Four New Cases Reported, Nearly 100 Quarantined In Chautauqua County

first_imgMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County now has a total of 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with four new cases reported Sunday.  The new cases involve a male in his 30s, a male in his 70s, and two females in their 50s.In total, there is now 18 confirmed cases with 12 active cases continuing to recover under quarantine.So far, five people have recovered and one has died from the virus. Nearly 100 people are under quarantine/isolation orders being monitored, officials said.“Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, or are awaiting results,” said officials. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

Jamestown Mayor, City Clerk Eye Digitalization Of FOIL Requests

first_imgWNYNewsNow Stock Image.App users, tap here to watch videoJAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says his administration is working with the company NextRequest to digitalize FOIL requests and responses.Sundquist’s comments came during this week’s City Council Work Session. The Mayor says the City has received 150 FOIL requests in 2020 as of meeting time, an increase which he says is partially because of the change in laws regarding the release of police discipline records.Jamestown City Clerk Jennifer Williams says the utilization of NextRequest will simplify the process for the City. “The FOIL process is very antiquated in our office,” Williams said. “This will free up our time…..and should really streamline the process.”Williams says anyone who submits a request will instantly receive a response stating the City received the request, and the City will receive a message saying a request was submitted. From there, the official in charge of the department that the request involves can respond with the records if they’re releasable.Williams says that various “sensitive” matters, such as requests for police discipline records, are also forwarded to Corporation Counsel, Elliot Raimondo, for review to determine whether or not the request can be met.The service will be free to the City, according to Sundquist.The Mayor says anyone who is dissatisfied with the FOIL response can file an appeal with his office.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New York Sends Third DEC Crew to Battle Western U.S. Fires

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Kern County Fire DepartmentALBANY — A third Department of Environmental Conservation crew is traveling to Denver, where they will be assigned to assist firefighting efforts underway in western states and two additional DEC Forest Rangers are being deployed to fight wildland fires in California.New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo also welcomed home the state’s second team of 10 DEC Forest Rangers, staff, and volunteers, including Robert Rogers, Forest Ranger from Cattaraugus County.The crew has been helping battle and contain wildland fires raging in western states for the past two weeks. These trained, expert firefighters helped battle the Cameron Peak Fire near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Governor Cuomo also welcomed home three additional DEC Forest Rangers who assisted wildland firefighting efforts in California and Oregon.“We’ve all seen the devastation these wildfires have had on thousands of families out west who have lost everything,” Cuomo said. “I’m proud that these brave New Yorkers stepped up and traveled to the front lines to help suppress these fires before more homes and lives are lost. These brave men and women are the very definition of New York Tough.” The returning New York crew joined federal, state, and local fire agencies battling the Cameron Peak Fire in Colorado, which is about 20 percent contained. They were tasked with securing control lines. In addition, three DEC Forest Rangers assisted in fighting fires in California and Oregon. One Ranger was assigned to the Fork Fire burning in California’s El Dorado National Forest. Another Ranger helped fight flames in the Valley Fire in rural eastern San Diego County, and the third served as Task Force Leader for operations related to the Slater Fire in Oregon.All personnel and travel expenses for the New York crews are either paid directly by the U.S. Forest Service or reimbursed to New York State based on a mutual aid agreement between states and federal land agencies.last_img read more

17 Orchard Point Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 24, 2014 Related Shows 17 Orchard Point The play, directed by Stella Powell-Jones and co-written by Anton Dudley, will run through May 24. View Comments Leave your baggage at the door, or at least the lobby! The world premiere of 17 Orchard Point celebrates its official opening on May 4 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row. Tony winner Michele Pawk stars opposie the playwright Stephaine DiMaggio. 17 Orchard Point follows two generations of women battling to claim their home and history. Lydia (Pawk) lives by her motto, “leave your baggage at the door, or it will end up on your face.” A decade after fleeing Cleveland for one long night out in Vegas, leaving the family’s apartment building under the management of her daughter Vera (DiMaggio), Lydia returns to find a lifetime of “baggage” waiting for her inside.last_img read more

Tony Committee Scraps Sound Design Categories for 2014-15 Season

first_img The Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical categories will be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. A special Tony Award may be given to a production when the committee determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved.  The 2013-2014 Tony Awards Administration Committee met June 11  for the last time this season to determine the eligibility rules for the 2014-2015 season. The Committee has determined that authors of plays and musicals that have not been previously produced on Broadway, but have been determined by the Tony Award Administration Committee to be part of the popular repertoire, and therefore have been deemed eligible in the Best Revival of a Play/Musical categories, will be included, along with producers in the Best Revival of a Play/Musical categories.  center_img View Commentslast_img read more

John Rubinstein, Star of Original Pippin, Joins Broadway Revival

first_imgFrom Prince to King! Original Pippin star John Rubinstein revisits the magical musical as he steps into the Tony-winning revival beginning June 19, a day earlier than scheduled. Rubinstein will play Charles, Pippin’s father. The Tony winner will join the Broadway big top at the Music Box Theatre through July 27, filling in during Terrance Mann’s leave of absence. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson and tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky. In addition to Rubinstein, the current cast includes Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renee as Leading Player, Annie Potts as Berthe, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Pippin In addition to making his Great White Way debut in Pippin in 1972, Rubinstein received a Tony Award for his performance in Children of a Lesser God. His other Broadway credits include Ragtime, Getting Away With Murder, Love Letters and M. Butterfly. Related Showslast_img read more

Cabaret Star Sienna Miller Gets a Sardi’s Surprise!

first_img Related Shows View Comments Cabaret Now that Cabaret headliner Sienna Miller is officially a Broadway star, she’s earned her place on the wall at legendary theater hotspot Sardi’s! Her co-stars Leeds Hill, Benjamin Eakeley, Kaleigh Cronin, Evan Siegel and Caleb Damschroder were on hand to cheer her on at the unveiling ceremony on March 27, 2015. Do you see the resemblance? Congratulations, Sienna! Check out the new portrait, then see her in Cabaret at Broadway’s Studio 54 through March 29. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img

Nathan Lane Returns & T.R. Knight Begins in It’s Only a Play

first_imgNathan Lane is back and T.R. Knight starts in It’s Only a Play on March 31, taking over from Martin Short as James Wicker and Maulik Pancholy as Frank Finger, respectively. Both Lane and Knight will remain with the Terrence McNally comedy until it ends its engagement on June 7 at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.A Tony winner for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lane also received Tony nominations for Guys and Dolls and The Nance. He left It’s Only a Play for a prior commitment, The Iceman Cometh at BAM, which is rumored to be eyeing Broadway.Knight was last seen on the Great White Way opposite Sir Patrick Stewart in A Life in the Theatre. Other stage credits include Parade. He is best known for his role as George O’Malley for four seasons on Grey’s Anatomy, for which he received an Emmy nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Additional screen credits include 42 and Charlie Lawrence (opposite Lane).It’s Only a Play, directed by Jack O’Brien, is set on the opening night of Peter Austin’s new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big first night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan.The production also currently stars Matthew Broderick, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Katie Finneran and Micah Stock. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 It’s Only a Play Star Files Nathan Lane Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Adam Lambert Turned Down Hedwig & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Adam Lambert Turned Down HedwigWe have to admit that here at we’ve been wondering why on earth Adam Lambert hasn’t headlined Hedwig and the Angry Inch on the Great White Way yet. We just know that Lambert would have killed it belting “Midnight Radio”…and all the rest. We now have our answer. “They offered. I’m flattered they asked me, but it’s not what I want to do right now. It’s an amazing role. Maybe one day. The thing about it is I don’t want to get in drag for eight shows a week,” Lambert told Queerty. We’re focusing on the “maybe one day,” part of that quote if you don’t mind, Mr. Lambert. Fortunately, we currently have the incredible Audience Choice Award-winning Darren Criss in the role at the Belasco Theatre, so we’re off to wig out over him (again!).Lea Michele Sheridan Smith Eyes Funny Girl Move over Lea Michele, there’s another potential Funny Girl headliner in the frame. British stage and screen star Sheridan Smith is in talks with director Michael Mayer about headlining the show at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the Daily Mail reports. Smith won two Oliviers in consecutive years for Legally Blonde and Flare Path; Mayer won the Tony for Spring Awakening and was nominated for Hedwig, Thoroughly Modern Millie, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and A View From the Bridge. This could end up being a West End—and Broadway—match in heaven.Jason Alexander is ‘100 percent’ Better Than Larry DavidJason Alexander has just taken over for Larry David in Fish in the Dark and he recently stopped by Live! with Kelly and Michael to chat about returning to Broadway. Is the show better with Alexander in it? “100 percent!” the Tony winner joked (we think!). Check out the interview below and then see for yourself if Alexander is an improvement (!) at the Cort Theatre through July 19. View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Hope Stays Alive for Bombshell & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Hope Stays Alive for BombshellAfter the Bombshell concert’s Broadway triumph earlier on this week, the question on everyone’s lips is: when is the show, with songs by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, coming to the Great White Way for real? “What we start with is one of the greatest scores that’s been written for the theater in I don’t know how many decades,” mega producer Neil Meron told The Los Angeles Times. His producing partner Craig Zadan added about the possibility of the show hitting the Main Stem: “We always thought that it might be or we wanted it to be or we hoped it to be, but there was never any movement whatsoever about making it into a Broadway show…We don’t quite know what’s going to happen in the next couple of months or year.” Well we know what we HOPE will happen—that the team brings in a book writer to shape Marilyn’s story for the stage! In the meantime, we’ll take Wittman’s dream to tide us over: “I would love to do this at the Hollywood Bowl…Marilyn comes home.”Matthew Broderick Teams Up With Chloë SevignyMatthew Broderick, who has just completed a run on Broadway in It’s Only a Play, is heading back to the screen. According to Deadline, the Tony winner will star alongside Chloë Sevigny as the parents to newcomer Shannon Tarbet in the dramatic comedy Look Away. Production began this week in New York’s Hudson Valley.Ron Moody Dead at 91Sad news from the U.K…Ron Moody, who scared generations of children as Fagin in the movie Oliver! and on Broadway, has died at the age of 91, reports The New York Times. Moody received an Oscar nod for his performance and a Tony nomination for reprising the role on the Great White Way in the 1984 revival of the classic tuner. Join us in raising a glass of gin to the great man singing “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two” below.last_img read more