Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 Signature Plays April Matthis January LaVoy in ‘Signature Plays'(Photo: Monique Carboni) View Comments Star Files Related Shows Signature Theatre’s Signature Plays, which opened officially on May 22, has extended its off-Broadway run. The three one-act plays will now play their final performances on June 19 (instead of the previously scheduled June 12) at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.Lila Neugebauer directs the production, which showcases three plays that were produced during their respective author’s Playwright-in-Residence season at the company: Edward Albee’s The Sandbox, María Irene Fornés’ Drowning and Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro.The cast of Signature Plays features Tony winner Frank Wood, Tony nominees Alison Fraser and Sahr Ngaujah, Phillis Somerville, Nicholas Bruder, Crystal Dickinson, Melody Giron, Pia Glenn, Ryan-James Hatanaka, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, January LaVoy and April Matthis.
Governor-elect Peter Shumlin today announced the appointments of Vermont’s next Tax Commissioner, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and Commissioner of Human Resources. Mary Peterson will be Tax Commissioner, Kate Duffy will be Commissioner of Human Resources and Robert Ide will remain as Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.‘Mary has the skills and experience to ensure that we implement a tax system that grows wealth and grows jobs,’ said Shumlin. ‘I am grateful that she has agreed to take on this important challenge.’YouTube Video courtesy of vtdigger.org (story and more videos)Mary Peterson served six years (2002-2008) in the Vermont House of Representatives. She was Clerk of the Ways & Means Committee for all three terms, involved in numerous major tax bills in that time. Prior to serving in the House, she was Chair of the Williston Selectboard, and also served on the Board of Directors of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. She returned to private legal practice in 2008 with the Burlington firm of Spink & Miller, having worked previously as an attorney with the Department of Public Service and a Boston, Massachusetts, law firm. As commissioner, Mary’s salary will be approximately $85,000.‘I am honored that Rob has agreed to stay on as Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles,’ said Shumlin. ‘Rob is a 7th generation Vermonter and long time small business owner who has successfully brought his business skills to state government.’Robert Ide is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. He is a graduate of Danville High School, Vermont Technical College, and the University of Vermont. He was employed in his family’s feed and grain business in St. Johnsbury, where he was President of the corporation during the divestiture of the Ide family feed stores. In 1992, Rob was elected to the Vermont State Senate, a position he held until March of 2003 when he resigned his Senate seat in order to accept the appointment as Vermont’s Director of Energy Efficiency in the administration of Governor Douglas. In June 2008, Rob transferred from the Department of Public Service to head the Rail Division of the Vermont Agency of Transportation. And, on August 18, 2009, he started his tenure as Vermont’s Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. As Commissioner of the DMV, Rob’s salary will be approximately $91,000.‘As Deputy Commissioner of Human Resources, Kate has done a fantastic job and I am thrilled that she will now be taking on the role of Commissioner,’ said Shumlin. ‘Kate’s expertise and knowledge of state government will be critical in this difficult economic time as we work to boost the morale of state workers and ensure they can fulfill their duties to Vermonters.’Kate is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Human Resources. Prior to this, she was Vermont’s Assistant Attorney General from 2004 until 2010. Kate attended George Washington Law School and resides in Williston. As Commissioner of Human Resources, Kate’s salary will be approximately $82,000.
Claude Stanley RiceClaude Stanley Rice was born on February 3, 1931 in Wellington, KS.Â He died on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Life Care Center in Wichita, KS.He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Wellington.Claude served in the United States Army from 1947 to 1950 as a Military Policeman.Â He joined the Boeing Airplane Company on January 3, 1951 and retired as a General Supervisor on June 1, 1988 at the age of 57 so that he and his wife, Lucille, could spend more time together.Â He beloved wife and best friend, Lucille Rice, for 43 Â½ years preceded him in death on August 17, 2003.He was also preceded in death by his father, Claude S. Rice (1906-1988) and mother, Myrtle E. (Betty) Rice (1906-1999); sister, Eileen Billy Cantrell (1926-1998) and brother-in-law, Leonard Cantrell (1921-1997); brother-in-law, Bobby Wiley; and niece, Lisa Renee Richardson (1959-1983).He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Rice of Haysville, KS and Kathy Forrester and her husband Ed of Wichita, KS; sisters, Jerry Wiley, Roberta Richardson, and Linda Zamora; three grandchildren, Jessie Rice, Jamie Groom and her husband, Adam, Jessica Lea and her husband Jacob; and two great grandchildren, Jacoby and Adalyn Lea.Military Graveside Services will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, KS on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.Â Pastor David Vetter will officiate.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 1:00 â€“ 8:00 P.M.A memorial has been established with the West Haysville Baptist Church.Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
– Regional Chairman calls for disaster preparedness managementThe body of a Linden woman who plunged to her death off the Mackenzie- Wismar Bridge in the RegionRegion 10 Chairman Renis Morian(Upper Demerara- Berbice) community on Tuesday morning was recovered on Thursday morning.E Division (Linden- Kwakwani) Commander Calvin Brutus confirmed on Thursday that the partly decomposed body of the victim, identified as 24-year-old Tabitha Small of Central Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden washed ashore at the Demerara River and was discovered around 06:00h in the vicinity of the Wismar Municipal Market.A Police source in Linden confirmed that the woman was diagnosed with tuberculosis approximately two years ago and was on Monday admitted to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) around 15:10h after experiencing a series of fainting spells. This newspaper understands that she was discharged from the Hospital at approximately 08:30h on Tuesday and went straight to the Bridge.Meanwhile, Region 10 Chairman Renis Morian has made calls for systems of disaster preparedness management to be put in place in the community, so as to deal with such issues which may arise in the Region.He noted that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and Police in the Region were unprepared to deal with such a tragedy since they were not properly equipped to assist in retrieving the body. Morian said he would be requesting funding to have the Region get on board with disaster preparedness management, emphasising that it was an important component, at which the Council needed to take a serious look.