Severe weather potential continues for Memorial Day, some rain possible until Wednesday night

BREAKING – 8:30AM: Keep on eye on the skies for Memorial Day activities today, with the first round of showers and storms approaching Allegany County from the southwest at this hour, and damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain leading to poor drainage flooding all possible as the day progresses. The entire region is under … Read more

Severe thunderstorm potential Saturday with excessive rain possible Monday

EARLY ALERT: The National Weather Service (NWS) is alerting to the potential for severe thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon, along with heavy rainfall on Memorial Day which “could lead to ponding and isolated flash flooding” in Allegany and surrounding counties. The first Marginal Risk forecast comes from the NWS Storm Prediction Center, with isolated strong to severe … Read more

Allegany County public beach at Rushford opens Saturday

The Allegany County public beach at Rushford Lake will open for the season at 11AM tomorrow, in time for Memorial Day weekend activities. The site, at 8178 County Road 49, Caneadea, will be open from 11AM to 7PM Saturdays and Sundays, along with Memorial Day on Monday, through June 23. It then will be open … Read more

Fillmore Fun Fest and Belmont Memorial Day Weekend activities highlight Allegany County celebrations

Three-day celebrations in Fillmore and Belmont are among family events available this weekend as Allegany County residents kick off their 2024 summer activities, which also include local Memorial Day observances in many other localities. Both communities will begin celebrations Saturday afternoon, with free amusement rides starting at noon on Main Street in Fillmore, and disc … Read more

Allegany County joins state STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend enforcement campaign

Those thinking of drinking and driving in Allegany County during the busy highways Memorial Day Weekend period should reconsider. State, county and municipal law enforcement agencies will be taking part in a Friday through Monday High Visibility Engagement Campaign in a coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths, according to … Read more

Proper storage tips issued to avoid holiday food poisonings

With an abundance of leftovers likely following Memorial Day festivities, graduation parties and other outdoor and summer gatherings, proper storage can become a serious issue in avoiding food poisoning. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all provide various resources … Read more