Library seeks people for Turkey Plunge

The Shelter Island Public Library is still looking for people willing to pay $25 to jump into Southold Bay on Saturday.

It’s for the library’s fourth annual Turkey Plunge, an after-Thanksgiving ritual that can draw hundreds of spectators to Crescent Beach before the actual plunge begins at 11 a.m. Scores of town residents — many in costumes — take the run into the water.

Nearly three dozen have already signed up, and in past years many people register just before the plunge begins. On Saturday, registration will start at 10 a.m.

All proceeds from the event go to support the library.

Town officials to address questions
Hempstead Town senior Councilman Anthony Santino will give Baldwin and South Hempstead residents an opportunity next week to meet with town officials and address problems or concerns in their communities.

There will be a South Hempstead/Baldwin town hall meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Baldwin Senior High School, on 841 Ethel T. Kloberg Dr. in Baldwin.

Representatives from various Town of Hempstead departments will be present at the meeting to answer questions and hear community concerns.

Attendees can also obtain information about building permits, sanitation pickup, parks, events and other town programs and services.

For more information, contact Santino’s office at 516-812-3252.

Forum will discuss brownfield project

Hicksville residents can attend a forum on Thursday to discuss a state-funded brownfield study that seeks to revitalize properties in northwest Hicksville.

The “public open house” takes place on Dec. 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 40 W. Nicholai St. in Hicksville.

At the forum, residents can review and comment on the draft pre-nomination study for the ongoing Northwest Hicksville Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Project.

Organizers said the draft pre-nomination study is the final report in the Step I phase of the BOA process.

The area being studied is bounded to the north by the Northern State Parkway, the south by Old Country Road, Cantiague Lane to the west and Route 106/107 to the east.

Organizers include the Town of Oyster Bay and members of the project team, H2M, Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, and Sustainable Long Island.

Residents can learn more about the project at brownfields/hicksville-boa/.

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