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Opinion

Drastic Rise

COVID-19 Coverage

Monday afternoon’s press conference came far too late. Some workers and individuals who could have received a warning long before Aug. 21 regarding the cluster of positive COVID-19 cases at Fieldbrook Foods in Dunkirk ultimately became victims. It was a cruel and unfortunate outcome, but ...

Water Chestnut Just As Big A Threat To Lake As Algal Blooms

In Our Opinion

As if we didn't have enough problems to deal with on Chautauqua Lake, now the european water chestnut has made an unwelcome reappearance. The plant can be identified by its small triangularly shaped leaves, which are between 2 and 4 centimeters wide that form a rosette on the surface of the ...

Rep. Reed — Defend Our Postal System

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Louis DeJoy the current Postmaster general is sabotaging our postal service in your 23rd Congressional District of N.Y. His independent and rogue actions are negatively impacting our constitutional right for a Post Office (Article 1, Section 8). He is not qualified ...

How Can Present-Day Jobs Stimulate Imagination?

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: When I take stock of present day events and reflect on how this is all going to pan out for the younger generation it seems dark for them. How can present-day jobs in hospitality, ride sharing and selling legalized pot stimulate imagination? However, after ...

Metro 7 Should Pursue Joint Policies To Benefit Region

In Our Opinion

We’re encouraged to see Mayor Eddie Sundquist working to re-establish the old Metro 6 consortium of Jamestown and its metro neighbors. We’re equally encouraged to see so many neighbors willing to come to the table. Rechristened Metro 7 with the addition of Kiantone, this is a ...

New York State Wants You To Vote Safely

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As I write, there are only two and a half months before the November 3 general election. Let me emphasize it is not too early to prepare to vote! If you live in Chautauqua County, N.Y., start with the Board of Elections (BOE) office in Mayville. With a computer or ...

Cummins Inc. Is Proof We Need To Change With The Times

In Our Opinion

On Saturday, we wrote in this space that Jamestown can’t cling to its furniture-making past if it wants to survive. The city should take a page from Cummins Inc. as proof that it must change with the times. When one thinks of Cummins they think of big engines powering tractor-trailers ...

Readers’ Forum

Letters To The Editor

Ready Or Not, The Election Is Coming To The Reader’s Forum: Ready or not the election of 2020 is coming and it promises to be rough, tough and fascinating. Neither side agrees with the other about much of anything. Both are firmly convinced they’re in the right. Whenever that happens, ...

Time To Package New Sites That Build City’s Future

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County is probably a longshot to land an Amazon distribution center. Jamestown would love to be considered a longshot. At least the county has shovel-ready sites in Ripley and in the Mason Industrial Park to offer a company like Amazon that needs a lot of space. The Grand ...

Be More Tolerant Of Other Viewpoints

Letters To The Editor

Be More Tolerant Of Other Viewpoints To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing this note to serve as a warning to all readers of The Jamestown Post-Journal, and to all free citizens for that matter, of recent calls for censorship of free speech as requested by some uninformed ...

First Amendment Is Under Fire

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The cancel culture is at it again! Obviously the First Amendment is under fire. If what is said or written does not agree with your viewpoint, you don’t want it allowed to be in print or said. It is funny how the left accuses the right of fascist or Nazi behavior ...

COVID-19 Adds To Trauma At Small Hospitals

COVID-19 Coverage

Long before the COVID-19 crisis, rural hospitals across the United States were facing a dire situation. Forbes recently reported 2019 to be the single worst year in the last decade for these types of facilities as 19 of these health-care institutions went dark. On a local level, 2020 began on ...

Technology Means Government Can Come To The People

In Our Opinion

New York’s byzantine system of government was designed for an age ruled by the horse and buggy or, at best, proximity to a rail line. Word spread slowly when our system of town and village governments was designed. Not everyone was involved in civic life, and those who were involved ...

Reader Supports Malkin Opinion Column

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Readers are thankful that The Post-Journal has not succumbed to cancel culture virtue signaling demands to silence one of the few brave voices cognizant of the internal assault on our nation — Michelle Malkin. Having retired from Chicago (20 years ago), I’ve ...