Letters To The Editor

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” ...

Shouting At Reed’s Town Hall Meeting Did Nothing To Help

To The Reader’s Forum: The “town hall” I attended in N. Harmony (way north) on February 18 was quite unlike Rockwell’s well known painting. The shouting and screaming as well as slogan chanting made discussion impossible, and I suppose that was the point. Those who are interested ...

Reader Says Coverage Of Trump Shows Bias

To The Reader’s Forum: The Post-Journal is to be commended for not being an outlet for the seditious propaganda organs, the Washington Post and the New York Times. “Sedition: incitement to resistance and insurrection against lawful authority” — Webster’s Dictionary, 9th ...

Reader Thanks Couple Who Stopped During Emergency

To The Reader’s Forum: How blessed we are to live in a caring community. Last Saturday on my way home my car spun out and I went in and out of the right hand ditch and landed part way in the left hand ditch, blocking part of the road. Just then a caring lady and her son stopped and ...

Trump’s Business Dealings Are Deeply Troubling

To The Reader’s Forum: In a letter sent to me regarding my serious concerns over the President’s conflicts of interest, Rep. Tom Reed told me: “divested his business interests. This was done to ensure that there will be no conflicts of interest while he is in office.” However, this is ...

Court Decision On Travel Ban Doesn’t Keep Us Safe

To The Reader’s Forum: A conference of bishops lauded the ruling by the 9th Circuit Court to reverse the pause on travel from nations notorious for terrorism. As I wonder why the conference of bishops receives millions of dollars from taxpayers for immigration, couldn’t they yet see that ...

Will Reed Stand With New Yorkers?

To The Reader’s Forum: Republicans in Congress are planning to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency put in place after the 2008 financial collapse to give the working people some protection from the big Wall Street banks. We remember the billion dollar bailouts to the ...

Troop Support Spreads Far And Wide

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the Blue Star Mothers, NY Chapter 4, thank you for making our Christmas wish come true through your generous donation and support for our organization as we work to support our military. This year we experienced two things we had never dreamed possible. ...

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United Way Grateful For Its Community Support To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, we want to say THANK YOU to our wonderful community. We have successfully completed our annual campaign, exceeding our goal of $1,300,000 by $38,652. These ...

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The President, GOP Are Playing To Our Fears To The Reader’s Forum: The president and the Republican Party seem to be deliberately promoting fear of foreigners for personal gain. Since 1857 there have been 15 deadly attacks in the United States where more than 10 people were killed. ...

Compassion Shall Overcome

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing to make some observations about capital punishment. Seldom, if ever, do you hear of a guilty rich person getting the death penalty. He or she can afford one of teh best attorneys who can get them acquitted. This is certainly far from equal justice under ...

Residents Should Keep Their Representatives In The Loop

To The Reader’s Forum: I recently visited the Jamestown office of Congressman Tom Reed at 2 E. Second St. in Suite 208. My purpose in visiting was to leave with Mr. Reed a letter outlining for him the many concerns I have with regard to the directions our national government is taking. I ...

Terror Attack In Quebec Can’t Be Used As Evidence For Ban

To The Reader’s Forum: Concerning a quote from Tom Reed in this morning’s Post-Journal: “As we see the horrific events just in Canada (on Monday), this threat is real and it needs to be dealt with,” he said. “My hope is we take this pause and we come together to make sure we ...

Will Trump Make America Great Again?

To The Reader’s Forum: Trump supporters who accepted the notion that Mr. Trump would, in his own words, “make America great again,” have reason for concern. Recent actions, comments and decisions from Trump, including cabinet nominees, have drawn criticism from around the ...

Bring Back Driver Education

To The Reader’s Forum: The fatal accident on Monday, January 23, 2017, on New York Route 60 in the Town of Gerry, south of Sinclairville, was an appalling and horrific event. When these tragedies occur, immediately the design and construction of Rte. 60 is seen by many as the culprit. I ...

Good Showmanship Can Instill Lasting Qualities

To The Reader’s Forum: Last Thursday night, Jan. 19, my wife, son, and I attended what was possibly the most exciting high school basketball game I have attended. My daughter, a varsity cheerleader for the Olean basketball team, was the main reason for our attendance, but we were in for a ...

Justices Shouldn’t Base Decisions On Opinion

To The Reader’s Forum: I was listening to the radio news on the way to work Friday (Inauguration Day), and the reporter said that President-elect Trump would be sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. The reporter continued with the comment that Trump had said some very ...

Grateful For The Jump Start

To the Readers’ Forum: I’m a senior citizen and in December I had just finished shopping at the Sav-A-Lot in Lakewood, in the late afternoon. I had been shopping all day and couldn’t wait to go home. I got into my van and it wouldn’t start. I had no idea what to do and didn’t have ...

City Crime Rate Is No Joke

To the Reader’s Forum: It is commendable that the city of Jamestown is taking positive steps towards revitalization and attempting to transition from a manufacturing identity to a tourist/entertainment venue. The creation of the Comedy Center, the introduction of new restaurants and arts ...