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Opinion

The Name Of The Game Is To Win

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: American politics have always been a rough ride, and even our founders threw mud. The name of the game is to win. Our first president was spared the stump but those that followed weren’t wearing halos. Voters do not condone most of the behavior of today’s ...

Great Justice ‘Inspired’ Many

In Our Opinion

The Notorious RBG, as some admirers referred to her, is gone. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, at 87, of cancer. She was an icon to Americans with certain political positions — a scourge to others. Already, the battle over a successor has become heated, with ideology ...

Our Plea To Local Supervisors, Mayors: Let Kids Have Halloween

In Our Opinion

There is absolutely, positively no reason why there should not be trick-or-treating in towns, villages and cities throughout Chautauqua County this year. Children and their parents who are comfortable trick-or-treating should do so. Those who are not should stay home. It really is that ...

Sheriff’s Office, City Police Should Restart Merger Talks

In Our Opinion

Last year, Sheriff Jim Quattrone told The Post-Journal he would only reopen discussions to consolidate the Jamestown Police Department with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office if the city approached the Sheriff’s Office to restart talks. City officials should do so. Hundreds of ...

Politics Not The Way To Progress

Local Commentaries

Progressivism is the idea that progress can be made by using political power to force people to do good, things that benefit society rather than the individual. Even those who say “This is for your own good” generally do not care about the individual or his or her rights, but only about the ...

Watch Debates But Ignore The Coverage

Local Commentaries

Presidential and vice-presidential debates are at hand. Voters need to listen to - not just watch - all four debates. And not for one liners or gotcha moments. Listen to arguments, and seek to understand candidates’ underlying philosophy, even when they don’t articulate ...

Time For Cuomo To Approve A Plan To Reopen Theaters

COVID-19 Coverage

Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to make a decision soon on how to reopen movie theaters. Last week, the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts hosted a walk-through of the facility with Mayor Eddie Sundquist, County Executive PJ Wendel, and state Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, to show measures the ...

A Thank You To Congressman Reed For His Support, Efforts

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: As the 19th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America passes, it is with a somber heart I remember that day and the days and months following. As a member of the New York State Police, like so many of my brothers and sisters, I was detailed as first ...

Where Have Normalcy And Decency Gone?

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Where have normalcy and decency gone? Obviously, healthwise, Coronavirus/COVID-19 has significantly interrupted normalcy. It has been over 100 years since the last pandemic hit America. Fighting a “novel” disease should bring Americans together inasmuch as it’s ...

County Should Follow State’s Lead, Disclose COVID Information

In Our Opinion

We have disagreed early and often with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 in New York state, but we have to give the governor credit for making the State University of New York system participate in the SUNY COVID-19 Tracker. SUNY campuses are required to submit data every 24 hours, ...

Maybe The Light Isn’t A Train

Local Commentaries

ORCHARD PARK — Buffalo Bills’ fans, listed as the “12th Man” on the team’s wall of fame, as a whole are among the National Football League’s most enthusiastic. Lots of other words describe them. “Loyal” is at or near the top of the list. Bills’ fans face all sorts of ...

Unprecedented Times And David Moments

Local Commentaries

Today, I sent my eldest kiddo off to school, sanitizer in her backpack and a handmade mask from Grandma on her face. Normally, we’re worried about getting to school on time, whether she’s brushed her hair or if she has forgotten her lunch. However, this school year, we have a few other ...

Chancellor On Mission To Corral Cases

COVID-19 Coverage

Entering the State University of New York at Fredonia from Central Avenue in the village during the recent holiday weekend brought a sense of serenity. It was a low-key day and few students could be seen out and about. But those who were appeared to be doing all the right things. Gatherings ...

Lockdown Robs Kids Too

Local Commentaries

As our children return to school, in person or virtually, teachers, parents and the children themselves are noticing that the COVID-caused early end to last season’s school year has caused this year’s returnees to lose more than some knowledge of geography or algebra. School-age children ...