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‘‘Please spread the word that there will be a moment of silence beginning at 10 p.m. for Lexi Simon prior to the fireworks display on Lake Fenton this 4th of July followed by the release of 17 lanterns. We ask that everyone present on the lake respect this. Thank you.”

‘‘When is something going to be done to free up the congestion of cars on Silver Lake Road, between Silver Parkway and Fenway Drive?”

‘‘Capitalism works fine until corporations like Amazon are allowed, by Congress, to scoop up all their competitors. Then it stinks. Check out the sweatshop under construction where the Silverdome once stood. Maybe now you get the picture why major brick and mortar businesses cannot survive. …

"During these troubling times, our family wants our local police departments to know how much they are appreciated.”

‘‘Would like to thank the person who paid for my coffee order at Biggby’s Saturday morning. It was very thoughtful.”

‘‘So proud of Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson for what he did with protesters in Flint Township. Our community is fortunate to have a leader like him.”

‘‘Big, big thank you for honoring the graduating high school seniors.”

‘‘It’s 2020 folks. How is it still acceptable for neighbors to walk their dog for the sole purpose of defecating and urinating on neighboring properties? Here’s a thought, allow your dog to defecate and urinate on your property and then take your walk. How uncouth.”

‘‘I hope we can put aside our bickering over covitics to remember those who put aside their differences and made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and their fellow Americans. Let’s pause to honor them on Memorial Day.”

‘‘Total surprise! Wednesday evening around 8:30 p.m., at the local Taco Bell, a person in red truck in front of us treated us to our meal. Don’t know you but thank you. You made our day and we will pay it forward. Peace.”

‘‘We can get through this if we all stay together — and keep apart?”

If masks work, why do businesses need to be closed? And if they don’t work, why are we being forced to wear them? Think about it.

I want to thank the person who paid for our ice cream at Uncle Ray’s last week. It was a lovely gesture for someone to do to brighten our day. I’ll definitely pay it forward.

‘‘I am embarrassed that so many people in our sweet little town are so completely selfish and ignorant. ‘My liberty is above your health?’ We are ‘living in a communist state?’ My God, people. Wake up. The whole world is fighting this battle. Sorry it is inconveniencing you.”

My wife and I are retirees in our 70s who recently received our $2,400 stimulus payment. We’re on a fixed income from Social Security and annuities. We do not need the stimulus. We are giving most of it to various charities and worthy causes. I would urge others similarly blessed with contin…

Easy times make soft people; hard times make champions. America is going to come back stronger than ever. Mark my words.

I am a small business owner. There apparently were unintended consequences with the increased unemployment and stimulus pay. Our part-time workers, who wanted only part-time, are making more money sitting at home and doing nothing. My company cannot survive this

People are asking who is still doing nails and hair. Your local mortician. Stay home.

Working from home on a nice day with a window open was made better by the sounds of nearby children playing in their backyard.

I would love to give a shout out to Linden Complete Auto. They came to my rescue in these crazy times we are in.

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.…

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.

I want to thank the person who paid for our ice cream at Uncle Ray’s last week. It was a lovely gesture for someone to do to brighten our day. I’ll definitely pay it forward.

‘‘I am embarrassed that so many people in our sweet little town are so completely selfish and ignorant. ‘My liberty is above your health?’ We are ‘living in a communist state?’ My God, people. Wake up. The whole world is fighting this battle. Sorry it is inconveniencing you.”

My wife and I are retirees in our 70s who recently received our $2,400 stimulus payment. We’re on a fixed income from Social Security and annuities. We do not need the stimulus. We are giving most of it to various charities and worthy causes. I would urge others similarly blessed with contin…

Easy times make soft people; hard times make champions. America is going to come back stronger than ever. Mark my words.

I am a small business owner. There apparently were unintended consequences with the increased unemployment and stimulus pay. Our part-time workers, who wanted only part-time, are making more money sitting at home and doing nothing. My company cannot survive this

People are asking who is still doing nails and hair. Your local mortician. Stay home.

Working from home on a nice day with a window open was made better by the sounds of nearby children playing in their backyard.

I would love to give a shout out to Linden Complete Auto. They came to my rescue in these crazy times we are in.

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.…

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.

REDUCE YOUR VIRAL anxiety. Watch less news; watch more comedy.

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.