Venditto to AvalonBay: No Thanks
Supervisor John Venditto received a standing ovation from community residents when he announced that the town board will not hear the proposal for the 300-unit AvalonBay Communities apartment complex. In a surprise move, at the Tuesday, June 27 board meeting, the supervisor responded to comments made by Rob Brusca of the Coalition to Stop Avalon Bay who linked the AvalonBay proposal to the Bridge to Rye, which galvanized local residents then with the help of Senator Ralph Marino as their champion. Mr. Brusca challenged the board to show "true leadership" now.
Class of 2006 Graduates From Oyster Bay High School
Due to threatening skies, family members and friends of the Oyster Bay High School Class of 2006 gathered in the Howard E. Imhof gymnasium for commencement ceremonies on June 25. Following the traditional processional to Pomp and Circumstance, the graduates were led in the pledge of allegiance by senior class president Carly Bucheister. Carly also presented the class gift - the purchase of a chair in the newly renovated auditorium.
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club Heading to Cooperstown Dream Park
Thirteen of Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club members, under the leadership of Robert and Judy Reimels, will compete at Cooperstown Dream Park 2006 American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY from July 8 through July 14. The team, also know as the "Gators," will play America's favorite pastime with some 8,000 kids participating in the game of baseball. Kids from all over the country will come together for Cooperstown Dreams Park 2006 for pin trading, orientation, skills competitions and the excitement of the game.
As if it is not bad enough that people choose to smoke in many public places and pollute my lungs, I had to deal recently with someone carelessly throwing a cigarette at me. I was stopped at a stoplight a few weeks ago when some guy in the car next to me tossed a lit cigarette out of his car window. It skimmed across the hood of my car. I also had my car windows open and if the guy threw it a few inches further back it would have gone into my car and hit me directly. When I looked over at the man, I saw that he had a child in the front seat with him. He stared at me with a look like I should not be looking at him. I was so stunned I did not know what to say.
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