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In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the Robert H. Jackson Center. Part of the center’s mission is to make the work of Justice Jackson as relevant today as it was in the 1940s and 1950s. The center’s recent event featuring Lloyd Abrams, a lawyer who specializes in First Amendment law, certainly fit that ...

Reader Applauds Efforts To Combat Climate Change

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As we witness the terrible destruction caused by recent hurricanes, we’re reminded yet again of the pain and loss of life that extreme weather, made worse by climate change, is causing. Fortunately, scientists are figuring out new ways to use technology to reduce ...

Library Board Thankful For Fundraiser Support

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The Board of Trustees of the Lakewood Memorial Library would like to extend its deepest gratitude to all who supported our first-ever fall fundraiser, “Food for Thought”, on September 22. The event was truly a celebration of community, and the outpouring of ...

Affordable, Available Childcare Would Improve Workforce

In Our Opinion

It is a regular occurrence to hear people complain about the lack of good workers available in Chautauqua County. Addiction issues are often blamed, but we wonder how many people want to work but can’t afford to because they have children. On average, child care costs between $140 and ...

Trump Continues To Avoid Truth

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Sadly for several years, we’ve not heard an abundance of truthful statements from the Trump group. This strategy started with the Obama birther lies, and continues to the present with “the Russian Facebook ads are a hoax,” “we’ve not authorized any Price ...

Time Is Now To Discuss Merger

In Our Opinion

Almost a year ago in this space, we asked Clymer and Panama residents to be patient and not make any rash decisions about a proposed merger of the two districts until more information was available. All that was available at the time was hearsay and conjecture, not hard information, about ...

This Is Why We Stand, NFL

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: When will the hijacking reach a stopping point? Symbolizing the promise of God never to judge the earth again with a global flood, the rainbow has been hijacked by a consuming political agenda set on devouring any vestige of the rainbow’s original significance. What ...

Success Is Easy To Overlook

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce President and Executive Director Todd Tranum made it clear that our area needs an attitude adjustment. Instead of negatively reacting to potential economic development, whether it be Athenex or the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, residents need to ...

Fire Can Happen To Anybody

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Many people think fire is something that happens to otherpeople. Unfortunately, this common misconception continues to put Americans at risk to fire each year, particularly at home, where people think they’re safest from fire but are actually at the greatest risk. ...

‘Republican Gun Toters’ Saved Lives

In Our Opinion

A CBS television network attorney, Hayley Getfman-Gold, had this to say, via social media, about the massacre at a country-western music concert in Las Vegas: “I’m actually not even sympathetic (because) country music fans often are Republican gun toters.” CBS promptly and properly ...

Hoopla Over Anthem Is Overblown

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I don’t get what the big deal is about the NFL, its players and the national anthem. Frankly, in the first place I don’t even get why the national anthem being sung at domestic sporting and other events. Why isn’t the anthem reserved for international events ...

Much More To Do On The Drug Abuse Front In Chautauqua County

In Our Opinion

Discussions over the Chautauqua County Health and Human Services Department’s 2018 budget quickly turned to drug abuse, and with good reason. Christine Schuyler, county Health and Human Services director, told legislators roughly 75 percent of the county’s 360 Child Protective Services ...

Trump Tax Proposal Does Not Help The Middle Class

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The Trump tax proposal is a gift to the wealthy and will greatly benefit Mr. Trump and his cronies contrary to the repeated claims of a tax cut for the middle class with no benefit for the rich. In selling their tax plan, Republicans have been leaning hard on what ...

American Flag Represents Justice And Sacrifice

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers’ Forum: Jamestown Schools’ Superintendent Bret Apthorpe was quoted in Saturday’s Post-Journal that the recent instance of a Jamestown High School athlete kneeling during the national anthem presented an opportunity for a “learning moment among our students” and ...

The Blame Game

Local Commentaries

Regarding Mr. Delmer’s article “Trump’s Response To Storm Is Not Presidential” — he states he has zero respect for President Trump. That’s OK, I have enough respect for both of us. You would not support a Republican president under any circumstances. Trump’s budget calls for ...

Drug Addiction And The County Budget

Local Commentaries

Recently, the County Executive announced that there would be a slight property tax increase in his proposed budget. It wasn’t a lot, 10 cents per thousand of assessed value, but we have become accustomed to county tax reductions over the past few years and so it caught my eye. When I read ...

Standing Together As A Team

Local Commentaries

My first memory of Colin Kaepernick in protest was him sitting on a bench while others stood during the National Anthem. A game or so later he knelt during the National Anthem. When asked why he refused to stand he said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to a new life for Ye Hare ‘n Hounds Inn in Bemus Point, 64 Lakeside Drive. The restaurant has been closed since a fire in May, but could reopen in the spring under new ownership. Jamestown natives Chris Olsen and Robert Cusimano confirmed earlier this week to The Post-Journal they ...

Library May Not Survive Lack Of City Funding

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: In 2017, the government of the City of Jamestown reduced its funding for the James Prendergast Central Library from $350,000 to $100,000 for that year, a reduction by well over two thirds. In addition, a reliable source officially representing said library, ...