Allegany County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day is September 10

Allegany County, NY, is providing a free opportunity next month for county residents to dispose of their dangerous household hazardous wastes. The county Department of Public Works will be holding its 23rd Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 8AM to noon Saturday, September 10 at the County Landfill, 6006 County Road 48, north of … Read more

Non-Republicans are able to switch and vote in August 23 Congressional Primary

Non-Republicans have an unusual opportunity through Thursday to be able to vote in the Republican Primary for the 23rd Congressional District in the Southern Tier of New York, which includes Allegany County. According to a new court order issued last week, any county voter is able to change their enrollment to Republican at the office … Read more

Allegany County seniors to be heard at Town Hall meetings

A new series of Allegany County Town Hall meetings to obtain senior citizen input on elder needs will start later this month and extend into October. The Allegany County Office for the Aging and Age-Friendly Allegany County will host 13 sessions in various parts of the county over a seven-week period, including a new evening … Read more

New Allegany County COVID-19 cases continue at high levels

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: New COVID-19 cases are continuing at high levels in Allegany County, with Jones Memorial Hospital also admitting one new patient for the virus each day from Monday through yesterday. Data received from the Allegany County Department of Health today, pursuant to our daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for localized information, … Read more

Severe weather potential extended to Friday, with afternoon thunderstorms into next week.

SEVERE WEATHER EXTENSION ALERT: Today’s afternoon thunderstorm potential, which could include gusty winds and localized flooding for Allegany County, has been extended by the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY to Friday. Possible afternoon thunderstorms also are in the forecast through the beginning of next week. Temperature index forecasts for today are in the 90-degree … Read more

Heat and humidity tomorrow could spawn localized flooding

EARLY ALERT: A hot and humid air mass, starting late this afternoon when temperatures will be in the 90-degree range, is expected to continue into Thursday, when thunderstorms, gusty winds and possible heavy downpours could lead to localized flooding potential, according to the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY. Showers are expected Friday. At the … Read more

Two food recalls affect tons of product

Two food recalls, involving tons of product, have been issued for items sold in New York State, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). — Conagra Brands is recalling nearly 60 tons of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Beef & Broccoli pouches due to misbranding in that they were found … Read more

New COVID-19 cases jump again in Allegany County

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: New Allegany County, NY, COVID-19 cases rebounded last week to near surge levels of three weeks ago, over 10 times the comparable period a year ago. The Allegany County Department of Health is reporting at least 65 new positives for the week, a nearly one-third jump over the 49 of the week … Read more

Village of Belmont government experiences several new faces in 2022

Belmont Village government has been taking on a different look since the beginning of the year, including the retirement of 29-year clerk/treasurer veteran Richard Hoshal, a change in a majority of the municipal board and a new village justice. The new faces started in January with appointment of Lisa Schmitt to fill an unexpired term … Read more

Free diaper services for low-income families are expanding

Free infant floor and booster seats are being added to free diaper services available to income-eligible families in Allegany and Western Cattaraugus counties. Buffalo-based Every Bottom Covered, Inc., has acquired 800 Upseats, a 3-in-1 ergonomic floor and booster seat which encourages upright posture and healthy hip development in infants, and will be sharing the items … Read more

State Comptroller says Friendship school district overtaxed property owners for at least three years

BREAKING: The Friendship Central School overtaxed property owners for at least three years, according to the State Comptroller, retaining an average of twice the surplus funds allowed by law, rather than reducing property taxes accordingly. In an audit report for fiscal years from 2018 to 2021, the school district projected budget deficits while it should … Read more

Pandemic business grants open up to those which were unprofitable in 2019

Businesses which were unable to qualify for a Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant because they didn’t make a profit in 2019 now may be eligible. New York State has lifted that requirement, according to the ACCORD Corporation Small Business Assistance Office in Belmont, with additional applications for grants up to $50,000 now being accepted. Local … Read more

BA.5 COVID strain establishes itself in Allegany County as new cases continue at high numbers

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: The BA.5 COVID-19 Omicron variant appears to have established itself firmly in Allegany County as the number of new positives appeared to be increasing last week after a one-week decline. New cases also continue to be at high levels over the same time last year, more than five times that of two … Read more

Governor Declares Monkeypox State of Emergency in New York State

BREAKING: A STATE OF EMERGENCY has been declared in New York State in response to increasing numbers of monkeypox cases which now comprise a quarter of all identified positives in the entire nation. Gov. Kathy Hochul took the action this morning to enable the state to “respond more swiftly to the outbreak and allows health … Read more

Allegany and surrounding New York counties are under a Drought Watch

BREAKING: Allegany and surrounding New York counties are under a DROUGHT WATCH as of this afternoon as current and future dry conditions are expected to continue through the remainder of the summer. The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued the alert at the direction of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and is “encouraging residents … Read more

Alfred University is part of international sports medal design

BREAKING: Next year’s Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) World University Games at Lake Placid will have a lasting memory from Alfred for medal winners. The 11-day multi-winter sports and educational festival, scheduled for January 12 to 22, will include Game medals developed in collaboration with faculty and students at the New York State College … Read more

Severe weather appears in Allegany County, heading east

BREAKING: National Weather Service (NWS) Doppler radar indicates an unexpected severe thunderstorm having passed through the northeastern part of Allegany County within the past hour as it moves east. No local alerts previously had been provided, although potential for heavy rain and gusty winds had been given by other forecast centers for Steuben County, along … Read more

Allegany County Board seeks state investigation over rural bank closures

The Allegany County Board of Legislators is requesting that New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature undertake an investigation into closure of bank branches in rural counties such as Allegany. A quickly-drawn resolution was approved at last week’s board meeting at the Allegany County Fair as State Senators George Borrello and Thomas O’Mara, … Read more