Free COVID-19 home test kit distribution is being suspended Friday

BREAKING: The federal government is suspending Friday its distribution of free COVID-19 home test kits which it had been supplying through the mail. A lack of Congressional funding is forcing the administration to transfer costs for supply to private insurance companies for those who have coverage. The action comes as the number of new cases … Read more

First Allegany County Town Hall Meeting for seniors opens in Canaseraga

“Services need to come to us” was a significant theme today as the Allegany County Office for the Aging and Age-Friendly Allegany County kicked off their 13-site Town Hall Meetings tour to gain information about elder adult needs in the county. The session, held at the Canaseraga Fire Company after the first scheduled session last … Read more

Sales tax on gasoline going back up Thursday in Allegany County

Motorists re-fueling in Allegany County, NY, over the Labor Day Weekend likely will be paying more in sales tax as a result of the county Board of Legislators allowing a gas cap tax holiday to expire Thursday. County Administrator Carissa Knapp confirmed to Allegany Hope this morning that sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel … Read more

Marginal Risk for severe thunderstorms and excessive rain for today

WEATHER ALERT: A MARGINAL RISK for both severe thunderstorms and excessive rain are on the horizon for today for most of Allegany County, with gusty winds also being possible as a cold front crosses the area. A map of the Tuesday risk area, from the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, accompanies this story, with … Read more

All aboard for a New York and Pennsylvania Railway book excursion

All aboard at 7PM tomorrow in Wellsville as author Steve Cotton provides a narrated journey along the New York and Pennsylvania (NYP) Railway. The David A. Howe Public Library and the Allegany County Historical Society will host the free event in the library’s auditorium at 155 North Main Street. Attendees will receive a guided tour … Read more

Allegany County new COVID-19 cases surge over 50 percent last week

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: New Allegany County COVID-19 cases jumped by more than 50 percent last week to a rate not seen since the end of May. The numbers came as the Wellsville zip code experienced a 150 percent surge over the week before, with increases also being seen in several other areas of the county. … Read more

High heat today is followed by thunderstorms and severe weather possibilities, starting late this afternoon.

WEATHER ALERT: Heat indices are forecast to reach into the low 90s for Allegany County today before a frontal system approaches the region late this afternoon, generating some scattered showers and thunderstorms . A Heat Advisory is in effect for some counties to the north. Some of the storms, according to the US National Weather … Read more

Allegany County churches serve up food and music in end-of-summer events

Churches from several Allegany County communities gathered together today for end-of-summer community events attended by dozens of congregants and the general public. In top photo, Pastor Craig Buelow of the United Methodist Konxions group of churches leads multi-congregation services at the Allegany County Fair – New York in Angelica, which was followed by lunch and … Read more

Allegany County COVID cases appear to start fall surge

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County appears to be starting its fall COVID-19 surge, with known new cases for the first five days of this week surpassing each full week during all of August and being on track to exceed those all the way back to the start of summer. Hospitalizations also are escalating. The Allegany … Read more

Allegany County leader attacks claims of open meetings violations

The vice-chair of the Allegany County Board of Legislators has pushed back sharply against allegations that county lawmakers have been operating illegally when they go behind closed doors to discuss county business, saying he will ask members of the public who raise objections to such actions to leave a meeting. The vociferous response came yesterday … Read more

Senior Town Hall session in Fillmore today is cancelled

The Senior Citizen Town Hall forum, scheduled for this noontime in Fillmore, has been cancelled due to lack of registrations. The Allegany County Office for the Aging and Age-Friendly Allegany County reported the decision an hour-and-a-half ago “In an effort to engage more older adults to come out and provide their feedback on that region … Read more

Weekend weather is projected

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo has issued its forecast for dry weather returning over the weekend, but tomorrow’s weather preview has dropped a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms which currently is in conflict with two other NWS sources. The current Buffalo forecast center projections, issued at 6:01AM today are shown on the left, … Read more

New COVID cases drift downward; hospitalizations up over the weekend

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: New Allegany County, NY, COVID-19 cases continued to drift downward from an interim peak four weeks ago but still are at higher levels than last year, with weekend hospitalizations jumping. The Allegany County Department of Health, responding to our daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for localized information, is reporting at … Read more

Family Fun Night is Wednesday in Wellsville

We hope to meet many of our Allegany Hope Community News readers tomorrow night during a free Family Fun Night and outdoor movie at Island Park, West Dyke Street, Wellsville. The Wellsville YMCA, PPAC Family Matters and Wellsville Little League Baseball will host the Wednesday event from 6PM to 10PM, with additional organizations providing information … Read more

Senior citizen concerns requested at Town Hall meetings starting Thursday in Fillmore

Senior citizen concerns will be the subject of the first of 13 Allegany County, NY, Town Hall forums which start Thursday in Fillmore. The August 25 session, hosted by the Allegany County Office for the Aging and Age-Friendly Allegany County, will be from 11:30AM to 1PM at the Fillmore Fire Department, 24 South Genesee Street. … Read more

Congressional voting is occurring today at local polling places in Allegany County

All Allegany County voters have an opportunity today to help elect a Congressional representative through the end of the year in the new 23rd District in Southwestern New York State, with Republicans also voting on their candidate to be on the ballot for the same position for a full term in November. The confusing process … Read more

Library services for individuals and families continue to evolve

Allegany Hope continues to be appreciative of libraries and the many services they have come to offer for individuals of all ages. Lately, we have been able to obtain some assistance from Sarah Trumpp, information technology specialist at Wide Awake Club Library; Fillmore, NY, in working out some bugs and enhancing our new communities information … Read more