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

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


WEATHER WARRIORS — In the Cassadaga Valley School District, the population is around 7,500 people. But this community was responsible for about 750,000 votes to get WKBW’s Andy Parker to visit Sinclairville Elementary School with his weather machine next month! The community formed a CV Cougar Weather Machine Warrior Facebook group and got friends, relatives and others to vote for their school. Sinclairville had been in second place for most of the month, until they passed Meadow Elementary School last weekend, just before the voting closed Monday night! It created a lot of pride for the community. We’re sure the students will enjoy the visit.

BACHELOR GOES COUNTRY — Do you have plans Tuesday night? If not, turn on ABC and see Fredonia native Ruthie Collins perform on “The Bachelor Winter Games.” This will be a special night, seeing this ever-popular country star from our area on national television. And if you do have plans, set up your DVR. You don’t want to miss it!

BLUE GOES PINK — For the 11th year in a row, the SUNY Fredonia Blue Devils shelved their usual jerseys and instead put on pink ones, in honor of breast cancer awareness. The jerseys are sold with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Fredonia’s hockey team was among the first in the nation to start wearing pink in honor of those who battle against the disease. We applaud the college for continuing this annual tradition.


SEMI VS. OVERPASS — A tractor trailer hit an overpass bridge Wednesday in the city of Dunkirk. It was the second one in less than three months. Police didn’t say specifically what happened, but you have to wonder what is going on. Are the bridges not marked properly or are drivers just ignoring the signs? Whatever the case, we hope this isn’t an ongoing trend.