Opinion

Is Gateway Lofts Project Worth $34M Price Tag?

In Our Opinion

The four-floor Gateway Lofts project makes a lot of sense except for one little detail — the $34 million price tag. Southern Tier Environments for Living, the YWCA of Jamestown and Community Helping Hands have put a lot of thought into the project. Two of the four floors of the ...

Cuomo Says Filth All Leftists Believe

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Andrew Cuomo is the cartoon caricature liberal. He blurts out the things I’ve accused liberals of thinking for years. When I was young, there was a bumper sticker: “America, Love It or Leave It.” The liberals hated it. Many years later after liberals had ...

NAFTA Violates America’s Sovereignty

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum; The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides a historic opportunity to remedy a serious affront to the U.S. Constitution that should concern people from across the political spectrum. Embedded in NAFTA is a shocking attack on U.S. ...

Fine Levied Against Panama School Should Be Forgiven

In Our Opinion

Once again, state Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, and state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, have secured money in the state budget to offset Panama Central School’s $4.9 million fine from the state Education Department. The penalty was a result of mismanaged paperwork regarding ...

‘The Post-Journal’ Joins Press To Fight Trump

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I was encouraged by The Post-Journal’s decision to join thousands of other newspapers across the country defending themselves against the President’s labeling of the press as the “enemy of the people.” However, I do wonder where they have been for the last ...

Gov. Cuomo Should Focus On Making New York Great Again

In Our Opinion

Most have heard by now of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political faux pas last week. On Thursday, Cuomo suggested, during an attack on President Donald Trump’s oft-repeated refrain to make America great again, that “We’re not going to make America great again — it was never that great. We ...

Airport Security Needs To Be Re-Examined In Wake Of Crash

In Our Opinion

Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, federal officials have devoted an enormous amount of effort and resources to making airline travel safe. In general, they seem to have done a good job. But recently, a mentally disturbed ground crew member stole a 76-seat plane from the airport in ...

Benefits Of Regents Testing Still Unclear

In Our Opinion

We would have thought the state Board of Regents would have learned by now not to push parents too hard over the right to opt their child out of state tests. Obviously, they have not. In June, the Board of Regents approved its draft Every Schools Succeed Act regulations by a 14-3 vote. ...

Why Are Only Right-Wing Pastors ‘Too Political’?

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Fishing out a double-standard, Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan, posted saying, “A pastor accuses me of being ‘too political’ while he’s promoting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser and DACA on Facebook. What am I missing?” In response, I ...

Medicaid Should Be A Right For All

Local Commentaries

An open letter to Assemblyman Goodell, Senator Young, Rep. Reed, Senator Gillibrand, Senator Schumer, and all members of Congress: We celebrate the Fourth of July, thus agreeing to the Declaration of Independence’s statement that we have inalienable rights. That means that our rights cannot ...

Speak Up Against Marijuana Legalization

Local Commentaries

The Post Journal, July 13, 2018, paraphrase — Proposals to legalize marijuana in New York took a big step forward. A state 74-page report concluded the benefits outweigh the risks. Marijuana use would not significantly raise rates of use. The state could raise $700 million in tax revenue. The ...

The Differences Between Public And Private

Local Commentaries

We have all heard the slogan that “government should be run like a business!” It sounds good but it may be not be that simple. Most small businesses and even many large ones (like President Trump’s real estate empire) are privately held. That means that the business is controlled by a ...

How Chautauqua Institution Learned Of World War II’s End

Local Commentaries

I’d like to tell you how the news of the end of World War II came to Chautauqua. It happened in August 1945 — 73 years ago this month. Two teenage boys brought the news. I was one of them. The other was my friend, the late Jim Fox. After we grew up, we both became reporters. That day ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Marcos Figueroa, organizer of the fourth annual Lip Sync Battle fundraiser, which begins at 7 p.m. today at the Celoron American Legion, located at the corner of Fairmount and Jackson avenues in West Ellicott. Money raised through the Lip Sync Battle will be donated to the Mark ...

All Debt Is Not Created Equal

Local Commentaries

“Rather go to bed without dinner than rise in debt.” Benjamin Franklin was a prolific purveyor of wisdom, often on the subject of money, and he, along with many other wise men and women, often viewed debt as an evil to be avoided. It certainly can be, and those who fall into the debt trap ...

Local Newspapers Are Not Fake News

In Our Opinion

We’ve been complacent. We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is. But the reckless attacks have continued, instigated and encouraged by our ...

Critics Of Green Energy Should Consider Hydro

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: A few days ago my friend Rolland Kidder wrote an article about so called fracking for natural gas wells. I’m sure he was sincere in assessing the merits of the process as opposed to cleaner sources of energy, noting that the wind doesn’t always blow, or the sun ...

There’s Nothing ‘Fake’ About Collins’ Charges

In Our Opinion

Embattled U.S. Rep. Chris Collins could run but he could not hide. Last summer, The Buffalo News was all over the Collins connection to Innate Immunotherapeutics, a company with almost no name recognition until the last week. As the News covered what led to the arrest last week in New York of ...