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HIGHS AND LOWS: Some of the best, worst of the week

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

BEST

SPOKE FOLK DONATION — Dunkirk’s Spoke Folk has a history of getting bicycles in the hands (and feet) of people who need them locally, but can’t afford them. They’ve taken their passion around the globe by getting bicycles to 16 young girls who live in Tanzania. Spoke Folk’s goal is to build healthier communities one bike at a time. Now they’re doing that around the world.

TIME TO RETIRE — Hanover Highway Superintendent Steve D’Angelo has decided he will not seek re-election. After 45 years, he’s made the decision he’s going to retire. Hanover is going to be a different place with a new superintendent and town clerk (Janine Salzman previously announced she, too, would not seek re-election). We wish them the best as their time in office comes to a close.

PI AND A CUT — All day on Thursday Gowanda Central School held a Bald for Bucks campaign, where students could get their hair cut off after gathering pledges. The students and staff raised about $7,000! The money will be donated to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Research Center. It was a great cause and a lot of fun for those involved!

WORST

ARKWRIGHT NOTICE — Arkwright officials said they needed to call for a special meeting on Monday, March 4. So the town board sent notice to the OBSERVER’s classified department on Saturday, March 2, and paid for a legal notice, which couldn’t be published until Tuesday, March 5. If the town board had simply contacted the OBSERVER’s newsroom, the notice would have been published on either Sunday, March 3 or Monday, March 4. So either the officials were uneducated on how to get an announcement about a special meeting out, or they were intentionally trying to avoid letting people know, by contacting a department they know would be closed. Both excuses are unacceptable.

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