Opinion

DEC Is Clearing Up Herbicide Picture

In Our Opinion

There has been a lot of fear-mongering and rumors about herbicide treatments on Chautauqua Lake over the past several years. A few of those rumors are being dispelled as towns and villages move through the second year of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s permitting ...

Talk To You Doctor About Vaccinations

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Exercising, eating healthy, getting proper sleep and having a positive attitude are all good habits to have but do not prevent getting measles, mumps, polio, chicken pox, whooping cough and a host of other contagious diseases. A recent letter to the editor of this ...

Compromise Is Necessary On Farm Labor Legislation

In Our Opinion

Over the last five years, Chautauqua County has seen the number of farms decrease from 1,515 to 1,228. That’s right, 19 percent of the farms in an area proud of its agriculture have disappeared. It could be worse. According to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, the total ...

The Case For Shots

Local Commentaries

The development of vaccines is considered one of the greatest advances of medicine due to the enormous benefits to populations throughout the world. For example, smallpox is estimated to have killed up to 300 million people in the 20th century . It was not until 1980 that the World ...

It’s A Republic, If We Can Keep It

Local Commentaries

It’s a republic, if we can keep it. Neither the impeachment of President Donald Trump nor his defeat by a Democrat in the 2020 election is likely to cure what ails American politics. That’s because what ails American politics is a fundamental misunderstanding of democracy. To be ...

Our Sense Of Humor Is One Reason To Love Upstate NY

Local Commentaries

Last Sunday The Simpsons aired an episode titled “D’oh Canada” which featured Homer singing a parody of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” that poked fun at Upstate New York. As Homer sang the lyrical wisecracks, he stopped in realistic cartoon depictions of Utica, Buffalo, ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the preliminary steps taken to return baseball to Russell E. Diethrick Park next summer. Earlier this week, it was announced that all of the necessary steps have been taken to transition the Jamestown Jammers from the ROC Ventures ownership group from Milwaukee to a local ownership ...

Reader Comments On Community Battle

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing this as a follow up to the article published in the Post-Journal on 4/25 pertaining to the on going legacy of former Mayor of Jamestown Donald Ahlstrom. I would also like to acknowledge that Don is responsible for much of the credit for defeating the ...

Being Guilty Of Intellectual Dishonesty

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Christians are the most persecuted and targeted group in the world. When the massacre in Sri Lanka was being reported, politicians on the left, like Hillary and Obama, merely referenced the massacred as “Easter worshippers.” They couldn’t even bring themselves ...

City Council Has No Good Reason To Consider Pay Increases

In Our Opinion

There is no good reason why the Jamestown City Council should seriously consider increasing the salary for the mayor and the City Council right now. Three mayoral candidates have stepped forward despite the supposedly subpar wage the city pays its mayor. There are many contested races for ...

Planning For Future Lake Cleanups Should Be Happening Now

In Our Opinion

It is about time that Burtis Bay is cleaned up. Nearly 3,000 feet of shoreline in the Ellicott bay will finally have rotting weeds removed after several stops and starts to the process over the last six months. A cleanup was to have begun in November, but the onset of winter weather made the ...

Reader Pays Tribute To Lyndon LaRouche

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been a reader of many political leaders over the last 40-plus years and I wanted to show respect to Lyndon LaRouche, who recently passed away. “LaRouche’s four laws for economic recovery. 1. Re-enactment of the Glass Steagall Act separating ...

Assange Should Be Brought To Trial In Sweden And In US

In Our Opinion

Much of what governments keep secret from their people should be revealed. It is in the nature of public officials to keep knowledge that may threaten them quiet. But there is a difference between that and information that jeopardizes the security of an entire people. There are good reasons, ...

Lake Issues Can Be Solved As A Group

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Hats off to County Executive George Borrello for his newly formed committee to help manage the welfare of Chautauqua Lake. The concept is very simple. Each town that borders Chautauqua Lake along with lake agencies, will be equally represented and work together ...

Ellery Opts Out – At What Cost?

Local Commentaries

Recently, 15 organizations signed a Memorandum of Agreement on how to proceed with managing the weeds in Chautauqua Lake. There was one exception: the Town of Ellery said “No.” The newspaper account of the reason for doing this is that the town attorney had recommended against ...