Migrant advocate pushes for state emergency declaration to move migrants upstate

BREAKING: A New York City Legal Aid Society attorney is pushing for Gov. Kathy Hochul to declare a state of emergency which would override those of many counties and enable the transport of migrants who are sleeping on sidewalks in the City to Upstate areas. Allegany County had declared a State of Emergency in regard … Read more

Police fill in Langworthy on Allegany County drug issues, from marijuana to fentanyl

Issues of legal marijuana being laced with deadly fentanyl, problems obtaining school bus driver due to applicants being unable to pass drug tests due to marijuana use, community residents being a greater problem than college students in use of drugs, drivers under the influence of marijuana, lack of money to pursue street level drug dealers, … Read more

Allegany County dumps migrant State of Emergency

Allegany County has dropped its State of Emergency from last month pertaining to migrants and asylum seekers due to the lack of an emergency. Board of Legislators Chairman W. Brooke Harris announced today that his emergency declaration “concerning the migrant crisis” was allowed to expire yesterday at the end of a 30-day issuance period in … Read more

Allegany County escapes for now New York City lawsuit against states of emergency regarding migrants

BREAKING: Allegany and Cattaraugus counties weren’t immediately included, but were mentioned today, in a New York City lawsuit against 33 of the other 57 counties in the state which have issued executive orders seeking to block entry of asylum seekers into their geographic areas. The action, in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, came the same … Read more

Allegany County State of Emergency may have been based on false assumptions

Emerging news reports indicate that states of emergency declared in several Western New York counties, including Allegany, Cattaraugus and Wyoming, related to possible influxes of migrants and asylum seekers, may be based on erroneous premises. Spectrum News 1, in stories from various state locations, is reporting that Gov. Kathy Hochul is seeking welcoming communities to … Read more

Allegany State of Emergency declared for immigration but it currently appears to be a paper exercise

Allegany County Board of Legislators Chairman W. Brooke Harris this afternoon declared a countywide State of Emergency as it relates to immigration and asylum seekers, but it only may be a paper exercise at this point. The declaration took effect at 1PM today, although it apparently wasn’t disseminated to the public until more than two … Read more