Father’s Day Weekend of many family activities before next week’s heat wave

A solid weekend of free Father’s Day activities begins this afternoon for Allegany County area residents before the summer’s first major heat wave hits the area early next week. Cuba Dairy Days, featuring a community-wide yard sale, downtown music, crafts, a car show, free carnival, petting zoo, parade and more starts at 4PM today and … Read more

Allegany property tax rate among highest in U.S. as county legislators sit on tens of millions

EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County’s property tax rate is the second or third highest in the United States by one measure as county legislators continue to put away millions – over 160 percent more last year than was levied against taxpayers. An Allegany County Hope Community News compilation from different data sources appears clear that Allegany County … Read more

New Allegany County Governments and Services Directory link added

Allegany Hope has added a link to the new 2023 Allegany County Governments and Services Directory to this website. The Directory, compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the Allegany County Board of Legislators, has a broad range of locally-focused listings, including government officials and contact information, from federal and state levels down to … Read more

Allegany County to appropriate first $880,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds

BREAKING: Some $880,000 is slated to be appropriated tomorrow by Allegany County, NY, legislators for the first two projects to be paid for out of nearly $9 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, one of them being some 40 percent more than initial estimates. A three-year agreement with Pictometry International Corp. of Rochester, … Read more

Allegany County town tax rates at or near the top in New York State

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: As Allegany County, NY, town boards start to finalize and advertise for public hearings on their 2023 operating budgets, property taxpayers already are facing the highest or some of the highest rates in New York State. An analysis of 2021 true value property taxes for county residents from the State Comptroller — … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 cases drop slightly but college numbers remain at high levels

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: New reported COVID-19 cases moderated slightly last week but Alfred college positives continued at significant levels. Weekend hospitalizations at Wellsville went up. The Allegany County Department of Health reported 98 new cases pursuant to Allegany Hope’s Freedom of Information Law daily filings for localized information, compared with 106 the week before. These … Read more

Allegany Hope radio interview notes importance of government transparency

Allegany Hope‘s focus on Building Healthy Communities Through Healthy FamiliesTM has been highlighted by the Family Life Network (FLN) of radio stations across Central and Western New York and Pennsylvania. A news interview of Allegany Hope Executive Director and Community News Editor Casey Jones highlights how our emphasis on local government transparency is essential for … Read more

Allegany Hope information reach expands

Thank you, readers, for helping us go over 3,500 Facebook Followers today, with our reach also jumping this week above 10,000 viewers during the past month. Getting information to the public is a primary focus of our efforts for Building Healthy Communities Through Healthy FamiliesTM throughout Allegany County and beyond and our Information Ambassadors initiative … Read more