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Letters To The Editor

Community Input Would Make Positive Changes

To The Reader’s Forum: During the course of the coming months and years tens of millions of dollars will be invested in making downtown Jamestown a destination for comedy, tourism, craft brewing and residency. This will bring more pedestrians, cars and bicyclists to the downtown and river ...

Reader Believes Trump Should Be Given A Chance

To The Reader’s Forum: I can’t help but question some of the “facts” in Mr. Alessi’s Sunday letter. I acknowledge I do know Mr. and Mrs. Pfaff nor Mr. Alessi personally. My first impression of the Pfaffs was formed by their recent letter which seems to me to be fair to the ...

Reader Feels The Press Should Not Be Attacked

To The Reader’s Forum: The recent letter in The Post-Journal regarding the “irresponsible, loathsome, hate -filled and unprofessional press“ had me seriously scratching my head in wonder. So I ask the writer, “where’s the beef?“ I mean the proof? I mean, I looked and looked ...

America, Speak Up For A Secure Economic Future

To The Reader’s Forum: Warning! Social Security (SS) and Medicare are in jeopardy, not just for current beneficiaries, but for prospective beneficiaries as well. You cannot depend on President Trump to save these sacred programs. Agents for change are pushing two divisive issues – falsely ...

Coach Collver Restores Faith In Humanity

To The Reader’s Forum: As a coach in Chautauqua County I would like to express my appreciation for Coach Collver. Coach Collver coaches the Frewsburg Bears varsity girls basketball team. In an act that probably went unnoticed by the majority of the crowd Tuesday evening, Coach Collver ...

My Vision For Westfield

To The Reader’s Forum: Some people love puppies. I like puppies, but I really love beautiful old vintage buildings and want to adopt every abandoned and abused one I see. I also feel the same way about vineyards and landscapes. I have learned, through my interest and study of historic ...

Pedestrians Should Have The Right Of Way

To The Reader’s Forum: Once again I witnessed a child nearly run over by a car as it backed from it’s parking space. Yes it is true that pedestrians have the right-of-way and cars must be kept under control. However, it is a mistake to believe that challenging a 2,000 pound vehicle to ...

Reader Thinks Letter Does Not Represent Whole Truth

To The Reader’s Forum: I started to read the letter by Mr. and Mrs. Pfaff, and my mouth dropped open. Never have I read something from someone so obviously hypnotized by Fox News and the Trump machine as the authors. They have bought the propaganda hook, line, and sinker. Let me count the ...

Questioning Reed On Topics Is Necessary

To The Reader’s Forum: As one of the resistors on the sidewalk outside of Webb’s on Friday morning, I sought out Mr. McCarthy because I wanted The Post-Journal readers to know none of us was being paid to be there holding our signs. I should have told him there were nearly 50 people ...

Reader Is Impressed With Production At Reg Lenna

To The Reader’s Forum: My dear friend and I embraced our front row seats at the Reg Lenna’s production “The Wonder Bread Years” featuring Pat Hazell. What a joyful ride down our collective childhood memory lane complete with jingles of popular products (Wonder Bread, Velveeta, Spam) ...

There Is A Huge Cloud Of Suspicion Over Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: Donald Trump stopped being just a private citizen when he declared his candidacy for president. His credibility has always been in question but was starkly challenged when he paid $25 million to settle a fraud case. There is a huge cloud of suspicion over his ...

Cuomo’s Cuts To Library Aid Is Not Pro-Education

To The Reader’s Forum: As a regular patron of the Cattaraugus Free Library, I stand in opposition to Governor Cuomo’s continued and sustained attacks on New York’s public libraries — and therefore, his attacks on all New Yorkers. While Cuomo describes his recently unveiled spending ...

What A Gas! Reed Needs To Represent All People

To the Reader’s Forum, The Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, of which Tom Reed is co-chair, ”focuses on educating other Members, staff and the public...” on natural gas development. The literature on the caucus seems to emphasize only the benefits but any accurate and complete analysis ...

The American People Want Their Choice

To The Reader’s Forum: At a recent town hall meeting with Congressman Reed, he was questioned about the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. His response was to tell us that we would have more choices and that we would not go back to the old system. There is no formal draft ...

Reader Feels Reed Should Be Treated With Respect

To The Reader’s Forum: I was expecting to sit amongst a group of citizens to hear about the concerns and issues of our local community, and hear a sensible, reasoned response from Congressman Reed. Instead I found myself amid a crowd of hundreds, none of whom I recognized from Allen that ...

Reader Feels Media Is Attacking Trump Unfairly

To The Reader’s Forum: Donald Trump cannot seem to breathe without the left attacking him, trying to take him down. That voters have rejected their agenda has not resonated with them as they encourage protests, showing such disrespect for law and order. This is not good for our country. ...

Facts Redefined As Mumble Jumbo

To The Reader’s Forum: An opinion piece in this paper on Sunday, Feb. 12, goes to great lengths to redefine facts as ‘‘mumble jumbo.’’ the object of this response is a forum letter entitled ‘‘Will trump Make America Great Again?’’ Following is a list from that forum letter ...

Support For Hall Of Fame Banquet Is Appreciated

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, I wish to offer a note of thanks to the 460 residents and 325 small businesses of Chautauqua County who supported our 36th Annual Induction Banquet, Monday, February 20th, at the Lakewood Rod ...

Reader Says Violence Is No Better Than Trump Actions

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been very discouraged and disgusted with the immaturity and violent response since the election and inauguration of President Trump. I do not understand how those who are using violent actions, childish whining, and constant rebellion against the current ...

Reader Thankful For All The Support In Honoring Manager

To The Reader’s Forum: As many have already heard, the Sherman Central School boys’ basketball team honored their special manager on senior night. He proudly donned an SCS uniform and played at the beginning and end of the game, making his team’s first and last, “buzzer beater” ...