Here are some of the best - and worst - of the week:
FLYING FLAGS - We applaud those who are proudly displaying flags around the region for the Memorial Day holiday. We also want to applaud Cassadaga Legion Post #1280 for putting up flags around the village. Thank you to all the organizations this weekend helping to honor our fallen veterans.
STARS ON STAGE - We want to applaud Fredonia High School for winning four Kenny Awards for its production of "Bye Bye Birdie." Michaela Tramuta received Best Actress in a Leading Role. Graciela Rey, Claire O'Brien, Shelby Przybysz, Jordyn Wawro and Emma Storm won the award for Best Performance by an Ensemble. Fredonia also received awards for Best Scenic Design and Best Costume Design. The Kenny Awards recognizes Western New York high school talent for excellence in producing and performing in musicals. Good job to the Fredonia cast for receiving the recognition!
FSU LACROSSE - Although Fredonia State University's female lacrosse season has come to an end, they should be proud of their season. For the first time ever, the Blue Devils made it to the third round game in the NCAA tournament! Their season came to an end last weekend against the Trinity (Conn.) Bantams, the number three team in the country. Three seniors passed on participating in graduation, instead choosing to be with the rest of the Blue Devils lacrosse team.
POLLING HOURS - Why are school election hours so haphazard? Chautauqua Lake's polls were open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gowanda's polls were open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Brocton and Pine Valley's polls were open noon to 8 p.m. Forestville and Silver Creek's polls were open 1-8 p.m.; Westfield, Cassadaga Valley, Ripley and Fredonia's polls were open 2 to 8 p.m.; Dunkirk and North Collins' polls were noon to 9 p.m. There should be uniform polling hours. Also, excluding Gowanda and Chautauqua Lake, the time to vote is too short. If you want people to vote on school budgets, you have to have polls open longer. Some schools are open for voting for only six hours. That's too short.