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


PEDAL POWER — Pupils at Dunkirk’s School 3 found that reading is more than words. Fifteen lucky participants were winners of a new bike. As part of the award presentation, Dunkirk officers talked about being safe while riding. An excellent program with results that continue into the summer.

LETTING RESIDENTS KNOW — Between Sunday evening and Monday morning in the city, there were a number of car break-ins in the Brigham Road area. Police, through social media and news outlets, let residents know about these incidents so they could take precautions, especially by locking their vehicles. That communication is one way to have fewer crime victims.

SPECIAL FLAG — Forestville is a giving community and right before the end of school, they received as well. A flag that flew above the Capitol in Washington, D.C., was given to the school district in honor of former Principal Don Lazar. Lazar died earlier this year, but his memory lives on through a plaque and special presentation.


NEIGHBORLY DANGERS — Even though sparklers are legal in New York state, there are others who tempt fate by shooting off their own fireworks and not leaving them to the pros. On Thursday evening, after 10 p.m., a female was injured in a fireworks accident not long after the city event had concluded. The individual was taken to Buffalo. As of Friday afternoon, no charges were filed, but it remains an unfortunate incident.