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Serving Bayville, the Brookvilles, Centre Island, Cold Spring Harbor, Cove Neck, East Norwich, Lattingtown, Laurel Hollow, Locust Valley, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Muttontown, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset and Woodbury

Bayville Fire Co. hails new Chief, Dennis Kelly pany, Kelly instantly became an asset. He put in several hours a day for years and became a lieuDennis Kelly has worked to- tenant in 2002, beginning his road ward his goal of becoming Chief to chief. He then served as Secof the Bayville Fire ond Assistant under Company for over Chief Rob Plummer 12 years and last and First Assistant weekend his dream under Chief Ted Parwas realized. ente. Kelly took the The fire compaoath of office along ny is currently well with his First Asmanned with over sistant Chief Ed Or95 members and an ski and Second Asinflux of young firesistant Chief Kevin fighters. Viteritti at Bayville “We are very Fire Company’s 89th lucky because we annual Installation never had to put Dinner Dance at the signs outside to adPhoto by David J. Criblez Crescent Club in vertise for memberBayville on Saturship,” Kelly said. day, January 14th. “The kids in the Kelly has lived community want to in Bayville since be part of it, which 1976 but it hadn’t is great for the fuoccurred to him to ture of the fire dejoin the fire compapartment.” ny until 1999 when When asked what his neighbor’s sonhe hopes to accomin-law, Jerry Flower plish during his term Jr., suggested it to as chief, Kelly said, him. “I want to keep the Working as a civil guys trained in all engineer for Nassau aspects of firefightCounty, Kelly was ing updated with the busy raising his son latest requirements. Stephen. He is curWe do major trainrently retired from ing every month on his county position different firefighting and is working as a techniques as well Project Manager for as activities we do Lockwood, Kessler and Bartlett, every Sunday morning. Plus we go an engineering firm in Syosset. to fire school once a year for three When he joined the fire com(Continued on page 9) By David J. Criblez

Leaders share their secrets for revitalizing downtown OB By David J. Criblez

For years the future of the Oyster Bay business district was in question. Countless meetings were held and plans were drawn up, but the hamlet remained at a stand still. Some thought placing a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Museum in town would be the catalyst to get things going, but that idea didn’t pan out. Meanwhile, the Oyster Bay Main Street Association worked steadily to make incremental improvements with its Façade & Sign Improvement Program for existing shops and restaurants, added nautically themed information kiosks and helped attract over 58 new businesses to Oyster Bay. And the association brought more people to the downtown area with activities like the Farmers’ Market, Oyster Flix, Sundown Concert Series and (Continued on page 8)

Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill, after at top, before below, took advantage of the Main Street Association’s façade and sign improvement program.

‘I want to keep the guys trained in all aspects of firefighting updated with the latest requirements.’ — Chief Dennis Kelly

Mount Olive hosts rousing MLK Day celebration By David J. Criblez

The Reverend Al Sharpton noted that Martin Luther King Jr. Day “should not be a day off but rather a day on.” In Oyster Bay the congregants of Mount Olive Baptist Church on South Street were definitely in the “on mode” as they celebrated the life of a man who changed the world at its annual MLK Commemorative Worship Service on Monday, January 16th. Rev. Michael Corley, pastor of the Gethsemane Baptist Church from Queens, served as the guest preacher for his fourth time. He was greeted by performances of “No, Not One,” “Pass Me Not” and “Magnify the Lord” led by Minister Earl Grant and Deacon Charles Durrant. After the opening hymn, “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Mt. Olive Pastor Reverend Kent M. Edmonston had the honor of introducing Rev. Corley. “We all know he’s a PK – a pas-

tor’s kid. He was raised in the church and is well trained,” he said. “This man is one of the great preachers of our time. I’m grateful he is with us today.” Rev. Corley’s wife Keisha Corley took to the podium to perform a soulful rendition of “Praise God for What He has Done for Me” just before her husband began to preach. Remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Corley announced, “We thank you for his work, his commitment, his dedication and his dream that still lives. Many of the things that we are able to enjoy today is due to the sacrifices he made.” Rev. Corley preached from the pulpit about Dr. King’s address to a young crowd in Philadelphia in 1967. “He said, regardless of what we do, we should aspire to be the best we can be. Dr. King stated, ‘If it fills your life to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michaelangelo painted pictures.’ (Continued on page 9)

Photos by David J. Criblez

Visiting preacher Rev. Michael Corley, left, delivers a stirring sermon. Keisha Corley, above, sings from her soul.

C’mon in, polar bears, it’s for a worthy cause The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (UCPN) will hold its 8th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Beach in Oyster Bay on Sunday, March 11th. Festivities begin at 1 PM and the Plunge takes place at 2 PM. All proceeds go to the UCPN, a notfor-profit health agency serving over 1,800 children and adults with cerebral palsy, developmental and other disabilities. For more information, visit: www. or www.facebook. com/theUCPN or call (516) 378-2000.

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Rubbing elbows In 2006 I was invited to co-host The First Annual Long Island Music Hall of Fame Awards. It was to be produced by James Faith at The Patchogue Theatre and promised to be a monster night. I of course immediately said yes. Nobody likes jokes more than musicians, so I was guaranteed a nonstop splendid time both on stage and backstage. When I saw the list of inductees and performers, I got psyched. Among the performers were my old pals Leslie West and Corky Laing & Mountain, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, and an incredible link to my romantic past, Little Anthony & The Imperials. Backstage was even better than I had imagined. I was pleasantly surprised that many of the music idols of my past were well aware of my years of silliness. I discovered that a few of the guys in The Brooklyn Bridge had been in The Del Satins, a doowop group that we used to see at a teenage nightclub called The Crazy Cricket that was located in Mineola back in 1962. The club closed at midnight and Michael Iacovelli and I would have to sit and wait interminably for the 3:05 AM train back to Oyster Bay. We also saw Little Anthony there a few times. Oyster Bay folks will know that Michael’s mother was Ida Iacovelli of Ida’s Folly Café, a staple Oyster Bay watering hole just down from the Derby-Hall Bandstand in front of Town Hall. Michael played the Cordovox accordion with my oldest pal Chris Bates (since 1953) and me in our summers-home-fromcollege band (1967-68), Tonight’s Epysode. Chris and I had a band called The Sonics at Oyster Bay High School from 1962-66, and in the summer of 1969, Michael & I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in the apartment over Ida’s Folly. What a joy making the rounds during the pre-show dinner. I met the legendary Shadow Morton, reunited with Billy & Bobby Alessi who I knew back in my days at The

(From left) Billy Joel, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, Leslie West of Mountain and Jackie Martling backstage at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Workshoppe Recording Studios, and smiled with my golf outing buddy Gary U.S. Bonds, Felix Cavaliere of The Young Rascals and countless others. It turned out that even Little Anthony and his guys knew me. That shot me to the moon. I hadn’t seen them live since an oldies show fifteen or twenty years back and now, even more, I was salivating at the thought. Late in the show I was backstage in a huddle talking to Paul Shaffer, Leslie West and Billy Joel. “Howard Stern Show” or not, I’m first and foremost a fan, and couldn’t have been more thrilled to be standing there in the heat of a very funny & fun conversation with those guys. Suddenly from a few yards behind us, and over the stage monitors, comes the unmistakable beginning harmonies of Little Anthony & The Imperials performing 1959’s “Tears On My Pillow.” What was I going to do? I’d been waiting weeks and now frothing for a few hours anticipating seeing Little Anthony on stage, but I didn’t want to bolt from this dream group I was bonding with. Before I could finish my thoughts, Billy said, “Hey! That’s Little Anthony, man” and he bolted over to the wing on the side of the stage. I followed right behind him, and before Anthony even got to his opening line, “You don’t remember me,” I was standing next to Billy watching the guys croon about 20 feet away. A few minutes into the song, Billy turned to me and said, “It doesn’t get any better than this.” I said, “What are you talking about? You’re only with Jackie The Joke Man. I’m with Billy Joel!” Email Jackie:, hit him up on Twitter: @jmarlow or visit:

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday Christ Episcopal Church of Oyster Bay held its annual ecumenical celebration with Pastor Kenneth Nelson and the choir of the AME Zion Church on Sunday, January 15th. Together the AME Zion choir and the Christ Church Adult Choir performed Anglican cathedral music mixed with Gospel numbers. This year’s sermon was presented by guest speaker Glenn E. Martin, Vice President of Development & Public Affairs for the Fortune Society, one of the recipients of Christ Church’s Outreach Program. The Fortune Society helps service thousands of men and women who have been involved in the criminal justice system and are trying to return to the community and put their lives back together. The Fortune Society developed all its services based on the needs of people coming home from prison such as basic education, traditional housing, drug & alcohol treatment, health services, counseling and employment services. Martin feels prisoners are better off serving the community by going through treatment than being put in prison where they will receive more damage. There are 2.3 million people in prison and 7 million under some form of criminal justice. “We are creating an entire class of citizenship that doesn’t enjoy the basic rights that it takes to live here in America,” said Martin. “We put way too

Glenn E. Martin of the Fortune Society. Photo by David J. Criblez

many people in prison to begin with. We are looking for retribution as opposed to investing in people.” This past year the Fortune Society served over 3,700 people who often come in homeless with drug & alcohol problems and fighting chronic diseases. “As the resources diminish the demand tends to increase,” said Martin. “There’s a huge need for support right now. We try to see people in the future as to where they can end up. We advocate removing the barriers that are facing our clients.” Martin announced to the audience that he served six years in prison and how working for the Fortune Society for 10 years has changed his life for the better. The turning point for him was when he got the chance to earn a college degree in prison. “Education is the means for intervention to get people to change their behavior,” he said. “My correction counselor took the time to say to me, ‘Your grades are amazing. You should go to college.’ No one

ever said that to me before.” Martin believes that if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive he would be focused on criminal justice reforms. “So many aspects of the criminal justice system highlight that our system is not color blind. Young black men are more likely to go to prison than graduate college with a four year degree or serve in the military,” he said. “The criminal justice system with its inequities and consequences for people with color is the civil rights issue of our day.” The population in state and federal prisons has increased every year for the last 34 years. “The rate of imprisonment today is five times higher than in 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated,” said Martin. “When I think about Dr. King and all the work he did to expand civil rights for people of color, I realize that although we have come very far we have a much further way to go.” For more information on the Fortune Society, visit:


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Stemming the plague of prescription pill abuse


n epidemic of abuse has gripped the U.S., blurring the lines between prescription and recreational drugs. Every day, 40 Americans die from prescription painkiller abuse, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdoses of opioid prescription drugs now kill more people in the U.S. than do overdoses of heroin and cocaine combined. Twelve million Americans admit to abusing pain medication in the past year. These addicts are our teenagers, our parents and our neighbors. And the drugs of choice? They are lurking in your medicine cabinets and at teen gatherings called “pharm parties.� Prescription painkillers — Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin and many others — have replaced marijuana as the gateway to other addictive drugs, including heroin — but they can also literally be the end-all drug: In 2010, 75 Nassau residents died as a result of using prescription opiates, an average of more than one a week, and another 258 people had these opiates in their system when they died of other causes. According to the CDC, there are now four times as many deaths caused by prescription drug abuse each year as there were a decade ago — roughly the same increase as the number of prescriptions written for these powerful painkillers. Since last June, six people, including an off-duty federal agent, have died on Long Island in robberies of pharmacies by addicts in search of painkillers. These tragedies have forced pharmacists to beef up security and led to the creation of the Nassau County Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Prevention Task Force, comprising a range of experts in drug treatment and recovery, pharmaceuticals, mental health, social services and law enforcement. The task force makes recommendations to County Executive Ed Mangano as well as to the State Legislature. Last week, Mangano, with the task force’s backing, announced a prescription drug aversion campaign to help pharmacists, who are often the last line of defense between drugs and their abusers. Mangano sent letters to all of the county’s licensed pharmacists, listing treatment resources for drug addicts seeking recovery and offering the pharmacists tips for ensuring their own safety. Among the red flags, Mangano noted, are prescription holders who offer

OBITUARIES MARIE D. GAMBA Marie D. Gamba of Oyster Bay, formerly of Rockville Centre, died on Jan. 16th at the age of 95. Wife of the late Salvatore and Vincent, she was the mother of Catherine Gamba (Salvatore) and Joseph Trezza (Lee), grandmother of Anna Tuttle (Chris), Vincent Gamba (Dawn), Joseph Trezza (Doreen), Lisa Montiglio (Mike) and Jennifer Moebes (Mark) and greatgrandmother of twelve. She was also the sister of Daniel Tortorelli (Millie) and was survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Funeral Mass, under the direction of Oyster Bay Funeral Home, was held at St. Dominic R.C. Chapel in Oyster Bay, followed by an interment at Holy Rood Cemetery For more information, visit:

VINCENT C. CARUSO Vincent C. “Jim� Caruso of Oyster Bay Cove died on January 17th at the age of 78. Husband of Carol, he was the father of Michael (Maria), Pamela, Sue Ann, Carolyn Sosa and the late Kathleen and grandfather of nine. Visiting will be held at

to pay cash, who are strangers to the pharmacy, who have an address that isn’t local or who only request narcotics. State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently unveiled legislation that would create a first-of-its-kind, online database to report and track the prescription and dispensing of narcotic drugs. The Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, or I-STOP, would provide health care practitioners and pharmacists with information that would help them avoid overprescribing, help curtail illegal prescription drug trafficking — now a nearly billion-dollar-a-year industry in the U.S., according to the CDC — and identify and treat patients who abuse prescription drugs. The legislation would allow physicians and pharmacists to access real-time prescription histories to ensure that patients’ prescription use is legitimate. This monitoring program would assist in patient care and also help crack down on “doc-shopping,� the practice of visiting several different doctors and pharmacies in order to maintain a supply of prescription drugs. As things stand now, there is an information gap between doctors and pharmacists that allows abusers and addicts to slip through the cracks. Schneiderman’s legislation would better coordinate health care services so that patients receive the medication they need, while addicts receive the treatment they need and those who profit from abuse are targeted by law enforcement. The state Department of Health would be responsible for maintaining this comprehensive database. While these measures are good steps toward curbing this frightening epidemic, the problem should also be addressed at the most basic level — through education. Understanding addiction and how it happens is a good start. School and community programs, along with parental monitoring and supervision, are critical in preventing drug abuse. Programs in variety of settings — schools, clubs, faith-based organizations — as well as the media need to spread the word about the potential dangers of prescription opiates. And parents need to reinforce what kids learn, and set a good example with the responsible use and disposal of prescription medications.

Oyster Bay Funeral Home, located at 261 South Street in Oyster Bay, today, Friday, January 20th from 3-5 & 7-9 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Dominic R.C. Chapel in Oyster Bay, on Saturday, January 21st at 10 AM followed by a private interment. For more information, visit:

PHILIPPA T. BORDA Philippa T. (nee Caputo) Borda, a lifelong resident of Oyster Bay, died on January 14th at the age of 97. Wife of the late Stanley, she was the mother of Susan Hagelmann (Joseph), Lynn Clancy (Peter) and the late Stanley James, grandmother of George Clark (Susan), Susan Crawford (Joseph) and Thomas Clancy (Allison), great-grandmother of Julie and Jamie Clark, sister of John Caputo, and the late Josephine, Tony, Charlie, Mary, and Jim. She was also survived by several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Funeral Mass was held St. Dominic RC Chapel in Oyster Bay, under the direction of Oyster Bay Funeral Home, on Wednesday, January 18th followed by interment at St. Charles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospi-

tal, located at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105 ( would be appreciated. For more information, visit:

HELEN D. MURPHY Helen D. Murphy of Bayville died on January 14th at the age of 86. Mother of Michael (Joan), Anthony (Margaret) and Victoria (Ed), she was the grandmother of Jennifer, Megan, Alison, David, Thomas, Natasha and Danielle as well as the greatgrandmother of Brendan, Amanda and Payten. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Gertrude’s R.C. Church in Bayville, under the direction of DodgeThomas Funeral Home in Glen Cove, followed by an interment at Locust Valley Cemetery. For more information, visit: www.DodgeThomas. com.

TINA THOMPSON Tina Thompson, a resident of Oyster Bay for over 50 years, died in her home on January 11th. Wife of Henry, she was the mother of Anthony of New York and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

POLICE BLOTTER Grand Larceny occurs in Woodbury The Nassau County Police’s Second Squad reports the details of an arrest for Grand Larceny that occurred in Woodbury on Thursday, January 12th at 1:15 PM. According to detectives, Andre Rodriguez, 42, of Freeport, took a JVC home cinema projector, model number DLA-RS45,

valued at over $3,000 from his place of employment and offer it for sale over the internet. A manager became suspicious after an inventory was taken and the projector was discovered to be missing. When the model and serial number were checked it was found being listed for sale on www. Rodriguez is being charged with Grand Larceny in the fourth degree and he will be arraigned at the First District Court in Hempstead on Friday, January 27th.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Town of Oyster Bay Landmarks Preservation Commission has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th. The meeting will be held in the Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, begin-

ning at 7 PM. The Landmarks Preservation Commission was formed in 1974 to recommend for preservation sites and structures within the Town, which have historical, architectural or antiquarian significance. The seven members of the Com-

mission serve without monetary compensation. Currently, 37 buildings, one railroad turntable and one cemetery have Town landmark status. For further information, contact the Department of Planning & Development at (516) 624-6200.

THINGS TO DO - PLACES TO GO Friday, Jan. 20th

■The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich will host its 3rd annual “Family Kickball Night,� hosted by the Club‘s Parents’ Council, at 7 PM. Refreshments will be available for purchase at an additional cost, at this time. Club members and their guests are invited to sign up on a team and play with their family and friends. Parents must provide supervision for children and their guests. This event is free, however at least one participant must be a Boys & Girls Club member. A fee of $35 and completion of the membership application by a parent/guardian is all that is required to join. To learn more about the Parents’ Council, contact Phil Castiglione, Parents’ Council President, at (516) 922-9285. ■ LIU Post’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville will host a Dinosaur Petting Zoo in the Atrium, at 7 PM. This experience lets children and adults travel back in time to prehistoric Australia to view and interact with the dinosaurs and creatures that inhabited the landscape millions of years ago. Tickets are available online at or www., in person at Tilles Center’s box office or by telephone at 516-2993100 or 1-800-745-3000. Also Saturday, January 21st at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM and Sunday, January 22nd at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Saturday, Jan. 21st

■The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center will host its 6th annual winter cocktail party, “A Taste of Spring� at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay at 6 PM. Cost: $85 per person (reservations required). Reservations are required and limited to the first 100 patrons. Call Brooke Roeper or Ted Scherff for more details or to purchase tickets: (516) 922-3200. ■ Bayville Community Baseball/Softball Little League will hold walkin registration (Pre-K to 7th grade) at the Bayville Firehouse, located at 258 Bayville Avenue, from 9 AM-Noon.

â– Oyster Bay Main Street Association will hold its Annual Meeting at The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, located at 45 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, at 7 PM. The organization will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. For more information, call (516) 922-6982 or visit: www.

Saturday, Jan. 28th â– Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, located at 134 Cove Road in Oyster Bay Cove, will host an Owl Prowl from 6:30-8:30 PM. Registration Required. $7 member and $10 nonmembers. Call to register, (516) 922-3200.

Sunday, Jan. 29th

â– All Saints Regional Catholic School, founded in 1990 serving students from nursery through eighth grade, will be hosting an open house from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM welcoming prospective students. All Saints Regional Catholic School, located at 12 Pearsall Avenue in Glen Cove on

the campus of St. Patrick’s Church, seeks to educate students within a family centered enriching Catholic Community. For more information, visit: www. or call (516) 676-0762.

Sunday, Feb. 5th

■“Ocean Science Sunday: Love in the Sea� will be featured at Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum at 2:30 PM. Discover unusual ways sea creatures find their valentines in the ocean, from seahorses to stickleback fish. Try your own hand at helping pair up animals and create your own seahorse pillow. Ages 5-12. FREE with Paid Admission (Members $4 Child). RSVP. For more information, call (631) 367-3418 or visit: www.

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■The Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce will hold its next “Business After Hours� at Serata Italian Restaurant, located at 160 Mill River Road in Oyster Bay, from 5:30 - 7 PM. The event will feature guest speaker Sean O’Neil, author of Bare Knuckle People Management. Light refreshments will be served. Bring extra business cards to promote your business. For more information, call (516) 922-6464.

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OB Rotary sponsors the Tom Reardon Interact Club at St. Dom’s The Oyster Bay Rotary Club has sponsored a new Interact Club (High School Rotary) at St. Dominic’s High School. The Club has been named in memory of Tom Reardon, a lifelong parishioner of St. Dominic’s and Rotarian of 34 years. Rotary President Chris Gallagher welcomed the Interact Members and congratulated them on their service commitment. Gallagher commented that “It was very appropriate that we named the club in honor to Tom, as he lived a life of ‘service above self’, one of the core values of Rotary membership.” Gallagher was joined by fellow Rotarians Nathaniel Pierce, Peter Casparian, Jim Werner, Michael Smith and Judy Wasilchuck.. The Reardon family was represented by Maryann Reardon, Emily Reardon and Kristin Reardon. They welcome and congratulated the executive board of the Interact Club: Tim Murphy, Chris Gucciardo, Marianne Rose Weber

(From left) Kristin Reardon, Maryann Reardon and Emily Reardon.

(From left) Tim Murphy, Chris Gucciardo, Marianne Rose Weber and Nicole Volkerick.

and Nicole Volkerick. Gallagher presented the Interact Officers with an official bell, a gavel and a banner. All members were presented with a membership pin. Gallagher reminded the Interact members that “wherever you go - be sure to wear your Interact pin. The Rotary International community consists of over 1.2 million members, and your Interact experiences will open new doors for you.” The Tom Reardon Interact Club at St. Dominic’s has 108 members and is one of the most popular and ac-

in both our administration and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club. I look forward to gaining more members and doing more events as the years continue to grow.” Maryann Rose Weber serves as Interact Co-President. Looking back on her experiences, Weber noted, “I joined Interact because I heard that it was a community service club and the reason and purpose of the club was giving back to the community. I was so excited to join because I am very involved in community service and to give back

tive clubs on campus. Matthew O’Brien serves as the Club’s advisor. O’Brien was approached by Principal Denise Smith and Dean of Schools Rick Garrett to act as the advisor. O’Brien said, “I immediately accepted it with gratitude and pride because I knew what it represented, not only the Reardon family, but for the entire community. I have had nothing but positive experiences being the Interact advisor at St. Dominic because I have been blessed with wonderful students and a great support system

through school was something I wanted to do with my classmates.” Weber shares executive responsibilities with classmate Ryan Weir. Their responsibility is not an easy one. Working together, they make sure every single club member is getting involved in a project or activity. The leadership team hit the ground running, getting students involved with the Midnight Run, Habitat for Humanity, Craniosynitosis Walk, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, and Lacrosse for Autism. Lacrosse

for Autism was an event that the boys and girls lacrosse teams of our school and the Interact club ran. Weber stated, “We sold autism support bracelets, necklaces, pins etc. and all proceeds went to autism research. We also ran a lacrosse clinic for autistic children and had the boys and girls lacrosse team play in games to support the cause. All proceeds from the game went to autism research as well.” Looking forward to the spring semester, the Club is coming up with new events and projects. The Thomas Reardon Interact Club at St. Dominic’s meets every other Thursday to discuss new ideas and upcoming events. Weber concluded, “We hope to have a schedule this year packed with projects because I would like to get as many students as possible to participate in such wonderful event that is very rewarding because you are giving back to someone in need.”

Chassman to address Syosset HS parents and students on January 26th

Damon Runyon CRF grants Fellowship Award to CSHL Scientist

Syosset Council of PTAs Alcoholism and Drug DeWellness Committee pres- pendence. ents “Rx Nightmare” featurAs a Licensed Clinical Soing guest speaker cial Worker, ChassSteven Chassman, man is well-versed a licensed cliniin treatment mocal social worker, dalities for mental at Syosset High health conditions School Auditoand substance rerium on Thursday, lated disorders. He January 26th at 7 is skilled as an inPM. Chassman will dividual therapist take a look at the and facilitator of impacts drug and therapeutic and STEVEN alcohol have on CHASSMAN psycho-educational the family, friends groups for clients and academic perand families. He formance of the user. This possesses sound administraevent is for all parents and tive and supervisory skills teens in middle and high and has served as a direcschool and is sponsored by tor at various mental health the Long Island Council on and substance abuse pro-

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 18 new Damon Runyon Fellows at its fall Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious, three-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country. The Fellowship encourages the nation’s most promising young scientists to pursue careers in cancer research by providing them with independent funding ($156,000 each) to work on innovative projects. Local recipient Leah R. Sabin, PhD, with her sponsor Gregory J. Hannon, PhD, is studying the role of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in blood cell development at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Although the precise function of most lncRNAs re-

grams. Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence helps students explore the psycho and social impact substance abuse is having on their families, peers and academic experiences and motivates them to access support services that will promote change. LICADD provides educational programs that will empower students, parents and faculty to combat the public health crisis of substance abuse among Long Island’s adolescence. For more information, contact Sheryl Peters at or call (516) 364-5675.

Dr. Leah R. Sabin with Dr. Greg J. Hannon. mains unclear, certain lncRNAs are involved in regulating gene expression and may therefore be important for proper blood cell maturation. Since several types of cancers arise from blood cell progenitors, understanding how lncRNAs function in these cells may provide novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets. Eleven scientists supported by the Foundation have received the Nobel Prize and others are heads of cancer centers and leaders of renowned research programs. Each of its award programs is extremely competitive, with less than 10% of applications funded.

The Oceanic House at 21 West Main Street ca. 1969 (left) and today (right) where the Main Street office is located.

Do you care about the future of ‘Historic’ Oyster Bay?

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2011, 7pm The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay 45 East Main Street, Oyster Bay Our Goals for the Future x Fireman’s Field Improvements to make this space more welcoming. x Upgrade the park around where the Derby-Hall Bandstand is located. x Grow our Façade and Sign Improvement Fund to help beautify buildings. x Install a system of interpretive and way-finding signs downtown. x Support historic preservation projects including Snouder’s Drug Store, the former Trousdell House on East Main Street, and many others…

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Oyster Bay Main Street Association Annual Meeting

A Few of Our Accomplishments in the Past Decade x Designed and installed Nautical Themed Kiosks downtown. x Led advocacy efforts to restore the Octagon Hotel. x Attracted people downtown through events including the Farmers’ Market, Sundown concerts, and Dancing in the Streets. x Encouraged and supported improvements to over 60 buildings. x Helped to attract over 58 businesses, 81% of which are still open. x Received and administered $362,100 in State and Federal grants.

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Christ Church presents “Courageous” tonight

Photos by Lara Gonzalez

(From left) Anthony Panella, Jared Hirsch, Michael Sonta, Officer Paul Failla and Mr. Bruce Levorchick.

Officer Failla visits OBHS Oyster Bay High School Social Studies Teacher Bruce Levorchick invited Officer Paul D. Failla to present to Oyster Bay High Students in the Participation in Government, AP Government, and Criminal Law classes on Wednesday, January 4th. Officer Failla retired from the Suffolk County Police Department after twenty-seven years to devote more time to his innovative character education programs. Officer Failla’s presentations focus on rights and responsibilities for teenagers. His signature “Class of Life” presentation focused students’ attention on some of the keys to future success. He emphasized the importance of body language and verbal expression through humor and role-play. Officer Failla underscored the fact that students need to be both educationally and socially prepared in order

Retired Suffolk County Police Officer Paul D. Failla gives real world lessons to OBHS Students. to achieve their goals. He reminded students of the value of eye contact, a firm handshake and proper language such as using “yes and no, ma’am and sir.” For the Criminal Law classes, Officer Failla tailored his presentation to include police powers,

searches, and arrests; he even created a mock lineup with OBHS students to demonstrate how suspects are identified by witnesses in criminal cases. He fielded questions from students on an array of issues including the difference between larceny and robbery and

what his biggest cases were throughout his years in the Suffolk County Police Department. Officer Failla’s visit to OBHS was made possible through the generous support of the Oyster Bay- East Norwich PTSA.

NSW Republican Club to meet January 25th The North SyossetWoodbury Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at The Woodlands on the TOB Golf Course on South Woods Road in

Woodbury on Wednesday, January 25th at 7 PM. The Club will host an AARP Driver Safety Program. The second session will be held the following

evening January 26th, also at 7 PM. You can reduce points on your driver’s license and save money on your car insurance. Contact John Coschignano at (516)

263-9100 to reserve your seat. For information on attending this event, contact (516) 921-1000 or visit:

Tonight a screening of the film, “Courageous,” starring co-writer and director Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel and Kevin Downes, will be shown at Christ Church’s Parish Hall, located on East Main Street in Oyster Bay, tonight, Friday, January 20th at 7 PM. From the writers of “Fireproof” and “Facing the Giants” comes a story about four law enforcement officers whose lives are deeply tested as they embrace their calling to serve and to protect. As crime fighters, they must face danger every day. Yet when tragedy hits close to home, they are left wrestling with their hopes, their faith and their priorities as men. Like iron sharpening iron, the power of their friendship invites them to face their hidden struggles as fathers. It is out of this honesty that comes a lifealtering decision. With action, drama, and humor, the fourth film from Sherwood

Pictures embraces God’s promise to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers.” Admission is free and complimentary popcorn will be provided. However, it’s important to bring your own beverage. For more information, call (516) 9226377.

Sagamore Hill is still a great place for Long Islanders to visit The unusually mild weather on Long Island has provided an abundance of opportunities for new and returning visitors to Sagamore Hill National Historic. The weekends have seen a steady flow of families, joggers and dog walkers enjoying the grounds, which are open year round from sunrise to sunset. Park Rangers and Volunteers are continuing to offer guided grounds walks, nature walks and specially designed talks on Wednesday-Sunday from 10 AM-5 PM. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities while the weather on Long Island remains favorable.

In 2012, Sagamore Hill staff and partners are gearing up for the kick-off of the 50th Anniversary of Sagamore Hill in July. A Presidents’ Day weekend event is in the process of planning for Saturday, February 18th which will highlight Theodore Roosevelt’s abiding interest bird watching, as well as, National Park Week April 21st-29th, Memorial Day Weekend May 26th-28th and the Independence Day Celebration on July 4th. For further information on our 50th Anniversary and other program offerings, visit: sahi or call (516) 922-4788.

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Bring on the 49ers Predicting a Giant victory last week was based on seeing the Giants as a team that is peaking at the right time. Unfortunately, the San Francisco 49ers now hitting their stride in the playoffs and their 36-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints was no fluke. What does this mean for the Giants? The game will be played on Sunday night after the Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots game. Predicting the winner will be a lot more difficult. The Giants will be making the trip across the country and will have to acclimate themselves to Pacific Coast Time. That is never an easy task. Yet the Giants’ victory was relatively easy when compared to the shootout that the 49ers had to complete to beat the Saints. That can take a lot out of a team mentally. Injuries also will be an important factor. The big plus is the Eli Manning whose recent performances clearly show he is one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. The Giants defense, if healthy, can mount a significant rush also gives them an edge. If the rush isn’t there then it could be a long evening for Big Blue. With all this said, I still am predicting a New York Giants victory. The chemistry seems right and this team seems to be a team of destiny. The 49ers playing in the weak Western Conference haven’t been pushed mentally or physically all year; the Giants are the team to do it. Look for another high output game and the Giants winning 35-31. It is interesting in making the prediction because I reviewed the history between these two NFL franchises. In the last 25 years the two teams have met in the playoffs 7 times with the 49ers holding a 4-3 edge. In regular season games the teams

are tied at 14 victories apiece. The most famous playoff game between the teams was the 1990 NFC Championship Game when the Giants won 15-13. That game is considered the most physical game ever played in professional football. It also stopped the 49ers from having a chance to go to the Super Bowl for a third consecutive year. The 49ers exacted revenge in 1993 when they annihilated the Giants in the divisional round of the playoffs 44-3. In 2002 playoffs the two teams played to the closest game ever played in the playoffs. The Giants raced off to a 38-14 lead but would see the lead evaporate with 25 unanswered San Francisco points. With 2 seconds left the Giants attempted a field goal but a poor snap forced the kicker to attempt to throw a pass. The 49ers won 39-38. If the previous games are any indication, it certainly will be another fun game to watch.




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Falcons down Quakers on TV Game of the Week With MSG Varsity TV in the Locust Valley High School Gym, the Falcons defeated the tough Quaker boys’ basketball team 59-45. The Locust Valley team is lead by All-Island footballer and All-County basketball player Alex Rawa. At 6’ 5” Rawa would be a tough center for any high school team to defend. At that height and playing guard it is an impossible task. Rawa scored 19 points and had three 3-pointers. The Falcons are a great shooting team and actually had 11 total 3-point shots during the game. Matt Campanella added 16 points with four 3-pointers. Glen Hafter hit two 3-pointers for his 6 points and Joe Gilio hit two 3-pointers and ended up with 10 points in the game. Other point scorers for the Falcons were Chris Appell who had 4 points and Bradley Conn who had 4 points. For the Friends Academy Quakers, Marc Godis had two, 3 pointers and 18 points, Jack Forlines had a three pointer for his 3 points as did Tyrone Perkins. 6’5” center Kellan Sehring had 17 points and Bennett Felder had 4 points in the game. The two teams will play again on February 3rd at Friends Academy. Send comments to:

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Merrell Caumsett 50K run chosen to be U.S. ‘Selection Race’ for IAU 50K in Italy sachusetts, Cory Jenkins of Lynden, Washington, Mark Godale of Aurora, Ohio and George Adams of Gilsum, new Hapmpshire – bettered the 3:20 qualifying time. Three women bested the 3:50 women’s qualifying time in 2011 – Jodie Schoppmann of Levittown, New York, who set a new course women’s record of 3:20:12, Shanna Ailes of Kent, Ohio, and Yolanda Flamino of Hancock, New Hampshire. Top United States finisher in the 2011 IAU World Trophy 50K, held on August 20, 2011 in Assen, The Netherlands, was Ben Nephew of Mansfield, Massachusetts who scored in 11th place overall with a time of 3:13:21. The overall winner in the IAU 50K was Eliot Kiplagat Biwott of Kenya, with a time of 2:54:53. “We are thrilled to have once again been selected for dual recognition,” observed Run Co-Director Carl Grossbard, Vice President of the host Greater Long Island Running Club. “With both the USATF National Championships and qualification for the IAU World Trophy at stake, we expect every top American ultra-marathoner to be at Caumsett State Park on March 4th and we also look for lots of local runners to test themselves against the country’s best at one of our most beautiful State Parks.” Grossbard’s sentiments were echoed by Rob Ripton, Manager of run sponsor Merrell of Huntington Village: “This is a great honor for Long Island in general

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Leaders share secrets for revitalizing downtown OB

John Bonifacio: “I think our vision has been the same: revitalizing the downtown while keeping Oyster Bay’s historic integrity, which is why we were founded 10 years ago. There were people in the community who were worried if the community was going in the right direction, that it was preserved and contained the right type of businesses with the proper look and feel. In the past we weren’t as aggressive. We would see certain things going on like neon lights in windows, vinyl siding and we would say this is not something we can address right now. Currently, we would say something about it. We would tell the business owner that it doesn’t look good and we will help them. We can give our opinion and give design guidelines but in the long run we didn’t have enough funding to support it. Now with this new Main Street grant and façade improvement fund we can tell people that neon lights aren’t going to help their business and that vinyl siding doesn’t add to the character of the community.” Isaac Kremer: “We started with an incremental approach — small improvements can sometimes have an equal or greater effect than the big projects.” Oyster Bay Guardian: Is it hard to sell revitalization? Bonifacio: “It’s a challenge because people don’t always want to be told what to do. Maybe our ideas are different than theirs. We all agree that Oyster Bay has a history that we want to preserve. It’s a matter of getting together on the same page. The Town of Oyster Bay is in support of us. We’ve been meeting with the members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Civic Associations so they are in agreement as well. In the past, that wasn’t happening.” Oyster Bay Guardian: How involved is Main Street in attracting businesses here? Kremer: “I’ll use the 2009 Main Street grant as an example. Through that grant we saw three vacant buildings restored: one was the Brower House, now home of the Spotted Owl children’s consignment store, another was the Townsend Inn Annex, which is Mill Pond Consignment and the building which now houses Sweet Tomato. We can also add the Octagon Hotel to the list as well, which houses Fit Fusion. We see a direct impact between building renovation work

Oyster Bay Guardian: What do you think we are missing in Oyster Bay? Bonifacio: “We need more retail — more clothing stores less delis and nail salons. I think we have a good mix currently.” Kremer: “There’s a concept called the power of 10 which includes 10 boutique/retail shops, 10 dining establishments and 10 entertainment activities. We are getting there with the retail, we are definitely there with the restaurants but the entertainment is one of the big unmet needs. Come to Oyster Bay on a Friday night and you are going to be hard pressed to find one or a couple of things to do. Another piece is the large vacant buildings — certainly Snouder’s is front and center and there are a couple of others, plus there’s the standard streetscape improvements enhancing the characteristics that make Oyster Bay stand out.” Oyster Bay Guardian: How important is placement and presentation? Bonifacio: “When I think of places like Cold Spring Harbor and Locust Valley, they are bringing in businesses because the buildings look a certain way. It you muddle-up a building that doesn’t look the way it was made to, I don’t think you are going to get the right business in there. People are going to come here when it looks authentic and appealing.” Kremer: “The customers are looking for a quality of place. They recognize whether they are authentic or not. If we look like every cookie-cutter suburb, then we are putting ourselves at a disadvantage. What we have in Oyster Bay are these great historic buildings, sometimes they need a little help to bring their character out. But that’s what Main Street is here to do.” Oyster Bay Guardian: How would you describe Oyster Bay’s character or style? Kremer: “Forty years ago the vision was to colonialize Oyster Bay that’s when the Lyric Theatre was converted to Town Hall and that project received a lot of criticism at the time. Others said we need to Victorianize it, like the time when Theodore Roosevelt was president. The reality is we have bits and pieces from both eras and a couple of others. The hard lesson that we’ve learned is that we have to retain all of these pieces in order to bring out the unique character of the hamlet. What is going to make us standout to residents and perspective businesses is that this is a place unlike any place that they’ve ever been.”

cials would be encouraged to park there. That will definitely alleviate some of the parking problems in the downtown. I personally don’t think we have a parking problem. I think we have more than enough parking lots. I think they are not being utilized the right way.” Oyster Bay Guardian: How do you preserve history while maintaining modernization? Kremer: “The concept is called adaptive reuse. Basically you can do anything you want with the inside of the building to bring it up to modern standards but it’s important to be sensitive to the outside appearances — façade, windows, siding and retaining the architectural details that are already there. If you do that, you can have that combination of the best of the new and the old.” Bonifacio: “The Oceanic House on West Main Street is a perfect example and I’m happy to have it as our new office location. It’s a beautifully restored old building that is being readapted for modern use. It adds to the character of the building. That is what Main Street is all about.” Oyster Bay Guardian: You have conducted a bunch of local events – Dancing in the Street, the Sundown Concert Series, Oyster Flix and the Farmers’ Market. What impact did these programs have and what type of feedback did you receive? Bonifacio: “The feedback has always been positive. All of these activities are meant to bring people to the downtown. Plus they give the hamlet a festive feeling and they really bring the community together.”

nautical community. A lot of people don’t realize how close we really are to the water.” Kremer: “We are getting a lot of feedback from all the streets that radiate off Audrey Avenue. It’s like we have this one golden block and everything branches off of that. Part of the vision has to be spreading our vision outwards from the center in embracing East Main Street, further down South Street and Shore Avenue.” Oyster Bay Guardian: What did you learn from the Dan Burden sessions that you have yet to implement? Kremer: “It was a wonderful starting point. Over half of the initiatives that came out of that and the Oyster Bay Hamlet Plan have been implemented. Whenever you do visioning efforts like that it proves the need for an organization like Main Street that consistently, day-after-day tries to translate these visions into reality. The bottom line is we can’t do everything and we can’t do it all at once. But we can pick off those projects that are realistic and feasible.” Oyster Bay Guardian: You have a team of volunteers, which is broken down into four committees: organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring. How do you keep you them all engaged? Bonifacio: “All the people involved love Oyster Bay

and they are on the board for that reason. Our committees meet individually and they report to the board, which makes the final decisions. The common ground is everybody wants to see Oyster Bay change for the better and their hearts are in it.” Oyster Bay Guardian: I would imagine the new grant will allow Main Street to have an even greater impact on the hamlet. Bonifacio: “It’s going to make a huge impact. It’s kind of like icing on the cake for us. We started with our façade improvement fund then we got this grant on top of it. This grant opens us up to really helping everyone.” Kremer: “Based on our track record and ability to change the downtown we’ve been able to attract better opportunities and get bigger results. I think it’s reasonable to expect that the pattern will continue and we will see greater and greater things for downtown Oyster Bay. If we are here 10 years from now or whoever is here then, I think they will look back and say, ‘What they were doing in 2012 was really just the start.’ ” Oyster Bay Guardian: What can people expect at the Annual Meeting? Kremer: “We are going to lay out a proactive vision for what we believe is important for the future of Oyster Bay. We are going to

address the issue of façades and signs to give the hamlet the right historic look. We will talk about the Fireman’s Field improvements, which will help to provide some relief on the parking and the interpretative and wayfinding signs that will help guide and direct people. Instead of having a keynote speaker we are going to have a panel. The topic will be the future of Oyster Bay and it will serve as a response to the presentation about what Main Street sees as the future. The most important part will be the recognition to those who contributed to the work of the organization through the years.” Oyster Bay Guardian: Main Street has taken the lead in orchestrating what occurs in the town. With all the personalities involved, how have you been able to get everybody under the same umbrella? Kremer: “Originally that was the goal — to serve as the voice of the downtown and to bring all the groups together. What I feel we’ve found is that if we focus on our mission and how we function as an organization effectively, then the partnerships and working with the other groups comes naturally. In a small town we have a lot of people trying to do a lot of things here. As a leader I’ve found it’s important to help when you can but sometimes the greatest help is to step aside and get out of the way so other people can lead.”

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Oyster Bay Guardian: What do you think of the idea of turning the Knights of Columbus building into a cinema arts center? Kremer: “The economic analysis has been done on that. It’s a highly competitive environment on the North Shore. If it were put in, it would need to be heavily subsidized because it would operate at a loss. However, it’s is one of the buildings that we need to focus on and figure out what the appropriate use is. We welcome any suggestions.” Oyster Bay Guardian: What part of Oyster Bay do you feel is under utilized? Bonifacio: “I’d like to see the eastern waterfront connected to the downtown. It’s very industrial down there. At one point in our history it was more connected. I think if you could make that connection it would feel more like a

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Oyster Bay Guardian: How has the vision changed or grown since Oyster Bay Main Street Association’s charter was put in place in September 2001?

and attracting businesses to the downtown. Those are part of the 30 businesses that have opened in the last two-and-a-half years. A rising ride raises all boats that’s what I think we see happening in downtown Oyster Bay today.”

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Oyster Bay Guardian: Do you feel that the revitalization of Fireman’s Field is the key piece to the success of the downtown area? Bonifacio: “I personally do. When we looked at the original plan, we didn’t see any trees or plantings. We thought we could tie it in to make it more appealing. Right now it’s a three-anda-half acre parking lot. It doesn’t have to be turned into a park but it could be visually more appealing where people would want to park there. It’s not far from downtown. Supervisor John Venditto said that Town of Oyster Bay offi-


(Continued from page 1) Dancing in the Street. Most importantly, in December Main Street secured a $500,000 state grant for historic preservation and downtown revitalization. It would be hard to deny that Oyster Bay is on the upswing and heading in the right direction and the Main Street Association, now celebrating its tenth anniversary, has had a lot to do with it. With the association’s annual meeting just days away — at the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, 45 East Main Street, on Thursday, January 26th at 7 PM — The Guardian spoke with OBMSA President John Bonifacio and Executive Director Isaac Kremer about the impact of the state grant, the importance of maintaining the hamlet’s historic integrity and how Oyster Bay is on track to becoming one of the premiere downtowns on Long Island.

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Bayville Fire Co. hails new Chief, Dennis Kelly or. I’m looking forward to working with the mayors of Bayville, Centre Island and Mill Neck as well as their Board of Trustees.”

Anniversaries Twelve men were honored for their service anniversaries at the Installation Dinner: Edward Esposito for 65 years of service, Joseph Sanzoverino for 60 years of service, Nicholas DeJesu for 55 years of service, Robert H. Broccolo for 55 years of service, Jerry Flower, Sr. for 45 years of service, Norman McCloy for 40 years of service, Nicholas Bartolotto, Jr. for 35 years of service, Robert Rosborg for 35 years of service, Jerry Flower, Jr. for 30 years of service, Peter Meringolo for 25 years of service, Joseph Noto for 25 years of service and Timothy Placilla for 25 years of service. “Together these men total 495 years of service,” said Chaplain Rev. Deacon Ted Kolakowski. “Wow… that is an amazing accomplishment!”

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Mount Olive celebrates Martin Luther King Day (Continued from page 1) Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability,” said Rev. Corley. “God has given each of us something within to be able to make a difference. Dr. King is one of many examples.” Rev. Corley said despite that we are in the 21st century racism still exists. “We still have racial and societal forces coming from the outside but we also have problems that lie within,” He said, “Many AfricanAmericans possess the slave mentality. We still believe that we are inferior – that we are not as bright and talented. Many of our youth suffer from low self-esteem and they are unmotivated.” The Reverend pointed out many of the issues young African-American struggle with today such as drugs, poverty, uninvolved parenting, black-on-black crime, children born out of wedlock and dropping out of high school. “One can only wonder if our youth realizes the opportunities they have today or if they even care about the sacrifices that Dr. King made,” said Rev. Corley. “Dr. King did not die so young

people could walk around with pants hanging to their kneecaps. All that he sacrificed and everybody wants to show their underwear.” The Reverend asked the crowd to look within themselves for their own gifts. “Stop saying you don’t have talent and look within. Stop being jealous of other folk and look within. Stop trying to stop progress and look within and pull out your gift,” he shouted as the intensity in the room rose. Raising the question: “Why were our predecessors able to do more with less and we do less with more?” Rev Corley stated, “They never made excuses or focused on their limitations. They focused on their opportunities. They used what God gave them to lift themselves up.” Praising the Reverend’s message, Rev. Edmonston returned the microphone stating, “Did Rev. Corley not preach with power today? Did our hearts not burn from within? Enjoy your day but remember those who stood up and were willing to suffer for us so that we might have rights and privileges.”

LEGAL & PUBLIC NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff(s) vs. PETER WHITELAW; CAROL S. WHITELAW; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill New York 12524 (845) 897-1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about August 9, 2007, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On February 14, 2012 at 11:30 AM Premises known as 105 Simcoe Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Section: 27 Block: 17 Lot: 5 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village and Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York known and distinguished as Lot #5 in Block 14, on a certain map entitled, “Plan of Blocks 13 and 14, property in Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, belonging to Estate of Townsend Underhill, Inc., according to Plan of Simcoe Street, William H. Bowne, C.E., May, 1923, as per resolution adopted by Town Board of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, November 28th, 1922, L.E. Bushnell, C.E., Oyster Bay, L.I., and filed in the Nassau County Clerk`s Office May 31st 1923, as Map #244”. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $290,425.68 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 06-012278 MARY GOLD GIORDANO, Esq., REFEREE #23180E LEGAL NOTICE SYOSSET CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT SYOSSET, NEW YORK There will be a meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, January 23, 2012 in South Woods Middle School. The monthly meeting of the Board of Education will be at approximately 8:00 p.m. in South Woods Middle School Auditorium. #23229E LEGAL NOTICE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF BAYVILLE NOTICE OF ADOPTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Bayville, Nassau County, New York, at a meeting held on Jan-

uary 9, 2012, duly adopted the resolution published herewith, a summary of which is published herein, subject to a permissive referendum. The resolution provides that the faith and credit of the Village of Bayville, Nassau County, New York, are irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such obligations as the same respectively become due and payable; that an annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such obligations becoming due and payable in such year; that the power to authorize the issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of the bonds authorized by such resolution, including renewals of such notes, is delegated to the Village Treasurer; that all other matters, except as provided in such resolution, relating to the bonds authorized, including the date, denominations, maturities and interest payment dates, within the limitations prescribed in such resolution and the manner of the execution of the same and also including the consolidation with other issues, and the authority to issue such obligations on the basis of substantially level or declining annual debt service, is delegated to and shall be determined by the Village Treasurer; and that this LEGAL NOTICE shall be published. A summary of the bond resolution follows: BOND RESOLUTION DATED JANUARY 9, 2012. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $100,000 BONDS OF THE VILLAGE OF BAYVILLE, NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK, TO PAY THE COST OF VARIOUS CAPITAL PURPOSES, IN AND FOR SAID VILLAGE. The periods of probable usefulness of the objects or purposes to be financed are as follows: (a) the acquisition of a water pump for use for various Village maintenance purposes, ten years pursuant to subdivision twenty-eight of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law; and (b) the acquisition of a tractor for use for various Village construction and maintenance purposes, fifteen years pursuant to subdivision twenty-eight of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law. The maximum maturity of the bonds authorized will exceed five years. THE FULL TEXT OF THIS BOND RESOLUTION IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE OFFICE OF THE VILLAGE CLERK LOCATED AT 34 SCHOOL STREET, BAYVILLE, NEW YORK, DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. Dated: Bayville, New York January 9, 2012 Maria Alfano-Hardy Village Clerk #23232E

Service Awards were distributed to Ex-Chief Ted Parente and Past Board Trustee & Chairman Henry Encarnacion. State Senator Carl Marcellino addressed both the men and the entire room when he said, “This country was formed and created by volunteers. In fact, we are being supported overseas by volunteers right now and you are in that same category. I congratulate all of you and thank you for your service. You make this community what it is.”

Top Ten The Top Ten responders for the year of 2011 who went on the most calls were: 1.) Mike Symanski, Sr., 2.) Chris Jaworski, 3.) Mike Barry, 4.) Marc Bilbrey, 5.)

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Clockwise from top left, Henry Encarnacion and Ed Minicozzi Jr., Chiefs Ed Orski, Dennis Kelly and Kevin Viteritti, Deacon Ted Kolakowski with Frank Ventrella, Ex-Chief Ted Parente and EMT Ryan Roethel. John Whitehead, 6.) Joseph Pietrofere, 7.) David Encarnacion, 8.) Jerry Flower, Sr., 9.) Joe Florio Sr. and 10.) Zak Ney.

Life Saving Award The EMS Life Saving Award was given to EMT Ryan Roethel who tended to a man who collapsed on the tennis court at a local country club this past September. Roethel, who worked at the club, found the patient in cardiac arrest and performed CPR until medics arrived to transfer him to the hospital. “The man made a remarkable recovery overtime due to the quick and decisive action of this EMT. Had Ryan not been there, physical damage or even death may have occurred that day,” said Ex-Chief Parente. “He continues to provide outstand-

Chaplain’s Award Deacon Kolakowski presented the Chaplain’s Award to a man who “serves without looking for recognition.” The award went to Frank Ventrella. Deacon Kolakowski said, “This man often calls those who are sick in the hospital, has made many visits to people in the hospital, volunteers to drive people to the doctor and extends himself to anyone who needs help.”

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es and good words to say about Chief Kelly at the Installation Dinner. “Dennis was a terrific First Assistant Chief who was on top of everything from paperwork to training,” said Ex-Chief Ted Parente. “I know he is going to do an outstanding job as Chief.” Bayville Mayor Doug Watson stated, “Dennis is a hard working guy who puts his heart and soul into the fire company. I think he is going to do a great job as Chief.” “Dennis knows his stuff and he keeps his cool, which is important” said Jerry Flower Jr. “He’s a big asset and he will be one of the best chiefs around.” Stephen Kelly, Chief Kelly’s son who is a Lieutenant with the Locust Valley Fire Department, added, “My dad will be a very good chief and he is respected by all the members. You can put him in any situation and he will know how to handle it.” After being installed Chief Kelly told the crowd, “I consider this a great hon-


(Continued from page 1) sessions.” Fires aren’t the only concern for the Bayville Fire Company. As first responders they have been tested heavily by excessive flooding, too. “The biggest thing is communication with the village. We are here to help in any way they need,” said Kelly. “During Hurricane Irene last August, we had three locations that we manned — the Bayville Community Center, the Bayville Firehouse and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on Centre Island.” Kelly does have concerns about the condition of West Shore Road and the fire company has ideas they would like to implement. “Nassau County has spoken to us about ways for us to get access to the water in the event that we have to go into a pumping situation because there are no fire hydrants on West Shore Road,” he said. “We have been coming up with some alternate ways to help the situation.” Everyone had well wish-

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Syosset Gets a New Eagle Scout Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs, (D-Woodbury) attended the ceremony as Robert Andrew Iredell was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Saturday, January 14th. Iredell is a member of Boy Scout Troop 170 in Syosset. His project consisted of the construction of the Labyrinth at West Hills United Methodist Church, where he is an active member. His project was inspired by a Sunday School lesson about the labyrinths from his Sunday School teacher, Mr. James Laun. Iredell is a graduate of Syosset High School and Currently attends SUNY College at Old Westbury following a path to become an elementary school teacher.

New York Theatre Ballet’s production of Keith Michael’s “The Alice-inWonderland Follies” comes to the Tilles Center on January 28th.

‘Alice-in-Wonderland Follies’ comes to Tilles Center Jan. 28th Go on a trip of merriment and wonder down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass at LIU Post’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville when New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Keith Michael’s “The Alicein-Wonderland Follies” Saturday, January 28th at 2 PM. Tickets for this onehour family performance are $22 and $14. Family Fun Specials are sponsored by NIC Holding Corp. Join Alice on her magical journey through wonderland with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and a full cast of memorable characters in this balletic retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic. The high-spirited show with rapid-fire staging and droll humor features an enchanting set by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith and opulent costumes by Sylvia No-

lan (Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera). “The-Alice-in-Wonderland Follies” recreates a gala at New York City’s Palace Theater in 1915 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lewis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Set in the electric atmosphere of a vaudeville extravaganza, Keith Michael’s choreography incorporates burlesque, softshoe, acrobatics, ballroom dance, African juba and, of course, classical onpointe dancing. The show is sure to enchant your inner child no matter your age! NYTB, founded in 1978 by Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States. NYTB is dedicated to performing contemporary and classic chamber ballets at affordable prices for all audiences, locally, nationally and internationally. NYTB

has earned national acclaim for its restoration and revival of small masterworks by great choreographers including Frederick Ashton, Merce Cunningham, Agnes de Mille, José Limón, and Antony Tudor, and for its innovative 60-minute ballets based on children’s literature. Tickets to see New York Theatre Ballet in “The Alicein-Wonderland Follies” are $22 and $14. All ticket prices include a $2 per ticket facility fee. Tickets are available online at tillescenter. org, or, in person at Tilles Center’s box office or by telephone at 516.299.3100 or 1-800-7453000. The box office is open Monday-Saturday from 1-6 PM. There is a service fee for all tickets purchased online or by phone. There are no refunds or exchanges. For additional information, call (516) 299-3100 or visit:

Home Depot helps out St. Edward’s Parish Outreach Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris Coschignano (far right) recently was on hand at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church in Syosset’s Parish Outreach Ministry Office for the delivery of materials donated by Home Depot in Syosset to help benefit the needy during the winter season. Michael Gallo (far left), representative from Home Depot, is seen above delivering coats and food to be distributed among the community, in an effort to continue Home Depot’s community outreach initiatives. The goods were accepted on behalf of St. Edward’s by Father Fusco (2nd from left) and Susan Lawlor (2nd from right), Director of the Parish Social Ministry.


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