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Town Likely to Face Fight Over Allen Park Plan

TOBAY Notebook: Even before any plan has been unveiled, Farmingdale residents say the town is not listening to their ideas.

The future expansion and redevelopment of is already facing controversy even before any plan has been unveiled.

Town Supervisor announced a community meeting on the subject for Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. But community members are saying that the town has already decided what to do with the expansion and isn't listening to its concerns.

Venditto said local community groups have weighed in on the preliminary plan and the town is "ready to unveil a preliminary plan and timeline for the redevelopment of the park.”

However, public input is a point of contention with several community leaders, who say the town has not considered their needs in the development of the plan. One idea that has surfaced is that the town could help Farmingdale High School renovate its pool and open it to part-time use to the community. There is no official word on whether that proposal is still being considered.

See our full story and the community's comments here.

Free Prostate Screening Scheduled

The Town has partnered with Integrated Medical Foundation to sponsor a free prostate screening on Tuesday, June 12 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Town’s William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 W. Carl Street.

“Prostate cancer can be successfully treated, if diagnosed early...,” said Supervisor Venditto. “This screening can truly be a lifesaver.

The PSA tests are free, but residents are asked to schedule their tests by calling the Integrated Medical Foundation at 631-247-0100. Residents can also visit the foundation's Web site at www.imfcares.com.”             

The free screenings are open to all men over the age of 40 who have not previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of whether or not they have insurance. 

Landmarks Commission Meeting Set

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Town of Oyster Bay has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission was formed in 1974 to recommend for preservation sites and structures within the Town which have historical, architectural or antiquarian significance. The seven members of the Commission serve without monetary compensation. Currently, 37 buildings, one railroad turntable and one cemetery have Town landmark status.

For further information, contact the Department of Planning & Development at 624-6200.

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