Opinion

What Happened To The Zebra Mussels?

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: There was a time when the presence of Zebra Mussels were one of the indications of a lake in peril. Lake Erie was a prime example, especially when their presence plugged up the intake pipes of coolant or potable water. There was a time when those little rascals ...

Compromising Will Simply Gut Any Real Tax Reform Bill

In Our Opinion

Republicans writing a comprehensive tax reform bill already have made compromises. One occurred this week, when they bowed to the “tax-the-rich” crowd by agreeing to leave rates at current levels for top earners. Those are the very people most likely to have taken any tax savings and ...

Legion Thanks Those Who Served

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The members of American Legion Auxiliary Samuel L. Derby Post #556, Frewsburg, NY would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting ...

It’s Time For State Legislators In Albany To Cut Spending

In Our Opinion

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s latest cash report should send warning flags to anyone concerned about runaway New York spending. DiNapoli’s report, which comes at the halfway point of the state’s fiscal year, shows state tax collections to be $386.6 million less than the latest ...

Reader Thanks Those Who Helped Family

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: We want to thank those involved for the amazing benefit event held on October 14 for our family. Your encouragement as we journey through Dave’s battle with ALS means so much to us! Whether you helped organize the event, donated a prize for the auction, donated to ...

Foundation Aid Formula Discussion Needs To Happen

In Our Opinion

A state facing a $4.1 billion gap between existing spending and projected revenues got a bit of bad news last week. A New York appeals court ruled that the so-called Small Cities school funding lawsuit, which involves Jamestown and seven other cities, will go back to state Supreme Court with ...

Where Will The Money Come From Next, Jamestown?

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I am a lifelong resident of Chautauqua County with the majority of my life living in the village of Falconer. I have publically objected to the annexation of the BPU property and recently reviewed the City Council minutes of the August 28, 2017, meeting and the ...

Manafront: Charges Are Of Great Concern

In Our Opinion

Criminal charges against Paul Manafort and a business associate are not linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year, but they still should be of great concern. Manafort was a top aide to Trump during part of the election campaign. But he was fired last August, quite possibly ...

Endorsements On Opinion Page Are Appalling

In Our Opinion

To The Reader’s Forum: I am shocked and appalled to see that The Post-Journal has endorsed candidates in our local election on the opinion page. While I am aware that many newspapers across the country have chosen to endorse candidates in various elections, I think this is an outdated ...

So, Does The Country Need A Tax Cut?

In Our Opinion

As conservatives in Congress and President Donald Trump move closer to enacting a major tax relief bill, liberal opponents are scrambling to find arguments against it. Their quest has taken them even to the point of disavowing — for now — one of the key tenets of liberal philosophy. ...

The Enemy Within

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: “Great civilizations are not defeated from without until they have been destroyed from within.” — Will Durant It was heartening to read Dr. Lillian Ney’s comments featured in the OPED dated October 22, 2017 entitled “ The Many Causes of Addiction: No One ...

What Happened To The Protestant Reformation?

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As we mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation with Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 issues he had with his Roman Catholic church, my question for today is, “What in fact happened to this Reformation over time, especially the past ...

Lakewood Voters Should Look At All Their Options

In Our Opinion

In Lakewood, three trustees are running for two positions on the Village Board. Doug Schutte, a newcomer to politics, and Ted McCague, an incumbent and village deputy mayor, are running as a tandem with endorsements by the Republican and Democratic parties while Jack McCray, a longtime Lakewood ...

Protestants Continue To Follow Luther’s Example

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Five hundred years ago, on Oct. 31, 1517, a recalcitrant German monk challenged the authority of the pope with a radical new vision of what Christianity should be. In speaking out, Martin Luther unwittingly set in motion a revolution that toppled governments, upended ...

Party Reminds Voters Of Ecklund Endorsement

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Kim Ecklund is and was always endorsed by the Independence Party. Kim secured the Independence Praty endorsement at our June meeting. Unfortunately, she was left out on our endorsement. Kim has done an excellent job of supporting our city of Jamestown on all ...

Stop Terrorism By Destroying Leaders

In Our Opinion

Once again, we find ourselves asking the familiar question: How can we prevent terrorist attacks such as that in New York City on Tuesday? We can’t — at least not without infringing upon liberties we Americans cherish. In mid-afternoon Tuesday, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who came to this ...

Reader Encourages Everyone To Vote

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: There will be three propositions on the ballot on November 7th. All of these will appear on the back of the ballot. With the exception of Proposition 1, there hasn’t been a lot of publicity on these. Proposition 1, as I mentioned in my Letter to the Observer on ...

Rich Moviemakers Don’t Deserve NY Taxpayer Dollars

In Our Opinion

Last week, as we shared concerns about New York’s economic development grants to private enterprises, we said the state should eliminate its $420-million-a-year giveaways to the film and television industry. That was before we read this week that those subsidies included at least $5 million ...