nbsp;demonstra... Deran Eaton 2015-09-09T19:00:00Z