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Saint Mary’s adapts visitor guidelines after 2-week restrictions

first_imgInterim vice president of student affairs Gloria Roldán Jenkins informed students that the College would be returning to visitor guidelines established at the beginning of the semester, in an email sent to students Thursday.Jenkins said that tri-campus students will now be allowed to come to Saint Mary’s when given permission by their home institution. She also reminded Belles to continue following health and safety guidelines across campuses.“Tri-campus students are not considered visitors and can come to Saint Mary’s campus,” Jenkins said. “However, all social visitors from Notre Dame or Holy Cross, when allowed by their respective institutions, must follow Saint Mary’s safety guidelines, including wearing an appropriate face covering, physical distancing and hand washing. Saint Mary’s students visiting Notre Dame must adhere to their guidelines and standards. Holy Cross remains closed to outside visitors.”Currently, off-campus visitors are still cautioned not to come to the College unless they have necessary business to complete.“Saint Mary’s College continues to discourage off-campus visitors,” Jenkins said. “Only those with essential business with the College are allowed at this time.”Jenkins also told students that no visitors are allowed in private dorm spaces. On-campus Saint Mary’s students can still visit each other’s rooms while following proper safety guidelines.“No guests, including family members, students from Notre Dame and Holy Cross, or Saint Mary’s students who are living off-campus, are allowed in private residence hall spaces,” Jenkins said. “Each residence hall has a designated lobby where guests may wait, but they must wear a mask at all times. Saint Mary’s students living on campus are allowed to visit one another in their residence halls, but must wear a mask at all times.”The College is still limiting informal social gatherings to 15 people and is requiring clubs to receive approval to plan events.“To minimize students’ exposure to COVID-19, informal social gatherings will continue to be limited to 15 people,” Jenkins said. “Students and other community members may request to organize internal events, as long as they follow participant, physical distancing and masking guidelines.”Belles can also participate in activities approved across the tri-campus, a policy which is subject to change with the changing health status of the College and the surrounding community.Students are also asked to follow safety guidelines while traveling for the weekend.“While students are not absolutely barred from such travel, we do ask that students who choose to leave campus for the weekend adhere to the safety guidelines established by the College while away,” Jenkins said. “For the same reason, we continue to ask that students refrain from attending off-campus parties.”Tags: COVID-19, fall 2020, Gloria Roldán Jenkins, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more

STEM Wars Set For Next Month

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – An annual event that aims to raise awareness for the need for skilled manufacturing in Chautauqua County take place next month at SUNY JCC.In the past 1,000s of students from area schools participated in the STEM Wars event that features science, technology, engineering and math activities, competitions, local manufacturing technology companies and on-site team building projects.Middle school and high school students are invited to participate each year, and work for weeks in advance to prepare their projects for competition.STEM Wars is co-presented by Dream It Do It Western New York and the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators’ Association. Event officials say there is still room for local manufacturers to participate in the career fair, and room for more schools to sign up. For more information, contact Tim Piazza at [email protected] or (716) 483-1833.The event will take place Thursday, March 12 at SUNY JCC’s physical education complex at 9 a.m. 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

Man Charged Following Crash In Randolph

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) MGN ImageRANDOLPH – A Frewsburg man was charged following a crash on Cemetery Hill Road in the Town of Randolph this week.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says Dylan Wier, 32, crashed just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday.Deputies say Wier was allegedly in possession of two hypodermic syringe’s and a small amount of heroin.Wier is charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Deputies say Wier was released with an appearance ticket for the Town of Randolph court at a later date.last_img

Sentencing Scheduled For Jamestown Man Who Plead Guilty To Child Porn Charges

first_imgImage by United States Attorney’s Office.BUFFALO – A Jamestown man will be sentenced next month in U.S. Federal Court after previously pleading guilty to possession and production of child pornography.The U.S Attorney’s Office tells WNYNewsNow that James A. Chapman, no age given, is scheduled to be sentenced on Apr. 3. Chapman entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Villardo in U.S Federal Court last May.Chapman faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 40, and a $250,000 fine.Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, said that on Nov. 24, 2014, Chapman and Victim 1 communicated via Facebook Messenger about engaging in sexual activity. During the communications, the defendant offered to pay Victim 1 and one of her friends $60 each to have sex with him. Victim 1 stated that she was 16-years-old and that her friend was the same age. Later that evening, Victim 1 and Victim 2 went to Chapman’s residence in Jamestown, and the defendant engaged in sexual intercourse with them, after which Chapman paid each victim $60. Following the sexual activity, the defendant used his cellular telephone to take a picture of Victim 1 and Victim 2 completely nude sitting on his bed. A review of Chapman’s Facebook accounts revealed that he then distributed the photograph, which constitutes child pornography, to four other individuals.Subsequently, on April 7, 2017, the defendant began communicating with Victim 3, who was 17-years-old, through Facebook. During their communications, Chapman requested and received a sexually explicit image of Victim 3. The defendant then sent the image, which constitutes child pornography, to another individual. In addition, Chapman sent Victim 3 the sexually explicit image he took of Victim 1 and Victim 2.The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings. 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 Sees First COVID-19 Related Death

first_imgMGN ImageMAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Department of Health says an 80-year-old man has died as a result of the COVID-19 virus.Officials say the man, who underwent testing and treatment at a hospital in Erie, died due to complications of the virus.As of Monday, Chautauqua County has a total of eight confirmed cases of the virus; including the death. The other seven individuals are recovering at home, officials said.Monday’s numbers are as follows: 21 in Mandatory Quarantine (individuals confirmed positive of COVID-19 or a household contact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case);32 in Precautionary Quarantine (individuals with travel history to CDC level 3 country or proximal contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19);18 in Mandatory Isolation (individuals who are symptomatic of COVID-19 and are pending COVID-19 lab test);98 negative test results to date; and1 death.Chautauqua County Public Health staff says they perform an intensive investigation to identify close contacts of all confirmed positive cases.“Following guidance from NYSDOH, contact tracing begins on the day the person with the positive test started having symptoms,” said officials in a press release. “NYSDOH deems this the beginning of the infectious period.”Once identified, the department says they notify close contacts of those potentially exposed and they are placed under mandatory or precautionary quarantine to monitor for symptoms.“If you do not personally hear from a public health nurse, you are not a close contact of an individual who has been confirmed to have COVID-19,” furthered officials. “Per NYSDOH, close contact refers to a person who cared for or lived with a person with COVID-19. It does not include activities such as walking by a person or sitting across a waiting room or office for a brief time.”There continues to be a national shortage of personal protective equipment such as masks and gowns, collection swabs, and viral transport media supplies. As such, officials say it is critical that laboratory testing be prioritized for hospitalized patients and ill health care workers and nursing homes residents.“PPE must be appropriately utilized by the appropriate people,” said officials. “It is critical that we protect our healthcare workforce.”Any resident experiencing a fever, with cough or shortness of breath is asked to call their health care provider first for guidance.“DO NOT show up at their office, Urgent Care, or ER before calling,” expressed officials. “If symptoms are severe and/or you require an ambulance for transport, call 911 and notify the operator of your severe respiratory symptoms.”Officials also say the COVID-19 outbreak has led to the spread of fear and panic for individuals and communities. In addition to following physical precautions guidelines, they ask resident to take care of their psychological well-being.The Chautauqua County COVID-19 Response Team meets daily to stay up-to-date on rapidly changing situations. They ask that community members do the following:Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, and wash them more frequently throughout the day;Avoid touching your face;Cover your coughs or sneezes;Avoid close contact with others by keeping a distance of six feet;Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; andStay home and avoid contact with others if you are sick.For additional information, residents can call the NYS Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or Chautauqua County DHHS at 1-866-604-6789. 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),The Chautauqua County department of health is very negligent in keeping the people of this county informed in regard to the status of Covid 19 in the area. We should be told what locations were visited by positive and potentially positive people in the county.We are completely kept in the dark by the county representatives, unlike the leaders of Erie County or Mayor Sundquist who understand that the knowledge they share empowers their constituents.,Totally agree!! We are being left in the dark,they only shared the location first 3 cases…WHY??last_img read more

Playgrounds Reopen In Jamestown Following COVID-19 Shutdown

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) Dow Park, City of Jamestown. Image by WNY News Now Staff. 03/31/20.JAMESTOWN — Playground facilities in the City of Jamestown have reopened following a nearly three-month shutdown.Officials say that Park Department staff will be sanitizing playground equipment daily to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.However, officials say public restrooms at parks will remain closed.Park playgrounds were closed in March in an attempt to stop the spread of Coronavirus. City Hall has also reopened and now all offices are accepting permits, applications and payments.The public is still encouraged to continue to use payment drop boxes and other methods of payment to reduce physical contact.City officials ask everyone coming into City Hall to where a mask and practice social distancing.last_img read more

Amish Man Charged After Allegedly Operating Buggy While Intoxicated

first_imgHARMONY – An 18-year-old Amish man was charged after allegedly operating his horse drawn buggy while intoxicated following a crash on Sunday.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office charged Adam Byler, 18, of Panama, with over driving/torturing an animal, four counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.Deputies say they observed Byler’s buggy traveling recklessly on Goshen Road in the Town of Harmony just after 1 a.m.They say the buggy went through a stop sign at the corner of Goshen Road and Rock Hill Road. Deputies report Byler attempted to turn onto Rock Hill road at an excessive speed and rolled the buggy onto its side.Passengers in the buggy, including a juvenile, were ejected onto the roadway and the horse suffered injuries, said deputies.Byler was taken into custody and after processing was released with appearance tickets.Deputies say no passengers were seriously injured in 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)last_img read more

Tony Winner Angela Lansbury is Never Retiring & Wants to Talk ‘Nonsense About Television’ with Maggie Smith

first_imgShe charms the husk right off of the corn! Angela Lansbury is preparing to envoke the spirit again in a West End revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, reprising her Tony-winning role of Madame Arcati, and recently spoke with the Evening Standard about her return to the London stage and retirement. Star Files View Comments Lansbury last appeared on Broadway in The Best Man. In addition to Blithe Spirit, she has won Tony Awards for Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Mame and Dear World. She garnered Oscar nominations for her performances in Gaslight, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Manchurian Candidate. She played Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote for 12 seasons.center_img The five-time Tony winner, who is performing for the first time in the West End in 40 years, revealed that Blithe Spirit  “might be” her last time treading the boards. However the Murder She Wrote star is not considering retiring from acting all together—“I would miss it very much.” Lansbury also revealed the “trepidation” she was feeling about living up to expectations: “I feel very awed by the reception that I’ve had so far. I’ve got to deliver the goods.” It’s not all work no play for the legend, however. She’s hoping to catch up with “old chum” Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith “to talk nonsense with her about television.” Angela Lansburylast_img read more

Ask The Cripple of Inishmaan Star Daniel Radcliffe Anything!

first_imgIf you had a magic wand, which celebrity would you transport to headquarters for an “Ask a Star” feature? We’d pick The Cripple of Inishmaan star Daniel Radcliffe! Our dreams have officially come true—the Harry Potter fave is taking a seat on the big grey couch to answer your questions on topics from Hogwarts to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. If we’re lucky, he might also answer a question or two about stripping down in Equus and his on-screen stint as a young Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. And of course, don’t forget to ask about his turn as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan, the role that nabbed him a 2014 Audience Choice Award nomination. Do you have something you’re dying to ask Radcliffe? Submit your questions below, then check back soon for your answers! Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 The Cripple of Inishmaan Related Shows View Commentscenter_img <a data-cke-saved-href="" href="">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> Daniel Radcliffe Star Fileslast_img read more

Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd & Judy Kaye Join the Cinderella Kingdom

first_img Cinderella Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Judy Kaye Related Shows View Comments Star Files Three enchanting new stars are moving to Cinderella’s kingdom! Screen stars Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd will make their Broadway debuts in the hit musical this fall alongside Tony winner Judy Kaye—but before they join the ball, they have a lot of rehearsing to do. The trio took a break on September 3 to meet the press and pose for photos at the Broadway Theatre, home of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Palmer and Shepherd, who will play Ella and Madame, respectively, will begin performances September 9, while Kaye will fly in as fairy godmother Marie beginning September 12. See the stars below with producer Stephen Kocis, director Mark Brokaw, book writer Douglas Carter Beane and producer Robyn Goodman. Ready to see these three new stars in action? Catch them in Cinderella on Broadway!last_img read more

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