Letters To The Editor

Reader Asks What Makes A Good Citizen

To The Reader’s Forum: Does anyone know when it stopped being “cool” to be a good citizen? What? you say. I’m a good citizen. I love the American flag, I stand for the anthem, I go to parades and I always celebrate on patriotic holidays.. Well, a lot of people can make those ...

Voters Should Support Our Local Libraries

To The Reader’s Forum: Libraries are the equalizers of society. Anyone with the ability to read and the desire to learn can find tremendous resources at a library. Issac Assimov, the prolific writer, is credited with this quote: “When I read about the way in which library funds are being ...

Blue Star Mothers To Prepare Care Packages

To The Reader’s Forum: We, the Blue Star Mothers New York Chapter 4, are at it again! We have adopted a platoon from the 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Drum to support during their deployment in Iraq. We are preparing to pack and send boxes to them on Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. at the ...

Repealing ACA Could Mean Life Or Death

To The Reader’s Forum: I am concerned about the possible bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. There is a huge amount of fear that if this bill were to go into place that millions would be without health insurance. The bill looks at getting rid of ACA and proposes ...

Animal Abuse Registry Appreciated

To The Reader’s Forum: Thank you to Sheriff Joe Gerace, County Executive George Borello, Legislator and sponsor Terry Niebel, and all others who played a part in bringing the Animal Abuse Registry Law to Chautauqua County. This law is a much-needed first step for the animals of our ...

Trump Will Reap What He Sows In Trade War

To The Reader’s Forum: Whether President Trump is right or wrong in pursuing trade wars will be determined in time. Due to economic conditions trade wars become inevitable. Here is why. Over-capacity, subsidies and over-production forces corporations to slash costs to maintain ...

Let Bowhunters Aid In Growing Deer Population

To The Reader’s Forum: I’m writing in response to “City Needs A Deer Population Plan” in the April 19 Post-Journal. I do agree! I don’t understand why this city cannot set up designated areas to hunt and let your bowhunters (longbow, recurve, compound, crossbow) go in and take some ...

JHS Class Of 2019 Thanks The Community

To The Reader’s Forum: The JHS Class of 2019 would like to thank the community for supporting their spaghetti dinner. We really appreciate the ELKs Club for allowing us to use their club to host the event and for Wegmans and Red Lobster for their donations. We would also like to thank ...

Bible Combats Power Fantasy Of Shooters

To The Reader’s Forum: Gun control in London has been such a flop that the push is on to impose knife control. After all the talk over here about gun violence, reasonable gun control and even revocation of the 2nd Amendment, the need for common sense could not have been better stated than ...

Legislators Clarify District Attorney’s Office Funding

To The Reader’s Forum: Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson has made statements in the press regarding the Chautauqua County Legislature actions in finalizing the 2018 Budget that we feel need to be clarified. Mr. Swanson is reported to have said that during the last budget ...

Democrats Have Only Obstructed Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: While President Trump works hard to making America great again, Democrats have done nothing but reject, obstruct and resist. President Trump has delivered tax cuts, cut regulation, added jobs, brought companies back to America, is starting the wall, nominated ...

The Swamp Is Not Only In Washington

To The Reader’s Forum: America ... Wake Up! The average citizen of this great country should start fighting against the future of the “swamp” and the “deep state.” I believe that people wait too long to rebel when some things go wrong. I was a registered Democrat from the ...

City Needs A Deer Population Plan

To The Reader’s Forum: Any day now I expect Jamestown to be named “Deer City USA.” The number of deer living within the city limits presently is staggering. Recently, I looked across the road from my home, which is in a residential area, and counted as 18 deer walked between the ...

Resident Wants To Cure Traffic Woes

To The Reader’s Forum: As I headed south on Route 60 this morning, I was appalled to see the northbound traffic on the Washington St bridge was backed up all the way to the Forest Avenue intersection. It seems to me that, regardless of construction on the cross streets, it would be easy ...

Libraries Benefit Our Whole Community

To The Reader’s Forum: When I retired and decided to move to a new community, I made a checklist of my needs. Living near a really good public library was among the most important, and one of the reasons why I chose Lakewood. Lakewood and Hazeltine Libraries contain an immense wealth of ...

Reader Likes Trump For Keeping Hillary Out

To the Reader’s Forum: This country has never been as divided as it has been since the election of Donald Trump. So we are constantly told. That’s true except the division was already here and had been since the election of Barack Obama. But when the other side was victorious, the people ...

Country Needs New, Varied Guns Laws

To The Reader’s Forum: Rich Lowry’s column in the 3/30 Post-Journal reveals the “real” problem with America’s political reaction to gun violence prompted by the Parkland, Florida school shooting — not enough people care about the victims. Compare the response to natural disasters ...

Reader Worries Over Growth Of Carmaker

To The Reader’s Forum: Chinese carmaker Geely has purchased a $9 billion stake in Germany’s Daimler Mercedes Benz. They already acquired Volvo for its car division. Li Shafu is the chairman and main owner of Chinese carmaker Geely. Zhejiang Geely owns Volvo cars as well as the maker of ...

Preservationists Applaud Extension

To The Reader’s Forum: The Preservation League was very pleased to see that the NYS Historic Tax Credit has been extended through December 31, 2024, as well as being restored to its full value prior to 2017 changes to the Federal Historic Tax Credit as part of the New York State Budget ...

Tea Party Is Lone Opposition For Cuomo’s Energy Policy

To The Reader’s Forum: After a show of hands vote, the Southern Tier Tea Party went on record on March 27 in unanimous opposition to Governor Cuomo’s so-called ‘green energy program’. Over the past year at their monthly meetings at the American Legion Hall in Lakewood, Tea Party ...