Main Street by Roger Allen publisher

  LUST Not as interesting as it sounds when it comes to the state budget. It stands for Leaking Underground Storage Tanks. In decades past, it seemed as though a small gas station stood on nearly every corner, sometimes just a pump or two in front of a neighborhood grocery store. The stations are mostly […]

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher

  Dog Days This poem comes from seventh-grader Lauren Pratt in Rockford. “The dog days of summer” seem like the right time for it. Jagger We got him in a little town called Bath. He would walk down a little path. I taught him how to shake. We made him birthday cakes. If he could […]

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – August 6 2009

  Health Care Insurance The debate over health care and who pays for it boggles the mind. It’s pretty well agreed that our system needs an overhaul and the future could be worse. The U.S. is the only developed country that has no comprehensive health insurance for its people. Not only that, we have the […]

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – July 30, 2009

  Bonus? I just heard that one of the brokers, to whom we gave millions of dollars, is paying bonuses of $800,000 to some of their employees! Seems like they didn’t need that bail-out money after all. The company made a few billion dollars in the second quarter of the year. By the end of […]

Main Street – by Roger Allen publisher

Closing down As head of the Amelia Earhart Welcome Committee, I am disbanding the group. Amelia has not been heard from since July 1937. That’s 72 years this month. During her flying career, she established records and received many awards, but apparently she did not complete her flight across the Pacific Ocean. Frankly, I don’t […]