Highs and Lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

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


FISHING SHOW SUCCESS — A special thank you to the hundreds of people in the community who came out this year to the OBSERVER’s annual fishing show. There were dozens of vendors, multiple presentations, volunteers and more. Lake Erie is one of our greatest assets in the region. We are glad to promote this valuable resource.

STUDENT JOURNALISTS — About 100 high school students this week gathered at SUNY Fredonia for the 38th annual Media Day. The students were able to hear from a number of professional journalists from print, radio and television and learned about what it takes to be a journalist in today’s changing world. We applaud the organizers of the event and hope the students take to heart what it takes to be a journalist.

TIM HORTONS PROGRESS –Nothing has been made official, but progress is moving along quickly in Cassadaga for Tim Hortons’ latest store on Route 60. Cassadaga officials say they are now providing the store with water and the interior is well on its way. “They’re hoping for July … that’s the word on the street, but they won’t say for sure,” said Mayor Mary Jo Bauer.


FRIENDLY’S CLOSURE — We’re sad to learn about the many Friendly’s Restaurants closing down, including the one in Jamestown. Perhaps the rising cost of minimum wage for fast food restaurants impacted this location. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for an investigation on the matter. Perhaps if state and federal leaders worked together to lower taxes and make the northeast more business friendly, restaurants like Friendly’s would have a better chance of staying open. That seems like a better role for government action.