Chautauqua County Sheriff: Release Of Inmates Not Because Of COVID-19

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),My son has been harassed by his ex-girlfriend. He has a order of protection against him, but SHE CONSTANTLY TEXTS HIM, CALLS HIM! VISITS HIM, BUT GUESS WHO IS IN JAIL!! NOT HER!! ITS HIM. Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.MAYVILLE – Numerous readers have recently expressed concern about the release of inmates from the Chautauqua County Jail due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. WNYNewsNow reached out to Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone Thursday morning to ask him about the situation. Quattrone confirmed that the court system released inmates as a precaution, but dispelled any concerns that the virus may have been brought into or out of the jail.“The courts have released people from the jail after a careful consideration of their records or charges,” Quattrone said. “By doing that, we are able to be better with having social distancing among the inmates.”The county’s top law enforcement officer says that his department has taken several precautions with the staff and inmates in the jail. Inmates are not allowed visitors at this time, and any vendor or inmate that is brought into the jail will be screened before they’re aloud in. Quattrone adds that there is one single point of entry for staff. Quattrone says that all county employees who remain working are required to self-screen every 12 hours before going to work, adding that his staff is doing additional screening when they arrive on campus.Stores nationwide are experiencing a high demand for toilet paper, as well as various food products. Quattrone said, other than a brief “scare” on toilet paper due to a back order, his staff hasn’t experienced a supply shortage.Quattrone says that he’s worked with various county entities to ensure that, should the jail see a shortage of toilet paper, his staff could receive a supply.WNYNewsNow also asked Quattrone what precautions have been taken for his road deputies as they respond to reported crimes and other emergencies. He says that “somewhat, business has been usual.”“Many of the things that we are stressing, such as social distancing, those are things we’ve stressed throughout their basic training, as far as having distance between us and individuals,” Quattrone said. “We are, as a result of the COVID-19 (pandemic), our dispatchers are asking specific questions when calls come in to do somewhat of a screen. But we’re having our officers just assume that those people could have the virus.”Quattrone says his officers have masks, goggles and gloves that they can put on themselves should they run into anyone who exhibit visible symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.Quattrone also says that the crisis is “not a time to be fearful. It’s a time to be respectful.”“When I say respectful, respectful of each other, but also respectful of the virus,” Quattrone said. “It’s not something to be feared, but it’s something to be respected….It’s a time to socialize, but do it at a safe distance.”last_img read more

Home sales down in Vermont, but prices increase

first_imgIn Vermont, the number of housing units sold declined by -3 percent, according to RE/MAX of New England, but a median price increase of 3 percent was the largest in New England. According to RE/MAX, the seasonal summer heat has contributed to a month-over-month slowdown in sales across New England. However, year-over-year sales experienced double digit increases in every state in the region.The July 2011 RE/MAX of New England Monthly Housing Report reveals that transactions in July were down -13.6 percent month-over-month, but up 14.5 percent versus July 2010. Prices were down -2.4 percent month-over-month and down -3.0 percent from July of 2010. Every New England state saw a decline in units sold.‘Seasonality can be attributed for the month-over-month sales drop, however, the market is still trending up from the same period last year,’ said RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President, Jay Hummer. ‘I am hopeful that the fall season, coupled with continued low interest rates, will bring steady growth by the end of the year.’last_img read more

Marreese Speights’ personality helps Clippers lighten up

first_imgDoc Rivers has joked that Speights has little to worry or stress about because of his approach to offense.“You would never be afraid either if you shot all the time,” Rivers said of the Clippers’ back-up big man. “…He’s just a great guy to have on your team. You know he’s going to come in with the gun loaded. It’s 100 percent that it’s going to be loaded. He’s going to use it. But, he’s also doing other things. He takes charges. He rebounds for us.”He plays with the bravado of the Golden State Warriors, his former team. He also doesn’t mind the bumps and bruises that define another one of his former stops with the Memphis Grizzlies.Speights is having one of the best seasons of his career, averaging 10.2 points and 5.0 rebounds in only 16.5 minutes. Oh, and he’s launching up shots – 7.5 per game including 3.5 from deep. He’s also drawn a NBA-leading 21 charges.When he drills a high-arcing 3-pointer, he’ll celebrate. When he drives to the basket and scores, he’ll stare at his right hand, almost marveling at what he just accomplished. And, whoever is on the Clipper bench is usually standing, celebrating with “Mo Buckets.”“It’s contagious,” Bass said. “Those types of players and that kind of spirit, it’s contagious. I just think that’s his personality. That’s true to him. And, it shows on the court – feeling good, playing good.”It’s something they could’ve used more of in years past, when it didn’t always look like the Clippers were enjoying themselves.“When you can have fun like that and you can win basketball games, that’s what it’s all about,” Clipper guard Raymond Felton said. “That’s when we take it to the next level, when we can have fun but at the same time, be serious about what we’re doing out there.”As much as the points, rebounds and charges, this is what Speights has given the Clippers.“This team and city welcomed me with open arms even though I used to be rivals with multiple teams,” he said. “It’s been a blessing. It’s been great being here, playing for a team, a city and playing with this team – being able to play for Doc Rivers and with all these guys. It’s been a blessing. It’s been fun and I’m enjoying every minute of it.”Speights eventually grabbed that 10th rebound Monday night to go with a season-high 23 points, the ball falling right into his arms. He got his double-double and the fans and bench all cheered.And Bass wasn’t anywhere near the play. LOS ANGELES >> The Clipper bench erupted in wild laughter. The front rows under the basket could barely believe what they just saw.Marreese Speights, a mountain of a human who looks like someone you’d have to get past on the way to a bout with Mike Tyson in an old video game, gave Brandon Bass a look. Better yet, it was a glare.In the final minutes of the Clippers’ win over Oklahoma City Monday night, Speights had his massive frame camped out underneath the basket, arms pointed toward the Staples Center roof. He was ready to grab a rebound – his 10th of the night.But out of nowhere, Bass skied through the air to intercept the ball. And before Speights started to jog down to the offensive end, he had something to say — well something he wanted to communicate. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “I thought it was a selfish play by Mo,” JJ Redick deadpanned, as Speights sat to his right. “Brandon is out there just busting his tail, trying to get a defensive rebound and have us win the possession. I don’t know if that look was necessary.”Speights spoke up.“I don’t remember,” he said with a grin.Whether at the podium, on the bench or on the court, Speights has injected the Clipper team with life and, frankly, some joy.“We look like we’re having fun, right?” he rhetorically asked. “That’s what I’ve been trying to do. They’ve accepted it. You got to win and you got to have fun. You can’t always be a military-style team. You have to have fun and you have to relax.”last_img read more