Salvation Army and ACCORD set holidays assistance registration dates

Allegany County, NY‘s primary county-wide holidays assistance providers for children and families have set registration periods in two weeks for this year’s distribution. The Wellsville Salvation Army – Wellsville, NY, will receive applications from Monday through Thursday, October 10 to 13, and ACCORD Corporation in Belmont from October 10 to Monday, October 17. Services cannot … Read more

Wellsville Lions to host a free Senior Citizens Dinner as part of World Service Day

A free chicken dinner is being provided for senior citizens next month by the Wellsville Lions Charities, Inc., as part of its World Service Day observance. The event will start at 6PM Wednesday, October 12, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 North Main Street, with seating beginning an hour earlier. Transportation is available for attendees. … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 cases continue to rise going into the weekend

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County, NY, is entering another weekend with a jump in weekly COVID-19 cases to date, and with significant numbers of positives being of note in several parts of the county. The Allegany County Department of Health, in response to our daily Freedom of Information (FOIL) requests for localized data is reporting … Read more

Belmont Tractor Show to be held next weekend

The 5th Annual Belmont Tractor Show will be held next weekend at East Wind Nursery. The activity, designed for “bringing together communities, families, and generations,” will start at 9AM Sunday, October 9, with no specific ending time, at the facility at 5416 State Route 19 North. Admission to the event, which will include a tractor … Read more

Allegany County-St. Bonaventure education partnership will aid in training jail corrections officers

St. Bonaventure University (SBU)_at Olean is partnering with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office NY in what is being termed a “win-win” situation for both in helping provide trained correction officers for area jails. A Pre-Employment Corrections Basic Training program this fall is providing the first of a two-phase program that leads to obtaining a certificate … Read more

Dry and drought conditions finally subsiding in most of Allegany County region

Recent rains have finally had an impact on overcoming abnormally dry and drought conditions in Allegany and most surrounding counties, although environmental protection agencies in both New York and Pennsylvania still have the areas under a Drought Watch. Livingston is the only adjoining county which the U.S. Drought Monitor is showing as “Abnormally Dry” in … Read more

Very limited effects of Tropical Storm Ian expected today in Allegany County region

Allegany County residents will start to see some very limited effects of Tropical Storm Ian today as high clouds from the storm filter our sunshine. The US National Weather Service Buffalo NY provides the graphic accompanying this story, with our inset from the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center in the lower right side showing the … Read more

Fatherhood Connection support group to start 13-week series next week

A 13-week online parenting and personal development group for men in Allegany County and beyond starts next Thursday night. The free Fatherhood Connection series, being held from 6PM to 8PM from October 6 through December 29, is designed to provide a supportive atmosphere for fathers and father figures to enable them to gain a strong … Read more

Frost Advisory is in effect for early Friday morning, with possibilities again after weekend

A FROST ADVISORY is in effect for early tomorrow morning for Allegany County and the surrounding region, as temperatures drop to near freezing. Maps of projected highs and lows for today and early Friday morning are shown in the graphic from the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY. Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if … Read more

Allegany County resident COVID deaths jump three in eleven days as overall case numbers continue climb

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: After escaping COVID-19 deaths for nearly two months, three in 11 days have been recorded among Allegany County, NY, residents as the number of new cases also moved back up last week. The State Health Department reports a fatality over the weekend at Jones Memorial Hospital at Wellsville, with another the previous … Read more

Salary increases sought for Allegany County legislators as draft budget numbers jump

An Allegany County, NY, lawmaker made a pitch today for a salary increase for himself and his colleagues as the first run-through of next year’s budget reflected a property tax hike of one-third, which is some 50 percent higher than normal at this time in the budget-making process. Legislator Gary Barnes of Wellsville introduced the … Read more

Allegany County legislators suddenly moving on federal pandemic funds allocations

BREAKING: Allegany County, NY, is suddenly and rapidly moving projects to the forefront as it attempts to spend some $9 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) pandemic funds. A proposal by Legislator Brooke Harris of Alfred, Board of Legislators vice-chair and chairman of its Ways and Means Committee, to spend $321,000 to create … Read more

Allegany County Economic Development Office is back on the agenda

BREAKING: Allegany County, NY, will attempt Wednesday to re-start its efforts to create a new Office of Economic Development and an economic development director position, with adoption of a local law which was abruptly placed on hold in June, and temporarily appoint former County Administrator and Deputy County Administrator Timothy Boyde to the position. A … Read more

Young artisan carves out a business at Alfred

Eleven-year-old Yasha Lewis of Alfred Station displays his woodcarvings at the Alfred Farmers Market yesterday. The young artisan/entrepreneur, a son of Jim and Katya Lewis of Living Cultures Farm, has been creating bowls, spoons, and toys over the past few years.– – – – – – – – – –Children and youth accomplishments are among … Read more

Rain is forecast through Wednesday, with the heaviest Tuesday and Flash Flood potential to the west.

Various amounts of rain are in the Allegany County forecast through Wednesday, with the greatest totals on Tuesday, according to the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY. Its map of current projections through Tuesday night accompany this story, with the higher amounts of rain being along the western and northwestern portions of the county. Areas … Read more

New areas of COVID community spread break out in Allegany County

WEEKEND HEALTH ALERT: There appears to be community spread of COVID-19 cases in three new areas of Allegany County this week as residents move into weekend activities. The Belmont zip code has experienced 10 new reported positives for the first five days of this week, compared with three in each of the last two full … Read more