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Letters To The Editor

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. ...

Drive-By Rabies Clinic Is A Brilliant Idea

To The Reader’s Forum: I recently took advantage of the free rabies clinic to assure proper protection of my two cats offered in the City of Jamestown. What a brilliant idea to offer this drive by clinic. The pre-registration was processed by the City Clerk’s office where I was greeted ...

Parking Meters Will Be End Of Main Street Business

To the Readers’ Forum: If the smart meters are installed in the free zone, it will most likely be the end of the business left on Main Street. We feel we have the right to put our two cents in because Landers has been on Main Street since 1952. We have owned it since 1980. Parking ...

In This Country Everyone Has The Right To Express Themselves, Opinions

To The Reader’s Forum: To the thieves who stole my candidate’s sign. This incident served to further convince me that the opposing political group is anti-free speech and expression in a country that was founded on this principle. It also was one of the reasons I registered to a new ...

Washington Street Traffic Lights Upset Driver

To The Reader’s Forum: As driving across town on Washington Street yesterday, I was again appalled as I had to stop at Third, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth street signals. Imagine being a trucker hauling 40 or 45 thousand pounds of freight. Those vehicles are tough enough to drive without having ...

Gates Conflict Of Interest In Pandemic Protocols

To The Reader’s Forum: On March 3, 2020, the pandemic-addled Democrat majority in Albany gave virtual dictatorial powers to Gov. Cuomo, for a year. One of the governor’s first dictates was to use the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) for its Covid-19 protocol. Gov. Cuomo ...

Readers’ Forum

Hearings Bring To Mind John’s Gospel To The Reader’s Forum: The recent questioning of Judge Amy Coney Barrett by the Senate judiciary committee was quite interesting and revealing. Her answers to her Democratic inquisitors were polite, thoughtful and focused. However, I doubt that she ...

A New FDR Deal Is Needed

To The Reader’s Forum: Voices from the past are urgently needed for a new U.S. policy. When FDR took office in 1933 the U.S. faced an unprecedented economic crisis. If it had not been for FDR and his team of advisors who knows where our country would be today. One member of his ...

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 ...

Readers’ Forum

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 ...