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Letters To The Editor

Be Respectful And Socially Distance

To The Reader’s Forum: During this difficult time we all should remember to respect and care for others. This is written after a shopping trip to Wegmans. We went at 8:30 am trying to avoid a crowd since we are senior adults. There were more people than expected but you could still ...

Rebuttal To ‘Man Of Faith Should Not Defend Trump’

To The Reader’s Forum: I contend that a “man of faith,” yes, even a pastor, Betty, is free to defend President Donald J Trump if he so chooses. Christians are not following Trump but are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Pastor Mel is an intelligent man of high ...

Remember, We Are All In This Together

To The Reader’s Forum: There are a lot of people grumbling about the closings and cancellations around the country and even in our areas where we are barely affected so far. What you are not understanding is that the purpose of this is to stay ahead of the virus and try to stop it ...

Just Ask Yourself This One Question

To The Reader’s Forum: Forget about being a conservative or liberal. Forget specific issues or events. Try not to insult each other (at least this one time). Just help me with this one question — do you think Donald Trump, the person, is fit to be our President? Michael Looker, Lakewood

Science Classroom Explores Realities Of Climate Change

To The Reader’s Forum: I was delighted to read about the climate-change projects completed by Thomas Jefferson Middle School 7th graders. Congratulations to them and to their teacher in the AT science class. They combined art, communication, and interdisciplinary research and created a ...

Why Doesn’t The City Repair The Streets?

To The Reader’s Forum: After 100 years of use, the brick streets in Jamestown need repairs. After five years, most paved streets in Jamestown need repairs. Why doesn’t the city repair the brick streets? I was talking to an engineer and he told me it’s not the brick but the ground ...

Man Of Faith Should Not Defend Trump

Man Of Faith Should Not Defend Trump To The Reader’s Forum: I was astonished by the letter from the Rev. Mel McGinnis in the Reader’s Forum on Wednesday (Jan. 29, 2020) because, as a man of faith, he defended Trump. I’m not upset that Hillary lost. I did vote, but not for Trump or ...

Random Thoughts On Freedom Of Speech

To The Reader’s Forum: ¯ It used to be that college and university campuses welcomed speakers of very diverse thought so that students’ minds could be opened and expanded on a wide variety of topics or perspectives in life. Tragically, nowadays, leftist political bias outwardly denies ...

Keep Children Active With Local Programs

To The Reader’s Forum: Thank you for your heartfelt letter over the demise of the Boy Scouts of America (let’s not forget the Girl Scouts of America). I agree with you over the good moral issues and your dislike over the current fads against neatness and respect in the youth — not ...

‘Make Known The Atrocities’

To The Reader’s Forum: Muslims in Nigeria and throughout various regions of Africa have been in constant danger of rape, raids, plunder, and murder. Hardly a day goes by without a Muslim being a victim of a heinous crime or a Muslim girl being kidnapped for exploitation or Muslim ...

What Trump Has Really Done

To The Reader’s Forum: While there are numerous pleas for citizens to give undiluted praise to the current president, nearly all of those posts fail to state exactly why, how he has earned such high levels of praise. I only ask that we become more educated in the ways Trump has given ...

The Demise Of The Boy Scouts Of America

To The Reader’s Forum: I am saddened to hear a report that the Boy Scouts of America may soon be filing for bankruptcy. Like the Catholic Church, it seems the BSA has been a magnet for pedophiles for decades and an explosion of lawsuits over leaders abusing young boys will probably mean ...

Two-Faced Politics Denying Wrongs

To The Reader’s Forum: In response to the article that appeared in the Jan. 29 Reader’s Forum, “Two-Face Politics,” I could agree 100% with the writer. One only has to look no further than the minority ranking member on the impeachment hearings, Davin Nunes, to see that the ...

Emergency Services Should Be Commended

To The Reader’s Forum: As local residents, we can hear the fire siren when it goes off. Frequently, we soon see the emergency vehicles crossing the Chautauqua Lake bridge going out of the district that they serve. Their service to surrounding areas along route 86 at all hours of the day ...

Thank You To DPW For A Job Well Done

To The Reader’s Forum: I’m writing this letter in regards to a job recently done by Jamestown DPW on a tree on the terrace in front of my property. A large limb hung across the street and into the power lines. The limb had been hit by numerous delivery vehicles and recently a garbage ...

The CLA May Not Have The Lake At Heart

To The Reader’s Forum: The Chautauqua Lake Watershed and Management Alliance consists of villages, towns, property owners and not-for-profit agencies interested in the healthy maintenance of our lake. The memorandum of agreement was developed and signed to achieve a consensus plan for ...

‘Get Over It’

To The Reader’s Forum: The above quote was taken from a press briefing by Mick Mulvaney where he admitted that Donald Trump withheld congressional aid to Ukraine in turn for baseless investigation announcements into the Bidens. Mulvaney added “we do it all the time — Get Over ...

Maybe It’s Time To Look At A New Plan

To The Reader’s Forum: It’s obvious now that the Impeachment process envisioned by our Framers doesn’t work. Congressmen and Senators all voted, in both the House and Senate, whichever way would get them reelected. From the day they are first elected, all politicians think about is ...

The Real Joke In The City Is The Roads

To The Reader’s Forum: How wonderful that the National Comedy Center has been nominated for “the best new museum.” It’s too bad that the biggest joke is the roads in Jamestown. It is always the same roads and pot holes that need fixed. If Jamestown wants to make a good ...

Libraries Are More Than A Warehouse For Books

To The Reader’s Forum: If you think that libraries are no longer relevant in the age of Google and Alexa, then you haven’t stood outside of the James Prendergast Libary on a Saturday morning at 9:50. I was there this past Saturday with at least a dozen other people waiting for the doors ...