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Letters To The Editor

Celebrate Connections With Local Food

To The Reader’s Forum: While the “Back to School” season may look different this fall, one thing remains constant: Whether your child’s school day calls for lunch in the cafeteria or at your kitchen table, dairy farmers like me throughout New York are working to ensure children are ...

To Win, GOP Needs To Find Different Voters

To The Reader’s Forum: There is more to the sixth anniversary of the passing (Oct. 18, 2014) of Buffalo’s former Republican State Comptroller Edward V. Regan. He was also a member of the Buffalo Common Council and served as Erie County Executive in the 1970s. It was a time when ...

The Presidential Debate Was Painful, Disgusting

To The Reader’s Forum: The Presidential Debate held on Sept. 29 was painful and disgusting. Donald Trump repeatedly interrupted Joe Biden trying to speak in his time slot. Several times Moderator Chris Wallace requested that Donald Trump let Joe Biden answer the question asked of him ...

Thank You To Our Area’s Good Samaritans

To The Reader’s Forum: On Aug. 10. I put my car in a ditch on Big Tree Road. I want to thank Buteras for the amazing service. It only took 20 minutes for them to arrive and pull me out! I want to thank the two gentlemen that stopped to check on me. One pulled in front of me while, at ...

Midway Park Would Be Great Home For Trolley Car

To The Reader’s Forum: Your article about the search for a home for the restored Jamestown Street Railway Trolley Car No. 93 stirred my interest. I believe that Midway State Park would be a very appropriate home for the trolley car. According to Wikipedia, Midway State Park is “the ...

Harmony Historical Society Thanks Community

To The Reader’s Forum: A sincere thank you to everyone who helped make our Yard Sale, Quilt Show and Sale a success. Our donors, volunteer/member workers, and the attendees along with businesses Ashville General Store, Falconer Printing and Design, and Dennis Webster at Media One Radio ...

Cuomo’s ‘Good Paying Local Jobs’ Go To Out-Of-State Workers

To The Reader’s Forum: With the construction of Cassadaga Wind underway, Cuomo’s $33 billion energy plan for ‘renewables’ continues like a plague across rural western New York. Recently, 30 men from Iron Workers Local 6 and Operating Engineers Local 17 picketed Cassadaga Wind to ...

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Stealing Non-Political Signs Makes Little Sense To The Reader’s Forum: On Monday morning my wife came to me and asked if I had taken my political flag down. I told her no, and when I went outside to look I was presented with the fact that not only was the flag torn from its location but ...

The Name Of The Game Is To Win

To The Reader’s Forum: American politics have always been a rough ride, and even our founders threw mud. The name of the game is to win. Our first president was spared the stump but those that followed weren’t wearing halos. Voters do not condone most of the behavior of today’s ...

A Thank You To Congressman Reed For His Support, Efforts

To The Reader’s Forum: As the 19th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America passes, it is with a somber heart I remember that day and the days and months following. As a member of the New York State Police, like so many of my brothers and sisters, I was detailed as first ...

Where Have Normalcy And Decency Gone?

To The Reader’s Forum: Where have normalcy and decency gone? Obviously, healthwise, Coronavirus/COVID-19 has significantly interrupted normalcy. It has been over 100 years since the last pandemic hit America. Fighting a “novel” disease should bring Americans together inasmuch as it’s ...

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The Hard Work Of County Staff, Nurses Has Gone Unappreciated To The Reader’s Forum: A few weeks ago as the story about Fieldbrook Foods was breaking, a rather negative article appeared blasting the local health department and county government “handling” of the news. The story line ...

Republicans Have Become The Anti-Democracy Party

To The Reader’s Forum: Over the past 28 years the only Republican presidential candidate to win a majority of the American public’s vote was George W. Bush in 2004. Seven presidential elections and only once did the people of our country choose a Republican. 2020 will be the eighth as ...

Why Not Have A Talk With Mitrano

To the Reader’s Forum: Tom Reed, while you have refused to debate your opponent, Tracy Mitrano, you recently stated in this newspaper: “I’m always willing to see the other side of the equation, and you do that . . . by sitting, by talking and most importantly by listening.” I ...

Our Kind Neighbors Have Shut Their Doors

To The Reader’s Forum: Oh Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all of us command. So begins the national anthem of our kind neighbors to the north. A land we Americans are no longer welcome in. Canada is known all over the world for being open and friendly. Stand ...

Rep. Reed — Defend Our Postal System

To The Reader’s Forum: Louis DeJoy the current Postmaster general is sabotaging our postal service in your 23rd Congressional District of N.Y. His independent and rogue actions are negatively impacting our constitutional right for a Post Office (Article 1, Section 8). He is not qualified ...

How Can Present-Day Jobs Stimulate Imagination?

To The Reader’s Forum: When I take stock of present day events and reflect on how this is all going to pan out for the younger generation it seems dark for them. How can present-day jobs in hospitality, ride sharing and selling legalized pot stimulate imagination? However, after ...

New York State Wants You To Vote Safely

To The Reader’s Forum: As I write, there are only two and a half months before the November 3 general election. Let me emphasize it is not too early to prepare to vote! If you live in Chautauqua County, N.Y., start with the Board of Elections (BOE) office in Mayville. With a computer or ...

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Ready Or Not, The Election Is Coming To The Reader’s Forum: Ready or not the election of 2020 is coming and it promises to be rough, tough and fascinating. Neither side agrees with the other about much of anything. Both are firmly convinced they’re in the right. Whenever that happens, ...

Be More Tolerant Of Other Viewpoints

Be More Tolerant Of Other Viewpoints To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing this note to serve as a warning to all readers of The Jamestown Post-Journal, and to all free citizens for that matter, of recent calls for censorship of free speech as requested by some uninformed ...