Sometimes something happens and it appears to have a life of its own. Just like the start of Friends of the Bay, when residents showed up en masse at Town Hall to protest proposed developments on Oyster Bay harbor, so too has been the response to the Letters to the Editors of Rita Pecora and Kathy Prinz and Ben Jankowski.
The community at large was aware of what is going on with building in the hamlet. There were several cases where local residents had appeared before the Town's Zoning Board of Appeals and believed they had made their position clear only to be overruled by the board.
Bit by bit the hamlet has lost more and more open space. The hamlet is changing.
Luckily Ms. Pecora, Ms. Prinz and Mr. Jankowski spoke up, have met and chosen the Oyster Bay Preservation Group as their organization to pursue a moratorium on building in the residential portions of the hamlet.
They are meeting with town officials seeking their help. We hope the town will go for Certified Local Government status as well as having the Oyster Bay Landmarks Preservation Commission adopt federal preservation guidelines. They are two things needed to help preservation in Oyster Bay's hamlet.
This problem has been going on a long time and it is great to see that people are ready for action. Go for it!