Mayor Sundquist Close To Naming New Jamestown Police Chief

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) JAMESTOWN – The search for Jamestown’s next police chief may soon come to an end as the city’s mayor has narrowed down the search to three candidates.Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist tells WNY News Now he hopes to finalize a potential offer to one of the three by November’s City Council Voting Session; with a public announcement coming either later this week or early next.The Mayor says the final three, which out of respect for the candidates will not be publicly announced at the moment, are made up of both internal and external applicants.Sundquist says he is looking for a person who is community oriented and able to address tough questions like: What should policing look like in Jamestown? “All three are very driven individuals that really want to make the community better,” said Sundquist. “Each one has had years of experience working with a police department, but more importantly the top attribute that I am looking for in a police chief is someone that is willing to adapt and change as the needs of the community change.”The Mayor says he wants the candidate to be able to understand community policing efforts and be able to make changes within the department for the benefit of the entire city.“When I talk about community policing, I’m talking about a force that is out there, that is being with our kids in the schools, that is being able to walk the beat in neighborhoods, so that as people are sitting on their porches the police officers know who they are, they know what is going on in the community, that is the type of community policing that we need to get back to,” explained Sundquist. “We’ve focused so much on law and order, and so much on putting people in jail, that we forgot that one of the key components of a police department is knowing the community that they serve.”Additionally, the Mayor says he wants to appoint a chief that would advocate for more wraparound services like mental health outreach and domestic violence prevention.Sundquist has been working with a police chief recommendation committee on finding a good candidate for the job after Police Chief Harry Snellings retired in July.In the meantime, Jamestown Police Lieutenant Timothy Jackson is serving as interim chief. Sundquist says Jackson was among applicants, but, didn’t say if he is among the final three.He says several members of Jamestown Police have applied for the position.last_img read more

Steelers back atop AFC North heading into bye week

first_imgThe Steelers used three long drives to compile 21 points on their way to a 24-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals to recapture first place in the AFC North after a Baltimore Ravens loss, going into their bye week. The defending AFC champs are 7-3, a half-game clear of the Bengals and Ravens. After a crushing loss to the Ravens last week the Steelers had to beat the surprising Bengals (6-3) in order to stay in the playoff race, thinking the Ravens would easily defeat the lowly Seattle Seahawks. However, the Ravens lost 22-17, dropping into a second place tie with the Bengals. Rashard Mendenhall ran for two touchdowns, and the Steelers intercepted rookie quarterback Andy Dalton’s passes twice in the fourth quarter, holding on for a 24-17 victory.Pittsburgh grabbed a needed win by putting together long, balanced drives while thousands of Steelers fans waved Terrible Towels in the first sellout crowd of the season at Paul Brown Stadium.Dalton handled most of what Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau threw at him. He had two more touchdown passes, giving him 14 overall — the most by a rookie quarterback in his first nine games since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. But in the end, a Steelers defense that’s finally healthy and forcing turnovers got to him.Pittsburgh came in with just two interceptions all season. But cornerback William Gay anticipated Dalton’s throw and stepped in front of Jerome Simpson for a clinching interception inside the Steelers’ 20-yard line with 2:27 left.Ike Taylor had another outstanding game holding Cincinnati’s top receiver, A. J. Green to just one catch which was a 36 yard touchdown. With Hines Ward playing limited minutes, Antonio Brown had 5 catches for 86 yards and Mike Wallace 6 receptions for 54 yards. Jerricho Cotchery grabbed his first touchdown pass for the Steelers on a 16 yard pass. Ward only had one catch for 10 yards.Ben Roethlisberger had a good game completing 21 of 33 passes for 245 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The interception was actually on Heath Miller.Once again the offense was impressive early but died in the second half. It was 17-10 at the half, with the Steelers not scoring in the fourth quarter.The young Bengals did not give up after dropping behind 14-0 early in the first quarter but came back to tie it 17-17 in the third quarter, before the final drive capped off by a brilliant 9 yard Mendenhall touchdown run.The defense was once again outstanding as they held the Bengals running game in check, Cedrick Benson had just 57 yards on 15 carries, and shut down the receivers with the exception of Andrew Hawkins who had 5 receptions for 56 yards.Coach Mike Tomlin on the game after the game: “Good bounce back for us in many ways. Probably more than anything the sufficient plays from the defense particularly down the stretch to preserve the win in light of how we finished the game last week. We are excited about that. Largely as a team if we are going to be the kind of team we desire to be we’ve got to quickly get back on the winning side of things when we don’t do the job. That is what this game was about. Obviously it was an AFC North game on the road. All of those things are important. I liked the overall effort of all of the men. We had a few minor injuries and so forth in-game. I don’t think it’s going to be anything that could be problematic coming out of the bye.”Coming out of the bye week the Steelers face the Kansas City Chiefs (4-5), the Bengals again, the Browns (3-6), the red hot San Francisco 49ers (8-1), the St. Louis Rams (2-7) and the Browns. The Bengals and Ravens will face each other in Baltimore this weekend. GAME CHANGER—Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood (96) celebrates after cornerback William Gay (22) intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter against the Bengals, Nov. 13, in Cincinnati. Running back Cedric Benson (32) kneels at right. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble) last_img read more

When Ed Woodward tried to be ‘matey’ with Wayne Rooney

first_imgAdvertisement 242b65fNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsaq98mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6mie( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6lr081qWould you ever consider trying this?😱uqrCan your students do this? 🌚3c7xRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ed Woodward finds himself in hot water after Manchester United’s worst start to a Premier League campaign in its history. Ironically, it seems to be the perfect occasion to look back on the time Woodward tried to be mushy with Wayne Rooney.Advertisement In 2016 , after a FA Cup semi-final victory against Everton, the former England striker received a weird text message.Advertisement Hi Wazza,” a text from the Chief Executive began. “Loved the game.”But, according to The Athletic, Rooney was not impressed by Woodward’s attempts to be ‘matey’.Advertisement The implicit bitterness stems from the time in 2013 when Rooney and his agent approached Woodward to talk about leaving the club, maybe to Chelsea who were interested.Woodward said of Rooney and Stratford: “I don’t want to be their friend. We think Wayne loves football so much he won’t sulk, he’ll go on the pitch and give his all.”Woodward now has bigger problems to solve as injuries keep mounting and Manchester United aren’t able to win games. Advertisementlast_img read more

Red Bank Republican Burnham Says She’ll Run As An Independent

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Council President Cindy Burnham will be seeking re-election on the governing body in November – but not as a Republican.“After pondering it,” and suffering the rejection of the party municipal committee on Sunday, Burnham said, “I’m going to run as an independent,” for her second three-year term on the borough council.The municipal committee selected Brian Hanlon and Kellie O’Bosky Colwell to appear on the ballot for the primary and likely the general election for the two seats up this year among the six-member governing body.Hanlon works in the financial sector in a Red Bank office; Colwell is a local artist, according to Sean Di Somma, the GOP municipal chair.Democrats had recently announced their candidates, multi-term Incumbent Kathy Horgan and Erik Yngstrom, a lawyer.In the selections and omission Di Somma said “I think the committee made a decision based upon what was best for Red Bank.”“I was very disappointed but not surprised,” by the outcome, Burnham said, given her increasingly contentious relationship with both Di Somma and her GOP council colleagues.She said she felt “betrayed” by the other three Republican council members who failed to rally behind her, after her meeting with committee members on Sunday, seeking their support, Burnham said.“I feel I got those people elected,” ushering in the first Republican majority on the governing body in more than two decades, she maintained.The other Republican councilmembers are Linda Schwabenbauer, Mark Taylor and Michael Whelan.During her tenure on the council—and even before—Burnham has  long been at odds with Democrats and more recently with Republicans over a variety of issues. “Since I’ve been on the council I’ve been the ‘no’ vote for the last three years,” opposing a number of issues she felt wasn’t in the community’s best interest, “stopping wasteful spending and preventing developers to get over Red Bank residents.”But her blanket opposition has been an issue for Republicans and an impediment to improvements, Di Somma countered. “Cindy has shown for the last three years she has a backward vision at a time when we’re facing a lot of competition from other towns,” he said.Burnham will shortly file her petition as an independent for the November ballot with the county clerk of elections.Read the complete story in this week’s The Two River Times, on newsstands Thursday.last_img read more

She shoots, she scores — freshman Taylor wins again

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsLast week Lauren Taylor became the first freshman in Portland State school history to capture a women’s golf tournament.Tuesday, the Nelson native added another first beside her name in the Portland State record book.Taylor shot a final round 75 to claim the top prize at the Big Sky Conference Anteater Invitational title at Dove Canyon Country Club in Dove Canyon, CA.With the victory the Granite Pointe at Nelson golfer becomes only the third Viking player to win twice in a career.“I knew she was good, I didn’t know she would be this good, this soon,” Portland State head Coach Kathleen Takaishi said on the university website. “She struggled a little down the stretch, but 17 and 18 aren’t easy holes.”Taylor, the leader following Day one of the two-day tournament, finished with a 218 total, following round of 71, 72 and 75. She won the event by two strokes over Joyce Chong of Nevada and Kayla Mortellaro of Idaho.Taylor had eight birdies over three rounds led the Vikings and now has a 75.75 scoring average in 12 competitive rounds to lead the team.Portland State was also a winner in the team category, edging out Nevada by six shots.The Viks started Tuesday shots being Day one leader Long Beach State by two shots. However, Portland State roared to the top of the leader board to finish the event with an 890 total. UC Irvine was thirds at 899 followed by Long Beach State at 900.Taylor won as a freshman in Irving, CA., at the Folino Invitational Tourney hosted by Cal State Fullerton.The achievement garnered the L.V. Rogers Bomber grad Big Sky Conference player of the week honours.Prior to her win in Irving, Taylor’s best finished was a tie for seventh at the OSU/Washington Triangle event. In two other tournaments in Colorado and Fresno State, the 19-year-old golfer finished 24th and 30th.The Vikings continue the season Monday and Tuesday at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic before traveling to the Big Sky Championship on April 18-20. Both tournaments take place the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ.Taylor attends Portland State on a golf scholarship. The West Kootenay Junior Golf graduate is enrolled in first year studies. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Goodbye Ms Fernie

first_imgAdvertisement t’s the closing weekend of Hot Docs and a roomful of documentarians are awaiting the announcement of festival prizes. There’s a buzz about Steve James being in the crowd to receive his lifetime achievement award. But it’s Lynne Fernie who receives the only standing ovation of the night. The much-loved Canadian Spectrum film programmer announced this spring she’s stepping back from Hot Docs after 14 years.“It breaks our hearts that you’re leaving us, Lynne,” said festival executive director Brett Hendrie from the stage of the Isabel Bader theatre. “When I started working at Hot Docs the festival had just graduated from cafes and church basements to a dozen cinemas across Toronto. This festival wouldn’t be what it is now without you here.”During her time at Hot Docs, Fernie watched nearly 6,000 documentaries (programming about 600), introduced and wrote about her film choices and welcomed hundreds of filmmakers to the festival each year. “Her passion is as deep as her knowledge, and her championing of Canadian documentaries and the people who make them has never wavered,” says lead programmer Shane Smith. “She fights for filmmakers, advocates for their films and tirelessly works to ensure they have the best possible experience at Hot Docs. And she can drink me, an Australian, under the table.” Login/Register With: She is also exceptionally humble and graceful.“I wanted to leave the festival but you Canadians kept sending films so I couldn’t bear to leave,” says Fernie holding a bouquet of flowers from the stage. “Whether we were able to choose it, whether we agonized or recommended it to other programmers, it was a pleasure to be in the theatre celebrating with you.”The agonizing was one of the most difficult parts of the gig. “When you phone filmmakers up and invite their films, those 40 or 50 films, you’re really beloved by people. And then when the letters of regret go out you’re hated by 350 people,” says Fernie, who once turned down her best friend’s film.Fernie dreams about the films she watches for months afterwards, creating a sort of “post-traumatic stress by proxy,” she says. “My banker says I’m afraid to invest because I’ve seen too many dystopic economic films where everything comes crashing down.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Photo courtesy Lynn Fernie Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Winnipeg mural festival teams up Indigenous artists with local youth

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsPublic art has the ability to inspire, educate and bring together communities.One Indigenous artist is hoping a new mural in Winnipeg will do just this.Annie Beach, who is Cree and Saulteaux, is designing a large-scale mural with the help of community members in the city.Over the next week she’s leading workshops where participants are required to do some self-reflection.“I wanted to base this mural and this workshop on this idea of how place can effect those around you and your individual place when you’re thinking about…the grand scheme of things,” said Beach.“This idea of people, land, animals, plants and how all those things are interconnected.”During the workshops participants create collages, which Beach will then use as references to design the final piece.The project is part of this year’s Wall to Wall Mural and Culture Festival taking place in September and is a mentorship between Beach and local youth.The festival is responsible for more than 50 murals located in the city’s core areas.Many of the murals, like the Star Blanket Project, represent Indigenous cultures.“For both Native and non-Native people it’s important to think about the history of this place and what it means to an individual,” said Beach. “Especially if you’re a settler or newcomer thinking about this history that maybe isn’t as apparent to you as an individual.”Synonym Art Consultation puts on the festival in partnership with other local organizations.The group has teamed up with Studio 393, a youth-led arts studio, to facilitate the workshops with the end goal of engaging local youth.Osani Balkaran, an instructor with Studio 393, said the space allows youth to find a passion.Balkaran himself started attending programming at the studio when he was 12 before eventually working there.“You can see that progression over time when people start coming around often enough,” said Balkaran. “They sort of zone in on one thing…and then you get to see them do really well and take that skill and apply it to different things.”This year’s festival will produce another 15 murals including another mentorship project with First Nations artist Peatr Thomas and youth from Studio 393.Beach’s mural will be placed in the city’s North End.The festival runs from Sept. 1-30.bhobson@aptn.calast_img read more