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

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

BEST

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT — Congratulations to Dunkirk for holding their 25th consecutive National Night Out this past week. National Night Out is a great way to get the community meet their local police officers on a casual basis. Children, especially like it with the games and prizes. Too often in our world police are seen as “out to get us.” When children can meet officers face-to-face in a fun environment, some of those fears can go away.

CASSADAGA NIGHT OUT — Speaking of National Night Out, good job to Cassadaga for putting on its first National Night Out event. It goes to show that you don’t need a local police department to sponsor an event.

CHERRY CREEK FIREFIGHTER — We want to offer our congratulations to Raymond L. Sheldon Sr. who was recently honored for his service of 59 years with the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Thirty-five of his 59 years Sheldon served as an officer from fire chief to fire police. During the VFW Auxiliary State Convention in June, he received the VFW National Firefighter of the Year award.

WORST

REP. COLLINS PRESS CONFERENCE — After Congressman Chris Collins was arrested by the FBI Wednesday, he announced he would hold a press conference later that evening. At that press conference, all he did was talk about himself and how he was able to make his millions of dollars and how he took a hit by not selling his stocks for Innate Immunotherapeutics. That’s not what he was accused of. He was accused of tipping off his son and his son’s future father-in-law with insider information. Collins never addressed the accusation. He also refused to take questions. Why hold a press conference? He should have just issued a statement and not bothered everyone’s time if he wasn’t willing to answer questions or address the issues at hand.

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