Letters To The Editor

‘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 ...

Uprising Will Occur If Kavanaugh Is Confirmed

To the Reader’s Forum: A letter appeared in this column criticizing Democrats for mistreating judge Kavanaugh, “a decent and honorable man.” Well, that’s what the hearings are to determine, isn’t it? There seems to be a lot of questions about that. We have on one side a ...

Republicans Should Allow FBI To Investigate Kavanaugh

To the Reader’s Forum: Republicans and the White House are continually calling the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh scurrilous and unfounded, claiming his reputation will forever be damaged. However, the one very simple action that could refute the claims and enhance Mr. ...

For Kavanaugh, Guilty Until Proven Innocent

To The Reader’s Forum: What the Democrats and the media are doing to a decent and honorable man, Brett Kavanagh, is as despicable and vile as anything I’ve ever seen. Now I guess we can just throw an accusation against someone and they are automatically guilty (well, only if they are ...

Whoever Ordered Lake Testing Must Pay For It

To The Reader’s Forum: Maybe it was the Tooth Fairy who ordered the water tested in Lakewood after the herbicide-spraying boat passed in transit? Perhaps Jordan Patterson was mistaken when he wrote that Lakewood’s mayor contacted the New York state DEC following the complaints by ...

Stop Animal Cruelty By Neutering Your Pets

To The Reader’s Forum: Today I spayed and neutered your kittens, dumped like garbage on the streets of Jamestown as if their lives didn’t matter. I do not get donations to trap these homeless kittens. I have to use my disability. It’s a plague that needs to end. If you have an animal, ...

Thank You Cockaigne For ‘Brewgrass’ Festival

To The Reader’s Forum: Cockainge, by definition, is an imaginary land of luxury and ease. On Sept. 14 and 15, the new owners of the Cockaigne brought us from the imaginary to reality. Cockaigne hosted it’s first annual ‘Brewgrass Festival’ and those in attendance were treated to some ...

Healing Begins As Drug Overdose Fatalities Decline

To The Reader’s Forum: Our community has waited for the good news reported in the headline in Sunday’s paper. It’s not over, but the healing of our community has begun and is on the rise. A mother who lost her son to an overdose made it her mission to try to heal her community. A ...

Vietnam Veteran Plates Should Be For Actual Vets

To The Reader’s Forum: My name is Dan Colwell. I am a combat veteran of the Vietnam War. Yes, I said war! I served in the Army in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as a grunt (infantryman) from November 1968 to November 1969. For a long time now I make a special effort to reach out ...

Reader Asks Who Wins As Weeds Reign Lake

To The Reader’s Forum: I am a summer resident of the Jamestown area and have a cottage on Chautauqua Lake. This summer the lake is its worst; the weeds reign the water way and shore line. Hence, it was with great interest in reading the Sunday, Aug. 26, editorial, “For The Lake, It’s ...