Hot Shot! Lost Girls Gets Ready to Find Itself Off-Broadway

first_imgMCC’s Lost Girls, which reunites Small Engine Repair playwright John Pollono with director Jo Bonney, is gearing up to play the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Here’s a quick peek into the rehearsal room at the company: L-R: Meghann Fahy, Piper Perabo, playwright John Pollono, director Jo Bonney, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Lizzy DeClement, Josh Green and Tasha Lawrence. Catch this hard-hitting drama about a missing teen and her now-divorced parents starting on October 21. View Commentslast_img read more

Virginia elections put another state squarely in the energy-transition column

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享E&E News:The Democratic governor of Virginia’s attempts to join the cap-and-trade compact of 10 states had been thwarted by Republican lawmakers, who had controlled the General Assembly in Richmond. That roadblock no longer exists.Climate policy in the U.S. has closely tracked with Democratic state victories in recent years. In 2018, Democrats seized control of all three branches of state government in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and New York and added to their narrow legislative majorities in Washington state.In the following months, New Mexico, New York and Washington all passed legislation to eliminate emissions from power plants by midcentury. Colorado passed a series of reforms meant to green its power supply while Nevada boosted its requirements for renewable energy.Northam has indicated that he wants to follow in those state’s footsteps. In September, he issued an executive order setting renewable energy goals for the state. They included generating 30% of Virginia’s power from renewables by 2030 and all power from non-carbon emitting sources by 2050.But with Republicans controlling the General Assembly in Richmond, the order lacked the force of other states. One big question will be how Democrats approach Dominion Energy Inc., the state’s largest utility. Dominion has emerged as a flashpoint in Virginia politics in recent years.But Dominion has also signaled it is willing to substantially boost its investment in renewables. When Northam issued his executive order establishing renewable energy goals, the utility responded with a statement saying “challenge accepted” Dominion recently announced plans to invest $8 billion in offshore wind.More: Democratic sweep thrusts Va. into ambitious role on climate Virginia elections put another state squarely in the energy-transition columnlast_img read more

Clear Lake council sets hearing for budget amendment

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council at their meeting earlier this week set the date for a public hearing on an amendment to this fiscal year’s city budget. City Administrator Scott Flory says some of the items are related to the pandemic while others are being shifted from one budget year to another. “We did not anticipate having the various economic development initiatives that we recently approved as part of our Fiscal Year ‘20 budget, so that’s incorporated into this amendment proposal. The communications system upgrade, that’s the dispatcher system for the police department, that was proposed for Fiscal Year 2021, and the chief and captain were able to get that bumped up into Fiscal Year 2020. There was some concern they had about availability of equipment due to the COVID situation and everything.” Flory says the amendment will also include $225,000 in incentives for the hotel and conference center proposed to be placed in the Courtway Park subdivision. “$150,000 incentive grant if the project breaks ground, starts construction by June 15th, as well as the partial reimbursement of the application fee to Marriott Corporation. If you remember that was $75,000, and we would agree as part of that memorandum of understanding we approved a couple of meetings ago to reimburse the developer up to $50,000 on that. Flory says the amendment also lays the groundwork for the possibility of moving up the start of the East Main Avenue street reconstruction project if it is decided the 4th of July parade would be cancelled due to the pandemic. “Talking with the contractor, if that were to be a situation, could they start early, and the answer is yes. Not real early, but could start early, and how much work if you could start early could be anticipated be done by June 30th. I think it’s a fantastic strategy, brilliant to be prepared to address it at that point, so not to let that time go wasted. No guarantee that they will start, but if they would, this puts us in a position that if we don’t have a parade we could start that project early.” The Clear Lake council will hold the public hearing on the budget amendment at their May 18th meeting.last_img read more

England not yet the finished article – Kane

first_img0Shares0000Room for improvement: Harry Kane believes England must improve to be tournament contenders in the future © AFP / Giuseppe CACACESAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jul 14 – England captain Harry Kane admitted the Three Lions must improve if they are to build on reaching the World Cup semi-finals after losing the third-place playoff 2-0 to Belgium on Saturday.Gareth Southgate’s side made the last four for the first time in 28 years, but a second defeat in the tournament to Belgium means they ultimately lost three of their seven games in Russia. “We closed it for sure (the gap to best top teams). But today shows, and some other games show, that there is still room for improvement,” said Kane.“We’ve said that all along – we’re not the finished article yet, we’re still learning, we’re still getting better.“We don’t want to wait another 20-odd years to get to the semi-final in big matches. This is the level we’ve got to stay at now. We’ve got to improve, we’ve got to get better, but it will come.”Kane failed to find the net in England’s final three games of the tournament, but still remains on course to win the Golden Boot thanks to his six goals against Tunisia, Panama and Colombia.“Obviously I’m disappointed I couldn’t get a goal in the last few games,” added the Tottenham Hotspur striker.“Sometimes it goes for you, sometimes it doesn’t. But if I win it, it’ll be something I’ll be very proud of.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more