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Editorial: Keeping A Weather Eye Out...

The Enterprise Pilot received a call last week from a reader, alerting us about a clam shack set up on the Western Waterfront. The caller was concerned that a building had gone up without any previous notice, and wanted information about it. Luckily, we had a story ready to put in the newspaper that we thought was the solution to the problem.

The caller said there was a clam shack 10 feet away from the pier on the Western Waterfront. He wanted to  know how it could have appeared without a DEC permit and said, “You can’t build within 400 yards of the water. There it is, with 10 picnic tables and umbrellas.”

We thought we knew the answer and called the WaterFront Center to ask about the clam shack, and Christina had the answer. She said, “It was Royal Pains, they started work on Friday afternoon, April 13, and worked over the weekend on the shoot, and were gone Monday afternoon by 6 p.m.”

We were sure it was Royal Pains back in Oyster Bay filming episodes for their TV series, and were happy to see that we were correct. You will see the story we wrote about Royal Pains starting on page four of this issue of the Enterprise Pilot. The photographs were taken by Patricia Aitken, Friends of the Bay executive director while she was out in the FOB boat, and running her water quality monitoring program. She also snapped a few photos of the filming on the streets of Oyster Bay.

If you spot the TV crew out working do send us a photograph to share with your friends, our readers.               

– DFK
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News

“I didn’t know I needed my own Teddy Bear,” said a woman after the first annual Teddy’s Taste of the West dinner and fundraiser at Canterbury Ales on March 19.

Members were given an authentic Teddy Bear as a surprise gift at the end of the evening. As they say, membership has its privileges and that includes a June 11 event when Ken Burns will come to share a preview of his new film on three Roosevelts. Burns’ film explores the political and family ties between President Theodore Roosevelt, President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a Roosevelt in her own right.  

The preliminary 2014-15 school budget was adopted at last Tuesday night’s Oyster Bay-East Norwich school board meeting. The proposed budget, which came in at a figure of $54,578,478, is a 2.01 percent difference from the 2013-14 final budget figure of $53,504,111. With a budget to budget change of $1,074,367, it is the lowest expenditure increase in the last 15 years. No programs were cut as a result of balancing this budget.

“The biggest change in budget numbers is in the area of salaries and wages with a budget to budget increase of $683,428,” said School Superintendent Dr. Laura Seinfeld.


Sports

Muttontown resident and Kellenberg freshman Ceara Ann Conroy has been named an All-League athlete for Girls Winter Track. The title of All-League is awarded to athletes based on a vote of all the coaches in the NSCHSAA League. All of the Girls Winter Track coaches in the league vote based on the athletes performance during the season, and Conroy’s outstanding performance has earned her the title of All League this year.

The Girls Varsity Lacrosse program at Oyster Bay High School is just in its second year and already it is making a difference. Senior defender Danielle Maggi has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Albright College.

Last year Maggi was recognized as the “Most Improved Player,” and this year she is being recruited to play in college.

Maggi said, “We did very well in our first varsity season last year (12-2). This year we are 100 percent going for the conference. I’m excited we finally have a varsity team.”


Calendar

LI Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, April 19

Annual Egg-stravaganza

Saturday, April 19

Palliative Care

Wednesday, April 23 



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com