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West Shore Road Repairs Questioned; Bike Land And Sidewalk Request Denied

Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

A letter signed by 447 people was sent to Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, stating:

“We, the undersigned, are in favor of the inclusion of a bicycle lane and sidewalk in the West Shore Road reconstruction plans.

“A walkable shoulder is an unacceptable substitute for a proper bicycle lane and sidewalk, and the absence of a bike lane and sidewalk will unnecessarily endanger pedestrians, cyclists and joggers.”


Oyster Bay To Host 25th Anniversary Runner’s Edge-TOB Triathlon

Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Junior Triathlon also taking place; all are encouraged to come out and cheer the athletes on

The hamlet of Oyster Bay will be hosting one of Long Island’s most important and exciting recreational sporting events, the 25th Anniversary Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, on Sunday, Aug. 26.

The “Tri” will once again start and finish at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Fifteen hundred athletes are expected to complete a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 15-kilometer bike ride through Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5-kilometer run up to the Planting Fields Arboretum and back to the finish line at Roosevelt Park. The first wave of athletes will enter the water at 7:30 a.m., and the last athlete should cross the finish line well before 11 a.m.


Dooley Roosevelt Memorial Race Held

Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00
On Aug. 4 the Sagamore Yacht Club held this year’s Dooley Roosevelt Memorial Race. This event, which honors Julian K. Roosevelt, who was an Olympic sailor and a member of both Sagamore and Seawanhaka yacht clubs, is held alternate years by each club.

Volunteer To Help Paralyzed Surfers At Wheels2Water Event August 12

Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Individuals who haven’t surfed in years due to spinal cord injuries that left them paralyzed will be able to get on to surfboards at Long Beach thanks to an organization called Wheels2Water. Dozens of volunteers are needed to help paralyzed surfers out of their wheelchairs and onto specially designed surfboards. The Wheels2Water event takes place starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 at National Blvd. in Long Beach. Interested volunteers should contact Anthony Testaverde at 516-729-1061. A second event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23 at Lido Beach.


Long Island Thunderbolts To Hold Softball Tryouts

Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

The Long Island Thunderbolts Softball Team will be having tryouts for the under-12, under-14, under-16 and under-18 teams from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 18 and 19 at Syosset Woodbury Park. For more information contact Coach Carmine at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Coach Peter at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information, visit The Thunderbolts invite softball players from across Long Island to be a part of their team and their journey.


Essential Emergency Gear For Anglers

Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

Weather is always the subtext for a safe boating trip

Anglers down in the Gulf remember this tragic event: three friends, two of them NFL players, lost after their boat capsized during a fishing trip in March 2009. A fourth was rescued after clinging to the hull in 63-degree water for almost two days. As an offshore angler, you would never want to find yourself unprepared in such a desperate situation. If fishing takes you far offshore, make sure you know your limits.

Get advanced training. Boating education is widely available and includes classroom and online training offered through the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA), United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and state boating agencies. Advanced training in navigation, seamanship, boat handling and weather are important to know before you venture into open waters. Local knowledge and recommendations from experienced captains who run offshore fishing charters can be valuable as well.


OB Public Hearing On Current Laws And Regulations For Boating Safety

Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

August 8 meeting in town hall will be conducted by Senator Marcellino

The July 4th capsizing of the Kandi Won resulting in three fatalities in Oyster Bay Harbor has focused attention on boating safety. Senator Carl L. Marcellino, along with members of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, will be holding a public hearing to examine the current laws and regulations on boating safety in New York State and whether changes are necessary to protect the public on our waters. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Town of Oyster Bay Hearing Room, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay.

Senator Marcellino was recently contacted by the family of Victoria Gaines, the young girl who tragically lost her life in the Oyster Bay July 4th boating accident, to enlist his help in ensuring greater safety measures on New York waters. They want to create Victoria’s Law in her memory.


Petrina Threepeats In 5K Run; Olympian Michta Wins In Racewalk

Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

Top local finishers included Jean Bohan of Oyster Bay and Jeri Cavagnaro of Locust Valley

Leonora Petrina of New Zealand (and now Bayport) scored as the overall winner of the 29th Annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s Run on July 14, as a record field of 455 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes crossed the finish line on the track at Farmingdale High School. It was Petrina’s third consecutive win in the event.

Top local finishers included Jean Bohan of Oyster Bay, who scored in 19th place overall and second in the 40-44 age group, and Jeri Cavagnaro of Locust Valley, who won the fifth place award in the 65-69 age group.


Polo Matches At Bethpage State Park Being Held On Sunday Afternoons

Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

Five dollar admission brings the “game of kings” to everyone

Country Farms Polo presents Polo at the Park, a series of special polo events at Bethpage State Park each Sunday afternoon through Oct. 14. Polo, once referred to as the “game of kings,” is now gaining popularity among competitive sports fans and those seeking casual, local and low-cost entertainment. Country Farms Polo operates a polo training and equestrian center in Medford, NY with indoor and outdoor polo fields operating year round.

“With its high speeds and energy, polo is the original extreme sport.  With Polo at the Park we wanted to introduce Long Islanders to polo in a way that is accessible to everyone.  Long Island has a tradition of horsemanship and a thriving equestrian community; polo is a natural fit for those looking for a new experience that is thrilling and relaxing at the same time,” said Bob Ceparano of Country Farms Polo in Medford.


Sagamore Yacht Club Hosted The 13th Annual FOB Race And Party

Written by Ada Frischer Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Benefit for the Matthew Fetzer Foundation for children with cancer

On June 16, Sagamore Yacht Club hosted the 13th Annual Friends of Oyster Bay (FOB) Race and Post Race Party for the benefit of the Matthew Fetzer Foundation — which helps children with cancer.

The Matthew Fetzer Foundation in Bayville is a charity founded by the parents of Matthew Fetzer, a young child who succumbed to the ravages of cancer. It was through the years of his valiant battle that his parents came to realize that so many children were in this same situation, battling for their lives, and were losing whatever little childhood they could have.


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