Opinion

‘We Must All Hang Together’

In Our Opinion

Throughout the nation, approximately half of the people who had hoped to be elected to public office on Tuesday have been disappointed. So have their supporters. The aftermath of any election calls for a period of reconciliation. By their very nature, political campaigns aggravate the ...

Welch’s Building Deserves Attention

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: I was so glad to see the article on the Welch Building on South Portage and Main streets. Hope it gets the attention it deserves. A lot of people, myself included, would like to see it become a senior citizen complex with several apartments. With the library, ...

Funds For Police Dashboard Cameras Should Not Be Removed

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County legislators may want to re-think their decision to cut $50,000 for dashboard cameras from Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace’s 2017 budget proposal. Commend legislators for looking for ways to further cut spending from the county budget, a plan which lowered the county ...

Funds For Police Dashboard Cameras Should Not Be Removed

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County legislators may want to re-think their decision to cut $50,000 for dashboard cameras from Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace’s 2017 budget proposal. Commend legislators for looking for ways to further cut spending from the county budget, a plan which lowered the county ...

Have Your Voice Heard

In Our Opinion

A Gallup poll last week showed 69 percent of Americans polled are dissatisfied with Donald Trump’s campaign for president. Forty-eight percent of people polled said they are dissatisfied with Hillary Clinton’s campaign. That’s an awful lot of people who aren’t happy with one of the ...

Only Obama Can Break Obama’s Rules

In Our Opinion

President Barack Obama is notorious for using executive orders and other unilateral actions to override existing U.S. policy. Now that penchant for imperial rule is coming back to haunt Americans. Several months ago, Iran released four Americans who had been held in captivity — but ...

SAFE Act Fails To Keep Guns From Criminals

In Our Opinion

It should come as no surprise that the majority of guns used in crimes in New York state between 2010 and 2015 came from outside of New York state. That is the biggest takeaway from a report released recently by Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general. “Target on Trafficking: ...

Confederate Flag Is Not A Symbol Of Racism

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: My attention was brought to a previous submission outlining the “bigotry” behind branding the Confederate flag. Now while we all know that the media has been forcing a lot of race issues, and even sparking some racial tension themselves these days, the idea that ...

The Military Is A Training Ground For The Future Economy

Local Commentaries

The American workforce could learn a few lessons from military veterans as the global economy keeps changing, often at a rapid pace. Veterans only make up about 6 percent of the American population, but the government has already invested large sums of money to train them in adaptability, ...

Confederate Flag Echoes America’s Racist Past

Local Commentaries

I read the article that David B. Anderson wrote and can understand why he feels the way he does when he sees a Confederate flag on display. I believe that the Confederate flag would be appropriate to display at burial sites fo fallen Confederate soldiers, in museums and the like, but when it ...

Election Shows America On The Brink Of Committing Democricide

Local Commentaries

After way too many months of the 2016 presidential campaign and trying to sort out the drama from the facts, I’m more frustrated now than I have ever been with previous elections. The criteria for choosing presidential candidates has fallen so low, I don’t want to give the event too much of ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the Audubon Community Nature Center. The agency, formerly known as the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center and Sanctuary, recently unveiled a new name to go along with recognition of its expanding footprint into northern Chautauqua County and Warren County, Pa. In the last year, ...

Tom Reed Answers The Trump Question Poorly

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: At the debate between Tom Reed and John Plumb, a question from the audience asked Mr. Reed what known policies of the presidential candidate Mr. Trump does he, Mr. Reed, support?  He spoke but never mentioned any policy of Mr. Trump’s that he favors or does not ...

Hopefully Civility Will Return After Election

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: My, can’t we get away from the hatred expressed just because we might disagree with our neighbor? I read Ms. Nelsons diatribe attacking me and I hardly recognized myself. She attacked me for not knowing history, then she went on to attack the amorphous “liberal ...

Shopping At Fifty

Local Commentaries

Can we talk about grocery shopping? And I mean the kind of grocery shopping you do when your kids have all left the nest and you no longer need a Greyhound bus to haul home the stuff that will keep your family alive for another week. Instead of choosing grocery stores that honor the most ...

New Books For Nature Lovers

Local Commentaries

Not to rush the holiday season, but I want to be sure readers have time to consider some of this fall’s new nature-themed books. If you need more information about a title, search for it on www.amazon.com. “Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer” by Peter Marra and ...

Tom Reed Will Keep A Clinton Presidency In Check

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County residents — and the rest of District 23 — must be proud. The candidates for the Congressional seat, incumbent Tom Reed and challenger John Plumb, a Randolph native, are both top notch and highly capable of serving this region well. Both have pledged to lend as much ...

Why Are Ignorant People Allowed To Vote?

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers’ Forum: Thank you for the balance provided in the Jamestown Post-Journal’s Sunday paper, (page A4). If you haven’t read it you definitely should fetch it out of the recyclables and give heed. Michelle Malkin outdid herself with a remarkable candor that the uninformed ...

River Otters Pay A Visit To Audubon Nature Center

Local Commentaries

By Jeff Tome The tail poked out of the water, suspended in time for just a moment, before it disappeared. Ripples across the water were all that were left. Moments before, an announcement went out across the loudspeaker at the Audubon Community Nature Center. “Look in the backyard pond! ...

Revisiting The Family Court Judge Race

In Our Opinion

During the election for Family Court judge in 2014, both Michael Sullivan and Sally Jaroszynski proved to be excellent candidates. Both have extensive experience in the court system and have been superior advocates for their clients. Concerns regarding potentially tarnished ratings by the ...