More free events have been listed

We have added more primarily free events to our ongoing Calendar, providing additional opportunities for summer fun and education. Check out: — Thursday, July 28: Cruise Night – Angelica. — Saturday, July 30: Electronics Recycling Event – Belmont. — Sunday, July 1: Shakespeare in the Park – Angelica. — Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9: Heritage Days – … Read more

Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been extended until 5AM Monday

UPDATE #2 — 5:10AM MONDAY: The Tornado Watch south of the border in Pennsylvania has had a short life and been terminated, as fast moving storms passing through Allegany County and surrounding areas have quickened projections. Check our earlier links below for current forecasts.– – – – – – – – – –UPDATE – 4:23AM … Read more

Sunday Severe Weather is upgraded to Enhanced Risk

BREAKING: Potential afternoon storms today for Allegany and surrounding counties have been upgraded from Slight to Enhanced Risk by the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center at Norman, Okla., with a forecast of scattered severe storms being moved to the “numerous” possibility, including potential for tornado activity. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90-degree range … Read more

Severe weather potential and heat is forecast for Sunday

EARLY ALERT: Scattered severe storms are possible tomorrow afternoon and Sunday night, with gusty winds, heavy rain and hail being potentials across Allegany County and most of Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania as temperatures rise into the 90s. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center at Norman, Okla., shows the storms geography, expanded from … Read more

First BA.5 COVID-19 Omicron case confirmed in Allegany County while hospitalizations increase

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County has recorded its first case of the COVID-19 Omicron BA.5 variant as the number of new positives continue at much higher levels than last year at the same time as new hospital admissions jump at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. The information comes from responses to our daily Freedom of … Read more

Marginal Risk for severe weather forecast for this afternoon and Sunday

BREAKING: A Marginal Risk for severe weather, as we reported yesterday morning, is possible this afternoon, now over an expanded area of the Southern Tier and Allegany County’s Pennsylvania neighbors, with additional storms possible over the weekend. This US National Weather Service Buffalo NY graphic summarizes the potentials, with wind damage being the greatest risk … Read more

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 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.