Letters To The Editor

Walking A Different Course On Easter

To the Reader’s Forum: Ten years ago. Tiger Woods was at the pinnacle of his golf career but then he lost his wife, health, name and golf game. He went through hell and his game was seen as good as dead. Last Sunday at the Masters, he showed that he still had the heart, mind and ...

Leukemia Fund Thanks Local Bank Employees

To The Reader’s Forum: The Michelle K. Reynolds Leukemia Fund would like to thank Northwest Savings Bank and all of its employees in the Jamestown, Lakewood and Mayville locations for another very successful candy sale. You are truly a great asset to our community. A special thanks to ...

Reader Feels That America Is Full

To The Reader’s Forum: Naturally, I strongly agree with President Trump that our southern border must be secured and an impenetrable wall built as soon as possible to help stop illegal immigration. Every nation has the inalienable right to protect it’s own sovereignty, in perpetuity. ...

Research Has Not Proven Variation In Climate

To The Reader’s Forum: A Post-Journal article April 13 refers to an “unmanageable degree of climate change …” This one-sided piece perpetuates the “sky is falling” mantra. Such opinion pieces posing as factual are predicated on the notion that carbon dioxide is a pollutant. By ...

Farm Women United Condemn Provisions

To The Reader’s Forum: Farm Women United (FWU), has issued an unequivocal condemnation of the dairy provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. Hurriedly passed by both the House and the Senate during December’s lame-duck session, giving dairy farmers no time to examine the dairy provisions, the ...

It’s Time For Everyone To Come Back To The Table

To The Reader’s Forum: We, both as a city and as a state, are in a downward spiral. Locally, bad decisions made in city governance have brought us to our financial distress. I believe that the mayor and the city council are trying to rectify past missteps, but part of that must include ...

Reader Says Cuomo Has Advanced Reforms

To The Reader’s Forum: The Post-Journal writes that government should stop throwing money at schools to solve our education challenges. I couldn’t agree more, which is why I am proud that Governor Cuomo has advanced some of the most significant reforms in generations to spend taxpayer ...

Local TEA Party Remains Active Group

To The Reader’s Forum: In 2009 grass roots groups all over the country started what would become the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement. These nonprofit groups have been dedicated to promoting the principles of individual freedom, economic freedom, smaller government, less ...

Guernsey Hollow Thanks Supporters

To The Reader’s Forum: Many thanks to all those who supported our recent Guernsey Hollow Cemetery fundraiser held at the Horse Shoe Inn in Onoville, N.Y. on Saturday March 10, 2019. Thanks to community support this years event was once again very successful! Many thanks to the folks at the ...

Reader Supports Efforts Of The CLP

To The Reader’s Forum: Obvious by the number of news articles and Letters to the Editor the weed issues effecting Chautauqua Lake have finally hit home with regularity. Thanks to everyone for finally bringing the issue to the forefront. Hopefully it will result in action! I read with ...

Class Of 2019 Thanks Community For Support

To The Reader’s Forum: The JHS Class of 2019 would like to thank the community for helping make our pasta dinner so successful! Thank you to the Elks Club for allowing us to use their club for the event. Thank you to Brigiotta’s, Red Lobster, Wegman’s and Davidson’s Restaurant for ...

The Mueller Report Should Be Public

To The Reader’s Forum: On Sunday, March 24th, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office issued a letter to congress about the Mueller report. U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, concluded that evidence of obstruction of justice was insufficient to charge the President of the United States. ...

Reader Questions Leniency To Manafort

To The Reader’s Forum: Much concern has been expressed by the decision reached by Virginia Judge T.S. Ellis regarding Paul Manafort’s sentence on charges of bank fraud, filing false tax returns, hiding tens of millions of dollars in income and failure to report foreign assets. The ...

Reader Questions The Legalization Of Pot

To The Reader’s Forum: I’m sure most people have strong feelings about the legalization of cannabis in New York state. Perhaps someone can clear up my questions? It is very effective as a medical treatment for epilepsy, along with other conditions, and should be controlled ...

County Needs To Table Water District Vote

To The Reader’s Forum: The County Legislature needs to table for at least a month its vote on the expansion of the North County Water District while it shares more information. Let me be kind and say the communications regarding this meeting have been inappropriate. I have been ...

Will Accusers Apologize To President Trump?

To The Reader’s Forum: Does any one of us believe that making things up about someone to ruin them is new? Quite possibly it’s been happening since the begin of civilization. Remember “you too, Brutus?” Is it smart to accuse someone of something that will take a long time to prove ...

Harvesting Weeds In Lake Is Ineffective

To The Reader’s Forum: I wish to commend Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello for his efforts in bringing about a cohesive comprehensive plan for the immediate and long-term health and welfare of Chautauqua Lake. As a lake resident, I find the Chautauqua Lake Association’s ...

The Elite Status Of The Supreme Court

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing to express my opinion about the way the United States Supreme Court exists. The fact that its members are chosen rather than elected, to me, gives them an exclusive elite status, something which deems them superior to those in the executive and ...

Time For Another Ronald Reagan Redux

To The Reader’s Forum: Well, it’s time once again for another Ronald Reagan redux — “There you go again”; this time it’s for financial-turned-political columnist Tom Morgan. In his 3/11/19 column Tom tries to explain the immigrant “crisis”, thus “emergency”, at the U.S. ...

The Energy Innovation And Carbon Dividend Act Should Be Supported

To The Reader’s Forum: In his recent commentary, Daniel McLaughlin dismisses the threat posed by human-caused global warming. However, in its report “Catastrophe Modelling and Climate Change,” Lloyd’s of London states that the 8 inches of sea-level rise off the tip of Manhattan ...