Letters To The Editor

We Shouldn’t Ignore Trump’s Tweets

To The Readers Forum: 2017 is upon us and we can’t go back to change 2016. While I wish Hillary Clinton was to be sworn in as President, there is no doubt that Donald Trump is the catalyst for political activism that I have not seen in many years, which may be very good for America. The New ...

JRC Board Bids Farewell To Executive Director

To The Reader’s Forum: The Jamestown Renaissance Board of Directors sends the best of all good wishes to our departing Executive Director Greg Lindquist as he relocates and assumes a new job in Stamford, Conn. Greg has played a key role in the successes of JRC in the years that he has ...

Obama Has Further Pushed The Country Into Massive Debt

To The Reader’s Forum: I can’t think of an American president who has caused more irreparable harm than Barack Obama. The degree of damage he steamrolled is incalculable. To cite an example, we are now $20 trillion in debt! Have you stopped to consider the enormity of that and its ...

Doctor’s Good Deed Goes  A Long Way For Kindness

To The Reader’s Forum: Like many others, last week I was doing some last minute shopping. I happened to be at Walmart and I was on a mission. List in hand, rushing, looking to get it done and get out. I stood in the check-out line, there was a gentleman standing two people in front of me. ...

Honoring MLK Can Be Done By Volunteering

To The Reader’s Forum: Martin Luther King Jr. was an American icon whose legacy many of us choose to honor by volunteering in our communities. King was a man who taught the world that passivity does not make a better community — active, concerned citizens are the ones to enact ...

Union Relief Christmas Project Thanks You

To The Reader’s Forum: The Union Relief Christmas Project has been completed for this year. We are so grateful for the support of our community! This year, we were able to provide food, clothing, gifts and toys to 41 seniors, 59 families and 140 children this year. Thank you to everyone ...

Anonymous Gift-Giver Reminds Reason For Season

To The Readers’ Forum: On Dec. 21, I received a call that I needed to be home at a certain time. A very nice man delivered boxes full of food, gifts and a generous gift card to Wal-Mart. When the man left, I cried. I want the anonymous person or persons to know that my children and I ...

Despite Fire, Church Remains Strong Unit

To The Reader’s Forum: On The Post-Journal comment section of an article reporting on the devastating fire which destroyed the building of the First Church of God, the condolences of the community demonstrated the considerable support being poured out for this hard-hit congregation. The ...

Row Houses Are Not The Answer To Combat City Blight Problems

To The Reader’s Forum: Does anyone know or remember what happened to the Baker Street Projects? This question is a response to, “Low Income Housing In High Crime Areas Spells Disaster..., PJ 12-18”. I don’t know if government can, nor has it ever solved problems relating to poverty ...

VA System Should Be Commended, Not Criticized In News

To The Reader’s Forum: Why do people like to read of bad things? Good things happen, but that’s not “interesting.” “Cleaning up our V.A. system” is a good example. One incident makes headlines. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of VA sites all over the country do a tremendous job ...

Police Take Quick Action For Abandoned Sled In Road

To The Reader’s Forum: Driving on Route 394 near Bemus Point on the afternoon of Dec. 17, 2016, I saw a large plastic snow sled on the snowy pavement ahead. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s car (#726) just ahead of me quickly pulled off the road, got out of his warm patrol car and ...

Thank You For Making This A Great Community

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the Board of Trustees at Myers Memorial Library, I would like to extend a “Thank You” to the Town of Carroll Highway Department for helping again to decorate the front of the library. The Christmas tree and wreaths on the windows are always ...

Cold Weather Doesn’t Stop Christmas Parade

To The Readers’ Forum: On behalf of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and our board of directors, I want to thank all of the area residents who supported and attended the downtown Jamestown Christmas parade at the beginning of this month despite the chilling temperatures. The JRC is ...

Reed Needs To Keep Us In Mind When With Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: Rep. Tom Reed is one of the members of Congress — Paul Ryan being another — whose family, as a child, depended on public assistance in the form of Social Security benefits. It is imperative that his constituents demand from this member of the Trump transition ...

The Electoral College Is A Necessary System

To The Reader’s Forum: Big government, Washington DC; Big Education, Boston; Big Wealth, New York City; Big Tech, Silicon Valley, name some others, like Big Welfare, Big Media, and Big Celebrities and their Bigness metastasizes in mega-cities where power, status, and money morph into a ...

Electoral College Was Created To Maintain Slavery

To The Readers’ Forum: The Electoral College was a compromise of the Philadelphia constitutional convention.  Direct popular election of the president was the first proposal.  But a delegate from a southern state said that would give an advantage to the northern states because the ...

JHS Thanks Those Who Helped

To The Reader’s Forum: JHS Class of 2019 would like to thank everyone who helped make their pasta dinner fundraiser a success. We really appreciate everyone who came out on a busy Friday night to help support the class. We would also like to thank St. James for allowing us to host the ...

A Day Of Infamy

To The Reader’s Forum: December 7, 1941 — the attack on Pearl Harbor — was a day that has remained in infamy. Very few servicemembers who personally remember that day are still among us. The American Legion Auxiliary encourages everyone to do what they can to keep Pearl Harbor a part of ...

Old-School Voting Would Fix Issues

To The Reader’s Forum: My take on solving the problems on our elections is 1. Election day is the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November. Stick to it except for absentee ballots to those with legitimate reasons. 2. Go back to the mechanical voting machines such as the famous, ...

Do Away With Partisan Politics, We Need A Centrist

To The Readers’ Forum: It’s pretty wild to think that the election was only three weeks ago. It’s even wilder to think that over 120 million Americans voted for one of two vacant, unlikeable, self-absorbed criminals. Imagine that — the supermajority of the voter population in the ...