Letters To The Editor

Thank You To All Who Support Our Cemetery

To The Reader’s Forum: A small cemetery with big hearts, starting with the officers, board members, grave owners and our saxton, Mt. Olivet Cemetery has big hearts when it comes to operating, keeping and maintaining our cemetery. With everyone on the same page, such as dedication and ...

Reader Disagrees With View On The NRA

To The Reader’s Forum: I have read Mr. E. Vos’s letter to the Reader’s Forum published on May 24, 2018 a number of times and a range of emotions flowed through me. Anger, confusion but mostly sadness that Mr. Vos would try to make a case and paint with such a broad stroke that the NRA ...

Reader Grateful For Friend’s Care At WCA

To The Reader’s Forum: Recently, a dear friend passed away after a few days in the Intensive Care Unit at WCA Hospital. I cannot say enough in praise and gratitude to the nurses, the attending doctor from Hospice, and the staff. Everyone was so kind and compassionate in caring for her ...

Cemetery Receives Community Support

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Lake View Cemetery, I would like to thank the community for their support of two recent events held at the cemetery. On Saturday, May 19th the cemetery held its first ever garage sale at our maintenance garage. While I ...

Even Uganda Sees A Difference With Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: Being in Uganda recently made me appreciate the people I was privileged to meet. Take Chosen, for example. She’s a young woman aspiring to be a nurse. She’s well-spoken, speaks two languages fluently and exhibits all the character traits of a fine mature ...

Organizer Thanks Community For Supporting Falconer After-Prom

The Reader’s Forum: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the Falconer After-Prom party. This is such a huge undertaking and could never be possible without the entire community. They say it takes a community to raise a child; well it takes a community-plus ...

Reader Grateful Of City Firefighters After Dinner

To The Reader’s Forum: Have you ever had a homemade spaghetti dinner made by and served by the Jamestown firefighters? Well our own Jamestown firefighters have donated at least four dinners (for 10-14 people) this past year to local fundraisers. I was blessed to have been the high ...

McCain Deserves An Apology From The WH

To The Reader’s Forum: As of today’s date, 5-22-18, there has been no effort by this White House to offer an apology to Sen. McCain for last week’s comment from an aide, mocking McCain’s struggle with life threatening cancer — hopefully that apology will happen soon. That ...

Tougher Fine Needed To Keep Pigs At Bay

To The Reader’s Forum: I picked up two five-gallon buckets of beer cans, papers and plastic between the new Harrison Street bridge and the BPU recently! Jamestown is getting a lot of attractions, but the tourists will not be attracted to the junk and litter all over the city on most of ...

The NRA Supports White American Terrorists

To The Reader’s Forum: Terrorism has been around since the dawn of time. It is often a form of warfare sometimes called guerilla warfare or just revenge for revenge’s sake. Since 9/11 we have been waging a war on terrorism. We have spent billions of dollars and created a cabinet position ...

A Wonderful ‘Green’ Service

To The Reader’s Forum: Sometimes I complain about paying taxes. However, I feel that my taxes paid to the township of Chautauqua are justified. Not only do the highways get regular repairs and frequent snow plowing, but town residents also participate in an annual spring cleanup. We have ...

Social Agendas Have No Place In Public Education

To The Reader’s Forum: There has been much discussion on the first and second amendment, school shootings, sex crimes, opioid addition and abortion. There is no denying that we are faced with what may seem to be an unsurmountable task for our country. Many, too many, children are ...

Reader Questions Contracts For Access To Trump

To the Reader’s Forum: President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen promised the pharmaceutical company Novartis that it could have access to Trump and his inner circle if they signed a contract with Cohen. Cohen promised that he could get Novartis access to both Trump and top ...

Backing Out Of Iran Deal Is A Destabilizing Move

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been bothered ever since Trump took office. I have been nervous for minority groups during this time. I have felt embarrassment for our country during his multitude of horrible foreign policy decisions. But after yesterday, for the first time in his term I am ...

Winged Ox Players Deliver Great Performance

To The Reader’s Forum: Great applause for the Winged Ox Players performance of the play “It Can’t Happen Here!” The actors (members and friends of St. Luke’s Church in Jamestown) presented a riveting dramatization of the effects on a peaceful, neighborly town — and nation —of ...

Legion Auxiliary To Partake In National Poppy Day

To The Reader’s Forum: As the member of a family with many beloved veterans, I hold a special place in my heart for the parents, siblings, spouses and friends of those who served. I can’t help but think of all the men and women who have gone to fight for this great nation and didn’t ...

Farmers Need Ability To Modernize Their Facilities

To The Reader’s Forum: The farm economy is currently struggling. Prices remain low across the board from dairy and grapes to beef and grains. It can be challenging in a time like this for farmers to afford to reinvest into their family businesses. One of the only things that can help make ...

Lakewood Library Has Few Reserves On Which To Rely

To The Reader’s Forum: Thank you for affirming that “Libraries are critical resources, particularly for small communities” (Opinion, May 13, 2018). Libraries are education, democracy, and the only hope for many in need, especially in resource-poor areas. They are THE model of ...

Think Big, Jamestown

To The Reader’s Forum: An opportunity missed? The Jamestown Community is investing heavily in the “National Comedy Center” in hopes this venue will draw tourists and notoriety to the Center and Jamestown as a whole. But, looking online (wikipedia) for ‘Hall’s of Fame’ I do not ...

Who Causes The Bigger Problem – Deer Or People?

To The Reader’s Forum: I read that the City Council is going to discuss the “deer problem” in Jamestown. I have to say, living near Allen Park, one thing I’ve greatly enjoyed is the sight of timid deer walking across our lawns going from wood lot to wood lot. These little glimpses of ...