Opinion

Our Sense Of Humor Is One Reason To Love Upstate NY

Local Commentaries

Last Sunday The Simpsons aired an episode titled “D’oh Canada” which featured Homer singing a parody of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” that poked fun at Upstate New York. As Homer sang the lyrical wisecracks, he stopped in realistic cartoon depictions of Utica, Buffalo, ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the preliminary steps taken to return baseball to Russell E. Diethrick Park next summer. Earlier this week, it was announced that all of the necessary steps have been taken to transition the Jamestown Jammers from the ROC Ventures ownership group from Milwaukee to a local ownership ...

Reader Comments On Community Battle

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing this as a follow up to the article published in the Post-Journal on 4/25 pertaining to the on going legacy of former Mayor of Jamestown Donald Ahlstrom. I would also like to acknowledge that Don is responsible for much of the credit for defeating the ...

Being Guilty Of Intellectual Dishonesty

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Christians are the most persecuted and targeted group in the world. When the massacre in Sri Lanka was being reported, politicians on the left, like Hillary and Obama, merely referenced the massacred as “Easter worshippers.” They couldn’t even bring themselves ...

City Council Has No Good Reason To Consider Pay Increases

In Our Opinion

There is no good reason why the Jamestown City Council should seriously consider increasing the salary for the mayor and the City Council right now. Three mayoral candidates have stepped forward despite the supposedly subpar wage the city pays its mayor. There are many contested races for ...

Planning For Future Lake Cleanups Should Be Happening Now

In Our Opinion

It is about time that Burtis Bay is cleaned up. Nearly 3,000 feet of shoreline in the Ellicott bay will finally have rotting weeds removed after several stops and starts to the process over the last six months. A cleanup was to have begun in November, but the onset of winter weather made the ...

Reader Pays Tribute To Lyndon LaRouche

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been a reader of many political leaders over the last 40-plus years and I wanted to show respect to Lyndon LaRouche, who recently passed away. “LaRouche’s four laws for economic recovery. 1. Re-enactment of the Glass Steagall Act separating ...

Assange Should Be Brought To Trial In Sweden And In US

In Our Opinion

Much of what governments keep secret from their people should be revealed. It is in the nature of public officials to keep knowledge that may threaten them quiet. But there is a difference between that and information that jeopardizes the security of an entire people. There are good reasons, ...

Lake Issues Can Be Solved As A Group

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Hats off to County Executive George Borrello for his newly formed committee to help manage the welfare of Chautauqua Lake. The concept is very simple. Each town that borders Chautauqua Lake along with lake agencies, will be equally represented and work together ...

Ellery Opts Out – At What Cost?

Local Commentaries

Recently, 15 organizations signed a Memorandum of Agreement on how to proceed with managing the weeds in Chautauqua Lake. There was one exception: the Town of Ellery said “No.” The newspaper account of the reason for doing this is that the town attorney had recommended against ...

Consider Donating To PROMISE Fund Athletic Drive

Local Commentaries

Many of us that call Jamestown home were educated by our public school system. Jamestown has a long and prominent tradition of public education dating back to 1800s. As public education continues to evolve in the 21st century there are new challenges to the delivery of public education in ...

Mental Health Bill Could Help Many In Region

In Our Opinion

To The Reader’s Forum: America’s population is aging, and with it a little-known problem is growing: roughly one in five older Americans has a mental health challenge. AARP thanks Representative Tom Reed for trying to attack this problem by co-sponsoring the bipartisan Mental Health ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Alexis Barron of Lakewood for earning the Girl Scouts of Western New York’s 2019 Gold Award. Barron’s project, the Dock Project, was to build a floating dock for community use in Jamestown. The six-section dock, with a ramp and a concrete footer, is anchored at the Chautauqua ...

Reader Concerned By Economic Realities

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Farmworkers deserve to be and are treated with respect. The Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act concerns me. While its supporters mean well, the economic realities facing family farms (97% of farms are family owned) will make it difficult for many farms to survive ...

Sewer District Should Be Commended On Phosphorus Reduction

In Our Opinion

Quietly, a major step has been taken to decrease the amount of phosphorus making its way into Chautauqua Lake. Last October, improvements were completed at the North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District’s wastewater treatment plant. The improvements were called for in the 2012 Total Maximum ...