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

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

Art exhibit, children’s music groups scheduled for this weekend

An art exhibit and two student musician performances are scheduled in three area communities this coming weekend. The free public activities will include a 2PM to 5PM Saturday, May 4, Reflections exhibit by artist Adrianna Taylor at The Fountain Arts Center Galley at The Belmont hotel at 40 Schuyler Street (State Route 19), Belmont. The … Read more

Friendship church to host clothing giveaway, Colombia missions luncheon

A Friendship church will be hosting both a clothing giveaway and a free Colombia missions luncheon for next week. The United Church of Friendship has scheduled a gently-used clothing giveaway from 10AM to 6PM Thursday, May 9; 10AM to 4PM Friday, May 10; and 10AM to 2PM Saturday, May 11. Donated clothing also is being … Read more

High temperatures and showers today, with excessive rain possible Tuesday

Temperatures around 80 today, with some showers and thunderstorms, are expected to give way to a slow moving cold front which is projected to cross the region Tuesday, generating fairly widespread showers and a few thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours, some of which could produce locally heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service (NWS) … Read more

Drug overdose training received, with more citizen prevention measures Saturday

Some three dozen Houghton University employees and students, healthcare professionals, and community residents have received state training on how to counter opioid drug overdose deaths, with the greater Allegany County community having additional opportunities this weekend to help address the issue. Mandee Nann, overdose training coordinator with the State Office of Addiction Services and Supports … Read more

Outdoor fire weather concerns pick up

The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted a Special Weather Statement in regard to outdoor conditions creating potential for brush fires in Allegany, Livingston and Monroe counties east. “Dry conditions again today will continue to dry out fine fuels, such as leaf litter and grass,” it reports. “This will combine with southerly wind gusts of … Read more

Cross-cultural missions and concerts highlight Houghton University opportunities this week

A Houghton University graduate, who now is associate professor of intercultural studies at Columbia International University, will lead several free attendance opportunities for the public this week at Houghton University. Klejment-Lavin, Ph.D., who spent 13 years in intercultural ministry in Indonesia and South Korea, will speak at the 11:10AM services this morning at the Wesley … Read more

NYSDEC reminds of two-month outdoor burn ban in effect through May 14

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is reminding residents that a statewide ban on outdoor burning, with a few exceptions, is in effect through Tuesday, May 14. The action is taken every spring due to higher winds, combined with dry materials, making outdoor combustion more likely. The department notes that open burning … Read more

Many gain insights into a closed Amish culture

A variety of congregants from churches in Allegany and surrounding counties, along with government and community services representatives and the general public, learned about many aspects of the increasing Amish population this weekend during an Amish Awareness Conference in Friendship. A full house was present for a Friday night dinner and sessions which introduced educational … Read more

Prayer for school expands next week into National Day of Prayer observances in Friendship

A monthly prayer gathering at Friendship Central School will be extended next week to include a full-day observance of the National Day of Prayer, with four different prayer activities being scheduled to enable the entire community to participate. Three pastors from the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches will take part … Read more