Here are some of the best - and worst - of the week:
SOFTBALL CHAMPS - Good luck to the Fredonia 9-10 Softball All-Stars. Last weekend the team won the Section 1 Championship. This weekend the team is playing in Nanuet, N.Y. There are two games today at 1 and 5 p.m. The championship tournament wraps up on Sunday. We wish the team the best!
SHAVE FOR THE BRAVE - Nicole McPherson of Fredonia is joining 45 other moms in Boston this weekend to take a stand against cancer. The group, called 46 Mommas, has partnered with the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which donates every cent received toward helping researching childhood cancers. They are holding a "Shave for the Brave" to raise funds. McPherson's 2-year-old daughter Eleanor was diagnosed with high-risk infant leukemia at just six months old. She is currently undergoing treatment, which will end in September. We applaud McPherson's decision and hope and pray that her daughter is able to overcome this illness.
BARCELONA DREDGING - We're glad to hear everything with Barcelona is set for the dredging in the Barcelona harbor. On Monday, Rep. Tom Reed and Assemblyman Andy Goodell discussed the topic. The harbor definitely needs it. Again, like we said on this page last week, Hanover needs to be dredged as well. We have not heard officially their issues have been addressed, but Reed said is very confident for all three harbors (Barcelona, Dunkirk and Hanover). We hope he's right.
EDGEWOOD WAREHOUSE FUTURE - The closing of Carriage House strikes again. In February, the Roberts Road Development Corporation board sold the former Edgewood Warehouse and adjoining property, where the former Alumax and Roblin Steel companies were located, to Atwater Capital, LLC for $100,660 in order to develop the property. That month, Atwater said they had at least one tenant and was speaking with three others. That tenant happened to be ConAgra. But because ConAgra is closing Carriage House, it is no longer interested in leasing the warehouse. Let's hope some other tenants are found. It would be a shame for that property to continue to remain undeveloped.