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by Jim Golding Freeport schools Superinlerident Dr. Eric L. Eversley delivered some mosl welcome news al the February 12 monthly school hoard meeting when he announced that three district elementary schools were among the most improved schools in the stale in meeting or exceeding state standards in the mosl recent regents examination period. Dr. Eversley said scores had to show an increase of "al least 20 percent" for a school to qualify. The three schools and the categories they qualified in are Gihlyn School, 4lh grade English Language Arts; Bayview Avenue, 4th grade ELA; and Archer Street School, 4th grade malli. The superintendent also revealed that the slate Department of Education notified the district that it plans to recognize New Visions School as one of three elementary schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties for "significant gains" on the 4th grade ELA exam. Commenting on the schools' dramatic progress over the past year, Dr. Eversley praised the faculty and stalls of the elementary schools, while noting "there is slill more work lo do."

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. Still no contract Dozens of teachers were in atlendance as Freeport Teachers Association President Lillian Gutman urged Ihe board lo acl on the renewal of teachers contracts, which expired on June 30. "We still have expired conlracts and no1 efforts have been made to resolve the problems standing in the way of a setllemenl," she said. She and others who spoke at the meeting questioned the board's intention to raise administrators salaries while action has yet to be taken on teachers' pay raise demands. Truslees acted on the administrators salaries later in the meeting. (See related story) Trustee Joseph Cattano took issue with Ms. Gulman's claims about the board not trying to resolve the contract issue. He said it was "not accurate that we are stopping this process." Dr. Callano continued, "It takes time for the parties to find a place of agreement." He added the board "represents the whole community" and there is input from many different parties the board has to consider in working out an agreement. Board President Sunday F. Coward said il was "inappropriate for board members to talk about specifics" relating lo the contracl or what is impeding progress because il is "slill under negotiation." High school teacher Slu Napier praised the new lateness policy al Ihe high school, citing a "dramatic drop in the number of sludenls in the hallways or coming lo class lale and praised Principal Dr. Michael Courtney for initialing the new policy. He said the teachers are "thrilled with the new policy" after experiencing low morale problems over the past four years. Mr. Napier, backed by several teachers who held up cardboard signs with the

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\names of tenured teachers who have left to go to other school districts, said, "I really don't think you. appreciate how important we are to the success of Freeport." Ms. Coward replied that "We are conscious of the upheaval taking place at the high school and we haye relied on the faith of ihose who are slill there, who have persevered. We hope to bring stability to the high school and ask you to hold on." Dr. Eversley. replied that, having observed the situalion at the high school over the past year and a half since his arrival to (he district, "there's an enormous capacity of people at the high school to cause things to be better. I think we're at a point where we can pull things together. There's enormous greatness there."

Election date set The board sel Tuesday, May 20, for the annual budget vote and trustees election (designated as the "annual meeting), thai will lake place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. .Deadline for nominations for the office of school trustee is April 21 and petilions for the ballot must be submitted by 5 p.m., March 21. The budget hearing will take place May

7. 7:30 p.m. Registration for the voters-will lie carried out until May 13. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. and 6-9 p.m. on May 6 and 8. '•' -'

Personnel actions Trustees announced the retirement ofmaintenance supervisor John Cassidy. effective June 30; and the granting of tenure to elementary school teacher Marie Codispoti.

Other business The board also honored the following teachers and stalf who have completed 20 years service: John Cassidy. Judy Birnbaum. Joan Trub. Catherine Whrilenour, Patricia Quinton, John Pi7.7.o. Diane Wahlers, Florence Bell. Marion Bencivenga. Maria Duran and Colleen Gallo. They also recognized Joyce Lisi and Frank Tucker for their service on the Nassau Region PTA Board. The National Honor Society held a brief ceremony for its winter inductees. -They are: Ifetayo Blissett; Sybil Ferguson. Rosemary Hernandez. Tricia Ramnarine and Lauren Triplet!.

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School board approves pay hikes by Jim Golding It took two tries, but the Freeport School Board approved salary increases for several administrators at the February 12 monthly action meeting. Trustees passed a resolution approving wages and fringe benefits currently provided to five Central Office administrators: Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Dr. Mary R. Bediako; Assistant Superintendent for Business Kishore Kuncham; Manager of Computer Operations Carol Peters; Director of School Facilities Spiro Colaitis; and School Lunch Manager Jeannie Romeo. The board also directed the superintendent of schools to draw up individual contracts with the administrators to reflect the wages and fringe benefits currently provided. Until now, there was no written agreement that officially set the wage figures. A second resolution approved pay raises for the above administrators, and two others - Sophia Codispoda, transportation coordinator, and Thomas Volpe - for the 2002-03 academic year. Before trustees discussed the issue, however, resident Steward Lilker stated his objections to the board's proposed action. Mr. Lilker said the administrators, salaries were "part of the budget voters approved last year." He also said he was unable to obtain copies of past contracts and noted that the amounts of salaries in the 2000-01 school year, compared with those proposed by the board represented increases as high as 35.7 percent. "If that's what these guys get, then that's what teachers in this school dis-

triet-should get," he said, referring to the yet-to-be-settled contract with the Freeport Teachers Association. "I suggest you don't approve the raises," he continued. "The people voted on their salaries last Ap*tl." Mr. Lilker also said he would "appeal to the [New York .state] .commissioner of Education" if they took action on the resolutions and charged they were "subverting the will of the people." He added, "I suggest you table it." He also said he was circulating a petition to place a proposition on the ballot for the May 20 election to increase number of board members from current five to nine trustees. Responding to Mr. Lilker's assertions, Board President Sunday Coward said that, before last year, "There were no contracts" and that schools superintendent Dr. Eric Eversley said the administrators should have contracts. "I'm a believer in the open meetings law and in doing things in the sunshine," she continued. The "contracts" and raises approved under the previous board "were voted on in a session not abiding with the open meetings law" and there . was no record of it. "I sat in that room and told them it was wrong but was told I only had one vote," she said. "We have to put things in writing." Dr. Eversley added, "We'd like to set the record straight and build from there." When the salary resolution came to the floor for action, trustee Michael Raab made a motion for the board to adjourn to executive session "on the issue of personnel, regarding compensation."

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Ms. Coward warily replied. "I have concerns about the legality of doing this. It doesn't seem right. I ask you to reconsider this. I believe it is illegal to do this." . Mr. Raab said, "compensation is certainly an item of personnel." The board president responded that, if the discussion was "deemed inappropriate, we'll be back." Board members voted 3-2 to go to executive session at That point. wilKMs. Coward and Ron Ellerbe voting no. Mr. Ellerbe said to his colleagues "I'm not going to do it; I don't want any part of it." ' Trustees returned to open session in less than 5 minutes. Mr. Raab said to audience members. "No actual discussion took place."

The hoard took a vole, rniflbc motion failed with Ms. Coward and Mr. Ellerbe voting ye.. Dr. Joseph Caltano voting no. and Mr. Raab and Carmen Pineyro abstaining. After completing the remaining agenda, trustees went into executive session to discuss personnel issues, but then decided to take another vole on the raises. . • •'• After reluming to open session, they approved the resolutions 3-1-1. with Mr. Catlano voting No. and Ms. Pineyro abstaining. After the meeting. Ms. Coward gave the following statement to the Leader: "The board dislikes having events like this happen because il gives the appearance of deceitful activity. However, the (continued on page 15)

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IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING, Transfiguration Parish Day School held their annual Christmas Concert this year, but instead of charging admission, everyone was encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to contribute to their toy drive for Toys for Tots. Sergeant Campbell of the United States Marine Corps was presented with a generous amount of toys that would be redistributed throughout the community. Parents enjoyed the performance and the children were very proud to help make a difference fo someone during this time of good will.

A world that wants peace For those who believe "the best defense is a good offense" the worldwide demonstrations for peace last weekend were not good news. Obviously, some rethinking of the U.S. forces' timetable for an invasion of Iraq is going on. Even if much of Europe is wrong, and the threat posed by Iraq must be met now, a delay seems likely. And yet, isn't it hopeful and just plain wonderful that a whole world of people has spoken out in favor of peace? Indeed, you could almost call it a miracle. If only we could move one step further and do as Bishop Desmond Tutu proposed, spend half the billions going to military action on improving the economic situations of the world's poorer nations. Terrorist movements breed in poverty because their members have nothing to lose, and no other hope for winning. New York City was struck and badly wounded by terrorists. And yet hundreds of thousands took to the streets Saturday to make a statement for peace. "Not in their name" is the slogan many victims' families have taken in opposition to violence. Unfortunately, we cannot throw down all our arms and expect peace. On the other hand, we can push for more dollars invested in building a more prosperous world. Locally, prayer services were held. Worshippers were asked to light a candle for peace and bring it home.

Women of Distinction Linda Laursen Toscano, publisher of L&M Publications community newspapers, Newsday's Marie Cocco and Joye Brown, Eileen Brennan of Anton Community Newspapers, and Angela Koenig of the Oyster Bay Guardian, all women in the field of journalism, are being honored as Women of Distinction by the League of Women Voters at the group's annual Women's History Luncheon, Friday, March 7, at 12 p.m. at the Uniondale Marriott. Tickets at $45 help fund the league's voter education efforts, including the annual voter's guide, which is inserted in L&M Publications newspapers, including Merrick Life, Bellmore Life, The Wantagh-Seaford Citizen and the Freeport-Baldwin Leader. This is a great opportunity to help support (and perhaps learn about and join?) the league, a group of both women and men who have done so much to educate themselves and voters about important issues such as redistricting. Aside from their publications, they also volunteer as moderators at candidates' forums and host informative programs. For more information, call the League at 682-5044. It's a move you won't regret!

SOUPER DAY FUND-RAISER: On Sunday, January 26, Super Bowl Sunday, the ladies of St. Ann's Guild of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Baldwin sold homemade beef barley and chicken vegetable soups in order to raise money for the bus trip to St. George's, Brooklyn. It has become a tradition for both parishes to join together to celebrate the life and ministry of Absalom Jones, the first black priest in the Episcopal Church. Father Ackerson, Rector of All Saints', will be the preacher at the Service of Evensong. Music will be provided by St. George's Gospel Choir and All Saints' Children's Choir. Above is Settle Brinson handing Claire Wasner her container of chicken vegetable soup.

FRIEDA TABAK, right, won this year's Woodmen of the World Good Neighbor Award, for doing 11,000 hours of volunteer work at" South Nassau Communities Hospital over the last 30 years. She joins with Kenneth Bagatelle, President of Lodge 467-Nassau County. .


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by Joan Delaney HISTORY...No community wants to be mired in the past. On the other hand, it is difficult for a community to progress if it doesn't have an understanding of its own history. One of the reasons for the recent successes enjoyed by so many of Baldwin's organizations is because they have learned from their history and built upon itIn the past both the Baldwin Fire Department and the Baldwin Public Library had bond issue defeats - the fire department several years ago, the library over a decade ago. Because of those defeats, both groups made changes in the way they reached out to the community, seeking to avoid the pitfalls that had caused problems before. Their knowledge and understanding of their own organization's history played a significant role, in their present success and in the passage of their recent bonds.

Both groups, however, do something more. In addition to avoiding past mistakes, library personnel cherish their long-standing community relationships. Director Barbara Hopkins most appropriately is a member of the Woman's Advance Club, the library's founding group. Almost a century after its inception, that group is still closely affiliated with the library, providing constant support for its projects and mission. This is a continuing relationship which library trustees never take for granted and always respect. The fire department, too, consistently remembers older colleagues, some of whom served for decades. In ceremonies that are poignant and heartfelt, they pay tribute to those who helped the department reach its present level of excellence. At the Historical Society, today's officers have a real commitment to acquiring and preserving the documents and memorabilia that depict the communi-

ty's history. They also exhibit an almost reverential attitude toward the society's founders, particularly James McKeon. As they preserve the community's artifacts, they try hard to make Baldwin history meaningful for today's residents. They were delighted when the dedication of the new Town of Hempstead parking lot on Brooklyn Avenue includ•ed an historical marker to let people know that the location was the original site of the budding Grumman Corporation in 1929. Knowledge of these details of history, they believe; fosters community pride and helps residents share a heritage. In the Chamber of Commerce, the momentum that is evident today is founded in the actions of past officers and longtime members. Incoming president Doris Duffy'stressed her desire to build on the past as she pledged to move forward with positive initiatives. She brings to her position a real appreciation of past efforts and past leadership.

To ensure further progress, today's community leaders must have a knowledge and understanding of Baldwin's history and how it impacts on the present. Certainly they must also listen to the opinions and aspirations of today's residents. But there is something more. All of us must remember the people who were responsible for making Baldwin the community it is. One of the saddest moments in the life of a community is when a person, who has selllessly devoted so much lime and effort toward the betterment of the town, is ignored. Sadder still is when that person dies and their passing is barely noted. For practical reasons alone, we should learn from the past. For a sense of real community, however, we should do more. We should embrace where we came from and we must especially remember and pay tribute to all those who gave their best so that we can now enjoy the fruits of their labors.

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letters to the editor remembering Millman To The Leader: The Baldwin School District has always striven for excellence in education. There was no better man who epitomized that goal than Meyer Millman. As Principal of the Baldwin Junior High •from 1962-1982, Meyer encouraged a love of learning among his students and a love of teaching within his faculty. As a career principal and educator, he deeply cared about his school and each and every person who 'passed throughits doors. He was a man of wisdom and vision, -integrity and sensitivity. He mentored his teachers and they, along with fellow administrators and commu.nity neighbors, became his Baldwin "family." As a tribute to Meyer and at the request of his widow, those who knew him and loved him honored his memory

witrfa decorative bench placed in front of .Baldwin Senior High School. This $2500 memorial was purchased exclusively with monies donated by the members of Meyer's Baldwin "family." A simple plaque memorialized his name. Sadly, no accommodations for preventative care were ever-put into place to make sure this memorial to one of Baldwin's most beloved adminstrators was properly cared for. Graffiti and carvings marred its beautiful teak and. finally, over the course of the past four years; the fjench was abused and destroyed by students without any apparent consequence. Instead of repairing it, the bench was ripped out and deemed "unfixable," its plaque mangled and placed in pieces behind the custodial office. Luckily, one of Meyer's "family," a retired technology teasher, discovered the bench bagged

and-ready to be discarded. A true labor of love, he painstakingly repaired the bench so that it could once again proudly honor a man who gave so much to the Baldwin School District. What happened to this bench is tragic. It showed and manifests a lack of respect or concern for what should be an important part of our school and community history. As we all continue our efforts to strive for excellence in education, it is paramount that we celebrate, treasure and protect our past. Honoring those who helped shape our educational values and set our high standards will ensure the future of our school and community. Those that read this letter, and remember fondly those individuals who have made our school community something of value, should take a moment to reflect upon expediency vs. lasting values. As we prepare n reinstate Ibis Ihis mcmnrinl memorial, we we IIUPK nupK Mini

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news of your neighbors South Nassau Communities Hospital has rccogni/.cd RALPH CASELNOVA, M.D., of Baldwin for 27 years of quality service and commitment to the hospital. Dr. Caselnova, who specializes in Nephrology, was nominated.by- his colleagues for "contributing in a positive way to the progress of the department in which he practices, and the hospital overall."

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demanded money. The victim threw the bag of food at them and ran. The assailants fled southbound on foot through the woods to Locust Court. ~ At approximately 11:10 p.m. on Tuesday, February' 11, a man with a handgun approached three men sitting and talking in a car on Terrace Avenue, Freeport. He discharged five or six shots in the direction of the car, one of which struck the driver in the face below the left eye and exited through the right side of his neck. He was taken to an area hospital where he is in critical but stable condition. The shooter was last seen running eastbound on Terrace Avenue. He is described as Hispanic, about 20 to 25 years old, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, with a medium build and a medium complexion, with facial hair, wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans and light brown boots. Detectives request anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. Four people were arrested for

Prostitution and ojher charges in an undercover operation in Baldwin on February 12 at 2:15 p.m. According to detectives, an undercover officer entered 1933 Grand Avenue, where he was greeted by Hector Polanco. 52, of the Bronx who asked him if he wanted to go downstairs. The officer said yes and gave him $40. In the basement he found Belinda Cano, 34, of Flushing, seated. Another person, Maximo Almonte.' 23, of Hempslead, entered the basement and gave the officer his change and a ticket. Ms. Cano then escorted the officer into a private room and offered to exchange the ticket and some money for intercourse. The officer placed all three under arrest. 'Mr. Almonte was found to be in possession of a clear plastic bag containing a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. Also arrested was Dayanna Zuniga, 32 of the Bronx, who also agreed to have sexual intercourse for $30. Mr. Polanco received the additional charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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boyfriend who is lost in France. Starring Billy Crudup, Gate Blanchett and Michael Gambon. Free concert by Eranga and Prianga On Sunday, February 23, at 2:30 p.m., the library will present a free concert by Eranga and Prianga, a sansational husband and wife duo from Sri Lanka. Their vocal arrangements are complex, the harmony sublime and the voices blend in rich, vibrant tones. Raw natural talent discovered in their home in Sri Lanka has been nurtured and developed with innumerable performances throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, including the United Nations, BBC-TV in London and ZDF .in Germany. They entertain with a program of international songs which could hardly be' surpassed - an African love song changes swiftly to Hebrew legend, Calypso is as familiar as American rhythm and blues, the Italian ballad as inspiring as the Hawaiian island song and the Spanish gypsy segues into the music of Never on Sunday and Zorba the Greek.

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At the February 11 Baldwin Board of meeting, Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Hullman, assisted by.principal Deborah Martin, presented the district's Report Card, a comprehensive overview that has been called a snapshot of the district. The presentation included the results of 03 T3 last year's testing which Board President 3 James Scannell called "excellent," with _e the exception of both the chemistry and physics Regents exams. Problems with OS these exams have caused numerous disUJ Q tricts and educational associations statewide to file lawsuits because of "scoring and scaling" irregularities. Not UJ yet received from the stale were comparIE ison numbers reflecting county and state results. The standardized tests at the elementary and middle school are rated from one to four with level one indicating that students exhibit serious academic deficiencies; level two indicating that students need extra help to meet standards and ultimately pass the Regents; level three indicating that students meet standards and with steady growth should pass the Regents and level four indicating that students exceed Ihe standards and are moving toward high performance on Regents exams. In grade four English Language Arts, taken in late January and early February, 2(X)2, over three days, only two percent were in level one; 24 percent in level two; 47 percent in level three and 27 percent in level four. In fourth grade math three percent were in level one; 16 percent in level ,tw£;'53 percent in level three and 28 percent in level four. In fifth grade social stuilies which was taken in November, 2001, there was only one percent in level one; seven percent in level two; 68 percent in level three and 24 percent in level four. Mr. Hollman explained that these tests are "document based" with short answer and essay questions based .on information in the documents as well as a student's knowledge of social studies. The science test consists of two parts and is scored differently. There were 88 percent of Baldwin's fourth graders who scored at or above the state designated level. The second half of the exam which includes hands-on tasks with partners at science stations is considered a program evaluation and ho individual scores are reported. Mr. Hollman indicated that they were

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"very happy with the results at the middle school" where there was significant improvement over last year. In eighth grade language arts only one percent of the students scored in level one; 36 percent in level two; 47 percent in level three and 16 percent in level four. These last two categories show an increase of seven percent from last year. In eighth grade math, the improvement was greater, with a 19.2 percent increase in levels three and four. Five percent scored in level one; 34 percent in level two; 47 percent in level three and 14 percent in level four. Mr. Hollman attributed the math improvement to a "new plan by Mr. Brown (the principal who was a math teacher) and staff." This included staff development for teachers, practice tests which better reflected the actual test's format and content as well as identifying and working with at risk students. In intermediate social studies there were no students at level one; 15 percent at level two; 74 percent at level three and eleven percent at level four. In intermediate level science, again there were no students in level one; six percent in level two; 38 percent in level three and 56 percent in level four. At the high school, there was significant success in all the Regents with the exception of the problematic science exams. This situation was explained during the summer when news reports surfaced on the high statewide failure rale. Mr. Scannell noted, "It is a mystery what the state was doing in scoring...it is smoke and mirrors." The state refused to explain its scoring process, particularly how it weighted questions, prompting the lawsuit. Now that the issue is in litigation, the state will not release any information at all. In chemistry, 75 percent of the students passed the Regents, down from 94 percent last year and 97 percent in 2000. In physics, only 42 percent passed the Regents down from 97 percent last year and 94 percent in 2000. It was explained that "districts fell sure the problem is Ihe .Regents" since studenls who failed the Regents passed Ihe typically more-difficult Advanced Placemenl exams, In all other Regents exams, the passing rate ranged from 81 percent to 100 percent of the students passing. Last year, studenls "wrote" 440 Advanced Placement exams in 16 different subjects, which is an increase of 147 percent since 1996. The results showed lhat 27 studenls were designated "Advanced Placement

Scholar" with a score of three or higher out of a possible score of five on three or more exams; eleven were designated "Advanced Placement with Honor" with an average of 3.25 on all exams with three or higher on four exams; and three were designated Advanced Placement students with distinction with an average score of 3.5 on all exams with three or higher on five or more exams. In order to complete Ihe district profile, the "report card" included "other indicators of success." It is this category which is not reflected in statistical charts that are published in newspapers and it is this aspect of student learning which the board and administration stress is as much a part of a student's and district's profile as the ability to "be a good test taker." Those indicators include participation in music programs and performances, visual arts studies and competitions, athletic participation, scholar athlete teams, extracurricular activities, community service and opportunities for parent involvement. Stressing that "If we have your children long enough, we are successful with them," Mr. Scannell pointed out the graduation statistics which show that 94 percent of the students are accepted to college; 71 percent earned Regents diplomas, and 17 percent earned Regents diplomas with distinction. Sludents were awarded scholarships and grants totaling $5,566,488. Alhlelic scholarships amounted to more than $560,000 and music scholarships totalled $96,000. "It's the end result thai, matters," noted Mr. Scannell. Board discussion after the presentalion highlighted several issues. Test taking is a "moving largel," said Mr. Scannell, since the format of various tests continues to change, with teachers often not receiving preparatory information that accurately reflects the tesl Iheir sludents eventually

take. It is expected lhat when the content and format of the tests are better known that the success rate will increase. Also noted was the mobility of youngsters. Of the fourth grade youngsters who took the ELA exam, few remain of the at risk youngsters who received early intervention assistance in the primary grades. Superintendent Kathy Weiss explained that the district is making use of new software programs which will allow them to create a longitudinal study of youngsters including their test results, special services, and the grade when they entered the district. "Last year," she noted, "we had a child take the lest who entered the district that clay." Mr. Hollman also pointed out the changing requirements for graduation and the gradual ending of the safety net grade of 55 percent for various Regents exams. Responding to questions regarding special education children, he described as "frustrating for youngsters" (he regulation that they must first try and fail (he Regents exams before they are allow to take the Regents Competency Test. In other instances state regulation prohibits special education children from being allowed certain modifications during test taking which their Individualized Educational Program (IEP) indicates they should have. Board member B.A. Schoen reiterated ongoing school district complaints that Ihe emphasis on testing. Ihe publishing of test results and the lack of limely and adequate feedback from the tests all defeat the purpose of the elementary and middle school tesling. In iheory these tests are supposed to be indicators for the districts to identify students in heed of remediation so the district can provide appropriate assistance. Instead, the testing, particularly when the results are published and dislricls are compared, seems to have turned into' an end in itself.

Colors of Long Island Young artists from Baldwin Middle School recently displayed their creative talents through the "Colors of Long Island Student Art Expressions" exhibit at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages. The exhibit showcased a variety of art styles and techniques as produced by students from more than 100 Long Island schools. The Baldwin Middle School had three separate group submissions on dis-

play in the exhibition. Members of the ACE Club, under Ihe direclion of Mrs. Fish, designed a collage mural of people and activities; Mrs. Richardson's eighthgrade students created paintings displayed as a kimono; and Mrs. Vota's sixth-grade students submitted paintings of birds using a scratchboard technique. In recognition of their entries, students received free admission passes to (he museum for themselves and a family member.

" 14614, (585)546-1980 FL #6164x1/30.2/6. 13.20 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU INDEX NO. 12850/02 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Plaintiff designates NASSAU County as the place of trial Premises: 147 Union Street, Town of Hempstead, Village of Freeport, New York Venue is based upon County In which premises are situated FREDERICK W. RYAN. Plaintiff, against MARGARET SHAW, if living, and if she be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property. described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or

either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; STATE OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK AS CUSTODIAN FOR NATIONAL TAX FUNDING, CAROL ROSE, RONALD ROSE, DARREN ROSE, DAMON LEE,THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, •JOHN DOE NO. 1" THROUGH "JOHN DOE NO. 12" inclusive, the names of the last twelve defendants being fictitious, the true names of said defendants being unknown to plaintiff, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the liened premises and/or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or a lien upon the liened premises, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and If any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, com-

.PUBLIC.MQIICES. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MICHAEL GREGORIO FURNITUREMAKER, LLC. Articles of Organization were tiled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/03/03. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2050. 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, 466 Atlantic Avenue. Oceanside, New York 11572. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL 602 6T 1 /16. 23. 30. 2/6. 13. 20 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME; 711 ATLANTIC AVENUE BALDWIN LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01 /07/03. The latest date of dissolution is~06/30/2099. 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 Givlin, 275 Broadhollow Road, Suite 427, Melville, New York 11747. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #607 6x 1 /23, 30. 2/6. 13, 20, 27 Notice of Formation of Dollar Universal LLC, Art. of Org. filed Secy, of State (SSNY) 1/3/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process: 570

South Ave., Cranford, NJ 07016. Purpose: any lawful purpose. FL #615 6x 1/30, 2/6. 13, 20. 27, 3/6 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU CHASE MORTGAGE COMPANY F/K/A CHEMICAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff against HEROLD.C. SOUTER, JANISSE SOUTER, et al Defendants). Index No. 002428/01. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on 1 /8/2002, I, the undersigned Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, N.Y. on the 27th day of February, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. of that day. the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follbws: 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 118 West Seaman Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. 11520. Tax account number: Section: 55 Block; 386 Lot; 177. Approximate amount of Judgment $158,286.01 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 002428/01. John C. DiLeonardis, Esq., Referee. Gullace & Weld LLP, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 500 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, N.Y.

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PUBLIC NOTICES from previous page mittees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants names as a class, or any right, title, or interest in or Hen upon the premises described in the complaint herein, Defendants. To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint In this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff's Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 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 your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated: East Meadow, New York December 3, 2002 CERTILMAN BALIN ADLER & HYMAN. LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 90 Merrick Avenue East Meadow, New York II 554 (516)296-7100 By: JOHN TANGEL File no.: 30564.0001 Despite demand for payment, if any portion of this claim is disputed, you are to notify us in writing, within 30 days, indicating the nature of the dispute as to the amount due or any part thereof. If we do not hear from you within 30 days, we will assume the debt to be valid as . stated In the complaint served herewith. If you indicate a dispute, we will provide you with the evidence concerning the validity of the debt. Upon your written request, and within the 30 day period, we shall provide you with the name and address of the original creditor if different from the current creditor. Pursuant to the terms of a Federal Law entitled "The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act", we may be considered to be acting as a "debt collector" to collect amounts owing to the creditor. Any Information obtained by us from you or about you will be used for that purpose. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. JOHN P. DUNNE, a Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York, entered on January 1 5, 2003, and filed along with the supporting papers in the NASSAU COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE. This is an action to foreclose a mortgage on premises lying and being in the Borough of Nassau as Block 362 Lot 554. Premises known as 147 Union Street, Town of Hempstead of Freeport, NY. CERTILMAN BALIN ADLER & HYMAN, LLP. Attorney for Plaintiff. FL #A174x 1/30. 2/6. 13. 20 _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 625 WEST BROADWAY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/30/02. 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, c/o Ira Rubin, 505 East Pine Street, Long Beach, New York 11561. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #619 6x 1 /30. 2/6, 1 3, 20, 27. 3/6 _ NUIIUfc Uh SALh

SUPREME COURT; NASSAU COUNTY. GE CAPITAL MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Pltf. vs. JOSEPH BUTLER, et al. Defts. Index #97/022912. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Feb. 10, 1999, 1 will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mlneola, NY on Maf. 4, 2003 at 9:15 a.m. prem. k/a 325 N. Columbus Ave., Freeport, NY a/k/a Section 55, Block 360, Lot 849. Approx. amt. of judgment Is $107,224.21 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. JEFFREY STADLER, Referee. ESCHEN & FRENKEL, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 93 East Main St., Bay Shore, NY. #52739 FL#621P4x 1/30, 2/6, 13,20 _ NOTICE OF FORMATION of PREMIER PURE WATER, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY on 12/16/02. Office location: Nassau County. Secy of State of NY Is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secy of State of NY shall mall a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to the LLC, c/o The LLC, 22 Miller Avenue, Freeport, NY 1 1520. Purpose: to engage In any lawful act or activity. Ft #6?? Ax 1 /30 7M 13. 9f1 97 Mf>

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NOTICE OF FORMATION Of 107-29 180 STREET. LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY on 1 109/03. Office location: Nassau County. Secy of State of NY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secy of State of NY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to the LLC, c/o Sunil Patel, 22 Miller Avenue, f reeport. NY

11520. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. FL #623 6x 1 /30, 2/6, 13, 20. 27, 3/6 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: AMERICAN RENOVATION CO. LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11 /29/02. 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. 100 Merrick Road. 206W. Rockville Centre, New York 11570. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL6256T 1/30, 2/6, 13. 20, 27 3/6 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY CITYSCAPE CORP., PLAINTIFF VS. JAMES HARVEY, 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 16th day of February, 2001,1 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 4th Day of March. 2003 at 9:45 a.m. Premises in the Freeport, New York^and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northerly :' of Grand Avenue distant 388.94 feet (actual 387.88 feet) westerly as measured along the northerly side of Grand Avenue from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Grand Avenue with the westerly side of Columbus Avenue, and which point of beginning is also intersected by the easterly line of lot 7: RUNNING THENCE north 89 degrees 16 minutes 00 seconds west and along the northerly side of Grand Avenue, a distance of 75.15 feet (actual 75.17 feet) to a point which is intersected by the westerly line of lot 5; THENCE north 04 degrees 36 minutes 00 second east and along the westerly line of said lot 5, a distance of 154.63 feet (actual 154.35 feet); THENCE south 85 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds east and along the northerly line of lots 5, 6, and 7 a distance of 75 feet; THENCE south 04 degrees 36 minutes 00 seconds west and along the easterly line of said lot 7 a distance of 149.98 feet (actual 149.28 feet) to the northerly side of Grand Avenue to the point or place of BEGINNING, and being more particularly described In the filed Judgment. Said premises Is known as 129 Grand Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. Sold subject to all the terms and conditions contained in said Judgment. Approximate amount of judgment $135,179.83'plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 2000-006420 STEVEN LEVENTHAL, ESQ., REFEREE FL 626P 4T 1/30, 2/6, 13,20 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS TRUST COMPANY, TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZATION SERIES 1995-2, AGREEMENT DATED 5-01-95, plaintiff vs VIRGINIA M. LIGON, ET AL, Defendants Attorney(s) for Plaintiff: ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., One Old Country Road, Carle Place, New York 11514 (516) 741-2585 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein on May 29, 2001, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the north front steps of the Nassau County Court, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, On the 7th day of March, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. Premises in Freeport, New York and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of Dehnhoff Avenue, distant 125 feet easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Dehnhoff Avenue with the easterly side of Grafting Place; RUNNING THENCE northerly at right angles to Dehnhoff Avenue, 100 feet; THENCE easterly parallel with Dehnhoff Avenue, 50 feet; THENCE southerly again at right angles to Dehnhoff Avenue, 100 feet to the northerly side of Dehnhoff Avenue; THENCE Westerly along the northerly side of Dehnhoff Avenue, 50 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 97 Denhoff Avenue a/k/a Dehnhoff Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $118,920.89 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 0713/2001 Bonnie P. Chaikin, Esq., REFEREE FL #631 4x 2/6, 13. 20. 27 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY HARRIS TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 21, 1996, FOR CITYSCAPE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 1996-2, PLAINTIFF VS IMOGENS WILLIAMS; TINA WILLIAMS, ET AL, DEFENDANTS

ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF: ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 152 ISLIP AVENUE, SUITE 18, ISLIP, NEW YORK 11751 (631) 224-4678 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered on December 20, 2002, I will sell at Public .Auction to the highest bidder at the North Front Steps, Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501 On the 10th day of March, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.

Premises in Roosevelt, New-York and described os follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Southerly side of Beechwood Avenue, distant 360.0 feet Westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Southerly side of Beechwood Avenue, with the Westerly side of Willet Place; RUNNING THENCE'South 3 degrees 30 minutes West 100.0 feet; RUNNING THENCE North 86 degrees 30 minutes West 60.0 feet; RUNNING THENCE North 3 degrees 30 minutes East 100.0 feet to the Southerly side of Beechwood Avenue; RUNNING THENCE South 86 degrees 30 minutes East along the Southerly side of Beechwood Avenue, 60.0 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 54 Beechwood Avenue, Roosevelt, New York 11575 Sold subject to all terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $103,080.29 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 98-031431 Victor Levin, Esq., REFEREE FL #634 4x 2/6, 13, 20 27 NUIICb UK bALb

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC., Pltf. vs. URITH C. BUCHANAN, et al, Defts. Index #9841/97. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 14, 1999, I will sell at public auction on the north '-M^C of the Nassau County Courthouse inured at 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, N.Y. on Mar. 12, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Premises known as: 154 West Lena Avenue. Freeport, N.Y. Said premises BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of Lena Avenue (W. Lena Avenue) distant 196.20 feet westerly from the westerly side of Long Beach Avenue (North Long Beach Avenue) when measured at right angles therefrom; RUNNING THENCE southwesterly along the northerly side of Lena Avenue as It curves 95.00 feet to land now or late of D.A. Jordan; THENCE along said Jordan's land north 14 degrees 49 minutes 00 seconds west 130.00 feet actual (130.20 feet deed) to land of the Warranty Realty Company; THENCE along said 'last mentioned land south 89 degrees 26 minutes 00 seconds east 72.40 feet to land now of late of Ellvan Amador; and RUNNING THENCE along said last mentioned land south 28 degrees 46 minutes 00 seconds east 92.24 feet actual (91.38 feet deed) to the northerly side of Lena Avenue at the point or place of BEGINNING. Approx. amount of judgment is $165,812.07 plus costs and Interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. ALAN C. STEIN, Esq., Referee. DRUCKMAN & SINEL, Attys. for Pltf., 242 Drexel Ave., Westbury, NY. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR . THAT PURPOSE. FL6354T2/6, 13,20 27 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (FORMERLY FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK), CUSTODIAN FOR PLYMOUTH' SPV2, Pltf. vs. VIRGIL GADDIST, et al, Defts. Index #02-012246. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Dec. 5, 2002, I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Mar. 14, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. prem. k/a Section 55, Block 558, Lot 36-37. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. FRANK DERRICO, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #52925 FL #641P 4x2/13, 20, 27, 3/6 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A., Plaintiff, Against MARGIE ETHEREDGE, et al.

Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 10/31/2002 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 3/18/2003 at 9:00 AM premises known as 21 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 in Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 457 Lot"31 & 32 Approximate amount of lien $154,336.04 plus Interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment lndex# 02/001360 •JEFFREY R. SCHOEN, Esq., Referee Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester NY 14624 Dated: 1 /28/2003 File #: 42553r jvr FL #642 4x 2/13, 20, 27. 3/6 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU. Index No. 01-019561, Firstar Bank, N.A., Plaintiff - against - Annie Peebles, et al. Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale signed herein on December 2, 2002, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said judgment named, will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the

Nassau County Court House, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501, County of NASSAU, State of New York, on March 17, 2003 at 9:30 A.M., on that day, the premises directed by said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: Said premises being known as and by street address: 18 Gill Avenue, Freeport. New York 11520. Section: 55 Block: 213 Lot: 48, 49. Said premises are sold in as is condition on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto; covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations and easements of record; municipal departmental violations,-emergency repair liens on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, an.cf such other provisions as may be set forth in the complaint and judgment filed in this action. Dated: Syosset, New York, January 20, 2003. Christopher J. Coschignano, Esq. REFEREE, C A R U S & MANNIELLO, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, 115 Eileen Way. P.O. Box 9021, Syosset, New York 11791, (516) 364-4500, (718) 463-8918 FL 643 4T 2/13. 20, 27, 3/6 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Pltf. vs. GLORIA SOLOMON, et al, Defts. Index #00-006185. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated May 14, 2002,1 will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Mar. 26. 2003 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 15 West Roosevelt Ave., Roosevelt/ NY a/k/a Section 55, Block 427, Lot 54-55, 153. "Approx. amt. of judgment Is $165,406.75 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of -America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. W. GERARD ASHER, Referee. ESCHEN & FRENKEL, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 93 East Main St., Bay Shore, NY. #52771 FL #646P 4x 2/20, 27, 3/6, 13

NOTICE OF'FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: J. B. ATM SERVICE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/10/03. 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, 240 Hickox Avenue, Woodmere, New York 11598. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #647 6x 2/20, 27. 3/6, 13, 20, 27

NOTICE OF-FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MR. ACE, LLC. ArticjeKOf Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/10/03: ttffltte 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 Steven M. Lester, Esq., 325 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, New York 11554. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #648 6x 2/20, 27, 3/6, 13. 20, 27 PROBATE CITATION SURROGATE'S COURT - NASSAU COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT

TO: Attorney General of New York and ALEXANDER LEVINE and any and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names and whose place or places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, distributees, heirs-at-law and next of kin of said GERTRUDE LEVINE, deceased, and if any of the said above distributees named specifically or as a class be dead, their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees and successors In Interest whose names and/or places of residence and post office addresses are unknown and cannot after diligent Inquiry be ascertained. GREETINGS:

WHEREAS, SYLVIA KABACK who is domiciled at 211 East 70th Street, Apartment 15D, New York, NY 10021 makes application to the Surrogate's Court of our County of Nassau, to have (a) certain instrument(s) in writing, a will dated 9/8/1995, relating to both real and personal property duly proved as the Last Will and Testament of GERTRUDE LEVINE deceased who was at the time of .his/her death domiciled at 320 West Merrick Road (Meadowbrook Care Center) Freeport, NY in said County of Nassau. THEREFORE, you, and each of you, are cited to show cause before the Surrogate's Court of our County of Nassau, at the Surrogate's Court, Nassau County Courthouse, at Mineola in the County of Nassau, on the 9th day.of April 2003 at 9:30 a.m. of that day why the said Will and Testament should not be admitted to probate as a Will of real and personal property and Letters Testamentary Issue to: SYLVIA KABACK IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, we have caused the seal of the Surrogate's Court of our said County of Nassau to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: HON. JOHN B. RIORDAN, Judge of

the Surrogate's Court of our said County of Nassau, at the Surrogate's Office, at Mineola, In the said County, the 11th day of February, 2003. ALBERT W. PETRAGLIA, CLERK OF THE SURROGATE'S COURT

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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 February 26, 2003 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.

136/03. EAST ATLANTIC BEACH - Vincent P. & Cynthia E. Killackey, Renewal of grant to maintain 6' high fence (tormerly approved as 5' high fence) enclosure larger than pool installation area; pool in side yard., E/s Clayton Ave., 280' N/o Beech Blvd., a/k/a 90 Clayton Ave. 137/03. BALDWIN - Ronal Corp. d/b/a Path Liquors, Renewal of grant to maintain one double-faced, illuminated ground sign, overall size 32', height 16', setback 2' from side property line., S/W cor. Grand Ave. & Stowe Ave., a/k/a 1750 Grand Ave. 138/03. NR. BELLEROSE - Mohamed Yacoob, Renewal of grant to maintain 2-family dwelling., W/s 241st St., 310.17' S/o Jamaica Ave., a/k/a 94-16 241st St. 139/03. UNIONDALE - Vijay Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Dunkin Donuts, Renewal of grant to maintain detached, double-faced illuminated ground sign, overall height 18', overall size 96 sq. ft., setback 5'7" from property line., S/s Hempstead Tpke., 115.72' E/o California Ave., a/k/a 976 Hempstead Tpke. 140/03. BALDWIN - James Pietroforte, Renewal of grant to maintain 2-family dwelling., E/s Parkview PI., 364' S/o Merrick Rd., a/k/a 2391 Parkview PI. 141'/03.'BELLMORE - Kenneth Krupski, Variances, frontwards setbacks on Orchard St. & Blue St.,' construct 2-story & 2nd story additions & open porch all attached to dwelling., S/W cor. Orchard St. & Blue St., a/k/a 2688 Orchard St. 142/03. BALDWIN - Nancy M. Logan, Maintain cabana higher & larger than permitted with less than required side & rear yard setbacks., E/s Harbor Point Rd., 663.21' S/o North End Dr., a/k/a 3321 Harbor Point Rd.

143/03. ELMONT - Maracia Property Management, Variances, side yard, side yards aggregate, average front yard setback, maintain garage converted to living space., E/s Evans Ave., 1872.78' N/o "A" St.. a/k/a 249 Evans Ave. 144/03. LEVITTOWN - William J. & Diane O'Rourke, Variance, front yard setback on Firtree-La., construct 2nd story addition & roofed over open porch both attached to dwelling., W/s Firtree La., 143.76' S/o Butternut La., a/k/a 8 Firtree La. 145/03. - 147/03. SEAFORD - Susan Arnott, Use variance to maintain converted detached garage to recreational building: Variances, side yard, side yards aggregate, rear yard, maintain enclosed porch, vestibule & wood, deck all attached to dwelling; Maintain pool with wood deck attached not permitted in side yard & maintain 5' & 6' high fence larger than pool installation area., E/s Seamans Neck Ct., 92.05' S/o Wilburne Ave., a/k/a 2005 Seamans Neck Ct. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 148/03. MERRICK: David & Lauren Friedman, Variances, side yard, side yards aggregate, maintain enclosed porch attached to dwelling., W/s Frankel Blvd., 420' N/o Arthur St., a/k/a 228 Frankel Blvd. 149/03. UNIONDALE - Marie Lamothe a/k/a . Marie Lamorthe, Mother/Daughter Res. (2nd Kitchen)., S/s Midland St., 188.52' W/o Peimico Ave., a / k / a 1182 Midland St. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 150/03. - 151/03. BALDWIN - Daniel J. & Diane Floody, Variance, front yard setback on Beech Ct., maintain enclosed porch & raised concrete patio both attached to dwelling; Maintain 5' & 6' high fences., N/E cor. Oakmere Dr. & Beech Ct.. a/k/a 2063 Oakmere Dr. 153/03. - 154./03. OCEANSIDE - Carmine J. Bernabeo, Variances, lot area occupied, side yards aggregate,, construct 1-story & 2nd story, additions & porch all attached to dwelling; Variance, lot area occupied, maintain accessory- structure higher & larger than permitted with less than required side & rear yard setbacks., E/s Alexander PI., 151.94' N/o Merrick Rd., a/k/a 2337 Alexander PI. 155/03. LIDO BEACH - Michael Horowitz & Lois Jankeloff Horowitz, Maintain pool in side yard & replace existing fence with 5' & 6' high fences larger than pool installation area., W/s Ailevard St., 263.09' S/o Lido Blvd., a/k/a 32 Ailevard St. 156/03. - 158/03. FRANKLIN SQUARE - Precision Construction Management, Inc., Use part of premises for outdoor storage of contractors' equipment & vehicles; Variance in off-street parking; Maintain 6' high fence in Res. "C"District., W/s Franklin Ave., 65.01' W/o Scheber Blvd. running thru to Norbay St., a/k/a 252 Franklin Ave. (Negative Declaration Issued under S.E.Q.R.) THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. 159/03. FRANKLIN SQUARE- George & Mary

Alice Corbett, Variance, lot area-occupied, maintain, wood deck attached to dwelling., E/s Smith St.. 150"N/o Sprague Ave.. a/k/a 643 Smith St 160/03. EAST MEADOW - John & Laura Roughan, Maintain 6' high fence larger than pool installation area., S/s Seventh Ave., 340' E/o Star St., a/k/a 2578 Seventh Ave. 161/03. ROOSEVELT,- Paul Marsala, Variances, lot area, front :width, construct dwelling with garage., S/s E. Centennial Ave., 320* W/o Hansom PI. 162/03. BELLMORE - Alan Forman, Variance, height, maintain 3rd story addition to dwelling., S/s Judith Dr., 344.22' W/o Jason Ct.. a/k/a 3330 Judith Dr. 1 i 52/03. -1154/03. MERRICK - Geraldine Geraci a/k/a Geraldine Fahrer, Variance, lot area occupied, maintain dwelling with 2-car garage on a lesser lot; Variances, lot area occupied, rear yard, maintain multi-level wood deck & addition both attached to dwelling; Maintain 5' high fence., S/E cor. Lindenmere Dr. & Lake End Rd., a/k/a 283 Lindenmere Dr. 1157/03. WOODMERE - Michael & Ellen Fedida, Variances, lot area occupied, rear yard, maintain wood deck attached to dwelling., S/s June PI., 280' E/6 Cliffside Ave., a/k/a 612 June PI. 1162/03. - 1163/03. UNIONDALE - Grace Cathedral of Uniondale, Inc., Variance, rear yard, construct vestibule attached to existing building; Variance in off-street parking & permissio/i to park in front yards setbacks on Jerusalem Ave.. & Union Dr., S/W cor. Jerusalem Ave. & Union Dr., a/k/a 652 Jerusalem Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) ALL PAPERS PERTAINING TO THE ABOVE HEARING ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THB BOARD OF APPEALS, TOWN HALL, 1 WASHINGTON STREET,"HEMPSTEAD, NY 11550. Interested parties may appear at the above time and place. At the call of the Chairman, the Board will consider the Decision and Reserve Decision calendar. By order of the Board of Appeals, Gerald G. Wright. Chairman Joseph F. Pellegrini, Secretary to the Board of Appeals FL1T6502/20

• ' NOTICE TO BIDDERS CASINO/CEDAR STREET AREA GRADE RAISE ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 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 "CASINO/CEDAR STREET AREA GRADE RAISE ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT" until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 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. Plans, Specifications and forms of proposal may

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regular .meeting of the Site Plan Review Board, scheduled to be held on February 27, 2003, at 7:00 P.M. In the Board of Trustees Conference Room, at the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, HAS BEEN CANCELLED and has been RESCHEDULED.to be held on March 6, 2003, at 7:00 P.M. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room, at the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the regular' meetings of the Site Plan Review Board., scheduled to be held on March 13, 2003 and March 27. 2003,.at 7:00 P,M. In the Board of Trustees Conference Room, at the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD Anna Knoeller, Village Clerk FL 652 IT 2/20

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Gung hay fat choy!f The Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Columbus Avenue Early Childhood Center in Freeport celebrated Chinese New Year with a noisy and colorful Dragon Parade throughout the halls of the school. As a staff member dressed in a Chinese dragon costume snaked his way through the halls, the students joined behind him carrying Chinese lanterns, noisemakers and dragons that they made themselves. But the celebration wasn't just a fun day at school - it was really a multicultural learning experience. The children learned that "Gung Hay Fat Choy" means "wishing you good fortune and prosperity" in Chinese. They know that the Chinese make lots of noise in the dragon

parade to scare off bad luck and bring good fortune in the New Year, and that they wear red because red is the color of happiness. In their classrooms, everyone read books about the holiday. Some classes learned to make Chinese characters, some practiced eating with chopsticks, others made up fortunes for fortune cookies. "We have over 80 ethnicities represented in our school, so we try to help our students learn as much as they can about various cultures," said Principal Peggy Miller. "And of course, any time we can incorporate any kind of music or movement, that really reinforces what we are teaching."


Baldwin board from page 6 policy has been revised five times in five years because of various changes in governmental regulations. Now the "No Child Left Behind Act," requires that upon request school districts are required to release the names, addresses, and phone numbers of high school students to military recruiters. There is, however, an "opt out" provision by which a parent, or student over 18, can elect not to allow this information to be released. The "opt out" provision cannot be applied only to military recruiters. It does not affect regular transcript and college application materials. By practice the district does not release that type of information to profit-making groups. The "opt out" provision would affect such requests as those by legislators who send graduates congratulatory letters. The board will allow students in grade 11 and 12 to apply for the half day

rom page 5 Debate is necessary To The Leader: As we teeter on the precipice of war, a healthy debate is necessary. Opposing views must be aired and be heard. Our elected officials have a duty to listen to their constituents whether they agree or not. Here on Long Island all the representatives voted for the Iraq resolution. All but one is willing to listen to voices of opposition. A national effort was undertaken a couple of weeks ago by antiwar groups to have people lobby their representatives to choose peace over war. Rep. McCarthy invited her constituents into her office to explain her positions and listen to theirs. While they may have had differing opinions, a civil, courteous discussion resulted. There was a different story at the Massapequa Park office

BOCES cultural arts program. This application requires approval of the principal, the recommendation of the guidance counselor, and an audition and acceptance by BOCES. The board is also initiating a policy relative to hazing which will follow similar procedures to those included in policies involving sexual harassment and bullying. By law hazing is designated a crime. Although the district does not typically accept tuition paying students, they do set tuition rates in case reimbursement is necessary for a student illegally attending school in the district. In a few cases, there are some reciprocal programs with other districts involving special education students and tuition is paid. Tuition costs are: K-6 regular program- $8,015; Grades 7-12, $10,321. For special education the rates are: Grades K-6, $34,955; Grades 7-12, $37,261.

of Rep. Peter King. Instead of meeting with his constituents who offered an opposing view, he called the police to make them leave. Let me repeat that: Peter King called the police on his constituents. He claims that he does not want to be a part of "undermining the President." I would like to know how airing opposing views on the reasoning behind war is "undermining." How does meeting with constituents do any harm? Peter King serves at pleasure of his constituents. They are to be heard, not ignored or arrested for trying to speak with him in the office they pay for. Cowering in his office from opposing views and hiding behind a skewed idea of patriotism is not serving his district well. King has said he is interested in gaining a seat the the senate which is above all a deliberative body. His inability to consider opposing views are not well-suited for that job. John Rennhack

at tho libraries from page 9 27, April 3, 10. Play Time is a one-hour program for 1 1/2 and 2-year olds. Toys will be available for play. Mother Goose Story Times The library will offer Mother Goose Story Times for 15- to 23-month olds on Thursdays at 10 a.m. on March 6, 13, 20 and 27. The group is limited to 18 children. Sessions are 30 minutes in length and include simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. Winter Pre-School Story Times The library will have a program of

Pre-School Story Times for 3-4 year olds. Weekly half-hour meetings consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, films and filmstrips. Sessions begin Tuesday and Wednesday March 4 and 5. Weekly times offered are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. or Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Toddler Story Times The library will host Saturday Toddler Story Times at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, March 1 , 8 , 15, 22, 29 and April 5. Children must be 2. Sessions are 30 minutes long and feature stories, crafts, songs and fingerplays.

Freeport School Board from page 2 Board thinks it is more important to give people their just due. We believe the administrators deserved their 2002-03 salary increases. However, we decided to postpone taking action on the increases until after we settled the teachers' contract. Unfortunately, because the contract negotiations are still in progress, it is unfair to make other

groups continue to wait." The following salaries were approved retroactive to July 1, 2002: Dr. Bediako, $128,960; Sophie Codispodo, transportation coordinator, $56,650; Mr. Colaitis, $97,760; Mr. Kuncham, $144,717.50; Ms. Peters, $77,539; Jeanie Romeo, $68,607; and Thomas Volpe, $64,890.

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769 Merrick Road • Baldwin • 223-1460 • fax 378-7735 FIRST CHURCH BALDWIN, UNITED METHODIST, 881 Merrick Rd. Baldwin. 223-. 1168. Rev. Richard E. Smeltzer: Worship Service & Sunday School 10 a.m.: Youlh Fellowship Sunday. 6:30 p.m EBENEZER CHURCH OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 97 Broadway. Michael R. Bernard. Pastor; Saturdays. Church al Study. 9:15 i.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 Oooley. 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. 2231951. The Rev. Edward G. Bamett, Pastor. The Service of Holy Communion. 10 a.m. ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH (ANGLICAN) - 2375 Harrison Avenue. Baldwin. 223-3731. The Rev. Dr. Charles G. Ackerson. 3 h.D.. Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist and Sermon 8 a.m.. Chruch School. 9:45 a.m.. Sung Eucharist & Sermon. 10 a.m. Wednesday: Holy iucharist 10a.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place and Twain Street. Rev. Mark Greiner. Pastor. Sunday Worship; 9:30 a.m.-' 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.nv. Friday night service. 8:30 p.m.: Monday and Tuesday Bible School. 7:30 p.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FREEPORT, South Ocean Avenue and Smith Street. Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. Rev. Eddie J. lusino. BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH. 420 North Main Street. Reverend Dr. Harry J. White. II., Senior Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship Service 9:45 a.m.. Holy Communion - Every 1st SundaySenior Program - Tuesday. Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m.. Radio Program - WTHE 1520 AM -Thursday Morning- 11 a.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. The Rev. St. Clair A. Samuel. Pastor. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. During church service nursery care and a toddler program are available along with Pre-K through 8th grade Sunday School classes. 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, preK through high school. Adult education. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION. 228 South Ocean Avenue. 623-1204. Sunday program: Sunday services 10:30 a.m.. family services. 10 a.m.: Sunday school, youth groups, child care and special events. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH/IGLESIA LUTERANA DE CRISTO, North Grove Street and Randall Avenue. Pastor. The Rev. Michael D. Wilker. Sundays - Gospel Service of Holy Communion. 9

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N> a.m.: Spanisli Mass of Holy Communion. .10 a.m.: o Traditional Service of Holy Communion. 11 a.m.: N) Sunday School and Adult Bible Study. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES. 80 West Menick Road, Full Gospel-Non-IX-nominalional: Caspar Annslasi. Pastor: Raymond Ti ipi and Tom rn Dimino. Assistant Pastors. Sunday morning Worship 8:30 .and 11 a.m.: Children's Chinch 11 a.m.. and Sunday School 9:45 a.m.: Sunday o evening' Healing Service 7 p.m.: Wednesday tn Evening Kinship in private homes 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. Ministries and Intercessory Prayer 7:30 p.m. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD. 5SO Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Linetle Clark. Pastor. Sundays, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.: Morning Services 11:15 a.m.: Evening Youth Services d p.m.: Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Prayer Service 8 p.m. SALVATION ARMY. 66 Church Street. I'.O. Box 725. Majors David and Janice MacLcan. Corps Officers: Captain Ida Pete?. Youth Officer. Morning Worship I I a.m.: Afterglow Service 12 p.m.: Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 a.m.: Bible Study Monday 11:30 a.m.: Mid-week Service Wednesday. 12 p.m.: Senior Oilbcn Center. Monday to Friday. 8:(X) a.m. to 4:(X) p.m. Youth programs for kids 4-14 - Scouting Programs Tuesday 4-6 p.m.: Supper Club Thursday 4-7 p.m.: Family Supper 5-5:30 p.m. Call (516) 378-4557 . TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOI'AI 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 Monda> 7:30 p.m. (Spanish), 7:30 a.m.. Thursday. 7:30 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed h\ Divine Mercy Chaplel: Saturday Morning Mass in the Church. 7:30 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish): Sunday Masses 7. 8:30. 10 (Family). 11:30 a.m.. 1 p.m. (Spanish): Miraculous Medal Novena. Saturday following 7:30 a.m. Mass. Blessed Sacrament Chapel open 24 hours. ST. CHRISTOPHER'S R.C. CHURCH, I I Gale Avenue. Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m.: Sunday at 7:30 a.m.: 9:30 a.m. (Folk Group); I I 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 FREE-PORT. Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue. Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.: Sunday School foi 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. I I a.m.: Evening Praise am Prayer Service. 6 p.m.: Wednesdays. Evening Bible Study in Spanish and English. 7:30 p.m Second and fourth Fridays. Youlh Night in Church gym. 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAP1IST CHURCH, 129 East Merrick Road,. Reverend Malletle. Sundays. Morning Service. I I 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 Robert Judd. 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.: Shahbal morning 9:30 a.m.: Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school: Adult education. Mens Club & Sisterhood. 223-8688

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Power squadron classes The South Shore Power Squadron will be hosting boating safety classes at local community locations. All classes are 6 to 7 sessions and are given at these Long Island locations with the following start dates: • Monday, March 10. 7:30-9 p.m. on Mondays at Baldwin High School. • Tuesday, March 11, 7:30-9 p.m. on Tuesdays at Freeport High School. • Wednesday, March 12, 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at East Meadow High School, 101 Carmen Avenue, East Meadow. For more information call 867-4153 or check www.usps.org Registration takes place at the first class session. The exam is given on the last session. A certificate is awarded to successful candidates and this meets the boating requirements of New York State

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and for Personal Water Craft (Jet-Skis Wave Runner). It also qualifies members to become part of the United Stales Power Squadron. There is a nominal charge for textbooks and required class materials. The group plans to hold more late spring Boat Safe classes at The. Long Island Marine Educational Center in Freeport, a division of the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. Last summer, LIMEC "gave 2 safe boating classes and graduated 80 new safe boaters. This year they plan-to hold at least three safe boating classes starting •in the spring. South Shore Power Squa'dron is trying Id help gain support for this .wonderful little museum. The museum is packed with local boating history of the South Shore nautical experience.

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MAGICAL SEA: Artist-in-residence'John DeNaro works with Columbus Avenue School kindergartners as they paint giant fish for their magical sea garden, which will be installed permanently in the school courtyard.

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