Letters To The Editor

Reader Disagrees With View On Gov. Cuomo

To The Reader’s Forum: Wow, our friend from Busti has really done himself proud with his lastest hate-filled diatribe (“Cuomo Says Filth All Leftists Believe”). I remember when it was just us selfish baby boomers that he blamed for all the country’s woes. Now he has lumped everyone ...

Lake Issues Should Be Resolved Locally

To The Reader’s Forum: The decision of Chautauqua Institution to bring a lawsuit against the Department of Environmental Conservation prohibiting the use of herbicides anywhere in Chautauqua Lake is outrageous! This issue should be resolved at the local level; there are plenty of ...

Is Low-Income Housing The Future Of Jamestown?

To The Reader’s Forum: This editorial is in response to an article that recently appeared in The Post-Journal. The article dealt with the Gateway Center (former Chautauqua Hardware building) and the various types of apartments that the center would house. One member on the committee ...

Trump’s Attacks Against Press Sound Like Hitler

To The Reader’s Forum: Since I grew up under the Nazi regime in the 30’s, every time I hear the term “Fake News,” I am reminded of the term “Luegenpresse” ( Lying Press) used to disparage free expression by the Nazis. This was repeated endlessly by those who wanted to squelch any ...

Cassadaga Cemetery Association 2017 Fund Drive Success

To The Reader’s Forum: The Cassadaga Cemetery Association would like to thank everyone who makes the operation of the cemetery possible. Without your help physically and financially the cemetery would not be able to continue functioning and would have to be turned over to the town of ...

State Needs To Help Clean Chautauqua Lake

To The Reader’s Forum: We bought our cottage in 1987 in Burtis Bay. The lake was very clean and beautiful at that time. We found out that spraying for herbicides had stopped very soon after we bought our cottage. We had a swimming raft at the end of our dock and our grandchildren would come ...

Reader Questions Suit From Institution

To The Reader’s Forum: What right does self-serving Chautauqua Institution have suing the New York DEC and the town of Ellery for completing an expensive mandated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to allow the use of approved herbicides in designated zones to mitigate invasive ...

Leaders Must Take Cue From Charles Goodell

To The Reader’s Forum: I was privileged to recently attend the Robert H. Jackson Center to honor a man of character, Sen. Charles E. Goodell, at the 50th anniversary of his appointment to the Senate. He stood for values and doing the right thing at great professional and political cost. ...

Institution Issues Careless Statements About Lake

To the Reader’s Forum: Two front-page articles which appeared in The Post-Journal on Aug. 14, 2018, discussing actions and statements made by the leadership of the Chautauqua Institution should be of great concern to lake residents. The first article details an institution lawsuit, ...

Cuomo Says Filth All Leftists Believe

To The Reader’s Forum: Andrew Cuomo is the cartoon caricature liberal. He blurts out the things I’ve accused liberals of thinking for years. When I was young, there was a bumper sticker: “America, Love It or Leave It.” The liberals hated it. Many years later after liberals had ...

NAFTA Violates America’s Sovereignty

To The Reader’s Forum; The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides a historic opportunity to remedy a serious affront to the U.S. Constitution that should concern people from across the political spectrum. Embedded in NAFTA is a shocking attack on U.S. ...

‘The Post-Journal’ Joins Press To Fight Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: I was encouraged by The Post-Journal’s decision to join thousands of other newspapers across the country defending themselves against the President’s labeling of the press as the “enemy of the people.” However, I do wonder where they have been for the last ...

Why Are Only Right-Wing Pastors ‘Too Political’?

To The Reader’s Forum: Fishing out a double-standard, Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan, posted saying, “A pastor accuses me of being ‘too political’ while he’s promoting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser and DACA on Facebook. What am I missing?” In response, I ...

Chautauqua Leadership Stays Mum On Ampitheater’s Future

To The Reader’s Forum: The themes at Chautauqua these past weeks have focused on civil discourse, history and memory. The president of Kent State spoke, as did the director of the Holocaust Museum. Chautauqua is to be commended for understanding that senseless tragedies demand to be ...

Critics Of Green Energy Should Consider Hydro

To The Reader’s Forum: A few days ago my friend Rolland Kidder wrote an article about so called fracking for natural gas wells. I’m sure he was sincere in assessing the merits of the process as opposed to cleaner sources of energy, noting that the wind doesn’t always blow, or the sun ...

City, Founders Should Be Proud With NCC

To The Reader’s Forum: The city of Jamestown and the founders of the National Comedy Center are to be congratulated. Conceiving and creating this World Class celebration of comedy would be a major accomplishment and amenity for any city. I encourage the community to wholeheartedly ...

Reader Disagrees With AP Science Report

To The Reader’s Forum: The Associated Press article “Court Orders Ban on Harmful Pesticide” in the August 10 Post-Journal is an example of monumentally bad science reporting. In fact, I doubt it was written by a science reporter or had any pretensions of being a science report. By ...

Reasons Why Tom Reed Isn’t Working For The 23rd District

To The Reader’s Forum: Here’s one good reason why Tom Reed is not working for the 23rd District. This is not “political”; it’s a fundamental and essential economic issue that affects virtually everyone — those who receive or will receive earned benefits from Social Security and ...

Truckers’ Use Of Jake Brakes Are Nonsense

To The Reader’s Forum: My 6 a.m. “wake up call” has become the grating sound of some truckers playing with their Jacobsen Brakes (Jake Brakes) as they head westbound across the lake! The sheriff says there’s no law against it (unless they have illegal mufflers) and the state DOT ...

Our First Amendment Right Is Being Dissolved

To The Reader’s Forum: All citizens should be concerned about the “tech giants” acting against Infowars for what they call fake news. Alex Jones may appear to be crazier than a drunk squirrel to many of us, but if they are able to suppress his right to a public forum for his speech, who ...