MGN ImageLITTLE VALLEY – Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County Tuesday evening.The Health Department says the 42nd case is a woman living in the southwest part of the county, who had no significant travel history, but experienced symptoms of the virus.“She was given a rapid COVID-19 test at her provider’s office which indicated that she was positive for COVID-19,” said officials.The 43rd confirmed case is a woman who resides in the northwest part of the county, who also has no significant travel history, but showed symptoms of the virus. “She was sent to the emergency room at Olean General Hospital on May 4 where she was tested for COVID-19,” explained officials. “Her test results on May 5 indicated that she was positive for COVID-19.”The department has now begun contact tracing for the two cases.There is now a total of 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 13 active, 28 recovered and two deaths. 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)
File mugshot of Sally Lawson.ELLERY – A Bemus Point with an alleged history of showing threats and violence towards law enforcement was charged after reportedly calling the county 911 dispatch center over 100 times Sunday.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Sally Lawson, 63, allegedly called Chautauqua County 911 dispatch center in excess of one hundred times for no legitimate purpose while at her home on Belleview Road.Lawson’s calls allegedly included threats of violence and death towards 911 dispatchers and responding deputies.Deputies say Lawson was issued an appearance ticket for her actions and will appear in Town of Ellery Court at a later date. Lawson was previously charged in October 2019 for allegedly punching a person in the face and throwing hot coffee on sheriff deputies; and then again in November for calling 911 multiple times without an emergency. 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),We need to open mental hospitals again. This woman needs help. I don’t know her but she’s obviously a frequent flyer for the police to deal with.,Why have they not done anything about this psycho yet?! Instead of worrying about people doing stupid little things focus on this nut that needs to be locked away before she hurts someone!,I agree…she needs help before an innocent person is hurt.
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) Pixabay / MGN Image ALBANY — The President of the New York State United Teachers has some concerns about safety and clarity in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to reopen public schools this fall.“We have been clear all along: Health and safety is the most important consideration in reopening school buildings. Viral infection rates tell only one part of the story,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said in a press release. “Many educators and parents have anxiety about local school district reopening plans that have been submitted to the state — if they even have been yet, with 127 districts that didn’t bother to submit them by last week and 50 considered incomplete by the state.”Pallotta said a lack of guidance on specific procedures for closure, testing and contact tracing in the event of positive tests in the schools, is concerning to teachers and parents alike.“Right now, there may be some areas where parents and educators are confident in their district’s plan, but in many others, we know they aren’t. No district should consider themselves ready to reopen buildings until their plans are safe and everything in that plan meant to keep the school community safe is implemented,” he said. “Being safe means parents and teachers must be confident in the reopening plan, and it is welcome news that districts must meet with parents and teachers this month. We’re thankful the governor agrees that forcing people back into the classroom when they feel their health is threatened is not what should happen. So if districts need to phase in the reopening of buildings, so be it. We must err on the side of caution. Period.”
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) Stock ImagePENN YAN — Saying a television spot by Congressman Tom Reed defames her character, Tracy Mitrano, is filing formal complaints with two federal commissions and sending cease and desist letters to media sources running the ads. A Reed spokesman called Mitrano’s action “politics as usual.”Mitrano said the campaign is filing formal complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and it will send cease and desist letters asking stations to stop airing it on grounds of defamation of character.Mitrano said the ad describes Mitrano as anti-police.“Extrapolation is not a defense to defamation. Truth is,” said Mitrano, “There is no truth to his claim.” If it were a legitimate quote, Reed could have cited its source, she said. But “he has no notation on the commercial or anyplace else, because it does not exist.”“Tracy Mitrano’s frivolous and baseless legal maneuvering is nothing more than a desperate attempt to hide her dangerous record on law and order. Her own words as clearly cited in all advertising make it clear that she does NOT support law enforcement officers and that she supports cuts to police funding. Her false accusations are just politics as usual and once again prove that voters can’t trust Tracy,” said Reed campaign spokesman, Matt Coker.The ad claims that Mitrano “refused” to condemn this summer’s riots in Rochester. Mitrano says no one ever asked her to do so.“Do I condemn vandalism and violence in my hometown? Yes. I lived in the city during the riots in the 60s. I condemn it unequivocally and completely,” Mitrano said.
Related Shows Of Mice and Men premiered at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre in 1937, starring Wallace Ford and Broderick Crawford. The show was revived in 1974 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, starring James Earl Jones and Kevin Conway. Talk about star power! Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Broadway revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Starring James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Tony winner Jim Norton, Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester and True Blood’s Jim Parrack, the show is scheduled to begin performances March 19 at the Longacre Theatre. The production will play a limited engagement through July 27, with an official opening night set for April 16. Adapted from Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men tells the story of two migrant workers: George (Franco), a sharp but uneducated, short-tempered man, and Lennie (O’Dowd), a large but simple-minded man. Together they hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. But when Lennie stirs up trouble on the job, George must choose between protecting his friend or continuing to strive for the American dream. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 View Comments Of Mice and Men
View Comments Forget Sandy and Danny, this is the summer love story of Sandy and Tiquan! American Idol alum turned viral video maven Todrick Hall is at it again, and this time he’s taking one of our favorite movie musicals, Grease, to a whole new level. This silly sendup taught us some very important lessons about interracial dating, including “if she can’t use your comb, then don’t bring her home.” Thanks for the tip, guys! See Tiquan rock Sandy’s world in the parody video below! Tell us more, tell us more, like do he got a grill?
LOOK OUT FOR… 1:49. Focusing away from Patti for a sec, the role of the Pepto-Bismol swigging director is played by Dena Dietrich, a.k.a. Sophia’s daughter/Dorothy’s younger sister on The Golden Girls. You know about our obsession by now, right? OVERALL CAMP FACTOR 10 out of 10 tubes of greasepaint (and a follow-spot). WHY WE LOVE IT We’re suckers for whenever Broadway names find a reason to sing random showtunes on their TV shows. Exhibit A. And exhibit B: Patti LuPone in Life Goes On, submitted by Scott S. Now, there’s a very detailed backstory that leads to this performance…that we don’t remember. But basically, Libby, played by LuPone, auditions for a community college theater showcase. Here’s her audition, where she pulls a, well, a LuPone. Cut to rehearsals for her big number, “Broadway Baby” from Follies. Scott writes, “Ever the professional, nothing stops her from belting out the Sondheim tune. Not misplaced dancers, not a swinging stagehand and certainly not a collapsing set piece.” 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! MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT View Comments Star Files Patti LuPone
About the Photographer Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 Matthew Murphy is a New York City-based photographer specializing in theater and dance. His work appears regularly in the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times and additional credits include Bravo TV, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, The Financial Times and The New York Post. He is a former member of American Ballet Theatre. For more information visit MurphyMade.com. View Comments On the Town Related Shows Meet On the Town’s Kristine Covillo. Covillo tells us how she started dancing at the wee age of two (!) and knew by the third grade that dancing was of the utmost importance to her. Click through this gallery of the amazing dancer in action! Additional Credits: Hair and Makeup: Alex Michaels; Styling: David Withrow; Production Assistant: Nessie Nankivell; Photo Post-Production: Kat Hennessey
Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Then Star Files Broadway supernova Idina Menzel is of course no stranger to belting her face off in front of large crowds on a regular basis. But singing the national anthem on Super Bowl Sunday is a completely different matter.“The thing you underestimate when you get up there,” the If/Then headliner told AZCentral, “”is how much testosterone is coming at you when you’re standing up there in the middle of the field and all those guys are in the uniforms.” She felt that rush last summer standing next to Derek Jeter at the MLB All-Star game, and now she’ll feel it again with dozens of footballers. “They’re huge and they’re all standing there listening to you.”No matter how accustomed she is to performing live, the Tony winner still experience that rush of uncertainty. “I can do five to eight shows a week and do a great show or something can happen on the live stage. It’s what makes it exciting and exhilarating for me.”Super Bowl XLIX kicks off on February 1. In addition to Menzel singing the national anthem, Grammy winner John Legend will perform “America the Beautiful” before the game. Katy Perry will lead the halftime show. Oh, and the Patriots and Seahawks will play. View Comments Related Shows Idina Menzel
Catch a Bella Off-Broadway Begins February 18 at the Claire Tow Theatre Anna Camp was tremendous as the type-A capella leader in Pitch Perfect, so we’re psyched to see her in Verite, which officially starts its limited run tonight. Camp plays Jo, a struggling writer and stay-at-home mom who can get her memoir published—if she makes her life as exciting as possible. That leads to a whole mess of complications beyond writer’s block and not getting a strong Wi-Fi signal. Click for tickets! Willkommen a New Sally Bowles Begins February 17 at Studio 54 Recently, Sienna Miller has contributed standout performances in two Oscar nominates gems, Foxcatcher and American Sniper. The next challenge? Succeeding Emma Stone as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Miller admitted that her singing resume consists of “karaoke and vodka.” However, if she can sport a spotless American accent and portray not a trace of her glam self in those two riveting dramas, she’ll be perfectly marvelous here. Click for tickets! Attend a Starry Celebration of Song February 16 at 54 Below Friday night has a reputation as the let-loose day of the week. What about Monday? It’s important to get in the proper mind-set for the drudgery ahead. Luckily, we have a solution that isn’t screaming into your pillow or sobbing in the shower. A gaggle of Broadway all-stars—including James Snyder, Greg Hildreth and Jenni Barber—gather for a musical salute to songwriting duo Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik (Wringer, Feral). Click for tickets! See NPH Go Hollywood February 22 on ABC The success of an awards show has much to do with the host. Ideally, he or she gets the party going, puts the audience at ease, and doesn’t allow the proceedings to get too self-serious. That makes Neil Patrick Harris a perfect—and long overdue—host for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, a night of gowns, glamour, celebrities, and Twitter-ready cattiness. Oh yeah, and movies are peripherally involved. You remember them? They’re basically filmed plays. Salute an American Master February 20 on PBS We’re all about what’s exciting and new, but it’s also important to recognize Broadway’s past. Tonight provides a perfect opportunity, as PBS debuts American Masters—August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand in honor of the 70th anniversary of the late playwright’s birth. The documentary covers the legendary Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner’s life through the man’s “theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews, and dramatic readings,” according to PBS. Plus, there are interviews with James Earl Jones, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis and more. Hey, you, filling your shopping basket with discounted saddlebags of Valentine’s Day candy—we appreciate a good bargain, but not if it leads to diabetes. Put down the life-size 50 Shades of Grey teddy bear/gumdrop dispenser. There’s plenty to do this week, including Broadway’s brightest honoring two young songwriters, a new headliner at Cabaret, and Neil Patrick Harris’ latest hosting gig. Get ready for this week’s picks! View Comments