Opinion

Reed’s Work On Health Care To Be Commended

In Our Opinion

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, came under fire earlier this year for supporting Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Reed was doing the right thing then, and he’s doing the right thing now in trying to fix insurance coverage issues after Republican efforts to ...

Diverse Lake Management Needed

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Last Sunday morning the Post-Journal had an Oped by Becky Nystrom discrediting the work of the CLP! What Ms. Nystrom fails to acknowledge is that we all have a brain and that her, and Ms. Conroe’s prior week Oped, badgering and finger pointing continues to turn ...

Parents Would Welcome District Notification

In Our Opinion

It is good that the Chautauqua County Health Department regularly inspects school cafeterias, camp kitchens and summer feeding sites. Inspections found violations termed critical in 10 area school cafeterias while more minor violations were found at 37 sites. Twenty-five cafeterias and summer ...

CLP Continues To Be Misrepresented

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: We’ve read statements made at last week’s County Legislature meeting, heard comments on the radio, read a far-ranging “counterpoint” by two individuals in last Sunday’s Post-Journal and another recently. All focused on the Chautauqua Lake Partnership’s lake ...

Collins And Not Playing It SAFE

In Our Opinion

We applaud the chutzpah of U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Buffalo. As a former county executive, Collins understands full well how dealing with Medicaid, particularly in New York state, is a budget buster for local government. Collins came close to removing that nuisance during deliberations to ...

Why Herbicides Are Wrong For Chautuaqua Lake

Local Commentaries

I am a long-time local biologist, conservationist, community member, and college educator, and have known and loved the waters, wildlife and natural beauty of Chautauqua Lake all my life. I spoke against the public funding of herbicides at the recent July 26, 2017 Chautauqua County Legislature ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to three Sherman women who took it upon themselves to put together Sherman Day 2017. Chrissie Paul, Michelle Swabik, Vicki Rater and Cathy Crane put the event together after the retirement of the former village clerk who had organized the festival for several years. Too often, ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to three Sherman women who took it upon themselves to put together Sherman Day 2017. Chrissie Paul, Michelle Swabik, Vicki Rater and Cathy Crane put the event together after the retirement of the former village clerk who had organized the festival for several years. Too often, ...

Take A Break From Health Insurance

In Our Opinion

The realities of politics and human behavior being what they are, it is time for U.S. senators — and President Donald Trump — to take a break from attempts to reform health insurance. Emotions are running far too high to expect that holding lawmakers’ noses to the grindstone would result ...

Cuomo’s Arrival Could Be A Welcome One

In Our Opinion

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will visit Jamestown today to get a firsthand look at what the state’s $9 million investment is building at the corner of Second and Washington streets. He could make the day a complete success, however, by signing a law approved by the state Senate and Assembly before ...

The Entire Lake Could Be Improved

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: As residents of Bemus Point, we can see the lake quality is now the best it’s been in fifteen years. The water is clearer, fishing from the dock is now possible and grandkids want to come to the lake and swim! Seaweed is no longer a problem and the mold floating ...

Young Gets Projects Moving

In Our Opinion

It’s amazing how quickly problems can be solved when the right people get involved. Kudos to state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, for quickly securing a grant that will help the village of Celoron install a water line so that 10 households on Butler Avenue and Seventh Street can have clean ...

President Makes Valid Point About Upstate

In Our Opinion

It is no surprise that some New Yorkers are upset with the way President Donald Trump spoke about New York state recently. Those who are upset by the president’s remarks will be even more upset when they realize the state’s population trends prove President Trump’s message was on point. ...

Trump Followers Should Heed President’s Words

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I encourage all of the Trump supporters in Western “upper” New York to follow the recommendation of your leader and leave, please go. In Mr. Trump’s words - “I’m going to start explaining to people, when you have an area that just isn’t working like upper ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to a wonderful choice for the Joseph H. Mason Award, which will be presented Wednesday during a dinner at Webb’s Captains Table in Mayville. The award is presented every year by the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County to a union member or staff person whose volunteer service to ...