Letters To The Editor

Sunday Tchaikovsky Performance Brings Listeners Closer To Heaven

To The Reader’s Forum: Words cannot adequately describe the phenomenal performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor that Ron McEntire and Brian Bogey performed on Sunday, June 3, at the Musical Organ Celebration at Christ First Methodist Church. In today’s ...

Is Press Or Belief Bias ‘Enemy Of The People’?

To The Reader’s Forum: Buy one for $5 get a second one free. On some level, I know the above statement is a lie. So why bite, when I know I’m paying $2.50 for each item ... exactly what the seller wants? The answer is a simple one — because I want to believe I’m a smart shopper. So ...

We Need Renewed Focus On Veterans’ Health Care

To The Reader’s Forum: Post traumatic stress disorder is a common result of exposure to the horrors of war. Our veterans who have risked their lives and mental health for our freedom must be given the best medical care our country can provide. 22 veterans take their lives every day and the ...

American Legion Auxiliary Celebrates Flag Day

To The Reader’s Forum: On Flag Day, June 14, 2018, we commemorate the adoption of the American flag. For more than 200 years, Old Glory has served as a symbol of our nation’s freedom and as a source of pride for our citizens. In patriotic parades and musical salutes, we support our local ...

Trump Blames Everyone But Himself

To the Reader’s Forum: Great leadership, a rare and wonderful gift, is something this country has often been blessed with during its most troubling times. Some of the many examples are the magic of the Constitutional Convention and leadership of the Founding Fathers, Lincoln’s guiding ...

Reader Thankful For Kind Holiday Gesture

To The Reader’s Forum: Having attended a meaningful parade and cemetery remembrance service in the hamlet of Kennedy, I decided to stop at the Second Street Tim Horton’s for my usual coffee, bagel and reading time. As I was about to leave a couple entered and offered me a tasty treat. ...

Miss America Ratings Could ‘Dip’ Without Swimsuits

To The Reader’s Forum: For years I’ve been saying you can’t make a joke any more. Reality is more outrageous than anything you can dream up. Ignoring my own advice I’ve joked that I’m so conservative that I follow the Miss America Contest on radio. Today I heard that the Miss ...

Bridges Should Open Now To Community

To The Reader’s Forum: The request by the city not to use a perfectly functional pedestrian bridge across the Chadakoin (below the Washington Street Bridge) until its dedication at the end of June is, in short, an example of “hostile administration.” In the same vein as hostile ...

Reader Believes Trump Has Accelerated Issues

To The Reader’s Forum: It semes to me the U.S. is now facing a circular firing squad. Both progressive liberal Democrats and neo-con Republicans are struggling to recreate a myth: that the U.S. dominates the world by dint of power, values, wisdom, even God’s decisions. The U.S., and only ...

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 ...