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REGARDING THE HOT line about teachers now being on a three-week break. Something tells me you do not know any teachers and thus have zero idea as what they are actually doing during this time. Many are taking care of their own kids, older parents, providing online teaching to their students.…

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SHELTER IN PLACE does not mean take your entire family to the store with you. Keep your kids at home.

So proud of my Fenton school family. As always, you stepped up to the plate and did whatever you could to help our kids. From our lunch aides, cooks, teachers, custodians, para pros and of course Charlie and Mr. Salter, I’m so proud to be a part of this family.

We are all blessed to be part of this Fenton community. We keep reading and hearing about how area churches and organizations are stepping up to help anyone.

It is great how our local restaurants are stepping up to help feed our kids who rely on the breakfasts and lunches that they get free or at a reduced price while at school. I love this community.

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ — Edmund Burke

I enjoyed reading about Patrick Jennings in the Our Future column. He seems to understand life and approaches it with foresight for his future. I bet his family and friends are happy to know him.

To the writer who wants speed limits reduced on U.S. 23. The city of Fenton has no control over freeway speed limits. They are controlled by the federal government. If you don’t like the speeds, use non-expressway roads.

The Hot llne should be about positives. So, congrats to Linden girls basketball coaches, athletic department and players. More wins this year than the four previous combined. It is a process and they are on their way. Success is not magic and does not happen overnight.

Sally, thank you for a dear article about Ed Hyypio. I loved the part where Ed may get a call at 1 a.m. to deliver a car — he says ‘no sweat.’ His strong work ethic is what makes this country great. He’s still looking pretty sharp — ladies?

The roundabout is working well. No more five-minute left turns at exit and North Road. The speed limit in the circle is 15 mph. Sorry if I pulled out in front of you. I wasn’t expecting your 35-mph, 180-degree turn.

Love, love, love the Honoring our Veterans that you are running in the paper. How can I get my husband’s military service recognized, too?

Just read the incredible obituary for Pat Findlater. Wow! I’ve lived in Fenton my entire life (1954). How did I miss meeting this amazing woman? Her family was truly blessed as I am sure is true of all the other obituaries in the paper.

Hot line political rants exist because our neighbors submit them. The way to reduce them is to contribute something positive. If you are 18 or older, register to vote today. Stop by your city or township to sign up. Absentee ballots are now available to all registered voters, no reason necessary.

Fenton crews do a great job with the snow. Flushing should take a lesson. If it snows on the weekend or a holiday, they don’t clear it. So glad we have a competent city manager.

ONE OF THE last days of impeachment has convinced me to never vote Democratic, ever again. I have never heard such sniveling and whining in my life. It was a clear admission that they will do nothing for the country but will continue to pursue President Trump.

Hey, Hollywood, enough already. We are sick and tired of Mark Wahlberg, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, and all the other over-used actors. You’re not getting my money until you find some young, fresh talent.

Loved all the ‘plungers’ who took part in the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics. Also, a big thank you to the Fenton Moose Lodge for hosting such an awesome event.

Attention dog owners. Please leash your dogs when walking them in public places or go to a dog park. Be a responsible dog owner and keep them and us safe. Even ‘nice’ dogs are capable of biting for all sorts of reasons. Do your research.

Will the owners or managers of the gas stations on N. LeRoy please fill your window washing buckets with some windshield washing fluid? That would get my business back.

I think it’s great that the library is trying different ways to assert themselves into the community. I am not a regular library attendee but would have loved to attend the wood kayak event had I known about it in advance.

If only all driving Americans would get off their pedestal and allow emergency vehicles through instead of cutting other cars off, tailing ambulances, and blocking traffic, we’d have a far better country. However, that isn’t the case. When we drive, we think our destination is more important…

Excuse me, but do you happen to realize how expensive it is to ‘get a divorce’ and the mental anguish that goes along with it? Well, I don’t think so. Complaining is so much cheaper on the wallet and the mind.

It makes me cringe when I hear women complaining about their husbands, and vice versa. How would you feel if your spouse was suddenly not around anymore? Count your blessings today and quit whining, or get a divorce.

I really wish Fenton schools would publish a calendar for the remainder of the year. Adding half days and days off on a month-to-month basis is really difficult for our family to manage.

Thanks to the wonderful and kind man at the tree farm on Bennett Lake Road for finding my very old Boston Terrier and returning him. It is so nice to see kind people are still around.

Sarcasm does not translate well in the Hot lines. Please don’t send a ‘Thank you very much, I really appreciate....’ message when you are really dissatisfied, angry or upset by whatever. Just make your disparaging remarks and be done with it.

Let me think about this — $10,000 plus interest for 15 years or $2,000 plus less interest for five years. That would be the same as $6,000 for 15 years. Plus, if I sell my house I have a smaller assessment to pay off. What am I missing here on Margaret Drive assessment?

Vera Hogan’s article, ‘You are not poor, you are very rich...’ was an excellent reminder of the many blessings we often don’t count. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

I saw the article about Makenzie Lawson. I just wanted to tell her that her beautiful smile and positive attitude will help her beat that cancer. It makes a difference. I know because I am in remission from two kinds of cancer now.

ONE OF THE last days of impeachment has convinced me to never vote Democratic, ever again. I have never heard such sniveling and whining in my life. It was a clear admission that they will do nothing for the country but will continue to pursue President Trump.

Loved all the ‘plungers’ who took part in the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics. Also, a big thank you to the Fenton Moose Lodge for hosting such an awesome event.

Hey, Hollywood, enough already. We are sick and tired of Mark Wahlberg, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, and all the other over-used actors. You’re not getting my money until you find some young, fresh talent.

Attention dog owners. Please leash your dogs when walking them in public places or go to a dog park. Be a responsible dog owner and keep them and us safe. Even ‘nice’ dogs are capable of biting for all sorts of reasons. Do your research.

Will the owners or managers of the gas stations on N. LeRoy please fill your window washing buckets with some windshield washing fluid? That would get my business back.

I think it’s great that the library is trying different ways to assert themselves into the community. I am not a regular library attendee but would have loved to attend the wood kayak event had I known about it in advance.

If only all driving Americans would get off their pedestal and allow emergency vehicles through instead of cutting other cars off, tailing ambulances, and blocking traffic, we’d have a far better country. However, that isn’t the case. When we drive, we think our destination is more important…

Excuse me, but do you happen to realize how expensive it is to ‘get a divorce’ and the mental anguish that goes along with it? Well, I don’t think so. Complaining is so much cheaper on the wallet and the mind.

It makes me cringe when I hear women complaining about their husbands, and vice versa. How would you feel if your spouse was suddenly not around anymore? Count your blessings today and quit whining, or get a divorce.

I really wish Fenton schools would publish a calendar for the remainder of the year. Adding half days and days off on a month-to-month basis is really difficult for our family to manage.

Thanks to the wonderful and kind man at the tree farm on Bennett Lake Road for finding my very old Boston Terrier and returning him. It is so nice to see kind people are still around.

Let me think about this — $10,000 plus interest for 15 years or $2,000 plus less interest for five years. That would be the same as $6,000 for 15 years. Plus, if I sell my house I have a smaller assessment to pay off. What am I missing here on Margaret Drive assessment?

Vera Hogan’s article, ‘You are not poor, you are very rich...’ was an excellent reminder of the many blessings we often don’t count. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

I saw the article about Makenzie Lawson. I just wanted to tell her that her beautiful smile and positive attitude will help her beat that cancer. It makes a difference. I know because I am in remission from two kinds of cancer now.

So sorry to see The Deck restaurant and bar has closed in Argentine. Thanks for trying, Phil.

Just a reminder that Wreaths Across America can be purchased online and will be placed on graves at Great Lakes National Cemetery on Dec. 14 at 12 p.m. Come and help place wreaths if you can. Thanks.

I live on Lobdell Lake and I am blessed to have a view from across the lake of the most beautifully decorated white trees that someone took the time to light. Thank you, and Merry Christmas.

The ‘memory tree’ in Oakwood Cemetery is up and ready for ornaments to be added in memory of your loved ones. There are 2,100 hundred lights on the tree this year. The gates are open all night for viewing.

Every day you can, thank a veteran for their service. Whether they operated a phone system or jumped out of helicopters, they deserve your respect. Our veterans are the reason the United States of America stays safe and protected. ‘Thank you’ is the least you can say. Want to go the extra mi…

I have witnessed so many near misses on the new roundabout at North and Torrey. If you are pulling up to the roundabout, you yield. Cars already on the roundabout have the right-of-way. Driving through quick and hoping for the best is going to get someone killed.

Please stop the inter-generational sniping. As a community and as a nation, we need the collective skills and wisdom of all people including millennials and boomers.

MAYBE YOU COULD ask your wife what untruths our president has told? The President has been accused of just about everything under the sun and where is the proof? Over three years of investigations and nothing.

Read the Hot line about someone helping a double amputee cross Owen Road. I was going to say that I believe he’s homeless and someone should get him some help, especially with the upcoming winter.

Now that the cold and snow have arrived, I hope people will remember that their pets need special attention, too. Keep them safe, warm, well-fed and inside this winter.