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

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


FILL THE BOOT — A special thank you to our local fire departments who once again spent part of their day this upcoming Labor Day weekend, collecting loose change to go to the fight against Muscular Dystrophy. For many years Labor Day was highlighted by the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Although the telethon is no longer aired, the search for a cure continues.

MITRANO VISIT — It was nice seeing Tracy Mitrano, the challenger to Rep. Tom Reed, visit Fredonia during the annual Farm Festival parade. Residents locally need a choice. The more they can see Mitrano and hear about her positions, the better informed they will be when they visit the voting booth this November.

FEMALE GOLFERS — There’s a lot of men who are green with envy at some of the success women have had on Chautauqua County golf courses. In July Sue Marsh and Jenny Ringler both scored a hole in one at Shorewood on back to back shots. Then earlier this week, June Scheira scored not just one, but two holes in one at Moon Brook Country Club! Both of those feats are amazing!


CUOMO/NIXON DEBATE — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon held a debate earlier this week to be the Democratic candidate for governor. The way they talked you think they were running for mayor of New York City instead of the governor of New York state. Topics included deteriorating subways, the homeless, and tolls on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River. Granted, Nixon and Cuomo can only answer the questions asked them by the moderator, but Nixon, in particular has failed to show she has any vision at all for upstate New York.