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

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


FAIR CHANGES -Every year the Chautauqua County Fair Board of Directors makes changes to the upcoming fair week. This year was no different. We’ve had new shows, new grandstand events and a new company providing rides. If you haven’t been to the fair yet this year, it’s not too late. The fair will continue to be open both today and tomorrow. Gates open at 9 a.m. and rides are open at 1 p.m.

SUPREME COURT VISITS – When was the last time Chautauqua County had not one, not two but three different current U.S Supreme Court Justices make personal visits? We don’t know if it’s ever happened before, but that is the case this year. Earlier this year Justice John Roberts visited Jamestown as part of the Robert H. Jackson anniversary. On this past Monday Justice Anthony M. Kennedy visited Chautauqua Institution and this Monday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will speak at Chautauqua Institution.

MEALS ON WHEELS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – The Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels has a new executive director. Sarah Hornbostel is taking over for Joan Houck, who retired after 26 years of continued service to the community. Hornbostel has worked in the field of eldercare for more than nine years. She was the previous home delivery meal coordinator for Niagara County’s Office for the Aging. She has an associate’s degree from Niagara County Community College in business administration and a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo in social science interdisciplinary with a focus in gerontology. We wish her the best as the new executive director.


PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS – The week of the Chautauqua County Fair can be very dangerous for pedestrians crossing Central Avenue, Dunkirk. In the past, a temporary stoplight was put up to help with the traffic. Perhaps in the future the city should either bring back that stoplight or put up a stop sign or a crosswalk sign, similar to what you see in Westfield on Route 20.