Letters To The Editor

We Celebrate Birthdays Of Two Great Presidents

To The Reader’s Forum: This month our nation celebrates the birthdays of perhaps our two greatest presidents, the 18th century father and the 19th century preserver of our republic. The following letter, to Mrs. Bixby, was written by the second of these men after he had been re-elected ...

Comedy Center Would Benefit From New Signs, Parking Enforcement

To The Reader’s Forum: Last Friday our daughter came up from Pittsburgh with the intention of touring the Comedy Museum. She grew up here and although her adult life has been in Pittsburgh, she found it difficult to get to the museum. She never saw a sign with instruction as to where, ...

Cuomo Has Opened The Legislative Floodgates

To The Reader’s Forum: Instead of producing an economic and moral environment conducive for citizens to move to New York, our governor has another agenda to impose. Cuomo not only has “legally” erased distinctions between genders, he just passed a law to erase the lives of more ...

History Has Proven That Walls Do Work

To The Reader’s Forum: I present this information for your consideration. The Great Wall of China was not built to repel the Mongols. The wall was commissioned by the first emperor who died in 210 BC, long before the emergence of the Mongols around AD 800. The threat was from Xiongnu, ...

We Should Recognize Every Individual

To The Reader’s Forum: Last Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, I went with my husband to pick up a few things at Walmart. As we entered the store a few people passed us on their way out. They were speaking in the Spanish language. All of a sudden, from a little further down the entryway, a man ...

Reader Is ‘Deeply Disturbed’

To The Reader’s Forum: I am deeply disturbed by a few major events from this past week. I am saddened that teenage boys who were trying to do good and stand for life, were portrayed as doing evil. Watch the you-tube videos to see their reactions to those who were harassing them. They ...

A Letter To President Donald Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: Dear “President” Trump, I have watched you over the past two years plus. I think you either did not read your “job description” or you have made up your own. Here are a few points you missed: ¯ The President is the leader of the United States of ...

Arkwright Residents Deserve Mitigation

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing in response to the article that ran in The Post-Journal 1/20/19 titled: Wind Turbines Topic Still Causes Tension in Arkwright. I am compelled to respond to the highly sensationalized and inaccurate reporting. I don’t want readers to think I am prone ...

A Take On ‘Compromise’

To The Reader’s Forum: A headline in the P-J says Tom Reed wants “compromise” over border security. So do I. So, why is “compromise” so hard you might ask? Here’s my take. First, and foremost, Donald Trump and Republicans mistakenly believe that they can use roughly 25% of ...

View From Another Side Of The March

To The Reader’s Forum: In light of the recent media postings and Facebook articles I’m seeing about the MAGA teenagers harassing Native Americans after the March for Life in Washington, I felt it was appropriate to share my experiences at the march, because unfortunately, it’s not an ...

Thumbs Up For Reed

To The Reader’s Forum: The Honorable Congressman Reed deserves a big thumbs up for supporting a border wall between Mexico and the United States. Here is why. Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution reads, “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this ...

Laws Only Work If They Are Enforced

To The Reader’s Forum: Today’s paper tells us of Gov. Como’s proposal to place a ban on plastic bags. I own land with a large roadside ditch that has been the receptacle of all kinds of trash every year. I have picked up everything imaginable over the years. Many years ago ...

Put It In The Hands Of The People

I realize that Democrats are scarcer (and I guess scarier) than T-Rexs in this area, but we are just as concerned over the president’s shutdown as are Republicans. I received an eblast from our Congressman (Tom Reed)’s office with regard to the shutdown, and I’d like to share my response ...

Reader Discouraged By Young’s Remarks

To The Reader’s Forum: As a constituent of New York Senate District 57, I’ve seen Senator Cathy Young in action many times over the years. Her dedication towards veterans is unparalleled and commendable. As a member of a public employees’ union, I’ve watched her vote many times to ...

Reader Would Settle For Classic Voting Machines

To The Reader’s Forum: In response to Norman Green’s article (Dec. 30) on potential changes to the voting process, I’d settle for a ballot I can read and a tabulating system you can be fairly sure is accurate. As my vision declines, it’s becoming more and more difficult to fill in ...

American Politics After 2016

To The Reader’s Forum: 2019 is a time to look backward and forward. 2017 brought Donald Trump, Twitter, the DOJ/Mueller investigation, fractures in alliances, and “national division” front and center. 2018 brought massive tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy combined with a roller ...

Money Is The Answer To The Lake’s Problems

To The Reader’s Forum: We don’t need any more studies by “scientists.” We need to listen to the scientists that have spoken. We know what is causing the lake’s problems. Now we need to unite in solving the problems. We need herbicide treatment, weed cutting and skimming and reduced ...

Mayor Thanks Village Residents

To The Reader’s Forum: As the year comes to a conclusion so does my term as your Mayor, I wanted to say thank you to each and every person in our village. My 25 years serving our community have been very rewarding and it was all done for the good of the community. But it was the support ...

Taking Exception With Views On The Press

To The Reader’s Forum: I grew up in Lakewood, as did my father before me. I must take exception to some of the points made by Margot Russell in her “Lakewood Lens” column in this paper on Saturday, December 22. I do not agree that the “mainstream press...has lost its way”; indeed, ...

Sherman Should Look Into Merging Schools

To The Reader’s Forum: My name is Cassandra Henning. I live in Sherman, N.Y., and I believe that there is a different proposition that should be brought to a vote in Sherman school district. It’s not that I don’t believe or want to put money into improvements at my children’s school. ...