Residents Add Input to ABC's DEIS
Town of Oyster Bay Hearing Officer Scott Brody outlined the concept of the scooping hearing held on Dec. 13 at town hall for the AvalonBay Communities proposal to build a 300-unit apartment house on the former Hallock Chevrolet property now owned by Island Properties. He, Aldonna Lawson with the Town Environmental Quality Review Division and John Elsworth of Cashin Associates, the town's planner, were there to listen to residents comments on what they believed should be added to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to be created by AvalonBay Communities to answer any negative impacts on the community. AvalonBay and Island Properties LLC want the town to create a new Downtown Revitalization District (DRD) and a change of zone for the existing property from light industrial to that new DRD.
OB-EN Schools Launches Little Baymen Fan Club
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District launched the Little Baymen Fan Club at a pep rally on Nov. 29 at the James H. Vernon School. Dawn Cerrone, varsity girls' basketball coach and physical education teacher, made her idea for the group a reality, with help from the Vernon Student Council, which sponsors the club. "The future of our teams starts here with the younger kids," explained Ms. Cerrone. "We hope to build teams from the bottom up by generating interest and support for the entire athletic program," she added.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer News
Going into the final four games of the season the Raptors were sitting in third place and knew they would have to run the table to have a chance to compete for the division title. Through gutsy and heads-up play the Raptors took the title by defeating two undefeated teams and ending the season with a record of 6W-2T-1L.
Roughriders Peanuts Finish the Football Season Victorious
The frigid temperatures and relentless wind proved to be no challenge for the Oyster Bay Roughriders Peanuts football team the evening of Nov. 10. The team ended their season with a 14-7 win over the Seaford Stallions as their cheerleading squad braved the cold alongside them. After a disappointing loss to Roosevelt two weeks prior (MVPs Alex Gelabert and Rocco Ruggiero), the Peanuts emerged victorious this night to finish the season with an outstanding 5-1-2 record.
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