Dozens of free online Christmas videos available for children and adults of all ages

Allegany Hope is making dozens of online Christmas videos for all ages available without cost to area residents. Our organization’s community subscription allows access to more than 20,000 online videos and movies overall as part of the RightNow Media @Work library. In addition to Christmas and other holidays offerings, a broad selection of materials are … Read more

Allegany County delays and then rejects request for number of budgeted employees

Allegany County is refusing to reveal how many employees have been included in its tentative 2024 county budget, expected to be voted on Wednesday by the Board of Legislators. Board Chairman W. Brooke Harris of Alfred made the determination in response to a formal appeal of a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request by Allegany … Read more

Up-and-down temperatures to bring heavy rain, accumulating snow, starting Saturday night

A mixture of weather is forecast into next week as heavy precipitation, combined with fluctuating temperatures, transition from a warm, mostly cloudy, environment in Allegany County today into heavy rain tonight and Sunday, to accumulating snow Sunday night and Monday, intensifying to the east. Temperatures in the mid-50s today, with cloudy skies, will turn to … Read more

Allegany County legislators proposed pay increases confirmed to have suddenly appeared to the public

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County officials apparently are contending that a proposal for a more than 40 percent personal wage increase for each of its legislators next year magically appeared in a board resolution last month which set last week’s public hearing on the 2024 tentative budget. County Board Chairman W. Brooke Harris of Alfred, … Read more

Push underway by Allegany County to spend nearly $4.5 million, with more possible

Allegany County lawmakers will meet tomorrow morning to begin a push to allocate more than $4.4 million in various types of funds, including more than one-third of its federal pandemic revenues. An agenda for a Board of Legislators meeting was disseminated shortly before 5PM today, with $4,420,760 of proposed expenditures to be moved to the … Read more

A Friendship Christmas gets underway

The churches of Friendship joined together last night to begin a multi-week A Friendship Christmas – Celebrating the True Message of Christmas. Singing of The First Noel, to reflect the birth of Jesus, a reading from Chapter 2 of the Gospel of Luke from the Bible which narrates the story of Christmas, prayer, and lighting … Read more

Strong thunderstorm headed for northern Allegany County, with others possible into evening hours

UPDATE: A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Northern Allegany County, Eastern Wyoming and Livingston counties until 5:45PM today, with tornado activity possible. Gusts of 60MPH and quarter-size hail are expected to cause damage to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees, according to the National Weather Service at Buffalo. It says to “remain alert for … Read more

This week’s snow totals have more than five times variable across Allegany County

Recorded snow totals in Allegany County from this week’s lake effect storm created a wide range of depths, from 2.2 inches in Whitesville to more than a foot in Rushford. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is reporting results from its observers related to snowfalls between Monday and Wednesday mornings, which resulted in the … Read more

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