Opinion

Fly Car System Is A Needed Program

In Our Opinion

There have been relatively little public discussion of Chautauqua County’s implementation of a fly car system. Part of the reason for that is that it is difficult to argue something must be done to make sure life-saving services are provided quickly at a time when the county’s population ...

End The Doublestandard Against Police Officers

In Our Opinion

If four civilians were shot needlessly and intentionally by U.S. police officers in one day, it is a safe bet existing condemnations of law enforcement personnel as a class would be intensified greatly. There would be demands that something be done immediately to stop the violence. Four ...

The Post-Journal Exceeds Expectations

Letters To The Editor

To the Readers’ Forum: When we received The Post-Journal on election day, we expected to see another round of negative articles by the candidates. to our great surprise and amazing pride, the front page shows photos and a wonderful article about Mark Cardinale and his performance at the ...

Get Involved With YWCA

Local Commentaries

Most Westfield natives have stories to tell about the afternoons and evenings of their youth spent in the safe embrace of the YWCA. It was where Westfield youth gathered in a safe environment to ‘see and be seen.’ They played shuffleboard and ping pong, they attended dances and clubs. Over ...

Was The Media The Culprit In The Election?

Local Commentaries

How many times did you hear it said in the last election: “The media is the culprit”? It was either the liberal media elite or the conservative pundits who were being blamed for all of the disinformation and bad feeling. I have a different take on it. I blame a lot of it on social media ...

Chamber To Honor Carol Lorenc Dec. 9

Local Commentaries

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present this year’s Pam Lydic Coalition Builder Award to Carol Lorenc. Carol was Executive Director of the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce in the 1990’s and earlier served as assistant to former Gebbie Foundation Executive Director ...

How To Cope With The New Winter Weather

Local Commentaries

Winter has set in not so peacefully. Some areas in our region have been abused by Mother Nature’s fury. Snow in mega amounts has halted regular daily activity for countless numbers of people. Our predictably unpredictable winters can place undue burden on travel. The weather reporter becomes ...

Discussion About Election System Must Continue

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: While voting is still fresh in everyone’s mind, we do want to take the opportunity to continue the discussion of “inactive” voters in Chautauqua County. A critic of the voting process sent an e-mail to the Dunkirk Observer following last week’s election ...

I’m Thankful For My Dogs

Local Commentaries

In spite of stores jumping right from Halloween to Christmas, with barely a thought to Thanksgiving, I think most people had a minute or two for thanks this week. Besides being thankful for home and family, I am, always, thankful for the dogs in my life. Even before Corgis, our first dog, ...

Some People Have Money To Spend

Local Commentaries

Black Friday is bargain day for millions of people. The ascent of online shopping has also generated the internet version called Cyber Monday. The marketing has been migrating, however, from promoting a single day or weekend to offering deals over the entire months of November and ...

State Lawmakers Need To Earn Pay Raise

In Our Opinion

Good for a state commission for declining to support a pay raise for state lawmakers. Legislators don’t want to find themselves in the sticky situation of approving their own pay raise. Instead, they created the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation in 2015 to take ...

There Is Much To Be Thankful For

In Our Opinion

America is not without its tumult and tribulation; her citizenry is not without its share of troubles. We hope, though, everyone is able to find something for which to be thankful on our national day of Thanksgiving. We should be thankful, despite its rancor, that we have demonstrated how ...

Less is More?!

Letters To The Editor

To the Readers’ Forum: I just had to share a disturbing incident that happened at a local coffee/donut shop. Since this shop came to this area, my wife and I have really enjoyed their breakfast sandwiches. Well, recently I stopped and ordered two of their breakfast sandwiches. They had ...

Thank You

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: To everyone who shared our mother’s 90th birthday celebration, thank you. Your cards, gifts and well wishes were so wonderful. It was truly a birthday she will never forget. The Family of Jean Salman Nancy Kerrin, Frewsburg

Change Is Good

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: On Monday, November 21, 2016, my wife, Dodie, sent me with a “Honey Do List” to Tops Super Market in Falconer. With just three items, the bill came to $10.29. I gave the cashier a twenty dollar bill. Just then, the gentleman behind me exclaimed, “Wait a ...

Library Needs Community Support

In Our Opinion

Twice in the span of roughly 12 months, the James Prendergast Library pursued two options to increase its revenues. Selling parts of the library’s art collection to create an endowment fund that would help support library operations was opposed by a small group of area residents who felt ...

Young Kids ‘Love’ Trump …

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: After the November election, my 16-year-old daughter mentioned to me that some of her male friends really admired Donald Trump. The word she used was that they love him. She also said that in their mock election at school, Trump won in a landslide. When I was young, ...

WMH Emergency Department Fundraiser

In Our Opinion

We hope area residents haven’t forgotten the Herculean fight several years ago to save Westfield Memorial Hospital from state-imposed closure. It has been nearly 10 years since the Berger Commission recommended closure of several rural hospitals, including Westfield Memorial Hospital. ...