The sale of synthetic marijuana products in New York State is to cease immediately per NYS Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
The order states, "synthetic cannabinoids have been linked to severe adverse reactions, including death and acute renal failure, and commonly cause: tachycardia (increased heart rate); paranoid behavior, agitation and irritability; nausea and vomiting; confusion; drowsiness; headache; hypertension; electrolyte abnormalities; seizures; and syncope (loss of consciousness).
Flood Safety and Awareness Week: March 12 through 16, 2012
Beginning March 12, New Yorkers once again began to observe Flood Safety Awareness Week. In the last decade floods have claimed an average of 94 lives and caused more than $10 billion in damages nationally. The threat of river and coastal flooding is the greatest natural hazard risk that we face in New York State. Our citizens and first responders face annual flooding events of varying severity that threaten them and their families, damage their homes, schools and churches, destroy public infrastructure, an
The fee to dispose of garbage at Cattaraugus County transfer stations will increase effective March 1, 2012. The price to throw away household garbage will rise to $1.50 per 15 gallon garbage bag (tall white kitchen bag) or equivalent; $3.00 per 30 gallon bag (regular brown or green bag) or equivalent; and $6.00 per 55 gallon bag (contractor bag).
The fee increase will not affect the cost to dispose of bulky materials such as chairs, mattresses, rugs, and etc. which are charged $5 each, or construction and demolition debris which is charged $20 per cubic yard.
Residents & Visitors of Cattaraugus County please be aware of a new local law about electronic cigarettes and herbal cigarettes.
View the local law at Local Law Regulating Electronic Cigarettes & Herbal Cigarettes
On September 26, 2009, The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding possible human remains being discovered in the Allegany Reservoir off the West Perimeter Road near Bone Run Road, Town of South Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York.
Gowanda Chamber of Commerce presents Zoar Valley Fest and Jamboree featuring Sean Patrick McGraw:
The event will consist of a 5k run, organized kayaking and rafting events on the Cattaraugus Creek. Music. Promotions by World Kayak Throwdown. Overnight camping for the weekend available at the firemen'...s park.( Fr-Sun) Fee: $20 per person or $15 pp for groups 10 or more. One night only is $10pp. The Gowanda cub scout pack 276 will be providing breakfast for a small price.
Event schedule as of today:
Friday May 11 2012
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) ban on burning begins on March 15, 2012, and continues through May 15, 2012.
This regulation means that there are no open fires allowed during the March 15th to May 15th time period.