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

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


WILLIAMS STREET CROSSING – It may take a while, but we support the idea of having the State Department of Transportation do a study on traffic patterns on Williams Street and Route 60. There is a lot of traffic on those roads and there’s too many accidents. Something needs to be done. A study is a good first step.

NATIVE AMERICAN CELEBRATION – Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the Clarion in Dunkirk there will be a “Celebration of Native American traditions.” Presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County, the event will hold traditional arts demonstrations; traditional games such as a lacrosse, hoop and speak, and Jack Sticks; traditional storytelling, foods, and more. There is no charge to attend. If you have time, stop on by and learn about Native American culture.

DREDGING – On Oct. 7, Rep. Tom Reed and a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in Hanover to examine the possibility of dredging Sunset Bay. Cattaraugus Creek Harbor has not been dredged since 1983. Dredging is important in order to keep our harbors viable. This is a good step.


STOLEN VEHICLES – A number of residents in the Hanover area have contacted the OBSERVER about break-ins taking place. After their tips we were able to reach the Sheriff’s Department and received confirmation that not only have there been vehicle break-ins, but that three vehicles were recently stolen in the same day. We realize police don’t want to compromise their investigations, but we believe the Sheriff’s Department should have notified the public when these three vehicles were stolen. Residents should be told when things like this are happening in their neighborhood.