Opinion

Clean Energy Standard Is Costing BPU Ratepayers

In Our Opinion

As the race for governor heats up, keep in the back of your mind the Clean Energy Standard and what it means for power producers like the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities. The Clean Energy Standard is the centerpiece of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statewide energy strategy and mandates the state ...

STEL Project Could Benefit Released Inmates

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County is having a problem finding places for inmates released from the Chautauqua County Jail to live upon their release. Christine Schuyler, county social services and public health director, told members of the Chautauqua County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, that ...

Don’t Let Cuomo Silence Your Voice

In Our Opinion

Sound the horns and unfurl the parchment, King Andrew Cuomo has issued his latest decree. Pardon our hyperbole, but Gov. Cuomo’s action last week in granting voting rights to 35,000 parolees was certainly more in line with a 17th century king than a 21st century governor. One can have a ...

The 2018 Election

In Our Opinion

Times — and party affiliations — are a changing in Chautauqua County. Recent numbers released by the Board of Elections shows what was once a deadlock at 26,057 still remains a tight battle when it comes to political affiliation for the dominant parties. Currently, the Republicans have ...

City Needs To Look Into New Source Of Revenue

In Our Opinion

To The Reader’s Forum: This editorial is in response to the recent article in The Post-Journal pertaining to low-income housing going into the Gateway Center. Evidently the loft apartments will be for single-parent families with support services. C’mon ... how many housing projects does ...

What’s The Plan To Bring Jobs Back To The Area?

In Our Opinion

For dozens of area families, this week has been a bummer with news that the Bon Ton store in the Chautauqua Mall and Heidenhahn Inc. in Ellicott will close their respective doors. It’s horrible that decisions created by market forces outside local control and made by people in board rooms ...

Legislators Clarify District Attorney’s Office Funding

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson has made statements in the press regarding the Chautauqua County Legislature actions in finalizing the 2018 Budget that we feel need to be clarified. Mr. Swanson is reported to have said that during the last budget ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for charging ahead in the fight against harmful algal blooms in Chautauqua Lake. Gillibrand is asking members of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee to authorize a Chautauqua Lake Feasibility Study as part of the Water Resources ...

Democrats Have Only Obstructed Trump

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: While President Trump works hard to making America great again, Democrats have done nothing but reject, obstruct and resist. President Trump has delivered tax cuts, cut regulation, added jobs, brought companies back to America, is starting the wall, nominated ...

Catholic Charities Deserve Our Support

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County has a history of coming through for charitable organizations, so we have no doubt area residents will do so for Catholic Charities 2018 Appeal. A letter to The Post-Journal received recently from Sister Mary McCarrack, Catholic Charities Buffalo Diocese director, paints a ...

The Swamp Is Not Only In Washington

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: America ... Wake Up! The average citizen of this great country should start fighting against the future of the “swamp” and the “deep state.” I believe that people wait too long to rebel when some things go wrong. I was a registered Democrat from the ...

Questionable To Add Another Airline

In Our Opinion

County officials want badly to see a new airline servicing the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. Before anything is signed to spend any more taxpayer money, we hope county officials show the public how the newest airline to serve Chautauqua County will fare any better than the host of ...

City Needs A Deer Population Plan

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Any day now I expect Jamestown to be named “Deer City USA.” The number of deer living within the city limits presently is staggering. Recently, I looked across the road from my home, which is in a residential area, and counted as 18 deer walked between the ...

Cynthia Nixon: Unqualified, Outmatched

In Our Opinion

Much is being made of Cynthia Nixon, the former “Sex in the City” actress who is challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary in September. Her campaign machine has ramped up big-time while his hasn’t, despite his $30 million campaign war chest. Her entry has already ...

Resident Wants To Cure Traffic Woes

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As I headed south on Route 60 this morning, I was appalled to see the northbound traffic on the Washington St bridge was backed up all the way to the Forest Avenue intersection. It seems to me that, regardless of construction on the cross streets, it would be easy ...

A Milestone That Nearly Didn’t Happen

In Our Opinion

Westfield Memorial Hospital’s “can-do” attitude was on display again last week when it officially opened its renovated emergency department. Dressed in red, hospital administrators, employees and board members celebrated a major investment in not only the health care of the residents in ...

Spending Plan: Look At It Again

In Our Opinion

For a time, President Donald Trump said, he thought about vetoing the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress laid on his desk a few weeks ago. Too much money was being spent unnecessarily and some priorities had been ignored, he explained. In the end, Trump signed the bill. Now, he reportedly ...

Libraries Benefit Our Whole Community

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: When I retired and decided to move to a new community, I made a checklist of my needs. Living near a really good public library was among the most important, and one of the reasons why I chose Lakewood. Lakewood and Hazeltine Libraries contain an immense wealth of ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to all parties involved for agreeing to make this week’s arbitration hearing between the city of Jamestown and the Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association open to the public. Such hearings have typically been closed to the public, which is a shame because the decisions made ...

Reader Likes Trump For Keeping Hillary Out

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: This country has never been as divided as it has been since the election of Donald Trump. So we are constantly told. That’s true except the division was already here and had been since the election of Barack Obama. But when the other side was victorious, the people ...