The hamlet of Oyster Bay is really coming along. The Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce deserves some thanks. Driving down Pine Hollow Road on Saturday, we saw the little trees along the curb. The trees were planted by the Town of Oyster Bay as a result of the chamber requesting them. The trees are a welcome addition to the scene.
It is nice to think that in the future – we hope it is the near future - the asphalt sidewalks will be replaced by concrete and maybe more trees and brickwork.
In a way the announcment below is serendipitous. The Oyster Bay Civic Association and the East Norwich Civic Association have been working together to promote traffic safety in this area.
The police, we are being told are giving out tickets locally for speeding. The county has another initiative that should help the situation: reminding motorists about safety and school buses.
Matt Meng said after the East Norwich Civic Association meeting on March 24 that the March 24 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot was taken at an Oyster Bay Civic Association meeting. He recognized Legislator Judy Jacobs and Bob Martin in the photo. He is correct!
The March 17 mystery picture is still a mystery. Our hint is – the fronds in the photograph are not Hawaiian palm trees.
Billy Minicozzi did call with a guess. On a sport’s note he said the St. John’s University basketball team will not be making it to the NACCA.
At first we heard that the Oyster Bay Civic Association was hosting a meeting on the future of Snouder’s Corner Drugstore on Thursday, March 24. They had invited the owners, Eugene King and Frank Genovese along with a representative of the Snouder’s Corner Drug Store Foundation for an update on the status of the site and the Foundation’s efforts.
Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict the discussion has been cancelled as has the meeting itself. Instead, the OBCA will again host its next meeting with members of the OBEN school board talking about the budget on April 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Italian-American Club on Summit Street.
Frances Abbate called to identify the mystery picture in the March 10 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “I think it’s the driveway off West Main Street, across from the Matinecock Lodge!” She is correct!
It was just wonderful to learn that the Trousdell house, a.k.a. Hillside, has been saved from the developers demolition ball. A house on Anstice Street recently “disappeared into a hole.” Not every house, it appears can be saved.
The Trousdell house was saved for several reasons: it has open space to be preserved; it has architectural significance; it is connected to the history of Oyster Bay; and to the nation in terms of the life of James A. Roosevelt. He was a member of the Sanitary Commission that became what is now known as the Red Cross.
Joe Siciliano called to say correctly that he knew the location of the March 3 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “The location is near the post office and Café al Dente in Oyster Bay. Also, the street signs says Shore Road and Spring Street, but I didn’t notice until I looked at the picture again.”
Last week, after we saw the pages of the Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot all laid out, we were surprised at how much of the newspaper was filled with reporting on the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Budget Forum.
But, it was a long meeting and a great many people spoke.
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