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The Case For A Five Percent Reduction In Property Taxes

May 17, 2015 To The Reader’s Forum: An important issue facing Chautauqua County is raising the sales tax from 7.5 percent to 8 percent. This half percent increase will raise yearly revenues by $7.8 million. more »»

Jamestown High School Band — A Local Treasure

May 16, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: Last Saturday, I had the honor of attending the Jamestown High School Spring Band Concert celebrating its 90th year anniversary with a wonderful and inspirational concert that... more »»

Putting A Fence Between Candidates And Corporations

May 15, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: As the 2016 election begins to heat up, the political mudslinging is inevitable. more »»

Common Core Constricts Creativity

May 14, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: As a former teacher of high school English for 35 years, it seems to me that something is missing in the debate over Common Core. more »»

To Drivers Everywhere: Respect Pedestrians

May 13, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: Crosswalks are put in place for reasons. They are for pedestrians walking across the street. I am constantly stuck at Jacob’s Crosswalk at Second and Chene. more »»

Thank You Darryl And Cindy Hinsdale

May 12, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: Chances are if you have been driving around the Jamestown area, you have seen the St. Susan Center van around making pickups from local supermarkets and restaurants. more »»

Thankful RHI Monofrax, Union Could Reach Deal

May 12, 2015 To The Reader’s Forum: I was so relieved to recently read in the Post-Journal about the settlement between IAM Local 2105, National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO), and RHI Monofrax. more »»

CAP Thanks Community For Participation, Donations

May 10, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: Attendees gave abundantly to CAP’s Diamond Dinner Auction. more »»

Americans Must Help Nepal

May 9, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: This letter is in response to the question ‘‘Will you provide assistance to victims of Nepal?’’ I’m sure we are ‘‘all’’ aware of the many people who need help here in America. more »»

God’s Amazing Grace

May 8, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: A recent Friday found me experiencing some distressing news. shortly after conversing on the phone with a friend, I was informed she experienced a severe fall. more »»

Think Twice Before Attending The Circus

May 7, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: Before considering attending any circus that uses captive wild animals, please give careful thought about the animals — such as elephants — who must perform again and again,... more »»

This Week Designated National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6, 2015 To The Readers ‘Forum: The first full week in May is designated as National Teacher Appreciation Week, Tuesday of this week (5/5/12) was Teacher Appreciation Day. more »»

Vote On EBT Use Is All About The Votes

May 5, 2015 To The Reader’s Forum: The front pages of the phone book usually give us information about social services programs —Alcoholics’ Anonymous, drug hotline, child abuse hotline, Gamblers’ Anonymous and... more »»

Cuomo Trip To Cuba Yields Lung Cancer Vaccine

May 4, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: Reading 150th NY Assemblyman Andy Goodell’s criticism of Governor Cuomo’s trade exploration trip to Cuba, I have to ask if our assemblyman will be asked the hard follow-up... more »»

Politicians Need A Reading Curriculum

May 3, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: In high school you have a book to read for a book report. more »»

A Tribute To Susie Hooper: Feb. 5, 1955 — Feb. 16, 2015

May 2, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: Dear Suzie, Today is a bittersweet day. Bitter because I miss you and I’m selfish because I want you back. more »»

Superintendent O’Connor Admits Truth Of NYS Tests

May 1, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: New York State United Teachers Regional Staff Director Geronimo says she is “sorry” Frewsburg parents had to read FCS Superintendent O’Connor’s letter to her parents. more »»

Michelle Foti Fundraiser Succeeds

April 30, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: We want to take this opportunity to thank the numerous businesses, family, friends and the community for the outpouring of support to make our recent benefit for Michelle Foti... more »»

Common Core Exams Cloaked In Secrecy

April 29, 2015 To the Readers’ Forum: A recent P-J article about the NYS Common Core fiasco quoted a local school superintendent as saying the scores on the exams were used “to isolate specific areas in which... more »»

Cuomo Plays Hardball

April 28, 2015 To The Readers’ Forum: Cuomo played hardball this year. Taxpayers heard laments by administrators regarding the school budget process. more »»



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