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Letters To The Editor

Save The Character Of Downtown Falconer

To The Reader’s Forum: I wouldn’t deny the need for additional low income housing in that area but I do think it odd to turn the downtown of Falconer into residential. I also do not understand the need for additional retail stores when there are many empty store fronts available. The ...

Town Supervisor Candidate Agrees That ‘Truth Matters’

To The Reader’s Forum: I assume Mr. Robbins will not make any corrections to his errors and/or misleading statements in his recent P-J letter. I agree with the current supervisor that “truth matters” and so do simple math skills. He states his tax levies(without special districts) ...

Cuomo’s Commitment To Wind Energy Could Blow Industry Out Of New York

To The Reader’s Forum: A recent letter from a National Fuel analyst to NY industrial consumers of natural gas suggests that its customers have two options: ¯ Get out of New York state while you can. ¯ Stay and fight Governor Cuomo’s new Climate Leadership and Community ...

Reader Comments On Hairstyle Law

To The Reader’s Forum: I have to laugh at the shallowness of the criticism I received for my objections to the Cuomo hairstyle law. I do not contend there should be all white work places nor do I ask why that is socially unacceptable if all black or all Muslim work places are not. I ...

Busti Supervisor: The Truth Matters

To The Reader’s Forum: Busti residents recently received a mailing from my opponent for town supervisor stating that town taxes have increased during my time as Busti town supervisor. The numbers used in the mailing are misleading because they include taxes necessary for special ...

Reader Says The ‘Show’ Has Finally Begun

To The Reader’s Forum: Well, well, well — seems like the chickens have come home to roost. Let’s see, N.Y. has shut down the Trump Foundation, and is about to get its hands on Trump’s financial statements. Meanwhile, Congressional committees are subpoenaing tax returns. Now it ...

Business Community Calls On Legislature To Keep Tax Rate Flat

To The Reader’s Forum: County government has made an effort to move the needle on the tax rate in Chautauqua County over the past several years. In 2015, the tax rate was $9.149 per thousand and moved down to a rate of $8.375 per thousand in 2019. We commend our county leaders and ...

What Qualifies A ‘Thing Of Value’?

To The Reader’s Forum: Under Section 30121 of Title 52 of the U.S. Code, it is unlawful for a “person to solicit (from a foreign national a thing of value) . . . in connection with a Federal . . . election.” Whether President Trump violated this election law by imploring Ukrainian ...

Reader Feels ‘Truth Is Not A Value Of The Left’

To The Reader’s Forum: The left cozies up to post-modernism on all fronts ranging from religion to science and all things in between. It smears, uproots and destroys practically everything associated with and founded upon western civilization, theism and the Bible. Nothing more than a ...

Committee Expresses Sincere ‘Thank You’

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the Journey to Active Aging Workshop & Luncheon committee a sincere thank you for making our 11th annual event a huge success. We enjoyed a delicious lunch compliments of Meals on Wheels, received many door prizes from our valued vendors and ...

You Can’t Fix Stupid

To The Reader’s Forum: If anyone still needs evidence that the current group of morons calling themselves Republicans are living in a delusional, make-believe world it is a recent poll that revealed that only 4 in 10 of these ‘stable geniuses’ think Trump mentioned getting dirt on the ...

Reader Disagrees With Cuomo’s Hiring Standards

To The Reader’s Forum: Governor Cuomo is making it illegal to refuse to hire or promote anyone because an employer doesn’t like the way he looks or doesn’t like anything else about him. How can you run a business effectively if your employees aren’t people you want or at least ...

Reader Compliments Community Libraries

To The Reader’s Forum: I appreciate your article about the Prendergast Library. We can’t talk too much about what libraries add to our communities. I would like to expand on that by reminding people that we have branch libraries all over Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. ...

Reader Makes Call To Action To Help The Earth

To The Reader’s Forum: Years ago someone from England proposed the idea that Gaia - that being the Greek word for Earth - is a big organism, and was able to take care of herself. If things got too far out of balance, she would take steps to correct them. Well, things have gotten pretty ...

Team Earns Its Money

To The Reader’s Forum: I’d like to applaud the Falconer Lady Falcons soccer team for the car wash they held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Jamestown Harley Davidson dealership. Too often today, we see young adults standing at the entrance to Walmart asking for handouts rather than ...

Reader Disagrees With Sanders Article

To The Reader’s Forum: Permit me to disagree with the last paragraph of your recent article about Bernie Sanders. His goal is not “to be able to boast that he did so”. His goal is really to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in order to stop or slow climate change, or global warming. ...

Reader Comments On Health Care Plans

To The Reader’s Forum: A popular “pc” pastor on the left, Rev. William Barber, speaking recently at a conference for a major political party said that the Constitution promotes socialism. He justified his opinion citing the “general welfare” clause in the document. He did nothing ...

Reader Thinks Village Board Should Be Ashamed

To The Reader’s Forum: Regarding Ann Thorpe’s article, I am truly with you. Your article is right on point. Thank you so much. What else can you expect from an entitled, narcisistic clown? I saw a sticker on a car, it read, “Elect a clown, expect a circus.” How true! Regarding ...

Reader Points Out ‘Hypocrisy’ Of Priest

To The Reader’s Forum: It was reported in the Sept. 3, 2019, edition of The Post-Journal that “A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from their library after the school’s priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure up evil spirits”. Are you ...

‘They Call It Green’

To The Reader’s Forum: The devastation in Cherry Creek has begun. Out of town workers are removing vast swaths of forest from land adjacent to state land and the Eastside Overland Trails on Boutwell Hill. Charlotte is next. This is the Cassadaga Wind Project. They call it green. ...