Opinion

Shopping At Fifty

Local Commentaries

Can we talk about grocery shopping? And I mean the kind of grocery shopping you do when your kids have all left the nest and you no longer need a Greyhound bus to haul home the stuff that will keep your family alive for another week. Instead of choosing grocery stores that honor the most ...

New Books For Nature Lovers

Local Commentaries

Not to rush the holiday season, but I want to be sure readers have time to consider some of this fall’s new nature-themed books. If you need more information about a title, search for it on www.amazon.com. “Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer” by Peter Marra and ...

Tom Reed Will Keep A Clinton Presidency In Check

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County residents — and the rest of District 23 — must be proud. The candidates for the Congressional seat, incumbent Tom Reed and challenger John Plumb, a Randolph native, are both top notch and highly capable of serving this region well. Both have pledged to lend as much ...

Why Are Ignorant People Allowed To Vote?

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers’ Forum: Thank you for the balance provided in the Jamestown Post-Journal’s Sunday paper, (page A4). If you haven’t read it you definitely should fetch it out of the recyclables and give heed. Michelle Malkin outdid herself with a remarkable candor that the uninformed ...

River Otters Pay A Visit To Audubon Nature Center

Local Commentaries

By Jeff Tome The tail poked out of the water, suspended in time for just a moment, before it disappeared. Ripples across the water were all that were left. Moments before, an announcement went out across the loudspeaker at the Audubon Community Nature Center. “Look in the backyard pond! ...

Revisiting The Family Court Judge Race

In Our Opinion

During the election for Family Court judge in 2014, both Michael Sullivan and Sally Jaroszynski proved to be excellent candidates. Both have extensive experience in the court system and have been superior advocates for their clients. Concerns regarding potentially tarnished ratings by the ...

Paving The Way To The World

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Our street gives us access to the world only onto Fairmount Avenue. We necessarily use that road to go anywhere. I want to thank the workers who have been doing the repaving under very difficult conditions. First, they are out there in the cold, all day rain, ...

Mike’s Legacy Lives On

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I had the privilege of knowing and working with Mike Felice when he was with Trend Broadcasting (WKSN and WHUG) and I served first as editor and then publisher of The Post-Journal (1976-1997). Although some may have viewed us as competitors — which we were in one ...

Clinton Emails And Obstruction Of Justice

In Our Opinion

Voters already knew Hillary Clinton is a criminal. But for a few months, it appeared she could continue her quest for the presidency without the trouble of being charged for her misdeeds. That may be history. The future may be something entirely different, as the result of a bombshell ...

Hillary Clinton Is Evil

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: “Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it,” wrote George R. R. Martin in A Game of Thrones. Forum readers learned first-hand evidence of Mr. Alessi’s denial of the hard truths about Hillary Clinton. “Mostly unfounded stuff,” he wrote. ...

Take A Drive, Deliver Meals, Feel Much Better

Local Commentaries

I spend most of my driving time on Interstate 80 and paved roads in and around Brookville and DuBois. We live among less well-traveled paths. Each Monday for the past month, I have taken some of them as a volunteer driver for the Meals on Wheels program in Jefferson County. This ...

We Endorse Swanson In Contentious DA Race

In Our Opinion

As local elections go, this year's contest for Chautauqua County district attorney is the most contentious of all the races. Both candidates Patrick Swanson and Jason Schmidt have indicated a strong passion and vision for the position.That being said, both have made some errors that have ...

Our County Needs A Local Supreme Court Justice

In Our Opinion

It has been 25 years since a state Supreme Court justice who was from Chautauqua County has been elected to the position. Voters here have a chance to end that drought Nov. 8.Fredonia resident Grace Hanlon, confidential law clerk to Chautauqua County Judge David Foley, is one of four candidates ...

Election 2016: A Choice Between Samson And Jezebel

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:Taking issue with the Star Spangled Banner, a university law professor I have been conversing with commended Colin Kaepernick and others "taking a knee" during the national anthem. Not only that, he wants the national anthem to be permanently discarded for its racism. ...

Can The President Bring Jobs?

Local Commentaries

Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been sounding off about the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs and how trade agreements that promise to make things better could really make things worse. Each one has argued that if elected, she or he will strengthen the manufacturing economy and ...

What Do We Want In A President?

Local Commentaries

I read the article "Trump Posses A Danger To Democracy." The only thing I agree with is the last sentence "Our country deserves better" and it's sure not a pathological lair. The writer says that "it does cause damage in the eyes of the listeners to all of the most unfounded "stuff" that has ...

Are Skilled Trades Doomed To Decline?

Local Commentaries

According to conventional wisdom, future employment prospects are dismal for the 21 skilled trades - electricians, electronic and medical techs, mechanics, machinists, welders, pipe fitters and other similar trades - and for those workers uninterested in or unmotivated by a college education. ...

No Matter Who Wins This Election, We All Likely Lose

Local Commentaries

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution prohibits a religious test as a qualification for any public office in the United States. This was a topic of interest just before the presidential election in 2012. And why? Because Republican candidate Mitt Romney was an active leader in the Mormon Church, ...