Community News

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County, the Cornell Vegetable Team, and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets for a training on understanding GAPs and how GAPs impact produce safety. Learn about Harmonized & Basic GAPs and how it applies to your farm operation. Day 2 – Begin writing a food safety plan […]

National Infant Immunization Week is April 27-May 4

In 2019, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) from April 27th-May 4th. When the NIIW observance was established in 1994, immunization programs were facing significant challenges. The nation was in the midst of a serious measles outbreak and communities across the U.S. were seeing decreasing immunization rates among children. […]

Allegany County Kicks-Off Branding Initiative, Welcomes NY Sherpa Back to Address the “What, Why, and How” of Branding Process

WELLSVILLE –Allegany County officials were left with a lot to consider after destination expert and ‘New York Sherpa,’ Josiah Brown’s, visit to Allegany County in December 2018.  From discussing Allegany County’s “purple cows” to identifying the brand confusion around the word ‘Allegany,’ stakeholders came away hopeful about the county’s future prospects, resolved to promote the […]


The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership drive in Allegany County within the next ten days according to Sheriff Rick Whitney.  The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979. It is a not-for-profit corporation, tax exempt organization, and contributions to the Institute are tax deductible. While the Sheriff’s […]

Allegany County Young Professionals to Host First Professional Development Event at Cuba’s Old Grey Hound

CUBA – Allegany County’s Young Professionals Group will host their next Quarterly Event, a professional development opportunity, at the recently opened Old Grey Hound Pub & Eatery in Cuba on Thursday, March 21, from 6 – 8 p.m. The event will be the group’s first professional development opportunity, covering Leadership Development and the real challenges […]

CCE To Offer Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

The Farm Disaster Preparation program will help farm owners plan for and manage disasters that might occur.  This program focuses on practical pre-disaster education and preparedness, regarding farm equipment safety on the road, fire or structure collapse, storm and wind damage, criminal activity, farm chemical risks and biosecurity.  Farms that complete the Farm Disaster Preparation […]

Allegany County Reacts to Senator Cathy Young’s Resignation Announcement

The Allegany County Board of Legislators shares a sentimental, mixed-emotion, response to the announcement made by Senator Cathy Young that she will be stepping down as New York State Senator from the 57th District. While Allegany County is saddened to see Senator Young leave her current position, at the same time they are excited for […]

Allegany County Office of Planning Hosts ‘Grants Day’ on March 12

BELMONT – Allegany County local governments, government sub-agencies, universities, school districts, and not-for-profit entities are invited to attend ‘Grants Day,’ a learning event designed to provide more information about available grant opportunities and the grant application process, on Tuesday, March 12. The Allegany County Office of Planning will host this event at the Crossroads Center […]

Southern Tier West Announces Availability of Grant Funding

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants available for projects beginning in 2020; pre-applications due June 3, 2019 Salamanca, NY – Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board announces a schedule of General Information Sessions for grant funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Area Development Program. The sessions are free and open to the public; no […]