Opinion

We Shouldn’t Ignore Trump’s Tweets

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers Forum: 2017 is upon us and we can’t go back to change 2016. While I wish Hillary Clinton was to be sworn in as President, there is no doubt that Donald Trump is the catalyst for political activism that I have not seen in many years, which may be very good for America. The New ...

Drug Treatment A Slow Build

In Our Opinion

Slowly but surely, a network of drug addiction treatment resources is being built here in Chautauqua County. The latest addition came last week with the announcement that WCA Hospital has received $700,000 to build a 20-bed, long-term residential treatment program at the Jones Memorial Health ...

Rain Makes For A Garden

Local Commentaries

As I drove in to work Tuesday, the sky was overcast, the rain spilled out over my windshield and the sun was nowhere to be found. But, somehow, my heart was filled with a quiet joy. Maybe it was because it wasn’t snowing, or because it was warm enough for one coat to suffice – I’m not ...

Equity Leads To Fairness, Fairness To Love

Local Commentaries

The news of our world is saturated with serious business. Wars, famine, climate change, politics. I can go on longer. I listen professionally to the seriousness of clients presenting problems. My silliness with family, friends and yes, sometimes strangers, enables me touch in on the lighter ...

I Write The Songs

Local Commentaries

It’s been seven years and a few odd months that I’ve been fortunate to be able to write this column. In that time, I have received face to face remarks, written cards and letters, Facebook comments and messages, online statements, and text and email communications, all ranging from ...

Finding Another Way

Local Commentaries

Have any of you made fruit soup?  I used to make it quite often as a side dish when I made rice pudding. This is nothing like the cold soups that they serve on cruises, but it is very good. I used to buy a pound package of mixed dried fruit for the base. That contained dried prunes, peaches, ...

What’s With The Thirteens?

Local Commentaries

We’re pretty much acquainted with the Ides — and, yes, they do occur other months besides March though that of course was an especially unlucky date for Julius Caesar. I stand corrected. (Thank you, Mr. Webster.) The ides are the 15th day of March, May, July or October or (get this: on) ...

JRC, Jamestown Up Close To Soon Release Exciting Video

Local Commentaries

Are you ready to feel better about our city? Then be sure to check out the newly released promotional video “Hello, Jamestown, NY” at www.jamestownupclose.com. The video is a compilation of stories and activities that likely will spark an interest in Jamestown and surroundings, but just ...

Uncharted Territory

Local Commentaries

Uncharted TerritoryOne of the exciting aspects of being alive in 2016/2017 is that we have witnessed a lot of “firsts” in American politics.  It is the first time that we have elected a person with no governmental experience to the highest office in the land.  It is also a “first” ...

Revitalization Won’t Happen Overnight

Local Commentaries

Last week, The Post-Journal asked readers whether or not the National Comedy Center would become a catalyst for downtown revitalization. Sadly, by a margin of 68 to 32 percent, readers said that it would not. Is this not a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure? There is no greater assurance of ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Michael E. Hill, the newly-appointed president of Chautauqua Institution who spoke earlier this week in a meet-and-greet event by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Hill touted the intuition’s footprint within the region and noted the further possibilities that could be ...

What Would Buddha Do?

Local Commentaries

If there’s one thing you learn on tours involving history, it’s that human nature doesn’t seem to change. The same inclinations beseeched the Roman conquerers that stirred the Spanish conquistadors and led Alexander east to India and Napoleon marauding the heart of Europe. Throughout ...

More Winter Survival Strategies

Local Commentaries

Carol Saseen of Wheeling, W.Va. writes, “I really enjoyed your column in the News-Register last week describing how birds survive cold weather. Could you do another article focusing on other vertebrates such as opossums, raccoons, squirrels, and deer? That’s a great suggestion, Carol.  I ...

Dog Show Anticipation

Local Commentaries

I’m getting Westminster fever. The big dog show is a month away but I’m already getting excited. I’ve booked my flight to New York City, and made my reservations at the Hotel Pennsylvania. The press office of the Westminster Kennel Club has approved my credentials and they’ll be waiting ...