Flood Watch Continues Over the Weekend
Local and County officials are keeping an eye on area streams and creeks as the National Weather Service continues a Flood Watch from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Southern Erie counties. Chautauqua County Emergency Management Director Julius Leone was in Silver Creek Friday morning where crews were working to remove some of the ice. Some other areas that are being monitored include Cattaraugus Creek near Sunset Bay and Conewango Creek in the South County. Residents living in flood prone areas should still be on alert this weekend and following the latest alerts and warnings.
Senator Young's Reaction to Governor Cuomo's Address
Chautauqua County's representative in the state Senate says it was "great to hear" Governor Cuomo's continued focus on the upstate region during his State of the State message this week. Olean Republican Cathy Young was in Albany for this week's address and, says what Governor Cuomo said "mirrors" a lot of what Senate Republicans like her have been touting the past few years. Young was especially pleased to hear about tax relief efforts and, ways to boost the economy. Young adds that she's looking forward to "get a lot of positive results this year."
Catholic Charities Appeal Announced
Increased costs have led Catholic Charities of Buffalo to set a goal of 10.8-million dollars for it's 2014 Appeal. The goal was announced at a press conference in Kenmore Friday, where Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone said the goal is $100,000 more than last year's effort. Diocesan Director Sister Mary McCarrick says it costs more to provide all the services they offer and, the need remains great.
Catholic Charities, serves the 8 western-most counties of New York and McCarrick says they have served exactly 5,001 people in Chautauqua County. She adds that Catholic Charities offers some 70 human service programs in the 8 county region and, has local offices in Jamestown and Dunkirk. This year's Appeal Week is April 6-13. For more information visit ccwny.org.