TR Statue Moving Along
A recent meeting of the Teddy Roosevelt Statue Advisory Committee, held to determine the location of the statue within the hamlet of Oyster Bay, was pleasantly interrupted by an announcement from Rotarian and prominent international attorney, Fritz Coudert, that he wanted to take a prominent role in the centennial project. According to Anthony J. Tini, chairman of the Oyster Bay Rotary Centennial Committee, Mr. Coudert said, "Theodore Roosevelt was not only one of the finest and most colorful of all US presidents, he was an important and active member of the Oyster Bay community. I am pleased and proud to be able to assume a major role in attempting to bring an important statue of him, as a Rough Rider, to the hamlet of Oyster Bay and to locate it where the people will see it as they enter the gateway to the hamlet. Because my grandfather, Frederic R. Coudert, was a very close personal friend, confidant and advisor to the president, both before, during and after his terms in office, I feel that it is also, in part, my responsibility to help bring this great bronze statue of him to Oyster Bay."
TOB ZBA Working at Full Force
The Oyster Bay Town Board has approved the appointment of John J. Fanning of Oyster Bay to fill an unexpired term on the Town's Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Fanning is Hempstead District Director for the New York State Workers' Compensation Board and a former chairman and commissioner of the New York State Labor Relations Board. His term is effective through Dec. 31, 2008. The announcement was made by Town Councilman Angelo Delligatti. He explained, the ZBA is an autonomous, seven-member board which issues variances and exemptions from the town's building and zoning ordinances and conducts public hearings on such requests.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Class
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a one day boating safely course to be held at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, (enter through Roosevelt Park.) The course will be given on Saturday, March 6, and starts at 8:15 a.m.
Lady Riders Announce 2004 W-League Schedule
The Long Island Lady Riders, two-time champions of the W-League, the national soccer league for women, announced their 2004 schedule.
A Peaceful Image for a Peaceful Hamlet