Community News

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE WALK AND TALK

The program will be hosted by Permaculture Specialist, Fred Beckhorn, a graduate and certificate holder from Ben Falk’s Whole Systems Design course and a permaculture farmer since 2014.  The Walk and Talk will cover the concepts behind permaculture, design options for an appropriately sized system (for you), and the way to incorporate permaculture concepts into your design.


Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney Sends Local Kids to Summer Camp

New York Sheriffs to host 900 campers this summer at Camp Iroquois Belmont, NY (July 11, 2018) – Nine young people from Allegany County left on Sunday for the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute 2018 Summer Camp. The youngsters set off for Camp Iroquois, located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Yates […]


Tractor and Machine Safety Certification Training

Each year the news media reports on farm deaths caused by a tractor rollovers or machinery accidents involving power take off shafts, drive chains, pulleys and v-belts. As home owners purchase larger and faster lawn and garden equipment, there has been an increase in the number of equipment related injuries around home. A 4-H and […]


Collection of Sales Tax on Internet Sales

For a long time, Allegany County along with the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) has been in support of collecting sales tax from online, out-of-state vendors. These sales have hurt the Mom and Pop retailers as well as larger retailers with brick and mortar establishments in Allegany County. The recently announced U.S. Supreme […]



Sheriff’s Letter to the Editor on School Safety

June 15, 2018 Lately there has been a lot of discussion and input on the subject of school safety and school resource officers. For the record, I, like everyone else, am very concerned and I fully support the safety of our schools and children. I have been and will continue to work closely with our […]


Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification Training June 20, 21 and 22, 2018

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County will be offering a 4-H and FFA sponsored Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification Training. Certification is required in NYS for all youth between 14 and 16 years of age if they are or will be working on a farm and operating tractors and power equipment. The training is open […]


Slow Moving Vehicles Reminder

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Ardent Solutions and Allegany County’s Slow Moving Vehicle Safety Advisory Board would like to remind motorists that with warmer weather arriving; drivers, especially in our rural areas, should keep an eye out for slow-moving vehicles such as farm equipment, road construction equipment and horse and buggies.  A slow-moving vehicle is […]


A Bus to Better Health

Full article from US News here ALLEGANY COUNTY, N.Y. — Wellsville, New York, doesn’t have much of a rush hour. A sleepy Main Street in Allegany County’s biggest town – home to about 7,000 people – spans barely five blocks along the Genesee River, running from a diner that offers a Friday fish fry on one […]


Allegany County Undersheriff Kevin Monroe Graduates from FBI National Academy

Allegany County Undersheriff Kevin Monroe graduated from the 271st Session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, VA on March 16th.  The training session consisted of men and women from 48 states, the District of Columbia, 5 military organizations, 5 federal civilian organizations and 18 international countries. FBI Director Christopher Asher Wray was the principal […]