Proposed Moratorium Meeting September 27
This weekend, Sept. 24 and 25 members of Save the Jewel by the Bay will be in front of Stop & Shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. getting signatures for their petition and answering questions about the proposed moratorium on residential development in the Oyster Bay hamlet. At the Tuesday, Sept. 27 town board meeting, local residents have the opportunity to help decide the future direction of the hamlet. The proposed moratorium is the result of the work of Kathy Prinz, Ben Jankowski and Rita Pecora, co-organizers of the Save the Jewel by the Bay who organized the first meeting of the group held on July 27. At that first meeting, Kathy Prinz talked about how she and her husband Ben Jankowski believed they had to get organized to protect the hamlet after hearing chain saws at work on Saturday, June 25 and discovering an estate tree being cut down on Kellogg Street.
Oyster Festival Plans Evolving
While every year, there is some issue that arises in regard to the annual Oyster Festival, the economic advantages of the event outweigh the possible inconveniences and invite co-operation between all the groups involved. The Oyster Bay Charitable Foundation said that when they look at the total dollars the nonprofits raise one year at the Oyster Festival, and the dollars that come from the sponsors, they estimate the festival has an economic impact of $2.4 million a year on the local community.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer News
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Tornadoes under 11 years old girls' soccer team played their home opener at East Woods against the Bethpage Blaze. Continuing from the team's win at the East Meadow American Refuel tournament, the Tornadoes beat Bethpage 4-0.
The end of summer rituals have already begun. And pretty soon we will start raking leaves, taking trips to pick apples and pumpkins, and bringing out the winter clothes. And before we know it the 22nd annual Oyster Festival, (Oct. 15 and 16,) will be upon us and then the colder weather will thicken. Before all this is forced upon us though, many are sneaking in a few more outdoor barbecues, a few more laps in the pool before it closes, and a few more boating excursions before the cold weather takes hold.
Lots to Do. Mark Your Calendar!