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At a choke point where the ponds in the Meadowbrook preserve flow under the Long Island Rail Road, John Scales! and Jim Gillen of Bellmore trudged down a litter-strewn path to inspect a veritable trash dam near the waterline. Like many of the marshes and ponds that dot our neighborhoods, they found that these waterways looked more like sinks.with clogged strainers than the picture postcards they can be. The trees and brush that might otherwise conceal the severity of this eyesore appeared almost out of place amid the layers of debris settling comfortably at their roots. Stemming and reversing the rising tide of pollution is a quality-of-life issue that has been crying out for a total effort by the community and a total commitment by our local and state governments. This past weekend, those cries were answered. "What we are seeing today is a historic event in our area. This is about building'bridges. Today, cooperation is better than competition," said a pleased Bob Young, the passionate leader of the America the Beautiful (continued on page 18)

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• Wear light-colored clothing at night, short enough to prevent tripping. Add reflective tape or reflectors to dark colored costumes. • Make props such as magic wands and swords out of cardboard, rather than metal or wood. • Give and accept wrapped or packaged candy only. --,'"; • Have children bring treats home for an (continuecTon page 14)

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On October 15, Latoni Tucker, age 20, of Glenada Court, Freeport was arrested at the Massapequa Diner and charged with two counts of Theft of Services. On October 15, Burton Arthur, age 20, of Park Avenue, Freeport was arrested at the Massapequa Diner and charged with two counts of.Theft of Services and two warrants, Petit Larceny from August 9, 2002 and Aggravated Harassment, from June 15, 2002! A Wesley Street, Baldwin residence was reported burglarized on October 16 at 2:30 p.m. A computer, TV, jewelry and a handgun, were stolen after entry was gained through.a pried rear window. A Hastings Street, Baldwin, residence was reported burglarized 'on October 16 at 2:30 p.m. Codeine "pills were taken after no apparent forced entry.

A Henhawk Road, Baldwin, residence was reported burglarized on October 17 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. A play station, assorted jewelry and $200 were taken after entry was gained through an open rear door. A Grove Street. Baldwin residence was reported burglarized on October 18 at 7:58 p.m. Assorted jewelry was XaY.en after entry was gained through an unlocked front door. 4 >• «. Someone sprayed paint on the windshield and side windows of a 1994 Chevrolet at the Baldwin LIRR parking lot on October 16, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. A stereo, play station and VCR were taken from a 1997 Ford van through a popped open rear door at the LIRR Baldwin parking lot on October 16 between 6:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. + *+ A 2001 Mazda was reported stolen from Grand Avenue, Baldwin, at 5:20 p.m. on October 14. A 1999 Mercedes Benz was reported stolen on Milburn Avenue. Baldwin, on October 16 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

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Monday, October 28 - • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Bingo at Congregation Bnai Israel, 7:45 p.m., 91 North Bay view Avenue: • CR: Halloween Party, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m., CR:Parent Child Workshop, 10 a.m., Retired Teachers, 10:30 a.m., Girl Scouts, 4 p.m., AA, 4:30'p.m., LI African Violet Soc., 7:30-p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m., Village Hall.

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tion grab for votes." But Stewart Lilker took Freeport trustees to task, asking Mayor William F. Glacken repeatedly if they were prepared to fight the case "all the way to the (U.S.) Supreme Court." Both the mayor and Village Attorney Harrison J. Edwards dismissed the idea that Freeport would need to take the case to the nation's highest court, and stated emphatically that they would win the case. "If it goes higher it would be at the behest of the attorney general," said Mr. Edwards. Mr. Lilker suggested the trustees reconsider defending the lawsuit. "I think you're guilty," he said. "I've seen a lot of the evidence." The case would first be heard in federal district court in Islip. The attorney general has requested a jury trial. Several of the "close-down-the-dayworker-site" faction also showed up, restating their opposition to Freeport's financial support for the operation of the site. Other actions • The board approved agreements for $14,600 with Software Consulting Associates Inc., to upgrade the Building Department's permit data base and for $6,500 with Penflex Inc. for the Fire

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The man behind our flag Newspaper people know the name of a newspaper, stretched across the top of the front page is called the "flag." Ours was designed by Danish artist Ole Hamann, inspired in the lettering across the side of a statue of the Danish king, Frederick V, which you can see if you ever visit Amalienborg Plaza at the royal palace in Copenhagen. A classically trained artist, Ole Hamann was on the staff at the United Nations for many years, designing many stamps and eventually becoming Postmaster General. His artwork included wonderful skyscraper scenes of New York City, as well as beautiful sea and pastoral scenes from his native Denmark. Once you viewed the world through his eyes, it became more beautiful. Ole Hamann was also a longtime friend of the Laursen and Toscano families. From our childhood, we can remember him guiding us and his- daughter, Kristine, kindly, gently and patiently through the world of crayons, watercolors and, eventually oils. Children are great judges of character, and I can also never forget how quickly my grandson, Luis, warmed to Ole Hamann'on a recent visit. He was the kind of man everyone instantly likes. He and his wife, Bente, also a talented artist, have many friends among so many concentric and overlapping circles of people of all interests and styles. Ole Hamann died last week. I would like to think that some of his spirit will shine through to each of our readers as they lift up their hometown newspapers each week. At least, that is a noble goal.

THE GOLDEN TONE ORCHESTRA has been playing for the enjoyment of senior citizens for 30 years. All the members of the band are seniors, most are retired and some are playing professionally. All the band members belong to RSVP of Nassau County. The band performs at

the Freeport Recreation Center every first Wednesday of the month. It is open to everyone and admission is free. The orchestra also performs at Eisenhower Park and for the RSVP luncheon as well as other senior functions.

RENOWNED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF MS. MAGAZINE, MARCIA ANN GILLESPIE, center, was the featured speaker at the .annual Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (PPNC) luncheon at the Garden City Hotel. She is flanked by Freeport residents Lester and Christine Chaplin. Ms. Gillespie now serves on

the national board of Planned Parenthood and Ms. Chaplin is on the board of PPNC. Ms. Gillespie drew an audience of more than 100, exploreing how race racism, age, gender and religious beliefs are factors preventing many people from accessing reproductive health care.

THE EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE CORPORATION recently held its 5th annual Motorcycle Poker Run to benefit EAC's Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center. Here is the team of volunteers who so generously gave -their time to help children in need. From left

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cflflVf ft There is so much out there to be afraid of, snipers, anthrax, war, that you could ask what do we need Halloween for? This year, some parents will substitute organized parties for trick and treating; others will supervise with extra care, only letting their children visit those they know. It is a school night, so that should help cut down on any mischief. So what do we need Halloween for? To pretend to be afraid of something we know is not real. For small fry, to pretend to frighten one of those big people that often scare you. Halloween gives us a sense of empowerment in a scary world. And that is okay as long as no one gets hurt. So, please, have~a safe and happy Halloween!


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NETWORKING...Sometimes people leave community meetings depressed with the feeling that everyone is spinning their wheels. That was definitely not the case at the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce's October meeting. Instead, the room buzzed with convex sation and reaction as people listened to updates on scheduled activities and reports on new initatives to improve Baldwin. During the last five years, the Baldwin Chamber has undergone a steady evolution. There was a point when the organization was practically defunct. Then, Ginny Foley accepted the presidency and slowly the group began its turnaround. A great part of that progress is directly due to Mrs. Foley, who doesn't seek personal glory and who is most welcoming of new ideas and participation. After getting its own house in order, the Chamber began reaching outward. Now the organization and the community are beginning to see the results of this networking. Projects have been completed, seasonal activities are wellestablished and the treasury has funds for new initiatives. Governmental entities recognize that the Baldwin community can muster a voice. This was evidenced in the impetus the Chamber provided to make the first phase of the Town of Hempstead's facade improvement project happen as well as the input a Chamber committee provided to make certain that the LIRR project was one that was attractive as well as functional. Most importantly, however, in a hamlet without local government, the Chamber has become the means by

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which people can meet, learn about each other and work together. At the October meeting, two residents presented new ideas which the Chamber is seriously considering supporting. Cathy Onkle, who spoke about a cleaning and maintenance project along the main thoroughfares, is an active member of the Beautiful Baldwin Foundation. Another resident provided information about the possibility of the Chamber •organizing a Farmers' Market. Other active Chamber members are also members of Kiwanis and Rotary as well as the Baldwin Community Association. These dual memberships encourage communication. There were two representatives from the school district speaking about the partnership that exists between the business community and schools and suggesting ways to improve that partnership. Kevin Kamen was present. He is the

. President of the Baldwin Library Board as well as Chief of the Baldwin Auxiliary Police. Claudia Rotondo, the Executive Director of the Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse, was also present. Both of them spoke of the recent Community Softball Game, presented a check to the Chamber and announced the unanimous decision of that event's committee to "do it again" next year. Informal conversation made it clear that people who hadn't known each other previously met for the first time and enjoyed working together on this project. The Chamber's executive board, chairpeople of specific events, and individual members are working hard and reaching out far beyond the narrow focus of business to improve the Baldwin community. Vice President Doris Duffy noted that people should remember, however, that projects which can bring about positive change often

require lots of behind-the-scenes study and effort before the results are obvious to the community. Clearly the Chamber is becoming a strong force in Baldwin. It is providing a voice for many people, a place where ideas can be shared and efforts can be coordinated. Community members should remember however, that (he Chamber consists of volunteers. Their work, their lime, 'and their energies-are not without limit. After all, they all do have a "day job." We urge readers to support local businesses, particularly those which give back to the community through participation in the Chamber. And we also suggest that residents encourage those businesses they frequent, which are not already Chamber members, to join and to help participate in the reviializalion that is happening in town. The momentum is building.

Baldwin Chamber gains momentum by Joan Delaney The October meeting of the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce evidenced growing vitality and momentum in the participation of new members, the continuation of previously successful activities and the planning of new initiatives. Cathy Onkle updated members on a cleaning and maintenance project along the main thoroughfares of the community in order to create a "polished look." Details of the cost and specifics of the scale of the project are being worked out but the Chamber is.receptive to the idea.

Another resident, Jane Vaughn, outlined ongoing research into the possibility of sponsoring a Farmers' Market in Baldwin from June through November. She described such projects in other communities and Chamber Vice President Doris Duffy noted that a Farmers' Market could be one way to attract outsiders to Baldwin. Distributing flyers about restaurants and retail businesses, particularly Baldwin's many antique shops, at the Farmers' Market could be one vehicle to revitalize the business community. She indicated that the Chamber is interviewing marketing

companies in preparation for deciding on a definitive plan to market Baldwin to outsiders and to attract new upscale businesses. Kevin Kamen, the originator of the idea to hold a Community Softball Game, and Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse Executive Director Claudia Rotondo, who served on the committee, presented the Chamber its. share of the monies raised from the successful event. The Chamber's money will be earmarked for marketing Baldwin. Later in the meeting, Ms. Rotondo (continued on page 18)

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It will be a showdown next Saturday as the Freeport Red Devils take on the Baldwin Bruins. Both tearns enter u. Saturday's game with a 5-0 record. CD X> Freeport defeated Uniondale 34-0 while 2 o Baldwin .shut put Hempstead with an O identical score. Baldwin is 1.7 power points ahead of Freeport. The Red Devils are ranked 7th in the state while the Bruins are ranked 9th. Newsday has Freeport ranked 3rd and Baldwin 4th. The outcome of the game will definitely fi affect the first place position in Conference 1. back Steve Barrett opened ItheRunning scoring with a 30 yard pass to Junaid W Hamin-Gilliam on a trick play. He later ran for a touchdown and accumulated 130 yards rushing. Erick Reitmayr scored on a 4-yard pass from Randy Mills. Mills threw for his 13th TD pass this season - a mark rarely reached by a quarterback this early in the season. First half scoring was capped with two successful extra points by soccer player Adrian Palazzo. Palazzo has hit all but two extra points this season. The Red Devils had a 20 point third quarter when Barrett ran a 54-yard TD. Jet Bates scored on a 13-yard pass from Mills and Reitmayr added 6 on a 17yard pass from Mills. Palazzo added two

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girls will play Valley Stream South in the second round of the conference playoffs. ' : Earlier in the week, the Lady Devils defeated West Hempstead 5-2 to give them sole possession of first place.;The four doubles team swept their points and third singles Lynzi McHenry picked up the fifth point. • i The Boys Soccer Team defeated Farmingdale 2-1. Scoring for Freeport were Inmer Hernandez off a pass from Joaquin .Viedora and Hernandez Jater scored off a pass from Jorge Perez. David Ortiz was superb at sweeper and Adrian Pallazo played his best game of the season at stopper. Wilber Cruz-.and Carlos Martinez were terrific at defense

while Ademar Gonzalez-Rodos. Jose Coello, Ignacio Diequet. Carlos Cruz. Edwin Garcia and John De Jesus provided support on the offense. The 400 Freestyle Relay of Gillian Shea, Soraya Escobar, Samantha Geraci-Yee and Meaghan Leonard clinched the Freeport-Port Washington meet as they touched first in 4:16.93. In that 85-77 win, Jessica Lucarello placed second in the 200 I.M. with a lime of 2:58.20 and the 400 Free Relay of Theresa Lopez, Marilyn Brendel. Tiffany Badurina and Lucarello took a bronze. "Every point was needed to pull out this exciting win," explained Coach Cormac Molloy. "The girls stayed focused and competitive."

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Freeport teachers never stop learning Freeport teachers are better prepared than ever to focus on the district's goal to improve student performance in English Language Arts and Math. This summer seven of Freeport's Master Teachers were involved in a professional development program to strengthen their teaching skills in reading and mathematics. These teachers will then go on to train other Freeport teachers and staff members to use the methods they learned - a concept known as "turn key teaching." Echele Roberts of Bayview Avenue School studied Reading Instruction. Robbi Berry of Caroline G. Atkinson School studied Reading Comprehension

ojoituary Marie K. Bolton of Freeport died on September 29. She was the proprietor, for 28 years, of the Whale's Tail on the Nautical Mile in Freeport. Her love of the ocean was not only instilled in her children and grandsons, but to all who knew her. She was the wife of the late Richard and the mother of Sharon, Richard and Mary, Beth and Dave Skudin, William and Norma Bolton and Margaret Conway. She was the grandmother of Matthew Bolton, David, Cliff, Will and Woody Skudin and Brian and Brendan Conway. The family received friends at Hungerford and Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Freeport. "Cremation will be private.

Instruction. Saundra Wilson of Archer Street School, Cheryle Isreal of Bayview Avenue School, Aneesah Abdus-Shakur of New Visions School. Joyce Fischer of Leo F. Giblyn School and Carol Smith of Atkinson all studied Thinking Mathematics. The courses were part of the Educational Research and Dissemination sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers. Teachers participated as part of a collaboration between the Freeporl School District and Freeport Teachers Association. "We're all very excited about sharing this new knowledge with our fellow teachers," says Joyce Fischer. "With five new teacher trainers in mathematics and two in reading, we are on the right path for improving test scores in these two vital subjects."

FIRST GRADE TEACHER JOYCE FISCHER (left) will be using new technique learned in a "Thinking Mathematics" program - to teach her students at Leo F. Giblyn School. She is one of seven Freeport teachers who participated in training to strengthen teaching skills in reading and math. Teaching assistant Barbara Goldman (right) will also benefit from Ms. Fischer's training. She and the six teachers that she trained with will "turn key teach" the skills they learned to other educators in the district.

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masks, reeogni/ed by historians as being among the earliest phenomena created by man. allow us to reveal or hide our line nature, shape our destiny and indulge our fantasies. Masks are tools to gain access to the dreamtime of the unconscious mind. After moving to Long Beach during the 1980s she founded the Spirit Art studio, guided by the premise that art should encompass the spirituality of the individual: that the art objects a person possesses are totems of the spirit and have specific meaning to that person's life. This is strongly in the tradition of Native American culture, which'Ms. Seepo has Studied... seriously for many years. The: artist's eclectic nature, however. ;has provided that her-.masks ,p«r(ray a flamboyant .gaiety and exuberance in a-traditional and familiar sense, particularly appropriate for such events as Halloween Masquerade balls and Mardi Gras. The complete collection of her masks can be seen by visiting her website, vvww.gypsyrenaissance.com, where she plans on adding an Gift Boutique section soon after Halloween, which will offer a variety of rare and exquisite items hand-crafted by Ms. Seepo and a number of her close associates. Like most people in business these days, Ms. Seepo is feeling the financial pinch of the current business recession. "Our lives just haveivl been the same since the disaster of 9-11," she says. adding that it seems that the entire art community has been adversely affected by recent events. "Even though business has improved this year, people are only slowly regaining their enthusiasm for celebration." The artist feels that this reticence is an impediment to regaining our full sense of security, since she equates celebration with reaffirmation of the spirit. "Life is always a balance of joy and sorrow and it should be possible for us to express our joy without losing sight of the sorrow we all feel for the loss we have suffered. If we allow ourselves to become as dour and rigid as-these terrorists seem to be then they will truly have beaten us." If we would take the advice of this sage artist, we should get out there and celebrate to our hearts' content and let our spirits soar.

Alexis Seepo has been ;; producing top quality feather and sequin masks for the last 27 years. Although each mask is hand made, her company, Gypsy Renaissance, has been supplying numerous upscale retail outlets around the country, as well as providing "decoration and custom .masks for major events 'arid theatrical productions. Her client list includes American Express, Bellagio Hotel-Las Vegas, Big Apple Circus, Busch Gardens, Chase Manhattan, Cirque Du Soleil, Disneyland, Donald Trump, Fantasy Fest- Key West, Fox woods Resort & Casino, Gordon Getty, L'Oreal, Mardi Gras-New Orleans, MGM, Mirage Hotel-Las Vegas, Pierre Cardin, Sex and the City, Sun Trust Bank and Universal Studios. Ms. Seepo began her mask making in San Francisco during the 1970s where she was involved with the art and pop culture that evolved out of the 1960s HaightAshbury era. She still maintains close relationships with other visionaries of those times as David Singer, who designed the Gypsy Renaissance logo, as well as the majority of posters for the Bill Graham Fillmore shows on both coasts. Her close involvement in that epic of artistic flourish, as well as her extensive travels to remote parts of the world studying the mysticism of various indigenous cultures, has resulted in an astonishing collection of mask designs that are the culmination of a lifetime of experience. She believes that

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South Nassau Community Hospital recently gave out service awards for August. From Baldwin, medal reccipicnls were TEJ BINDRA (100-hour pin), VIRGINIA MEHTA<( 100-hour pin), SHAMLI MALIK (100-hour pin) and KATIE STEIGERWALD (100-hour pin). DESIREE SUAZO of Freeporl recently completed Syracuse University's six week Summer Start program, held June 30 through August 9. She will be a freshman majoring in predentistry at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences this fall. SUZANNE LAPLATNEY of Freeport and ALEXIS BROWN of Baldwin were recently named Academic Peer Advisors at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences. Ms. LaPlatney is a senior majoring in psy-

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Nassau County Clerk Karen Murphy today announced that she has forged a partnership with the IRS and SCORE to offer a series of business workshops for residents who are interested in starting their own business. The County Clerk's Office is where business certificates are filed and incorporation records are kept. The business seminars, which will cover many essential topics from business ownership and necessary permits to valuable resources for business plans and financing, will be offered to individual communities. The County Clerk is urging community leaders to partake of this opportunity and offer the seminars through their organizations.

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"I'm no hero, just a guy who was drafted," explained Sanford (Sandy) Meyers of Baldwin, a recipient of the Korean War Service Medal presented by Senator Charles Fuschillo at a ceremony on October 9, at the American Air Power o Museum in Farmingdale, that included O 14 other veterans. 03 The award is being offered by the government of South Korea to eligible 1 =3 servicemen and women who performed duties during the Korean War. The pro06 ject is being coordinated by the United W States Air Force. Q Mr. Meyers served in the U.S. Army. < W "I put my 22 months in," he noted, saying that as a college junior, he chose not to take the Princeton exam, which could H have gotten him deferred. He completed eight weeks of basic training at Camp Atturbury in Indiana, went home for a week, and then took a train to California. After a few days he was shipped out on a boat which took fifteen days to reach Korea. He landed

with the 24th Division in Mason, Korea. "I was the most ill-prepared soldier this country ever had," said Mr. Meyers, who rose from the rank of Private to Corporal during.his time of service. "I never had to fire a gun; I never had to fight in battle," he said as he described the assignments he was given. "I taught English and math to GIs. I did my share of jobs - KP and guard duty." But because morale was low, the army sponsored a series of sports competitions. "I was a jock and I wound up playing baseball, football and basketball for the division teams." Mr. Meyers spent 17 months in Korea and five months in Japan. Among the fellow soldiers he met, many did not come back. "A lot of guys were blown up by land mines. Many guys I knew fought but never came back." Describing his thoughts about Korea, Mr. Meyers said that the medal he received was the first public recognition he was aware of for veterans of that conflict. "It's not even considered a war," he said, "It was a police action."

Statistics show that the Korean conflict lasted from June 15, 1950 until July 27, 1953. There were 54,230 who died, 103,000 wounded and 8,177 who were missing in action. There were 7,000 prisoners of war and 3,450 returned alive. Fifty-one percent of the prisoners of war died in prison camps and there are still 389 unaccounted for. Referring to the aftermath of the conflict, Mr. Meyers said, "All these years I resented that nothing was done for the Korean vets. It was like it never happened." But Mr. Meyers doesn't regret the time he spent in the military. He said at

the ceremony with Senator Fuschillo, he spoke to. other veterans whom he had never met before, "We spoke about our service. They are all great guys." Referring to the present world situation and the possibility of war with Iraq, Mr. Meyers grimaced. "War really is terrible; it really is hell. We are a great country but I really hope that there has got to be a better way." Mr. Meyers and his wife Micki have been married for 45 years. They are the parents of three children - Jayne, Mark and Greg and the grandparents of three youngsters? Leah, Aaron and Jessica.

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Power Plant 2 permits pass Army Corps of Engineers The Village of Freeport Electric Department has received environmental approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that advance the progress of the Power Plant 2 Generation Projects leading to construction of both the village and PPL combustion turbines. The permits granted under the Nationwide Permit program authorize construction of the projects and their ancillary facilities in areas under Corps of Engineers jurisdiction. These facilities include the acoustic abatement wall on the shoreline site, as well as the offsite installation of an underground electrical transmission line between the project site and the LIPA Meadowbrook switching station, and the natural gas pipeline from the KeySpan facility near Babylon Turnpike to the proposed project. "Freeport Electric is pleased that the proposed generation projects at Power Plant 2 are advancing through the environmental permitting processes. Each approval moves us closer to start of construction so that the Village and PPL facilities may be on line next summer to serve the electric needs of the Village and Long Island community, respectively," stated Hubert Bianco, Superintendent of Electric Utilities. "Receiving the Corps of Engineers approvals in this timely manner following submittal speaks to the thought and attention given to design and environ-

mental aspects of this project," continued Barbara Jefferies, Sr. Program Manager for ENSR International, the village's independent environmental and permitting consultant for this project. The key permit conditions included by the Corps of Engineers require construction measures to prevent materials or debris from entering the adjacent waterways. The conditions to the Corps of Engineers approval also require compliance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) regulations. Applications have already been filed with NYSDEC and are progressing through that regulatory process. "Recognizing the regional importance of new energy resource development, NYSDEC staff have been working in a very cooperative and timely fashion in reviewing the village applications," Ms. Jefferies added. "We anticipate state permit approvals in the time frame to allow construction of the village facility for summer 2003 operations." "Each environmental permit approval should affirm that the projects developed and implemented not only serve the electric needs of the Village of Freeport and Long Island," concluded Mr. Bianco, "it also protects the environmental quality and health and safety of Freeport and neighboring communities."

County executive signs legislation giving consideration to minority owned business On Thursday, October 10, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi signed into law a bill recently passed by the legislature. The bill is a local law to ensure equal opportunity hiring for jobs created by county contracts and to promote the employment of members of minority communities for positions funded by county contracts. Legislator Kevan Abrahams sponsored the bill in the legislature, and invited guests for the ceremony included members of the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs and other representatives from the county's minority communities. "This bill will help the county take a

critical step forward regarding minority hiring," said the County Executive. "Equal opportunity is an inherent right guaranteed in our constitution and we must, as elected officials, do whatever is necessary to protect and promote that right." "I believe that Nassau County must take the lead to encourage minority and women-owned businesses to participate in contracts. Every member of a community must feel included in the bidding process," said Legislator Abrahams. A similar bill was sponsored by former county legislator Patrick Williams before his resignation.

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A NEW YORK medical-malpractice specialist has won an sole practitioner in Mineola. $80 million verdict-said to be the largest ever on Long Island, Duffy said he had won a $10.6 million verdict against N.Y.-against two doctors in the birth of a premature infant the same doctors in a malpractice case in Nassau County born with brain damage. last year. A settlement was reached in .the matter; he It was the second time in 16 months that the lawyer, declined to discuss details. James R. Duffy of Duffy, Duffy & Burdo in Uniondale, While not aware of any great increase in obstetrics N.Y., has won a multimillion-dollar award involving the same lawsuits, Duffy noted that the size of awards seemed to be doctors, he said. on the rise because of the passage of a New York law supDuffy represented Maureen Brenner and her daughter ported by doctors. Erin, one of a pair of twins born 10 weeks prematurely in Under the law, judges must determine the present-day January 1990. Erin was born experiencing respiratory disvalue of future awards. That determination is then used to tress and bleeding into the brain, resulting in cerebral palsy. set up structured judgments under which doctors arid malThe negligence verdict was recently delivered in New practice-insurers may purchase annuities to. pay off future York State Supreme Court in Suffolk County in Riverhead needs, saving considerable money off jury awards and setafter a three week trial. Brenner v. Ira Spector and Steven tlements. Klein and Spector and Klein, No. 001581-1995. Under the award, $55 million will go Two vital points for custodial and medical care and lost earnThe Brenner case centered on ings for Erin, with the rest for pain and suftwo points. The first was that fering. An appeal is expected. Brenner had complained about uter"She will need full-time custodial care ine cramps four weeks before she for the rest of her life," Duffy said, "so that gave birth, but rather than put her on she may live her life as independently as close monitoring, Spector allegedly told her not to worry about it, possible, with some dignity, as opposed to being shut up in an institution someplace. according to Duffy, even though she She will never be able to care for herself." was considered at high risk because Erin, who is now 12, has been feashe was carrying twins. Even more damaging, alleged tured in clothing catalogs modeling in her Duffy, was that Brenner went into wheelchair. "She's a beautiful girl and her labor, called Klein at 5:30 a.m.and parents are encouraging her as much as arrived at the hospital at 6:30 a.m. possible in life." Duffy said. Erin's twin was But Klein allegedly did not arrive born without defects. until 8:45 a.m. and then did a proceDuffy said he felt one key to the case dure on another patient. Because was making the jury understand the severe Brenner was high-risk, the hospital problems both the mother and child suffered staff couldn't do anything until her while in the care of the doctors, Ira Spector and Steven Klein, who have a joint practice ERIN BRENNER: Her difficult birth led to cerebral palsy. NOW doctor arrived. in Mineola On Long Island.

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Congressional candidates debate on public access TV Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D) and Dr. Marilyn O'Grady .(R,C), candidates for Congress in the fourth district, were invited to Cablevision's Public Access TV studio to give their views on a variety of issues facing the nation. The American Family Association of New York tries to devote some of its air time each year around election time to key races and invites the candidates of both major parties to dis-

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We're excited to announce that our 10-year high school reunion has been scheduled for Saturday. November 30. The reunion will be held at a loft space in Manhattan located at 18th Street and Broadway, between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. The cost is $60 per person which includes an open bar, buffet and DJ. Please RSVP by October 25. and please indicate if you are bringing a guest. The

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Kiwanis installs new officers Patrick Buckland of Freeport was installed as president of the Kiwanis Club of Freeport during the club's meeting on Wednesday, October 2 at Bedell's West Wind. Also installed were Vice President James Kaimakides, 2nd Vice President David Sterner, Treasurer Kevin Molese and Secretary Greg Abbate. In addition, the following members will serve on the club's Board of Directors: Rick Holdener, Carol Casanova, Bill Chimeri, Joe Gerhauser and Joyce Rommel. The immediate past president is Juanita Dash. She will continue to serve on the club board for the next year. Patrick Buckland will be serving as

club president on the worldwide Kiwanis leadership team with the newly elected Kiwanis International President Juan Torres, Jr., MD, of Manila, Phillipines. Kiwanis International's major service focus, a program called "Young Children: Priority One," will continue during 2002-2003. Recent club service activities have included such projects as our Annual Children's fishing trip, easier egg hunt, scholarship to graduating seniors, dinner preparation and services to the senior citizens at the Peternana Senior Housing and growing and donating over 250 pounds of produce to the I.N.N.

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Freeport Schools budget committee re-established The Freeport Board of Education has re-established its Finance/Budget Advisory Committee of community residents. Members of the committee, inactive for about a year, have been invited to serve again, and in addition, the" board seeks other parents and homeowners who have not previously been members to serve. • The charge of the. committee is to assist-the Board of Education by making recommendations regarding the preparation of the 2003-04 school district budget and future budgets. The committee membership is limited to 22 residents of the school district representing as many varied interests as possible, such as senior citizens, parents, educators, homeowners, business owners and high school students. Serving on the committee represents a serious commitment on the part of members, who will be asked to develop an understanding of the budget process and the educational and financial needs of the district, and meet regularly beginning this December 15. October 30 is the deadline for applications. Interested residents are invited to contact the office of the Assistant Superintendent for Business, Kishore

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Doris Rios Duffy, a practicing attorney residing in Baldwin, is the Vice (N President of the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. She is chairperson of the Facade Improvement Committee and a member of the Downtown Development Committee. She was a leader behind the study of downtown Baldwin. She conducted the negotiations with the LIRR 1 on behalf of the Chamber to upgrade the design of the recently renovated -C Baldwin train station. She has acted as the Chamber's advocate on many issues of community concern and volunteers < her time to the many annual Chamber events. Additionally, Ms. Duffy is a founding W board member of the Baldwin Community Association (BCA), chairperson of the Candidates' Forum, former chairperson of the BCA Business Development Committee, Past President of Milburn School PTA, and past chairperson for publicity of the

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GOmmunity ovonts Bethlehem 75th anniversary Bethlehem Lutheran Church is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a festival worship service on November 3 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Paul Bouman, Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Church in America, will lead worship along with the Rev. Kimberly A. Wilson, Pastor of Bethlehem. World Community Day The Baldwin/Freeport/Roosevelt chapter of Church Women United will celebrate World Community Day on Friday, November 1, at Christ Lutheran Church, 61 North Grove. Street in Freeport. The service will start at I p.m.,

followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend. The theme is "Daughters of Abraham: Called to Peace," a service written by Christian, Muslim and Jewish women who are active in the Interfaith Tulsa Ministry in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Calling all retired teachers! The South Nassau Retired Teachers Association invites all retired teachers who have lived or worked in Nassau to' celebrate the group's 25th anniversary at the Coral House, 70 Milburn Avenue in Baldwin on November 6 at 11 a.m. There will be lunch and live entertainment. For reservations, call Ann Sulzbach at 485-6952.

Freeport Bill White is a native Freeporter and a 1974 graduate of Freeport High School. He attended Colgate University in upstate Hamilton, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Arts i n ' Economics in 1978. He returned to his hometown after graduation and went to work in his father's insurance agency. He purchased the agency in 1982. In 1987, Bill and his lifelong friend, Chris Re, merged their respective businesses to form the White & Re General Insurance Agency. Since then, the firm has grown to be one of the leading property and casualty agencies in Nassau County. Their philosophy has remained the same: To secure responsible insurance, at a reasonable premium, through superior insurance carriers. And, most important, to continue the decades long tradition of providing exceptional service. ' Bill is active in the business community. He is a longtime Director of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, serving on several steering committees. He is Past President of the Exchange Club of Freeport, an International Service Organization focusing on Child Abuse Prevention. He has served on the local

Salvation Army Advisory Board. Bill served as a member and Deputy Chairman of Freeport's Zoning Board of Appeals for 13 years. In June 1998 Bill was appointed to the Freeport Village Board of Trustees to fill a vacancy and was subsequently elected to a 4-year term in March 1999. Bill resides on Freeport's fabulous waterfront with his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters, Lauren and Jennifer.

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ing only streets that are well lit, and give the route to your family members. • Wait until you get home with your family to sort, check and eat your treats. • If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic. • Do not approach or talk to strangers. 0 Report all suspicious person(s) or occupied vehicles to the police. • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened. -Michael E. Woodward, Chief of Police

PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Formation of EHI-ERIC'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS. LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY on 07/22/2002. New York Office Location: NASSAU County. Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail any process to: C/O ERIC ADVOCATE. MEMBER, 1568 RICHARD AVE., NORTH MERRICK, NY 1 1566. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Fl #4fi9lSyO/1O 9A lfl/3 in. 17 94

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: STRONG REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/19/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 34 Meadow Lane, . Lawrence. New York 11559. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Fl <MA9 AK 9/7A 10/3 Ifl 17 94 31_ _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP. NAME: ROSENFELD & MAIDEN-

BAUM, LLP, Certificate of Registration was filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/10/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLP upon whom process against It may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLP, c/o Rosenfeld & Maidenbaum, 132 Spruce Street, Cedarhurst, New York 11516. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Law. FI #47n A* 9/9* m.a. in 17 -)A 31 _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MERMAID ENTERPRISES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/12/02. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2102. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC

upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 106 Woodcleft Avenue, 2nd Floor, Freeport, New York 11520. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL# 471 6x 9/26, 10/3, 10. 17. 24, 31 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE FUNDING CORPORATION, Pltf. vs. DAVID B. BEASLEY, et al, Defts. Index #97/017253. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Mar. 8. 1999, I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Nov. 7, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 24 Coolidge Ave., Freeport, NY a/k/a Section 55, Block 239, Lot 118. Approx. amt. of judgment Is $14>>,811.84 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. ROBERT A. CARPENTIER, Referee. ESCHEN & FRENKEL. LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 93 East Main St., Bay Shore, NY. #50488 Fl #472P4x 10/3. 10. 17 24 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC. Plaintiff, Against KENNETH COBHAM; SHARON COBHAM

Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 1/23/2001 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 11/6/2002 at 8:45 AM premises known as 53 DUTCHESS ST., ROOSEVELT (TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD), NY 11575 ALL that certain plot piece-or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead. County of Nassau and State of

New York Section 55 Block 404 Lot 1 Approximate amount of lien $165,018.27 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject'to provisions of filed judgment Index # 98/26046 H. WILLIAM HODGES, Esq., Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester, NY 14624 Dated: 9/13/2002 File #: 31509-98 jvr FL #4734x10/3. 10. 17.24 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, Plaintiff, AGAINST LLOYD WALTERS, ET AL.

Defendant(s) Pursuant to a'judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 5/30/1997 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 11/6/2002 at 12:00 PM premises known as 265 WEST CENTENNIAL AVENUE, ROOSEVELT, NEW YORK 11575 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, . with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, County of NASSAU and State of New York Section 36 Block 423 Lot 238 Approximate amount of lien $143,627,09 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index # 96-034287 JACK LIBERT, Esq., Referee Steven J.-Baum, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240 (716) 204-2400 Dated: 9/19/2002 TRB FL #474 4x 10/3. 10. 17. 24

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME; SILVERMAN REALTY CO., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the

Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/18/02. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2032. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC. c/o Mark Zuckerman, Esq., 79 Fieldstone Lane. North Woodmere. New York 11581. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #4756x10/3. 10. 17. 24. 31. 11/7 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 2370 MERRICK RD., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/18/02. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2032. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY shall mall a copy of process to the LLC. c/0 Mark Zuckerman, Esq., 79 Fieldstone Lane, North Wopdmere, New York 11581. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL#4766x 10/3. 10. 17.24.31 11/7 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STAfE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU

CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff against ARNETTE N. CHANDLER, REBECCA CHANDLER, et al Defendant(s). Index No. 007599-01. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on 10/23/2001,1, the undersigned Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, N.Y. on the 7th day of November, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. of that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: Said premises situate In the Town of Hempstead and County of Nassau, and State of New York, commonly being known as and by street address 84 East Greenwich Street, Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575. Tax account number; Section: 55 (continued on next page)


PUBLIC JslQIlCES Plaintiff designates Nassau County as the from previous page place of trial. The basis of venue is the location Block: 483 Lot; 314-316. Approximate amount of of the subject property. Judgment $158,918.90 plus interest and costs. Dated: July 2, 2002 Premises will be sold subject to provisions of LEVY & LEVY filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. Attorneys for Plaintiff 007599-01. Mlndy Roman, Esq., Referee. 12 Tulip Drive Gullace & Weld LLP, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 500 Great Neck, NY 11021 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, N.Y. 14614 (585) (516)487-6655 546-1980 BY: JOSHUA LEVY, ESQ. FL #477 4x 10/3. 10. 17. 24 _ TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foreNOTICE OF SALE going Summons is served upon you by publicaSUPREME COURT" OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK tion pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Robert COUNTY OF NASSAU. Index No. 99-000296, Star Roberto, Jr., a Justice of the Supreme Court, Bank, N.A. as successor by merger to Trans Nassau County dated Sept. 17, 2002 and filed Financial Mortgage Company, Plaintiff with the complaint and other papers in the against - David E. Little, et a'l, Defendants. Nassau County Clerk's Office, Mineola, NY. The Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale object of the action is to foreclose a tax lien signed herein on January 29, 2001 , 1, the underand to recover the amount of the tax lien and signed, the Referee In said judgment named, all of the Interest, penalties, additions and will sell at public auction at the north front steps expenses to real property k/a Section 55, Block of the Nassau County Court House, 262 Old 452, Lot(s) 72. Dated: Sept. 27, 2002. LEVY & Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501, LEVY. Attys. for Pltf. #50823 County of NASSAU, State Of New York, On Fl #4fl44» in/in 17 ?4.31 November 4, 2002 at 9:30 A.M., on that day, SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK the premises directed by said judgment to be COUNTY OF NASSAU sold and therein described as follows: Said INDEX NO.: 02-009502 premises being known as and by street DATE FILED: 6/6/02 address: 109 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, COMPLAINT New York 11520. Section: 55 Block: 267 Lot: 15. L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDING CORP., Said premises are sold in as is condition on the Plaintiff, date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, subject against to any state of facts an accurate survey may VANDERLEE COLTER, if he be living, if he be show, zoning restrictions and any amendments dead, his respective helrs-at-law, next ot kin, thereto: covenants, restrictions, agreements, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, reservations and easements of record; municidevisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, pal departmental violations, emergency repair and successors in interest, and generally all perliens on the date of delivery of the Referee's sons having or claiming under, by, or through Deed, and such other provisions as may be set VANDERLEE COLTER, If he be dead, whether by forth in the complaint and judgment filed In this purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, includaction. Dated: Syosset, New York, September ing any right, title or interest in and to the real 25, 2002, Pamela Sharpe, Esq. REFEREE, CARUS property described in the complaint herein, all & MANNIELLO, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, 115 of who and whose names and places of resiEileen Way, P.O. Box 9021, Syosset, New York dence are unknown to the plaintiff, 11 791, (516) 364-4500, (718) 463-8918. FREEPORT FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOFL 478 4T 10/3. 10. 17.24 _ CIATION; SOUTH SHORE FEDERAL SAVINGS AND NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY LOAN ASSOCIATION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICOMPANY. NAME: MAVERICK REAL ESTATE, CA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXAL.L.C. Articles of Organization were filed with TION AND FINANCE; FIRST UNION NATIONAL the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on BANK, AS CUSTODIAN FOR FUNDCO, INC., 08/29/02. The latest date of dissolution is "JOHN DOE #1" through "JOHN DOE #12", the 12/31/2050. Office location: Nassau County. last twelve names being fictitious and unknown SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC to plaintiff, the persons or parties Intended upon whom process against it may be served. being the tenants, occupants, persons or corSSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, porations, if any, having or claiming an interest c/o Zapson & Galanter, LLP, 20 West Park In or lien upon the premises, described in the Avenue, Long Beach, New York 1 1561. Purpose; complaint. For any lawful purpose. Defendants. FL #482 6x1 0/10. 17.24.31. 11/7. 14 _ The plaintiff, by plaintiff's attorneys, LEVY & NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LEVY, complaining of defendants, upon InforLIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("LLC") mation and belief, allege as follows: Name: MJM EQUITIES, LLC. Articles of FIRST: Plaintiff L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDING Organization filed with the Secretary of State of CORP. is and was at all times hereinafter menNew York ("SSNY") on 08/26/2002. Office locationed a corporation organized under the laws tion: Nassau County. SSNY has been designatof the State of New York. ed as agent of the LLC upon whom process SECOND: That the corporate defendants, if against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mall a any, are organized and existing under and by copy of any process to: LLC c/o David Jacobs, virtue of the laws of the State of New York, or Esq., P.O. Box 363, Merrlck, NY 11566. Latest are authorized to do business in this State. date to dissolve: 12/31/2099. Purpose: All lawful Plaintiff designates Nassau County as the activities. place of trial. The basis of venue Is the location in/in 17. 94 31. 11/7. 14 _ of the subject property. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Dated: June 3, 2002 COUNTY OF NASSAU LEVY & LEVY INDEX NO.: 02-01 1341 Attorneys for Plaintiff DATE FILED: 7-9-02 12 Tulip Drive SUMMONS Great Neck, NY 11021 WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION' (516)487-6655 (FORMERLY FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK), CUSBY: JOSHUA LEVY, ESQ. TODIAN FOR PLYMOUTH SPV2, TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The forePlaintiff, going Summons is served upon you by publicaagainst tion pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Robert HENRIETTA HAGANAH, If she be living, if she be Roberto, Jr., a Justice of the Supreme Court, dead, her respective helrs-at-law, next of kin, Nassau County dated Sept. 18, 2002 and filed distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, with the complaint and other papers In the devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, Nassau County Clerk's Office, Mineola, NY. The and successors In interest, and generally all perobject of the action is to foreclose a tax lien sons having or claiming under, by, or through and to recover the amount of the tax lien and HENRIETTA HAGANAH, if she be dead, whether all'of the interest, penalties, additions and by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, expenses to real property k/a Section 55, Block including any right, title or Interest in and to the 304, Lot(s) 1063-1065. Dated: Sept. 27, 2002. real property described in the complaint hereLEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf. #50824 in, all of who and whose names and places of FL #4854x10/10. 17.24.31 residence are unknown to the plaintiff, NOTICE OF SALE FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK, AS CUSTODIAN SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU FOR NATIONAL TAX FUNDING, L.P.; UNITED CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORSTATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTATION, MENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, Plaintiff, "JOHN DOE01" through "JOHN DOE #12", the Against last twelve names being fictitious and unknown REYNALDO A. ARIAS; etal. to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended Defendant(s) being the tenants, occupants, persons' or corPursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale porations, if any, having or claiming an interest duly entered 4/15/2002 I, the undersigned in or lien upon the premises, described in the Referee will sell at public auction at the North complaint, front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, Defendants. 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 11/8/2002 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: at 10;00 AM premises known as 521 South YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY. complaint in this action, to serve a copy of your ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, answer, or, if the complaint Is not served with with the buildings and improvements thereon the summons, to serve notice of appearance, erected, situate, lying and being In The Town on the plaintiff's attorney within twenty (20) Of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State Of days after the service of this summons, excluNew York sive of the date of service (or within thirty (30) Section 62 Block 173 Lot 291 Approximate days after the service is complete if this sumamount of lien $206,097.37 plus interest and mons is not personally delivered to you within costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions the State of New York), and in case of failure to of filed judgment Index # 018851 /OO appear or answer, Judgment will be taken Michele Bencivinnl, Esq., Referee. against you by default for the relief demanded Jon B. Felice & Associates, P.C. (Attorney's for In the complaint. Plaintiff)

•8 11 East 44th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10017 Dated: 10/1/2002 File # Bbfch 1546 mac FL #486 4x 10/10. 17.24.31 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: JAY LIEBERMAN, LLC. Articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/18/02. The latest date of dissolution is 01 /Ol /2050. Office location; Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC. c/o Jay Lieberman, 139 Sunset Avenue, Island Park New York 11558. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL 493 10/10. 17.24.31. 11/7. 14 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF VS. ROLAND OUTLAW, JULIA OUTLAW, ERNIE MCCOY, ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF: JORDAN S. KATZ, ESQ., 585 STEWART AVENUE, GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK 11530 Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated 9th day of July, 2002, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York. On the 14th Day of November, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. Premises in Freeport, N.Y. and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of East Milton Street (formerly Messerole Avenue) • distant 450 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of East Milton Street with the westerly side of North Columbus Avenue (formerly Columbus Avenue) and being a regular parcel of land measuring 50 feet in width by 100 feet in depth and being more particularly described in the filed Judgment. Premises known as 127 East Milton Street, Freeport, N.Y. Sold subject to all the terms and conditions contained in said Judgment. Approximate amount of judgment $153,113.11 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 2001 -000575 GERALD G. WRIGHT, ESQ., REFEREE FL #495P 4X10/17. 24. 31. 11/7 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY Of NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC., Plaintiff, Against MILDRED LEWIS, etal. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 9/20/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 11/20/2002 at 9:00 AM premises known as 449 Roosevelt Ave., Freeport, NY ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 62 Block 155 Lot 359-361 INC. & 385 Approximate amount of lien $254,123.03 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index* 2002/006469 EDWIN MULHERN, Esq., Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester NY 14624 Dated: 10/9/2002 File #: 02-43855r jvr FL #498 4x 10/17.24.31. 11/7 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A., Plaintiff, Against ERROL NEDD, et al. • Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 7/3/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 11/14/2002 at 9:30 AM premises known as 110 Woodside Ave., Freeport, NY ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being In the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 362 Lot 153 Approximate amount of lien $153,799.49 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment lndex# 01/014122 LAUREN J. WALTER, Esq., Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester, NY 14624 Dated: 10/1/2002 File #: 01-40974r jvr FL #4994x10/17,24,31, 11/7 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC., Plaintiff, Against LORNA GRAY: AUDREY DALEY, et al. " Defendant(s) : Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 4/30/2002 I, the undersigned

Referee will sell at public auction at the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 11/14/2002 at 9:00 AM premises known as 41 Astor Place, Roosevelt, NY 11575 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 457 Lot 139 Approximate amount of lien $184.492.75 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. IndexH 14071-97 LAWRENCE ANDELSMAN, Esq., Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester, NY 14624 Dated: 9/30/2002 File tt: 97-26478r jvr FL #501 4x 10/17. 24. 31. 11/7 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions'of Article 27 Section 269 of the Building Zone ordinance. NOTICE is hereby given that the BOARD OF APPEALS of the Town of Hempstead will hold a public hearing in the Town Meeting Pavilion, Town Hall Plaza, One Washington Street, Hempstead, New York on October 30, 2002 at 9:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M. to consider the following applications and appeals: THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 9:30 A.M.

768/02. FRANKLIN SQUARE - Eric & Patricia Bunyon, Renewal of grant to maintain 61 high fence., S/E cor. Seidman PI. & Stewart PL, a/k/a 268 Seidman PI. 769/02. - 772/02. POINT LOOKOUT - Debra Schecter, Variances, lot area occupied, side yard, side yards aggregate, construct 2nd story addition with cantilever encroachment attached to dwelling; Variances, lot area occupied, side yard, maintain sunroom attached to dwelling; Variance, lot area occupied, maintain shed higher than permitted with less than required rear & side yard setbacks; Variance, lot area occupied, maintain outdoor shower enclosure attached to dwelling., E/s Bellmore Ave., 130' N/o Beech St., a/k/a 94 Bellmore Ave. 773/02. EAST MEADOW - David Paganini, Variance, rear yard, construct 2-car garage with overhang attached to dwelling., N/E cor. Madison Dr. & Marshall Dr., a/k/a 2421 Madison Dr. 774/02. WEST HEMPSTEAD - Barry Jacobs, Maintain 6' high fence., W/s Greenway Greenway South, 185' N/o Hempstead Tpke., a/k/a 21 Greenway South. 775/02. FRANKLIN SQUARE - M. & Therese M. Brinken, Variances, side yard, side yards aggregate, construct 2nd story addition to dwelling., N/s Naple Ave., 90' W/o Cleveland St., a/k/a 1008 Naple Ave. 776/02. HEWLETT - Stuart Spivak, Variances, lot area occupied, rear yard, maintain wood deck & awning both attached to dwelling., E/s Hereford Rd., 267.03' N/o Lakeview Dr., a/k/a 1597 Hereford Rd. 777/02. - 779/02. LEVITTOWN - Thomas F. & Nina Glenn, Mother/Daughter Res. (2nd Kitchen); Maintain wood shed higher than permitted; Maintain 3'8" & 6' high fences (5' high required) larger than pool installation area., N/s Stirrup La., 138.81' W/o Water La. So., a/k/a 23 Stirrup La. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 780/02. - 781/02. NR. GARDEN CITY - Lowe's Home Center, Inc., Install one double-faced illuminated detached ground sign; overall size 326 sq. ft.; overall height 30'; Install 2nd doublefaced illuminated detached ground sign; overall size 326 sq. ft.; overall height 30- setback 15 1/2' from front property line., W/s Dibblee Dr., 369.60' S/o Zeckendorf Blvd., a/k/a 700 Dibblee Dr. 782/02. - 784/02.. EAST MEADOW - Robert & Joanne B. Avery, Mother/Daughter Res. (2nd Kitchen); Maintain 6' & 4'8", high fences; Maintain accessory structure (wood swing set) higher & larger than permitted., NIs Michael Ct., 50.03' W/o Stratford Dr., a/k/a 834 Michael Ct. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 785/02. LEVITTOWN Long Island Dancesport, Inc., Use part of premises for place of public assembly & amusement; Waive offstreet parking (proposed dance studio)., S/s Hempstead Tpke., 633.691 E/o Center La., a / k / a 3056 Hempstead Tpke. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 786/02. BELLMORE - Bianco Homes II, Inc., Variances, subdivision of lot, lotarea, front width, construct dwelling with garage., E/s Sunrise Ave., 783.46' N/o Centre Ave. 787/02. BELLMORE - Bianco Homes II, Inc., Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area,front width, construct dwelling with garage., E/s Sunrise Ave., 833.46' N/o Centre Ave. THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. 789/02. WANTAGH Paul Bowden, Variance, lot area occupied, maintain front wood deck rear bi-level wood deck both attached to dwelling., W/s Johnston Ave., 93.33' S/o Kinloch Rd.. a/k/a 1000 Johnston Ave. 790/02. ELMONT - Motiva Enterprises, LLC, Erect double-faced. Illuminated, detached ground sign with logo, prices & other information displayed thereon; overall size 157.28 sq. ft; (continued on next page)

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an order entered by the Supreme Court, County of Nassau, on the 7th day of October, 2002, bearing Index No. 15377/02, a copy of which may be examined at trie office of the Clerk, located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, grants JOSELYNE YARITZA HERNANDEZ the .right to assume the name of JOSELYNE YARITZA CALABRO, upon compliance with Article 6 of the Civil Rights Law. Her present name is JOSELYNE YARITZA HERNANDEZ, her date of birth is March 23, 1998, her place of birth is the Town of Mineola, County of Nassau, in the State of New York, and her present address is 35 Shonnard Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520. FL #507 10/24 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 127 EAST CHESTER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/07/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 3334 Long Beach Road, Suite 103, Oceanside, New York 11572. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #508 6x 10/24.31, 11/7. 14,21.28

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. F / K / A COUNTRYWIDE FUNDING CORPORATION, Plaintiff vs. ESMINE HARRISON, ET AL, Defendants Attorney(s) for Plaintiff: ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., Main Office: One Old Country Road, Suite 200, Carle Place, New York 11514(516)741-2585 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein on April 12, 2002, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, On the 21st day of November, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. Premises in Roosevelt, New York and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of Beechwood Avenue, distant 60 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Beechwood Avenue with the westerly side of Astor Place: RUNNING THENCE Southerly at right angles to the southerly side of Beechwood Avenue, 100 feet; RUNNING THENCE Westerly parallel with the southerly side of Beechwood Avenue, 60 feet; RUNNING THENCE Northerly again at right angles to Beechwood Avenue, TOO feet to the southerly side of Beechwood Avenue; RUNNING THENCE Easterly along the southerly side of Beechwood Avenue, 60 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 90 Beechwood Avenue, Roosevelt, New York 11575 Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $151,509.54 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 01-15989 Michael Salgo, Esq., REFEREE FL #5094X10/24,31, 11/7, 14 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC, Plaintiff, Against LISA CHAMBERS, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 9/17/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 11/27/2002 at 9:00 AM premises known as 17 West Clinton Ave., Roosevelt, NY 11575 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 428 Lot 44 & 45 Approximate amount of lie'n $126,238.93 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment.. Index # 01/018710 OWEN B. WALSH, Esq., Referee.

Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester NY 14624 Dated: 10/15/2002 File #: 01-42020r jvr FL #51Q4x 10/24.31. 11/7. 14 . SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU INDEX NO.: 02-011382' DATE FILED: 7-10-02 SUMMONS JMF PROPERTIES, INC., Plaintiff, against JOHN W. AUSTIN, ELSIE AUSTIN, JOSEPH DESIR, JOSEPH F. ROBINSON and DOROTHY M. ROBINSON, if they be living, if they be dead, their respective heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, or through JOHN W. AUSTIN, ELSIE AUSTIN, JOSEPH DESIR, JOSEPH F. ROBINSON and DOROTHY M. ROBINSON, if they be dead, whether by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, including any right, title or interest in and to the real property described in the complaint herein, all of who and whose names and places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; ABLE DENTAL; DISTRICT COURT OF NASSAU COUNTY CENTRAL TRAFFIC COURT; EQUIVEST INC.; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, "JOHN DOE #1" through 'JOHN DOE #12", the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint. Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action, to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with the summons, to serve notice of appearance, on the plaintiff's attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the date of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York ), and in case of failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Plaintiff designates Nassau County as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the subject property. Dated: July 8, 2002 LEVY & LEVY Attorneys for Plaintiff 12 Tulip Drive Great Neck, NY 11021 (516)487-6655 BY: JOSHUA LEVY, ESQ. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The fore-

going Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Robert Roberto. Jr.. a Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, dated Oct. 8, 2002 and filed with the complaint and other papers in the Nassau County Clerk's Office, Mineola, NY. The object of the action is to foreclose a tax lien and to recover the amount of the tax lien and all of the interest, penalties, additions and expenses thereon to prern. k/a Section 55, Block 286, Lots 58-59. Dated: Oct. 15, 2002. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #51136 FL #511 4x 10/24.31. 11/7. 14 'NOTICE TO BIDDERS 500,000 GALLONS, MORE OR LESS NO. 2 FUEL OIL FOR FREEPORT ELECTRIC THE INC. VILLAGE OF FREEPORT NASSAU COUNTY. NY Sealed bids subject to all instructions, terms and conditions hereon and pursuant to the specifications will be received by the Purchasing Agent until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 5, 2002, when they will be opened publicly and read aloud after 11:00 A.M., prevailing time, in the Main Conference Room of the Village Hall on the said date for the vehicle as specified and the contract awarded as soon thereafter as practical for: THE PURCHASE OF 500,000 GALLONS, MORE OR LESS, NO. 2 FUEL OIL Freeport Electric Specifications, and proposed contracts may be obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Incorporated Village of Freeport, 46 •North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520 from 9:00 AM Monday, October 28 until 4:00 P.M. Monday, November 4, 2002. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reservations, shall award the contract to the lowest qualified and responsible bidder. Bids, which, in the opinion of the Board, are unbalanced, shall be rejected. In submitting a bid, bidders agree not to withdraw their bid within forty-five (45) days after the date for the opening thereof. Teresa Baldinucci Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport FL #512 10/24 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HARVEY ENTERPRISES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/8/02. Office location: .Nassau County. SSNY has been designated-as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC. c/o Linda Harvey, 640 West Market Street, Long Beach, New York 11561. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL5136T 10/24,31, 11/7, 14,21,28

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This was America the Beautiful weekend in the Town of Hempstead and the cooperative spirit underlying Bob's high hopes for the multi-site cleanup project was evident everywhere. At various staging areas, state and local politicians such as Angie Cullin, fifth District Councilwoman, mixed with a diverse group of enthusiastic volunteers as representatives of the parks and recreation department registered everyone and handed out heavy gloves. Municipal buses then shuttled the volunteers over to the targeted locations, and apparently, not a moment too soon. Hardly a patch of ground appeared to have escaped the unseemly buildup of trash. In just a few minutes, volunteers had filled large, heavy-duty orange bags with every sort of trash and debris imaginable. Some spots resembled a landfill and the cleanup required more equipment and muscle than gloves and a strong back. ' In one area that had no doubt become a makeshift campground, Senator Charles Fuschillo found an old couch that needed to be moved. After teaming with another volunteer to pull the infested sofa out Of the woods, Senator Fuschillo lifted it into one of the many trucks that the state Department of Transportation had on hand for the cleanup. Other politicians were also on hand, but most if not all were there to roll up their sleeves and load trash bags rather than to shake hands and pose for photos. The reliable services of the various scouting organizations in our community can always be counted on for help with these sorts 'of. projects, and the America the Beautiful cleanup was no exception. Leading Den 8 from Cub pack 206 from North Merrick was Mary Jo Otto. She and her Cub Scouts were tackling the trash in the east and west ponds of the Meadowbrook Preserve. "The kids always have community pro-

Baldwin chamber from page 5 passed around form letters to members urging them to write to County Executive Thomas Suozzi concerning budget cuts which would adversely affect the "network of services" provided by agencies that help residents. The letter said that "Some things are dispensable in this county. Drug and alcohol treatment, education, and prevention are not. Programs that service youth and families are not. Mental health services are not. In short our children, our families and our quality of life are not, nor will they ever be, dispensable." Board member Kathy' Healy Englehardt updated members about the October 26, annual Pumpkin Run at Baldwin Park. The children's Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the professionally organized 5K race for runners of all ages. There will be awards and prizes in a series of categories. Those interested in registering may check the Chamber's web site at www. Baldwinchamber.com. Baldwin Senior High School teacher Pat Banhazl and Assistant Principal Richard Miskiewicz spoke about the partnership that exists between the school and business community. Chamber President Ginny Foley noted the tremendous assistance of the students in creating posters as well as providing practical help at the Chamber's events.

jects to work on and this is a great way for them to learn about environmental issues at the same time," said Ms. Otto as she filled her orange trash bag. At North Merrick Creek, Brownie troops 2249 and 2492 joined forces with organizers Sue Bruno and Nancy Ramo to remove the trash that fills the woods surrounding this area of the Meadowbrook Parkway. On hand to help the ladies haul their overflowing bags out of the woods were Joe Carini and Matt Darnaud from the North Merrick branch of the New York State Department of Transportation. It was teamwork and cooperation like this that made this weekend's America the Beautiful campaign a success while also helping to establish a framework for future projects. "This is just the beginning of what will be a total effort to devise a plan to make sure that this situation doesn't happen again," said Senator Fuschillo. Bob Young couldn't have been happier about the. many positives that he saw coming from the first of many initiatives his America the Beautiful group plans going forward. "A lot of bridges were built that never existed before this project. This has been a historic melding of groups that put politics behind them to tackle a severe problem," said Bob. With local civic groups working with political leaders while utilizing the vast resources of state and local governments, the America the Beautiful campaign has turned into a blueprint for positive politics in action; an effort that has not gone unnoticed outside of our area. Bob mentioned that other townships have already been in touch with him asking for help with similar projects. This is a good sign, and one that probably means that the America the Beautiful environmental group will be around for a while^ helping to build the coalition necessary to tackle what might be one of Long Island's most pressing problems.

momentum The high school is looking for additional participation by business people on the school district's School to Career advisory committee as well as by acting as mentors or. allowing their workplace to be used for shadow day activities or intern opportunities so that students can learn first-hand about careers and necessary job skills. The next School to Career Advisory Committee breakfast meeting will take place at the high .school library on October 29, at 8 a.m. Planning is also underway for the Chamber's Holiday Celebration, which is scheduled for Sunday, December 8, this year instead of on a Saturday as in previous years. The celebration includes refreshments, entertainment, and the lighting of the community Christmas tree and menorah. The Chamber contacted Baldwin's Interfaith Council regarding this activity. Ms. Ellen Dunn from the New York State Consumer Protection Board gave an overview of the many types of assistance that agency provides. Particular emphasis was on the "Do Not Call" Registry and complaint process, lemon laws, phone slamming, identity theft, product or contractor complaints, and credit ratings. Those interested in receiving any of the agency's brochures or information about the agency's services may check their web site, www.consumer.state.ny.us, or call the Long Island region number at 470-2954.


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Baldwin High School 55th reunion was a success! Almost forty Baldwin High School '47 classmates gathered at La Parma III <N in Oceanside on Friday, September 13 for a 55th mini-reunion. Fred and Pat West came from Virginia; Dick Stivelman, Alan and Dolores Mills and fc Willard Burns and his wife came ftom J3 O Maryland; Marilyn Collins Wink from South Carolina, Larry Casapini and his O sister Ida from Ohio, Richard and Elaine Goodhue Kenney from Florida, Carl Kuester from Connecticut, Peter Murphy from New Jersey, Bob and Karlene Longman from New York City. Nassau and Suffolk attendees included: Al and Pat Dredger Lindroth (Freeport), Rosemary Foster Shady, Sister Helen Geagan, Nick and Margaret Gruber Toscano (Baldwin), Vic and Sheila Horowitz Cohen (Freeport), Lynn Lowenberg Metcalf, Bill Malone (Freeport), Babe Minke (Baldwin), Don and Marilyn Muller Dengler (Baldwin), Mary Quinn McGinity (Baldwin), Hal and Barbara Thyll Malmquist, Helen Wohn Gillen and Bob Flanders. There were balloons, old photos, graduation and sports night programs to look at, a sumptuous hot lunch, fond memories and friendships, to make this a Friday the 13th to remember. Class President Bob Longman reviewed some of the highlights of the days at Baldwin High. Sheila Cohen, Baldwin Foundation' for Education President, noted the NEXUS newsletter and beach party and the $100,000 it has raised for Baldwin Schools; Helen Gillen was a big hit when she asked for comparisons between the '47 yearbook predictions and the lives that have followed. All agreed they were lucky to have attended such a special school. Many classmates stayed over to go to the annual BFE Beach Party at Jones Beach West . End #2 on Saturday, September 14, where 400 Baldwin High School alums came together on a perfect, sunny day. Many future reunions are being planned to coincide with the Beach Party weekend, which is usually the first Saturday after Labor Day. PL,

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