On May 18, 2016 a gray fox was found at a private residence on Canal Avenue off Route 16, just north of the City of Olean. This fox attacked a resident and several domestic animals.
Laboratory testing by the New York Stale Health Department confirmed that the animal was infected with the rabies virus.
Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects Can Help Older Adults Enroll
Beginning this week, Medicare beneficiaries will receive a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if they may be eligible for help with their out-of-pocket medical and drug expenses. Cathy Mackay, Director of Department of the Aging/NY Connects, encourages beneficiaries who receive these letters to take action to learn more about the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and Extra Help.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning to its residents about scam artists reportedly posing as IRS employees.
The scam begins with a resident receiving a call from someone reporting to be an agent of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller informs the resident they owe money to the IRS and demands it be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest or suspension of a business or driver’s license.
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is excited to announce a new event coming this Spring. "Family Day at the Museum" will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 12-4. Part of New York State's "Path Through History" weekend, this event will be fun for kids of all ages and their families.
There will be live music provided by the WNY Fiddle Kids, hands on activities and games, as well as prizes! In addition, the museum's new exhibit on baseball in Cattaraugus County will be open!
The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services is ready to help area youth find summer jobs through the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Department will assist youth between the ages of 14 and 20 who meet eligibility requirements with job interview skills, professional conduct and in finding employment.
Free educational opportunity on Growing grapes and Wine Making 101 on May 12, 2016 from 6:30PM with speakers Ron Guzzetta and James Lee at the Cattaraugus County Center.
Grape Growing: Grapes are the most widely adapted to varying soils and climates. Growing grapes in the backyard or garden can be a rewarding experience if done correctly.
If you want to start your own Concord grape vine in the backyard or you have a few bushes that don’t seem to thrive, this workshop is the one for you.
Help is available for Cattaraugus County residents with special medical needs during the hot months ahead from the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services.
The Heap Cooling Component provides for the purchase and installation of air conditioners and fans to low income households that include a member with a medical condition that is intensified by the warm weather. This program will begin on May 2, 2016, and run through August 31st, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first. Applications will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.