Opinion

Legion Auxiliary To Partake In National Poppy Day

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As the member of a family with many beloved veterans, I hold a special place in my heart for the parents, siblings, spouses and friends of those who served. I can’t help but think of all the men and women who have gone to fight for this great nation and didn’t ...

Donating To St. Susan During Annual Drive Makes Plenty Of Cents

In Our Opinion

The St. Susan Center and Jamestown Board of Public Utilities have a good use for your loose change and your pop bottles. The BPU and its partners — including The Post-Journal — recently kicked off the 19th annual Cents for St. Susan campaign. There are literally dozens of ways to donate. ...

Farmers Need Ability To Modernize Their Facilities

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The farm economy is currently struggling. Prices remain low across the board from dairy and grapes to beef and grains. It can be challenging in a time like this for farmers to afford to reinvest into their family businesses. One of the only things that can help make ...

Lakewood Library Has Few Reserves On Which To Rely

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Thank you for affirming that “Libraries are critical resources, particularly for small communities” (Opinion, May 13, 2018). Libraries are education, democracy, and the only hope for many in need, especially in resource-poor areas. They are THE model of ...

Schneiderman’s Funds Should Be Disbursed

In Our Opinion

State Sen. Catharine Young and six fellow members of the Senate Republican Women’s Caucus raise an interesting point — what should happen to the campaign bank accounts of disgraced politicians? It is one thing for politicians to return donations from people like Harvey Weinstein, as Gov. ...

First Lady’s Message Overshadowed By Scandal

In Our Opinion

First lady Melania Trump has an excellent idea with her “Be Best” campaign to help children. Too bad so many in the media, after listening to her unveil it Monday, focused most of their reporting on her relationship with her husband, President Donald Trump. It is true. Approximately ...

Think Big, Jamestown

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: An opportunity missed? The Jamestown Community is investing heavily in the “National Comedy Center” in hopes this venue will draw tourists and notoriety to the Center and Jamestown as a whole. But, looking online (wikipedia) for ‘Hall’s of Fame’ I do not ...

Are Small Libraries Something We Want, Or Something We Need?

In Our Opinion

Are small libraries something we want or something we need? The answer to that question likely shows a lot about how someone feels about a proposal to add a property tax levy to residents of the Southwestern Central School District to support the Lakewood Memorial Library and the Hazeltine ...

Who Causes The Bigger Problem – Deer Or People?

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I read that the City Council is going to discuss the “deer problem” in Jamestown. I have to say, living near Allen Park, one thing I’ve greatly enjoyed is the sight of timid deer walking across our lawns going from wood lot to wood lot. These little glimpses of ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Hannah Finson, the top-ranked senior at Southwestern High School, who recently advanced to finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Finson is one of 15,000 finalists nationwide vying for 7,500 scholarships worth more than $32 million. About half of the finalists ...

Trump Is The Developer

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Consider yourself as being a world-renowned developer of new kinds of fruit trees and you are working feverishly on a tree of many fruits, apples, pears, oranges, peaches and another fruit your critics say can’t be done, strawberries. The tree has a lot of promising ...

Patron Pays For Friendly’s Bill

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: My friend and I were in Friendly’s Restaurant April 24 for lunch, celebrating a birthday. When we were ready to leave, the waiters informed us a gentleman who had just left had paid our bill. What a nice surprise. We have no idea who it was but do want to ...

In Support Of The JPS 2018-19 Budget

In Our Opinion

The Jamestown Public Schools budget for 2018-19 doesn’t increase taxes or eliminate any programs. Those are two big reasons to support the budget. Dr. Bret Apthorpe’s first budget as superintendent is noteworthy for another reason, however, that could bring a measure of long-term health ...

Public Servants Deserve Appreciation

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: In our community, and throughout the nation, local, state and federal government employees serve and protect us. Public servants deserve our appreciation daily, but Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), May 6-12, is a time set aside to honor our men and women in ...

Criminal Justice Bills Worthy, Not Likely

In Our Opinion

There is some merit to pieces of legislation approved recently in both the state Senate and the state Assembly. Unfortunately, because the state budget is finished and campaign mode has begun, one-house bills are all the public is likely to see this year. The Assembly approved legislation ...

A Fairy-Tale Ending For The Lakewood Library

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Once upon a time, the village of Lakewood had a memorial library. The patrons of the library were very happy with all of the services they provided. For many reasons, the village trustees and the town board needed to cut library funds on a yearly basis. The library ...

Military Should Feel Safe At Home

In Our Opinion

Many victims of sexual assault or harassment do not come forward because they are afraid of retaliation. One might suppose that if any employer could protect them, it would be the U.S. military. But the number of armed service members reporting they were retaliated against for filing sexual ...

State Legislature Could Use More Like Felder

In Our Opinion

We wonder if it has ever occurred to Gov. Andrew Cuomo that not everyone in New York state agrees with him? His arm-twisting of Sen. Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat who has chosen to caucus with Senate Republicans, makes us wonder. The governor thought he would have a clear path to ...

Discover The Treasure Inside Your Local Library

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: What a treasure we have in our local libraries! They provide not only free access to current and past books but also many other items. These include free DVDs, downloadable books and audio books, free wireless and high speed Internet, clubs and activities. If a book ...