Siena Poll: Majority Of Voters Trust Cuomo Over Trump On NY Reopening

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 Andrea Hanks, White House / Gabriel López Albarrán, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.NEW YORK STATE – Governor Andrew Cuomo got a record high job performance and favorability rating in the latest Siena Poll.His favorability is now at 77 percent, up by six percent from last month’s ratings and his job performance is at 71 percent, up 8 percent since last month, according to the poll. Both ratings are a record high for the governor.“Cuomo is feeling the love from New Yorkers of all stripes in year three of his third term, and his first global pandemic. He is viewed favorably by 90 percent of Democrats, 73 percent of independents and 53 percent of Republicans, his first time favorable with Republicans in more than six years,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.Also in the poll, 78 percent of voters said they trust Cuomo over President Donald Trump when it comes to plans on reopening the state of New York. “When it comes to whom New Yorkers trust more to make decisions about reopening the state and its economy – the President or the Governor – it’s not even close. Only 16 percent of voters – and only 36 percent of Republicans – trust Trump, compared to 78 percent of all voters – and 56 percent of Republicans – who trust Cuomo. Even self-identified conservatives trust Cuomo more, 57-34 percent,” Greenberg said.Other notable figures from the poll:Half of New Yorkers know someone with coronavirus and one-third know someone who has died from it.At least 86 percent of voters from every party, region, gender race or religion are in favor of wearing face coverings in public and agree with Governor Cuomo’s decision on extending NY PAUSE.One-third of households in New York have a laid off worker and someone working from home.About 70 percent of New Yorkers who answered the poll say the state cannot reopen without having widespread coronavirus testing.About two-thirds of voters think that large gatherings will not be possible this summer.To read the full poll, click here.last_img read more

Cornell Coooperative Extension Likes Playing Chicken

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) Aimee Rivers/CC By-SA 2.0CORNELL – Chickens, long a staple of grillers, families and picnics, have come a long way in how they grow and are readied for marker, according to Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program.The program is committed to helping farmers produce safe, high quality products by providing research-based support to poultry producers across the region. Nearly 20 percent of farms in the region raise meat chickens (broilers), and these producers have harnessed modern science to preserve their farming tradition.In an effort to educate consumers on where their chicken dinners come from, the program issued a press release regarding the ways chickens are raised from incubation to broiler or grill.Baby chicks arrive at farms when they are between 24 and 72 hours old. They are placed in warm barns or under heat lamps, where they are provided with fresh water and a balanced feed to meet their nutritional needs. These birds are raised to between 5 and 8 weeks of age, at which point they will weigh between 3.5 and 6 pounds,” a program spokesperson said. “While the growth rate of these birds is remarkable, it is not done with any hormones or steroids, which have been illegal to use in chicken production since the 1950s. The history behind these chickens’ ability to grow so well is tied to their genetics and a contest called “The Chicken of Tomorrow.” Cornell Cooperative Extension Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, Amy Barkley, shares some of the history of modern chicken farming. The chickens pictured here are prior to and following strong genetic selection that resulted from the “Chicken of Tomorrow” contest. Photo from “Growth, efficiency, and yield of commercial broilers from 1957, 1978, and 2005”, by M.J. Zuidhof et al.Prior to this contest announcement in 1944, farms producing meat chickens were raising dual-purpose breeds, chickens that are those whose females (hens) are good egg layers and males (roosters) are suitable, but not ideal, meat birds. The meat on these birds was sometimes tough and stringy since the birds foraged on the homestead or farm and were older in age when they made it to the soup pot.Furthermore, there wasn’t a lot of meat on one bird. After World War II ended, the United States Department of Agriculture and A&P supermarkets saw the potential to develop a better meat bird and set forth the contest. Contest rules were simple: every farm would raise their own genetic line of meat-producing bird, send the eggs to a centralized location to hatch and rear the offspring, and then the birds would be processed, measured, and taste-tested. State, regional, and national contests ran from 1946 – 1948.The national contest culminated with 2,000 birds from various farms across the country that were evaluated on criteria including skin color, meat texture, overall meatiness, feathering, and the amount of feed needed to produce a pound of chicken. The winning birds of this contest went on to continue improving the genetic lines of meat chickens at a rapid pace, and still serve as the building blocks for the majority of meat bird genetic lines raised around the world to this day.Demand in recent years has shifted slightly from the traditional white-feathered fast-growing bird to a slower-growing, more traditional bird for reasons related to texture and flavor. Today, consumers can choose from a traditional or slower-growing meat bird, the latter of which takes about 25 to 50 percent longer to mature, but has a richer flavor and greater proportion of dark meat. While it’s difficult to find these slower-growing birds in the supermarket, farms across southwestern New York have them for sale, in addition to many local farms which also raise the traditional broiler.There are many small and mid-sized farms in the region which produce two main categories of broilers: barn-raised and pasture-raised. Barn-raised birds are reared in a barn with plenty of light, soft litter, good ventilation, ample feed, and clean water. These farms typically have a larger number of birds for sale.Pasture raised birds are reared in a barn for the first 1-2 weeks from hatch to ensure that they get a good start before continuing their life outdoors. After this time, they are let onto pasture where they are able to forage for bugs and grass. These birds are fed a grain diet as well to make sure that they receive proper nutrition, which they are not able to get from foraging alone. Pastured broilers take longer to mature compared to barn-raised broilers, but may have a slightly richer flavor profile since their diet is more varied. Typically, these flocks are smaller in size than barn-raised flocks. Many producers of slow-growth broilers choose to rear their flocks on pasture.While there are some differences in how chickens are raised and the breed of chicken raised for the table, behind every bird is a farmer who cares for their craft and is excited to share their chicken and farming story.Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program specialists are here to help provide research-based resources and support during this challenging time. Their team of four specialists include Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522 or; Joshua Putman, Field Crops (716-490-5572 or; Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management (517-416-0386 or; and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844 or While specialists are working remotely at this time, they are still offering consultations via phone, text, email, videoconferencing, and mail. They are also providing weekly updates with timely resources and connections via email and hardcopy and virtual programming.The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is the newest Cornell Cooperative Extension regional program and covers Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben Counties. The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops regional specialists work with Cornell faculty and Extension educators to address the issues that influence the agricultural industry in New York by offering educational programming and research based information to agricultural producers, growers, and agribusinesses in the Southwestern New York Region. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. For more information about this program, or to be added to their contact list, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader, at 716-640-0522,, or visit their website read more

Power Outage Strikes Jamestown’s South Side On Labor Day Monday

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN – A power outage occurred around 11:45 a.m. Monday morning, cutting power to south side Jamestown streets such as Cole, Foote Avenue, South Main, Hazard, Broadhead, Prospect, Ivy, and Barker. According to officials with the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, a large tree branch fell upon a power line on Sabin and South Main Streets, cutting electricity to the area.Power was restored to all the affected areas by 1:05 p.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

Chautauqua County Reports 16 New Cases Of COVID-19 Friday

first_imgWNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County health officials have reported 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 Friday afternoon, bringing the total number of confirmed cases countywide to 1,445.The Village of Fredonia saw the highest number of cases Friday with nine new cases reported. There is one new case each in Jamestown, Frewsburg, Gerry, Bemus Point, Portland, and Westfield. There are currently 141 cases that remain active.12 people remain hospitalized within the county with the virus. To date, there have been 1,288 recoveries and 16 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)last_img read more

Woman Charged For Allegedly Stealing Over $1,000 In Products From Walmart

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) Stock image by Rusty Clark / CC BY 2.0 LAKEWOOD – A woman is facing several charges after allegedly stealing over $1,000 in merchandise from the Lakewood Walmart this week.Lakewood-Busti Police say Caitlin Coleburn, who officers say also goes by Caitlin Arnold, was arrested last Sunday night after allegedly walking out of the superstore with a shopping cart containing $1,648 worth of unpaid items.Furthermore, officers say Coleburn was wearing a new pair of shoes she allegedly stole from the store.A record check revealed the woman committed pervious thefts at the shopping center and was banned from all Walmart properties. Coleburn is charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief.She was later released from police custody with an appearance ticket.last_img read more

Lindsay Posner to Direct the U.K. Premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities at The Old Vic

first_img The show was first seen in 2010 at New York’s Lincoln Center, before transferring to Broadway where it garnered five Tony nominations. Other Desert Cities was also a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Baitz is an American playwright, screenwriter and television producer best known for his TV series Brothers and Sisters. His plays include The Substance of Fire, A Fair Country, Ten Unknowns, The Paris Letter, The Film Society, Mizlansky/Zilinsky and Three Hotels as well as a new version of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Other Desert Cities will feature design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Peter Mumford and music by Michael Bruce. London View Commentscenter_img Posner’s most recent directing credit at The Old Vic was Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy. Posner was Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre from 1987 to 1992 where his production of Death and The Maiden won two Olivier Awards. His many other London directing credits include Noises Off, Butley, An Ideal Husband, Fool For Love, A View From The Bridge, Carousel and Fiddler on The Roof. The U.K. premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Tony-nominated play Other Desert Cities is set to kick off a season of productions to be presented in-the-round at The Old Vic, reprising the transformation of the venue’s auditorium first seen in 2008. Directed by Olivier award winner Lindsay Posner, the production will begin previews March 13, with opening night set for March 24. Other Desert Cities follows Brooke Wyeth as she returns to the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years with some incendiary news for her Republican parents, her upbeat brother and her recovering alcoholic aunt. She is about to publish a memoir about her family, exposing a pivotal moment in their painful and explosive past, her actions threatening to push fractured family relations to a point beyond repair.last_img read more

To the Bone Will Kick Off Cherry Lane Theatre’s 90th Season

first_img To the Bone follows Latina immigrant poultry workers in the U.S. and gives audiences a look inside the lives of the invisible work force that puts food on our tables. The contemporary drama was inspired by interviews conducted by Ramirez during a six-month period in New York State’s Sullivan County. View Comments Ramirez’s previous writing credits include Exit Cuckoo, Art of Memory, Invisible Women-Rise, All Fall Down and Pas de Deux (lost my shoe). Cherry Lane Theatre, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, will kick off its fall season with the world premiere of Lisa Ramirez’s To the Bone. Ramirez will also appear in the play, under the direction of Lisa Peterson. To the Bone will begin performances on September 9 and run through October 4. Opening night is set for September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre. Joining Ramirez in the cast are Annie Henk, Liza Fernandez, Paola Lazaro-Munoz, Xochitl Romero, J.J. Perez, Gerardo Rodriguez and Haynes Thigpen. The play will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Russell Champa, costumes by Theresa Squire and sound design by Jill Du Boff.last_img read more

Tony Winner Patti LuPone Set to Get Spooky on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful

first_img Patti LuPone After appearing on American Horror Story and Girls, Patti LuPone knows a thing or two about spooky television series. Now, the Broadway legend will add another to her list: Penny Dreadful. According to Deadline, LuPone will be a guest star on the Showtime series’ second season. Little is known of the role she will take on, but the mysterious character will be of great importance to Vanessa, played by Eva Green. The new season is slated to premiere next year. Star Files View Commentscenter_img LuPone took home Tony Awards for her performances in Gypsy and Evita. Her additional stage credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sweeney Todd and Anything Goes. In addition to AHS and Girls, her screen appearances include Driving Miss Daisy, Witness, Parker, City by the Sea, Life Goes On, 30 Rock and Ugly Betty. Penny Dreadful follows Sir Malcolm Murray and Ethan Chandler, who team up to combat supernatural dangers in Victorian London. The horror series employs many characters from 19th century British literature, including Dorian Gray, Dr. Frankenstein and his monster and Abraham Van Helsing. The cast includes theater vets Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory and Reeve Carney. The second season will also feature guest appearances by Tony winner Douglas Hodge and Tony nominee Sarah Greene.last_img read more

Carly Hughes Will Return to Chicago on Broadway

first_imgCarly Hughes will once again rouge her knees and roll her stockings down! The actress is set to return to the long-running revival of Chicago as Velma Kelly August 22 through September 4 at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre. She will step in for Amra Faye Wright, who is scheduled to takes a brief hiatus.Hughes’ Broadway credits include Pippin, Beautiful, Ghost, The Book of Mormon, Ragtime, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.Along with Wright, Chicago currently stars Brandy Norwood as Roxie Hart (through August 2), Ivan Hernandez as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. As previously reported, Amy Spanger will play the role of Roxie Hart August 4 through August 16; Rumer Willis will then take over as Roxie from August 18. Related Shows Chicago View Comments from $49.50last_img read more

Andrew Rannells Will Step In for Jonathan Groff in Hamilton

first_img View Comments Jonathan Groff Hamilton from $149.00 Related Shows Star Files What comes next? Well, in Andrew Rannells’ case it will be reigning over Broadway as King George in Hamilton! The Tony nominee is set to step in from October 27 through November 29 for current star Jonathan Groff, who is departing the production to work on the final installment of Looking. Groff will return to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on December 1.Rannells received a Tony nod for his performance as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. He’s also appeared on the Great White Way in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jersey Boys and Hairspray. His screen credits include The Intern, Girls, The New Normal and Bachelorette. Rannells will be the third actor to play His Majesty; Groff replaced Brian d’Arcy James during the off-Broadway run earlier this year so James could headline Something Rotten!.Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all make appearances in the tuner about America’s fiery past.Starring Miranda in the title role, the cast also currently includes Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler and Javier Muñoz as Hamilton alternate.last_img read more