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Opinion

In This Case, Two Wrongs Endanger Peoples’ Lives

In Our Opinion

Talk about two wrongs not making a right. For weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said the state would conduct its own review of possible COVID-19 vaccines because he, and by extension the state, didn’t trust the federal Food and Drug Administration to approve a safe vaccine. “Fifty-four ...

New York Should Learn From This Year’s Election

In Our Opinion

It’s amazing that New York state still has races that are undecided some three weeks after the Nov. 3 election. It’s no wonder state Sen. Michael Gianaris has introduced legislation to speed up the counting of absentee ballots so that elections can be called more quickly. This is a ...

City Officials Have To Achieve Needed Insurance Goal

In Our Opinion

School children have always been asked to show their work before a teacher gives them credit for solving a problem. So we agree with Kim Ecklund, R-At large, and Marie Carrubba, D-Ward 4, who both want to know how a proposed $1.1 million savings in retiree health care built into the city’s ...

City Should Address Traffic Signals On Washington Street

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Whoever sets the timing on the traffic lights cannot even pretend to care about global warming or air pollution, say nothing of wasting fuel. The Washington Street traffic lights cause the driver to stop so that the coming light causes back up so drivers have a ...

More Isn’t Always Better

Local Commentaries

We are experiencing more of many things, mostly nothing to feel good about. Sadly we are seeing more families with food shortages, more individuals who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic many of which may not return, more economic hardships, more people without health insurance, ...

Local Government Should Be Ashamed Of Its Greed

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Just listen to those retired city employees whine! Talk about two classes of citizens in this country, nobody who works in the private sector can come close to the benefits that government employees enjoy during their working days, let alone after retirement. ...

Recent Actions Taken On The Lake

Local Commentaries

I think it was a mistake for the Town of Ellery and Chautauqua Lake Partnership to bring a lawsuit against the DEC as to herbicide application. Lawsuits tend to cement people into immovable positions. In addition, under state law in a legal action against a state agency, the presumption of ...

It May Be A Doozie — But It’s Also Perfectly Legal

Local Commentaries

The opinion piece by Dan McLaughlin in The Post-Journal (Oct. 24, 2020) was so one-sided as to be laughable. The piece was full of distortions and outright lies, innuendoes and smears. It was obviously intended to scare the heebie jeebies out of you:( “Dems, Your Leaders are Radicals”) ...

Local Government Should Be Ashamed Of Its Greed

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Just listen to those retired city employees whine! Talk about two classes of citizens in this country, nobody who works in the private sector can come close to the benefits that government employees enjoy during their working days, let alone after retirement. ...

Recent Actions Taken On The Lake

Local Commentaries

I think it was a mistake for the Town of Ellery and Chautauqua Lake Partnership to bring a lawsuit against the DEC as to herbicide application. Lawsuits tend to cement people into immovable positions. In addition, under state law in a legal action against a state agency, the presumption of ...

More Isn’t Always Better

Local Commentaries

We are experiencing more of many things, mostly nothing to feel good about. Sadly we are seeing more families with food shortages, more individuals who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic many of which may not return, more economic hardships, more people without health insurance, many ...

It May Be A Doozie — But It’s Also Perfectly Legal

Local Commentaries

The opinion piece by Dan McLaughlin in The Post-Journal (Oct. 24, 2020) was so one-sided as to be laughable. The piece was full of distortions and outright lies, innuendoes and smears. It was obviously intended to scare the heebie jeebies out of you:( “Dems, Your Leaders are Radicals”) ...

There Should Be No Lag In Oval Office Readiness

In Our Opinion

American presidents need to hit the ground running, especially when it comes to national security. We have too many enemies in the world to let our guard down for even a few hours. President Donald Trump continues to challenge results of the Nov. 3 election through court challenges. That is ...

Drive-By Rabies Clinic Is A Brilliant Idea

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I recently took advantage of the free rabies clinic to assure proper protection of my two cats offered in the City of Jamestown. What a brilliant idea to offer this drive by clinic. The pre-registration was processed by the City Clerk’s office where I was greeted ...

Watch Where Major Parties Go Next

Local Commentaries

After a presidential election, members of the major party whose candidate came up short often assess where they go next. After the 2020 election, members of both major parties may do that. Please don’t take the word of today’s column, which was deliberately written and submitted before ...

Raise Hands For Better Representation

Editor's Corner

Chautauqua County Legislator Lisa Vanstrom’s prayer, offered Wednesday night to begin the monthly Legislature meeting via Zoom, has gone unanswered in Mayville for the last five years. “Strengthen (local elected representatives) with the wisdom and the grace for the heavy burdens they carry ...