Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

Here are some of the best – and worst – of the week:


DUNKIRK, FREDONIA SCHOOLS – Dunkirk and Fredonia schools are looking at becoming “partners” so to speak, by doing more shared services. The two are pursuing a Local Government Efficiency Grant. State and federal laws prevent the merger of a city and neighboring school. But that doesn’t mean the two schools can’t do more shared services. The more Fredonia and Dunkirk share, the better.

NARCOTICS ARRESTS – Congratulations to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force for making two more arrests this past week in Dunkirk. Both men arrested have Buffalo addresses. Let’s keep cracking down on these drug dealers that think they can head south of the Queen City to find a new market. Go find some other place to peddle your crack cocaine because you will get arrested here!

ADDRESSING EATING DISORDERS – We applaud the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority at SUNY Fredonia for holding its first Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Eating disorders have been a problem for a generation and arguably are getting worse. Young girls look at models on TV and magazines and think that’s how they should look but they end up harming themselves in the process. The sorority is helping break those strongholds.


CVCS COACH HIRING – William Carlson is a respected member of the Cassadaga School Board of Education. He cares about the community and the students. But when his daughter submitted her name to become the modified softball coach at the school, Carlson should not have voted on the resolution. It may be “legal” but it doesn’t look right. He should have abstained. By casting a vote, it gives a view of nepotism. Let the rest of the board members make the decision.