This screenshot shows a view of the Town of Oyster...

This screenshot shows a view of the Town of Oyster Bay's new website, Oyster Bay Today, which aims to connect Long Islanders with events, businesses and activities in the town. Credit: Town of Oyster Bay

The Town of Oyster Bay will launch a new website this weekend, “Oyster Bay Today,” that aims to connect Long Islanders with events, businesses and activities in the town.

The website, Oysterbaytoday.com, will pair those happenings with videos to give residents a preview of destinations like Charlotte’s Speakeasy in Farmingdale and activities like biking in John J. Burns Park in Massapequa.

“It helps you fill your calendar with local adventures,” Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino told Newsday.

To start, the site will feature eight downtowns and have around 50 videos, with both totals expected to increase over time, Saladino said. It also has livestream webcams of Tobay Beach and a local osprey nest.

There is also an educational component, he added, with a section called “Our Stories” devoted to telling stories vital to the town’s history, like the origin of its seal.

“We're fostering a symbiotic relationship between residents, our merchants, the historical sites, and all that we're presenting in the way of recreation,” Saladino said.

The town paid the Port Jervis-based Nikki Jones Agency $60,000 to build the website, according to Brian Nevin, a town spokesman. He said town employees created the content and videos featured on the site.

Rob Brusca, a board member of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce, said the new website “is another great example” of the town's partnership with community groups.

The Town of Oyster Bay will launch a new website this weekend, “Oyster Bay Today,” that aims to connect Long Islanders with events, businesses and activities in the town.

The website, Oysterbaytoday.com, will pair those happenings with videos to give residents a preview of destinations like Charlotte’s Speakeasy in Farmingdale and activities like biking in John J. Burns Park in Massapequa.

“It helps you fill your calendar with local adventures,” Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino told Newsday.

To start, the site will feature eight downtowns and have around 50 videos, with both totals expected to increase over time, Saladino said. It also has livestream webcams of Tobay Beach and a local osprey nest.

There is also an educational component, he added, with a section called “Our Stories” devoted to telling stories vital to the town’s history, like the origin of its seal.

“We're fostering a symbiotic relationship between residents, our merchants, the historical sites, and all that we're presenting in the way of recreation,” Saladino said.

The town paid the Port Jervis-based Nikki Jones Agency $60,000 to build the website, according to Brian Nevin, a town spokesman. He said town employees created the content and videos featured on the site.

Rob Brusca, a board member of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce, said the new website “is another great example” of the town's partnership with community groups.

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