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Editorial: Listen and Learn

Friday, 13 May 2011 00:00
Reading Grace Searby’s letter to the editor gave us a great topic for this editorial. The theme is – attend board meetings and learn.

 Ms. Searby commented on the Reserve Funds created by the OBEN School District but it should be mentioned that it follows NYS mandates and has benefited the district. Using reserve funds for maintenance takes it out of the realm of a voter-no-vote and saves the district thousands of dollars in interest. Years ago when the Birmingham School needed roof repairs, the past board decided not to put the cost of mainenance on the budget. The result was the building fell into disrepair. It was entirely lost.

 

Mystery Picture: May 6, 2011

Written by DFK Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00

Nancy Hussey Knows Oyster Bay

“It’s the fireplace in the Pine Room at the Creek Club,” said Nancy Hussey. She is absolutely correct in her identification of the mystery picture in the April 28 issue of the Enterprise Pilot!

 

Always Lots to Do in Oyster Bay

Written by DFK Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00

There is always so much going on in Oyster Bay it is just amazing. The oyster sloop Christeen was re-launched into the bay... with its mast still to be installed – on Saturday morning. Phil Blocklyn, Oyster Bay Historical Society executive director  attended and said the fire companies managed to spray the entire crowd as part of the fun.

Patricia Aitken, Friends of the Bay executive director talks about the event in her column How’s the Water. The Christeen was one of the first projects of FOB.

 

Mystery Picture: April 29, 2011

Written by DFK Friday, 29 April 2011 00:00

One Down and One to Go...

Billy Minicozzi guessed the April 14 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot was the guardrail going toward the beach in Bayville. (An interesting guess, but not correct.) Of the April 21 photo, he correctly guessed it was a bunch of tents at a fundraiser for Oyster Bay Firemen. (That is getting closer to the answer but there is a better one.) 

On a positive note, he said the Bayville Fire Company has renovated their meeting room, and have put down new linoleum! It’s always nice to see them keeping the building in great condition as they look toward to the future, including more parking space.

 

It’s a Great Big Ball of Wax/Tax

Written by DFK Friday, 29 April 2011 00:00

All the furor about the Old Brookville Police Department and the financial issues involved are really very old news in the estate villages. The problems are longstanding and the villages over the years have been seeking solutions to save their taxpayers money. They are of course the land rich and assessed value taxes cause them much pain.

Over the time we have been covering the village police issue, Cove Neck opted out of the Oyster Bay Cove Police over a disagreement about taxes. They are now with the OBPD.

 

Speaking from Maturity

Written by DFK Friday, 22 April 2011 00:00

Editorially speaking the issue that pops out of this newspaper – more than others, is the issue raised at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich board meeting about letting someone go. The surprise happened when at the conclusion of the board meeting, the members voted to accept personnel actions which included the resignation of Michael Tweed, as of June 30. 2011. 

 

Mystery Picture April 22, 2011

Friday, 22 April 2011 00:00

Mystery Picture Remains a Mystery

Billy Minicozzi called to identify the mystery picture in the April 14 issue of the Enterprise Pilot as a guard rail by Shore Road, near a traffic light. While that was a good guess, it is not correct. 

We got an email from Tony Pilla saying he couldn’t identify it. We looked at the photo and there are two, maybe three clues to ID the spot - so we are confident many of you know where the photo was taken.

 

Editorial: Reminder: Joint Reception on May 20

Friday, 15 April 2011 00:00
The East Norwich and Oyster Bay Civic Associations are planning their Joint Cocktail Party to be held at the Pine Hollow Country Club on May 20.

They are looking for donations for their Chinese auction. They try to make money from the gifts and raffle items, while keeping expenses down to $75 per person.

There will be cocktails, great food, music and dancing too.

Rob Brusca is the event chair, again, and hopefully you will let the committee know you will attend. You can email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . That is the Internet site for the Joint Calendar of Events he produces for the civic associations.

As we said before, joining the local civic associations is a great way to continue to make this great community thrive.

- DFK

 

 

Mystery Picture: April 15, 2011

Friday, 15 April 2011 00:00

Dan Merritt was the first caller to identify the mystery picture in the April 7 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. “It was taken by Eckerd’s, up by Mario’s.” Mr. Merritt said, “I used to go to Sagamore Pharmacy and now I go to CVS. I’m new in town. I’ve only been here 15 years,” he said. You have to be from Oyster Bay to understand the joke. (People live all their lives in Oyster Bay but can still be “new” if their parents and grandparents aren’t from Oyster Bay.)

 

Mystery Picture April 8, 2011

Written by DFK Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00

Reginald Butt Knows Oyster Bay

Reginald Butt called to identify the mystery picture in the March 31 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s taken inside the American Legion Hall. It looks as if it is probably set up for a Memorial Day service. I know because I am the Past Commander of the Post and I set up the Memorial Day Program.” He is of course correct!

Frank Zangari called to say, “It’s Post No. 4’s Legion Hall. I belong to it.” Mr. Zangari served in the Korean War.
 

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