County Giving Away Free Narcan Kits Part Of Overdose Prevention Initiative


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),Yep save the druggies and kill the babies.pathetic. Photo: Intropin / Wikipedia / CC BY 3.0MAYVILLE – Officials in Chautauqua County are giving away free Narcan Kits in an effort to help combat drug overdoses.Naloxone, also called Narcan, is an emergency medicine that can stop an opioid overdose.Last month, an increase in drug overdoses, and drug overdose deaths, was reported in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Chautauqua County government and members of the Chautauqua Substance Abuse Response Partnership want to encourage those in the community who are actively using drugs and those who have a loved one using drugs to carry Naloxone,” said officials in a statement. Free training and Naloxone kits are available locally through:Evergreen Health, 320 Prather Ave., Jamestown – (716) 847-2441Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services – (716) 753-6724Officials say anyone using opioids, whether for recreational purposes or otherwise, can be at risk for overdose. Other risk factors include:Using or taking drugs alone;Mixing opioids with other drugs like alcohol, benzodiazepines (Xanax and Ativan) and prescription stimulants (cocaine and Adderall);Having lower tolerance due to recent detox/drug treatment, incarceration, or illness; andNot knowing what drugs one is consuming such as using heroin cut with fentanyl.“An overdose can happen when the amount of drugs ingested causes suppressed breathing in a way that oxygen cannot reach vital organs, and the body begins to shut down,” said officials. “It is important to note that an overdose can occur anywhere from 20 minutes to two full hours after drug use.”Signs of an overdose include:Face is clammy to touch and has lost color;Blue lips and fingertips;Non-responsive to his/her name or a firm rub to the sternum (Center of the chest) using the knuckles;Slow breathing, erratic breathing, or no breathing at all;Deep snoring or a gurgling sound, what would be described as a “death rattle;” andHeartbeat is slow or has stopped.If you suspect an overdose, call 911 immediately.last_img read more


New York State Expands COVID-19 Travel Advisory List By Ten


first_imgMGN ImageALBANY — Governor Andrew Cuomo has added 10 more states to his travel advisory list.Cuomo announced on a Tuesday conference call 10 more states were added to the coronavirus travel advisory, which requires incoming travelers from these states to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.The new states are Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, and Washington, making 31 states total after Minnesota was removed from the list.The full updated list of states on the travel advisory: AlabamaAlaskaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaDelawareFloridaGeorgiaIndianaIowaIdahoKansasLouisianaMarylandMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNew MexicoNevadaNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaWashingtonWisconsinThe advisory quarantine applies to all people who arrive from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents overnight a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.People caught violating the advisory risk civil penalties of $2,000 to $10,000. 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 Arrested Following Alleged Assault


first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A 33-year-old Jamestown man was arrested after allegedly throwing rocks at a person at an East 2nd Street address Saturday afternoon.Jamestown Police say Travis Colley allegedly threw several rocks, breaking a front window to the dwelling and causing several hundred dollars in damages.Colley also allegedly threw a rock at a person at the residence, causing injury.Officers say this was an unprovoked attack and the victim was a protected party. Colley was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief and aggravated contempt.Police say Colley was taken to Jamestown City Jail and held without bail. 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


Walk for Paws Going Virtual


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) A dog at the Chautauqua County Humane Society. File image by Justin Gould / WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – Registration for this year’s Walk for Paws fundraiser at the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s is now underway.Director of Community Relations with the group, Brian Papalia, says because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s fundraiser will be taking place virtually on Facebook live.Papalia says this year has been very challenging for many, including animals that rely on the Human Society’s services.“We are reeling from the COVID shutdown in terms of how it’s affected both finances and operations,” said Papalia. “Adoptions have never stopped, but the work that goes into each one has increased greatly to keep adopters and staff safe and separated. Our 2nd Chances Thrift Store is operating on a limited schedule which has a major impact on funding needed for animal care.” Team and individual registrations are open for the 16th Annual Walk for Paws event at ChqHumane.org.He says the humane society will still be offering prizes for fundraisers and those will be delivered through the mail.“We have created some fun activities for folks and their pets to participate in as they fundraise for the homeless pets at CCHS leading up to the virtual walk,” said Papalia.The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals, and commitment to the community.last_img read more


President Trump Leaves The Hospital Following COVID-19 Treatment


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) Image by The White House / Tia Dufour WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that he would be leaving Walter Reed Medical Center and returning to the White House.“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good!” Trump tweeted. “Don’t be afraid of COVID. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs and knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”Trump’s doctors were expected to provide an update on the president’s condition.He and his wife both tested positive for the COVID-19 last week. last_img read more


Stage & Screen Great Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46


first_img Hoffman was last seen on Broadway in 2012 playing Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, a performance that earned him his third Tony Award nomination. In fact, he earned Tony nominations for all of his Broadway performances, also honored for True West in 2000 and Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 2003. Off-Broadway, he was known for his work as a member of LAByrinth Theater Company, directing the company’s productions of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, Our Lady of 121st Street and last year’s A Family for All Occasions. He was also seen onstage as Konstantin in The Seagull at the Delacorte Theatre and Iago in Othello. After 15 years of film work in flashy featured parts, Hoffman won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for playing Truman Capote in the bio-film Capote. He received subsequent nominations for Charlie Wilson’s War (2008), Doubt (2009) and The Master (2013). In 2010, Hoffman made his feature film directorial debut with Jack Goes Boating, a screen adaptation of the play he starred in off-Broadway in 2007. Other notable films include Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Happiness, Patch Adams, Flawless, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, State and Main, Almost Famous, Punch-Drunk Love, Cold Mountain, Mission: Impossible III, The Saves, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Synecdoche, New York, Moneyball and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He was reportedly filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay at the time of his death. Hoffman has discussed his struggles with drugs and alcohol in the past. After a stint in rehab following his college years at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Hoffman remained clean for 23 years until he checked himself into a detox facility in 2013, admitting to problems with prescription pills and heroin.  Hoffman is survived by three children, a son and two daughters, that he had with costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, his longtime partner. Academy Award winner and three-time Tony Award nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on February 2. According to The New York Times, the cause of death was an apparent drug overdose. He was 46 years old. View Commentslast_img read more


Danny Burstein Tapped for New Fiddler on the Roof Revival


first_img Star Files Danny Burstein Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 Fiddler on the Roof is to have its fifth revival on Broadway in the fall of 2015, according to the New York Times. The production will be directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, who has had informal talks with Danny Burstein to headline in the role of Tevye. No theater has yet been announced.Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in Anatevka, a village in Tsarist Russia during the eve of the revolution. Tevye is a poor milkman who cares for his five daughters. While he and the rest of the elders in the village are deeply routed in tradition, his daughters’ forward thinking clashes with Tevye’s principles and causes a rift in the family. The score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick features the songs “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Choreography in this latest production will be by Hofesh Shechter, based on the work of original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins.Burstein, who is currently readying to play Herr Schultz in the latest Broadway revival of Cabaret, has received four Tony nominations (for The Drowsy Chaperone, Follies and Sher’s productions of Golden Boy and South Pacific). His other Broadway credits include The Snow Geese, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A Class Act, Titanic, Company and many more.Fiddler first opened on Broadway in 1964, winning nine Tonys. The most recent Great White revival opened in 2004 and starred Alfred Molina and later in the run, Harvey Fierstein.  View Comments Related Shows Fiddler on the Rooflast_img read more


Going Once! Laughing Twice!! Sets Off-Broadway Dates


first_img View Comments The cast of Going Once! Laughing Twice!! will include Marlain Angelides, Elaine Baez, Breena Beck, Ben Cole, Daniel Damiano, Wes Drummond, Deborah Frost, Brian Jaffe, Winston Shaw and Scott Martin Watson. Written by Brian Jaffe and directed by Eric Parness, Going Once! Laughing Twice!! goes behind the scenes of Chump’s Auction House, a corrupt world of crooks and scoundrels. Bidding paddles and Chump Money in hand, audiences will join in on the auction. Whether you leave with something valuable or end up getting swindled is up to you. Going Once! Laughing Twice!! Related Shows Going Once! Laughing Twice!! is bringing the wacky antics of a corrupt auction house to St. Luke’s Theatre. The new comedy will begin off-Broadway performances September 25, with opening night set for October 15. Sold! Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2014last_img read more


Tickets Now Available for the Return of Disenchanted Off-Broadway


first_img Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino and directed by Fiely A. Matias, the tuner features your typical “princess posse” in a show that’s anything-but-typical. Snow White, Cinderella, Belle and more toss off the tiaras and get real in a not-for-kids musical where fairy tales will never be the same. Disenchanted premiered at Orlando’s International Fringe Festival in 2011 and has been licensed nationwide since. International productions are to begin this year and a first U.S. national tour will launch in 2016. Disenchanted The production will feature scenic design by Gentry Akens, costume design by Vanessa Leuck, lighting design by Graham Kindred and sound design by Keith Caggiano. Related Shows The cast of Disenchanted! previously included Michelle Knight as Snow White, Becky Gulsvig as Cinderella, Jen Bechter as Sleeping Beauty, Lulu Picart as Hua Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour, Alison Burns as Belle/The Little Mermaid/Rapunzel and Soara-Joye Ross as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog.center_img View Comments The royal renegades are returning to New York! Tickets are now available to fairy tale musical lampoon Disenchanted!, which is coming back to off-Broadway for an open-ended run. The comedy will begin performances on March 16 at Westside Theatre Upstairs; the cast and opening night will be announced shortly. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img read more


The Sound and the Fury Extends Before Opening Off-Broadway


first_imgThe Sound and the Fury has already extended its return engagement off-Broadway. The show, directed by John Collins and created by Elevator Repair Service, will begin previews in The Public Theater’s Martinson Theater on May 14 and now run through June 27; it had previously been set to shutter on June 13. Opening night is scheduled for May 21 and tickets are now on sale for the production.The Sound and the Fury is based on William Faulkner’s celebrated novel of the same name and follows the fictional Compson family of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. A once noble clan descended from a Civil War hero, the family falls victim to racism, greed and selfishness, embodying the clash between changing times and old ideals in the post-Civil War era. The play covers Part One of Faulkner’s novel, April Seventh, 1928.The ensemble cast is set to include Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Aaron Landsman, Randolph Curtis Rand, Greig Sargeant, Kaneza Schaal, Susie Sokol, Lucy Taylor, Tory Vazquez, Daphne Gaines, Rosie Goldensohn, Pete Simpson and Ben Williams.The Sound and the Fury will feature scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Colleen Werthmann, additional costumes by Jacob A. Climber, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Matt Tierney. View Commentslast_img read more