Business training course starts next week in Belmont

A free Fall Business Training Course, hosted by the ACCORD Corporation to aid the growth and development of entrepreneurs, will start next week in Belmont. The twice-a-week Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions will be held from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the organization’s offices at 84 Schuyler Street (State Route 19). Further information and registration for the … Read more

New day program for older adults and caregivers to start next week

A new initiative to provide twice-a-week community activities for seniors and caregivers starts next week at Belmont. Age-Friendly Allegany County is hosting a Forever Young Community Club from 10AM to 4PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 7, at the Genenesee Valley Central School at 1 Jaguar Drive. Free activities will include coffee and conversation, music … Read more

Houghton University Choir concludes tour with free local concert

The Houghton University Choir will conclude a five-state tour with a free local concert Friday night, March 10. The Christ Our Home choral presentation will be held from 7:30PM to 8:30PM in the University’s Wesley Chapel, 1 Willard Avenue, and is designed to reflect the journey from Christ’s call to humanity to our arrival in … Read more

Corning Glass Museum to host free Family Night Friday

The Corning Museum of Glass is holding a free Family Night from 6PM to 8PM Friday. The March 3 event, at the 1 Museum Way, Corning, location will include an evening of musical entertainment in the Museum halls, including an open youth rehearsal with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, along with musical demonstrations … Read more

Storm exiting area, may be repeated Friday into Saturday

CURRENT AND EARLY ALERTS: The WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES for Allegany and surrounding counties have or are coming to an end over the next several hours, but forecasters now are starting to focus on a possible repeat weather system, with higher snowfalls, for Friday afternoon and evening into Saturday. The Advisories are continuing until 9AM for … Read more

Over 50 events added to our Community Calendar

Allegany Hope has re-installed our exclusive Community Calendar of free and primarily-free activities throughout Allegany County and beyond with more than 50 new events at this writing and growing. The Calendar, which had consistently listed more than 100 events during the fall of last year, had been taken down due to technical issues. This feature … Read more

Allegany and most surrounding counties under Winter Weather Advisory as projected snow totals increase

BREAKING: Allegany and all surrounding counties, other than Livingston, now are under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, starting as early as 1PM today and continuing through various times Tuesday morning, due to some higher projected snow totals, potential icing in some areas, and wind gusts approaching 40MPH at times. Current county Advisories in effect are: — … Read more

Snow forecast for Monday into Tuesday, Winter Weather Advisory to the south

BREAKING: An estimated four-to-six inches of snow are projected for eastern Allegany County, NY, primarily from late tomorrow afternoon into Tuesday, with a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect at varying times for bordering Pennsylvania counties. Allegany County north snow depths vary in a north-south swirling pattern as the storm moves in from the west as … Read more

Annual Greater Wellsville Trout Derby scheduled for April

Wellsville Lions Charities has scheduled its annual Greater Wellsville Trout Derby on Saturday-Sunday, April 22 and 23. The 33rd edition is held at the Genesee River north, through and south of the Village of Wellsville, with over $25,000 in prize money being available for those vying to catch 450 tagged fish. Further information and registration … Read more

Federal money is focus of local government officials

Most Allegany County local government officials appeared to be looking for federal money yesterday as their newly-elected Congressman came to town at Belmont. U.S. Representative Nick Langworthy spent nearly an hour-and-a-half talking to and with the public in a roundtable discussion at the County Office Building, with nine out of 15 county legislators and at … Read more

Public safety leader recognized by Allegany County Board of Legislators

A fire, emergency services and deputy sheriff veteran over a period of more than half a century, was recognized today by the Allegany County Board of Legislators during ceremonies at its monthly meeting in Belmont. John C. Fleishman of Wellsville was presented with a resolution of “gratitude and appreciation” for his contributions which “exemplify the … Read more

Congressman Langworthy to hold public roundtable discussion tomorrow in Belmont

U.S. Representative Nick Langworthy will hold a public roundtable tomorrow afternoon at the Allegany County Office Building in Belmont. The newly seated Republican Congressman will be at the County Board of Legislators Chambers at 7 Court Street at 1:15PM Thursday, February 23, “to discuss issues facing Allegany County,” according to a county announcement. The federal … Read more

Mixtures continue to change as Winter Weather Advisory approaches

This morning’s maps from the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo show an ongoing change in projections for mixtures of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain over the next day as temperature potentials continue to fluctuate, depending on location, and a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY goes into effect for Allegany County from 10AM to 10PM today. … Read more

Allegany County assistant district attorney to switch sides

The second assistant district attorney for Allegany County is scheduled to switch courtroom tables March 1, becoming the conflict defender for those charged with crimes. Belmont attorney Peter J. Degnan is on the county Board of Legislators agenda this afternoon to be appointed to the new $103,680 part-time position, with duties activated whenever the public … Read more

Winter Weather Advisories issued for entire region for Wednesday, some into Thursday

BREAKING: A multitude of weather conditions are being forecast for the region Wednesday through Thursday afternoon, all depending on specific location, with National Weather Service (NWS) offices now posting WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES from as early as 10AM tomorrow to as late as 6PM Thursday. A common thread is slippery roads and other surfaces, along with … Read more

Allegany County legislators start move to keep an additional $9 million-plus in sales tax receipts

Allegany County lawmakers are starting their triennial push to keep an additional 1.5 percent above the basic, state-authorized sales tax rate, which is generating more than $9 million a year from taxpayers, an amount which is continuing to climb by double-digit percentages annually. The county legislature’s Ways and Means Committee will be requesting the full … Read more

Project icing forecasts decline but forecasters say to stand by

Projections for icing from a winter storm arriving in the area tomorrow afternoon through Thursday are showing significant reductions from last night in Allegany County, but forecasters are warning to “stay tuned.” The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo continues to note that “a very sharp temperature gradient is expected across the region from south … Read more

State fire chiefs association seeking local leader awards nominations

The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC) is seeking nominations for its state Chief of the Year Award, along with several other designations and scholarships. A chief’s award is presented annually to both a career and volunteer leader, with honorees chosen based upon “demonstration of outstanding leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, service to … Read more

County public works head to speak at Tuesday’s district meeting

Allegany County Public Works Superintendent Thomas Windus will be the featured presenter tomorrow night as District IV legislators, representing the Towns of Wellsville and Andover, meet with the public for “general discussion of mutual problems and interests.” County lawmakers Gary Barnes, Steven Havey and James Rumfelt will hold the 7PM Tuesday, February 21, meeting at … Read more

Knowns and unknowns provided for potentially impactful winter storm this week

EARLY ALERT UPDATE: A strong storm system will bring a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow late Wednesday into Thursday to Allegany County residents, with the possibility of a “significant accumulation of ice as well as several inches of wet snow,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo. Variations as to … Read more