Month: January 2021

  • Local Girl Scouts Hosting ‘Cookies With The Mayor’ Event Today

    first_imgImage by the Girl Scouts of Western New York.JAMESTOWN – Local girl scouts in Jamestown will host a ‘Cookies with the Mayor’ event today to help promote their cookie selling season.Troops from across the area are scheduled to meet with Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist at city hall Wednesday at 4 p.m.The event aims to empower girls to create a dialog with elected officials around the benefits of Girl Scouting over delicious Girl Scout cookies.Sundquist will be asked five questions from the group related to activities girls like most about scouting. The troop will also have cookies for the mayor to sample. The Girl Scout Cookie Program, officials say, allows girls to raise funds for the organization, and teaches them leadership skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, communication and business ethics.Last week, over one million packages of cookies arrived in Western New York. To find a seller near you, use the Cookie Finder app or visit GSWNY.org.The cookies will remain on sale until March 31. 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

  • City Eyes ADA Restroom Addition to Jackson Taylor Park

    first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN — Jamestown City Council is slated to approve a contract for construction of ADA restrooms to the concession stand at Jackson Taylor Park at Monday’s meeting.The contract is with G.L. Olson, Dewittville, for $303,800 and is subject to approval by the corporation council regarding the contract’s form.The project will be funded by Community Block Grant – ADA Improvement funds. 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

  • Reed Calls On Trump, Pelosi To Re-Open Stimulus Negotiations

    first_imgShealah Craighead / The White House / CC BY 2.0 / S Pakhrin / Flickr WASHINGTON – In the face of President Trump calling off negotiations for another COVID-19 relief and stimulus package until after the elections, Congressman Tom Reed called on Trump and lawmakers to return to negotiating to reach an agreement.Reed, joined by Congressman Josh Gottheimer the co-chair of his Problem Solvers Caucus, said in a joint statement that families and small businesses cannot afford more delays in receiving financial help.“American families and America’s small businesses are hurting and cannot afford more delays — especially when a deal is within reach. The 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans of the Problem Solvers Caucus have already crafted a bipartisan framework for relief that has been widely supported, including by the Administration,” the statement said.“We cannot overstate how important it is that leaders in both parties — along with the President — return to the table and agree on a package that will provide immediate relief to families and businesses. Inaction is not an option,” they said. On Tuesday, Trump called an end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19 relief, delaying action until after the election.Trump said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “not negotiating in good faith” and said he’s asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to direct all his focus before the election into confirming his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business,” Trump tweeted.A few hours later, Trump called on Congress to send him a “Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200).”The President called for Congress to immediately approve $25 billion for airlines and $135 billion the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses. As expected, Former Vice President Joe Biden took aim at Trump’s move.“Make no mistake: if you are out of work, if your business is closed, if your child’s school is shut down, if you are seeing layoffs in your community, Donald Trump decided today that none of that — none of it — matters to him,” Biden said in a statement released by his campaign.Trump’s move came immediately after he spoke with the top GOP leaders in Congress, who had been warily watching talks between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Pelosi. Many Senate Republicans had signaled they would not be willing to go along with any stimulus legislation that topped $1 trillion, and GOP aides had been privately dismissive of the prospects for a deal. 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

  • Police Seek Fugitive Believed To Be In Jamestown

    first_imgJAMESTOWN — Law enforcement agencies are seeking to locate Michael J. Murphy, 27, who is a fugitive believed to be in Jamestown who is wanted on federal drug warrants out of Buffalo.Jamestown Police, members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force are attempting to locate Murphy for a federal drug warrants including conspiracy with intent to distribute and several other federal drug related charges.Authorities ask anyone who may know where Murphy is located to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537 or an Anonymous Tip can be left on the department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 483-Tips (8477).All calls and Tips will be kept confidential. 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

  • Chautauqua County Sheriff Seeks Public Input On Police Reform Plan

    first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County’s Sheriff is asking for the public’s input on his police reform plan.Sheriff Jim Quattrone is leading an effort with other local law enforcement agencies part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order that local governments must develop police reform plans following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis back in May.The New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative asks all local police agencies to actively engage with stakeholders in the local community and have locally-approved plans for the strategies, policies and procedures of local police agencies.The deadline for communities to submit their police reform plans to the state is April 1 of next year. To be in compliance with the order each government entity which has a police agency operating with police officers must perform a comprehensive review of:Current police force deploymentsStrategiesPoliciesProcedures and practiceDevelop a plan to improve such deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and practices addressing the particular needs of the communities served by such police agency.Promote community engagement to foster trust, fairness, and legitimacyAddress any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of colorThe plan must also consider:Evidence based policing strategiesUse of force policiesProcedural justiceImplicit biased trainingDe-escalation training and practicesLaw enforcement assisted diversion practiceCommunity based outreach and conflict resolutionProblem oriented policingHot spot policingFocused deterrenceCrime prevention through environmental designViolence prevention reduction interventionsPolice Chiefs and their Mayors or Town Supervisors from Jamestown, Dunkirk, Ellicott, Westfield, Fredonia, Carroll, Lakewood-Busti are all involved in the regional approach developing a reform plan.Sheriff Quattrone is now asking the public to fill out an online survey. After that, his department will host various online public comment forums throughout the month of January via Zoom and Facebook Live.  He says links to connect to the public comment forums will be posted as the dates approach. 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

  • Randi Zuckerberg Extends Stay in Rock of Ages

    first_imgKeep on rocking on! Social Media Queen Randi Zuckerberg will extend her run as community leader Regina in Broadway’s Rock of Ages. Originally scheduled to perform through March 28, the show’s Facebook page (of course it did) announced Zuckerberg will now party with the cast at the Helen Hayes through April 6. A spokesperson confirmed the news. Featuring a score of classic rock hits including “Here I Go Again,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, an aspiring rock star who moves to Los Angeles to make his dreams come true. A New York Times best-selling author of Dot Complicated and Editor-in-Chief of modern lifestyle blog, DotComplicated.com, Zuckerberg has a band called feedbomb, comprised of current and former Facebook employees. Rock of Ages Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015last_img read more

  • Watch Why Norm Lewis is Phantom & Discover That Michael Jackson Wanted to Be

    first_imgSoon-to-be-Phantom Norm Lewis was picked as World News with Diane Sawyer’s “Person of the Week” April 4 and if we were excited about the Tony nominee starring in Broadway’s longest-running show before, we’re counting down the hours now. As Andrew Lloyd Webber says in the video below, Lewis’ first performance alongside Sierra Boggess on May 12 is going to be “like an opening night all over again.” Watch the first African American to play the role on the Great White Way rehearse with the legendary composer and also Phans note a little-known fact about the musical that Lloyd Webber reveals: Michael Jackson at one point wanted to play the titular role. The Phantom of the Opera View Comments Related Shows from $29.00 Star Files Norm Lewislast_img read more

  • Glee Sings Sondheim’s ‘Broadway Baby’ & More

    first_img Star Files View Comments It’s a Sondheim-fest all around! As previously reported, the April 8 episode of the Fox series Glee, titled “Bash,” featured performances of some classic Sondheim tunes, including Into the Woods’ “No One Is Alone.” Blaine (Darren Criss) and Rachel (Lea Michele) teamed up to perform a high-energy rendition of the Follies hit “Broadway Baby.” From the looks of the clip, it doesn’t seem that Whoopi Goldberg is too impressed, but we’re still tapping along! The episode also included a sweet, a cappella version of Sweeney Todd’s “Not While I’m Around” from Criss, as well as a triumphant cover of “I’m Still Here” by Kurt (Chris Colfer), with several added-in key changes! Take a look at the performances below. Darren Criss Lea Michelelast_img read more

  • Too Much Sun Starts Preview Performances

    first_imgThe world premiere of Nicky Silver’s Too Much Sun, starring Tony winner Linda Lavin, begins performances at the Vineyard Theatre on May 1. The play recently announced that it has extended its run through June 22. Opening night is set for May 18. Star Files Directed by Mark Brokaw, Too Much Sun tells the story of Audrey Langham, a celebrated actress who unravels completely while preparing for a new production of Medea. With nowhere else to go, she descends upon her married daughter for a summer by the sea. She is not, however, greeted with confetti and champagne. Her arrival sets off a chain of events alternately hilarious and harrowing. In addition to Lavin, the cast of Too Much Sun includes Tony nominee Jennifer Westfeldt, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Ken Barnett and Matt Dickson. Too Much Sun Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 22, 2014 View Comments Linda Lavinlast_img read more

  • Something Rotten’s Christian Borle & Brian D’Arcy James Go Renaissance Chic

    first_img Related Shows View Comments What’s that smell? Why, it’s Brian d’Arcy James and Christian Borle, who are bringing a whiff of Something Rotten to Broadway. The stars of the new musical showed off their chic Shakespearian duds in these photos by Ruven Afanador, featured in the new issue of Vanity Fair—looking classy, guys! Something Rotten, featuring music by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, opens officially on April 22 at the St. James Theatre. Cheers! Something Rotten! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more