Some of the best, worst of the week

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


SPECIAL THANKSGIVING — Partners In Kind of Chautauqua County did something special on Thanksgiving this year. They served over 50 meals to area veterans, law enforcement and emergency services personnel who had to work this Thanksgiving. The meal was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church and was well appreciated by all the participants.

JAMESTOWN PLASTICS — For 60 years, Jamestown Plastics in Brocton has been molding plastics for various products like Browning and Crossman Knives, and for companies like Toyota and GM. The company recently celebrated its anniversary in manufacturing. Companies like Jamestown Plastics keep people in the community employed and continue to evolve as society changes. We hope for the best for their next 60 years.

GLOBE RUNNER — Congratulations goes out to Dunkirk’s Jenn Geibner. She was one of only 29 people on the planet who in 2018 completed the Abbott World Marathon in a calendar year. The Abbott World Marathon includes races in Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City. To make things even more difficult, she had a stress fracture while running in two of the marathons! It was no easy task, but she did it. Impressive indeed!


GUN LICENSE PROPOSAL — State Sen. Kevin Parker of Brooklyn has proposed a law that would mandate applicants for handguns provide investigators with their Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram passwords and access to their Google, Yahoo and Bing searches. This is a terrible proposal. The government should not be basing handgun licenses on what one says on social media. That seems to be an infringement on free speech. And the state wants to know your internet search history before permitting you a handgun? How can you prove an internet search history is yours alone, especially if you have a shared computer in a household or among friends. Proposals like this are why so many gun owners have a distrust for the Democratic Party.