Smell the Roses, Nip the Buds
The Town of Oyster Bay was asked to create a moratorium on development of the hamlet until there is time to review the entire impact of what is currently being proposed by various entities. The suggestion to "Step back and review the big picture," was made by Friends of the Bay Executive Director Denise Woodin, who spoke in her dual role as the chairperson of the Town of Oyster Bay Quality Communities Steering Committee at the May 22 town board meeting.
Town Nixes Tobacco Ads
The Town of Oyster Bay is proposing a new local law to prohibit the advertisement of tobacco and tobacco-related products within 1,000 feet of locations where it is well established that minors tend to congregate. At the May 22 town board meeting, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto said the town attorney's office is deciding on the language for the law that will pass muster (the courts). At the meeting they defined the areas where minors tend to congregate as schools, playgrounds and boys and girls clubs. The legislation appears overdue, he said.
Local Hoops Player on Winning AAU Team
Jessica Steller and her teammates on the Long Island Lightning 11 and under basketball team are off to another great season of very competitive basketball. The girls won their first three tournaments by wide margins and upped their winning record to 37 and 0.
OBEN PAL Track Results May 19 Meet at Mitchel Field
The Track Team enjoyed another exciting meet at Mitchel Field this weekend, with several closely called races, particularly in the 7, 11 and 12-year-old events. The kids are making great strides in their long jump events and are always ready to try something new.
Viva, the Moratorium