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BALDWIN JUNIOR TROOP 2261, at right, collected used children's . books working in conjunction with. The World Journal, a proud sponsor of Caring Across Continents Book Drive. The books were delivered to children in remote and disaster areas in Taiwan as part of a campaign-to improve English Literacy.

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IN THIS ISSUE: In Girl Scouting, the girl always comes first. She is the main focus of the .Girl Scout organization,. where everything is directed to stimulating her interests and meeting her needs. The mission of the Girl Scouts - to help girls develop to their fullest potential and become competent, resourceful women — is as vital today as it was in 1912 when the organization began. In today's society, there are still barriers that limit girls' achievements. Girls need an environment that will enable them to develop the skills and talents to overcome such obstacles. Through membership in Girl Scouts, an organization devoted exclusively to her, a girl is encouraged to reach her potential and attain the self-esteem and self-confidence needed to succeed in the larger world. She interacts with

positive role models and routinely sees women in positions of responsi-" bility. The message is "Become your best — set your sights high — you can make it happen." Girl Scouting has been sending that message to girls for 90 years, and it is as essential today as it was in the beginning. The problems of AIDS/HIV, drug abuse, child abuse, gang activity, homelessness and teen pregnancy threaten healthy development. Girls need an organization that will help them cope with and resist these threats - an' organization for every girl, of every race, religion and neighborhood, that puts the girl first an organization called the Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts of Nassau County serves over 21,500 girls in 36 Girl Scout Associations with the support of over 6,524 adult members.

The following are some of the benefits of Girl Scouting that many girls identified as important to them: • Working closely with other girls on activities • Doing something good for their community • Teaching them respect for other people and sensitivity to their needs • Helping them feel better about themselves • Helping them learn the difference between right and wrong ' If you are a past Girl Scout or .Girl Scout leader, or are new to the world of Girl Scouting, we invite you to join us for a fantastic life experience. Call Nassau Council of Girl Scouts at 7412550. $ •• *

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Freeporters at risk Time to get tough To The Leader: As the guns blazed in Freeport once again and blood ran in the streets, Freeport's leaders were again struck mute by the now all too familiar gang violence that seems to have enveloped Freeport like a _dark cloud. No longer able to run from and cover up the gang activity and its inherent violence," Freeport's leaders just remain' silent. Residents wonder whether they need a flak jacket to walk the streets and if their children will be safe and out of range of the cross-fire of the next incident. Freeport's central business district, the home of many Latino businesses, is now mostly devoid of Anglos and there is no police presence on the street. At this past Monday night's village .nieeting, 12 hours after the latest shootout, Freeport's Mayor Glacken was nowhere to be seen. Wherever he was, one-has to wonder why he did not at least leave a rtiessage to be delivered by his deputy, Renaire Frierson, Nassau County's Commissioner of Human Rights. Unfortunately and as usual, neither Ms. Frierson, nor any of the other Glackenites had a word to say about the recent violence. Also absent from the Village Board 'meeting was Freeport's Police Chief, Mike Woodward. His main assault on the gangs seems to be the village's pet program, "Adopt a Cop," a program in which Freeport's public school children gel to know a particular police officer. Well, folks, news flash, it's not a bunch' of fourth graders that are driving around Freeport's streets blowing people away by shooting them in the face. It is a bunch of adults and the police should be on the street, where they belong, along with Freeport's bloated command staff. The criminals aren't hanging out in Police Headquarters, they are on the street. Why doesn't the Chief know that? The ostrich mentality is not left behind in the Freeport schools. At last Wednesday night's- school board meeting nothing would have been said about Freeport's latest gang-related shoot-out, if not for board member Joe Cattanb's inquiry of the Superintendent. As the meeting was drawing to a close, Cattano asked Superintendent Eric Eversley if he had spoken to Chief

Woodward about the latest violence. Dr. • Eversley claimed'that he had left a message on Chief Woodward's answering machine. Freeport's Superintendent, Dr. Eversley, has a wealth of experience in dealing with .violent schools. In Illinois, he presided over one of the most low performing districts in the state.. The schools were so terrible that part of the school district wanted to secede. How bad were Dr. Eversley's schools and his leadership? In 1996 the Chicago Tribune reported about one of the board meetings, "Local parents and grandparents promptly laid it on the'line: the reasons are tied to the dreadful. achievement scores at the Maywood high school and fears that its students are not safe on campus." Dr. Eversley 'abandoned Illinois and came to Long Island, bringing his wellhoned brand" of indecisiveness with him. At Wednesday's board meeting, the rifle range was again a topic of discussion as Assistant Superintendent of Business Kishore Kuncham explained that it could1 cost up to $340,000 to have the rifle range meet state safety standards. The board had no questions and Freeport's only" Latino board member and public official, Carmen Pifieyro, once again had no public comment on keeping rifles out of -the schools, as Latino on Latino violence is not only increasing in the community, but a magnet to the community. It is no secret to the world that the blood is running in Freeport's streets. If Freeporters don't wake up, stand up and fight and demand that their leaders do something now, soon, more and more of them will be at risk of drowning in that blood, also. It's tjme to get tough. Tough with Freeport's leaders. Stewart S Lilker

'Thoughts on Jones Beach To The Leader: .Thoughts on Jones Beach, from a 50year resident of Wantagh: '1. Build the new bike path to Captree - but let riders walk their bikes single file over the bridges. 2. Build a single-span Sloop Channel Bridge, with a cause'way replacing the present temporary bridge. If a boat dock and fishing pier is needed (there's a huge ' one about a" half-mile to the west), it

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Baldwin Chamber seeks franchises To The Leader: The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce

is pleased to announce that we have hired F/ahchiseHelp, Inc. to assist us in marketing Baldwin jjs a good place to open a franchise business. The initial ftyjding for the marketing initiatives described hereitis been provided by the community through its support of the Baldwin Community Leaders Softball Game which took place last summer. The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is proud to have so many willing partners in our efforts to improve the business •climate in our community. It's time to start telling others what a wonderful place Baldwin is to do business. By hiring FranchiseHelp, Inc.. the chamber hopes to quicken one aspect of the process by which a new business might select •Baldwin, by reaching directly into the franchise world. Though our average household income meets or exceeds that of some of our neighboring communities, some national chains have passed us by. Baldwin is young, rich and smart, but many are not aware of our attractive demographics. Just waiting and hoping for the right (continued on page 16)

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Friday, March 14 • '••' Kid's Cafe; Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. • Film: "About A Boy," 3 & 7.p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m., Brownies, 6:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Saturday, March 15 • Internet For Beginners, 9:45 a.m., CR: Homework Express, 10 a.m., Recovery, 1:30 p.m:, NEFCA, 3 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. . • Children's Literacy Prograrrt, 10 a.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. Sunday, March 16 • Dowsers, 1 p.m., The Irish Balladeer, 2:30 p.m., CR: Parent/Child Workshop, 2:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Monday, March 17 • VITA For Seniors, 10 a.m., Girl Scouts, 4 p.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., YA: SAT Preparation, 6:30 p.m.,Toastmasters, 7 p.m., Chi Eta Phi, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. . • 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. • Freeport Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Village. Tuesday, March 18 • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • Roman Empire, 2 p.m., CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., VITA For Everyone, 6 p.m., Town of Hempstead Meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Wednesday, March 19 • AA, 4:30 p.m., YA: Painting With Acrylic, 7 p.m., Memorial Day .Parade Committee,-? p.m., Soul With Heart Book Club, 7 p.m., FML Board Meeting, 8 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. •Freeport Kiwanis Club, 7:30 p.m., Bedell's West Wind. Thursday, March 20 • Brandeis, 10 a.m., CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., Chess, 7 p.m., Mayor's Council on Veterans, 7 p.m., CR: Cicle Time,'7 p.m., Scandinavian Society, 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Rotary Club, 7 p.m., at Bedell's at West Wind. • Freeport Human Relations Commission, 8 p.m., Village Hall. 0 Freeport Park Commission, 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center. ° Business Women of Freeport, monthly meeting and dinner, 6 p.m. at Bedell's West Wind, East Bedell Street, Freeport.


Bayview students celebrate African-American history Students at Bayview Avenue Elementary School in Freeport relived the rich heritage and history of AfricanAmericans at their Annual AfricanAmerican History Celebration. Students recited poems sang songs and played musical numbers to pay tribute to Langston Hughes, Dr. Martin Luther King, and inventors Benjamin Banneker and Jan Matzeliger. They also

donned authentic costumes to perform traditional African dances. In the solo spotlight were Kierra Harvey who performed a rendition of "African Dance of Praise," Victoria Mul who tickled the Ivories to the tune of "Southside Shuffle," and Katherine .Bellafore who performed a piano solo titled "Rhythms Machine."

Village Board sets special meeting to certify election by Jim Golding Freeport trustees on Monday set March 19 for a special hoard meeting to certify the results of the March 18 election. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Polling hours for the election will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Board's brief agenda included awarding a $127,000 contract to Bensin Contracting of Holtsville for chlorination and filtration upgrades to village pools, increasing a senior citizen lax exemption at 143 Garfield Street from $ 1,186 to $2,966. add! ng a $5,000 veteran's exemption at 116 East Dean Street to the tax rolls and eliminating the $792 assessment for trash" collection at 78 Wilson Place, where the house was

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Is There a Home In Your Future? THIRD GRADERS FROM MRS. THORN'S CUSS dressec1 in colorful authentic costumes to perform a West African dance called "Senegal." for the Annual .African-American History Celebration at Bayview Avenue School in Freeport. From left are Kaitlyn Creter, Angelica Millan, Andy Urena and Lakiea Simmons.

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Take your child along when you vote Many of the reasons for our decisions on how to vote have to do with our hopes for our children's futures. But did you ever consider how important it is to include your child in the actual experience of going to the polls? In looking back, Joy Levy, who helps sponsor the League of Women Voters Guide in her hometown newspaper, remembers how her mother, Lil Saslow, always brought her along to vote. Joy, herself, has never missed an opportunity to vote, even when ill or away. She always made sure to get an absentee ballot. Her story reflects the results of a study Newsday editorial columnist Marie Cocco shared with the Nassau County League of Women Voters when they honored her as Woman of the Year Friday. The Florida study showed children whose parents took them along to vote were more likely to vote on a regular basis. Considering the low election turnouts in this country, Marie Cocco suggested adopting a "Take Your Child Along to Vote" campaign in Nassau County. The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920, when women won the right to vote in this country. Since then, it has dedicated itself not only to getting people registered to vote but also to creating an informed electorate: The bi-partisan League publishes directories of elected officials and voters' guides. Members serve as moderators for local candidates' forums and debates. They also study important issues such as redistricting or national health care and share those results. It is not enough to simply register to vote. Citizens need to inform themselves on the issues and candidates so they are not swayed by last-minute smear campaigns or peer pressure. Voting is ultimately a private act of conscience. That said, the League of Women Voters is a terribly under-used resource. The younger generations of students and yourtg parents could learn so much from longtime league members, both on how to inform them. selves and how to garner support for issues that are important in our lives. For information about joining the league, call 682-5044 or visit its website www.lwvofnassaucounty.org.

FREEPORT'S GOLD STAR MOTHER, ELISE SCHLEGEL, celebrated reaching the century mark with a party at the Coral House on Sunday, March 9. Born in Tappan, New York, Mrs. Schlegel moved to Freeport in 1923 with her new husband, John Schlegel. She has lived in Freeport ever since. She now lives here, on Stokes Avenue, with her daughter Carolyn. Her son Jack was killed in World War II. She never misses a Memorial Day Parade, where she is honored~every year. She is a former member of the South Shore Yacht Club and belongs to Christ Lutheran Church. -J.G. photos by Paul Laursen

COLOMBIAN VELLANATO ACCORDIANIST Eugenia Ortega and Los Macondos performed at the Freeport Memorial Library on Sunday, March 9. Here, Mr. Ortega talks with local residents after the performance.

WOMEN IN HISTORY were celebrated by the League of Women Voters on Friday, March 7. From left are The Leader's Baldwin Editor Joan Delaney, Arlene, Carolina, Luis and Linda Toscano, County Legislator David Denenberg, Susan Helsinger, Jeanette Schneider and Gertrude Bellafante.


jUSt AA/ritefc>yjoon dolonoy THINKING . . . When I hear comments during "Man in the Street" interviews on television or read articles which describe. polling results in the print media, I think of my old professor at the University of Chicago. He taught a course on Mark Twain and was as irascible and irreverent as Samuel L. Clemens himself. When a student would stand up to. proclaim "what I think" and offer some criticism about a particular book, the professor would ask him to refer to the specific words, lines, or paragraphs in the literature. When the student (and this was in graduate school so we are not talking about youngsters) would say, "Well it's not in the literature, it's what I think," the professor would tell him, "Sit down; you don't know enough yet to have an opinion." So much for self-esteem. Obviously, it was not long before everyone got the idea that if we were going to offer an opinion, it had better be one that was based on facts, with objective information that we could-cite. Last year, one of the mailings I received from the same universit)

reprinted an address delivered at the August 30, 2002 convocation by John T. Cacioppo, who is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology. The speech was entitled, "The Risks and Rewards of Irrational Thinking."

'Do we read the newspa* per and listen to the news to team mvf information or simply to accumulate those "facts", which confirm our existing biases?' One of the comnients he makes is that "... people often make a case for whatever position they expect or wish to be true." Because the world is so complicated and abounds with so much information, he says, often people "search for and attend to evidence that confirms what they already believe to be true." He calls this feature of human thinking "confirmator-y bias."

Board hears first budget draft by Joan Delaney If preliminary budget numbers hold, there will be a 5.82 percent increase in overall spending for .the Baldwin School District in 2003-4 in what will be basically a status quo budget in terms of instruction. At the Board of Education's first Budget Workshop Session on March 5, Superintendent of Schools Kathy Weiss said, "Our staff is cognizant we are in tough financial times." Although the announced 5.82 percent increase in spending is technically correct, it is somewhat misleading. The proposed 2003-4 budget takes out almost $1 million from the code for capital improvement projects that had been included in last year's budget. It then redirects this money elsewhere in the budget. Therefore, although the announced overall increase is 5.8 percent, the real new spending is 5.8 percent plus the redirected use of this $990,000. Instead of district residents receiving just over $1 million in capital improvements for their money as happened last year, instead these funds will be used throughout the 2003-4 budget to cover other costs. Baldwin's decision not to fund capital improvement projects from the annu-

al budget anticipates the need for a future bond issue necessitated because of changes in the way- the state now. reimburses such expenses. In the past, districts were reimbursed 54 percent of capital improvement costs the year after the expenditure. Now districts only receive reimbursements based on a lengthy amortized timeline. Districts can no longer afford to fund capital improvements from annual budgets. However, instead; of putting aside these monies, it can be expected that this year most districts will use these "saved" funds in a somewhat hidden manner and redirect them to finance other parts of their budgets. At some time in the future, residents will then be saddled with additional costs when bond issues for facilities improvements are proposed and expenses to -cover that indebtedness are added to these previously increased budgets. Deputy Superintendent of Schools Lee Chapman, assisted by Treasurer Carol Smith and Senior Account Clerk Kathy Brower, presented a' code-bycode overview of the capital and administrative portions of the budget. The instructional portion, which represents almost 77 percent of the budget, will be presented on Wednesday, March 19, at 8 (continued on page 26)

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Board members to run by Joan Delaney Board of Education members Mary Jo O'Hagan and Robert, "B.A." Schoen have confirmed that they intend to run for re-election. At the Baldwin Library, Kevin Kamen has also indicated that he will run for re-election to the Library Board of Trustees. Elections take place at the same time as voting on the school and library budgets, this year on Tuesday, May 20, at the Baldwin High School from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. The deadline to file petitions of candidacy for both the school and library boards is Monday, April 21. Although

the school district is officially closed for spring recess, the office of the Disirict Clerk will be open to receive petitions from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Petitions must be signed by 40 registered voters of I he district. Board of Education members are elected for three-year terms and Library Board members for five-year terms. A short outline of I he rules of eligibility for Board of Education members is in the District calendar, along with a syn.opsis of the duties and responsibiliies of board members. For further information and to secure petitions of candidacy, residents may ' contact the District Clerk at 377-9274.

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bilities" and look at oilier options. This is the dangerous Hip-side of the safely in numbers theory applied lo dunking. Could it be possible that die recent NASA tragedy was the result of groupthinking people failing to look outside of the conclusions of the group despite there being clues which could haye led them lo question their assumptions about shuttle safely? Finally, the professor speaks of diekind of thinking that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. He seems to subscribe to the belief that thinking positively has a Imge impact in creating positive results while negative anticipations can in fact cause negative outcomes. What does all of this thinking about thinking have to do with life today? Certainly in Baldwin we have seen how many of these thinking patterns have affected perceptions about the community. There is a grouplhink of vocal, negative people who feed on each other's .negative thinking. Following a pattern ol confirmatory bias, there are some who use every individual negative incident lo confirm their overall negative view of the community, ignoring the fact that "bad news" happens in'every community. In the category of self-fulfilling prophecies, we have seen programs and

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at thio frooport nnonnorial library, 'Parking Lot Improvements In early April, the village will begin improvements on the library's municipal parking lot. Completion of this work should take about eight weeks. During this time, there will be no public parking behind the library. The following neighbors have offered to let library patrons park in their lots: .Our Holy Redeemeer Church, Compare Foods (using the Ocean Avenue entrance south of Merrick Road - please do not park by the store itself), HSBC Bank at the. corner of Long Beach and Merrick Road (in the part of the lot away from the bank) and Citibank (on Sundays only). Municipal parking is also available on South Ocean Avenue north of Our Holy Redeemer. Parking is not permitted at the South Ocean Medical Center at 101 South Bergen, or in Elks Plaza. A towing company monitors "these lots 24 hours day. _ . . Free film The library will present a free film, "About A Boy," based on a British novel of the same name. It is a comedy-drama starring Hugh Grant as Will, a rich, child-free and irresponsible Londoner who, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single-parent meetings. As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus, an odd 12-year old boy with problems at school, who eventually helps Will grow up. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes, 2002. Soul with heart This book club continues its meetings on Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m: with "What Looks Crazy on an Ordinary Day," by Pearl Cleage. It takes talent to make a love story between an AIDS victim and a convicted murderer work, but playwright/essayist Cleage more than meets the challenge in this gutsy, very likable fiction debut. The group's relaxed atmosphere encourages participants to offer opinions while discussing the selected book.

St. Patrick's Day concert In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, the library will present a free concert by the Irish balladeer Jim Mck.ague, a native of the Irish county of Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m. As a youth, he grew up on the music of. the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and entertained at parties, weddings, pubs and concert halls. He spent 10 summers hitchhiking and bicycling

through Ireland. England, Scotland and Wales, where he collected more songs, a great many stories and some wonderful experiences. Mr.' Mckague accompanies himself on guitar and bodhran. Video course on Ancient Rome On Tuesdays at 2 p.m., March 18 and 25, Bob Sweeney will present a video course on the history of Ancient Rome. The living legacy of Rome remains a

fascinating presence around us. in our art. architecture, engineering, language, literature, law and religion. The March 18 session will focus on The first and second triumvirates. The Emperor in the Roman world and the third-century crisis. The March 25 session will consider the shape of Roman society, (lie rise of . Christianity, the restoration of order and thoughts on the "fall" of the Roman Empire.

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Presbyterian Church celebrates women First Presbyterian Church of Freeport invites all members'of the community to worship together at "A Blessing of Breads - A Taste of Justice" at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 16. This special service celebrates the spiritual gifts of women and recognizes the many burdens women bear in the world. On this special Sunday during Women's History Month, the communion table will be set with breads from around the world symbolic of the breads women have baked for centuries. The liturgical dance company Fruits of the Spirit from Memorial Presbyterian Church of Roosevelt will dance during the service. All are welcome, child care is available in the nursery. The Church is located at V78 South Ocean Avenue in Freeport. For more information, call 379-1114.

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endeavors in the world of competitive sports. The Thunderbolts are a competitive sports team for individuals with disabilities. They compete in a variety of sporting events including track and field, bocci and power-lifting. They have participated in local, regional, .national and international competitions and have brought home numerous individual and team medals in the past several years. Their ultimate goal would be to compete in the Paralympic Games with the most elite athletes. The team is embarking oh a fund-raising endeavor in order to cover travel and competition expenses for upcoming events. The pasta dinjier is made possible through donations from generous businesses and the efforts of volunteers. Tickets are $12 per person and this

event has sold out the past two years. For dinner reservations, contact Audrey Affissio at 378-2000, ext. 280. If you would like additional information on

helping the team or becoming a sponsor, contact Mary C. Hodge, Thunderbolts • Head Coach, at 378-2000, ext. 421.

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Milburn School celebrates its 50th Anniversary Ivlilburn School is celebrating the 50lh ' anniversary of its opening with a number of activities which are taking place at "the school. Milburn opened on February 24, 1953, and was dedicated on April 18, 1953. On February 24, the

staff and students gathered in the gym to watch a movie which was taken on the actual opening day and to celebrate together with birthday treats. , Students and staff are now engaged in studying Milburn, Baldwin, -United

States and world history for the time when Milburn has been open. Each grade has been assigned a decade and students are preparing hall displays which reflect those periods. They have decorated the fence.outside of.the school with birthday greetings and are also preparing art projects which reflect the styles of the last fifty years. The Milburn Spring Concert will be a birthday celebration for the school. It will take place on April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature songs which reflect the

50 years during which Milburn has been open as well as songs which celebrate Milburn. Parents and alumni are invited to a celebration being held in the gym on the evening of Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. If you would like to be included on the mailing list for information about "that celebration, please call Mrs. Basilotta, .Milburn School Secretary, at 377-9358 to give her your contact information, or e-mail it to Milburns50th@aol.com.

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Nuremberg interpreter speaks in Baldwin Richard Sonnenfeldl, Chief Interpreter for American Prosecution at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials, will be the featured speaker at Baldwin Daliya Chapter" of Hadassah's Program on Wednesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at South Baldwin Jewish Center, 2959 Grand Avenue, Baldwin. The topic for the discussion will be: "Can there be another tyranny like Hitler's? What would w'e have done to stop a dictator and protect our friends'.'" The evening is free "of charge and open to the public. • Mr. Sonnenfeldt's extraordinary life began in Germany. Born Jewish, he escaped from the Nazis in 1938, lied to England, was eventually deported, landed first in Australia, then in- India, obtained a visa and went to South

America and Cuba to get to the United Slates, all by the time he was 17. He joined the U.S. Army, became a citi/.en, served in Europe, becoming the chief Interpreter for American Prosecution in Nuremberg, interrogated key witnesses and defendants of the trials of major German war criminals and likely is the only person alive who met and talked to all of the 21 defendants. Afterthe war, Mr. Sonnenfeldt graduated as an electrical engineer, became principal developer of color. TV, contributed to NASA's "Man on the Moon" program and since 1982 has served as advisor to CEOs of many corporations and sits as director of 13 other companies.

Early college awareness program The Freeport School District will sponsor an Early College Awareness Day in March to educate middle school students about preparing for the college experience, what colleges are looking for and how to" finance a college educar lion. The event will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the

SUNY'Old Westbury campus. Buses will leave Dodd Middle School at 8 a.m. The featured speaker will be Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, President of SUNY Old Weslbury. A light breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. with the Dodd Main Office if you plan to attend.

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A 1998 Hyundai was reported stolen from Best Car Rental on Grand Avenue. Baldwin on February 13 at noon. A Matheron Avenue, Baldwin, residence was reported burglarized on March 7 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Jewelry, a Play Station and a stereo were taken after entry was gained through an unlocked rear window. * f * Those arrested have merely been accused and are presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty. Documented information supplied to this newspaper will be printed along with other police news as space permits, if supplied to us after the disposition of an\ case.

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What your local girl scouts have been up to! Cadette Troop 2540 Eight girls were honored for earning their Silver Award, the second highest .award in Girl Scouting. Congrats to all. Junior Troop 2342 Leader: Joyce Rommel Members of Junior Troop 2343 were invested and rededicated to Girl Scouting in December at the traditional Candlelight Ceremony. The girls

enjoyed the annual Pot Luck Supper (with a Hawaiian Luau theme), ice skating at the Rec Center, decorated the holiday tree at the Freeport Police Station, collected food, baby items and toys for needy children in Freeport, sold Girl Scout cookies, made valentines for hospitalized veterans, created crafts, earned badges and dressed as clowns as they helped the Freeport Fire Department for the 14th year in a row at the Fire .Expo

during Fire Prevention Month. The troop is looking forward to bowli'ng, the Brownie/Junior Square Dance, the Association Bake-Off and an end of the year trip. Brownie. Troop 2199 Leaders: Donna Riso, Beverly Losee and Mary Stein The Brownies in Troop 2199 took a trip to New York City to see Beauty and the Beast. The girls also worked on. the "Girl Scouts Love NY" patch. They GIRL SCOUT JUNIOR TROOP 2090 selling Girl Scout visited the historical, cookies in front of Associated Supermarket on Grand areas such 'as the Avenue in Baldwin. Pictured are Norma Murray, Selena Empire State Building, Myers, Jessica Haa, Erin Murray and Doris Haa. NY Public Library, NASDAQ and, of Mays course, Girl Scouts USA Headquarters. . Brownie Troop 2221 is having a fanBrownie Troop #2221 Leaders: Dianne Clark and Deborah

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Village budget and taxes Mr. Caracciolo used his opening statement mostly to lash '.out early at the incumbent running mates Bill White, Jr. and Don Mauersberger. Raising his voice, he reproached the pair for not attending the CSEA forum two days earlier [see story below]. He continued, blaming the pair for raising taxes "an average of 13%, over the-last six years" and launching the village's debt to $62 million (a Figure cited from the State Comptroller), which will increase to $115 million once the village bonds money for a new power, plant in. south 'Freeport. "I bought my dream .house here, I want to stay as long- as I can afford to live here. They have their hands in your pocket. . . . They know that $135 million-is the cap, and they're going to spend that money. It's time to elect me to be on the board to say 'no,' to stop this spending." Mr. Mauersberger and Mr. White both explained that the Wissler administration's zero-tax-increase policy was responsible for problems that the current administration is paying for. "They did nothing, they fixed nothing, they cut back on services," ' said Mr. Mauersberger. We've built miles and miles of roads," said Mr. White, "and when you build roads on someone's street, they invest in their home. After [the rebuilding of] Woodcleft, the amount of private investment was incredible." James Caracciolo said he was disappointed in the pair's 1999 promises of fiscal responsibility and holding the line on taxes. "The-solution is to stop spending money, that means stop increasing taxes. Don't put blame on somebody else. . . . It's time for a change, their

for a minute that the village is not addressing it, or not as a community," said Mr. Mauersberger. "The Police Department goes to the Junior High School and the High School every day.'' He cited an undercover unit that sits with gang members and. a program under which police detectives go to the houses of suspected gang members and talk to parents about alternative programs. He said that the village is putting together an awareness program and has assembled every program available for youth in the village. The pair also cited the Adopt-A-Cop program, in which police volunteer their time with fourth graders. THE NORTHWEST CIVIC ASSOCIATION hosted the candidates' debate. From , left are Bill White, Jr., James Caracciolo, Don Mauersberger, NWCA President Ken Baggtelle, and NWCA moderators Anita Accardi and Paul Del Giudice.

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vision is out of control. They're not listening to the people of this village."

New projects, business, and new homes Mr. Mauersberger later explained some of the village's debt: "$15 million is for the hydroelectric converter on Sunrise Highway," which allows the village to import cheap electricity from Niagara Falls, and $50 million will be for a new natural gas power plant. Since the old plant is being retired due to complaints about pollution, "we need a new plant if we want to keep our energy independence...We have the lowest electrical rates on Long Island...$10 million was-to the water department. People die from problems with the water; we have pumps that haven't worked for years. We've spent money on Woodcleft, on streets, on the Rec Center roof. Mr." * Caracciolo would have us do nothing." He added that Freeport was aggressively attracting new business. "Five years ago, no one would believe that Jaguar would move here," he said, and listed new businesses in town such as BJ's, Mica by Design, Porsche, Walgreens, a new mini-golf course (coming soon) and others which are expanding. He pointed out new condo construction, Main Street Mews, new Victorianstyle townhouses set to replace the Freeport Hospital and the "linchpin," the $40 million privately-finded project to put luxury apartments and.retail at Freeport Plaza, the vacant land on Sunrise Highway next to the Meadowbrook Bank building. "They're not investing this kind of money if they don't believe in the community." He suggested that soon, Sunrise Highway was going to look like the Nautical Mile. Bill White mentioned the Community Development Agency and the many storefront rehabilitation improvements that have occured downtown. •Mr. Caracciolo added that Freeport should have Business Improvement Districts, where taxes are funneled back into improvements in the district. . When asked later if new residential construction was going to negatively impact village services, or their costs, Mr.. Caracciolo said, "I'm not sure if construction is a burden. I don't know if I really understand the question." Mr. Mauersberger explained that the construction projects were designed to largely consist of homes marketed to people without children, so that tax growth could come without pressure on.

the crowded and financially-strapped schooj district. Mr. Whit-.'added that it's good to hear that people are investing in Freeport.

Comments on gang activity Mr. Caracciolo used a question about gangs to direct more criticism at the incumbents. He asked what people from Hempstead=were doing here, referring, to a murder which occured two weeks ago. "We need to identify experts and other resources. There are alternatives to the streets, like sports. I will improve access to facilities currently, locked or unavailable." ' . ' Mr. White and Mr. Mauersberger shot back, however, defending the administration's record on gangs. "Don't think

Bill White called the code enforcement office vigorous and said that anyone who saw a problem should report it to him or the village. "Let us know if you're not getting satisfaction." Mr. Caracciolo accused the incumbents of not representing the people and practicing selective code enforcement. He urged residents to travel around the village and see where the money was being spent. Mr. Mauersberger assured that the village has even compliance. He challenged his opponent, saying, "I have never heard'you come forward to coinplain before - where have you been?" Another question asked candidates about the Attorney General's lawsuit .

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the union members, he said, were upset that the unit's Political Action Committee (PAC) had recommended an Over 80 civil service employees of endorsement for opponent James the village were disappointed last Caracciolo, which was approved by the Tuesday when incumbent village trustees Bill White, Jr. and Don • region in late February. The PAC, comprised of the unit's executive board (the Mauersberger declined to attend a canpresident, vice president, secretary and didates' . forum at the Freeport treasurer), chose ther opponent because, Recreation Center. said Mr. Reinke, "This administration The forum, which was to be moderathas not been very friendly to this unit. A ed by representatives from the League new trustee might be receptive...They of Women Voters, took place on the have not done anything for us except same evening as the unit's general mem"ignore us." Mr. Reinke added that his bership meeting. The CSEA endorsed unit is unusual, since all members are challenger James Caracciolo for the residents of the village, and thus have "a position last month. CSEA unit President Peter Reinke • big stake in taxes, the way it's run and salaries." told The Leader that the three candidates No general membership vote was had been invited at least a week • in taken on the matter, said Mr. Reinke. In advance. He found out at 4:30 on accordance with the bylaws of the Monday, the day before the forum, that organization, he appointed a PAC to repthe incumbents would not be attending. resent the interests of the members. Mr. "I don't know what reason they- had," Reinke has been president of the CSEA said Mr. Reinke, "It wasn't very reasonunit for four years. The unit recomable." mended Bill White, Jr. and Don Mr. White and'Mr. Mauersberger sent Mauersberger the last time they ran, in a representative to read a statement at 1999. . the forum. It was not read, according to The union president also explained Mr. Reinke, because "that was not part that a petition was being circulated to of the guidelines of the forum." support the incumbent candidates Bill White, Jr. explained the reason against the union's endorsement. "The why he and his'running mate did not threat is that they had 100 signatures to attend: "The CSEA executive board put an ad in the paper," said Mr. Reinke. made no secret before the meeting who One CSEA member, who wished to they were endorsing, so we didn't feel it remain anonymous, told The Leader that was productive to be there. We know we he was called and asked who he would enjoy support from the rank and file." be supporting, but upon later reflection "I have a small group" that supports decided that he didn't want his name to the incumbents, said Mr. Reinke. "They be printed on a public list. don't represent the majority." Some of


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Don Mauersberger and Bill White, Jr., who are running for the Home Rule Responses to questions: Party. The challenger is James 1. We must minimize spending and Caracciolo, who is running under the look carefully at the budget available. Responsible Government for Freeport To keep the budget stable we must do a Party. line item analysis of expenses and rev4 4 4 enues. I would also take a comprehenThe candidates were asked to supply a sive look at our debt to see how it can be biography and answer the following five restructured to save taxpayers' money. questions: Government should be responsible foe 1. Village taxes have gone up, along informing its residents of the "true" with electric and water rates. What state of the village's finances. If elected, would you do to keep the village budget I would conduct a full investigation and stable, with debt and taxes low? What make known to the residents the vilitems are priorities? lage's financial status. We will not know 2. What kind of initiatives do you sugthe specific steps needed until we know gest to improve Freeport, its appearthe truth. If elected, my priorities will be ance, its business growth, its safety, honesty and fiscal accountability that is etc.? responsible. 3. What can Freeport do about gang 2. Grant monies can be used to develviolence? , op business areas that are struggling to 4. What should be done about overthrive in today's economy. Freeport has occupancy in Freeport? a very viable up-and-coming area in and 5. What is Freeport's greatest feature? surrounding the Guy LombardoWhat is Freeport's worst liability? Merrick Road hub which, when developed, will spread; making the gateway down to our beautiful Nautical Mile that much more inviting, and also offer more safety than if that same area is full of empty "buildings and storefronts. Grant money and ; busine&j^,., development should not be used for' political patronage. 3. First we must acknowledge that we have a gang problem. I would identify experts and other resources to support the Police Department in finding solutions. We cannot continue to be in denial about the severity of the gang violence here in Freeport preying on Freeport's youth. Our children need alternatives to the streets. We must, work on providing access to children and families to our parks, and have organized activities. Sports can help keep kids away from gangs, not just Little League. I will explore all avenues available and optiJames Caracciolo mize access to facilities currently locked James Caracciolo is a 16-year or unavailable. Freeport resident. A self-employed busi4. We must be fair in our practices of nessman and arborist for 27 years, Code Enforcement and focus on absenJames has. moved on to his second tee landlords, not hardworking families. career, as Deputy Commissioner of the The Building Department must enforce Nassau County Parks under Tom the existing laws across the board, not Suozzi. Within a 10-month period in the selectively, or not for, again, political Technical Services Division, James cut patronage. overtime costs from $500,000 to under 5. There is no one greatest feature: we $150,000 and still maintains full public have many, i.e, cultural diversity, the services. He and his division built the waterfront, parks & recreation center, new 60-stall Crossover Driving Range active service clubs and an outstanding at Eisenhower Park (to open Spring library. We have all of the ingredients 2003), bringing in this project for under for success but they have not been $30,000. At Old Bethpage Village tapped by the present administration. restoration, antique barns were being We have a community with optimism used to store wood and other materials. for the future, baby boomers, newcom- • Using those same materials,.James built ers, seniors and young families. a storage shed and opened the beautiful Together we' enjoy a nautical setting, antique barns for public viewing and ' cosmopolitan multi-cultural restaurants, exhibits. businesses small and large and in addiJames is a member of the SPLASH tion a caring community of people. organization and has actively participatOur worst liability is missed opportued . in the America the Beautiful nity and cynicism under the stifling Campaign to clean up our preserves and tenure of the present administration. I waterways. James is President of the believe that there is still hope for stabiGLOW Civic Association, which has lizing Freeport. If the people elect me as

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Award," in 1993 and the 1995 Rotary . Club Civic Leadership Award. Trustee Mauersberger was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 1999. Prior to that-he was chairman of the Mayor's Task Force on Over-occupancy, board 'member of First Niglil Freeport, and a member of the* Zoning Board of Appeals. He serves w i l h Trustee Bill While as the'Village Board's liaison to the Public Works. Building. Electric, Police and Fire Departments, and the Community Development Agency. He serves on disjoint village-school-community leader task force, which focuses on youth issues. Don resides on Whaley Street wilh his wife Marilyn and daughters Kalherine and Lauren.

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Bill White is a native Freeporter and a 1974 graduate of Freeport High School. He.attended Colgate University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Bill has been in ihe insurance business in Freeport for almost 25 years, and is a partner in the White and Re Insurance Agency on Sunrise Highway. Trustee White was appointed to the Board of Trustees in June 1998-to fill a vacancy, and was subsequently elected in March 1999. Prior to serving-on the Board; he was a member and Deputy Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for 13 years and also served on the Lydia Hall Hospital Task Force and the Over-occupancy Task Force in several administrations. He serves with Trustee Don Mauersberger as the Village Board's liaison to the Public Works, Building, Electric, Police and Fire Departments, and the Community Development Agency." Bill is active in the business community. He is a long-time director of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, serving on several steering committees. In October 2002, he was honored as Freeport's Businessperson of the Year by the Nassau County Council of the Chambers of Commerce. 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 resides on Freeport's waterfront with his wife Elizabeth and daughters Lauren and Jennifer. Don Mauersberger is a lifelong Freeport resident and a .third-generation Freeport volunteer firefighter since 1964. He attended Freeport schools and was a professional firefighter for the Village of Garden City. He served as Chief of the Freeport Fire Department in 1979. He has since served on numerous committees in the •department, including budget'and training. Don has received several firefighting awards, including an Award of Honor for rescue of a civilian at a house fire, the Nassau County Firematic Service award in 1992, the Freeport Republican Club "Man of the Year

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Trustees White and Mauersberger are running as a team. The following constitutes their joint answers: 1. One method of stabilizing village 'budgets and leveling off real properly taxes is to stimulate and expand the village's tax base with new businesses. Freeport is. attracting major economic growth to the village through its recent revitalizalion projects, which have led to new jobs, expansion of current businesses and investment in .new enterprises, largely due to the physical improvements to the village thai have been accomplished over the pasl six years during the Glacken administration. The major revitalizalion of our waferfront area, returning the WoodcleTt Avenue "Nautical Mile" to a major attraction for residents and tourists, has created an excellent location for business expansion and development. This nationally-recognized, award-winning renovation effort raised and re-paved the roadway by more than Iwo feet and virtually eliminated flooding, added brick walkways, antique-style lighting, benches and planters, along wilh the. Esplanade, a new dock space and park area at the midway point, and removed overhead utility wires. It was first of many major projects in the village's overall revitalization program. In response, Woodcleft properly owners and new investors have expanded to add new businesses, rebuilt and repaired existing structures, established a familyoriented atmosphere and added a new tax base. The construction of the Plaza West project on Sunrise Highway will include the complete rehabilitation and restoration of the Meadowbrook Bank (continued on page 14)

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Candidates debate at library from page 12 against Ihe village (which charges' Ihe village wilh discriminatory housing inspections) and how over-occupancy was being addressed. Mr. Caracciolo advocated focusing on absentee landlords and said lhal con-, slruclion work was being done without the proper permits. He said he was not familiar with the Att.orney General's lawsuit. Mr. Mauersberger said that the villagewould win Ihe lawsuil, arid mat it was wilhoul merit He said the village was "aggressively pursuing over-occupancy," despite Ihe difficulty in getting Ihe proper search warranls to investigate homes. Mr. White said that the village would "not let the Attorney General run the Freeporl Buildings Deparlmenl." He also asked how Mr. Caracciolo could know, jusl from looking, whether a building had the proper permits on nol. He cited some over-occupied houses which had recently been restored to compliance and said that other municipalities were coming lo Freeport for advice on the matter.

Who does the village's work? The candidates were also asked whether or not the village should hire contractors to replace village employees. Mr. Caracciolo called the village budget a "big pot of gold" and asked why it couldn't do the work in-house, since paying for contractors involves their profit and iheir overhead costs. Mr. Mauersberger replied that "there .is a time and a place for both. You work in the Parks Department. Tom Suozzi wants to outsource the parks workers;"

Snow removal and services Mr. Caracciolo used a question about

snow removal to assert a repetitive theme of his, lhat services were i\ol distributed equally throughout the village. He exclaimed, "Lucky me!," attributing Ihe good plowing near his Home to living on Guy Lombardo "Avenue, near Town of Hempstead officials and village departmenl heads. The incumbents denied thai there was any inequity of services in the village, and stressed that the "storm was the .second-worsl Long Island has ever faced. The snow-plowers "haven'l had any praclice," joked Mr. White, adding that every person holds differing opinions on how the snow should be plowed. Mr. Mauersberger offered thai citizens complain no malter how the village conducls cerlain business. "There's Iwo sides," saying lhal some citizens complain about the village not giving enough-tickets, and others complain, after receiving tickets, that the village is not compassionate enough.

Rnal statements Mr. Caracciolo used his final statement to repeat his crilicisms of the village finances and tax increases. He pointed out problems wilh.loitering, littering and noise pollution, and said that "there is still hope for stabilizing Freeport." Mr. White used the lime lo emphasize . how village governmenl affects people every day. "When you switch on your light, that's our power plant. When you flush the John, that's our water. When you drive-to work, those are our roads, and when you go through the stop sign, the local police take care of business." Mr. Mauersberger finished by saying that "Freeport was fragmented for a lot' of years. The Glacken team works together. We don't need infighting-." He said that he and Mr. White were up-front and forthright, and invited any resident with a problem to look him up in the phone book and call him.


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examples: the LIRR station is now beautiful. Old-fashioned lighting, brickpavers and new facades now grace some highly visible areas and more are planned, big blue banners urge shoppers to shop locally, an expanded state-ofthe-art library is under construction, cement planters with evergreens will be in place all over town by spring and dec- . orative green trash receptacles make our commercial areas more appealing. It's

time to start inviting the business world beyond our borders to come take, a look. Baldwin has much to offer. • The chamber is also working to attract non-franchise business. Over the years, various committees of 'residents and business people have done this informally. We applaud these past efforts and encourage those interested to continue. The chamber.i§ preparing a marketing •brochure as well as fine-tuning our web'

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Storm Water Authority, as proposed by the county executive. "Establishing such an authority would," explained Comptroller Weitzman, "enable the county to reduce spending in the county's general fund without increasing the cost to existing ratepayers - a win-win situation. We estimate that with such an authority, Nassau taxpayers would save approximately $25 million annually, and that would have a

material impact on reducing the structural deficit in 2004. and 2005." On the positive side, even in the face of rapidly rising employee pension and health-insurance costs, mandated Medicaid costs, and other expenses that have beset municipalities throughout the state, the county's 2003 budget remains in balance, he reported, chalking that up to Nassau's new fiscal conservatism.

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LIPA's track record, after its takeover of LILCO a few years back, has been excellent. Electricity rales were lowered, rapid response lo storm damage was increased, customer H concerns were given a high priority and alternate sources ef energy, such as tu importing electric power from up-stale Q areas, wcra-pursued. Ils currenl managemenl is to be applauded for these efforts. However, its proposal lo install an offw shore wind farm opposite lo and along Jones Beach Slate Park, stretching from Jones Inlet to Robert Moses Stale Park, raises a number of questions and con-. ccrns. According to a Newsday article on January 27, LIPA's response to Governor George Pataki's request to have New York Stale utilities generating 25 percent of their elcctricily from renewable sources by 2013, was to announce its intention to install 25 to 50 wind turbines, towering 488 feet high, just three miles off the Jones Beach shore. Many of the facts and statements presented by LIPA's management at-this press conference raise a number of questions and concerns. For instance, LIPA "wants to lead the stale in renewable technologies." That's a fine and noble objective, but 'what's the rush? There are many sensitive environmental questions that must be answered before a projecl of Ihis magnitude is installed. Has LIPA conducted all necessary environmental impact studies? How will fish habitats in this area be affected? Will bird migrations be endangered by forty 488-foot towers? How will humans be. affected, such as commercial fisherman, recreational boaters, low flying airplanes or helicopters? How will the millions of beach visitors feel when they come to enjoy the region's seascape only to see towering turbine towers across the horizons three miles away from shore? Why is LIPA asking private developers to stake out $150 to 200 million for the project? If private developers construct such a wind farm, who will own the turbines? Who would service arid repair them? How would developers integrate their amortization rates into their charges for their electrical rates? Would there be a surcharge to LIPA customers for the project's ultimate payoff? According to an April 2002 assessment by the American Wind Energy Association, electricity costs from the wind farm .would be 6 to 9 cents per kilowatt hour. Conventional electrical generation rate costs currently average 4.5 cents per kilowatt hour. How are LIPA customers going to react to a possible doubling of their electricity rates? LIPA also acknowledged that the 50 turbines would only contribute 1.6 percent of electricity to their total grid's electricity needs. How much electrical production could be realized if this amount was invested in new high tech production methods, using clean burning natural gas or the new hydrogen fuels that are coming? Why is LIRA locating these turbines only 3 to 6 miles off shore arid not 20 to 30 miles further out into the ocean where they would be less intrusive? Is it because the wind farm's closeness to shore would make it more visible when

LIPA shows off its project to visiting dignitaries? Over the centuries, the Jones Beach shoreline has attracted and been praised by millions. It was written about by •American Indians, early colonists and poets such as Walt Whitman. These people recognized the area's great natural beauty and lauded it. Robert Moses created Jones Beach State Park in tribute to this beauty and for the benefit of countless future generations. He banned all 'commercial construclion excepl for beach facilities, so that this natural stale vista could be preserved. Wouldn't LIPA be guilty of "visual pollution" with a wind farm so close to shore and be in complele contradiction to Robert Moses' intentions? Has LIPA considered all of the natural contingencies thai could be destructive to a potential wind farm? How would hurricanes affect it? What effect would slorm surges or minor tidal waves have on these 400-foot plus towers? While our region only has occasional earthquakes, what would be the effect of these tremors on these fragile turbines?

We are all for renewable energy to create electricity. Many of us. have been following this science since the middle 1970s when energy shortages first occurred. Photovotic cells, solar panels, fuel cells, geothermal methods and hydrogen fuel are just a few of (he disciplines that show promise. Shouldn't LIPA explore in depth all these options „ before it endorses a $150 to $200 million wind lurbine farm? • Is (his going to be another Shoreham,

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It especially irks me when people ask, "Will this turn out to be another Some environmentalShoreham?" We can be certain that it ists have recently will be if critics continue to invite this found themselves torn self-fulfilling prophecy. If people are over the idea of putting energy-generatworried about possible drawbacks and ing windmills off of the coast of Long problems in the plan, they should do Island. While alternative energy is their homework and focus on "making looked upon favorably by environmensure the project is done right." talists, some have also wondered if there It is all too easy to say that "we need, might be complementary drawbacks to look into the technology more." affect on birds, marine life or on the Eventually, it becomes necessary to view. While a certain amount of skeptimake a decision and put all the big talk cism is appropriate for any major public into action. This kind of deferral just works project, it seems that the outpourmeans that we will have to build more ing of skeptical questions for LIRA dirty power plants in the meantime, or reflects sometimes-licit a clear, reasoned worse, force this responsibility on viewpoint, but rather a lack of willinganother, less affluent region, ajid then ness to try something that just seems too import the electricity at a high cost. new of an idea, too foreign. We all use electricity, more than ever with our computers and air conditioners. Yet somehow our willingness to accept 'What about (he birds?' power generation has not caught up'with 'Is this going to be our ability to burn electricity without another Shoreham?' considering where it comes from. Activists may shut down the Indian 'we need to look at the Point nuclear power plant and they have • technology more.' effectively benched the diesel generators in south Freeport.- Well, if nuclear Many concerns 'that LIPA has been and diesel are too dirty and dangerous, faced with are important, but many of the alternatives are natural gas and these obvious questions have already renewables. But, if citizens, especially been considered. The Phase II Siting environmentalists,' continue .fighting Assessment, an independent report on large-scale natural gas projects on Long the project paid for by LIPA to help it to Island and Brooklyn, and if we oppose decide what kind of wind farm to set up, the windmills here, where can we expect considered an extremely broad range.of to get our electricity from? While our issues: animal life, recreational boating, standards for accepting a power project shipping lanes, water depth, hurricanes, grow ever higher, the old clunkers are even historical shipwrecks that might be still in place all over the Island, churndisturbed. [LIPA's web site is ing out foul fumes because we are too www.lipower.org] Instead of blindly firafraid, and too critical, of cleaner altering a barrage of unfocused questions natives. . into the-public debate, which casts a Long Island does not generate enough vague dooming doubt on the project, citelectricity to power itself. We cannot izens should inform themselves on the simply expect that people elsewhere are answers to some of these questions first. going to be willing to build the kind of Decisions should be made based on the • plants that we oppose. Electricity costs a facts, not on generalized doubt. lot here, and it is partly a result of our One issue, bird danger, has drawn a. unwillingness to shoulder.the burden of large potential backlash against the projpower generation ourselves. ect. The out-of-context demand, "What The LIPA/LIOWA windmill plan is about the birds?" is spoken as if LIPA very promising and should be welcomed hasn't already taken this into considerato Long Island as a creative and practition. The LIPA research cites studies on cal solution to century-old problems of wind farms in a dozen states, Canada energy production and its drawbacks. and several European countries which It's clean, it's safe, and it won't rely on found that, for the most part, birds simany sort of fuel prices, which seem to be ply avoid the windmills. Compared to going higher and higher these days. other mundane dangers the birds face, The threat of terrorist attacks should such as communication towers, winhave Long Islanders very concerned dows, antennas, cars, etc., an estimated about where their electricity is coming fatality rate of 1-2 birds per turbine per from. If someone were to blow up the year doesn't seem so bad. 1 -2 per year is dams at Niagara Falls, the lights would the amount of dead birds one of our staff go off all over New York State, leaving writers finds every summer, killed by our "first responders" in the dark as they from flying into, his backyard sliding try to keep'us safe. With political strife doors. It is easy to stand up tall and casting doubt on the global oil supply blame the windmills here, but windmills from Nigeria to the Middle East to would be no more guilty of killing birds - Venezuela, it is wise to support this projthan any other activity we already parect, which advances the All-American ticipate in and hold to a lower standard goal of independence. It's time to stop of proof. Hunting birds is, after all, still all the NIMBYism, the paralyzing fears acceptable, arid bird fatalities in pollutof doing something innovative and the ing jet engines haven't seemed to" stop . subtle hypocrisy which allows people to any of us from trying to book cheap claim the banner of environmentalist!!, plane tickets over the Internet. and yet do nothing to advance the cause.

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE Accountancy. SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. COUNTRYFL #653 6x 2/20. 27. 3/6. 13. 20. 27 WIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Pltf. vs. GLORIA NOTICE OF SALE SOLOMON, et ol. Defts. Index #00.-006185. SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. WACHOVIA Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sdle BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (FORMERLY FIRST dated May 14, 2002,1 will sell at public auction UNION NATIONAL BANK), AGENT FOR BREEN on the north front steps of the Nassau County CAPITAL SERVICES CORPORATION, Pltf. vs. JESSE Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola? NY MORTIS, JR.. et al Defts. Index #02-007612. on Mar. 26, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 15 West Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale Roosevelt Ave., Roosevelt. NY a/k/a Section 55, dated Dec. 13, 2002,1 will sell at public auction Block 427, Lot 54-55, 153. Approx. amt. of judgat the 'Nassau County Courthouse, on the north ment is $165,406.75 plus costs and interest. Sold front steps. 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola, NY on subject to terms and conditions of filed judgMar. 21, 2003 at 9:30 a.m., prem. k/a Section ment and terms of sale and the right of the 55, Block 230, Lot 257. Sold subject to terms and United States of America to redeem within 120 conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. MURRAY SEEMAN, Referee. LEVY & LEVY. Attys. days from the date of sale as provided by law. W. GERARD ASHER, Referee. ESCHEN «t for Pltf.'l2 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY #53108 FRENKEL. LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 93 East Main.St., Bay FL#655P 4x2/27, 3/6, 13,20 Shore, NY. #52771 NOTICE OF SALE FL #646P 4x 2/20. 27, 3/6, 13 ' SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSCOMPANY. NAME: J. B. ATM SERVICE. LLC. TEMS, INC. Articles of Organization were filed with the . Plaintiff. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on Against 02/10/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY SNARDYN MARCEUS. has been designated as agent of the LLC upon Defendants) whom process against it may be served., SSNY Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 240 duly entered 7/19/2002 I, the undersigned Hickox Avenue, Woodmere, New York 11598. Referee will sell at public auction at the North Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, FL #6476x2/20. 27. 3/6. 13, 20. 27 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola. NY on 3/28/2003 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY at 9:00 AM premises known as 92 Woods Ave., COMPANY. NAME: MR. ACE, LLC. Articles Of Roosevelt, NY 11575 Organization were filed with the Secretary of ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, Stdte of New York (SSNY) on 02/10/03. Office with the buildings and Improvements thereon location: Nassau County. SSNY has.been desigerected, situate, lying and being In the Town'of nated as-agent of the LLC upon whom process Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a New York copy of process to the LLC. c/o Steven M. Section 55 Block 420 Lot "219 Approximate Lester. Esq.. 325 Merrick Avenue. East Meadow, amount of lien $170.361.33 plus Interest and New York 11554. Purpose: For any lawful pur, costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions pose. of filed judgment. Index # 01 /6249 . FL #648 6x 2/20. 27. 3/6. 1'3, 20, 27 TRACY S. REIFER, Esq.. Referee. PROBATE CITATION Shapiro and DiCaro : SURROGATE'S COURT - NASSAU COUNTY 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One. Rochester. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK NY 14624 BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDated: 2/10/2003 File #: 01-39168r|vr DENT . FL #656 4x 2/27. 3/6.-13. 20 TO: Attorney General of New York and ALEXANNOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY DER LEVINE and any and all unknown persons COMPANY. NAME: BONACASA REALTY COMwhose names or parts of whose names and PANY, LLC. Articles of'Organization were filed whose place or places of residence are with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be on 02/14/03. The latest date of dissolution Is ascertained, distributees, heirs-at-law and next 12/31/2052. Office location: Nassau County. of kin of said GERTRUDE LEVINE. deceased, and SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC if any of the said above distributees named upon whom process against It may be served. specifically or as a class be dead, their legal SSNY shall mall a copy of process to the LLC, representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, c/q^Jjpsgflh Bonacasa, 2640 Harvey Avenue, distributees and successors in Interest whose Oceahside, 'New York 11572.' Purpose: For any names and/or places of 'residence and post lawful purpose. • ' office addresses are unknown and cannot FL #657 6x 2/27. 3/6. 13. 20. 27. 4/3 after diligent inquiry be ascertained. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY GREETINGS: COMPANY. NAME; EAST END MANAGEMENT WHEREAS, SYLVIA KABACK who Is domiciled at LLC. Articles of'Organization were filed with the 211 East 70th Street, Apartment 15D. New York', Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on NY 10021 makes application to the .Surrogate's 02/14/03, The latest date of dissolution Is Court of our County of Nassau, to have (a) cer12/31/2102. Office location: Nassau County. tain instrument(s) In writing, a will dated SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC 9/8/1995. relating to both real and personal upon whom process against It may be served. property duly proved as the Last Will and SSNY shall mall a copy of process to the LLC, Testament of GERTRUDE LEVINE deceased who 115 Connecticut Avenue, Long Beach, New was at the time of his/her death domiciled at York 11561. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. 320 West Merrick Road (Meadowbrook Care FL #658 6x 2/27. 3/6, 13. 20, 27. 4/3 Center) Freeport. NY In said County of Nassau. NOTICE OF SALE THEREFORE, you. and each of you, are cited SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU to show cause befote the Surrogate's Court of CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORour County of Nassau, at the Surrogate's Court, ATION Nassau County Courthouse, at Mineola .in the Plaintiff, County 'of Nassau, on the 9th day of April 2003 Against at 9:30 a.m. of that day why the said Will and SARAH BLOUNT;etal, Testament.should not be admitted to probate Defendants) as a Will of real and personal property and Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale Letters Testamentary issue to: SYLVIA duly entered 12/18/2002 I, the undersigned KABACK Referee will sell at public auction at the North IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, we have caused Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 the seal of the Surrogate's Court of o'ur said Old Country Rd.. Mineola, NY on 3/27/2003 at County of Nassau to be hereunto affixed. 9:30 AM premises known as 32 East Greenwich WITNESS: HON. JOHN B. RIORDAN. Judge of Avenue, Roosevelt, NY the Surrogate's Court of our said County ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, of Nassau, at the Surrogate's Office, at with the buildings and improvements thereon Mineola, in the said County, the 11th day erected, situate, lying and being In the Town Of of February, 2003. Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of ALBERT W. PETRAGLIA, CLERK OF THE New York SURROGATE'S COURT Section 55 Block 483 "Lot 290-291 Approximate . This citation is served upon you as amount of lien $149,173.01 plus Interest and required by law. You are not obliged costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions to appear in person. If you fail to of filed judgment lndex# 6876/02 appear. It will be assumed that you . Gabriel S. Kohn, Esq., Referee. consent to the proceedings unless Jon B. Felice & Associates, P.C. (Attorney's for you file written verified objections Plaintiff) . thereto. You have a right to have an 11 East 44th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY attorney-at-law appear for you. 10017 STUART W. MOSKOWITZ . Dated; 2/20/2003 File #: BBFCH 2490 mac Attorney for Petitioner FL #660 4x2/27. 3/6. 13. 20 Office and P.O. Address PROBATE CITATION 2876 MERRICK ROAD SURROGATE'S COURT - NASSAU COUNTY BELLMORE, NEW YORK 11710 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 516-409-0769 BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENFL #649 4x 2/20. 27. 3/6. 13 DENT NOTICE OF FORMATION OF REGISTERED LIMITED TO: GEORGE 0. JACOBUS, JR., GARY GEORGE LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP. NAME: KIMMEL, BLAU & GRAY, and any and all unknown persons, GOLDMAN LLP. Certificate of Registration was whose n'ames or parts of whose names and filed with the Secretary of State of New York whose place or places of residence are (SSNY) on 02/12/03. Office location: Nassau unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be County. SSNY has been designated as agent of ascertained, distributees, heirs-at-law and next the LLP upon whom process against it may be of kin of said Emma W. Gray, deceased, and If • served. SSNY shall mall a copy of process to the • any of the said above distributees named LLP, 265 Sunrise Highway, Suite 32, Rockvllle specifically or as a class be dead, their legal Centre. New York 11570. Purpose: For the prac- representatives, their husbands or wives. If any, tice of the profession of Certified Public distributees and successors In interest whose

names and/or places of residence and post Doughty Boulevard, In wood, New York 11096. office addresses are unknown and cannot .Purpose: For any lawful purpose. after diligent Inquiry be ascertained. FL #666 3/6, 13.20.27,4/310 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY GREETINGS: WHEREAS, BRUCE WILLIAM GRAY who is domiCOMPANY: NAME: 123 STERLING LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of ciled at 49 Madison Avenue, Freeport, Nassau County, NY makes application to the State of New York (SSNY) on 02/13/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been desigSurrogate's Court of our County of Nassau to have (a) certain Instrument(s) In writing, a will nated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against It may be served. SSNY shall mail a dated November 29,1993, relating to both real and personal property duly proved as the Last copy of process to the LLC. 20 Crossways Park Will and testament of Emma W. Gray North, Woodbury, New York 11796. Purpose: For deceased who was at the time of her death any lawful purpose. FL #667 6x 3/6, 13, 20, 27, 4/3.10 domiciled at 49 Madison Avenue, Freeport, in said County of Nassau. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY THEREFORE, you. and each of you, are cited COMPANY. NAME: 147-57 FARMERS BOULEto show cause before the Surrogate's Court of VARD ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New our County of Nassau, at the Surrogate's Court, Nassau County Courthouse, at Mineola York (SSNY) on 02/24/03. Office location: in the County of Nassau, on the 9th day of Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as April, 2003, at 9:30 a.m. of that day why the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it . said Will and' Testament should not be admitmay be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of ted to probate as a Will of real and'personal process to the LLC, 31 Garden Lane, Lawrence, property and New York 11559. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Letters Testamentary Issue to: Bruce William Gray FL #668 6x 3/6. 13. 20. 27. 4/3 10 . ' IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, .we have caused NOTICE OF SALE the seal of the Surrogate's Court of our said. SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU County of Nassau to be hereunto affixed. WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A. WITNESS: HON. JOHN B. RIORDAN, Judge Of the Plaintiff, Surrogate's Court of our said County of Against Nassau, at the Surrogate's Office, at Mineola in DAVID L. TODD; CONSTANCE J. TODD A / K / A the said County, the 19 day of February 2003. CONSTANCE TODD, et al. Seal Defendant(s) MALONE, TAUBER & SQHN P.C. Pursuant to a-judgment of foreclosure and sale <. Attorney for Petitioner duly entered 9/11/2002 I, the undersigned Office & P.O. Address Referee will sell.at public auction at The North 147 W. Merrick Road Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Freeport, NY 11520 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 4/9/2003 at S/ Albert W. Petraglia 10:30 AM premises known as 123 Dehnhoff CLERK OF THE SURROGATE'S COURT Ave.. Freeport, NY 11520 This citation Is served upon you as required by ALL that certain' plot piece or parcel of land, law. You'are not obliged to appear in person. If with the buildings and improvements thereon you fail to appear, It will be assumed that you erected, situate, lying and being In the Town of consent to the proceedings unless you file writHempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York ten verified objections thereto. You have a right to -have an attbrney-at-law appear for Section 55 Block 246 Lot 42 & 43 Approximate you. amount of lien $217,671.61 plus Interest and FL#661 4t 2/27. 3/6.13.-20 costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions NOTICE= (OF SALE of filed judgment Index # 01 /006559 . SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. BANG 'ONE VALERIE M. ROTHMAN, Esq., Referee. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., Pltf. vs. ROSA Shapiro and DICaro •. . CARTER A/K/A ROSA B. CARTER INDIVIDUALLY' 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester NY 14624 AND AS SURVIVING TENANT BY THE ENTIRETY OF Dated: 2/27/2003 File #: 00-36349r jvr CHARLES CARTER, Deft. Index #2471/02. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale FL #669 4x3/6,13, 20. 27 entered Nov. 20. 2002, I will sell at public aucNOTICE OF SALE tion at the north .front steps of the Nassau SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING County Courthouse. 262 Old Co'untryRd., Mineola, NY on Apr. 1, 2003 at 9:15 a.m. prem. - AND SERVICING AGREEMENT SERIES 2000-A1, k/a 27 E. Seaman Ave.. Freeport, NY. Said propPltf. vs. TAMMY MILLS, et al, Pefts. Index . erty located on the northerly side East Seaman #12787/02. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure Ave., 143.11 ft. westerly from the corner formed and sale dated Dec. 8, 2002.1 will sell at public by the intersection of the said northerly-side of auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, East Seaman Ave. with the westerly side of Jay Mineola, N.Y. on April 8. 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Prem. St.; RUNNING THENCE SW along the northerly side of East Seannan Ave..56 ft. to the land now k/a: 333 Archer St., Freeport, N.Y. Said premises or formerly of Donald Simpson; THENCE NW known and designated as and by Lots 91-92 along said land now or formerly of Donald• and 93 and parts of Lots 90 and 94 on a certain Simpson 125.07 ft. to land now or formerly of map entitled "Map of Bayvlew at Freeport, NY, John A. Lemora; THENCE SE along said land Sept. 1906 surveyed by Alvin G. Smith. C.E., now or formerly of John A. Lemoro 7 ft.; THENCE Freeport, NY" and filed In the office of the Clerk NE still along said last mentioned land, 49 ft. to of the County of'Nassau on Sept. 26, 1906 as land now or formerly of Susan C. Smith; Thence map no. 305, new map no. 2174 which said lots SE along said land now or formerly of Susan C. and parts of lots when taken together as one Smith 125 ft. to the northerly side of East parcel are more particularly bounded and Seaman Ave., the point or place of BEGINdescribed as follows: BEGINNING at a point on NING. Approx. amt. of judgment Is $118,019.21 the southerly side of Archer St. distant 450 ft. plus costs and Interest. Sold subject to terms easterly frorrvthe corner formed by the interand conditions of filed judgment and terms of section of the said southerly side of Archer St. with the easterly side of Bayview Ave.; RUNsale. EUGENE SCHAFFER, Referee. COHN & ROTH, 100 East Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY. NING THENCE south 87 degrees 26 minutes east #53171 along the southerly side of Archer St., 80 ft.; FL 662P 2/27. 3/6. 13.20 RUNNING THENCE south 2 degrees 34 minutes west 150 ft.; RUNNING THENCE north 87 degrees NOTICE OF SALE ' • SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU 26 minutes west 89 ft.; RUNNING THENCE north 2 NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC. degrees 34 minutes east 36 ft.; RUNNING THENCE north 27 degrees 55 minutes east 17.75 Plaintiff, AGAINST ft.; RUNNING THENCE north 2 degrees 34 minKEITH R: WRIGHT. SR., ET. AL • utes east 67.96 ft.; RUNNING THENCE south 87 degrees 26 minutes east 1.40 ft.; RUNNING Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale • THENCE north 2 degrees 34 minutes east 30 ft., to the southerly side of Archer St. at the point or duly dated 1/26/2001 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North place of BEGINNING. Approx. amount of judgSteps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 ment Is $291,058.85 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgOld Country Rd., Mineola. NY on 3/27/2003 at ment and terms of sale. JONATHAN A. MOORE, 9:00 AM premises known as 59 BROOKS Referee. DRUCKMAN & SINEL, Attys. For Pltf.. 242 AVENUE, ROOSEVELT. NY 11573 ALL .that certain plot piece or parcel of land, Drexel Ave., Westbury, NY. with the buildings and Improvements theron FL #670 4x3/6. 13. 20. 27 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an order entered erected, situate, lying and being In the TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD. County of NASSAU and State by the Supreme Court of the State of New York. of New York Section 55 Block 314 Lot 174, 175, County of Nassau, on the 20 day of February, 207. Approximate amount of Hen $175,191.97 2003. Bearing Index number 2097/03, a copy of plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold sub-. which may be examined at the Office of the ject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # Clerk, located at 240 Old Country Road, 027141/99 Mineola, New York, grants me the right to -ANGELO D. RONCALLO, Esq., Referee assume the name of CHARLES OBREGON. My Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff present address Is 87 Nassau Avenue, Freeport, P.O. Box #1291, Buffalo, NY 14240 (716) 204New York; my date of birth Is February 9, 1965; 2400 Dated: 2/21 /2003 MF and the place of birth Is San Jose, Costa Rica; FL #663 4t 2/27, 3/6, 13, 20 . the present names Is CARLOS L. OBREGON. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY FL #672 3/13 \ COMPANY. NAME: LAUNDRY. DEPOT NORTHERN NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the COMPANY. NAME: KENDALL REALTY ASSOCISecretary of State of New York (-SSNY) on ATES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed 02/03/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY). has been designated as agent of the LLC upon on 01/14/03. Office, location: Nassau County. whom process against it may be served. 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. from previous page upon whom process against It may be served. SSNY shall mall a copy of process to the LLC, 77 North Centre Avenue, Suite 304, Rockvllle Centre, New York 11570. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #673 6x3/13. 20. 27. 4/3! 10. 17 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (FORMERLY FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK), CUSTODIAN FOR PLY-

MOUTH SPV2, Pltf. VS. BARBARA ANN JOHNSON,

et al, Defts. Index #02-011757. Pursuant to Judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 15, 2003. I will sell at public auction.on th'e north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mlneola, NY on Apr. 15, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. prem. k/a Section 55, Block 249, Lot(s) 217-218. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed Judgment and terms of sale. JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip. Dr., Great Neck, NY. #53143 FL#674P4x3/13. 20, 27. 4/3 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Pltf. VS. VIOLETA GONZALEZ, et al, Defts. Index #02-6482. Pursuant to Judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Nov. 21, 2002,1 will sell at public auction on the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Apr. 15, 2003 at 9:45 a.m. prem. k/a 10 Matson Rd., Roosevelt, NY a/k/a Section 55, Block 546, Lot 3. Approx. amt. of judgment Is $232,734.24 plus costs and interest. Sold subject-to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. MICHAEL F. INGHAM, Referee. ESCHEN & FRENKEL, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 93 East Main St., Bay Shore, NY. #53277 FL#675P4x3/13. 20, 27. 4/3 ; Notice Is hereb.y given that an Order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 18th day of October, 2002, bearing the index number IN 02-016260 a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk located at 240 Old Country Road, Mlneola, New York, grants me the right to assume the name of Marisol Payamps. My present address Is 447 W. Merrick Rd.. Freeport; the date of my birth Is March 13, 1976; the place of birth is Nassau County Medical Center (East ,Jvleadow): the present name Is Morisal Payamps. FL #6763/13 NOTICE OF ADOPTION RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Feeport, by virtue of .the. authority Invested by law, cqndlupr^d. .a "public hearing' he'ld' on the 24th day of February, 2003. to amend'the Code of the Incorporated Village of. Freeport, by amending Chapter 201 entitled "WATER', by amending ARTICLE 1 entitled "GENERAL REGULATIONS' by .repealing §201-2, entitled Application for water servjce;.effect; §201-6, entitled Notice of change of ownership; §201-9, entitled Installation regulations.; §201-13. entitled Meter Installation.; §201-14, entitled Responsibility for damage to meters.; §201-16, entitled Temporary water supply: accessories; and §201 -17 entitled Water furnished outside village; and, adding new Sections §201-2, entitled Application for water service; effect; §201 -6. entitled Notice of Change of ownership; §2019, entitled Installation regulations.: §201-13, entitled Meter Installation.; §201-14, entitled Responsibility for damage to meters.; §201-16, entitled Temporary water supply; accessories; and §201-17 entitled Water furnished outside village", which reads as follows: A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 201, ENTITLIED "WATER" OF THE CODE OF THE INCORPO-' RATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT, BY AMENDING ARTICLE I ENTITLED "GENERAL REGULATIONS" BY REPEALING SECTIONS -201-2, ENTITLED APPLICATION FOR WATER SERVICE; EFFECT; 201-6, ENTITLED NOTICE OF CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP; 2019, ENTITLED INSTALLATION REGULATIONS.; 20113, ENTITLED METER INSTALLATION,; 201-14, ENTITLED RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO METERS.; 201-16, ENTITLED TEMPORARY WATER SUPPLY; ACCESSORIES.; AND 201-17, ENTITLED WATER FURNISHED OUTSIDE VILLAGE; AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 201-2, ENTITLED APPLICATION FOR WATER SERVICE; EFFECT; 201-6, ENTITLED NOTICE OF CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP; 201-9, ENTITLED INSTALLATION REGULATIONS.; 201-13, ENTITLED METER INSTALLATION.; 201-14, ENTITLED RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO METERS.; 20116, ENTITLED TEMPORARY WATER SUPPL.Y; ACCESSORIES.; AND 201-17, ENTITLED WATER FURNISHED OUTSIDE VILLAGE; BE IT ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT, NEW YORK AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 201-2 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Application for water service; effect." which reads as follows is hereby repedled: 201 -2. Application for water service; effect. A.-Forms. All applications for water.service, for the use of water or for any modification or repair of an existing installation shall be made in writing to the office of the Village Treasurer by the owner of the premises in the prescribed form and must state all uses to which the water is to be applied. B. Compliance. The making of application

for water service and the granting of a permit therefore shall constitute an agreement by the • owner to comply with all the provisions of this Article as well as all rules and regulations promulgated by the Water Department of th'e Incorporated Village of Freeport. Section 2. Section 201-2 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Application for water service; efJect." which reads as follows Is hereby adopted: 201 -2. Application for water service; effect. A. Forms. All applications for water service, for the use of water or for any modification or repair of an existing installation shall be made In writing to the office of the Superintendent of Water.by the owner of the premises in the prescribed form and must state all uses to which the water is to be applied. B. Compliance. The making of application for water service and the granting of a permit therefore shall constitute an agreement by the owner to comply with all the provisions of this Article as well as all rules and regulations promulgated by the Water Department of the Incorporated Village of Freeport. Section 3. Section 201-6 of the Code of the Incorported Village of Freeport, entitled "Notice of change of ownership" which reads as follows is hereby repealed: 201 -6. Notice of change of ownership. Notification of change of ownership of any premises, property, building, structure, enclosure or locality having a service connection to a main shall be made to the office of the Village Treasurer, with the name and address of the party to whom such Is conveyed, within forty-eight (48) hours after the conveyance is delivered. Section 4. Section 201-6 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Notice of change of ownership' which reads as follows is hereby adopted: 201 -6 Notice of change of ownership. Notification of change of ownership of any premises, property! building, structure, enclosure or locality having a service connection to a main shall be made to the office of the Village Treasurer and the Superintendent of Water, with the name and address of the party " to whom such is conveyed, within forty-eight (48) hours after the conveyance is delivered. Section 5. Section 201-9 of the Code of the ' Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Installation regulations" which reads as follows Is hereby repealed: 201-9. Installation regulations. (Amended 7-1271; 2-11-74) A. Installations. Each service pipe, curb cock or box, tap, tee or wet ci/Uhat is Installed, connected, replaced or reposed'shall be Inspected and approved by a duly, authorized agent of the Water Department prior.to use. The location of any point of connection to the water system shall be that designated by the Water Department. B. Discontinuance. Each service pipe, curb cock or box, tap, tee or wet cut that is to be replaced or discontinued shall be inspected and approved by a duly authorized agent of the Water Department at the time of such replacement or discontinuance. The connection, tap or taps of any service line which may be disconnected-by reason of replacement, repair, demolition or other cause shall be killed or disconnected at the main at the owners expense. Charges for water rents for the old service will continue until the disconnection has been Inspected as reaulred by this section. Temporary use of water through the old service may be granted at water rents on file in the village office and shall be by a special agreement, in writing, with the Water Department. C. Private property. The installation, connection, replacement or repair of any service line or part thereof within any private property line Is subject to Inspection of each such change or alteration of said service line. D. Notification. Notice of any proposed tap, connection or modification of service from the main to the meter shall be served at the office of the. Superintendent of the Water Department no less than twenty-four (24) hours In advance of any such tap, connection or modification. Such notice shall be accompanied by tap or inspection.receipt. In case of emergency, the Superintendent of the Water Department or his authorized agent may waive or delay this requirement. E. Street openings. All service work beyond the property line requires a street opening or sidewalk permit as set forth'in the Code of the Incorporated Village of-Freeport. F. Size and depth. All service lines shall have a four-foot cover using the established street grade as a base. Separate taps shall require a minimum street opening of three (3) square feet and shall be dug to a depth of six (6) inches below the water main. Openings made for multiple taps or any other service shall be made In the dimensions and kept clean as required by the Water Department. Wet cut openings shall be five by seven (5 x 7) feet. Any deviations from these requirements shall be subject to a special ruling by the Water Department. No Water Department employee shall do any work in an opening that is hazardous. G. Size of taps. New and replacement taps shall be either three-fourths (3/4) inch or one (1)

inch and multiples thereof as per the schedule In 201-11. Connections two (2) Inches and larger shall be wet cuts. The minimum service line for residential, commercial and industrial use shall be one (1) inch. For residential use, the size of the tap or multiples thereof and the size of the service shall conform. Three fourths-Inch connections shall be provided to receive a three-fourths-inch meter. For business and Industrial use, the size of the tap or multiples thereof, the size of the service and the size of this meter shall conform; except where headers for battery Installation of meters are made or where expansion is anticipated. Battery settings of meters shall Include horizontal headers, two (2) gate valves for each meter and angle-type back pressure valves for all but one (1) of the meters. H. Separate taps and services. There shall be a separate tap and service for each building, except an accessory building, or premises. No service shall be slamesed or otherwise connected to any other building or premises. Each separate store or place of business In one (1) building shall have a separate tap and service. Any deviation is subject to a special ruling by the Water Department. I. Multiple occupancy. Any building or premises having or designed to have multiple occupancy, be It industrial, business', residential or any combination of recognized uses, shall comply with Subsection H whenever practical and mechanically possible. Where, in the opinion of the Water Department, an exception Is necessary and the capacity of the service line Is adequate, more than one (1) meter may be Installed on a service line, one (1) for each occupancy. J. Cross-connections. (1) It shall be unlawful to cross-connect any private source of water supply or any liquid supply, source or storage with the piping, plumbing or fixtures connected to the village potable water supply. Where such a condition is found to exist, the village water supply will be disconnected and service re/used until such cross-connection has been removed or the village water supply has been protected by a device or devices acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health. All expenses shall be charged to the owner of the premises. -(2) If the physical connection Is subject to back pressure and a hazardous substance involved, the village water supply shall be protected by an air gap or a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer, if the physical connection Is subject to back pressure and a nonhazardous substance Involved, a double check valve assembly may bemused. "(3) "If the physical coifnecToh .Is, fjcr?%d|e£t to back pressure and a hazardpursulSstance involved, the village water supply shall be protected by an air gap or a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. If the physical connection Is not subject to back pressure and a nonhazardous substance involved, a double check valve assembly may be used. Only devices acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health may be used. (Amended 9-20-82 by L.L. No. 11-1982) K. Service lines. (1) All service lines two (2) inches In diameter and smaller may be either. Type K seamless copper tubing or one hundred sixty (160) pounds per square inch black plastic water service tubing. Copper tubing may be used In dry clay or sandy soils, and plastic tubing shall be used when the service is Installed in meadow bog, corrosive or salty soil. Plastic tubing shall not be used unless the electric house service has been rod:grounded by methods approved by the New York Fire Underwriters and Freeport Village Electric Code. (2) Plastic tubing shall be copper tube size outside diameter and have a pressure test rating of one hundred sixty (160) pounds per square inch. Plastic tubing shall be polyethylene and conform to (PE-3406) the American Society for Testing Materials Designation D2239, or polybutylene and conform to (PB-2110) the American Society for Testing Materials Designation D2581-67. (3) Plastic tubing shall be run to the street side of the meter only, and all ends of the plastic tubing shall be equipped with stainless steel inserts, and end connections shall be compression-type, with angle grip seals. Cold flaring of plastic shall not be permitted. (4) Service lines two (2) Inches in diameter may be either plastic tubing, copper, cast iron ol wrought iron. Service lines larger than two (2) Inches In diameter may be either In copper, cast iron or wrought iron. No sweat Joints, lead goosenecks or galvanized connections shall be installed In any part of any water service. L. Sewer trench. Any water service line located in the same trench as a sewer line must be located above and to one (1) side of the sewer line and at least one (1) foot away from the sewer line. M. Sleeved services. All services under concrete slabs, floors or other solid material on the street side of the meter shall be sleeved. N. Curb stops. A curb valve, the same size as the service line, must be installed on each service and be complete with curb box and cover. Curb valves must have a full round way for straight through water flow and conform to the American Water Works Association standards.

- (1) Curb valve fittings. (a) Curb valves one (1) inch and smaller shall be fitted with a stationary- rod and enclosed in an extension-type two-piece curb box with the upper section not less than one and one-fourth (1 1/4) inches inside diameter, with a heavy cast-iron top marked water, into which a brass/ bushing is embedded and tapped for the castiron access plug. (b) Curb valves one and one-half (1 1/2) Inches and two (2) inches shall be fitted with a .solid tee head and enclosed in an extensiontype two-piece curb box with a lock-type cover .marked water and with the smaller sec. tion not less than two and one-half (2 1/2) inches inside diameter. (c) Curb valves three (3) Inches and larger shall be fitted with a two-inch square operating nut and enclosed in a screw-type three-piece curb box with a lock-type cover marked water and with the smallest section not less than five and one-fourth (5 1 /4) inches Inside diameter. (2) Curb valves two (2) inches and smaller shall be brass or bronze of the free turning plug or ball-type. Plug, valves shall have a straight self-lubricated balanced plug with sufficient low friction washers and O-rings to assure a permanent watertight seal. Ball valves shall have a brass or bronze self-lubricated perfect sphere ball with rubber seat ball support and two (2) O-rlngs in the stem to assure a permanent watertight seal. (3) Curb valves three (3) inches and larger .shall be cast-iron gate valves with nonrising stem, bronze disc and two (2) O-rings In the stem. (4) Curb valves shall be located approximately two (2) feet Inside the curbline and five (5) feet from any tree or pole with the top of the curb box and cover at the established grade of the curb cut or the established grade of the curb and sidewalk. Other locations must be approved by the Water Department. O. Air conditioning. Use of water for air conditioning shall conform to all of the provisions of village ordinance. P. Underground sprinklers. Any underground sprinkler (Irrigation) system connected to the village water system shall Include a double check valve assembly acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health. (Amended 9-20-82 by L.L. No; 11-1982) Q. Automatic fire sprinklers. The water available for any automatic fire sprinkler system shall be supplied by a separate water service from 'the water main not less than four (4) Inches In diameter and equipped with a check valve. No antifreeze or foreign substances, either liquid or dry, shall be introduced Into the system except as specifically provided by Se@«on 5500, NFPA No, 13, of the National F«e Protection Association recommendations, dated May, 1969. or later revision thereof. The water service connection to the water main shall be by wet cut. Drawings showing and describing the automatic fire sprinkler system and bearing the stamp of approval of the New York Fire insurance Rating Organization and/or the Factory Mutual Engineering Division shall be filed in duplicate with the Water Department prior to making the wet cut. (Amended 4-2472) R. Nonconformlng. Any fire sprinkler system in use and not conforming to the requirements of this Article shall be made so to conform within sixty (60) days after notice by the Water Department. Upon failure to comply with the notice of the Water Department,'the Water Department may do or cause to have done such work as may be required to carry out the intent of this Article and charge the premises for the cost. S. Backflow and backsiphonage devices. The village potable water supply system shall be protected against contamination from backflow and backsiphonage by the owner of the premises by providing and maintaining suitable devices acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health. Approved devices may be Installed at each outlet or cross-connection, which threatens contamination from baclkflow, or an approved device may be Installed in the water service adjacent to the water meter. The owner of any existing water service or connection that threatens contamination from backflow or backsiphonage shall install'such device or devices within thirty (30) days .after notice. All devices must be installed in an accessible location and exposed to view for ease of inspecting and testing. T. Hose bibs. All hose bibs shall be protected from backflow or backsiphanage by: barometric loops, vacuum breakers, check valves and/or backslphonage/backflow preventers. U. Water outlets. Water outlets to boat docks, swimming pools, Industrial process or chemical lines, tanks or vats, pumps and/or steam lines shall be protected from back pressure, backflow or backsiphonage by air gaps and/or backslphonage/backflow preventers. Potable water connections to boiler feed water systems in which boiler water-conditioning chemicals are Introduced shall be made through an air gap or provided with a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer assembly. (Amended 9-20-82 by L.L. No, 11-1982) Section 6. Section 201-9 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "installation regulations" which reads as follows (continued on next page)

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is hereby adopted: 201 -9. Installation regulations. A. Installations. Each service pipe, curb cock or box. tap. tee or wet cut that is installed, connected, replaced or repaired shall be inspected and approved by a duly authorized agent of the Water'Department prior to use. The location of any point of connection to the water system shall be that designated by the Water Department. B. Discontinuance. Each service pipe, .curb cock or box. tap, tee or wet cut that is to be replaced or dsconflnued shall be Inspected and approved by a duly authorized agent ot the Water Depertment at the time of such replacement or discontinuance. The connection, tap or taps of any service line which may be disconnected by reason of replacement, repair, demolition or other cause shall be killed or disconnected at the main at the owners expense. Charges for water rents for the old service will continue until the .disconnection has been inspected as required by this section. Temporary use of water through the old service may be granted at water rents on file In the village office and shall be by a special, agreement. In writing, with the Water Department. C. Private property. The Installation, connection, replacement or repair of any service line or part thereof within any private property line is subject to inspection of each such change or alteration of said service line. D. Notification. Notice of any proposed tap, connection or modification Of service 'from the main to the meter shall be served at the office of the Superintendent of the Water Department no less than forty-eight (48) hours in advance of any such tap. connection or modification. Such notice shall be accompanied by tap or inspection receipt. In case of emergency, the Superintendent of trie Water Department or his authorized agent may waive or delay this requirement.E. Street openings. All service work beyond the property line requires a street opening or sidewalk permit as set forth In the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport. However, no restoration shall start until the limits of restoration are established by the Village of Freeport Department of Public Works. . F. Size and depth. All service lines shall have a four-foot cover using the established street grade as a base. Separate taps shall require a minimum street opening of five (6) feet squared and shall be dug to a depth of Six (6) inches below the water main. Openings made for multiple taps or any other service shall be made in the dimensions and kept clean as required by the Water Department. Wet cut openings shall be five by seven (5 .x 7) feet. Any deviations from these requirements shall be subject to a special ruling by the Water Department. No Water Department employee shall do any work In an opening that is hazardous. G. Size of taps, New and replacement taps shall be either three-fourths (3/4) Inch or one (1) inch and multiples thereof as per the schedule in 201-11. Connections two (2) inches and larger shall be wet cuts. The minimum service line for residential, commercial and industrial use shall be one (1) inch. For residential use, the size of the tap or multiples thereof and the size of the service shall conform. Three forths-inch connections shall be provided to receive a three fourths-inch" meter. For business and Industrial use, the size of the tap or multiples thereof, the size of the service and the size of the meter shall conform, except where headers for battery installation of meters are made or where expansion Is anticipated. Battery settings of meters shall include horizontal headers, two (2) gate valves for each meter and angle-type back pressure valves for all but one (1) of the meters. H. Separate taps and services. There shall be a separate tap and service for each building, except an accessory building, or premises. No service shall be siamesed or othewise connected to any other building or premises. Each separate store or place of business in one (1) building shall have a separate tap and service. Any deviation is subject to a special ruling by the Water Department. I. Multiple occupancy. Any building or premises having or designed to have multiple occupancy, be it industrial, business, residential or-any combination of recognized uses, shall comply with Subsection H whenever practical and mechanically possible. Where, in the opinion of the Water Department, an exception is necessary and the capacity of the service line is adequate, more than one (1) meter may be installed on a service line, one (1) for each-occupancy. j. Cross-connections. (1) It shall be unlawful to cross-connect any private source of water supply or any liquid supply, source or storage with the piping, plumbing or fixtures connected to the village potable water supply. Where such a condition Is found to exist, the village water supply will be disconnected and service refused until such cross-connection has been removed or the village water supply has been protected by a device or devices-acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health. All expenses shall, be charged to the owner of the premises. (2) If .the physical connection Fs subject to back pressure and a hazardous substance

involved, the village water supply shall be protected by an air gap or a reduced pressure' principle backflow preventer. If the physical connection is subject to back pressure and a nonhazardous substance Involved, a double check valve assembly may be used. (3) If the physical connection is not subject to back pressure and a hazardous substance involved, the village water supply shall be protected by an air gap or a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. If the physical connection is not subject to back pressure and a nonhazardous substance Involved, a double . check valve assembly may be used. Only devices acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health may be used. (Amended 9-20-82 by L.L. No. 11-1982) K. service lines. (1) All service lines .two (2) inches in diameter and smaller are to be Type K seamless copper tubing. (2) Service lines larger than two (2) Inches in diameter may be either in copper, cast iron or wrought Iron. No sweat joints, lead goosenecks or galvanized connections shall be installed in. any part of any water service. L. Sewer trench. Any water service line locted in the same trench as a sewer line must be located above and to one (1) side of the sewer line and at least one ((1) foot away from the sewer line. M. Sleeved services. All services under concrete slabs, floors or other solid material on the street side of the meter shall be sleeved. N. Curb stops. A curb valve, the same size as the service line, must be installed oh each service and be complete with curb box and cover. Curb valves must have a full round way • for straight through water flow and conform to • the American Water Works Association standards. (1) Curb valve fittings. (a) Curb valves one (1) Inch and smaller shall be fitted with a stationary rod and enclosed In an extension-type two-piece curb box with the . upper section not less than one and one-fourth (1 1/4) Inches Inside diameter, with a heavy cast-iron top marked water, into which a brass bushing is embedded and tapped for the castiron access plug. (b) Curb-valves one and one half (1 .1/2) Inches and two (2) inches shall be fitted with a solid tee head and enclosed in an extensiontype two-piece curb box with a lock-type cover marked water and with the smaller section not less than two and one-half (2 1 /2) Inches inside diameter. (c) Curb valves three (3) inches and larger shall be fitted with a two-inch square operating nut and enclosed In a screw-type three-piece curb box with a lock-type cover marked water and with the smallest section not less than five and one-fourth (5 1 /4) Inches Inside diameter. (2) Curb valves two (2) inches and smaller shall be brass or bronze of the free turning plug or ball-type. Plug valves shall have a straight self-lubricated balanced plug with sufficient low friction washers and O-.rings to assure a permanent watertight seal. Ball valves shall have a brass or bronze self-lubricted perfect sphere ball with rubber seat ball support and two (2) O-rings in the stem to assure a permanent watertight seal. (3) Curb valves three (3) inches and larger shall be cast-iron gate valves with noiirising stem, bronze disc and two (2) O-rings In the stem. (4) Curb valves shall be located approximately two (2) feet inside the curbline and five (5) feet from any tree or pole with the top of the curb box and cover at the established grade of the curb cut or the established grade of the curb and sidewalk. No curb boxes are to be installed in the concrete sidewalk without the approval of the Water Department. Other locations must be approved by the Water Department. O. Air conditioning. Use of water for air colnditionlng shall conform to all of the provisions of village ordinance. • P. Underground sprinklers. Any underground sprinkler (irrigation) system connected to the village .water system shall include a double check valve assembly acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health. (Amended 9-20-82 by L.L. No. 11-1982) . Q. Automatic fire sprinklers. The water availlable for any automatic fire sprinkler system shall be supplied by a separate water service from the water main not less than four (4) inches in diameter and equipped with a check valve. No antifreeze or fojelgn substances, either liquid or dry, shall be" Introduced Into the system except as specifically provided by Section 5500. NFPA No. 13, of the National Fire Protection Association recommendations, dated May, 1969, or later revision thereof. The water service connection to the water main shall be by wet cut. Drawings showing and describing the automatic fire sprinkler system and bearing the stamp of approval of the New York Fire Insurance Rating Organization and/or the Factory Mutual Engineering Division shall be filed in duplicate with the Water. Department prior to making the wet cut. (Amended 4-2472) R. Nonconforming. Any fire sprinkler system in use and not conforming to the requirements of this Article shall be made so to conform within sixty (60) days after notice by'the Water

Department. Upon failure to comply with the notice of the Water Department:, the Water Department may do or cguse to have done such work as may be required to carry out the intent of this Article and charge the premises. for the cost. S. Backflow and backslphonage devices. The village potable water supply system shall, be protected against contamination from backflow and backslphonage by the owner of the premises by providing end maintaining suitable devices acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health. Approved devices may be Installed at each outlet or cross-connection, which threatens contamination from backflow, or an approved device may beInstalled in the water service adjacent to the water meter. The owner of any existing water service or connection that threatens contamination from backflow or backsiphonage shall install such device or devices within thirty (30) days after notice.'All devices must be installed In an accessible location and exposed to view for ease of Inspecting and testing. T. Hose bibs. All hose bibs shall be protected from backflow or backslphonage by barometric loops, vacuum breakers, check valves and/of backslphanage/backflow preventers. U. Water putlets. Water outlets to boat docks, swimming pools, industrial process or chemical lines, tanks or vats, pumps and/or steam lines shall be protected from back pressure, backflow or backslphonage by air gaps and/or backslphonage/backflow preventers. Potable water connections to boiler feed water systems in which boiler water-conditioning chemicals are introduced shall be made through an air gap or provided with a reduced pressure principle bakflow preventer assembly. (Amended 9-20-82 by L.L. No. 11-1982) Section 7. Section 201-13 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Feeport, entitled "Meter installation", which reads as follows Is hereby repealed: . 20M3. Meter installation. (Amended 2-11-74) A. Cost. Meters one (1) inch or less in diameter shall be Installed by the Water Department without charge for meter or installation. Title to these shall remain In the Incorporated Village of Freeport. Meters over one (1) inch in diameter shall be approved by trie Water Department and Installed and paid for by the - owner with title remaining with said owner. B. Size. For residential installations (singlefamily dwellings), three-fourths-inch fittings shall be provided to receive three-fourths-inch meter couplings furnished by the Water Department. For multiple dwellings, business, commercial and Industrial installations, the size of the meter shall conform to the size of the water service, except where headers for battery installation of meters are made or where expansion Is anticipated. Battery settings of meters shall Include horizontal headers, two (2) gate valves for each meter and back pressure valves for all but one (1) of the meters. C. Location. Meters shall be installed horizontally no higher than four (4) feet from the floor and as near as possible to where the service enters the building. Passage to the meter should be at least five (5) feet in height. Area surrounding the meter must be kept free of obstructions and should be of sufficient width to enable the Water Department representative to inspect, maintain and read the meter. •Installation should be in the cellar or utility roam. Installation in a crawl space, garage, except heated commercial garages, or under the floor is prohibited. Upon notice, the owner of any premises having a meter improperly located shall have said metei relocated In 'accordance with the requirements of this section. If such meter Is not properly relocated within ten (10) days ajter the receipt of a notice, the Water Department may perform or' cause to have performed the required work and charge all costs to the owner of the premises. D. Facilities. (1) The owner shall provide facilities and support for the setting of the meter in each installation or alteration of water service according -to the Water Department Ordinance and the Plumbing Code. (2) The village.wiu furnish the Jumper for any meter not greater than one (1) inch in diameter. E. Valves. Each meter shall be connected to any service line by meter couplings or flanges to a shutoff valve on each side of the meter. F. Connections. 'There shall be no connection to the service line between the main and the meter. G. Submetering. The sale or charge for water by any owner to any consumer is prohibited. H. Pits. Outdoor meter pits may be installed, upon approval of the Water Department, when Inside location of a meter is shown to be mechanically or practically impossible. Each pit for three-fourths-inch .and one-Inch meters shall be of standard-type and material, a minimum of twenty (20) inches In diameter, thirty-nine (39) inches in depth and with standard castiron cover and shall provide unobstructed access to the meter. Such meter shall be located at least one (1) foot above ground water level. Pit sizes for all meters shall be subject to the approval of the Water Department to provide adequate space for maintenance of the meter. Installations and maintenance of all pits

shall be at the expense of the owner. I. Licensed plumbers. All work performed under this section shall be done by a plumber licensed by the Village of Freeport or by employees under his supervision, except that actual Installation of meters one'O) inch or less in diameter shall be done by the Water Departmen.t of the Incorporated Village of Freeport. J. Seal. Upon installation, each meter shall be sealed by the Water Department. Thereafter, no seal shall be broken nor any meter removed without written permission from the Water Department. This provision shall apply to' all meters, whether title to such meter be In the Incorporated Village of Freeport or individually owned. Section 8. Section 201-13 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Meter installation", which reads as follows is hereby adopted: 201-13. Meter installation. (Amended 2-11-74) A. Cost. Meters one (1) Inch or less in diame? ter shall be installed by the Water Department without charge for meter or installation. Title to these shall remain in the Incorporated Village af Freeport. Meters over one (1) inch In diameter shall be approved by the Water Department and Installed and paid for. by the owner with title remaining with said owner. B. Size. For residential Installations (singlefamily dwellings), three-fourths-inch (3/4) fittings shall be provided to receive three-fourths-inch (3/4) .'meter couplings furnished by the Water Department. For multiple dwellings, business, commercial and industrial installations, the size of the meter shall conform to the size of,the water service, except where headers for battery installation of meters are made or where expansion is anticipated. Battery settings of meters shall, include horizontal headers, two (2) gate valves for each meter and back pressure valves for all but one (1) of the meters. C. Location. Meters shall be installed horizontally no higher than four (4) feet from the floor and as near as possible to where the service enters the building. Passage to the meter should be at least five (5) feet in height. Area surrounding the meter must be kept free of obstructions and should be of sufficient width to enable the Wa'ter Department representative to inspect, maintain and read the meter. Installation should be in the cellar or utility room. Installation in a crawl space, garage, except heated commercial garages, or under the floor is prohibited. Upon notice, the owner of any premises having a meter Improperly located shall have said meter relocated in accordance with the requirements of this section. If such meter is not properly relocated within-ten (10) days after the receipt of a notice, the Water Department may perform or cause to have performed the required work and charge all costs to.the owner of the premises. D. Facilities. (1) The owner shall provide facilities and support for the setting of the meter in each installation or alteration of water service according to the Water Department Ordinance and the Plumbing Code. (2) The village will furnish the Jumper for any meter not greater than one (1) inch in diameter. E. Valves. Each meter shall be connected to any service line by meter couplings or flanges to a shutoff valve on each side of the meter. F. Connections. There shall be rvo connection to the service line beween the main and the meter. G. Submetering. The sale'or charge for water by any owner to any consumer Is prohibited. H. Pits. Outdoor meter pits may be installed, upon approval of the Water Department, when Inside .loc.ation of a meter is shown to be mechanically or practically impossible. Each pit for three-fourths-inch (3/4) and one-inch (1) meters shall be of standard-type and material, a minimum of twenty (20) inches in diameter, thirty-nine (39) inches in depth and with standard cast-iron cover and shall provide unobstructed access to the meter. Such meter shall be located at least one (1) foot above ground water level. Pit sizes for all meters shall be subject to the approval of the Water Department to provide adequate space for maintenance of the meter. Installations and maintenance of all pits shall be at the expense of the owner. ' I. Licensed plumbers. All work performed under'thls section shall be done by a plumber licensed by the Village of Freeport or by employees under his supervision, except that actual installation.of meters one (1) inch or less In diameter shall be done by the Wate.r Department of the Incorporated Village of Freeport. J. Seal. Upon installation, each meter shall be sealed by the Water Department. Thereafter, no seal shall be broken nor any meter removed without written permission from the Water Department. This provision shall apply to all meters, whether title to such meter be in the Incorporated Village of Freeport or Individually, owned'. K. Replacement. ' (1) The Water Department shall replace all meters without charge for those one (1) Inch or less in diameter. (continued on next page)


PUBLIC NOTICES from previous page (2) The Water Department may direct the owner of any metet over one (1) inch in diameter to promptly replace any worn meter or a meter that has been in service for fifteen (15) years at the owner's expense. Should the owner fail to comply with an order to replace, the Water Department may replace or cause to be replaced any worn, obsolete and defective meter and charge the cost to the owner of the premises. Section 9. Section 201-14 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Responsibility for damage to meters", which reads as follows is hereby repealed: 201-14. Responsibility for damage to meters. (Amended 7-12-71) A. Negligence. The owner of any premises wherein a meter has been installed shall be responsible for the meter or for any damage to the meter caused by carelessness, freezing, hot water, backflow intrusion, tampering, theft or any other violation of this Article. The cost for the repair or replacement of a damaged meter or replacement of a stolen meter shall be charged against the owner of the premises serviced. B. Repairs. Routine repairs of meters, of one (1) inch or less not resulting from carelessness or negligence on the part of the owner of the premises shall be made by the Water Department without charge. Upon notification by the Water Department, the owners shall make all necessary repairs to any meter qver one (1) inch in diameter at such owner's expense. Should the owner fail to comply, with an order to repair, the Water Department may repair or cause to have repaired any such defective meter and charge the cost to the owner of the premises. C. Replacement. The Water Department shall replace all worn, obsolete and defective meters without charge for those one inch or less in diameter. When notified by the Water Department, the owner of any meter over one (1) inch in diameter shall promptly replace any defective meter at the owner's expense. Should the owner fail to comply with an order to- replace, the Water Department may replace or cause to be replaced any worn, obsolete and defective meter and charge the cost to the owner of the premises. D. Winter storage. Meters may be winter stored with the Water Department. B/eaking of the seal and removal of the meter shall be by or under the direction of the Water Department. The Water Department will seal the meter after it has again been placed in service. E. Testing. All meters shall be tested periodllcally by the Water Department, and the Water Department may remove a meter at any time for such testing and substitute another meter therefor either temporarily or permanently. Section 10. Section 201-14 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Responsibility for damage to meters" which reads as follows is hereby adopted ; 201-14. Responsibility for damage to meters. (Amended 7-12-71) . A. Negligence. .The owner of any premises wherein a meter has been installed shall be responsible for the meter or for any damage to the meter caused by carelessness, freezing, hot water, backflow intrusion, tampering, theft or any other violation of this Article. The cost for the repair or replacement of a damaged meter or replacement of a stolen meter shall be charged against the owner of the premises serviced. B. Repairs. (1) Routine repairs of meters of one (1) Inch or less not resulting from carelessness or negligence on the part of the owner of the premses shall be made by the-Water Department without charge. (2) Upon notification by the Water Department, the owners shall make all necessary repairs to any meter over one (1) inch in diameter at such owners expense. Should the owner fail to comply with an order to repair, the Water Department may repair or cause to have repaired any such defective meter and charge the cost to the owner of the premises. C. Replacement. (1) The Water Department shall replace all meters without charge for those one (1) Inch or less In diameter. (2) The Water Department may direct the owner of any meter over one (1) inch in diameter to promptly replace any worn meter or a meter that has been In service for fifteen (15) years at the owner's expense. Should the owner Tall to comply with an order to replace, the Water Department may replace or cause to be replaced any worn, obsolete and defective meter and charge the cost to the owner of the premises. E. Winter storage. Meters may be winter stored with the Water Department. Breaking of the seal and removal of the meter shall be by or under the direction of the Water Department. The Water Department will seal the meter after it has again been placed in service. F. Testing. All meters shall be tested periodically by the Water Department, and the Water Department may remove a meter at any time for such testing and substitute another meter therefore either temporarily or permanently.

Section 11. Section 201-16 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Temporary water supply; acccessories." which reads as follows is hereby repealed: 201-16. Temporary water supply; accessories. A. One-family. The rent for temporary water supply for the construction of each one-family building with accessory buildings and appurtenances shall be ten dollars ($10). B. Other buildings. The rent for constructiion . for apartment buildings with their accessory 'buildings and appurtenances shall be twentyfive dollars ($25) for each twenty-five (25) units or fraction thereof, and for business and industrial Buildings with their accessory buildings and appurtenances, it shall be twenty-five dollars ($25) for each one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) cubic feet or fraction thereof. C. Accessories. The water supply for accessories and appurtenances constructed on the same premises or for expansion of or addition to an existing building at a later date may be by metered service already in use on said premises. D. Expiration. The maximum period for an unused temporary permit shall be one (1) year, otherwise for the life of the building permit. E. Refund. Failure of the applicant to use water due to lack of construction or any other reason shall not entitle the applicant to any refund. F. Payment. Payment for all temporary water supply shall be at the time of the granting of the building permit and shall be.made at the office of the Village Treasurer. Section 12. Section 201-16 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Temporary water supply; accessories." which reads as follows is hereby adopted: 201-16. Temporary water supply; accessories. A. One-family. The rent for temporary water supply for the construction of eoch one-family building with accessory buildings'and appurtenances shall be at a rate established from time to time by the Village Board of Trustees. B. Other buildings. The rent for construtlon for apartment buildings with their accessary buildIngs and appurtenances shall be established by the Superintendent of Water who shall determine the estimated water usage by using a similar sized building of similar use. C. Accessories. The water supply for accessories and appurtenances constructed on the same premises or for expansion of or addition to an existing building at a later date may be by metered service already in use on said premises. D. Expiration. The maximum period for an unused temporary permit shott-be one (1) year, othewise for the life of the building permit. E. Refund. Failure of the applicant to use water due to lack of construction or any other reason shall not entitle the applicant to any refund. F. Paymeat. Payment for all temporary water supply shall be at the time of the granting of the building permit and shall be made at the office of the Village Treasurer. Section 13.. Section 201-17 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Water furnished outside village" which reads as follows is hereby repealed: 201 -17. Water furnished outside village. A. Responsibility. Consumers of water serviced from village mains to buildings or premises outside the village boundaries shall be subject to all the terms and conditions of this Article. B. Rents. Water rents to consumers outside the village boundaries shall be twenty percent (20%) greater than those paid by consumers within village boundaries. C. Deposit. Applicants for use of water outside the village boundaries shall pay, to the office of the Village Treasurer, for their own meter, together with an estimated rent for a sixmonth period as determined by the Water Department. This deposit may be used by the village as payment for any unpaid rent or other charge. Section 14. Section 201-17 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, entitled "Water furnished outside village" which reads as follows is hereby adopted: 201 -17. Water Furnished outside village. A. Responsibility. Consumers of water serviced from village mains to buildings or premises outside the village boundaries shall be subject to all the terms and conditions of this

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B. Rents. Water rents to consumers outside the village boundaries shall be twenty percent (20%) greater than those paid by consumers within village boundaries. C. Deposit. Applicants for use of water outside the village boundaries shall pay, to the office of the Village Treasurer, for their own meter, together with an estimated rent for a sixmonth period as determined by the Water Department. This dposit may be used by the village as payment for any unpaid rent or other charge. D. Failure to maintain deposit. When a consumer outside the village boundaries whose deposit balance falls below 50% of the established deposit amount, the Village Treasurer shall on the next quarterly bill, reestablish the deposit estimated by the Water Department. E. Failure to make payment. When a consumer outside the village boundaries falls to

"I make payments for three (3) consecutive quarmaintain partial garage conversion & addition ters, and does not have any deposited funds both attached to dwelling., E/s Oceanside Rd., remaining may have their water service discon316.08' N/o Judith La., a/k/a 3263 Oceanside tinued, and the Village may place a lien Rd. ' against the property. Service will not be regctl' 260/03. SEAFORD - Christopher & Keri Ann vated until the consumer outside the village Whidden, Variance, front yard average setboundary makes full payment and reestablishback, construct front & side addition & open es the six-month deposit. roofed over porch both attached to dwelling.," Section 15. This local law shall take effect E/s Brook La., 70' N/o Westbrook Dr., a/k/a 1985 immediately upon filing with the Secretary of Brook La. State. 261/03. BELLMORE - Roland E. Graham, FURTHER RESOLVED, that the foregoing Variances, lot area occupied, front yard setamendment shall be entered In the minutes of .backs on Bellmore Ave/ & Garfleld St., conthe Board of Trustees of the incorporated struct wood deck attached to dwelling., S/W Village of Freeport, and published In the cor. Bellmore Ave. & Garfield St., a/k/a 1428 Leader and a printed copy thereof posted Bellmore Ave. . conspicuously In at least three (3) public places 262/03. - 263/03. ELMONT - Juan J. Gutierrez, in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Nassau Use premises for place of public assembly & County, New York. amusement (maintain expansion to existing STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF NASSAU, bar/restaurant & cabaret with d.j. & dancing); VILLAGE OF FREEPORT.'ss: I, ANNA KNOELLER. Waive off-street parking., S/s Hempstead Tpke.. Clerk of the Village Of Freeport, Nassau 76.57' E/o Elm'ont Rd., a/k/a 491 Hempstead County, New York, do hereby certify that the Tpke. (No S.E.Q.R. determination made) foregoing is a true and correct copy of an 264/03. WEST HEMPSTEAD - Daniel & Eleanor amendment duly adopted and enacted by Harris, Maintain shed higher & larger than perthe Board of Trustees of the said Village at a mitted., E/s Richard St., 214' S/o Baldwin Dr., meeting of the Said Board of Trustees, after a a/k/a 23 Richqrd St. public hearing duly called and held in the con265/03. - 267/03. ROOSEVELT - New Lucky King Corp. c/o Tony Cheng, Use part of premises for ference Room of the Municipal Building of the Village of Freeport, New York on the 24th day • coin-operated laundromat (40 washers & 40 of February 2003, at 8:00 o'clock In the evening, dryers); Maintain outdoor storage area in conand of the whole thereof, 'as entered upon the junction with hardware store; Variance in offstreet parking & permission to park in front minutes of the proceedings of the said Board yards setbacks on Nassau Rd. & W. Clinton kept by me as Village Clerk. Ave., N/W cor. Nassau Rd. & W. Clinton Ave., IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my a/k/a 453/455A-455D Nassau Rd. (Negative hand and affixed the Corporate seal of said Village this 3rd day of March, 2003. Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 268/03. EAST MEADOW - N.Y. SMSA Limited Anna Knoeller Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Install • Village Clerk Dated : Fr^eport, New York twelve (12) wireless communication antennas & equipment shelter with two (2) gip.s. antenMarch 3, 2003 FL 677 IT 3/13 nas attached thereto all on roof of existing : NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING building., S/E cor. Hempstead Tpke. & East Meadow Ave., a/k/a 1900 Hempstead Tpke. BY THE BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of Article 27 Section (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 269 of the Building Zone Ordinance. NOTICE Is THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. hereby given that the BOARD OF APPEALS of 269/03. BELLMORE Larry Weinberger, Variance, the Town of Hempstead will hold a public hearfront width at street line, construct dwelling with ing In the Town Meeting Pavilion, Town Hall Plaza, One Washington Street, Hempstead, 2-car garage., N/s Easa PL, 50.08' E/o Jason Dr. 270/03. - 271 /03. NR. ISLAND PARK - J & M Motor New York on March 19, 2003 at 9:30 A.M. & 2:00 Cars, Ltd., Use premises for the display & sale of P.M. to consider the following applications and appeals: used cars partially displayed in front yards setbacks on Austin Blvd. & California Pi. No.; THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 9:30 A.M. Variance in off-street parking & permission to park in front yards setbacks on Austin Blvd. & 246/03. NO.WOODMERE. - Leonard & Beth Fliegel, Renewal of grant to maintain 6' high California PI. No., N/E cor. Austin Blvd. & fence; maintain 15' high tree within the clear California PI. No., a/k/a 4501 Austin Blvd. sight triangle.,-S/E cor. 6aklelgh,sR'd!,, & (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 272/03. OCEANSIDE - Swiss Ranch Estates, Ltd., Strathmore St. a/k/a 824 Oakleigh Rd. ' Variances, subdivision of lot, front width at 247/03. SOUTH HEMPSTEAD - John J. Yeandel, Renewal of grant to maintain 2-family street line, construct dwelling •& garage with dwelling., S/W cor. Maple Ave. & Locust S't.. Insufficient access pursuant to Sec. 280A of Town Law., W/s Brower Ave., 264.47' N/o a/k/a 1134 Maple Ave. 248/03. WEST HEMPSTEAD - Greenpoint Savings Sunnyside Rd. (Negative Declaration Issued Bank, Renewal of grant to maintain one under S.E.Q.R.) 273/03. OCEANSIDE - Swiss Ranch Estates, Ltd., detached, double-faced, illuminated 15' x 3'9" Variances, subdivision.of lot. front width at sign, overall size 112.5 sq. ft.; overall height 15', street line, construct dwelling & garage with setback 5' from front property line & 10' from Insufficient access pursuant to Sec. 280A of side property line., S/s Hempstead Tpke., 120.19' Town Law., W/s Brower Ave., 254.39' N/o W/o Nassau Blvd., a/k/a 611 Hempstead Tpke. Sunnyside Rd. (Negative Declaration issued 249/03. WANTAGH - Daniel Harel, Renewal of under S.E.Q.R.) grant to maintain detached, double-faced, 274/03. OCEANSIDE - Swiss Ranch Estates, Ltd., illuminated ground sign, overall height 16'6", Variance, front yard average setback, conoverall size 104 sq. ft., setback 2' from northerly struct dwelling with garage., W/s Brower Ave., property line (Sunrise Hwy.) & 7' from westerly property line (Grove St.)., S/E cor. Sunrise Hwy. 184.55' N/o Sunnyside Rd. (Negative Declaration Issued under S.E.Q.R.) & Grove St., a/k/a 3270 Sunrise Hwy. ALL PAPERS PERTAINING TO TKE ABOVE HEAR250/03. OCEANSIDE - Myron Travel d/b/a Scrub ING ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE ' a Dub Laundromat, Renewal of grant to useBOARD OF APPEALS, TOWN HALL, 1 WASHINGpart of premises for coin-operated laundroTON STREET, HEMPSTEAD, NY 11550. mat., S/E cor. Brower Ave. & Madison Ave., a/k/a 2781 Brower Ave . Interested parties may appear at the above time and place. At the call of the Chairman, 251/03. OCEANSIDE - 4Z Enterprises d/b/a the Board will consider the Decision and Tobacco Connection, Renewal of grant to Reserve Decision calendar. maintain one detached, double-faced IllumiBy order of the Board of Appeals, nated ground sign, overall size 96 sq. ft., overall Gerald G. Wright, Chairman height 17'6". setback 5' from Montgomery Ave. Joseph F. Pellegrini, Secretary & 4' from Long Beach Rd., N/W cor. Long to the Board of Appeals Beach Rd. & Montgomery Ave., a/k/a 3224 FL 678 IT 3/13 Long Beach Rd. NOTICE OF SALE 252/03. NR. WESTBURY - Christopher & Gloria SUPREME COURT' - COUNTY OF NASSAU. Goodwin, Maintain 6' high fence., S/s Fairview Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Ave., 267.36' N/o Ladenburg Dr., a/k/a 681 Fairview Ave. as nominee for GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. Plaintiff against Mary Washington, et al., 253/03. NR. BETHPAGE - Bryan Cassinera, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a judgment of foreMaintain 6' high fence.. S/E cor. Martha Blvd. & closure and sale entered herein and dated Adele PL, a/k/a 3632 Martha Blvd. February 6, 2003,1. the undersigned Referee will 254/03. EAST MEADOW - Leonard & Elizabeth sell at public auction at the north front steps of Wald, Variances, front yard setback on DeSoto the County Court House, 262 Old Country PI., rear yard, maintain bl-level wood deck Road, Mlneola, County of NASSAU, State of attached to dwelling., S/W cor. Clearmeadow. New York, on April 14, 2003 at 10:00 AM, premisDr. & DeSoto PL, a/k/a 348 Clearmeadow Dr. es at the southwesterly corner of Virginia 255/03. NO. BELLMORE - Louise Cestaro, Avenue and Maxson Avenue, being a plot 80 Maintain 5' & 6' high fences., N/s Cayuga Ave., feet by 120 feet and known'as 37 Virginia 466.57' N/o Oswego St., a/k/a 1305 Cayuga Avenue, Village of Freeport, State of New York. Ave. Approximate amount of lien $250,687.19 plus 256703. - 257/03. BELLMORE - Hal Levin. Maintain shed higher & larger than permitted; interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of Maintain 5' high fence., W/s West Shelley Rd., filed judgment. Index Number 02-015449. 250' N/o Ray PL, a/k/a 974 West Shelley Rd. Dated: March 3, 2003. Robert C. Mangl, Esq., 258/03. WEST HEMPSTEAD Longo Ice Works. Inc. Referee. d/b/a Rita's Real Italian Ices, Use premises to Zavatsky, Mendelsohn, Gross. Savlno & Levy, maintain two (2) walk-up windows for existing LLP. Attorneys for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 510. 33 retail store (sale of ices) , N/E cor. Hempstead Queens Street, Syosset, New York 11791 -0510 Tpke. & Wellington Rd., a/k/a 616 Hempstead FL #679 4x 3/13. 20. 27. 4/3 ' Tpke. (Negative Declaration issued under NOTICE OF SALE S.E.'Q.R.) SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU 259/03. OCEANSIDE - John & Evelyn Rocco, Variances, side yard, side yards aggregate. (continued on next page)

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Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 4/15/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at The North Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 • Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 4/16/2003 at 10:00 AM premises known as 521 South Ocean Avenue, 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 173 Lot 291 Approximate amount of lien $206,097.37 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index* 018851 /OO Michele Bencivinni, Esq.. Referee. Jon B. Felice & Associates, P.C. (Attorney's for. Plaintiff) 11 East 44th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10017 Dated: 2/28/2003 File #: BBFCH 1546 mac FL #680 4x3/13. 20. 27. 4/3 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC.,

Plaintiff, Against TERRENCE WATTS A / K / A TERRENCE Q. WATTS; PATRICIA WATTS, et al.

Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 10/28/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at The North Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineoja, NY on 4/15/2003 at 9:00 AM premises known as 179 East Pehnywood 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 439 Lot 452 Approximate amount of lien $176,197.20 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 01/019587 ANGELO D. RONCALLO, Esq., Referee Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One. Rochester NY 14624 Dated: 3/3/2003'File tt: 01 -42259r jvr FL #681 4x3/13.20.27.4/3

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type fence similar to a chain link fence shall be Trustees Meeting of the Incorporated Village of erected, placed or maintained in excess of Freeport, Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean four (4) feet in height and no stockade solid Avenue, Freeport, New York, is scheduled for March 19, 2003, at.7:30 pm, for certification by fence or enclosure shall be erected, placed or maintained to more than three (3) feet In . the Board of Trustees declaring the results of height within the front yard from the property the March 18, 2003 election. Anna.Knoeller, Village Clerk line to the front building line in any Residence DATED: MARCH 11.2003 AA, Residence A or Residence Apartment ' FL682 IT 3/1 3 _ Districts. Any other stockade solid fence, open Notice of Formation of Dial A DVD LLC, Art. of type fence and enclosure shall not exceed six Org. filed Secy, of State (SSNY) 11/5/02. Office (6) feet in height. No enclosure or wall shall be location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as permitted in Residence AA, Residence A or agent of LLC upon whom process may be Residence Apartment districts If constructed of stone, concrete, masonry, brick or similar-type served. SSNY shall mail copy of process: P.O. Box 488, Baldwin, NY 1 1510. Purpose: any lawful material unless a special permit pursuant to Village Ordinance 210-12 is obtained. Non-conpurpose. FL6836T3/13. 20. 27.4/3. ID. 17 _ forming with zoning regulations herein specified ' Notice Is hereby given that an Order grantfor the district in which it is located. Sec. 62, Block 50, Lots 24,132 - Residence A. ed by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 4th day of March, 2003, bearing the index #55-2002 - Paul Gi'anferrara - 183 Sportsman number 2003/03, a copy of which fViay be Avenue - Install 47' of 4' high and 53' of 6' high solid white PVC fencing on the north side and examined at the office of the Clerk located at 240' Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, 38' of 4' high and 62' of 6' high solid white PVC grants me the right to assume the name of fencing on the south side - No open type Ralph William Pinckney. My present address is fence similar to a chain link fenoe shall be 50 West Woodbine Dr.; Freeport, N.Y.; the date . erected, placed or maintained in excess of of my birth is 4/28/40; the place of birth is South four (4) feet in height and no stockade solid Carolina; the present name is Ralph William fence or enclosure shall be erected, placed or Bailey, a/k/a Ralph William Pinckney. maintained to more than three (3) feet In F\ #6»4 It 3/13 height within the front yard from the property ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING line to the front building line in any Residence MARCH 26, 2003 AA, Residence A or Residence Apartment NOTICE IS HERE'BY'g'iven that a hearing will be Districts. Any other stockade solid fence, open held before the Zoning Board of Appeals on type fence and enclosure shall not exceed six Wednesday. March 26, 2003. at 7:00 P.M. in the (6) feet In height. No enclosure or Wall shall be permitted in Residence AA, Residence A or Main Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, Residence Apartment districts if constructed or New York, on the Appeals and Applications of stone, concrete, masonry, brick or similar-type cases as they appear on the calendar; residenmaterial unless a special permit pursuant to tial applications that do not extend their prior Village Ordinance 210-12 is obtained. Non-connon-conforming status may be called first; forming with zoning regulations herein specified public participation. The Board will meet at 6:30 for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62, P.M. to discuss cases previously, on the calenBlock 89, Lot 10 - Residence A. dar, no public participation. #01-2002 - E.C.A. 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Board hears first budget draft from page 5 p.m. at the District office. A final review will take place on March 26, when-tentative revenue information will be added. The administrative portion includes costs for such categories as the office of the superintendent, school board,-business administration, treasurer, legal, personnel, public information, and supervision 1 as well as the salaries and benefits for those employees. While all of the codes in this category, remain fairly stabile, the percentage of salary that the district must pay for the state retirement fund for support staff and for the teacher retirement fund has increased dramatically. In this administative code only, the state retirement fund costs will be up $126,955 and the teacher retirement costs up $45,000.. Dr. Chapman noted, "Because the state did not do well on the investments of their money for these funds, the increased costs have been passed down to the districts." The district must now pay 11 percent of payroll salary for the support staff state retirement, fund and 2.5 percent of total salary, up from .36 percent, for the teacher retirement fund. Another, large increase in this administrative code is tha.t of $34,935 for social security. Total hospital, medical and dental costs are up $92,360. The entire administrative code shows an increase of $1,066,045 over last year's budget of $7,579,705 although this includes some salary expenses that have been receded from last year when new positions, such as several .deans, were listed separately. In the category of capital, which includes such items as maintenance, operation, new mini buses, and the salaries and benefits for employees who work in these areas, the budget is down $207,580. This reduction occurs because virtually all the annual fundingfor capital improvements projects, as previously noted, has been eliminated. Again, the big increases are for the state retirement fund with an increase of $268,365 over last year, Social Security up $28,915 and total hospital, medical and dental increases of $90,030.

Dr. Chapman outlined a series of smaller repairs for each school. The one capital project, they will undertake is the replacement of the original middle school bleachers for $100,000. The state allows districts one capital improvement,. project a year, up to $100,000, with the old reimbursement policy. The purchase of three new mini-buses is proposed although this may be changed to two buses if that state aid is froz'en. Fuel expenses are always projected high since those casts are volatile. This year, the district has already spent . $166,000. Last year the total bill for the entire year was $116,000. Dr. Chapman noted, "We're all right for this year b u t we could have problems if costs continue this high in the future." He also said that since using Freeport Electric for the high school, allowed because 100 feet of high school.grounds lies in Freeport, the district has saved more than $100,000 a year. In the past, administrators have stressed that education is a "labor intensive business." Most of the annual budget increases, therefore, tend to reflect costs related to labor - contractual salary increases and benefits. However, there has usually been room to enhance instruction by adding courses, increasing staff, lowering class size or instituting new initatives. For the 2003-4 school year, the district is simply trying to hold the line. The tax impact on residents will not be known until final state aid numbers are received. The proposed Governor's budget would cut state aid dramatically and projected figures show a $1.8 million cut for Baldwin. Local legislators have pledged to fight to restore those monies, but it remains to be seen how much success they will have during these lean economic times. Individual property owners will also see additional changes in the percentage of the school budget they are responsi-. ble for funding depending on how their individual assessesments were raised or lowered by the county's new total reassessment.


•b.aldwin school nows Board considers organization from previous page .Elementary Education and one for Secondary' Education and personnel responsibilities were under a director. The first option shows two assistant superintendents, one for teaching and one for business, with each sharing personnel responsibilities for their areas. A negative of that option is that there would be some inconsistencies in personnel oversight. Also, it does not relieve the Superintendent of Schools of any responsibilities. The second option would give some of the traditional assistant superintendent responsibilities to a number of directors who would have expanded responsibilities. ' The third option would include a superintendent and two assistant superintendents but add a director for personnel functions. The fourth option would include three assistant superintendents and also add an assistant to the superintendent to deal with ""day to day issues." It was noted that because the existing administrators have so many responsibilities, research, testing and assessment suffer. Later,

Board President James Scannell clarified, saying, "It's not that we don't have research; it's a matter of who is doing it." The last option, described as the ' most traditional, would provide for the easiest transition and would provide a clearer chain of command. The board will use these options in helping them decide how to change or modify the existing organizational structure. Mr. Giaquinto stressed that the present structure really only works because of the extraordinary efforts of the existing administrators. •There was board discussion on which comes first - looking for people or setting up the structure with the job descriptions. Dr. Weiss pointed out that the state organization of personnel officers has available various job descriptions which can be used for guidance. Board member Mary Jo O'Hagan noted that the position of Assistant to the Superintendent could be "crafted in a variety of ways," requiring'different qualifications. . As far as salary is concerned, the Deputy Superintendent's salary reflects his added responsibilities.

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activities fail because people have decided ahead of time that these initiatives "can't work." We have also seen criticisms that are personal and nasty as negative motives are leveled at commu^ nity leaders and elected officials. It would be interesting to loo.k at our views of a wide range of public issues from community situations like changing demographics, beautification, achievement 'in the schools, and law enforcement to larger issues such as political ideology, governmental competence, party politics, budgetary priorities and national security and see how our thought processes influence our opinions. Do we read the newspaper and listen to the news to learn new information or simply to accumulate those "facts" which confirm our existing biases?

.Do we attribute negative qualities to those elected officials we dislike while we excuse those we like and blame their shortcomings and failures on the situations in which they found themselves? Do we attempt to broaden our infor'm'alional "base by"re1Rfing papers"~ahd" watching news programs with a variety of viewpoints so that we can expand and test our thinking? Do we only associate with or tune in those people with whom we already agree? And do we, by our attitudes and actions, create self-fulfilling conditions and then say, "I told you so." Teachers have an enormous impact on our lives. The acerbic comments of my old professor have often caused me to stop mid-sentence when offering an opinion, only to rephase my comments to say, "To be honest, I really don't know. I don't know enough yet to have an opinion."

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769 Merrick Road • Baldwin • 223-1460 • fax 378-7735 IRST CHURCH BALDWIN, UNITED METHODIST, 881 Merrick Rd. Baldwin.-223168. Rev. Richard E. Smeltzer. Worship Service & Sunday School 10 a.m.: Youth Fellowship unday. 6;30 p.m BENEZER CHURCH OF SEVENTH DAY VDVENTIST 97 Broadway. Michael R. Jemard. Pastor. Saturdays. Church at Study. 9:IS m.: Morning Service, 11 a.m.: Youth Service, 4 .m. 379-1054 )EAN STREET CHAPEL, 23 West Dean treet. Sundays. Breaking of Bread. 9:15 a.m.: Mult Bible Class. 10: IS a.m.: Family Bible Hour, unday School <pre-K through seniors), 11:15 .in.: Wednesdays.- Prayer Meeting. 8 p.m OUTH NASSAU CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 147 Eastern Parkway. Baldwin. 379-0720. David Dooley, Minister. Sunday School. '9:30 .a.m.: unday Worship Service. 10:45 a.m.: Wednesday .dull Bible Study. 8 p.m.. Youth Group. 8'p.m.. T.PETER'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2332 Grand Avenue. Baldwin. 223951. The Rev. Edwaixi G. Bamett, Pastor. The . ervice of Holy Communion. I Oa.m. ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH ANGLICAN) - 2375 Harrison Avenue. Baldwin. 23-3731. The .Rev. Dr. Charles G. Ackerson, >h.D., Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist and ermon 8 a.m.. Chruch School. 9:45 a.m.. Sung Eucharist & Sermon, 10 a.m. Wednesday: Holy jucharist I Oa.m. HE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 71.7 St. Luke's Place and Twain ?treek_Reyl_Mark .Greuj^r^.Pastor., Sunday. Worship. 9:30 a.m. " '^ "" GLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT - 50 North Main Street. 546-0473, C. Luis Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. 'ABERNACLE OF FAITH. 286 West Merrick toad, Freeport. Walter Gibson. Pastor, Sunday Services, 8 and 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Friday night service. 8:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday Bible School, 7:30 p.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF REEPORT, South Ocean Avenue and Smith Street. Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. Rev. Eddie J. usino. BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH. 420 North Main Itreet. Reverend Dr. Harry J. White, II., Senior Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship Service 9:45 a.m.. Holy Communion - Every 1st Sunday., Senior 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 n.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. 2-28 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 LUTERAN.A DE CRISTO. North Grove Street and Randall Avenue. Pastor. The Rev. Michael D. Wilker, Sundays - Gospel Service of Holy Communion. 9

a.m.; Spanish Mass of Holy Communion. I Oa.m.: Traditional Service of Holy Communion. 11 a.m.: Sunday School and Adult Bible Study. 10 a.m. - 1 1 a.m. WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES. 80 West Merrick Road. Full Gospcl-Non-Uenoiniiialional: Caspar Anastasi. Pastor: Raymond Tripi and Tom Oiniino. Assistant Pastors. Sunday morning Worship 8:30 .and 11 a.m.: Children's Church 11 a.m.. and Sunday School 9:45 a.m.: Sunday evening Healing Service .7 p.m.: Wednesday Evening Kinship in private homes 7:30 p.m. Friday evening.'Minislries and'lntercessory Prayer 7:30 p.m. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD. 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Linctte Clark. Pastor. Sundays, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.: Morning Services 11:15 a.m.: Evening Youth Services 6 p.m.: Sunday Night -Service 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Prayer Service 8 p.m. SALVATION ARMY. 66 Church Street. P.O. Box 725. Major's David and Janice MacLean. Corps Officers: Captain Ida Perez 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 Citizen Center. Monday to Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 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-""- Call (516) 378-4557 . TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOPAL CHURCH - (ANGLICAN). South Long Beach Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Sundays. Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER. 37 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday 7:30 p.m. (Spanish). 7:30 a.m.. Thursday. 7:3(1 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by Divine Mercy Chaplel: Saturday Morning Mass ir 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.. I 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, II 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 fo adults & children, 9:20 a.m.: Wednesday Bi Study & Prayer. 8 p.m.: 379-8084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF Till •NAZARENE. 301 Atlantic Avenue. SundaySunday School for all ages. 10 a.m.: MorninL. Worship Service, 11 a.m.: Evening Praise am Prayer Service. 6 p.m.: Wednesdays, Evenin; Bible Study in Spanish and English. 7:30 p.ir Second and fourth Fridays. Youth Night in Clnircl gym, 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 129 East Merrick Road. Reverend Mallelle Sundays. Morning Service. I I .a.m.: Evenin Service. 9 p.m. Thursdays. Prayer Meeting. 8 p.m Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER. 295 Grand Avenue. Baldwin: Rahbi Robert Judc Conservative. Twice daily minyan. Weekday: Sunday 9:30 a.m.: Monday-Friday 6:50 a.m Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbal: 8 p.m.: Shabb morning 9:30 a.m.: Sat. afternoon 10 minuii before, sundown. Religious school; Adult educ tion. Mens Club & Sisterhood. 223-8688 -

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