Opinion

Institute Lawsuit Again Stops Progress

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I understand in principal the concerns of the Chautauqua Institution in the lawsuit filed against the DEC and the Town of Ellery. What confuses me is that most of their concerns have already been addressed in the current SEIS, in public forum, in research conducted ...

Socialism’s Fight Against A Caricature

Local Commentaries

Socialism seems to be enjoying a revival these days, primarily in the Democratic party. That is a good thing for the Republicans. Most people now understand the immorality and deeply flawed foundation of socialism, and have seen it play in countries like Venezuela. A socialist America would be ...

Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized

Local Commentaries

This is a follow up to three articles in The Post-Journal (July 13, July 22, and Aug. 6, 2018), by our state officials regarding the legalization of marijuana. All of the articles had the same message. “Legalize marijuana because the pros out weigh the cons, and we could raise about $700 ...

Politics Hurting Chautauqua Lake

Local Commentaries

The Chautauqua Institution’s lawsuit against the Town of Ellery and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is just the latest example of exhaustive and costly environmental studies followed by lawsuits filed by those with contrary financial, parochial or ideological interests, ...

Reform New York Primary Elections

Local Commentaries

Any time — not just primary-election time — is a good time to recall why New York should reform how political parties select candidates for governor and lieutenant governor. Some states elect governors and lieutenant governors entirely separately. Sometimes those elected this way work ...

America Remembers John McCain

Local Commentaries

I was in attendance on Pearl Harbor Day, 2016, when John McCain spoke at the World War II Memorial in Washington. There has probably been no family as associated with the Pacific as the McCain’s. John McCain’s grandfather, John S. McCain Sr., was a 4-star Admiral leading Carrier Attack ...

How Sports Coaches Have Fallen Short

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: It’s that time of year again. The sporting world is getting into full swing. Schools are gearing up, marketing campaigns are vying for your attention on the next big game, and I’m counting the days until my youngest child can walk away from her high school sports ...

City Must Resolve Water Break Issues

In Our Opinion

With one quarter of 2018 still to go, Jamestown has seen more water main breaks than it did for all of 2017. To make matters worse, the breaks have been more severe this year compared to 2017. There was quite a bit of outcry when Mayor Sam Teresi unveiled a plan for the Jamestown Local ...

Liberals Love America, Despite All Its Ugliness

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I just read a letter to the readers Forum that called Gov. Cuomo “filthy.” I thought that was extreme, even for the author. Cuomo’s message is “filth”? What I heard the governor say was that we can improve as a country. That we have had some egregious ...

Candidates For Governor Should Have More Debates

In Our Opinion

New Yorkers are ill-served by the political games that are inevitably played with gubernatorial debates. Last week’s debate between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging Cuomo for the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor, is just the latest example. The camps ...

Institution’s Lawsuit Aims To Protect Chautauqua Lake

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: This letter aims to clarify the purpose of Chautauqua Institution’s Petition filed in Erie County Supreme Court regarding the inadequacy of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) prepared by the Town of Ellery and acted upon by the New York State ...

Happiness Is Not A Goal

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I look around me and see so many unhappy people these days. Time for a little contemplation here. Many seem to think happiness is a goal and the purpose of life. Happiness is not a goal. It’s something that ensues as a result of pursuing a greater purpose than ...

Last Letter Of McCain Reminds Us Of Who We Are

In Our Opinion

During 60 years in public service, first in the Navy and more recently as a United States senator, John McCain made many sacrifices and did enormous good for us, his fellow Americans. Before passing on to his reward, he rendered one more very great service. He reminded us who we ...

Students Return, And So Should Careful Driving

In Our Opinion

Classes for the fall semester at area schools are scheduled to begin this week. That means hundreds of school buses will be carrying our children and grandchildren to and from their campuses. It also means motorists will have to adjust driving habits. The summer months of not exercising an ...

Reader Disagrees With View On Gov. Cuomo

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Wow, our friend from Busti has really done himself proud with his lastest hate-filled diatribe (“Cuomo Says Filth All Leftists Believe”). I remember when it was just us selfish baby boomers that he blamed for all the country’s woes. Now he has lumped everyone ...

Prosecutor Panel Must Be Non-Partisan

In Our Opinion

No one can argue that innocent people have served time in jail because they were wrongly convicted or, worse, wrongly accused and then wrongly prosecuted. What can be argued is the best way to fix the problem. The state Legislature approved legislation before the end of the legislative ...

Lake Issues Should Be Resolved Locally

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The decision of Chautauqua Institution to bring a lawsuit against the Department of Environmental Conservation prohibiting the use of herbicides anywhere in Chautauqua Lake is outrageous! This issue should be resolved at the local level; there are plenty of ...

Taking Stock Of State Dem Primary

Local Commentaries

Though the general election actually decides who will represent us, Democrats have never been shy about having a free-for-all in the primary elections. It is part of the “fun” of being a Democrat. In the federal Democratic Primary Election for Congress held in June here in the Southern ...

Candidate Learns Lessons From Public Forum

Local Commentaries

On a hot Tuesday evening on the grounds of Love Elementary School, residents and elected officials gathered for a town hall. I arrived early, thinking I would sit quietly and listen. I discovered the format was casual conversation among community members and those who represent them. I was free ...

Reasons Why John McCain Was One Man’s Hero

Local Commentaries

I grew up in a place where everyone went to war. Our models were fighter pilots. Our fathers and their friends all fought in World War II and Korea, fighting for our country, keeping everyone safe and risking their lives to do it. Some were shot down, and everyone shot down was ...