Jamestown BPU Temporarily Suspends Service Disconnections

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) WNYNewsNow Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – In response to the novel Coronavirus, and its potential impact on customers financial stability, the Jamestown BPU has temporarily suspended service disconnections of customers.Officials say this means that customers do not need to be concerned about disconnection of electric and water services due to lack of payment. However, BPU officials say, regular billing will continue for all customers.BPU customers are encouraged to utilize phone and online payment systems as well as drop boxes for checks and money orders only, located in the BPU vestibule at the top of the D driveway on Steele Street, on Tracy Plaza and in the Jamestown Police Department vestibule on Second Street.No cash payments are accepted in drop boxes. Payments are accepted by mail at P.O. Box 700, Jamestown, NY 14702-0700. In keeping with public health guidelines, the BPU is taking precautions to limit customer and employee exposure. For this reason, the Customer Service Lobby, 92 Steele Street, will be closed until further notice to prevent the spread of disease.In addition, should BPU Customer Field Representatives be required to visit a home for service work, a series of questions will be asked before the representative will enter a home. Customers will be asked about recent travel, exposure to anyone who has traveled or exposure to the virus for anyone in the home.They will be asked that every person on the premises always maintain a personal distance of six feet or more; and that anyone on your premises who is or may be ill remains in a separate room from where our representative will perform service work.  The field representative will not shake hands and will wear disposable gloves to prevent contact with possible contaminated surfaces.If a customer is sick or quarantined and calls the utility for a service order or to report an electrical or water emergency, customers are asked to mention these conditions when you call the BPU.As BPU managers are also working to respond to national and local Coronavirus regulations, they are dedicated to providing continued, reliable service to customers, including the collection of garbage and recycling.The utility reminds customers to be on the alert for possible scams dealing with the COVID-19 threat. While customers may call the BPU to make phone payments through our automatic system, the BPU will not call customers to demand payment or offer discounts for phone payments.  BPU representatives will not call and ask customers to meet them with gift cards or cash at stores for BPU payment.last_img read more

Out of 53 countries, thanks to Džeko, BiH is the 11th country

first_imgThanks to goals of Edin Džeko (12) in the current season of Premiership, BiH is currently at the 11th place when it comes to the efficiency of foreigners in the Premiership.The most efficient country is Spain, with their 14 players scoring 66 goals, and BiH is at 11th place together with Croatia (two players), Nigeria (four players) and Brazil (seven players).last_img

LONGSHOT POSHSKY LOOPS FIELD EN ROUTE TO NECK VICTORY IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES UNDER PEREZ; MILLER TRAINEE GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:35.77

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2016)–The longest shot in the field at 21-1, Poshsky, under Fernando Perez, looped the field turning for home and held off favored Alert Bay to win Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck. Trained by Peter Miller and saddled by his chief assistant, Ruben Albarado, Poshky covered one mile on turf in 1:35.77.With longshot Spirit Rules setting a fast pace, Poshsky, who broke from the rail in a field of six older California-bred or sired horses, was last but on the move into the far turn, wheeled four-wide turning for home and was all-out to outrun the favorite who battled back gamely at the rail.“He was back with Cal-breds and I think that was the key,” said Albarado. “He likes this track and we knew there was speed in the race, so we just told Fernando to sit back and he’ll run big. He rode the horse perfect. No questions asked. Poshsky has always been a nice horse. He tries. We knew we had a good shot.”Winless in six starts since taking the Grade III Berkley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields on Nov. 29, Poshky paid $44.00, $9.60 and $4.00. Owned by Gary Barber, Silver Ranch Stable and Wachtel Stable, the 6-year-old gelding by Vronsky improved his overall mark to 29-7-3-1. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $412,890.“I knew we would be in trouble if I couldn’t get him to relax,” said Perez, who was aboard Poshsky for the first time in the Crystal Water. “I had a really good trip. We broke well and I was able to have him relax and sit behind the speed. I went to the outside and we made it.”A winner of the Grade III San Francisco Mile on April 30, Alert Bay moved into second position leaving the half mile marker under Tyler Baze, took command leaving the quarter pole while between the pacesetter and second choice, Ashleyluvssugar, but couldn’t repel the well timed surge of the winner and finished second, three quarters of length clear of “Ashley.”Hammered down to even money, Alert Bay paid $3.00 and $2.40.“I was sitting right where I wanted until Bejarano (Rafael, aboard Ashleyluvssugar) moved at the five eighths pole,” said Baze. “When he moved, he made me move. You can’t make a five eighths mile move and go on and win. I tried to give him a little breather around the turn but…“He ran hard. He’s such a nice horse. He always gives it to you and we’re proud of him.”Idle since this past August, Ashleyluvssugar finished third, 2 ¼ lengths in front of Zinvor. The second choice at 2-1, Ashleyluvssugar paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.55, 46.16, 1:10.72 and 1:23.25.Named for Mrs. Connie M. Ring’s homebred winner of the 1977 Santa Anita Handicap, the Crystal Water Stakes is part of the Golden State Series for eligible California-bred or sired horses. CRYSTAL WATER IS FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES ELIGIBLE 4-YEAR OLDS & UPlast_img read more