Here are some of the best - and worst - of the week:
HOCKEY IS BACK - We're glad that the NHL's owners and players were able to work out an agreement, so that the complete season wasn't lost. It's still disappointing that people with so much money took so long to come to an agreement that at the end of the day was all about money. But at least some of the season is salvaged.
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY - Congratulations to Bill's Gun & Saddle Shop in Sinclairville. Last weekend they celebrated 50 years in business. Guns get a lot of bad press today, as do some gun dealers. But the Frosts show us that by being responsible and treating customers fairly is the secret to success and longevity.
TV CONTESTANT - Congratulations to South Dayton's Jason Zollinger. Zollinger, who previously appeared on several "Jeopardy!" episodes, was able to make it on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." His appearance wasn't as a regular contestant, but as a an audience member, able to take a crack at one question. By answering the question correctly, he won a trip for his family on a Disney Cruise.
PAY HIKES - Carriage House in Dunkirk is closing. NRG could close if the state does not authorize it to become a natural gas plant. And Dunkirk administrators, who are probably all earning six figure salaries, are getting a raise. Last year both teachers and administrators in Westfield Academy and Central School agreed to a pay freeze because of the uncertainty around them. Perhaps Dunkirk should do the same.