Letters To The Editor

Sears Was An Important Part Of American History

To The Reader’s Forum: A couple of points were conspicuously missing from today’s historical references in the article about Sear’s impending closing and bankruptcy. One that probably affected a majority of Chautauqua County families was Sear’s creation and ownership of radio station ...

Reader Offers Quote Regarding Election

To The Reader’s Forum: With the critical U.S. midterm elections now five weeks away, it would be wise to consider the words of German defense expert Willy Wimmer, who represented the Christian Democratic Union in the German Bundestag for many years and served as an assistant defense ...

Reader Questions Reed’s Support Of Bill

To The Reader’s Forum: Rep. Tom Reed, in an October 6 Facebook post, reported that #TeamReed (aka his staff) had attended Domestic Violence Awareness Month events in Jamestown and Elmira. He also reported that “We recently pushed for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act ...

State Wind Turbines Fall Short Of Promise

To The Reader’s Forum: Why build wind turbine factories in Western New York if they produce 10 percent of what is claimed? According to New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). “Capacity factors of inland wind sites in New York are on the order of 30 percent ...

Dennis Card Was A Lifelong Friend And Hero

To The Reader’s Forum: In 1946, my parents Marge and Earl Swart and I, Roger E. Swart, age 6, moved to Ashville, New York, from Jamestown. That move started a lifelong friendship with Dennis S. Card, also age 6, who lived with his parents in Ashville. (We were born on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7, ...

CLA Needs To Do Better

To The Reader’s Forum: I recently had occasion to attend the special town of Ellicott meeting held on Sept. 24. My purpose in being there was to lend support to our fellow lake advocates in the Fluvanna, Burtis Bay and Celoron areas. That meeting’s discussion dealt with the serious, ...

Tom Reed Needs To Go

To The Reader’s Forum: I believe it’s time for a change in representation for Congress in District 23. Tom Reed has practically done nothing to improve the district. His political strategy has been a barrage of photo-ops and messaging that reveal nothing of substance. For example, he ...

Rescinding Nomination Of Kavanaugh Would Redeem Trump And Republicans

To the Reader’s Forum: Mr. Trump has a golden opportunity before him. With one simple action he would demonstrate that he and the Republicans do have the nation’s best interests in mind, show respect for millions of women, undo a previous wrong, begin to heal some of the deep divisions ...

Salvation Army Thankful For Community Help

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of The Salvation Army of Jamestown. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the area organizations that continue to assist us with The Bundle-Them-Up project. The Bundle-Them-Up program provides infant through school aged children with new or ...

‘A Veteran Is A Veteran Is A Veteran’

To The Reader’s Forum: My name is Joe Siparek, and like a previous writer to this column, I am also a U.S. Army Combat Veteran, Vietnam, 1967-1968, having served, proudly, as a cannoneer in a 105 Howitzer battery, 2/13th, 23rd Artillery Group. Although I have been a longstanding ...

Homelessness Rising In Chautauqua County

To The Reader’s Forum: Several recent Post-Journal articles have drawn attention to the rise in homelessness in Jamestown. I’m here to tell you that homelessness is indeed on the rise — and it may be much more common than you realize. In the past year, the Chautauqua County Homeless ...

The Left Is Turning Justice Upside Down

To The Reader’s Forum: Telling everyone not to pre-judge Dr. Ford, the left pre-judged guilt on Judge Kavanaugh. Like Dr. Everett Piper of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in the Washington Times wrote, “If a man is accused of being a witch, then he’s a witch. Salem (otherwise known as the ...

Proud Of Local Gov’t Emergency Services

To The Reader’s Forum: The most important role of local government is to provide public safety services for its residents. These services are generally administered by each individual city’s police and fire departments. I was pleased to read in this week’s papers that Chautauqua County ...

Our Local Cummins Engine Plant Saves The Planet

To The Reader’s Forum: Within many cities and communities all over the country, the rather nebulous topic of good corporate/business citizenship, has been central to any serious community planning. This should have long been so for decades. Essential new business growth and expansion is ...

Music Drive Collects 70 Instruments, $1K

To The Reader’s Forum: The Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund and the JPS’s Music Department cannot thank the Community enough for the wonderful response to the first ever Music Instrument Drive which was held on Saturday, Sept. 8. Seventy instruments and over $1,000 in donations were ...

Generosity On Full Display At Reception

To The Reader’s Forum: Last week, the generosity and support of the entire village of Bemus Point’s restaurant community was on full display during the United Way’s Annual Leadership Circle reception. The reception’s “Taste of Bemus” theme was a celebration to recognize ...

Ellicott Town Board Needs To Take Action

To The Reader’s Forum: I own property along Chautauqua Lake in Fluvanna and after reading the article entitled “Ellicott Sets Meeting on Lake Issues” dated Sept. 22, 2018, I felt that I needed to reply. First, I want to thank the Ellicott Town Board for scheduling a meeting to ...

Sen. Young Honors Vets

To The Reader’s Forum: “Never forget” all the men and women who were called to the service of our country. These are the veterans of all the branches of the military that left their family and home to serve in the many conflicts around the world. Many veterans in our community are ...

Cummins Holds Another Successful Recycling Event

To The Reader’s Forum: This past Saturday, Cummins Inc. held their wonderful Community Recycle day event which they have done for the past number of years. Together with our neighbors we gathered up our unused paints, electronics, and document shredding and headed off to the Cummins ...