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Letters To The Editor

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 ...

First Amendment Is Under Fire

To The Reader’s Forum: The cancel culture is at it again! Obviously the First Amendment is under fire. If what is said or written does not agree with your viewpoint, you don’t want it allowed to be in print or said. It is funny how the left accuses the right of fascist or Nazi behavior ...

Slashing Funding For Addiction Service Is Not ‘New York Loving’

To The Reader’s Forum: Slashing funding for addiction services by twenty percent amid a surge in overdose deaths is not ‘New York Smart’ or ‘New York Loving’ or ‘New York United’, instead it is ‘New York Shortsighted’, ‘New York Heartless’, and ‘New York ...

Absolute Power In The Hands Of One Is A Threat To Democracy

To The Reader’s Forum: In just a couple of weeks children will be returning to school in New York state for in-person instruction. Restaurants have reopened and people are shopping in stores and malls. Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association are playing games on a ...

Reader Supports Malkin Opinion Column

To The Reader’s Forum: Readers are thankful that The Post-Journal has not succumbed to cancel culture virtue signaling demands to silence one of the few brave voices cognizant of the internal assault on our nation — Michelle Malkin. Having retired from Chicago (20 years ago), I’ve ...