Allegany County tentative budget is cloudy for public and legislators with hearing Thursday

BREAKING: Allegany County residents are being invited to comment Thursday night on a $145.5 million budget for next year, with little to go on, while county lawmakers themselves appear to be grasping for information on how to use nearly $42.5 million in surplus and avoid giving any of it back to property taxpayers. County Attorney … Read more

Allegany Hope weather reports continue to build network

Allegany Hope’s weather reporting network continued to expand during the now concluding first winter weather event of the season, with over 5,000 views of one of our several Community News group Facebook page posts since the weekend. We thank our readers for not only using this website for updates but using our group Facebook page … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory canceled early for Allegany County

WEDNESDAY MORNING WEATHER UPDATE: The Winter Weather Advisory which was forecast to continue until 7AM Wednesday for Allegany County, was canceled shortly before 4AM as snow lifted to the north. Lake Effect Snow Warnings remain in effect until the previously announced times for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties west, with Buffalo under a Winter Weather Advisory … Read more

Allegany County legislators proposed pay raise comes to some light

BREAKING: Allegany County legislators appear to be coming in the back door on a proposed personal wage increase next year of $3,500 each, or more than 40 percent. In a little-known action, which appears to have been shrouded originally in secrecy, county lawmakers, by a split vote, have included the salary increase, to $12,000 annually, … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 7AM Wednesday for Allegany County

UPDATE – 10:06AM: Neighboring Potter County, Pa., has joined the list, with Allegany County, for a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, expiring in that county at 1AM Wednesday. The National Weather Service at State College says that snowfall rates may reach an inch an hour for brief times within the strongest snow bands, with gusty winds also … Read more

Snowfall depths continue to vary as latest National Weather Service map is posted

MONDAY NIGHT WEATHER UPDATE: Projected snowfall from 7PM today through 7AM Wednesday has been varying on forecast maps today, with the latest for the National Weather Service (NWS) area at Buffalo, which includes Allegany County, having been posted just before 10PM tonight. Our Allegany Hope Community News and Resources insets, from the NWS at Binghamton, … Read more

Wellsville-Andover county legislators to meet the public Tuesday night

Allegany County District IV legislators, representing the Towns of Wellsville and Andover, are scheduled to meet their constituents and others Tuesday night in Andover “for general discussion of mutual problems and interests.” Legislators Gary Barnes and Steven Havey of Wellsville and James Rumfelt of Andover have scheduled the session for 7PM, November 28, at the … Read more

Greater snowfall being projected in parts of Allegany County east and south from Winter Storm Warning to the west

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: Risings snow levels in many areas of Allegany County are being predicted this morning as the effect of the WINTER STORM WARNING from 10AM today through 7AM Wednesday for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties expands to the east and south. The National Weather Service (NWS) at State College, Pa., also now is alerting … Read more

Friendship churches join together for community events for Celebrating the True Message of Christmas

Friendship churches are joining together for a series of events next month to help focus on the True Message of Christmas. A Friendship Christmas Celebration will begin this coming Saturday, December 2, with a series of activities for individuals and families which will run right through Christmas, and even New Year’s Eve. The schedule includes … Read more

Allegany County snow forecasts increase for Monday through early Wednesday morning

SUNDAY EVENING UPDATE: This winter’s first significant snowfall forecast has more than doubled since this morning in some areas of Allegany County, with a LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING, from which the precipitation is tracking, remaining in effect from 10AM Monday through 7AM Wednesday in Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties. More than a foot of snow in … Read more

Winter Storm Warning to the west forecast to impact Allegany County

UPDATE: A LAKE EFFECT STORM WARNING now is in effect from 10AM tomorrow through 7AM Wednesday for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties, which is expected to have a lesser impact on Allegany and primarily in its northwestern sectors. As we first reported late last night as a Winter Storm Watch, the National Weather Service (NWS) has … Read more

Allegany County may be impacted Sunday through Tuesday nights by Winter Storm Watch to the west

BREAKING: The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted a WINTER STORM WATCH tonight for late Sunday through Tuesday nights for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties west which appears to have some potential anticipated impact in Allegany County. An expected snowfall map, posted shortly before 10PM Saturday, is showing five to eight inches of lake effect snow … Read more

Holiday assistance applications being accepted through December 5

The Allegany County Community Action Angels holiday gifts program for children is accepting applications through Tuesday, December 5. The annual initiative, sponsored by ACCORD of Belmont, receives applications and then refers families to local town and/or school programs, if available. Children through nine years of age receive gifts and those from 10 to 18 are … Read more

Saturday spotlights Allegany County Christmas activities

Although today kicks off the “official” Christmas shopping season and festivities, Saturday will highlight some area focuses. Small Business Saturday, a nationwide designation to encourage consumers to recognize the impact which occurs when they engage with the 33 million small businesses in the United States that power America’s economy, create jobs and make communities vibrant, … Read more

December pop up food pantries and holiday box distribution set

Two December free pop up food pantry distributions, including a holiday box, have been scheduled for next month at Wellsville. Both pop up pantries, hosted by ACCORD of Belmont, will be held at Northern Lights, 3474 Andover Road (State Route 417 East), on December 6 and 20, with the latter event involving the holiday box. … Read more

Officials warn on Thanksgiving meals and fires

Although Thanksgiving is a time for annual get-togethers with family and friends, officials are warning to take precautions in regard to food, fires and illnesses. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions as it relates to Preparing Your Holiday Turkey Safely, including thawing, preparation, serving and retention of leftovers at The … Read more

Allegany County sales tax revenues continue surge as surpluses diverted from property tax relief

Allegany County sales tax revenues continue to pile up, with a weekend report showing income from that source already exceeding last year’s total through the the end of October, with at least six million dollars more likely before the end of the year. In the meantime, next year’s budget is proposing to divert $16 million … Read more

Gusty winds, possible icy conditions, being forecast for Tuesday for Allegany County area

UPDATE #2 – 7AM Tuesday: Mixed precipitation and brief periods of freezing rain are forecast during the onset of moisture from mid-day this morning into the afternoon, until temperatures warm, for the greater Allegany County area, particularly for the southeastern geography into Steuben County and south into Pennsylvania. Wind forecasts for Allegany County this afternoon … Read more

Current Allegany County budget may be hiked by an additional $16 million

Allegany County legislators appear poised to overspend this year’s general fund budget by $16 million due to a windfall surplus from 2022 rather than using it for property tax relief. Board Chairman W. Brooke Harris of Alfred told the few people attending last night’s District V legislators meeting at the Town of Allen that the … Read more

Allegany County legislators to host district meeting focused on eastern and northeastern sectors

Allegany County District V legislators will hold a quarterly district meeting in the Town of Allen Tuesday night to hear general discussion of county resident “mutual problems and interests,” particularly those from the northeastern and eastern parts of the county. The session, to be conducted by Legislators Janice Burdick and Phillip Curran of Alfred Station … Read more