Cattaraugus Watersheds in Good Shape

The Adironiacks don’t have anything on Five Allegany State Park watersheds.
According to a new state department study, we have five of the healthiest watersheds outside the Adirondacks right here in and around Allegany State Park in Cattaraugus County.
Most of the subwatersheds in the rest of the county are in pretty good shape too, according to the report issued by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
There’s one less county cafe in the area today. Val’s Country Café, on South Union Street has closed.
The family says it’s due to “circumstances beyond their control,” but according to a report in the Olean Times Herald, Co-owner Lori Rochford says she’s batteling breast cancer and there are other family illnesses they’re dealing with. They’re hodling a benefit for Rochford. A spaghetti dinner is set for the middle of May at the Richburg Firemen’s Clubhouse. The money will go to pay for Rochford’s travel and medical expenses.