Spring: Staying alert for motorcyclists

It may not seem like it, but we are halfway through the spring season. And, with warmer weather – this year, that’s any time the temperature goes above 55 – motorcycles are again taking to the roads.

This year, already, has been full of dangers for the riders. In nearby Cattaraugus County, there have been two fatal accidents involving motorcycles and there was another accident in the city of Dunkirk over the weekend.

Normally in the summer, signs begin appearing that state “Watch out for Motorcycles.” With the cool spring, it’s worth a reminder as well on these pages.


The village of Mayville budget that was approved in April with pay raises for an employee who had falsified records did not deal with a time-card issue, according to one village trustee, as noted in Monday’s OBSERVER’s View.

Trustee Richard Syper said it was a Blue Book issue for the state apprentice program. The village has dealt with the situation and has been in touch with the state Labor Department and is following its rules.

A trustee, who spoke against approving the budget at the meeting, said the employee falsified the hours he worked.