A third COVID-19 death is recorded in three weeks as new cases escalate.

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: A third straight weekend COVID-19 death has been recorded of an Allegany County resident as numbers of both deaths and positive cases continue to escalate during July. The State Health Department reported the latest fatality today as having occurred at an out-of-county state-licensed facility. The Department provides no additional details including, no … Read more

Weather patterns over the next two days

Here is the weather pattern for today for the Greater Allegany County area from the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, with a forecast inset from the NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center at the bottom right for Wednesday night as a cold front moves through the area after temperatures reach near 90-degree heat indices levels … Read more

Significant rain tonight and Monday may provide some relief for abnormal dryness

Locally heavy rainfall, expected to develop across the area tonight into Monday, could provide at least some relief from the “abnormally dry” conditions across western portions of New York State, including Allegany County. Between an inch and an inch-and-a-half of rain, with up to two inches in a portion of northeastern Allegany, combined with thunderstorms … Read more

Hundreds of children and adults enjoy Families Pavilion at Wellsville Street Festival

Hundreds of children and adults joined in today as multiple Allegany County churches and Christian organizations created the first Families Pavilion as part of the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce Main Street Festival. The groups developed the children and families opportunity on Jefferson Street, adjoining the Main Street event which was part of the Official … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 Cases Jump

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County has moved into the medium level of COVID-19 alert on an already underreported cases count by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as known positives have jumped 47 percent over last week, with two reporting days still left in the week. Localized data for the past seven … Read more

See You Saturday at the Families Pavilion at the Wellsville Street Festival

Allegany Hope is looking forward to meeting many of our Community News followers tomorrow at the Wellsville Street Festival Families Pavilion on Jefferson Street, across from the David A. Howe Public Library and next to the former Wellsville municipal offices. We will be joining the Mission Genesee Valley coalition of churches and other Christian organizations … Read more

Free Local Governments Open Meetings Law Webinar Scheduled

The public and local government officials can learn about recent changes to the New York Open Meetings Law (OML) next week during on online workshop conducted by the state Committee on Open Government (COOG). Kristin O’Neill, COOG assistant director, will conduct the 10AM to 11:40AM Thursday, July 21, session, with registration required at https://bit.ly/3aAL7mj to … Read more

Free Food Registration Starts Tomorrow

Required registration for next week’s pop-up free food pantry in Alfred opens at 7AM Thursday, July 14. Participants in the Wednesday, July 20, event must call (585) 449-0110 and leave a message for callback to schedule a time for food pickup at the Alfred State College campus, 10 Upper College Drive.

New Families Pavilion Will Be at Wellsville Street Festival Saturday

A new family-friendly feature is being added this Saturday to the Wellsville Main Street Festival, with a Family Pavilion for children and adults on adjoining Jefferson Street. Mission Genesee Valley, a coalition of churches and other Christian organizations and individuals, will be expanding its presence from a previous Main Street placement in front of the … Read more

Another Weekend COVID-19 Death is Recorded

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County has experienced its second weekend COVID-19 death in two weeks, after a six-week lull of no new fatalities, even as the number of recorded cases dropped by 25 percent for the week following the July 4 weekend. The State Health Department reported the death today as being at an out-of-county … Read more

New Scenes of the Universe

This first image from the James Webb Space Telescope is the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). President Joe Biden revealed the image yesterday, with NASA providing the full set of Webb’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data during a televised broadcast beginning … Read more

Calendar of Events is Expanded

The Calendar is available at https://bit.ly/3AzhV9C. Allegany Hope has expanded its new, exclusive Allegany County Community Calendar of Events, which we introduced last week, by more than three dozen primarily free activities throughout Allegany County, with a link to over a dozen more.Some of these listings include:— Distribution of $25 Senior Citizen Farmers Market Coupon … Read more

Name Change at Houghton

Houghton College now is Houghton University. “This is an important moment in the history of our institution,” according to Houghton President Wayne D. Lewis, Jr., in announcing today approval of a charter and name change by the New York State Board of Regents. “Throughout our history – whether Houghton Seminary at our founding by The … Read more