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Letters To The Editor

Another Day Of Infamy

To The Reader’s Forum: Watching the news today, Jan. 6, 2021, and witnessing the violent attempt to overturn the election, I am reminded of the words of President Franklin Roosevelt, when speaking about the attack on Pearl Harbor, “this is a day that will live in infamy.” The ...

Remove President Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: To the Reader’s Forum: I rely on your newspaper so much to inform me of the day’s and community ‘s happenings. But some news gets beyond my comprehension. This is especially true considering Donald Trump. When it was reported that he said that both sides ...

Concerns Expressed About City Council Meetings

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been watching City Council meetings more than a few times in 2020. I would like to recap a few concerns I have seen at these meetings. The amount of time wasted is astounding. For example, three months talking about where to put ONE food cart. It was an ...

This Is Not The Time For Rep. Tom Reed, GOP To Be Polite

To The Reader’s Forum: It is time for Tom Reed (and other lawmakers) to understand that there are times to be “polite” and times to do what is right. Mr. Reed appears to have thus far preferred being “polite” to the Washington establishment who prefer a purportedly “peaceful” ...

Community Shows Generosity, Support

To The Reader’s Forum: I am overwhelmed by the unconditional generosity and support of our community. Like many organizations on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Susan Center is encouraged by the outpouring of concern, messages of gratitude, words of encouragement and acts ...

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Don’t Miss The Message For The Buzz To The Reader’s Forum: There’s a buzz going around over the rare appearance of the “Bethlehem star” in the night sky since December 21. Whether or not it was Jupiter and Saturn in brilliant alignment over Bethlehem during the days of Jesus’ ...

The Republican Party Deserves Better

To The Reader’s Forum: Donald Trump has done more damage to the U.S. Republic, the Presidency and the Republican Party than two world wars and all the efforts of the Communist Party combined. His lies have been documented to number over 20,000 just since his election in 2000. His assault ...

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A Speech Whose History Lives On Today To The Reader’s Forum: Americans are ending an election year in which there has been no shortage of political speeches, most of which were quite mundane. However, if we could travel backward in time 925 years to the 27th of November, 1095, in ...

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County Heath Dept. Is Neglecting Duty To The Reader’s Forum: As Chautauqua County is seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, the Chautauqua County Health Department has been less and less forthcoming with information. When someone dies, it is now simply noted as a new death ...

What Jobs?

What Jobs? To The Reader’s Forum: So much has been said, is being said, and will continue to be said about jobs in our economy. Indeed, every politician, especially when seeking election, insists they have the ability to “create” jobs. All political boasting aside, the reality of ...

Chautauqua Lake Board Of Education Thanks Those Working Hard

To The Reader’s Forum: It is often said that in times of tragedy, in times of hardships and in times of uncertainty, when you stop and look, what you will find are your helpers. In June of 2020, Chautauqua Lake Central School set up a team of over forty people who were presented with the ...

Texas Had No Legal Right To File A Lawsuit To Overturn Election Results

To The Reader’s Forum: On Friday, December 11th, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion by the attorney general of Texas — backed by 17 other Republican state attorneys general, 126 Republican congressional members, and Donald Trump — for permission to file a lawsuit to overturn the ...

Is There More We Could Be Doing About Mental Health Struggles?

To The Reader’s Forum: Mental health has been evolving in the recent years. We know a lot more on mental illness than we used to. But is there more we could be doing to help? Crime and mental health can have a close connection to themselves. When we really start to think about why someone ...

CARTS Information Is Somewhat Misleading

To The Reader’s Forum: In the article that appeared in this paper titled “CARTS Announces Plan To Acquire Downtown Hub” I believe there is some misleading information. Let’s not rewrite history. Brad Bentley is quoted “CARTS has never had a place to call it’s own in downtown ...

As The Court Decides In California V. Texas

To The Reader’s Forum: On Tuesday, November 10th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments, in a case entitled California v. Texas, to determine whether the repeal of the tax penalty for noncompliance with the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) renders the individual ...

City Should Team With Other Municipalities

To The Reader’s Forum: I’m a retiree of the city of Jamestown. As a union officer I negotiated a lot of our insurance. The city at one time played all five unions against each other negotiating insurance. I formed a coalition in the early 1970’s of all five unions and we negotiated ...

Modifying A Vehicle Into A Racecar Is Part Of America’s Heritage

To The Reader’s Forum: I respectfully request that Congress pass the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act, H.R. 5434/S. 2602, in 2020. The bipartisan RPM Act protects the right to convert an automobile or motorcycle into a racecar used exclusively at the track. to be used ...

City Should Address Traffic Signals On Washington Street

To The Reader’s Forum: Whoever sets the timing on the traffic lights cannot even pretend to care about global warming or air pollution, say nothing of wasting fuel. The Washington Street traffic lights cause the driver to stop so that the coming light causes back up so drivers have a ...

Local Government Should Be Ashamed Of Its Greed

To The Reader’s Forum: Just listen to those retired city employees whine! Talk about two classes of citizens in this country, nobody who works in the private sector can come close to the benefits that government employees enjoy during their working days, let alone after retirement. ...

Local Government Should Be Ashamed Of Its Greed

To The Reader’s Forum: Just listen to those retired city employees whine! Talk about two classes of citizens in this country, nobody who works in the private sector can come close to the benefits that government employees enjoy during their working days, let alone after retirement. ...