Opinion

Commit Father’s Day To Creating New Identity Of Manliness

Local Commentaries

A great flaw in American consumerist society is that which capitalizes on important moments and trivializes them to mere dollars and cents. It becomes difficult to celebrate meaningful days like Father’s Day when year after year our only association with it is bland gestures and weeks long ...

Lake Herbicide Treatment Is Necessary

Local Commentaries

On behalf of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership Board of Directors, I congratulate the members and Board of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy (CWC) for making the decision to use herbicides to control the various invasive plant species on their Ball Creek Nature Park at Stow. As written in The ...

As Gun Violence Rises, Reed Works Against Mental Health

Local Commentaries

America has become unfazed by the epidemic of gun violence in our schools. Recently another mass school shooting took place at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. This most recent shooting did not seem to faze us in the same was many Americans were by the shooting in Parkland, Florida. In ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to use of CDBG funding to help the United Christian Advocacy Network City Mission perform necessary work. The city is including $100,000 in CDBG funding for masonry repair and to paint the exterior of the UCAN City Mission building at 7 W. First St. There was a definite hole in the ...

Labor Rep On County IDA Board Is The Right Move

In Our Opinion

Later this week, there is expected to be a welcome change to the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency. County Executive George Borrello, at a luncheon on Saturday in Dunkirk, indicated there will be a representative from labor on the board of directors. Borrello told the area labor ...

Seattle Meets Economic Reality

Local Commentaries

The city of Seattle passed a law that would require large corporations that do business inside the city to pay a head tax for all employees, hoping to raise tens of millions of dollars in extra revenue for pet projects. What they found is that, surprise, surprise, business owners and managers ...

Rebels Need Financial Success In Jamestown

In Our Opinion

Ken Dennis was looking for the right fit for his Philadelphia Rebels, a successful team that has had an itinerant history through little fault of its own. Northwest Savings Bank Arena officials were looking to return to a higher level of hockey with a long-term commitment to the arena. By ...

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

Letters To The Editor

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

Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Our Flag Stands For So Much More

In Our Opinion

Today is Flag Day, when really thoughtful Americans pay homage not to a mere piece of red, white and blue fabric, but to our nation for which it stands. But now also is another of the times in our history when critics of our government commit the error of assuming the flag represents it and ...

American Legion Auxiliary Celebrates Flag Day

Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Good On The City ZBA For Doing Its Job

In Our Opinion

City Zoning Board of Appeals members are doing the right thing trying to schedule a special meeting to discuss the National Comedy Center’s request for an area variance and special use permit to install two 357-square-foot electronic messaging display signs on the outside of the future ...

California Voters Send The Right Message

In Our Opinion

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, California, Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock ...

Hollywood Makes The Right Decision

In Our Opinion

You may want to sit down for this: Hollywood has done something worthy of praise. For once, the movie moguls have put ethics ahead of money. Paramount Network had planned a television reprise of the 1988 film, “Heathers.” The original version starred Winona Rider and Christian ...

Trump Blames Everyone But Himself

Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Parent Notification System Needs Updating

In Our Opinion

It’s time for the Jamestown Public Schools to re-think their stance on parental notification. A couple of weeks ago, Jamestown High School went into a lockdown when someone in the area threw firecrackers near the school. No one was hurt and no notification was ever sent to parents. Then, ...

Reader Thankful For Kind Holiday Gesture

Letters To The Editor

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. ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Bob Triscari of Jamestown for helping Jacob Myers, 21, of Silver Creek, gain his independence. Triscari, who owns a driving school in Jamestown and was hired through The Resource Center and the Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Vocational Rehabilitation, helped Myers, ...

Miss America Ratings Could ‘Dip’ Without Swimsuits

Letters To The Editor

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 ...