Letters to the Editor—April 29, 2010

Home grown scientist comments on climate column With regards to changes in the frequency and intensity of tropical storms over time, the status of current research is, as you note, inconclusive. The problem of extracting definitive conclusions from the data is complicated by many factors, including the evolution (and variety) of measurement techniques, gaps in […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

Problem solving?—We hope Congress finally got through the health insurance issue; now it’s regulation of the financial industry. Can you believe what some of those guys did?—selling bad mortgages likely to default, and then making big bucks by betting they WILL default? It was SO easy for regular people to get mortgages they really couldn’t […]

Opinions — March 18, 2010

Readers respond to Squire opinion column Journalism is a service industry and the service we provide is awareness. Armed with that awareness many Squire readers responded to an opinion piece that appeared in the January 21 edition of the Squire. Titled “Michigan a dysfunction State of being,” the column focused readers attention on the hardship being […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — March 18, 2010

Exponential Our Expo is developing. Last year it drew some big crowds. This year it looks like there might be 170 booths and we’re starting to get them from out of town. Be sure to go. Unlike some similar events, this one is free! Green rocks and a tin box After Christmas, a teacher asked […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — March 4, 2010

  Let’s see… I think I have this right: The drug companies gave money to help our elected representatives get reelected. In gratitude, Congress voted to keep the government from bargaining with the drug companies over drug prices. That worked, so they gave our elected representatives more money to keep things the same. Then, insurance […]