Severe weather possible Saturday afternoon across Western New York and Pennsylvania

UPDATE: A WIND ADVISORY now is in effect for Allegany County west from 5AM to 7PM Saturday with winds of 20MPH to 30MPH, and wind gusts up to 50MPH.– – – – – – – – – –EARLY ALERT: Scattered severe thunderstorms currently are being forecast for tomorrow afternoon for Allegany County, along with much … Read more

Many free activities available for individuals and families this weekend

Residents of Allegany County and beyond have many free and primarily-free activities available this week as Easter Week approaches. From Houghton and Fillmore in the north to Bolivar, Wellsville and Whitesville in the south, and many around and in between, a host of offerings include a variety of Easter Egg Hunts and associated activities, arts … Read more

Alert in regard to Allegany Hope Facebook page may be subject to hacker attempt

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Allegany Hope has received an online notice, purportedly from Facebook, saying that one of our Facebook accounts is restricted due to violation of community standards and will be locked within 24 hours if we don’t respond. The notice has a typographical error in it and also doesn’t identify the account or Facebook’s community … Read more

Rain, thunder, snow, snow squalls, and flash freezing all possible this afternoon

BREAKING: A mixture of precipitation and dropping temperatures of some 25 degrees within a one-to-two hour period may create a “treacherous evening commute” late this afternoon and into the evening hours, depending on timing and location, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo. The NWS graphic provides a summary of the precipitation mix … Read more

Early rail travel is topic for Thursday presentation in Cuba

Early rail travel as part of local history will be explored Thursday night during a presentation by St. Bonaventure Professor Chris Dalton and others. The 6PM March 30 event, at the Cuba Circulating Library, will reflect work by the St. Bonaventure University History Department and its students, in coordination with the library and some community … Read more

Snow squalls possible during Wednesday’s commute as fast moving storm moves through area

EARLY ALERT: A sharp arctic front will “plow through” Western New York State late tomorrow afternoon, according to the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, causing gusty winds and potential snow squalls during the evening commute. A video from the National Weather Service at State College, Pa., on our Facebook page at, shows the … Read more

Parenting teens is topic for three-part online series

Raising responsible and competent teenagers and getting them connected are the subjects of a three-part online parenting series next month. The Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is bring presented by the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (ACASA) from 6PM to 7PM Wednesdays from April 12 to 16. Additional information and required registration, with … Read more

Wind Advisory extended; gusts yesterday morning to 59MPH at Wellsville

BREAKING: The WIND ADVISORIES for Allegany, Wyoming and Livingston counties, which brought gusts as high as 59MPH yesterday at the Wellsville Airport, has been extended to 11AM today, with Steuben County until noon. Advisories had been set to expire at 5AM this morning. The National Weather Service at Buffalo, as of 4:50AM today, is reporting … Read more

New Allegany County Governments and Services Directory link added

Allegany Hope has added a link to the new 2023 Allegany County Governments and Services Directory to this website. The Directory, compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the Allegany County Board of Legislators, has a broad range of locally-focused listings, including government officials and contact information, from federal and state levels down to … Read more

UPDATED: Allegany County elevated to Slight Risk of severe weather today

UPDATED: The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has elevated Allegany County south and west to a Slight Risk for severe weather today, with neighboring McKean County in Pennsylvania now under a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH. Steuben County east now is under a Marginal Risk for severe weather, primarily as a result of … Read more

Wind Advisory in effect Saturday night into Sunday

BREAKING: A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for tomorrow night into Sunday for Allegany and adjoining counties, except to the east where light accumulating ice is the primary possible hazard Saturday morning. Counties from Livingston south to Potter, Pa., can expect winds from 30-to-40MPH, with gusts to 50, and Wyoming County northwest potentially reaching 55MPH, … Read more

High March winds forecast for weekend in Western New York

EARLY ALERT: Wind gusts of up to 50MPH are forecast for Allegany County and some adjoining Western New York counties, with the remainder under a HIGH WIND WATCH for Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning and icy roads possible to the east. A deep storm system is forecast to pass west of the National Weather Service … Read more

Multiple Allegany County organizations to receive state arts and culture funds

Several different Allegany County organizations and an individual artist will receive $28,554 in state funds for arts and culture activities in several communities this year. Jacqueline Swaby, executive director of the Arts Council for Wyoming County, and Linda Franke, its grants and educational outreach coordinator, announced the awards during a county awards gathering at The … Read more

Fire danger warnings issued on 570,000 Kia and Hyundai car models

BREAKING: More than 570,000 Kia and Hyundai owners need to keep their cars outside and away from other vehicles, homes and other structures due to fire potentials, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency reports that the motor companies have issued recalls on 2022-2023 Santa Cruz, 2019-2023 Hyundai Santa Fe, … Read more

Multi-county arts group requests $11,500 from Allegany County to help fill budget gap

A committee of the Allegany County Board of Legislators is sending to the full board a proposal by a Cattaraugus County-based arts group to provide $11,500 in funding to help it reduce its current year’s budget gap. The request comes from the Tri-County Arts Council (TCAC) of Olean and occurs after the demise this year … Read more

Upcoming Jewish and Christian holidays to come into perspective during Wellsville event

The link between the Jewish feast of Passover and the last supper Jesus shared with His disciples will be presented Sunday as a representative of the international Jews for Jesus provides insights at Wellsville into the relationship between the Jewish holiday and Easter. Organization representative Stewart Weinisch, will provide an overview of Christ in the … Read more

‘Everyone’s Not Doing It’ is the Facts Week message for students

‘Everyone’s Not Doing It’ is the message which the Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (PPAC) will be trying to get across to teens during National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). The annual observance, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes on Health (NIH), runs through Sunday, March 26, … Read more

Astronomical Spring officially arrives this afternoon

Happy Spring! ….. with higher temperatures bouncing back up today after the weekend’s wintry weather. Astronomical Spring officially arrives at 4:24 this afternoon as the amount of daylight and darkness are nearly equal. The designation, in contrast with Meteorological Spring which already occurred for forecasters on March 1, also is referred to as the Vernal … Read more

Allegany County Cooperative Extension establishes horticulture YouTube channel

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County has created a new YouTube channel to provide tips about horticulture and gardening for area residents. Agriculture Educator Cristian Acosta is facilitating the project and narrating some of the content. Currently-posted topics, some of which are available in Spanish, include Introduction to Gardening in New York State, Common Risks … Read more