Police Say 83-Year-Old Woman Hits Young Bicyclist While Riding On Baker Street

first_imgELLICOTT – Police are releasing more information after a teen was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening on Baker Street near the Jamestown City Line.Town of Ellicott Police say an 83-year-old woman struck a 14-year-old male who was riding his bicycle on Baker Street Extension near Valerie Lane just before 6:30 p.m.Police say the teen was taken by Celoron Rescue to meet a rescue helicopter at Bergman Park for transport to an Erie, Pa. hospital.Officers did not have an update on the teen’s condition, however, they said he was alert and speaking with first responders on scene prior to the medivac. Investigators say the driver, an Ashville resident, did not see the youth and struck him. The woman, police say, will not be charged.There was a passenger in her vehicle at the time of the crash, police said neither the 83-year-old or the passenger were injured in the crash. Share: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)last_img read more

Lakewood Walmart Stepping Up Mask Enforcement, Limiting Store Entrance

first_imgWNYNewsNow Stock Image.LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Walmart is taking additional steps to improve customer and employee safety.In a post on social media this week, the Lakewood Walmart announced only the Grocery Department doors will be open, creating a single entrance and exit point into the superstore.Additionally, the store is also stepping up its mask wearing policies.This week, the Retail Industry Leaders Association sent a letter to the National Governors Association asking for help with enforcing mask mandates. “Despite compliance from the majority of Americans, retailers are alarmed with the instances of hostility and violence front-line employees are experiencing by a vocal minority of customers who are under the misguided impression that wearing a mask is a violation of their civil liberties,” the retail group, whose members include Best Buy, Dollar General and Home Depot, wrote, in the letter, which was made public Tuesday. “Wearing a mask is not about fear, and it certainly should not reflect one’s politics.”The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of facial coverings such as masks when it’s difficult to maintain a distance from other people, although there’s no federal order requiring people to do so.New York State has a mandatory mask order for residents that are unable to maintain six feet of distance. Share: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),It absolutely IS a violation of our civil liberties to enforce masks. Forcing healthy people to wear masks is taking control of their health and making health decisions for them.,So wearing a seat belt, not smoking in a public building and not drinking and driving are not violating your civil liberties, even though those laws are in place to keep people safe and healthy, but wearing a mask is. Rather silly.,If that were the case Nick, stores which require you to wear shirt shoes and pants for entry would be violating your civil rights. That is not the case. You have the right to choose to shop wherever you wish and a privately owned business has the right to permit or deny entry to whoever they choose.,Nick, Your ignorance is a violation of everyone’s safety. How amazingly arrogant and self centered. Hilarious that you post your lack of ability to understand basic microbiology.,I may not know you but I still value your life why don’t you value mine?,Nick,It appears you are only concerned about yourself. Wearing a mask is for the greater good of all.last_img read more

AP Source: Washington NFL Team Dropping ‘Redskins’ Name

first_imgC Watts / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 WASHINGTON – The Washington Redskins are shedding that name effective immediately, a person with knowledge of the move said Monday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t yet announced the change. That announcement is expected later Monday morning.A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it was unclear how soon that will happen. But for now, arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone at a time of reckoning over racial injustice, iconography and racism in the U.S.The move came less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder, a boyhood fan of the team who once declared he would never get rid of the name, launched a “thorough review” amid pressure from sponsors. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all lined up against the name, which was given to the franchise in 1933 when the team was still based in Boston. Share: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)last_img read more

Carolyn McCormick & Peter Friedman Will Star in New Will Eno Play About Something (But We Don’t Know What)

first_imgSince we know so little about Will Eno’s The Open House, it’s a relief to know something: the cast!  Carolyn McCormick, Law & Order ’s Dr. Olivet, and Ragtime’s original Tony-nominated Tateh, Peter Friedman will headline the enigmatic new play at The Pershing Square Signature Center, joined by Hannah Bos (Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), Michael Countryman (Wit, Dancing at Lughnasa) and Danny McCarthy (Grace, Killing Kennedy). Who or what they play is anyone’s guess at this point. So what’s it about? You try to figure it out from the show’s official description: “Playwrights have been trying to write Family Plays for a long time. And typically these plays try to answer endlessly complicated questions of blood and duty and inheritance and responsibility. They try to answer the question, ‘Can things really change?’ People have been trying nobly for years and years to have plays solve in two hours what hasn’t been solved in many lifetimes. This has to stop.” Directed by Oliver Butler, the play will run from February 11 through March 23, with opening night set for March 3. Guggenheim fellow and all-around smartie Eno also just set an opening night date for the Broadway premiere of his other new play, The Realistic Joneses, starring Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts.  Related Shows The Open House Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014 View Commentslast_img read more

Watch Yankees Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia Take a Swing at August: Osage County on Fallon

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 2, 2014 View Comments What happens when you mix baseball and Broadway? On one hand, you get the new play Bronx Bombers, which follows New York Yankees icons through a century of the storied team’s history. And on the other, you get All-Stars and World Series champs acting out scenes from Tony-winning dramas. That’s what happened January 15 on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon when, as part of Fallon’s “Suggestion Box” feature, he recruited Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira and starting pitcher CC Sabathia to act out a riveting scene from Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County. It wasn’t the first Great White Way experience for either Yankee; Teixeira made his Main Stem debut in Rock of Ages last year and Sabathia’s been known to take in a Broadway show from time to time.  But this… This is real theater! You boys hit it right out of the park! Bronx Bomberslast_img read more

Colin Stinton & More Announced for London’s The Pajama Game

first_img Stinton’s stage credits include Rain Man, Mother Courage and Her Children, Death Of A Salesman and Guys and Dolls. His screen credits include Foyleʼs War, Dr Who, Trail of Tony Blair, Spooks, Captain America-The First Avenger, The Bourne Ultimatum and Closer. Polycarpou’s stage credits include The Magistrate, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. His screen credits include Birds of a Feather, Evita and Oklahoma!. Wilmot’s West End credits include Me and My Girl, Copacabana, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Oliver!. TV credits include Cue Gary and Showstoppers. Featuring a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross with a book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, The Pajama Game is set in 1950s America. Love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin (Xavier) falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams (Riding). Sparks fly when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents raise, leaving Sid and Babe deliciously at odds as the temperature rises…Will love, eventually, conquer all? View Commentscenter_img Colin Stinton, Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot are set to star in the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Pajama Game, joining the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. Stinton and Polycarpou will reprise their roles as Hasler and Vernon Hines, with Wilmot taking over the latter role from June 2. Directed by Sir Richard Eyre, performances are set to begin May 1. The show is scheduled to play a limited engagement through September 13 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.last_img read more

Frozen Composer Robert Lopez Is Crowned the 12th Member of the EGOT Club!

first_img Snagging a shiny Oscar is nice, but Lopez was even more proud to show off his new macaroni EGOT necklace made by his two daughters on Facebook. Check out his fancy new necklace, then revisit the husband-and-wife duo’s awesome rhyming Oscars speech below. 12 Years a Slave may have won Best Picture, but Frozen co-composer Robert Lopez was the biggest winner of all at the 2014 Oscar ceremony. When the hit song “Let It Go” won the award for Best Original Song, Lopez officially joined the ranks of Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, Richard Rodgers and more as the 12th member of the EGOT Club—the exclusive group of stars who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award for their work. Lopez is the winner of three Tony Awards (for Avenue Q in 2004 and The Book of Mormon in 2011), a Grammy (for The Book of Mormon cast album) and two daytime Emmy Awards (for Wonder Pets in 2008 and 2010). Lopez scored the showbiz grand slam in a record-breaking 10 years, faster than any of the other winners in history!center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Under My Skin Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Star Files In addition to Butler and Walton, the cast of Under My Skin includes Edward James Hyland, Megan Sikora, Allison Strong, Kate Loprest, Andrew Polk and Dierdre Friel. Under My Skin follows New York’s most eligible bachelor Harrison Baddish (Walton) and single, working mother Melody Dent (Butler). After an elevator crash and some angelic paperwork errors, the two experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective. View Comments Under My Skin Sex, love and healthcare: three things we all need but don’t always get. Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser’s Under My Skin opens at the Little Shubert Theatre on May 15. The steamy romantic comedy is helmed by Kirsten Sanderson and stars Tony nominee Kerry Butler and Matt Walton. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 8, 2014 Kerry Butlerlast_img read more

Meet New Cinderella Star Paige Faure!

first_imgAge: 27 View Comments Related Shows “At the stage door, kids who grew up with the Disney version of Cinderella ask, ‘Why aren’t you wearing blue?’ and they get thrown by the fact I’m not blonde. But they learn very quickly that it’s OK to be different, and that’s pretty magical, too.” Cinderella “My husband [Les Miz star Adam Monley] and I have cultivated a community of friends and family to help take care of our son Hank. We survive on them. It’s tough both being in shows, but we’re really lucky—he’s the perfect kid.” “Before Broadway, I worked at Starbucks. I loved making caramel macchiatos—you draw on the inside of the cup with caramel sauce, so it was actually somewhat creative!” Stage & Screen Cred: Faure made her Broadway debut in the ensemble of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, then briefly departed Cinderella for Bullets Over Broadway before returning to play the title role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.center_img “You’re constantly thinking, as an actor, ‘What am I going to do when I’m unemployed?’ At some point, I’d love to get a sommelier’s license. I went from liking red wine to liking red zins to liking specific winemakers. I think my palate is pretty decent.” Hometown: Atlanta, GA “My life was like Dance Moms as a kid. Body glitter galore! There’s pictures of me somewhere in cheetah hot pants with black sequins. It was so, so bad.” Current Role: After a stint in the Cinderella ensemble, Faure is now donning the glass slippers as Broadway’s Ella—she’ll continue the role in the production’s first national tour beginning this October. She also plays mom to 17-month-old Hank. “I wanted to be a ballerina when I was really young. But then I realized I really like eating burgers and stuff.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Watch Idina Menzel ‘Let It Go’ in a Frozen Times Square on New Year’s

first_img Idina Menzel If/Then Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Star Files Frozen queen Idina Menzel did an incredible job making sure the cold didn’t bother the crowd anyway in Times Square on December 31! The If/Then star topped off her amazing 2014 singing her anthem “Let It Go” at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2015 with Ryan Seacrest. With frozen fractals swirling all around midtown Manhattan, Menzel had everyone in the vicinity singing their hearts out. Check out her performance below and then the Tony winner in person at the (somewhat warmer) Richard Rodgers Theatre eight shows a week!last_img read more