Little Hamlet Fights Giant Corporation
Rain didn't deter the about 250 marchers determined to stop the AvalonBay Communities development of 300-270 units proposed for the former Hallock Chevrolet dealership, a site owned by Island Properties. Oyster Bay Cove Mayor Rosemary Bourne said with the threat of weather - it was already sprinkling as the crowd was assembling - "Multiply each person by 10 to count family members representatives. This is a mob."
OB-EN Voters Pass Budget
As voters kept streaming into the foyer of the Oyster Bay High School gymnasium foyer on May 16, election night, Board of Education President James Smiros said speeches were running through his head for winning the vote and for the candidate election. "I even have a speech for if the budget passes and I don't get elected," he said. It turned out that was the one he needed. The fact that he lost put a damper on the win, and still, Mr. Smiros was ready. He said, "I'm glad the budget passed and the capital fund passed. I'm glad we won't have that burden on the taxpayers again." As for himself, he said he would support the new board, and Ann Marie Longo who won his seat and added, "When one door closes, another one opens." He said he intends to keep active in the school district. This is good news for the kids of OBEN.
A lot of things can (and often do) go not as planned in boating. Many mistakes can be avoided by obtaining correct information about how to use the boat and firsthand experience. Using a boat is not as easy as just filling up the gas tank, putting the cooler and suntan lotion onboard, turning the ignition key, pushing away from the dock, and heading off into the sunset.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer Club News
This team is comprised of 11-year old girls from the surrounding community. Winning division 3 last season, they were moved up to a much tougher division 2 in the Long Island Junior Soccer League. To date they played six games and have a record of one win, three ties and two losses. The girls have adjusted to the higher level of play very quickly after an initial controversial first game where the referee blew the whistle 30 seconds after the opponents scored the advantage goal and three minutes before the end of regulation time.
Vision Long Island Participation Challenged