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City, School District To Negotiate Deal To Add Cameras To School Buses

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January 18, 2021

NY Adds 8 More States To Travel Advisory

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),And how does captain know it all plan to enforce this these are nothing more than tough words people will still do what they want and I believe chautauqua institution is filling up with southerners as he speaks Pixabay Stock Image.ALBANY — Eight more states have been added to New York’s travel advisory.California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee now qualify.Anyone who comes to New York from any of these states must stay in quarantine for 14 days.State officials say these states have positive test rates that are higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average, or a positivity rate of at least 10 percent over a 7-day rolling average. Here is the full updated list:AlabamaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaIowaIdahoLouisianaMississippiNorth CarolinaNevadaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasUtahTo file a report of an individual failing to adhere to the quarantine pursuant to the travel advisory, residents are asked to call 1-833-789-0470.last_img read more

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City, School District To Negotiate Deal To Add Cameras To School Buses

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 Photo: Max PixelJAMESTOWN — Fulfilling a law signed last year to catch drivers illegally passing school buses, the Jamestown School Board authorized district officials to negotiate an agreement with the City of Jamestown to install cameras on all district school buses.In August of last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law authorizing the use of cameras on school bus swing arms to record and then charge drivers for illegally and unsafely passing stopped school buses.Earlier this month, board members approved having School Superintendent Kevin Whitaker and Board President Paul Abbott reach an accord with the city. The two officials have previously met with city officials to discuss the plan.The discussion considered having the city, or a vendor of the city’s choice, install the cameras at no costs to the district. The city, or vendor, would then, in payment, receive any money collected through fines from drivers successfully prosecuted for illegally passing a stopped school bus. “In an effort to address the continued violation of motor vehicle operators illegally overtaking or passing school buses and placing students at risk of injury or death, the New York State Legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation amending the Vehicle and Traffic Law providing for the installation and use of safety cameras on school buses and allowing for the adoption of procedures to adjudicate owner’s liability for an operator illegally overtaking or passing a school bus,” the Board’s agenda resolution said.Drivers caught on camera passing a stopped bus would face $250 tickets, with higher fines for repeat violators. The cameras, mounted on the stop sign that extends outward whenever a bus is stopped, will automatically record each vehicle that passes it illegally.State transportation officials have estimated motorists illegally pass stopped school buses tens of thousands of times each day in New York. During a one-day crackdown on the problem in May, 2019, police around the state issued 626 tickets for illegally passing a school bus.School buses transport 2.3 million children in New York state each school day, according to state figures.last_img read more

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‘X’ Gender NY Driver’s Licenses Coming With Computer Update

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 via New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.ALBANY (AP) — New York intends to offer driver’s licenses with a nonbinary gender identity marker of “X,” but it could take more than a year before Department of Motor Vehicles computers will be able to automatically handle the option, state officials said in court filings.Officials made the disclosure in papers filed in a federal lawsuit brought against them by Sander Saba, who is challenging the state policy of limiting gender identity on licenses to either “male” or “female.” Saba, a nonbinary transgender New York City resident, said in the lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal this summer that the policy is discriminatory.The state recently moved to dismiss the lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the DMV commissioner as moot. State lawyers argued in court papers that officials late last year had begun planning to “permit New Yorkers to receive a driver’s license that bears an ‘X’ gender identification marker through an automated application process.”But first, the DMV needs to modify its computer system so it can create internal license records without a binary gender selection. The agency expects that to happen in the fourth quarter of 2021, or later, Gregory Kline, the DMV’s deputy commissioner for administration, said in court filings. A Lambda attorney on Tuesday welcomed the development, but said New York needed to do more.“Every day that a person is denied accurate identity documents is a day in which their rights are unconstitutionally deprived, and in which they suffer harm. We will continue to prosecute our case on behalf of Mx. Saba so that all nonbinary New Yorkers can have accurate state identification that they need without undue delay,” attorney Carl Charles said in a prepared statement.A DMV spokesperson said New York has ‎taken a number of steps to protect and advance the civil rights of New Yorkers who are transgender or gender nonconforming.“The DMV understands the importance of this issue for so many New Yorkers but cannot comment further as this relates to pending litigation,” Lisa Koumjian said in an email.New York City and New York state permit nonbinary people to obtain birth certificates with an “X” gender marker. And more than a dozen states offer “X” gender markers for driver’s licenses, according to Lambda.Saba already has two identity documents with an “X” marker: a New York City birth certificate and an earlier driver’s license from Pennsylvania. But Saba wanted to exchange the Pennsylvania license for a New York license.In arguing to dismiss the lawsuit, the state invited Saba to come into a DMV office and go through a manual application process that would result in a license bearing an “X” marker. It was not clear if Saba intended to take up the DMV on its offer.last_img read more

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Liam Neeson’s Heartbreaking Memories of Natasha Richardson’s Final Days

first_img View Comments Neeson says: “She was on life support…I went in to her and I told her I loved her, said ‘Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this, you’ve banged your head.’” Then the actor says he remembered their pact. “That was my immediate thought…’OK, these tubes have to go. She’s gone.’” Their love affair started on Broadway, when they sizzled onstage in Anna Christie in 1993. They went on to become a highly-respected married acting couple on the stage and screen, until she died suddenly in 2009. And now, five years later, Liam Neeson tells 60 Minutes he still can’t believe Natasha Richardson is gone. In the heartbreaking interview, Neeson talks for the first time about arriving in the Canadian hospital where Richardson was brain dead after her skiing accident, and about the couple’s pact to turn off life support if either of them were ever in a vegetative state. After Anna Christie, Richardson went on to win a Tony Award in 1998 for playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret and later starred on Broadway in Closer and A Streetcar Named Desire. “[Her death] was never real,” Neeson tells Anderson Cooper on the episode, set to air Sunday, February 23 at 7PM on CBS. “It still kind of isn’t. There’s periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years…anytime I hear that door opening, I still think I’m going to hear her.” Neeson returned to the boards to play Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss and John Proctor in The Crucible, but hasn’t appeared on Broadway since Richardson’s death. His new film thriller Non-Stop opens in theaters on February 28.last_img read more

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Tuck Everlasting to Join Bull Durham in Atlanta

first_img Based on the 1975 children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting tells the story of a young girl named Winnie Foster and her friendship with Jesse Tuck and his family, who become immortal after drinking from an enchanted spring. Featuring music by Chris Miller and lyrics by Nathan Tysen (collaborators on The Burnt Part Boys) and a book by Tony nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), the show will be directed by Casey Nicholaw. No word yet on casting, but the previous production was set to star Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Jesse Tuck, Carmello Carmello as Ma Tuck, Sadie Sink as Winnie Foster and Michael Park as Pa Tuck. Bull Durham is scheduled to play September 3 through October 5. Directed by Kip Fagan, the musical will feature a book by Ron Shelton and music and lyrics by Susan Werner. Shelton received an Oscar nomination for the Bull Durham screenplay and also directed the film. The show is inspired by Shelton’s time on and off the Minor League Baseball field and tells the story of veteran catcher “Crash” Davis who is brought to the Durham Bulls to prepare rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh for the majors. Annie Savoy, the muse of the Bulls, has a tough choice to make – each season she converts one player from an also-ran to an all-star by sharing her wisdom and her bed. The love triangle heats up, as each character fights with their own wants and hopes for what the future holds. Tuck Everlasting is to receive its world premiere in Atlanta after postponing a pre-Broadway engagement in Boston last summer. The musical will now play January 21, 2015 through February 22 as part of the Alliance Theatre’s 2014-15 season, joining the previously announced Bull Durham, which has now set dates for its run.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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Toni Braxton and Babyface Begin Performances in After Midnight

first_img View Comments Related Shows Braxton and Edmonds released their first album of duets, Love, Marriage & Divorce, on December 3, 2013. The duo have 16 Grammy Awards between them and first collaborated on Braxton’s 1992 debut Give U My Heart. Braxton has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast and Aida, while Babyface is making his Broadway debut. After Midnight also stars Tony winner Adriane Lenox and Dule Hill, as well as Julius “Iglide” Chisolm, Virgil J. Gadson, Karine Plantadit, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jared Grimes, Everett Bradley, Cedric Neal, T. Oliver Reid, Monroe Kent III, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Rosena M. Hill Jackson, Bryonha Marie Parham, Marija Abney, Phillip Attmore, Christopher Broughton, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, C.K. Edwards, Danielle Herbert, Bahiyah Hibah, David Jennings, Erin N. Moore, Justin Prescott, Desmond Richardson, Allysa Shorte, Monique Smith and Daniel J. Watts. After Midnightcenter_img Music superstars Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds begin performances in After Midnight on Broadway March 18. They are the latest in a rotating roster of special guest star vocalists in the musical, following on from K.D. Lang and Fantasia Barrino. The pair will play through March 30. Set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians. The show is conceived by Jack Viertel and features musical direction by Wynton Marsalis and musical supervision by Daryl Waters. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014last_img read more

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If/Then Star James Snyder Is Broadway.com’s Newest Vlogger!

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 We’re giving him a camera, and here he goes! If/Then’s James Snyder is Broadway.com’s newest video blogger. Get ready for to follow the actor around the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Hey Kid: Backstage at If/Then with James Snyder. When he’s not on stage playing out double lives with Idina Menzel, Snyder will show us what he and his fellow stars are up to behind the scenes. James Snyder Star Files Hey Kid begins on May 15, and will run every Thursday for the next eight weeks. If/Then In addition to If/Then, Snyder starred in the 2008 Broadway production of Cry-Baby. His other theater credits include the Goodspeed Opera House’s Carousel, Johnny Baseball at Williamstown, Fanny at New York City Center, Broadway: Three Generations at the Kennedy Center and Rock of Ages in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.last_img read more

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Broadway.com Summer Camp, Day 15! If/Then Star Anthony Rapp’s Glasses Audition

first_img If/Then Related Shows LOOK OUT FOR… 0:09. What is that phone ringing? How is an aspiring child actor supposed to concentrate with that distracting racket going on?! OVERALL CAMP FACTOR 20/20 Mark Cohen glasses. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 WHY WE LOVE IT Way before If/Then, way before Rent, and even before Adventures in Babysitting, 11-year-old Anthony Rapp was already a showbiz pro. Here he is at age 11, auditioning for a glasses commercial (oddly, sans his signature glasses). Rapp says the best part is Vision Center’s guarantee, but we say the best part is his adorable blonde eyelashes. MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT View Comments We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in! Anthony Rapplast_img read more

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Broadway Babe Cheyenne Jackson Weds Jason Landau

first_img This is the second marriage for Jackson, who wed longtime love Monte Lapka in September 2011. The couple had been together for 13 years when they split in the summer last year. The newly sober Jackson went public with his relationship with Landau in October 2013. “This means a new beginning for us,” said Jackson. “It was love at first sight and this is just the culmination of that.” Former Broadway.com video blogger Cheyenne Jackson walked down the aisle on September 13, marrying fiancé Jason Landau in an outdoor interfaith ceremony in Encino, California. According to People, Jackson donned a Calvin Klein tux, while Landau wore John Varvatos. The 200 guests included Great White Way alums Jane Lynch and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. View Comments Jackson’s Broadway credits include The Performers, Finian’s Rainbow, Xanadu, All Shook Up, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Aida. Screen credits include 30 Rock, Glee, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and Opening Night. He released a solo album, I’m Blue, Skies, last year.last_img read more

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Old Times, Starring Clive Owen, Opens on Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 29, 2015 About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.center_img Old Times The Great White Way revival of Harold Pinter’s Old Times opens officially at the American Airlines Theatre on October 6. The cast features Oscar nominee Clive Owen in his Broadway debut, Olivier winner and two-time Tony nominee Eve Best and Kelly Reilly. Douglas Hodge directs.To celebrate the inaugural production of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary season, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of Owen, Best and Reilly as Deeley, Anna and Kate, respectively. Try not to get lost in cartoon-Clive Owen’s piercing eyes.Happy opening to the talented trio! Now, please excuse us while we grab a brandy and try to piece together what this show is about.last_img read more

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