Friendship churches joining together to address community needs

A group of Friendship churches today introduced a new What God is Doing in Friendship ny initiative which is designed to highlight what God, through His congregations, is doing within the community and new ministries to help address the needs of its residents, including engagement of a children, youth and families ministry director. A new … Read more

Hot today, with Heat Advisories to the immediate north and east, and heavy rain Saturday,

Heat indices are forecast to be in the low 90s today in Allegany County, with a higher level Heat Advisory in effect immediately to the north and east this afternoon and evening. Apparent temperature ranges, considering humidity, are shown on the graphics accompanying this story from the three National Weather Service forecast centers covering this … Read more

Whitesville has a new daycare, to bus some high schoolers to Andover

Whitesville Central School is the site for a new year-around daycare. The Hornell Area YMCA has opened the new facility for children, ages 18 months to four years, which will operate from 7AM to 6PM weekdays. Attendees do not have to be residents of the school district. All childcare programs are eligible for financial assistance … Read more

Excessive rain and heat potentials for latter part of this week

Excessive rain, which could lead to localized flooding in Allegany County, is being forecast, starting tonight and extending into Saturday, interrupted on Friday by oppressive heat which could reach 95 to 100 degrees indexes during the day. Impacts in surrounding areas vary, depending on locations. Today is projected by the National Weather Service (NWS) at … Read more

Allegany County Social Services Commissioner placed on administrative leave

Allegany County Social Services Commissioner Edna Kayes has been placed on administrative leave for an unreported reason “until further notice.” County Board of Legislators Chairman W. Brooke Harris issued a statement at 2:12PM today that: “ On Friday, July 21, 2023, Allegany County Commissioner of Social Services Edna Kayes was placed on administrative leave. Deputy … Read more

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect in northeastern Allegany County, with storm moving southeast

UPDATE – 5:05PM: Storm moving south – NWS report — …STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING … NORTHEASTERN CATTARAUGUS … SOUTHERN LIVINGSTON AND ALLEGANY COUNTIES THROUGH 545 PM EDT… At 500 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Wayland to 6 miles southeast of Arcade to 7 miles … Read more

Friendship pharmacist and Allegany County Clerk of the Board honored

A Friendship pharmacist, the Allegany County Clerk of the Board of Legislators and several other individuals have been recognized by the county board during its annual session at the Allegany County Fair in Angelica. Jeffrey Marks, owner of the Friendship Pharmacy for the past 30 years, received last week the board’s monthly community service recognition, … Read more

Allegany Hope, Houghton University and more at Families Pavilion today at Wellsville

Mostly sunny skies are expected to greet thousands of visitors today as more than a dozen Christian organizations participate in a Families Pavilion as part of the annual Main Street Festival in Wellsville, an adjunct to the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend. Houghton University and Allegany Hope will be among organizations highlighting the activity, organized … Read more

Great Wellsville Balloon Rally and more scheduled for this weekend in Allegany County

Although the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally will take center stage this weekend in Allegany County, there are accompanying activities in Wellsville, and more in other parts of Allegany County. Residents will keep their eyes on the sky for not only balloons but the weather, with today being the most prone to thunderstorms during the day … Read more

Severe Thunderstorm Warning moving east toward and through Allegany County

WEATHER BULLETIN: The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for… Wyoming County in western New York… Eastern Cattaraugus County in western New York… Southeastern Erie County in western New York… Southwestern Livingston County in western New York… Western Allegany County in western New York… Central Genesee County in western New … Read more

Elevated level of severe thunderstorms, including heavy rain, this evening

The National Weather Service (NWS) is alerting to a Slight Risk, the second of five levels on the severe weather scale, for thunderstorms accompanied by heavy downpours of rain, large hail and damaging winds tonight in most of Allegany County and Western New York south, with a lesser risk to the east. Forecasters at Buffalo … Read more

Air quality alert at reduced levels in effect until midnight Tuesday, storms possible

Allegany County north, east and south remains under an Air Quality Alert of Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals through midnight today, a reduction from the unheatlhy for all rating Monday which has been caused by particles blowing in from the west from Central and Western Canadian wildfires. The air will become better during the day as … Read more

Allegany County summer activities level heating up

The number of free and primarily-free events for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond is increasing as summer progresses. Many outdoor concerts and a play, a Vacation Bible School, a presentation on equine therapy with horses, a family movie and a free military gear giveaway for veterans all are occurring this week, even … Read more

Unhealthy for all air quality alert for Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania issued for Monday

Point on arrow designates the Allegany County seat at Belmont in this air quality map for Monday. BREAKING: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has confirmed our report from last night that Allegany County and, now, Upstate New York, will be in the Unhealthy air quality range tomorrow as a result of … Read more

Canadian smoke returning to Western New York tomorrow but may not reach alert stage

The National Weather Service (NWS) at State College,Pa., has provided this timeline video of what Canadian wildfire smoke may look like tomorrow and Monday in Allegany County and the surrounding region. It says the sky will be a milky white hue, air quality may be impacted “but smoke won’t be quite as thick as it … Read more

Marginal Risk of flash flooding through Monday, strong winds and hail later today and tonight

Potential exists for one to two inches of rain in less than an hour this afternoon and, particularly, during overnight hours today and tonight in pockets of Allegany and adjoining counties, with excessive rain possibilities continuing into Monday. National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters say the day should “start out innocent enough,” but people should be … Read more

Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain possible for much of Allegany County today

SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: Severe thunderstorms, including heavy rain, are possibilities during midday and early afternoon hours today, ahead and along a cold front, for the southeastern half of Allegany County, although potential exists for an expansion to include the entire county. The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) map accompanying this story shows … Read more

New children’s playground opens at Scio

A new children’s playground at Scio Central School has opened for ages five-to-12. The Vandermark recreation site became available for use today, one of three being constructed under a district capital improvement project, with the other two slated for completion next month. They all are part of a $5.75 million construction initiative approved by voters … Read more

Credit card skimmers showing up at Walmarts in Central New York and Southern Tier

State Police in at least three of its Troops in Central New York and the Southern Tier have issued alerts in regard to three suspects who have targeted Walmart customers in an attempt to skim personal information from credit cards. The latest report by troopers comes from the Town of Erwin in Steuben County where, … Read more