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Nassau County Displays its New Optical Scanner Voting Machines

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

This summer the Nassau County Board of Elections have been doing a “trunk show” at venues all over the area to show voters how the new optical scanner machines work. Nassau County is following the new guidelines of the Help Americans Vote Act that was passed by the federal government in October 2002 when then President George W. Bush signed it into law. The aim of the legislation was to improve and enhance voter access, prevent fraud, and modernize elections across the country. Each state was to set up its own system.

 

Oyster Festival Funds Rotary Rides! Project

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

This year’s Oyster Festival kickoff was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 24 – again at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park. This year, Cindy Smith, president of ImageQuest Communications, promoter of the festival, and Rotary President Jim Fuccio announced Rotary will use the festival to fund their new program Rotary Rides!

 

OBEN Board Sets Tax Levy as State Finally Votes on the Budget

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

The levy for the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District was set on Wednesday, Aug. 4. The amount needed to be collected from the taxpayers is $44,856,789. Although the state passed its budget, it has not finalized the amount the school will receive in aid.

 

African American Civil War Museum Honors OB Civil War Vet David Carll

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

The African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C. is preparing to close its doors at its current location and presented its last civil war soldier - David Carll of Oyster Bay, on Aug. 7, 2010.

 

Business After Hours Brings Out Partnerships to Better Oyster Bay

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 13 August 2010 10:21

The Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce held their July 28 Business After Hours at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum train yard. It was another of the hot muggy nights this season has been giving us, but it was a great night out for networking, as Chamber President Michele Browner observed. She thanked the OBRM for hosting the event which is at a different location each time, to give chamber members a chance to visit other venues in town. She also mentioned the Spend A Day In Oyster Bay! program which is available at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Preview Center.

 

The Bayville Bridge Officially Renamed the Victoria Siegel Bridge

Written by Renee Doboy Friday, 13 August 2010 10:20

Victoria Siegel Discusses Her Term as Mayor

At her recent retirement party at the Crescent Beach Club, in Bayville, Mayor Victoria Siegel was presented with the distinction of having the Bayville Bridge named after her. Her reaction was understandably emotional. “It is a tremendous honor,” she said. Her face glowed with the memory. She indicated that there will be a sign posted by the bridge, with its new name, on August 31. After serving for 24 years as mayor, Ms. Siegel plans to remain an active private citizen. She is also considering remaining in government, or possibly starting a local retail business.

 

Town Votes to Set in Motion Plans to Renovate TR Park

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

Resolution’s Wordage Includes Explanations and Says Discussions Are Ongoing

The Town of Oyster Bay adopted its resolution to press on with work for the restoration of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Firemen’s Field – [originally known as War Memorial Field when it was first given to the town for parking for the school district sports activities, the LIRR commuters and local shoppers,] at their July 27 town board meeting.

 

St. Rocco Festival Is a Family Fair That Pays Off for the Community

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

St. Rocco’s Festival Returns to Fireman’s Field

The Italian-American Citizens Club of Oyster Bay is carrying on the tradition of giving started by their grandparents. The new family-oriented St. Rocco Festival follows in the path set by the Italian-American Mutual Aid Society in 1910 that raised funds to help fellow immigrants who were here without the support services of their families.

 

ENCA Handles Zoning Issues on a Case by Case Basis

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

ZBA Reprimands ENCA for Changing Its View on Variance Case

While the only thing stopping many small communities from becoming villages is lack of zoning powers - because Nassau County law has taken that authority away from any new village that wants to be incorporated – zoning powers are still of great interest to local communities as they stabilize a neighborhood – for the good. That is why the East Norwich Civic Association has taken the stand that they want current zoning laws upheld and that is why they were concerned with two recent issues in the hamlet that involved the TOB Zoning Board of Appeals requests for variances.

 

An Evening at Twinight: ‘A Collector’s Paradise’

Written by Darcy Tabako Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

The evening of Sunday, July 11 was one many will not soon forget. Made possible by the joint collaboration of the Oyster Bay Historical Society and the Roslyn Landmark Society, “An Evening at Twinight: A Collector’s Paradise” proved to be an extraordinary evening of art and philanthropy. This spectacular gala event was held at the breathtaking estate of Richard Baron Cohen, Twinight, which sits majestically on nearly six acres in Centre Island on Long Island Sound and is said to replicate the grandeur of the Petit Trianon Palace in Versailles.

 

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