Community News

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 […]


Public Meeting for the Allegany County Shared Service Initiative Project

Community members are invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about the ongoing Shared Service Initiative Project in Allegany County and share feedback on promising opportunities to create property tax savings. Community members are invited to attend the following meeting time. Monday, April 9 6:00 – 8:00 pm BOCES CENTER AT BELMONT 5536 County […]


Sheriff Whitney Announces Membership Drive

Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney encourages residents to support the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, which began its annual Honorary Membership drive in Allegany County last week. The Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979 to advance criminal justice education, prevent juvenile delinquency, and support victims of crime and their families. Their programs include: Sheriffs’ Summer […]


Southern Tier West Announces Availability of Grant Funding

Salamanca, NY – Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board has announced a schedule of general information sessions about the process to apply for grant funding through Appalachian Regional Commission’s Area Development Program. The sessions are free and do not require registration. The information will relate for potential applicants who are seeking funding for […]


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 […]


COUNTY LEADERS LOOK TO RETAIN JOBS AFTER DRESSER-RAND ANNOUNCES RELOCATION

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 […]