Friendship churches join together for community events for Celebrating the True Message of Christmas

Friendship churches are joining together for a series of events next month to help focus on the True Message of Christmas. A Friendship Christmas Celebration will begin this coming Saturday, December 2, with a series of activities for individuals and families which will run right through Christmas, and even New Year’s Eve. The schedule includes … Read more

Houghton Academy celebrates anniversary and installation of new headmaster

Houghton Academy, a private international boarding school, celebrated its 140th anniversary today during ceremonies at the school, which also provided additional highlights, including installation of a new headmaster. Toby A. Travis, Ed.D., a native of Montrose, Pa., heads the school, assuming the role from Philip Stockin of Houghton who had been serving in that capacity … Read more

Back to School gatherings highlight fall startups

Back to school picnics, such as this one at Friendship Central School this afternoon, are providing opportunities for children and parents to greet their new teachers and connect with each other. Music, face painting, ice pops from the principal, and a picnic lunch were enjoyed by dozens at the school, prior to the start of … Read more

Whitesville has a new daycare, to bus some high schoolers to Andover

Whitesville Central School is the site for a new year-around daycare. The Hornell Area YMCA has opened the new facility for children, ages 18 months to four years, which will operate from 7AM to 6PM weekdays. Attendees do not have to be residents of the school district. All childcare programs are eligible for financial assistance … Read more

Breakfast and lunch summer meals sites open for children and youth in Allegany and adjoining counties

Dozens of summer meals sites for children and teens have opened for up to five weeks in dozens of locations in Allegany and neighboring counties in New York and Pennsylvania, with thousands more nationwide. At least 16 sites in county schools, libraries, a youth center and a church are providing free lunches and, sometimes, breakfasts … Read more

Garbage pickup struggle in Friendship as local governments face manpower shortages

The Town of Friendship is seeking ways to overcome an immediate manpower shortage for garbage pickup while it and other local governments struggle with similar shortages in various workforce positions. Town Supervisor Russ Hall told a gathering of local officials last week, during an Allegany County District II Legislators meeting with residents, that three of … Read more

Immaculate Conception School in Wellsville to close due to declining enrollment and finances

Immaculate Conception School in Wellsville won’t re-open in the fall due to projected enrollment being less than half that of this year, combined with “a recent history of operating at a budget deficit.” Bishop Michael Fisher of the the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo made the announcement today, saying the decision had been made by … 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

Art shows and other activities to highlight some school budget votes Tuesday

Several Allegany County school districts will be combining student art shows, STEAM exhibits, book and wellness fairs, and even an ice cream social with Tuesday votes on their annual operating budgets and school board members. Allegany Hope will be among community resources organizations at a combination art, STEAM and wellness fair from 6PM-8PM May 16 … 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

Top students of 2023 graduating class named at Genesee Valley Central School

Genesee Valley Central School has announced the designation of Lealah Greene as valedictorian of its 2023 graduating class, with Adison Grusendorf being named salutatorian. The valedictorian, daughter of David and Jackie Greene, has a cumulative grade point average of 98.32 and plans to attend SUNY Oswego to major in public relations. She has served as … Read more

Top honors students named at Alfred-Almond and Friendship schools

Valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2023 graduating classes have been designated at the Alfred-Almond and Friendship Central schools. Alfred-Almond honors studentsJulian Petrillo of Alfred, is the valedictorian at Alfred-Almond, with Jack Burns of Hornell the salutatorian, and Katherine Grace Lamberson and Claire Jane Calhoun-Mullen will hold the valedictorian and salutatorian honors respectively at Friendship. The … Read more

Multiple family activities occurring today in Downtown Wellsville

Four different Saturday activities are available for children and families today within walking distance from each other in Downtown Wellsville. The morning starts with a Saturday Storytime at the David A. Howe Public Library at 155 North Main Street, featuring books and crafts about farms and growing in the garden. At noon, attendees can either … Read more

Bolivar-Richburg valedictorian and salutatorian named

Top scholars have been named for the 2023 senior class at Bolivar-Richburg Central School. Haley Mascho, daughter of Rodney and Ryan Mascho, is the valedictorian, with a cumulative grade point average of 96.43 percent, with Noah Martin, son of Karen and Jeremy Martin, the salutatorian with a 93.59 average. Haley MaschoHaley has received numerous academic … Read more

Two Allegany County schools receive technology and security funding

The Wellsville and Scio school districts will be receiving more than $700,000 total for classroom technology and security upgrades in their buildings. Wellsville Central School will receive $373,100 for classroom technology and Scio Central School $350,000 for high tech security as part of $31.4 million awarded for 61 awards statewide under the Smart Schools Bond … Read more

Genesee Valley and Fillmore school bands join in Houghton University concert tonight

School bands from Genesee Valley and Fillmore will perform in concert tonight with the Houghton University Wind Ensemble. School musicians will join the University’s Greatbatch School of Music group, comprised of some 65 percent music and 35 percent non-music major students, for the free performance. The 7:30PM to 9PM Saturday concert will be held at … Read more