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Ripley Considers Highway Superintendent Reform

May 28, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: The Town of Ripley is considering a change for the Highway Superintendent position to go from elected by the people to appointed by the Town Board. more »»

We Have Become A Country Of Entitlement

May 27, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: To those who want minimum wage to be $15 an hour: Why should you make as much as our military people or our auto manufacturers? We’ve become a country of entitlement. more »»

National Debt Hurts Country

May 26, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: Taxes paid to the federal government in 2014 were greater than any time in the history of this natio. more »»

Fast Food Workers Don’t Deserve $15 Wage

May 25, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: My question is why do fast food workers think they deserve to make $15 an hour? Why does anyone think minimum wage should be $1. more »»

Feral Cats Pose A Growing Problem

May 24, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: I live in a section of the city that is predominantly rental properties. The home owners here take pride in their homes. The landlords do not. more »»

Community Helping Hands, Praise Fellowship Pamper Women In Need

May 23, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: Thanks to all who helped to make ‘‘Treasured Gems — A Women’s Makeover Event’’ possible. more »»

Neither Tarnished Nor Afraid

May 22, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: When asked why the local police force ran errands for the elderly and took in citizen’s laundry, Deputy Barney Fife of the Mayberry, NC sheriff’s department replied with, “in ... more »»

WCA Hospital Provides Excellent Care

May 21, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: Yes, it’s all about the people at WCA Hospital. I have driven by and visited others there through the years, but on Jan. 18 I entered as a patient for the very first time. more »»

When The Law Becomes The Crime

May 20, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: I cringe every time I hear the words ‘‘death penalty.’’ It seems to me that when the law kills people, it’s lowering itself to the standard of the criminal. more »»

Justice Is Color-Blind

May 18, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: Walter Williams’ recent column was titled “Black Lives Matter,” but after I read it I was left wondering what he mean. more »»

The Case For A Five Percent Reduction In Property Taxes

May 17, 2015 To The Reader’s Forum: An important issue facing Chautauqua County is raising the sales tax from 7.5 percent to 8 percent. This half percent increase will raise yearly revenues by $7.8 million. more »»

Jamestown High School Band — A Local Treasure

May 16, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: Last Saturday, I had the honor of attending the Jamestown High School Spring Band Concert celebrating its 90th year anniversary with a wonderful and inspirational concert that... more »»

Putting A Fence Between Candidates And Corporations

May 15, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: As the 2016 election begins to heat up, the political mudslinging is inevitable. more »»

Common Core Constricts Creativity

May 14, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: As a former teacher of high school English for 35 years, it seems to me that something is missing in the debate over Common Core. more »»

To Drivers Everywhere: Respect Pedestrians

May 13, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: Crosswalks are put in place for reasons. They are for pedestrians walking across the street. I am constantly stuck at Jacob’s Crosswalk at Second and Chene. more »»

Thank You Darryl And Cindy Hinsdale

May 12, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: Chances are if you have been driving around the Jamestown area, you have seen the St. Susan Center van around making pickups from local supermarkets and restaurants. more »»

Thankful RHI Monofrax, Union Could Reach Deal

May 12, 2015 To The Reader’s Forum: I was so relieved to recently read in the Post-Journal about the settlement between IAM Local 2105, National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO), and RHI Monofrax. more »»

CAP Thanks Community For Participation, Donations

May 10, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: Attendees gave abundantly to CAP’s Diamond Dinner Auction. more »»

Americans Must Help Nepal

May 9, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: This letter is in response to the question ‘‘Will you provide assistance to victims of Nepal?’’ I’m sure we are ‘‘all’’ aware of the many people who need help here in America. more »»

God’s Amazing Grace

May 8, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: A recent Friday found me experiencing some distressing news. shortly after conversing on the phone with a friend, I was informed she experienced a severe fall. more »»



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