New, free aids for businesses and other organizations being made available by Allegany Hope

New, free opportunities for businesses and other organizations have been developed by Allegany Hope to aid in furthering success. Over 20,000 online videos on all types of subjects pertaining to organizational management, along with individuals and family wellness which can impact various entities, are available now. Next month, we will be hosting online Forums which … Read more

Winds already gusting this morning as Weather Advisory remains in effect for Allegany County

BREAKING: Winds already have gusted to 35MPH at the Wellsville Airport this morning as a WIND ADVISORY remains in effect through 1AM Thursday and gusts are expected to exceed 45MPH in eastern parts of Allegany County, NY, during late morning hours today. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY also is in effect for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties … Read more

Wind Advisory posted for Allegany County and most of Upstate New York starting tomorrow morning

WEATHER ALERT UPDATE: Tomorrow’s wind conditions have been upgraded to a WIND ADVISORY from 4AM tomorrow to 1AM Thursday for Allegany County, with other timing for much of Upstate New York. The US National Weather Service Buffalo NY also has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties west for 4PM tomorrow through … Read more

Prepare for strong winds continuing to be forecast for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday

WEATHER UPDATE: Strong winds, with gusts which may exceed 40MPH at times, continue to be forecast for tomorrow afternoon through Thursday for Allegany and surrounding counties. Secure loose objects, including outdoor Christmas decorations, to avoid losses. The modified graphic accompanying this story, from the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, shows maximum wind gusts which … Read more

Small Business Saturday brings new Christian Business Forum resources from Allegany Hope

Small Business Saturday brings an announcement today from Allegany Hope about a new initiative of free opportunities for Allegany County, NY, entrepreneurs and organizations to help improve their businesses. Allegany Hope is forming a Christian Business Forum, with some services available immediately and additional connections starting after the first of the year. Small Business Saturday … Read more

Rushford Library to host Christmas Party for area residents

A Christmas Party for area children, individuals and families will be held Saturday, December 10, at the Rushford Free Library. Mrs. Claus will start the 10AM event at the 9012 Main Street facility by reading stories and providing a small gift to children. This will be followed by pictures, crafts, snow cone tree decorating and … Read more

Today is Small Business Saturday throughout Allegany County and beyond

Today is Small Business Saturday in Allegany County and throughout the United States, focusing on the importance that small businesses have on the economic vitality of a community and needed support of these entities which create the most jobs in the overall employment sector, pay major portions of real estate taxes, and provide goods and … Read more

Wellsville library adds to old newspapers access

Area residents now have free access to back issues of the Wellsville Daily Reporter newspaper from 2001 to 2018. Cardholders at the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville can read the issues at by entering their library card number. Information on other newspapers is available at, or (585) 593-3410.– – – … Read more

Elder workshops to be held in Belmont

Concerns about elder abuse and cybersecurity related to older adults will be discussed next month during Allegany County Office for the Aging-hosted workshops at Belmont. Social workers will discuss Elder Abuse Awareness from 1PM to 2:30PM Tuesday, December 6, and Alfred State College faculty and cyber security students will review internet safety from 1PM to … Read more

Make and Take Ornaments is part of next week’s Small Town Christmas celebration in Cuba

Make and Take an Ornament will be a focus next Saturday at the Cuba Circulating Library. All ages are welcome to participate from 10AM to 3PM, December 3, at the 39 East Main Street facility, with the library supplying foam ornament kits. Further information is available at or (585) 968-1668. The activity is part … Read more

Free skating, Santa and families fun event scheduled next month in Wellsville

A free holidays family event is being held next month at the Funland Skate Center in Wellsville. The Allegany County Department of Health and Ardent Solutions, Inc., are co-hosting the 4PM to 7PM, Tuesday, December 13, activity at the 3438 Baldwin Road skating facility. Cocoa and cookies with Santa, a special Community Baby Shower, skating, … Read more

Assistance available 24/7 for those who are struggling with life situations

Holidays can be very difficult times for many people who, due to many types of circumstances, can feel isolated and alone. Help is available 24/7, even during holidays, by dialing the new, national, three-number 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Online chat also is available at Allegany Hope, in partnership with The Carter House, a … Read more

Caution advised when purchasing Christmas toys and other products

CONSUMER ALERTS: Dangerous toy potentials need to be on the minds of consumers as they head to stores and online to complete their Christmas shopping lists, according to a consumer toys watchdog. W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) has released its 50th annual 10 Worst Toys nominees for this shopping season, which the organization claims … Read more

Allegany County suddenly grants employees $500,000 in bonuses

BREAKING: The Allegany County, NY, government workforce suddenly became beneficiaries of a half million dollars in bonuses this afternoon when county lawmakers approved a previously unannounced package which appears to have violated State Open Meetings Law requirements. Ways and Means Committee Chair Brooke Harris of Alfred introduced the topic at the end of the regular … Read more

Nile Community Church holds community fellowship meal Saturday as it enters Advent season

Area residents are invited to a fellowship meal Saturday at the Followers of the Way – Nile Community Church as the congregation begins the annual observance of Advent, the Christian season of preparation for the arrival of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve. The dinner will be preceded by morning worship services at 11AM, November 26, … Read more

Small Business Saturday is on the calendar for this weekend

Remember to include Small Business Saturday in shopping plans for the Thanksgiving weekend, says the federal Small Business Administration (SBA). Small Business Saturday, observed throughout the United States, is a focus on the importance that small businesses have on the economic vitality of a community and the needed support of these entities which create the … Read more