Jake Jarvis called about the May 19 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said his son John was looking through the paper and he said, “I know that is where Andy Woodstock’s trucks are parked in East Norwich, backing up to Burt Bachrach’s that is now the East Norwich Inn.” Jake said, “It was a Citgo gas staion on that property, years ago, and to the right was a milk machine. We used to go there, when we were kids to get milk, when we ran out.”
Billy Minicozzi guessed the May 12 Enterprise Pilot mystery photo “Is a car parked at Oyster Bay Harbor with a view going out to Cleft Road.” On a sports note he said, “Nassau County is planning on building a new coliseum for the Islanders.” For that story see Page 3 and the proposal of Charles Wang to keep the Islanders on Long Island.
As a result of the work of many local groups working over a long time, the Pine Hollow area will soon make the community proud. At one time, wealthy residents said they gave specific directions to friends coming to visit locally – they avoided going through the “industrial” area of Pine Hollow.
Soon, people will be directing friends to drive down to Oyster Bay through the attractive streetscape of Pine Hollow.
We always enjoy it when a mystery picture goes unidentified. The answers next week should make for good reading.
But loyal mystery picture reader Billy Minicozzi made a gallant guess, “A wooden fence in Bayville.” On a sports note, he said, “Hopefully there is no NFL lockout, it started and stopped and it is on again. The NFL is looking to keep it permanent for now but the players’ union is trying to get it lifted.
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.
“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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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