Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania upgraded to Wind Advisory for Wednesday

A WIND ADVISORY now has been issued for Allegany and neighboring counties to the west, east, and south into Pennsylvania for Wednesday, with a HIGH WIND WATCH remaining in effect for counties to the north. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, reports the upgrade for Allegany and Cattaraugus counties from 11AM tomorrow to 1AM … Read more

High Wind Watch issued for counties to north for Wednesday; excessive rain possible in Allegany

BREAKING: A mixture of weather, due to unseasonably high temperature today and Wednesday before a plunge tomorrow afternoon as a strong cold front moves through the region, is providing a spring/winter roller coaster ride until a recovery starts on Thursday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a HIGH WIND WATCH Wednesday for Allegany County’s … Read more

Roller coaster temperatures provide some potential for severe weather this week

EARLY ALERT: Near record temperatures tomorrow and Wednesday, followed by a plunge late Wednesday into Thursday before recovery into next weekend, is bringing potential for severe mid-week weather. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is alerting that a strong cold front crossing the region late Wednesday afternoon and evening could result in multiple hazards, … Read more

Two free public concerts scheduled this week at Houghton University

The Houghton University Chamber Choir and a United States Air Force Heritage Winds group will provide free back-to-back concerts for the public this week. The University group will perform Christ With Me, a concert postponed from two weeks ago, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM Wednesday, February 21, in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts, … Read more

Registration Monday for this week’s pop-up free food pantry

Online registration for this week’s free Andover Pop-up Food Pantry (PUP) orders starts tomorrow morning. The activity, for a distribution this Wednesday, February 21, at Andover Central School, 31 Elm Street, starts at 7AM at https://bit.ly/4b01jYj. Online registrations occur on the Monday prior to the first and third Wednesdays distributions, with a schedule difference in … Read more

Veterans suicide prevention training offered

An Allegany County training to aid in preventing suicides among veterans and others is being made available this month. An online S.A.V.E presentation by the Veterans Affairs Finger Lakes Healthcare System will be hosted by the Trauma-Informed Communities Throughout Allegany County coalition from noon to 1PM Wednesday, February 28, as part of the group’s monthly … Read more

Native American Eclipse stories to be told in Angelica

A member of the Onondaga Nation will present Native American eclipse stories in advance of the April 8 total eclipse which will pass over the region. Perry Ground, a Turtle Clan member of the Nation, will share the beliefs, traditions, and protocols of several Native American tribes as they relate to the Sun and eclipse … Read more

Children and teens eligible for free lunch and activities this week in Wellsville

Area children and youth 18-and-under are able to obtain a free lunch from Tuesday through Friday this week at the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville. The opportunity, from February 20 to 23 at the library facility at 155 North Main Street, is being provided by the Wellsville Salvation Army to coincide with this … Read more

Snow squalls possible Saturday if traveling south or east, lake effect to the west

WEATHER TRAVEL ALERT: Allegany County again is in a sandwich weather situation, with the National Weather Service (NWS) alerting to the potential for snow squalls tomorrow in Steuben County east and across the southern border into Pennsylvania, with heavier snow in southeastern Allegany County and to the west and northwest. Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay … Read more

Family Resource Center cuts ribbon in Wellsville

A new First Step Family Resource Center became a reality in Wellsville today as the ribbon was cut for the new facility. Representatives of state and federal legislative representatives joined Mayor Randy Shayler, who cited the “village benefit,” in lauding the addition to the community. Located in the former Hamilton Shoe Store at 83 North … Read more

Wind gusts to 50MPH possible tomorrow afternoon into Friday morning

WEATHER ALERT: A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County and most of Western and Central New York for tomorrow afternoon into Friday. The alert is in effect from 4PM Thursday through 7AM Friday in Allegany County and until noon Friday for Steuben County east, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Winds of … Read more

Free monthly community meal Saturday in Wellsville

A free community meal, hosted monthly at the David A. Howe Public Library at Wellsville, will start at noon Saturday. The menu, provided by ACCORD Corporation of Belmont, will feature sloppy joes, special corn salad, cookies and ice cream. Further information about the February 17 event, held at the library’s 155 North Main Street facility, … Read more

Allegany County Sheriff schedules mandatory Safe Boating Certificate course for operators

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Department will host a free, eight-hour state Safe Boating Course Sunday for county residents or taxpayers, one of five mandatory training opportunities for operators being held through May. The eight-hour certificate requirement is for anyone born on or after January 1, 1978, or currently 46 years of age or younger, who … Read more

New York State Free Fishing Days start this weekend

New York State will begin its six 2024 Free Fishing Days schedule Saturday and Sunday as part of the Presidents Day Weekend observance. During the February 17-18 weekend, both state residents and non-residents, 16 years of age and older, can fish without a freshwater fishing license. Children under 16 are always able to fish free. … Read more

National Marriage Week brings aid for those wishing to improve marriages, including those struggling

Many organizations throughout the United States have been focused on matrimony during the past week in observance of National Marriage Week which ends tomorrow with Valentine’s Day. Free online resources, including many available through Allegany Hope’s association with RightNow Media@Work, are designed to aid in enhancing marriages, including those which may be struggling, and others … Read more

County Housing Forum is Thursday in Wellsville

A community conversation for the public to hear and provide input about homelessness and community housing needs and challenges will be held Thursday night in Wellsville. The session, to be conducted from 6PM to 7:30PM, February 15, in the David A. Howe Public Library auditorium at 155 North Main Street, will include testimonies from people … Read more

New Family Resource Center opens Wednesday in Wellsville

A grand opening for a new Allegany County First Step Family Resource Center is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon in Wellsville. The facility, at 43 North Main Street, will hold a Valentine’s Day ribbon cutting ceremony at 2PM, February 14, following by an open house until 5PM. The Center, developed by Ardent Solutions, Inc. and the … Read more

Be sure the weather is the latest

Keep up-to-date on the weather to avoid surprises. And, Share this message, in particular. Allegany Hope is noticing on its Allegany Hope Community News group Facebook page that some individuals are Liking and Sharing weather which has changed, sometimes significantly, since the post being used. The graphic from the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction … Read more

Nor’easter forecast path moves significantly south, with Potter County south and northeast still in target area

BREAKING: What a difference a few hours makes in storm forecasting. The Winter Storm Watch in effect for Steuben County late last night now has been lifted by the National Weather Service (NWS) at Binghamton, with the significant snowfall originally projected for Southern Allegany County tonight into Tuesday having been downgraded this morning to an … Read more

Friendship church adds Blessings Box for food and other items to its outreach activities

Friendship area residents will be able to share food supplies and other items with others as the result of a new outreach by a local church. The United Church of Friendship has installed a Blessings Box outside its parking lot/handicapped ramp entrance at 31 East Main Street, with foodstuffs and other items, such as diapers … Read more