Michael T. Baldwin Reports


Trouble in Genesee PA, Amity Daze ahead, Alfred University Summer Art programs, Air quality warning, and news from the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce

The Pennsylvania Attorney General has filed three misdemeanor counts against Genesee Municipal Authority

According to the Pennsylvania Statute:

(d) Misdemeanor of the third degree.–Any person who willfully or negligently violates any provision of this act, any rule or regulation of the department, any order of the department, or any condition of any permit issued pursuant to the act is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,250 nor more than $12,500 for each separate offense or to imprisonment for a period of not more than one year, or both.

A criminal complaint was filed June 30th with Magisterial District Judge Kari A. McCleaf. No preliminary hearing date has been set yet. Stay tuned for details after the holiday.

35th Amity Daze 2022 Schedule of Events

Friday, August 12, 2022

  • Yard Sales All Day
  • 7:00 p.m. – Historical Presentation by Craig Braack
    • “Belmont Then and Now”
    • Upstairs in the Library
  • 5 – 8 p.m. – NYS Police Rollover Demonstration
    • UMC Church Parking Lot
  • 5 – 8 p.m. – Car Show – Park Circle
    • Food vendors available

Saturday, August 13, 2022

  • Yard Sales All Day
  • Pickleball Tournament
    • 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • WilMac Park
  • 8 a.m. – 1st Annual Belmont Rotary 5K Run/Walk
    • Depart from Allegany County Court House parking lot
    • Registration – $20.00 before July 29th – includes t-shirt
    • Contact Dana Hand at 585-610-6133 for more information
  • 9 a.m. – 2nd Annual Belmont Rotary Club Allegany County Road Rally
    • Depart from Allegany County Court House parking lot
    • $40.00 Registration Fee – includes 1 voucher for chicken BBQ and t-shirt
    • Contact Steve Fleischman at 585-610-6254 for more information
  • 11:30 a.m. ‘til gone – Belmont Rotary Stearn’s Chicken BBQ
    • UMC Parking Lot
    • $12 per meal
  • Mike’s On the Corner Pizza Wagon
    • WilMac Park – 11 a.m. – ‘til
  • 1 – 5 p.m. – Library Open House – come poke around! Snacks available.
  • Noon – 5 p.m. Belmont Fire Company
    • Smokin’ on the River BBQ Competition
    • Belmont Fire Hall – details at www.belmontfireco.org
    • Judging around 4 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. – Belmont Fire Company Fire Demo at the fire hall
  • 2-4 p.m. – Youth League Skills Challenge – Wilmac Park
  • Dusk – Family Movie at Wilmac Park (bring chairs and blankets)
    • “Minions 2”
    • Popcorn and snacks available

July 10 – 16, 2022 Alfred University School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division welcomes the public to join the Alfred Summer Arts Festival: Making Meaning in an Uncertain World. The Festival includes morning and afternoon masterclasses throughout the week, free evening salons and family friendly activities. Visit go.alfred.edu/summerarts to register

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Summer Exhibitions
This summer the galleries on Alfred Universtiy campus are open with a variety of exhibitions. Campus galleries, including the Cohen Gallery, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery and the Robert C. Turner Gallery are open Tuesday – Sunday 11-2, and the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday 10-5. Extended gallery hours will be held in conjunction with the Alfred Art Walk on Thursday, July 21 from 5-8pm

WNY Air quality warning until 11pm July 1

Air Quality Advisory
An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for July 1, 2022, for the following regionsWestern NYNYC MetroThis advisory is effective from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The pollutant of concern is ozone.To see the daily Air Quality Index (AQI) forecast for New York State, visit our website. You may also call the NYS Air Quality Hotline at 1-800-535-1345.

WACOC Golf/Clambake set for July 14 at WCC

The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce and Wellsville Country Club are having our annual WACOC Golf Tournament and the return of the Clambake which will take place Thursday, July 14th 2022. There are still spots available for team sign ups at $400.00  per foursome, the first 20 teams registered and paid will be accepted so make sure to get your applications in! There are also many sponsorship opportunities for local businesses such as tee sponsorships for $100 and cart sponsorships for $50. We will have extra Clambake tickets also available for purchase at $50 apiece as well as raffles and games! For registration and sponsorship information please contact the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce! 

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