Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 We’ve got a new friend playing singer-songwriter Carole King in the hit musical Beautiful: Broadway alum Chilina Kennedy! The new star will step in to play the Grammy-winning legend beginning March 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, succeeding the show’s original star Jessie Mueller, who will depart the production March 6. Break a leg, Chilina! We’re thrilled to have you “Home Again.” Star Files View Comments Related Shows Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Chilina Kennedy
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Long Island on Thursday to sign a bill into law requiring small local governments to devise a plan to share resources with one another.Under the law, county executives are mandated to hold public meetings with the leaders of local towns, villages, school districts and other special districts in their areas to see what efficiencies can be found. The goal is to decrease local government spending and, in effect, reduce local property taxes to ease the burden on homeowners.“I don’t believe that there aren’t more efficiencies that can be found from government,” Cuomo told a crowd of local lawmakers and supporters at the Local 66 union hall in Melville. “You are all in the basic business of providing community service. Not everyone has to do everything.”Under the law, the county legislatures must have a cost-savings plan to consider by Aug. 1. The meetings between local officials will be open to the public and televised, the governor said. Three such meetings must be held by Sept. 15, but if no plan is approved, the law mandates that the process be started over.Besides Nassau and Suffolk counties, independently operated local governments include 13 towns, 97 villages, 127 school districts and hundreds more fire districts, library districts, garbage collection districts, erosion control districts and other agencies that together contribute to the region having among the highest property taxes in the nation.Cuomo said he anticipates there will be resistance from local officials reluctant to share equipment, such as construction vehicles, or services, such as insurance. But he predicted that if they work together, the savings could be in the millions. If successful, he predicted it could “change the trajectory of Long Island” by increasing property values and stopping the Brain Drain—the trend of college graduates moving away because they can’t afford to live on LI.“Local officials, get beyond yourself,” he said, speaking directly to local government leaders while making his case. “It’s not an attack on you and your autonomy and your management…We have to work together if we want to make Long Island the Long Island we want to make it.”As a call to action, he cited a congressional bill that would end homeowner’s ability to write off their state and local property taxes, which the governor said would increase the taxes Long Islanders pay even more. He estimated it could increase taxes by $4,500 annually per family on LI.“If we don’t do something about it, we’re going to have a real problem,” he said. “This issue is more critical than ever.”
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The home at 28 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park. Picture: SUPPLIEDThe three-bedroom home at 28 Deighton Rd sold for $755,000 at auction in front of a crowd of about 30 people. Marketing agent Meagan Muir of Place Estate Agents Bulimba said six buyers registered for the auction. “The bidding was very active, but one man secured this inner-city gem for $755,000,” she said. Ms Muir said this was the first time the 1920s home has been on the market in more than 36 years. Inside the home at 18 Rous St, Hendra. Picture: SUPPLIED“We had a great performance from auctioneer Dave Treloar and it was smiles all round for the eventual buyers and the vendors.“The buyers were on Moreton Island and they had a representative doing the bidding for them.“They were very happy.” Mr Finney said the new owners were a couple who enjoyed entertaining. He said they liked the size of the home and the 839sq m block. “They have a boat, which they currently have to park on the street, so they liked that there was plenty of room for it at the Rous St property.” The home at 18 Rous St, Hendra. Picture: SUPPLIEDNOT even the rain could keep the keen bidders and onlookers from the auction of a renovated Queenslander in Hendra on Saturday. The five-bedroom, two-storey home with wraparound veranda at 18 Rous St sold under the hammer for $1.155 million. Marketing agent Jon Finney of Ray White Albion said the auction attracted five registered bidders and a crowd of about 50 people. An opening bid of $700,000 kicked off proceedings and all five bidders placed bids. “We had some stops and starts and we negotiated with the highest bidder to the point where we able to put the property on the market at $1.155 million, at which point it sold,” Mr Finney said. Inside the home at 6 Lamona Cct, Sunnybank Hills. Picture: SUPPLIEDMr Florentzos said the buyers were local owner occupiers. “They liked that the home offered the whole package,” he said. “They liked the house, the location and the character of the home.” The brick and tile house has multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces and is on a 937sq m block with in-ground swimming pool and garage. Inside the home at 28 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park. Picture: SUPPLIED“Being the prime suburb of Dutton Park and an inner-city entry level home, we saw huge numbers walk through the door throughout the campaign,” she said. “It’s a positive sign the market is going strong when there’s a number of cash buyers who are ready to purchase under the hammer.” The home is on a 404sq m block and has VJ walls, high ceilings and two sunrooms. In Sunnybank Hills, a five-bedroom lowset home at 6 Lamona Cct sold under the hammer for $801,500. One of the five bedrooms at 18 Rous St, Hendra. Picture: SUPPLIEDMr Finney said most of the unsuccessful bidders were young families looking for space. “They loved the land size. The property has a traditional backyard with room to kick a football or play backyard cricket,” he said. “You could put a 25m lap pool in there with no problem, and we even had interest from someone looking to build a multi-car garage.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoIn Dutton Park, a character home in need of some work also sold under the hammer on Saturday. The home at 6 Lamona Cct, Sunnybank Hills. Picture: SUPPLIEDMarketing agent Peter Florentzos of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills said the auction attracted two registered bidders and an opening bid of $700,000. “It was a competitive auction at the start and then it dragged out a bit while we got the best result for the seller,” he said. “The vendors were very happy to sell and be able to move on. They’re moving to the bayside.”
Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These Discoveries7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee But the American consortium want nothing less than a 51 per cent share so they can take charge of key decision making. West Ham were listed 18th among the top earning clubs globally in the latest Deloitte rich list. Sullivan is open to investors pumping money in to help with a cash crisis in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This potential deal has nothing to do with American billionaire Tripp Smith who bought around ten percent of the club in 2017. One obstacle potential new purchasers will face is that Sullivan and Gold will be hit with financial penalties if they sell the club in the next three years. But a source told SunSport that ‘every possibility is being explored seriously to buy the club as soon as possible.’ Sullivan and his business partner Gold took over West Ham in 2010 and moved the club to the former Olympic Stadium four years ago – promising a world-class team in a world-class ground. The team only just avoided the drop last season and there is a growing movement among fans calling for the owners to go. Thousands of fans gathered outside the London Stadium last season to protest against the running of the club and black balloons have been released at games to voice frustrations. Even with coronavirus restrictions in place, around 25 staged a demo at the gates of West Ham’s 60,000 seater home last Saturday before the team lost 2-0 to Newcastle. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 West Ham are braced for a takeover battle after a £350million offer was made to buy the club. An elusive American consortium approached them last month as the first serious effort begins to wrestle control of the struggling Irons from current owners David Sullivan and David Gold. read also:West Ham boss Moyes eyeing Bournemouth fullback Smith Joint-chairman Sullivan dismissed the bid, but the US-based buyers have vowed not to give up and neither will they be satisfied with a part-share. The mystery financiers are already involved with large scale sports in America and want outright power to reshape West Ham for the future. Sullivan was contacted in the first week of August – not long after West Ham had secured Premier League survival by just five points. The valuation of his club was guided by the £300million buyout going on at the time for rivals Newcastle United. Fifty million pounds was added to the offer for West Ham because it is a London club even though, unlike Newcastle, they do not own their own ground. Sullivan insists he does not want to sell up completely for the time being but is ready to flog a minority stake. The consortium is now considering increasing its offer to buy the club but it is serious about striking a deal. West Ham have attracted buyers before and London stadium sources have questioned the strength of the group’s interest. Loading…
I have to give equal time to our granddaughter who plays fast-pitched softball in the 12 and under league. We were able to see her play 4 games in the week we were there. It is amazing how much girls improve from one year to another at this age level. While watching her play last year, you hoped your pitcher would strike out the opposing batter, because if the ball was hit, it was an adventure as to what might happen. It was very seldom caught. Since Audrey pitches, you can imagine me squirm in my seat every time she let go of the ball.This year, the fielders actually fielded the ground balls and their arms are strong enough to throw players out at first base. Even when the ball is popped up or is hit in the air to the outfield, there is a better than 50/50 chance it will be caught. One of the 4 games went 5 1/2 innings in the 65-minute time limit that their league allows for a game. Major leagues don’t even play this quick.I will have to say, Sally & I enjoyed the games and we are looking forward to watching Audrey and her teammates as they improve with another year’s growth.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup second-round home tie against Walsall, Bowen said: “As far as I’m aware he (Assaidi) is talking with our medical team, but that is all I’m aware of at the moment. “We are hopeful. He is a very good player and coveted by a number of clubs I think, so we would be hopeful of bringing in a player of his quality. “He is a pacey player and a direct player, and a talented young player as well to go with it. “But as far as I’m aware at this moment in time, he is still a Liverpool player, so I will leave it at that.” Assaidi featured eight times for Liverpool in cup competitions last term, with six of those being starts. Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is having a medical with Stoke, Potters assistant boss Mark Bowen has confirmed. It is understood the Staffordshire outfit are hoping to secure the signing of Assaidi on a season-long loan deal. The 25-year-old Morocco international has made four appearances in the Barclays Premier League, all as a substitute, for Liverpool since joining them from Dutch side Heerenveen a year ago. Press Association
PORT Mourant Training Centre (PMTC) and the GuySuCo Training Centre’s Port Mourant branch (GTCPM) emerged victorious in the senior and junior divisions in Berbice Volleyball Association Revival Volleyball Tournament, which was held at the GuySuCo Apprentice Hostel on Sunday last. Four senior and two junior teams batted in the event.After several games, PMTC and the Rollers duked it out in a three-best-in-five senior final.The dominant side triumphed 25-16, 25-17 and 25-16. PMTC’s Tyrone Farley won the MVP award. Along with the two sides, Black Bush and No. 52 Survivals also competed in the competition.Meanwhile, in the junior battle, GTCPM, were able to defeat the No. 55 Juniors 3-1 in their best-in-five battle.GTCPM won the first games 25-22 and 25-16, before No. 55 battled back to win the third 16-25. In the fourth game, a tense affair, GTCPM won by a 17-15 margin.According to information from the association, the next competition is the Balram Shane Memorial Tournament, which is scheduled for later this month at the Albion Sports Complex.Along with trophies, teams were also presented with equipment donated by the National Sports Commission, compliments of its director Christopher Jones.
West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor scored an unbeaten half-century to help her team scored an eight-run win over Deandra Dottin’s in their first warm-up match at the University of Derby on Monday ahead of their T20 series against England, in a week’s timeThe 18 members of the squad were divided into two teams captained by Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin, respectively.Taylor scored 71 from 52 balls. She smashed nine fours in her knock as the team racked up 131 for 6 from their 20 overs. Britney Cooper contributed a useful 24 to the score. Bowling for the opponents, Aaliyah Alleyne used her pace to good effect taking 3 for 35 while Shakera Selman finished with 2 for 15.Needing 132 to win Dottin led her team from the front scoring a brisk 41 from 43 balls but the efforts of Sheneta Grimmond (2 for 16) and Shamilia Taylor (2 for 23), proved good enough for Taylor’s team to eke out a close victory.Head coach Andre Coley was pleased with the performance of the women.“We’ve been here for two weeks doing a combination of various skills sessions in the nets, strength and conditioning and game-planning but today was our first time to get as close to a game scenario with this practice match,” he said.“We split the teams as evenly as possible and some very promising performances came out of that. Both teams were able to bat the full 20-over innings and the players spent time at the crease building partnerships. So, that was good to see and we are happy with how things went. Now it’s just about fine-tuning and building momentum leading into the series next week.”The first match of the five-match Vitality Series is set to bowl off on Monday, September 21 at the Incora County Ground. (Sportsmax)