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Tale Brings Back Memories Of Youth

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Thanks to Jim Walton for his excellent piece in The Post-Journal. It brought back memories of Frank (“Frankie” as he was known at our house) Bratt from my youth. I grew up on a farm in Kiantone, and all the farmers out there were a pretty close knit group, ...

Reader Pleased With Acts Of Kindness

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I hope everyone had a chance to read the article in the P-J Tuesday, Oct. 10. With all the nonsense and disrespect going on in the world now, it was a delight to see our JCC student-athletes and coaches cleaning the veteran markers in Soldier’s Circle at Lakeview ...

Four Get The Nod In North County Races For Legislature

In Our Opinion

There are four contested races for the Legislature in northern Chautauqua County. Legislators Robert Bankoski, District 2 in Dunkirk; Christine Starks, District 4 in Fredonia; Terry Niebel, District 5 in Cherry Creek, Sheridan and Villenova; and Mark Odell, District 7 of Brocton and Portland, ...

CAP An Active Partner In #MeToo Campaign

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Me too. You may have read or overheard these words quite often over the last week. It’s likely they’ve come across your Facebook or Twitter feeds, and very possibly that you’ve even posted or shared them on your own page as well. Like other social media ...

Incumbents Have Our Endorsement

In Our Opinion

The past four years have been calm ones for the Chautauqua County Legislature. The 19-member body was finally able to sell the Chautauqua County Home. Together with County Executive Vince Horrigan, the legislature was able to reach an agreement with state legislators to increase the ...

We Deserve Better

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: In a political piece placed on the Op-ed section of the Oct. 22, 2017, edition of The Post-Journal, Jim Walton claims that “People Generally Get What They Deserve In An Election.” This single statement should be shocking and upsetting to the Jamestown ...

No Endorsement For County Clerk

In Our Opinion

Four years ago, we did not endorse in the race for Chautauqua County clerk. We will go the same route again this year. From the outside, it looks as though current Clerk Larry Barmore has done a fairly solid job of running the office that was efficiently run for so many years by Sandra Sopak ...

Vote ‘No’ On Constitutional Convention

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: On November 7, 2017, on the back of the ballot, a simple question will be asked of the citizens of New York State: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend same?” The answer we give to this 12-word question will have a huge impact on ...

The American Flag Should Never Be Disrespected

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The playing of our Star Spangled Banner prior to sporting events has been a tradition as long as I can remember. Sports events gather a number of people and it always gives Americans a chance to honor our great nation during these gatherings and this is why it is ...

Significant State Aid Boosts Sewer Projects

Local Commentaries

Two projects in the Mayville area recently received a tremendous boost in their efforts to clean-up phosphorous discharges into Chautauqua Lake. New capital improvements at the sewer plant in Mayville and the simultaneous decommissioning of the inadequate sewer plant at Chautauqua Lake ...

The Reformation Continues To Reverberate

Local Commentaries

Coming just around the corner is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Occurring across the Atlantic on October 31, 1517, the nailing of the 95 Theses on the Castle Church door of Wittenberg, Germany reverberated worldwide. Years before, though, faithful forerunners to the ...

P-J Endorses Ecklund, Laurin, Dolce, Carrubba

In Our Opinion

The face of the Jamestown City Council could change drastically on Nov. 7 with six people running for the council’s three at-large positions. Democrats Greg Rabb, the incumbent council president, Vanessa L. Weinert and former legislator Robert Whitney Jr. are running against Republicans ...

Talk With Family, Doctor About Options

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Many people today weigh the goal of quantity of life (how long they can live) more than their quality of life. Well-meaning family members don’t want their relatives to die and encourage them to exhaust every treatment option available. Unfortunately, they ...

Cerne, Walker Best Choices For Races In Districts 6, 16

In Our Opinion

Two races for the Chautauqua County Legislature feature fresh faces to legislative politics. The District 6 race pits Kevin O’Connell of Silver Creek, endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families parties, against Gary Cerne of Irving, endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and ...

Donations Were Greatly Appreciated

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: We would like to take this time to thank so many people who came to the “Aid for Puerto Rico” collection and donated in so many ways. The collection, which ran from September 25th to the 28th, could not have been a success without the generosity of the Jamestown ...

Two Propositions Deserve ‘Yes’

In Our Opinion

Besides the more publicized Proposition One regarding a Constitutional Convention, there also are two others that voters need to decide on and are fairly less controversial. Proposition Two asks voters to allow the complete or partial forfeiture of a public officer’s pension if he or she is ...

Puerto Rico Deserves Sincere Assistance

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: Three weeks after the hurricane devastated the island conditions there remain dire. Just 16 percent of islanders have electricity, more than one-third still need access to clean water, and only 400 miles of the island’s 5,000 miles of road are open to traffic. ...

Vote ‘No’ For Constitutional Convention

In Our Opinion

Hidden on the back of your ballot on Election Day will be a proposition asking if New York should host a constitutional convention to rewrite the state constitution. Western New Yorkers should remember to flip their ballot and vote no. The idea behind a constitutional convention is a good ...

Trunk Or Treat Is Still A Go

Letters To The Editor

To the Readers’ Forum: Last Christmas night, God gave our church, the First Church of God, 291 Falconer St., Jamestown, a new challenge. The old church building burned down. It was bad ... we lost everything. A little neighbor girl cried when she saw that the church was no more. She asked ...