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Opinion

Funding For The LEAP Program Is Good News

In Our Opinion

News that the Jamestown LEAP program is nearing full funding for the coming year is good news. At a time when many school districts are struggling to provide needed support for students, the Jamestown Public Schools have found a way to provide education for struggling students during the ...

Decisive DOT Rarely Detours On Plans

Editor's Corner

Ready or not, it appears a change that goes through the heart of downtown Jamestown is just around the corner. For some, the adjustment will take us out of a comfort zone. Last week, state Department of Transportation representatives held a virtual public hearing regarding the proposed ...

Black History Month Time For Reflection

In Our Opinion

The past eight months, in many ways, have served as a new reckoning for our nation in dealing with race. The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the anger and riots that followed, were a stark reminder to the nation that, more than 50 ...

Vaccines Pull Us Through Winter

COVID-19 Coverage

COVID kills us. We know that. Knowing is one thing. Having it brought home is something else altogether. COVID came home to me last Monday at the DuBois Christian and Missionary Alliance Church’s hall just south of DuBois’ city limits. Penn Highlands DuBois hospital sponsored a COVID ...

What The Pandemic Gave Me

COVID-19 Coverage

An unprecedented time. That’s what they keep calling this season we are in. Frankly, I’d like to see some precedented times. I’d be happy if I never heard the phrase “unprecedented times” again. I’d like to have some hum-drum, boring, completely normal times. I’m sure you all ...

New Lucy Film Draws Excitement

In Our Opinion

Lucille Ball’s return to the big screen is being powered by some big-name Hollywood talent. Nicole Kidman, winner of an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards, will portray Lucille Ball while Javier Bardem, an Academy Award winner himself as well as winner of ...

Catholic Charities Thanks Its Supporters

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Over the past year, 14,522 neighbors in need of all ages throughout Chautauqua County were served by the seven programs Catholic Charities offers here. We provided basic emergency assistance, including support for food and resources for housing. Our licensed counselors ...

Cuomo Can’t Give A Rational Assessment Of Nursing Homes

In Our Opinion

The state’s decision to classify COVID-19 deaths nursing home by the hospital where a person passed away rather than to the nursing home where they contracted the virus is a big deal, contrary to what you hear from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Dr. Howard Zucker, state health commissioner. For ...

Cuomo Can’t Give A Rational Assessment Of Nursing Homes

In Our Opinion

The state’s decision to classify COVID-19 deaths nursing home by the hospital where a person passed away rather than to the nursing home where they contracted the virus is a big deal, contrary to what you hear from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Dr. Howard Zucker, state health commissioner. For ...

In State Of The City Address, Sundquist Has Some Ideas

In Our Opinion

On Saturday, we took issue with Mayor Eddie Sundquist’s continued ill-formed statements — whether intentional or not — toward past administrations. But all was not bad in Sundquist’s State of the City address. In fact, Sundquist has put forward some interesting ideas for the coming ...

The Ice Fishermen Have Returned

Local Commentaries

Last Saturday morning, just before 7 a.m., I drove into the parking lot at Hogan’s Hut. I could hardly find a place to park. There were wall-to-wall pick-up trucks everywhere, including four filling up at the fuel pumps. Inside it was “mask-heaven” with a line properly distanced in ...

Unknowingly, Sundquist’s Words Burn Some Bridges

In Our Opinion

We have a slight quibble with Mayor Eddie Sundquist’s State of the City address last week that is symptomatic of something we have noticed from Sundquist’s first year in office. The mayor does himself no favors when he makes statements that can be easily refuted with a quick Google ...

Readers’ Forum

Letters To The Editor

We Should Cherish, Embrace Free Press To The Reader’s Forum: For two of the years while working as a university professor I had as my work-study student, a young man who was majoring in journalism. He was far and away the best student worker I ever had. I often read his papers and he read ...

Dealing With Climate May Not Be What You Think It May Be

Local Commentaries

The discussions of climate change are shifting from denial to what to do about it. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration reports that there were 22 natural disasters each costing more than $1 billion in 2020. Costing the US in total $95 billion and taking 262 lives. Climate ...

Communities Don’t Run Well When Regs Aren’t Enforced

Local Commentaries

When people drive down a beautiful street or walk into a gorgeous new building the last thing most think about is code enforcement. That’s likely because a lot of us have no idea what code enforcement entails or how it makes our lives better. If it weren’t for code enforcement officers ...

Power Of Compromise Is Food For Thought

Editor's Corner

State Sen. George Borrello was taking a page from U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s playbook. In order to make things happen, do it collaboratively and for the greater good. In this instance, it was a perfect and unlikely match. Republican and upstate representative Borrello teamed with a downstate ...

Bills Have Turned A Corner

Local Commentaries

ORCHARD PARK — As the 2020 National Football League season began, this column observed that maybe, just maybe, after 25 years without a Buffalo Bills playoff victory, playoff success was in the offing. At long last, we recalled, there was a sense in Western New York that — after several ...

Challenges, And Hardships Continue For IRS

In Our Opinion

This year’s 2020 tax filing is shaping up to be another nightmare and, all considered, perhaps a nightmare much worse than what was experienced last year. In a normal year, the IRS would begin allowing people to file returns in late January. This year, because the federal tax agency still ...

Readers’ Forum

Letters To The Editor

Please Thank Caring Funeral Directors To The Reader’s Forum: I want to commend The Post-Journal for drawing our attention to the important service that funeral homes are providing in midst of this pandemic (in this past Sunday edition, “A Somber Result”). We are collectively ...