WATCH: Fredonia High School Band Virtually Play Together

first_imgApp users, tap here to watch video.FREDONIA – While social distancing is keeping many physically apart, it’s not stopping a local band from playing together.The Fredonia High School Symphonic Band put together a virtual fight song.In total, 58 members of the 2019-20 band can be seen playing together in the video above, provided by Fredonia Central School District teacher Andy Bennett. 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

Shirley, West Babylon Home Invasions Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating two home invasions in as many days in West Babylon and Shirley, including one case in which a victim was stabbed last week, authorities said.In the first case, a man entered a home on Rockledge Drive in Shirley and confronted an occupant inside at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, when the resident confronted the suspect with a knife, a struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed, police said.Then at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, a resident who was laying in bed at their Putnam Avenue home in West Babylon, when the victim was awakened by three-to-four men in dark clothing wielding handguns, police said.The suspects in the second case fled with cash and the victim was not injured. It is unclear if the suspect stole anything in the first case and the victim was treated for their injuries.There were neither any arrests nor description of the suspects in either case. Detectives are continuing the investigations.last_img read more

Marseille 0 – 0 Man Utd

first_imgManchester United’s last-16 Champions League tie against Marseille is delicately poised after an uninspiring goalless draw in the first leg.Darren Fletcher had United’s best chance but his 18-yard shot was gathered at the second attempt by the home side’s goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.It was a rare opening in a tight game of few chances.Marseille’s Andre Ayew dragged a shot across goal in the main threat to United at the Stade Velodrome.There was little to separate the sides after a first leg in which both teams were more functional than flamboyant, and it was a game that could best be described as a sparring exercise ahead of what will be a decisive return leg on 15 March.After failing to score in France, United will have to be wary of conceding an away goal at Old Trafford, although they can take confidence from a home record of 17 victories in 20 matches so far this season. The two legs against Marseille are sandwiched either side of a run in which United will play at Wigan, Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League before a home tie against either Arsenal or Leyton Orient in the FA Cup.It promises to be a defining period in United’s season and they made sure they started it without any hiccups.In the build-up to the game against the French champions United centre-back Rio Ferdinand, who was absent because of a calf injury, tweeted that “an away goal or two would be nice” as well as a “clean sheet”.In addition, he was also “looking for a solid, composed team performance” and, although it was hardly exciting, he got most of what he wanted.The closest the visitors came to giving their absent centre-back a goal came early on when they were almost rewarded for a pacy and purposeful start. A poor Nani free-kick cannoned kindly off the Marseille wall to Fletcher on the edge of the box but his shot was saved by Mandanda and gathered at the second attempt.That was as much as either keeper had to do for the rest of the first half as Marseille settled, and discipline and defence dominated over any attacking intent and invention that either side managed.In higher-profile games United boss Sir Alex Ferguson tends to play with a lone striker up front, and that meant Wayne Rooney was deployed on the left of midfield as Dimitar Berbatov led the line on his own for the Red Devils.Mraseille lacked the creativity to find a way through the 4-5-1 United line-up, and when the visitors switched to 4-3-3 during forays forward, they lacked the cutting edge to open up the hosts.United almost benefited from a mistake when Mandanda missed a Rooney cross to the far post on the hour mark, only for ex-United defender Gabriel Heinze to head away with Nani waiting to nod in. With both teams more intent on keeping a clean sheet than engineering a goal, a slice of fortune for the home side almost made a difference.Edouard Cisse’s shot was deflected to Ayew and he dragged his angled effort across goal and just out of the reach of team-mate Brandao.Rooney appeared to be dragged down late on when he threatened to break clear but the referee saw nothing wrong with the challenge as the game ended in a disappointing stalemate.Source: BBClast_img read more

Wellington City Council names Shane Shields as interim City Manager; reluctantly accepts Collins resignation

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Life is good · 328 weeks ago Would love to see Shane Shields promoted to the position full time. He is a home town boy. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Pokesalad · 328 weeks ago I agree. We have a chance to have someone that has lived all his life here and that to me is a positive. He knows the history , the people and what it means to earn a buck and pay taxes here. I believe he would have the best interest of the people above all else. But that’s just my opinion. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Life is good · 328 weeks ago I have known Shane all my life and know he would be great for the job. He is a very wise man and knows how to budget and run a well oiled machine. He did it for years at the county level. Give him an honest observation while interim city manager. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down guest · 328 weeks ago I hope they will figure out a better pay system I paid my electric through their payment center and still got my electric shut off then the city of wellington was rude to me saying I never paid my bill I wish they would have better payment arrangements then they do some people in this town can’t afford the electric especially in the summer and they wont work with you much at all I hate to say it if someone like West star came to wellington city of wellington would close. They do this because they know we have no where else to turn. So hopefully things change with new person. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — By 5-0 vote, the Wellington City Council “reluctantly” accepted the resignation of Wellington City Manager Gus Collins and named City Clerk Shane Shields as the Interim City Manager at a special meeting Thursday night.Gus CollinsCollins submitted his resignation earlier this week (see story here) which will go into effect on June 1, 2014. Shields will then take over on an interim basis while the council searches for a permanent replacement. Shields’ monetary compensation will be discussed at a later date.Council member Jan Korte made the motion after two consecutive 30-minute executive sessions to discuss personnel matters at the council chambers.Collins has been the city manager since May 2006 when he replaced Carl Myers, who resigned at the end of 2005. Wellington city went five months without a city manager as then City Clerk Rose Miller and then Director of Public Works Rod Conwell served in interim city manager capacities. The council also voted to hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers to discuss further an unspecified topic that was discussed in executive session. The council was originally going to have a work session, but Council member John Tracy said the council cannot go into executive session if it is a work session.Council member Kelly Green said she didn’t think the council would need to go in executive session on Tuesday but agreed to keep the option open. Council member Vince Wetta was absent from the Thursday meeting.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more