Tarp Skunks Inaugural Season Put On Hold Due To COVID-19 Concerns

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Tarp Skunks inaugural season has been put on hold after their 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.Photo Courtesy: PGCBLThe Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League announced the decision Wednesday.In a statement, League President Robert Julian said the league is putting the health and safety of its fans and teams first.“We recognize this is a great disappointment to our collegiate players, to our fans, our host communities, and the dedicated staff and owners who have spent so much of their lives making the league a vibrant part of collegiate baseball and the American baseball fabric,” said Julian. “The dynamic of this crisis requires cancellation.” Prior to the cancellation, the Jamestown Tarp Skunks were preparing to return to league action after ownership of the then Jamestown Jammers relocated to Milwaukee at the conclusion of the 2018 season.“We sympathize with the college athletes who were looking forward to suiting up for the Tarp Skunks in 2020. Even more, I sympathize with baseball fans in Jamestown – who need to wait at least one more summer before seeing baseball played at Diethrick Park. Rest assured; the Tarp Skunks will return to the field as soon as it is deemed safe to do so by our country’s medical experts. In the meantime, we’ve got a mascot, alternate looks, and so many other pieces of the Tarp Skunks universe waiting to be introduced. There might not be baseball in 2020, but the Tarp Skunks’ presence in Jamestown will be felt,” says General Manager, Frank Fanning. “There are fun moments ahead. Nothing can stop Jamestown from having fun. COVID-19 has changed a few things, but it can never funk with the skunk. Jamestown is too strong.”Image via tarpskunks.com.The Tarp Skunks says they will continue with certain scheduled releases throughout the remainder of 2020, and hope to attend public appearances whenever it is safe to do so later in the year.The Tarp Skunks are among 13 teams in the league impacted by the cancelation.Baseball was not the only sport season that was put on hold due to COVID-19, both the Jamestown Jackals basketball team and Jamestown Rebels hockey team seasons were canceled earlier this year.Jamestown Community College also cancelled their spring sports season in March, with the baseball team playing just a single game and the softball team not playing any games prior to the virus outbreak. 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),I thought Jamestown jammers moved to morganstown WVlast_img read more

Chautauqua County District Attorney Says Caseload Growth Continues Despite Pandemic

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) WNYNewsNow File Image.MAYVILLE – Society is slowly reopening as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the Chautauqua County Court system, just like everything else here in the United States, is dealing with an unprecedented set of circumstances. “Everything is moving at a snails pace,” Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson said when discussing the status of the court during an interview Tuesday afternoon with WNYNewsNow. “One, we still have the restrictions that surround the ongoing pandemic, which means we have restrictions on numbers and with social distancing and making sure that people and the environment we are asking these people to come to are safe.”Swanson says that crime didn’t “cease to exist” during the pandemic despite seeing crime numbers “slow somewhat.”“People were still allegedly committing offenses, and our caseload piles continue to grow with nowhere to take those cases,” Swanson said. He says local courts will begin to operate in “some form or fashion” next week, with County Court “moving a little bit” and he expects grand jury hearings to begin in July in an effort to do “something” with alleged felony offenses that have occurred since March 15. “The problem is going to be you can’t just send summons out for 100 people to show up at their local court, or village court, right now,” Swanson said. “I don’t see that happening anytime in the near future. We’re only going to be able to handle a certain number of cases. Unfortunately, it’s frustrating, but that’s just going to have to be how we handle our business for the near future.”Swanson says that various deadlines involving the right to a speedy trial have been suspended during the pandemic. However, the prosecutor says he has instructed his staff to prioritize their caseload based on “severity and time needs” for grand jury presentation.Swanson adds that his staff will be limited in the number of cases they can present to the Grand Jury each day because witnesses will need to be screened for symptoms of sickness. He says he’ll be utilizing the Chautauqua County Legislative Chambers so that he can space out all 23 members of a Grand Jury.“Our priority, first, has got to be the safety of our grand jury, our witnesses, our police officers that are coming in,” Swanson said. “It’s gonna slow everything down, but we have what we feel is a protocol in place to properly manage these cases.”Swanson credits the work of his staff, saying that “it’s times like these (COVID-19 pandemic)” that shows him the strength of his team.Swanson says Chautauqua County was one of the first counties in New York State to conduct a virtual preliminary hearing during the pandemic. He says he believes there will be live, in-person hearings in court starting today, but the matters will only involve defendants outside of custody. Those in custody will appear in court virtually.“Some things are starting to move. We are talking about the difference between a drip and a fire hose,” Swanson said. “We are dripping right now and that’s about it. Hopefully the faucets open a little further and we can start to move things.”WNYNewsNow will continue to cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, putting facts over fear. last_img read more

More Than 7,000 Toys, Coats And School Supplies Distributed This Holiday

first_imgJennifer Shirar / DVIDS ALBANY – A statewide holiday toy, coat and school supply drive has collected and distributed more than 7,000 items to help New Yorkers in need this holiday season.New York State officials say collections took place across the state over the past several weeks.Members of the Governor’s administration organized collections across the state and are distributing 7,348 toys, coats and school supplies to communities in need.For the first time, donations were also collected by mail to provide another option to participate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “During this trying year, New Yorkers have shown up for each other like never before, and I am proud that our annual toy drive tradition continues to bring hope to those who need it the most,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. “I am grateful to those who volunteered and donated this year, many of whom face hardships of their own due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the spirit of the holiday season, and this is the spirit of New York.”A number of state agencies and organizations collected new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies that were provided by businesses and individuals and either mailed in or brought to drop-off locations across the state.Walmart provided a donation of $15,000, which purchased 1,211 toys which are being distributed across the state.Volunteers from the China General Chamber of Commerce also participated in collecting 420 toys for New Yorkers – the third year in a row that the group has participated. 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 COVID-19 Death, 62 New Cases In Chautauqua County Thursday

first_img140 No790 Total Active Cases 164.0 578 12.31% 14048- Dunkirk20 14767- Panama0 2.2% 645 924.0 104 62 2 14136- Silver Creek0 2.7% 455.6 7 592.3 21 14736- Findley Lake0 131 17 34 52 17 13.89% 2.6% 246.4 1147 Symptoms 14138- South Dayton0 0.46% 13 12 0.3% 90.6 181 45 166 12.95% 40-49607 14740- Gerry0 642.6 14720- Celoron0 14722- Chautauqua0 14712- Bemus Point4 3.6% 373.5 29 3 1.0% 19 691.9 18.14% 2.4% 40-493 646.6 80-89153 14063- Fredonia8 12.31% 50-593 3.50% 3.8% 6.54% 1 1.8% 148 0.0 74 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.06%US Fatality Rate: 1.7%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/29/2020 0-390 0.5% 90+3 117 50-59653 14724- Clymer2 3.85% 0.0% 36 44 159 14781- Sherman0 21 13 14081- Irving0 Number 1 96.8 139.8 Fatality Rate by Age Group 14733- Falconer0 100.6 175 3 497.5 0.3% 13 14710- Ashville4 0.49% 0.3% 13.2% 90+74 0.4% 36 Age Group Number 2 185.4 0-19555 30-39566 254.1 14784- Stockton0 14 0 0.8% 14750- Lakewood1 15 21 MAYVILLE – A new COVID-19 related death and 62 new cases of the virus were reported in Chautauqua County on Thursday.The county Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard reports the death involved an 80-year-old.Currently, there are 645 active cases with 43 people hospitalized.To date, there have been 4,371 cases of the virus in Chautauqua County, with 3,686 recovering and 40 related deaths. More on the county’s update is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 454.8 70-79286 31 502.5 3 60-69538 246.4 1.2% Percent 14728- Dewittville0 Percent of Total Cases 14769- Portland1 6 3 70-7911 0.7% Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) 0.00% 0.0 Fatality Rate 825.3 0 0 143.6 19 0.92% Percent 6 6 94 60-693 100.0% 14738- Frewsburg1 3.4% 0.8% COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 3 276.7 0.7% 0.56% 13 32 762 590.6 80-8917 4371 14062- Forestville2 548.6 Age 77 0.8% 1.0% 504.2 14747- Kennedy0 115 1.69% 364.2 26.2% 14701- Jamestown6 1.6% COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 0.7% 3.2% 14757- Mayville2 0 14775- Ripley1 597.9 3 0.3% 14718- Cassadaga0 17.4% 26 92 Yes2468 75.75% Zip Code 2.1% Symptoms Known3258 20-29793 14787- Westfield4 Total Deaths 69 All Ages40 0.0 14723- Cherry Creek0 24.25% 14782- Sinclairville0 New Cases 14716- Brocton6 95.8 14726- Conewango Valley0 37 288.5 4.0% Total Cases 11.11% 12.70% 4.05% 8 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

Tom Conti to Become One of Twelve Angry Men in the West End

first_imgTony and Olivier winner Tom Conti is to join the cast of  Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men in the West End. Directed by Christopher Haydon, the production is currently running at the Garrick Theatre. Conti will replace Martin Shaw as juror number 8 and will begin performances March 31, joining original cast members Robert Vaughn and Jeff Fahey in the show. View Comments Conti received the Tony and Olivier awards for his performance in Whose Life is it Anyway? His screen credits include Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence , Shirley Valentine The Dark Knight Rises and Street Dance. He received a Best Actor Oscar nod for his role in Reuben Reuben. In Twelve Angry Men, 12 jurors have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon becomes a dilemma for the 12, as their prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & Lily Tomlin!

first_img Ryan Silverman Broadway Alums Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to Reunite for New Netflix Series  They worked 9 to 5 together and now Oscar winner and Broadway alum Jane Fonda and Tony and Emmy winner Lily Tomlin are to star with each other once more in the new Netflix series Grace and Frankie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy, written by Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, will follow nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), who suddenly have to deal with the fact that their husbands have fallen in love with each other. Star Files Four-time Tony Nominee ​Victor Garber Boards Starz Series Power Victor Garber will play a recurring role in Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s upcoming Starz drama Power. According to The Wrap.com, Garber will appear as Simon Stern, a well-known club owner and events expert. Masters of Sex, Starring Annaleigh Ashford, to Come Early Suffering Annaleigh Ashford withdrawal after she departed Kinky Boots to become a series regular on Masters of Sex? Well ,you won’t have to wait too much longer to see the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner again on the small screen. According to TVLine.com, Showtime has moved the Masters of Sex season two premiere date up from fall to this summer. The series’ first episode will air July 13. First Date’s Sara Chase Joins New Tina Fey Series First Date’s Sara Chase has boarded Tina Fey’s new NBC comedy series Tooken. Deadline reports that she will play doomsday cult member Cyndee, whose best friend Kimmy escapes. Annaleigh Ashford Santino Fontana Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Rebecca Luker Jeremy Jordan Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana and More to Team Up for CSC Broadway favorites Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, Alexandra Silber, Ryan Silverman, Howard McGillin and Brooke Shields are joining forces for Classic Stage Company’s 2014 Annual Gala, Musical Masterworks. They will perform the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim and Lorenz Hart on May 12 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. View Comments View All (5)last_img read more

Barrett Foa Begins Performances in Buyer & Cellar

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Foa has appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Avenue Q and Mamma Mia!. His television credits include NCIS: Los Angeles, Entourage, NCIS, Numb3rs, Six Degrees and The Closer. Who’s an American Beauty rose? It’s Barrett Foa! The Broadway vet steps into the off-Broadway hit Buyer & Cellar beginning May 27, taking over from Christopher J. Hanke. Foa plays Alex More and others (including a certain Funny Girl) in the one-man play. View Comments Related Shows Buyer & Cellar Buyer & Cellar tells the story of Alex Moore, a struggling actor in L.A., who lands an offbeat job working in the basement of Hollywood legend Barbra Streisand. The production, directed by Stephen Brackett, began off-Broadway in June 2013 starring Michael Urie, who is currently performing the show on tour.last_img read more

Fun Home & More Receive 2014 Off-Broadway Alliance Awards

first_img The Off-Broadway Alliance is dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of off-Broadway theater. Awards will be presented to the winners in a ceremony on June 17 at Sardi’s Restaurant. As previously announced, Hall of Fame Awards honored the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ruth Maleczech and Nicholas Martin. Terrence McNally, Edmund Gaynes, Andrew Gregory and Wallace Shawn were named this year’s Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees. View Commentscenter_img The Off-Broadway Alliance has announced the winners of the fourth annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards. Fun Home and Hand to God took home honors for Best New Musical and Best New Play, respectively. Saint Joan received the award for Best Revival. Additionally, the Best Unique Theatrical Experience award went to La Soiree and The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! won the Best Family Show award.last_img read more

Broadway.com Summer Camp, Day 7! Liza Minnelli Hits Da Club

first_img WHY WE LOVE IT Oh, did you happen to miss Liza with a Z’s foray into dance music the first time around? Don’t worry, guys, it’s right here! If you’re searching for a passive-aggressive tune (“I know you carry on behind my back with your secretary” is one of the lyrics) to sweat to, look no further than Minnelli’s 1989 club track “Don’t Drop Bombs.” It’s angsty, it’s campy, it’s fabulous, it’s Liza! View Comments LOOK OUT FOR… 1:38, when Liza inexplicably changes into a rippling, sky-blue bolt of fabric. We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in!center_img OVERALL CAMP FACTOR 382 out of 382 high kicks. MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENTlast_img read more

Broadway.com Again Named #1 Theater Source in Broadway League Report

first_img Every year, the League surveys theatergoers to create an extensive report titled The Demographics of the Broadway Audience. In the just-released 2013-14 report, which was based on the completed questionnaires of 9,431 responders, when asked the question “Where do you look for theater information?” 33.1% (up 2% from last year!) chose Broadway.com. “Personal recommendation” was the second most chosen answer, earning 28.4% of the responses. Broadway.com was the clear frontrunner of online resources, receiving double the responses of any other website. In other interesting stats, the use of the Internet was up all around, with 70% of all theatergoers turning to the web to look for theater information. 60% of seniors looked online, an increase from 37% in the 2012-13 season. So click here, and we’ll see you at the theater! You still like us, you really like us! For the fifth year in a row, Broadway.com is the number one source for theater fans to find out information about the Great White Way, according to an independent report by The Broadway League that analyzes the habits of theatergoers. Broadway.com outranks other sources such as word of mouth from friends and family, television, The New York Times.com, Facebook, Twitter and all the other theater-related websites out there.center_img View Commentslast_img read more