HIGHS AND LOWS: Some of best, worst of week

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


EAGLES HAVE LANDED – Dunkirk’s cold winter has led to some large gatherings of bald eagles near the city harbor. On Monday last week, a member of the Lake Erie Bird Club noted 53 could be seen from the harbor to the lighthouse. It’s one amazing spectacle for residents to see our national bird.

TICKLED PINK – We’ve given plenty of credit in this corner for the annual Pink the Rink event for cancer awareness put on by the Fredonia State hockey team. (By the way, we really like those jerseys this year.) But the event held earlier this month marked a milestone – a $10,000 donation to the American Cancer Society. “Congratulations, (Fredonia State Coach Jeff) Meredith,” wrote Dr. JoAnna Jacobs, regional representative for the Cancer Society, “and the SUNY Fredonia community – what an accomplishment! Thank you for all of your efforts and dedication!” We echo that here.

AN EDUCATION – Dunkirk schools received $3,011 from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation in an effort to get students involved in efforts to boost and better the community. Some of the initiatives include a career fair, providing for the needy and sewing with seniors. Fredonia schools have already been a part of these initiatives that are a wonderful opportunity for young adults as well as educators.


PASSING THE BUS – It’s an alarming number. The Cassadaga Valley Central School board heard of not one, not 10, but 53 complaints regarding motorists passing buses in that district alone. “The drivers go up to 60 miles per hour when passing these buses,” said district transportation supervisor Bob Gilkinson. That’s scary – and those drivers need to be reported. But, it’s also a wake-up call for all motorists. School is still open. Give it a break during the morning and afternoon drives.