Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown woman was arrested Friday night following a domestic incident on North Main Street.Jamestown Police say Kellie Fritz, 25, allegedly threw a picture frame during an argument.The frame, police say, broke scattering glass across a wooden floor.Additionally, police say the incident happened in front of two children. Police arrested Fritz and charged her with criminal mischief and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.She was taken to the Jamestown City Jail pending arrangement. 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)
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 Image.JAMESTOWN – Scammers are reportedly targeting small businesses with fake offers to receive assistance from the Small Business Administration.The Better Business Bureau says it’s seen a few scams claiming federal grants are available as a form of Coronavirus relief.In one example, business owners receive an e-mail with an application from someone claiming to represent the SBA.Once the application is received, the business owner receives an approval and request to pay a processing fee that can be thousands of dollars. In some instances scammers are even hacking Facebook accounts and using them to endorse the fake services. Experts say real government assistance never requires a processing fee in advance.Authentic agencies also use e-mail addresses and host web-sites using the extension dot-gov.Relief to small businesses is generally only available in the form of loans. Non-profits and educational institutions are typically the only organizations that can qualify for grants.
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) WNYNewsNow Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Customers of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities who are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for help with unpaid utility bills.Officials with the BPU ask customers who live within the City of Jamestown and need assistance to apply on the utility’s website for newly available grant funding.They say support provided through the grant possibly could pay a qualifying customer’s entire BPU utility bill.Those eligible for the program must be receiving no assistance from the Department of Social Services for utilities, have been current on BPU bills as of March, and have received a termination notice from the BPU. “We understand that help from this grant program is on a first-come, first-served basis,” says BPU General Manager David Leathers. “Customers with overdue BPU bills related to the Pandemic are urged to apply for this assistance while it is available to them.”The funding comes from a Community Development Block Grant awarded to the City of Jamestown’s Department of Development.The BPU chose to suspend disconnections of service in March as part of the utility’s response to COVID-19.The State of New York shortly followed by restricting utility shut-offs throughout the state.
Photo: stockphotosforfree / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 MAYVILLE – A weeks long “do not drink” water advisory for Mayville residents has been lifted.The Chautauqua County Health Department first issued the order on December 10 after sample results indicated Perfluorononanoic Acid in the municipalities water wells.Since then, the county health department has worked with New York’s DEC to install a new water well providing clean water for the village.Data samples indicate the chemical continues to dissipate in the village water storage tank. Health leaders say efforts are now underway to flush out old water from the tank and replace it with clean water from the new well. The water system, leaders say, continues to be monitored on a weekly basis and results will be made available to the public.They say residents should flush their pipes by running their water until it is cold.The DEC continues to investigate the source of contamination and how it can be remediated from the village’s other three wells. 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)
Image via Chautauqua County Government.MAYVILLE – Several public hearings discussing the Chautauqua County Shared Services Initiative Plan will take place this week.Officials say the Shared Services Initiative Panel recently met to discuss and vote on the group’s 2021 plan.Three public hearings will be conducted for residents to ask questions and offer comment the following dates and times:Monday, December 28, at 11 a.m.Tuesday, December 29, at 11 a.m.Tuesday, December 29 at 2 p.m.All public hearings will be held with social distancing protocols in Gerace Office Building Room 331, 3 North Erie St. in Mayville. Residents may also participate via conference call by calling 1-855-332-4181, access code: 7534800.Anyone seeking further information may call Executive Assistant Daniel Heitzenrater in the Chautauqua County Executive’s Office at 716-753-4672. 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)
Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, starring Tony winner Tyne Daly, Tony nominee Bobby Steggert and Frederick Weller, begins performances on Broadway February 23. Directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, the drama is set to officially open March 24 at the Golden Theatre. Related Shows View Comments Mothers and Sons Mothers and Sons premiered at Bucks County Playhouse in June 2013. The play tells the story of Katharine (Daly), who, 20 years after her son’s death, shows up at the door of his former lover, Cal (Weller), who is now married to a younger husband Will (Steggert). Cal and his family challenge Katharine to confront the truths of their shared past, as well as a future she never imagined. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 22, 2014
View Comments Man and Superman, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1905, tells the story of John Tanner (Fiennes) and Roebuck Ramsden, two men who are ordered to take care of Ann, the daughter of the late Mr. Whitefield. Although Ramsden initially distrusts Tanner, Ann accepts him as her guardian and their relationship blooms into a romance. OK, so Ralph Fiennes won’t exactly be donning a cape, but he will be starring in the new London revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman in the spring of 2015! The Academy Award nominee will play John Tanner in the new production at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton stage, according to U.K.’s Daily Mail. The mounting will be directed by Simon Godwin. No official dates or additional casting have been set. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing the title role in Hamlet, and garnered an additional nomination for Faith Healer. He earned Oscar nods for The English Patient and Schindler’s List. His many film and TV credits include Skyfall, The Hurt Locker, Clash of the Titans and the Harry Potter films. He was rumored to be a frontrunner to play Henry Higgins in a forthcoming Broadway revival of My Fair Lady. He stars in The Grand Budapest Hotel, in theaters now.
Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Chenoweth’s voice will soon soar through the Amazon in Rio 2, in movie theaters April 11. The Tony and Emmy Award winner this time doesn’t just wear pink but is actually pink, playing Gabi, a poison dart frog who is madly in love with the villainous cockatoo Nigel. Chenoweth told USA Today that her character isn’t evil, just “misunderstood.” Hey, Glinda, that sounds a lot like your BFF Elphaba! Take a listen below to Chenoweth performing the song “Poisonous Love” from the Rio 2 soundtrack. Without fail, the Broadway baby once again lets out some of those signature high notes. View Comments Star Files
Stop! In the name of Diana Ross! Broadway Balances America, the special six-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, returned on November 18 with a behind-the-scenes look at the new national tour of Motown The Musical. Correspondent Amber Milt goes backstage to learn just what goes into a “Supreme” transformation at Motown, with insights from the cast and crew about beaded dresses, wigs and how they balance their lives on stage and at home. Wouldn’t you love to know the story behind all the classics you love by The Supremes, The Jackson 5 and more of the Motown family? Click play! View Comments Broadway Balances America
Related Shows At each performance Katie Dufrense, TJ Mannix, Nicole C. Hastings, Andrew Knox, Tessa Hersh, Matthew Van Colton and Douglas Widick hit the stage without scripts or rehearsals to perform a brand new musical that audiences help create. Those in attendance use their smartphones to choose a title, write lyrics and compose a score. View Comments Blank! is co-created by Michael Girts, Mike Descoteaux and T.J. Shanoff. The production is a collaboration between Uprights Citizens Brigade and Livecube, a mobile technology app that will be utilized by theatergoers during the show. Perhaps the “next-generation theatrical sensation” was too ahead of its time. Blank! The Musical will close off-Broadway on November 30. The production began performances on November 1, officially opened on November 17 and had been set to play a six-week limited engagement. Blank! The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 30, 2014