Opinion

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the installation of a kayak launch at McCrae Point Park in Jamestown. The launch is handicapped accessible and should be open to the public sometime in July. These are the sorts of amenities that the city needs along the Chadakoin Riverwalk to make the trail a destination for both ...

Cuomo Needs To Listen To The Voices In All Of His Districts

In Our Opinion

One has to wonder, if Democrats weren’t already in control of the state Senate and had a chance to seize control, if a special election would have been called this year to fill the open position created by former state Sen. Catharine Young’s resignation. The time to call for such a ...

It’s Likely Time For The Supreme Court To Revisit Roe v. Wade

In Our Opinion

For most Americans, Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land regarding abortion. Handed down in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ruling placed the federal government firmly in charge of regulating whether and in what circumstances women can have their pregnancies terminated. But for the ...

Legislation To Aid Fire Departments Should Be Passed

In Our Opinion

It’s hard to find a good reason why volunteer fire departments should not be able to recoup the cost of ambulance services from a patient’s insurance plans or to Medicaid or Medicare. New York is the only state in the nation that doesn’t allow fire departments to bill insurers for the ...

Seat Belts Are Crucial Safety Devices In Cars

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As you note in your May 30 editorial (“It Will Take Time to Change Minds, Make Rear Seat Belts Safer”), our research has highlighted some deficiencies in protection for back-seat passengers in today’s vehicles. That doesn’t mean, however, that there’s any ...

Some Politicians Will Say Whatever It Takes To Be Elected

In Our Opinion

No nation, especially one as attractive as ours in terms of liberty, safety and prosperity, can survive long without some firm policy on immigration. By definition, the “open borders” crowd refuses to accept that. So do those in favor of mass amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the ...

Taxpayers Get What They Pay For

Local Commentaries

Each year the US News and World Report releases their “best state rankings.” It’s an exhaustive data analysis study that ranks each state one through 50 using complicated surveys, statistics and algorithms way over my head. Mercifully, they boil it down to eight main criteria: ...

Signing Day At A High School

Local Commentaries

The young faces on front page of my local newspaper were beaming as parents and mentors looked on with pride. This was “Signing Day” at the high school in Walhalla, S.C., a special time when much sought-after seniors sign contracts with their teams of choice. But these young people were ...

CLP Continues To Lead On The Lake

Local Commentaries

We have lived in Burtis Bay on Chautauqua Lake for 33 years. First as part time residents and after we retired 5 years ago, as full time residents. During that time we have observed the condition of the lake deteriorate with ever increasing invasive weeds and Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs). ...

Fundamental Law Has Been Ignored In Church, State Cases

Local Commentaries

“The Constitution won ... Rev, why do you hate America and our values?” responded MJ in The Post-Journal’s online comment section to “Outsider Anti-Religious Bigotry ‘Wins’ in Clymer,” (McGinnis, May 12, 2019), a thought-provoking commentary on the loss of liberty in Clymer. ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up Ivana Hite, Westfield Academy and Central School principal, for being named School Administrators Association of New York State High School Principal of the Year for Region 12, which covers Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. Hite ...

Falconer After Prom Party Successful

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: It is with great honor that I can say that Falconer pulled off its 31st annual After-Prom Party on May 18, 2019. Once again we transformed the school into a western haven. This year’s theme was Best In The West At FCS, with a mechanical bull. We had over 155 ...

State Should Branch Out To Hear The Needs Of Residents

In Our Opinion

There will be more hearings on the New York Health Act, according to state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, chair of the Senate’s Health Care Committee. It was good that Rivera said, in April, that the Senate wouldn’t vote on the legislation until after a public hearing was held. The announcement on ...

Reader Wants Change From Representatives

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The Preamble to Our Constitution provides, in part, “We the People of the United States, in Order to . . . promote the general Welfare, . . . do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of . . . “ All political party ideologies aside, we ...

Amphitheater Should Receive Same Treatment

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Who is Chautauqua’s John Shedd kidding? Asked why the Chautauqua Institution has gone to such great lengths to restore the Massey organ (”Iconic Massey Memorial Organ Ready for the Season”), he said: “The organ has become part of the environment and attracts ...

A Day To Mourn, To Give Thanks And To Remember

In Our Opinion

In large cemeteries in our cities and small ones on our hills and in our valleys, they lie. Some rest in churchyards, others in family plots. Some never made it home at all, remaining where they fell in far-off lands. We mourn them all today, Memorial Day. We celebrate their lives, give ...