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Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Leukemia Fund Thanks Local Bank Employees

To The Reader’s Forum: The Michelle K. Reynolds Leukemia Fund would like to thank Northwest Savings Bank and all of its employees in the Jamestown, Lakewood and Mayville locations for another very successful candy sale. You are truly a great asset to our community. A special thanks to ...

Reader Feels That America Is Full

To The Reader’s Forum: Naturally, I strongly agree with President Trump that our southern border must be secured and an impenetrable wall built as soon as possible to help stop illegal immigration. Every nation has the inalienable right to protect it’s own sovereignty, in perpetuity. ...

Research Has Not Proven Variation In Climate

To The Reader’s Forum: A Post-Journal article April 13 refers to an “unmanageable degree of climate change …” This one-sided piece perpetuates the “sky is falling” mantra. Such opinion pieces posing as factual are predicated on the notion that carbon dioxide is a pollutant. By ...

Farm Women United Condemn Provisions

To The Reader’s Forum: Farm Women United (FWU), has issued an unequivocal condemnation of the dairy provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. Hurriedly passed by both the House and the Senate during December’s lame-duck session, giving dairy farmers no time to examine the dairy provisions, the ...

It’s Time For Everyone To Come Back To The Table

To The Reader’s Forum: We, both as a city and as a state, are in a downward spiral. Locally, bad decisions made in city governance have brought us to our financial distress. I believe that the mayor and the city council are trying to rectify past missteps, but part of that must include ...

Reader Says Cuomo Has Advanced Reforms

To The Reader’s Forum: The Post-Journal writes that government should stop throwing money at schools to solve our education challenges. I couldn’t agree more, which is why I am proud that Governor Cuomo has advanced some of the most significant reforms in generations to spend taxpayer ...