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    Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky and Gary Dell'Abate attend a NY Knicks game, which sounds like more fun than a Parks and Rec meeting.

    After months of controversy, lawyers, private investigators, juvenile pranks and all sorts of radio banter, Gary "Baba Booey" Dell'Abate made his debut on the Greenwich Board of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, reports the Greenwich Time. 

    And with all the controversy that surrounded the nomination of Howard Stern's sidekick, Dell'Abate's first night on the board might seem like something of a letdown.

    There were no bags of feces. There were no shouting matches. There was nothing but pure policy talk about the Parks Department. There wasn't even a correspondent from Stern's show. In fact, besides the board itself, there were only about a half dozen people at the meeting. 

    "All you guys in the press can leave now," parks director Joseph Siciliano joked.

    So, here's a quick look at what Baba Booey faced at his first meeting:

    • A proposal to replace the roof at the Greenwich Civic Center
    • Screening of organized recreation coaches
    • Raising the mound for fast-pitch softball
    • Field schedules for spring activities
    • And a primer on corn gluten, which fights crabgrass

    Talk about an action-packed meeting! 

    Dell'Abate, a 50-year-old married father of two, shied away from the limelight focusing more on taking notes than anything else. He did have a few words to share before the meeting came to order. 

    "For those of you who supported me, thank you,"  he said.  "For those who didn't, I'm here." 

    And he'll be there for the next three years.