Door County Daily News Opinion http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion 20 Latest Opinion Articles 2015-03-31T10:33:04Z Support Sevastopol and Washington Island School District Referendums <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=168539" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor: &nbsp; The Door County League of Women Voters urges residents of Sevastopol and Washington Island School Districts to support educational programs for their students in the upcoming school referendums. &nbsp; Since 1993, the state ha... Sandy Brown- President League of Women Voters 2015-03-24T20:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=168539 Light Pollution Diminishes The Quality Of Night Sky Viewing <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=167795" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor, &nbsp; The Aurora Borealis recently made beautiful displays over Northern Wisconsin.&nbsp; However, you wouldn't know that in my rural neighborhood, where the growing number of dusk-to-dawn floodlights emit so much light pollution that... L Menefree 2015-03-18T18:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=167795 Letter To The Editor: Light Pollution An Issue <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=167785" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor, &nbsp; The Aurora Borealis recently made beautiful displays over Northern Wisconsin.&nbsp; However, you wouldn't know that in my rural neighborhood, where the growing number of dusk-to-dawn floodlights emit so much light pollution that... L Menefee 2015-03-18T18:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=167785 Access To Public Information Is Important For Government Transperancy <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=166704" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>To the editor: &nbsp; Sunshine Week, March 15-21, marks an annual nationwide discussion about access to public information and the important role that we &ndash; the public &ndash; have in keeping our communities healthy, vibrant and strong. &nbsp... Sandy Brown- President League of Women Voters 2015-03-10T20:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=166704 Justice Anne Walsh Bradley and Seniority Selection - VOTE on April 7 <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=166703" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; &nbsp; As we experience Wisconsin&rsquo;s literal death by a thousand fiscal cuts and Republicans are handing over another $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives to already profitable corporations which ship Wisconsin jo... Donald Freix 2015-03-10T20:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=166703 Civil Discourse- An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=165593" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Civil Discourse An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse &nbsp; By &nbsp; Roger Utnehmer DoorCountyDailyNews.com President and CEO &nbsp; March 2, 2015 &nbsp; &nbsp; The Tale of Two Cities &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;... Roger Utnehmer 2015-03-02T22:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=165593 Questions For Kitchens <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=164991" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; &nbsp; Reading the reports of Representative Kitchens&rsquo; (R-Sturgeon Bay) comments, mostly in regard to school funding with his appearance on February 16 at Sevastopol School, it is apparent that more direct questions and pla... Donald Freix 2015-02-25T13:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=164991 Civil Discourse: An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=164143" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Discussion of the Sturgeon Bay waterfront development project presents a &ldquo;Good News Bad News&rdquo; study in civility.&nbsp; The good news is that seldom in the twenty-five years I have done business in Door County have I seen such an outpourin... Roger Utnehmer 2015-02-18T16:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=164143 My love letter to the City of Sturgeon Bay <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=164132" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Mr. Mayor and members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council, I write to you today as a son of Sturgeon Bay, a native born and raised, who loves Sturgeon Bay with all of his heart; so much so that I spend nearly six weeks a year in my hometown even thoug... James R. Larsen, Jr. 2015-02-18T15:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=164132 Letter to the Editor: A Love Letter to Sturgeon Bay <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=164129" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Mr. Mayor and members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council, I write to you today as a son of Sturgeon Bay, a native born and raised, who loves Sturgeon Bay with all of his heart; so much so that I spend nearly six weeks a year in my hometown even though... James R. Larsen Jr. 2015-02-18T17:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=164129 Letter to the Editor: Speak Out To Support Public School Funding <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=163468" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Have you noticed that our public schools are struggling to survive financially? Please consider attending a very timely meeting that has great potential to impact the State of Wisconsin funding of public education.&nbsp; The School Superintendents of... Wayne Kudick 2015-02-13T11:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=163468 Letter to the Editor: Public School Funding <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=163427" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Have you noticed that our public schools are struggling to survive financially? Please consider attending a very timely meeting that has great potential to impact the State of Wisconsin funding of public education.&nbsp; The School Superintendents of... Wayne Kudick 2015-02-13T01:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=163427 Letter to the Editor: Support For Carri Anderson <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=161798" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Oh those pesky citizens.&nbsp; They ask questions, show up at our meetings, and even read our meeting minutes.&nbsp; And, worst of all, they have the nerve to ask questions about our processes.&nbsp; Many of our citizens have done all of that and mor... Jennifer Fischer 2015-01-30T19:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=161798 Civil Discourse- An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=159741" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; By Roger Utnehmer DoorCountyDailyNews.com President and CEO &nbsp; January 15, 2015 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Two legislative proposals under consideration in Madison would inject politics into what should be a non-partisan Wisconsin Supr... Roger Utnehmer 2015-01-15T13:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=159741 Letter To The Editor: Slow Down On Waterfront Redevelopment Plan <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=158800" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The City Council needs to slow down in making a decision regarding the waterfront property at the foot of the Oregon Bridge, which previously was the Door County Cooperative property for many years. &nbsp; The message was loud and clear at the Decem... Jim Newman 2015-01-08T13:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=158800 Letter to the Editor: Sturgeon Bay Westside Waterfront Development Plan <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=158726" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>TO: Sturgeon Bay Mayor, Council Members, Plan Commission Members, WRC Members and all City of Sturgeon Bay Departments Heads Re: Planned Unit Development for Sawyer Hotel Development, LLC, located at former Door Coop property, 92 E. Maple, St., Stur... James O. Ebbbeson 2015-01-07T22:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=158726 Letter To The Editor: Thank You Garey Bies <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=157905" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor, My name is&nbsp;Tyler&nbsp;Sivret. I was born and raised in Kewaunee, WI. Though I reside in Madison, if home is where the heart is, the First Assembly District has been my home my whole life. For the past four years I've had the great ... Tyler Sivret 2014-12-31T12:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=157905 CIVIL DISCOURSE An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=157662" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Door and Kewaunee Counties are known for scenic beauty, arts and cultural experiences, generous philanthropy and great schools.&nbsp; They should also be known for their outstanding law enforcement officers.&nbsp; When national publicity focuses on a... Roger Utnehmer, President and CEO, DoorCountyDailyNews.com 2014-12-29T17:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=157662 Letter To The Editor: Community Has The Right To Know More About Knutson Departure <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=157608" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Transparency in government? No way! I'm talking about the abrupt,&nbsp;mysterious resignation of a Gibraltar principal after a meeting with the superintendent on&nbsp;November 24th. The school board voted to accept his resignation that very same nig... Tom Felhofer 2014-12-29T05:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=157608 Letter To The Editor: "Thank You" from Montpelier EMR <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=156936" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Town of Montpelier Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) would like to thank everyone who supported our fund-raiser back on December 6th and 7th.&nbsp; In a special way we need to thank Jeff and Tammy Aissen for offering our group the opportunity to... Town of Montpelier EMR 2014-12-22T15:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=156936