Theodore Roosevelt Statue Comes Home
The statue of Theodore Roosevelt on horseback, now standing covered with a tarp in front of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys & Girls Club, made the trip from the foundry in Tacoma, WA to Oyster Bay swathed in plastic, atop a flatbed truck. The statue, made from the same mold created in 1921 by renowned sculptor Alexander Phimister Proctor, came from the Bronze Works Foundry in Tacoma and arrived in Oyster Bay on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 a.m.
Town Votes for Residential Moratorium
The Oyster Bay Town Board unanimously voted on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to put in place a proposed six-month residential moratorium on the issuance of building permits for the construction of new and expanded buildings; demolition permits for buildings; subdivision approvals; and variances related to lot area, lot dimensions or setbacks for new buildings in the residential areas of Oyster Bay hamlet. The hearing on the moratorium was held on Sept. 27. The town has sent the local law to Albany for review and approval, which is expected shortly, said a town spokesperson.
'New' Oyster Bay Town Supervisor's Oyster Festival Run Is 'Oysterrific'
There is something special every year about the Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor's Oyster Festival 5 Kilometer Run. Maybe it's the kind of party atmosphere that pervades festival weekend in Oyster Bay. But this year local runners were treated to a brand new course that really shows off the Oyster Bay area at its best, featuring a long climb up Berry Hill Road followed by an exhilarating descent down Sandy Hill Road to the finish. Whatever it is, there were lots of happy faces at the start and at the finish.
OB Roughriders Peanuts Remain Undefeated
Never say die. That was the motto of the Oyster Bay Roughriders Peanuts in their game Saturday, Oct. 15 against Wantagh Black. Both teams entered the football field with records of 3-0-1, but the Wantagh players were visibly larger and struck first early in the game. Although Oyster Bay made an awesome interception and threatened to score late in the second quarter, Wantagh dominated the first half. Even so, the Rough Rider's tenacious defensive was able to hold Wantagh's lead at 7-0.
Congratulations to Rotary for Bringing TR Home