Monthly Archives: June 2014

2014 ‘Kids of Distinction’ Program Winners Announced

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. co-Founders Robert A.J. and Philip M. Eslick are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 ‘Kids of Distinction’ Community Scholarship Program, which was created to recognize exceptional youngsters in the Town of Oyster Bay.
The winners were selected by the Kids Helping Kids organization which established a committee to judge a record number of applications that they received for the [Read More]

Town of Oyster Bay Adds Paper Shredding to Homeowners Cleanup Program

Town Councilman Joe Pinto announced that residents still have the opportunity to take part in the Paper-Shredding Program that was added to the 2014 Cleanup Program for Homeowners. Residents may bring any unwanted documents including old tax-returns, bills, and bank statements to be shredded free of charge for the benefit of creating a healthy environment at specific dates during the program.
“By shredding and recycling paper we can re-use the trash you have discarded instead [Read More]

Oyster Bay Offers Brochure on Hazardous Material Alternatives

Hazardous materials can be found in almost all households, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson, who announced that the Town has available to residents an informative brochure entitled Hazardous Material Alternatives.
“Some chores around the house require using products containing hazardous substances,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “There are many instances, though, when we can choose a non-hazardous or less hazardous alternative product to get the same result. This brochure provides a list of [Read More]

Receiver Stefanich Offers Brochure About His Office

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich advises residents that the Town has developed an informative brochure about his office, which is available to residents at no cost.
“This brochure offers an overview of my office, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions about paying your taxes,” Receiver Stefanich said. “It is a handy reference tool for every taxpayer in the Town.”
Receiver Stefanich indicated that any resident or organization interested in [Read More]

Councilwoman Alesia Gives Tips on Preventing Spread of West Nile Virus

Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia encourages residents to take simple but effective steps to protect themselves from the West Nile virus. The potentially serious illness is spread through mosquito bites, and the Councilwoman reminds residents that they can take precautions to reduce the mosquito population, and lower the risk of being bitten.
“The Town of Oyster Bay offers many fun-filled outdoor activities to enjoy, however, the return of warmer temperatures also brings the [Read More]

Supervisor Venditto Advises Residents to ‘Call Before You Dig’

Town Supervisor John Venditto urges residents and contractors alike to first dial ‘811’ when planning any underground digging activity, so the proper utilities could be notified to mark out their line locations. The number ‘811’ is run by New York 811, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our underground infrastructure, which is some of the most vast, complicated, and congested in the nation.
“Established in 1990, New York 811 acts as a dedicated communications link [Read More]

Residents Invited to Send Photos for Consideration for Town Publications

Town of Oyster Bay residents are invited to send in their photos for consideration for use in future Town publications. According to Town Councilman Joe Muscarella, the summer season presents many opportunities for photos to be taken.
“If you flip through the pages of the 2014 Summer Program, recently mailed to all Town households, you’ll see some of the many great photos submitted by our residents,” Councilman Muscarella said. “I encourage everyone to start taking [Read More]