Opinion

An Economic Case For Electric Vehicles

Local Commentaries

The future belongs to full electric (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles because they make very good economic sense even in this period of low gas prices. There are many different types of vehicles on the road and people have different driving needs and habits but we can use ...

Celoron Residents Deserve Clean Water Now

Local Commentaries

Clean water is a necessity of life, not something we can choose to refuse. We the People of this country have worked hard together to make sure we have clean water to drink, and we are blessed in most parts of this country to have lots of fresh water. So when residents of two streets in ...

Banks Must Stand Firm On Mortgages

In Our Opinion

Interest rates will be allowed to continue rising, but gradually, later this year, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told members of Congress on Wednesday. The economy is improving, meaning the Fed’s longstanding policy of holding interest rates at basement levels is no longer ...

Opioid Drug Court Has A Chance

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: I have to disagree with the 86 percent of the respondents who voted no to the question in Monday’s July 10th Post-Journal article, “Will the Buffalo Opioid Court Work?” I feel I can speak from experience on this subject having, lost my son, Terry, 23 years ...

Get Medicaid Right Before Talking Tax

In Our Opinion

Three audits released last week by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli should give even the most ardent Democrat reason pause regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s threatened Faso-Collins Medicaid tax. Cuomo has threatened the tax in retaliation for legislation introduced by Republican Congressmen John ...

Sweden Is A Magical Journey

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Saturday’s Article (July 15, 2017) by Margot Russell “ So You Want To Go To Sweden?” was a delight to read, especially for me, since I just visited there in April. This was my second visit ,and I was just as impressed with the country as was Ms. Russell. My ...

Assembly Needs To ‘Free’ Taxpayers

In Our Opinion

It shouldn’t take weeks or months to get a state parole violator to be moved to a state correctional facility, but it does. That means $76 a day of local tax dollars and local jail space are being used to house, feed and care for each jail inmate awaiting a parole hearing who rightfully ...

Reform Must Address Medicaid Conundrum

In Our Opinion

Health care reformers, not to mention tens of millions of other Americans who understand money does not grow on trees, are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. The rock is this: President Barack Obama’s signature health care takeover law encouraged states to expand the ...

A Call For Single Payer Health Care

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Before I went to the WCA lab for some blood work yesterday, I never realized how badly we need a single payer health care system. Maybe it was the association with Pittsburgh, but for some reason the beaurocracy and the paperwork has multiplied. The receptionists are ...

Cuomo: A Health Bill Retreat From Opioid Crisis

Local Commentaries

While states like New York continue to fight against the opioid epidemic ravaging this country, in Washington House and Senate Republicans instead continue their assault on Americans living through this crisis. The health care legislation being advanced in the Senate would strip Medicaid ...

Reed: The Dignity Of Developing Our Workforce

Local Commentaries

I see it everywhere I go: We need better job opportunities in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. People regularly tell me about how their children and grandchildren have left because they cannot find good jobs where they grew up. We need to help people get the training they need for the jobs ...

Paladino Has A Point Regarding DRI Reversal

In Our Opinion

Carl Paladino wants to know why a local committee’s decision to use $1.5 million for his project to restore the Furniture Mart building on West Second Street, Jamestown, was reversed by New York state. Given the lack of transparency in the final stages of the DRI process, Paladino has a ...

Ripley Wants Taxpayers In The Dark

Local Commentaries

At a recent Ripley Town Board meeting, a book I authored, “Killing Ripley II,” was discussed. The board wanted the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield to stop selling my book. The OBSERVER and the Westfield Republican newspapers covered and reported the meeting. Apparently the board ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to County Executive Vince Horrigan’s 100 Days of Summer Safety Campaign. Thus far, Horrigan has focused on boating, bicycling and how to be safe around tractors and buggies. Many of us have heard the information dozens of times before, but it’s important to keep these safety ...

Resolving The North Korean Dilemma

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: One man’s incongruous ideology should not be permitted to determine the fate of mnay, nor suppress and plunder a nation of great people. The first thing that comes to mind regarding the North Korean missile tests is why aren’t these missiles being shot down ...

Anti-Trump Speech Too Shallow To Create Dialogue

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua Institution often lines up a fascinating array of speakers who discuss many of the pressing issues facing our society. This week, the institution’s morning lecture series focuses on Crises of Faith. The topic meshes well with Chautauqua’s mission of bringing people of ...