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Sources Say Milleridge Inn Saved

MilleridgeA[1]One of the island’s longest-running institutions has been saved from the chopping block, according to sources. [Read more…]

Syosset Sisters Inspire From Afar


Syosset sisters Rachel and Jillian Roth

The Syosset sisters from Inspire Bright took their “teens helping teens” motto on the road recently, teaming up with Insomnia cookies in Syracuse to kick off the organization’s latest endeavor—an ACT/SAT study guide collection to benefit students in need. [Read more…]

Syosset Biz Gets ‘Real’ To Help Kids


Mara Navaretta is hosting a pajama drive at Homes By Mara.

To help lift the spirits of children suffering chronic illness in hospitals this holiday season, realtor Mara Navaretta of Woodbury has aligned with the Massapequa Park-based nonprofit The Ashley Wade Foundation to participate in its Jake’s Jammies pajama drive. [Read more…]

A ‘Blue Ribbon’ Day For Runners


Susan Anderson of Syosset

It was one of those picture perfect mid-fall days, with temperatures around 55 degrees and bright sunshine highlighting the efforts of 500 runners and walkers to conquer their choice of the 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer distance—everyone working together for better men’s health and to fight prostate cancer at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park on Nov. 15. [Read more…]

Studio Brings The Musical Rapture


Woodbury’s Chase Zabatta operates Rapture Sound Studio. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

Hidden away amongst the twisting industrial alleyways lining Robbins Lane is an unlikely oasis for the musically-minded, nestled in-between countless warehouses and trucks, known as Rapture Sound Studio, Syosset’s first top-of-the-line rehearsal studio created for musicians, by musicians. [Read more…]

CancerCare Supporters ‘Walk’ For Hope


Our Lady of Mercy Academy choir performs at the Lung Cancer Walk for Life.

More than 1,000 CancerCare friends and supporters came together to take part in the 13th Annual CancerCare Lung Cancer Walk for Hope, held at The Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury earlier this month. [Read more…]

Venditto Reclaims Supervisor Seat


Supervisor John Venditto

It took almost three extra weeks to decide, but the Town of Oyster Bay will not have a new supervisor in 2016.

Supervisor John Venditto, who has helmed the town for 18 years, will remain at his post after an absentee ballot count put him 99 votes ahead of Democratic challenger John Mangelli, who conceded the election on Nov. 19.

Mangelli led by a paltry 68 votes after ballots were cast on election night, leading 22,454 to 22,386 with about 1,700 absentee ballots waiting to be counted. Despite having a winning number of votes on election night, Mangelli chose not to take the ultimate decision to court.

“I would like to congratulate Supervisor Venditto on his victory and I wish him well,” said Mangelli. “It was a great campaign and I enjoyed every second of it.”

Venditto, who has held office since 1998, said prior to the absentee ballot count that he was pleased with the “public’s continued support of the town’s elected officials” and that “it is most important to let the election process continue to unfold.”


John Mangelli

In a statement after Mangelli conceded the election Venditto said, “I want to thank the residents of the Town of Oyster Bay for re-electing the entire town team. Looking ahead, we will continue to work with our residents to preserve and protect the cherished quality of life that we all enjoy here in the Town of Oyster Bay.”

Mangelli’s only previous political experience was a run for New York State Senate two years ago. In this election, Mangelli ran on what he called a “common sense approach,” saying that he wanted to fight corruption and cronyism, as well as impose term limits and tackle the town debt. Despite the loss, Mangelli hinted that he will step into the ring in future elections.

“I began this campaign wanting to make a difference by serving my community. I spent time and money campaigning on a clear message that resonated throughout the town,” he said. “It was an uphill battle, but it was well worth the fight. For all those who voted for me, I am grateful. I am a fighter for the people and will continue this fight in the upcoming elections.”


‘A Suitcase Of Memories’ In Jericho


Lydia Sabosto performs at the Jericho library Nov. 22.

The Syosset-Jericho community is in for a musical treat, as Lydia Sabosto takes attendees on a journey of sights, sounds and memories at the Jericho library on Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. [Read more…]

Piece Of Cake In Syosset


Samantha Brooks (right) and tattoo artist Tommy Helm

Dessert. It’s the best part of any meal. Sweet endings come in the form of many culinary confections and for artist Samantha Brooks, cake is the front runner. A one woman show, Brooks bakes, decorates and delivers her delicious works of art for events such as weddings, birthday parties and social events. It’s a dream that is finally coming to fruition, after dabbling in just about every form of art. [Read more…]

Town Reinstates Truck Limits


Trucks like this will be barred from traveling on South Oyster Bay Road.

Town officials have put the brakes on a truck problem plaguing a local thoroughfare.

The Town of Oyster Bay voted Nov. 10 to restore truck limits on a four-mile stretch of South Oyster Bay Road—effectively turning back the clock to Dec. 2014, before the roadway was made an “access highway” by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT). [Read more…]