Allegany County churches prepare for Back to Church Weekend

Many Allegany County churches are gearing up to observe a national Back to Church Weekend observance next month, with the number to date being the most per county of any area of Upstate New York and beyond. In addition, participation by the five churches of Friendship is the largest per population in Upstate counties. Signs … Read more

Belfast native is the new community relations and marketing manager at Wellsville hospital

An Allegany County native has been appointed as the new community relations and marketing coordinator at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. Suzanne Male, who grew up in Belfast, will succeed Judith Burt in the community relations coordinator portion of the position, with Burt retiring September 1, her 32nd anniversary with the hospital. James Helms, Jones … Read more

Free medical clinic for children and adults scheduled next month in Olean

A Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic for free medical, dental and vision services, including eyeglasses, will be held on Saturday-Sunday, September 9-10, at the Olean YMCA. No clinic is being held this year in Allegany County. The parking lot at the facility will open at midnight each day for first-come, first-served access, with services starting … Read more

Opening reception for contemporary art exhibit is Friday at Houghton University

An opening reception for a contemporary art show centered around the theme of design will be held from 6:30PM to 8PM Friday at the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts at Houghton University. The exhibit will feature six New York artists, who will display works which are “crafted to solve a specific human … Read more

Road closures start tomorrow in the Town of Centerville

The Allegany County Department of Public Works is reporting two different road closures, starting tomorrow, in the Town of Centerville. The first, one-day closure will occur Wednesday, August 30, on County Road 36, south of County Road 3, between Rushford Road and County Road 3. The second, week-long interruption, due to culvert pipes replacement, is … Read more

New and returning college students arrive in Allegany County

Several thousand students from around the country and many parts of the world will start classes Monday at Allegany County’s three institutions of higher learning, swelling the resident base and the economy. An outside student-led Koinonia worship service was held tonight at Houghton University, with other weekend activities also occurring at Alfred State College and … Read more

Limited events for this weekend bring a lot more for next week in Allegany County

A community-wide yard sale in Town of Hume hamlets, a Music on the Lawn series in Friendship, and a community meal and movie in Wellsville highlight Allegany County activities today, with many more scheduled for next week as everyone moves into the Labor Day Weekend. Check them all out on our exclusive Allegany Hope Community … Read more

Community meal and movie Saturday in Wellsville

This month’s free community meal at the David A. Howe Memorial Library in Wellsville will be hosted Saturday, August 26, by the Rotary Club. The noon luncheon will be followed by a family-friendly movie, Super Mario Bros., in the library auditorium at 155 North Main Street. Further information is available at or (585) 593-3410.

Allegany legislators named to state county organization committees

Two Allegany County legislators have been appointed to standing committees of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). Janice Burdick of Alfred Station, who chairs the county’s Human Services and Budget Committees, has been named to the state organization’s Medicaid and Human Services Standing Committee, with Adam Cyr of Bolivar, vice-chair of the county’s … Read more

Heavy rain, gusty winds and flash flooding possible tonight in Allegany and surrounding counties

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is alerting to the Marginal Risk for severe thunderstorms, including gusty winds, from early evening into Friday morning, including a higher level Slight Risk potential for excessive rain and flash flooding. The line of storm clusters, from the northwest, are expected to be strongest from a couple hours … Read more

Uncertain weather conditions could impact parts of Allegany County tonight due to Hilary remnants

Locally heavy downpours of rain tonight, including some of the leftover moisture from California’s Tropical Storm Hilary, could impact parts of Allegany County, with wet weather also in the forecast for Thursday. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo says that “showers and thunderstorms tonight could generate heavy rain over the western counties” of New … Read more

Houghton speaker expects a new generation of youth seeking revival

The speaker for a three-day revival, worship and spiritual renewal series next month at Houghton University believes the country is “on the precipice of something we’ve never seen before – a generation emerging committed to prayer, seeking God’s presence and longing for revival.” Rev. Santes Beatty, director of the Next Gen Church Multiplication and Discipleship … Read more

Music under intermittent rain

A little rain and cool weather didn’t prevent Masters Tabernacle Church in Canaseraga from sharing music with the community last night during a Hot Dog Roast and Sing Along at the village park, with games also being available for the children.

Marginal risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening

A Marginal Risk for severe thunderstorms exists today for Allegany and adjoining counties in New York and Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center, with potential for isolated damaging winds, large hail and a small chance for a tornado in the forecast. The chart accompanying this story shows the risk area, … Read more

West Almond road closures scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday

Allegany County Roads 2B and 2 in the Town of West Almond will be closed during daylight hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15-16, respectively for highway work, according to the County Department of Public Works. Work in County Road 2B will be approximately one-quarter mile south of the County Road 2 (Karr Valley Road) … Read more

Heavy rain potential forecast for this evening and tonight, possible flooding to east and south

A Marginal Risk for excessive rain this evening and tonight in Allegany and adjoining counties could lead to flooding and flash flooding to the east and south. The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center is showing the areas of concern in the map in the left graphic accompanying this story, while the NWS forecast … Read more

State auditors find two-thirds of bills improperly paid in Village of Canaseraga

Auditors from the State Comptroller’s Office have determined that the Village of Canaseraga improperly paid over two-thirds of bills sampled from a more than a two-and-a-half years period ending in February of this year. The audit found that “(a)lthough the 300 claims reviewed were for appropriate Village purposes,” $656,000, or 68 percent, “had one or … Read more

Tornado Watch issued until 9PM today

BREAKING: A TORNADO WATCH has been issued until 9PM Saturday for Allegany and all adjoining counties, other than Wyoming, in New York and Pennsylvania. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., issues a Tornado Watch when weather conditions in an area indicate an increased risk for severe weather that may be capable of producing a … Read more

Severe weather chances upgraded to Enhanced today

BREAKING: The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center has upgraded overnight the risk for severe weather from Slight to Enhanced, particularly this afternoon and evening, with damaging winds and large hail being the main hazards. “An isolated tornado is also possible from the Southern Tier to southeast of Lake Ontario,” according to the NWS … Read more

Severe weather potential in forecast for Saturday

Isolated, scattered and widespread severe thunderstorms are expected Saturday in Allegany and adjoining counties, depending on location, with even a tornado possible. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo graphic shows the Slight Risk area in yellow, with a few thunderstorms potentially becoming strong to severe. The main threats will be damaging winds and hail, … Read more