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Letters To The Editor

Falconer After Prom Party Successful

To The Reader’s Forum: It is with great honor that I can say that Falconer pulled off its 31st annual After-Prom Party on May 18, 2019. Once again we transformed the school into a western haven. This year’s theme was Best In The West At FCS, with a mechanical bull. We had over 155 ...

Reader Wants Change From Representatives

To The Reader’s Forum: The Preamble to Our Constitution provides, in part, “We the People of the United States, in Order to . . . promote the general Welfare, . . . do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of . . . “ All political party ideologies aside, we ...

Amphitheater Should Receive Same Treatment

To The Reader’s Forum: Who is Chautauqua’s John Shedd kidding? Asked why the Chautauqua Institution has gone to such great lengths to restore the Massey organ (”Iconic Massey Memorial Organ Ready for the Season”), he said: “The organ has become part of the environment and attracts ...

The President Is A Proven Liar And A Fraud

To the Reader’s Forum: Just after the election Donald Trump agreed to a $25 million dollar fine to settle the charges brought by students robbed by his so-called university. The American people ignored the fact that he in essence declared himself a fraud. He continues to reassert that ...

Tax Relief Means Cutting Services

To The Reader’s Forum: When a state elected official talks of “tax relief,” I think we should all chuckle at such words. For we know what they really mean. “Tax relief” is not about taking a burden away from the population of the state, but it is to take away things we do ...

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 ...