Tourism hopes of Allegany County pinned on Canadian visitors

By Kathleen Kellogg, Special to the Olean Times Herald February 17, 2018 Newspaper link BELMONT — Allegany County’s officials are backing a promotion to draw Canadian visitors south to “unique, affordable and undeniably fun” adventures in New York state. The effort uses talk radio, traditional media and the internet to reach potential visitors, and is […]


By Mark Goshgarian  |  February 21, 2018 @7:48 PM Spectrum News link WELLSVILLE, N.Y. — After 135 years in Wellsville, Dresser-Rand, makers of steam turbines, will close its doors and take about 250 jobs with it. Siemens, which still owns the commercial business, announced Tuesday it sold Dresser’s government work to Curtiss-Wright, and will relocate to North […]

Regional Campaign Targeting Canadian Tourists

The Tourism industry offers an incredible economic engine for any community, county or region. The Office of Tourism for Allegany County, New York is announcing its participation in a leadership role in a regional campaign including Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Wyoming Counties targeting domestic and international tourism.         A primary focus will be on domestic as […]

Allegany County Sheriff Warns of Civil Scam

Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney would like to alert the community of a complaint that was received by another county sheriff’s office on February 4, 2018 regarding a telephone call to a county resident from an individual claiming to be a representative from the Civil Processing Division of the Sheriff’s Office. The caller alleged that […]

Season 10 FIREBALL RUN ‘Anniversary Edition’ Premieres on Amazon Featuring the history, sites, and people of Allegany County, New York

SANTA FE, NM. – The much anticipated tenth season of the Fireball Run television series has premiered on Amazon Video. Entire episodes of the 26-episode adventure-travel series take place in and around Allegany County. Season 10, titled Anniversary Edition, spotlights the great history, sights, attractions, and people of Western New York. Typically, Fireball Run is […]

Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney Elected Sergeant at Arms of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association elected its Officers at the 84th Annual Winter Training Conference this week at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY. Members elected Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney Sergeant at Arms of the NYS Sheriffs’ Association. As a member of the Association’s Executive Committee Sheriff Whitney will work with the newly […]

Public Invited to the ACIDA Crossroads Development Master Plan Presentation

  The Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA) will host a presentation January 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Cross Roads Center in Belmont regarding the overall plan for the Crossroads Development at the exit off Interstate 86. The purpose of the meeting is to have local public officials, businesses and residents to review […]

Governor Supports Alfred State Project with $6.6 Million

  ALFRED, NY, January 2018 – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has included $6.6 million in his proposed budget for an initiative to attract more investment and prosperity for the state’s Southern Tier. Alfred State College (ASC) is leading the effort for this new Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC) for a sustainable solution to […]

A Reminder About Pistol Permit Recertification

To the citizens of Allegany County, I would like to take a moment to remind you of an important deadline that is fast approaching.  As those of you who are pistol permit holders may already be aware, January 31st is the date by which many people must submit their pistol permit recertification to the New […]

Allegany County IDA fills the GE Lufkin Manufacturing Facility with Local Manufacturer

The Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA) recently acquired ownership of the GE Lufkin facility on December 29, 2017. The ACIDA has also been successful in filling the manufacturing facility with PM Research who signed a long-term agreement to expand their operations in the manufacturing facility on January 8, 2018. PM Research has been headquartered […]