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Opinion

City Is Not Out Of The Woods Yet Regarding CARES Act Funding

In Our Opinion

For 18 businesses, every cent of $417,300 matters. Those restaurants, salons and entertainment entities were hit hard by the spring shutdowns that occurred due to COVID-19. Last week, the city of Jamestown announced funding to a list of businesses through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and ...

Readers’ Forum

Letters To The Editor

‘Venom’ Suppression May Lead To Exclusion To the Reader’s Forum: I agree with Barbara Bumsted in her July 30th Letter to the Editor when she said that The Post-Journal does a good job of printing editorial columns of many differing opinions. However, explicit in our right to freedom ...

Readers’ Forum

Letters To The Editor

If We Can Shop, We Can Go Vote To The Reader’s Forum: If we can shop in person at places like Walmart, we can vote in person. If a large group can gather to eulogize a fine American like John Lewis, we can can gather to exercise our civic duty. If we can “Laugh Safe” at the ...

It Needs To Be Clear What Taxpayers Are Signing Up To Pay

In Our Opinion

How does it make sense for Jamestown, in the midst of a pandemic, to be spending $700,000 to tear down substandard housing so that the Gateway Lofts project can proceed? We’re glad council member Jeff Russell, R-At Large, and Grant Olson, R-Ward 5, asked that question on Monday, because ...

Avoid Putting Off Bunion Surgery If Possible

Local Commentaries

PINE GROVE, Pa. — Immediately after emerging from bunion surgery, meeting new people isn’t atop most patients’ list. And it wouldn’t seem like wearing a surgical boot, which one does continually for about six weeks and transitionally afterward, could be a good way to meet ...

Region’s Attractions Have Worldwide Appeal

Editor's Corner

New York state Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in a unique position during a stop in Jamestown earlier this week. During a roundtable discussion, she was surrounded by seven individuals who represented Chautauqua County destinations that are world-renowned — and sometimes overlooked because they ...

Kudos To Renate Bob — Well Said

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I want thank Renate Bob for her comments on mask wearing. I appreciate all she said — and have been thinking but never wrote down. I also am disheartened that The Post-Journal continues to print Michelle Malken’s column. I understand freedom of speech and I ...

The Community Should Support The Lakewood Hospice House

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care helps hundreds of families in our community through a family’s most heart-wrenching times each year. For one man recently, the thought of facing the end of his life without his hospice caretaker was too much to bear and the man tried to wander away. ...

State Senators Should Tread Very Carefully With New Legislation

In Our Opinion

New York’s state senators must tread very carefully when it comes to A.292B, which would allow the imposition of civil penalties and remedies in suits brought for vindication of civil rights or human rights. The legislation passed the Assembly 106-36. Phil Steck, D-Schenectady, said the ...

The Benefits Outweigh The Limited Risk, Reopen The YMCAs

COVID-19 Coverage

Hundreds of gyms across New York state have filed a class action lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo alleging the governor’s continued shutdown is causing irreparable harm to their livelihood and is unconstitutional. The plaintiffs allege that Cuomo’s executive shutdown order violated their ...

City Has To Be Proactive To Attract Investors

In Our Opinion

News that Jamestown Brewing Company will not be reopening shouldn’t have been a surprise. Lawsuits and counterlawsuits over a centerpiece of Jamestown’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative had raised enough red flags about the long-anticipated downtown brewery and the relationship between ...

One-Size-Fits-All Approach Doesn’t Work In NYS, Pa.

In Our Opinion

Neither Gov. Tom Wolf nor Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York state want to give up their emergency powers. Similar executive actions last week provide proof why they should do just that. Both governors took steps to limit bars and restaurants as coronavirus cases climbed in some parts of ...

Police Departments Need More Time To Meet Cuomo’s Order

In Our Opinion

We hope state legislators are listening to the chiefs of small police departments in their districts when it comes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s late June executive order mandating changes to police training procedures. Departments that don’t comply could lose state funding if they don’t meet ...

Readers’ Forum

Letters To The Editor

Either Learn History, Or Be Doomed To Repeat It To The Reader’s Forum: History isn’t always a pleasant memory but life isn’t always pleasant. So, when we view our past, we have to recognize it is the past. The question is should we erase what we would rather not want to re-visit? ...