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In Our Opinion

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 ...

End Of Daily COVID Updates Doesn’t Change Much

It’s disappointing that Chautauqua County residents will no longer receive a daily update from their health department regarding new daily COVID-19 cases, but in the end the county’s decision doesn’t really mean that much. Not having a daily update doesn’t change the number of cases ...

Let’s Do More Than Raise Awareness Of Domestic Violence

Society does a lot every October to raise awareness of domestic violence. There are walks. People wear purple. There are a plethora of newspaper editorials around the country. There will be public service announcements in local media and probably some sponsored posts in your Facebook feed. ...

A Contingency Fund Is Needed For Unexpected Lake Maintenance

Ellicott and Celoron officials are looking for a way to pay for weed cleanup near the shore in Burtis Bay. Chautauqua Lake Association crews removed the weeds where they could be reached with CLA equipment, but there is more to be done in shallower water closer to shore near the Ellicott ...

New Potter’s Terrace Design Has A Lot To Live Up To

Potter’s Terrace was once one of the most unique little areas in Jamestown. The wooden park was unlike anything else in the area, created as it was in the space where a building burned down decades ago. Eventually, the park became unstable and had to be torn down. Jamestown’s Planning ...

Should City End Free Lunch For Deer Inside City Limits?

Should the free lunch for Jamestown’s urban deer population come to an end? That’s the question posed to the City Council earlier this week — and it’s a question for which the city hasn’t been able to find a good answer. Judging from the 7-2 vote Monday against a proposed volunteer ...