More free activities are scheduled this week in Allegany County

Many more free or primarily-free summer activities and events are scheduled this week and coming weekend in Allegany County. Click on the Community Calendar link on this Allegany Hope website for our full listing of activities for help in Building Healthy Communities Through Healthy FamiliesTM. A representation of just some of the activities include:— Today: … Read more

Consumer alert issued for college and vocational student scams

The NYS Department of State Division of Consumer Protection is issuing a CONSUMER ALERT as college, vocational and graduate school students head to campuses. Targeted scams are an issue for students, along with safety tips which can help during this transition. Tuition, credit card, book purchases, roommate rental and other scams are among those which … Read more

Allegany County closed door meetings draw attention of statewide open government group

Closed door discussions by Allegany County, NY, legislators are drawing the attention of a statewide open government group. The New York Coalition For Open Government posted a Wellsville Sun story about last Wednesday’s meeting of the legislature’s Planning and Economic Development Committee. Allegany Hope Community News Editor Casey Jones interrupted the meeting from going into … Read more

Thunderstorms possible today with Marginal Risk for severe weather on Sunday

EARLY ALERT: A MARGINAL RISK of severe thunderstorms exists for Allegany County and most of Western New York tomorrow afternoon and evening. The current Sunday forecast, from the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, says that damaging winds and large hail are the main threats, with localized heavy rain possible if thunderstorms “train” — repeated … Read more

Allegany County legislators’ closed door penchant draws additional scrutiny

Allegany County, NY, legislators’ penchant, or habitual liking, for conducting county business behind closed doors, out of view of the general public, has drawn additional scrutiny. The online Wellsville Sun, in reporting on the Wednesday meeting of the Board of Legislators Planning and Economic Development Committee, at which a $55,000 contract with Alfred State College … Read more

Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac security breaches need immediate attention

Apple has a serious security flaw in its iPhones, iPads and Macs which news reports indicate isn’t being widely broadcast by the company. Read one report at In addition, a report from WHEC-TV in Rochester provides “Install the new update now!” guidance for how to do it at– – – – – – … Read more

Allegany County legislator named to national leadership role

Allegany County, NY, Legislator Brooke Harris has been appointed to a leadership position with the National Association of Counties (NACo). The Alfred lawmaker was named vice-chair of the organization’s Agriculture & Food Safety Subcommittee during the organization’s annual meeting in Adams County, Colo. “New York’s counties are on the cutting edge of innovation and leadership … Read more

Allegany County legislators appear to swap one illegal open meetings action for another

Allegany County, NY, legislators, after a challenge by Allegany Hope Community News, appear to have swapped one unlawful practice for hiding county business from county residents to another. Members of the Board’s Planning and Economic Development Committee yesterday, during a meeting attended by several other members of the board, attempted to go into executive session, … Read more

More severe weather possible this afternoon

WEATHER ALERT: The US National Weather Service Buffalo NY is advising of anticipated scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with a few having the potential for gusty winds, small hail, and brief heavy downpours. Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for any unexpected conditions such as those which occurred unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. Further … Read more

Rushford Labor Day Weekend schedule is posted

The Rushford Labor Day Weekend celebration will feature a pirate’s theme this year. The Friday night through Monday, September 2-5 event, to be held at the Rushford Legion Park at 9088 West Branch Road and other locations, will open with music and a street dance, children’s activities Saturday and Sunday, a pirate ship Sunday afternoon, … Read more

Fall parenting workshop is scheduled at Belmont

A free eight-week Practical Parenting series will be offered by the CORE Learning Center at Literacy West NY, Inc., starting next month at Belmont. The 5PM to 7PM Tuesday nights sessions begin September 6 at the organization’s facility at 5455 State Route 19 North, with facilitators reporting the course is designed to provide effective parenting … Read more

September Rabies Clinic set for Belmont

A free Rabies Clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets ages three months/12 weeks and over will be held from 9AM to noon on Saturday, September 17, at the Genesee Valley Central School bus garage, 1 Jaguar Drive, Belmont. Further information and registration by Thursday, September 15, for the drive-through event is available at or … Read more

BULLETIN: FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Central Allegany County

***** Please Share ****** WEATHER BULLETIN: An unexpected FLASH FLOOD WARNING has been issued for all of Central Allegany County until 8:15PM tonight The US National Weather Service Buffalo NY (NWS) reports that as of 4:08PM, Doppler radar is indicating thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between one and two-and-a-half inches of rain … Read more

Free after-school care and learning available at three Allegany County school districts this fall

The Wellsville YMCA is offering free after-school care and learning programs this fall at the Wellsville Central School District, Bolivar-Richburg Central School District, and Scio Central School. Further information and registration is available at or (585) 593-3246.– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – … Read more

Online Medicare 101 Seminar Scheduled

Seniors on Medicare or being able to enroll in coming months will be able to learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when policy changes can be made, and various available insurance options during a free Medicare 101 webinar from 6PM to 8PM Tuesday, October 11. The presentation, hosted by Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, will:— Review … Read more

Free Fall Business Training Course to start

A Fall Business Training Course for entrepreneurs and potential business owners will start next month in Belmont. ACCORD Corporation Business Services will host the 5:30PM through 8:30PM Tuesday and Thursday weekly activity from September 6 through November 17 at its facility at 84 Schuyler Street (State Route 19 South). Further information and enrollment are available … Read more