Opinion

Proposed Legislation Tramples On First And Second Amendments

In Our Opinion

Sheriff Joe Gerace is absolutely correct when he says a newly proposed handgun bill proposed by state Sen. Kevin Parker, D-Brooklyn, isn’t practical. The new bill submitted by Parker on Nov. 14 would allow authorities to search social media and internet usage for any red flags, similar to ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the Clymer Central School mixed chorus and the entire Clymer-area community. Today, the 44-member chorus, made up of students in seventh through 12th grades, will be the opening act for the Radio City Rockettes. The Clymer students will perform a Pentatonix arrangement of “Hark, ...

Reducing Number Of Meetings Shows How Far County Has Come

In Our Opinion

There was a time when the passage of Chautauqua County’s yearly budget was so hotly contested, with so many debates amongst legislators, that it took two meetings for the legislature to conduct its October meeting, a public hearing on the budget at 2 p.m. and then a second meeting later in ...

Electoral Map Vastly Different From Bush, Carter Elections

In Our Opinion

As U.S. presidents born nearly a century ago, the late George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter each reached the age of 94. Observing Carter seated in the front row during Bush’s Wednesday funeral, we couldn’t help but reflect on how dramatically the nation’s political landscape has changed ...

‘Voluntary’ Does Not Mean What You Thought It Did

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum; That’s an interesting idea that Vermont has and The Post-Journal supports (editorial December 9) for school district consolidation. Consolidate “voluntarily” or the state will consolidate the schools anyhow. Sort of like our current school budget options: vote ...

CLP  Believes Lake Issues Need To Be Aired

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership (Partnership) appreciates The Post-Journal coverage of our public program presented at the James Prendergast Library on December 5, 2018. However, we do take exception to two very important aspects of the ...

Approving Separation Agreement Was The Right Move To Make

In Our Opinion

Approving a separation agreement with one of its teachers was the right move for the Jamestown Public Schools District. As was detailed in The Sunday Post-Journal after reporter Jordan Patterson filed a Freedom of Information Law request for the document, the district is paying teacher Scott ...

Mother Of Victim Agrees With Judge Martoche

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I read your article discussing how retired state Supreme Court Justice Salvatore R. Martoche lost his daughter due to an overdose; also about how he opposes the legalization of marijuana. First of all, he and his family have my deepest, yet unified, sympathy. I also ...

Consider Donating To An Organization That Helps The Needy

In Our Opinion

Time is short for those of us who have fallen behind on our Christmas shopping. As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa ...

Doctor Thanks Loyal Patients In Retirement

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I will be formally retiring, effective Dec. 20, 2018. It has been my extreme honor and privilege to serve you, your children and your children’s children as your chiropractor. While Lori and I move toward new adventures, the office will continue to provide ...

Vermont School Merger Law Bears Watching By New York Officials

In Our Opinion

Proponents of school consolidation should pay attention to what’s happening right now in Vermont. A few years ago, Vermont state legislators approved Act 46, a school district consolidation law that gave schools within the state three years to consolidate voluntarily. Voters and school ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to everyone who donated to the local Blue Star Mothers chapter’s effort to gather and mail care packages to troops serving overseas. The chapter had originally set a goal of 1,000 packages before last week’s deadline ended with enough material for 712 packages. After preparing the ...

Today We Remember Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

In Our Opinion

Seventy-seven years ago this week, on the Sunday morning of Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. military bases in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, were assaulted in what has been termed a “sneak attack” by Japan. It was that. There was no reason at all why it should have been what some have called it, a “surprise ...

A Shining City To Servicemen And Servicewomen

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I was mystified to read Mr. Norman P. Carlson’s Reader’s Forum contribution on Dec. 1, 2018 regarding the designation of “The Pearl City” often associated with Jamestown. In my own Reader’s Forum submission of Nov.27, 2018, I had quoted a website that ...

Being A Good Man Is A Fitting Legacy

In Our Opinion

When former President George H.W. Bush passed away Friday, he left a legacy with much to recommend it. It is of a kinder, gentler nation fully capable of using an iron fist. Bush, our 41st president, was 94 when he joined his beloved wife, Barbara, who died earlier this year. Supreme Court ...

Reader Asks For Whom The President Works

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: These are the words of Mr. Trump explaining, when he was the presumptive nominee for president, why he was dealing with Russian officials while lying about it to the American people: “I was campaigning. There was a good chance that I wouldn’t have won, in which ...

In Support Of The Lake And Gary Peters Sr.

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I have lived in Chautauqua County for almost 70 years. In the 1960s and 1970s we sprayed the lake for weeds and have never seen fish killed by the herbicide. Now that we only spray small areas of the lake weeds prosper in those that don’t. Some suggestions: ...