Opinion

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Deputy Adam McAdoo for his quick thinking earlier this week at the Mayville Diner. McAdoo was having lunch with co-workers when a child at a neighboring table stopped breathing after choking on food. McAdoo, who’s also an emergency medical technician, rushed to the child and ...

Local Resident Recalls Friendship With Vivian Taylor

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, edition of The Post-Journal has laid on my desk this whole last week — I knew I needed to make a reply but was really not sure how to say it. The headline reads “City Officials Remember Longtime Councilman.” The article was about ...

The Goodness Of America Depends On Our Rights

Local Commentaries

Having just gone through election season, we have all had our fill of political dishonesty and general terribleness, and we have witnessed bias and lack of basic integrity in the news media. We know that big businesses, big labor unions, and big so-called-non-profits and foundations pay big ...

There Are Benefits To Moving The CARTS Hub

In Our Opinion

There are two benefits to moving the Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System hub from Second Street, in front of the former Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Station, to the former Ray Nelson Service Station on Third Street across from Jamestown’s City Hall. The biggest benefit is CARTS will be ...

Public Planning Projects Need To Educate The Public

In Our Opinion

On their face, the Jackson Springs housing project on Jamestown’s north side and the Gateway Lofts project in the Gateway Center on Water Street are similar projects. The Jackson Spring project was being planned to be constructed along North Main and Spring streets, which would have been ...

Latest Meeting Proof Unity Is Needed With Lakewood Village Board

In Our Opinion

On Friday, we wrote that the remaining members of the Lakewood Village Board had an opportunity to build unity among board members as they agreed upon a new acting mayor and consult with the remaining three board members to fill the then-vacated open trustee position. We should have known it ...

Voters Can Send Their Message Today At The Voting Booth

In Our Opinion

The candidates have made their speeches and the advertisements nearly concluded. Election Day is here. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout Chautauqua County. Typically, voter turnout is higher for presidential elections than it is for so-called “off-year” elections. We ...

Trump Must Defend The Border Without Harming Migrants

In Our Opinion

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the small army’s arrival. Use of ...

City Should Not Increase Employee Union Salaries

In Our Opinion

There is something concerning with the recent arbitration ruling between Jamestown and the Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association — and it isn’t the 2 percent retroactive raises for 2016 and 2017 the arbitrator granted to the city’s police officers. It’s difficult to say the city ...

Don’t Sit This One Out — You Must Go Vote

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: If you believe that what makes America great is self evident in the Declaration of Independence, “...that all men are created equal...” that those born of different religious beliefs or of another race, sex, color or creed are no less human than anyone else, you ...

Families Need To Talk About Drug Abuse

Local Commentaries

I am writing in regard to an article in the Oct. 18, 2018, Post-Journal. It reports of the parents of students at Brocton elementary school questioning the state-mandated education curriculum on drug awareness. The school has partnered with CASAC, our local United way organization that ...

Danger To America Is Already Among Us

Local Commentaries

How many times have we heard in the last two years some form of, “America is divided” “we are more politically polarized than ever”? It is true. Listen to cable news pundits yell over each other on television, read the comments section below a Post-Journal article online, watch one of ...

Tax Reform: Down With ‘Stepped-Up Basis’

Local Commentaries

The term “stepped-up basis” is shorthand for a tax loophole that lines the pockets of the haves while it picks the pockets of the Treasury. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the cost over ten years could reach $644 billion. Let’s see how the well-off get handed hundreds of ...

What It Means To Be A Patriot

Local Commentaries

David Brooks, a conservative columnist in the William Buckley tradition who writes in the New York Times, recently wrote an article where he compared his loyalty to his community and State to that he has for the Nation. He concluded: “ I have to say my strongest attachment is to the nation, ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the Community Music Project for trying to make its concerts more accessible to the public with its Music For All program. This season, the organization has eliminated tickets and fees for concerts and will instead rely on free-will offerings rely on free will offerings. It is one ...

Free Stuff Isn’t Free

Local Commentaries

We have, these days, gotten used to receiving a lot of things for free, as in no charge. Nothing, however, is really free whenever real resources, including time and energy, are used. You might not be charged for an item, but someone gave up something. If you go to a restaurant and your ...

Mayor McCague Can Bring Village Unity With Board Appointment

In Our Opinion

Now that Ted McCague has been appointed as Lakewood’s acting mayor, again, one of his first orders of business will be appointing a new Lakewood Village Board member. We hope that process is transparent. The Lakewood Village Board has been fractured on major items in the past. Votes on ...

Quick Thinking May Have Saved Jammers

In Our Opinion

Thanks to some quick thinking by Mayor Sam Teresi, there is a chance the sounds of baseball will fill Russell E. Diethrick Stadium in 2020. ROC Ventures, which owned the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League team, would have been well within its rights to maximize its investment by selling ...