Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 5:45PM for Northern Allegany County and adjoining areas

WEATHER UPDATE #3 – 5:18PM: Extended pockets of strong thunderstorms are moving east across the Western Southern Tier and through Allegany County at this hour, appearing at this time to likely continue through the evening hours or beyond. Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM. and continue to monitor resources below for updates. Those seeking greater … Read more

Catholics propose closure of three Allegany County churches, merger of others into Wellsville

The Buffalo Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church is proposing to merge six of its Allegany County parish sites into Wellsville and close buildings in three of those communities as part of a plan to shutter or merge half of its 160 parishes, up significantly from a little over one-third announced previously. WIVB-TV in Buffalo … Read more

Second Annual Seneca Caneadea Field Day scheduled

The second annual Seneca Caneadea Field Day, commemorating a return of the Senaca Nation to its former land along the banks of the Genesee River after nearly two centuries, is being held Saturday, June 22. The event will begin with a Genesee River Float in the morning and end with a New York State Collegiate … Read more

Houghton professor and physician named as Fullbright scholar for Uganda work

A Houghton University physician will spend the next school year in Uganda after being chosen as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. David Brubaker, M.D, director of Health Services and an assistant professor of biology at the educational institution, will teach at Bwindi Community College, a Christ-centered ministry in Southwest Uganda which is focused on improving the … Read more

Town of Caneadea, including Houghton, could lose dry town status under state legislation

The Town of Caneadea may lose its ability to keep its community free from alcohol sales. The Associated Press and other media are reporting that a New York State Senate bill, making the sale of alcohol lawful in any municipality that had previously prohibited its sale, and precluding municipalities fromenacting any future prohibition on the … Read more