Town Sets Standards for Future
Congratulations were being given out at the Oyster Bay Town Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The town congratulated the founders of Save the Jewel By the Bay (SJBB) and they in turn complimented the town, their Planner David Portman and Jack Libert, commissioner of the department of planning and development for their work in proposing new guidelines for the historic hamlet to preserve the historic architecture and quality of life in the hamlet. Mr. Portman reported on the results of the Residential Moratorium that will end on Jan. 23, 2007. (The Town of Oyster Bay has posted the report on their website: www.oysterbaytown.com and click on the Oyster Bay Hamlet Study Presentation box.)
Moratorium to Manage Shellfishing
Oyster Bay Town Clerk Steve Labriola announced that the town board will consider a one-year moratorium on the issuance of commercial shellfishing permits at the Tuesday, Dec. 19, public hearing.
Long Island Frostbite Regatta Re-cap
Every parking spot at Beekman Beach was filled, so spectators parked and walked from lots at Roosevelt Park to attend last week's Long Island Frostbite Regatta.
...From Inside the Rowing Shell
The Long Island Frostbite Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 11, was the culminating event for the scholastic fall rowing season. High school crew teams compete in as many as six regattas between the months of September and November, most of which are held off Long Island. To prepare for these regattas a crew will practice on the water each day after school. During practice, crews row thousands of meters daily. The fall races are long distance races (up to three miles), so practices focus on maximizing endurance and mastering the techniques that allow crews to maintain speed over the entire race course. Many of the drills performed during practice require the crews to work on improving their technical form. The more efficient a crew is able to control their bodies and movement of the oars during each stroke, the more effective the crew will be at building and maintaining boat speed. For instance a crew that is off balance, does not have strong body position, and does not square its blades early will cause the boat to slow down. When races are determined by mere seconds, good form on every stroke makes the difference. _
Police Presence Already Stretched