Letters To The Editor

Reader Dismayed By Reed’s Loyalty To Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: Representative Reed, how can you honestly continue to support Donald Trump after his description of Africa? Man up! Mr. Trump is an ignorant bigot. And, if you continue to hitch your star to his wagon it will lose any light it has in it. You know in your heart that ...

Tax Cuts, Jobs Act Won’t Jive With County Farmers

To The Reader’s Forum: I thought the Republican Tax Cut and Jobs Act was supposed to help small farmers. A new analysis by two economists at the Department of Agriculture suggests that the 2017 TCJA could actually lower farm output in the coming years, that most of the tax cuts will go to ...

Robbins’ Take On Gun Laws Was Right On Point

To The Reader’s Forum: I very much appreciated Craig Robbins’ “Outdoors” column in the January 7 P-J on gun laws, however, I’m not sure who gave it the title “Gun Control Nuts Are At It Again” since the comments by Mr. Robbins did not label the substance of new laws issue in ...

Energy Infrastructure A Major Issue For NY State

To The Reader’s Forum: Deepening snow, bitter winds and biting cold this week remind us that winter can be harsh. Thankfully, what makes it bearable in New York is the heat and electricity provided by the nuclear power and natural gas that comprise nearly 75 percent of our state’s energy ...

Reader Thanks Sherman School For Giving Back

To The Reader’s Forum: As in most small communities, the Sherman Historical Society has much to do and few members to do it. Archiving donations, arranging displays, researching artifacts and documents, and providing guided tours keep us busy. Added to those tasks are the maintenance and ...

Trump’s Alleged Accomplishments Not Helping America

To The Reader’s Forum: So, here we are in 2018, one year into the Trump presidency. One can debate whether Trump has actually achieved “accomplishments” or merely fulfilled some candidate promises. One can also debate if any of Trump’s presidential actions are doing any good – that ...

Trump Should Be Held Accountable For Harassing Women

To The Reader’s Forum: Some people say that we are at a “watershed” moment as it relates to mistreatment of women, primarily, through sexual harassment on the job and/or physical sexual abuse of one kind or another. There have been men fired from private employment and a few have lost ...

Westfield Residents Appreciate Crews’ Work On Christmas Day

To The Reader’s Forum: On Christmas Day at approximately 12 noon the power at our home in Forest Park in Westfield went out. Within half an hour we received a text message alert from the Village of Westfield notifying us that a tree had taken down power lines on Route 5 at Gun Club Road. ...

Give Firefighters, EMS All The Room They Need

To The Reader’s Forum: Emergencies have happened to everyone at some point in their lives. In order to assist in those emergencies, first responders need to get to those involved in a timely fashion. Recently local volunteer firefighters and EMTs have had difficulties responding to these ...

Nobody Can Figure Out What Went Wrong

To The Reader’s Forum: For decades the unions contributed to Democratic candidates. The Democratic candidates got elected and conceded generous wages and pensions to the union members. One hand washes the other. The wages were paid out of borrowing to be paid back, along with the pensions, ...

Reader Questions Data On Tax-Exempt Status

To The Reader’s Forum: This letter is in response to the articles appearing in The Post-Journal pertaining to the issue of the sewer treatment plant in the town of Poland. Each time the article ran, Mayor Teresi stated 40 percent of the property in the city of Jamestown is tax-exempt. ...

Reader Thankful For Elephant Protection Act

To The Reader’s Forum: As 2017 draws to a close and time is taken to reflect upon the year’s challenges and accomplishments, successes and letdowns, there is something for which I and I am sure fellow animal advocates are extremely grateful. In fact, a part of me still has difficulty ...

Line Between Agenda And Education Has Been Crossed

To The Reader’s Forum: From the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Brockport State University came this directive to the campus about holiday (not Christmas) decorations and celebrations: “Displays that feature exclusively single-themed decorations may be well intentioned, but they can ...

A Child Was Born On This Day

To The Reader’s Forum: Over 2,000 years ago a father gave a special gift to earth’s residents. Long before that, he had already given them a beautiful world to live in, but this time he would not give them a planet, but a person - his only begotten Son. The word begotten means ...

Reader Thanks ‘Angels’ Who Helped Shovel

To The Reader’s Forum: Love In the Name of Christ is a ministry in the greater Jamestown area that serves those in need and under-resourced with the support of many of the area churches. Back in August, Love INC had to relocate their office from 31 Water Street at the Gateway Center to 553 ...

Private Sector Should Have Say In DEC Matters

To The Reader’s Forum: There was a recent article in The Post Journal about Chautauqua County receiving an Environmental Excellence award from the DEC. To quote a letter dated November 16, 2015, Slab City Organics received from County Executive Vince Horrigan, “Chautauqua County has ...

Teaching Trends Are Removed From Reality

To The Reader’s Forum: Students on the campus of taxpayer-assisted Brooklyn College feel so unsafe with certain individuals around that a petition is being circulated to ban them from even using the bathrooms. These foreboding threats are not drug dealers, gang members of MS-13 or maniacal ...

Reed Should Be Concerned By Trump’s Behavior

To The Readers Forum: On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, tweeted a sexist slur against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY. Senator Gillibrand had recently called on the President to resign over allegations of sexual harassment and sexual ...

A Great Nation Should Care For Its Poor

To The Reader’s Forum: Christmas is the time for giving, so this is the perfect time to give a tax cut to the nation. Why, because we deserve it and it’s Christmas. We really need it because our economy is stagnant and we need to increase our spending so that we will create more ...

Follow The Facts

To the Reader’s Forum: It is no surprise that conservatives are starting to question the integrity of Robert Mueller now that he appears to be getting close to revealing some real skullduggery in the Trump Administration. At a time when all things are interpreted with an Us versus Them ...