Letters To The Editor

Local TEA Party Remains Active Group

To The Reader’s Forum: In 2009 grass roots groups all over the country started what would become the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement. These nonprofit groups have been dedicated to promoting the principles of individual freedom, economic freedom, smaller government, less ...

Guernsey Hollow Thanks Supporters

To The Reader’s Forum: Many thanks to all those who supported our recent Guernsey Hollow Cemetery fundraiser held at the Horse Shoe Inn in Onoville, N.Y. on Saturday March 10, 2019. Thanks to community support this years event was once again very successful! Many thanks to the folks at the ...

Reader Supports Efforts Of The CLP

To The Reader’s Forum: Obvious by the number of news articles and Letters to the Editor the weed issues effecting Chautauqua Lake have finally hit home with regularity. Thanks to everyone for finally bringing the issue to the forefront. Hopefully it will result in action! I read with ...

Class Of 2019 Thanks Community For Support

To The Reader’s Forum: The JHS Class of 2019 would like to thank the community for helping make our pasta dinner so successful! Thank you to the Elks Club for allowing us to use their club for the event. Thank you to Brigiotta’s, Red Lobster, Wegman’s and Davidson’s Restaurant for ...

The Mueller Report Should Be Public

To The Reader’s Forum: On Sunday, March 24th, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office issued a letter to congress about the Mueller report. U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, concluded that evidence of obstruction of justice was insufficient to charge the President of the United States. ...

Reader Questions Leniency To Manafort

To The Reader’s Forum: Much concern has been expressed by the decision reached by Virginia Judge T.S. Ellis regarding Paul Manafort’s sentence on charges of bank fraud, filing false tax returns, hiding tens of millions of dollars in income and failure to report foreign assets. The ...

Reader Questions The Legalization Of Pot

To The Reader’s Forum: I’m sure most people have strong feelings about the legalization of cannabis in New York state. Perhaps someone can clear up my questions? It is very effective as a medical treatment for epilepsy, along with other conditions, and should be controlled ...

County Needs To Table Water District Vote

To The Reader’s Forum: The County Legislature needs to table for at least a month its vote on the expansion of the North County Water District while it shares more information. Let me be kind and say the communications regarding this meeting have been inappropriate. I have been ...

Will Accusers Apologize To President Trump?

To The Reader’s Forum: Does any one of us believe that making things up about someone to ruin them is new? Quite possibly it’s been happening since the begin of civilization. Remember “you too, Brutus?” Is it smart to accuse someone of something that will take a long time to prove ...

Harvesting Weeds In Lake Is Ineffective

To The Reader’s Forum: I wish to commend Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello for his efforts in bringing about a cohesive comprehensive plan for the immediate and long-term health and welfare of Chautauqua Lake. As a lake resident, I find the Chautauqua Lake Association’s ...

The Elite Status Of The Supreme Court

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing to express my opinion about the way the United States Supreme Court exists. The fact that its members are chosen rather than elected, to me, gives them an exclusive elite status, something which deems them superior to those in the executive and ...

Time For Another Ronald Reagan Redux

To The Reader’s Forum: Well, it’s time once again for another Ronald Reagan redux — “There you go again”; this time it’s for financial-turned-political columnist Tom Morgan. In his 3/11/19 column Tom tries to explain the immigrant “crisis”, thus “emergency”, at the U.S. ...

The Energy Innovation And Carbon Dividend Act Should Be Supported

To The Reader’s Forum: In his recent commentary, Daniel McLaughlin dismisses the threat posed by human-caused global warming. However, in its report “Catastrophe Modelling and Climate Change,” Lloyd’s of London states that the 8 inches of sea-level rise off the tip of Manhattan ...

Help The Lake, Don’t Just Beautify It

To The Reader’s Forum: I read with interest The Post-Journal’s Feb. 19 editorial on the fact that Lakewood’s supposed “Save The Lake Projects” are really mere beautifucations projects. I don’t mind money being spent on projects that will actually help the lake, but these ...

Reader Disappointed By CLA Subscription Plan

To The Readers Forum: The CLA noted in the March 12 article that they may have to become a subscription service organization based upon local and individual donations Can CLA decide how their services are distributed based on donations really? I have a hard time believing the ...

It’s Important To Get Lake Issues Right

To The Reader’s Forum: Thank you for the editorial comment on Sunday, March 10, we appreciate the coverage The Post-Journal has given to Chautauqua Lake and the problems it currently faces. Every issue you spoke about has been discussed in our CLA board meetings as we try to find the answers ...

CLP Responds To CLA Comments

To The Reader’s Forum: As our practice in most cases, the Chautauqua Lake Partnership will not respond to specific allegations or comments made by the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) President and Executive Director in a March 5, 2019, Jamestown Post-Journal article. However, we’ll make ...

Restrictions Don’t Always Lead To Results

To The Reader’s Forum: Society had an opioid problem. Earnest people said wise things and called for restrictions. Government instituted restrictions. The restrictions created huge amounts of inconvenience and pain for millions of law abiding patients but there are more, not fewer, illegal ...

Lack Of Airport Impacts Traveler During Visits

To the Reader’s Forum: For years I have tried to fly home. I tried all the airlines. I missed connecting flights, because the flights didn’t leave on time. I watched the rental cars go away. I watched the coffee shop disappear. Is the webmaster gone too? Even today the web site ...

It’s Time To Embrace Gottfried’s Health Act

To The Reader’s Forum: The editorial “NY Lawmaker Should Abandon Crusade for Single Payer Health Care (Post Journal, February 22, 2019)” asserts that NYS should “listen to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Empire Center for New York Policy” and abandon the New York Health Act (NYHA). ...