Community News

Andover Central School District Youth Gardening Project

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County, a youth gardening program was held at the Andover Central School District, August 4th – 8th, 2019. Andover Central School district teamed up with members of Allegany’s CCE 4-H to host a garden program discussing the importance of plants, fungus and our local pollinators. Much like the […]

Bolivar Creates First Strategic Plan with Support of County Planning Staff

BOLIVAR – After six months of effort that brought together local government officials, community organizations, residents, and Allegany County Planning staff, the Town and Village of Bolivar are pleased to announce the completion of the first Strategic Plan in the municipality’s history.  The creation of this Strategic Plan is timely, as the Town and Village […]

Allegany County Office of Planning Releases Final Revision of the Comprehensive Plan and Sets Public Hearing Date

BELMONT – On Monday, the Allegany County Office of Planning made the final revision of the 2019 county-wide Comprehensive Plan, titled “Our Vision, Our Mission: Outlook for 2030,” available to the Board of Legislators and the general public.  This release of the final version of the plan marks the near-conclusion of the multi-year planning process; […]

Waterline Construction to Begin at Crossroads

BELMONT – On Friday, the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA) hosted a joint press conference with representatives from Allegany County, LaBella Engineering, and Evingham Site Excavation, to announce the beginning of construction on the Crossroads Waterline Project.  As previously reported, Evingham Site Excavation of Bolivar was awarded the Waterline Project contract back in May.  […]

Allegany County Office of Planning to Host Workshop on LED Streetlights and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Municipalities on August 7

BELMONT – The Allegany County Office of Planning will host a workshop on NYSEG and RG&E incentives that are available to municipalities interested in installing LED streetlights and Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations on Wednesday, August 7, at the Crossroads Center at 3 p.m. Elected municipal officials and their staff are invited to attend this […]


Houghton, NY—On June 18 th , The Inn at Houghton Creek held a joint ribbon-cutting ceremony with Houghton College for six new electric vehicle charging stations—four at The Inn, and two at the college. The Inn at Houghton Creek offers two “J plug” (SAE J1772) chargers and two Tesla vehicle charging stations. Houghton College offers […]

Sheriff Whitney announces Civil Division Staff from Allegany County Complete Statewide Training Program

Sixty-one deputy sheriffs and civilian staff from 42 sheriff’s offices around the state attended the New York State Sheriffs’ Association’s  and Sheriffs’ Institute’s Civil Supervisors Training Conference in May at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY, including Sgt. Shawn Mahoney and Civil Clerk Sue Shedlock from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office. The three-day […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce: Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants IPM/FAMACHA© Workshop

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County, workshop will be held at the Cooperative Extension Center at 5435A County Rd 48 Belmont, NY from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting small ruminants in the Northeast. Dewormer resistance is becoming commonplace. […]

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 […]