Letters To The Editor

Social Agendas Have No Place In Public Education

To The Reader’s Forum: There has been much discussion on the first and second amendment, school shootings, sex crimes, opioid addition and abortion. There is no denying that we are faced with what may seem to be an unsurmountable task for our country. Many, too many, children are ...

Reader Questions Contracts For Access To Trump

To the Reader’s Forum: President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen promised the pharmaceutical company Novartis that it could have access to Trump and his inner circle if they signed a contract with Cohen. Cohen promised that he could get Novartis access to both Trump and top ...

Backing Out Of Iran Deal Is A Destabilizing Move

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been bothered ever since Trump took office. I have been nervous for minority groups during this time. I have felt embarrassment for our country during his multitude of horrible foreign policy decisions. But after yesterday, for the first time in his term I am ...

Winged Ox Players Deliver Great Performance

To The Reader’s Forum: Great applause for the Winged Ox Players performance of the play “It Can’t Happen Here!” The actors (members and friends of St. Luke’s Church in Jamestown) presented a riveting dramatization of the effects on a peaceful, neighborly town — and nation —of ...

Legion Auxiliary To Partake In National Poppy Day

To The Reader’s Forum: As the member of a family with many beloved 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 ...

Farmers Need Ability To Modernize Their Facilities

To The Reader’s Forum: The farm economy is currently struggling. Prices remain low across the board from dairy and grapes to beef and grains. It can be challenging in a time like this for farmers to afford to reinvest into their family businesses. One of the only things that can help make ...

Lakewood Library Has Few Reserves On Which To Rely

To The Reader’s Forum: Thank you for affirming that “Libraries are critical resources, particularly for small communities” (Opinion, May 13, 2018). Libraries are education, democracy, and the only hope for many in need, especially in resource-poor areas. They are THE model of ...

Think Big, Jamestown

To The Reader’s Forum: An opportunity missed? The Jamestown Community is investing heavily in the “National Comedy Center” in hopes this venue will draw tourists and notoriety to the Center and Jamestown as a whole. But, looking online (wikipedia) for ‘Hall’s of Fame’ I do not ...

Who Causes The Bigger Problem – Deer Or People?

To The Reader’s Forum: I read that the City Council is going to discuss the “deer problem” in Jamestown. I have to say, living near Allen Park, one thing I’ve greatly enjoyed is the sight of timid deer walking across our lawns going from wood lot to wood lot. These little glimpses of ...

Trump Is The Developer

To The Reader’s Forum: Consider yourself as being a world-renowned developer of new kinds of fruit trees and you are working feverishly on a tree of many fruits, apples, pears, oranges, peaches and another fruit your critics say can’t be done, strawberries. The tree has a lot of promising ...

Right To Vote Sacred, Whether It Be For Major Or Minor Parties

To The Reader’s Forum: This letter is sent to address the Op-Ed column on Sunday, April 29, 2018, in The Post-Journal by Norman Green, Chautauqua County Democrat election commissioner who is also the chairman of the Chautauqua County Democratic Party. Number one, this is a free country ...

Patron Pays For Friendly’s Bill

To The Reader’s Forum: My friend and I were in Friendly’s Restaurant April 24 for lunch, celebrating a birthday. When we were ready to leave, the waiters informed us a gentleman who had just left had paid our bill. What a nice surprise. We have no idea who it was but do want to ...

Public Servants Deserve Appreciation

To The Reader’s Forum: In our community, and throughout the nation, local, state and federal government employees serve and protect us. Public servants deserve our appreciation daily, but Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), May 6-12, is a time set aside to honor our men and women in ...

A Fairy-Tale Ending For The Lakewood Library

To The Reader’s Forum: Once upon a time, the village of Lakewood had a memorial library. The patrons of the library were very happy with all of the services they provided. For many reasons, the village trustees and the town board needed to cut library funds on a yearly basis. The library ...

Discover The Treasure Inside Your Local Library

To The Reader’s Forum: What a treasure we have in our local libraries! They provide not only free access to current and past books but also many other items. These include free DVDs, downloadable books and audio books, free wireless and high speed Internet, clubs and activities. If a book ...

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 ...