Downtown Linden is rising from the ashes with a beautiful new building on the vacant site of a massive fire 12 years ago. Linden’s landscape is changing and this time, in a very happy and positive way. I’m looking forward to seeing the highly anticipated finished building and a prosperous, thriving resurgence in the downtown area.

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Wow, this was scary to watch unfold on Monday. A wheelchair-bound double amputee was crossing U.S. 23 at Owen Road in the rain at 4:25 p.m. He was struggling, when a woman leaped from her vehicle, grabbed the wheelchair and pushed him to safety. Kudos to this brave woman and prayers for this man.

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Woo hoo. I just saw online that the Times is again publishing 100-year birthdays for free. We’re going to surprise my grandma with this.

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My baby naps in the middle of the day. Don’t ring my doorbell for some re-election flyer.

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BILL GATES, JEFF Bezos and Warren Buffett are each richer than half of all Americans.

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COACHES, Please let all kids play. I’m speaking to the coaches who volunteer their time for the young athletes, ages 6 to 14. Remember, you are talent seekers as well as talent groomers. Some of the kids get overlooked because they are not given a chance to play in game situations. Please give them that opportunity.

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FANCY REHABILITATION/ASSISTED living facilities are not all what they seem. Most are understaffed in areas where needed, nurses and aides. These people are underpaid for the jobs they do. Personally check these places out before you admit a loved one.

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DOES ANYONE have an educated guess to the winter weather? Whether you use wooly worms or the Farmer’s Almanac for your prediction, curious to know the forecast. Right now I am leaning toward an early start and harsh winter for southern Michigan. What say you?

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I THINK BIDEN bragging on video is evidence enough to inquire. And one candidate paid foreign spies to dig up dirt on her opponent (facts in evidence) yet she walks free. Whatever they are accusing Trump of, they themselves are doing or have done. No more Kool-Aid for you.

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AFGHANISTAN HAS NEVER been conquered. The Taliban will fail there as well. Let them have their turn. Better they waste their people there than one more American life be spent in a futile attempt to bring ‘freedom’ to a people who only want to be left alone. Not every country wants to be like the U.S.

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IF YOU THINK Trump or anyone can build a building in New York City without union labor you are delusional.

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QUESTION: WHY DON’T the Democrats debate the economy?

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WOULD ASK that all Trump bashers read the transcript of the Ukraine phone call. It’s easily available in its entirety on the internet. Read and draw your own conclusions — not the biased conclusions of the mainstream media. Try thinking for yourself, you might be greatly surprised.

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HOLLY ACADEMY DOESN’T have a busing system. Transportation for field trips is always provided by parents, taking the students from place to place using their own vehicles at their own expense.

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AS A PART of this so-called impeachment inquiry, has your news media shared that Republicans cannot ask questions, cross-examine or bring their own witnesses. Witnesses cannot have attorneys present and transcripts of entire testimonies are not released; only cherry-picked statements to mainstream media friends.

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AS A BUSINESS owner of over 30 years I can say since Trump has been president this has been the best economy I have seen. It seems like the Democrats are only focused and destroying Trump. I guess some people’s jobs do not depend on a good economy.

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PAY FOR PLAY seems to be an empty promise for our youngsters. Excluding grades 9 to 12 athletes because of potential scholarships, there seems to be quite a few of our participating youth in area sports programs who pay but do not play. This is unfair. The kids signed up to play, not just practice.

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I AGREE WITH the recent criticism against poor people. Not only is it their fault, but we need to remember that rich people are just better than the rest of us. They are divine, God-like creatures to be envied and admired from afar. Wake up, sheeple.

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GOOD-BYE, BIG-box store on Owen Road. I have been a good patron until now. At nearly 80 years old, I do not go shopping so that I can check myself out and pack my own groceries. Last week, I had to stand 25 minutes in a regular checkout line. Good-bye.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL advocates for the $15 minimum wage. We now have kiosks and self-checkouts. The companies pay them nothing.

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AS HATE CRIMES increase, we must unite against bigotry.

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NOTHING EARNS DEMOCRATS the title of ‘Dumbacrats’ more than their lack of understanding of the electoral college. I for one, do not want New York and California to choose the President no matter how bad the selected President is.

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IF YOU THINK the cost of a high school homecoming parade is comparable to fixing city streets you are a complete idiot.

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EVERY REVOLUTION IN history occurs when poor people finally rise up against the rich. Rich people don’t revolt.

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GM’S PROFITS AND executive pay are not relevant to what the employees are paid. Having been in many plants, I can say the level of inefficiency is rampant. Too many doing nothing. Will the union kick in should GM lose money? Will the workers give back money? I think not.

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OCC CURRENTLY RECEIVES around $50 million annually through property taxes. Why does OCC need so much money for operating expenses?

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A HOT-LINER WROTE that Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are wealthier than half of all Americans. The writer failed to point out that they are all Democrats. The fourth wealthiest is Mark Zuckerberg, also a Democrat. Do the Democrats really want to tax the rich?

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PEOPLE STOP ASKING stores for change for large bills and then getting mad because we can’t break them. These stores are not banks. When you’re at your bank ask for small bills.

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I AM SO glad to read that Libertarians and a percentage of Republicans are getting behind Andrew Yang for President. I like that he’s not left, not right, but forward.

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DO NOT JUDGE my story by the chapter you walked in on. There’s much more to this book.

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GOOD POINT ABOUT the Democrats complaining about the President’s decision to bring home our troops guarding the Syrian Turkish border, but believe our borders should be wide open. The truth is the Democrats want anything that defies President Trump.

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A SUGGESTION FOR Fenton City Council: Tell the builders of 111 Leroy Place to insulate the building and water pipes beyond the building code requirements. The code, apparently, was not adequate for the Cornerstone building. Force them to spend a little more now to save a lot more later. Good to see it coming though.

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Avoiding certain people to protect your emotional health is not weakness, it’s wisdom.

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central76

Yes, Democrats still want to tax the rich even if there are Democrat billionaires. I am aghast how out of touch Republicans are with the economy and the USA's economic history.

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