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77th Year, No. 34 Freeport, N.Y. 11520

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Thursday, August 23, 2012


Together we make it work

Annually, athletes from the Association for Children with Down Syndrome and Freeport community members join forces canoeing throughout the canals of Freeport. Adults from ACDS (based in Plainview) and Freeport families, employees, residents, business owners, friends and even Scouts meet weekly during the summer to paddle together and practice techniques, water safety and social skills. Every two-person canoe carries an athlete and Freeporter to maneuver around the water, docks, boats, and even swans! More than 50 participants join the festivities! At the culmination of the season, races are held at the Milburn Boat Basin! A course is layed out with balloons and the event was official with a green flag and a huge checkered flag! The dock is always crowded with parents, families, friends and many more cheering on the participants! Enthusiasm is enormous –

Salvadoran controversy cited at Village Board

win, second or last – it does not matter! This year medals were awarded to the winner of each heat and certificates were given to all participants. A total of seven races competed for the gold! Gold medalists include Caroline Colucco, Danny Carraccio, Michael Levey, Danny Makar, Annie McHale, Katie McGuire, and Brian Schiralli. Congratulations! The Rescue Squad viewed the activities for safety and even an ice cream truck with free treats came to add to the celebration. The event was a huge success and everyone is looking forward to the competition in 2013! A special thanks to all those involved during the practices and the “Main Event.” There had to be many sore muscles! To see the expressions on the faces of the athletes is worth a million! – Marianne Endo

by Linda Delmonico Prussen Freeport’s mayor, Andrew Hardwick, apologized repeatedly for the incident regarding visiting El Salvadoran vice-president, Salvador Sanchez Cerén, on August 8. He said at the Monday night meeting, “To anyone that I offended I sincerely apologize. I meant no malice to anyone.” He added, regarding his military service, “I’d still be willing to lay my life down for this country.” Mr. Cerén has been vice-president of El Salvador since 2009. According to multiple reports Mr. Cerén participat-

ed in anti-U.S. demonstrations in San Salvador only days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The mayor pleaded ignorance regarding Mr. Cerén’s background, and indicated he was not alone by showing magnified photos of several local Republican politicians who also met with Mr. Cerén; among them were Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, and Hempstead Town Councilwoman Angie Cullin. Mr. Hardwick said he was certain they too, were unaware of Mr. Cerén’s history. (continued on page 3)

NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about y our neighbors! 75 local people’s names were in y our community newspaper this past week. Maybe y ours is in this week! See inside.

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The Leader Thursday, August 23, 2012 Page 2 MIDDIES IN FREEPORT: Mayor Andrew Hardwick and Ilona Jagnow, president of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, are joined by the United States Naval Academy Parents Club of Long Island, local veterans and officials as they welcomed the men and women of the United States Naval Academy to Freeport. The 40 midshipmen and officers sailed the three day journey to Freeport from

Annapolis, Maryland, on four 44-foot training vessels as part of their offshore development program. Mayor Hardwick said he is “glad to see the midshipmen and officers in Freeport once again. For over 13 years the Naval Academy has made Freeport a port-of-call, and I am thankful for all those who helped make this year’s visit a success.”

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Anthony J. Miller was appointed Committee for the Village of Freeport Tuesday to serve as a member of the and continues to advocate for greater Freeport School District’s Board of economic development within Freeport. Education effective August 22 through Mr. Miller is active in working with May 21. Freeport youth. He has worked within He was chosen by the school board to the Youth Department of Zion fill a vacancy that was created due to the Cathedral, served on the Emmanuel resignation of former board President District Youth Advisory Board and has Debra McQuillan, who recently worked with the Freeport Youth resigned due to health issues. Outreach, now known as Freeport “The Board of Education is excited to PRIDE. welcome Mr. Miller to the board. He has As the director of senior citizens a strong record of comaffairs at the Freeport munity involvement and Recreation Center, Mr. civic leadership,” the Miller has also been board stated in a news involved with Freeport’s release. senior citizens. Board President Mrs. He serves as an adminDebra Mulé stated, “We istrative assistant, busiare pleased to have him ness development, for an join us and we look forinsurance company. ward to the benefit his Mr. Miller has strong contribution will bring to relationships with local the schools and to the civic leaders, and has children of Freeport.” been involved with Anthony Miller is a Freeport’s youth, senior graduate of the Freeport citizens and clergy. In High School Class of addition to his strong ties 2001 and a third generato the Freeport communiAnthony J. Miller tion graduate of the ty, he has been active and Freeport school system. supportive of Freeport He has been involved with Freeport School District initiatives and continues Public Schools as a member of Freeport to work toward the improvement of the Cares and also serves as a member of Freeport Schools, the board stated. the Freeport Schools Scholarship & “It means the world to me to have Honors Board. Mr. Miller also was a been presented with this opportunity to member of the recent Bond Referendum serve my community as a member of Committee. the Freeport Board of Education. Four He serves on the board of the generations of my family have benefited Commission for the Conservation of the from the great education received from Environment of Freeport, is a member this system and to have an opportunity of the Executive Committee of the to serve as a member of the board is an Freeport-Roosevelt NAACP and chairs incredibly humbling experience. I thank the Political Action Committee. the board for their confidence in my Mr. Miller served on the North Main ability and look forward to the year Street Revitalization Project Steering ahead,” stated Mr. Miller.

Freeport library blood drive On Friday, August 24, from 1:15 to 7:15 p.m., the Long Island Blood Services will be at the Freeport Memorial Library. It will help those in need, and each person who donates will receive two Mets tickets. Donors

must be between the ages of 17 and 75 and weigh at least 110 pounds. Bring valid ID and your Social Security number. You can schedule an appointment at the Reference Desk, 3793274, ext. 505.

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Friday, August 24 • Summer blood Drive, 1:15 p.m.; Freeport Cinema; AA, 4:30 p.m.; DELTA, 5 p.m.; OA, 5:30 p.m. at Freeport Memorial Library. • Kids’s Cafe, Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street.

Monday, August 27 • AA, 4;30 p.m.; AKA, p.m., Group Meditation, 7:30 p.m. Freeport Memorial Library

` Tuesday, August 28 • Look, Listen and Learn, 1 p.m.; Freeport Democratic Club, 7 p.m.; Landmarks Commission, 7:30 p.m.; Human Relations Committee,7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 29 • CR: Scavenger Hunt for Tweens, 9 a.m.; Coda of Freeport, 12 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; CODA of Freeport, 12 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Hall Court in session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome.

Thursday, August 30 • ESOL/GED, 9 a.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library

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Lack of communication blamed Deputy Mayor Jorge Martinez, further demonstrating the estrangement between the Board of Trustees and the mayor’s office, said he was quite aware of the El Salvadoran’s past and expressed outrage over being kept in the dark regarding the visit. “You have two Hispanics on the board. We would have told you about this individual, only you did not tell the Board of Trustees.” He added, “I do not need a Marxist, Leninist Communist honored by this village.” The room was patently divided between those livid over the vice-president’s visit, with one attendee after the next expressing their infuriation over the failure to vet this politician prior to his arrival, and those in support of the mayor, willing to accept his apology and campaigning for a forensic audit. The latter were clad in matching white T-shirts asking in bright red, “Where’s the money?” On the front and, “Freeport residents want to know” on the back. While anger prevailed over calm for

most of the public statements, with one attendee escorted out by police and many others critical of the mayor demanding his immediate resignation, regular meeting attendee and former mayoral candidate Anthony Miller spoke early on, “The only way to say it is we have a problem here. The word that comes to mind is ineptitude.” He added, “The scars of 9/11 are still healing.” He blamed the incident on a lack of research and communication on the part of the mayor. He said, “I think an apology is owed to all those who have served and lost loved ones in 9/11.” [Mr. Miller was appointed a school board member on Tuesday. See page 2.] Attendee Eddie Bracken, who lost his sister in the September 11, 2001 attacks spoke emotionally. Citing accusations of Mr. Cerén’s alleged political crimes, he said, “You honored a man who murdered innocent people.” He called politicians from both sides of the political arena to task for causing what was to many a heart-breaking reopening of painful wounds.

An embattled mayor replied, “I beg your forgiveness for my lack of knowledge in this. Next time we will do a better job of vetting.” He added, “Close to a week ago I gave an apology to Newsday and to this point it hasn’t been printed.” He asked, “Do we believe [Councilwoman] Angie Cullin would meet with someone she knew this about?

Nautical Mile While the meeting did for the most part revolve around criticism of the mayor hosting the El Salvador vice president and angry residents still anxious to have questions answered regarding a forensic audit, there were also a number of residents there concerned about the noise level and behavior of revelers on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Resident Robert Taylor said he wasn’t able to enjoy his backyard with family and friends. He said to the mayor and

the Board of Trustees, “The neighbors blame the bars. But I blame you. They do what you let them do. The legal noise level is too loud.” A number of other residents echoed his concerns and added that the party boats add to the commotion, operating loudly till the early hours of the morning. Longtime resident and meeting regular Alan Jay provided the tense night’s only comic relief when he made these suggestions. “At 10 p.m. drop the alcoholic content of the drinks. The drunks will never know and it will increase revenue for bars and restaurants.” He recommended a switch to music of the big band era. Rather than having complaints, he said you’re likely to have neighbors pulling out chairs and enjoying the music from their lawns. Guy Lombardo would approve. See page 8 for more on the Salvadoran visit issue.


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Freeport Kiwanis fishing trip The Kiwanis Club of Freeport recently held its ninth annual “Arnold B Levy Children’s Fishing Trip” aboard Capt. Lou VII. Mr. Levy was an avid fisherman and this event was organized by the Kiwanis Club with funding by the Levy family, the Falk Foundation, and donations from local business establishments and individuals. The children, ages 10-14, come from summer programs by The Church of Christ Little Zion, The Salvation Army and the Girl Scouts. Chaperones include counselors from the individual groups and Kiwanis members. Each child receives a certificate of competence before leaving the boat. The Kiwanis Club of Freeport wishes

to thank the following buesinesses and individuals for their support: Allyn NY Inc., Atlantic Hardware, Baldwin Coach Diner, Bracco’s Clam & Oyster Bar, Canale & Telekamp, Chase Bank, Freeport Beverage, Freeport Marine Supply, Hassel BMW, Health Mart Pharmacy, Hungerford & Clarke Funeral Home, Jonathan Edwards P.C., Manhattan Refrigeration, Nassau Hobby Center, Nautilus Cafe, Paul Conte Cadillac, Rachel's Waterside Grill, Royal Laundry Machinery, State Farm Insurance (Ken Dookram), Steve’s Prime Meats, Stop & Shop, Vietnam War Veterans Association, Vincente’ Jewelers, Greg Abbate, Pam & Peter DiMaio and Romalia & Simone Mitchell.

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HAVING THEIR SAY under the watchful eye of the village board time clock are residents Anthony Miller (above) and Earline Skates.


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Who are the eco-heroes? Sometimes technology brings overuse of natural resources. Our ancestors in countries such as Israel or Italy, where water was a limited resource, used roof cisterns to collect drinking water and dams to gather rain runoff for irrigation. Tourists are always amazed at how cleverly they met their needs. Today, here on Long Island, we draw on water tables deep beneath the ground water for both our drinking needs and for landscaping, cleaning and industry – all as if this resource was inexhaustible. What will we do if we run out of drinking water – turn to desalination? They say just as wars today are fought over oil, tomorrow’s wars will be over water. Enter the eco-heroes, companies such as Hilton that use water from runoff to water their lawns. As individual homeowners we can also do our part. The nation’s largest township, our own Town of Hempstead, under the leadership of Supervisor Kate Murray, is showing the way. Last week at its showcase Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick, the town kicked off its new Eco-Heroes program. Over 2,000 residents have already signed up to purchase either rain collection barrels or composting units from the town at half-price retail. The rain barrels are designed to integrate with standard gutters and leaders. The water collected is not drinkable but can be used to water gardens and lawns. A typical roof can provide hundreds of gallons of water, according to town experts. Collecting it for use saves homeowners money on their water bills and also helps prevent runoff into bays and waterways. Call 378-4210 to register to receive a barrel for $45. Composting helps reduce expenses for lawn and garden fertilizers and also helps reduce the garbage flow. The town can provide instructions on how to compost correctly and avoid odors. Again, the cost is $45. Call 378-4210 for more information. Parents who conserve water and recycle using compost are teaching their children an important lesson, giving them a tangible way to improve our community. They are eco-heroes too!

ECO-HEROES: Above, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilwoman Angie Cullin are joined by Rob Weltner of SPLASH and Neil Yeoman of the Town of Hempstead Solid Waste Advisory Committee in demonstrating the new composters. Below, Supervisor Murray demonstrates new rain barrels to Mr. Weltner. Also shown are Councilwoman Cullin and Richard and Lisa Schary of Friends of Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve.

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Registration has already begun for Sit Down Yoga for Seniors in The front office of the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport. Class begins Monday, September 24, and continues Mondays through November 12, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Seniors must register by Wednesday, September 19. Registration fee is $24. Contact Deacon Bruce Burnham, senior program director, at 377-4194 for more information.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a no out-of-pocket cost prostate cancer screening program on Wednesday, September 12, in Freeport. Screenings will be conducted between 4-7 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center, at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. All men are welcome to get screened as part of the program, regardless of whether or not they have insurance. Screenings will include a PSA blood test. Men must bring with them a photo ID containing an address, such as a driver’s license, as well as the name and address of their primary physician. Participants and their physicians will be notified of the exam results. There is no out-of-pocket cost to participate in the program.

Arts Council events View the unique artwork of woodcarver Richie Molina at The Art Alcove located in the lobby of the Freeport Recreation Center. View many of the photographs from the Arts Council’s 32nd Annual Juried Photography Show, as well as some additional photos, in the lower lobby of Hempstead Town Hall.

Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted. Screening appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, firstserved basis. Men who would like to schedule an appointment should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 882-0630.

Methodist church events The Freeport United Methodist Church, 46 Pine Street, will host an encore dinner theater presentation by the SWJ Drama Ministry of “Seeing Is Believing: Struggles, Insecurities, Deliverance, Faith and Success,” written and directed by Antenia Simmons, on Saturday, September 15. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and showtime is at 8 p.m. Cost of the dinner and play is $35 for all ages. Play only: ages 12 and up $20; ages 11 and under: $12. For tickets and information call 378-0659.

by Janurie Ulett With the closing of two elementary schools holding over 300 students, Baldwin School District readies for the changes that will occur in the upcoming school year. In June the Baldwin community was forced to say goodbye to the Shubert and Milburn Elementary Schools. This outcome was caused by the loss of state aid and the new tax cap limit, which led to a $4.7 million gap in the Baldwin School District budget. “These schools closing makes it feel like the community is going down,” said former Shubert student and Baldwin resident Tyrone Lyons. In October 2011 the Board of Education established a task force of parents, PTA, staff and administrative members to provide information on the capacity of all Baldwin District elementary schools and how to maximize efficient use of the buildings. Classroom sizes, potential additional space, building conditions, handicap accessibility and student demographic were focused on by the task force, which led to the board’s decision to close the schools.

There were debates regarding the possibility of hiring a professional to help with this development. However, a task force of people who already had a personal connection and history with the district was preferred. “To me it’s gonna cause the schools to be too crowded,” said Baldwin parent Al Munoz, whose daughter attends Steele Elementary School. “But I won’t mind if they have enough room for the rest of the kids.” The former Shubert and Milburn students were dispersed based on zones, causing Shubert students to transfer to either Lenox or Brookside Elementary, which is recognized as a Blue Ribbon school. Milburn students were to transfer to Steele, causing parents such as Mr. Munoz to be concerned regarding larger number of students in each class getting the proper amount of attention. The remaining elementary school can absorb the excess students from Shubert and Milburn without the construction of any additional classrooms but the board was inclined to change the district’s class size policy. Grades K-2 will have a maximum of 25 students per class and grades 3-5 will

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have a maximum of 28 students. “It’s really just unfair to the kids,” said Baldwin resident Jarred Thomas. “Now they have to transfer and commute to new schools.” The faculty transferred to the remaining five elementary schools in the Baldwin School District is based on their current tenure and subject area. “The number of teachers excessed is still a fluid number based on the class sizes,” said spokeswoman for

the Baldwin School District, Cristina Schmohl. “Each [class size] isn’t definitive until October 1 due to many late registrations.” “No one was happy to close these community schools,” Ms. Schmohl added. “It was done based on financial restrictions.” At the end of the 2012 school year, ceremonies were held to honor and commemorate the history of these venerable institutions.

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the scene in a green four-door sedan westbound on Stratford Avenue. No injuries were reported. The robber is further described as 28 to 30 years old, 5’9”, 220 pounds, wearing a black shirt and green baseball cap. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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ONE-ON-ONE HOME TUTORING The First Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred in Baldwin on Thursday, August 16, at 4:10 a.m. According to detectives, an unknown black man entered the Mobil gas station on Grand Avenue while displaying a knife. The robber demanded money from the victim, a 38-year-old male store employee. After obtaining an undetermined amount of cash, the robber fled

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Baldwin schools brace for new era

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Local LIRR escalators to receive rehabilitation work The first of a group of MTA Long Island Rail Road escalators undergoing major rehabilitation at Long Island stations has been placed back in service at Hicksville serving the westbound platform. The LIRR announced on Monday the anticipated schedule of testing for returning to service all the escalators being rehabbed under its upgrade program. The LIRR is in the process of upgrading safety features and refurbishing ten of its older escalators at stations on the Babylon Branch and at Hicksville. “The LIRR has been diligently working to upgrade the safety features and rehabilitate these escalators so that they can be placed back in service as quickly as possible,” said MTA spokesman Sam Zambuto. “We are very aware that this needed work has caused significant inconvenience to many of our customers. However, safety is our No. 1 priority. We are making significant progress and are confident that we will return many, if not all, of these escalators to service during September.” The LIRR anticipates the escalators at Lindenhurst, Babylon (two units) and Rockville Centre to be returned to service by the end of August. Another four escalators – Baldwin, Amityville, Hicksville (serving the eastbound platform), and Freeport – are expected to be back in service by the end of September. It is anticipated that Copiague’s escalator will return in October, if not sooner. The schedule of anticipated escalator final testing prior to their return to service is: Rockville Centre – week of August 20 Lindenhurst – week of August 27 Babylon (westbound platform) – week of August 27 Babylon (eastbound platform) week of

August 27 Hicksville (eastbound platform) – week of September 3 Amityville – week of September 10 Freeport – week of September 10 Baldwin – week of September 17 Copiague – week of October 15 All ten escalators receiving the major overhaul will be equipped with new, modern safety sensors, new or refurbished steps, new step chains, brake assemblies, top and bottom comb plates and controllers. Parts had to be shipped from Germany and Canada. The new controllers will allow for the possible future remote monitoring of the escalators’ operation. The work is being performed by a new escalator maintenance and repair firm, Nouveau, that the LIRR recently contracted with. The new escalator contractor – at the LIRR’s direction – has assigned teams of mechanics to work overtime, including weekends, as part of the effort to restore these units to service. In addition, the LIRR has established a new Elevator & Escalator Operations (E&EO) group, headquartered at an Operations Center at Lynbrook Station, staffed with certified “Qualified Elevator (Escalator) Inspectors” (QEIs). They have been instrumental in returning the Hicksville escalator to service at the end of last week, Mr. Zambuto said. The new E&EO group is overseeing the rehabilitation work. The LIRR will be more proactive in determining maintenance and identifying trends with a newly developed database on all new parts and installation dates, he added. The group is also developing a remote monitoring system that will automatically notify the LIRR of any unit that goes out of service, so that service calls can be initiated quicker and will limit downtime of elevators and escalators.

In the service Navy Chief Petty Officer Mitchell T. Inkpen, son of Bonnie Heller of Freeport, and Robert Inkpen, of West Hempstead, along with fellow sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), \lang9 and guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), conducted a series of maneuvers and interoperability drills in a passing exercise with an Italian frigate and submarine. The U.S. ships joined ITS Scire (S527) and ITS Luigi Durand de la Penne (D560) for two days of coalition training events to promote interoperability and partnership for the shared goal of maintaining safety and security of the region’s sea lanes. Many of the events stationed the Italian and American warships in close proximity of each other and required precision execution. By keeping strong ship-to-ship communications and leveraging expert seamanship, the ships completed all training events safely and successfully. On both days, all of the ships participating executed a number of navigational

maneuvers, complemented by maritime warfare-specific events such as an antisubmarine warfare exercise and a maritime interdiction operations exercise. On day two, the Farragut’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team boarded Luigi Durand de la Penne in an exercise where the latter presented itself as a merchant vessel potentially smuggling illicit cargo. The Farragut is deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG), supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of responsibility. The Eisenhower CSG includes aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), CSG 8, guidedmissile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), as well as the seven squadrons of Carrier Air Wing Seven and Destroyer Squadron 28. CPO Inkpen is a 1998 graduate of Freeport High School and joined the Navy in January 2001.

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RELIGIOUS CALENDAR FIRST CHURCH BALDWIN, UNITED METHODIST, 881 Merrick Road. Worship services are held each Sunday at 10 a.m. Adult Sunday School meets at 8:45 a.m. Child care for small children. Call 223-1168. Visit our website: EBENEZER CHURCH OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST, 97 Broadway. Michael R. Bernard, Pastor; Saturdays, Church at Study, 9:15 a.m.; Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Youth Service, 4 p.m. 379-1054 DEAN STREET CHAPEL, 23 West Dean Street. Sundays, Breaking of Bread, 9:15 a.m.; Adult Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Family Bible Hour, Sunday School (pre-K through seniors), 11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m SOUTH NASSAU CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3147 Eastern Parkway, Baldwin, 379-0720, David Dooley, Minister. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Adult Bible Study, 8 p.m., Youth Group, 8 p.m.. ST. PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2332 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, 223-1951. The Rev. Edward G. Barnett, Pastor. The Service of Holy Communion, 10 a.m. ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH (Anglican) – 2375 Harrison Avenue, Baldwin, 223-3731, The Rev. Canon Dr. Charles G. Ackerson, Ph.D., Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m.; Wednesday: Holy Eucharist 10 a.m.; Church Office Hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place, Baldwin 11510, (516) 223-2112 Welcoming and Supporting Individuals and Families to Grow in Faith! Sunday Services at 10 o'clock. Rev. Adrian J. Pratt, Pastor. E-mail to: IGLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT – 50 North Main Street, 546-0473, C. Luis Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 286 West Merrick Road, Freeport, Walter Gibson, Pastor. Sunday Services, 8 and 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Friday night service, 8:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday Bible School, 7:30 p.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FREEPORT, 178 South Ocean Ave. & Smith St.; Sunday worship at 10 a.m., celebrates creatively and joyfully. Child care available. Adult and Cherub Choirs; Dance Ministry. Third Sunday of each month – Family Sunday – embracing & nurturing our children and youth. Communion open to all. Contact Rev. Eddie Jusino at 379-1114. BETHELA.M.E. CHURCH, 420 North Main Street. Stephen M. Lewis, Senior Pastor, Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 a.m., Sunday School Service, 8:30 a.m., Bible Study: Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.. BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 885 Seaman Avenue. Daily minyan, Monday and Thursday 6:25 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:35 a.m.; Friday services 8 p.m.; Saturday services 9 a.m. and 5:50 p.m.; Sunday services, 9 a.m. FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 46 Pine Street, 378-0659. Rev. David Henry, Pastor. 10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Service. Nursery Care & Church School Classes for Pre K-8th grade. All are welcome! CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, 91 North Bayview Avenue, 623-4200. Conservative, egalitarian congregation. Friday services, 8 p.m.; Saturday services, 9:30 a.m. Weekday minyan followed by breakfast, 6:45 a.m. Sunday services, 9 a.m., followed by breakfast. Religious school, pre-K through high school. Adult education. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 228 South Ocean Avenue, 623-1204. A liberal faith community where all people and beliefs are welcome: Sunday services 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education, youth groups, childcare, small group interactions, social justice work and special events. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH / IGLESIA LUTERANA DE CRISTO, North Grove Street and Randall Aves.

Rev. Emilce Erato. Sundays – 9:30 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Education; 11 a.m. – Spanish Mass. 3781258. WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, 80 West Merrick Road, Freeport, non-denominational; Stephen and Roseann Brower, Senior Pastors; Sunday morning Worship 10 a.m.; Children's Church 10 a.m.; Nursery available. Wednesday Care Groups in the homes; Friday evenings ministries; Care (home and hospital visits), Children’s Ministry 7:30 p.m., 18-month residential program for substance abuse. Bible Education Center. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD, 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Harold E. Banarsee, Senior Pastor. Morning services: 11:15 a.m.; Sunday School: 6 p.m.; First Sundays: night service at 6 p.m.; counseling on Thursdays by appointment; prayer service and Bible study: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. SALVATION ARMY, 66 Church Street, P.O. Box 725, Sunday: Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 a.m.; Bible Study Friday 11 a.m.; Mid-week Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Supper Program on Tuesday at 5 p.m. followed by Scouting activities 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 378-4557. TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOPAL CHURCH (ANGLICAN), South Long Beach Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER, 37 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet; Saturday Morning Mass in the Church, 8 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday Masses 8 a.m., 9:30 (Family), 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish); Miraculous Medal Novena, Saturday following 8 a.m. Mass. Blessed Sacrament Chapel open 24 hours. ST. CHRISTOPHER’S R.C. CHURCH, 11 Gale Avenue, Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. (Folk Group); 11 a.m. (Choir); 12:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. (Contemporary Music Group). Daily Masses: Monday through Friday: 7 and 9 a.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Holiday Masses: Please consult the weekly Bulletin the Sunday before the holyday. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FREEPORT, Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue. Sunday Worship – 10:45 a.m.; Sunday School for adults & children, 9:20 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer, 8 p.m.; 379-8084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 301 Atlantic Avenue. Sundays, Sunday School for all ages, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Praise and Prayer Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, Evening Bible Study in Spanish and English, 7:30 p.m. Second and fourth Fridays, Youth Night in Church gym, 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, 129 East Merrick Road. Reverend Mallette, Sundays, Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Service, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 2959 Grand Avenue, Baldwin; Rabbi Antonio DeGesu. Conservative. Twice daily minyan. Weekdays: Sunday 9:30 a.m.; Monday-Friday 6:50 a.m.; Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbat: 8 p.m.; Shabbat morning 9:30 a.m.; Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school; Adult education; Mens Club and Sisterhood. 223-8688. ZION CATHEDRAL, COGIC, 312 Grand Avenue, Freeport. Bishop Frank Otha White, Senior Pastor; Dr. Frank Anthone White, CoPastor. Sunday: 7:30 and 11:15 a.m., Worship Services; 10 a.m., Sunday School. Tuesday: 121 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spiritual Empowerment Service, Fridays at 6 p.m., Youth Activities.

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Leg. Becker on El Salvador VP visit American Salvadoran Day has been an annual event in Nassau for many years. It is not uncommon for a representative or elected official to come to Mineola from El Salvador to celebrate the day and the special bond our two countries share. The celebration is never about the individual as a representative but about the country. This year, I was unaware of any controversy surrounding the vice-president of El Salvador and of certain political positions and actions of his in his home country, some of which, if true, I reject. However, in welcoming him I was acknowledging the people and country of El Salvador, as were other elected offi-

cials – not the man – who have a large population in Nassau and who have been allies to us in sending soldiers to stand with American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq in the war on terror. I have always had great respect for the Salvadoran people and for the sacrifices they have made in this war and this has always been the foundation of my appreciation for that nation and its people in celebrating American Salvadoran Day here in Nassau and not any particular elected official or representative of the government. Francis X. Becker is a Nassau legislator and Republican candidate for Congress in the Fourth District.

Christ Lutheran September events Rally Day at Christ Lutheran Church/Iglesia Luterana de Cristo is on Sunday, September 9 at both Engish and Spanish services, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor Emi1ce Erato says, “Church members are welcomed back from summer activities and vacations on this festive Sunday. Coffee, bagels, cream cheese and other treats will kick off the academic year. Sunday School registration will take place for classes to start on September 16.

After-school program FLAG RAISING: Mayor Andrew Hardwick and Vice-President Sanchez Cerén raise the Salvadorean flag outside Village Hall.

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sale. Approximate amount of judgment $541,046.97 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 001044/07 Graham W. Kistler, Esq., REFEREE FL 123 4T 8/2, 9, 16, 23 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Pltf. vs. SARAH DRONES A/K/A SARAH DRONE, et al, Defts. Index #18226/07. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated July 14, 2008, I will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on Sept. 4, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., prem. k/a 123 East Milton St., Freeport, NY. Said property located at a point on the Northerly line of East Milton St., f/k/a Meserole Ave., distant 548 ft. Westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of East Milton St., with the Westerly side of Nor th Columbus Ave.; being a plot 100 ft. x 52 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $229,997.18 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. ALFRED REINHARZ, Referee. PITNICK & MARGOLIN, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 6800 Jericho Tpke., Ste. 207W, Syosset, NY. #81661 FL 125 4T 8/2, 9, 16, 23 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDING CORP., Pltf. vs. IRIS BERMUDEZ, et al, Defts. Index #11-010593. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 30, 2012, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY, prem. k/a Section 55, Block 220, Lot(s) 508-509. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. MICHAEL MONTESANO, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #81664 FL 128 4T 8/9, 16, 23, 30 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2006, FREMONT HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-B, Plaintiff, Against

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Heliox Capital LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/20/12. Office location: NASSAU. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: Heliox Capital LLC, 1 Kensington Gate, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful act. FL 109 6T 7/19, 26, 8/2, 9, 16, 23 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY Wells Fargo Bank, NA as Trustee Under Pooling and Servicing Agreement Dated as of October 1, 2006 Securitized Asset Back Receivables LLC Trust 2006-WM2 Mor tgage Pass-Through Cer tificates, Series 2006-WM2; Plaintiff(s) vs. MICHAEL O’NEAL; KAY POWELL; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about December 11, 2008, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On September 4, 2012 at 11:30 AM Premises known as 3426 Steven Road, Baldwin, NY 11510 Section: 54 Block: 581 Lot: 3 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Baldwin Harbor, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, known and designated as and by Lot No. 3 in Block No. 501 on a certain map entitled, "Map of Oakwood, at Baldwin, Section No. 9, situated at Baldwin Harbor, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, owned by Beverly Manor, In., P.O. Box 225, Baldwin, New York, surveyed by Teas and Steinbrenner, Engineers and Surveyors, 125 Church Street, Malverne, N.Y., and Route 111, Bethpage, N.Y., March 14, 1960", and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on November 27, 1961 as Map No. 7516. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of

JORDAN COOPER; MERS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 5/27/2010, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501 on 9/11/2012 at 11:30 am premises known as 72 Dehnoff Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520. ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, County of Nassau and State of New York. Section 55 Block 237 Lot 136 Approximate amount of lien $413,886.01 plus interest and costs; Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 12450/08 Dominick A. Villoni, Esq., Referee Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 7/16/2012 File Number: 7090634358 MNH FL 129 4T 8/9, 16, 23, 30 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. LARRY KRASIN, TOBY LASCHEWER AND ROCKY POINT FUNDING, LLC., Pltf. vs. CONSOLIDATED PROPERTIES GROUP, INC., et al, Defts. Index #11/44. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated May 21, 2012 and entered on June 20, 2012, I will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., prem. k/a vacant land on Madison Avenue, Freeport, NY. Section 0054, Block 00088-02, Lot 00137. Said property located on the westerly side of Madison Ave. distant 101.02 ft. southerly from the intersection formed by the southerly side of Pine Street and the westerly of Madison Avenue; being a plot 50.51 ft. x 107.75 ft. x 50 ft. x 114.9 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $168,500.78 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. SALVATORE B. PONTILLI, Referee. SAMUEL I. GLASS, Attys. for Pltf., 62 Nichols Court, Ste. 302, Hempstead,

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ing contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the publication of this Notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution. Dr. Mary R. Bediako District Clerk BOND RESOLUTION OF THE FREEPORT UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT, NEW YORK, ADOPTED OCTOBER 25, 2011, AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION OF VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS TO DISTRICT SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND SITES; STATING THE ESTIMATED TOTAL COST THEREOF IS NOT TO EXCEED $5,000,000; APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR; AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $5,000,000 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID DISTRICT TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION Objects or purposes: Construction various improvements to District school buildings and sites. Amounts of Obligations to be Issued not to exceed $5,000,000 Period of Probable Usefulness: thirty (30) years A complete copy of the bond resolution summarized above shall be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the District Clerk, Freeport Union Free School District, 235 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520. Dated: October 25, 2011 Freeport, New York FL 139 1T 8/23 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS For the 2012 Video Services The Incorporated Village of Freepor t Depar tment of Publicity is requesting proposals from qualified Vendors for the purpose of recording media ser vices for the Village’s Board of Trustees meetings and other noteworthy events on an as needed basis. The proposal scope and form will be available August 27, 2012. Proposals are to be delivered to Ms. Kim Weltner, Purchasing Agent, Incorporated Village of Freepor t, 46 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520. All proposals must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday September 14, 2012. In all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Consultant, the words "EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER" shall appear in type twice as large as that used in the body

of the advertisement. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received. In submitting a proposal, Vendors agree not to withdraw their proposal within forty-five (45) days after the date required to submit. Kim Weltner Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport VILLAGE OF FREEPORT Issue Date – August 23, 2012 FL 140 1T 8/23 NOTICE TO BIDDERS FUEL TANK REPLACEMENT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, New York will receive sealed proposals for "FUEL TANK REPLACEMENT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS" until 11 :00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 11,2012 in the Main Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, at which time and place they will be opened publicly and read aloud. Specifications, proposal and proposed contracts may be obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, from 9:00 A.M. on Monday August 27, 2012 until 4:00 P.M. Friday September 7, 2012. Documents may be obtained by prospective bidders upon depositing One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars which sum will be refunded to Contractors who submit bids, on return of the plans within ten (10) days after the contract has been awarded, if same are returned in good condition. Each bid must be accompanied by a bidder's bond in the amount of not less than five (5%) percent of the bid insuring to the benefit of the Village of Freeport, or a certified check of not less than five (5%) percent of the bid, made payable to the Village of Freeport, to assure the entering of the successful bidder into a acceptable contract. The work consists of removal of two gasoline tanks and one diesel tank and the installation of two multi-product tanks and dispensers.

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