Opinion

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the National Football League for a golden presentation to Frewsburg Central School. School board members recently received a golden football that had been presented to the school in honor of former student Shane Conlan who played in the Super Bowl with the Buffalo Bills. Conlan ...

Resident Praises City Services

Letters To The Editor

To the Readers' Forum:As a resident and senior citizen of the pearl city of Jamestown, I want to say I am proud and happy to be a part of all that is happening here. We are so fortunate to have a mayor and city council who serve all of us so well. We are protected by our police and fire ...

Inflation Versus Productivity Gains

Local Commentaries

Money is the most important commodity in any advanced society. Because of its characteristics of easy portability, divisibility, durability, and some anticipated value, it is the mediator for transactions of all types. It touches virtually every area of the economy every day. It affects the ...

County Successfully Clears Out Jail

In Our Opinion

The county's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council has kicked cases into gear, clearing space in the jail and providing taxpayers relief.Chautauqua County Jail can accommodate 303 inmates. Early last year, local offenders filled the Mayville lockup to the brim, causing taxpayers to send inmates ...

Reader Praises Local Columnists

Letters To The Editor

To the Readers' Forum:The Jan. 24 ''Living Section'' of Sunday's Post-Journal calls for a praise letter. Marshall Greenstein's ''Songs of Joy'' caught my eye first, then, Ann R. Swanson's ''Home Cooked Meals.'' I agree with ''Dear Teacher'' regarding handwriting skills. The fourth writer, J. ...

John Kasich Stands Out

In Our Opinion

With the pace of Republican decision-making about a nominee for president picking up, the direction of the process may be taking a good, much-needed turn.Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished a strong second in this week's New Hampshire Republican primary election, meaning both voters and campaign ...

Help Your Neighbor Out Of The Snow

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:Yep, winter is back and we've had a pretty good dump of snow. Take a look up and down your street - can you see the fire hydrant? If not, grab your shovel, start the blower and do the neighborly thing and dig out as many as you can.The life you save could be your own ... ...

Amphitheater Renewal Project Resumes

In Our Opinion

It is good news that Chautauqua Institution will be able to proceed with its $41.5 million amphitheater renewal project.Late last week, the Hon. Frank A. Sedita III ruled in state Supreme Court that he would lift a temporary restraining order that had halted the project for two weeks and deny a ...

Let’s Invest Wisely On State Funded Drug Facility

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:It was exciting to hear the news that New York State is planning to invest $200 million dollars to build a pharmaceutical facility in Dunkirk. The move is reportedly going to create hundreds of jobs and in a community that has been hit hard by the loss of ConAgra and the ...

Thank You, Governor Cuomo

In Our Opinion

Kudos to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a strongly worded message to the state Legislature in the aftermath of his announcement that Athenex will locate a new plant in Dunkirk.Athenex - a global specialty oncology pharmaceutical company - will invest a minimum of $1.52 billion in the Dunkirk plant to ...

A Word To The Wise

Letters To The Editor

To the Readers' Forum:What could have been a simple fix turned into a real and costly mess. Perhaps everyone else out there already knew this, but no one ever told me. If you get a ''pop-up'' on your computer that is in any way suspicious, turn your computer off. Just push that button and turn ...

North Korea Threat Continues To Grow

In Our Opinion

Any nuclear war, even if it involves a limited exchange of, say, 10 warheads on both sides, would be a terrible thing. But it would be much, much worse if the number of mushroom clouds on the horizon was in triple digits.U.S. intelligence analysts say North Korea, the most unpredictably ...

Increasing State Aid Is Not Enough

In Our Opinion

It is a virtual certainty the budget approved by the state Legislature will come with a state aid increase over and above that in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget.That is the wrong approach.Simply increasing state aid doesn't fix two fundamental facts with education in New York state - there isn't ...

Protect Your Children Online

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:Another week has passed, and three more defendants have been charged by this Office with producing or receiving child pornography. A 14-year-old girl murdered in Virginia. These and other cases share the common trait of alleged predators luring and manipulating children ...

All Call To Lead: Public Service Is A Noble Cause

Local Commentaries

President George W. Bush often reminds us that to whom much is given much is required. This biblical reference invokes notions of leadership and service, qualities that each of the authors in this inaugural issue of The Catalyst have clearly demonstrated.Unfortunately, today it is fashionable ...

Warning Fatigue

Local Commentaries

With the World Health Organization's decision not long ago to classify bacon "alongside known carcinogens including asbestos, tobacco, arsenic and alcohol," regulators have drawn a line in the sandwich. With warning labels proposed for BLT's, now is an appropriate time to take stock of our ...

Stop Animal Experimentation, Instead Treat Humans

Local Commentaries

Last week, in the run-up to the New Hampshire primary, the White House announced it was calling for $1.1 billion in crisis funding to deal with the opioid epidemic.The timing is not coincidental; as everyone in the Granite State knows, heroin and prescription drug abuse are huge problems in ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Allyssa Seeley, a sophomore at Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School, for being named a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., in June. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical ...

In Flint, There Is No ‘Sharing’ The Blame

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:I would like to respond to the February 10, 2016 P-J Editorial "Playing The Blame Game," which concluded that the blame for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan should be shared equally by local, state and federal government officials. Because it is my contention that this ...