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Vol. 114 No. 6 March 9, 2012

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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

Mall project loses anchor retailer By David J. Criblez dcriblez@oysterbayguardian.com

Yet another chapter is added to the on-going North Shore soap opera, “As the Taubman Turns.” In this week’s episode anchor tenant Neiman Marcus pulls out of Taubman Centers’ proposed project, The Mall at Oyster Bay at the 39-acre former Cerro Wire property on Robbins Lane in Syosset. Instead Neiman Marcus will open at Roosevelt Field in Garden City in 2015. Recently Taubman has been trying to sell his vision of a 860,000 square foot upscale mall as an answer to economic woes citing that the project will create 5,500 new jobs, lower

property taxes and bring in $50 million in new tax revenue for the local schools and community. In addition to this drama, on Tuesday, March 6th the Long Island Regional Planning Council postponed its vote as to whether or not to deem Taubman’s project “regionally significant.” Bruce Heckman, Taubman’s Vice President for Development, sent the Council a letter requesting that their “application be tabled” until they could offer “more tangible information” on a “replacement anchor.” Anchor or no anchor Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto remains unimpressed by the Taubman’s plans (Continued on page 5)

The Mall at Oyster Bay suffered a new blow when a major tenant backed out of the project

Colvin to be laid to rest at St. Dom’s Daughter of Rosemarie and the late William J. Colvin, she was the sister of William (Divina), MiThe body of award-winning chael, Aileen Horton (Douglas) journalist Marie Colvin returned and Cathleen. She is also survived to the United States by many nieces, nephthis week for her ews, relatives, colhometown funeral. leagues and friends. The 56 year-old Visiting will be East Norwich native, held at Oyster Bay Fuwho worked as a war neral Home, located correspondent for the at 261 South Street in Sunday Times of LonOyster Bay, on Saturdon, died on Februday, March 10th from ary 22nd after being 7-9 PM and Sunday, targeted by Syrian March 11th from 3-5 President Bashar-alPM & 7-9 PM. A FuAssad’s army in the neral Mass will be city of Homs, Syria held at St. Dominic where she was reportR.C. Church in Oysing. ter Bay on Monday, Colvin’s body was March 12th at 11 AM Marie Colvin brought to a hospital followed by a private in Damascus, Syria. cremation. The American Red Cross worked In lieu of flowers, donations can with the State Department to re- be sent to: the Marie Colvin Fund patriotize her. Her identity was at L.I. Community Foundation, positively confirmed by a friend 1864 Muttontown Road, Syosset, who knew her and used informa- NY 11791. Details can be found at: tion about unique characteristics www.mariecolvin.org. from past injuries provided by her For further information, visit: family. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com. By David J. Criblez

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Photo by David J. Criblez

Members of Oyster Bay High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association gathered for the 12th annual “Taste of the Gold Coast” Gala on Friday, March 2nd.

Gold Coast — great taste By David J. Criblez dcriblez@oysterbayguardian.com

Parents and neighbors from Oyster Bay-East Norwich united on Friday evening, March 2nd to raise funds for the Parent Teacher Student Association of Oyster Bay High School at the 12th annual “Taste of the Gold Coast” Gala at NYIT’s de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury.

Proceeds from the event go towards scholarships to college-bound seniors as well as cultural arts programs for the school. Guests sampled dishes from 25 local restaurants with wines and liquors provided by Post Wines & Liquors of Syosset. Music was provided by M&M Entertainment’s house DJ plus live performances from the Joe Devassy Quar(Continued on page 5)

Snapped pole snarls traffic By David J. Criblez dcriblez@oysterbayguardian.com

A utility work van containing four passengers heading west on Bayville Avenue on Saturday afternoon, March 3rd swerved on the wet road and snapped a LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) pole in half on the opposite side of the street. The single car accident took place in front of 160 Bay-

ville Avenue at 12:26 PM between Mountain Avenue and Snug Cove. Bayville Fire Company called in mutual aid from Locust Valley and Oyster Bay Fire Companies who help assist the three passengers to Glen Cove Hospital. They all sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash. One refused medical attention. LIPA had to close down Bayville Avenue for several hours to switch

out the pole and the wires. The van suffered damage on the front passenger’s side and the window was broken in the front. There were no power outages in the area due to the accident but there was a short interruption in service when LIPA had to replace the pole. Cars were detoured to East Slope Road down to Mountain Avenue while Bayville Avenue was closed.

Photo by Dennis Kelly

A van snapped a LIPA pole in half on Bayville Avenue.

Red Devils bring down high flying Falcons By David J. Criblez dcriblez@oysterbayguardian.com

Photo by Pam Kaplan

Falcon Matt Campanella (#32) drives to the hoop.

The Locust Valley Boys’ Varsity Basketball team fought hard to the end, but Center Moriches overpowered the Falcons to capture the Class B Long Island Championship/state regional semi-finals at Farmingdale State on Tuesday, March 6th. The LV team, led by ten seniors, put 50 points on the board but the Red Devils were able to edge them out by 5 points. The Falcons began the game looking sharp. Alex Rawa and Matt Campanella were hitting the hoop hard, giving LV a 20-8 lead towards the end of the first quarter. At the top of the second quarter Rawa and Campanella pushed the lead to 27-12 but Center Moriches began to bring the heat. “We come out sluggish a lot.

We try not to but it happens. We had to go back to the drawing board and figure out what was happening. But we started getting the 50/50 balls and applying the pressure,” stated Center Moriches guard Tim Rowland. “We felt good even though we were behind. We started to get into our game playing style.” By the half, the score was Locust Valley 33 and Center Moriches 27 and the Red Devils were gaining momentum. When the teams returned for the third quarter Center Moriches smothered LV on defense and the Falcons’ shots weren’t falling. The Red Devils were grabbing every rebound and icing shots on the fouling line tying the game at 35-35. The Falcons tightened their defense and the game became a non-stop back & forth battle. Chris (Continued on page 5)


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OB Lions hold annual Pancake Breakfast By David J. Criblez dcriblez@oysterbayguardian.com

Photos by David J. Criblez

(From left) Seahawks Gabbie Doria (#32), Jean Atkinson (#4) and Katie Durand (#24) proudly display the Small Schools Championship plaque.

CSH captures Small Schools Championship By David J. Criblez dcriblez@oysterbayguardian.com

Cold Spring Harbor Girls’ Varsity Basketball continued their winning ways on Saturday, March 3rd when they defeated Friends Academy, 4433, at LIU Post in Brookville to capture the Small Schools Championship. While the Seahawks didn’t play their best, they still managed to pull out a victory. From the start, the game dragged a bit with the first quarter ending with CSH leading 7-4, which was uncharacteristic of the Seahawks. But by halftime, the game fell into high gear as CSH got rolling and maintained its lead, 24-17. Friends stepped up their game in the second half, tightening their defense and CSH’s shots weren’t dropping in. However, the Seahawks defense came through and the third quarter ended with a CSH maintaining an 11-point lead, 35-24. With 3 minutes and 20 seconds on the clock, the Quakers were closing in on CSH’s lead, 37-30. But the Seahawks’ experience and poise helped as Katie Durand sunk a 2-pointer followed by a killer 3-point swish from Holly Logan with one minute and 30 seconds left on the clock. The Seahawks’ defense carried the rest of game. CSH lost to Friends in the Small Schools Championship last year therefore they were pleased to walk away with the ‘w’ this time out. “Last year one of best players, Gabbie Doria, got hurt. It’s nice to win and come out healthy as well,” said CSH

CSH’s Brooke Jensen, #44, takes it to the hoop. Head Coach Rory Malone. “We are happy to get out of here without any injuries that was our main goal.” Although they had more intensity in the Nassau County Class B Championship, the Seahawks proved their grit by winning despite mistakes. “We had to try to get the foul shots going in. Luckily we got some,” said Durand. “We had to depend on our hard work and good defense to carry us through the game. Regardless, we still pushed through and pulled out the win.” “We drove to the basket and kicked it out when we weren’t open. We got in some good shots,” said Logan. “Being that we lost in the Small Schools Championship last year to Friends, we came out strong and played our best.” When asked what was going on in her head when

Friends began closing the gap, Kelly Gubitosi, who had 10 points and 6 rebounds, said, “When it gets close, it becomes nerve-wracking but we pump each other up and keep our heads in the game. Our defense helped us win the game because our shots weren’t really falling. Plus we fouled a lot. That’s what we need to work on the most.” The Lady Seahawks went on to face-off against Southampton in the Class B Long Island Championship while Friends versed Southold for the Class C Long Island Championship. The games were played on Wednesday, March 7th back-to-back at Farmingdale State. Unfortunately, both teams lost to their Suffolk County challengers as Friends was defeated by Southold, 32-26 while CSH lost a squeaker to Southampton, 35-34.

Bayville man arrested after police chase By David J. Criblez dcriblez@oysterbayguardian.com

Nassau County Police officers in helicopters, cars, boats and on foot searched the village of Bayville for a man in his early twenties on Tuesday evening, March 6th. The suspect fled his parents’ home in a domestic dispute that eventually led to his arrest for criminal intent and criminal mischief. Helicopters hovered

above casting a spotlight into the marsh along the side of the Bayville Bridge. “We were wondering what was going on,” said a neighbor (name withheld upon request). “Ten police cars swarmed 15th Street and they caught him. He was cursing off the cops, spitting at them and trying to pick fights. His mother was trying to calm him down. He was making threats and going nuts. He appeared to be

on drugs. They had to forcibly strap him to a stretcher.” There were other reports that the subject was threatening to harm himself but the police could not confirm that statement. Allegedly, his Facebook page, which has since been taken down, mentioned that he was popping pills hours before the incident occurred. Nassau County Police deferred commenting on the name of the young man.

The smell of pancakes filled the air at the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay as members of the Oyster Bay Lions Club fed hungry patrons at their annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 4th. Following their motto of “We Serve,” the members served hundreds of hearty breakfasts consisting of scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, juice, coffee and pancakes all for only $6 a pop. “This is a wonderful group of people who leap out of bed to do this every year,” said Event Chair Michael Corssen. “We urge everyone to eat a healthy breakfast because we have great food.” The Schadler brothers had everything under control at the grill. Older brother Bruce, who has been a Lion since 1994, was the eggman in charge of scrambling while his younger brother Bobby, a three-year member, flipped the flapjacks. “The goal is to keep both the eggs and the pancakes fluffy,” said Bruce. “A key point is not to burn anything.” Long time member Jerry Mavros makes the pancake batter in his garage at home to prep for the event. “I made two large batches at 6 AM so when we get down here we are ready to go,” said Mavros. Many people come after church strolling in anywhere between 9 AM and

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Bobby (in front) and Bruce (in back) Schadler work the grill. Noon. “This is a neighborhood tradition for our club. We are thankful for the community’s support,” said Lion Doug DiRossi. “Every dime we raise goes toward scholarships for graduating seniors at Oyster Bay High School. It all comes back to the community and that’s what we are here to do.” The tradition began many years ago when the event was held at the old Knights of Columbus building in the municipal parking lot off Summit Street. “It’s a nice morning because people can socialize with friends they haven’t seen in awhile,” said long-time cashier Annette Micco. “We have many returning customers plus some new faces too.” On the way out guests purchased some sweets from the Lions’ Bake Sale comprised of scrumptious homemade goodies made by Lions’ members and wives. This year’s big seller was crostata – tarts with jam made by Linda Biordi of Port Washington, who is the

mother of Lion Secretary Kayel DeAngelis. This was Biordi’s third year making them and they always sell out. “They barely reach the table,” she said. The Lions are gearing up for their 7th annual Spring Benefit at Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on Centre Island Sunday, April 29th from 4-7 PM where artist Mort Kunstler will be honored for his years of support for the Club. The event will support the Fight Against Blindness and “Pups for Vets.” “Mort has been incredibly good to the Oyster Bay Lions Club and he is one of our renown artists. We are happy to thank him for his generosity over the years,” said DiRossi. Spring Benefit tickets, which can only be purchased in advance, are $75 per person, include open bar cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. To purchase tickets, call (516) 922-2967 or mail a check to: Oyster Bay Lions Club, P.O. Box 251, Oyster Bay, NY 11771.

Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos (center) will serve as Grand Marshal of the 24th annual Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade with aides Sioban Rack (right) and John J. Hanley (left).

Basdavanos to lead St. Patrick’s Day Parade The Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has named Glen Cove Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos Grand Marshal of the 24th annual Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade with her Aides Sioban Rack and John J. Hanley. The parade will take place on Sunday March 18th using the same route, starting at the Finley Middle School on Forrest Avenue and weaving through the streets of the city, ending at St. Patrick’s Church. Basdavanos is a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and also the daughter of AOH Division 8’s namesake Mike Moran. “It is such an honor to be

asked to lead this year’s parade as the Grand Marshall,” Basdavanos said. “There is no better St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Long Island thanks to the AOH Mike Moran Division 8. I only wish my dad were here to march beside me.” Basdavanos (nee Moran) is the Deputy Mayor of Glen Cove, appointed in 2008 by Mayor Ralph Suozzi. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S. and a Board member for the Glen Cove Business Improvement District (BID), the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Sounds Committee, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and is a long-time

supporter of the Glen Cove Animal Lover’s League. Basdavanos was an active member of the Glen Cove High School Booster Club volunteering with her husband Bill to photograph and report weekly on all JV and Varsity sports. She was also a longtime volunteer Cheerleading Coach for Glen Cove Jr. Football and Cheerleading and a Cub Scout leader. She is married to former Glen Cove fire chief Bill Basdavanos and has two grown children. For more information contact: www.glencoveirish.org or call Division President Lisa Forgione at (516) 759-9481 or email: lisaf22@optonline. net.

61 E. Main St. Oyster Bay, NY 11771 www.christchurchoysterbay.org (516) 922 - 6377 The Rev. Peter Casparian, Rector

Upcoming Services & Events Sundays: 8 am Holy Eucharist (spoken), 10 am Holy Eucharist (sung) Wednesdays in Lent: Lenten Series Program, Parish Hall, 2/29 – 3/28, 6:30 pm Simple Supper followed by presentation-discussion on the theme, “I will, with God’s help,” focused on the 5 questions asked in the Baptismal Covenant, 7:00 – 7:45 pm

Sun., April 1: Palm Sunday Eucharist, 10 am. Service begins with a joyous procession and ends with a theatrical reading of the Passion of Christ.

Thursday, April 5: Maundy Thursday, 7 pm.

Over the Bridge celebrates First Anniversary Over the Bridge Home & Garden decor, located 20 Ludlam Avenue in Bayville, celebrated its one-year anniversary with two events over the course of two days. On Friday, March 2nd, the festivities kicked off with a champagne toast and finger foods and live music by 6 Gun 5. On Saturday, March 3rd from Noon to 3 PM the celebration continued with a clown handing out balloons, face painting and popcorn for all local residents to enjoy. More information, visit: www.overthebridgedecor.com or call (516) 922-2600.

Friday, April 6: Good Friday, 12 & 7 pm. Quiet service remembering Christ’s Passion. Sat., April 7, Great Vigil of Easter, 8 pm, with Holy Eucharist Sun., April 8: Easter Sunday, 8 am and 10 am Holy Eucharist. He is Risen! Celebratory liturgies led by Combined Choirs featuring organ and brass.

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Photo by Pat Strassberg

A simple, meditative service commemorating Christ’s institution of the Eucharist including the ceremonial washing of the feet.


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TALES FROM JOKELAND By Jackie Martling

Junior Hijinks Our special guest on Jackie’s Joke Hunt 261 on SiriusXM, “The Academic Hunt,” was Mark Hudson of The Hudson Brothers. The Hudson Brothers Show was the summer replacement for “The Sonny & Cher Hour” in 1974. Mark’s a major musical talent, having produced Ringo Starr’s albums among a vast array of other accomplishments. It was Mark’s second appearance on our show, and my co-host, Ian “McKean” Karr, mentioned to me that in the interim he’d looked on the web and read that Mark sang back-up on Madonna’s “Crazy For You.” Toward the end of the show I said to Mark, “I need to play ‘Do You Know?’ Do you know Jon Lind?” He said, “Yes, I do. Our kids used to play together. He wrote ‘Crazy For You.’ ” I said, “I know.” Ian said, “Why? How do you know Jon Lind, Jackie?” Well... In the fall of 1960 I was in seventh grade at James H. Vernon School in East Norwich, but had been accepted into the eighth grader’s circle because one of them, Kathy Kraman, had a crush on me. She had invited me to be her A young Jackie date for what was their first- Martling at James ever actual social event, a hay- H. Vernon School ride. I went, and whew, was I in East Norwich. smitten. Still am. A few weeks later Jan Markowitz’s mother and another parent drove us all to the Levittown Skating Arena, a good forty minutes away back in those days when even the main roads on the North Shore were treacherous (and beautiful). Lynn Markowitz headed up the local Democratic Party. My father, John Martling, had a politically connected job, Deputy Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Oyster Bay, and was a Nassau County Republican Executive Committeeman, mainly due to his uncle Leonard Hall, Eisenhower’s campaign manager and the Republican National Chairman in the ‘50s. Lynn & John constantly being head-to-head adds a nice touch to this story. For the return trip, there was only Mrs. Markowitz, so more than a dozen of us loaded into her white 1960 Ford Falcon station wagon. At least eight of us, including Kathy & me, packed ourselves like sardines into the far-back. Once we were on our way, my hand found Kathy’s, and I squeezed. She squeezed back. I squeezed, she squeezed back. All the way, from Levittown to East Norwich. Whoa. This was love. The real thing in its purest form. My family lived in the heights, on Oyster Bay Road in the old section of town, in the house my blacksmith grandfather Percy Martling had built in 1911. The rest of them lived up in the new developments, so they stopped to let me off first. As I climbed out of the back of the station wagon, Jon Lind said, “Jackie, that was my hand you were squeezing all the way home.” I can still hear the roar of the other kids as the Ford Falcon took off down Whitney Avenue...with Mrs. Markowitz’ cackle the loudest of them all. Jon Lind was and is a huge talent. He starred in every school play and after Oyster Bay High went on to front The Fifth Avenue Band in New York City before finding his way to huge success in the music business in Los Angeles. A few weeks after The Hand-Holding Debacle, Kathy dumped me for Jimmy Mehrtens, who was and is three years my senior. Kathy, Jimmy and his brother Warren (sons of Triple Crown jockey Warren Mehrtens) remain dear friends. (From left) Third graders Luca Johnson, Dominick Williams, Jordyn Cagner and Lexi Guerin successfully jump together in the Friends Academy’s “Jump Rope for Heart” event.

Reardon Memorial Fund makes multiple donations The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund recently started its Thomas Reardon Memorial Fund, which has made donations to several local organizations in his memory such as the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, Youth & Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay and East Norwich and St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church were recipients of the funds. “Tom’s passion and commitment to the Oyster Bay community is his legacy. We are so proud to help many of the organizations that Tom loved and supported. It brings us great happiness and pride that generations to come will know the type of man Tom was,” said Kristin Reardon, Vice-President of the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and Tom Reardon’s Daughter-In-Law. Before his untimely death

(From left) Kristin Reardon, Vice-President of The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund, Barbara Rakusin, Executive Director of the Youth & Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay and East Norwich, Mary Ann Reardon of the Thomas Reardon Memorial Fund and widow of Thomas Reardon, Gail Speranza, Executive Director of the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay and Paul Rosen, President of the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and Director of Operations for the Oyster Bay Manor and Harbor House. in 2009, Tom Reardon was a fixture in the Oyster Bay community. Perhaps best known as the founder of the Oyster Festival, he was also the Ex-Chief, past President and active member of the Oyster Bay Fire Co. #1, member of 5th Battalion Chiefs,

past President of the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce, Oyster Bay Rotary Club and Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich. As well as Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council #1206, President of the Board of the Oyster Bay Youth & Fam-

ily Counseling Agency and Board Member of Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, an active member of the Sagamore Rowing Association and past Board Member of the Nassau County Independent Insurance Agents Association.

Comack & Bertino named ‘Members of the Month’ Photo by Tom Gould

Oyster Bay High School Student Council: (from left) Nicholas Palczewski, Jamie Zabinsky, Caitlin Madden, Brooke Mahoski, Lauren Burke and Faculty Advisor Carla Cameron.

OBHS Student Council to hold Chinese Auction The Oyster Bay High School Student Council will be hosting its 2nd annual Chinese Auction on March 22nd from 7-9 PM in the Oyster Bay High School Gymnasium. Many raffle prizes have been donated by local businesses and families and all contributions are welcomed. The night, which will include coffee, tea, and desserts, will be complimented by the musical performances of Oyster Bay High School students. All proceeds of the event will benefit the Oyster Bay High School Scholarship Fund. Student Council President, Lauren Burke, said that the auction is more relevant than ever. “During

a year when the economy and competitive admissions processes have taken a toll on student financial support, it’s so important that we find ways to give back to our students,” she said. “Through this fundraiser, we hope to make college an affordable reality for the many deserving students of the senior class.” Tickets are on sale for $10 each and can be purchased from any Student Council Officer. Along with each ticket come three free raffle tickets as well as coffee, tea, and dessert. For further information on ticket purchases or inquiries about donations or contributions, contact Danielle Urtheil at (516) 624-6528.

The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich has selected its “Members of the Month.” Conor Comack has been named “Member of the Month” for the month of December 2011 and Sophia Bertino was named “Member of the Month” for the month of January 2012. CONOR COMACK Conor Comack, the December “Member of the Month,” lives in Oyster Bay with his mom, Kathy, and siblings Matt, who is also an employee at the Club, Tyler, and Kelly. Conor has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club for 12 years! Conor’s favorite thing to do at the Club is play basketball in the gym with other members. Conor now works at the Club as a Senior Gamesroom counselor in the Club’s Drop-in program. While away from the Club, Conor likes to spend time with his father, and hang out with his friends. He is in the eleventh grade at Oyster Bay High School. Conor plays football for the Oyster Bay High School Varsity team. Conor aspires to be a doctor when he is older and is interested in studying medicine in college.

Conor Comack

Sophia Bertino SOPHIA BERTINO Sophia Bertino, the January “Member of the Month,” lives in Oyster Bay with her parents, Victoria and Michael. Sophia has a cat, named Jake, and a dog, named Lucy. She also has a turtle, named Mike and a fish, named Dorothy. Sophia is in the third grade at Vernon Elementary School. Sophia has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club for 2 years. While at the Club, Sophia enjoys playing with her friends, and going to art. While away from the Club, Sophia likes to play with her Barbies. Sophia would like to become an artist when she grows up.

Portledge’s Upper School puts on ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Portledge School of Locust Valley performed its annual Upper School play “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on March 1st-3rd, directed by Cynthia Babak. The school’s musical rendition was based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz and the book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. The cast and crew performed three shows, one for all 400 lower, middle and upper school students and faculty, and two night-time performances for family and friends. The witty lines, songs and choreography kept the audiences entertained from the first song “You’re a Good Man,

Portledge School recently performed “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts.” Charlie Brown” to the last “Happiness.” The show attracted children of all ages and engaged the adults with humor throughout. Jean Schulz sent a personal letter to the Portledge students, which was read prior to each evening performance. A copy of it can be

seen at www.portledge.org. Cast members included: Isobel Barry ’12 of Port Washington, Ben Fortgang ’12 of Melville, Jacob Fortgang ’14 of Melville, Ashley Herzig ’15 of Upper Brookville, Brian Lee ’15 of Whitestone, Sam Lobley ’15

of Sands Point, Neil Nelanuthala ’13 of Glen Cove, Sarah Sackman ’13 of Sands Point, Elana Schwartz ’15 of Massapequa, Imani Sewell ’14 of Brookville, Anna Ticker ’13 of Brookville, Carley Tsiames ’14 of Massapequa and Ally Weber ’15 of Great Neck. The Light, Sound, Set Crew was Nick Lobley ’12 of Sands Point and T.J. Roberts ’12 of Freeport. Instrumentalists were Koorosh Leibowitz ’15 of Glen Cove on percussions, Marco Brehm playing the double bass and William Peek on the keyboards. Choreography was done by Niki Cohen ’13 of Old Westbury and Ally Weber ‘15.

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OPINION EDITORIAL The Red Cross: across the street, across the country, across the world created the American Red Cross in 1881. Congress officially chartered the organization in 1900 to provide relief during disasters, in the U.S. and elsewhere. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the first Red Cross Month in 1943 in support of the organization’s fundraising efforts during World War II, and this month has been so recognized by every president since. The American Red Cross serves the military by facilitating communication between members of the armed forces, and offers services in four other areas: community outreach, which helps the needy; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs, which promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. Today the organization responds to nearly

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Police precinct vote To the Editor: I would like the county to be able to lower costs in every area of the budget‌ without hurting the taxpayers I was elected to represent. The problem in the case of Managno’s police precinct plan, however, is that the county executive has spent more energy convincing the public that this plan will work than he has spent on putting together a complete and clear plan for legislators to vote on. The county executive has spent taxpayer money and used taxpayer resources to promote the idea that we were given a very simple, black and white choice. He worked hard to try to make taxpayers believe that the situation was: vote for the plan and it will save money - done deal; public safety will not be affected – done deal. However, all 19 Nassau County legislators have a duty to know the details of every item before them for a vote, especially when the item could actually put people’s lives at risk. Therefore, what you need to know is that there was too much I needed to know before I could vote YES. Even two legislators who supported the plan, Francis Becker and Denise Ford, posed serious questions to the new police commissioner at the Monday, Feb. 5 hearing before we voted. The commissioner basically said they had to take the county executive on his word on crucial issues. Well, I have a respon-

sibility to not take anyone at their word when I sit up on the dais and vote in the best interest of the people in the 18th Legislative District. (New York State also doesn’t take the word of the county executive. They put NIFA in charge.) The police commissioner even admitted that - at the very moment he was standing before us testifying about the precinct plan - negotiations were going on between the county executive and the police that could affect details of the plan, while we were supposed to vote on that plan at the same time. Legislator Norma Gonzalves even called the plan “a work in progress� as she voted to pass it. The commissioner called it a work in progress too. Among the things “in progress� are most of the nice sounding things that Mangano has assured residents in mailers and robocalls. A guaranty that the number of patrols on the street will remain the same, for instance, is not in writing. It is in the mailers, yes, but not in the item I had to vote on. In fact, since this has passed, the county is now allowed to reduce the number of police on the street without Legislative approval. Yes, they have been saying coverage will not change on the street. But now it can go from 177 cars all the way down to about 100 patrol cars. I regret that the county executive and his staff don’t respect the role of the Legislature enough to involve us in a real way with important

plans. By not respecting the Legislature, the county executive is not showing respect for you, the people, or the government our founding fathers came up with to protect you. We are supposed to have checks and balances so no one person can make too big of a mistake that ends up hurting you. Instead, you have a rubber stamp majority in the Legislature, who mindlessly give the green light to vague, unproven, changing plans from the executive branch. That is not how government is supposed to work in America. The executive is supposed to have to prove the worth of its plans to the legislative branch before it votes to approve those plans. That is not happening in Nassau. I truly hope that the precinct plan put forth by Mangano, and rubber stamped by his majority legislators, does not hurt our residents. I also wish the county executive took the time to put together enough solid information so that we could have more than hope. DELIA DERIGGIWHITTON NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR, 18TH LD

Major experiment in policing To the Editor: The passing of authorization to allow eight precincts in Nassau County to be reduced in half to four is a major experiment in policing. The Nassau County Legislature on Monday, March 5th marked a new point in Nassau’s history by eliminating half the precincts, something that to my

THINGS TO DO - PLACES TO GO Saturday, March 10th

■ The regional round, which is Nassau County-wide, of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will be held at St. Dominic’s Monsignor James E. Collins Sports Center on Anstice Street in Oyster Bay at 10 AM. ■ The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center will host the 2012 Legacy of Conservation Gala at Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley at 6 PM. Silent and live auctions, with Live Auctioneer Bernadette Castro, and Larry Schmidlapp, mayor of Centre Island, will serve as Emcee. Guests are invited to dress in Russian style – richly-colored gowns and sober suits. Jane Greenleaf, Laura Savini and Jimmy Webb, are Honorary Co-Chairs for the event. Tickets range from $250-$1,000 for an individual ticket and $2,500$25,000 for tables and sponsorships. For more information, call Events Manager Laura Bass at (212) 979-3039 or visit: http://ny.audubon.org/CentersEdu_TRoosevelt.html.

Sunday, March 11th

â–  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. Festivities begin at 1 PM and the Plunge takes place at 2 PM. All proceeds go to the UCPN, a not-for-profit health agency serving over 1,800 children and adults with cerebral palsy, developmental and other disabilities. For more information, visit: www.ucpn.org or www.facebook.com/ theUCPN or call (516) 378-2000.

Thursday, March 15th

â–  The Kiwanis Clubs of Oyster

Bay, East Norwich and New Cassel will hold its Installation of Officers 2011-12 and Induction of New Members at Westbury Manor, located at 1100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury, from 7:30-10 PM. $65 per person includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffetstyle dinner and sundae bar. Contact: Pres. Rev. Rosita George Williams: rev. rosita@gmail.com or Pres. Vashmir Pascal-Turner: pascalv3@yahoo.com.

Friday, March 16th

■ St. Dominic High School, located at 110 Anstice Street in Oyster Bay, presents “Seussical the Musical� at 7 PM. Also Saturday, March 17th at 7 PM and Sunday, March 18th at 5 PM. For more information, call (516) 922-4888.

Saturday, March 17th

â–  The Annual Multi-Family Rummage Sale will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 60 East Main and Pearl Streets in Oyster Bay, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Donations of gently used items are gratefully accepted. Call (516) 922-2229 before March 14th.

Sunday, March 18th

■ “Opera Night,� to be held at Christ Church, located at 61 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, in Oyster Bay, at 4 PM. $15 donation. For more information, (631) 261-8808 or visit: www. isabellajohnson@blogspot.com.

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70,000 disasters a year, providing food, shelter, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. Although Red Cross workers can still be found in war zones, in military hospitals and on military installations around the world, the bulk of the organization’s emergency responses are to house and apartment fires, where it offers assistance to residents who are displaced or homeless. The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside a disaster area, provides blood to disaster victims, and helps those affected by disasters to access other available resources. Red Cross Blood Services collect and distribute more than 40 percent of the country’s blood supply. Four million people give blood to the organization every year, making it the largest supplier of blood and knowledge has not been successfully tried elsewhere in the United States. The only place which did go from 12 precincts down to 6 was Detroit. The change was such a fiasco that within three years all 12 precincts were, once again, functioning. Unfortunately, the matter passed 10-9, along party lines in spite of the fact that the Administration and Unions were still negotiating at the time of the passage. What was the rush to judgment before the facts were in hand? In the plan, as presented and passed, there will be four precincts and four “policing centers.� Apparently, everyone agrees that precincts provide a vital service; otherwise the plan would not keep half of them. Therefore, I strongly believe that policing centers cannot adequately replace precincts. There never was a full discussion on this plan or, in fact, on the precincts’ purpose. How does this plan impact all the functions of a precinct for a community? Truthfully, there are some of the 8 precincts, which are much busier than others. Therefore, it would be much more logical to realign and adjust boundaries here and there to even out the 8 precincts’ workload. However, we as Legislators were asked to pass a reduction and not realignment. It was, in simple terms, a reduction to have fewer precincts with each one handling more than ANY existing precinct does today. This, in particular impacts the 2nd and 8th precincts. The 8th now will disappear and become a ‘policing center� and the

OBITUARY ELEANORE COLEBURN ZOLLER Eleanore Coleburn Zoller of Laurel Hollow died on March 3rd at the age of 91. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Zoller was born in Norwalk, Connecticut until she attended Skidmore College. After graduating in 1941, she was faculty secretary to Skidmore’s Department of Nursing in New York City for several years. Ellie resided in Cove Neck for 50 years during which time she volunteered and served on the board of Raynham Hall Museum. She was also a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. During her life she had a passion for gardening, particularly orchids. Predeceased by husband Dr. Philip A. Zoller and sister Carolyn, she is survived by her bother Kenneth M. Coleburn (Carolyn) and her children: Dr. Philip A. Zoller, Jr. (Christianne), Thomas R. Zoller (Kathryn), Carolyn Z. Ritter (John), Dr. Robert C. Zoller (Janet) and six grandchildren: Jon, Alice, Kathryn, Rachel, Rebecca and Thomas. Visiting will take place at Oyster Bay Funeral Home, located at 261 South Street in Oyster Bay, today Friday, March 9th from 3-5 PM & 7-9 PM followed by interment at Brookville Cemetery on Saturday, March 10th at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay NY, 11771. For more information, visit: www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.

blood products in the U.S. More than 9 million Americans receive Red Cross training and certification in first aid (which includes learning how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator), lifeguarding, water safety, babysitting, care-giving and other skills every year. Many classes are now available online. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the organization spends goes to humanitarian services and programs. While closely associated with the federal government in the promotion of its objectives, the Red Cross is an independent, volunteer-led organization, supported financially by voluntary public contributions and cost-reimbursement charges. Show your support during Red Cross Month. You never know when you or a loved one may need its services.

2nd will now have a double workload. Roughly, each of these “mega precincts� would have to manage, approximately: Twice the communities and territory, twice the posts and conditions, commanders supervising twice the staff, with double the span of control. In addition, keep in mind that two of the four new “mega precincts� are in south shore area flood zones. This leads to unanswered questions, at this moment of the following: How has any plan of a 50% consolidation worked out anywhere else? (I could only find the Detroit fiasco). How do police departments of this size serve similar populations? What places are now served by a four precinct system? Is it even realistic for commanders and lieutenants to be responsible for activities in almost 4 dozen sectors, across numerous communities? Some who voted in favor of the closings pointed to modern technology making precincts less essential. The NYPD uses the latest tools like intelligence-led policing, but has not cut even one of 76 precincts. Having manageable precincts, in fact, is so important that they are adding a new one, despite their budget issues, in Staten Island, at the present time. Since there are no answers to the above, why not do a test or a small pilot program? Precincts provide a manageable local territory that a commander and staff

can know an address effectively. Each is a base for addressing crime and having a grasp of the communities and problems, which exist in those communities, and having the ability to support community activities. We, in Nassau County, pay high taxes. However, we have always received outstanding services. Our Police Department and their expertise have made the County exemplary in its’ low crime. This is part of the reason we all live here. This is one of the major reasons I am a Legislator to protect the health, safety and welfare of our residents and provide the services to do so. I voted ‘No’ to this consolidation due to the fact that we were provided no background information as to the impacts, no MOU (Memorandum of Understanding), no MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) and no breakdown of costs (both monetary and human). All of this would be crucial to have in order to vote on something this massive in an informed manner. JUDY JACOBS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR, 16TH LD

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Taubman mall project loses anchor retailer (Continued from page 1) and doesn’t see its value. “Under no set of facts have I ever deemed a proposed regional shopping mall a matter of regional significance,” Venditto said. “We built our malls back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. There’s nothing new about a shopping mall. It’s hardly innovative or creative. If anything, it’s turning back the clock. I can’t think of anything less original than proposing another shopping mall.” This news came as music to the ears of the Cerro Wire Coalition, who has been in an embroidered battle with Taubman since the plan was announced over 17 years ago. The Coalition cites that the project will have a massive negative impact on the Syosset community in terms of drastically affecting the downtown business district, causing traffic issues and threatening public safety.

“Neiman Marcus pulling out is incredible news for the Syosset community,” said Todd Fabricant, Chairman of the Cerro Wire Coalition. “I certainly believe this will put a nail in the coffin of what Taubman has been trying to accomplish. They have misled everyone including the Long Island Regional Planning Council in having them believe that it’s a project that is necessary and of regional significance. At this point, Taubman has no project at all on the table.”

Dueling mailings In response to Taubman’s late January mailer that promoted “a plan for Long Island’s future” that will help “put us on the road to economic recovery,” the Cerro Wire Coalition sent out their own brochure promoting smart growth and alternative development in-

stead and urging Town of Oyster Bay residents to help them shut down the Taubman project. “We decided to put our mailer out to set the record straight. We wanted to inform the residents of what the truths are and dispute what Taubman put in his mailer,” said Fabricant. “Taubman has been totally disingenuous on what they are trying to tell the public and Long Island Regional Planning Council. They must have known for months that they lost the opportunity to open Neiman Marcus in Syosset.” From an economic standpoint, Venditto sees Taubman’s project as nothing but a redistribution of where shoppers are going to spend their money. “Our residents are already spending their money at Walt Whitman, Roosevelt Field, Americana, Broadway Mall, etc. There’s no new money being introduced

here plus it will hurt downtown Syosset,” said the Supervisor. “They are praying upon the fears people have about the economy without any real solutions. A mall at that site is not going to change our economic situation. In fact, the lion share of the property taxes will go to the local school district and the Syosset School District vehemently opposes the project. What more do you need to say?”

2,000 responses In one week, the Coalition received nearly 2,000 response cards from local residents supporting their cause to oppose the project. “This reiterates that the community does not want the mall and they resent the fact that Mr. Taubman thinks he can just buy his way into the community,” said Fabricant. To this day Taubman has re-

fused to have a discussion with the Coalition or the members of the Syosset community. Fabricant is waiting patiently and he refuses to back down. The Coalition has the support of chamber of commerce members, civic associations, school districts, business owners and fire districts in addition to thousands of local residents throughout the township. The question is: what’s the next step? “We believe Taubman will try to go ahead with some particular strip mall/shopping center void of its upscale image. We are currently in a ‘wait and see’ situation,” said Fabricant. “We are still open to discussions on a mixed use property. We have organizations that are interested in that property. Whether Taubman chooses to sell it or get into a mixed-use venture is his choice. I look forward to the next chapter.”

‘Taste’ event raises funds for school arts Center Moriches (Continued from page 1) tet and Second Chance. People also enjoyed bidding on silent auction items, taking chances on a variety of raffles and gambling in the Casino Room. This year’s “Taste of the Gold Coast” was put together by a committee, cochaired by Lisa Natale and Theresa Orlowski, consisting of Jennifer Ballone, Laurie Cutler, Lisa D’Aversa, Maureen Feely, Diana Hauser, Maria Maloney, Debra McGuckin, Cheryl Sherbal, Sharon Tiberia, Millie Tortora, Dawn Gibbons, Patti Jaronczyk, Diane Matarese, Gina Oliver, Jeanine Tepper, Fran Vicari, Lisa Iemmetti, Maria Grady, Colleen McKean and Theresa Wygand. The heartbeat behind the event is the camaraderie of the parents who work tirelessly to raise funds so their children can enjoy programs the school budget cannot afford. “When there’s a school budget crunch a lot of times the cultural arts programs get affected and taken away,” said co-chair Lisa Natale. “We are here to help.” “It’s nice that this community finds the arts as important as our academic classes,” stated OBHS Assistant Principal Frank Imperiale. “Because of events like this, many programs in music, theater and fine arts are supported to go on.” The “Taste of the Gold Coast” has to rely on local businesses and school district families for raffle item donations. “We were pleasantly surprised when we knocked on doors around town. We would say, ‘We are here from Oyster Bay High School PTSA…’ Before we could finish our sentence they would say, ‘What do

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Messina Market served samples of their high-end hors d’oeuvres. you need?’” said co-chair Theresa Orlowski. “We are very appreciative of their ongoing generosity.” The “Taste of the Gold Coast” is a tradition that is passed down through the grades. “It’s not something that’s handed to you, it comes from within. You have to be drawn to doing work like this,” said Orlowski. This is the first year Orlowski, who has a 7th & a 9th grader, and Natale, who has a 9th & a 12th grader, ran the event without the old regime. “Parents drop seeds and that’s what creates the next generations of growth within the school,” said Orlowski. Natale added, “You get a little bit nervous at the beginning but it all comes together in the end.” The fundraising items included 23 Silent Auction items, 70 Chinese Auction items, 4 Super Raffles items and even 12 pieces of

student photography from Scott Burris’ class. The Super Raffles included a Gold Coast Wine Cellar featuring bottles of wine purchased by various families in the district as well as Knicks tickets, an iPad 2 and a Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch. Every year the “Taste of the Gold Coast” draws hundreds of attendees. Everyone seems to enjoy the large cocktail party format where people can socialize while sampling food from various local restaurants. Messina Market of East Norwich is known for their sandwiches and wraps but this evening they showcased their high-end hors d’oeuvres. Rich Cutler of Mill Creek Tavern of Bayville, Mim’s of Syosset & Roslyn and Cedar Creek of Glen Cove personally prepared his famous spicy tuna martini with fresh mango salsa with wakame seaweed salad and crispy wonton. Newcomers Grasso’s of

Cold Spring Harbor served a chipotle braised short rib with red onion jam served on a potato pancake with a micro green salad with red & green bell pepper, mango, lump crabmeat with lemon vinaigrette dressing. Sweet Tomato of Oyster Bay & Glen Cove had a buffet of three soups: vegetable quinoa, lobster bisque and sweet tomato bisque in addition to basil vegan burgers, quinoa salad and carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing for dessert. Another newcomer Serata of Oyster Bay dished out their signature meatballs with fresh ricotta, Rigatoni alla Grappa complete with fresh sausage and sundried tomatoes in a pink sauce. “This event is evidence how an entire community can work toward a common goal with the best interests of the kids,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Phyllis Harrington. “This is a real highlight of the year.”

(Continued from page 1) Appell’s four fouls put him on the bench and Center Moriches was solid on the line. By the end of the third quarter the Red Devils had pulled ahead 41-38. After a quick basket from Campanella, Joe Gilio sank a 3-pointer to pull LV ahead 43-41 and the Falcon fans were hoping for a run. But the Red Devils stole the lead back 49-47 with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter. Gilio pulled off yet another 3 to give the Falcons a thin lead, 50-49, but Center Moriches applied the pressure on defense and Rowland pulled out some big points both at the net and on the line closing the game at 55-50. Center Moriches will head to New Paltz for the State Class B regional final tomorrow at 1 PM. Although he was overcome with emotion from the game, Rawa, who captured 16 points, was all about sportsmanship towards his opponents. “They played great defense the whole game. I give them a lot of credit. Neither one of us had it easy but they got the win. Congratulations to them,” he said. “We could have improved some stuff, but overall it was a great season.” This was the end of the road for this group of seniors but their bond will never be broken. “We are still going to stick together no matter what,” said Rawa. “Winning the Nassau County Class B Championship and getting here means a lot to us. It’s a great feeling.”

LV Head Coach Tim Lomot was very proud of his team and all they’ve accomplished. “They are all great kids. It’s not so much about winning the championship. It’s the fact that if we won, we would have had another week together,” he said. “This group of seniors means a lot to this program, this community and to me. They were the first group that I actually coached. They are a bunch of competitors and they gave it everything they had.” Coach Lomot praised Center Moriches for a game well played. “They are a great team that’s extremely athletic. They did a good job at getting the ball out of Alex’s hands in the second half,” he said. “We struggled to score in little spurts but that’s how it goes sometimes.” Having Locust Valley make it to the Long Island Championship for the first time was something that put a smile on LVHS Athletic Director Mark Dantuono’s face. While he wanted the Falcons to win, he was even more proud of the team they’ve become. “This was a special group from the day these guys entered LVHS. We all knew it. Our coaching staff was tremendous. They established a great relationship with these children and the players thrived,” said Dantuono. “These guys played with their hearts. Your heart breaks when you lose a game like this. Regardless, they are Nassau County Class B champions. We are proud of these young men and what Tim and his staff created.”

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SPORTS OUT IN RIGHT FIELD By Jeff Davis

MLB changes playoffs

Long ago I can actually remember when there were two baseball leagues with eight teams each in them. The teams played 154 games and the World Series was played in late September and early October. The Yankees once won 102 games and ended up in second place far behind the Cleveland Indians who won 111 games in that 1954 season. There were no playoff teams but there was a one game season extension that year. The Brooklyn Dodgers 13.5 games ahead in the National League standings were caught by the New York Giants in the last game of the season. Bobby Thompson hit his “shot heard around the world” home run off of Dodger Ralph Branca in the season extending game. It is interesting to note that present day Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine, is the son-in-law to Ralph Branca. In any event the Giants moved to the World Series as a tremendous underdog and beat the Indians in four straight games. Today with two leagues, with three divisions in each league, and with 29 teams, with eight making the playoffs, including two wild card teams; the Lords of Baseball have added one more wild card team in each league. It is actually a great thing. The excitement of the one game playoff will now become a regular part of baseball tradition. In this new system the Division winners will each be guaranteed a playoff spot. In each league the two teams with the best records after the Division winners will be the wild card teams. These teams will then play a one game playoff to see who advances to the Division Championships. Now the Division champion with the best record will play the Wild Card champion, while the other two Division Champions square off against each other. It is now possible for the Yankees to win the Division and perhaps play the Marlins or the “evil Red Sox Nation” in the Divisional round. There will be more cities involved and there will be additional excitement as the regular season draws to its conclusion. This is one of those times when change is good.

Get ready For March Madness

College basketball conferences are having their championships to determine who will get automatic bids to the NCAA Championships. Becoming part of the 64 teams plus two additional teams in the “play-in-the-round, is always fun to guess at. Certainly the regulars will be there with North Carolina, Syracuse, and Duke being right at the top and perhaps even one might become a champion. But who will be the teams to make it to the Sweet 16. Which teams will be the “Cinderella Teams” this year? In the past there was Butler and even Cornell, but which teams this year. Two possible candidates are Akron and Harvard. Akron coming out of the Mid-American Conference is a very athletic group that can be trouble for any team when they play disciplined basketball. The other is Harvard who is just plain good this year. The might not have Jeremy Lin this season but they have consistently been ranked in the top 25 nationally and have real athletes with brains on this year’s squad. If you want to know whom the experts are predicting, this year’s odds on favorite is North, followed by Kentucky, Duke, Louisville, Ohio State, Syracuse, Texas, Florida, Kansas and then Memphis. Who will win, who knows? But March Madness is upon us. Comments? Email: jld11709@gmail.com

Echeverria takes on 50K Alexandra Echeverria of Oyster Bay, 25, finished 71st place overall in the Merrell of Huntington Village Caumsett State Park 50K Run. She completed the run in 5 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds. The race was held on the traditional 5K-loop course once again this year, with 112 athletes successfully completing the 50K, which served as the USATF National Road 50 Kilometer Championship.

OBHS fencer wins invitational championship For many sports, if a team wins the county championship, they often go on to regional and state championship competitions. In fencing, the county championship is the highest plateau. When the Oyster Bay High School Boys’ Varsity Fencing Team recently won the Nassau County Championship it seemly spelled the end of an illustrious high school fencing career of Oyster Bay High School senior Jack Greenfield. Greenfield was selected as an All-Long Island Fencer for a staggering fourth year in a row and was not

ready to hang up the Epee just yet. On March 4th, Greenfield represented Oyster Bay in the Fencers Club High School Invitational and won the championship. The gold medal bout was against Ayyub Ibrahim, a former Cadet National Champion and U.S. National Team member. Greenfield won with a score of 15-13. He was awarded a silver loving cup engraved with his name and Oyster Bay High School. Greenfield will be attending M.I.T. in Boston in September.

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Oyster Bay’s Jack Greenfield (left) in action.

LEGAL & PUBLIC NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of Kanter Analytics, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/10/12. Off. loc.: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 280 Bayville Road, Lattingtown, NY 11560. Purpose:any lawful activity. #23419 LEGAL NOTICE Bus transportation applications are due April 1, 2012 for students in the Locust Valley Central School District, who will be attending private and parochial schools during the 2012-2013 school year. For applications and information, call (516) 277-5519. #23426E LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED LOCAL LAW A-2012 INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF UPPER BROOKVILLE BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before and by the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Upper Brookville, Nassau County, New York at the Annex on the grounds of the Planting Fields Arboretum located on Planting Fields Road in said Village on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be on whether to enact proposed Local Law A-2012 which will allow the Board of Trustees to override the tax levy limit established in the General Municipal Law º3-c as it pertains to the Incorporated Village of Upper BrookvilleÆs budget for the fiscal year commencing June 1, 2012. A copy of proposed Local Law A-2012 is on file at the Village Office in the Annex on the grounds of the Planting Fields Arboretum where it may be reviewed between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday or at the office of the Attorneys for the Village, Humes & Wagner, LLP, 147 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley, New York, where it may be reviewed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during usual business days until the time of the hearing. All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard at said hearing. Any person needing special assistance in attending, please notify the Village Clerk at (516) 624-7715 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. By Order of the Board of Trustees Tracy L. Lynch Village Clerk/Treasurer Dated: March 7, 2012 March 9, 2012 #23467E LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED LOCAL LAW A-2012 INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF COVE NECK BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before and by the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Cove Neck, Nassau County, New York at the Old Orchard Museum, Sagamore Hill (Administrative Building), 20 Sagamore Hill Road in said Village on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be on whether to enact proposed Local Law A-2012 which will allow the Board of Trustees to override the tax levy limit established in the General Municipal Law º3-c as it pertains to the Incorporated Village of Cove NeckÆs budget for the fiscal year commencing June 1, 2012. A copy of proposed Local Law A-2012 is on file at the office of the Attorneys for the Village, Humes & Wagner, LLP, 147 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley, New York, where it may be reviewed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during usual business days until the time of the hearing. All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard at said hearing. Any person needing special assistance in attending, please notify the Village Clerk at (516) 922-1885 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. By Order of the Board of Trustees Kathryn K. Zoller Village Clerk Dated: March 9, 2012 #23472E LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF MUTTONTOWN ZONING BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE A public meeting will be held by and before the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Incorporated Village of Muttontown, Nassau County, New York, at the Muttontown Village Hall located at One ‘Raz’ Tafuro Way, in Muttontown on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. The Board will hear: 1. The Appeal of Robert & Karen Girards, owners of a parcel designated as Section 15, Block 048, Lot 0013, located at 1934 Midlane seeking a variance for an Addition/ Alteration which violates Article III for a maximum building area of 5% for properties situated in an A-1 zoning district. Applicant seeks a variance to allow a maximum building area of 5.6%. 2. The Appeal of the Estate of Edith S. Quintana, owner of a parcel designated as Section 24, Block F, Lot 0363/0364 located on Linden Lane, Muttontown, NY seeking a variance in connection with a pending application before the Planning Board for the Incorporated Village of Muttontown, for a lot line change and/or subdivision approval, of the minimum lot depth requirement of 250’ which violates Article III, Section 1907(d) for properties situated in an A-1 zoning district. Applicant seeks a variance to allow a minimum lot depth of 44.44 feet. 3. The Appeal of Linda Nuccitelli, owner of a parcel designated as Section 25, Block 059, Lot 0027, located at 182 Burtis Lane seeking a variance for a Rear Patio which violates Article III for a minimum rear yard setback of 40 feet for properties situated in an A-1 zoning district. Applicant seeks a variance to allow a minimum rear yard setback of 14’ 2”. Copies of said applications are on file at the office of Village Clerk and may be viewed during the hours of 9:30A.M. to 12:30P.M., Monday through Friday.

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF COVE NECK GENERAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the general election of the Incorporated Village of Cove Neck, Nassau County, New York, will be held at the Cove Neck Police Station on Cove Neck Road, at the intersection of Cove Road and Cove Neck Road in said Village, on March 20, 2012; that the hours of opening and closing the polls thereof shall be 12:00 Noon and 9:00 P.M., respectively, and that during such period of nine consecutive hours, the polls shall be kept open for the purpose of choosing and electing candidates for the offices listed below. The names and addresses of all those who have been duly nominated in accordance with the provisions of the Election Law for the Village office whose petition of nomination has been filed with the Village Clerk and the office and term of such office for which they have been so nominated are as follows: Office and Term Party Name and Address of Nominees Mayor for a two year term Citizens Association Thomas R. Zoller 100 Cove Neck Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Trustee for a two year term Citizens Association George S. Meyer 89 Cove Neck Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Trustee for a two year term Citizens Association Stephen Van R. Ulman 10 Tennis Court Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Kathryn K. Zoller Village Clerk Dated: March 9, 2012 #23454E LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF TAX SALE VILLAGE OF UPPER BROOKVILLE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York and a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Upper Brookville, Nassau County, New York, a public auction of the tax liens on the real property described below will be held at the office of Humes & Wagner, LLP, 147 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley, New York, attorneys for the Village, on the 29th day of March, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. and continuing that day until said tax liens have been sold, to discharge unpaid taxes, interest and publication charges which may be due thereon at the time of the sale. IMPORTANT THE NAMES OF OWNERS WHOM ON THIS LIST MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE THE NAMES OF THE PERSONS OWNING THE PROPERTY AT THE TIME OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. SUCH NAMES HAVE BEEN TAKEN EITHER FROM ASSESSMENT ROLLS PREPARED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2010 OR FROM THE RECORDS OF THE RECEIVER OF TAXES, AND FREQUENTLY DIFFER FROM THE NAMES OF THE OWNERS AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. IT MAY ALSO BE THAT SUCH OWNERS ARE NOMINAL ONLY AND ANOTHER PERSON IS ACTUALLY THE BENEFICIAL OWNER. TAXES FOR 2011/2012 UNPAID INTEREST & NAME SECTION/BLOCK/LOT TAXES HANDLING Campanella, Patti Jean & William M 24 C 154 $4,796.65 $625.56 Rudd, Frederick 24 E 1050 $14,597.67 $1,899.70 Worrell, John 24 18 12 $13.35 $3.74 Wachsman, Kathryn & Harvey 24 B 1014 $16,642.29 $2,165.50 Equity Based Lending, Inc. 24 E 293 $2,154.74 $282.12 Shukla, Dr. Shailendra N. 24 26 40 $2,812.92 $367.68 The purchaser or purchasers at such tax sale will be required to pay the amount of their respective bids, including interest and publication charges, to the undersigned Village Clerk-Treasurer within ten (10) days after the sale, and upon such payment, shall receive a written certificate of sale describing the tax lien purchased and the sum paid therefor. Tracy L. Lynch Clerk/Treasurer Village of Upper Brookville Dated: March 7, 14 & 21, 2012 March 9, 16 & 23, 2012 #23474E LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF TAX SALE VILLAGE OF COVE NECK PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York and a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Cove Neck, Nassau County, New York, a public auction of the tax liens on the real property described below will be held at the office of Humes & Wagner, LLP, 147 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley, New York, attorneys for the Village, on the 29th day of March, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. and continuing that day until said tax liens have been sold, to discharge unpaid taxes, interest and publication charges which may be due thereon at the time of the sale. IMPORTANT THE NAMES OF OWNERS WHOM ON THIS LIST MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE THE NAMES OF THE PERSONS OWNING THE PROPERTY AT THE TIME OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. SUCH NAMES HAVE BEEN TAKEN EITHER FROM ASSESSMENT ROLLS PREPARED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2010 OR FROM THE RECORDS OF THE RECEIVER OF TAXES, AND FREQUENTLY DIFFER FROM THE NAMES OF THE OWNERS AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. IT MAY ALSO BE THAT SUCH OWNERS ARE NOMINAL ONLY AND ANOTHER PERSON IS ACTUALLY THE BENEFICIAL OWNER. TAXES FOR 2011/2012 NAME SECTION /BLOCK/LOT UNPAID TAXES INTEREST & HANDLING General Construction & Development 26 A 1219 $8,964.78 $1,167.42 The purchaser or purchasers at such tax sale will be required to pay the amount of their respective bids, including interest and publication charges, to the undersigned Village Clerk-Treasurer within ten (10) days after the sale, and upon such payment, shall receive a written certificate of sale describing the tax lien purchased and the sum paid therefor. Kathrn K. Zoller Clerk/Treasurer Village of Cove Neck Dated: March 8, 15 & 22, 2012 #23482E If any individual requires special assistance to attend, please notify the Village Clerk at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Inc. Village of Muttontown One ‘Raz’ Tafuro Way Muttontown, New York 11791 Paul Leventhal,Chairperson March 9, 2012 #23476E LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE INC. VILLAGE OF LAUREL HOLLOW - BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing and meeting will be held by and before the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Inc. Village of Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, on Thursday, 3/22/2012 at 7:30 P.M., at the Village Hall, 1492 Laurel Hollow Road, in said Village, to consider the following: 1. The public hearing on the appeal and application of Nicholas Tsafos to construct a wood shed at 39 Woodvale Drive where the proposed shed will be set back 28.0 feet from the side property line contrary to Section 145-5(B)(2) of the Laurel Hollow Code which requires an accessory building or structure of less than 500 sq. ft. to be set back a minimum of 40 feet from every lot line not abutting a street. This property is designated as Section 25 Block 49 Lot 11 on the Land and Tax Map of Nassau County. 2. The public hearing on the appeal and application of James and Rita Tully to construct two detached garages at 28 Shady Lane where the proposed accessory structures are contrary to Section 145-5(A)(1)(c) of the Laurel Hollow Code in that they exceed 25% of the principal building area. This property is designated as Section 14 Block 27 Lot 9 on the Land and Tax Map of Nassau County.

line contrary to Section 145-5(B)(2) of the Laurel Hollow Code which requires a minimum set back of 40 feet from every lot line not abutting a street. This property is designated as Section 14 Block 25 Lot 16 on the Land and Tax Map of Nassau County. 5. The continuation of the public hearing on the appeal and application of Richard Cosci, on behalf of Kevin Yao, to construct a detached garage at 36 Hilltop Drive where the proposed garage will be set back 25.0 feet from the property line contrary to Section 145-5(B)(2) of the Laurel Hollow Code which requires that an accessory structure having a building area of more than 500 square feet be set back at least 50 feet from every lot line not abutting a street. The area of the proposed garage is contrary to Section 145-5 (A)(1)(c) of the Laurel Hollow Code which requires that the area of an accessory building not exceed 25% of the building area of the principal building; 27% is proposed. The total surface area coverage is contrary to Section 145-5 (A)(1)(d)of the Laurel Hollow Code in that it exceeds 20% of the lot area; 21.37% is proposed. This property is designated as Section 14 Block 15 Lot 6 on the Land and Tax Map of Nassau County. 6. The public hearing on the application of Anthony Bacchi to disturb a slope and regrade property at 1556 Laurel Hollow Road, known as Section 26, Block 2, Lot 50 on the Land & Tax Map of Nassau County, and as shown on the Proposed Grading & Drainage Plan prepared by American Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. dated 1/31/2012. All persons interested will be given an opportunity to be heard at said time and place. By order of the Board of Zoning Appeals Richard Marino, Chairman Dated: March 5, 2012 #23483E

3. The public hearing on the application of James and Rita Tully to disturb a slope at 28 Shady Lane, known as Section 14, Block 27, Lot 9 on the Land & Tax Map of Nassau County, and as shown on: the Slope Analysis Plan prepared by Land Design Associates, P.C. Consulting Group dated 7/1/2010 and the Grading & Drainage Plan prepared by Land Design Associates, P.C. Consulting Group dated 7/1/2010 and date stamped as received by Village on 11/3/2011. 4. The public hearing on the appeal and application of Richard J. DiGeronimo to maintain an existing storage shed at 42 Springwood Path where the existing shed is set back 39.9 feet from the rear property line and 28.6 feet from the side property

LEGAL NOTICE SYOSSET CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 99 Pell Lane Syosset, New York 11791 NOTICE TO ENERGY SERVICES COMPANIES GENERAL INFORMATION AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR AN ENERGY PROJECT The SYOSSET CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the selection of an energy services company. You are invited to submit a proposal in accordance with this RFP. Proposals must be received no later than FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012 @ 11:00 A.M. at the Business Office of the Syosset Central School District, located at South Wood Mid-

dle School, 99 Pell Lane, Syosset, NY 11791. Late proposals will be returned unopened. RFP booklets may be examined and obtained at the Office of the Architect, John A. Grillo PC, located at 1213 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York 11777 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays on or after MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012. An RFP deposit of $50.00 is required in the form of a business check (no cash or personal checks accepted) made payable to Syosset CSD. This deposit shall be refunded only if the RFP booklet is returned in good condition within (30) calendar days after the submission date. All deposits shall be forfeited to the School District after the (30) days have elapsed. An original and five (5) copies of the proposal are required. To prevent opening by unauthorized individuals, your proposal should be identified on the envelope or other wrapper as follows: “PROPOSAL - ENERGY PROJECT FOR SYOSSET CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT” Proposals should be addressed to: MR. CHARLES ABNER Director of Buildings & Grounds Syosset Central School District South Woods Middle School 99 Pell Lane Syosset, NY 11791 A MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL REVIEW OF THE PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS AND WALK-THROUGH INSPECTION TOUR OF THE FACILITIES WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M. Please convene at the Business Office Conference Room at South Woods Middle School, 99 Pell Lane, Syosset, NY 11791. The District reserves the right to amend the RFP based on questions and issues raised prior to and at the pre-proposal conference. ESCOs represented at the pre-proposal conference will receive any such amendments in writing. If you have any questions concerning this Request for Proposals, or to reserve a place at the pre-proposal conference, please contact: MR. CHARLES ABNER Director of Facilities (516) 364-5662 BY ORDER OF: SYOSSET CSD SOUTH WOODS MIDDLE SCHOOL 99 PELL LANE SYOSSET, NY 11791 DR. PATRICIA RUFO ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR BUSINESS #23484E


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East Woods School, located in Oyster Bay Cove, continued the rich tradition of its theater program with the junior production of Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” on March 1st & 2nd. Directed and choreographed by Orlando Pena, the musical featured students from grades 6th, 7th & 8th with a cameo by the kindergarteners as teacups in the “Be Our Guest” number. Students began work on the play as soon as they returned from holiday break in January. In the past, the school has put on junior productions of “Hello Dolly,” “Annie,” “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and “42nd Street.” “The kids are responsible for not only putting on the show but playing the music and building & designing the set as well. It brings them all together,” said Assistant Headmaster Alexander Carter. “Every person in the upper school has a job whether they are acting, playing music or working on the set, they are all responsible for something. It’s a real community effort that gets bigger and better every year.” The cast featured Madalyn Prince as bookworm Belle who seeks to escape her provincial life and silly courting from the muscular but empty-headed Gaston, played by Luke Doyle. When her father Maurice (Colin Brennan) is captured by the Beast, played by Michael

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State Senator Carl Marcellino (far right) swears in the new board of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce at their 82nd annual Installation of Officers and Directors held at the Sagamore Yacht Club in Oyster Bay on Tuesday, February 28th. This year’s team consists of: Michele Browner - President, Carmine Pirolo - Vice President, Dottie Simons - Secretary, John F. DeLillo – Treasurer plus Board of Directors Austin Azzaretto & Donnamarie Chaimanis,Bernie DelBello, Catherine Drabin, Alex Gallego, Walter Imperatore, John McEvoy, Tina Mazzarella, Chuck Panetta, Sally Robilotto, Les Schachter and Dave Waldo.

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