Letters To The Editor

Work Opt-Out Age Does Not Make Much Sense

To The Reader’s Forum: In the front page article in your Sunday, May 21, edition, I read with interest the article regarding required work participation to obtain Social Service benefits in Chautauqua County. It was stated that there are opt-out reasons for participants required to ...

Mud, Debris Hampers Boating Efforts On Lake

Another boating season is starting and I stand on my dock and look in the creek and all I can see is a build up of mud and debris. I cannot put my boat in. I read about different groups that are supposed to be looking into cleaning the creek. That’s all I hear is talk. Nothing ever gets done. ...

Letter Of Apology Was Unnecessary

To The Reader’s Forum: First and foremost, I would like to thank you and the Town of Busti for hosting the recent Town Hall event for Tom Reed. I live in Jamestown and frequent the many great events that Busti offers to the neighboring communities. My attendance at the Town Hall meeting ...

Medicare-For-All Is A Viable Option

To The Reader’s Forum: A recent letter misrepresented events at Rep. Tom Reed’s recent “town hall” meeting at the Busti Fire Hall. Two complaints in the letter stuck out in my mind. One was that questions and responses to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) dominated the time and other ...

It Is Impossible To Draw Accurate Conclusions

To The Reader’s Forum: Re. Busti Supervisor Robbins’ 14-person “survey” on library usage. It is absolutely impossible to draw any accurate conclusions from a sample size that miniscule. Diane Jordan, Lakewood

Reader Believes Schools Districts Should Be Merged

To The Reader’s Forum: I noticed a large article in Sunday’s Post-Journal written by John Whittaker, Editor. Since the 2007-2008 school year, Chautauqua County has lost 2,689 students. However spending is up $84,276,483 since 2007-08 in Chautauqua County schools. What a deal? We need ...

Thanks To Everyone Who Helped With After-Prom

To The Reader’s Forum: May 6th will go down in history again as a fun and safe night for the Falconer kids It all began with a open house for the public to come and view the activities for the night, where there was a wall for them to write on so when the kids arrived they had a ...

Firing Of Comey Shows The Hypocrisy Of Our President

To The Reader’s Forum: The firing of James Comey finally provides proof that Trump is afraid of the outcome of the investigation of his collusion with Russia during the election. The firing is Trump’s attempt at coverup. He supposedly made a “strong and decisive action” in one day ...

Stamp Out Hunger Campaign Was Success

To The Reader’s Forum: The 2017 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive conducted on May 13th was a huge success in the Jamestown area with the collection of over 10,185 pounds of food. This food will be distributed by the Jamestown Salvation Army Food Pantry to those in need in our local community. ...

Cooperation Needed To Defeat Child Abuse

To The Reader’s Forum: Wow, what a remarkable experience it was to witness the support that the Child Advocacy Program received at our 7th Annual Diamond Dinner Auction. We had 375 people attend the dinner, 109 items donated for auction, and many people who gave their time and talent to ...

Remembering Local Veterans

To The Reader’s Forum: As the proud daughter, niece and in-law of veterans, I hold a special place in my heart for the parents, siblings, spouses, and friends of those who served. I can’t help but think of all the men and women who have gone to fight for this great nation and didn’t ...

Those Looking For Health Answers Were Denied Again

To The Reader’s Forum: Tom Reed’s Town Hall, May 6, Busti fire hall, was well attended. A leftist received applause when he reminded all to show courtesy to Reed when speaking. Unfortunately, leftist behavior again smacked of incivility as several shouted shrilly and shook their fingers ...

Cannon Trail Monument To Be Unveiled May 13

To The Reader’s Forum: Because I am a member of the Jamestown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, I received an email from the New York State VIS Committeee about the Cannon Trail Monument to be unveiled at the Crown Point Historic Site on May 13, 2017. The email said, ...

Trumpcare A Win For The Rich

To The Reader’s Forum: Tom Reed, congressman for New York’s 23rd district, has just voted for Trumpcare and boasted about it online. And there’s a photograph showing jubilant Republican congressmen applauding Donald Trump for this victory. It IS a victory for the millionaires ...

Reader Wants Explanation Regarding Housing Project

To The Reader’s Forum: I recently returned from the south, and resumed my subscription to this newspaper. One of the first things I read was the letter by Ronald Reichardt criticizing the Gebbie Foundation and the United Way. I couldn’t make sense of the letter, because the Gebbie ...

Democratic Party Is Out Of Touch With Voters

To The Reader’s Forum: It’s hard to believe but the Democrats are trying to reduce their membership base. If you don’t believe me, believe Tom Perez, the new party chair. He told pro-lifers they are no longer welcome in his party. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by ...

The Reader’s Forum

To The Reader’s Forum: Every year, as I march in the Memorial Day and 4th of July parades with the NY Chapter 4 Blue Star Mothers, viewing hundreds of proud, flag-waving Americans and precious children adorned in red, white and blue from head to toe, I am troubled by a statistic I once ...

Science Should Lead The Way

To The Reader's Forum: I must loudly disagree with Mona Charen's April 25th commentary critical of a "March for Science" held on Earth Day, April 22. I contend that a march, or whatever broad publicity one can generate on behalf of science, especially environmental science, is needed more ...

Coppola Name Is Just Fine For A Local Pizza Sauce

To The Reader’s Forum: Francis Ford Coppola should be so lucky as to have Coppola’s pizza sauce named for him. Coppola’s (Bemus Point) should send Coppola (Hollywood) a bill for trying to hook his name to their great pizza sauce! Doug Neckers Bemus Point

‘America First’ Policies Require Proper Certification

President Trump recently signed a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, directing federal agencies to implement his campaign promises. However, extending the “America First” agenda to the private sector is impossible without proper business certification. While two-thirds of ...