LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Kudos to the Antrim Sheriff’s Department
The Antrim County’s Sheriff’s Department’s response to an unusual situation Wednesday, July 14 was exceptional. As we returned from a shopping trip, a vehicle was driving 25 miles an hour with both tires flat on the passenger side of the car. The rear tire was gone, the rim carving grooves in the asphalt. We followed it through Alden trying to get it to stop. We called Dispatch and reported the situation and vehicle description. As we entered Antrim County, the dispatcher took my number and contacted the Antrim Sheriff.
The car finally pulled over on East Torch Lake Drive, a man got out of the passenger side. He was a disabled combat veteran, injured in Iraq, with traumatic brain injury, and PTSD. His wife was driving, and they were trying to reach a cottage two miles up the road. Our concern then became him, his wife, and their dogs.
In minutes Sheriff Bean arrived, and I explained the situation, including the man’s disability. This changed to a rescue operation, with three other officers arriving. Antrim County has reason to be proud of their responders, from the dispatchers to the road warriors. They were timely, courteous, and professional.
Allow the people to Vote !!
We The People deserve our right to vote, as provided in the Constitution and 2018 State of Michigan marihuana law.
One business (Northpoint Farms) is in Circuit Court trying to delay or stop the Aug 3 Whitewater Township vote on recreational marihuana businesses. Why?
The Citizens group collected petition signatures targeted to allow the people the right to vote last May. The group wanted this to happen ASAP, to give prospective marihuana businesses early direction for their investment and business planning. The Township Board Members denied the May vote, but subsequently approved the vote for Aug 3.
But now, one business is in Circuit Court attempting to delay or stop this vote. Why?
Two consequences: First, this takes away the Rights of the People, to vote. Second, the Citizens group can easily submit a referendum on new zoning, potentially delaying implementation until the vote is allowed. If Northpoint Farms is successful in delaying the vote until the 2022 midterms, it can potentially lock out marihuana business ventures for another year and a half.
Let the people VOTE !!
Vote YES – August 3rd
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