Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

0 for 2 Democrats struck out last week. Another nay-saying Republican to replace Ted Kennedy isn’t what they wanted. Sixty Senators can vote to allow debate; 59 isn’t enough. Now 41 Senate Republicans can say “NO” to everything and make it stick. So much for the people of this nation who want healthcare reform and […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — January 21, 2010

Payback Wall Street screwed up and we had (have?) a recession. Now it looks like things in the financial industry are getting better. The President wants the banks—that we the people bailed out of trouble—to pay back the money. If taxpayers are the insurance company of last resort, it’s only right that the banks pay […]

OPINIONS — January 21, 2010

Michigan a dysfunctional State of being by CLIFF & NANCY HILL What follows is another example of how Michigan—in spite of rhetoric from the governor’s office and the state legislature to reform the state—is still finding ways to not deliver services more efficiently and in a timely manner. In 2008, the Michigan state legislature created […]

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 […]

Letters to the Editor – July 23, 2009

Tragedy averted at crosswalk  Dear Editor, I doubt these young teens will read this, but perhaps their parents will. I saw two kids walking south to the corner of Fremont and Division streets. I waited for the traffic light to turn green, and then started to turn. These kids abruptly started walking right in front […]