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Letters To The Editor

Lack Of Support To Climate Accord Helps No One

To the Reader’s Forum: The United States is the only country on the planet that does not support the Paris Climate Accord. Syria, torn by civil war, just signed the agreement joining Lebanon Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. North and South Korea are both on board. Russia has signed the ...

Too Soon We Shift Blame After Tragedy

To The Reader’s Forum: Shocking is practically an understatement. A sacred “safe space” in mere seconds turned into a house of horror leaving 26 dead during a Sunday morning worship service. Thankfully, a humble God-fearing NRA-trained man being a good guy with a gun bravely confronted ...

Eliminating AMT Hurts, Not Helps The Middle Class

To the Reader’s Forum: Topic Number 556 in the IRS code explains the purpose of the Alternative Minimum Tax: Under the tax law, certain tax benefits can significantly reduce a taxpayer’s regular tax amount. The alternative minimum tax (AMT) applies to taxpayers with high economic income ...

What Happened To The Zebra Mussels?

To The Reader’s Forum: There was a time when the presence of Zebra Mussels were one of the indications of a lake in peril. Lake Erie was a prime example, especially when their presence plugged up the intake pipes of coolant or potable water. There was a time when those little rascals ...

Legion Thanks Those Who Served

To The Reader’s Forum: The members of American Legion Auxiliary Samuel L. Derby Post #556, Frewsburg, NY would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting ...

Reader Thanks Those Who Helped Family

To The Reader’s Forum: We want to thank those involved for the amazing benefit event held on October 14 for our family. Your encouragement as we journey through Dave’s battle with ALS means so much to us! Whether you helped organize the event, donated a prize for the auction, donated to ...

Where Will The Money Come From Next, Jamestown?

To The Reader’s Forum: I am a lifelong resident of Chautauqua County with the majority of my life living in the village of Falconer. I have publically objected to the annexation of the BPU property and recently reviewed the City Council minutes of the August 28, 2017, meeting and the ...

The Enemy Within

To The Reader’s Forum: “Great civilizations are not defeated from without until they have been destroyed from within.” — Will Durant It was heartening to read Dr. Lillian Ney’s comments featured in the OPED dated October 22, 2017 entitled “ The Many Causes of Addiction: No One ...

What Happened To The Protestant Reformation?

To The Reader’s Forum: As we mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation with Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 issues he had with his Roman Catholic church, my question for today is, “What in fact happened to this Reformation over time, especially the past ...

Protestants Continue To Follow Luther’s Example

To The Reader’s Forum: Five hundred years ago, on Oct. 31, 1517, a recalcitrant German monk challenged the authority of the pope with a radical new vision of what Christianity should be. In speaking out, Martin Luther unwittingly set in motion a revolution that toppled governments, upended ...

Party Reminds Voters Of Ecklund Endorsement

To The Reader’s Forum: Kim Ecklund is and was always endorsed by the Independence Party. Kim secured the Independence Praty endorsement at our June meeting. Unfortunately, she was left out on our endorsement. Kim has done an excellent job of supporting our city of Jamestown on all ...

Reader Encourages Everyone To Vote

To The Reader’s Forum: There will be three propositions on the ballot on November 7th. All of these will appear on the back of the ballot. With the exception of Proposition 1, there hasn’t been a lot of publicity on these. Proposition 1, as I mentioned in my Letter to the Observer on ...

Tale Brings Back Memories Of Youth

To The Reader’s Forum: Thanks to Jim Walton for his excellent piece in The Post-Journal. It brought back memories of Frank (“Frankie” as he was known at our house) Bratt from my youth. I grew up on a farm in Kiantone, and all the farmers out there were a pretty close knit group, ...

Reader Pleased With Acts Of Kindness

To The Reader’s Forum: I hope everyone had a chance to read the article in the P-J Tuesday, Oct. 10. With all the nonsense and disrespect going on in the world now, it was a delight to see our JCC student-athletes and coaches cleaning the veteran markers in Soldier’s Circle at Lakeview ...

CAP An Active Partner In #MeToo Campaign

To The Reader’s Forum: Me too. You may have read or overheard these words quite often over the last week. It’s likely they’ve come across your Facebook or Twitter feeds, and very possibly that you’ve even posted or shared them on your own page as well. Like other social media ...

We Deserve Better

To The Reader’s Forum: In a political piece placed on the Op-ed section of the Oct. 22, 2017, edition of The Post-Journal, Jim Walton claims that “People Generally Get What They Deserve In An Election.” This single statement should be shocking and upsetting to the Jamestown ...

Vote ‘No’ On Constitutional Convention

To The Reader’s Forum: On November 7, 2017, on the back of the ballot, a simple question will be asked of the citizens of New York State: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend same?” The answer we give to this 12-word question will have a huge impact on ...

The American Flag Should Never Be Disrespected

To The Reader’s Forum: The playing of our Star Spangled Banner prior to sporting events has been a tradition as long as I can remember. Sports events gather a number of people and it always gives Americans a chance to honor our great nation during these gatherings and this is why it is ...

Talk With Family, Doctor About Options

To The Reader’s Forum: Many people today weigh the goal of quantity of life (how long they can live) more than their quality of life. Well-meaning family members don’t want their relatives to die and encourage them to exhaust every treatment option available. Unfortunately, they ...

Donations Were Greatly Appreciated

To The Reader’s Forum: We would like to take this time to thank so many people who came to the “Aid for Puerto Rico” collection and donated in so many ways. The collection, which ran from September 25th to the 28th, could not have been a success without the generosity of the Jamestown ...