Houghton Academy graduates holding 30 times greater average scholarship awards this year

Houghton Academy is basking in the distinction of having this year’s graduating class obtain average higher education scholarship awards of more than 30 times the national average. Head of School Toby Travis reports that the nine seniors at the private middle and high school garnered an average $135,676 in scholarships, compared with a national average … Read more

Alfred Box of Books Library receives second national grant to enhance digital access

The Alfred Box of Books library has received a new grant from the American Library Association (ALA), the second in two years, to expand its digital services. The award, one of 30 nationwide, will provide five Wi-Fi hotspots, including a service contract, along with five HP laptops, for lending to patrons, a $2,000 programming stipend, … Read more

Summer HEAP cooling grants available for eligible individuals and families

Eligible individuals and families may be able to obtain up to $800 for purchase and installation of a window air conditioner or fan as temperatures continue to rise. The first-come, first-served funding is available for a variety of recipients under the state Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which also provides help for heating bills and … Read more

Angelica Library and old Angelica Advocate newspaper join others through newspaper preservation grant

The Southern Tier Library Association and Angelica Free Library have been awarded a grant to digitize microfilm reels of old editions of the Angelica Advocate newspaper, which will join online editions of other papers around the state, many of which no longer exist. The South Central Regional Library Council will be providing a technology and … Read more

Multiple Allegany County organizations to receive state arts and culture funds

Several different Allegany County organizations and an individual artist will receive $28,554 in state funds for arts and culture activities in several communities this year. Jacqueline Swaby, executive director of the Arts Council for Wyoming County, and Linda Franke, its grants and educational outreach coordinator, announced the awards during a county awards gathering at The … Read more

Water quality protection grant approved for Genesee River project at Caneadea

Allegany County Soil and Water Conservation District is one of 86 recipients statewide today to be awarded a water quality protection project grant. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the $30,000 funding today for streambank/shoreline stabilization at Caneadea, among $110 million being disbursed overall. The district will use the funds to complete a survey and engineering … Read more