Letters To The Editor

Zero Tolerance Policy Should Need Little Updating

To The Reader’s Forum: I was reading through the back of the School Calendar/Handbook the other day. It looks like they finally plan on cracking down on the abuse and harassment problem. The term “Zero Tolerance” was used repeatedly. It says that verbal assaults are as harmful as ...

Reader Thankful To Mayville First Responders

To The Reader’s Forum: Thank you to the dedicated first responders of the Mayville Volunteer Fire Department for their immediate professional response when live electrical wires dropped onto Valley Street Saturday night (Sept. 30). The firefighters, rescue squad and fire police all knew ...

Reader Turned Off By Kneeling Protests

The Reader’s Forum: I like football. I really like football. But I can’t condone all the nonsense about the “kneeling,” folding arms and hiding in the tunnels. I’ve been really turned off. I understand the right to protest, but the sports arenas where well-paid athletes are ...

Reader Believes Rep. Collins Should Be Investigated

To the Reader’s Forum: The Office of Congressional Ethics has released a 29-page report to the House Ethics Committee, which determined there is a “substantial reason to believe” local Congressman Chris Collins shared non-public information about Australian biotech company Innate ...

We Have The Right To Protest

To The Reader’s Forum: Yes, Mr. McGinnis, you and I stand because of our family, our history, our environment. My father served in the Pacific during World War II; my brother served in the U. S. Navy. I stand because that’s my belief. My parents, my brother and I have never been asked ...

Reader Questions Response Tactic

To The Reader’s Forum: Doesn’t anyone have even basic knowledge of economics — concepts like misallocation and opportunity cost? Public utilities in Puerto Rico have been knocked out by a hurricane so local people are collecting bottled water to send there by way of Dunkirk. Could ...

Solar Energy Works

To The Reader’s Forum: Fall is upon us with shorter days and cooler nights, a time when I reflect on another good year of harvesting sunshine. Two years after installing our rooftop solar in July of 2015 we’ve generated more electricity than we’ve used. I’m watching my electric meter ...

Where Is The Pride Of Being An American?

To The Reader’s Forum: A Jamestown grade 9 football player recently “took a knee” during the national anthem. Was this inappropriate and immature copycat behavior? Perhaps it was lack of knowledge in how to demonstrate proper respect toward our national anthem? Did anyone rebuke him? ...

Constitutional Convention Is Not The Answer For NY

To The Reader’s Forum: New Yorkers will have the opportunity to vote next month on whether or not they would like to have a state constitutional convention. This is an important decision that could dramatically change agriculture, as we know it in New York. New York Farm Bureau has long ...

Reader Applauds Efforts To Combat Climate Change

To The Reader’s Forum: As we witness the terrible destruction caused by recent hurricanes, we’re reminded yet again of the pain and loss of life that extreme weather, made worse by climate change, is causing. Fortunately, scientists are figuring out new ways to use technology to reduce ...

Library Board Thankful For Fundraiser Support

To The Reader’s Forum: The Board of Trustees of the Lakewood Memorial Library would like to extend its deepest gratitude to all who supported our first-ever fall fundraiser, “Food for Thought”, on September 22. The event was truly a celebration of community, and the outpouring of ...

Trump Continues To Avoid Truth

To The Reader’s Forum: Sadly for several years, we’ve not heard an abundance of truthful statements from the Trump group. This strategy started with the Obama birther lies, and continues to the present with “the Russian Facebook ads are a hoax,” “we’ve not authorized any Price ...

This Is Why We Stand, NFL

To The Reader’s Forum: When will the hijacking reach a stopping point? Symbolizing the promise of God never to judge the earth again with a global flood, the rainbow has been hijacked by a consuming political agenda set on devouring any vestige of the rainbow’s original significance. What ...

Fire Can Happen To Anybody

To The Reader’s Forum: Many people think fire is something that happens to otherpeople. Unfortunately, this common misconception continues to put Americans at risk to fire each year, particularly at home, where people think they’re safest from fire but are actually at the greatest risk. ...

Hoopla Over Anthem Is Overblown

To The Reader’s Forum: I don’t get what the big deal is about the NFL, its players and the national anthem. Frankly, in the first place I don’t even get why the national anthem being sung at domestic sporting and other events. Why isn’t the anthem reserved for international events ...

Trump Tax Proposal Does Not Help The Middle Class

To The Reader’s Forum: The Trump tax proposal is a gift to the wealthy and will greatly benefit Mr. Trump and his cronies contrary to the repeated claims of a tax cut for the middle class with no benefit for the rich. In selling their tax plan, Republicans have been leaning hard on what ...

American Flag Represents Justice And Sacrifice

To The Readers’ Forum: Jamestown Schools’ Superintendent Bret Apthorpe was quoted in Saturday’s Post-Journal that the recent instance of a Jamestown High School athlete kneeling during the national anthem presented an opportunity for a “learning moment among our students” and ...

Library May Not Survive Lack Of City Funding

To The Reader’s Forum: In 2017, the government of the City of Jamestown reduced its funding for the James Prendergast Central Library from $350,000 to $100,000 for that year, a reduction by well over two thirds. In addition, a reliable source officially representing said library, ...

SPLC Not To Be Trusted

To The Reader’s Forum: Recently, it was implied that Americans should rely on the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for their analysis of any and all events. In reality, no American, at least those who love God, country, family, truth, law and order, and liberty shold give the SPLC the ...

Sam Teresi ‘A Treasure’ For Jamestown

To The Reader’s Forum: I was born and raised in Jamestown, and I love my home town. I am saddened to watch it struggle with the effects of a shrinking population, but am filled with optimism as I watch those entrusted with the city government deal with serious problems. In Mayor Sam ...