Opinion

Texas Grand Jury Indictment

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:The title for this letter "Texas Grand Jury Indictment" references the indictment handed down this week by a Texas grand jury, after a 2 month investigation into Planned Parenthood. That grand jury was called in an effort to bring indictments against Planned Parenthood for ...

Clinton Talks Like A Teenager

In Our Opinion

Hillary Clinton's defense against overwhelming evidence she broke the law requiring her to keep national security information secret amounts to what a teenager might say after getting a parking ticket. It just isn't fair, Clinton says.After another release last week of evidence Clinton used her ...

Make The Right Call!

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:No matter who you're cheering for this Super Bowl Sunday, Bud Light and The Arthur R. Gren Co. want to remind adult football fans in the Jamestown area to make the right call and drink responsibly, whether you're at a restaurant, bar or house party.If you're hosting a ...

Are We Ready To Step Off From Food Stamps?

In Our Opinion

We're not sure Chautauqua County is ready for a change in a federal rule that will keep able-bodied adults without dependents from getting food stamps as they continue looking for work.Since 2008, states had been operating under a waiver from the federal government that set aside a rule in 1996 ...

Misplacing Blame Will Not Solve The Problem

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:Mr. Demler, in response to your previous letter, let's examine how our "gun debate" might go:You say gun violence is up. I say it's down. You say the problem is "weapons of ever increasing power." I say most murders are committed with handguns. You say "discussion and ...

Enrollment Decline A Reflection Of City

In Our Opinion

We would be less concerned about the 6 percent decrease in Jamestown Community College's 2015-16 enrollment if it was a one-year blip on the radar.It isn't.Over five years, JCC's enrollment has decreased 481 full-time students since 2011-12 (16.2 percent) and 631 part-time students (11.5 ...

New Isn’t Always Better

In Our Opinion

Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. Then in the mid-80s, the Pentagon decided it needed something more technologically advanced. The bigger Humvee became the standard for ...

Teresi Steps Off The Well-Worn Path

In Our Opinion

If Monday's State of the City address is any indication, 2016 could be the year Jamestown finally departs from doing things the way they've always been done.Mayor Sam Teresi abandoned the tried-and-true approach of reading his State of the City to those gathered in the City Council chambers, ...

Resident Proposes Two-Year Term Limit For Mayor

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and that is why we have in these United States the separation of powers and checks and balances built into the Constitution.The current mayor of Jamestown has been in office for 16 years. No organized political party ...

America’s Gold Mine For The Golden Years

Local Commentaries

America's retirement system is coming up short: too few savers, too little being saved. Maybe so, but the system is paying off in spades for millions of retirees.The best-off have tens of thousands of dollars pressed into their hands, year after year. They're taking minimum required ...

Jamestown Deserves Better

Local Commentaries

We write today (Jan. 27, 2016) to express our very serious concern regarding recent dynamics between our Jamestown city government and the Board of Public Utilities.As Jamestown residents and property taxpayers, we have a continuing and growing concern regarding the core problem here: the ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Paul Janson and Mark Olson for stepping up to purchase Heavy Press and Tool Inc., 583 Allen St., Jamestown. Olson has been the company's general manager for 30 years and is teaming with Janson to purchase the company from Craig West, its current owner. Heavy Press and Tool Inc., a ...

Resident Changes Mind About City Council

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:Ever since I started active participation in the business of Jamestown city government, I have been very critical of all the City Council officials, including the president of the council, Dr. Greg Rabb.But the article that referenced him and after reading his speech about ...

Amp Lawsuit: Past Against Future

In Our Opinion

The Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater battle pits the past against the future.Preservationists want Chautauqua to repair the 1893 icon, an open-air structure with a proud history of hosting storied speakers and performers - from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Duke Ellington. As much as Chautauquans ...

God Call Us To Reach Out

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:I frequently notice a homeless resident of Jamestown that touches my heart each time we cross paths.I had the privilege of sitting with him a few weeks ago. The hand that held mine and the face that looked back at me will be a beautiful memory that I will hold dear. His ...

State Should End GEA Now

In Our Opinion

One way New York state lawmakers can help our local school districts is to end what's called the "gap elimination adjustment."The adjustment essentially skims aid from schools and redirects it toward the state's budget. Officials have said the move has collectively cost school districts in the ...

Trust Is A Lifesaver

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:On Jan. 24, The Post-Journal featured a piece outlining the status of the vital opiate antidote, Narcan (Naloxone), in New York state. The piece was well-written and researched, and I want to emphasize some important points about Narcan in Chautauqua County.While all ...

Legislature Should Know About Overruns Before Work Continues

In Our Opinion

We have no doubt that county department heads and County Executive Vince Horrigan do what they can to make sure county projects are finished within their allotted budget.That doesn't mean Pierre Chagnon, R-Bemus Point and new Audit and Control Committee chairman, is wrong when he talks about ...