On first day, use caution

Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano spells it out quite well in the columns to the right. Starting today, school is back in session.

As motorists, this means we have a greater responsibility when traveling around school zones throughout the area. We need to be aware of young children, who may not be looking for us, in parking lots and along the thoroughfares.

Reduced speed is required in these school zones – anywhere from 15 mph in most areas to 30 mph in Fredonia on Main Street.

Last weekend, the athletic season for area districts kicked off. Today, the learning begins again.