Top seniors named at Houghton Academy as first county high school graduation occurs tomorrow

Top senior students have been named by Houghton Academy as it holds this year’s first high school graduation in Allegany County Saturday. Bella Stevens, daughter of Michelle and Charles Steven.0s, leads her class as valedictorian with a 95.06 unweighted average, with Wesley Davidson, son of Bryan and Kerrie Davidson being named as salutatorian with a … Read more

Friendship churches expand monthly prayer at school with a continental breakfast to follow

The regular monthly community prayer gathering held at Friend­ship Central School by churches now will be followed by a continental breakfast on a regular basis, effective next Thursday, June 6. The additional feature started last month when prayer in front of the school led to a simple meal across the street at the Bible Baptist … Read more

Frost Advisory issued for tonight as alert to protection of sensitive vegetation and plants

BREAKING: A FROST ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany and most surrounding counties for tonight as patchy frost is expected to result from temperatures approaching freezing. The National Weather Service (NWS) is alerting to cold temperatures between midnight to 7AM tonight, and through 8AM to the east and south, before they increase to around 40 … Read more

Severe weather potential continues for Memorial Day, some rain possible until Wednesday night

BREAKING – 8:30AM: Keep on eye on the skies for Memorial Day activities today, with the first round of showers and storms approaching Allegany County from the southwest at this hour, and damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain leading to poor drainage flooding all possible as the day progresses. The entire region is under … Read more

Severe thunderstorm potential Saturday with excessive rain possible Monday

EARLY ALERT: The National Weather Service (NWS) is alerting to the potential for severe thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon, along with heavy rainfall on Memorial Day which “could lead to ponding and isolated flash flooding” in Allegany and surrounding counties. The first Marginal Risk forecast comes from the NWS Storm Prediction Center, with isolated strong to severe … Read more

Allegany County public beach at Rushford opens Saturday

The Allegany County public beach at Rushford Lake will open for the season at 11AM tomorrow, in time for Memorial Day weekend activities. The site, at 8178 County Road 49, Caneadea, will be open from 11AM to 7PM Saturdays and Sundays, along with Memorial Day on Monday, through June 23. It then will be open … Read more

Fountain Arts Center and Genesee Valley Chorus combine for free Houghton concert

The Fountain Arts Center in Belmont and the Genesee Valley Chorus will come together in June for an On Earth as it is in Heaven concert at Houghton University. The free event will be held from 6:30PM to 8PM Saturday, June 8, in the Wesley Chapel Auditorium at 1 Willard Avenue. The Fountain Arts Center … Read more

Fillmore Fun Fest and Belmont Memorial Day Weekend activities highlight Allegany County celebrations

Three-day celebrations in Fillmore and Belmont are among family events available this weekend as Allegany County residents kick off their 2024 summer activities, which also include local Memorial Day observances in many other localities. Both communities will begin celebrations Saturday afternoon, with free amusement rides starting at noon on Main Street in Fillmore, and disc … Read more

Allegany County joins state STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend enforcement campaign

Those thinking of drinking and driving in Allegany County during the busy highways Memorial Day Weekend period should reconsider. State, county and municipal law enforcement agencies will be taking part in a Friday through Monday High Visibility Engagement Campaign in a coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths, according to … Read more

Food and poverty to be Thursday focus in Cuba

A community forum on poverty and food insecurity has been scheduled for Thursday in Cuba. The ACCORD Community Action Agency in Belmont will conduct the session, the second this year on issues impacting Allegany County communities, from 6PM to 7:30PM, May 23, at the First Baptist Church, 17 South Street. The gathering will include testimonies … Read more

Wednesday severe thunderstorm alert elevated and expanded

EARLY ALERT: Potential for severe thunderstorms, including hail, damaging winds and heavy rains, has been elevated to SLIGHT RISK from Marginal Wednesday afternoon and evening, with the original impacted area expanded to include all of Western New York, Steuben County east, and Allegany County’s Pennsylvania neighbors to the south. The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm … Read more

Wellsville receives $4.5 million in state development funds for seven projects

The Village of Wellsville has been approved for $4.5 million in state funding for seven community development projects. The announcement came this afternoon from the office of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul who happens to be in Ireland, addressing a Global Economic Summit. The award is included with 15 others in what are being termed … Read more

Two musical events scheduled for Northern Allegany County

Music followers are able to attend two events which have been scheduled over the next week in Northern Allegany County. Houghton Academy will be hosting a student music-led Worship Night of Praise from 7PM to 8PM Wednesday, May 22, in its auditorium at 9790 Thayer Street, with the Final Harvest trio appearing at the Caneadea … Read more

Two Allegany County senior adults receive state honors

The New York State Office for the Aging has honored two Allegany County residents for helping to make their communities a better place for everyone though outstanding volunteer and civic engagement efforts. Joanne Armstrong of Wellsville and Rob Riber of Alfred Station, who were nominated by the Allegany County Office for the Aging for the … Read more

Free food events Saturday at Wellsville

Wellsville area residents have two opportunities for free simple lunches and other family activities tomorrow in Wellsville. Starting at noon, the third Saturday of the month free Community Meal will be held at the Wellsville Creative Art Center, 124 North Main Street. The activity, often held across the street at the David A. Howe Public … Read more

Amity receives $1.5 federal loan for water but user rates remain an issue

USDA Rural Development has approved a loan of $1.514 million for the Town of Amity to support creation and construction associated with a new water district, but the 13-year-old effort appears to still be a question due to high overall project costs which would have to be borne by users. Congressman Nick Langworthy announced the … Read more

DEC temporarily closes Alma Pond Public Fishing Access site

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has closed temporarily the Alma Pond Public Fishing Access Site in the Town of Alma, Allegany County. The action, effective today and expected to last three or four weeks, is to provide site improvements. The closure includes the main parking area, car-top hand launch, and improved … Read more

Over eight tons of ground beef sold at Walmarts being recalled for possible E. coli contamination

A ground beef provider to Walmart is recalling over 16,000 pounds, or eight tons, of ground beef produced and distributed last week nationally, including to stores at Hornell and Olean, due to possible E. coli contamination. The nationwide recall by Cargill Meat Solutions of Hazleton, Pa., was reported this week in six categories by the … Read more

National Day of Prayer begins, with noon and evening sessions remaining in Friendship

A large representation of the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches gathered this morning in front of Friendship Central School for its monthly prayer gathering, with the event and two additional activities today happening to coincide with National Day of Prayer (NDP) observances. The group, which prayed for the school, its … Read more