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Letters To The Editor

Procurement Process Needs To Be Updated

To The Reader’s Forum: It is not often anymore that construction and redevelopment efforts occur in the Jamestown area or Chautauqua County. However the taxpayers of our region and state often frequently fund large and continuing construction projects at our region’s schools, municipal ...

Support The National Popular Vote

To The Reader’s Forum: New York should be on the campaign trail in presidential elections. But because of the current electoral college system, we are ignored. Moreover, the candidate with the most votes nationwide should become President. New York has already passed the National ...

Tom Reed’s Apology Is Commendable

To The Reader’s Forum: Although Tom Reed’s actions in the Nicolette Davis situation were certainly not right, his humble response was an example to us all. Many other leaders have been accused of sexual harassment, but few have responded in as humble a manner as Tom did. By taking ...

Imagine The Cost If Unpredictable Weather Affected Food Production

There was a fascinating and troubling paper published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science describing revelations from the study of a re-discovered 60 year old ice core from Greenland that spent some time at the University of Buffalo. In the late 1950s and early ...

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Who Is Eligible And Who Is Not? That Is The Question To The Reader’s Forum: I am puzzled to understand why someone at the Chautauqua Department of the Aging can determine who is eligible vs. non eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination. During the week of March 8, 2021, the Chautauqua ...

Whose Will Is Of Concern To The Congress?

To The Reader’s Forum: In a semi-hostile environment, Greg Steube had to know blowback would come from quoting a Bible verse prohibiting cross-dressing, adding, “But let’s be clear, it’s not clothing or personal style that offends God, but rather the use of one’s appearance to act ...

Looking Back With Gratitude

To The Reader’s Forum: This week provided a natural opportunity to pause and reflect on what a full year in the presence of COVID-19 has meant. Some of us stopped to remember a loved one who lost their battle with this challenging foe. Many of us said a prayer of thanks that a loved one ...

Does Tom Reed Support The Will Of The People?

To The Reader’s Forum: Every voting senate and house republican voted “No” on the COVID Relief bill vote last week. Tom Reed R-N.Y., our representative joined that group with his “No”vote. Tom Reed knows full well that the majority of Americans support that legislation, including ...

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A Thanks To Those Involved With The Vaccine Clinics To The Reader’s Forum: A huge Thank You to Dr. MaryAnn Spanos, Director for the Office for the Aging, the Chautauqua County Health Department, and RiteAid Pharmacy for providing COVID-19 vaccinations to several downtown Jamestown ...

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Some ‘Can’t Adjust’ To Imposed Changes To The Reader’s Forum: I laugh sardonically at Dr. Jeffrey Victor’s condescending letter in today’s Post-Journal. He wants to “understand the origins of the kind of political violence we all saw in the mob that broke into our capitol ...

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 ...