Letters To The Editor

The Swamp Is Not Only In Washington

To The Reader’s Forum: America ... Wake Up! The average citizen of this great country should start fighting against the future of the “swamp” and the “deep state.” I believe that people wait too long to rebel when some things go wrong. I was a registered Democrat from the ...

City Needs A Deer Population Plan

To The Reader’s Forum: Any day now I expect Jamestown to be named “Deer City USA.” The number of deer living within the city limits presently is staggering. Recently, I looked across the road from my home, which is in a residential area, and counted as 18 deer walked between the ...

Resident Wants To Cure Traffic Woes

To The Reader’s Forum: As I headed south on Route 60 this morning, I was appalled to see the northbound traffic on the Washington St bridge was backed up all the way to the Forest Avenue intersection. It seems to me that, regardless of construction on the cross streets, it would be easy ...

Libraries Benefit Our Whole Community

To The Reader’s Forum: When I retired and decided to move to a new community, I made a checklist of my needs. Living near a really good public library was among the most important, and one of the reasons why I chose Lakewood. Lakewood and Hazeltine Libraries contain an immense wealth of ...

Reader Likes Trump For Keeping Hillary Out

To the Reader’s Forum: This country has never been as divided as it has been since the election of Donald Trump. So we are constantly told. That’s true except the division was already here and had been since the election of Barack Obama. But when the other side was victorious, the people ...

Country Needs New, Varied Guns Laws

To The Reader’s Forum: Rich Lowry’s column in the 3/30 Post-Journal reveals the “real” problem with America’s political reaction to gun violence prompted by the Parkland, Florida school shooting — not enough people care about the victims. Compare the response to natural disasters ...

Reader Worries Over Growth Of Carmaker

To The Reader’s Forum: Chinese carmaker Geely has purchased a $9 billion stake in Germany’s Daimler Mercedes Benz. They already acquired Volvo for its car division. Li Shafu is the chairman and main owner of Chinese carmaker Geely. Zhejiang Geely owns Volvo cars as well as the maker of ...

Preservationists Applaud Extension

To The Reader’s Forum: The Preservation League was very pleased to see that the NYS Historic Tax Credit has been extended through December 31, 2024, as well as being restored to its full value prior to 2017 changes to the Federal Historic Tax Credit as part of the New York State Budget ...

Tea Party Is Lone Opposition For Cuomo’s Energy Policy

To The Reader’s Forum: After a show of hands vote, the Southern Tier Tea Party went on record on March 27 in unanimous opposition to Governor Cuomo’s so-called ‘green energy program’. Over the past year at their monthly meetings at the American Legion Hall in Lakewood, Tea Party ...

Reader Thankful For Pair Of Legislation

To The Reader’s Forum: Thank you, Senator Schumer, for supporting both $414 million increase for research funding on Alzheimer’s disease and including Kevin and Avonte’s Law in the FY 2018 appropriations bill. These critical legislations bring to the table the resources needed by ...

The Lady Of The Lake

To The Reader’s Forum: Chautauqua Lake recently lost a great advocate and friend with the death of Sally Carlson, Supervisor of the Town of North Harmony. I will miss walking into the Town Hall and seeing Sally sitting there in her office with the door open. There were no gatekeepers. ...

The Bible Doesn’t Mince Any Words

To The Reader’s Forum: Who is being fooled? In a post-modern world lunging into the meaninglessness of nihilism painting everything gray along the way, anyone claiming that there’s meaning to life is the fool. If all opinions have equal value and no view is superior to another, it all but ...

‘What Is Truth?’ Is Still A Relevant Question

To The Reader’s Forum: In springtime in the early 30’s A.D., Roman governor Pilate asked Jesus: ‘What is truth?’. It’s still a relevant question as we sift through news. Investigative journalism is rare today in a media obsessed with sensationalism, one sided opinions and hidden ...

Reader Understands The Pains Of Addiction

To The Reader’s Forum: My son died in August of 2016. I have an opinion on the efforts of President Trump to promote a death penalty for drug dealers. It may surprise some people because my son died of an overdose of heroin. The reason being even though my son was making a good living, ...

Cuomo’s Pay-To-Play Schemes Exposed In Percoco Trial

To The Reader’s Forum: On March 13 Gov. Cuomo’s close friend, chief enforcer and campaign manager, Joseph Percoco, was convicted in federal court of extortion, getting kickbacks for government contracts: pay-to-play. Poor Percoco, Cuomo’s loyal money-man gets prison for chump change ...

Animal Abuse Law Makes Plenty Of Sense

To The Reader’s Forum: The Animal Abuse Registry, proposed by County Executive George Borrello, should become law in Chautauqua County. Passage of this law will ensure individuals convicted of animal abuse crimes will not be able to obtain animals from any pet seller. Since animal abuse is ...

St. Patrick’s Day Event Was A Success

To The Reader’s Forum: The St. Mary’s Cemetery Restoration Committee at Guernsey Hollow wishes to extend to the community a heart felt thank you for supporting our efforts by attending our St. Patrick’s Day celebration held last weekend at the Horseshoe Inn restaurant in Onoville, New ...

EMS Legislation Must Be Approved

To The Reader’s Forum: New York is the only state in the nation that does not allow fire departments to recover costs for providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), which puts strain on both taxpayers and fire department budgets. As the costs to provide EMS services increase, it is ...

Parents Shouldn’t Attack One Another

To The Reader’s Forum: There was a cartoon in the paper a few years ago that showed two coaches watching little leaguers out for their first day of practice. One coach says, “it looks like we have a great group of kids this year.” And the other coach says, “yeah, but there’s only ...

Left-Wing Media Is Driven By Pure Bias

To The Reader’s Forum: The predominantly left-wing news media has a serious credibility problem it may never overcome. It’s scrambling to downplay the criminality of the previous administration that devised the Trump/Russia collusion nonsense as well as an assortment of other nefarious ...