Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty In Drug Trafficking Case

first_imgFile mugshot image by Jamestown Police.BUFFALO – A City of Jamestown man has plead guilty in connection with a 2019 drug trafficking case.Federal prosecutors say Terrence McRae, 40, plead guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine in a Buffalo Courtroom this week.They say McRae could spend a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and see a $1,000,000 fine.In September 2016 McRae was arrested after Jamestown Police raided a Newland Avenue Apartment. Inside the house, investigators allegedly recovered nine plastic wax baggies with skull and Viking hat logos, methamphetamine, marijuana, three suspected alprazolam pills, two cell phone and a black scale.Charges are still pending against co-defendants Richard Kinsey and Brandi Whitford who were also arrested in the raid. 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

Odds & Ends: Joe Jonas’ DNCE Set for Grease: Live & More

first_img View Comments P.S. The 61st Annual Obie Awards, which recognize excellence in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theater, will be held on May 23 at Webster Hall; Lea DeLaria has been enlisted to return as host. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Joe Jonas’ DNCE Set for Grease: LiveThey’re the ones that we want! Joe Jonas (not to be confused with his little brother Nick, who is a Broadway alum) will appear on Grease: Live with a slew of Main Stem faves including Aaron Tveit and Vanessa Hudgens. PEOPLE reports that Joe and his DNCE bandmates have been tapped for the upcoming telecast on January 31; they are set to play Johnny Casino and the Gamblers during the infamous school dance sequence at Rydell High. Did we mention that we’re already knee-deep in our viewing party plans?Joe Iconis’ New Tuner Will Bow at BSCWe’re dreaming of those summer nights…in the Berkshires. Joe Iconis’ (Be More Chill, Smash’s “Broadway Here I Come”) new musical will make its world premiere at the Barrington Stage Company this summer. Directed by Leah Gardiner and inspired by the Blaxploitation movies of the 1970’s (think Shaft), the production will play a limited engagement August 12 through September 3. Opening night is set for August 19 at the St. Germain Stage. Other productions slated for BSC’s season include a revival of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, helmed by Tony winner John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, which will run July 15 through August 13, officially opening on July 20 at the Mainstage.$100,000 Kleban Prize AnnouncedHugh congratulations to Stacey Luftig and Daniel Goldstein, who have been honored with the 26th annual Kleban Prize, each winning $100,000, payable over two years. Luftig takes home the accolade for most promising musical theater lyricist, and Goldstein most promising musical theater librettist. Established in 1988 under the will of Tony winner Edward L. Kleban (A Chorus Line), the Kleban Foundation has awarded approximately $5,000,000 to 62 artists including Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and EGOT-er Robert Lopez. This year’s private ceremony will take place on February 8 at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.Broadway Backwards Sets 2016 DateBroadway Backwards, the annual celebration where the LGBT community sees its stories told through the great songs of musical theater by a plethora of Great White Way mainstays, will return for its 11th edition on March 21. This year’s one-night-only event is set to play at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and benefit Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.Will Adele Pen a Broadway Musical?Did we mention how much we love The Late Late Show host James Corden? The Tony winner recently filmed Carpool Karaoke with Adele and brought up the possibility of the songstress achieving the EGOT. “The Tony’s pretty unlikely…I ain’t got time for that,” she remarked. Corden, however, was convinced that one day she should be “writing a huge musical,” to which Adele replied: “What if no one cares then?” Trust us, Adele, whether its next year or decades from now WE WILL CARE. Check out the video below!last_img read more

$800,000 In State Grants Available For Planning Projects

first_img$800,000 In State Grants Available For Planning ProjectsMunicipal Grants Program Now Administered Entirely OnlineMONTPELIER, Vt. – The state is making more than $800,000 in grants available to communities across the state for municipal planning and other special projects.Officials at the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) announced the Municipal Planning Grants of up to $15,000, which can be used for a variety of planning projects.”These grants help Vermont’s cities and towns craft plans that promote economic and housing development in our downtowns and village centers, while protecting Vermont’s working landscape from sprawl,” said Kevin Dorn, Secretary of Commerce and Community Development, whose agency includes DHCA.Through a competitive process, towns can be awarded grants for such traditional planning activities as updating town plans, maps and zoning bylaws.As part of Governor Jim Douglas’ E-State Initiative, these grants will now be applied for, approved, and administered completely on-line.”This is an excellent example of how we can use technology to be more efficient in state government,” Douglas said. “By eliminating the paper involved in applying for and administering grants, we make the process faster, less costly, and less time-consuming.”The Municipal and Regional Planning Fund was first established in 1988 and funds technical assistance for town planning, zoning bylaws, implementation of town plans, encouragement of citizen participation and education, and innovative demonstration planning projects.Municipalities may apply for any amount up to $15,000 or $25,000 for multi-town “consortia” projects. Funds for the municipal planning grants are allocated by the Vermont Legislature from revenue generated by the property transfer tax.With no local matching funds required, this is one of the few state grant programs accessible to even the smallest of Vermont municipalities. Communities have 18 months to complete their planning projects.The application deadline for this program is October 31, 2008. The Municipal Planning Grant site went live on September 2nd, and can be accessed at: www.dhca.state.vt.us/Planning/MPG.htm(link is external)last_img read more

Royal Thalys pioneers first 300 km/h inter-capitals route

first_imgThe final piece of the TGV Nord-Europe jigsaw was slotted into place on December 10 when an inaugural Royal Thalys carried King Albert II and Queen Paola from Brussels to Paris and back to mark completion of the 71 km Belgian section of the 314·6 km high speed route. Murray Hughes was on board,’TODAY, FOR THE FIRST time in the history of international rail transport … two capitals are directly linked by services running at 300 km/h from end to end. We are very proud of this historic fact.’ Etienne Schouppe, Chief Managing Director of Belgian National Railways, was addressing guests at Brussels Midi station before departure of the Royal Thalys special train to Paris on December 10.Up on the platform, heavy rain and leaden skies seemed inauspicious omens for a royal launch as the final preparations were made. Quietly and without fuss, the first of three Thalys PBKA four-voltage sets slid out of one of the dedicated Thalys platforms to act as ‘sweeper’ ahead of the royal train waiting opposite. Camera crews jostled for position round the red nose of Thalys PBKA set 4303 as they sought to capture on film the black, red and yellow national flag. Other media crowded on a podium next to the car bearing the Royal crest below the door window.Minutes later the royal couple walked along the obligatory red carpet, chatted briefly with the waiting train crew, and boarded. Officials hurried the other guests into the meticulously turned-out set.Departure of Train 09386 at 10.33 was 8min later than scheduled, but by 10.46 the special was on the freshly built high speed line beyond Lembeek. Driver Walgraef at once opened up, and at 10.48 an SNCB official announced that the train had reached 300 km/h. Back in Brussels, and unnoticed by the press, a reserve Thalys unit set out for Paris.Sound barriers briefly obscured the view as the train sped towards France, but when the sodden landscape reappeared there were only leafless poplars and heaps of sugar beet to break up the plain. Staff at the lineside in yellow high-visibility jackets offered a flash of colour against the monochrome background.On board, hostesses in mauve Thalys uniforms began serving champagne and canapés at 10.50, coming into unfortunate conflict with prowling TV crews.A rock-steady ride belied the rate of progress, and attempts to detect the transition from Belgian to French track proved fruitless. There was a brief glimpse of the Fretin triangle outside Lille, and at 11.06 a Eurostar passing to a backdrop of the distinctive slagheap at Hénin-Beaumont confirmed we were well inside France. Set 4303 streaked through the mist and rain towards Paris.French pageantryGare du Nord was filled with sound and colour. The Royal couple arrived to a red carpet welcome with a guard of honour; military bands played the Belgian and French national anthems.While protocol and officialdom dominated the proceedings, there were other questions to be asked. The train had made up all 8min of the late start, and journey time from Brussels Midi was just 78min and 46sec. Enquiries to the traction inspector in the cab about the maximum speed attained prompted the response ‘strictly no more than 300 km/h’, but the driver’s grin and twinkling eyes told a different story.The royals were whisked off for lunch at the Elysée, and other mortals were bussed, with police escort, to a venue on the other side of Paris. Return to the Gare du Nord was by the same method, much to the anxiety of a very senior officer of French National Railways who was heard to remark to his Belgian counterpart that he was getting SNCF a bad name among Parisians for holding up the traffic.Arrival back at Nord found set 4303 turned so that the Royal couple could again travel in a specially turned out car near the front of the train. The ‘sweeper’ left at 15.50, followed by the Royal special at 15.58.The graffiti-covered walls of the Paris suburbs were soon lost to view, and by 16.20 the clouds were breaking to reveal shafts of sunlight and glimpses of pale blue over the gently rolling countryside. The train’s long shadow appeared briefly in the lineside fields as Thalys staff served juice, coffee and patisseries. Cars and lorries on the crowded autoroute du nord parallel to the TGV line appeared at a standstill as we swept past in the gathering twilight.At 17.05 the brakes squealed for the approach to Brussels, and piped music stirred those who had dozed off after their midday feasting. The Brussels Eurostar terminal appeared brightly lit out of the gloom as the Thalys set drew up in Midi station, but in contrast to those journeying from London, no passport or other checks awaited those who had left Paris just 78min earlier. CAPTION: Flag-bedecked Thalys PBKA set 4303 after arrival at Paris Gare du Nord on December 10CAPTION: His Majesty King Albert II (right) and Queen Paola wait to board. Belgium’s Royal crest adorned the entrance to the Royal coach (inset)CAPTION: President of French National Railways Louis Gallois (right) confers briefly with Chief Managing Director of Belgian National Railways Etienne Schouppe before the Royal Thalys returned to BrusselsLe Thalys royal inaugure la dernière liaison du TGV Nord EuropeLe roi Albert II et la reine Paola de Belgique ont ouvert officiellement la section belge de la ligne à grande vitesse Paris – Bruxelles le 10 décembre lorsqu’ils ont fait le trajet entre les deux capitales en 1h 18minutes dans un train Thalys royal spécial. Les services réguliers sont passés sur la nouvelle ligne en Belgique le 14 décembre, réduisant la durée du trajet entre Paris – Bruxelles, Paris – Cologne et Londres – Bruxelles. Les cinq sociétés de chemins de fer impliquées prévoient une solide croissance du trafic au fur et à mesure que les voyageurs profiteront de la première ligne à grande vitesse internationaleKöniglicher Thalys eröffnet letzte Verbindung von TGV Nord EuropeAm 10. Dezember wurde der belgische Abschnitt der Hochgeschwindigkeitsstrecke zwischen Paris und Brüssel offiziell von König Albert II und Königin Paola von Belgien auf einer Reise in einem königlichen Thalys-Sonderzug zwischen den beiden Hauptstädten eröffnet, die 1Stunde und 18Minuten dauerte. Der fahrplanmä§ige Verkehr ging vom 14. Dezember an zur neuen Strecke in Belgien über und verkürzt die Reisezeiten zwischen Paris – Brüssel, Paris – Köln und London – Brüssel. Die fünf beteiligten Eisenbahnen sagen eine starke Verkehrszunahme voraus, wenn Reisende die Vorteile der ersten internationalen Hochgeschwindigkeitsstrecke in Europa nutzenRoyal Thalys inaugura el enlace final en el TGV Nord EuropeEl Rey Alberto II y la Reina Paola de Bélgica abrieron formalmente la sección belga de la línea de alta velocidad París – Bruselas en 10 de diciembre cuando viajaron en un tren Royal Thalys especial entre las dos capitales en 1hora y 18minutos. Los servicios regulares cambiar? n a la nueva línea belga desde el 14 de diciembre, recortando la duración del viaje entre París – Bruselas, París – Colonia y Londres – Bruselas. Se prevé que los cinco ferrocarriles participantes disfruten de un gran crecimiento del tr? fico desde el momento en el que los pasajeros aprovechen la primera línea de alta velocidad internacional de Europalast_img read more

NFF, Lagos SWAN lament as Ukaigwe dies

first_imgRelatedPosts Sweden pounce on sloppy England to clinch third-place at Women’s World Cup FIFA Women’s World Cup: Netherlands sets up US final  FIFA WWC: US reach World Cup final with dramatic win over England Nigerian Football was again thrown into a state of mourning on Tuesday after news broke of the death of leading women football promoter and administrator, Henrietta Ukaigwe.Ukaigwe, a member of the Board of the Nigeria Women Football League, has for several decades been at the vanguard of promoting the game of women’s football in Nigeria and even beyond these shores, playing a key role in the wide traction gained by the game from the 1990s as Nigeria’s Super Falcons relentlessly dominated the African game and became a permanent fixture in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Imo State-born journalist was at the head of a crop of women’s football-passionate reporters and stakeholders who birthed the Female Football Interest Group, comprising a number of individuals who actively promoted and energetically projected the women’s game and made it an item of consequence in the media and public space across the nation from the nineties.In a similar vein, the Sports Writers Association of the Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter has expressed deep shock over the demise of its former Vice Chairman.Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun, in a statement on Tuesday said the news of her death came as a rude shock.“Sports journalism will miss ‘Worldwide’ as she is fondly called by friends and her colleagues,” said Oshundun.Late Ukaigwe breathe her last in Lagos on Tuesday after a brief illness. Tags: FIFA Women’s World CupHenrietta Ukaigwelast_img read more