Allegany County Pill Drop yields 80 pounds of unused prescription drugs

Over 80 pounds of unused pills were collected last weekend at two sites in Allegany County, including from one individual who was able to dispose of more than 15 years of accumulated substances. Nearly a dozen motorists at each of the Wellsville and Friendship fire departments drop-off sites disposed of nearly equal total amounts of … Read more

Mental Health First Aid class to aid older adults to be offered at Belmont

A public training to help recognize mental health issues involving older adults and how to obtain assistance for them is being offered by the Allegany County Suicide Prevention Coalition. A full-day Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults session will be held from 9AM to 5PM Thursday, May 18, at the Crossroads Center, 6087 State … Read more

Online toddlers and preschool parenting classes scheduled

A seven-week online workshop for parents of toddler and preschool children ages two-to-five, is being offered, starting Monday, May 15. The Common Sense Parenting® skills sessions are designed to set up both children and parents for success and learning how discipline can be more about teaching than punishment and positive versus negative negative responses. Allegany … Read more

Flood Watch in Central New York, while rain approaching bankfull conditions in this area

Rain is expected to continue through the first part of this week, creating bankfull conditions along small streams and creeks in the region, with a FLOOD WATCH in effect in Central New York and Pennsylvania to the east. For a full look at the weather ups and downs over the next seven days and beyond, … Read more

National Day of Prayer to be observed next week in Friendship

A weekly Community Prayer Gathering for Friendship area residents will spread to broader focuses next week as it coincides with the annual National Day of Prayer observance. The activity, hosted by The Carter House Community Ministry Center, will take place at 3PM Thursday, May 4, at the 37 East Main Street facility, with both church … Read more

General Mills recalls four types of Gold Medal Flour due to possibility of Salmonella Infantis infections

General Mills is reporting a voluntary national recall of two-, five- and 10-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached and Bleached All Purpose Flour due to potential presence of Salmonella Infantis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted the nationwide recall, which affects two date codes and four bagged products only, and is … Read more

Top seniors named for Belfast graduating class

Justin Hill and Canaan Sullivan have been designated as the valedictorian and salutatorian of the 2023 senior class at Belfast Central School. Hill, son of Brian and Adrienne Hill, is graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 96.25 and also has earned 25 college credits while in high school. Sullivan, son of Aaron and … Read more

Andover Central School names top graduating seniors

Top seniors of the 2023 graduating class were designated today by Andover Central School. Morgan Satterlee, daughter of Kimberly Ward and Jessie Jaycox and Adam Satterlee, has been named valedictorian, with Will Kent, son of Ed and Betsy Kent, the salutatorian. The valedictorian, a member of the school’s National Honor Society, is a student in … Read more

Scio man honored by Allegany County legislators for community service

A Scio man, who has volunteered in many capacities in Allegany and Steuben County, has been recognized by the Allegany County Board of Legislators for his “contributions toward betterment of the county” and “dedication to community service.” Jack Emrick, a current and former member of numerous social, volunteer, and service organizations in both counties, including … Read more

Heavy weekend rain has potential for minor flooding

EARLY ALERT: Heavy rainfall Sunday afternoon and night could result in minor flooding, particularly in the Genesee Valley east, according to the National Weather Service at Buffalo, as the area enters a several days rain period, starting this afternoon. Up to an inch-and-a-half of rain is forecast for Allegany County through Monday, which will cause … Read more

AP reports a surge in Russian and Chinese propaganda on Twitter

The Associated Press is reporting that Russia and China are taking advantage of new Twitter rules which are “making it easier for them to attract new followers and broadcast propaganda and disinformation to a larger audience.” The news agency, which reports worldwide, says the Twitter platform is “no longer labeling state-controlled media and propaganda agencies, … Read more

County board closes doors to public to discuss millions of dollars in “other monies”

The Allegany County Board of Legislators abruptly closed its doors to the public today to discuss an unknown scope of county finances which appeared to range from millions of dollars to the entire county budget. Allegany Hope Community News Editor Casey Jones challenged the action as being unlawful as the disjointed proceedings jumped from an … Read more

Now is the time to prepare for adverse spring and summer weather

Severe Weather Awareness Week, through Saturday, will provide an opportunity to take a look at understanding of and preparedness for adverse spring and summer weather. Many wait too late to begin planning for themselves and family members, or ignore signs of dangerous weather potentials, including heavy rain, flooding, hail, winds and even tornadoes, until they … Read more

Allegany Hope updates its Weather Resources page for easier outlook retrieval

Allegany Hope has updated its exclusive Weather Resources page, creating a quick two-link process for obtaining current local weather forecasts, along with projections for the next three and seven days and current, updating radar images. Additional links also are being provided for easier views of power outages, along with other modifications to provide weather and … Read more

Over 20,000 free online videos available today at Family Fun Day in Wellsville

Parents, caregivers and other adults will have an opportunity today to access over 20,000 free videos for children, youth and themselves during Family Fun Day in Wellsville, just one of more than a dozen free and primarily-free activities this weekend throughout Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM … Read more

Over a dozen free weekend activities start Friday in Allegany County

Many free and primarily-free activities are scheduled for individuals and families for this weekend in various parts of Allegany County. From a free movie night in Canaseraga and a life issues video and discussion Friday in Belmont, to a Family Fun Day, double fishing opportunities, art shows, and the annual Alfred Hot Dog Day Saturday, … Read more

Top students of 2023 graduating class named at Genesee Valley Central School

Genesee Valley Central School has announced the designation of Lealah Greene as valedictorian of its 2023 graduating class, with Adison Grusendorf being named salutatorian. The valedictorian, daughter of David and Jackie Greene, has a cumulative grade point average of 98.32 and plans to attend SUNY Oswego to major in public relations. She has served as … Read more

Top honors students named at Alfred-Almond and Friendship schools

Valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2023 graduating classes have been designated at the Alfred-Almond and Friendship Central schools. Alfred-Almond honors studentsJulian Petrillo of Alfred, is the valedictorian at Alfred-Almond, with Jack Burns of Hornell the salutatorian, and Katherine Grace Lamberson and Claire Jane Calhoun-Mullen will hold the valedictorian and salutatorian honors respectively at Friendship. The … Read more

Allegany County on leading edge of warm front moving in from the southwest

Allegany County and the Southern Tier of New York are on the leading edge of a warm front from the southwest which will result in temperatures approaching 80 degrees by this afternoon, significantly higher than those to the north in the Rochester and Buffalo areas. For a full look at the weather ups and downs … Read more

National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter training is Thursday for summer dangers

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo will hold an online Skywarn Spotter training tomorrow night for Allegany County and Western New York residents, including youth, who are interested in learning more about potentially dangerous weather conditions and how they can even help the NWS in weather reporting. The online session will be held from … Read more