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Letters To The Editor

There Is No ‘Natural’

To The Reader’s Forum: Beth Payton’s “How Much Time ?” in the Nov. 23-24 edition of The Post-Journal is a beautiful example of the cult-like aspect of environmentalism and of the logical fallacy of naturalism. She paints all “broadly applied herbicides” with a broad brush, ...

Checks And Balances

Checks And Balances To The Reader’s Forum: This holiday, I suggest we give thanks for our mental capacity as humans. Compared to other animals we have been given extraordinary capacities of thought and reasoning. We are able to predict likely outcomes of events and plan accordingly. We can ...

Why Hasn’t The Gas Price Changed?

To The Reader’s Forum: After a trip up to the Buffalo area this past weekend, I can’t help but wonder why the gas prices remain so much higher here in the Jamestown area. In Dunkirk/Fredonia gas is $2.79/gallon. In Depew/Lancaster prices are $2.59; Cheektowaga is at $2.62/gallon. ...

There Is Hope That The Darkness Is Temporary

To The Reader’s Forum: One candidate for the Democratic nomination for President this past Wednesday was asked whether there was room in the Democratic Party for a Pro-life candidate since John Bel Edwards, the newly elected Democratic governor of Louisiana is pro-life and has recently ...

Our American Holiday

To The Reader’s Forum: Since 1863, when it was announced by President Lincoln, Thanksgiving has been an official American holiday. It is uniquely American, almost as much as the 4th of July, and it has become all about families getting together and celebrating our common freedoms in this ...

Time Has Come To Make Needs Known

To The Reader’s Forum: This concern is addressed to the many individuals who make decisions regarding new development for the citizens of Chautauqua County. An important segment of the population has been ignored and the time has come to make our needs known. Who are we? We are ...

Reader Says Reed Wasn’t Treated Justly

To The Reader’s Forum: The recent town hall meeting with Congressman Tom Reed in Falconer on Nov. 8, along with previous meetings in the past, shows a huge rudeness and discourtesy on the part of some of the attendees. There is never an appropriate time at a public meeting to shout down ...

Reader Calls On JHS To Upkeep District

To The Reader’s Forum: The State of New York and the tax payers of the Jamestown Public School system have generously funded over $150 million in capital improvements to the schools and facilities of this school system over the past 20 years. However to take a look around our city today ...

‘In A World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind’

To The Reader’s Forum: I would like to take a second to remind everyone to please be safe out there while hunting as today is the two-year anniversary of my wife Rosemary Billquist’s death due to a fatal hunting accident. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and all the ...

There’s More Than Meets The Eye

To The Reader’s Forum: Are the young people in the instant mobs who can effortlessly decide someone is a modern Hitler or a fascist the same ones who can’t tell you who we fought in World War II? Do the people who take drugs or “vape” buy organic food? Will the people who favor ...

Technology And Social Media Aren’t Neutral

To The Reader’s Forum: Confessing candidly about her daughter’s addiction, a mother said, “In retrospect, giving my daughter a cellphone was like giving her her first shot of heroine.” Addiction to technology is a real problem and it isn’t just with youth. Dr. Erwin Lutzer gets ...

The Work Has Just Begun For Everyone

To The Reader’s Forum: According to an editorial last week by this paper, the Mayor-elect and the new Council should “heed the call” of the results of the last election. “Residents have done their job” (by voting) the PJ writes in another recent editorial. While both statements ...

Clearing Driver’s License Rumors

To The Reader’s Forum: I would like to clear up rumors and misinformation that has been circulating about Real ID compliant driver’s licenses. I have received many inquiries from county residents about information that they heard on news broadcasts and from TSA agents at the ...

Celebrating Veterans And America

To The Reader’s Forum: This in not my first Veterans Day, however, my emotions seem to be running extra high this year. It could be my age, but I am more apt to think it is the state of our country. Our family has been blessed with many veterans covering several wars. They have all ...

A Case For The Union

Recently, I have been reading the Memoirs of General William Tecumseh Sherman. His time and era, defined by the Civil War, have relevance today. The President, Abraham Lincoln, had been elected in 1860. The South rebelled in 1861 and, as Lincoln described it, “the War came.” What ...

As Trump Continues To Use His Office For Personal Gain

To The Reader’s Forum: Around the time the Hometown Heroes banners went up, and shortly before the Ukraine whistleblower courageously stepped forward, my father gave my brothers and me each one of three flight jackets he wore throughout his 28-year military flying career. From the ...

What Are They Hiding?

To The Reader’s Forum: Last week a gang of House Republicans stormed an Intel committee inquiry investigating abuse of power and national security concerns by Donald Trump. Their actions broke House rules that they themselves instituted years earlier. Their actions were meant to intimidate ...

Save The Character Of Downtown Falconer

To The Reader’s Forum: I wouldn’t deny the need for additional low income housing in that area but I do think it odd to turn the downtown of Falconer into residential. I also do not understand the need for additional retail stores when there are many empty store fronts available. The ...

Town Supervisor Candidate Agrees That ‘Truth Matters’

To The Reader’s Forum: I assume Mr. Robbins will not make any corrections to his errors and/or misleading statements in his recent P-J letter. I agree with the current supervisor that “truth matters” and so do simple math skills. He states his tax levies(without special districts) ...

Cuomo’s Commitment To Wind Energy Could Blow Industry Out Of New York

To The Reader’s Forum: A recent letter from a National Fuel analyst to NY industrial consumers of natural gas suggests that its customers have two options: ¯ Get out of New York state while you can. ¯ Stay and fight Governor Cuomo’s new Climate Leadership and Community ...