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Opinion

Rebels Need Financial Success In Jamestown

In Our Opinion

Ken Dennis was looking for the right fit for his Philadelphia Rebels, a successful team that has had an itinerant history through little fault of its own. Northwest Savings Bank Arena officials were looking to return to a higher level of hockey with a long-term commitment to the arena. By ...

Is Press Or Belief Bias ‘Enemy Of The People’?

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Buy one for $5 get a second one free. On some level, I know the above statement is a lie. So why bite, when I know I’m paying $2.50 for each item ... exactly what the seller wants? The answer is a simple one — because I want to believe I’m a smart shopper. So ...

We Need Renewed Focus On Veterans’ Health Care

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Post traumatic stress disorder is a common result of exposure to the horrors of war. Our veterans who have risked their lives and mental health for our freedom must be given the best medical care our country can provide. 22 veterans take their lives every day and the ...

Our Flag Stands For So Much More

In Our Opinion

Today is Flag Day, when really thoughtful Americans pay homage not to a mere piece of red, white and blue fabric, but to our nation for which it stands. But now also is another of the times in our history when critics of our government commit the error of assuming the flag represents it and ...

American Legion Auxiliary Celebrates Flag Day

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: On Flag Day, June 14, 2018, we commemorate the adoption of the American flag. For more than 200 years, Old Glory has served as a symbol of our nation’s freedom and as a source of pride for our citizens. In patriotic parades and musical salutes, we support our local ...

Good On The City ZBA For Doing Its Job

In Our Opinion

City Zoning Board of Appeals members are doing the right thing trying to schedule a special meeting to discuss the National Comedy Center’s request for an area variance and special use permit to install two 357-square-foot electronic messaging display signs on the outside of the future ...

California Voters Send The Right Message

In Our Opinion

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, California, Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock ...

Hollywood Makes The Right Decision

In Our Opinion

You may want to sit down for this: Hollywood has done something worthy of praise. For once, the movie moguls have put ethics ahead of money. Paramount Network had planned a television reprise of the 1988 film, “Heathers.” The original version starred Winona Rider and Christian ...

Trump Blames Everyone But Himself

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: Great leadership, a rare and wonderful gift, is something this country has often been blessed with during its most troubling times. Some of the many examples are the magic of the Constitutional Convention and leadership of the Founding Fathers, Lincoln’s guiding ...

Parent Notification System Needs Updating

In Our Opinion

It’s time for the Jamestown Public Schools to re-think their stance on parental notification. A couple of weeks ago, Jamestown High School went into a lockdown when someone in the area threw firecrackers near the school. No one was hurt and no notification was ever sent to parents. Then, ...

Reader Thankful For Kind Holiday Gesture

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Having attended a meaningful parade and cemetery remembrance service in the hamlet of Kennedy, I decided to stop at the Second Street Tim Horton’s for my usual coffee, bagel and reading time. As I was about to leave a couple entered and offered me a tasty treat. ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Bob Triscari of Jamestown for helping Jacob Myers, 21, of Silver Creek, gain his independence. Triscari, who owns a driving school in Jamestown and was hired through The Resource Center and the Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Vocational Rehabilitation, helped Myers, ...

Miss America Ratings Could ‘Dip’ Without Swimsuits

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: For years I’ve been saying you can’t make a joke any more. Reality is more outrageous than anything you can dream up. Ignoring my own advice I’ve joked that I’m so conservative that I follow the Miss America Contest on radio. Today I heard that the Miss ...

Cuomo Is Leading Charge In The Wrong Direction

In Our Opinion

One quote — that’s the subject of this editorial. That may seem a little hyper-focused, but because the quote is so packed with lies and hypocrisy, and because is was an official statement on behalf of our New York governor, it requires a vigorous rebuttal. The quote came from Abbey ...

Bridges Should Open Now To Community

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The request by the city not to use a perfectly functional pedestrian bridge across the Chadakoin (below the Washington Street Bridge) until its dedication at the end of June is, in short, an example of “hostile administration.” In the same vein as hostile ...

Governing Is The Art Of Compromise Not Complaining

In Our Opinion

Perhaps legislators in Albany should consider playing dodgeball, “Duck, duck, goose” or any other game your typical kindergartner would play during recess. Legislating is proving far too difficult. The idea had been floated recently that perhaps the state Senate should end its session ...

Reader Believes Trump Has Accelerated Issues

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: It semes to me the U.S. is now facing a circular firing squad. Both progressive liberal Democrats and neo-con Republicans are struggling to recreate a myth: that the U.S. dominates the world by dint of power, values, wisdom, even God’s decisions. The U.S., and only ...

Flight 93 Memorial Is Hallowed Ground

In Our Opinion

Sept. 11, 2001, seems so long ago, in many ways. A whole generation of Americans has no personal recollection of that tragic day. We are being reminded of it once again, by the announcement that some wreckage from Flight 93, no longer needed for purposes such as investigating the tragedy, ...