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Vol. 113 No. 28 August 12, 2011


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

Construction no obstacle to Oyster Fest By David J. Criblez

With all the refurbishments and construction going on at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, one wonders what kind of impact it will have on the 28th annual Oyster Festival. The Oyster Festival Committee has been working with the Town of Oyster Bay to ensure that things will run smoothly on October 15th and 16th. “We never thought this was as catastrophic as everyone else was making it out to be. We always felt

Photo by David J. Criblez

Verizon strikers picket a work site on Bayville Avenue on Monday, August 8th.

Local strikers say Verizon is failing to communicate By David J. Criblez

As Bayville residents drove on down Bayville Avenue to start their day on Monday, August 8th, they were confronted by a line of red-shirted protesters across the street from where non-union Verizon workers were repairing utility poles. This action was a manifestation of a strike against the telecommunications giant by the Communications Workers of America and the Interna-

tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers that began at midnight on Saturday, August 6th after contract negotiations broke down. Verizon is seeking concessions from the unions including larger worker contributions toward health benefits and a pension freeze. However, the books say Verizon made a $2.5 billion profit last year and the workers vehemently feel the company’s demands are unjustified. Michael Burke, who has worked at Verizon for 16 years,

was out protesting on Bayville Avenue because he was disgusted by the situation. “They are not willing to bargain with us,” said Burke. “They don’t want to negotiate they just want to take everything away from us.” Forty-five thousand Verizon workers are on strike from Maine to Virginia. Burke is member of CWA Local 1104, which covers all of Nassau. Its workers joined the strike on Sunday, August 7th. Burke and his fellow union(Continued on page 5)

whatever it is we will work around it,” said Oyster Festival co-chair Paul Rosen. The Town gave the Oyster Festival Committee several options, concentrating on the Tom Reardon Memorial Food Court, which is operated out of the parking lot area to the right as you enter the park. “We thought about flipping the Arts & Crafts tents with the Food Court. But once we saw the final layout plan for the new parking lot, we realized we had more (Continued on page 5)

Talented teen catches a star Jaclyn Collins of Bayville took first-place in Nassau County’s teen talent contest, “Reach for the Stars,” at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre on Saturday, July 30th. Collins competed against 25 other finalists who were chosen from an audition pool of 64 contestants. A panel of judges, including professionals in the music and entertainment industry, had the job of choosing the winners from a very talented group of young vocalists. “I congratulate Jaclyn on her incredible winning performance, and I’m sure this is not the last time we will be lucky enough to hear her sing,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. “We have so many talented young people here in Nassau County and the ‘Reach for the Stars’ contest really showcases them all.” Two winners from previous “Reach for the Stars” competitions moved on to “American Idol”

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano congratulates Jaclyn Collins. fame: Robbie Rosen in 2009 and Kevin Covais in 2003. Katy Miller of Atlantic Beach was the ‘Reach for the Stars’ second place winner and Quinn Lysaght of Rockville Centre placed third.

OB Town Board gives green light to Blueway Trail The Oyster Bay Town Board cleared the way for Oyster Bay to be part of the Blueway Trail System at a Town Board meeting on Tuesday, August 9th. The Town Board approved a resolution to hire Melville engineering firm Nelson, Pope & Voorhis for $134,000 in order to map out the North Shore trail. The Town has partnered with Friends of the Bay and the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee in obtaining a grant for the

project through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The Blueway Trail System is a statewide program that connects waterways with launching points, camping locations and routes for canoeists and kayakers. Signs will be put up along the trail noting dining facilities, tide information, historic areas and emergency services. Friends of the Bay created a committee in 2009 to explore the

creation of a Blueway Trail. Committee meetings led to the Town of Oyster Bay securing the grant to hire an engineering firm. “I am looking forward to working with the Town of Oyster Bay and other committee members on this exciting project, which will provide environmental education to water enthusiasts, increase stewardship of our beautiful harbor and upland areas, and encourage recreational tourism,” said Pat Aitken, Friends of the Bay

Executive Director. “I am excited to think that this project will also help link our historic downtown areas with the water.” Oyster Bay will be connected with Hempstead Harbor, which is part of the North Hempstead trail and Cold Spring Harbor whose trail is being worked on by the Town of Huntington. Musician Billy Joel, who resides on Centre Island, even showed up at Town Hall to lend his support for the program.

“The Town of Oyster Bay is very gratified the State sees the worthiness of this project,” said Town Supevisor John Venditto. “Creating a Blueway Trail from Hempstead Harbor to Cold Spring Harbor will help promote tourism, spur the local economy and continue efforts to protect, enhance and create new opportunities for people to enjoy, and learn about, our beautiful waterways and the many natural and man-made treasures that abound in and around them.”

Rapid response quells Bayville restaurant fire By David J. Criblez

A fire broke out in the kitchen of the Breakers restaurant, located at 12 Bayville Avenue in Bayville, on Sunday, August 7th. Bayville Fire Company #1 received the call at 7:59 PM and arrived on the scene within a minute. First Assistant Chief Dennis Kelly ran command while Second Assistant Chief Ed Orski led a team of men through the back of the building into the kitchen. The restaurant had been evacuated while the firemen extinguished the smoldering in the ductwork above the grill and ceiling. No one was injured. “The Ansul system, which is an automatic extinguisher, went off and they called us because it started to get out of control. The ventilation unit had grease in it, which

is why it caught fire,” said Kelly. Bayville Fire Company ran a second alarm for additional manpower as they closed down Bayville Avenue running hose lines from the fire hydrant across the street. Atlantic Steamer Fire Company #1 was called in from Oyster Bay to stand by the Bayville Firehouse. There was no visible fire when the firemen arrived but rather smoke along the ceiling right where the ductwork met the ceiling. “The panels of the ceiling were blackened and there was smoke coming from the panels. It appeared as if the fire came out of the ductwork and burned the ceiling,” said Orski. “We pulled the ceiling down that had been blackened because we wanted to make sure there was no extension above that ceiling into the rafters. We (Continued on page 5)

Photo by Nick DeJesu

Bayville Firemen battled a fire that broke out in the kitchen of the Breakers restaurant in Bayville on Sunday evening, August 7th.

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The Hit Men draw thousands to TR Park By David J. Criblez

Photos by David J. Criblez

Oyster Bay Main Street Association launched its new “Dancing in the Street” program on Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay on Friday, August 5th.

Local residents swing on Audrey Avenue By David J. Criblez

If you took a stroll down Audrey Avenue at 7 PM on Friday, August 5th, you would have sworn director Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical,” “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”) was filming a scene for his next feature. Local residents of all ages were steppin’ out for the Oyster Bay Main Street Association’s new program, “Dancing in the Street.” Local dance instructor Lisa Sparkles offered a demonstration while DJ Louis del Prete sang and spun tunes to get everybody movin’ and groovin’. Barbara Pollock of Oyster Bay, a member of the Main Street Association, came up with the idea while on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina last April. “One way they were bringing people into town was to have dancing in the streets. I thought it would be a great program to bring to Oyster Bay,” she said. Ewa Rumprecht, co-owner of the Think Long Island First store in Oyster Bay, gathered a majority of sponsors for the

Local dance instructor Lisa Sparkles got the crowd going with a demonstration. event including: New York Islanders, State Bank of Long Island, Think Long Island First, Bliss Studio, English Country Flowers, State Farm Insurance – John Specce Agency, Lisa Sparkles Dance Studio and the Oyster Bay Main Street Association. Pollock and her husband Stephen take dancing lessons with Lisa Sparkles in town at her studio. “I always heard about shaggin’ on the pier. We thought it would be fun,” she said. Watching the crowd shimmy-n-shake made Pollock smile. “I’m delighted

at the turn out and I’m especially excited to see the kids,” she said. “We are hoping to build on this next year and maybe have people picnic as well.” The Friday evening series, which takes place between Oyster Bay Town Hall and the Oyster Bay Post Office, will continue throughout the month of August: Friday, August 12th - music by Huntington ska band Scofflaws; Friday, August 19th - DJ Louis del Prete with a Latin and Ballroom Mix plus dance instruction and Friday, August 26th music by Scofflaws, dance instructions and demo by Bliss Studio. “I’m very pleased to see this many people turn out for the first one. It’s just another way to get more people involved in Oyster Bay and it’s something different,” said John Bonifacio, OBMSA President. “They do it in New York City and at different venues throughout the country. I hope it continues to do well.”

Thousands of local residents packed the open green overlooking Oyster Bay Harbor in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Friday night, August 5th to enjoy the songs of yesterday delivered by The Hit Men as part of the Town of Oyster Bay’s “Music Under the Stars” program. The band is compiled of members of Frankie Valli’s Four Seasons, Tommy James’ Shondells and the Critters as well as members of bands for Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens and Barry Manilow. The Hit Men wasted no time introducing themselves as they let the music do the talking opening with “Dawn (Go Away),” “Working My Way Back to You” and “Rag Doll.” The crowd instantly connected with the band clapping along and dancing. Drummer Gerry Polici took over vocal duties as he crooned “Who Loves You” and “Grease” from the 1978 film. The multi-talented band paid tribute to each of the artists they worked with through the years. Bassist Larry Gates got behind the mic for “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Draggin’ the Line.”

Meanwhile guitarist Russel Velazquez lent his James Brownsque voice to “Hanky Panky” and “Mony Mony.” Lead singer/guitarist Jim Ryan and Gates confessed to the crowd that their actual most well known songs were jingles they wrote for television commercials. Ryan was the creator of the “Gotta Go to Mo’s” theme while Gates wrote “I’m a Toys R Us Kid.” After knocking out Critters tunes “Younger Girl” and “Mr. Dieingly Sad,” Ryan told the story of how he met Carly Simon through his old boss at a guitar shop and ended up working for her for 21 years. “She wrote some of the best tunes I ever heard,” he said as the band launched into “You’re So Vain” and a jazzy version of “You Belong to Me.” Ryan continued his storytelling explaining to the crowd how he hooked up with Cat Stevens through Carly Simon. Tipping his hat to Stevens, Ryan and Co. performed “Peace Train” and “Wild World.” He also acknowledged his fellow Villanova buddy Jim Croce through “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” and “Don’t Mess Around With Jim.” After Velazquez highlighted Carole King’s music

with “You’ve Got a Friend,” the focus was moved back to the music of the Four Seasons. Gates dusted off “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” while Polici delivered the biggest hit the Four Seasons ever had, “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).” The show concluded with a monster medley of “Sherry”/“Walk Like a Man”/“Big Girls Don’t Cry”/“Bye Bye Baby (Baby, Goodbye).” As the crowd chanted for more, the band returned for another classic. Keyboardist Lee Shapiro led the way on “Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got).” The band, which was formed in October 2010, was overwhelmed by the adoration from the crowd and the beautiful setting. “This may be the nicest venue in the entire Town for our ‘Music Under the Stars’ program. I want to extend an apology to the residents of the hamlet. We haven’t been up here this summer but that has to do with the refurbishments that are taking place in TR Park,” said Town Supervisor John Venditto. “With the park improvements it is going to become an even more attractive location. Next year we will be back with a vengeance.” The Hit Men rocked Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay as part of the Town of Oyster Bay’s “Music Under the Stars” Program on Friday night, August 5th. Photo by David J. Criblez

Photo by David J. Criblez

Jazz in the Courtyard Oyster Bay Main Street Association held the third installment in its Sundown Concert Series with Jack Morelli’s Jazz Duo on Thursday, August 4th. The concert, held at Renaissance Plaza, located at 24 Audrey Avenue (in the courtyard behind Chrison & Bellina - adjacent to Taby’s), consisted of classic jazz, blues and songs from the Great American Songbook. The next and final show for the season will feature Flashback on Thursday, September 1st playing the Golden Oldies of the ‘60s-‘90s. For more information, visit:

The Town of Oyster Bay Landmarks Preservation Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, August 24th, to hold additional hearings on requests to landmark the former Maine Main Inn in Jericho, and the Community United Methodist Church in East Norwich. The meeting will be held in the Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, beginning 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 Commission 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.


TOB Landmarks Preservation Commission to meet August 24th

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Longboards make their way to Oyster Bay By David J. Criblez

Over the past few years, the hamlet of Oyster Bay’s merchants have grown to be rather diverse from karate to fine dining to art galleries to gourmet chocolate to custom motorcycles. A new addition to that mix is longboards, which are handcrafted at L-Industrie at 21 Audrey Avenue. Guillaume Bechet, 48, came to the United States from France in 2002 and his goal is to build his own brand of eclectic longboards. Bechet is planning on taking his company international and his popularity is growing fast within the $15 billion street youth industry. “There are a lot of skateboard companies on the market such as Sector 9 or Loaded. They are the big guns, we’re a little gun,” said Bechet. “We are get-

ting very creative with our boards and we want to bring something new to the North Shore. We can do any kind of graphics or design you like.” A longboard is not your typical skateboard. It’s more like “a surfboard or snowboard with wheels,” which is used for cruising and downhill racing. They typically measure 33 to 59 inches in length. L-Industrie, which is French for “the industry,” offers a wide range of designs such as a Metrocard logo, skeletal images, a Marilyn Monroe and a 9/11-tribute board. Bechet’s wife Brianne Fisher does the graphics while he builds the boards out of Nordic wood. They also offer a line of boards for females called Girly Girl and even let artists draw on their own designs and they will finish it for them.

The storefront has a funky workshop vibe, which was built for a budget of $800. “We tried to give it a unique flavor,” said Bechet. “People think it looks like it’s right out of SoHo.” Although they just opened last month, sales are going up causing Bechet to build approximately 100 boards a week. “Because our boards are handmade you’d think we’d be more expensive but we are the same price as other boards. However, we offer better material and unique designs,” declared Bechet. “We do every shape that can exist on the market. For the price, you are getting a serious board.” Blank decks curved with pads, screws in and grip tape on top run $45$75 while complete boards range from $170 to $230. Sales are strong and, in fact, L-Industrie is presently doing custom boards for the

Photo by David J. Criblez

Guillaume Bechet of L-Industrie shows off his hand-crafted eclectic longboards at his new storefront, located at 21 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay. band Slightly Stoopid out of California. Plans are set to sell the boards in Australia, Canada, Europe and Brazil. Bechet wants L-Industrie to be like the Ron Jon surf shop in Cocoa Beach, Flori-

da. They even plan on making a Theodore Roosevelt longboard and use TR’s image on their t-shirts. “We want to build our brand out of Oyster Bay,” said Bechet. “We want to

bring something fun to the hamlet. Oyster Bay has the conditions to be a great longboard town.” For more information, visit: or call (516) 521-5116.

Life Enrichment Center presents ‘Art & Experience’ exhibit By David J. Criblez

Gregory Reid of Oyster Bay stands next to his painting, “St. Thomas.”

The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay’s art exhibit opening, “Art and Experience,” held on Thursday, August 4th, proved that there’s no shortage of talent in the hamlet. A group of 10 painters and 5 sculptors, who are members of the Center, proudly displayed their work for the public to view. Kathleen Hahn, who has taught sculpting for two years, was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the pieces in the exhibit. “Some of these artists have a background in painting but they are all pretty new to sculpture and they’ve done an amazing job,” she said. One of the standout sculptors was Stella Wu of Mill Neck who created three

sculptures of her granddaughters Madison, Alex and Samantha. “Stella is a dynamo. She sews incredibly well and makes jewelry too. She brings that experience to her work in addition to her incredible dedication and drive. She has a lifetime of being artistic,” said Hahn. “She’s very passionate about what she does.” When her husband died, Wu’s granddaughter told her to “go to the center and learn something.” She said, “When I came here last year I saw a 91 year-old man doing art and I said, ‘If he can do that I can do that.’ I surprised myself. It’s all about having patience.” One sculpture was a wedding gift for her granddaughter Alex Howie of Brooklyn who is getting married next

month. When Alex saw her grandmother’s work she was shocked. “She’s incredible – just a woman of many talents,” she said proudly. Gregory Reid of Oyster Bay had three paintings in the show, which were urban based, colorful and funky matching his signature style. “It takes a long time to establish a style. It comes through time. After many years, you realize – ‘this is me,’ ” he said. “I get lost in my paintings. When one wants to paint, you have to give it your total focus. When you are done, you don’t even know you did it. You’re so deep in it.” Mary Healy of Point Lookout has been painting for seven years with a women’s group that meets at the Center on Wednesdays from 10-1 PM then they go out

to lunch at Jack Halyards every week. The group was created by the late Ann Schneider of Old Brookville who used to host the group in her home until she passed away a few years ago. When Schneider died, the group moved to the Life Enrichment Center. Ann Wood of Glen Head is also part of the painting group who showed off her oil on canvas painting of an outdoor landscape. “Painting is relaxing and fun. It’s something I’ve come to enjoy,” said Wood who recently took a course with Charles Gruppe in Massachusetts to sharpen her skills. Executive Director Gail Speranza was enjoying the exhibit on her birthday. “This is the best gift,” she said. “I’m overwhelmed by the talent on display here.”

Photos by David J. Criblez


Left, Stella Wu of Mill Neck poses with her granddaughter Alex next to the sculpture of Alex and her fiancé. Center, Mary Healy of Point Lookout shows off her painting simply called, “Boats.” Right, Ann Wood of Glen Head is beside her oil on canvas painting of an outdoor landscape.

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evelopment at Nassau County’s Hub is back to square one after voters resoundingly said “no� last week to public funding for a new arena and a minor league ballpark. So we’re no closer now to worthy development at the site than we were two weeks ago — or a decade ago. Most residents, business owners and community leaders want something job-producing and attractive built on the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum site. If not magnificent, at least something we can be proud of. Instead, we’ve endured a decade of talk and no action following two failed plans. The Hub remains a wasteland, with a four-decades-old hockey arena and a parking lot big enough to be seen by high-flying aircraft. A few years ago, the Lighthouse project, the brainchild of New York Islanders owner Charles Wang, a mixed-use development that included a renovated Coliseum, housing, a hotel, office space, stores and a sports complex, had the strong support of then County Executive Tom Suozzi, a Democrat. It met its demise at the hands of the Republican Hempstead Town Board, for sound environmental and neighborhood-scale reasons. It was too grand, many said. The most recent plan also came from Wang, and this time it had the support of Republican County Executive Edward Mangano and Republican legislators, but was fiercely opposed by county Democrats and others who thought they weren’t going to profit from the new-arena-and-ball-field project. And voters made it clear that they had no intention of investing so much in a project that would yield so little. It wasn’t grand enough, many said. So what have we learned? Obviously, the county’s current system of large-scale development doesn’t work. What developer would willingly enter this politically charged, bureaucratically tormented process, which leads to community distrust of everyone involved? We’ve learned that any system imbued with political advantage for one side or another — indeed, any system that encourages side-taking — is doomed to produce exactly

what we have now: controversy, distrust and, ultimately, nothing. We need a lot less politics and a lot more good government leadership. We need a new way of evaluating proposed development that takes the politics out of the process and puts the interests of the people, potential developers and all of the relevant public servants on the same page at the same time. We need a new process for reviewing and approving developers’ proposals for the Coliseum site that encourages those developers, streamlines the stages of review, inspires imaginative financing and is dedicated to what’s best for county residents. The only way we see to bring this about is to empanel an extra-political special commission to bring all of the parties together. The county’s Industrial Development Agency and the state’s new Long Island Regional Economic Development Council seem ideally suited to the task. We’d like to see a super-committee of town and county Republicans and Democrats that could meet with potential developers and hash out an efficient, legal, code-complaint, pro-active system that leads to a worthy project. The county owns the land the Coliseum occupies, while the town controls the zoning. In June, in order to speed up the approval process for development of the site, the town created a new mixed-use development zone for the Hub, allowing a maximum of 5.4 million square feet of building space. That’s about half the size of the Lighthouse project. A super-committee could start with the new zoning code and work from there. There’s much that everyone can agree on. The Coliseum is outdated and needs to be extensively renovated or replaced. The county needs to keep its only professional sports team. There is the potential for other development at the Hub, and a catalyst is needed to create jobs and bring in more tax revenue. Geographically and in other ways, the Hub occupies a special, central space in Nassau County. Let a special commission that includes members of the new state economic council, the IDA and other qualified, apolitical people take charge of helping the county develop this unique place. It’s the only way taxpayers have a chance of seeing it done right.

There’s much that everyone can agree on. The Coliseum is outdated and needs to be extensively renovated or replaced. The county needs to keep its only professional sports team.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Taxpayers should weigh in on union contract To the Editor: Now that residents have the protection of a property tax cap, it is important that school tax revenue be properly utilized. Limited funds must be carefully spent and “business as usual� can no longer stand if the tax cap is to succeed. Since salaries and benefits comprise approximately 75% of school budgets, property tax increases have been driven primarily by the cost of school personnel, not extras like clubs, sports or transportation, although these are usually the first programs cut when money must be found to accommodate the steadily growing teacher and administrator pay packages. Unfortunately for residents there is very little pressure for public sector unions to negotiate more balanced contracts because current legislation, specifically the Triborough Amendment of the Taylor Law, provides

public sector union members, with the exception of the most senior and highly paid, with automatic salary increases even after the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. When public sector unions complain about “no contract,� they really mean that there is no increase in the usual increase while negotiations are in progress. This being the case, New York State School Boards, including the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School Board, are at a disadvantage in negotiating with their unionized personnel. Despite the pro-union Triborough Amendment, taxpayers have a right to know exactly what is being offered and demanded in contract negotiations. Residents have an interest in maintaining the quality of education and should be able to voice their opinions on negotiations to insure that children are properly educated and money is well spent. Therefore, negotiations between the OB-EN Board and their unions should be public and residents should be apprised of agreements and disagreements between the parties

at set intervals. In addition, when and if an agreement is reached, the terms of the agreement should be made public for at least ten days so residents can weigh-in on the deal and in the event that negotiations reach an impasse, residents should be notified of the issues which led to the impasse. It is the very least the School Board and unions can do to restore some measure of fiscal responsibility for taxpayers and fairness for the children. The OB-EN teachers’ contract was negotiated last year (during this “Great Recession�). The Board of Education negotiated “contractual obligations� that include a new hire starting at $53,278 and lock-stepping to $80,762 in four years, a 52% “contractual obligation� increase. Would the public have voiced approval if it had known some details? ANITA MACDOUGALL OYSTER BAY

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Linda M. Holmes of Oyster Bay Cove died on August 6th. She was 62 years-old. Mother of Christina McKeon (Matthew) & D.R. Holmes, she was the sister of Jacqueline Copp (Robert) & Richard Moore. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A service was held Tuesday, August 9th at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor followed by an interment at Locust Valley Cemetery, under the direction of Dodge-Thomas

Oyster Bay ladies arrested for Grand Larceny The Second Squad reports the details of two arrests for Grand Larceny that occurred in Jericho on Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:58 PM. According to detectives, Gladys SmithPinto, 58, of Oyster Bay and Gladys Smith, 38, of Oyster Bay took the 38 year-old female

Funeral Home in Glen Cove. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: A.S.P.C.A. For more information, visit: www.

ROBERT J. FILARDI Robert J. Filardi of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Bayville, died on August 7th. He was 78. Husband of Dorothy, he was the father of Cynthia Sabatino (Thomas) and grandfather of Lauren and Julia Sabatino. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and

friends. Mr. Filardi was a devoted U.S. Navy Corpsman that served during the Korean Conflict and a member of the Robert H. Spittell Post 1285 American Legion in Bayville. He was the owner of Dor Porsche-Audi in Roslyn for many years. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Gertrude R.C. Church in Bayville on Thursday, August 11th followed by an interment at Locust Valley Cemetery For more info, visit: www.

Jericho man arrested for fake prescription The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Jericho man for Possession of a Forged Instrument made on August 2nd at 3:05 PM in Woodbury. According to detectives, on May 22nd, Melvin Pagan, 30, of Jericho, entered the Walgreens, located at 406 S. Oyster Bay Road, and attempted to pass a forged prescription for Vicoden. The pharmacist identified the prescription to be fake and notified the police. The pharmacy was able to check the database and found that other fraudulent prescriptions for Vicoden had been filled for the defendant in the past. The defendant surrendered to police at the Second Precinct in Woodbury on August 2nd. Pagan is charged with twelve counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree and was arraigned on Wednesday, August 3rd at the First District Court in Hempstead.

THINGS TO DO - PLACES TO GO Friday, August 12th

■“Dancing in the Street� outdoors in historic downtown Oyster Bay. Live music by Huntington ska band Scofflaws from 7-9 PM. Dancing lessons and demonstrations will be provided by the Derby-Hall Memorial Bandstand on Audrey Avenue between Town Hall and the U.S. Post Office. ■ Friday Nights at the Hay Barn at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay Candlelight, food, premium bar and live music every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Call (516) 922-5700 or visit: ■ St. Edward’s R.C. Church of Syosset will hold its Annual Festival, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, at the Syosset Long Island Rail Road parking area (north side - next to Syosset Fire Department) from 2-11 PM. Also August 13th through 14th. The festival will feature rides, live music, dancing, games, raffles and food. For more information, visit: www.

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â– Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Cove Neck, will present a special Sunday program with the Long Island Antique Power Association: Display of Tractors and Engines from 10 AM-4 PM. For further information, visit: www. or call (516) 922-4788.

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Nassau County Police report the details of an unusual incident that occurred on Thursday, August 4th at 6:55 AM in Oyster Bay. According to police, a Second Precinct officer was advised of a loose Pit Bull acting aggressively in the vicinity of South Street and Audrey Avenue. Upon arrival the dog was observed attacking a female victim, 51, and the dog she was walking. As a result the victim fell to the ground striking her head causing a contusion. The responding officer attempted to pull the Pit Bull away from the victim and her dog at which time the dog lunged at the officer forcing him to discharge his weapon, killing the animal. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated. Her dog was taken to a veterinarian and the deceased animal was removed by the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Control. No other injuries were reported.

victim’s handbag and merchandise from her shopping cart while she was loading her two year-old child into her car at the Marshalls parking lot located at the Birchwood Plaza, 499 Broadway in Jericho. Smith-Pinto and Smith are being charged with Grand Larceny in the fourth degree and they were arraigned at the First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday, August 4th.


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â– The Syosset Central School District will hold a Board of Education meeting in the auditorium of South Woods Middle School at 8 PM. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining.

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â– The Marshall Tucker Band and Kansas will perform at the Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow at 7:30 PM. Free.

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Construction no obstacle to Oyster Festival (Continued from page 1) room than we expected,” said Rosen. “The Town was wonderful with us.” The Food Court area will remain in its usual spot, but it will be reconfigured. “The Food Court used to be square now it will be rectangular. We lost width but we are gaining length,” said Rosen. “Parking dividers were removed so we will have a full run to the path by the train tracks.” While the old Food Court housed a large eating area for families with a stage for live music, the new plan has the live music and picnic tables in the new parking lot to the left of the guard booth as you enter the park. In the old Food Court area sponsor booths will be integrated with seating areas in the center surrounded by the food booths. The Oyster Festival Committee is planning to do a lot of line management this year in order to avoid congestion. However, they insist that they did not have to scale back the festival at all. “If this year’s layout doesn’t work, we will change it next year,” said Rosen “The Oyster Festival is a work in progress. We are always tweaking it.” The carnival rides and games will remain at Firemen’s Field while West End Avenue, the road to the left as you enter TR Park that leads to the pier on the Western Waterfront, will be lined with more sponsors and attractions than last

Photo by David J. Criblez

In photo above, crowds gathered for last year’s Oyster Festival. This year, the festival layout will be altered a bit, redirecting visitors away from construction in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. year. “We will need the extra room plus we will have larger attractions that need more space,” said Event Manager Len Rothberg. West End Avenue will have a stage featuring the traditional Oyster Eating & Shucking Contest and other attractions in the same region such as a petting zoo, pirate encampment, tall ships at the pier, the Coast Guard with sea and air rescue demos and much more. When asked if the new

layout will change the atmosphere of the festival, Rosen said, “I don’t think people will notice much of a difference. It will just spread things out a bit so it won’t be so concentrated in the Food Court. I feel it will work out well. I’m excited about it.” In terms of moving people about, the Oyster Festival committee will have its usual shuttle buses from various locations (Mill-Max, James H. Vernon Interme-

diate School, the Nassau Equestrian Center in Muttontown, Oyster Bay Jewish Center, Centre Island Beach and the Syosset railroad station) provided by the Hendrickson Bus Company. They are also encouraging people to take the Long Island Rail Road whenever possible, since the line drops passengers off at the entrance of the festival. Most local non-profit organizations take part in the festival, and the Oyster Fes-

tival Committee is hoping that local merchants will become more involved in the event this year. “The opportunity is there for any food merchant who wants to partner up with a non-profit. The Food Court is always looking for new ideas,” said Rosen. “We’d also like non-food merchants to get more involved in promoting themselves at the Oyster Fest and take advantage of the marketing opportunity.” Rothberg added, “There’s

100,000 people a day coming through the Oyster Festival. Where else are you going to get that kind of exposure? If any local merchant would give out a bounce back coupon they’d increase their business.” The Oyster Festival will be held on October 15th & 16th from 11 AM to 6 PM in TR Park and Firemen’s Field. For more information, visit: or find the Oyster Festival on Facebook.

Strikers say Verizon fails to communicate Rapid (Continued from page 1) ists were following the “scab” Verizon workers around just to show the public that they are non-union workers doing their job.

‘I built this place’ Sab Caponi, who has worked at Verizon for almost 25 years, watched the workers across the street as he said, “I built this place. This is my area. The trouble that they are working on – I put that cable up last Thursday.” What has everybody baffled is that Verizon is making billions yet they want their workers to concede to their demands. “The top five people made $250 million last year. That’s the part that’s hard to swallow,” said Caponi. “If they were losing money, I could understand but when you are posting profits in the billions, it’s ridiculous.” Ivan Moravcik, who has worked at Verizon for almost 15 years, declared, “Our biggest boss makes $55,000 a day but to them it’s still not enough. They’ve always made a profit, even after September 11th.” Verizon’s management team, who is trained in net-

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work repairs, customer service and billing, back office support and other positions, has been filling in for the workers. “Our contingency plan is in full effect, and our management employees are stepping in to cover our workload,” said Bob Mudge, Verizon president of consumer and mass markets. “We are committed to delivering excellent customer service, and that’s exactly what we plan to do.”

Encouraging honks A man in a van drove by the picket line honking his horn and shouted out his window to the protesters: “Don’t give back nothing! You work for it, you keep it!” A lady walking by took a look at the workers and simply stated, “I hate corporate greed too!” “We know people in the area and we’ve become part of the community,” said Caponi. “We are the ones next to you at church and on the baseball field bleachers.” Tommy Theiling, who has worked at Verizon for almost 25 years, added, “This is not just about us, it’s about America. If we fail, we’re all going down.”

Photo by David J. Criblez

From left, Verizon workers Tommy Theiling, Michael Burke and Ivan Moravcik from the Communication Workers of America union Local 1104 protest in Bayville.

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Keeping bocce tradition alive In our community one of the favorite sports played by young and old alike is bocce ball. The earliest recorded games go back to about 5200 BC and were recorded by the Egyptians. Using balls of polished stones the game was common and played quite popularly with the thrower aiming the stone at a fixed object. From Egypt the game made its way throughout the ancient world and was again quite popular with the Greeks in 800 BC who introduced the game throughout their Empire. The Early Romans used coconuts and later carved out bocce balls. They also introduced the idea of throwing the bocce ball to a smaller ball which is how the game is basically played today. As the Roman Empire expanded so did the popularity of bocce. King Carlos IV and his successor King Carlos V prohibited his soldiers from playing because it took too much time from archery practice. In the late sixteenth century the Catholic Church prohibited the clergy from playing by claiming bocce was used for gambling. The game thrived in Great Britain and Queen Elizabeth and Sir Francis Drake were considered star players. It is reputed that Drake refused to set out to defend England against the Armada until he finished particularly exciting game. His quote was: “First we finish the game, then we deal with the Armada.” Some on the great bocce players throughout history include, Galileo, da Vinci, Augustus and George Washington. With the immigration of Italians to the United States the game is now commonly played in every state by people of every race. In Bayville, the tradition of Italy with the ferocity of Drake is played on the bocce courts of the Oak Neck Athletic Council. The weekly competitions were the idea of Tony Grandenette. Tony, a great teacher, athlete and one of the nicest people you could ever meet, is a remarkable athlete. The former director of “Mr. G’s Gym” taught many a young person how to do gymnastics as well as just learn about how to do a summersault. He also was a prime mover of the construction of the bocce courts that are next to the Oak Neck Athletic headquarters at Centre Island Beach. Now on Thursday nights the competition from men’s teams and women’s teams can be seen. If you are interested in joining the group you can contact the Oak Neck Athletic Council.

Pee Wee power This week also marked the beginning of Pee Wee football practice. Young boys aged 5 to 12 years old, will begin playing for teams in Oyster Bay and Bayville. Participants have the opportunity to learn teamwork as well as having fun playing organized football. Few sports afford young men the opportunity to understand how the individual can

Ed Snyder, right, making a key shot be made greater by the group. You can be a star at a position but you won’t be successful without the work of the entire team. Football requires many days of continual practice and the experience, the discipline and determination required by the sport pays off later in life. Is football the right sport for every child? The answer is that parents who know their child best must be the final determining factor.

Bayville swim race results Finally Bayville held its annual Swim Races at West Harbor Beach. The results as reported by the Lifeguards are as follows: Introductory Level – Kickboards: 1st place - Morgan Smith, 2nd place - Elizabeth Madden and 3rd place Francesca Gonzalez, Kickboards Introductory: 1st place - James Warren, Nicholas Spaminato, Kayla Warren, Robert Popolizio, Julia Prisciotta; Level One Class – Kickboards: 1st place Connor Geertgens, 2nd place - Gianna Craft and 3rd place - Alexia Trochet; Doggie Paddle: 1st place – Connor Geertgens, 2nd place - Gianna Craft and 3rd place - Brendan Murray; Kickboards: 1st place - Marley Hollifield, 2nd place - Bohan Chen and 3rd place - Caleigh Encarnacion; One Handed Kickboards: 1st place - Themis Voumvouvaias, 2nd place - Jaida Campi and 3rd place - Athanasios Bubulinis; Doggie Paddle: 1st place - Themie Voumvouvaias, 2nd place - Stephania Alsidis and 3rd place - Julianna DiLorenzo; Level 3 Stroke Winners: Crawl, Breast Stroke, backstroke Colby Santoro, Backstroke Bella Craft, Crawl, Breast Stroke, Backstroke - Leila Carnevale, Modified Backstroke, Jamie Lorenzo; level 2 stroke winners only, doggie paddle, breast stroke, crawl, Michael DiLorenzo, Crawl Michael Murphy, Intermediate backstroke, Sean Murphy; Final Heat winners: Crawl - Annalisa Zwirba, intermediate backstroke - Maria Bubulinis, modified backstroke - Brian Dooley, backstroke, Savannah Trochet, breaststroke - Christopher Dunne and backstroke, Jessica Dunne. The half-mile race was won by Rashad Abdelkader. Special thanks goes to Bayville lifeguard Marissa Rupp who compiled the results. Marissa was Salutatorian of her Locust Valley class and is entering her sophomore year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Three Oyster Bay High School students, catcher Michael Maloney, 17, of Oyster Bay, centerfielder Willie Treiber, 17, of Oyster Bay Cove and pitcher Joey Siringo, 17, of Mill Neck recently competed for their national travel team, The Bucky Dent Bandits, out of Florida, in two of the largest baseball tournaments in the country. The World Wood Bat Association 18 and under world championship followed by the WWBA 17 and under world championships were played in East Cobb, Georgia over the first two weeks in July. All three players played well, held their own and had great plays amongst the best high school baseball players in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Carribean. The players also finished up in another 18 and under Perfect Game sanctioned tournament last month at the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays minor league facilities in Fort Myers, Florida. Treiber patrolled centerfield and stole bases with

Centerfielder Willie Treiber, 17, of Oyster Bay Cove with catcher Michael Maloney, 17, of Oyster Bay. Right, Pitcher Joey Siringo, 17, of Mill Neck. his sub 6.5-second 60-yard dash speed. He made a backhanded fully extended diving catch to rob an opponent of an extra base hit. His speed made pitchers nervous when he was on base. He had no errors during the entire two tournaments in East Cobb. Mike Maloney hit the ball hard the entire three weeks, knocked in runs and caught and called good games. He threw out and picked off many base runners over the three tournaments. His trip was highlighted by a 380foot wood bat homerun during the 18u WWBA world championship in East Cobb, GA. When asked about the shot, Maloney said, “They are still looking for the ball down in Georgia.” Joey Siringo pitched against some of the biggest

hitters in the country. Most of the players on the better travel teams are set to attend the best D-1 baseball programs in the nation. A lot of the players have been drafted out of high school and will be going directly to the minor leagues. Siringo challenged these big batters inside and fooled them up with his smart pitch selection and changeup. He ended his last day of pitching by striking out 5 of the last 7 batters he faced. His curveball was unhittable. All three players are being recruited by college programs and will be playing this fall with the Bucky Dent Bandits in national tournaments in Arizona and Florida. Additionally, they will be gearing up for a state championship for OBHS next season.

Mangano Hosts First Annual Nassau County Executive Cup Soccer Match

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined some of Nassau’s best high school soccer players for an exhibition match held on Saturday, July 23rd. Held at Mitchel Field, the match showcased the talents of 44 high school soccer players for college recruiters and coaches from across the country. “I congratulate all of the participants in this inaugural event, and I am proud of each and every one of these extraordinary and talented athletes,” said County Executive Mangano. (Pictured above) Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (second from right) presents the Nassau County Executive Cup Trophy to the Orange Team and is joined by (from left) New York State Senator Jack Martins; Comptroller George Maragos; Coach Scott Knight and Lee Tu, Town of North Hempstead Councilman.

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NS-LIJ establishes Health & Wellness Center at CSHL Leg. Judy Jacobs Attends 28th Annual “National Night Out”

(From left) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) President Bruce Stillman, PhD, and Jacqueline Moline, MD, North Shore-LIJ’s chair of population health, cut ribbon on new Health and Wellness Center at CSHL

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own workforce of 43,000, as well as the communities they serve throughout the New York metropolitan area. “The goal of an onsite health and wellness center like what we have at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is to keep healthy people healthy, and make it easy for those who might have a chronic illness to manage their health more appropriately,” said Jacqueline Moline, MD, the health system’s chair of population health. The vast majority of the estimated $2.7 trillion that the nation is expected to spend this year on health-

care goes toward treating people with chronic preventable diseases affected by lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor eating habits and physical inactivity. Rather than continuing to expend resources on treating people when they are sick, a key focus of federal health reform is disease prevention and wellness. “By partnering with North Shore-LIJ, we are saving lives and improving health,” said Katie Raftery, vice president of human resources at CSHL.

St. Edward’s R.C. Church of Syosset will hold its Annual Festival, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, at the Syosset Long Island Rail Road parking area (north side - next to Syosset Fire Department) from August 11th through 14th. The event began on Thursday, August 11th and will continue Friday, Au-

A Zumba fundraiser will be held in the Social Room of St. Dominic’s Church, located at 93 Anstice Street in Oyster Bay, on August 20th from 10 AM-11:30 AM. All proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen for a Cure battling breast cancer. Entrance is $10 per adult and $5 from kids ages 12-17. Kids are free and up to age 11. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call Daniela Venegas at (516) 849-2571 or (516) 922-2548.





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Cassandra Sclafani, member of Friends Academy Class of 2007 and Trinity College (CT) Class of 2011, was accepted to the Teach For America program. She was awarded a 2-year teaching contract as well as the opportunity to receive a fully-funded Masters degree in Education. Sclafani will be teaching high school Spanish.

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with large employers. “As healthcare reform begins to take hold, it’s clear that major employers like Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and North Shore-LIJ need to take a much more active and aggressive role in helping employees – and the community at large – change their lifestyles,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of North Shore-LIJ. In 2010, North ShoreLIJ created a Department of Population Health to develop and implement new health and wellness strategies for North Shore-LIJ’s

Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) attended the 28th annual “National Night Out” held on August 2nd throughout the country. Jacobs participated in the event at the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce’s “Cruise Nights” classic car show on Audrey Avenue. The night is devoted to informing citizens about crime awareness and prevention programs that are available. Police from the 2nd Precinct were present to speak to residents and pass out brochures dealing with items such as identity theft, home security, awareness of on line dangers to children concerning predators and more. The event was held in conjunction with the antique car show, which is held every Tuesday during the summer months. The Police brought a vintage 1950s police car, which they displayed. Jacobs said, “It is a time for all of us to say thank you to the police and to recognize the job they do for all of us.” (Pictured above) Legislator Jacobs is pictured with Nassau County Police Officer Jim Fucito (left) and Nassau County Police Department Public Info/Museum Steve Zacchia (right).


Officials from the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) recently celebrated the opening of a Center for Health and Wellness on the 116-acre campus. Located in Dolan Hall at CSHL, the center is staffed five days a week by a North Shore-LIJ nurse practitioner and an administrative associate to provide confidential health counseling and wellness services to more than 1,000 CSHL employees, MDs, PhDs, fellows and graduate students, as well as their spouses and domestic partners. Services include urgent care to staff who are experiencing minor illnesses or have sustained minor injuries, as well as health screenings (for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, etc.), flu immunizations, smoking cessation, medical referrals, and guidance on health and wellness issues. “Helping our employees avoid potentially serious health problems at the very early stage is not only good for our employees but helps keep our healthcare expenses down,” said Bruce Stillman, PhD, president of CSHL. For North Shore-LIJ, the opening of the Health and Wellness Center at CSHL is an important first step toward expanding health and wellness services in the community by partnering

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