Here are some of the best - and worst - of the week:
CITY MARINA - We wish good luck to the owners of Chadwick Bay Marina Holding Inc. who are moving forward with plans to combine the former Stephan's Marina and the Chadway Bay Marina. Phase I plans include cleanup of the boat yard; Phase II's plans is to install a new gas service and pump; and preliminary talk for Phase III includes a new indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant. Developing Dunkirk's waterfront is a key component to the city's future. While much has happened with the boardwalk, more can be done along the waterfront. This is a step in the right direction.
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED - We want to applaud Jeannie Storey. She was watching "America's Most Wanted" and recognized one of the criminals featured and called police. Joseph Chapman was wanted after escaping from a Pennsylvania jail during work crew. Because of Storey, Chapman is back behind bars. It makes a difference when people get involved.
WEAR IT - On Saturday, Dunkirk participated in the "Ready, Set, Wear it" life jacket world record attempt. No word if the world record attempt was broken, but the event was part of National Safe Boating Week. Many boats are going in the water this holiday weekend. Put on that vest!
SENECA-STATE DISPUTE - We're not saying we're siding with either the state or the Seneca Nation at this point. But in reality, New York state needs to work harder at having good relations with the Seneca Nation. A previous study showed the Seneca Nation has near $1 billion in regional economic benefit. About 70 percent of their employees are non-Native Americans. With this much at stake, we want to see our state leaders working with the Nation, not against them.