Letters To The Editor

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 ...

In Politics, ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’

To The Reader’s Forum: In today’s political environment, life is stressful. Politics, after all, is war. If you can’t lose your business, your wealth, your health and your freedom, you probably should not get involved. This is the price you pay for the life you have chosen. Behind ...

Thank You For Supporting Terry Ames

To The Reader’s Forum: My husband and I are touched by the overwhelming support of continuing concerns and contributions given in support of our late son Terry’s memorial golf tournament at Pinehurst Golf Course. Proceeds went to Terry’s M&T Bank trust fund set up to assist his ...

Welfare Fraudsters Need To Pay Us Back

To The Reader’s Forum: The Post-Journal recently published two separate articles involving four individuals involved with welfare fraud. The individuals involved evidently submitted false information and lied to receive more benefits. These individuals should be made to pay back any monies ...

When The Cheese Keeps Moving

I visited a large rummage sale today with no particular idea of what I was looking for. One section had lots of books, and I just couldn’t help myself. I only got a few this time, but I ran across a title that I hadn’t seen for many years. It was a parable by Spencer Johnson called “Who ...

Lakewood Mayor Searches For Manager We Haven’t Voted For

To The Reader’s Forum: When we had our village meeting on June 25 to discuss the total change of how we govern Lakewood, I did not hear one person, beside the mayor, say what a great idea this is. I do recall being told that it would require a village vote. Why, then, are the mayor and her ...

Trump Is Right To Call Out Germany On NATO

To The Reader’s Forum: Once again President Trump has evaluated the situation properly. Demanding Germany pay a bigger share in supporting NATO. Here is why: Romania’s 81st Mechanized Brigade will join the German Bundeswehr’s Rapid Response Forces division while the Czech Fourth Rapid ...