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Department of Aging can help you beat the Winter blues

News from Aging posted on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 4:56pm

During the holiday season, many individuals experience increased stress and feelings of isolation. This is especially true for older adults who are struggling to remain independent and in their own homes. Many caregivers and children come home to visit for the holidays and worry about leaving their elderly parents without any assistance in the home. Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging wants to remind individuals and their caregivers that there are a number of programs to help alleviate these concerns.

Looking for Foster Parents

News from Social Services posted on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 10:24am

The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services is seeking foster parents to care for children in need across Cattaraugus County.

If you have ever thought about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, or just want to find out more, come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 5:30 at the Cattaraugus County Office Building, 1 Leo Moss Drive, Olean, New York.

Cattaraugus County Health Department's 90th Anniversary

News from Health posted on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:00pm

Did you know that the Cattaraugus County Health Department was the first organized county health department in New York State? Learn more about this and more health department history in 4 brief articles celebrating the Cattaraugus County Health Department's 90th Anniversary 1923-2013.

Notice of Annual 30-Day Period to Request Inclusion of Agricultural Land within an existing Agricultural District

News from Planning posted on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 3:27pm

Agriculture and Markets Law Section 303-b was enacted in 2003 to provide for the designation of an annual 30-day period during which landowners may submit requests for the inclusion of predominately viable agricultural land into an existing certified agricultural district. Cattaraugus County has designated January 2 through January 31, 2014 as this 30-day period. Landowners seeking inclusion into a certified agricultural district must submit a “Landowner Request for Inclusion” form to the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism by the January 31st deadline.

Aging's Evidence-based Intervention Plans are working

News from Aging posted on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 3:06pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging has a news article about using six distinct evidence-based programs in its work with older adults and their families.

"I really believe in these [EBI programs]. We have seen them drastically change a person's life for the better," said County Office for the Aging Director Catherine Mackay.

County Department of the Aging case manager, Ellen Herner, is lead case manager for a number of the county's EBI programs, and uses four model programs in her practice, said Mackay.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff, Timothy S. Whitcomb, Announces Correction Officer Graduates

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 1:07pm

Little Valley, NY – Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb announces the graduation of three Correction Officer Recruits from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Basic Academy for correction Officers.

NYS and Local Employees' Retirement System Fall 2013 Update

News from Human Resources posted on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 3:21pm

Limited copies will be supplied to each Department, you may follow the link provided for the electronic version provided by the retirement system

Cattaraugus County Sheriff Alerts Public To Phone Scam

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 2:39pm

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam that is generating in the Cattaraugus County Area.  Residents (primarily targeting grandmothers) are receiving phone calls from jails/police agency informing the elderly they have a loved one who needs money wired to release them from jail/custody.  Residents may be asked for personal information to include personal identification, debit and credit card information, social security numbers, address information and more.

Unique to this scam it is mainly targeting grandmothers and requesting they wire money.  Residents are reminded to never give out any personal information over the telephone. 

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office Earns State Re-Accreditation

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 10:46am

Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb proudly announces that the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office has joined a select group of police agencies statewide to receive re-accreditation from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Old County Museum/Board of Elections Building

News from Administrator's Office posted on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 6:58am
Some photos of the inside of the Old Museum (more photos in the attached PDF)

Some photos of the inside of the Old Museum (more photos in the attached PDF)

There has been much discussion recently regarding the building in Little Valley that once housed the County Museum.

Let me review some of the available information regarding this building.

The original “seed” funds for this building was about $500 left over from the Cattaraugus County Centennial of 1908.