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

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

BEST

HEARING OPPORTUNITY – It is not often the Public Service Commission makes its way out of Albany to hear from the public. But that is exactly what is happening Monday. Residents in the county have the opportunity to share their thoughts about the proposed $500 million project for NRG to construct a natural gas facility. We applaud the PSC as well as State Sen. Cathy Young, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, County Executive Greg Edwards and other officials who were able to make this happen. Don’t miss this opportunity.

GLENN COLTON CONCERT – It was a special concert last weekend at the Dunkirk Free Library as Glenn Colton performed his last show for area children. Colton is well known in this region for performing at numerous family fun events. We wish him the best as he heads into retirement.

AMARA-CAN RETURNS – This weekend marks the 20th year for the AMARA-CAN Walleye Classic fishing tournament. The tournament, which takes place in Dunkirk, draws many visitors to the region. We hope for the best for those who are participating and for those who are making a visit, we hope to see you again!

WORST

MANUFACTURING REPORT – The Conexus Indiana 2013 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report gave New York an F in two categories – tax climate and manufacturing industry health. The report also gave New York a D+ in global reach, which ranks states in manufacturing exports per capita income. New York ranked a C- in human capital, which measures education and skill level. The reality is our state is king when it comes to exporting our young educated people. Even Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted as much during his visit to Jamestown.