Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announces he will conduct a 12 stop tour to discuss Vermont’s public records and open meeting laws with municipal and state employees and citizens who serve on local government boards. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these events. After a presentation there will be time for Q&A and a general discussion with the audience. This is a great opportunity to address specific issues that you may have questions about, and to discuss the nuances of these laws. Secretary Condos stated, ‘Open and transparent government is good government! Vermont’s citizens deserve accountability in their government.’ ‘This tour allows me to assist Vermont’s public officials who must abide by these laws every day. We recognize that these laws are not always clear and we need to hear from them regarding the challenges they face and the questions they have. I look forward to engaging in an open discussion about the importance of access to public records and public meetings.’ All events will be held from 6-8 pm. Dates and locations are as follows:Montpelier Pavilion Building Tuesday October 11th Colchester St. Mike’s College Thursday October 13thNewport Goodrich Library Thursday October 20thSt. Albans Town Town Hall Tuesday October 25thSpringfield Springfield High School Wednesday October 26thBrattleboro Town Hall Thursday October 27thSt. Johnsbury St. J Middle School Tuesday November 1stMorrisville Municipal Offices Thursday November 3rdMiddlebury Ilsley Public Library Monday November 7thBennington Fire Facility Wednesday November 9thRutland City Hall Thursday November 17thWhite River Junction Bugbee Senior Center Tuesday November 22nd We are pleased to welcome the participation of the following organizations: VT League of Cities and Towns, VT Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association, VT School Boards Association, VT Press Association, VT American Civil Liberties Union and VT Common Cause. To find out more information and to RSVP, please contact Nancy Lynch @ 802-828-2148 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York When thinking of New Year’s Eve parties, people often think of the world famous Times Square ball drop. But there are dozens of events on Long Island to ring in the New Year without the stress of getting into Manhattan. From afternoon family fun to late night galas, venues across both counties will be toasting to resolutions for the coming year and singing Auld Lang Syne for the year gone by.The All Star Family Happy New Year’s Eve PartyUnlimited bowling (min. 6), champagne. The All Star, 96 Main St., Riverhead. theallstar.com $25 (Children), $40 (Adults) 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 31.Family New Year’s Eve PartyThree-course meal or finger foods, dessert, meet-and-greet, champagne and sparkling cider, Holiday Express Train Ride and Yo Ho Holiday Light Show. Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. bayvilleadventurepark.com Lunch – $29.95 (Adults and Older Children), $18.95 (Children under 12). Dinner – $33.95 (Adults and Older Children), $22.95 (Children under 12) 12:30-3 p.m., 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 31.Kosher Komedy New Year’s EveComedians, four course dinner, champagne, raffle. Brasserie HaLevi, 600 Central Ave., Cedarhurst. brasseriehalevi.com $95 plus service charge, tax and gratuity. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31.NYE at the BrokerageChampagne, comedy show. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $40-$75. 7:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve GalaCocktail reception, Live music, dinner, champagne. CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. cmpac.com $75. 8 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s at East Islip LanesFamily Party (3 – 7) – $24 per person (dinner, bumper bowling). Evening Party (9- 1) – $41 (adults), $31 (children 12 and under), (buffet, champagne, bowling). East Islip Lanes, 117 E. Main St., East Islip. eilanes.com 3-7 p.m., 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31.Third Annual New Year’s Eve PartyFree champagne toast at midnight. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.NYE at Governor’s Comedy ClubComedy show, champagne. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $40-$75. 7:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31.52nd Annual New Year’s Eve PartyBlack and White Masquerade, five course dinner, dancing. Gurney’s Inn and Spa, 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk. gurneysmontauk.com $145 per person, $540 per couple with overnight accommodations and party packages. 7 p.m. Dec. 31.Champagne and ChandeliersHotel Indigo, 1830 West Main St., Riverhead. hotelindigo.com $150 per person, $495 per couple premium package plus tax and fees9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s EveWatch the new movie, Unbroken, the ball drop on big screen and toast champagne. Island 16: Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville. showcasecinemas.com $20.15. 9:30 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s at Lombardi’s on the Sound.Great Gatsy-styled gala. Lombardi’s on the Sound, 44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson. lombardisonthesound.com $140. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dec. 31.Fishes & Butterfly Wishes Family New Year’s EventDinner, Crafts for Kids, champagne. Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, 431 East Main St., Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com $60 (Children and Seniors), $55 (Children and Senior Members), $95 (Adults), $85 (Adult Members), Free (Children 2 and under) 6:30-11 p.m. Dec. 31.NYE at McGuires Comedy ClubComedy show, champagne. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $40-$75. 7:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve Bash 2015Cocktail Hour, drinks, champagne, DJ. The Meadow Club, 1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station. themeadowclub.com $95. 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve 2015 Holiday PartyDinner, champagne. Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge, 48 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. monsoonny.com $100 per person, $50 for open bar only. Dec. 31.Mr. Beery’s Annual Happy New Year 2015Champagne, food, drinks. Mr. Beery’s Pub and Music Night Club, 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. $30. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31.Mulcahy’s New Year’s Eve partyOpen bar, DJ, buffet. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $35. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Dec. 31New Year’s PartyThe Nest Bar and Lounge, 382 East Meadow Ave., Suite A, East Meadow. thenestbar.com 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve at Ocean RestaurantFive course dinner, champagne. Ocean Restaurant, 333 Bayville Ave., Bayville. thecrescentbeachclub.com $59 plus tax and gratuity. Dec. 31.Dark Star OrchestraContinuing the Grateful Dead Experiences – Cosmic New Year’s 2014-15. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $64.75-$145.25. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 31.Leather and Lace Presents NYE Ball of ConfusionAlternative dance party, DJ. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville Revolutionli.com $15 advance tickets. 8 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve PartyFamily games and activities. Safari Adventure, 1074 Pulaski Rd., Riverhead. thesafariadventure.com $16 (children), $10 (toddlers), $3 (adults), plus tax. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 31.Rock ‘n Glow New Year’s PartyThree hours of bowling, champagne. South Levittown Lanes, 56 Tanners Lane, South Levittown. kpsearch.com Twilight Family Party (5 -8) – $30 per person or $150 per lane (6 people). Moonlight Family Party (9:30 – 12:30) – $35 per person or $170 per lane (6 people)5-8 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31.Stephanie O’s New Year’s Eve Dance PartyDancing, champagne. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $69 (Banquette Seating), $49 (General Admission) 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Laugh, Dine, and Dance!Comedy show, DJ, champagne. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45. 6:30 p.m. (Bar and Restaurant), 8 p.m. (Show) Dec. 31.7th Annual New Year’s Laughin Eve 2015 Comedy ShowTheatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Dec. 31.Family New Year’s Eve PartySkate rental, pizza, countdown. United Skates of America, 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford. unitedskates.com $20. 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31.Great Gatsby GalaVilla Lombardi’s, 877 Main St., Holbrook. villalombardis.com $135. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Dec. 31.Celebrate NYE with O El AmorChampagne, masks, first drink on the house. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $30. 9 p.m. Dec. 31.
By Larry FineNEW YORK, USA (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has been largely absent from the golf circuit for nearly two years due to nagging back problems but the 14-time major champion can still draw a crowd.Some 250 fans and autograph hounds lined up outside a Manhattan bookstore yesterday. Some had camped overnight, to attend a book-signing by Woods for ‘The 1997 Masters: My Story’, about his first major title.A Barnes and Noble spokesman said they had enough interest to accommodate a thousand people, but had to limit the crowd based on Woods’ availability.Dressed casually in a long sleeve grey striped shirt, the golfer, who has played just three competitive rounds over the past 19 months, received enthusiastic applause as he made his way to the stage and flashed a big smile at his reception.Attendees were allowed a maximum of two signed books, without personalisation, and Woods exchanged pleasantries as he signed on the title page.“He was really nice. Just a normal guy,” said Claudia as she was escorted to the exit escalator by the attentive security detail.“I was very surprised. Nice signature and pretty pleasant,” said a man who made a seven-hour drive from Pittsburgh to attend. “I’m absolutely a Tiger fan. He’s going right up next to my Michael Jordan.”Another man said he attended as “a memorabilia thing. I met (Jack) Nicklaus and (Arnold) Palmer and had to get him to have the three.”A middle-aged New Yorker said he offered Woods some advice.“He was very nice. I suffer back pains and I expressed that he should maybe get acupuncture and he said that he does try it and enjoys it.”A grey-haired fan got a handshake. “Now I can go to heaven,” said Kenny.