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

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

BEST

BALD FOR BUCKS — A number of schools have participated in Bald for Bucks over the years. The fundraiser encourages students to get pledges to get their hair either shaved or cut very short. The funds are donated to Roswell Park Cancer Institute for cancer research. Thirteen students participated in Silver Creek recently raising $2,779. North Collins, meanwhile, went all out for its Bald for Bucks campaign, raising over $21,000! No matter how much students raised, we applaud them for their willingness to raise funds for such a needy cause.

LOTS OF LAUGHS — It’s going to be great year this summer for humor in Chautauqua County. During the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Fest national comedians Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin and Dan Aykroyd will be performing. This will be a special year as it will mark the opening of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown. It will be a year to remember.

FOURTH WARD DELI — Last week the ribbon was officially cut on the 4th Ward Deli. The business is located in the former Morgan Linen building, which was purchased by Rick and Sue Mackowiak three years ago. We like to see old buildings get new use, and this one will keep residents well fed! We are glad to see a business return to the area.

WORST

MCDONALD’S AND THE ROUNDABOUT — McDonald’s in Fredonia has been very outspoken regarding concerns for the roundabout. After a lawsuit was filed against the state, the Department of Transportation went back to the drawing board. But it doesn’t seem they found a working solution. As was noted during Thursday’s hearing, drivers heading north on Route 60 that want to go to McDonalds that don’t take the roundabout will have to make a U-turn. And drivers traveling east on Route 20 from downtown Fredonia will have to be in the roundabout for a 360-degree turn in order to get to McDonald’s. It appears both these issues will hurt McDonald’s business. It doesn’t seem the DOT has found a workable solution.

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