Dozens learn about emergency preparedness at Houghton, even more at Friendship on Saturday

Some 70 Houghton area residents received an overview on how to be prepared for many types of emergencies, including those involving themselves, their family, pets and businesses, last night during a state Citizen Preparedness Corps training at Houghton Academy. Lt. Orlano Gayle of the New York National Guard provided the presentation, which also included a … Read more

More free events this week with some 125 listings in the days ahead

Nearly a dozen free or primarily-free events are scheduled through Friday of this week in Allegany County, with another nine listed during this coming weekend. A sampling is included in the graphic which accompanies this story. Over 120 total activities for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond now appear on our exclusive Allegany … Read more

Allegany Hope, Houghton University and more at Families Pavilion today at Wellsville

Mostly sunny skies are expected to greet thousands of visitors today as more than a dozen Christian organizations participate in a Families Pavilion as part of the annual Main Street Festival in Wellsville, an adjunct to the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend. Houghton University and Allegany Hope will be among organizations highlighting the activity, organized … Read more

Business assistance center now in Belmont central business district

Belmont now has a business assistance center in its central business district. The ACCORD Corporation community action agency has re-located its Allegany Business Center from its main offices at 84 Schuyler Street to 32-34 Schuyler Street in the village, with office hours of 8AM to 3:30PM weekdays. The Center, a local chapter of the New … Read more

Summer library reading and other activities starting

Many Allegany County libraries are starting summer reading programs for children and some, also, for adults, along with other activities. Individuals and families who wish to participate or attend can connect and follow the 17 local libraries in the county through Southern Tier Library System listings at Allegany Hope also makes over 20,000 videos … Read more

Free Mother’s Day gift available by referral from Allegany Hope

Moms can obtain a free, year-around video library gift, just in time for Mother’s Day, simply through a referral from Allegany Hope. Our more than 20,000 titles from RightNow Media @Work are available simply by sending an email to with Video Subscription – Mother’s Day in the subject line, along with name, community of … Read more

Over 20,000 free online videos available today at Family Fun Day in Wellsville

Parents, caregivers and other adults will have an opportunity today to access over 20,000 free videos for children, youth and themselves during Family Fun Day in Wellsville, just one of more than a dozen free and primarily-free activities this weekend throughout Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM … Read more

Two open houses scheduled for Thursday night in Wellsville and Belmont

Two simultaneous open house-style events have been scheduled for the public and businesses Thursday night in Belmont and Wellsville. The BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (CTE) at Belmont will provide tours of its 15 areas of instruction, while businesses will meet for Banter, Business & Beverages at the Elks Club in Wellsville,, both from … Read more

Free Easter videos for children and families being provided by Allegany Hope

Some two dozen Easter movies, shorter videos and series by well-known Christian pastors and authors are being made available for free online viewing for children and families. The selections are part of the year-around free subscrip­tion video library being provided to the community by Allegany Hope through RightNow Media @Work, which has more than 20,000 … Read more

Free, wholesome children’s videos available from Allegany Hope for Easter Break

Parents have the opportunity to gain free access to a large number of wholesome online videos for viewing by children and youth during Easter Break. Allegany Hope holds a subscription to RightNow Media @Work, with which it is able to offer the community more than 20,000 videos in singles, series and slides shows for children, … Read more

Business training course starts next week in Belmont

A free Fall Business Training Course, hosted by the ACCORD Corporation to aid the growth and development of entrepreneurs, will start next week in Belmont. The twice-a-week Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions will be held from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the organization’s offices at 84 Schuyler Street (State Route 19). Further information and registration for the … Read more

Wellsville to receive $4.5 million for downtown revitalization efforts

BREAKING: The Village of Wellsville has been awarded a $4.5 million grant for downtown revitalization as part of the state’s New York Forward initiative. The announcement from Gov. Kathy Hochul came today in the City of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, as that community was awarded $1 million and the Village of Lancaster in Erie County also … Read more

Kinley Advanced Technical Services releases video on new operations in Wellsville

Kinley Construction of Arlington, Texas, has released a video in regard to establishment of its new Kinley Advanced Technical Services (KATS) Division in Wellsville. The new firm, employing some 20 persons at the former Dresser-Rand facility, provides service, maintenance and parts manufacturing for a wide range of industrial engines, equipment and components. More about the … Read more

New, free aids for businesses and other organizations being made available by Allegany Hope

New, free opportunities for businesses and other organizations have been developed by Allegany Hope to aid in furthering success. Over 20,000 online videos on all types of subjects pertaining to organizational management, along with individuals and family wellness which can impact various entities, are available now. Next month, we will be hosting online Forums which … Read more

Small Business Saturday brings new Christian Business Forum resources from Allegany Hope

Small Business Saturday brings an announcement today from Allegany Hope about a new initiative of free opportunities for Allegany County, NY, entrepreneurs and organizations to help improve their businesses. Allegany Hope is forming a Christian Business Forum, with some services available immediately and additional connections starting after the first of the year. Small Business Saturday … Read more

Today is Small Business Saturday throughout Allegany County and beyond

Today is Small Business Saturday in Allegany County and throughout the United States, focusing on the importance that small businesses have on the economic vitality of a community and needed support of these entities which create the most jobs in the overall employment sector, pay major portions of real estate taxes, and provide goods and … Read more

Small Business Saturday is on the calendar for this weekend

Remember to include Small Business Saturday in shopping plans for the Thanksgiving weekend, says the federal Small Business Administration (SBA). Small Business Saturday, observed throughout the United States, is a focus on the importance that small businesses have on the economic vitality of a community and the needed support of these entities which create the … Read more

Double-digit sales gains of up to 300 percent experienced last year in 13 out of 20 top Allegany County business categories

BREAKING: Sales of automotive equipment rental and leasing shot up more than 300 percent for most of last year in Allegany County, NY, as all taxable sales rose 16.9 percent from March 2021 to February 2022. Numbers attributed to the top 20 sales categories, which only show declines in electric power generation, transmission and distribution … Read more

Very important season is underway for small businesses

The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, along with others representing businesses throughout the nation, are noting that the next two months are an important time to support small retailers and other businesses throughout the area. The federal U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that small businesses, defined as those having less than 500 employees, account … Read more

Hiring entity for Economic Development Director is hard to determine

Allegany County, NY, is seeking a new Director of Economic Development but it may not be readily apparent to potential candidates. The county has posted an advertisement for the position to head a new associated department, approved last week along with other subsequent actions by its Board of Legislators, but the primary focus, shown in … Read more