Music under intermittent rain

A little rain and cool weather didn’t prevent Masters Tabernacle Church in Canaseraga from sharing music with the community last night during a Hot Dog Roast and Sing Along at the village park, with games also being available for the children.

Snow squalls possible during Wednesday’s commute as fast moving storm moves through area

EARLY ALERT: A sharp arctic front will “plow through” Western New York State late tomorrow afternoon, according to the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, causing gusty winds and potential snow squalls during the evening commute. A video from the National Weather Service at State College, Pa., on our Facebook page at, shows the … Read more

War and Conflict symposium to include Ukrainian orchestra and Houghton University conductor

War and Conflict: Creating Sanctuaries in Times of Violence will be the focus next week at Houghton University during a series of events which will include a Wednesday night concert by the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, conducted by a Houghton professor. The annual Kindschi Faith and Justice Symposium, hosted by the University’s Center … Read more

Demolition of Belfast Bridge starting this week, more time for replacement

BREAKING: Demolition of the Belfast Road Bridge is starting this week, nearly a year after the structure was deemed unsafe and suddenly closed to traffic, but it will be nearly two more years before a replacement will enable motorists to cross the Genesee River. Allegany County Public Works Superintendent Thomas Windus says the $570,000 bridge … 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

County warming shelter funding endorsed but location may not be in Belmont

BREAKING: A proposal to spend nearly $215,000 a year to establish a Code Blue warming center shelter is on its way to the Allegany County Board of Legislators next week but establishing it in the residential area of the Village of Belmont business district isn’t going with it. The board’s Human Services Committee this afternoon … Read more

Tentative Allegany County budget shows tax increases for 10 of 29 towns while county enjoys $30 million surplus

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County, NY, government has proposed a $29.75 million budget for next year which will result in a property tax increase of as much as $1.31 per $1,000 of true valuation, or 9.5 percent over last year in 10 of the county’s 29 towns, while it sits on some $30 million in … Read more

Dry and drought conditions finally subsiding in most of Allegany County region

Recent rains have finally had an impact on overcoming abnormally dry and drought conditions in Allegany and most surrounding counties, although environmental protection agencies in both New York and Pennsylvania still have the areas under a Drought Watch. Livingston is the only adjoining county which the U.S. Drought Monitor is showing as “Abnormally Dry” in … Read more

Continuing heavy rain for much of Allegany County today, Flood Watches to the east and south

Here is an updated weather pattern for today for Allegany and surrounding counties from the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY (top) and the US National Weather Service State College PA. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect through late tonight for Potter County in Pennsylvania and from noon today until 6AM Tuesday for Steuben … Read more

Angelica Civil War Reenactors event cancelled; similar Fillmore activity unknown

UPDATE – 11:15PM, Monday, September 5: Civil War reenactors , according to an event organizer, will be camped this coming weekend, with no firearms allowed, at the Town of Hume Bicentennial Celebration, concentrating on providing historical information about life during this time period.– – – – – – – – – –BREAKING: New gun laws … Read more

Allegany County 4-H schedules open house

The Allegany County 4H Program will hold an open house next month to acquaint members and potential new members and volunteers with activities for the coming year. The event, to be held at the host Cornell University Cooperative Extension – Allegany County facility at 5435 County Road 48, north of Belmont, will begin at 6PM, … Read more

Free food distribution is today in Canaseraga

Free food distribution is occurring this morning in Canaseraga. Bridge of Hope Ministries at 29 North Church Street is hosting this first Saturday of the month drive-through activity. Further information is available at (607) 545-9931. For information on other free and primarily-free events occurring throughout Allegany County and beyond, check out our Allegany Hope Community … Read more

New COVID cases drift downward; hospitalizations up over the weekend

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: New Allegany County, NY, COVID-19 cases continued to drift downward from an interim peak four weeks ago but still are at higher levels than last year, with weekend hospitalizations jumping. The Allegany County Department of Health, responding to our daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for localized information, is reporting at … Read more

Family Fun Night is Wednesday in Wellsville

We hope to meet many of our Allegany Hope Community News readers tomorrow night during a free Family Fun Night and outdoor movie at Island Park, West Dyke Street, Wellsville. The Wellsville YMCA, PPAC Family Matters and Wellsville Little League Baseball will host the Wednesday event from 6PM to 10PM, with additional organizations providing information … Read more

Senior citizen concerns requested at Town Hall meetings starting Thursday in Fillmore

Senior citizen concerns will be the subject of the first of 13 Allegany County, NY, Town Hall forums which start Thursday in Fillmore. The August 25 session, hosted by the Allegany County Office for the Aging and Age-Friendly Allegany County, will be from 11:30AM to 1PM at the Fillmore Fire Department, 24 South Genesee Street. … Read more

More free activities are scheduled this week in Allegany County

Many more free or primarily-free summer activities and events are scheduled this week and coming weekend in Allegany County. Click on the Community Calendar link on this Allegany Hope website for our full listing of activities for help in Building Healthy Communities Through Healthy FamiliesTM. A representation of just some of the activities include:— Today: … Read more

Consumer alert issued for college and vocational student scams

The NYS Department of State Division of Consumer Protection is issuing a CONSUMER ALERT as college, vocational and graduate school students head to campuses. Targeted scams are an issue for students, along with safety tips which can help during this transition. Tuition, credit card, book purchases, roommate rental and other scams are among those which … Read more

Allegany County closed door meetings draw attention of statewide open government group

Closed door discussions by Allegany County, NY, legislators are drawing the attention of a statewide open government group. The New York Coalition For Open Government posted a Wellsville Sun story about last Wednesday’s meeting of the legislature’s Planning and Economic Development Committee. Allegany Hope Community News Editor Casey Jones interrupted the meeting from going into … Read more