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Letters To The Editor

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If We Can Shop, We Can Go Vote To The Reader’s Forum: If we can shop in person at places like Walmart, we can vote in person. If a large group can gather to eulogize a fine American like John Lewis, we can can gather to exercise our civic duty. If we can “Laugh Safe” at the ...

Kudos To Renate Bob — Well Said

To The Reader’s Forum: I want thank Renate Bob for her comments on mask wearing. I appreciate all she said — and have been thinking but never wrote down. I also am disheartened that The Post-Journal continues to print Michelle Malken’s column. I understand freedom of speech and I ...

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Either Learn History, Or Be Doomed To Repeat It To The Reader’s Forum: History isn’t always a pleasant memory but life isn’t always pleasant. So, when we view our past, we have to recognize it is the past. The question is should we erase what we would rather not want to re-visit? ...

Tom Marra Saves Lakewood YMCA

To The Reader’s Forum: It is such good news to learn of Tom Marra’s generous gift to the Lakewood Y. He has saved it for all of us to enjoy for many years to come. I am well aware of the number of people of all ages who frequent the Y, enjoying the various sports offered there and the ...

McCarthy, Nixon, And Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: What do McCarthy, Nixon and Trump all have in common. At first glance, they seem to be very different people, acting under very different circumstances. Senator Joe McCarthy inflamed fear of “hidden” Communists during the early 1950s, which led to the ...

Go Red Raiders, Go Tarp Skunks

Go Red Raiders, Go Tarp Skunks To The Reader’s Forum: Sports have been a big part of my life. A lot can be learned from watching and/or participating in sports. For example, sports can teach the overcoming of adversity, the importance of proper preparation and the will to do better ...

Line Dividing Good, Evil Cuts Through Us

Line Dividing Good, Evil Cuts Through Us To The Reader’s Forum: Thankfully, Sunday’s Post-Journal put Sheriff Quattrone’s excellent editorial piece on constitutional law enforcement policies adjacent to Gavin MacFadyen’s misguided piece saying we must rebuild our law enforcement ...

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A Nation Without Boundaries Is A Swamp To The Reader’s Forum: As we celebrate July Fourth, let us remember the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. They believed in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. During this whole process they acknowledged their dependence ...

Face Mask Policies Are Not Being Enforced

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing to express my displeasure concerning your enforcement, or I should say lack of enforcement, in regards to having shoppers wearing face masks. Your have large signs at each entrance to your store that state: “Face coverings are required per posted ...

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Back The Blue And Stand Against Racism To The Reader’s Forum: I would like to applaud Tom Tarpley for his editorial in the PJ of June 27 - 28, 2020. He made so many valid points about why every Village, Town, City and County needs a police Department. This talk of de funding police ...

Trump Labels Obama The ‘Worst’ President

To The Reader’s Forum: Donald J. Trump last week labeled former President Barack Obama our “worst president.” That baseless accusation was apparently based on General Flynn, a convicted liar, was “unmasked” by President Obama, when in fact Flynn had never been “masked” by ...

County Election Inspectors Worked For A Successful Election Day

To The Reader’s Forum: Volumes of complaints about Primary Election Day mismanagement are on the front page of newspapers across the entirety of New York State. We are glad to report that over 200 county election inspectors and Mayville staff worked and again brought home a successful ...

The Prendergast Library Is An Invaluable Part In The Community

To The Reader’s Forum: On Dec. 21,1879, James Prendergast, grandson of founder of Jamestown died unexpected from illness in Buffalo, N.Y. Upon his wishes, all his profits of the Prendergast block was to go to build a free library. Pendergast Library was born. When it opened doors to ...

The Second Amendment Is A Right To Bear Arms, Not A Right To Threaten

To The Reader’s Forum: The Second Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees a citizen of this country the right to bear arms. However, it does not give someone the right to threaten another person’s life with that weapon. As a matter of law, a verbal or written threat on someone’s ...

VA Says Thank You

To The Reader’s Forum: This is in reference to a letter recently published from Rolland Kidder on June 20, 2020 in the Jamestown Post-Journal regarding the Jamestown VA clinic. VA Western New York Healthcare System established community-based clinics beginning in March of 1995 with the ...

Time To Change JHS Athletic Team Names

To The Reader’s Forum: Rickey Armstrong Sr., President of the Seneca Nation of Indians, responded to a petition calling for a change from Jamestown High School’s athletic team names by saying that names like Jamestown’s “degrade, mock, and offend Native traditions, Native culture, and ...

Help Me Decide On Another Four Years

To The Reader’s Forum: I know this guy. He seems to have a lot of friends. Not sure why. This guy seems to lie about almost everything. Even when he doesn’t have to. I have to admit, this guy is very creative. He is good at making up stuff right off the top of his head. Stuff that often ...

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Thank You Mike’s Nursery Of Lakewood To The Reader’s Forum: The Women’s Club of Lakewood would like to thank Mike’s Nursery of Lakewood for growing and donating all the flowers for the Chautauqua Avenue planters! Please take a walk along the Avenue and enjoy Mike’s ...

Town Of Carroll Goes Above And Beyond

To The Reader’s Forum: Community Helpers has been the final theme in our Kindergarten classrooms for the last few years. This year it appeared that we would not be experiencing anything that we had done before. Our community walking trip was going to have to be canceled. Just one more ...

Racial Justice In America Is Long Overdue

To The Reader’s Forum: On Sunday, June 7, 2020, Linda and I attended a Black Lives Matter rally at Dow Park. Many years have passed since we attended a local gathering to promote a social justice cause. Except this time was different, not only because of the potential adverse impact of the ...