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Opinion

Jamestown IRS Office Was Handled Poorly

In Our Opinion

Thank you, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, for intervening and keeping the IRS’ taxpayer assistance center in Jamestown open three days a week. There are people for whom a trip to the Buffalo office is virtually impossible. Perhaps the Jamestown office doesn’t need to be fully staffed five days a ...

Pence Deserves Better From Trump

In Our Opinion

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. Roosevelt had kept him in the ...

Reed Does The Right Thing By Holding Town Hall Meetings

In Our Opinion

It’s hard to believe American citizens have cause to be surprised when their elected representatives hold town hall meetings. We need look no further than Buffalo, where Republican Chris Collins and Democrat Brian Higgins have steadfastly refused to hold town hall meetings. Elisa Stefanik, ...

Reader Says Violence Is No Better Than Trump Actions

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been very discouraged and disgusted with the immaturity and violent response since the election and inauguration of President Trump. I do not understand how those who are using violent actions, childish whining, and constant rebellion against the current ...

There Could Be A Lot Of Spilled Milk

Local Commentaries

Federal Milk Marketing Order# 1, (FMMO 1) which encompasses the Northeastern U.S. will be facing a huge surplus of milk production this spring, as it has in the previous two years. The result will overwhelm the milk trucking and milk processing infrastructure and will result in, at least, ...

Half-Truths, Lies Do Not Make America Great

Local Commentaries

Hypocrisy is in the eye of the beholder. Case in point: Pay for Play. Hillary Clinton was vilified for allowing wealthy foreigners to support The Clinton Foundation because it could have had influence on decisions of State while Hillary was Secretary. I agree that is not good optics. ...

Russian Ties To Trump, Election Should Lead To Probe

Local Commentaries

I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the findings of the Intelligence Community as stated in the report “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections”. The report, conducted by our top intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, and NSA concluded ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Mary Ann Kuzmin, a Jamestown woman who has been volunteering at Hospice of Warren County for 20 years. Spurred to action after her husband was enrolled in Hospice of Warren County in 1997, Kuzmin started as a secretary before putting her skills cutting hair to use at the Hospice ...

Reader Thankful For All The Support In Honoring Manager

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As many have already heard, the Sherman Central School boys’ basketball team honored their special manager on senior night. He proudly donned an SCS uniform and played at the beginning and end of the game, making his team’s first and last, “buzzer beater” ...

Quicker Sentencing Needed To Reduce Jail Cost Overruns

In Our Opinion

Last week, Chautauqua County residents received a reminder just how important the work of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council really is.. Members of the Chautauqua County Legislatur’s Audit and Control committee spent much of their meeting approving changes to balance out the 2016 ...

Reader Says Coverage Of Trump Shows Bias

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The Post-Journal is to be commended for not being an outlet for the seditious propaganda organs, the Washington Post and the New York Times. “Sedition: incitement to resistance and insurrection against lawful authority” — Webster’s Dictionary, 9th ...

Financial Carrot Moves Ideas Forward

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County is making progress when it comes to regional solutions. The most recent evidence of this is the county is one of six finalists for a $20 million grant from New York state. Last week, area officials found out they were one of six to become a finalist for the best government ...

Reader Thanks Couple Who Stopped During Emergency

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: How blessed we are to live in a caring community. Last Saturday on my way home my car spun out and I went in and out of the right hand ditch and landed part way in the left hand ditch, blocking part of the road. Just then a caring lady and her son stopped and ...

Phosphorus Removal Project Should Proceed

In Our Opinion

On Wednesday, Chautauqua County legislators could give final approval to a $3.9 million phosphorus removal project at the North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District. The project is $1.1 million more than was originally approved by the legislature in May 2015 because of a new state DEC disinfection ...

Graduation Rates Show There Is Much Work To Be Done

In Our Opinion

For some young people, a college degree is not a necessity. Many good, well-paying jobs can be found without one — though clearly, a B.S. or B.A. after one’s name provides an advantage. There is no debate about the critical importance of graduating from high school, however. Without at ...

The Time Is Right To Lift Regulator Burdens On Small Banks

In Our Opinion

Apparently Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen feels more at liberty now to do the right thing. No wonder. She has a conservative Congress to back her up — and a president unlikely to veto its actions. On Tuesday, Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee. One of her key ...

Trump’s Business Dealings Are Deeply Troubling

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: In a letter sent to me regarding my serious concerns over the President’s conflicts of interest, Rep. Tom Reed told me: “divested his business interests. This was done to ensure that there will be no conflicts of interest while he is in office.” However, this is ...