Contested Election in Centre Island
Centre Island residents who are dissatisfied with the current village mayor and trustees have formed an opposition party to compete in the upcoming elections, making it the first contested Centre Island board election in 12 years.
OB-EN Board Reduces Budget
Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District residents will have a reduced budget to consider as they vote on June 14. The decision was made at 1 a.m. May 25 after the board decided to stay past midnight and get the job done. At first Board President Robin Dando polled the board to find out their views on re-submitting their "maintenance" budget or trying to reduce the figure. Keith Kowalski, James Robinson, Dolores Greico and Judy Wasilchuk each said they believed it was a fair and paired down budget with no "fat" to cut and that they would stay with it. Only trustee Tim Mietus wanted to reduce the budget. He said, "The voters have said they are not in favor of the budget. What happens if we have to go to a contingency budget? We have to cut something - a contingency budget is worse." He was, however, firm in his opinion that they needed to reinstate the assistant superintendent of curriculum position.
A very windy evening with choppy seas and drizzly rain enticed only the hardy sailors to race at Sagamore Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 25. A course was set to take advantage of the steady inland wind. The race committee sent the boats from the start in Oyster Bay Cove to the lighthouse post off Lloyd Neck. The boats raced close together at the start until the northerly wind gusted between 20-30 knots making it difficult for the boats to stay clear of each other. As they rounded the lighthouse post, it started to rain harder and the boats spread in different directions heading downwind to the finish.
Winter Wheezers Tour England
The renowned Winter Wheezers walking group has recently completed a successful tour of England's Nottinghamshire and Windsor districts, including the famous Thames Path. Seeing country village gardens and hiking meadows filled with the blossoming trees of spring made an indelible impression.
A Historic Residential Hamlet