New COVID cases drift downward; hospitalizations up over the weekend

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: New Allegany County, NY, COVID-19 cases continued to drift downward from an interim peak four weeks ago but still are at higher levels than last year, with weekend hospitalizations jumping. The Allegany County Department of Health, responding to our daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for localized information, is reporting at … Read more

Family Fun Night is Wednesday in Wellsville

We hope to meet many of our Allegany Hope Community News readers tomorrow night during a free Family Fun Night and outdoor movie at Island Park, West Dyke Street, Wellsville. The Wellsville YMCA, PPAC Family Matters and Wellsville Little League Baseball will host the Wednesday event from 6PM to 10PM, with additional organizations providing information … Read more

Senior citizen concerns requested at Town Hall meetings starting Thursday in Fillmore

Senior citizen concerns will be the subject of the first of 13 Allegany County, NY, Town Hall forums which start Thursday in Fillmore. The August 25 session, hosted by the Allegany County Office for the Aging and Age-Friendly Allegany County, will be from 11:30AM to 1PM at the Fillmore Fire Department, 24 South Genesee Street. … Read more

Congressional voting is occurring today at local polling places in Allegany County

All Allegany County voters have an opportunity today to help elect a Congressional representative through the end of the year in the new 23rd District in Southwestern New York State, with Republicans also voting on their candidate to be on the ballot for the same position for a full term in November. The confusing process … Read more

Library services for individuals and families continue to evolve

Allegany Hope continues to be appreciative of libraries and the many services they have come to offer for individuals of all ages. Lately, we have been able to obtain some assistance from Sarah Trumpp, information technology specialist at Wide Awake Club Library; Fillmore, NY, in working out some bugs and enhancing our new communities information … Read more

More free activities are scheduled this week in Allegany County

Many more free or primarily-free summer activities and events are scheduled this week and coming weekend in Allegany County. Click on the Community Calendar link on this Allegany Hope website for our full listing of activities for help in Building Healthy Communities Through Healthy FamiliesTM. A representation of just some of the activities include:— Today: … Read more

Consumer alert issued for college and vocational student scams

The NYS Department of State Division of Consumer Protection is issuing a CONSUMER ALERT as college, vocational and graduate school students head to campuses. Targeted scams are an issue for students, along with safety tips which can help during this transition. Tuition, credit card, book purchases, roommate rental and other scams are among those which … Read more

Allegany County closed door meetings draw attention of statewide open government group

Closed door discussions by Allegany County, NY, legislators are drawing the attention of a statewide open government group. The New York Coalition For Open Government posted a Wellsville Sun story about last Wednesday’s meeting of the legislature’s Planning and Economic Development Committee. Allegany Hope Community News Editor Casey Jones interrupted the meeting from going into … Read more

Thunderstorms possible today with Marginal Risk for severe weather on Sunday

EARLY ALERT: A MARGINAL RISK of severe thunderstorms exists for Allegany County and most of Western New York tomorrow afternoon and evening. The current Sunday forecast, from the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, says that damaging winds and large hail are the main threats, with localized heavy rain possible if thunderstorms “train” — repeated … Read more

Allegany County legislators’ closed door penchant draws additional scrutiny

Allegany County, NY, legislators’ penchant, or habitual liking, for conducting county business behind closed doors, out of view of the general public, has drawn additional scrutiny. The online Wellsville Sun, in reporting on the Wednesday meeting of the Board of Legislators Planning and Economic Development Committee, at which a $55,000 contract with Alfred State College … Read more

Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac security breaches need immediate attention

Apple has a serious security flaw in its iPhones, iPads and Macs which news reports indicate isn’t being widely broadcast by the company. Read one report at In addition, a report from WHEC-TV in Rochester provides “Install the new update now!” guidance for how to do it at– – – – – – … Read more

Allegany County legislator named to national leadership role

Allegany County, NY, Legislator Brooke Harris has been appointed to a leadership position with the National Association of Counties (NACo). The Alfred lawmaker was named vice-chair of the organization’s Agriculture & Food Safety Subcommittee during the organization’s annual meeting in Adams County, Colo. “New York’s counties are on the cutting edge of innovation and leadership … Read more

Allegany County legislators appear to swap one illegal open meetings action for another

Allegany County, NY, legislators, after a challenge by Allegany Hope Community News, appear to have swapped one unlawful practice for hiding county business from county residents to another. Members of the Board’s Planning and Economic Development Committee yesterday, during a meeting attended by several other members of the board, attempted to go into executive session, … Read more

More severe weather possible this afternoon

WEATHER ALERT: The US National Weather Service Buffalo NY is advising of anticipated scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with a few having the potential for gusty winds, small hail, and brief heavy downpours. Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for any unexpected conditions such as those which occurred unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. Further … Read more