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Letter: Erasing Bayville Rumors

I am writing to clear the air of some vicious lies and rumors being spread throughout the village, by the current party in power, the Tip Party. They have been spreading false schoolyard rumors throughout local groups such as the library and Boy Scouts, that we plan on closing them down.

Not only is this untrue and laughable, but it is a great window into the mindset of the current administration. It is a clear message to voters that those who cannot run on their own record, must make small town mud-slinging their agenda. The Tip party has had their grasp on Bayville for far too long. Over 20 years, in fact. This is exactly the way they operate. Their intent on keeping their hold on Bayville to keep their family and friends in high-paying jobs is their sole driving force, not getting the best results for you, the taxpayer.

The party that I head and the trustees that run alongside me, the Bayville Revitalization Party, will work only for YOU the residents, in finding ways to make Bayville fiscally sound and beautiful once again. I vow to return Bayville back to where it should be, without compromising my integrity and my strong family values. It’s time the elected officials start serving the people again, and not themselves.

When elected, I look forward to working alongside and with you to get things done properly. Please ignore the rumors and lies from the party that has clearly demonstrated their lack of ideas and management skills for too many years. Please visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Revitalizebayville or contact me personally at 516-628-1915 to get the true facts on how, together with all residents, we can get Bayville working again.

Paul Rupp, Candidate for Mayor

News

The Oyster Bay community paid tribute to award winning journalist Marie Colvin at Oyster Bay High School on Saturday, Oct. 11. The school library was officially dedicated in her name and a portrait of the journalist who died on the frontlines in Syria in 2012 was proudly displayed at the entrance of the library. The event was put together by members of the Oyster Bay class of 1974 who held their 40th class reunion over the weekend.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dennis O’Hara gave a short speech in honor of Colvin’s name. Nassau County legislators Judi Jacobs and Donald MacKenzie also gave speeches, along with Colvin’s sister, Catherine Colvin, and Donna Fiore-Houman, who helped coordinate the event. Both were members of the class of ‘74. Founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, Howard Schneider, also gave a small speech at the end of the ceremony.

Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.

Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.


Sports

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.

The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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