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Letters To The Editor

Congress Needs To Do More To Support Families

To The Reader’s Forum: Our organizations are working to help families put food on the table. However, we cannot do this work alone. The only way to ensure no one goes hungry during, and after, the coronavirus crisis is through stronger government investment in our federal nutrition ...

Population Would Benefit From Opening Businesses

To The Reader’s Forum: When the Coronavirus problem first became apparent I was terrified. New data has come out that has changed that thinking. I am concerned that in most cases, isolation may not be necessary. It may also create a bigger problem because you can’t gain immunity ...

Clerk Clarifies County DMV Services

To the Reader’s Forum: There seems to be some confusion about the operation of the county DMV offices, so I would like to outline what can and cannot be done at the local offices. Please remember that all DMV offices are closed to the public at this time. A limited staff is there working ...

10 Commandments Of Virus Stay-Cation

To The Reader’s Forum: Well here we are — that’s Teddy (my dog) and I. It’s another COVID-19 Sunday – gosh that sounds like a song title from the 1960s. I may get enthusiastic and write it off! Well I was not doing anything productive so I thought I would put together a ...

Give Local For #GivingTuesdayNow

Over the years, Giving Tuesday has emerged as a way to give back during the busy holiday season. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many communities have launched a #GivingTuesdayNow movement for May 5 to raise dollars for emerging community needs. In March, local foundations established the ...

Remember To Show Appreciation Of Teachers

To The Reader’s Forum: The first full week in May has the designation as a special time for TEACHER Appreciation. While it is not in our ability to change the official title of the recognition, as retired educators we propose to broaden the spectrum of gratitude to include everyone who ...

This Massive Shutdown May Shed Some Light

To The Reader’s Forum: I see a similarity between the pandemic we are in the midst of and climate change. In both cases there has been scientific evidence indicating courses of action that would help us to best approach the given problems and minimize the tragic consequences of ...

Life Changing Encounters With True Heroes

Life Changing Encounters With True Heroes To The Reader’s Forum: In The Post-Journal (April 8, 2020) an article about a life changing encounter by Kevin Davenport regarding Mike Walker was true. I know because he was my neighbor. However, Kevin himself was a true hero and also an ...

A Thank You To The Easter ‘Parade’

To The Reader’s Forum: On Saturday afternoon, April 4, a “parade” consisting of four pick-up trucks passed by our house on Newland Avenue. They were decorated with balloons, playing music, occupants waving and riding in the back of one truck was the Easter Bunny. Thank you! Thank you ...

Trump Is Well Fit To Handle This Epidemic

To The Reader’s Forum: Our present President was born in New York City, (which immediately helps explain his personality). Anyone born in one of its boroughs has learned that you must speak louder, be pushier and be a bit of a braggar or, you will stand alone at the end of the line and ...

What’s The Plan?

To The Reader’s Forum: In Chautauqua County we have had very few cases of coronavirus thanks in part to our low population and doing our best at staying apart. That could all change as tourism season ramps up. Does Chautauqua Institution have a plan? Does Chautauqua health services ...

USPS Stays Committed During Pandemic

To The Reader’s Forum: The United States Postal Service is committed to delivering your mail and packages throughout the current pandemic. We are proud of our role in providing an essential service to every community. The one constant throughout this crisis has been our commitment to ...

UPMC Says Thank You For The Kindness

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of everyone at UPMC Chautauqua, we thank you for your kindness to our employees. The amount of support shown to our facility by members of this community means the world to us! You are the reason we chose careers in health care, and your thanks and concern ...

Columnists Should Be Taken With ‘A Grain Of Salt’

To The Reader’s Forum: In Margot Russell’s column, “A Game Changer for Coronavirus,” in the Weekend Life section, April 11, credit is given to President Trump’s touting of the use of Hydroxychloroquine in saving the life of Michigan State Rep. Karen Whittsett. Much has been ...

Turning To God Amidst This Crisis

To The Reader’s Forum: During this Covid crisis, someone posted on Facebook: “Satan: ‘I will cause anxiety, fear and panic. I will shut down business, schools, places of worship, and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil.’ Jesus: ‘I will bring together neighbors, ...

People With Vacation Properties Have A Right To Them

To The Reader’s Forum: The people who own vacation properties in Chautauqua, or other places in Chautauqua County, have a right to stay in them whenever they want to. They paid for the property, pay taxes here, buy our goods and services when they are here, so even though we might fear ...

Adding A Few Pieces Of Information

To The Reader’s Forum: I would like to add a few pieces of information to the article about the Chautauqua Institution that appeared in the March 23, 2020, edition of this publication. As stated in the article, most of the Institution gates as well as many of the offices and the ...

Is Cassadaga Wind A Potential Covid-19 Vector?

To The Reader’s Forum: New York’s governor has decreed that “all non-essential workers must stay home.” But work on the Innogy wind turbine project in Chautauqua County continues: truck drivers, heavy equipment operators, excavators, loggers, flagmen and others are working in ...

National Doctor’s Day, A Time For Reflection

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing this on Monday, March 30, 2020, National Doctors Day. This is a very special day, occurring this year during an emerging health crisis in our country and in the context of a global pandemic caused by a brand new virus, one which humans have had no ...

Food Security Is National Security

To The Reader’s Forum: Farmers know adversity well. Dealing with the unknown is part of the very nature of what we do every day. Whether it is the weather, fluctuating commodity prices or the issues that come with running a small business, we take what we are dealt and make the best of ...