Here are some of the best - and worst - of the week:
COMMUNITY ATTENDANCE AT NRG - It was quite a crowd Thursday at the city pier. The crowd gathered to hear about NRG's proposal to become a natural gas plant. The proposal is part of New York state's Energy Highway Plan. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has to sign off on the proposal. If every person who was at the press conference wrote a letter, it would be a good start. We also want to applaud Jim Payne for giving away free hot dog lunches for those who attended.
SPECIAL EDITION - We want to thank all those who spent a dollar (or more) Wednesday, buying a newspaper on the street, to help support Laurel Run. The OBSERVER raised $1,927 in sales to help support The Resource Center. It was a special day for all those involved.
CHURCH BICENTENNIAL - This weekend the Forestville United Methodist Church is celebrating its 200th anniversary. The events begin today at noon with a picnic for members followed by a performance by Soul Provider, a gospel quartet, which is open to the public. On Sunday at 11 a.m. the church will have some of its former pastors at its worship service. A bicentennial is certainly something to celebrate.
CERRIE RESPONSE - Fredonia Trustee Joseph Cerrie took issue with our editorial when we asked how rehiring a village clerk at $20.38 an hour controls expenses. That's fine. But he accuses us of not having our facts straight. Cerrie stated, "I don't like seeing misinformation out in the paper, especially when it's one of our employees." He then went on to say the person will only be working a handful of hours a year. Fine, but what misinformation did we state? We question paying someone $20.38 an hour, who is also collecting a pension, no matter how few hours that person works. If Cerrie believes the village is justified paying someone that much, even if it's for just a few hours, so be it. But that doesn't change the facts.