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) WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A child in Chautauqua County has tested positive for COVID-19, county health officials reported Tuesday.Health officials say this is the first confirmed pediatric case of the virus.“One of our roles, as your local health department, is to inform, educate, and empower you about health issues,” said officials in a statement. “With that role in mind, we want to make sure you are aware of recent displays of Coronavirus in children. We follow the lead of Governor Cuomo by fighting fear with facts.” “While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date,” officials furthered. “In the United Kingdom and Europe, a possible link has been reported between COVID-19 and a serious inflammatory disease. Per data reviewed from several dozen cases in Europe and the US, by pediatric experts in intensive care, cardiology, rheumatology, and infectious disease, two things are clear about this mysterious pattern of illness. Per information reported by Boston Children’s Hospital, thus far, it is rare.”There is now a total of 44 confirmed cases of the virus, with eight active, 32 recovered and fourth deaths reported.Governor Cuomo recently announced emerging cases of COVID-19 related illness in children. New York is currently investigating 85 reported cases where children – predominantly school-aged – are experiencing multi-system inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19.This is what we currently know about COVID-19 in children:Recently, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported as possibly linked with a pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome disease – “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID-19.”As of May 10, 2020, 85 suspected pediatric cases compatible with multisystem inflammatory syndrome have been reported in children in New York State.The illness has taken the lives of three children in NYS and an additional two deaths are currently under investigation. These deaths are not in Chautauqua County.This syndrome has features, which overlap with Kawasaki Disease and Toxic Shock Syndrome. The child may have a persistent fever, abdominal symptoms, rash on the torso and groin, bright red swollen lips, swollen lymph nodes, and swollen hands and feet.This inflammatory syndrome may occur days to weeks after acute COVID-19 illness.If your child has had close contact with someone known to have COVID-19 or has symptoms compatible with pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19, contact your pediatrician.On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo directed hospitals statewide to prioritize COVID-19 testing for children displaying symptoms similar to an atypical Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome.As of 4 p.m. Cattaraugus County has not yet provided their daily COVID-19 update.
Photo: Edward N. Johnson / US Army / CC BY 2.0 / PixabayJAMESTOWN – Low-risk youth sports will soon be able to resume play in Western New York.Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Sunday.He says regions in phase three of reopening can begin July 6 with up to two spectators allowed per child.However, other summertime youth activities like overnight children’s camps are still on hold. New York State’s Health Commissioner says that overnight camps are a difficult setting to manage social distancing, face covering and infection control practices.“Overnight camps have congregate settings and sleeping arrangements in close quarters that present too many risks,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. “In such a setting, even a single positive case in a camper or staff member could create an untenable quarantine situation and overwhelm camp health personnel that may not be able to handle a serious infectious outbreak of this nature.”Zucker says day camps will be able to reopen on June 29 as long as they are following state guidelines. 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) Image courtesy: The Chautauqua County Humane Society.DUNKIRK — The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) says a two-week operation led to the removal of more than 75 cats from a condemned Dunkirk apartment. Officials say, the morning of July 8, CCHS Veterinary Technician Molly Loomis and Executive Director Kellie Roberts went to the condemned apartment in the City of Dunkirk to retrieve cats who were left behind when their owner was hospitalized. A plea for help from City of Dunkirk Dog Control Officer, Denise Zentz, had reached CCHS the day before.Zentz had been trying to locate a humane organization that would step in and save 50 or more cats living in poor conditions inside an upstairs apartment, officials add.Image courtesy: The Chautauqua County Humane Society.Upon arrival, Roberts and Loomis found dozens of cats living in conditions that Roberts described as, “not the worst I’ve ever seen but definitely awful. The high temperatures compounded the situation. Thankfully there is a downstairs neighbor at the house who has willingly cared for the cats on-site from the beginning.” After two hours, and with a hand from DCO Zentz and her husband, Steve, 53 cats were captured that day and brought back to the CCHS Adoption Center for processing. Since that time, CCHS has received assistance retrieving cats at the location from Lakeshore Humane Society in Dunkirk and the SPCA Serving Erie County. “There is not much room to operate in the apartment and the cats have limitless places to hide, making it very difficult to get a hold on them,” Roberts said. All of the cats have been taken to CCHS for the care they need to ready them for adoption. Roberts says with this many cats, “the additional labor and medical costs add up in a hurry. Unfortunately, it takes almost two weeks of nursing and medical care to get many of these cats well on their way to becoming healthy. Some of the cats are now available for adoption but others need further time and care.In addition to the routine spay or neuter surgeries, several of these cats will require eye surgeries. One orange guy may be blind but we hope to be able to save at least partial sight for the others who are suffering with ulcerated corneas and the like. The cats range from litters of very young kitties to adults. We are not certain at this time exactly what further medical conditions we might be looking at since all of the cats have not been fully vetted yet. What we do know is that they are going to be wonderful companions in their new homes.”Taking on this many cats at once is a significant financial commitment. Roberts says this has an especially large impact as shelter income has been affected by the coronavirus shutdown. “Image courtesy: The Chautauqua County Humane Society.Officials say donors have been wonderful to the organization throughout the pandemic, and they’re thankful for that. To make a financial contribution, checks can be mailed to 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or a gift by phone can be made by credit card at 716-665-2209, extension 203. Online donations can be made at Chqhumane.org.
Stock Image.POMFRET – A 31-year-old man died following motorcycle crash over the weekend.New York State Police report Timothy Vogt was riding on Fredonia-Stockton Road following three friends on his 2007 Harley Davidson Saturday afternoon when he lost control crossing the center line, and struck a trailer being towed by a pickup truck.Troopers say Vogt was ejected from his motorcycle and suffered severe body trauma.Police say the Harley continued down the road and struck a second vehicle. At the time of the crash police say Vogt was driving the speed limit and was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.They believe his inexperience riding a motorcycle is to blame for the crash. 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),Could this have something to do with the upcoming Trump Rally in Erie? Image by Darren McGee / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY — Despite meeting the metrics to be on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Travel Advisory, Pennsylvania was not added to the list Tuesday, although Cuomo did discourage travel between New York and the Commonwealth.Cuomo declined to add Pennsylvania to the list because he said it was “not practically viable.”“Neighboring states Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania now meet the criteria for the travel advisory — however, given the interconnected nature of the region and mode of transport between us, a quarantine on these states is not practically viable. That said, New York State highly discourages, to the extent practical, non-essential travel to and from these states while they meet the travel advisory criteria,” he said.Cuomo said it would be unviable to enforce restrictions with Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey. “There are just too many interchanges, interconnections, and people who live in one place and work in the other. It would have a disastrous effect on the economy, and remember while we’re fighting this public health pandemic we’re also fighting to open up the economy. However, to the extent travel between the states is not essential, it should be avoided,” Cuomo said.Cuomo has said the state’s numbers are improving and have been stable except in hot spot areas.
View Comments It’s been ten years since Shirley Jones last walked the Broadway boards in 42nd Street, but the Oscar-winning stage and screen star made a triumphant return to New York City on March 4, when she made her Cafe Carlyle debut in An Evening With Shirley Jones. The Partridge Family momma is teaming up with music director John McDaniel and actor and composer Ron Abel to sing a few of her favorite songs at the swanky Manhattan hotel. Check out this Hot Shot of Jones looking glamorous at Cafe Carlyle, then see her sing the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein and more through March 15!
Christopher Sieber View Comments Due to a rehearsal injury, Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will not make take his first official bow in Matilda on March 18 as originally announced. While rehearsing for the role of school headmistress Miss Trunchbull, Sieber fractured a bone in his hand (see adorable photo of Sieber’s hand in a cast for reference). He is expected to begin performances April 8 at the Shubert Theatre—meanwhile, Ben Thompson will keep the maggots in line as Miss Trunchbull. Feel better soon! Star Files This is not the first time a Miss Trunchbull has been sidelined due to an injury—in November 2013, Craig Bierko withdrew from the production due to an “aggravated shoulder injury.” Matilda currently stars Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo and Ava Ulloa in the title role, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, Matt Harrington as Mr. Wormwood, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Sieber garnered Tony Award nominations for Spamalot and Shrek the Musical. His additional Broadway credits include Pippin, La Cage aux Folles, Into the Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Triumph of Love, Chicago and Beauty and the Beast. His film and TV credits include Two of a Kind, Pushing Daisies, The Good Wife, Elementary and It’s All Relative. Related Shows Matilda Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017
Broadway.com is counting down the days until the 2014 Tony Awards (26!) and while we absolutely can’t wait for the red carpet fashion and the heartfelt speeches, we’re most excited about the live performances by the shows nominated in the Best Musical and Best Musical Revival categories. So, to help pass the time until the big ceremony on June 8, we’ve assembled a Spotify playlist filled with songs from Best Musical nominees Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, After Midnight and Aladdin, and Best Revival of a Musical nominees Violet, Les Miserables and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Not every show (ahem, Hedwig, After Midnight, Aladdin, Violet and Les Miz) has an official cast album yet, so we got creative with old recordings and cast albums from prior productions. Click below to stream the 2014 Broadway.com Best Musical playlist! View Comments
Bullets Over Broadway Whether you donated your life savings to Zach Braff’s much-buzzed-about Kickstarter page or respectfully declined, the Bullets Over Broadway star and filmmaker’s crowd-funded movie Wish I Was Here officially premiered at a starry screening in New York City on July 14—thanks to over $3 million from fans! Directed and co-written by Braff alongside his brother Adam, Wish I Was Here tells the story of Aiden (Braff), a struggling actor, father and husband who tries to discover the purpose of his life at 35. In addition to The Book of Mormon and Frozen favorite Josh Gad and screen star Kate Hudson, the movie features Tony winner Mandy Patinkin as Aiden’s ailing father. Check out this Hot Shot by Broadway.com of the stars all dressed up on the red carpet, then catch Braff in person in Bullets Over Broadway at the St. James Theatre! Josh Gad Star Files Zach Braff Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 View Comments Related Shows
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Dates Announced for Olive Kitteridge, Starring Tony Winner Frances McDormand We now have debut dates for when we can see Tony winners Frances McDormand and John Gallagher, Jr., along with Broadway vet Zoe Kazan, in Olive Kitteridge. The HBO miniseries will initially air on November 2 and November 3. Based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, Olive Kitteridge centers on a straight-talking woman whose harsh judgments don’t endear her to others in her small New England hometown. First Look at Irish Superstar Ronan Keating in Once We now have our first image, below, of Ronan Keating (think Irish Justin Timberlake) in the West End production of Once. Trust us, there will be some very excited audience members at the Phoenix Theatre when he starts performances as Guy in the Olivier-winning musical on November 17. View Comments Sandy Wilson Dead at 90 A spokesperson for Sandy Wilson has confirmed to Broadway.com that he died on August 27 in Taunton, England, at the age of 90. The author, composer and lyricist was best known for penning The Boy Friend; the original 1954 Broadway production starred Julie Andrews. Wilson is survived by his partner Chak Yui. Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Hamlet Benedict Cumberbatch has been opening up about his upcoming turn as the Prince of Denmark at London’s Barbican Theatre next year. The Sherlock star says that his Hamlet will be as “fresh” as possible, “like a new play that just landed as a pdf in someone’s computer inbox at the Royal Court.” Devastated that you haven’t managed to get your hands on a ticket for the already sold-out run? Never fear, according to the Daily Mail, the production will most likely be filmed through the U.K.’s National Theatre Live and shown in movie theaters. While you wait, you’ll just have to content yourselves with this. You’re welcome, Cumberb*tches.