Opinion

Dairy Portion Of US Farm Policy Misrepresented By Media

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:It seems as if media coverage of the news is often presented by sources that may or may not have their facts straight. The current political arena is a good example, but as a lifelong person involved in the dairy business, I find the reported facts of the most recent U.S. ...

Republicans Show Up Late To The Party

In Our Opinion

Members of the state Assembly's Republican minority are calling for more oversight of big spending packages like the Buffalo Billion.Republicans want to create a three-person board that includes the state comptroller, state attorney general and state Budget Division director to review ...

No Intelligent Officials Can Endorse Donald Trump

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:After hearing for months that a large portion of the GOP would not support Donald Trump for his lack of "conservative principles," Paul Ryan is just the most recent example of a high ranking elected official giving the Billion Dollar Baby his support - principles be ...

TSA Only Concerned With Appearances

In Our Opinion

Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the Transportation Security Administration to add 768 new screeners to its ranks by mid-June.According to the ...

Falconer Prom Is A Success

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:Falconer After-Prom is still going strong with our after-prom party. This year our kids celebrated Mardi Gras as their theme.I would first of all like to thank The Post-Journal for doing such a awesome job with their coverage of the party and open house. We had a great ...

Federal Aid Limits Airport Options

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County legislators find themselves in an uncomfortable situation when it comes to county-owned airports in Jamestown and Dunkirk.There is money available from the federal government that comes with a 2.5 percent local match for the Jamestown airport and a 5 percent local match for ...

WCA And UPMC Merger Needs To Be Scrutinized

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:Western New York healthcare dodged a bullet earlier last month when a state council wisely decided to table its consideration of WCA Hospital's proposed affiliate with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, also known as UPMC. While WCA Hospital is clearly in ...

Iraqi Troops Show Progress

In Our Opinion

Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. policy in that entire region.IS soldiers captured the important city about two years ago. Since then, Iraqi ...

Pool Of Water Is Unsettling

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:With the outbreak of the Zika virus and mosquitos, I'd like to know why no one has ever tried to clear up the constant pool of water on Jones and Gifford, and why it's even allowed on the grounds of a local business, appropriately named the Swamp. Swamps are massive ...

Voters Must Change The Legislature

In Our Opinion

State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-C-I-Jamestown, was quoted in The Post-Journal saying it is "particularly galling" to taxpayers when an elected official is convicted of a felony in connection with his office, but gets to keep a generous pension.A word of caution for those who fear they ...

Listening To The Sound Of Spoiled Adult Children

Letters To The Editor

To the Readers' Forum:We live in a country of spoiled over grown children who are teaching their kids it's ok to be greedy.Working for as few hours and getting the most dollars for it, and then whine they cannot make it on minimum or prevailing wage being paid. I cannot even get a simple smile ...

Closing Arguments On Library Vote

Local Commentaries

There's been a lot of back and forth about the Prendergast Library's funding initiative.We need to support the Library! How can we ask the taxpayers to pay more? I don't use it, why should I pay for it? What would it say about Jamestown if we didn't have a library?Well, simply said, we do need ...

City Taxpayer Makes Argument To Vote No

Local Commentaries

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the James Prendergast Library is having a public vote on a "new" added property tax in hopes of raising $850,000 to support funding for the library. Here is the "cause and effect" the new "library tax" will financially have on city of Jamestown and Towns of Busti, ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the more than 200 area musicians, and the parents, music teachers and guest conductors who freely give of their time, who combine to make the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association's annual Spring All-County Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Chautauqua Institution's ...

America Must Not Forget Its Christian Roots

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers' Forum:Whether one is a Christian or not, our historical foundation cannot be changed.Virtually every state in the Union gives credit and gratitude to Almighty God in the opening lines of their constitutions. Countless hundreds of pages are compiled in various books quoting our ...

The Tyranny Of Experts

Local Commentaries

Professor William Easterly authored an insightful book entitled "The Tyranny of Experts." It focuses on the international development community, highlighting the damage that occurs when experts impose their pet solutions on regions and cultures that they don't know, don't understand and don't ...

Horrigan Makes A Smart Move In Solar Panel Deal

In Our Opinion

Recently, County Executive Vince Horrigan delayed an agreement with a solar company to install solar panels at the county-owned airport in Dunkirk.It was a wise decision.The project was originally designed to save $1 million over 20 years as part of a plan to reduce the deficit at the north ...

Good Reasons To Cancel Street Jam

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:How about thanking the people who have put on the Gus Macker and Street Jam for Jamestown and the surrounding area these many years. It is very easy to second guess their decision to cancel this year's Street Jam and criticize them for attempting to make changes. Unless ...

State ABC Changes Worth Legislative Approval

In Our Opinion

We often disagree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo - look no further than the job-killing $15 minimum wage or paid family leave as proof.We also give credit where it is due.Cuomo recently unveiled a proposal to make several changes to the state's alcohol control laws: allowing alcohol sales in bars and ...