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With spring upon us, and canning the summer’s harvest right around the corner, now is the time to schedule your appointment to have your Dial Gauge Pressure Canner tested for accuracy. It is essential that low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry are processed by pressure canning, and each year it is important to have your Dial Gauge Pressure Canner tested to insure that the food you offer to your family is safe.
A New exhibit opening at the Cattaraugus County Museum!
On April 12th, a date that marks the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, the Cattaraugus County Museum will open a new exhibit: “The Civil War”. This exhibit will focus on the legacy of soldiers from Cattaraugus County and the surrounding region.
Cattaraugus County Volunteer Fire Association
Dear fellow Firefighters and EMS Personnel,
This year the Cattaraugus County Volunteer Firefighters Association is proud to sponsor a $500.00 scholarship for continuing education. The application period begins February 1, 2011 and will end May 1, 2011. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2011 to be considered for the scholarship.
The following criteria are the eligibility requirements to be considered for the scholarship.
Commissioner Martens Reminds Small Communities of High Fire Risk Season and State Ban on Brush Burning
Residential Brush Burning Prohibited March 16 - May 14
The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control reminds New Yorkers who reside in smaller communities of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s ban on burning residential brush during the state’s historically high fire risk period which began March 16 and runs through May 14. For more information visit:
Not sure what to do with your rural acreage? Do you have some land you want farmed out or are you a farmer looking for some extra acreage? If so, you may be joining the ranks of the many landowners and farmers in the Northeast who, by working together are helping keep the “working landscape” open and productive. Cornell Cooperative Extension will host 2 meetings to assist land owners understanding of options to put their land resource to work for them.
Nine area snowmobile clubs that maintain trails in Cattaraugus County will benefit from the annual snowmobile registration fees collected by New York State. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently awarded Cattaraugus County, the municipal sponsor, $170,470.00 in funding to help improve and maintain the 359 miles of funded snowmobile trails in Cattaraugus County.
Driver License Points Added to Strengthen Distracted Driving Law, Decrease Cell Phone Use
Officials at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have announced that the Department will impose two points on the driving records of those who have been found guilty of driving while using a cell phone for offenses committed on or after February 16, 2011. Previously, no points were assigned for talking on a cell phone although two points are assigned for texting while driving violations.