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OB-EN School Board Gets a Lesson in Economic Reality

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

Direction Sought as School Budget Planning Begins Now for February Presentation

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16 was interesting and worth attending for the scope of the budget discussion. It was early in the year to discuss the budget, but with the economy more and more affecting school districts it was a lesson in how the numbers are piling up on top of educational costs. There is a fallout from the economy itself, having nothing to do with the schools themselves – which is going to add to the tax burden.

 

OB Historical Society Announces a Major Donation

Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

The Oyster Bay Historical Society is pleased to announce the donation of a major collection of material relating the Roosevelt family’s participation in the American Civil War.

 

OBHS Exhibit Opens: Boat Life on the Sound

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

An 1859 Yachting Party Sketchbook Turned Into an Exhibit

The Oyster Bay Historical Society is a repository of wonderful things. The member’s reception on Saturday, Nov. 6 for their new exhibit of a sketchbook featuring the Boat Life on the Sound: An 1859 Yachting Party was a peek into their fascinating collection.

 

Residents Question Need for TOB 3.5 Percent Tax Increase

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

A 75-year-old resident of Oyster Bay and living on a fixed income spoke before the Oyster Bay Town Board on Tuesday, Nov. 9, asking, “With a 3.5 percent tax increase from the town, I am being taxed out of my home. Is there another way to balance the budget?”

 

Mill Pond Overlook Habitat Management Plan November 18, 7 PM, Friends of the Bay Office, 2 Townsend Square, Oyster Bay

Written by Patricia Aitken, Friends of the Bay executive director Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

When I first started at Friends of the Bay, one of the aspects of the job that most attracted me was the leadership role Friends of the Bay was taking in urging the Town of Oyster Bay to acquire the Mill Pond Overlook Property. For those readers who may not have lived here then, or may not recall the circumstances, a developer proposed to construct a 68-unit senior housing complex on the property. I honestly have to say that out of all the people I spoke to regarding this possibility, the most common reaction was “oh no, how do we stop that?” As a long term resident, I have to agree that it would have been distressing to see the hill behind the pond destroyed, the trees removed, and the beautiful view of the Mill Pond gone. That was before I fully understood the negative consequences that these actions could have had on the water quality of the bay. After I began to understand the implications of development, it became even more important to me.

 

Billy Joel’s New Shop, 20th Century Motorcycles

Written by Renee Doboy Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

Cocktail Reception Grand Opening This Past Weekend

It was an exciting occasion on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m., when the doors opened for a cocktail reception, celebrating the Grand Opening of Billy Joel’s 20th Century Motorcycles. This by-invitation-only event afforded guests a sneak preview of his shop. Among the guests were County Executive Edward Mangano, and Congressman Peter King. Billy’s dog, a sweet-faced pug, named Sabrina was also present for the festivities.

 

Watershed Action Plan Is Going Full Speed Ahead

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

The Friends of the Bay meeting to introduce the Watershed Action Plan for the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor watershed and estuary was presented to a full-house at the Oyster Bay High School Library on Oct. 12. Erik Mas and Dan Buttrick consultants from Fuss & O’Neill led the meeting after being introduced by FOB Executive Director Patricia Aitken.

 

Tweed Roosevelt’s Great-Grandfather Galloping Among the Citizens of OB

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

TR Statue, Triangle Park Dedication Brings In a ‘Bully’ Crowd

Master of Ceremonies Jack Bernstein declared the day “bully”, as the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider statue was re-dedicated and the new TR triangle park was dedicated in a very Oyster Bay way on Saturday, Oct. 30. The town showmobile had those people most instrumental in making this day come true seated along with elected officials who eased the project along.

 

Oyster Bay Hamlet Receives Preserve America $70K Grant

Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00

Finding Your Way in Oyster Bay Service Learning Project

The Oyster Bay Hamlet is the recipient of a $70,000 grant through the Preserve America program. Oyster Bay is the only community in New York State and one of 22 nationally to receive funding through this program. The “Finding Your Way in Oyster Bay Service Learning Project” will provide the resources that are needed to promote Oyster Bay Hamlet as a viable destination of historic interest.

 

Muttontown Preserve Is the Poster Child for NC Preserves

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00

Master Plan Will Be Presented in November

Whoever said the third is the charm, was right when it comes to the meetings on the Muttontown Preserve. The Hoffman Center hosted the third meeting of Saratoga Associates (SA), the group that is creating a master plan for all of Nassau County Parks on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and it clarified the project’s mission.

 

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