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Opinion

Arena Expansion Process Must Move Faster

In Our Opinion

It was back in August when Northwest Savings Bank Arena officials first proposed expanding the arena. Five months later, the process is inching forward. The project would build a new back end of the arena to house a small concession area, more space to make the facility function better for ...

Line Between Agenda And Education Has Been Crossed

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: From the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Brockport State University came this directive to the campus about holiday (not Christmas) decorations and celebrations: “Displays that feature exclusively single-themed decorations may be well intentioned, but they can ...

Battle Over Child An Interesting LGBT Dilemma

In Our Opinion

Times have changed. In the news a few days ago was an interesting case regarding a divorced couple in Hawaii. They have a child. One of the divorcees wants to formally sever parental rights. What is unusual — and should not be allowed to get in the way of doing what is best for the child ...

Services Do Not Cease On Christmas

In Our Opinion

Few times of the year are as quiet and uneventful as Christmas Day. During the morning hours, at least, just about everyone is home enjoying the holiday with family and friends. But not quite. Police and sheriff’s department cruisers patrol the streets and byways. Paid firefighters staff ...

A Child Was Born On This Day

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Over 2,000 years ago a father gave a special gift to earth’s residents. Long before that, he had already given them a beautiful world to live in, but this time he would not give them a planet, but a person - his only begotten Son. The word begotten means ...

Wishing You A Joyous And Merry Christmas

In Our Opinion

For many of us, this will be a busy day. Last-minute Christmas shopping simply must be finished. Then there are all those presents to wrap. Friends and family are stopping over, so some housecleaning is in order. And someone has to cook dinner for tonight and begin preparations for the big ...

Reader Thanks ‘Angels’ Who Helped Shovel

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Love In the Name of Christ is a ministry in the greater Jamestown area that serves those in need and under-resourced with the support of many of the area churches. Back in August, Love INC had to relocate their office from 31 Water Street at the Gateway Center to 553 ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to the continuation of a holiday tradition at Fletcher Elementary School. Recently, the school PTA hosted the annual Santa’s Secret Shop where students could buy Christmas presents for their family. Secret shops are a wonderful way to teach children the importance of giving during ...

Private Sector Should Have Say In DEC Matters

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: There was a recent article in The Post Journal about Chautauqua County receiving an Environmental Excellence award from the DEC. To quote a letter dated November 16, 2015, Slab City Organics received from County Executive Vince Horrigan, “Chautauqua County has ...

Cuomo Should Apologize To Reporter Who Asked About Harrassment

In Our Opinion

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a female journalist she was doing “a disservice to women” by asking what his administration was doing to confront sexual harassment in state government. Karen DeWitt, the National Public Radio reporter who asked the question, was performing a service for ...

Teaching Trends Are Removed From Reality

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Students on the campus of taxpayer-assisted Brooklyn College feel so unsafe with certain individuals around that a petition is being circulated to ban them from even using the bathrooms. These foreboding threats are not drug dealers, gang members of MS-13 or maniacal ...

Chautauqua Lake Funding A Small Step In The Right Direction

In Our Opinion

More than $6 million in improvements are on their way to Chautauqua Lake. The money can’t come soon enough. Last summer likely won’t be remembered as a good one for Chautauqua Lake. Blue-green algae blooms popped up for much of the summer and fall. Weeds and vegetation have been a ...

Reed Should Be Concerned By Trump’s Behavior

Letters To The Editor

To The Readers Forum: On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, tweeted a sexist slur against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY. Senator Gillibrand had recently called on the President to resign over allegations of sexual harassment and sexual ...

Downtown Parking Remains Contentious

In Our Opinion

Changes to downtown parking have been under discussion for roughly two years, starting with an analysis by downtown business owner Peter Miraglia released in 2015. Miraglia conducted 17 surveys over several months in 2015 on on-street parking, surface lots and the three downtown parking ...

A Great Nation Should Care For Its Poor

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Christmas is the time for giving, so this is the perfect time to give a tax cut to the nation. Why, because we deserve it and it’s Christmas. We really need it because our economy is stagnant and we need to increase our spending so that we will create more ...

Lake Group Should Include Non-Elected Officials

In Our Opinion

The Chautauqua County Legislature is due to vote Wednesday to create a Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency. The agency itself has no power or authority and exists only to look into the possibility of forming a lake district. In essence, the new agency is the county’s way ...

Follow The Facts

Letters To The Editor

To the Reader’s Forum: It is no surprise that conservatives are starting to question the integrity of Robert Mueller now that he appears to be getting close to revealing some real skullduggery in the Trump Administration. At a time when all things are interpreted with an Us versus Them ...

JLDC Sale Means Little In Grand Scheme For City Tax Relief

In Our Opinion

Let’s be frank — Mayor Sam Teresi’s plan to sell the Board of Public Utilities’ wastewater treatment plant to the Jamestown Local Development Corporation is a gimmick. The city is selling an asset from one arm of city government to another arm of city government. It is a sale in ...

Student Loan Forgiveness Needs Adequate Screening

In Our Opinion

If you take out a loan to buy a car that turns out to be a lemon, do you stop making payments to the bank? Some do, deciding their vehicles were such bad deals that letting the lender repossess them may be the best way out of a bad situation. Understandably, the bank wants its money. The ...

Trump Administration Targets Vulnerable Citizens

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: We can forget about gay rights, women’s rights, worker rights, gun rights, voter rights, and civil rights. This country has regressed so far backward under Tom Reed and Donald Trump that we are now trying to salvage human rights. Professor Philip Alston is the ...