Letters To The Editor

Reader Grateful To First Responders

To The Reader’s Forum: I was in Chautauqua County last week visiting family and taking care of some rental property. My last errand on Tuesday, April 4 took me to a house I had not visited before, and, as I came in, I took a step back into thin air, falling down a steep cellar stairway, ...

Cuts In Federal Budget Will Hurt

To the Readers’ Forum: In the proposed upcoming United States 2018 federal budget, the elimination of many vital federally funded programs, threatens to have a highly detrimental effort upon our communities. Two federal programs functioning beautifully in our communities are under attack ...

Pictures Of Father Bring Back Memories

To The Reader’s Forum: What a delightful surprise to open The Post-Journal on Sunday morning to find a picture of my father taken in 1927. That was just a couple of months before I was born. His name was Harry E. Glatz Sr. His picture is in the middle background of the top picture on the ...

Reader Believes Town Hall Meetings Were Disruptive

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing to thank Deann Nelson for her well-written thoughts on the behavior of certain people at the recent town halls. I am in total agreement (as are many others I’ve spoken with) that this is uncalled for, inappropriate, and unproductive. The people who ...

This Is National Library Week

To The Reader’s Forum: John Palfrey recently wrote a book, BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google. c. 2015. The author is not a librarian. He is a Professor of Law at Harvard University. He led the effort to reorganize the Harvard Law School Library, and he ...

Reader Wants To Thank Those Who Paid For Meal

To the Readers’ Forum: My wife and I would like to thank the person or persons who paid for our meals at Friendly’s restaurant on March 26. In over 45-years of eating out, we do not remember having this happen before. While other people have paid for our meals in the past, they were ...

It’s Time To Upgrade Those American Flags

To The Reader’s Forum; Since the worst part of the winter and early spring weather is almost over, maybe it is time to take a look at your American flag that you proudly display. I have noticed that there are a lot of them in poor condition. If it is faded, tattered beyond repair,or dirty ...

Hard To Understand Gebbie’s Stance

To The Reader’s Forum: Not being privy to the discussions and background of the proposed Spring Street residential development other than that provided by the local media, it is nonetheless difficult to understand the motive behind the opposition of the Gebbie Foundation (and its board). ...

Who Does Tom Reed Represent?

To the Readers’ Forum: The question ‘‘Who does Tom reed Represent’’ has never been more front and center since Donald Trump took up residency in our White house. Reed’s voting record clearly points out that Reed’s ‘‘party first’’ mentality could not be more clear to ...

Reader Wants To Make Sure Everyone’s Voices Are Heard

To The Reader’s Forum: I want to first state that I don’t know the person who wrote this article (Reader’s Forum,March 4), I will state that I attended the town hall that she makes reference to and I was also present when we protested at Webb’s. The author starts out by saying, ...

Making Plans Now Helps For The Future

To The Reader’s Forum: The article by Dana Corwin, RN, rang so true to me. If you didn’t read it, please do (Monday, March 20, in Senior Life). My stepfather died without a will. My mother spent more than four years sorting out the mess. It was ugly. My husband and I years ago started ...

Residents, Voice Your Concerns!

To The Reader’s Forum: This letter is in response to the March 12 letter from Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce president/CEO Todd Tranum in which he voiced his support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s countywide efficiency plan. Citing such programs as the Citizens Re-Organization and ...

GLRI Funding Cuts Would Hurt Waterways

To The Reader’s Forum: At the general March meeting of the Chautuaqua County Legislature our representatives voted unanimously to pass a resolution against any funding cuts for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) which is funded through EPA. Presently there are bills before the ...

It’s Time For Politicians To Come Together

To The Reader’s Forum: I think Mr. Alesi has got it all wrong. After any election, there are a lot of angry people, “hypnotized” because their side didn’t win. “It’s over.” “It’s over.” Time for our elected politicians on both sides to pull together for the betterment ...

Save Our Great Lakes

To The Reader’s Forum: In 2012, seven of the eight states bordering the Great Lakes voted for Barack Obama. In 2016, five of these eight states voted for Donald Trump. Now, Trump is planning to reward their votes by cutting funding for the EPA- and along with it, the GLRI, the Great Lakes ...

Cuts To Medicaid Will Make Opioid Epidemic Worse

To The Reader’s Forum: Proposed cuts to Medicaid that will be voted on this month by our elected representatives contradict what we know about public health and curbing epidemics. In this country, and specifically this region, we are plagued by an opioid epidemic. It would only be made ...

Reader Supports NY SAFE Act

To The Reader’s Forum: A minority of upstate legislators have introduced legislation to remove all of upstate NY from the protections of the NY SAFE Act. State Senators Robert Ortt and Patrick Gallivan introduced legislation to repeal the SAFE Act law everywhere in New York state except New ...

Town Halls Should Foster Some Respect

Town Halls Should Foster Some Respect To The Reader’s Forum: High-jacked! What was slated as a Town Hall with Congressman Tom Reed turned into organized mob rule. It was an embarrassing display of many rude and obnoxious liberals shouting and using orchestrated chanting to drown out ...

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 ...