Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – September 10, 2009

  Good news Latest reports indicate the recession may be nearing an end. This is typical of business cycles; we’ve always had them and probably always will. That’s capitalism for you. The TARP funds, despite starting out with poor oversight in 2008, have helped avert a longer and deeper financial mess, and by any measure, […]

Main Street by Roger Allen Publisher – September 3, 2009

Saving money These may not be the most popular ideas I’ve proposed but I think they are worth discussion. Maybe, after we get through the health insurance problem, we can talk about them. The war in Iraq was a pretty bad idea, but it looks like we can get out of it now. We are […]

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 […]