Torrential rains possible tonight, followed by frequent showers over the next week

There is a Marginal Risk of excessive rain today in Allegany and surrounding counties as a another warm day gives way to a cold front from the southwest slowly working its way through the region, accompanied by periodic wind gusts around 20MPH. Temperatures in Central Allegany County are expected to top out around 80 degrees … Read more

Friendship churches to host two missionaries this month in public presentations

Friendship area residents have two opportunities in June to learn about the work of missionaries in different parts of the world during public presentations, with free meals. Next Wednesday, June 12, the Just Do It! women’s missions group of the United Church of Friendship will host Don Little of Houghton, a ministry consultant for the … Read more

Belfast residents to share stories from the past

An opportunity for residents to hear and share memories from the past will occur tonight in Belfast as folks gather for a Talk of the Town exchange. The activity, during the town’s bicentennial year, will be from 6PM to 8PM at St. Patrick’s Hall, 31 East Hughes Street. The Belfast Lions Club and Belfast Public … Read more

Family events today in Wellsville and Belmont, along with television recycling

Multiple events are on the calendar for individuals and families today in Wellsville and Belmont, together with an opportunity to recycle old televisions. The free recycling event, for up to two televisions per Allegany County household, will be from 8AM to 3:30PM at the Wellsville Recycling Center at 77 West Dyke Street. The county Department … Read more

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