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Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Reader Comments On Hairstyle Law

To The Reader’s Forum: I have to laugh at the shallowness of the criticism I received for my objections to the Cuomo hairstyle law. I do not contend there should be all white work places nor do I ask why that is socially unacceptable if all black or all Muslim work places are not. I ...

Busti Supervisor: The Truth Matters

To The Reader’s Forum: Busti residents recently received a mailing from my opponent for town supervisor stating that town taxes have increased during my time as Busti town supervisor. The numbers used in the mailing are misleading because they include taxes necessary for special ...

Reader Says The ‘Show’ Has Finally Begun

To The Reader’s Forum: Well, well, well — seems like the chickens have come home to roost. Let’s see, N.Y. has shut down the Trump Foundation, and is about to get its hands on Trump’s financial statements. Meanwhile, Congressional committees are subpoenaing tax returns. Now it ...

Business Community Calls On Legislature To Keep Tax Rate Flat

To The Reader’s Forum: County government has made an effort to move the needle on the tax rate in Chautauqua County over the past several years. In 2015, the tax rate was $9.149 per thousand and moved down to a rate of $8.375 per thousand in 2019. We commend our county leaders and ...

What Qualifies A ‘Thing Of Value’?

To The Reader’s Forum: Under Section 30121 of Title 52 of the U.S. Code, it is unlawful for a “person to solicit (from a foreign national a thing of value) . . . in connection with a Federal . . . election.” Whether President Trump violated this election law by imploring Ukrainian ...

Reader Feels ‘Truth Is Not A Value Of The Left’

To The Reader’s Forum: The left cozies up to post-modernism on all fronts ranging from religion to science and all things in between. It smears, uproots and destroys practically everything associated with and founded upon western civilization, theism and the Bible. Nothing more than a ...

Committee Expresses Sincere ‘Thank You’

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the Journey to Active Aging Workshop & Luncheon committee a sincere thank you for making our 11th annual event a huge success. We enjoyed a delicious lunch compliments of Meals on Wheels, received many door prizes from our valued vendors and ...

You Can’t Fix Stupid

To The Reader’s Forum: If anyone still needs evidence that the current group of morons calling themselves Republicans are living in a delusional, make-believe world it is a recent poll that revealed that only 4 in 10 of these ‘stable geniuses’ think Trump mentioned getting dirt on the ...

Reader Disagrees With Cuomo’s Hiring Standards

To The Reader’s Forum: Governor Cuomo is making it illegal to refuse to hire or promote anyone because an employer doesn’t like the way he looks or doesn’t like anything else about him. How can you run a business effectively if your employees aren’t people you want or at least ...