Dense Fog Advisory issued for Allegany County west and north, a little less to the east; rain continues

BREAKING: A DENSE FOG ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County and the remainder of Western New York until noon Thursday, with “visibility as low as one quarter mile at times in dense fog,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo. Visibility may be as low as a half mile in Steuben County … Read more

Trio recognized by Allegany County Board of Legislators for service

Three Allegany County residents have been recognized by the Board of Legislators for services resulting in betterment to the county. Resolutions generally are being provided monthly to a county resident nominated by district legislators and an employee recommended by a department. The most recent recognitions were provided yesterday to: — Rick Hall, a 30-year employee … Read more

Town of Centerville road closures continue over next two weeks

Allegany County Road 36 (Pike Road) in the Town of Centerville will experience new daily road closures over the next two weeks as the County Department of Public Works replaces culvert pipes. Starting today, through Thursday, September 14, the highway will be closed between County Road 3 and Dow Road, with the same action from … Read more

West Almond road closures scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday

Allegany County Roads 2B and 2 in the Town of West Almond will be closed during daylight hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15-16, respectively for highway work, according to the County Department of Public Works. Work in County Road 2B will be approximately one-quarter mile south of the County Road 2 (Karr Valley Road) … Read more

Belfast Road Bridge public information meeting is tonight

A public information meeting for review of the status of construction next year of a new Belfast Road Bridge for crossing the Genesee River is being held tonight. The session is scheduled to start at 6PM at the Belfast Municipal Building at 11 Merton Avenue, with a 15-minute presentation by LaBella Engineers and another 15 … Read more

County board closes doors to public to discuss millions of dollars in “other monies”

The Allegany County Board of Legislators abruptly closed its doors to the public today to discuss an unknown scope of county finances which appeared to range from millions of dollars to the entire county budget. Allegany Hope Community News Editor Casey Jones challenged the action as being unlawful as the disjointed proceedings jumped from an … Read more

$1.3 million state resurfacing project approved for Allegany County

A $1.3 million project to resurface State Route 248A from the Pennsylvania state line to Route 248 in the Towns of Independence and Willing in Allegany County are among $100 million to be spent by New York State this year for state highways impacted by extreme weather. Governor Kathy Hochul has announced release of funds … 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