Opinion

Adding Taxable Property In Jamestown Is A Good Thing

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County legislators will consider a resolution to sell three county-owned buildings to a private business this month. They should do so. The South County Office Building on East Fourth Street in Jamestown, the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center on Turner Road in Ellicott and the ...

North Korea: Diplomacy Is A Dead End

In Our Opinion

Some world leaders have made their disdain for U.S. President Donald Trump very clear, very publicly. On Tuesday, he heard another round of lectures, after delivering one himself, at the United Nations. Trump reiterated the philosophy that helped get him elected president. While embracing ...

Reader Enjoys Picnic From Foster Grandparents

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Lutheran Foster Grandparents gathered at the close of summer to enjoy a picnic lunch, fellowship, and the new assignments before heading back to their duties guiding children at local schools, Head Start programs, and Pre-Elementary sites as the 2017-2018 school year ...

The New Politics Of Washington

Local Commentaries

Whether you like Donald Trump or don’t, it seems apparent now that he is operating on a different wave-length at least when it comes to partisan politics. On paper, his party controls both houses of the federal legislature, yet he recently signed off on a deal to keep government running with ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Summer’s late renaissance this year is nothing but a cruel facade. We received our first reminder of that fact earlier this week with the official kickoff of the Salvation Army’s Bundle Them Up Campaign. In 2016, the Salvation Army provided 255 children with jackets, mittens, scarves and ...

Many Americans Rose To The Occasion After Storms

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: A pastor felt overwhelmed by the load of responsibility on his shoulders for a ministry that has expanded beyond his expectations. His candor was followed up by a prayer offered by an empathetic pastor giving thanks to the Lord for his colleague’s “hard ...

Help Someone’s Search By Becoming A Bone Marrow Donor Today

In Our Opinion

Michael Seeley of Ashville received good news recently. Seeley’s sister, Jennifer Scolton, is a match for the bone marrow transplant Seeley needs to treat the acute myeloid leukemia he was diagnosed with earlier this year during a routine physical. The transplant could help Seeley live a ...

Lack Of Information Can Lead To Assumptions

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing in response to Jeffrey Victor’s letter regarding the increase in “hate” groups in our country. Since I belong to one of these groups as designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center, I felt I should respond to his lack of information. The group I ...

Census Data A Reminder There Is Still Work To Do Locally

In Our Opinion

The most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Chautauqua County are a reminder that there is still a lot of work to be done. Estimates from the most recent American Community Survey indicate the county is still hemorrhaging population while seeing an increase in the wages of residents ...

Area Leaders Need To Read Mark Shafer’s Article

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: All hats off to Mark Shafer, from the Southern Tier Manufacturers Association, for his excellent article on the critical importance of manufacturing production and employment within our region. This appeared in The Post-Journal’s Supplement Section for our ...

Equifax Data Breach An Example Of What Not To Do

In Our Opinion

Financial services companies assure us they will handle the confidential information they often demand from us responsibly and securely. As many Americans have learned from data breaches in the past, those are promises not always kept. Now Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency, has ...

Many People In Need Following Hurricanes

In Our Opinion

Texans and Floridians hurt by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are on the minds of millions of their neighbors throughout the United States. But what about our other fellow Americans in the U.S. Virgin Islands? If anything, devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the USVI is worse that what is ...

No Excuse For Rookie Mistake That Caused Haffa Mistrial

In Our Opinion

Anyone who has watched Law and Order more than once likely knows of the Brady rule, which stipulates that a prosecutor must turn over all evidence that may exonerate a defendant to the defendant’s attorney. That’s why it was so surprising earlier this week when a Brady rule violation ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to a chance to learn more about women’s suffrage and Chautauqua County’s role in the movement that gave women the right to vote. The Chautauqua County Historical Society, in partnership with the Bemus Point Historical Society, will present a special lecture on the 100th ...

Development Must Focus On Community Foundations

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Recently, attention is being paid to Jamestown and the goal is development and advancement. The city is the recipient of funding during the first year of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative program. This focus on Jamestown which targets development and tourism has ...

Kind Gesture Keeps Rally To Recovery Event On Schedule

In Our Opinion

We doubt there is one member of the Jamestown City Council who disagrees with the purpose of the Rally to Recover proposed by Chanda Germain and Adrian Smith-Madden. The Rally, as was reported last weekend by The Post-Journal, is designed to attract people who need help ending their battle ...