Opinion

Congress Needs To Crack Down On ‘Spoofing’ Calls

In Our Opinion

Many of us have heard the phone ring, glanced down at the caller ID and seen the name and number of someone we know, answered the phone — and found ourselves talking to someone with a sales pitch or worse, a scam. It is called “spoofing,” and it enables the unscrupulous to get to us ...

CLP Responds To CLA Comments

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As our practice in most cases, the Chautauqua Lake Partnership will not respond to specific allegations or comments made by the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) President and Executive Director in a March 5, 2019, Jamestown Post-Journal article. However, we’ll make ...

It’s Time To Fix The Military’s Sexual Assault Problem

In Our Opinion

Arizonan Martha McSally spent 26 years in the military, becoming the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat. She went on to a successful career in politics, leading her to the U.S. Senate. Clearly, she is a strong woman. Yet she was shaken deeply on Wednesday, as she participated in a ...

Restrictions Don’t Always Lead To Results

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Society had an opioid problem. Earnest people said wise things and called for restrictions. Government instituted restrictions. The restrictions created huge amounts of inconvenience and pain for millions of law abiding patients but there are more, not fewer, illegal ...

Who, Exactly, Isn’t Playing Nicely Over Chautauqua Lake Policy

In Our Opinion

County Executive George Borrello is going to have a tough time forging any sort of consensus on a Chautauqua Lake plan if Monday is any indication. Borrello has been working on a memorandum of understanding for a coordinated plan of attack to the weed and algal bloom issues on the lake, with ...

Region Is Going To Miss Catharine Young

Local Commentaries

Things will change with the retirement of Cathy Young. It is not often that our region has an elected official who achieved the level of political leadership that she did in Albany. Among Republicans, you may have to go back to when Joe McGinnies of Ripley was Speaker of the Assembly ...

Need For FISA Is Clear

Local Commentaries

I am deeply disappointed in the 3/2/19 Lakewood Lens column titled “A FISA Primer”. Primarily, “primer” is defined as a basic introduction to something. The column falsely states the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is a means for the US government to “spy” on its ...

Where Does Your Food Come From?

Local Commentaries

If you’re like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store. And frankly, that disturbs me. The grocery store isn’t where food comes from – it is just from where it is distributed. In reality, far too many people are unaware of the role of American agriculture in their daily ...

Lack Of Airport Impacts Traveler During Visits

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: For years I have tried to fly home. I tried all the airlines. I missed connecting flights, because the flights didn’t leave on time. I watched the rental cars go away. I watched the coffee shop disappear. Is the webmaster gone too? Even today the web site ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the Frewsburg Soccer Club for bringing new life to the Allen Park Ice Rink, a long-underused community resource, to the Northwest Ice Arena and new executive director Keith Martin and to the city of Jamestown for helping find a way to make the deal happen. The club recently signed ...

It’s Time To Embrace Gottfried’s Health Act

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The editorial “NY Lawmaker Should Abandon Crusade for Single Payer Health Care (Post Journal, February 22, 2019)” asserts that NYS should “listen to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Empire Center for New York Policy” and abandon the New York Health Act (NYHA). ...

GOP Should Help Bring Amazon Jobs Back To New York

In Our Opinion

Republicans statewide made great political hay after Amazon chose to end its dalliance with placing a headquarters in Long Island city. With news surfacing that Gov Andrew Cuomo is trying to resurrect the deal, Republicans should engage themselves in the effort. Not only could Republicans ...

Socialism: Just Another Political Scare Word

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: OK, the scare word for the 2020 election season is officially “socialism.” Everyone, repeat it again — socialism. Now that we’ve said “that” word, does anyone want to define it? No? OK, then, let’s go to the Oxford dictionary: “a political and ...

How Team Handles Medicaid Review Will Be Test For Dems

In Our Opinion

Staring at a $2.4 billion shortfall in state revenues, it is little surprise Gov. Andrew Cuomo is casting an eye toward Medicaid in his search for savings. The governor wants the state Department of Health to reconvene the Medicaid Redesign Team to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the ...

Restoring Air Service

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: It is very important that Chautauqua County take steps to reconnect with the rest of the world. The very astute and succinct summary of the recent air travel prospects provided by the Cohens in their letter in the Post Journal on 2/24/19 could serve as a guide map ...

Chautauqua County Doesn’t Need An Airport Upgrade

In Our Opinion

The federal government is unwilling to put any more money into the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. Why is New York state? Federal officials recently declined to approve resumption of the county’s Essential Air Service subsidy because of concerns the airport isn’t viable ...

The Republican Party Needs To Work Together

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: If ever you wanted a prime example of why Donald Trump won the presidency, look no further than Jamestown. Mr. Liuzzo announced he would run for mayor several weeks ago. Instead of supporting him. The Republican Party makes a choice of their own — sound ...

Governor Needs To Call For A Special Election To Fill Seat

In Our Opinion

There will be a time to better reflect on the enormous impact state Sen. Catharine Young has had on the 57th Senate District. Today, however, we turn our attention to the future. Young’s last day in the Senate will be March 10. Once she leaves, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany ...

NYISO Defends ‘Social Cost Of Carbon’ Plan

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: In response to the paper’s editorial on the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) role with regard to pricing the “social cost of carbon” into the wholesale electric markets, we feel it is incumbent upon us, as the independent operator of the state’s ...