Very important season is underway for small businesses

The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, along with others representing businesses throughout the nation, are noting that the next two months are an important time to support small retailers and other businesses throughout the area. The federal U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that small businesses, defined as those having less than 500 employees, account … Read more

Turkey decoration kits being provided by Angelica Free Library

Free turkey decoration kits are being offered by the Angelica Free Library during November. Library users are able to obtain a kit at the facility at 55 West Main Street and either create the decoration there or take it home for family fun. Books about Thanksgiving also are available for holiday reading, with further information … Read more

Free Fishing Day is on Veterans Day next Friday

The final Free Fishing Day of the year will be available on New York State waterways on Veterans Day next Friday. Anyone can fish on November 11 without a license, with all other freshwater fishing regulations continuing to apply, according to the State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The department encourages adults, children and families … Read more

Allegany County lawmakers approve 2023 salary packages after multiple closed door meetings

BREAKING: Allegany County, NY, lawmakers, by an unusually high split vote, have approved new salaries for department heads and non-union personnel which appeared to run as much as $25,000 more and over 25 percent higher for next year. The votes came late this afternoon at a special meeting of the county Board of Legislators, following … Read more

Allegany County Administrator now looking for a study on county-wide ambulance services

BREAKING: The saga of existing and future Allegany County, NY, emergency medical services (EMS) is continuing tomorrow, with County Administrator Carissa Knapp requesting the Board of Legislators Public Safety Committee to give permission to receive proposals for a study to determine future county involvement. The action comes after the legislature’s Public Safety and Ways and … Read more

Larger proportional share of Democrats cast early votes in Allegany County

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Nearly 75 percent more Allegany County, NY, Democrats than the proportion of those on the registration rolls participated in early voting over the weekend, while those who are unaffiliated, generally termed independents, and minor parties dropped by more than 45 percent. Republicans, who cast the most votes and have the highest county … Read more

Sample wage scales report surfaces for Wednesday’s vote on Allegany County’s substantial pay raises

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: A new plan to determine salaries for Allegany County, NY, department heads and non-bargaining unit employees has appeared on a county Board of Legislators Personnel Committee agenda for tomorrow, setting the stage for afternoon full-Board approval of a wage scale for next year which will provide significant double-digit increases for some positions. … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 cases soar by 51% in new weekly data report

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: COVID-19 cases in Allegany County, NY, not only reversed last week from lower levels but soared by 51 percent. The numbers come from the Allegany County Department of Health, as of yesterday, in response to our Allegany Hope Community News daily Freedom of Information requests for localized data. The Wellsville area, as … Read more

CORDIS music premiere scheduled for Houghton University

CORDIS, an American progressive chamber music group featuring cimbalom, percussion, cello, guitar, and keyboards, has included Houghton University tomorrow night on its premiere tour of Condition Blue: The Acoustics of Aquatics. The performance, from 7PM to 8:30PM, Tuesday, November 1, in the Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue, will feature a multi-phase recording and touring … Read more

Dinousaur Dig Show coming to Wellsville next month

Only 50 spots are available for a scientific exploration show next month in Wellsville which will highlight the world of dinosaurs. Field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka, who take a team to North and South Dakota every summer to excavate dinosaurs will discuss the formation of fossils and herbivores vs. carnivores during the 3PM to … Read more

Over 100 pounds of medications collected during Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Over 100 pounds of unused prescription drugs were taken out of potential circulation from drug abusers, children and public water supplies yesterday during pill drop collections in Angelica and Cuba. There were 31 cars dropping off medications, along with two boxes of Sharps, at the two locations during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) biannual … Read more

Allegany County sales tax receipts jump after gas holiday expires

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: National headlines late last week of “Oil companies rake in huge profits amid consumer squeeze” appear to be applicable on a smaller scale to Allegany County, NY, government. The State Comptroller is reporting that the county’s sales tax revenue in September, a month after the Board of Legislators allowed a gas tax … Read more

Four companies receive final orders from Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has obtained final orders against four companies for alleged unlawful consumer behaviors. Harley-Davidson, grill maker Weber-Stephen, and MWE Investments, producer of Westinghouse outdoor power equipment, were accused by the FTC with illegally restricting customer rights to repair their purchased products, with Electrowarmth Products being barred from deceptively claiming that heated … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 reverses and is moving higher this week

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Dropping COVID-19 cases in Allegany County have reversed, with those recorded during the first five days of this week already exceeding the entire last week. The data comes from our daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to Allegany County, NY, government to obtain localized information. This week, through Thursday, shows the … Read more

Mandatory NYS employee sexual harassment training enters fourth year

New York State employers and employees now have entered the fourth year of required sexual harassment prevention training in the workplace. The law, which went into effect in October 2018, requires all employers to provide training against sexual harassment to any new employee and to renew such training once a year for all employees. Guidance … Read more

Prescription Drug Take Backs at Angelica and Cuba Saturday to aid anti-drug abuse efforts

Allegany County, NY, residents will have an opportunity tomorrow to join many others throughout the nation in helping to get unused prescription drugs off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office NY is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day from … Read more

Rochester professor and pastor to present at Houghton University lecture series

Accommodation & Approximation: Theological Foundations for Faithful Engagement in the World Today will be the focus next month during a free Houghton University Woolsey Lecture Series on Theology and Culture. Douglas R. Cullum, Ph.D., one of the founding faculty members of Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, will discuss the topic during a … Read more