Flood Watch issued for Allegany County, Western New York, and Northwestern Pennsylvania

UPDATE – 2:10PM Tuesday: The National Weather Service at Binghamton has expanded the FLOOD WATCH to its reporting area, from Steuben County east, for tomorrow morning through Thursday evening. It is forecasting precipitation amounts of two-to-three inches through Thursday night, “with much of this precipitation expected to fall as rain.” The map showing the Flood … Read more

Trout season opens today across New York State

Anglers hit New York State’s streams and rivers today for the traditional April 1 opening of trout season. As a bonus, State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) trout stocking began in March and will include placement of more than 9.1 million catchable size brook, brown, and rainbow trout in streams and ponds across the state … Read more

Family Life Radio joins Amish Awareness Conference, only one week left for early registration savings

Family Life Network (FLN) regional radio has joined the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches and Allegany Hope in co-sponsoring this month’s Amish Awareness Conference, with only a week remaining to capture a 20 percent early registration savings. The event will be held Friday night-Saturday, April 19-20, at the Friendship Bible … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory posted for wet snow and isolated power outages Sunday

BREAKING: A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been posted for 7AM Sunday to 4AM Monday for Allegany County north, east and south, with a mixture of rain and snow creating wet snow and the potential for isolated power outages. Storm accumulations currently are predicted for three-to-six inches across higher terrain in the northwest, northeast and eastern … Read more

Allegany County may be impacted Sunday through Tuesday nights by Winter Storm Watch to the west

BREAKING: The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted a WINTER STORM WATCH tonight for late Sunday through Tuesday nights for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties west which appears to have some potential anticipated impact in Allegany County. An expected snowfall map, posted shortly before 10PM Saturday, is showing five to eight inches of lake effect snow … Read more

Credit card skimmers showing up at Walmarts in Central New York and Southern Tier

State Police in at least three of its Troops in Central New York and the Southern Tier have issued alerts in regard to three suspects who have targeted Walmart customers in an attempt to skim personal information from credit cards. The latest report by troopers comes from the Town of Erwin in Steuben County where, … 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

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

Free Easter videos for children and families being provided by Allegany Hope

Some two dozen Easter movies, shorter videos and series by well-known Christian pastors and authors are being made available for free online viewing for children and families. The selections are part of the year-around free subscrip­tion video library being provided to the community by Allegany Hope through RightNow Media @Work, which has more than 20,000 … Read more

Federal money is focus of local government officials

Most Allegany County local government officials appeared to be looking for federal money yesterday as their newly-elected Congressman came to town at Belmont. U.S. Representative Nick Langworthy spent nearly an hour-and-a-half talking to and with the public in a roundtable discussion at the County Office Building, with nine out of 15 county legislators and at … Read more

Earthquake preparation takes on increased meaning with Turkey and Buffalo events

Preparation for an earthquake has taken on additional significance after events last week in Turkey and Buffalo. Ready.gov, a federal public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters, is featuring earthquake preparation on its website as increased interest is … Read more

This is the last day of transition to our new Allegany Hope WNY Community News Facebook page

BREAKING: This is the last day that Allegany Hope will be posting to the Facebook page which we have been maintaining for several years now as we complete our transition to our new group Allegany Hope WNY Community News page at https://bit.ly/3DRdx6J. Individuals can jump over now and “Join” the group by clicking on the … Read more

Catch up on the news for the past week

As reported last Sunday, Allegany Hope has transitioned our full local news coverage from our Facebook page to this website due to information being easier to read, prior stories being searchable, and ongoing modifications at Facebook which are making it more and more difficult to use. We now are providing a link from our Facebook … Read more