Opinion

Catholic Charities Deserve Our Support

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County has a history of coming through for charitable organizations, so we have no doubt area residents will do so for Catholic Charities 2018 Appeal. A letter to The Post-Journal received recently from Sister Mary McCarrack, Catholic Charities Buffalo Diocese director, paints a ...

The Swamp Is Not Only In Washington

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: America ... Wake Up! The average citizen of this great country should start fighting against the future of the “swamp” and the “deep state.” I believe that people wait too long to rebel when some things go wrong. I was a registered Democrat from the ...

Questionable To Add Another Airline

In Our Opinion

County officials want badly to see a new airline servicing the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. Before anything is signed to spend any more taxpayer money, we hope county officials show the public how the newest airline to serve Chautauqua County will fare any better than the host of ...

City Needs A Deer Population Plan

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Any day now I expect Jamestown to be named “Deer City USA.” The number of deer living within the city limits presently is staggering. Recently, I looked across the road from my home, which is in a residential area, and counted as 18 deer walked between the ...

Cynthia Nixon: Unqualified, Outmatched

In Our Opinion

Much is being made of Cynthia Nixon, the former “Sex in the City” actress who is challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary in September. Her campaign machine has ramped up big-time while his hasn’t, despite his $30 million campaign war chest. Her entry has already ...

Resident Wants To Cure Traffic Woes

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As I headed south on Route 60 this morning, I was appalled to see the northbound traffic on the Washington St bridge was backed up all the way to the Forest Avenue intersection. It seems to me that, regardless of construction on the cross streets, it would be easy ...

A Milestone That Nearly Didn’t Happen

In Our Opinion

Westfield Memorial Hospital’s “can-do” attitude was on display again last week when it officially opened its renovated emergency department. Dressed in red, hospital administrators, employees and board members celebrated a major investment in not only the health care of the residents in ...

Spending Plan: Look At It Again

In Our Opinion

For a time, President Donald Trump said, he thought about vetoing the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress laid on his desk a few weeks ago. Too much money was being spent unnecessarily and some priorities had been ignored, he explained. In the end, Trump signed the bill. Now, he reportedly ...

Libraries Benefit Our Whole Community

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: When I retired and decided to move to a new community, I made a checklist of my needs. Living near a really good public library was among the most important, and one of the reasons why I chose Lakewood. Lakewood and Hazeltine Libraries contain an immense wealth of ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to all parties involved for agreeing to make this week’s arbitration hearing between the city of Jamestown and the Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association open to the public. Such hearings have typically been closed to the public, which is a shame because the decisions made ...

Reader Likes Trump For Keeping Hillary Out

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: This country has never been as divided as it has been since the election of Donald Trump. So we are constantly told. That’s true except the division was already here and had been since the election of Barack Obama. But when the other side was victorious, the people ...

Country Needs New, Varied Guns Laws

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Rich Lowry’s column in the 3/30 Post-Journal reveals the “real” problem with America’s political reaction to gun violence prompted by the Parkland, Florida school shooting — not enough people care about the victims. Compare the response to natural disasters ...

Wind Of Change For School Aid Funding?

In Our Opinion

We hope the judges tasked with hearing the Maisto v. State of New York court case paid close attention to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s conference call last week with reporters and news editors. It sounds as if the governor may have admitted the state’s arguments about how well the schools who ...

Reader Worries Over Growth Of Carmaker

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Chinese carmaker Geely has purchased a $9 billion stake in Germany’s Daimler Mercedes Benz. They already acquired Volvo for its car division. Li Shafu is the chairman and main owner of Chinese carmaker Geely. Zhejiang Geely owns Volvo cars as well as the maker of ...

Animal Abuse Registry Still Deserves Scrutiny

In Our Opinion

The grisly discovery of a dog hanging from a tree last week in Jamestown has put a new spotlight on Chautauqua County’s proposed animal abuse registry. Few can argue the purpose behind the registry, but we hope last week’s incident doesn’t mean the registry sails through the Chautauqua ...

Preservationists Applaud Extension

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The Preservation League was very pleased to see that the NYS Historic Tax Credit has been extended through December 31, 2024, as well as being restored to its full value prior to 2017 changes to the Federal Historic Tax Credit as part of the New York State Budget ...

A Democrat-Controlled Senate Is Concerning

In Our Opinion

Last week’s news that Democrats in the state Senate are unifying behind Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers is the very definition of putting the fox in charge of the henhouse. Reunification puts to an end a faction of senators from the Democratic Party who called themselves the Independent ...

Ride Inspectors Must Remain Vigilant

In Our Opinion

During the Ohio State Fair in Columbus last year, a thrill ride, the Fire Ball, broke apart. Several people were injured. An 18-year-old man was killed. The previous year, a water park in Kansas unveiled a 17-story water slide. A raft carrying a 10-year-old boy down it went airborne. An ...

A Pair Of Ordinary Women Who Left Extraordinary Legacies

In Our Opinion

It is with considerable sadness we note the recent passing of Linda Brown Thompson and Lula Taylor. Both were trailblazers in their own unique and inimitable ways; Brown Thompson and her sister, Cheryl Brown Henderson, were the lead plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. ...