Officials warn on Thanksgiving meals and fires

Although Thanksgiving is a time for annual get-togethers with family and friends, officials are warning to take precautions in regard to food, fires and illnesses. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions as it relates to Preparing Your Holiday Turkey Safely, including thawing, preparation, serving and retention of leftovers at The … Read more

FDA issues widespread eye drops recall, second significant safety alert for today

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has increased to 27 its list of widely sold eye drops which should cease to be used immediately due to potential risk of eye infections which “could result in partial vision loss or blindness.” Tonight’s alert updates a list which first was reported Friday and includes products sold … Read more

FDA issues safety cautions for Halloween, from type of costumes to eye care and edibles

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with many other consumer and child advocacy groups, are issuing cautions in regard to Halloween activities. Potentially dangerous costumes, guarding against certain types of makeup, color contact lens issues, the right inspection of treats before they are consumed, and more are on the awareness list as individuals … Read more

Prescription Drug Take Back and Trunk or Treat merge Saturday

Allegany County residents will be able to dispose of their unused prescription drugs tomorrow on their way to the Allegany County Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s annual Trunk or Treat. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 11AM to 1PM Saturday, October 28, at both the Allegany County Employment … 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

Prescription Drugs TakeBack scheduled in Belmont and Cuba

Allegany County residents have less than two week left to dig out their unused prescription drugs for free disposal in Belmont and Cuba, helping to keep the substances off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers and children, and out of public water supplies. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its … Read more

Allegany County holding Hazard Mitigation Plan meetings and conducting public survey

Allegany County is holding a meeting tonight in Bolivar and additional sessions next week in Almond and Angelica to obtain public comment in regard to needs related to a county Hazard Mitigation Plan which currently is being updated. The Thursday, September 28, gathering will be at the Bolivar Town Hall, 252 North Main Street, with … Read more

More free events this week with some 125 listings in the days ahead

Nearly a dozen free or primarily-free events are scheduled through Friday of this week in Allegany County, with another nine listed during this coming weekend. A sampling is included in the graphic which accompanies this story. Over 120 total activities for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond now appear on our exclusive Allegany … Read more

Excessive rain and heat potentials for latter part of this week

Excessive rain, which could lead to localized flooding in Allegany County, is being forecast, starting tonight and extending into Saturday, interrupted on Friday by oppressive heat which could reach 95 to 100 degrees indexes during the day. Impacts in surrounding areas vary, depending on locations. Today is projected by the National Weather Service (NWS) at … Read more

Maginal Risk of flash flooding forecast for four out of next five days

Although Allegany County missed much of last weekend’s storms which resulted in flooding in the Canandaigua area and Oswego County, a Marginal Risk is with this area for the next four out of five days. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is forecasting a slow moving cold front generating scattered showers and thunderstorms today, … Read more

Heat Advisories in effect in neighboring counties, nearly there in Allegany

HEAT ADVISORIES have been posted for neighboring Steuben and Livingston counties east and north today as temperatures are forecast to rise above 95 degrees, with heat in Central Allegany County expected at only slightly below that by late afternoon. Potential for showers and thunderstorms at times also are in the forecast over the next week, … Read more

Summer storms, heavy rain potential, kicking off this afternoon through at least Tuesday

BREAKING: Thunderstorms, along with isolated flooding, are possible at times through at least Tuesday, as a slow moving low pressure area moves across the Southern Tier, including Allegany and neighboring counties this afternoon. The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) is showing a Marginal Risk for excessive rain today in New York’s Southern … Read more

Frozen fruit items at Aldi and other retailers under recall

A voluntary recall of specific frozen fruit items, linked to pineapple provided by a third-party supplier, and sold at Aldi stores in New York State, along with other grocery retailers under various names, has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the organism can cause … Read more

Cuba Dairy Days consolidated, with many other weekend activities also scheduled in Allegany County

Activities for Cuba’s annual Dairy Days celebration were rained out today and consolidated into Saturday, with a parade and many other events happening during the day, just one of several other free or primarily-free happenings for individuals and families throughout Allegany County. At Cuba, lawn sales start at 8AM at various locations, with a 3-on-3 … Read more

Allegany County air quality improves, southern parts in drought condition, heavy rain forecast near start of next week

Unhealthy air quality has dropped back below the the alert stage this morning in Allegany County, although conditions in neighboring Cattaraugus, Wyoming and the rest of Western New York and Pennsylvania still are considered Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, all being just one component of shifting weather conditions over the next several days. In the meantime, … Read more

State breaks out more face masks as wildfire smokes continues to move down from Canada

New York State is making one million free face masks available, including 600,000 to local governments for additional distribution, as air quality concerns continue today as the result of smoke and haze from multiple wildfires moving south from Canada. No information as to availability has been provided at this writing by the Allegany County Office … Read more

Air quality and high fire danger alerts continue today for Allegany and surrounding New York counties

Elevated fire risk levels and air quality alerts continue Wednesday in Allegany County with some schools canceling outside activities due to smoke and particles from an Eastern Canadian wildfire which are riding winds down from the north. Haze and areas of smoke are forecast today over the entire area, with the potential for showers likely … Read more

Potter County under Red Flag Alert for wildfires with Allegany and other neighbors under Elevated conditions

A RED FLAG WARNING for Potter County, Pa., east has been issued by National Weather Service (NWS) offices at State College, Pa., and Binghamton until 8PM today with the national Storm Prediction Center (SPC) providing an ELEVATED LEVEL of fire weather alert for Allegany and surrounding counties. An AIR QUALITY ALERT of Unhealthy for Sensitive … Read more

Unexpected risks encountered in water

Although High Swim Risks may be encountered specifically along the shores of Lake Ontario today, warm weather doesn’t necessarily mean warm temperatures in other large bodies of water. The National Weather Service (NWS) advises that life jackets are particularly important with boating and related activities. Breezy northeasterly winds, with gusts up to 30 mph on … Read more