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

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


TO THE RESCUE — Two individuals were rescued by Dunkirk Firefighters from cliffs on Lake Erie Monday following the loss of their kayaks. The fire department deployed its jet skis and brought them back to the maria where they were evaluated and appeared to have no major injuries. Rescuers’ quick action made the difference. The situation could have been a lot worse. It’s their jobs, but we thank our local fire and police for responding at a moment’s notice when the need arises.

FAIR TIME — It’s a week earlier than usual, but the Chautauqua County Fair has returned once again. There’s a new ride company, along with plenty of evening events, including tractor pulls, bull riding, and of course the demolition derbys. 4-Hers will be displaying their crafts as well as their animals, some of which will be available for auction on Friday. Today is the last day to get the advanced sale price. If you go every year or haven’t been there in a few years, make sure you go. It’s always fun at the fair.

NEW COACHES — There are some new faces coming to Dunkirk’s high school basketball teams. Dunkirk native Ken Ricker has been named the Lady Marauders’ girls coach, while Luke Gullo, a Fredonia High School graduate, has been named the head coach of the boys basketball team. Good luck to both of them and we wish you and your students success.


PHONE SCAMS — Imagine getting a phone call from your grandchild saying he or she needs money, but the number doesn’t line up with what you have. That’s what happened to a Forestville resident earlier this week. Someone from the number 201-253-0504 called impersonating her grandson. Thankfully the resident did not give out personal information. Scammers particularly like to call the elderly. Don’t fall for it. Many times these calls from overseas, so police have little recourse, especially if they take your money. Instead, hang up and call a trusted relative instead.