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

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


GRAMMY ATTENDANCE – It was quite special to see Westfield’s Kent Knappenberger on CBS Sunday night as part of the national Grammy awards. He and his wife Nannette, along with three of their eight children were in Los Angeles on Saturday where he received the inaugural Music Educator Award. Then on Sunday he was acknowledged during the ceremony. It was an honor for the Knappenbergers, Westfield and for dedicated teachers everywhere.

NEW GRADUATES – We congratulate the 41 young men and women who recently graduated from Cassadaga Job Corps. The students trained for careers in healthcare or construction, while others also earned their high school equivalency diploma. Job training is important to our county and we’re glad there are organizations like Job Corps that help students find a career.

PAPER SAMURAI – The Academy Geeks Inc. at SUNY Fredonia’s Incubator has created a game designed for Android devices. The game, “Paper Samurai,” quickly climbed the Google Play Store. It will also be available for iPhones and iPads later this year.


CAMPGROUND DELAYS – After two years of delays, Portland resident Jerry Speelberg attended a special Portland Town Board meeting to discuss his proposal to construct a handful of rustic cabins on about 70 acres on Woleben Road. Town officials were apologetic, saying they support the project as long as it follows town procedures. Procedures such as taking photographs every 20 feet, a study regarding squirrels and a list of all trees that were removed from the property? We wonder if Portland had Cornell do a study on affected squirrels when they built the $2.3 million Grape Discovery Center.