Letters To The Editor

Reader Calls For Officials To Give An Estimate

To The Reader’s Forum: In a recent article in The Post-Journal, it states that the predicted dates for Medicare (2026) and Social Security (2037) are to become insolvent. Obviously, this is very disturbing but it brings me to one very important question. Can any elected official ...

Taxpayers Should Not Pay For Pope Protection

To The Reader’s Forum: When the pope comes to the United States I have no objections about his visit, per se. I realize that it is very meaningful and inspiring to Catholics. However, I firmly believe that the Vatican should provide protection for him, but it does not. Instead, our ...

Hitting The Nail Right On The Head

To The Reader’s Forum: This is in response to an op-ed that appeared in The Post-Journal on April 28, 2019. The editorial was written by a property-owning, taxpaying resident of the city of Jamestown. The article consisted of raises for the mayor and City Council members. The article ...

Caring For The Lake Is Caring For People

To The Reader’s Forum: The recent letter to the Readers’ Forum by Tom Erlandson and Jim Wehrfritz of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership confused me. The authors began by asking that we honor Earth Day every day, but then they criticized the Chautauqua Lake Alliance, Chautauqua County ...

Outsider Anti-Religious Bigotry ‘Wins’ In Clymer

To The Reader’s Forum: Holding a club over the head of the Clymer Central School, a leftist special interest group intimidated the district into shutting down the freedom to assemble at Baccalaureate and the free expression of prayer at graduation. One solitary complaint swung the ...

Reader Says Republicans Help Russian Interference

To The Reader’s Forum: There is no question that Russia interfered in the presidential election. The Mueller Report looked at whether Trump’s campaign helped them with that. Ultimately it found there was no criminal intent to help the Russians. This doesn’t change the FACT that Russia ...

Reader Sings Praises To JHS Concert Band

To The Reader’s Forum: I just had the extreme pleasure of attending the spring concert of the Jamestown High School bands. Plural, because there is the Symphonic band - kind of the junior varsity, and the Concert band, all seniors. The Symphonic band played some very difficult music ...

Being Concerned Only Goes Half The Way

To The Reader’s Forum: The uptick of child abuse in this country has hit a more than alarming cases. And what is more alarming is the disgraceful trend of absence of concern by today’s society. Being aware has not saved one single child, yet we have plenty of that. Being concerned only ...

Talk To You Doctor About Vaccinations

To The Reader’s Forum: Exercising, eating healthy, getting proper sleep and having a positive attitude are all good habits to have but do not prevent getting measles, mumps, polio, chicken pox, whooping cough and a host of other contagious diseases. A recent letter to the editor of this ...

Reader Comments On Community Battle

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing this as a follow up to the article published in the Post-Journal on 4/25 pertaining to the on going legacy of former Mayor of Jamestown Donald Ahlstrom. I would also like to acknowledge that Don is responsible for much of the credit for defeating the ...

Being Guilty Of Intellectual Dishonesty

To The Reader’s Forum: Christians are the most persecuted and targeted group in the world. When the massacre in Sri Lanka was being reported, politicians on the left, like Hillary and Obama, merely referenced the massacred as “Easter worshippers.” They couldn’t even bring themselves ...

Reader Pays Tribute To Lyndon LaRouche

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been a reader of many political leaders over the last 40-plus years and I wanted to show respect to Lyndon LaRouche, who recently passed away. “LaRouche’s four laws for economic recovery. 1. Re-enactment of the Glass Steagall Act separating ...

Use Of Fusion Voting Is What Political Parties Make Of It

There has been quite a push amongst state legislators to end New York’s system of “fusion voting.” The system allows political parties to list the same candidate on their ballot lines on an election ballot and then combine the candidate’s vote totals. We agree in part with Norman ...

Lake Issues Can Be Solved As A Group

To The Reader’s Forum: Hats off to County Executive George Borrello for his newly formed committee to help manage the welfare of Chautauqua Lake. The concept is very simple. Each town that borders Chautauqua Lake along with lake agencies, will be equally represented and work together ...

Reader Concerned By Economic Realities

To The Reader’s Forum: Farmworkers deserve to be and are treated with respect. The Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act concerns me. While its supporters mean well, the economic realities facing family farms (97% of farms are family owned) will make it difficult for many farms to survive ...

The Presumption Of Innocence

To The Reader’s Forum: I hear a lot these days about the presumption of innocence. This, I say, is good up to a point. But if charges have been brought against someone and that person is on trial, I believe that his/her official status should be “intermediary.” That is, guilt or ...

Reader Questions Use Of Vaccinations

To The Reader’s Forum: Parents who purposely choose not to vaccinate their children are not being irresponsible to their children nor to society! They are seeking to do the right and healthy thing for their children! If vaccinations are so effective then please tell me why those who ...

Documentary Highlights What Could Have Been

To The Reader’s Forum: I commend WNED public television and everyone who had a part in making “Reimagining A Buffalo Landmark,” the new Richardson Olmsted Campus documentary. It clearly and convincingly illustrates why this is a model preservation project, one most deserving of its ...

Teacher Inspired By Battle Of The Classes

To The Reader’s Forum: As an elementary teacher, it is not that often that one can participate in the Jamestown High School Battle of the Classes. I had the privilege of chaperoning inspiring dance groups last year and this. This year I had a wonderful opportunity to work with some ...

Walking A Different Course On Easter

To the Reader’s Forum: Ten years ago. Tiger Woods was at the pinnacle of his golf career but then he lost his wife, health, name and golf game. He went through hell and his game was seen as good as dead. Last Sunday at the Masters, he showed that he still had the heart, mind and ...