Houghton Academy graduates holding 30 times greater average scholarship awards this year

Houghton Academy is basking in the distinction of having this year’s graduating class obtain average higher education scholarship awards of more than 30 times the national average. Head of School Toby Travis reports that the nine seniors at the private middle and high school garnered an average $135,676 in scholarships, compared with a national average … Read more

Top seniors named at Houghton Academy as first county high school graduation occurs tomorrow

Top senior students have been named by Houghton Academy as it holds this year’s first high school graduation in Allegany County Saturday. Bella Stevens, daughter of Michelle and Charles Steven.0s, leads her class as valedictorian with a 95.06 unweighted average, with Wesley Davidson, son of Bryan and Kerrie Davidson being named as salutatorian with a … Read more

Two Allegany County senior adults receive state honors

The New York State Office for the Aging has honored two Allegany County residents for helping to make their communities a better place for everyone though outstanding volunteer and civic engagement efforts. Joanne Armstrong of Wellsville and Rob Riber of Alfred Station, who were nominated by the Allegany County Office for the Aging for the … Read more

Juried student art exhibition opens Friday at Houghton University

Houghton University will open its 35th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition Friday night with a reception and awards ceremony. The event, with music and refreshments, will take place from 6:30PM to 8PM in the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts Building on the 1 Willard Avenue campus. Any Houghton student is able each … 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

Friendship pharmacist and Allegany County Clerk of the Board honored

A Friendship pharmacist, the Allegany County Clerk of the Board of Legislators and several other individuals have been recognized by the county board during its annual session at the Allegany County Fair in Angelica. Jeffrey Marks, owner of the Friendship Pharmacy for the past 30 years, received last week the board’s monthly community service recognition, … Read more

Johnsen recognized by Allegany County board for community service and volunteerism

A former Town of Grove supervisor has been recognized by the Allegany County Board of Legislators for his community service. Mike Johnsen was presented with a resolution Wednesday, citing his accomplishments, including 16 years as town supervisor, current service on the town’s Assessment Board of Review. and other activities. The action is one which the … Read more

Alfred Box of Books Library receives second national grant to enhance digital access

The Alfred Box of Books library has received a new grant from the American Library Association (ALA), the second in two years, to expand its digital services. The award, one of 30 nationwide, will provide five Wi-Fi hotspots, including a service contract, along with five HP laptops, for lending to patrons, a $2,000 programming stipend, … Read more

Top honors students named at Wellsville Central School

Joseph Mariotti has been named as valedictorian and Sara McCormick as salutatorian of the 2023 graduating class at Wellsville Central School. The top student, son of Joe and Kera Mariotti, attained a high school average of 99.41 percent and plans to attend Alfred State College to pursue a degree in surveying and geomatics. McCormick, daughter … Read more

77-year Fillmore firefighter honored by Allegany County legislators

A Fillmore resident who has been an active member of the community’s fire department for 77 years, has been recognized for “extraordinary contributions to the betterment of Allegany County.” Charles (Chuck) Yanda was the latest recipient this week of an ongoing effort by the county Board of Legislators to “recognize community members that exemplify the … Read more

Allegany Hope and Wellsville information blog commended by state open government coalition

Two Allegany County online information providers were recognized tonight by a statewide open government coalition for efforts in shedding light on closed door meetings of the county Board of Legislators. Allegany Hope Community News and Resources Editor Casey Jones was commended by the New York Coalition for Open Government during its online annual meeting for … Read more

Allegany County public safety and others recognized by Board of Legislators

Law enforcement officers, emergency medical services personnel, and the armed forces were recognized this week by the Allegany County Board of Legislators. Proclamations were issued for Police Officer Week from May 15-21, Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15, EMS Week from May 21-27, and Armed Forces Week from May 14-23. May also was recognized … Read more

National Fallen Firefighter Memorial to include former Houghton student-firefighter

A former Houghton University student, who also was part of the Houghton Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service, will be honored as part of National Fallen Firefights Memorial Weekend activities Saturday and Sunday in Emmitsburg, Md. Capt. Ron McGarvey of the Waxhaw, N.C., Community Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad died in 2021 while returning … Read more

Top graduates reported at Whitesville and Canaseraga

The Whitesville and Canaseraga Central School districts have announced valedictorians and salutatorians for thir 2023 graduating classes. At Whitesville, Aislinn Hamilton and Kennedy Bledsoe have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, while Jacob Broughton and Ryan Sanders have received the same honors respectively at Canaseraga. The reports were made on district Facebook pages, with no other … Read more

Top seniors named for Belfast graduating class

Justin Hill and Canaan Sullivan have been designated as the valedictorian and salutatorian of the 2023 senior class at Belfast Central School. Hill, son of Brian and Adrienne Hill, is graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 96.25 and also has earned 25 college credits while in high school. Sullivan, son of Aaron and … Read more

Andover Central School names top graduating seniors

Top seniors of the 2023 graduating class were designated today by Andover Central School. Morgan Satterlee, daughter of Kimberly Ward and Jessie Jaycox and Adam Satterlee, has been named valedictorian, with Will Kent, son of Ed and Betsy Kent, the salutatorian. The valedictorian, a member of the school’s National Honor Society, is a student in … Read more

Scio man honored by Allegany County legislators for community service

A Scio man, who has volunteered in many capacities in Allegany and Steuben County, has been recognized by the Allegany County Board of Legislators for his “contributions toward betterment of the county” and “dedication to community service.” Jack Emrick, a current and former member of numerous social, volunteer, and service organizations in both counties, including … Read more

National publication re-highlights bygone years of Allegany County dispatching

“Melba “Mel” Mickle was like an intrepid postal carrier except instead of delivering mail, she lent her voice for 19 years to Allegany County, New York (USA), public services.” The Allegany County Board of Legislators took a few minutes Wednesday to recognize the reprint of a story about a now-deceased former county dispatcher, Melba Mickle, … Read more

Public safety leader recognized by Allegany County Board of Legislators

A fire, emergency services and deputy sheriff veteran over a period of more than half a century, was recognized today by the Allegany County Board of Legislators during ceremonies at its monthly meeting in Belmont. John C. Fleishman of Wellsville was presented with a resolution of “gratitude and appreciation” for his contributions which “exemplify the … Read more

ICU nurse at Jones Memorial Hospital receives its first DAISY recognition

An intensive care unit nurse at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville has been presented with the facility’s first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Dylan Chamberlain, RN, received the award from Sandra Watkins, BSN RN, chief nursing officer at Jones, saying that “I’m sure Dylan is thinking ‘I was just doing my job,’ but when nurses … Read more