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Roundup: Burns Park to get new athletic field turf, animal shelter to extend hours


Burns Park to get new athletic field turf

The Town of Oyster Bay plans to replace the artificial turf at one athletic field at the John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa at a cost of $580,000. 

The town board last week retroactively authorized applying for a $290,000 grant from the New York State Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation to cover...

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Roundup: Oyster Bay may borrow $30M for July costs

Oyster Bay plans to borrow $30 million to

(Credit: Nicole Bartoline)

Oyster Bay plans to borrow $30 million Wednesday to address cash flow problems.

The town would not have enough money in its general fund or highway fund to pay employees in July if it didn’t borrow the money, according to cash projections in a town securities prospectus.

The securities, called Revenue Anticipation Notes and Tax Anticipation notes, are short-term borrowings that the town...

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Huntington to reduce speed limits in town waters

The Town of Huntington will reduce speed limits

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The Town of Huntington will reduce speed limits and step up patrols in town waters on July 4.

This is the second year the town has imposed the restrictions on July 4, spurred by a 2012 tragedy in which three children died off Oyster Bay Cove. The boat from which they were watching a fireworks show capsized as it was returning to Huntington.

This year, town officials have expanded the...

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Oyster Bay teen trading prom gown for Marine Corps fatigues

Oyster Bay High School senior Destiny Martinez, 17,

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Oyster Bay High School senior Destiny Martinez arrived at her prom Thursday night at The Water’s Edge in Long Island City without her boyfriend.

She said her beau, Kyle Whitelaw, a 2013 Oyster Bay High School graduate, is a soldier in the U.S. Army currently stationed upstate at Fort Drum, and he wasn’t able to take leave.

“He can’t even make it to my graduation,” she said. “It stinks,...

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Town of Oyster Bay OKs payment to settle three lawsuits

Oyster Bay Town Hall on March 26, 2012.

(Credit: Nicole Bartoline)

Oyster Bay town board has approved paying $119,351 to settle three negligence lawsuits stemming from car accidents involving vehicles driven by town employees.

The largest payment was $72,500 to settle claims arising over a 2009 accident in which a truck driven by town employee Robert Limoncelli rear-ended Pei-Xin Yu’s vehicle on Old Bethpage Road near the intersection with Haypath Road.


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Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival a hit in Selden

A crowd gathers at the third-annual Beer Fields

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Microbrew aficionados gathered for the third-annual Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival at Pennysaver Amphitheater in Selden on Saturday.

Among them was Keith Collins, who trekked in from Brooklyn to sample some of the 200 beers from 100 Long Island and nationwide breweries that set up booths on the theater’s grassy grounds.

“I sometimes drink Bud Light and Miller Lite, but as...

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St. Dominic friends’ lives connect from kindergarten to prom

From left, Patrick O'Brien, 17, Dominique Ehlinger, 18,

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Julia LoRusso and five of her friends posed for a picture as the sun set behind them at Crescent Beach Club in Bayville Tuesday night.

It was fitting for the six, the only members of the St. Dominic High School Class of 2014 to spend their entire school lives together, from kindergarten all the way to Tuesday’s prom.

“We’ve been taking pictures together since kindergarten graduation,...

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Oyster Bay Town waives parking, beach permit fees for Russian mission

The Oyster Bay Town Board voted on May

(Credit: Nicole Bartoline)

OYSTER BAYParking, beaches free for Russian mission

The Russians are coming ... to the beach.

The Oyster Bay Town Board voted on May 20 to waive parking and beach permit fees for the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations.

"This is an annual request that we receive," town spokeswoman Marta Kane said. Russians love Oyster Bay's beaches, especially Tobay...

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