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

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

BEST

HITS FOR A CURE — The Cassadaga Valley community is coming together today once again for the annual “Hits for Cure” baseball game. The event is part of the Valley Little League tournament and will be between the Cassadaga Reds and the Sinclairville Mariners. For the last seven years, the event has raised money for breast cancer. This year organizers decided to donate the money to the family of Adam Paxton, 37, who recently passed away after battling brain cancer for the last two years. Game time is at 5 p.m. at the Gerry Town Park. Good luck to the teams playing and also for keeping the bigger picture, that cancer is the real enemy to defeat.

OFF TO STATES — Thursday some of our local track and field athletes headed out to Middletown to compete in this year’s state finals. Among those competing are Fredonia’s Emily Brown, Dunkirk’s Jericha Petrella and Westfield’s McKayla Wolfe. Brown will run the 2,000m steeplechase, Petrella the 400m dash and Wolfe in the high jump. We wish them the best.

LOVING LINCOLN — This weekend is the Lincoln Festival in Westfield. The event kicked off Friday night as reenactors for Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd roamed the streets of Westfield. Today’s events include a Lincoln and Grace meet and greet at Lincoln Bedell Park, horse drawn carriage rides, Civil War reenactors, and more. Sunday there will be a Civil War Era Church service at St. Peter’s at 10 a.m., Civil War drills, demonstrations and crafts for children. With the promising forecast of good weather, it should be a great weekend.

WORST

UNDERSTANDING

EXECUTIVE SESSION — On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Planning Board called for executive session during their public meeting on the grounds that “privileged information” would be shared, regarding land to be purchased by JCC. New York State Open Meetings laws do not not permit “privileged information” when calling executive session. Executive session is permitted when discussing proposed property acquisition, but only if publicity would substantially affect the value of the property in question. Members of the Chautauqua County Planning Board should know when the terms and permissions of executive session.

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