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

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


CAMP NUMBERS — The “Summer Better Than Others Day Camp” at Camp Gross, sponsored by the city of Dunkirk continues to be popular. According to Ryan Hall, recreation program coordinator, attendance has been fantastic. “Every week has been full,” he said. “We’re at 60 per week for five weeks, but some kids do come for two weeks, so we’re looking at 240, 250 different kids.” This program gets children in the city a flavor of rural life. It is a great partnership.

SPECIAL FUNDRAISER — During today’s villagewide yard sale in Silver Creek, Mia Bella Consignment Shop is donating all proceeds from its sidewalk sale to A21, an organization that fights to solve human trafficking. The fundraiser is taking place to bring awareness and funds to the plight of SUNY Fredonia grad Sam Sayers who went missing a year ago while hiking in Washington state.

SILVER LINING TO SLOW GOING — Motorists in the village of Fredonia have had their share of frustrations regarding the road work taking place on Central Avenue from the village line to Forbes Place. Those problems are expected to last at least one more week. The good news: a smoother ride is in store in the future.


SLOW ACTION — Drivers here do not need to be reminded of the four-mile horrible stretch of state Thruway that begins at Exit 58 heading east. It is more than just a hassle — it is downright dangerous. On Thursday, Republicans led by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed called for state leaders — specifically Gov. Andrew Cuomo — to get the road repaired. It’s unlikely that action will accelerate any changes in the coming months.