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In Our Opinion

ESPRI Funding May Have Ended, But Local Fight Against Poverty Has Not

The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative did a lot of good in the Jamestown area, and the seeds the state money allowed local officials to plant can bear fruit for quite some time into the future. Created after Jamestown received $1 million from the Empire State Poverty Reduction ...

Artisan Christmas Bazaar Is An Idea Jamestown Should Get Behind

Diana Scott has an idea that we hope takes off — an Artisan Christmas Bazaar in downtown Jamestown. It is exactly the type of event that downtown has been missing for quite some time, and Scott deserves all the credit in the world for taking it on. Scott's vision, drawing on ...

United States Must Confront Lead Pipe Problem

“Your tap water can hang out in some pretty seedy joints” is the message in close proximity to containers of one brand of bottled water sold by some area stores. Accompanying that message and, of course, the containers of water for sale is a picture depicting one example of the ...

School District, City Should Publicly Discuss School Zone Safety Measures

It was interesting to see Dr. Kevin Whitaker’s response when asked his thoughts on school zone safety. City officials have talked about the issue off and on over the past year. Mayor Eddie Sundquist favors speed zone cameras for school zones. City Council members also recently discussed ...

Health Care Talks Must Be Frank About Doctor Availability In Rural Areas

“If you build it, they will come” is a nice mantra for baseball diamonds, but we’re not sure it’s applicable for medical buildings and doctors. There have been some nice new medical buildings constructed in southern Chautauqua County over the past few years — but it’s still ...

City Council Should Scrutinize New, Stimulus-Funded Jobs

Earlier this year, The Post-Journal voiced its opinion that a public relations person for Jamestown’s $28.3 million federal stimulus program was a complete and utter waste of money. Mayor Eddie Sundquist’s revised stimulus spending plan presented to the City Council for approval Monday ...