Some of the best, worst of the week

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

BEST

RUNNING AT STATES — Good luck to Emily Brown, Diego Rey of Fredonia; Jericha Petrella of Dunkirk; and Collin Barmore of Cassadaga Valley. The four students are competing at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships for indoor track at Staten Island today. You all have worked hard all season. We’re rooting for you.

RURAL INTERNET — We were glad to hear this week during the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency’s meeting that DFT Communications is bringing high speed internet to more rural areas of the county. Internet has quickly moved from a “want” to a “need” in our society. Families that don’t have access to high speed internet are left behind. This move is an important one for the region.

RIPLEY GATEWAY — More than once on this page we’ve called for state officials to do something — anything — at the interstate entrance to the state in Ripley. Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello said this week that Clark Patterson Lee has been hired to produce a feasibility study for the gateway. We’re glad to see Borrello making this push. Hopefully with a study in hand, he can get state officials on board.

WORST

25-YEAR-OLD TICKETS — In 1993, Duane Anderson received a speeding ticket in Stockton. The ticket was apparently lost and never addressed. About two months ago, he was notified of the ticket. Apparently a box of old traffic tickets were discovered in Stockton Town Court and sent to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV in turn warned Anderson and other drivers they needed to appear in court. After they appeared their cases were immediately dismissed, but that’s besides the point. It was a waste of time for both the drivers and the courts to be dealing with decades-old court cases.

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