Stock Image.RANDOLPH — A Randolph man faces up to 30 years in prison after he was charged with production of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr.Alexander Carnahan, 27, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production of child pornography. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years, and a $250,000 fine.Assistant U.S. Attorneys Charles M. Kruly and Elizabeth R. Moellering, who are handling the case, said that according to the complaint, on June 9, the Jamestown Police Department responded to a residence for a report of alleged child sexual abuse involving an 11 year-old. The victim’s mother advised officers that another one of her children gave her a cell phone belonging to the defendant, who was staying with the family, and told her that there were nude images of the victim on the phone. The victim’s mother searched the phone and found what she believed to be nude images of the victim. The mother then kicked Carnahan out of the family residence.On June 16, Jamestown Police Officers executed a state search warrant on the defendant’s phone but did not locate any images or videos depicting child pornography. On June 17, a federal search warrant was executed on the defendant’s Google account. Investigators recovered several images and videos that appeared to match descriptions provided by the victim’s mother. The investigation determined that the defendant transferred the images and videos from his phone to his Google account. Investigators also recovered child pornography images that Carnahan did not produce himself. On August 13, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s current residence in Randolph. A second warrant authorized photographs of Carnahan’s hands to determine whether his hands matched a hand seen in the images of child pornography recovered by investigators.The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia, and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Acting Chief Timothy Jackson. 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)
Pixabay Stock Image.MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel says he hopes to use a recent appointment to an FCC committee to help foster more and better broadband in rural counties.Wendel, is a newly federally appointed member of Chairman Ajit Pai’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC).County Executive Wendel was nominated for the position by Johann Clendenin, who as Commissioner for the USVI Public Services Commission, was Chairman of the IAC’s TeleHealth Working Group last year.Wendel provided support and insight into the needs of rural America for needed TeleHealth services while he served on the Chautauqua County Legislature. The FCC TeleHealh Report was published in September and is used extensively as our nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission sought candidates with expertise relevant to broadband infrastructure deployment and adoption, particularly those with knowledge and experience specific to Tribal and rural communities, “Smart City” and infrastructure-related initiatives, state and local government consumer complaints processes and data trends, and public safety and homeland security matters. Clendenin, who is a graduate of SUNY College at Fredonia and served on the College Foundation Board for more than a decade, congratulated Wendel saying: “Well Done “P.J.,” your demonstrated commitment to rural infrastructure and to the County will continue to be appreciated during your national service. You join a special group of public officials who lead the way for our future!”The mission of the IAC is to provide advice to the Commission on the many telecommunications issues affecting local, state and Tribal governments that are within the jurisdiction of the FCC.These issues can range from major FCC policy priorities such as broadband adoption and deployment, especially in unserved and underserved rural areas and Tribal lands, to strengthening public safety communications infrastructure and emergency response capabilities, streamlining facilities siting while respecting public rights of way, monitoring the transition from “legacy” telecommunications services to emerging wireline networks and wireless networks, and ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the universal service programs.Because this committee consists of only Federal, state, local or Tribal governmental elected officials (or their designated employees), the IAC is exempt from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (“FACA”). 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) File image by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.CASSADAGA – The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy was recently awarded a state grant for improvements to its Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park.The group says a $40,000 grant will allow them to make trail improvements, enhancing and connecting trails at the park located on the old Route 60 just outside of Cassadaga.The group also plans to create a entryway welcome kiosk and pavilion that will offer visitors shelter and information about the park.On the shoreline of Mud Lake, a wildlife observation blind will be constructed featuring an elevated platform and ramp for access. Gaps will be included in the blind’s walls facing the lake which will allow visitors to use binoculars to observe birds and other wildlife in and on Mud Lake. The park encompasses 77 acres of woods and wetlands at the head of the Cassadaga Lakes, including 26 acres of shoreland wetlands and 1,100 feet of natural shoreline.The grant is funded from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund.“We thank State Senator George Borrello, Assemblyman Andy Goodell and Governor Cuomo for their support of this project and the New York State Conservation Partnership Program during this challenging time,” said John Jablonski, Executive Director of the CWC. “The CWC has registered over 1,300 persons using its preserves over the last nine months. We anticipate that this site will become one of area’s most popular walking destinations.”The completion of these improvements and the park opening are scheduled for summer 2021.
After Midnight Related Shows Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds had a late-night date with the cast of After Midnight on February 6! The pair, who have racked up a total of 16 Grammy Awards between them, will take the stage as celebrity guest soloists in the toe-tapping tribute to Duke Ellington this spring. Before it’s their turn to croon with the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars Orchestra, Braxton and Babyface took in the extravaganza at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and after the show, the stars stopped backstage to snap a photo with their new castmates. Check out this Hot Shot of the stars, then catch their Broadway guest appearance in After Midnight from March 18 through 30! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014
View Comments The Sound and the Fury will once again play 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, 2015 and run through June 13. Opening night is scheduled for May 21.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 and Ben Williams.The Sound and the Fury will feature scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Colleen Werthmann, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Matt Tierney.
Related Shows Hand to God Hand to God will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Jill BC Du Boff, puppet design by Marte Johanne Ekhougen and fight direction by Robert Westley. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Boyer (The Wolf of Wall Street) will play Jason/Tyrone with Kudisch (9 to 5: The Musical) as Pastor Greg, Geneva Carr, in her Broadway debut, as Margery, Sarah Stiles (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Jessica and Michael Oberholtzer, in his Broadway debut, as Timmy. View Comments In Hand to God, the good children of Cypress, Texas, are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man’s puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected. Robert Askins’ Hand to God is heading to the Great White Way! Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the new play ran at MCC Theater off-Broadway earlier this year and Steven Boyer, three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch and all the cast will all be reprising their roles at Broadway’s Booth Theatre. Previews will begin on March 12, 2015, with opening night set for April 7.
View Comments So, there was no relearning process or readjustment? It’s all a learning process, and that’s one of things that I find so exciting about doing a play as good as this one. The learning never ends. When I’m backstage listening to the play, when I’m doing a scene that we spent hours rehearsing and now performing, I hear things that I’ve never heard. I see things that I’ve never seen. There are discoveries made on stage by the company that I’m in. I’m constantly learning. But this is all predicated on David Rabe, because there are some plays that do have a ceiling: you can only take them so far. With this play, it is so complex and there’s such density to the denial that each character experiences, and on top of if the familial complexities, make it something actually worth revisiting performance after performance. Sticks and Bones Harriet’s cheeriness is almost a mania. It must be an exhausting performance. How do you recover every night? One of the things that any actor takes comfort in is that people have been here before you. I’m setting no precedent. People have performed Hamlet eight shows a week. They have performed King Lear eight shows a week. They have performed Blanche DuBois eight shows a week [laughs]. I saw F. Murray Abraham do Galileo at Classic Stage Company. There are far more monstrous-sized characters that people bring to life. It’s what you want. You want a catharsis in the theater, and David Rabe has given us one. That’s what makes this play feel like it’s breathing rare air is the tone of it. The landscape is not naturalism and at the same time it must be truthful. There must be a real honesty in the love that the family experiences. Otherwise, it’s not worth it. What’s it like being back onstage after a nearly decade-long absence? Plays are funny things. I started acting when I was 14 doing high school plays. Then, at 15, I left to do repertory theatre in upstate New York at a place called Cortland Rep and then I apprenticed there and went back when I was 16. Then I went to Carnegie Mellon and studied theater for four years, so that kind of immersion at a young age it’s kind of like riding a bicycle: it becomes part of you. It’s not like anything else. Being away from the stage and coming back to it is like water. What makes you decide to take a role, whether it’s Sticks and Bones or something else? In the case of this play, this play was a conundrum in a way because it reads really differently than how it’s performed. It was such an enticing thing that I kind of went, “Wow, I just want to throw in the money and I want to gamble on this one.” It felt [like] there was a richness there and the tone of it is so mysterious and has such a strange lift off the ground that I just wanted to see what that would be like. Holly Hunter’s film and television career is packed with memorable roles, but she’s also a stage veteran—in fact, the Coen Brothers wrote her part in Raising Arizona after seeing her in Crimes of the Heart on Broadway in 1981. The Oscar and Emmy winner is returning to her roots in the New Group production of Sticks and Bones, David Rabe’s 1971 drama about rigorously placid suburban parents (Hunter and Bill Pullman) who go from elated to distraught when their son (Ben Schnetzer) returns from the Vietnam War. Below, Hunter talks about her return to the stage and why seeing David Rabe’s work is like “breathing rare air.” See Holly Hunter in Sticks and Bones at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Your father, uncle, and two brothers were in the military during wartime. Are you drawing on any real-life experience? I’m a child of the ‘70s, not a child so much of the ‘60s. I’m just a little behind this era. My brothers were very much in this era and my sister. I gleaned a certain kind of consciousness about this, but only vicariously. I was too young to really experience this full on. At the same time, because of my age—I’m 56—I’m very aware of this era. I certainly benefitted from the incredible music. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 As an adult, do you now look at the period of time differently? The Vietnam War takes on a whole other meaning for me now, especially in light of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. I feel that we have been steeped in a kind of denial about Iraq. Going into that war, it was a silent kind of conflict that was felt by fewer Americans than one would think. Vietnam was felt by so many because there was a draft, so the tentacles came down via the lottery into anybody’s lives. Iraq felt like it was more relegated to parts of the country where young men and women were enlisting, and it just felt like we never saw bodies. Iraq went by almost without a whimper, and there’s been a lack of funding for veterans coming home needing attention. There are no funds to really address many of the issues that people experience—from psychological to physiological—that they come back to the United States with.
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 View Comments Something Rotten! Christian Borle The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Christian Borle has the power, and we’re not just talking about his Tony-winning role as the Bard in Something Rotten!! Not only will the two-time Tony winner star as Marvin in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Falsettos; it has also been announced that he will transport theater fans to the world of pure imagination as the candy man himself in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (This means that Borle could be up against himself for Best Actor in a Musical at the 2017 Tony Awards, btw.) But before Borle starts slinging golden tickets as Willy Wonka, let’s recall our fave stage and screen characters he has portrayed. (After all, you can’t spell “Borle” without “role.”) Who could forget him as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher or as Tom Levitt in Smash? Which of Borle’s various roles do you think are his most eggcellent? Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek kicked off this challenge with his top 10!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and then click “rearrange list” (or, if you have nothing to rearrange, go right ahead and hit “publish”).STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! Star Files
Chicago She’s starting with a bang! Veronica Dunne begins performances as Roxie Hart in Chicago on October 17. The Disney star makes her Broadway debut as the leading lady during the Tony-winning revival’s 20th anniversary, which officially takes place on November 14. Dunne steps in for Dylis Croman and is set to play a six-week limited engagement through November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre.Dunne stars on Disney’s K.C. Undercover and recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate film The Ninth Passenger with Jesse Metcalfe. She got her start on stage in the Lythgoe Family Production of Cinderella with Broadway veterans Shoshana Bean and Jennifer Leigh Warren. Dunne went on to star in the stage productions of Into the Woods, Chicago, Cabaret and most recently, the world premiere of Joe Iconis’ new musical, The Black Suits.Chicago currently stars Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments Veronica Dunne(Photo: Nathan Johnson) Related Shows from $49.50
Related Shows David Mamet’s latest play now has a name! The Walking Dead’s Lawrence Gilliard Jr. and more have been tapped for the world premiere of the playwright’s The Penitent off-Broadway. Directed by Neil Pepe, the previously reported (but untitled) production will play a limited engagement, February 8, 2017 through March 19. Opening night is set for February 27 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater.Along with Gilliard Jr. as The Attorney, The Penitent will feature Chris Bauer (True Blood) as Charles, Jordan Lage (Glengarry Glen Ross) as Richard and Rebecca Pidgeon (The Old Neighborhood) as Kath.A renowned psychiatrist (Bauer) is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics and faith are thrown into question.The Penitent will feature scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Laura Bauer and lighting design by Don Holder. ‘The Penitent’ The Penitent View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017