Opinion

Two Women Honored At Feast Of St. Joseph

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:On the feast of St. Joseph, March 19, two very ambitious women from Holy Apostles Parish presented a beautiful, authentic, traditional St. Joseph's Table at St. John's Church Hall. The Sicilian celebration began with a noon mass, followed by a procession to the table, with ...

Trump Can’t Keep His Foot In His Mouth

In Our Opinion

There he goes again: Once again, Donald Trump has made an emphatic statement of what his policy would be if he is elected president and once again he has been forced to retract it.How long will Trump get away with shoving his foot in his mouth before he starts losing Republican Party primary ...

Purse Returned, Along With Faith In Human Nature

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:To the very kind person who found my purse which I had mistakenly left in my shopping cart at Wal-Mart on Easter Sunday, I cannot thank you enough.You have certainly restored my faith in human nature. I feel in my heart that the person who found it was the gentleman who ...

Cyber Terrorism Is A Real Threat

In Our Opinion

Cyber terrorism - for profit, not twisted ideology - has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working.Last week Monday, hackers crippled computer networks at several hospitals in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. The facilities ...

Tobacco Law Is A Complex Issue

In Our Opinion

There is no right answer with Chautauqua County's local law to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21.We can think of no logical health reason not to support the law. Kenneth Dahlgren of Tobacco-Free of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties and Christine Schuyler, county public health ...

How Will New Smoking Law Be Enforced?

Letters To The Editor

To the Readers' Forum:I'd like to know how your city is going to enforce the new smoking law if enacted.Businesses here and elsewhere do such a wonderful job of not enforcing it when people come within 10-15 feet of their "entrances." This could also include taxis and buses as well. Your city ...

Private Business Should Lead The Way In Space Exploration

Local Commentaries

If you want humanity to develop a space-faring civilization, you need to understand that space should be a free-market frontier and entrepreneurs should lead the way.Start by reorienting your thinking. Space is a place, not a government program. It's a place, a frontier in which humans can work ...

The Democratization Of Space

Local Commentaries

Zipping among the stars is no longer something that can only be achieved by global superpowers and multinational firms with deep pockets and legions of rocket scientists. Instead, we are witnessing a movement, one of democratization, that has made outer space accessible to not only the global ...

Exposing The Lies And Treachery Of Common Core

Local Commentaries

Edward Vos (The Post-Journal, March 17, 2016) phrased it well: "The truth about lies is that they cause us to distrust people. We lose faith when we discover a lie. We lose confidence in people we want to trust." Tragically, we have lost all confidence in people we need to trust.Who they are, ...

Keeping The BPU Strong

Local Commentaries

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has a long and successful history of serving the region. The BPU, now in its 124th year of operation, continues to provide competitive electrical rates and the provision of other key services needed for businesses to retain and grow jobs. Key to the ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the Zonta Club of Jamestown for helping Chautauqua County's Nurse Family Partnership and Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative encourage families to read to their children. Unfortunately, the Nurse Family Partnership and Maternal and Infant Community Health ...

Raising Tobacco Age Is About Health Vs. Profit

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:When a county legislator votes on an issue, the legislator needs reasons to support the choice she is making. There are reasons such as: good for the taxpayer, efficiency, reduces taxes, or protects the lake. For example, the reason for voting to reduce the county property ...

Send Skelos To Prison

In Our Opinion

Dean and Adam Skelos want mercy, but they mustn't receive it.The former Senate majority leader and his son, convicted of extortion, hope to avoid prison time. Defense lawyers want the Skeloses sentenced to probation and community service.No offense Dean, but your time as a public servant in New ...

Gun Free Zone Or Soft Target?

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:Let's tackle the whole issue of "gun control" on another day. And if there's any time left over we'll discuss when life begins and is there any outside this solar system? Why don't we go after some low hanging fruit and keep the conversation specifically to "gun free ...

Finding Solutions Is Best Use Of Time, Clarified

In Our Opinion

Our opinion that appeared in The Post-Journal, "Finding Solutions Is Best Use Of Time" on Wednesday, March 30, was somewhat off the mark in regards to a presentation by BPU General Manager David Leathers. Even though Leathers is a member of the task force and was also assigned to the health ...

ELA Exam Reforms Is Just The Start

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:This month, students across the State will take the New York State Grade 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests. This year's tests will look different than those from recent years.The 2016 tests have fewer questions. They also have no time pressure so students who ...

Finding Solutions Is Best Use Of Time

In Our Opinion

Three Post-Journal stories over the past two weeks are a perfect microcosm of why Jamestown finds itself in dire straits.The first of those stories detailed City Comptroller Joe Bellitto's unaudited 2015 year-end financial report. Bellitto told City Council members health care cost overruns ...

Donald Trump Makes Election A Laughing Matter

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:What a joke this election in this country has become.The United States of America is a leading nation in this world, I hope. Mr. Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the Presidency, is running on the theme: Let us make this country great again. What a joke! He is ...

Terrorism: Time To Go On The Offensive

In Our Opinion

Throughout Europe on Tuesday afternoon, heads of state made pledges similar to that from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her country stands in "full solidarity" with Belgium, where 31 people were killed and nearly 200 wounded in bombings by Islamic terrorists, Merkel said.European Union ...

Remembering Jim Roselle

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:For my 12th birthday my parents took me to breakfast at the crystal ball room in the Hotel Jamestown. It was a "live" event hosted by George Fleegar and broadcasted onWJTN.He asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. My answer was: "I want to be a radio announcer."A ...