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

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


RAISING FUNDS – Silver Creek students and faculty are putting their hair on the line. Students and employees are participating in a “Cut for a cure” where people have their heads shaved for pledges. Money raised will go toward 1-year-old Isabella Crowell, a Sheridan resident who has a rare form of childhood cancer.

HONORING MLK – We applaud the organizers of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon. King’s dream of equality has not been forgotten. Events like Monday’s luncheon make sure we remember the struggles our country has gone through and helps us see ways to make our communities even stronger.

ELECTION CHANGE – Forestville officials realize that there seems to be a bias about moving the elections due to the current officials in place. To prevent this, officials are asking the public to again vote on moving elections from March to November, without lengthening any current officer’s terms. November elections are more efficient, will have higher turnout, will cost less and will make it easier for newly-elected leaders when they take office. We support moving village elections to November.


POT HOLE PROBLEMS – The freezing and thawing has wreaked havoc on local roads. One road that is in particularly bad shape is Route 60 between Cassadaga and Fredonia. This is arguably the worst section of a state road in the area. One can’t help but wonder if the accident on Monday where a woman from Australia was killed was not at least in some way affected by the numerous pot holes. This road needs attention.