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Letters To The Editor

Reader Believes In The Power Of Choice

To The Reader’s Forum: As a staunch libertarian, I believe in the principle of choice for many aspects of our nation and the use of vaccines is one of them. This should be left to the discretion of parents. Personally, if I had children I would want them to have the vaccines. What I ...

History Repeats For Baseball Family

To The Reader’s Forum: On Sunday, June 2, my wife and I attended a high school Section 6, Class C playoff game at Diethrick Park. The setting was beautiful, the weatherman finally cooperated and the game between two local schools, Frewsburg and Falconer, was well played. Falconer won the ...

Reader Pleased With Work Done On Lake

To The Reader’s Forum: This letter is an expression of my sincerest thanks to all those involved in the successful application of herbicides in permitted portions of Lake Chautauqua. I’ve lived on this lake, either as a part time or full time resident, most of my life and am witnessing ...

Community Should Be Proud For Contributions

Community Shoud Be Proud For Contributions To The Reader’s Forum: I attended the awards night ceremony at JHS a few nights ago. Sally Black and I, representing the class of 1950 awarded two $1,500 scholarships with a possibility of two more in a like amount to the recipients. Several ...

Trump Is Trying To Get China To Play By Rules

To The Reader’s Forum: The resulting hollowing out of American manufacturing was just accepted as the price of having China inside rather than outside of the global trading system. This was the view of the Bush and Obama administrations. However, China has been cheating and President ...

The Presence Of Guns Amplifies Mental Health Issues In Mass Shootings

To The Reader’s Forum: Recently you printed an editorial regarding mass shootings and mental illness. While we all agree that someone who would kill random people is mentally ill, blaming the illness is not going to solve our problem in this country. The United States, I am sure, has ...

Reader Speaks On State Policies, Taxes

To The Reader’s Forum: Can’t help but be confused by all of the TV commercials and ads touting affordable New York health care. They must be talking about the ever-increasing number of folks who get it free — Medicaid. It’s simply a continuation of all of the Obamacare lies: keep ...

Student Speaks On Potential Education Cuts

To The Reader’s Forum: My name is Connor Beal. I am in my junior year at Clymer Central School where I am the current Student Council president and have been elected president of the Class of 2020. I play both basketball and baseball, I am in the band and I am active in various clubs. ...

Seat Belts Are Crucial Safety Devices In Cars

To The Reader’s Forum: As you note in your May 30 editorial (“It Will Take Time to Change Minds, Make Rear Seat Belts Safer”), our research has highlighted some deficiencies in protection for back-seat passengers in today’s vehicles. That doesn’t mean, however, that there’s any ...

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 ...