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Letters To The Editor

Westfield Finalist In Competition, Wow

To The Reader’s Forum: The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County commends Social Studies teacher and moderator Greg Birner and his awesome team for their major and impressive accomplishment in the state-wide ”We the People” competition. The League is thrilled to recognize ...

Funeral Home Thankful For A ‘Job Well Done’

To The Reader’s Forum: The nearly universal response to the loss of the beautiful trees on Third Street was grief, disappointment and for some, anger. The difficult decision made by city leaders and arborist Dan Stone must have been made easier knowing that Jamestown has a well-trained ...

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Stopping Political Violence In America To The Reader’s Forum: As a sociologist, I want to understand the origins of the kind of political violence we all saw in the mob that broke into our capitol building. I was shocked by an opinion survey reported on NPR radio on Feb. 11. The report ...

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A Call For Reed To Take Action Against Trump To The Reader’s Forum: Congressman Tom Reed is apparently considering a run for governor against Andrew Cuomo, according to news articles. It is hard to believe that a Republican living out on the Southern Tier could unseat Cuomo in our ...

Solar Makes No Sense, But It Makes Money

To The Reader’s Forum: Utility scale solar installations make no sense in Western New York. The energy industry standard of energy efficiency is called “Energy Returned on Energy Invested “ (ERoEI). Consider the energy expended to manufacture, transport, install and decommission ...

Catholic Charities Thanks Its Supporters

To The Reader’s Forum: Over the past year, 14,522 neighbors in need of all ages throughout Chautauqua County were served by the seven programs Catholic Charities offers here. We provided basic emergency assistance, including support for food and resources for housing. Our licensed counselors ...

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We Should Cherish, Embrace Free Press To The Reader’s Forum: For two of the years while working as a university professor I had as my work-study student, a young man who was majoring in journalism. He was far and away the best student worker I ever had. I often read his papers and he read ...

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Please Thank Caring Funeral Directors To The Reader’s Forum: I want to commend The Post-Journal for drawing our attention to the important service that funeral homes are providing in midst of this pandemic (in this past Sunday edition, “A Somber Result”). We are collectively ...

Unacceptable Behavior For Snowmobilers

To the Readers Forum: Recently my two girlfriends and I set out for an afternoon cross county ski on a trail shared with cross country skiers, hikers, and snowmobilers. The snow conditions were good and the trail was well groomed and very wide. As the trails were busy with snowmobilers, we ...

Kicking The Public Out For Voting Is Unacceptable

Once again, the NCC and The Gebbie Foundation have shown their disdain for the people of Jamestown. According to the agreement with the DOT, when the train station was restored for the use by the people of Jamestown, it stipulated the public shall not be kept out of the train station lobby ...

Another Day Of Infamy

To The Reader’s Forum: Watching the news today, Jan. 6, 2021, and witnessing the violent attempt to overturn the election, I am reminded of the words of President Franklin Roosevelt, when speaking about the attack on Pearl Harbor, “this is a day that will live in infamy.” The ...

Remove President Trump

To The Reader’s Forum: To the Reader’s Forum: I rely on your newspaper so much to inform me of the day’s and community ‘s happenings. But some news gets beyond my comprehension. This is especially true considering Donald Trump. When it was reported that he said that both sides ...

Concerns Expressed About City Council Meetings

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been watching City Council meetings more than a few times in 2020. I would like to recap a few concerns I have seen at these meetings. The amount of time wasted is astounding. For example, three months talking about where to put ONE food cart. It was an ...

This Is Not The Time For Rep. Tom Reed, GOP To Be Polite

To The Reader’s Forum: It is time for Tom Reed (and other lawmakers) to understand that there are times to be “polite” and times to do what is right. Mr. Reed appears to have thus far preferred being “polite” to the Washington establishment who prefer a purportedly “peaceful” ...

Community Shows Generosity, Support

To The Reader’s Forum: I am overwhelmed by the unconditional generosity and support of our community. Like many organizations on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Susan Center is encouraged by the outpouring of concern, messages of gratitude, words of encouragement and acts ...

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Don’t Miss The Message For The Buzz To The Reader’s Forum: There’s a buzz going around over the rare appearance of the “Bethlehem star” in the night sky since December 21. Whether or not it was Jupiter and Saturn in brilliant alignment over Bethlehem during the days of Jesus’ ...

The Republican Party Deserves Better

To The Reader’s Forum: Donald Trump has done more damage to the U.S. Republic, the Presidency and the Republican Party than two world wars and all the efforts of the Communist Party combined. His lies have been documented to number over 20,000 just since his election in 2000. His assault ...

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A Speech Whose History Lives On Today To The Reader’s Forum: Americans are ending an election year in which there has been no shortage of political speeches, most of which were quite mundane. However, if we could travel backward in time 925 years to the 27th of November, 1095, in ...

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County Heath Dept. Is Neglecting Duty To The Reader’s Forum: As Chautauqua County is seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, the Chautauqua County Health Department has been less and less forthcoming with information. When someone dies, it is now simply noted as a new death ...