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PANCAKE BREAKFAST: At the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Pancake Breakfast Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and newly appointed Town Clerk Mark Bonilla join with Sherry Cavallo (rear) and lots of excited children in welcoming the Easter Bunny.
HUGS: There were plenty of hugs for the Easter Bunny at the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce's Pancake breakfast.
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Freeport School trustees hear budget recommendations by Jim Golding Seeking ways to trim expenses and 60 save on costs in the proposed 2003-04 budget in anticipation of the loss of millions in state aid, the Freeport Schools Finance/Budget Advisory Committee offered a list of recommendations at the Board of Trustees April 9 meeting. Committee spokeswoman Pat Lewis a. offered the following suggested recommendations: C3 • Cut by 25 percent all conference, •a travel and consultation fees at the administrative, instructional and board H levels. • Look into phasing out community
workers position, due to the hiring of certified bilingual social workers. • Set a minimum threshold of 20 students for beginning elective classes; maintain a 15-student m i n i m u m to retain the course. • No additional department chairs hired until the administrative structure of the secondary schools has been reevaluated, since the assistant principals' roles include staff evaluation and supervision of curriculum. • Reevaluate district guidance counselors' roles and redeploy them where they would be better used to focus on graduating students in four years.
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• Continue adult education as selfsupporting and consider using the program as an additional revenue source. • Minimize dependence on summer and community school by creating a data base that tracks student development in grades K-12. • Review employee job-descriptions to ensure no duplication of responsibilities, especially in administration. • Cut equipment and supply purchases by 10 percent. Superintendent Dr. Eric Eversley said he would respond to the recommendations at the board's April 15 planning meeting.Other committee members include the following: Judy Bejarano, Tim Turner, Robert Tucker, Philip Vollono, David Taub, Frank Tucker, Susan Reinke, Sig Feile, Debra McQuillan, Dr. Albert Renken, Roxanne WynnTrotman, Tracey Pinc/.ehelyi, Anthony Armstrong, Kate Weber, Lourdes Iglesias, Carol Green-Hammond and Marjorie Desir. In other business, the board heard a presentation on strategic plan development under the vision building process
relating to academic standards for students. Trustees will consider action on the plan at their May meeting. The board also reviewed its 2003-04 meeting calendar, which includes the annual reorganization meeting-on July 1. Three of the board action meetings will take place on Tuesdays, November 25, 2003, and April 27 and May 18, 2004. Different school locations for each monthly board meeting also will be considered. Two committee reports were presented. Legislative Committee Chairman Ron Ellerbe reminded trustees about the "March for Public Education" to take place May 3 in Albany. He said more than 50 area school districts will send representatives. An upcoming community forum on the New York State budget will feature a panel discussion and guest speakers, Mr. Ellerbe added. (Date to be announced). Trustees will hold a budget workshop on April 15 and will vote on the proposed $105.1 million budget, on April 29. The location for both will be Atkinson School.
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Organization Night at Village Hall Organization Night for the Village was held Monday, beginning with the swearing in of reelected Trustee William H. White III, by his father, former Freeport Mayor William H. White. Mr. White also administered the oath of office to reelected Trustee Donald Mauersberger. Mayor William Glacken then made the following appointments: Renaire Frierson-Davis as deputy mayor (one-year term); Francis G. Fineo, acting Village justice (one-year term). Officers, department heads and employees: Thomas Preston, deputy assessor and auditor; Valerie Monies, deputy treasurer; Bernadine Quinton, assessor; Stephen K. Malone and Howard Colton, deputy village attorneys; Raymond Straub, research assistant to the Board of Trustees; Julie O'Toole, secretary to mayor and trustees. Raymond Maguire, secretary to the Fire Department; Carolyn Thomas, deputy village clerk; Harrison J. Edwards, village attorney; Tina Springer, secretary to the Zoning Board. Harold Mahoney, Board of Ethics chairman (one-year term); Rev. Hiram C. Charles, Board of Ethics member (four-year term); Patrick Bentivegna, Commission for the Conservation of the Environment of Freeport chairman (one-year term); Ana-Marie Hurtado, Commission for the Conservation of the Environment of Freeport member (fiveyear term). Richard Roman, Highway Commission member (five-year term); Kevin McKay to the Highway Commission to fill unexpired term of Fred Hager (to April 5, 2004); Elliott Berrin, Highway Commission chairman (one-year term). Ralph Smith, Commission on Human Relations chairman (one-year term); Marian Douglas, Rabbi Reuben M. Katz, Paula Clayborne, and Rona Oliver, Commission on Human Relations members (three-year terms). Angie Cullin, Park Commission chairwoman (one-year term); Bradley Midge'tte, Park Commission member (five-year term). Fred Lomangino, Board of Sewer and Sanitation Commission chairman (oneyear term); Charles Ricciardelli, Board of Sewer and Sanitation Commission (five-year term). Arthur Lewis, Board of Water and
Light Commission chairman (one-year, term); Anna Jean Cacciatore, Board of Water and Light Commission member' (five-year term). Steven Krupka, Robert DiGasso, William Walsh, Robert DiPolito, Lester • Endo, Charles Garritano and Lester Endo, Jr., Electrical Board members (one-year terms); William Walsh,. Electrical Board chairman (one-year term). Robert Cardinale Sr, Planning Board chairman (one-year term); Susan Lyons, counsel to the Planning Board (one-year • term); Nina Dillon, Planning Board member (five-year term). Jorge Martinez, Zoning Board mem-, her (five-year term); Kenneth Bagatelle, Zoning Board alternate member (one-year term); William Curran, Zoning Board chairman (one-year term); Jorge Martinez, Zoning Board (one-year term). Susan Lyons, Zoning Board counsel' (one-year term). William Bateman, Ernest Stumpf, John Steffgen, Thomas Basalone, and i Richard Van Wicklen, Plumbing Board members one-year terms; John Steffgen, Plumbing Board chairman (one-year > term). Denise Rushton, Joseph DiFrancesco,' Edward Martin, Sr., Leonard Novarro, and Keith Nicholson, Architectural Review Board members (one-year. term); Denise Rushton, Architectural, Review Board chairwoman (one-year term); Joseph DiFrancesco as CoChairperson of the Architectural Review Board (one-year term). Michael Kirwan, liaison officer to the Nassau County Rent Guidelines Board (one year term); Paulette Catalano, dog, control officer (one-year term). Marc Francis, Susan Lyons, Ralph Franco, Jr., Howard Colton, and Stephen K. Malone as special prosecutors. Mayor's Advisory Committees. Charles Jackson, Raymond Barone, Leonard Kropp, Robert Pass, Paul Zydor, Joseph Lisi, and Edward Martin, Mayor's Advisory Veterans Council (one-year term); Charles Jackson, Mayor's Advisory Veterans Council : chairman (one-year term). Donald Mauersberger, Dante Grover, j Trudy Steingruebner, Bruce Newbery, j William White, Jr., Steve Pouyat, Roni Ellerbe, Rev. C. Luis Vargas, Frank] Rivera, Thomas Preston III, Eileen i (continued on page 15) j
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NASSAU COUNTY COMPTROLLER HOWARD WEITZMAN recently spoke with members of the Freeport-Roosevelt NAACP during the organization's monthly meeting at the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Weitzman, who serves as the county's chief fiscal watchdog and auditor, discussed the current state of Nassau County's finances and responded to questions regarding minority business affairs and the reassessment of residential and commercial properties throughout the county - the subject of an audit recently conducted by his office. Here, chapter President Doug Mayers (standing, left) makes Comptroller Weitzman's (right) introduction to the group.
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Rites of Spring
by Bill and Norma Braun
This week our Jewish readers celebrate Passover, God's rescue of the Jews from Egypt. Kitchens have been thoroughly cleaned in preparation for cooking the meal through which their history is taught. Meanwhile, our Christian readers have been observing Lent, preparing for Resurrection Sunday through good deeds, fasting, prayer and study. One religion teacher gave the children in her class plants to care for. "Think of the plant as a symbol of your soul," she told them. "Give it light and water. Remove the dead leaves that are like the parts of you that you do not like so that the others will be stronger and more balanced." One of those plants won a first prize recently in the Federated Garden Clubs Show at Hofstra University. But more importantly the children learned a lesson that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Both Passover and Easter are times when families get together, and those who are away are missed more than ever. Easter is also a time for decorating graves with beautiful flowers, celebrating the promise of another, better life after this one, for us and for family members who seemed to be with us only yesterday. For both Passover and Easter, time seems to stand still for a while. We concentrate on what is eternal. The Jewish and Christian faiths share so much, including what Christians call the Old Testament of the Bible. And many Christian teachings from the New Testament are also common to Judaism and other religions. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." That is the way to a better life, not only in the next world but in this one. r
Lou DiGra/.ia, Superintendent of Publie Works for the Village of Freeporl, was the guest speaker at the April Chamber of Commerce meeting held at Marge & Franks Mermaid Restaurant. Mr. DiGra/.ia told those on hand that he was in Denver, Colorado last week where over 4,000 planners throughout the country met at the American Planning Association's Annual Conference. Mr. DiGra/ia was there representing Mayor Glacken to accept the APA'S National Economic Planning Award. The Village of Freeport was selected by the association's economic division for its planning efforts and vision in its approach in the design, of the Woodcleft Avenue Nautical Mile Revitali7.alion Project. Mr. DiGra/ia also spoke about the Glacken Administrations new initiative "The Freeport Bulkhead Program". This new program will allow waterfront properly owners to replace their existing deteriorated bulkheads, Under this program the Village's Engineering Department will design, submit the permits, bid, and manage thereplacement of bulkheading here in Freeport. More importantly, the project costs will be financed by the Village through a low interest bond at no cost to taxpayers. This program is the first of its kind in New York and possibly the nation.
Mr. DiGra/.ia gave. a brief overview of all the Village's capital improvement projects that are underway or about to start. The biggest project about to get underway is the Cedar-Casino Area Grade Raise project. This road improvement project will eliminate tidal flooding in this area of approximately 300 residences. The project is being partially financed through a $ l . l mjllion dollar grant the Village will receive from the Stale Emergency Management Agency. Mr. DiGra/ia informed ' those in attendance that even though they may nol live direclly in the project area. Ihe media portrays Ihe Village as a whole and therefore affects property values all over. As an example. Mr. DiGra/.ia told the Chamber lhal since ihc Naulical Mile project, Freeport is no longer portrayed as "The Village that always floods, but a real nice place to be."
On the same program, the Chamber honored Mark Treske of Ihe Freeporl-Baldwin Leader as "Business Person of Ihe Month" Mr. Treske. Advertising Manager Of the newspaper, has been with L & M Publications; publisher of The Leader, for 1 5 years. Mr. Treske is also an active member and Past Presidenl of Ihe Rotary Club of Freeporl.
Congratulations to Joan Delaney who won a third place award for her column, "Just Write," from the New York Press Association. The reviewer said this writer is "clearly is not afraid to tackle topics such as racism and local politics." Keep up the good work Joan! We look forward to .reading more of your columns. .
PUBLIC WORKS: Superintendent Lou Di Grazia (second from left) addressed the Freeport Chamber of Commerce recently. With Mr. Di Grazia are, from left, Chamber 3rd Vice President . Peter Vita, President Chris Creamer, 1st Vice President Jane Dugan and Executive Secretary Ed Friedman.
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then as now, was suffering from shortfalls of state aid revenue. Clearly it was difficult for central office administration to staff its many elementary schools, particularly those one track schools like Milburn School, which had only one class at each grade level. While assigning classroom teachers wasn't a problem, staffing various supporting services (gym, music, art, and special education) was an ongoing headache. It was also not cost effective since so many administrative functions still had to take place whether or not the school was large or small. The result of this reorganization resulted in the sale of Coolidge School and Prospect School, both one track schools, as well as the old Baldwin Junior High School to developers. Harbor Elementary School became the new district offices. But Milburn School remained. Milburn was saved for a very simple reason - real estate. At first the Baldwin Public Library, interested in expanding, looked into the space. It would have
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THE "ME" REPORT ..... Very few people still have in their possession a copy of the "ME" report. The "ME" stands for Milburn Excellence and the explanation of the title includes the sentence "Milburn excellence begins with me." It is appropriate to remember this report now that- Baldwin's smallest elementary school is celebrating its 50th birthday because that report reflects one small piece of the school's interesting history. Milburn School opened in February of 1953 and originally served as a K-7 elementary school. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Baldwin community was divided and inflamed because of an issue which the school district euphemistically called "Reorganization." What it involved was the closing of schools and sale of property prompted by an assortment of phenomenon. In the first place, enrollments had dramatically declined. The community,
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been ideal except, so the story goes, the footings would not hold the weight of all those books. Developers were sought but it quickly became clear that if the property were sold for homes, then overcrowding in the remaining nearby neighborhood schools would occur. Despite the fact that at least one board member was adament that Baldwin needed only the four largest elementary schools, it wasn't feasible to close Milburn. But at subsequent board meetings, various innuendos were consistently expressed implying that one track schools were inferior. These comments prompted "The ME Report." PTA members who had attended years of board meetings and reorganization meetings, were incensed. Milburn PTA, throughout it all, had stayed objective, sponsoring informational meetings but not taking a position on whether or not the school should remain open. Once it became clear that Milburn wouldn't close, the PTA was committed to studying whether some, all, or none of the issues that had been debated were in fact true. The first person informed about the ME committee was John O'Connor, the school's longtime tenured principal. He heard out the ladies, smiled, and gave his blessing. Committee chairpeople then approached the teachers' representative. The focus of the committee was explained - what was intended and what was not. Quickly the teachers were on board. Formal letters were sent to James Spirakis, Director of Pupil Services and John Fitzsimmons, Principal of the remaining junior high school, requesting a meeting and specific information. The results of standardized test scores and comparisons with other elementary schools in the district were asked of Mr.
Spirakis. Mr. Fit/.simmons provided information concerning the students' placement, achievements and adjustment in the larger secondary school. Another committee met with Milburn teachers asking them for their honest assessment of working in a small school. The completed report was presented to the entire FI'A and copies given to every Milburn teacher. Reports were sent to district administrators and to each board member. It was clear that there were no statistics to support claims that education was inferior at Milburn School. In fact many of the statistics showed that children from this small school, in some respects, achieved better than those in other schools. The ladies discovered that the opinions of some of the most knowledgeable administrators and board members had been significantly influenced and swayed by personal opinion and assumptions rather than objective information. The gauntlet was thrown. No longer could public criticism be leveled without challenge. If there were inadequacies, whether similar to or different from other schools, then it was the responsibility of the board to make sure they were corrected. Delivery of service, the report noted, must be equal, if not necessarily identical, in all seven elementary schools. PTA ladies, at that lime mostly slayat-home moms, had scored an impressive victory. They had been objective during crisis, acted professionally, accumulated information, and were proactive with the results. Pride in Milburn School among children, staff and families skyrocketed. Today as M i l b u r n School celebrates its 50th birthday, that pride remains strong. Happy Birthday, Milburn!
Cancellations, curriculum discussed by Baldwin Board by Joan Delaney
Several parents attended the April Baldwin Board of Education meeting, concerned about the cancellation of an April lacrosse trip to Maryland. School Board President James Scannell expressed the administrative decision, which the board supports, to suspend trips "outside the New York metropolitan area" during these "difficult and uncertain times." A trip by chorus and band students to Williamsburg was similarly cancelled.
Mr. Scannell noted that the decision reflected actions by many other Long Island districts. Another decision not to allow lacrosse students to attend a substituted overnight event in Suffolk County was being investigated by Superintendent Kathy Weiss, who was unaware of why that request was denied. One parent questioned "the message" the district was sending students saying that he" did not believe that there is an increased terrorist threat." He added, "I don't think it's a valid rationale," noting "I need something more concrete than
perception." Mr. Scannell differentiated between the decision of individual parents to allow certain activities and that of a
school district. "To send a group of students on a trip under the auspices of the (continued on page 15)
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More Freeport Hospital memories To The Leader: I Ux> am a long lime resident of Freeport; both my children were born there 19421951. It did bring back memories of those times. It was a lovely hospital and such friendly nurses and doctors. 1 was sad to see it being destroyed. I had hoped it would be used as a historic place for all to remember as the first place to start a new life. Thank you, Patricia Yatsyla, for helping me too to remember. I have lived on Archer Street since 1936. Marie La Terza
Response to LJIker To The Leader: I agree with Stewart Lilker's comments in The Leader's letters of March 13 wholeheartedly. The situation is similar to the war with Iraq in that unless some pressure is put upon the gangs and violence occur-
ing in-our village, all is doomed. Look at other neighborhoods where police enforcement was impotent. They became slums and neighborhoods where decent and longstanding residents were forced to move elsewhere. These neighborhoods will never again be a desirable place to reside. I have lived in this village for 40 years, ran a business, raised my children without any fears of going anywhere in the village, including shopping in the Main Street Mall. Now you have to be aware of where you are and never be in some areas after sunset. How can we live like this? I cannot comment on the school situation which I lack knowledge of because of not being involvetftmt I understand that is also a mess. Police programs such as Adopt a Cop are not the solution. This is a responsibility that must be undertaken by parents and siblings. The young are following their peers and the older role models in their families and their behavior cannot change without removing the leaders of the pack. The police efforts may seem admirable but they are spitting into the wind. Alex Duschere
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case. According to Mr. Dillon, "On February 26, 2002, Monroe and Warren both testified in Nassau County Supreme Court before Justice Ute Wolff Lally, in a'lawsuit brought by Monroe against the MTA involving a traffic, accident that occurred on November I I , 1998. Monroe was asked if he had known Warren, who purported to be a witness to the accident. Monroe repeatedly denied, under oath, that he and Warren had been acquainted prior to the accident. Subsequently, Warren repeatedly testified under oath that he had never met Monroe prior to the accident. "However, on June 9, 2000, during a hearing before Nassau County Supreme Court Justice F. Dana Winslow in a medical malpractice action, Warren was asked by an attorney for the Office of General
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Looking for regional solutions to energy problems By Laura Schofer "We need regional solutions to regional problems," Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg told residents at a meeting of the Nassau County Legislature. Mr. Denenberg organized an energy hearing, under the auspices of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, at the Legislature on April 10. "We are growing by leaps and bounds every year. Are we going to be able to meet those needs [for energy]? If so we must look at all the alternatives," said Mr. Deneneberg. "That's why we are here today." The day-long hearing examined the myraid energy issues facing Long Island residents. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and Keysparr discussed their role as providers of energy. Environmental concerns were addressed by the Sustainable Energy Alliance and the Neighborhood Network. Freeport Electric discussed the role of a municipal ultility and the impact of deregulation on their ability to service customers. TransEnergie spoke about off-island transmission and Bluewater Wind spoke about the creation of an offshore wind farm. Business concerns were addressed by the Nassau Suffolk Building and Construction Trades Council. Finally, residents had the opportunity to comment and add their opinions on what our energy future should include. LIPA Chairman Richard Kessel and Dave Manning,. Vice President of Keyspan, told the committee that demand for energy is growing. Both men voiced their concern that without additional resources, "We could be very tight," said Chairman Kessel, referring to the 5900 megawatts that was used last summer. "We could see an increase of 200 megawatts [this summer] if we have a heat wave." Mr. Kessel said that more energy can come from several sources including conservation measures and renewable energy sources, new generation in the form of power plants and cables built to access off-island transmission. He proposed that LIPA and Nassau County enter into a joint venture to bring in a company that would build a cable from New Jersey to Long Island's south shore. At present there are two developers, Neptune Transmission Systems and TransEnergieUS, in negotiation with LIPA. "We could issue the RFP [Request for Proposal] together and select [a builder] together," said Mr. Kessel. "We could negotiate so that they pay the County revenue. LIPA would buy the power and offer electric discounts to the County." Mr. Kessel added, "We know. the feelings about Cedar Creek and we will not enter into an agreement if the proposed site is Cedar Creek." He said LIPA will upgrade their substation to accomodate the cable which could be in place sometime in 2007. Mr. Denenberg wants to include civic leaders in Mr. Kessel's proposal. TransEnergie provided testimony at the hearing, explaining how they built the cross sound cable which could provide energy from Connecticut. The proposed south shore cable would use the same technology. He said that a hydraulic jet plow was used to lay the underwater cable six to 15 feet deep, "so there is no environmental damage," he said. (continued on page 8)
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But the Connecticut legislature has not permitted the cahle to operate and m "we will go to the Department of Energy," said Mr. Kessel, "We need the (N energy." Dave Manning of Keyspan added that they also need a pipeline from o. Connecticut to provide additional natural gas, which is the cleanest, fossil fuel rt to hum. Mr. Manning explained that •O Keyspan owns most of the power plants I x: on Long Island which are very old. "We haven't burned coal here in Nassau since the 1970s.[They burn gas and low sulfur OQ oil]. Our challenge is the choice of fuel. Q Natural, gas is the best choice," he said. Environmentalists warned against the w reliance on fossil fuels and the long term ffi impacts to the environment, health and H the economy. Kathleen Whitley of the Sustainable Energy Alliance talked about the great potential for solar energy, the need to repower old plants and the potential of wind energy. Beth Fiteni of the Neighborhood Network said NOx and sulfur dixiode emissions are up. "We believe local government can play an important role. We are asking that local government work with us to reduce [consumption] by 25 percent in five years. We would like to form a task force with government," said Ms. Fileni. LIPA has proposed to build an offshore wind farm 3 to 6 miles off the shores of Jones Beach and one of those potential developers, Bluewater Wind, • spoke about the potential for the wind-
mills to "capture the lion's share of the Governor's requirement of 25 percent of renewables. Birds are not an issue," said Peter Mandelstam, President. He added that the wind mills could offer long-term fixed price reliablity and would have a twenty year life span. He proposes to use General Electric 3.6 megawatt turbines. Each of the 100 windmills would be of monopile design and would be 230 feet high from sea level. Each blad" would be 165 feet wide. "This will be a tourist attraction," said Mr. Mandelstam. Hub Bianco, Superintendent of Freeport Electric, spoke about the unique challenges facing this muncipal ultility owned by the residents of Freeport. There are three municipal utilities on Long Island. Mr. Bianco also spoke about the Village's ability to generate electricity when • power becomes too expensive to buy from other sources. The village is capable of generating 44.5 megawatts of capacity. Peak demand in the village is about 60 megawatts. To meet this demand, Freeport operates two power plants. One of them, Power Plant 2, has been decommissioned and will be replaced with a new natural gas facility which will run on diesel oil as a back up fuel. David Manning of Keyspan said "it is not necesary to have a back-up [fuel] if you are a firm customer." He explained that for many commercial operations, like a power plant, it is cheaper to have interruptible service. Mr. Bianco also spoke about delays in get-
ting the new plant built. He explained that the permitting process has been "a unique process. We didn't have an air permit and couldn't start construction. We still don't have it, probably in the nsxt couple of weeks and then we can award the bids [for the other power plant to be built at the site]." It is proposed that the new facility will be up and running "sometime by the end of the year," said Mr. Bianco. During the public comment section, Vince Greco of Freeport said that no one spoke of the "human side of the issue. We don't need a power plant. How come no one has talked about flooding and the fuel that is stored
there. What about noise? The low frequency vibrations causes cracks in the foundations [of homes]. What will be the total effect to the neighborhood? This should have no impact on the neighborhood. 1 don't want to hear about allowable limits." Stewart Lilker echoed Mr. Greco's concerns about flooding in the area. "Remember the hurricane of 1938? It was a category three storm." Mr. Lilker explained that this storm had peak gusts of 186 miles per hour. "These stacks are supposed to withstand 160 miles an hour [winds]. It will topple down and a half million gallons of jet fuel will he floating around," he said.
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The Shore Shore Power Squadron will offer "Boat Smart" classes at The Long Island Marine Educational Center at 202 Woodcleft Avenue (The Nautical Mile) in Freeport. All sessions are three classes, with the fourth class as the final exam. The May classes start on Monday, May 12, registration is at 7 p.m. Classes continue on May 19, June 3 and June 9. June classes start Monday, June 16, with registration at 7 p.m. Classes continue on June 18, 23 and 25. July classes start Monday, June 30, registration at 7 p.m. Classes .continue on July 2, 7 and 9. Class materials and museum donation is $35. For more information, call 8674153.
Audubon Bird Walk A Sunday Morning Bird Walk sponsored by the South Shore Audubon Society at Jones Beach West End 2 (northeast corner) will be on April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.Members and nonmembers are welcome. Join a group of friendly birders who will share their knowledge with anyone interested in this fast growing hobby. Walks are held every Sunday morning at varying locations, except in inclement weather. Bring binoculars! For additional information and/or directions to this week's walk, call Elliott at 486-7667.
Freeport Concert Association The Freeport Concert Association has announced its concert series for 20032004. This series marks the 53rd year of existence of the association: October 18. - Teatro Grattaciello; Scenes and arias from favorite Italian Operas. November 8 - The Borealis Wind Quintet. February 7, 2004 - The St. Petersburg Ballet; Dances from the most popular works of classical ballet. March 20, 2004 - I Musici; A leg-
endary instrumental ensemble. April 3, 2004 - Emma Tahmizian; A pianist with the rarest of gifts. May 8, 2004 - The Galliard Brass Ensemble; "Professional brass playing at its finest." Performances are at the Freeport High School at 8 p.m. on Saturday nights. The subscription for the series (6 concerts) is $50. Single concerts are not sold. Call 379-8922 for further information.
Bulkhead Application Penn Collision at 615 Atlantic Avenue, Baldwin, has requested authorization from the Department of the Army to install and repair a bulkhead, to discharge fill and to dredge in Parsonage Creek, Hempstead Bay at Baldwin. The work would involve installation of approximately 132 linear feet of Navy-style bulkhead supported by 18 piles and the discharge of approximately 30 cubic yards of clean material as backfill. Broken concrete from a formerly existing bulkhead would be removed by hand. The work could have a minor adverse impact on the aquatic habitat. The stated purpose of the project is to provide shoreline stability. Anyone wishing to comment on the application should do so in writing by April 30 to
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, New York, NY 10278-0090, att: Regulatory Branch. The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc. Displaced Homemakers Multi' Service Center will be holding a two-week SelfDevelopment Program on Monday, April 21, and Friday, May 2. Workshops are specially designed and tailored to the needs of the individual, and will focus on goal setting, typing skills and jobrelated resource information. The center is located at 134 Jackson Street in Hempstead. Registration is required, class size is limited. Call 2929710 for further information.
Church Women United The Baldwin-Freeport chapter of Church Women United will celebrate May Fellowship Day with their annual luncheon on Friday, May 2 at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baldwin. The theme for this day of fellowship is "many gifts, one spirit." Tickets for the luncheon are $10 and must be purchased by April 18. For more information call 546-3011.
Easter Even, April 19 - Lighting of the New Fire, Reading of the Prophecies, and Holy Baptism, 5 p.m. Feast of the Resurrection, April 20 (Easter Day) - Sung Eucharist, 8 a.m., Festal Eucharist, 10 a.m.
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Lauren Swanson was awarded Bowler o of the Year for the 2001-2002 season by o (N the Junior Bowlers Association, Inc. This year she was nominated and elected female Bowler of the Year in the major-Senior Division. She will be honored at the Annual Awards Day held.at CS •O
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At the Baldwin Library Party Pets The Baldwin Public Library will present Party Pets with Andre Ricaud on Tuesday, April 22, from 2-3 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten through six. Join Andre Ricaud with his unusual collection of exotic pets from around the world. Doug's First Movie The Baldwin Public Library will present the film "Doug's First Movie" (77 min.), rated G, on Wednesday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Doug and his pal Skeeter discover that the mythical monster from nearby Lucky Duck Lake really exists. They also discover a cover-up plan by industry czar Bill Bluff for polluting the lake. All members of the family are invited to attend. Adults are requested to take seats along side walls so children may have an unobstructed view of the screen. No strollers are allowed.
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Notice of Formation of Dial A DVD LLC, Art. of Org. filed Secy, of State (SSNY) 11/5/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process: P.O. Box 488, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful purpose. FL 683 6T 3/1 3. 20. 27. 4/3.
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SUPREME COURT:- NASSAU COUNTY. BANK ONE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST. FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF DELTA FUNDING HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1999-3, C/O DELTA FUNDING CORPORATION, AS SERVICING AGENT, Pitt. VS. ANNABELLE SCOTT, et al, Defts. Index #00013879. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Oct. 4, 2001.1 will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Co.urthouse, 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola, NY on Apr. 30, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 151 East Milton St., Freeport, NY. Said property located on the Northerly side of East Milton St. (formerly Meserole Ave.) 200 ft. Westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of East Milton St. with the westerly side of Columbus Ave., being a plot 100 ft. x 50 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $130,915.99 plus costs and interest. .Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and
terms of sale. CAROL J. LEWISOHN, Referee. CERTILMAN BALIN ADLER & HYMAN, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 90 Merrick Ave., East Meadow, NY. #53430 FL #695P 4x 3/27. 4/3. 10. 17 NOTICE OF ANNUAL DISTRICT ELECTION . BUDGET HEARING AND VOTE OF BALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU STATE OF NEW YORK/TO BE HELD ON MAY 20, 2003
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual district meeting budget/hearing of the qualified voters of the Baldwin Union Free School District, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the gymnasium of the Administration Building, Hastings Street, Baldwin, New York in said School District for the transaction of such business as is authorized by law including the following purposes: (continued on next page)
from previous page 1. Presentation and discussion of the budget for the operation of the district schools for the school year beginning July 1, 2003. 2. Presentation and discussion of the budget for operation of the Baldwin Public Library for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003. 3. Transaction of such other business as Is authorized by law. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the vote upon the appropriation of necessary funds to meet the necessary expenditures for the school year 2003-2004, the library appropriation, and on all propositions duly filed with the Board of Education, to fill two vacancies for Trustee on the Board of Education, and to fill one vacancy on the Board of Trustees of the Baldwin Public Library shall be held in the gymnasium of the Senior High School Ethel T. Kloberg Drive, East of Grand Avenue, Baldwin, New York, In said School District on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM. The qualified voters will fill the following vacancies: a. The office of Mary Jo O'Hagan, member of the Board of Education, which term expires on June 30, 2003, for a new term commencing July 1, 2003, and expiring on June 30, 2006. b. The office of Robert B. A, Schoen, member of the Board of Education, which term expires on June 30, 2003, for a new term commencing July 1, 2003, and expiring on June 30, 2006. c. The office of Kevin B. Kamen, a member of the Board of Trustees, of the Baldwin Public Library, which term expires on June 30, 2003, for a new term commencing July 1, 2003, and expiring June 30, 2008, and to vote on the following propositions: PROPOSITION NO. 1
"RESOLVED, that the Proposed Budget of the Baldwin Union Free School District of the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of New York, for the fiscal year 2003-2004 be adopted and that the amount of $82,076,655 be raised by tax upon the taxable property of the School District after first deducting the monies available from State Aid and other sources." PROPOSITION NO. 2 "RESOLVED, that the proposed Budget of the Baldwin Public Library for the fiscal year 20032004 be adopted, and that the amount of $2,650,850 be raised by tax upon the taxable property of the School District after first deducting the monies available from State Aid and other sources.' PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the voting shall be on voting machines as provided by the Education Law and the polls will remain open from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM and as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their ballots. The District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to have the necessary ballot labels printed for said voting machines in the form corresponding as nearly as may be with the requirements of the Education Law. The condensed form of the budget proposition and the text of all other propositions to appear on the voting machine and a detailed statement In writing of the amount of money which will be required for the school year 2003-2004 for school purposes, specifying the purposes and the amount for each will be prepared and copies thereof will be made available, upon request, to any taxpayer in the district at each school'building in the district In which school Is maintained between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM during the period of fourteen days immediately preceding said election of May 20, 2003, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, and at such annual election. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the election shall be held in accordance with the Rules for the Conduct of Meetings and Elections adopted by the Board of Education. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the nominations for the office of members of the Board of Education and office of member of the Library Board, unless otherwise provided b'y law, shall be made by petition subscribed by at least 40 qualified voters of the District, and filed in the office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM not later than the 30fh day preceding the meeting or election at which the trustees shall be voted upon. Such petition shall state the name and residence of the candidates. Candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be con-, sidered elected to their respective offices. Where terms are of different length, the candidate receiving the highest vote shall be elected to the longest term. A nomination may be rejected by the Board of Education if the candidate is ineligible for the office or declares his unwillingness to serve. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that any proposition or question to be placed upon the voting machines shall be submitted In writing by petition subscribed by at least 102 qualified voters of the District and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, not later than the 30th day preceding the meeting or election at which such question or proposition shall be voted upon, except that this rule shall not apply to those questions or propositions which are required to be stated In the published or posted notice of the meeting or to those
propositions or questions which the Board of Education has authority by law to present at any annual or special meeting of the District.PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that a Deputy Registrar shall be available in Baldwin Senior High School, Ethel T. Kloberg Drive, East of Grand Avenue, Baldwin, New York on May 1, 2003, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for the purpose of preparing a register of the qualified voters of this district for said annual district election, at which time any person shall be entitled to have his/her name placed upon such registry provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration, he/she Is known, proven to the satisfaction of the Board of Registration, to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the annual district election for which such register Is prepared. Registration shall also be permitted In the office of the District Clerk at Baldwin's Administration building during the hours of enrollment of children for a school term and also from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on any school day at any of the District schools not later than five days preceding the school meeting and election. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the register shall include (1) all qualified voters of the District who shall personally present themselves for registration; and (2) all previously qualified voters of the District who shall have been previously registered for any Annual or Special District Meeting or election held or conducted at any time with four (4) years (1999-2002) prior to preparation of the said register; and (3) voters permanently registered with the Board of Election of the County of Nassau. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Board of Registration will further meet during the hours of voting at the Annual District Election on May 20, 2003, for the purpose of preparing a register for District meetings or elections to be held subsequent to May 20, 2003. Said register shall include (1) all qualified voters of the District who shall present themselves personally for registration, and (2) all qualified voters of the District who shall have been previously registered for any annual or special District meeting or election held or conducted at any time within four calendar years (1999-2002) prior to the preparation of said register. The Register shall be filed in the Office of the District Clerk of the school district at the Administration Building, Hastings Street, Baldwin, New York where It shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM on each of the five days prior to the day set for the election, except Saturday and Sunday, and at the polling place on election day. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that application for absentee ballots for the school district election may be applied for at the office of the Clerk. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the Clerk on each of the five days prior to the day of the election except on Sunday. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that this Board shall convene a special meeting thereof within twenty-four hours after the filing with the District Clerk of a written report of the results of the ballot, to meet at the Baldwin Senior High School for the purpose of examining and tabulating said reports of the result of the ballot and declaring the result of the ballot; that the Board hereby designates itself to be a set of poll clerks to cast and canvass ballots pursuant to Education Law 2019-a, subdivision 2b at said special meeting of the Board. Dated: March 24, 2003 Baldwin, NY BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU,
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SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. LEON MITRANY D/B/A E. REGAL, Pltf. VS. FUMIO KINO A/K/A FUMIO KINOSHITA, et al, Defts. Index #02005434. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 29, 2003,1 will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on May 6, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. prem. k/a Section 62, Block 98, Lot(s) 465. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. WALTER GUMERSELL, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #53543 FL # 701P 4x4/3. 10. 17.24
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: FREEPORT SMITH, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/24/03. The latest date of dissolution Is 12/31/2010. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, Post Office Box 1503, North Baldwin, New York 11510. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #7026x4/3, 10. 17,24.5/1,6 ._ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ANMIC ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the
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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: FIVE STAR ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 559 East Fulton Street, Long Beach, New York 11561, Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #704 6x4/3, 10.17.24.5/1,8 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: M. R. K. ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against It may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 559 East Fulton Street, Long Beach, New York 11561, Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #7056x4/3, 10. 17,24.5/1,8 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: N.M.K.T. ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 559 East Fulton Street, Long Beach, New York 11561, Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #706 6x4/3, 10. 17,24.5/1,8 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SUPERIOR ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11 /03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 559 East Fulton Street, Long Beach, New York 11561, Purpose: For any lawful purpose. F L # 707 6x4/3. 10. 17,24.5/1,8 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: TMK ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11 /03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 559 East Fulton Street, Long Beach, New York 11561, Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #708 6x4/3. 10. 17.24.5/1.8 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 630 CATON AVENUE ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 559 East Fulton Street, Long Beach, New York 11561, Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #709 6x4/3, 10. 17, 24. 5/1.8
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 98 CLAY STREET ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 559 East Fulton Street, Long Beach, New York 11561, Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #7106x4/3. 10. 17,24.5/1.8 NOTICE OF SALE
SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. ALTEGRA CREDIT COMPANY, Pltf. vs. JUDITH BRESLIN, et al, Defts. .Index #02-13129. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and- sale dated Mar. 4, 2003, I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY.on May 6, 2003 at 10:15 a.m. prem. k/a 41 Nassau Ave., Freeport, NY. Said property located on the easterly side of Nassau Ave. 100 ft. southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the easterly side of Nassau Ave. with the southerly side of Ray St., being a plot'105 ft. x 60 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $186,341.52 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. GEORGE PFLUGER, Referee. CERTILMAN BALIN ADLER & HYMAN, LLP, Attys. for pltf., 90 Merrick Ave., East Meadow, NY. #53684 FL #71 IP 4x4/3, 10, 17,24 . NOTICE OF SALE
SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU. Index No. 98-025492, Bankers Trust, as Trustee, Plaintiff - against Tamara McFarland, et al. Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale signed herein on April 29, 1999, I the undersigned, the Referee in said judgment named, will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Court House, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501, County of NASSAU, State of New York, on May 5, 2003 at 11:00 A.M., on that day, the premises directed
by said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: Said premises being known as and by street address: 98 W. Milton Street, Freeport, New York 11520. Section: 55 Block: 169 Lot: 17. Said premises are sold in as is condition on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto; covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations and easements of record; municipal departmental violations, emergency repair liens on the date of delivery of .the Referee's Deed, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the complaint and judgment filed In this action. Dated: Svosset. New York, March 20, 2003, Alan I. Boockvar, Esq. REFEREE, CARUS & MANNIELLO, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, 115 Eileen Way, P.O. Box 9021, Syosset, New York 11791, (516) 364-4500. (718) 463-8918 FL #7144x4/3. 10, 17,24 Notice of Formation of Telepathe LLC, Art. of Org. filed Secy, of State (SSNY) 3/6/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process: 710 Arlington Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful purpose. FL #7156x4/3. 10. 17.24.5/1.8 ^ SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Plaintiff against NICHOLASA WALKER; MARTIN WALKER; Defendant(s). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered May 1, 2002.1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501 on 5/2/2003 at 9:1 Sam premises known as 6 Taft Place. Freeport, NY 11520. ALL that certain plot, piece, tract or parcel of land, with the Builodings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. SEC 0054 BLOCK 00083-00 LOT 0009 Approximate amount of lien $348,759.16 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. Index* 01-016273 Michael Zapson, Esq., Referee. Fein, Such & Crane, (Attorney's for Plaintiff, 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 (973) 538-4700 X 151 Dated: 3/28/2003 Our File* :AUNY092SE. FL7164T4/3, 10, 17,24 Notice of Formation of GARDEN KIDDIE, LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY on 8/22/02. NY office location: NASSAU County. Secy of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secy of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to C/O LAURA M. ESPOSITO, 55 SOUTH BERGEN PLACE, FREEPORT, NY 11520. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. FL #7226x4/10, 17,24,5/1,8, 15 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU
CHASE M A N H A T T A N MORTGAGE CORPOR-
Against JOYCE PICKETT;etal.,
Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 10/11/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 5/9/2003 at 9:30 AM premises known as 33 Stirling 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 54 Block 338 Lot 15-18 Approximate amount of lien $243,311.03 plus Interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 16189/01 Chris J. Coschignano, Esq., Referee. Jon B. Felice & Associates, P.C. (Attorney's for Plaintiff) 11 East 44th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10017 Dated: 4/1/2003 File #: BBFCH 2129 mac FL #7244x4/10, 17,24,5/1 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU MIDFIRST BANK, Plaintiff,
Against JACQUELINE ELIE; ANGEL ELIE, et al.
Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 3/12/2003 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 5/13/2003 at 10:00 AM premises known as 123 Harris Ave.,. Freeport, NY 11520 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Freeport. Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 250 Lot 241 & 242 Approximate amount of lien $176,965.42 plus interest (continued on next page)
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from previous page and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. Index # 01 /018162 PAUL J. MUSCARELLA. Esq.. Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd.. Suite One. Rochester. NY 14624 Dated: 3/24/2003 File -ft: 01-4189U jvr Fl # 7 9 S 4 x 4 / m 17 94 fi/1 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU INDEX NO. 02-020064 DATE FILED: 12/18/02 SUMMONS MOORING TAX ASSET GROUP LLC, Plaintiff, against HEATHER PARISH, MELISSA PARISH-TERRY, THOMAS PARISH and.GENEVA PARISH; if they be living, if they be dead, their respective heirsat-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by. or through HEATHER PARISH. MELISSA PARISH-TERRY. THOMAS PARISH and GENEVA PARISH, if they be dead, whether by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, including any right, title or interest in and to the real property described in the complaint herein, all of who and whose names and places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff. INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE. "JOHN DOE #1," through "JOHN DOE #12", the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED'DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action, to serve a copy of your answer, or. if the complaint is not served with the summons, to serve notice of appearance, on the plaintiff's attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the date of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York), and in case of failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. 10 "Plaintiff designates Nassau County as the I! place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the subject property. Dated: December 16. 2002 LEVY & LEVY
Attorneys for Plaintiff 12 Tulip Drive Great Neck, NY 11021
(516)487-6655 BY: JOSHUA LEVY. ESQ. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing; Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Robert Roberto, Jr.. a Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County dated Mar. 27. 2003 and filed with the complaint and other papers in the Nassau County Clerk's Office, Mineola, NY. The object of the action is to foreclose a tax lien and to recover the amount of the tax lien and all of the interest, penalties, additions and expenses to real property k/a Section 55, Block 363. Lot(s) 609-610. Datedl Apr. 4. 2003. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf. #53842 FL #7294x4/10. 17.24.5/1 Sentry Electric, LLC has been formed as a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) in NY. Articles of Organization filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on February 27, 2003. NY office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Sentry Electric. LLC, 185 Buffalo Avenue. Freeport. NY 11520. The LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose/Character of business: to engage in any lawful act or activity. FL #7306x4/10. 17.24.5/1,6. 15 ' NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 66 COOPER STREET, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/25/03, Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC. c/o Isidro Tavarez, 205 Dolphin Drive. Hewlett Neck, New York 11508. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #731 6x 4/17. 24 5/1, 6, 15. 22 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: FRANTON ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 320 Heather Lane, Hewlett Harbor, New York 11557. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL # 732 6x 4/17. 24. 5/1. 8. 15. 22 ___ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: J.A.P.P. ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY). on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 320 Heather Lane. Hewlett Harbor. New York 11557. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL # 733 6x 4/17. 24. 5/1. 8, 15. 22 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: JLM ASSOCIATES, LLC.
Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 320 Heather Lane, Hewlett Harbor, New York 11557. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #7346x4/17. 24. 5/1. 8. 15. 22 • NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: M.M.B. ASSOCIATES. LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 320 Heather Lane, Hewlett Harbor. New York 11557. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #735 6x4/17, 24, 5/1,8, 15,22 NOTICE.OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MUAN ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/12/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC. 320 Heather Lane, Hewlett Harbor. New York 11557. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #7366x4/17, 24. 5/1. 5/1.8, 8, 15. 15.22 i . NOTICE OF FORMATION UION OF OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 1768 EAST 49th STREET ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/11/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 320 Heather Lane, Hewlett Harbor, New York 11557. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. F L # 737 6x4/17. 24. 5/1. 8. 15. 22 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU. EQUICREDIT CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,. Against ALEXANDER MCINTOSH Defendants) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 12/10/2002 i, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola, NY on 5/20/2003 at 9:00 AM premises known as 21 Frederick Ave., Freeport. NY ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 216 Lot 664 and 665 Approximate amount:of lien $107.254.71 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index* 200210336
DONNA BRADY. Esq.. Referee. Jordan S. Katz, P.C.. Attorneys at Law, 585 Stewart Avenue, Suite L-70, Garden City, New York 11530
Dated: 3/26/2003 File #: Jsk 3436 jvr FL #7384x4/17,24,5/1.8 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.,
Plaintiff.' Against MARIO DELACRUZ. et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 3/17/2003 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 5/15/2003 at 1:00 PM premises known as 74 East Raymond .Ave., Roosevelt. NY 11575 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead. County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 440 Lot 70 & 71 Approximate amount of lien $206.590.64 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index#00/16894 TERESA D. PHIN. Esq.. Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd.. Suite One, Rochester, NY 14624 Dated: 4/1 /2003 File #: 00-37623r jvr FL #7394x4/17.24,5/1,8 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY. OF NASSAU CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Plaintiff. AGAINST HORACE SMITH, ET. AL., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 6/3/20021, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola,-NY on 5/14/2003 at 9:15 AM premises known as 121 E. ROOSEVELT AVENUE, 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 444 Lot 32 & 56 Approximate amount of lien $156.549.56 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 13896/00 OWEN B. WALSH, Esq., Referee. Steven J. Baum. P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff', P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240 (716) 204-2400 Dated: 4/9/2003 BS FL #740 4x4/17, 24, 5/1,8
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by Jim Golding Freeporters may see a 24.2 percent increase in their electric bills over the next two years beginning April 1, 2004. if the Public Utilities Commission approves a rate increase the village plans to file this month. If approved, the higher rate is expected to bring in an additional $5.3 million annually, a consultant for the Electric Department told trustees at their meeting Monday. The average residential rate will increase from 7.9 cents per kilowatt hour to 10.3 cents per kilowatt hour, which is still about 30 percent less than LIPA customers pay. The hike would be phased,in over a two-year period, with the first year,s increase to be about 11.4 percent. Among the reasons for the increase cited by village officials included "inflationary pressures," labor costs, additional contributions to the retirement system and "increased depreciation associated with the new power plant." Village officials have not awarded a contract for a new electric generating plant to be built at the site of the existing facility, which uses diesel engines, a source of numerous complaints from Freeport and Merrick residents. Hubert Bianco, superintendent of the Electric Department, said the increase was because his department has "run in the red the last two years." He said the previous rate increase "could have been 15 percent, but instead we had asked 7 percent." Mr. Bianco also said that ratepayers would be able to see some reduction.in their rates through revenues generated when the new power plant is built, through additional sales of power to other communities and by reducing the rates if the electric department shows a profit. Mayor William F. Glacken said that, "when the new power plant is built, then the existing diesel generators "will be shut down" and be replaced with clean gas-powered generators that "will meet federal and state environmental requirements."
Stewart Lilker spoke adamantly against the 'proposed rate increase and the continued use of the diesel generators. "Those diesels were supposed to be shut down," he said. He also protested the plan to locate the future generation plant at the present power plant site and argued that, instead, it should be located near Sunrise Highway .because of flooding danger in the event of a major hurricane. "Who pays for it if it gets washed away in a hurricane." Mr. Lilker asked. Another concern he expressed was the effect on rates and power to the village if the PUC denies the requested rate hike, and if a permit for the power plant is denied. "There's no reason for it to be denied," replied Mayor Glacken. He later stated that the two generators would continue producing power "regardless if the rest of the world goes to hell in a handbasket." Speaking in favor of the proposed rate increase, Alan Jay .said the possibility of a power shortage could affect vital users such as hospitals in life and death situations and other critical needs. Board members also approved the Community Development Block Grant Program beginning September I for $755,000. The breakdown is a follows: Real estate acquisition. $50,000; public facilities and infrastructure, $75,000; Guy Lornbardo streetscape project, $50,000; tree planting and removal, $30,000; business development, $10,000; commercial rehabilitation, $224,000; residential rehabilitation, $175,000; and public service. $141,00(1 The list of organizations receiving public service funds was not provided to The Leader in time for this week's deadline. In other business, the board approved the final cost of $206.615 of a treeplanting contract with Trugreen Landcare of Melville, a $510.000 contract to FD Contracting Corp. of Massapequa for the Wilson Place road improvement project, and the settlement of nearly $867,000 in tax cerlio(continued on page 16)
Sporting Devils .from page 10 Seals/Adriana Rivera had a very tough 15-9,. 10-15, 15-9 match. Doubles Seals/Rivera, Lynzi McHenry/Roslyn Jackson, Jeanette Duran/Lauren Triplet! and Melina Skinner/Sharita Devone all won straight sets to give Freeport a 5-2 win over Lawrence. The Lady Devils dominated their match against Oceanside. Seals and Rivera secured the seventh point in the shutout with a grueling 15-12. 11-15, 15-13 match. Mischke, Peralta, and Delancey won in straight sets to sweep the singles spots. McHenry and Jackson took the decid-
ing point in a close 4-3 win over the Hempstead Tigers. "The girls knew that they had to win their match and they dug deep. They outplayed their opponents 15-3. 15-12," commented Coach Lolita Bethea. The Boys Lacrosse Team managed to complete an 11-7 win over Bellmore JFK in heavy rain on Friday. Erik Reitmayer scored three goals and had one assist while Will Seward and.Luke Dorfman each scored twice. Bobby Salisbury's goal in the second quarter gave the Red Devils a 7-3 first:half lead. Javien Eason, Randy Mills, and Eric Healy rounded out Freeport's offensive efforts.
First Church Baldwin, United Methodist Holy Week schedule Holy Thursday, April 17 Communion Service, 8 p.m. Good Friday, April 18 - Community Service from noon-3 p.m., come for all
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Weaver, Jonathan Wright, and Paul DelGuidice, Over-occupancy Committee (one-year term); Mauersberger as committee chairman (one-year term). Elaine Whaley (chairwoman), Marguerite Wilde, Laura Covington, and Cindy Gillen, Senior Citizens Council (one-year term); James Butler, Donald Rowan, Louis DiGrazia, Arthur Burdette (chairman), Hubert Bianco, Joseph Madigan, Patricia Murphy, Richard Holdener, David Newbery, Public Safety Committee, one-year term. Renaire Frierson-Davis (chairwoman), John Jefferies, Louis DiGrazia, Kathleen Monestere, Anthony Baker, Miguel Bermudez, and Arthur Burdette, September 11 th Memorial Task Force (one-year term). Dr. Howard Grill, Dr. David Grill, Dr. Peter Chak, Dr. Arthur Schantz, and Dr. Jeffrey A. Stahl, village physicians oneyear term. Jeff Jonap, Official Police Photographer, (one-year term); Cynthia Krieg as Village Historian (one-year term). Harvey Brind, Landmarks Preservation Commission (three-year term); Pietrina Reda, chairwoman (three-year term).
RELIGIOUS CALENDAR sponsored by
Robert Fisenne, Traffic Safety Commission (one-year term). Chase Manhattan Bank, Fleet Bank, Citibank, Commerce Bank and the Bank of New York are designated as depositories of village funds. The following places in the village have been designated for the posting of public notices: Municipal Building, Memorial Library, U.S. Post Office, Hose Co. 1, Hose Co. 2, and Hose Co. 3. Trustees also adopted policies on procurement, investment and set the following regular meetings for 2003-04: 2003: April 14, 28; May 5, 12, 19; June 2, 23; July 14, 21; August 4, 18; September 8, 29; Oct. 20, 27; November 3, 17, 24; Dec. 8, 15,22 2004: January 5, 12, 26; February 2, 9, 23; March I, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 7 The Leader has been designated the official newspaper in the village for a period of one year. At the general election held at Fire Department headquarters on April 3, Fire Department members elected the following persons: Chief - James Butler; 1st Assistant Chief - John Maguire; 2nd Assistant Chief - Joseph Koestner; 3rd Assistant Chief - Daniel Rodriguez; Battalion Delegate (3 years) John Wensley; Alternate Battalion Delegate - Gerardo Cardoso.
Baldwin Board from page 5 school district is a different level of consent." In other business, the board heard the five year cyclical review of the K-12 science curriculum presented by Milburn School Principal Deborah Martin, junior high school chairperson Laraine Gegerson, and senior high school chairperson Barbara Reiss. The 1997 report of only a few pages was contrasted with the four inch binder report for this year, reflecting increasing mandates and the complexity of curriculum now required of students and school districts. Similar to reviews presented by other academic disciplines, the report includes a comparison of Baldwin curriculum . with state standards and required curriculum and looks for gaps in scope and sequence. On-going teacher training was recommended to reflect changing curriculum, particularly the increasing use of technology. The report recommends greater articulation among levels with a focus on intensifying the teaching of the scientific process and techniques at the fifth grade as a preparation for the middle school. Increased Advanced Placement opportunities were recommended although Ms. Reiss noted that in most colleges science majors are not allowed to opt out of introductory courses although non-science majors do tend to use-the AP credits to opt out of the science requirement. Also recommended for both the middle school and high school were community partnerships for research opportunities. The middle school will link students with resources at Molloy College and Mercy Medical Center and the high school will investigate patterning its research studies after a SUNY Authentic Science Research Program. The need
and desire for a more extensive infusion of technology into the science curriculum was described. In other business, the board discussed proposed changes in policies. A policy on suicide attempts will now include procedures regarding suicide ideation as well. After a year of committee study, a policy on attendance has been proposed. At one time grades could be affected by excessive absences and then various court rulings said that such penalties were illegal. Now, new interpretations allow credit to be affected based on absences under the category of class participation. Also differentiated were excused and unexcused absences with procedures for make-up opportunities for excused absences. Regarding the practice of some parents to take children out of school for vacations, B.A. Schoen, who was the board's liaison on the committee, raised the question, "Where does the school come in, in interfering with a family's conscience?" He added that the policy "makes an opportunity for honest people to examine their conscience...and for dishonest people to examine their conscience." He wryly referred to absence notes which could indicate, "Our family went to a funeral in Orlando, Florida." In commemoration of Milburn School's 50th birthday, the school's chorus, under the direction of music teacher Scott Stolzenberg, sang two songs whose lyrics explained the school's history and evidenced school pride. During the past year, in local history curriculum, the students have studied the Baldwin community and Milburn school history for the five decades of the school's existence. The songs accompanied an old film strip showing the school's opening day of school in February, 1953.
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769 Merrick Road • Baldwin • 223-1460 • fax 378-7735 IRST CHURCH BALDWIN, UNITED METHODIST, 881 Merrick Rd. Baldwin. 223168. RevrRichard E. Smeltzer: Worship Service & Sunday ScHpol 10 a.m.: Youth Fellowship Sunday. 6:30 p.m SBENEZER CHURCH OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 97 Broadway. Michael R. Jemard. Pastor: Saturdays. Church at Study. 9:15 i.m.: Morning Service. 11 a.m.: Youth Service. 4 >.m. 379-1054 )EAN STREET CHAPEL. 23 West Dean Street. Sundays, Breaking of Bread. 9:15 a.m.: Adult Bible Class. 10:15 a.m.: Family Bible Hour. unday School (pre-K through seniors). 11:15 i.m.; Wednesdays. Prayer Meeting. 8 p.m SOUTH NASSAU CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 147 Eastern Parkway. Baldwin. 379-0720. David )ooley. Minister.-Sunday School. 9:30 a.m.: Sunday Worship Service. 10:45 a.m.: Wednesday Adult Bible Study. 8 p.m.. Youth Group. 8 p.m.. iT. PETER'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN JHURCH. 2332 Grand Avenue. Baldwin. 223951. The Rev. Edward G. Bamett, Pastor. The Service of Holy Communion. 10 a.m. ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH ANGLICAN) - 2375 Harrison Avenue. Baldwin. 223-3731. The Rev. Dr. Charles G. Ackerson. 'h.D.. Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist and Sermon 8 a.m.. Chruch School. 9:45 a.m.. Sung lucharist & Sermon. 10 a.m. Wednesday: Holy lucharist I Oa.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place and Twain street. Rev. Mark Greiner. Pastor. Sunday Worship. 9:30 a.m. GLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT - 50 North Main Street. 546-0473, C. Luis Vargas. Senior Pastor. Sunday services. TABERNACLE OF FAITH. 286 West Men ick Road. Freeport. Walter Gibson. Pastor. Sunday Services, 8 and 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Sunday ichool. 10 a.m.: Friday night service. 8:30 p.m.: Monday and Tuesday Bible School. 7:30 p.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FREEPORT, South Ocean Avenue and Smith Street. Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. Rev. Eddie J. Jusino. BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH. 420 North Main Street. Reverend Dr. Harry J. White. II.. Senior Caster. 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 a.m. and 5:50 p.m.: Sunday services. 9 a.m. FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 46 Pine Street. 378-0659. The Rev. St. Clair A. Samuel. Pastor. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. During church service nursery care and a toddler program are available along with Pre-K through 8th grade Sunday School classes. CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL. 91 North Bayview Avenue. 623-4200. Conservative, egalitarian congregation. Friday services. 8 p.m.: Saturday services. 9:30 a.m. Weekday minyan followed by breakfast. 6:45 a.m. Sunday services. 9 a.m., followed by breakfast. Religious school, preK through high school. Adult education. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION. 228 South Ocean Avenue. 623-1204. Sunday program: Sunday services 10:30 a.m.. family services. 10 a.m.: Sunday school, youth groups, child care and special events. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH/IGLESIA LUTERANA DE CRISTO. North Grove Street and Randall Avenue. Pastor. The Rev. Michael D. Wilker. Sundays - Gospel Service of Holy Communion. 9
a.m.: Spanish Mass of Holy Communion. I Oa.m.: Traditional Service of Holy Communion. 11 a.m.: OJ Sunday School and Adult Bible Study. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. m WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES. 80 West Merrick Road. Full Gospel Non-1 X-nominalional: m Caspar Anastasi. Pastor: Raymond Trip! and Tom Dimino. 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. Ministries anil Intercessory Prayer 7:30 p.m. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD: 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Linelte Clark. Pastor. Sundays, Sunday School ():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. Majors David and Janice MacLcan. Corps Officers: Captain Ida Perez Youth Officer: Morning Worship 11 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 Cili/en Center. Monday to Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 4:(X) p.m. Youth programs for kids 4-14 - Scouting Programs Tuesday 4-6 p.m.: Supper Club Thursday 4-7 p.m.: Family Supper 5-5:30 p.m. Call (516) 378-4557 . TRANSFIGURATION EPISCX )PA I. CHURCH - (ANGLICAN). South Long Beach Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Sundays. Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 a.in/ 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. 7:30 p.m. (Spanish): Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by Divine Mercy Chaplel: Saturday Morning Mass in the Church, 7:30 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday Masses 7. 8:30. 10 (Family). 11:30 a.m.. 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, I I Gale Avenue. Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m.: Sunday at 7:30 a.m.: 9:30 a.m. (Folk Group): I I a.m. (Choir): 12:30 p.m.: 5 p.m (Contemporary Music Group). Daily Masses: Monday through Friday: 7 and 9 a.m.: Saturday: 9 a.m. Holiday Masses: Please consult the weekl) Bulletin the Sunday before (he holyday. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FREE-PORT Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.: Sunday School Cot adults & children. 9:20 a.m.: Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer. 8 p.m.: 379-8084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF Till NAZARENE. 301 Atlantic Avenue. Sundays Sunday School for all ages. 10 a.m.: Mornin. Worship Service. 11 a.m.: Evening Praise am Prayer Service. 6 p.m.: Wednesdays. Evenin Bible Study in Spanish and English. 7:30 p.m Second and fourth Fridays. Youth Night in Churcl gym. 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 129 East Merrick Road. Reverend Mallette Sundays. Morning Service. 11 a.m.: Evening Service. 9 p.m. Thursdays. Prayer Meeting. 8 p.m Sunday School. 9:30 a.m. SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER. 295 Grand Avenue. Baldwin: Rabbi Robert Judd Conservative. Twice daily minyan. Weekdays Sunday 9:30 a.m.: Monday-Friday 6:50 a.m. Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.: Shabbat: 8 p.m.: Shabba . morning 9:30 a.m.: Sat. afternoon 10 minute before sundown. Religious school; Adult educa tion. Mens Club & Sisterhood. 223-8688
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Two has been advancing through the permit and building process, according to Freeport Electric. The . village expects to award the project in April 2003. Substantial completion and environmental testing leading up to commercial ' operation is anticipated in November 2003, and the village will be required to begin payments on the $51 million project bonds in January 2004. That first payment is estimated at $900,000.
WINNERS of the "Unity through Diversity" poster contest at the Caroline G. Atkinson School in Freeport show off their medals as they stand in front of one of the winning posters, entitled "We are the Children of the World." From left are, front row, Danielle Williams, Carlos Ayala and Ajinah Blount; middle row, Elizabeth Raynor, Kyra Lewis, Rachel Cruz and Shainna Beasley; back row, Cati Vasquez, Principal Gladys Andrews, Heather Halloway and Yavin Espinal.
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