JAMESTOWN – Jamestown has many attributes to its credit: scenery, landmarks, famous people, and people who are just good to know. As with any other area, there are topics that are important to the majority of the people. Topics that are discussed on street corners and in restaurants: Topics that give rise to heated discussions, with outcomes that may potentially have profound effects on the residents of the area.
- AUDIO Doug Champ – Critical Discussion Preview (10-31-12)
While these topics may have great impact, there can be a scarcity of information on both sides of the issue that filters to the person on the street making it difficult to make informed decisions. The James Prendergast Library has decided it would be beneficial to the residents of the area if there were a forum that would provide information from experts on either side, in a discussion format. And what better place for that than the well-known source of information, the library.
To that end, the Prendergast Library is scheduling a series of critical discussions on a number of topics over the winter, beginning with a discussion on gas well fracking on November 1, at 7:00 P.M., in the Fireplace Room. Doug Champ, who has been chairman of the Chautauqua County Energy Expo for the last four years, has agreed to chair this first discussion by putting together a panel of experts to discuss different aspects of this issue.
This series is not proposing to solve issues, but to give residents a place to come and hear from those directly involved, and ask questions, enabling them to make their own informed decisions. The event is free of charge and open to all members of the public.