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Two New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Cattaraugus County On Saturday

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) LITTLE VALLEY – Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County on Saturday.The Cattaraugus County Health Department says the 38th case involves a male resident who lives in the northwest part of the county.The man, officials say, first became ill on Monday after having travel history to Buffalo for his employment.“He was tested (on Thursday) after being symptomatic because he has two family members that are healthcare workers,” said officials. The 39th confirmed case is a woman living in the northeast part of the county who works at a nursing home in Buffalo. She was tested negative for COVID-19 on April 22.“(She was) asymptomatic for the most part except for a dry cough,” explained officials. “She was retested on April 30 since testing was offered for healthcare employees, and her test results on May 1 indicated that she was positive for COVID-19.”The department has now begun a contact tracing investigation in both cases.No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Saturday.last_img read more

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REPORT: 20% School Cuts Impact New York’s High-Need Districts The Most

first_imgZUMA / MGN ALBANY – A new report from nonprofit public education advocacy groups shows that proposed cuts to education will disproportionately affect Black, brown, and low-income students.The report, “Set up To Fail: How Cuomo’s School Cuts Target New York’s Black and Brown Students,” examines potential 20% cuts to the state budget in the wake of coronavirus shortfalls.It shows that the burden of a 20% reduction in school aid would be unfairly borne by high-need schools that serve students of color or students from poor backgrounds. According to the report, high-need districts face a cut of $2,626 per student, whereas wealthier districts—far better-equipped to absorb cuts—face cuts of only $873 per student.According to the Alliance for Quality Education, “It is essential that the most vulnerable students are protected. The governor, Department of Budget, and state legislature will need to develop a more equitable solution to cut the least from high-need districts and cutting the most from wealthy districts.” They use Ohio as an example: “Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, made a $300 million cut to public schools this spring; but under Governor DeWine’s plan, the high-need districts in Ohio lost only 1% of their state funding, while wealthy districts lost 40%. DeWine publicly stated that he had an obligation to protect the state’s most vulnerable students, and leave the wealthy districts, which have more local resources, to bear the brunt of the state’s cuts.”Echoing a frequent refrain, the report’s backers say legislation raising taxes on the wealthy would help to protect students from devastating cuts.The report was released Tuesday by the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education fund of New York, both in New York City. Take a look at the full report below:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info 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

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Two Jamestown Woman Arrested, Charged In Federal Meth Bust

first_imgStock Image JAMESTOWN – Two City of Jamestown women were arrested after police and federal investigators allege they planned to sell methamphetamine in the local area.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says that Antasia Babcock, 27, and Celeste Carr, 34, were charged in separate criminal complaints on Thursday.Prosecutors say the duo are charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and maintaining a premises for drug use and distribution.The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Babcock’s Wescott Street residence in October where officers seized one pound of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, drug paraphernalia, and approximately $62,000 in cash. That same day, the task force executed another New York State search warrant at defendant Carr’s residence, which was also located on Wescott Street in Jamestown.During that search, law enforcement officers recovered approximately 15 ounces of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, approximately 3 ounces of suspected fentanyl, packaging material, a digital scale, and a drug ledger.The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.The arrests are the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, under the direction of Jamestown Police Chief Timothy Jackson, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division. 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

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Fundraiser Launched For Area Family Whose Home Was Destroyed By Fire

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) Google Earth GraphicUPDATE @ 7:14 PM:ELLICOTT – Several local charitable organizations are asking for the community’s help in raising funds for a Falconer area family whose home was destroyed by fire on New Year’s Day.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Team is looking into what caused the blaze at 2592 Tompkins Rd.To help the family, Rosie’s Run, AJ Strong and Exceptional Stars Athletes are matching donations. To make contributions, venmo @Jamie-Billquist-1 or PayPal billquist87@gmail.com. In addition to donations, the American Red Ross is immediately assisting the family.The Fluvanna, Falconer, Gerry, Kennedy, Sinclairville, Ashville, Dewittville and Ellery Center Fire Departments were among those who responded to a fully engulfed house fire on Tompkins Road just after 2:30 p.m. on Friday.All occupants made it out of the house before crews arrived and no injuries were reported.Travel on area roadways was difficult as freezing rain is forecast throughout the region.ORIGINAL:ELLICOTT – Several fire departments are battling a house fire on Tomkins Road in the Town of Ellicott.According to Chautauqua County Fire Dispatch, the Fluvanna, Falconer, Gerry, Kennedy, Sinclairville, Ashville, Dewittville and Ellery Center Fire Departments are among those responding to a fully engulfed house fire at 2592 Tompkins Rd. just after 2:30 p.m. on Friday.All occupants reportedly made it out of the house before crews arrived.Travel on area roadways are expected to deteriorate throughout the afternoon, as freezing rain is forecast throughout the region.last_img read more

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Oscar Song Shocker: Frozen and ‘Let It Go’ Now One Step Closer to Win

first_img Can you taste your EGOT yet, Bobby Lopez?! Broughton, a former member of the board, lost his nomination when it was discovered that he had campaigned for the nod, emailing members of the academy during the voting period. Good news, Frozen fans! “Let It Go,” your soaring ice castle anthem, has one less song to beat to take home the Best Original Song Oscar on March 2. The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has disqualified the title song from the little-seen film Alone Yet Not Alone by Bruce Broughton. View Commentscenter_img Disney’s Frozen With no replacement nominee named, married “Let It Go” songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez now have three competitors: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams from Despicable Me 2, “The Moon Song” by Karen O and Spike Jonze from Her and “Ordinary Love” by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.last_img read more

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U.K.’s Phone Hacking Trial Ends, Allows National Theatre to Announce & Immediately Open Great Britain

first_img View Comments The new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Piper plays Paige Britain, the ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, ran on Broadway in 2012, starring James Corden. Other works include England People Very Nice, The Mentalists, The Heretic, Harvest, Honeymoon Suite, Under the Whaleback and Toast. He has written the book for the new West End musical Made in Dagenham. Piper’s stage credits include The Effect, Reasons to be Pretty and Treats. Her screen credits include Foxtrot, Penny Dreadful, True Love, A Passionate Woman, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Mansfield Park and Doctor Who. The production will be designed by Tim Hatley, with lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding, sound by Paul Arditti and video/projection by Leo Warner.center_img The cast will also feature Sarah Annis, Ross Boatman, Robert Calvert, Oliver Chris, William Chubb, Dermot Crowley, Jo Dockery, Robert Glenister, Ian Hallard, James Harkness, Scott Karim, Barbara Kirby, Nicholas Lumley, Maggie McCarthy, Iain Mitchell, Miles Mitchell, Aaron Neil, Nick Sampson, Kellie Shirley, Kiruna Stamell, Harriet Thorpe, Rupert Vansittart, Joseph Wilkins and Andrew Woodall. The details have finally been revealed of Richard Bean’s previously reported new play at Britain’s National Theatre. For legal reasons the production was unable to announce until the phone hacking trial that has rocked the U.K. ended. Great Britain, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Billie Piper, will open at the Lyttelton Theatre on June 30 and run through August 23. The production will have no previews.last_img read more

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Maggots Rejoice! Matilda Recoups on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 It pays to be a little bit naughty! The Broadway production of Matilda, capitalized at $16 million, has recouped its investment. The tuner opened officially at the Shubert Theatre on April 11, 2013 and received four Tony awards (in addition to honorary awards for its four original young stars). The cast of Matilda currently features Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck and Fina Strazza, who share the role of the titular bookworm, as well as Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, Alison Luff as Miss Honey, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Matt Harrington as Mr. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The Royal Shakespeare Company production, directed by Matthew Warchus, premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010 before transferring to the West End and winning seven Olivier Awards. Related Shows View Comments Matildalast_img read more

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Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather Set for Encore West End Run

first_img The production has been adapted from Wilson’s children’s book by Emma Reeves and features design by Katie Sykes, original music and score by Benji Bower with additional composition by Seamas H Carey and Luke Potter, aerial direction by Gwen Hales, lighting design by Aideen Malone and sound design by Leigh Davies. Hetty Feather tells the story of a foster child in Victorian London searching to find her real mother and a true family of her own. The play features live music and aerial and circus acts. View Commentscenter_img Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather is returning to the West End this summer! Phoebe Thomas will reprise her performance in the titular role at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from August 6 through September 6. Directed by Sally Cookson, the West End run will form part of a U.K. national tour. The show will officially open on August 7.last_img read more

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Jan Maxwell Will Star in Scenes From An Execution Off-Broadway

first_img Jan Maxwell The Potomac Theatre Project’s 2015 New York City season will include a revival of Howard Barker’s Scenes From an Execution led by Tony nominee Jan Maxwell, as well as a double bill of Barker’s Judith: A Parting from the Body and Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom. All performances will take place at The Atlantic Stage 2.Scenes From an Execution, directed by Richard Romagnoli, will begin performances on July 7 and run through August 9. Opening night is set for July 15. The play follows a 15th century Venetian painter who finds herself in a battle between artist and stage. In addition to Maxwell, a five-time Tony nominee who last appeared on Broadway in Follies, the cast will include Bill Army, David Barlow, Alex Draper, Pamela J. Gray, Adam Ludwig, Jonathan Tindle, Steven Dykes, Kean Haunt, Nicholas Hemerling, Meghan Leathers, Melissa MacDonald and Lana Meyer.Judith: A Parting from the Body will feature Draper, Gray and Kathryn Kates. The play, directed by Romagnoli, is a retelling of the Apocypha story of the Jewish widow who killed general Holofernes. Vinegar Tom will feature Tara Giordano, Bill Army, Kathleen Wise, Nesba Crenshaw, Dykes, Lucy Faust, Patricia Buckley, Chelsea Melone, Caitlyn Meagher, Liana Barron, Caitlyn Duffy and Joelle Mendoza-Etchart. The play, directed Cheryl Faraone, follows three 17th century women who face death after being accused of practicing witchcraft. The double bill will begin on July 8 and run through August 8. Opening night is set for July 14. View Commentscenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

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Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jonathan Groff Recreate Heights Cool Musical Too

first_img from $149.00 Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments Oh, we do like a good #ThrowbackThursday moment and this is a classic. Back in 2007, before In the Heights had even hit Broadway, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recreated the “Bet On It” scene from High School Musical 2 to promote his brand new show. The Heights Cool Musical Too video featured a cameo from then Spring Awakening star Jonathan Groff and went viral. Eight years later, the pair are co-stars for the first time in Miranda’s new musical Hamilton on Broadway, and they recently revisited the parody. Check out the videos below and then Miranda and Groff in person at the Richard Rodgers Theatre! Related Showscenter_img Star Files Jonathan Groff Hamiltonlast_img read more

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