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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

Grasso family investigates daughter’s death By David J. Criblez

Six months after their daughter’s death, Michael and Linda Grasso of Lattingtown, the parents of 17 year-old Isabella Grasso, are searching for answers as to what exactly happened as a result of her January 10th fatal car accident on Old Tappan Road. The Grassos claim there was a delay in getting their daughter to the hospital costing her life.

A press conference was held at their daughter’s gravesite in Locust Valley Cemetery on Tuesday, July 12th where the couple’s lawyer Thomas F. Liotti of Garden City spoke frankly about a pending lawsuit against Nassau County. “We’ve been trying for some time to get information from Nassau County about the cause of this accident and exactly what happened. We have been able to figure out on our own that there was a very substantial delay. We have gone

over the accident scene a number of times and we believe there is a problem here as far as liability is concerned,” said Liotti. “The County has been covering up and stonewalling the information that we need to make a decision as to whether we are going to go forward with a lawsuit against the County and anyone else. Right now it looks like we are going to proceed. The County has really created their own problem here by not being forthcoming with the information.”

Liotti went on to say that the Grassos have already met with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano as well as the Nassau County Police Commissioner but so far they have not come up with anything. The accident occurred between 7:20-25 AM and according to the police report, the police arrived on the scene at 7:29 AM. “A helicopter was called for but no time was mentioned as to when the helicop(Continued on page 5)

Isabella Grasso

Carl Lizza Jr. dies at age 73

Photo by Pat Strassberg

The Italian-American Citizens Club of Oyster Bay parades the statue of St. Rocco down Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay on Saturday, July 9th. (More pixs on p.9)

St. Rocco Festival keeps old time f lavor in OB By David J. Criblez

The Italian-American Citizens Club of Oyster Bay pulled it off again as they successfully held their St. Rocco Festival from July 6th-10th at Fireman’s Field in Oyster Bay. The Club revived the event last year after St. Dominic R.C. Church retired from hosting it in 2008. Despite the fact that they lost one night, Friday, July 8th, due to rain, the festival came

out a winner. “We learned how to do everything last year which made it a lot easier this time around,” said Committee Chairman Barry Ranaldo. “We tried to make it nicer by putting the Food Court together with a fenced-in café and nice lighting. We want to maintain that small family atmosphere.” Last year the event was held from July 28th to August 1st because the Church of St. Rocco in Glen Cove didn’t host its St. Rocco

Feast. Because St. Rocco of Glen Cove is bringing back their feast July 26th-31st, the St. Rocco Festival in Oyster Bay moved its dates up to its old slot just after July 4th. “This will be our permanent date from now on,” said Ranaldo. The biggest draw to the event was the live music. Wednesday night featured the J Light Band while 6 Gun 5 took the reins on Thursday, Dead Mile Dance rocked (Continued on page 5)

Carl Lizza, Jr., 73, the founder of As most of his contemporaries reone of Long Island’s most respect- tired he continued to develop new ed heavy construction companies companies and a new generation of whose work spanned from Montauk industry leaders. Working alongto the Delaware Water Gap, died on side and mentoring his nephews Friday, July 8th from natural causes. and trusted advisors, Lizza encourOne of five children, Mr. Lizza aged Brandon Rose, Carl Lizza III, grew up in Oyster Bay, graduating John Lizza, Frank Lizza Jr., William from Oyster Bay High School and McEvoy, Jim Horan, Bradley YouDickinson College before enter- van and Gregory Grande to following the family’s heavy construction ing his corporate principles. Yet Mr. Lizza’s real passion was business. Later starting his own firm, Lizza Industries in 1969, his encouraging the growth of New York’s thoroughbred racleadership created a ing industry, owning a racthirty year dominance ing stable “Flying Zee Stathat integrated the acbles” and a 600-acre horse quisition of companies breeding farm “Highcliff such as rock quarries Farm.” His death creates and asphalt manufactura huge loss among those ing with his firm’s engiseeking to strengthen neering and construction this important industry expertise. throughout the state. His John Lizza, a nephew Carl Lizza, Jr. point of pride included the and executive of Interrunning of two of his horscounty Paving, a firm spun off from Lizza Industries, re- es in the Kentucky Derby. “Carl was calls, “He was enormously success- a wonderful owner who was very ful but that wasn’t what motivated passionate about horse racing,” said him. He wanted those around him NYRA President and CEO Charles to join him in that success. He Haywood. “He celebrated many sigsought to advance their careers, nificant victories here in New York, their goals and their aspirations as and his presence at the racetrack he built his company. His true ca- will be sorely missed.” Mr. Lizza is survived by his wife reer secret was his ability to inspire and motivate those around him. He Viane, brother Frank and sister-inoften talked about a ‘single minded- law Barbara, sister Lorraine Rose ness of purpose’ as a corporate phi- and brother-in-law Douglas, brothlosophy while keeping a loyal group er Aly Lizza and his sister-in-law of employees with him for over 30 Marisa. His brother Nicholas, predeceased him but leaves behind his years.” Lizza’s firm has been involved with sister-in-law Adelaide. A Funeral Mass, under the direca broad range of industrial and residential construction, road building tion of Vernon C. Wagner Funeral throughout the region and the rec- Home in Hicksville, was held at St. reation of the Stonebridge Golf Links Dominic Church in Oyster Bay on and Country Club in Hauppauge into Wednesday, July 13th followed by a precedent setting upscale residen- interment at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury. tial golfing community.

Snouder’s Foundation making moves By David J. Criblez

Since the renderings of the future plans for the Snouder’s Corner Drug Store site were released, Oyster Bay has been abuzz regarding the historic building. The attractive and tasteful design by Smiros & Smiros architects in Glen Cove have caught everyone’s eye as they walk by the corner of South and West Main Streets and

making them wonder what’s next. The Snouder’s Corner Drug Store Foundation, under the direction of President/Treasurer Ray Eaton, is pleased with the results from the architects. “The Foundation’s Board met with Smiros & Smiros’ team for a great length of time. We talked it around and got everybody’s views and opinions. They listened to what we had to say and hit it right on the head,” said Eaton.

In addition to approving the renderings, the Foundation is excited about the positive feedback from the public. “Everyone is happy to see something is being done with the building immediately and view our plans,” said Eaton. “We are getting ready to meet with the public very soon.” While there won’t be a big Community Forum on the subject, the Foundation will start meeting with individual groups like the

Oyster Bay Main Street Association, the Oyster Bay Civic Association and others both publicly and privately this summer. Although the interior designs haven’t been released, the building will be set up to house a café on the ground floor and set aside community space on the second floor. Snouder’s artifacts and memorabilia will be spread throughout the building and be incorporated in the décor.

It is currently undetermined whether or not the café will be operated by the Foundation or by a tenant. “We’ve had some solicitations from people who are interested in renting,” said Eaton. “If there’s a business on the ground floor, the rent will go towards the Foundation. If the Foundation owns the business then all of the profits would go to the Founda(Continued on page 5)

Syosset’s Gus Scutari named ‘Veteran Volunteer of the Year’ By David J. Criblez

Some people you love from the moment you meet them and Gus Scutari of Syosset easily falls into that category. As a Past Commander and Judge Advocate of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6394 and Senior Vice Commander of the American Legion - Eugene S. Smith Post 175 in Syosset, Scutari greets everyone with a big smile and spreads his warmth within seconds of meeting him. Scutari, 90, represents both the very best of the contributors to the Syosset community and our country as a veteran of World War II. The Town

of Oyster Bay honored Scutari as “Veteran Volunteer of the Year” at its “Salute to America” concert held at John J. Burns Park Town in Massapequa on Tuesday, July 12th. Born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, Scutari voluntarily joined the Navy at the age of 21. “Ever since I was a little boy I loved the songs ‘Anchors Away’ and ‘Stars & Stripes Forever.’ When I was young my mother would put me in little sailor suits,” said Scutari, who served from November 1942-April 1946. In World War II Scutari served as a Fire Controlman First Class (Continued on page 5)

Photo by David J. Criblez

Gus Scutari of Syosset salutes during the National Anthem on July 12th.

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Michael DelGuidice channels the Piano Man in Big Shot

To the world, Billy Joel is a musical icon who has written countless hits and sold over 100 million albums across the globe. On Long Island, the Piano Man is all that and more. He’s one of us who has reached the top of his game and still remains grounded. To Michael DelGuidice, Joel is a hero who has lit the way for other singer/songwriters like himself. DelGuidice fronts the world’s finest Billy Joel tribute band, Big Shot, who will perform a free concert for Town of Oyster Bay residents at TOBAY Beach in Massapequa on Wednesday, July 20th at 8 PM. In the band, DelGuidice captures Joel’s tone, inflection and true spirit when delivering his legendary catalog. At the age of 17, DelGuidice started listening to Joel and was sold on his style after watching his “Live from Long Island” concert video, which was filmed at Nassau Coliseum during the Nylon Curtain tour in 1982. However, he was originally a drummer who moved to guitar then bass before landing at the piano. DelGuidice played in his church group and was self-taught. Right out of high school he started playing piano bar in Port Jefferson on Friday & Saturday nights. Naturally, DelGuidice is in the same vocal range as Joel and sounds even more like him

through accents and phrasing. “In high school people would tell me, ‘You really sound like Billy. You should play his stuff.’ But I was always had a knack for emulating people. Billy’s timber just happened to be where I was. It was kind of easy,” he said. Bored playing piano bar, DelGuidice played bass and sang in a band called Kid Gloves. However, he was not in a good place. “I was about to quit music altogether,” he said. “However, I knew no one had done a Billy Joel tribute band yet so I decided to give it one last shot at trying to earn a living.” Big Shot was a hit from their first gig at the Village Pub in Port Jefferson in 2000. “We did really well. In the beginning, the band wasn’t what it is today. It needed work. We changed some players and really fine tuned it,” said DelGuidice who has gone through three sets of drummers, guitarists, bassists and keyboard players. Mulcahy’s in Wantagh became the band’s homebase as well as the Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale. But today they are trying to get out of bars and transition into concert halls like NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Penn’s Peak and Mohegan Sun. “It’s a better quality show,” said DelGuidice. “In bars, people are drinking, talking and watching TVs – there’s a lot of distraction.” Today the band plays out 2-3 times a week which increases to 4-5 shows a week in the summer.

Michael DelGuidice of the Billy Joel tribute band, Big Shot. They tour around the tri-state area and have played all over the country including San Diego, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolinas, South Carolina and even in the Bahamas. Big Shot often features veteran players from Joel’s

touring band like Richie Cannata, Mark Rivera and Tommy Byrnes. However, Big Shot is more than just “the ultimate Billy Joel Experience.” They also play spot on renditions of Journey, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Elton John.

But the most impressive part of the band is DelGuidice’s original solo work from his debut album, Miller Place and his new effort, My Street, featuring new singles “One Step at a Time” and “Ordinary Guy,” which was recorded at Cannata’s Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove. “I’m hoping to break the identity of just being the ‘Billy Joel guy.’ I don’t want to be labeled that way,” said Mike DelGuidice. “The shell is cracking.” When asked what he learned from years of performing Joel’s catalog, DelGuidice said, “I’ve gotten a lot of diversity from Billy. He can do anything – he’s not in a box. He goes for something different with every song and I do the same with my own music.” Joel has been known to acknowledge the band and praise their sound. “We live in parallel universes. He’s well above me and I’m well below him. We both know what we both do,” said DelGuidice. “I promote him and at the same time I make a living. He likes when people cover his stuff. But, I try not to bother him ever. I just want his blessing and I stay out of his way.” In 2003 when Joel last played the Nassau Coliseum, Big Shot was asked to play at soundcheck for Joel. “He was playing songs just for us as we sat in the front row,” said DelGuidice. “It was insane.” For more information, visit:


By David J. Criblez

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‘Building Bridges’ brings sunshine to OB Manor By David J. Criblez

Alessandra Martorella, 8, of Oyster Bay is a creative young lady with a big heart. This summer she started a new program called “Building Bridges” where she volunteers her time along with several of her friends in hosting various activities with senior citizens at Oyster Bay Manor. Known as “bridging the gap between senior citizens and kids,” the program was started because Martorella lost both grandfathers at age 6, three weeks apart. She also never knew her grandmother on her father’s side. She decided to be proactive and create a program that engages seniors in having fun doing projects with kids. The program has offered a variety of activities including a magic show, arts &

crafts and on Tuesday, July 12th they held “Julius Caesar Day” where kids wore togas, made Mosaic tile crafts and discussed trivia. Martorella came up with the concept with her parents. Her neighbor helped her make a brochure, which she give out in school to recruit volunteers. She even delivered a speech to her class and at the school’s Town Meeting promoting the program. “People started volunteering to help out and I’ve received a lot of positive emails,” she said. “It was really cool.” Starting with 9 volunteers, Martorella is now up to 15 with new people signing up daily. Over 20 seniors participate for every activity. “We made a lot of friends and they are all really nice,” said Martorella. “A lot of the same people show up and they bringing their friends. I can tell by their faces that

they really enjoy it.” The program is held once or twice bi-weekly. Other activities coming up include a dog show, a talent show and beach party. “I want to continue to the program during the school year,” said Martorella. “Hopefully we can expand to other places as well.” The staff at Oyster Bay Manor is thrilled with the results and even dedicated a bulletin board to the program showing pictures from the different dates. “It’s wonderful. They come and take over,” said Eileen Barnett, Acting Director of Therapeutic Recreation. “The residents just love it. More residents come out for it every time. The residents and the children bond and many have made friendships.” For more information on “Building Bridges,” email: or call (516) 398-4043.

Photo by David J. Criblez

(From left) Alessandra Martorella, 8, of Oyster Bay works on a Mosaic tile craft with Ruth Rubinstein during a “Building Bridges” program at Oyster Bay Manor on Tuesday, July 12th.

Canadeo elected to LIA Executive Committee The EGC Group, Inc. announced this week that EGC’s President and CEO, Ernie Canadeo of Oyster Bay has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Long Island Association (LIA) by its Board of Directors. Canadeo has served as a member of the Board of Directors for almost a decade and is presently a board member of the LIA’s Health Alliance. He will continue in these capacities, as well as in his new role as an executive committee member, assisting with the organization’s strategic di-

Ernie Canadeo rection. The LIA, considered the voice and largest business organization, of Long Island, was created over 80 years ago to bring together

business, labor, education, government, not-for-profits, chambers of commerce and civic organizations. In addition to his work with the LIA, Canadeo also sits on the boards of the Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, United Way of Long Island marketing committee, the Stony Brook University Alumni Association, and is Chairman of the National Stuttering Association. For more information about Ernie Canadeo or The EGC Group, visit:

Photo by David J. Criblez

Longo Takes the Reins (From right) District Counsel Florence Frazier swears in new school board president Ann Marie Longo at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District Board of Education’s Annual Re-Organizational Meeting at Oyster Bay High School Library on Monday, July 11th.

Photo by Pat Strassberg

Free Lawn Concert Series Begins at OBHS 485734

Oyster Bay Community Band, under the direction of Stephen V. Walker, began their free lawn concert series in front of Oyster Bay High School on July 6th. The program began with the “Star-Spangled Banner” followed by Arlen & Koehler’s “I Love a Parade,” Leroy Anderson’s “Horse & Buggy” plus highlights from “Carousel” and “Cars.” After an intermission, Walker & Co. played highlights from “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Smokin’ Joe’s Café” along with a Blues Brothers Revue and concluding with a Disney Spectacular. The next show will be held Wednesday, July 20th, at the same time and place. (In case of rain the event will be held in the auditorium.)


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assau County communities are headed toward an intersection of competing interests — development, the changing needs for housing and economic sustainability — not only on the county and town levels, but on our neighborhoods’ main streets as well. On one side of the debate are residents who want what they have now to remain that way. They live on small, tree-shaded streets lined with single-family homes in quiet sections of their towns and love the quality of life they’ve enjoyed for decades. They not only want those streets to remain as is, they want their entire community shielded from change. And there are other people who believe the way to best preserve their quality of life is to redevelop selected areas. One group wants no change, an impossibility. Others want to make some changes that will provide for evolving needs, but are met with opposition. The vast majority in the middle understand that many people, young and old, can’t afford to live here anymore, and that a significant loss of residents means significantly fewer customers for community-supporting businesses, ever-increasing property taxes to compensate for a smaller commercial base, and the eventual blight that consumes neighborhoods beset with empty stores and foreclosed houses. Long Island has developed a reputation for no longer being a desirable place for young people to live. A lack of affordable housing has driven many 20-somethings to other parts of the country. The population of 25- to 34-year-olds dropped by 15 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to the Long Island Index, while that population increased 5 percent, on average, in other areas of the country. In Nassau County, we’ve built out as far as we can, so the only way to expand the tax base is through the redevelopment of blighted or vacant buildings. And to bring about this change, we need open minds. Last month’s Smart Growth awards ceremony, hosted by Vision Long Island, showed what reasonable, doable, community-congruent, economically sustainable development can look like. Mixed-use development, a combination of stores, office space and housing, is the kind of managed, intelligent change that must happen if Long Island is to overcome its current challenges. Those who want to keep the Island a viable place for people to live are taking notice of these projects and encouraging more of them. On the North Shore, for example, Vi-

sion Long Island recognized the planned Glen Cove Piazza: three buildings, with stores on the ground level and apartments above, spread around a pedestrian-friendly, classy-looking village square. Glen Cove’s existing plaza is almost unused and visibly deteriorating. It’s not the planned development that’s out of sync with the community; it’s the disused, functionless void there now that’s unbecoming of the city’s grand past and great potential. In Westbury, planners are looking at new uses for blighted space. An abandoned theater will be turned into a new performing arts center with a large auditorium, two movie theaters, a dinner theater and a restaurant. There are areas in every community, particularly the downtowns and other shopping districts, which could benefit from these creative redevelopment ideas. Some of the most successful downtowns, such as Rockville Centre, Long Beach and Great Neck, have higher-density housing within walking distance of stores. In Valley Stream, officials insist that rental units must be a significant part of its downtown revitalization project. Leaders know this is what will work in the 21st century to keep our downtowns, and our communities as a whole, viable. The January 2010 Long Island Index estimated that 90,000 housing units — garden apartments, townhouses and apartment buildings — could be built throughout our communities, utilizing unused space in downtowns. To encourage this type of development, local leaders should hold town hallstyle meetings and get reasonable people thinking about how they want to meet the challenge of preserving what’s best while developing a sustainable future for their communities. Those local leaders must then develop intelligent-growth zoning plans to enable mixed-used development at densities and in styles acceptable to residents and businesses. This way, developers will know what the community wants, and won’t face legal hurdles that often kill good projects or stifle their proposal in the first place. With all the money Long Islanders spend to educate our children, don’t we want them to stay here, work here and contribute to society here? Otherwise we’re simply paying for other regions to benefit. For Long Island to stay viable in the decades to come, we need to encourage more creative ideas to revive our downtowns and create housing opportunities for our 20-somethings. It’s called “smart” growth for a reason. We can’t fear change. Let’s be smart and manage it wisely.

THINGS TO DO - PLACES TO GO Friday, July 15th

■ The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, located at 45 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, will hold a “Super Flea Market” fundraiser from 10 AM to 6 PM. Furniture, bric-a-brac, china, milk glass, ceramics, small appliances, jewelry, lamps, linens and even antiques will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the Center. For more information, call (516) 922-1770. Also July 16th, 18th, 19th and 20th from 10 AM to 3 PM. ■ Hometown Heroes will play the best of the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s ‘90s and today at West Harbor Beach in Bayville from 8-10 PM. Free.

Saturday, July 16th

■ Billy Joel tribute act, Henry Haid & Glass Houses

OBITUARIES EDWARD W. HAUSER Edward W. Hauser of McCormick, S.C. and East Norwich, died on July 7th. He was a 64-year member of the East Norwich Fire Company and member of the East Norwich Volunteer and Exempts. Husband of Elizabeth (Betty), he was the father of Victoria, Edward, Terry (Michael) Wulforst, Lori (Peter) Strohla and Robin (Robert) Licato. He was also survived by 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as his brother of Richard. Visiting will be held at the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home Inc., located at 293 South Street in Oyster Bay, today Friday, July 15th

Only in America, perform at the Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow at 7:30 PM. Free.

Sunday, July 17th

■ Soundside Meditations at Soundside Beach in Bayville, sponsored by The Village Church, featuring informal morning prayer at 8 AM (weather permitting). Every Sunday thru Sept. 25th

Wednesday, July 20th

■ Billy Joel tribute act, Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, perform at Tobay Beach in Massapequa, at 8 PM. Free. ■ Oyster Bay-East Norwich Community Band, under the direction of Stephen V. Walker, will present a free lawn concert in front of Oyster Bay High

from 2-5 & 7-9 PM. Firematic Services will be held at 8 PM. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 16th at 11 AM at St. Dominic’s R.C. Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: the Community United Methodist Church in East Norwich. For further information, visit:

JOHN D. RATCLIFFE John D. “Jack” Ratcliffe, formerly of Oyster Bay, died on June 30th in Clearwater, Florida at the age of 60. Mr. Ratcliffe was born December 24, 1950 to George W. and Doris Ratcliffe. He worked for many years as an electrician for the IBEW, traveling all over the United States to various

School at 8 PM. Also July 20th, same time. In case of rain the event will be held in the auditorium.

Thursday, July 21st

■ The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, located at 45 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, will host a Hawaiian Luau at 5 PM. Entertainment includes a performance by Terry’s Tappers followed by dinner and authentic Hawaiian dancers plus a DJ. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased by July 18th. All proceeds benefit the Center. For more information, call (516) 922-1770. ■ The Locust Valley Rotary and Town of Oyster Bay will host the Community Picnic Pops concert featuring the Something Special Big Band, directed by Phil Costa, from 6-9 PM at Thomas Park in Locust Valley. Admission is free. Rain or shine.

job sites. He is survived by his mother, Doris Ratcliffe, his brother, Tod (Cyndi) Ratcliffe all of Huntley, his sisters, Doreen (Dean) Sampler of Lake Grove, NY, Gayle (John) Kulick of Shashun, NY and several nieces and nephews, Nicole, Matthew, Abigayle & Ali, Ian, Rylan & Kaitlyn, Alex & Jarred. He was preceded by the death of his father, George. A memorial gathering will be held from 1-3 PM with a 2 PM service on Saturday, July 16th at the Talamore Clubhouse in Huntley, under the direction of the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service. For more information, visit:

ANTHONY C. PUCO Anthony C. Puco of Lake Ronkonkoma and formerly

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Just the facts To the Editor: It was at the last Board of Education Meeting of June 14th and only one week prior to the school budget revote on June 21st that the President of the outgoing Board of Education, James Robinson, publicly and proudly announced that the administration of this School District had agreed to a zero percent increase in salary. Not only was this statement prominently reported in both local newspapers, but it served as a bit of rather refreshing news particularly in light of the recent reports of exorbitant Superintendent and administration salaries that readers have been subjected to lately in the press. Only recently did this writer have an opportunity to review the new Superintendent’s Contract awarded by the outgoing Board of Education on that very same day, June 14th. Without offering any argument in support or in opposition to said contract and without offering any arguments in support or in opposition to the office of the Superintendent of schools, so as to not disparage the objectivity of the facts as presented herein and all those conclusions that may flow therefrom, I wish to share with the reader a chronological order of some most fascinating facts concerning the employment contract awarded by the outgoing Board of Education and the circumstances surrounding same (two years prior to the expiration of the Superintendent’s prior employment contract and only 16 days prior to the expiration of the term of two outgoing Board Members and only 14 days prior to the school budget re-vote). At the Board of Education meeting of June 14th, Board President James Robinson announced that he was authorized to enter into a school administrators’ contract that contained a zero percent increase for Dr. Phyllis Harrington and at the same meeting, Trustee Ann Marie Longo expressed her appreciation for the same decision. At the Board of Education meeting of June 14th, no announcement was made regarding the outgoing Board of Education’s intention to modify the current contract of Superintendent Harrington in any other fashion (i.e. extension of length/term of contract); that on June 14th, the Board of Education and Superintendent Harrington entered into a new contract of employment containing the following terms (the contract secured via FOIL). The length of the current contract has been extended to state that: “the Superintendent’s term of employment shall be for the period commencing June 15, 2011 through June 30. 2015…”; “The Superintendent’s base

of Oyster Bay, died on July 12th at age 63. Husband of Kathy, he was the father of Christie, and Tracy (Anthony) Pizzo, grandfather of Emilie and Mallory, brother of the late Alan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends. A Funeral Mass, under the direction of Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home in Oyster Bay, will be held today Friday, July 15th at 10:30 AM at St. Dominic’s R.C. Chapel followed by interment at St. Charles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Muscular Dystrophy Association, located at 5 Dakota Drive, 101 Lake Success, NY 11042 or the American Heart Association. For further information, visit:

salary for the remainder of the 2010-11 year shall continue to be at the annual rate of $230,317.00”; The Superintendent’s base salary for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 shall be $237,517.00…” (an increase of $7,200.00); “The Superintendent’s compensation for the year 2012-2013” (and for all subsequent years thereafter until termination of contract) “shall be determined by increasing the Superintendent’s salary in effect on June 30, 2012 by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for New York-Northeast New Jersey…not to be lower than 2% or greater that 5%...”; That on June 21st the revote of the school budget was held and at no time prior to the revote of the school budget on June 21st was there any indication by the outgoing Board of Education that any consideration was being given to the extension of the Superintendent’s contract. As a resident of this community, taxpayer of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District and parent of a student of this school district, an objective review and analysis of the aforementioned chronology of facts has caused this writer to formulate many questions that need to be answered by the Board of Education. I am hopeful that your objective review and analysis of the aforementioned chronology of facts will operate to cause others in this community to formulate additional questions that need to be answered by the Board of Education...members of which have sworn to represent this entire community. CONSTANTINE VLAVIANOS EAST NORWICH

officials of The City of New York to get a new stadium built in time to meet a deadline that would succeed in bringing the Jets back to New York. They failed. What we presently have in Nassau County is a chance to learn from their mistakes. To succeed we have to realize that first, the NY Islanders will not play at the current coliseum after 2015, and second, once they leave they are gone forever. Several weeks ago a group of Nassau County Mayors, including myself, attended a meeting at the office of County Executive Ed Mangano who presented a preview of materials that would be used to further educate the public relative to the proposed arena project. The numbers, as presented to the group by the County Executive, made sense and it was clear that he has a firm grip on the subject as he fielded the questions we asked. He pointed out that this project is a new arena and a minor league ball field, which is focused and scaled to succeed and avoids the over-reach that has stalled prior attempts at development of the area. In recent years Nassau County, and indeed all of Long Island, has developed several bad habits. First of all, we study everything to death, and secondly, we don’t accomplish very much. This is a forward looking plan that should be supported by the public. In these tough economic times we need something to feel good about, something to look forward to and something to enhance Nassau County as we head into the future. This can be the first step. DOUGLAS G. WATSON MAYOR OF BAYVILLE

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Grasso family investigates daughter’s death (Continued from page 1) ter was called to airlift her out. We do know she waited approximately 50 minutes or so for the helicopter to arrive. We found that very disturbing because time is of the essence in a situation like this,� said Michael Grasso. “New York State

protocol says they should be transported immediately without delay. That’s something that caught my eye and my wife’s eye and we are questioning that. Why did they wait so long for a helicopter?� Isabella was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow

(From left) Gus Scutari of Syosset receives his “Veteran Volunteer of the Year� award from Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone at the “Salute to America� concert at John J. Burns Park Town in Massapequa on Tuesday, July 12th.

where she was diagnosed quickly as a heart trauma patient. But it took 45 minutes from that point to get her into surgery. “We would have assumed that they had an hour to get a cardiologist or thoracic surgeon rounded up. But that didn’t happen as a general surgeon operated on her,� said Michael.

“We have millions of questions and zero in the way of answers. We just want to know what happened.� A dancer, actress and a model, Isabella attended Sacred Heart Academy and had just finished her SATs and college applications. She and her boyfriend were looking forward to

the prom. “Isabella was a beautiful young woman inside and outside,� said Linda Grasso. “She had a life ahead of her.� The mystery behind how Isabella was treated postaccident has both frustrated and angered the Grasso family in midst of their overwhelming grief. “A patient is

supposed to be brought to the nearest area one trauma center. They brought her to the furthest one. Why? We have no idea,� said Linda Grasso. “We don’t understand why no one helped her. Nothing makes any sense.� Nassau County representatives declined to comment on pending litigation.

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Scutari honored as ‘Vet Volunteer’ (Continued from page 1) aboard the USS Haynsworth. He saw combat during the battle of Okinawa when a kamikaze plane struck his ship. “Fourteen guys died that day and the ship went on fire. I was in the plotting room, one compartment below deck, where the fire control instruments were. Smoke was coming in through the intake where the air is filtered in and we knew something was wrong,� he said. “The next day the 14 men were tied up in canvas and we buried them at sea. But we continued fighting as the Japanese came in the area and we went to our battle stations. By the time we got back to Pearl Harbor they had dropped the bomb and I was sent home.� After returning home from the service, Scutari lived with his sister and brother-in-law in Lindenhurst. “I went to a dance one night and sky rockets were going off when I saw this beautiful girl,� he said about meeting his wife Fran Zorbo of Woodbury. “After dating for a year or two, we got married and moved to Syosset.� Scutari instantly loved living in Syosset. “The people are very friendly here, it’s a nice town. There’s not much crime and we have an excellent fire department. It’s a great community, everything is close by and convenient.� After a friend introduced him to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Scutari got heavily involved and has run the

Syosset Memorial Day Parade for the past 20 years. Nicknamed “Mr. Memorial Day� by the Syosset Tribune, Scutari was known for his incredible coordination skills as he grew the parade into one of the biggest and brightest on Long Island. “Through the years I built it up by getting in touch with various organizations and it just got bigger and bigger. Each year I try to get something new,� said Scutari. “Joining the VFW changed my life because I’ve met so many different people that I never would have met before.� In addition to his work as a veteran and serviceman, Scutari is known for his positive spirit and upbeat attitude. “I think you are born that way. I like people and I enjoy talking to them,� he said. “I’m an Aries sign. Anytime I see some one walking in the street smiling, I walk towards them and start up a conversation. I enjoy everybody.� As Scutari received his “Veteran Volunteer of the Year� award from Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone, he took the microphone and greeted the crowd exuding his friendly charm. “Thank you for coming down. God Bless America! I’m the Americanism Chairman for Nassau County and I’d like to ask all of you to respect the flag,� said Scutari to the crowd of thousands as he pulled out a mini-flag from his pocket. “I carry one of these in my wallet all the time. I take it wherever I go.�

(Continued from page 1) tion.� The next step in the Foundation’s plan is to focus on fundraising. As previously reported, the building will cost one million dollars to purchase and $2 million to renovate. The Foundation, which has obtained its 501c3 non-profit status, will hold a fund drive through mailings and hosts events in the upcoming months. “We are going forth and trying to raise some money as soon as possible,� said Eaton. “There are a few grant dollars that are available that we are applying for but those won’t come through until the fall. We’ll see what happens.� Through the past seven months the Foundation has learned that historical preservation takes a long time. “In order to do it right and accomplish everybody’s goals, proper planning is required and it’s not something

The tower portion of Snouder’s Corner Drug Store is prominently featured in the renderings by Smiros & Smiros architects of Glen Cove.

you can jump into, snap your fingers and have it done right away,� said Eaton. All correspondence to

the Foundation can be sent to: Snouder’s Corner Drug Store Foundation, P.O. Box 367 Oyster Bay, NY 11771

or via email: For more information, visit: www.snouders. org.

St. Rocco Festival charms OB (Continued from page 1) on Saturday and Nite Life closed out the event on Sunday. Each night Italian band Finalmente, showcasing the vocal stylings of local barber Ralph Mirabelli, performed mini-sets keeping the ethnicity in the festival. “We put money into the entertainment instead of having a fireworks night,� said Ranaldo. “It has worked out well because the different bands keep people coming and staying longer.� Guests enjoyed Italian cuisine including sausage & peppers, steak & mozzerella heros, zeppoles, Italian ices, ziti, meatball heros in addition to barbecue sandwiches, funnel cakes, chicken fingers, souvlaki and more. Kids rode an assortment of rides (the Zipper, the Tornado, Dragon Wagon, Super Shot, Expo Wheel) and played games in the Fun Zone provided by Newton

Shows. However, the heart honoring its deceased memof the festival is the booth bers on Saturday morning, with the St. Rocco statue, July 9th at 10:30 AM and sponsored by the Italian- the procession of the statue American Mutual Aid So- of St. Rocco, accompanied ciety of Oyster Bay, which by a marching band, Saturwas originally formed as a day afternoon down Anstice support system for the Ital- Street onto East Main Street ians immigrants to Audrey Avenue who settled in Oysto Shore Avenue ter Bay years ago concluding Photos on and with a majority of at the festival page 9 them coming from grounds. Paduli. St. Rocco is The Italianknown as the paAmerican Mutual Aid Soci- tron saint of the sick thereety originally ran the first fore as the statue was paSt. Rocco Festival in 1910 raded through the hamlet and the years to follow until people would pin money St. Dominic’s took it over in to the statue hoping that the ‘70s. The Society, which their donations and prayers owns the St. Rocco statue, would help their loved ones would help out families overcome illness. “I get a with medical expenses and kick out of the procession unemployment and even as- because it’s nostalgic for sist Italian immigrants learn me,� said Ranaldo. “It was how to speak English. very hot this year, so we The Italian-American Cit- didn’t get a lot of the older izens Club kept some of the people coming out but we old traditions alive such as did well.� holding a Mass at St. Dom’s Each night a 50/50 raffle

was held with half of the proceeds going to a different local non-profit: Wednesday - the Brooke Jackman Foundation, Thursday – American Lupus Foundation, Friday (canceled), Saturday – HorseAbility and Sunday – Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation. The grand $10,000 raffle, pulled by Town of Oyster Bay Councilwoman Beth Faughnan on Sunday night, went to Phyllis McAllister of Oyster Bay, who is the mother of last year’s winner Bill McAllister of Oyster Bay. “It’s like lighting striking twice,� said Bill McAllister, Phyllis’ husband. “I’m planning on winning it next year!� “Overall, the festival went smooth with no problems,� said Ranaldo. “We are going to keep it the same as we have, maybe expand the Food Court a bit. We like to enhance the festival each year to make it nicer for the community.�

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Racewalkin’ McGoverns of Bayville

The Dodgers defeated the Padres (5-0) capturing the League Majors Division Baseball championship in Oyster Bay on Saturday, June 18th.

Our communities are home to many great athletes. Occasionally it is even a home to world class athletes. Many have seen this husband and wife duo racewalking along the streets up in Bayville. These amazing athletes, Dave and Loretta McGovern, are always training for a most grueling sport, racewalking. In the United States the sport, which is a track & field event, rarely makes it to the back pages of newspapers, but if ever athletes should be mentioned, it is racewalkers. Dave has represented the United States National Racewalk Team extensively overseas. He has been part of 18 United States International teams including meets against Great Britain, Russia, the World University games, 6 Pan American Cup competitions and 6 World Cup competitions. Dave is ranked as the seventh fastest racewalker in the history of the United States. Additionally he has coached teams from Ghana, Figi as well as the United States. He is an internationally known author whose books include: Precision Walking, The Complete Guide to Racewalking Technique and Training and The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking. The sport of racewalking is as difficult as the name implies. It is a long distance athletic event. The rules are stringent in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times. The length of the stride is reduced and to achieve competitive speeds athletes must have cadence rates that are comparable to sprinters. When you add that races are usually 20 kilometers or 50 kilometers (31 miles), the ability to train your body to “sprint” these distances is a feat only a few great athletes could achieve. The world record in the 20K event is held by Sergy Morozov of Russia in a time of 1:16:43. The world record in the 50K is held by Denis Nizhegorodov of Russia is 3:34:13, a time that is almost in comprehendible. The McGoverns run camps and training for novices

Dodgers win Majors Division championship Racewalkers Loretta and Dave McGovern of Bayville who want to get in shape as abound everywhere espewell as for the serious ath- cially near structure and if lete. In future articles we you have a worm you can’t will be writing more about help but catch them. This is these two local world class a very good time of the year to be fishing and this seaathletes. son hopefully is shaping up as one of the best in recent memory.

Sabatino’s Striper

Thomas Sabatino, one of the owners of Bayville Seafood, proved that he can catch a great fish as well as sell them. On a recent trip off Centre Island he landed a beautiful 34 lb. striper. The Striped Bass fishing has been particularly good recently with many keepers being landed. Fluking action has also been hot. There are lots of leftys off the Brickyard in Oyster Bay Harbor with several keepers being landed. Larger fish are turning up by the lighthouse and in the mouth of the harbor especially in the deeper holes. Bluefish abound and are chasing bunker and anything else in their way. Few fish fight like bluefish and it has not been unusual to hear of or see some big fish being landed in the range of 12 lbs. Scup

Sport of Gardening Finally in going through the email that I receive, I was reminded that the “sport” of gardening is one that many backyarders are partaking in. It’s more than a tomato plant or a zucchini. It is an effort to battle bugs, and grow really tasty and fresh veggies. Many have mentioned giant tomatoes and other unusual offerings from the ground. If you have a picture of your garden, a story or a secret, email: jld11709@ Don’t forget to let me know and send pictures of kids fishing, sports and golf. Got a hole-in-one? Let us know. I am also interested in doing a story about the sport of sailing. Please email me if you have one.

The Dodgers beat the Padres on Saturday, June 18th in a shut out game winning the League Majors Division Baseball championship in Oyster Bay. In the regular season the Dodgers had a record of 6 wins, 6 losses and 2 ties. During the playoffs the Dodgers meant business. In the quarterfinals playing defeating the Rays (4-3), beating the Reds (7-1) in the semi-finals and taking the Padres in the championship game (5-0). In all three playoff games the Dodgers were able to hold their opponents to only four runs. Head Coach Frank Iemmiti and assistant coaches Patrick Scognamiglio and Ray DeCarlo attribute the championship win to the fact during the course of the season each individual player put all of their personal strengths together to join together as a team.

Championship Game On Friday, June 17th, Oyster Bay Baseball was notified that our home field, and sight of all the planned festivities, Marino Park was closed for Saturday due to a water leak. Again, the Oyster Bay Baseball organizers were sent scrambling to secure another field. The question became, would Father Smith once again be willing or able to supply the St. Dominic’s

fields? Luckily the answer was “yes” and with some changes the day would go off as planned. An appreciative thank you goes out to Father Smith and everyone at St. Dom’s for saving the day. After all this, no one could have hoped for a better day, the sun was shining; the weather was hot, almost too hot for the players. Scheduled for 1 PM, the Dodgers and Padres, along with their coaches lined up for a group picture before the game got under way. There truly could not be a finer game to watch as the favored first place Padres would be playing a Dodger team who after getting off to a 1-5-1 start seemed to be putting it all together for a magical playoff run. Both teams were getting last minute instructions by their coaches as the umpires were going over ground rules. The game began with the Dodgers batting, and as the coaches implored them to get off to a fast start it seemed that the players heard every word. The defense did just that and while the Padres were able to get runners on base some sparkling defensive plays by the Dodgers kept the Padres from scoring including a well-executed run-down play at home plate. With the score at 3-0 Dodgers, the coaches on

both sides were encouraging the players to continue to play hard. The Padres were hoping for a rally and the Dodgers were trying to hold on. In the top of the 5th when with two runners on base and two outs with two strikes on the Dodgers’ batter, the game for the Padres was on the line. The answer soon came as the Dodgers sideline erupted in cheer as the ball sailed into centerfield which turned out to be the decisive 2 run single. The Dodgers went on to a 5-0 victory to become the Majors Division Champions. Winning pitcher Derek Vickers struck out 8 batters and began the Dodger’s scoreless streak. Stephen DeCarlo relieved Derek with three strong innings continuing this trend. Lucas Gandolfo started the game off with a ground rule double to start the Dodgers lead and a run saving tag at home plate assisted by John Maloney. Ryan Whelan had a clutch single in the 5th inning bringing in two runs. Chris Gandolfo, father of Lucas who was a great help during the season with his amazing baseball knowledge said, “This win was truly a team effort by all!” Other Dodgers included Lance Amarillo, Jason Cassella, Frankie Iemmiti, Johnny Iemmiti, Anthony Reilly, Tyler Scognamiglio and Saad Subwari.

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OB Lions Club honors Bernstein

Danny is pictured with his “puppy walker” Diane (center) flanked by Sue and Lloyd Bernstein, Daniel Bernstein’s daughterin-law and son.

Oakcliff Sailing announces final race in the Grand Slam series Oakcliff Sailing recently announced the lineup for the final event in the Grand Slam match race series, the Oakcliff International. The Grand Slam series consists of the Detroit Cup, the Chicago Match Race Center Grade 2 Invitational, The Knickerbocker Cup and culminates in the Oakcliff International – the first of the series for the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to meet the points requirement for Grade 2 status. “The entire series has stimulated the growth of match racing and helped continue our goal to elevate the level of sailing in the US and the world,” said Dawn Riley Oakcliff Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to be hosting the culmination of this competitive and exciting series.” So far this year, Oakcliff’s match racing events included Saturday Grade 5 regattas, the ABC qualifiers and the Spring Clinegatta, all of which were oversubscribed. As a result, Oakcliff has increased the invited teams for the Oakcliff International from ten to twelve to better accommodate. To date, the accepted skippers include: Reuben Corbett, William Tiller, Taylor Canfield, Laurie Jury, Dave Perry, Oli Pekka Lumijarvi, Nicolai Sehested, Robbie Allam and Michael Buckley. Two spots are being held for the winners of feeder events, including Nevin Snow who won the June Double Header at the Chicago Match Race Center, and the winner of the Evo Sport Clinegatta. This clinegatta is a two-day clinic followed by a weekend Grade 3 regatta, held at Oakcliff this July 28th-31st. Competitors will be coming from Canada, Bermuda, California and Maine to compete. Two spots also remain for the Evo Sport Clinegatta. “We’re honored to be a part of the Grand Slam Series and the Oakcliff International. For the winner of our event to go on and be able to compete against some of the best national and international teams is truly exciting,” said Stephen Gourlay, the President and Owner of Evo Sport Fitness Club. The Oakcliff International is Oakcliff’s inaugural ISAF Grade 2 Open Match Race, and is scheduled for August 30th to September 3rd. There will be a cash purse, and the winner of The Grand Slam series earns a spot at the Congressional Cup.

Bernstein represented the Lions Club of Oyster Bay at the first Lions Club International convention in New York that was held at S. Fallsburg in 1958. He was a long time member of the Lions Club until his death. Danny, who is currently training with his “puppy walker” Diane, turned one in June, and he will soon be returning to the Guide Dog Foundation of Smithtown for his formal training as a guide dog. Weighing in at 90 pounds, Danny is a big boy but is extremely smart and works very hard at training.

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The Sea Cliff Chamber Players kicked off a series of free Chelsea Summer Concerts on Wednesday evening, July 13th.

Nassau County holds “Village Night” at Chelsea Mansion On Wednesday evening, July 13th, Nassau County held “Village Night” on the front lawn of the Chelsea Mansion in Muttontown Preserve kicking off a series of free Chelsea Summer Concerts. The evening consisted of a concert from the Sea Cliff Chamber Players and the County honored the East Norwich Civic Association and the Beautification Committee of the Village of Muttontown for donating their time and support of Chelsea Mansion and Muttontown Preserve. As a member of the Chelsea Restoration Committee since its inception, ENCA President Matthew T. Meng has worked to bring additional volunteers, resources and funds to reestablish the outflow of the pond and improve its hydrology. “The East Norwich Civic Association and community have participated in the upkeep, care and restoration of the Chelsea gardens and grounds over many years and throughout the last two Nassau County administrations. The ENCA has invested volunteers and money towards many restoration projects such as: the easterly cinderblock wall, path clearance from one side of the pond, around the pond, to the gazebo and pet cemetery,” said Meng.

(From right) Carnell T. Foskey, Commissioner Nassau County Parks, Matthew Meng, President ENCA and Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Executive. “It is Nassau County’s pleasure to be able to acknowledge the many people and organizations that have willingly supported our County facilities,” said Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Executive.

The next free Chelsea Summer Concert will be held on Wednesday, July 20th featuring the Five Towns College Pops and Wednesday, July 27th showcasing the Long Island Conservatory of Music. Both shows start at 7:30 PM.


The Lions Club of Oyster Bay recently honored the late Oyster Bay merchant Daniel Bernstein by sponsoring a dog with the Guide Dog Foundation of Smithtown in his memory. In so doing, the Lions Club of Oyster Bay has named the dog, “Danny.” Daniel Bernstein was inducted into the Lions Club of Oyster Bay in March 1948 - one month after the club was chartered. He had perfect attendance for club meetings and hosted an exchange student through the Lions Club, and in turn his daughter, Meredith was an exchange student as well.

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Pops Concert Raises More Than $345,000 More than 1,000 people showed up at Glen Cove Hospital’s 29th annual Summer Picnic POPS Concert on Saturday night, June 18th at Old Westbury Gardens. The performance by the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra raised more than $345,000 in proceeds for the hospital. (Pictured above) Louis Panacciulli conducts the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra. (Below, from left) Jazz musician Bob Merrill, Frank Harrington, chair of the Summer Picnic Pops Committee, Glen Cove Hospital Executive Director Dennis Connors and Louis Panacciulli, Music Director of the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra.

TOB to hold local blood drives on August 4th the ages of 17 and 75 years old…16 with parental permission and 76 or older with a doctor’s note…weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. The Councilman noted that all blood types are needed, especially O positive and O negative. The Town will provide refreshments for everyone who donates. For info., contact Nancy Haarstick at 516-624-6304.

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located at One ‘Raz’ Tafuro Way, in Muttontown on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. The Board will hear: 1. The Appeal of the WB Kirby, LLC, owner of a parcel designated as Section 15, Block 206, Lot 0031, located at 16 Earle Drive, seeking a variance for excavation in the yard of the proposed new dwelling which violates Chapter 62 of the Village Code for excavation of property over the allowable 15 cubic yards. 2. The Appeal of the WB Kirby, LLC, owner of a parcel designated as Section 15, Block 206, Lot 0035, located at 2 Earle Drive, seeking a variance for excavation in the yard of the proposed new dwelling which violates Chapter 62 of the Village Code for excavation of property over the allowable 15 cubic yards. 3. The Appeal of the Jonathan & Jaime Weiss, owner of a parcel designated as Section 15, Block 054, Lot 0013, located at 2026 Ridge Road, seeking a variance for a 1st and 2nd floor addition/alteration over 50% of the existing dwelling which violates the side yard setback in the A-1 Zoning District under Article III Section º190-7(g) of the Village Code, and Article VII, Section º19031.A2 of the Village Code for a pre-existing nonconforming dwelling. 4. The Appeal of Katherine Becce and John and Emily Lancia, owners of a parcel designated as Section 25, Block 045, Lot 0001, located at 40 Woodlea Road, seeking a vari-


Drives has earned the Town of Oyster Bay the prestigious New York Blood Center’s “Bronze Award” and “Silver Award,” recognizing outstanding employee participation. “It’s something of which we’re all proud,” Muscarella said. “As our program continues to grow, perhaps, one day, we will be the recipient of a gold award.” The local sites for the blood drives are: Town Hall North at the Blood Mobile, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay (9 AM to 3 PM) and Department of Public Works at the Blood Mobile, 150 Miller Place (7:15 AM to 11:45 AM Town employees only) and Department of Public Works-War Room, 150 Miller Place, Syosset (11 AM to 3:30 PM). To qualify as a blood donor, a person must between

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS SEALED PROPOSALS FOR “EFFLUENT PUMP STATION IMPROVMENTS”: for the Oyster Bay Sewer District will be received by the Board of Commissioners at the office of the District, 15 Bay Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York, 11771, until 7:00 P.M., Prevailing Time on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any informalities, and to accept such bid which, in the opinion of the Board, is in the best interests of the District. Each bid must be made on the form furnished by the Board and must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond for a sum of at least equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid, made payable to the OYSTER BAY SEWER DISTRICT, said check to be forfeited to the District as liquidated damages in case of failure of the successful bidder to enter into a contract for the execution of the work within ten (10) days after written notice from the Board to do so has been received at the bidders address as stated in his proposal. Please contact Holzmacher, McLendon & Murrell, P.C. (1-12M) at (631) 756-8000, ext. 1510 for questions concerning this project. Plans, Specifications and Information for Bidders may be obtained on the deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for each set furnished at the office of the Consulting Engineers, HOLZMACHER, McLENDON & MURRELL, P.C., 575 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, New York 11747-5076 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM daily, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OYSTER BAY SEWER DISTRICT NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Thomas D. Galasso, Chairman Joseph G. Pecora, P.E., Secretary James T. Whelan, Treasurer DATED: July 15, 2011 NB - 1 #22467E

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF TAX SALE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF BAYVILLE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of the provisions of Real Property Tax Section 1452 of the State of New York, Maria Alfano-Hardy, Village Clerk Treasurer of said Village of Bayville will sell at public auction in the manner provided by law on the 26th day of July 2011 at 11:00 o’clock in the forenoon at the Village Hall, 34 School Street in said Village of Bayville so much of each of the following parcels of real estate upon which sale shall continue the same from day to day until the sale shall be completed. The purchaser or purchasers at such sale will be required to pay 10% of his or her respective bid to the undersigned Village Clerk Treasurer, and the remaining 90% by certified check, within ten days after the sale and upon such payment shall receive a written certificate of sale describing the real estate purchase and the sum paid thereof. The following is a list of the parcels of real estate to be sold together with a statement in the amount of the tax, fees, interest and charges which may be due thereon. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF BAYVILLE Maria Alfano-Hardy, Village Clerk-Treasurer Section/Block/Lot NAME AMOUNT 28-004-0007 RISMAN, FLORENCE 1,540.46 28-004-0045 MUZIO, R 93.10 28-004-0046 MUZIO, R 93.10 28-004-0238 MUZIO, JOHN & THERESA 1,033.62 28-009-0005 6 SOUND BEACH LLC 546.62 28-016-0033 MICHAEL ALSEN 1,323.39 28-028-0312 JENKINS, BARBARA 61.14 28-028-0313 JENKINS, BARBARA 1,676.44 28-028-0315 JENKINS, BARBARA 61.14 28-028-0316 JENKINS, B 94.24 28-030-0019 GIBSON, B D 1,414.51 28-075-0004 TEAGUE, H. 2,072.20 29-020-0182 STEELL, GWENDOLYN 1,075.10 29-021-0199 BLAHA,ELEANOR 304.59 29-023-0401 DASCH, M 34.28 29-023-0517 SILVER, NANCY 1,830.77 29-026-0089 AMENDOLARA, L 1,164.68 29-028-0229 LEPORE, FRANK 76.56 29-031-0017 ANDRUZZI, J 1,197.29 29-048-0001 DENARO, ANTHONY 798.64 29-054-0358 PORRELLO, MARY 657.64 29-059-0080 KOCH, KENNETH 1,293.31 29-082-0006 WATERVIEW CLUB 15,078.97 29-083-0032 STRECKER, L 2,327.61 29-088-0005 SOBRERO, E & J 1,542.35 29-093-0034-CING CINGULAR 1,167.74 29-099-0009 WRAGGE,JR. H 604.21 29-099-0011 BAHLKE, I M 711.56 29-101-0001 PARES, J 1,450.56 29-103-0018 EHRLER R 636.71 29-D00-0010 R&R MOHRING ENTERPRISES 3,838.68 29-D00-0027 RONZETTI, P 107.82 29-D00-0030 RONZETTI, PETER 104.42 29-D00-0031 L & L ASSOCIATES 983.46 29-D00-0040 RONZETTI, P 106.68 29-D00-0047 RONZETTI, P & K 107.82 29-D00-0049 RONZETTI, PETER 110.08 29-D00-0050 ROSS, P 952.92 29-D00-0059 PEKICH, PETER 1,041.17 29-D00-0086 RONZETTI, PETER 1,415.88 29-D00-0088 RONZETTI, PETER 967.63 29-D00-0095 RONZETTI, PETER 106.68 29-D00-0097 RONZETTI, PETER 114.60 29-D00-0114 PRINCIPE. RICHARD 6,343.83 29-D00-1068 RONZETTI, P 5,560.06 29-D08-0018 ARENA, S 936.60 29-D09-0035 JOHANSON, G R 1,405.45 29-G00-0023 ARCHAMBAULT, S 958.92 29-G00-0231 DI GANCI, A 11,317.53 29-G00-0239 PIETROPINTO, JOY 1,238.01 #22417E


Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joe Muscarella joined with Town Supervisor John Venditto in urging residents to participate in the Town’s semi-annual blood drive scheduled for Thursday, August 4th. “The need for blood is continual, though, and the summer usually puts a strain on supplies. Donation drives, such as the ones sponsored by the Town, account for a large percentage of the blood collected by Long Island Blood Services,” said Councilman Muscarella. “Blood banks need to be prepared 365 days a year,” Supervisor Venditto said. “That is why people should always donate whenever they can. Donating is quick and easy and is an entirely safe procedure.” The success of the Blood

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff(s) vs. PETER WHITELAW; CAROL S. WHITELAW; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill New York 12524 (845) 897-1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about August 9, 2007, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On August 9, 2011 at 11:30 AM Premises known as 105 Simcoe Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Section: 27 Block: 17 Lot: 5 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village and Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York known and distinguished as Lot #5 in Block 14, on a certain map entitled, “Plan of Blocks 13 and 14, property in Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, belonging to Estate of Townsend Underhill, Inc., according to Plan of Simcoe Street, William H. Bowne, C.E., May, 1923, as per resolution adopted by Town Board of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, November 28th, 1922, L.E. Bushnell, C.E., Oyster Bay, L.I., and filed in the Nassau County Clerk`s Office May 31st 1923, as Map #244”. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $290,425.68 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 06-012278 MARY GOLD GIORDANO, Esq., REFEREE #22457E

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