Letters To The Editor

Opioid Drug Court Has A Chance

To the Reader’s Forum: I have to disagree with the 86 percent of the respondents who voted no to the question in Monday’s July 10th Post-Journal article, “Will the Buffalo Opioid Court Work?” I feel I can speak from experience on this subject having, lost my son, Terry, 23 years ...

Sweden Is A Magical Journey

To The Reader’s Forum: Saturday’s Article (July 15, 2017) by Margot Russell “ So You Want To Go To Sweden?” was a delight to read, especially for me, since I just visited there in April. This was my second visit ,and I was just as impressed with the country as was Ms. Russell. My ...

A Call For Single Payer Health Care

To The Reader’s Forum: Before I went to the WCA lab for some blood work yesterday, I never realized how badly we need a single payer health care system. Maybe it was the association with Pittsburgh, but for some reason the beaurocracy and the paperwork has multiplied. The receptionists are ...

Resolving The North Korean Dilemma

To The Reader’s Forum: One man’s incongruous ideology should not be permitted to determine the fate of mnay, nor suppress and plunder a nation of great people. The first thing that comes to mind regarding the North Korean missile tests is why aren’t these missiles being shot down ...

Trump Slogan Is Still Very Flawed

To The Reader’s Forum: As I write we are six months into the Trump presidency and for Trump, and the one-third of voters who still provide him unwavering support, his actions continue to represent his promised method of governing – disruption of the status-quo. For that I give him credit ...

Leaders Should Focus On Positive Relationship With Seneca Nation

To The Reader’s Forum: When I worked for the State Department, I served in Iraq as a Senior City Management Advisor. That experience taught me many things that may be applicable to our local governments’ relationship with the Seneca Nation. In Iraq, working alongside the Iraqi citizens ...

Governments Should Not Decide Life And Death

To The Reader’s Forum: Charlie Gard, do you know of whom I speak? He’s the 11-month-old child in Great Britain sentenced by the government to die. According to that government, his rare disease is not worth the resources for treatment and his quality of life is so poor that regardless of ...

Flag presentation 6.19.17

Family Service Receives Flag Donation

To The Reader’s Forum: Sgt Peter Carlo is a well-known member of our Jamestown community. He is an esteemed Korean War veteran and is extremely involved in and committed to Veteran’s Affairs and educating our community about Veteran’s and their service and sacrifice. We at Family ...

Don’t Forget The Paris Accord

To The Reader’s Forum: In the P-J July 2, 2017, writer Randy Elf outlined some of the many accomplishments of this “transformational” president. These included a constitutionally-oriented Supreme Court, a plan for fair trade, real jobs creation, enforcing immigration laws and so on, but ...

GOP Health Care Plan Is A Travesty For Americans

To the Reader’s Forum: Being poor in America is hazardous to your health, the republican healthcare bill writes that outcome into law. A recent Harvard University study shows, that the average life expectancy of the lowest-income classes in America is now equal to that in Sudan or ...

Repeal Now, Replace Later Is Not The Way

To The Reader’s Forum: It looks like the Republican congress persons have torn open a wasps nest with their intense interest in revoking Obamacare. “We promised that we would do it, so now we have to.” they proclaim. But people — even Supreme Court Judges, are entitled to change their ...

Reader Congratulates Regional Youth Ballet

To The Reader’s Forum: I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the entire Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet program for its outstanding Spring Gala held on June 17 at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. I was one of the fortunate members of the audience that evening. Artistic Director, ...

Reader Asks Donors To Support Local Groups

To the Readers Forum: It has come to our attention that an organization known as the Hospice Support Fund headquartered in Merrifield, VA has been soliciting donations by mail across Western New York. This entity is in no way associated with Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care and the ...

Reader Commends Fire Chief For Pointed Letter

To The Reader’s Forum: In regards to the article written by Fire Chief Kurt Hallberg, well done, and thank you. I grew up across from the fire department when it was on Summit and the siren — never had a problem with it. We knew that someone was in need. Hopefully after people read ...

Divestment Plan A Terrible Idea

To The Reader’s Forum: I’m writing in about the divestment plan that has been proposed by a New York City Senator. It’s a terrible idea and has no chance of working. Senator Krueger, is the author, and her idea is to sell off all New York State pension funds from any company that ...

Happy Fourth Of July

To The Reader’s Forum: Every year, on July 4th, we celebrate the arrival of the United States of America onto the world stage. As a member of American Legion Auxiliary #556, Samuel L. Derby Post, I want to personally thank all servicemembers of the Armed Forces of the United States of ...

Liberty And Justice For All

To The Reader’s Forum: I have worked for nine years to try and establish a legal and profitable business in Chautauqua County and have met with unrealistic bureaucratic obstacles. Finally, because of government regulations, my recycling business couldn’t continue. Try to imagine my ...

We Are Grateful For Our Health Care

To The Reader’s Forum: After 28 years in Jamestown we are soon moving from the area. We do not want to leave without expressing our sincere thanks to the local health care providers who have given us excellent care over these years. Thank you to Dr. Diane Mueller, Dr. James Campion, Dr. ...

CLA Has Lost Sight Of Its Mission To Protect Lake

To The Reader’s Forum: Recently, I attended an informational presentation sponsored by the Chautauqua Lake Partnership. The CLP is a private coalition of concerned citizens including property owners and lake users. The panel presented an informative and science-based presentation on the ...

Politicians Need To Sell Chautauqua County

To The Reader’s Forum: After reading the June 18 article about shovel ready resources, I have to ask, what are our area politicains doing? It seems like very time I watch the news, Buffalo gets more millions of dollars from Governor Cuomo for new industry. I’m sure if millions were ...