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Letters To The Editor

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). ...

Socialism: Just Another Political Scare Word

To The Reader’s Forum: OK, the scare word for the 2020 election season is officially “socialism.” Everyone, repeat it again — socialism. Now that we’ve said “that” word, does anyone want to define it? No? OK, then, let’s go to the Oxford dictionary: “a political and ...

Restoring Air Service

To The Reader’s Forum: It is very important that Chautauqua County take steps to reconnect with the rest of the world. The very astute and succinct summary of the recent air travel prospects provided by the Cohens in their letter in the Post Journal on 2/24/19 could serve as a guide map ...

The Republican Party Needs To Work Together

To The Reader’s Forum: If ever you wanted a prime example of why Donald Trump won the presidency, look no further than Jamestown. Mr. Liuzzo announced he would run for mayor several weeks ago. Instead of supporting him. The Republican Party makes a choice of their own — sound ...

NYISO Defends ‘Social Cost Of Carbon’ Plan

To The Reader’s Forum: In response to the paper’s editorial on the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) role with regard to pricing the “social cost of carbon” into the wholesale electric markets, we feel it is incumbent upon us, as the independent operator of the state’s ...

It’s Time To Learn What Socialism Really Means

To The Reader’s Forum: It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true “Socialism” is and is not. The fact is that in true socialism, “the means of production” are owned and controlled by all of the people. In other words, in true socialism all ...

Rep. Reed Should Support Energy Legislation

To The Reader’s Forum: My Catholic faith compels me to work to protect this planet and the people who are already suffering due to climate change. One important step our country can take is to enact a carbon fee and dividend policy which would place a steadily increasing fee on fossil ...

We Deserve To Know What Mueller Knows

To The Reader’s Forum: Whatever one may think of the Mueller investigation, all Americans should agree it has gone too far to turn back. This investigation has spent nearly two years pursuing the truth, and everyone has the right to know all the facts behind Russian interference during ...

Emergency Declaration Violates Constitution

To The Reader’s Forum: On the same day that the president approved Congress’s appropriations bill allocating $1.375 billion for border security, Donald Trump declared a “national emergency,” pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, to appropriate more money for his “wall” than ...

Gun Raffle Bill Is Misguided And Harmful

To The Reader’s Forum: Having read this mornings P-J article on the new proposed law for New York state concerning gun raffles, I feel the need to write this. Countless clubs and associations use raffles to augment their budgets. Dues and fees just don’t create the capital to run a ...