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Volunteers Pull Together to Remove Invasive Plant From Mill Pond

Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Effort to Remove Plant for Recreational Reasons, Safety Concerns and Ecological Importance

Volunteers gathered on Wednesday, July 8 at the Mill Pond in Oyster Bay and took to their canoes to remove a harmful invasive plant that is overtaking the waterway, according to The Nature Conservancy, Friends of the Bay, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The plant, water chestnut, is a concern to both people and nature. Over 35 cubic yards of water chestnut have been removed from Mill Pond in the last two years.


East Norwich Junior Firefighter 2nd Annual Scholarship Award

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00
The East Norwich Juniors awarded a scholarship to Oyster Bay High School senior Sara Kenn. The Annual Scholarship Award was started when one of the Juniors was awarded a scholarship and commented “We should do that”.

Rotary Induction for 2009-2010 Slate of Officers and Directors

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00
The Rotary Club of Oyster Bay, chartered in 1942, held its 67th Installation Night at the Swan Club on June 17. Rotary’s organizational plan prepares for a constant turn over of the presidency with the next generation always getting ready in the wings. This June, the outgoing president Larry Nathan passed on the gavel to James Werner with Jim Fuccio as the new president-elect.

East Norwich Fire Dept. Is Hosting Pancake Breakfast Benefit

Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

Even to Take Place on Sunday, August 2

The East Norwich Volunteer Fire Company is holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday August 2, from 8 a.m. to noon, at East Norwich Fire Company Headquarters located at 900 Oyster Bay Road, East Norwich. It is a benefit to support East Norwich Firefighter Gary Wessel, who is recovering from a massive brain bleed stemming from an aneurism suffered on June 11, 2009.


Community Help Needed to Preserve the Octagon Hotel

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

Town Working With OB Preservation Roundtable to Restore The Octagon Hotel

The support of the community is needed to help preserve the Octagon Hotel. Parts of the building are under threat of demolition and without the concerns of those who appreciate the importance of preserving the architectural integrity of the hamlet – its fate is challenged. Working together, the members of the Oyster Bay Preservation Roundtable (OBPR) that was formed over one year ago and consists of individuals, local and regional organizations, and property owners interested in preserving the history and historic buildings within the Hamlet of Oyster Bay things are looking up. The OBPR participants are working together to fund the cost of Mr. Donald Friedman’s plans, engineer with Old Structures, which are needed to proceed with the preservation and restoration of this significant historic building. There will be a special “Save the Octagon Hotel Fund” established to help defray the cost of the additional engineering plans needed to support this preservation effort.

The Ping Pong Car Has Arrived at the OBRM Train Yard in OB

Written by Bill Bell Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00
Wednesday morning, June 17, there was a lot of excitement in Oyster Bay! A ‘vintage’ LIRR passenger coach made its way from Marienville, PA, to Oyster Bay, arriving at approximately 8 a.m. It did not, however, travel by rail. The 64-foot car had been temporarily fitted with “boagies” for the trip. This is a rubber tire and axle assembly that allows the coach to be trailed behind a truck, across the roads of the Keystone State (see photo) to its final destination at the OBRM rail yard, where it will serve as a permanent exhibit.

Only in Oyster Bay: The Fourth of July

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00

A Very Personal Independence Day Celebration

Dan Walker said it. “You don’t get it any better: the Fourth of July with Jim Foote, the Rough Riders, the Commander of the USS TR, all in one place, Oyster Bay,” he said. Mr. Walker could have added to the list his brother Stephen Walker who this year added new musical selections that enhanced the celebration of American Independence.

Sun Comes Out for OBHS Class of 2009

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 03 July 2009 00:00

Having a Reputation Paid Off for Students Who Matched Hard Work and Play

It was another beautiful graduation in Oyster Bay on Sunday, June 28, 2009. The sun came out last weekend after hiding for most of the month. Friends and families had moved chairs under the shade of the tall trees on the lawn in what can be called an Oyster Bay tradition. When the strains of Pomp and Circumstance began, the students in their purple and gold robes began their march out of the school, down to East Main Street and up the walkway to the terrace in front of the school. Proud parents and friends took photos of their graduates as they marched up the aisle.

Town Listens to Discussion to Solve Day Laborer Issues

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 03 July 2009 00:00
The Oyster Bay Town Board put itself on the line as it put up a resolution on the May 26 meeting agenda to prohibit street side solicitation. The resolution was aimed at solving the long existing problem of day laborers hoping to be picked up for work as they stand on street corners along Forest Avenue in Locust Valley in the numbered streets located near the City of Glen Cove.

The WaterFront Center Log for 2009-2010 Is Available

Written by D.F. Karppi Tuesday, 23 June 2009 16:27

New Director Dave Waldo and Work on the Ida May Make the Future Bright

The WaterFront Center for Marine Education and Recreation has just published its 2009-2010 Log. It includes a farewell to Gaye Verdi who has been their executive director for four and a half years. It states, “With calm and understated authority, she always put issues in perspective and did careful homework before reaching a conclusion. These attributes gained her the respect of the staff and board.”

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