Allegany County COVID-19 cases soar by 51% in new weekly data report

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: COVID-19 cases in Allegany County, NY, not only reversed last week from lower levels but soared by 51 percent. The numbers come from the Allegany County Department of Health, as of yesterday, in response to our Allegany Hope Community News daily Freedom of Information requests for localized data. The Wellsville area, as … Read more

CORDIS music premiere scheduled for Houghton University

CORDIS, an American progressive chamber music group featuring cimbalom, percussion, cello, guitar, and keyboards, has included Houghton University tomorrow night on its premiere tour of Condition Blue: The Acoustics of Aquatics. The performance, from 7PM to 8:30PM, Tuesday, November 1, in the Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue, will feature a multi-phase recording and touring … Read more

Dinousaur Dig Show coming to Wellsville next month

Only 50 spots are available for a scientific exploration show next month in Wellsville which will highlight the world of dinosaurs. Field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka, who take a team to North and South Dakota every summer to excavate dinosaurs will discuss the formation of fossils and herbivores vs. carnivores during the 3PM to … Read more

Over 100 pounds of medications collected during Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Over 100 pounds of unused prescription drugs were taken out of potential circulation from drug abusers, children and public water supplies yesterday during pill drop collections in Angelica and Cuba. There were 31 cars dropping off medications, along with two boxes of Sharps, at the two locations during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) biannual … Read more

Allegany County sales tax receipts jump after gas holiday expires

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: National headlines late last week of “Oil companies rake in huge profits amid consumer squeeze” appear to be applicable on a smaller scale to Allegany County, NY, government. The State Comptroller is reporting that the county’s sales tax revenue in September, a month after the Board of Legislators allowed a gas tax … Read more

Four companies receive final orders from Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has obtained final orders against four companies for alleged unlawful consumer behaviors. Harley-Davidson, grill maker Weber-Stephen, and MWE Investments, producer of Westinghouse outdoor power equipment, were accused by the FTC with illegally restricting customer rights to repair their purchased products, with Electrowarmth Products being barred from deceptively claiming that heated … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 reverses and is moving higher this week

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Dropping COVID-19 cases in Allegany County have reversed, with those recorded during the first five days of this week already exceeding the entire last week. The data comes from our daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to Allegany County, NY, government to obtain localized information. This week, through Thursday, shows the … Read more

Mandatory NYS employee sexual harassment training enters fourth year

New York State employers and employees now have entered the fourth year of required sexual harassment prevention training in the workplace. The law, which went into effect in October 2018, requires all employers to provide training against sexual harassment to any new employee and to renew such training once a year for all employees. Guidance … Read more

Prescription Drug Take Backs at Angelica and Cuba Saturday to aid anti-drug abuse efforts

Allegany County, NY, residents will have an opportunity tomorrow to join many others throughout the nation in helping to get unused prescription drugs off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office NY is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day from … Read more

Rochester professor and pastor to present at Houghton University lecture series

Accommodation & Approximation: Theological Foundations for Faithful Engagement in the World Today will be the focus next month during a free Houghton University Woolsey Lecture Series on Theology and Culture. Douglas R. Cullum, Ph.D., one of the founding faculty members of Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, will discuss the topic during a … Read more

Tentative Allegany County budget shows tax increases for 10 of 29 towns while county enjoys $30 million surplus

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County, NY, government has proposed a $29.75 million budget for next year which will result in a property tax increase of as much as $1.31 per $1,000 of true valuation, or 9.5 percent over last year in 10 of the county’s 29 towns, while it sits on some $30 million in … Read more

Over two dozen free and primarily-free activities through Sunday are listed on our Community Calendar

Check out the art show openings, Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Early Voting, and much more which are among the 25 free and primarily-free events for individuals and families that start today and run through the weekend which are listed in our exclusive Community Calendar for Allegany County and beyond on this website. Another 150 … Read more

Allegany legislators postpone major wage increases decision for county officials

BREAKING: Allegany County, NY, legislators this afternoon reversed direction, postponing a proposal to grant significant wage increases to some department heads and non-union employees, deciding to go public in a special session next week for discussion on both salary scales. The action came in multiple parts today, with a special 10AM Committee of the Whole … Read more

More significant salary increases being rolled out for Allegany County officials

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County, NY, lawmakers, who are scheduled to vote tomorrow on a proposal to raise some department head salaries by as much as $25,000 and 25 percent annually, now are rolling out additional salary increases for county officials and non-union employee, some of which have even higher percentages. A new resolution is … Read more

Wellsville leading in possible COVID-19 rebound from recent low cases

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: A fast drop in the number of new, known Allegany County, NY, COVID-19 cases may be reversing, particularly in the Wellsville area. The Allegany County Department of Health, in response to Allegany Hope Community News daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for localized data, reports 49 new cases last week, compared … Read more

Allegany lawmakers move to jump some county salaries as much as $25,000 and 25 percent next year

The Allegany County, NY, Board of Legislators will hold a public hearing Wednesday on a proposal to increase the salaries of 20 county officials by an average 13.82 percent next year, with a $26,167 hike for the county administrator and a 26.46 percent increase for the personnel officer. If the local law is approved by … Read more

Traditional Trick or Treating turning to Trunk or Treat, Harvest Festivals and Block Parties

Halloween Trick or Treating and some of the associated mischief are being downplayed in some Allegany County communities this week by churches and other organizations turning to harvest festivals and Trunk or Treat events for children. Some of the activities we have been able to identify include: Thursday, October 276PM-8PM — Wellsville YMCA, Riverwalk Plaza, … Read more

Some Allegany County legislators against being in the ambulance business

EXCLUSIVE: At least three Allegany County, NY, legislators say they aren’t in favor of the county taking over the Medical Transport Service (MTS) ambulance business, indicating they want to see another solution after receiving short notice and one of them voting against an up to six months contract to purchase services from the Scio company. … Read more

Sun casts its light on sustainability at Houghton University

Pumpkin carving, signing a sustainability pledge for environmental stewardship, and music were among sunny, last Friday afternoon activities for children and adults during the annual Harvestival at Houghton University. Students displayed and sold artwork and handcrafts alongside local vendors in this University Center for Sustainability event. Check out more than 175 free and primarily-free activities … Read more