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FREEPORT'S RAY MAGUIRE, Nassau County Firefighters Coordinator for the event, flanked by Msgr. Tom Hartman ("The God Squad"). photos by Jack Healy

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, accompanied by Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, right, talks with 9/11 victims' family members.

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Freeport school taxes may rise 9 percent by Jim Golding The Board of Trustees members continued their discussion of the Freeport School District's proposed $112.77 million 2004-05 budget at their March 10 meeting, focusing on the administrative and program expenses. The board's previous budget review was February 25. The proposed budget is about $7.6 million higher than the current year's total, representing a 7.2 percent increase, a percentage similar to those of recent years. Assistant Superintendent for Business Kishore Kuncham, reviewing each line item of the two components, said total property valuation and certified base proportion totals were not yet available, but the proposed average tax rate would be about 9.07 percent higher and that the average home would see an increase of about $418 in taxes. Major factors attributing to the higher budget are health ' costs and retirement expenses mandated by the state for . district personnel. School officials warned next year's costs would go even higher. Mr. Kuncham said the district would look into the possibility of self-insurance "for those

retirees wanting to sign up for it" as a means of keeping down costs. During public comment, Alan Jay complained of the increasing costs and the "ruinous contract of the teachers union." • , ' . ' , • •. He suggested that all educators, like other professionals, "pay for their own health and dental services. "We're taxing ourselves into oblivion," he said. According to district figures, the administrative component amounts to $13.73 million, an increase of $776,000 over the current year's budget. Employee benefits account for $404,000 of that total and regular school supervision costs add another $232,000. This year's percentage increase in this category is about 2.5 percent. Mr. Kuncham said additional hikes next year could be between 5-6 percent or more. Administrative costs cover 14 expense categories: the Board of Education, district clerk, district meetings (including election expenses), superintendent's office, finance and business administration, legal services, continued on page 3

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Avenue and Henry Street. During public comments, Fran Trannie told the board of sidewalk and While the Ides (15th) of March did curb ruptures, potholes in repaved not bring about a significant change in asphalt and other unsightly anomalies government - perhaps a secret wish for some - it did bring out residents of the in her neighborhood south of Atlantic Avenue,' including Gary off of Bay view village to voice their opinions at the as well as West End Avenue south of Freeport Board of Trustees meeting on Atlantic. "I would never have bought a number of topics, chief among them property four 'years ago if the streets why potholes continue to disfigure, the streets. Some even commended the vil- • looked like this?' she told the board. "It 'looks/like a poverty!area," she continlage for things gone right. Firstly, though, board "business .eon-, .ued. "Will we see repairs to them?" Sympathic to Ms.. Trannie, Mayor sisted of granting unanimously a Glacken said the town was in the Parade and Public Assemblies Permit process of reconstructing all the for Our Holy Redeemer Church to hold streets, and that some streets were its Good Friday Procession on April 9 indeed worse than those she spoke of. between 7 and 9 p.m. The board also "We're. doing Triage, the absolute agreed to award a contract of worst first, and we'll get to Gary and $308,960 to Bancker Construction that vicinity sometime in 2005, if not Corp. of Islandia, for work on the 2006," he told her. Ms. Trannie also Green Avenue' and Pennsylvania made light of the problem of six or Avenue water transmission main. seven political signs, specifically the A contract for $80,700 was also mayor's, for staying too long on lawns. approved to Atlantic Coast Dock "Can we limit these signs on lawns?" Builders of West Islip for outfall repair she. asked. Good naturedly, the mayor at 692 Miller Avenue. The board also disagreed with her, arousing laughter awarded a $48,250 contract to Sentry from those in attendance, saying the Electric Corp. of Freeport to furnish "signs are only temporary," as though 25 antique street lights on Sunrise Highway between'- Guy Lombardo to plead his case with her. Ms. Trannie




proper disposal and shame slobs into complying with proper disposal techniques." Ken Bagatelle agreed with Mr. Jay, before adding the need for more quality of life campaigns, focusing in on residents who plant hedges the full length of the driveway to cut off views of houses: Also, he said the town should be more aware of noise levels at certain times of the day, reminding the board of the 90-decibel limit. Brian Merliss wished to know the ' status of a house on Ocean Avenue that had been purchased recently, "where the rumor is that it will be turned into a (continued on page 11)

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ended saying the signs, like the sidewalks, curbs and potholes, were all eyesores. But Freeport septuagenarian and perennial gad-about Alan Jay stepped up in defense of the village, reminding all it was a First Amendment issue of free speech, before pointing out the slot on the mailbox in front of the Village Hall may be wide enough for thieves to reach in and take envelopes out containing cash for village payments. He asked the board to "refurbish the mailbox so skinny fingers don't take envelopes with money." He also told the board, "We need more campaigns. against litterbugging," and that the board should "teach


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Friday, March 19 • Kid's Cafe, Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. . • Film: "Hulk," 3 & 7 p.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., Brownies, 6:30 p.m., American Legion, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. . Saturday, March 20 • Children's Literacy Program, 10 am., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street • SP: Immigration Program, 11 am., Recovery, 1:30 p.m., NEFCA, 3 p.m., at the Freepbrt Memorial Library.


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Monday, March 22 . • VITA for Seniors, 10 am., Retired Teachers, 10:30 am., LIAC Pickup of Unaccepted Photographs, 1 p.m., Girl Scouts, 4 pjn., AA, 4:30 p.m., YA: Girl Power, 4:30 p.m., LI Afr. Violet Soc., 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Bingo at Congregation Bnai Israel, 7:45 p.m., 91 North Bayview Avenue. • Freeport Village Court in. session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome.

•Freeport Board of Trustees, Village Hall, 7:30 p.m^ Tuesday, March 23 •Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights.of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement 7:30 p.m. • Ancient Egypt, 2 pjn., CR: Homework Express, 4 pjn., VITA For Everyone, 6 p.m., Central Nassau Club, 6:30 pm, Freeport Democratic dub, 7 p.m., LIAC Pickup of Unaccepted Photographs, 7 pm, Village Party, 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library.

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Wednesday, March 24 • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 9 am., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. . ' ' • CR: Baby and Me, 11 am., Russian Women Lecture, 2 p.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., CR: Homework Express, 6 p.m., Microsoft Excell for Beginners, 6 p.m. .Freeport Camera Club, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Exchange Club, 12:30 p.m., Bedell's West Wind. • Freeport Board of Education, Action Meeting, Freeport High School, 7:30 p.m.



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Thursday, March 25 • Freeport Rotary Club, 7p.m., at Bedell's at West Wind. • CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., CR: Girl Power, 4:30 p.m., CR: Circle Time, 7 p.m., Mayor's Council on Veterans, 7 p.m., Freeport Chess Club, 7 p.m., NW Civic, 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Planning Board, 7:15 p.m., Village Hall. • Explorer Post 406, Freeport Fire Department Headquarters, 15 Broadway, 7 p.m.

Freeport school board continues budget review from page 1 personnel, public information, central services (including printing, mailing, supplies, rentals, switchboard staff), insurance, BOCES. administrative charges, curriculum development and supervision, and research, planning and evaluation. The school program component takes the lion's share of the budget - about $86.83 million, an increase of $5.76 million or 7.1 percent over the current school year. Here again, employee (teaching staff) benefits account for the largest amount of the increase. This year's total is $14 million, an increase of $2.56 million, or 22.3 percent over the present budget. In addition to employee benefits, the program component of the budget consists of spending for legal services, inservice training - instruction, teachingregular school (including salaries and programs, instructional equipment, textbooks and supplies), special education, special schools, instructional media, pupil personnel services, and student transportation. Transportation was a particular area of concern for board members. The proposed transportation budget would be $6.5 million, about $152,000 more than the current year's total. Mr. Kuncham noted the expense to the district includes transporting 720 students to private and parochial schools and busing students in general to 90 locales. Board President Dr. Joseph Cattano commented, "There's got to be some economy," and called for more scrutiny over transportation costs.

Student representation Superintendent Eric Eversley's report included discussion of a proposal promoted by trustee Michael Raab to allow students to sit on the board as non-voting members. Last year Governor George Pataki had signed legislation authorizing the policy, but such a proposal would have to be submitted to district voters in a public referendum. A discussion followed in which an exuberant Mr. Raab said he saw "no negative effect" (of having student members of the board). He said trustees should get students' opinions on certain issues. Trustee Carmen Pineyro said she liked the idea. "We want input from the community," she said. But Trustee Ron Ellerbe and Dr. Cattano were more cautious. Mr. Ellerbe, who represents Freeport on the New York State School Boards Association, said the NYSSB opposed having student members on school boards. He said the organization's feeling is it would set a precedent that "may lead to other interest groups wanting representation." However, Mr. Ellerbe said he would support further discussion of the idea. Dr. Cattano said he, too, was concerned that other interest groups would also want representation on the board. "How far afield can we go with that?" he asked. "It is a concern." Trustee Sunday Coward was absent due to illness. After the discussion, Mr. Raab asked that a resolution be prepared to place the issue on the ballot, but the other trustees

decided the issue should be further discussed at their next board meeting. Other business Trustees acted on two action items: readoption of the voluntary desegregation plan to qualify Freeport public schools for the 2004-07 Magnet Schools Assistance Program, and acceptance of

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911 days There were 911 days between September 11, 2001, New York's Primary Day, which had to be postponed, and March 11, 2004, just before the national elections in Spain, which were held as planned Sunday. March 11 and September 11, both were terrible days. It is not hard for New Yorkers to imagine what the people in Madrid have been going through two and a half years after 9/11. The long lines of volunteers ready to donate blood or needed services to bombing victims, the ribbons and flags, the candles and photos, the desperate family members searching hospitals and morgues, all the memorial services... We know the drill - shock, fear, anger, sadness, acceptance, the Urge to make sure no one ever forgets what happened. Spain's King Juan Carlos made a strong stand for democracy, just as he did decades ago when an army officer briefly took over the parliament. This time he led the royal family as it marched for the first time with millions of people in a protest of terrorism. Surely he had an excuse to hide, considering himself a possible target under the circumstances. But by marching with the people, indeed leading the people, he gave them the gift of courage. Our world is getting more and more dangerous. We are going to have to find a way to stamp out terrorism by curing the conditions that breed hatred. As Golda Meir of Israel said long ago, "Only when they learn to love their children more than they hate us will there be peace." We have to find ways to get along with each other, starting here at home. People of different backgrounds still have a lot to learn about each other. When you can air differences and then work together toward a solution, that is democracy. It is so fragile and yet so strong. And the truth is so important to its survival.

QUILT SHOW: Members of the Long Island Quitters' Society admire the 2004 Raffle Quilt, Long Island Beauty, that will be raffled at their Quilt Show on Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, at the Freeport Recreation Center. From left are Nancy Roth of Baldwin (LIQS Director at Large), Elli.e Mahony of Freeport (LIQS Director at Large and Quilt Show Takedown Chair), and Barbara Dannay of Merrick (LIQS Treasurer and Quilt Show Registration Chair).

TOWN SCORES WITH "PIGSKIN" CHAMPS: Hempstead Town Senior Councilman Anthony Santino (fourth, left), Councilwoman Angie Cullin (third, right) and Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby (third, left) present a commemorative citation to the football captains from Freeport High School in celebration of the team's 2004 Long Island Conference I Championship. Representing the champion Freeport "Red Devils" are captains, from left, Bemi Otulaja, Stanley Gutierrez, Erik Reitmayer, Adam Woodmansee, John Cochol and Randy Mills. The Freeport team completed a perfect 11-0 season with a 41-7 victory over William Floyd High School'in the Long Island Championship Game.

Freeporter in UMC March concert In celebration of Women's History Month, the sue that career as well. Those who will be fortunate to hear her perform will recognize that she Freeport United Methodist Church will present Natalya Sirwone, an extraordihas a gift, a gift to be shared with the world. nary young soprano, in concert on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. Mason G. Senft, professional She has an incredible range of accompanist, teacher and musical director, will accompany her. He vocal style with a varied reperserved for nine years with the toire of Spirituals, Gospel, Music Department of Adelphi Broadway, pop and classical music. University until his professional She has performed at the activities as accompanist and Tilles Center, Carnegie Hall, St. vocal coach required his full Patrick's Cathedral, .AARP attention. In the course of his varr functions, City Hall, library ied career, he has accompanied such diverse and renowned programs throughout Long Island and in a variety of artists as Jane Powell, Frederica churches. A Freeport resident, von Stade, Robert Merrill and she graduated from Freeport Roberta Peters. High School and is studying Tickets are $15 and will be industrial psychology at a. uniavailable at the door. Come and versity on Long Island. The enjoy this outstanding musical arts, however, have always been experience. Refreshments will a fervent passion of hers and follow -the concert. All are welshe has been encouraged to purNatalya Simone come.

Baldwin Board views curriculum With a $26^9 million facilities bond recently passed and discussion of the 2004-5 budget taking place at special work sessions, the Baldwin Board of Education was able to focus on curriculum at its March 10 monthly meeting. Following district policy, administrators continued their five-year cyclical curriculum reviews, this time highlighting K-12 library media and research skills and 7-12 technology. The presentations outlined the work of committees whose members included repiesentatives of various academic disciplines and grade levels. References were made to. implementation of recommendations in the previous cyclical reviews as well as the rationale for this year's recommendations, some of which .have budgetary implications. The growing use of computers was evident in both cyclical reviews. In the area of library media, workshops for staff development as well as class lessons are geared to increasing computer literacy, improving the ability to conduct on-line searches, and most importantly to discern and evaluate the validity of the information that is obtained. Students, beginning in fourth grade,

participate in lessons concerning plagia: rism and academic integrity. High School Assistant Principal Linda Kellner noted that there is software for "sniffing out plagiarism." Any student whose work is suspected of being plagiarized is brought to her. "We have had no repeats," she said. School board President James Scannell noted that while some aspects of plagiarism are obvious, such as lifting whole sections from books or Internet sites,, other aspects are "fuzzy." One of the most important improvements in this aspect of curriculum is the development of a Style Manual for preparing reports and particularly for listing bibliography citations. This aspect of writing has been complicated by the need to cite Internet sources. The style manuals have been updated twice since the 1998 cyclical review. Michael Roccoforte, Director of Technology, Curriculum and Instructional Support Services, noted that all the recommendations in the previous review have been implemented. Future goals include posting the 6-8 and 9-12 style manuals on the district website, probably by late summer, expanding the "Parents as Research Partners"

program into the middle school, enhancing web literacy activities and improving articulation among grade levels. The second curriculum review showed clearly that occupational education and aspects of the old Industrial Arts curriculum have gone high tech. Co-chairperson Colleen Campbell noted that "Many manual processes have been replaced by computer technology." Past accomplishments and future recommendations both illustrate the growing use of computers. The topics discussed included: adaptations to classrooms and labs by staff, the use of simulation software, ongoing curriculum updating to stay current with industry, and the need for better articulation between the middle school and high school to further allign curriculum. Board member Mary Jo O'Hagan commented "It should never be technology in isolation, but integrated with academics." In other-items, the board passed a resolution which would allow the district to petition local state legislators to sponsor a bill that would give Baldwin a waiver to the Wicks law when it implements its $26.9 million facilities bond. It was stressed that the law requires separate contractors for electrical,

plumbing, and heating and ventilation, a practice which it is estimated will cost the district $6 million. Board member Bill Edelman called the requirement "absolutely obsolete," and a vestige of times when districts did not use construction managers. Board member B.A. Schoen said the waiver would help the district save money since there would be "fewer contractors looking for their portion of profit." He noted that Buffalo and New York City are already exempted from the requirement. In other discussion, Mr. Schoen announced that a preliminary report of the "Campaign for Fiscal Equity" (CFE) contains "very dangerous things in there for us." Specifically, the report outlines "five categories of needs to resources," on which districts are judged as either poor or wealthy. Once again, Baldwin's lack of a free lunch program puts it into a wealthy category which precludes its being perceived as needy enough to receive various types of state aid. Mr. Schoen said that he would be lobbying legislators to "try to present a solution" to the problem. The REFIT consortium of high tax-low wealth districts has voted not to endorse the CFE report.

The Baldwin Foundation for Education has recently awarded 19 mini-grants of $100-$400, totaling $7,329 to Lenox, Meadow, Milburn, Plaza, Shubert Schools, the middle school, senior high and the District Office. 27 proposals were received from eight schools; with the committee having the difficult task of choosing among them. Support for the basics, enriching and extension activities for learners of all abilities, student responsibility and community service were among the special programs that BFE will help to sponsor. Excerpts follow of letters from teachers receiving mini-grants last year: Fran Manas, from the Baldwin Middle School, said, "On behalf of the Future Homemakers of America, I

would like to thank you for the grant for our Piece It Together project. I am delivering 11 quilts to the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. My students worked very hard to put these beautiful quilts together. It is important that they learn to be socially aware and responsible members, of their society." • Carole Marvelli of Meadow School writes: "Thank you again for the grant for the Playstage for the second grade learning center. The children had a wonderful year exploring puppetry, writing and performing. They were very excited about the project and even volunteered to come in at lunchtime to finish-up. The first-graders who noticed the materials around the room are eager to get their hands on the Playstage next year." Ms.

Marvelli also sent thank you letters from her students who benefited from a grant used to start a third-grade reading club. The foundation also gave its first Performing Arts Grant of $1,000, awarded to the art teachers at the middle school. Titled Graduating Class Sculpture, a permanent three-dimensional work of art, will be created by 1520 current eighth graders, as a departing gift to the school. The students will visit a foundry that uses a 3000-year-old lost wax process to cast its sculptures, and

visit a gallery where they will view contemporary bronzes. The Baldwin Foundation for Education is an organization of alumni and friends of the Baldwin Public Schools. James Scannell, president of the Board of Education, wrote; "We appreciate your continued efforts to maintain the strong bond between the alumni and the school community and your assistance in- helping to sustain Baldwin's tradition of excellence in education."

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Snow causes schedule changes Due to school closings this winter for inclement weather, the Baldwin School District will be open for students and staff on Friday, March 19, and Friday,

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seven, and John and Jenny Mezzina: Hannigan for grade eight. . The Someone Special program was started 17 years ago to reward and reinforce acts of Kindness by middle school students. Students are nominated by their teachers, and the list of.nominated students is voted upon by the entire faculty. In order to be selected as Someone Special, students must receive at least five, votes in grade six, seven votes in grade seven and eight votes in grade eight. Dr. Arleen Asti, Physical Education Supervisor and Kathleen Hinchcliff, RN., and Assistant Principal Arlene Guerrero; help facilitate this special program.

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Bright and early on February 13, the W Lenox Elementary School cafeteria was transformed into a diner with current and former fathers serving pancakes for students and teachers. The 15th annual Brotherhood Breakfast was once again a great success, with one enthusiastic father proclaiming, "It gets better with every year!" This annual event is planned entirely by fathers and other special males in the lives of Lenox students. By 6:30 a.m., the griddles • were warmed, the batter prepared, and the tables set. The dads started flipping pancakes as students and teachers arrived at 8 a.m. The warm

aroma filled the cafeteria with feelings of brotherhood and Lenox school spirit. Committee members Ronald Oriani, David Myers, Craig Miller, Mario Simmons, and Sal Cascio worked diligently behind the scenes. Area merchants, including Burger King, McDonald's, Pathmark, Associated, and AJ's Deli, donated food and supplies. Terranova Florists donated two centerpieces to adorn the staff table. In an added act of kindness, the dads cooked-up extra pancakes and donated two overflowing trays of. pancakes and fixings to neighborhood food pantries.

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SCOUTS AT VILLAGE HALL: From left, sitting: Steven Gianaca, Anthony Goldman, Tommy Raynor, Chris Klimas, Doniel Jefferson and Kevin Etheridge. Standing: Trustee Bill White, Mayor Bill Glacken, Scoutmaster John Harding, Troop Committee Chairman Tom Raynor, Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson and Trustee Don Mauersberger.

Troop 36 is busy! Members of Freeport Boy Scout Troop 36 met with Village Board members, to thank them for allowing Village Hall to serve as a collection point for the annual Scouting for Food Drive. Anyone wishing to contribute to the drive can drop off non-perishable food items at the collection box

in the lobby of Village Hall through Friday, March 19. Troop 36 welcomes new members. Boys between 11 and 17 interested in joining can visit the troop during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday .nights at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church on North Grove Street.

At the libraries Freeport Library Women's history lecture On Wednesday, March 24, at 2 p.m., the Freeport Memorial Library, in celebration of Women's History Month, will offer a free lecture entitled "The Russian Woman Before and After the Collapse of the Soviet Union," presented by Dr. Julia Palievsky, of Nassau Community College English Department. Dr. Palievsky received her Master's degree in the History of Modern American Literature and Ph.D. in the Language of Anglo-American Literary Criticism from the University of Moscow. She translated into Russian the works of Lord Byron, Theodore Dreiser and C.P. Snow. She is the author of the first book in Russian on William Faulkner and did a comprehensive study of his literary biography. Dr. Palievsky has been involved in the women's movement in the Soviet Union since the 1960s. Bus Trip On Thursday, April 15 the library will be sponsoring a bus trip: 'The Brooklyn Neighborhoods of Pete HamilPs 'Show in August'." As part of the Long Island Reads celebration, we will visit many of the Brooklyn neighborhoods Mr. Hamill describes in his best-selling book, "Snow in August." This four-hour tour will let you witness firsthand the cultural transformation these neighborhoods have undergone. The tour will include some walking in cobblestoned areas. The cost of the trip, $64 per person, includes roundtrip transportation by luxury coach and lunch at Lundy's. All gratuities are included. Freeport residents may register at the Circulation Desk beginning Thursday, March 18; nonresidents may register beginning March-25. ... Free concert On Sunday, March 21, at 2:30 pm, the Freeport Memorial Library will present a free concert by Ron Gartner, a oneman entertainer. .Typically singing with a prerecorded CD for backup, he delivers a classic lounge-style act, both in the repertory - plenty of Sinatra along with Steve Lawrence, Perry Como and Motown - and the presentation: snappy banter, polished stage moves, fingers snapping at hip level. Free film On Friday, March 19, at 3 and 7 p.m., Jie library will offer a free film, "Hulk," with Jennifer Connelly, Josh Lucas, Mick Nolle, and Sam Elliot. A geneti-

cist's experimental accident curses him (Hulk) with the tendency .to become a powerful giant, green brute under emo-. tional stress. (Rated PG-13, 138 mirr., 2003) Baldwin Library New computer system During the week of March 15-21, the Baldwin Public Library is asking all library patrons to bring their library cards to the library if they plan to check-out books because the library is about to implement a brand new computer system called Innovative Interfaces. "Because we will be on a back-up system during the transition period, we will not be able to look up patrons' card numbers as we somtimes do when patrons forget their cards," said Automated Services Librarian Cathy Overton. "We are very excited about this new system,-because, when it is up and running, it. will provide many new and improved features: For example, library patrons will now be able to save their catalog searches;and send them to an e-mail account. It .will also be possible to automatically limit author, title and subject searches to Baldwin Public Library holdings, whereas, up to now, it took one 'or more steps to segregate Baldwin holdings from the holdings, of all the other libraries in Nassau," she noted. Library Director Barbara Hopkins stated that the new system is slated to "go live" on Monday, March 22. "We have been waiting and training staff for almost a year now. Soon our new library will be open and its good that we will have a state-of-the-art circulation system and catalog to go with our new facility. Everyone's patience and understanding is so much appreciated," she added. The library will be running tutorials and distributing printed information; about how to use the new catalog. Reference librarians will also be on hand to answer questions and get Library users

started on the new system. For more information, call Cathy Overton at 223-6228. Pre-school story times The Baldwin Public Library invites boys and girls ages 3 and 4 to attend the Spring sessions of Pre-School Story Times. Meetings, which are held weekly for half an hour, consist of stories, songs

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Live To The Leader: I am writing in response to the rather hyperbolic letter published in the March 11 edition of the Leader authored by James Caracciolo titled "Slow Down." Mr. Caracciola states that road repair and other capital improvements projects are "like cutting the grass; you have to do it every year." I am in total agreement with him on this point Under ideal circumstances there should ongoing routine maintenance on an annual basis. This is simply good management In regards to the "flood bowl project" which involved the area where I reside there is a history to the project and not a very pretty one. From 1986, when I moved to the village, I would go to the mayor's office approximately once a year and receive the promise that the roads would be raised "next year." Nothing happened until the current administration took office. I lost two cars, boilers, hot water heaters and landscaping, to name a few items, while waiting for the "process" to take its course. The "historic" inattention to this project seemed to be indicative of the prior administration's attention to capital works projects in general. As infrastructure deteriorates, it tends to do so at an accelerated pace. It is therefore necessary to arrest the deterioration by setting a pace for reconstruction that will at least keep up with the deterioration. The situation must be stabilized -before you can slow down and plan for a carefully managed program to improve the overall condition of public works for the future. The fact that prior administrations refused to raise taxes in a timely manner to pay for these necessary ongoing projects displays either ignorance

political repercussions. I think the current administration in contrast has shown excellent management and courage in this area. I would urge the Mayor and the Board of Trustees not to slow down at all. The village is a much better place.physically, and aesthetically for the actions taken to date. Perhaps we have to pay the piper now for the "deferred maintenance" of the past but that is only necessary and appropriate. In your pages Mr. Caracciolo has become a frequent scold concerning music on the Woodclcft Canal. I question his stated time frame, of this only becoming a problem in the last four years, and his opinion that it is a problem at all. First, I

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WORD OF LIFE "MINISTRIES, 80 Wes Merrick Road. Full Gospel-Non-Denominationa1 Caspar Anastasi, Pastor; Raymond Tripi and Tom Dimino, Assistant Pastors. Sunday morning Worship 8:30 .and 11 am; Children's Church 1 am, and Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunda evening Healing Service 7 p.m.; Wednesda Evening Kinship in private homes 7:30 p.m Friday evening, Ministries and Intercessory Praye 7:30 pm 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD, 580 Babylo Turnpike. Reverend Linette Clark, Pasto Sundays, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Mornin Services 11:15 am; Evening Youth.Services pm; 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 MacLean Corps Officers; Captain Ida Perez Youth Officer Morning Worship 11 am; Afterglow Service 1: p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 1 am; Bible-Study Monday 11:30 am; Mid-wee Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citize Center, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m Youth programs for kids 4-14 - Scouting Program Tuesday 4-6 p.m.; Supper Club Thursday 4-7 p.m Family Supper 5-5:30 p.m. Call (516) 378-4557 TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOPAL CHURCH - (ANGLICAN), South Long Beac Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharis 8:45 am Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 a.m Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER, 3 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monda; 7:30 p.m. (Spanish), 7:30 am, Thursday, 7:3i p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed bj Divine Mercy Chaplet; Saturday Morning Mass in the Church, 7:30 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunda' Masses 7, 8:30, 10 (Family), 11:30 a.m., I p.m (Spanish); Miraculous Medal Novena, Saturday following 7:30 am Mass. Blessed Sacramen Chapel open 24 hours. ST. CHRISTOPHER'S R.C. CHURCH, Gale Avenue, Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 pm; Sunday at 7:30 am.; 9:30 a.m. (Foli Group); 11 am (Choir); 12:30 p.m.; 5 p.m (Contemporary Music Group). Daily Masses Monday through Friday;? and 9 a.m.; Saturday:' am Holiday Masses: Please consult the week! Bulletin the Sunday before the holyday. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FREE-PORT Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue Sunday Worship - 10:45 am; Sunday School for adults & children, 9:20 am; Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer, 8 p.m.; 379-8084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 301 Atlantic Avenue. Sundays Sunday School for all ages, 10 am; Morning Worship Service, 11 am; Evening Praise am Prayer Service, 6. p.m.; Wednesdays, Evening Bible Study in. Spanish and English, 7:30 p.m Second and fourth Fridays, Youth Night in Church gym, 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, 129 East Merrick Road. Reverend Mallette Sundays, Morning Service, 11 a.m.: Evening Service, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 2959 Grand Avenue, Baldwin; Rabbi Robert Judd Conservative. Twice daily minyan; Weekdays: Sunday 9:30 am: Monday-Friday 6:50 am; Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbat: 8 pm; Shabbat morning 9:30 am; Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school; Adult education. Mens Club & Sisterhood. 223-8688 QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY R. C CHURCH, 196 West Centennial Avenue. Roosevelt; Daily Mass 8 am; Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m., 10:30,12 and 1:15 p.m. (Spanish). Holy Days: 7:30 p.m. on the eve, 8 a.m., 12 noon and 7:30 p.m. on the Holy Day. Rel. Ed. classes Tues. and Wed.;-Adult and children choir; youth ministry. 378-1315.

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Community News Diabetes workshop Christ/Cristo Lutheran Church is sponsoring a free Diabetes Workshop in partnership with the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System on Sunday, March 28. A light lunch will be served immediately following the 11 a.m. service (12 noon) followed by the program at 1 p.m. The church is located at 61 North Grove Street. If you plan to attend, call the church office at 378-1258 or e-mail it at to reserve a spot.

Bianco to address Dem Club The Freeport Democratic Club will meet on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. The guest speaker will be Hubert Bianco, Superintendent of Freeport Electric. The public is welcome to attend.

NW Civic meets The Northwest Civic Association will meet on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. The guest speaker will be James Reed, Deputy Commissioner of the Nassau County Office of Consumer affairs. Mr. Reed will speak about "Identity Theft," a fast-growing crime that costs the American public $48 billion a year.

Chamber Installs The Freeport Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Installation Dinner Dance on Friday, April 2. The festivities will be held at The Sand Castle in Franklin Square. This year the following friends of Freeport will be honored: Citizen of the Year: Wes Carman Business Persons of the Year: The Moustakas Family, owners of The Imperial Diner

We will be installing the following slate of officers: Jane Dugan - President Carol Sparaco - First Vice-President Peter Vita - Second Vice-President Francisco Jorge - Third Vice-President Edward S. Martin - Treasurer Jerri Quibell - Executive Secretary The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with an elegant cocktail hour, followed by a brief ceremony and an evening of fine dining and fellowship. Reservations are a must; tickets are $85 per person. For information and to register, call the chamber at 223-8840.


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Vendors sought The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is seeking vendors for its' Spring Craft Festival to be held on Saturday, May 1. The festival will be held in •the.Freeport Recreation Center from 11 a.ira- 5 p.m. All items for sale must be hand-crafted original work. All spaces are 10' deep by 10' long. One table will be provided, if requested, and electricity is available on a limited basis. Fees range from $65-$80 depending upon location. In addition to the shopping, the day will be filled with children's entertainment, live music, and raffles. Interested vendors should call the Arts Council's Craft Festival Hotline at 223-2522 x!7 to obtain an application or for further information. + +* The Village of Freeport will be holding its annual Freeport Nautical Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6. The village is seeking vendors for this community event. For further information, and to get a vendors'agreement, call the Freeport Recreation Center at 377-2314.

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The Crimes Against Property Squad reports the. arrest of a Freeport man for Forgery and Grand Lacceny on March 4 at 1:55 p.m; in Hempstead. According to detectives, it is alleged that, in 2002, Oumrow R. Singh, 45', of Pennsylvania Avenue, owner of a real estate company Shiva Mandir, Inc., filed fraudulent deeds for property purchased by victims in Freeport and Hempstead, .thereby transferring ownership of the property to himself/the company. It is further alleged that he used the victims' names and personal information to lease four cars from Hassel BMW, Freeport, between August 1 ,and April 2. He also reportedly came into possession of a $5,000 check in the name of one of the victims, which he fraudulently cashed and deposited into his company account, police said. The suspect is charged with three counts of Grand Larceny, three counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument and four counts of Forgery. + *+ First Squad detectives report a burglary that occurred in Freeport on March 9 at 3:30 a.m. A Juanita Avenue resident reported hearing noises in her house at 3:30 a.m. Upon investigation she found an open window in the living room and a light on in the dining room. The contents of her pocketbook were strewn about the dining room with her wallet and car keys missing. Her vehicle was missing from her driveway. Police found her vehicle unoccupied in the vicinity of her home. The vehicle was impounded. Detectives request anyone with infomation to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. 4++ A 2000 Nissan Maxima was stolen on Long Beach Road on February 29

between 4 and 11:30 a.m. A 1989 Nissan Sentra was stolen on Seaman Avenue between 11:45 p.m. on March 3 and 1 a.m. on March 4. On February 26 at 10:45 a.m. a 16year-old Baldwin student was threatened with a knife and a machete by 3 Baldwin male subjects known to him at the Chopstick Chinese restaurant on Grand Avenue. On February 26 at 4 p.m. someone known to victim threatened a 17-yearold Baldwin student with a sword while at a nail store on Grand Avenue. A residence on Dean Street was burglarized on March 4 between 12:15 and 5:30 p.m. The loss was chinaware, and assorted jewelry. Entry was gained through an open sliding glass door. +** First Squad detectives report the arrest of a Roosevelt man for Burglary and Crminal Mischief that occurred on March 2 at 2 p.m. ' . Derrick Pompey, 36, an employee of Fleet Bank in Baldwin, entered the bank on Grand Avenue and became disgruntled over service. He walked to

the manager's office which was .closed and proceeded to knock office equipment off the desk, Various equipment was reported damaged or stolen including computers, phones and

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Anti-war rally in NYC Long Islanders are invited to join a rally for peace to protest the war in Iraq on March 20 in Manhattan. The rally in New York City will be one of many taking place across the globe. In order to make it easy for people to attend, special cars on the Long Island Rail Road have been designated to ensure that attendees may travel together and arrive on time for the beginning of the event at 12.noon on Madison Avenue and 23rd Street and stretching north from there, Every LIRR line in Nassau and

Suffolk will have the designated "peace" cars and each line will have an individual organizer to whom questions may be directed. LIRR riders are asked to gather in the first car of each train. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs and banners, but may not attach the signs to sticks. Locally, the Seaford (contact Marge Carr at 798-0778) and Baldwin (contact Al Dorfman at 6235689) train stations have been designated as gathering stops for those, going to the rally.

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Village Board from page 2 halfway house for drug addicts." Village attorney Harrison Edwards said there had indeed been a transfer of .the property to a new owner but he didn't know who it was, and "the deed has • not been recorded by the town yet." He added he didn't know what use the owners had in mind for the property, but "town engineers found it uninhabitable until extensive repairs are done to the house." The mayor said he was not in favor of a halfway house in that house. Francis Cooper complained about potholes being created by KeySpan digging long, deep trenches in the Prince, Craig and Moore Avenue areas, and filling them only partially, which create sinkholes. "I called the village's public works office and was told it was KeySpan's problem," he said. "I insisted it was their responsibility." Mr. Cooper said, that after his continued insistence the village indeed came and filled in KeySpan's sinkhole. Mr. Cooper also insisted all village

employees identify themsevlves when answering a phone call. Eileen Weaver said Broadway was in great need of repair to the east of .Plaza West, asking if there are any plans for redevelopment of the area. The mayor provided a more extensive listing of what streets would be rejunvenated as part of the New Freeport campaign and the time frame involved, to which Ms. Weaver quipped, "Could you speed Broadway up a little?" The mayor said all repaying of roads and repair of curbs and sidewalks were part of a New Freeport campaign, and promised that "Sunrise Highway will look much different in just two years' time." Resident Hale Storm said that while Verizon had cut power to his business at 9 West Merrick Road when saw-cutting the street that severed an electric cable, he was grateful to the village for immediately correcting damage done. Verizon blamed the village for not placing the electric cable deep enough.

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Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 2/5/2004 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. FL 325 4T 2/26. 3/4. 11. 18_ __ ("MERS"), as nominee for Homecoming NOTICE OF SALE Financial Network, Inc. Plaintiff, SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU •MIDFIRSTBANK AGAINST • Plaintiff, Crystal Pearce, et al.. Against Defendant (s) JACQUELINE ELIE; ANGEL ELIE, et al Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale Defendant© duly dated 12/2/2003 I, the undersigned referPursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale ee will sell at public auction at the North Front duly entered 3/12/2003 I, the undersigned Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Referee will sell at public auction at the North Old Country Road, in the Village of Mineola on Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 3/26/2004 at 10:30 AM premises known as 7 262 Old Country Road Mineola, NY on Davison Place, Freeport, NY 11520. 3/25/2004 at 3:00 PM premises known as 1 23 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, Harris Ave., Freeport, NY 1 1 520 with the buildings and improvements thereon ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, erected, situate, lying and being in the Village with the buildings and improvements thereon of Freeport, County of NASSAU and State of New York. Section, Block and Lot: 62-74-556, erected situate, lying and being in the Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of 567, 568, 59 Approximate amount of lien Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block $316,869.14 plus interest and costs, premises will 250 Lot 241 & 242 approximate amount of lien be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. $176,965.42 plus interest and costs. Premises will Index #8965/03 be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment John M. Conroy, Referee Index #01/01 81 62 Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff PAULJ. MUSCRELLA, Esq., Referee P.O. Boxl291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Shapiro and DiCaro Dated: 2/19/2004 FL #330 4t 2/26. 2/4. 11. 18 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester, NY 14624 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY Dated 2/1 2/2004 File#: 01-41891rjvr COMPANY. NAME: AJAKS TRADING CO., LLC. Articles of organization were filed with the NOTICE OF SALE Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU 09/20/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A. has been designated as agent of the LLC upon .Plaintiff whom process against it may be served. SSNY Against shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 442 CLARENCE E. WILLIAMS A/K/A CLARENCE Albermarle Road Cedarhurst, New York 1516. WILLIAMS, KIM A. WILLIAMS A/K/A KIMPurpose: for any lawful purpose. WIUJAMS, et al FL #331 6t 2/26. 3/4. 11.18. 25. 4/1 ' Defendant© NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to a.judgment of foreclosure and sale SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU duly entered 11/12/2002 I the undersigned BANK ONE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (FORMERLY Referee will sell at public auction at the North KNOWN AS THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF • Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse CHICAGO) 262 Old Country Road, Mineola NY on PLAINTIFF, 3/30/2004 at 1 0:00 AM premises known as 66 ALEXANDER MITCHELL JR.; et al Jefferson St. Freeport, NY 1 1 520 DEFENDANTS ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale with the buildings and improvements thereon duly entered 1/2/2001 and bearing the Index erected, situate, lying and being in the #000988-00, I the undersigned Referee will sell Township of Hempstead, County of Nassau and at public auction at the Front Steps of the

Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd. iri the City of Mineola, NY, County of Nassau, State of New York on 3/29/2004 at 9:00 am premises known as 52 EAST SECOND ST., 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. SBL#62-196-32 Approximate amount of lien $149,953.7V. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. JEFFREY FORCHELLI, Esq.. Referee, Fein, Such & Crane, LIP, 1800 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614 (585) 232-7400 Ext. 70 Dated: 2/18./2004 FILE #HCNYC042

costs Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment lndex# 02/012125 MURRAY SEEMAN, Esq., Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester NY 14624 Dated: 2/19/2004 File#: 02-44768r jvr FL3424T3/4. 11, 18, 25 . NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: OPEN DIGITAL LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/25/04. 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, 73 Hamilton Avenue, Atlantic Beach, New York 11509. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 831 HALSEY REALTY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/18/04. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2054. 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, 907 Midway Street, Woodmere, New York 11598. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL#333 6t2/26, 3/4, 11. 18, 25. 4/1 • NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TR U/A DTD 06/01/99 (EQCC HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 1999-2), Pltf. vs. IRIS BALRAM, INC., et al, Defts. Index #0015327. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Nov. 30, 2001, I will sell at public auction at the north steps of Supreme Court, Nassau County, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on Apr. 6, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. prem. k/a -326 West Lena Ave., Freeport, NY. Said property located on the Northerly side of West Lena Ave.. 46.93 ft. easterly from the extreme easterly end.of the arc of a curve connecting the northerly side of West Lena Ave. with ihe northeasterly side of Bayview Ave., being a plot I'OO ft, x .77.18 ft. x 118.21 ft. x 75 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $243,368.47 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. JOHN F. PRINCIPE, Referee. THE LAW OFFICES OF ALAN WEINREB, - Attys. for Pltf., 475 Sunrise Hwy, West Babylon, NY. #58331 FL341P4T3/4. 11. 18. 25' NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION'SYSTEMS, INC.. Plaintiff, Against JAMES TAYLOR; TINA TAYLOR Defendant© Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 5/14/2003 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on 4/7/2004 at 9:30AM premises known as 454 South Bayview 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.County of Nassau and State of New York Section 54 Block 317 Lot 179 Approximate amount of lien $245,819.88 plus interest and

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF .LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: PELICAN PROPERTIES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary-of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/09/04. 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, 377 Woodmere Boulevard, Woodmere, New York 11598. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL#3476t3/4. 11. IB. 25.4/1.8 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT. NASSAU COUNTY. THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT. Pltf. vs. BHUPENDRA B. SHAH, et al, Defts. Index #004699/02. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered Jan. 26, 2004,1 will sell at public auction on the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Apr. 13, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 3-25 North Main St., Freeport, NY. Said property located at the corner formed by the intersection of the Westerly side of North Main St., as widened, with the Northerly side of Brooklyn Ave.; RUNNING THENCE along the Northerly side of Brooklyn Ave., the following 2 courses and distances: 1) SW 35.29 ft., 2) SW 12.45 ft. to land of John J. Randall Co.; RUNNING THENCE along said last mentioned land of the following 2 courses and distances: 1)NW 18.26 ft.; 2) NW 93.11 ft; RUNNING THENCE NW along the said land of John J. Randall Co., et al, 198,61 ft.; RUNNING THENCE NE 48 ft. to land of Powell; RUNNING THENCE along land of Powell the following 2 courses and distances:' 1) SE 34 ft.; 2) NE 175.36 ft. to the Westerly side of North Main St. as widened RUNNING THENCE along'he westery side of North Mai St. as widened the following 2 courses and distances: 1) Southerly along the arc of a curve bearing to the left having a radius of 977.13 ft. a distance of 92.29 ft.; 2) SE 127.94 ft. to the corner of the point or place of BEGINNING. Approx. amt. of judgment Is $151,522.46 plus costs and Interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. DARLENE D. HARRIS, Referee. BERKMAN, HENOCH, PETERSON & PEDDY, Attys. for Pltf., 100 Garden City Plaza 2nd Floor, Garden City. #58434 Fl 3S1P 4 T 3 / 1 1 .IS 9fi 4/1



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from previous page BEHALF OF JAMIE IRISH, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, SLOMINS INC., SOUTH NASSAU COMMUNITIES HOSPITAL, ET.AL. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 12/2/2003 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, in -the Village of Mineola on 4/12/2004 at 9:00 AM premises known as 101 Atlantic Avenue, Freeport, NY 1 1520 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 County of' NASSAU and State of New York Section, Block and Lot 62-84-38 Approximate amount of lien S '6<s,828. 78 plus interest and costs Premises will be- sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #03-008850 Robert C Mangi, Referee, Steven J. Baum, P.C.. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 2/19/2004 Fl 3K94T3/H 1R 9fi A/1

Nassau County Court House, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New. York 11501, County of NASSAU, State of New York, on April 14, 2004 at 10:30 A.M., on that day, the premises directed by said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: Said premises being known as and by street address: 18 Gill Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520. Section: 55 Block: 213 Lot: 48, 49. Said premises are sold in as is condition on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto; covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations and easements of record; municipal departmental viola.tions, 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: Syosset, New York, March 3, 2004, Christopher J. Coschignano, Esq. REEEREE, CARUS & MANNIELLO, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, 115 Eileen Way, P.O. Box 9021, Syosset, New York 11791, (516) 364^1500, (718)463-8918 FL 360 4T 3/11, 18.25.4/1 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU INDEX NO. 15879/03 MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR HCI MORTGAGE, • Plaintff,

NOTICE OF. FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: NJR PROPERTIES LLC. Certificate of Conversion was filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/1 1/04. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY Plaintiff designates has been designated as agent of the LLC upon NASSAU County as the whom process against it may be served. SSNY place of trial situs of shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 260 the real property Doughty Boulevard, Inwood, New York 11096. SUPPLEMENTAL Purpose: For any lawful purpose. SUMMONS AND NOTICE Fl 3RfJiST3/11 IS ?fi 4/1 H IS_ : ___ VS. NOTICE. OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY ROSE TAFFER if living, anf if they be dead, any COMPANY. NAME: MESEROLE STREET ASSOCIand all other persons, who may claim as ATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed devisees, distributees, legal represenatives and with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) successors in interest of said defendant, all of on 02/27/04. The latest date of dissolution is whom and whose places of residence are 02/27/2054. Office location: Nassau County. unknown to the plaintiff, and cannot after diliSSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC gent inquiry be ascertained, upon whom process against it may be served. SHAKRIA FRANKS, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, NEW YORK, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, • 619 Bridge Street, Woodmere, New York 1 1598. "JOHN DOE #1" through "JOHN DOE #12," the Purpose: For any lawful purpose. last twelve names being fictitious and unknown Fl SfiisATrim 18 ?S 4/1 B. IS _ to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY being the tenants, occupants persons or corCOMPANY. NAME: BRIDGE ASSOCIATES 'OF PA, porations , if any, having or claiming an interest LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the in or lien upon the premises, dscribed in the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) 'on complaint. 03/01/04. The latest date of dissolution is Defendants. 12/31/2104. Office location: Nassau County. To the above named Defendants SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the upon whom process against it may be served. complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, Your answer, or, if the complaint is not served 619 Bridge Street, Woodmere, New York 1 1598. with this summons, to serve a notice of appearPurpose: For any lawful purpose. ance on the Plaintiff's Attorney within 20 .days FL 357 6T 3/11. 18.25.4/1.8. 15 _ after the service of this summons, exclusive of NOTICE OF FORMATION QF LIMITED LIABILITY the day of service (or within 30 days after the COMPANY. NAME: LONG ISLAND GOLF ACADsevice is complete if this summons is not perEMY, LLC, Articles of organization were filed sonally delivered to you within the state of New with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) York) in the event the United States of America an 03/02/04. Office location: Nassau County. is made a party defendant, the time to answer SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC for the 'said United States of America shall not upon whom process against it may be served. expire until (60) days after service of this SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, Summons; and in case of Your failure to appear c/o Charles Cohen, 1539 Hewlett Avenue , or answer, judgment will be taken against you Hewlett, New York 1 1 557. Purpose: For any lawby default for the relief demanded in the comful purpose. plaint. FL3586T3/11. 18.25.4/1.8. 15_ . Dated: December 22, 2003 NOTICE OF SALE BERKMAN, HENOCH, PETERSON & PEDDY, P.C. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Attorney for Plaintiff COUNTY OF NASSAU. Index No. 00-019096, BA BY: Mortgage, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhanna S. Kandel Bank of America, N.A.) successor in interest by 100 Garden City Plaza merger of NationsBanc Mortgage Corporation, Garden City, NY 11530 Plaintiff - against - Althea B. Bright, et al, (516) 222-6200 Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of forecloTo the above named Defendants: The foregosure and sale signed herein on August 13, 2001, ing Summons is served upon you by publication I. the undersigned, the Referee in said judgpursuant to an Order of the Hon. Robert ment named, will sell at public auction at the Roberto, Jr., a Justice of the Supreme Court, north front steps of the Nassau County Court Nassau County, dated Feb. 20, 2004, and filed House, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola,- New with the complaint and other papers in the York 1 1501, County of NASSAU, State of New Nassau County Clerk's Office, Mineola, NY. The York, on April 1 3, 2004 at 9:30 A.M., on that day, object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage the premises directed by said judgment to be recorded in said Clerk's Office on the 3rd day sold and therein described as follows: Said of Sept., 2002, in Liber 22835, Pg. 171, covering premises being known as and by street prem. k/a 34 EAST RAYMOND AVE.. ROOSEVELT. address: 195 Manhattan Avenue, Roosevelt, NY a/k/a and by Lot No. 85, and part of Lot New York 1 1575. Section: 55 Block: 290 Lots 677, Nos. 86. 87 on a certain map entitled, "Map of 678 & 679. Said premises are sold in as is condiDouglas Park, owned by E.D. Seabury, tion on the date of delivery of the Referee's Roosevelt, May 1907 by Alvin G. Smith, C.E. and Deed, subject to any state of facts an accufiled in the Office of the Clerk of the County of rate survey may show, zoning restrictions and Nassau on May 4, 1908 as Map No. 134, Case any amendments thereto; covenants, restricNo. 1273. JUDGMENT IN THE APPROXIMATE tions, agreements, reservations and easements AMOUNT OF $221,516,68 plus interest. Dated: of record; municipal depatmental violations, Mar. 1, 2004. BERKMAN, HENOCH, PETERSON 8, emergency repair liens on the date of delivery PEDDY, P.C., Attys. for Plff. #58566 of the Referee's Deed, and such other proviFI Ufa aim IB 7* 4/1 sions as may be set forth in the complaint and NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY judgment filed in this action. Dated: Syosset, COMPANY. NAME: ADAM D. GLASSMAN. LLC. New York, March 3, 2004. W. Gerard Asher, Esq. Articles of Organization were filed with the REFEREE, CARUS & MANNIELLO. P.C., Attorneys Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on for Plaintiff, 115 Eileen Way. P.O. Box 9021, 03/04/04. Office location Nassau County. SSNY Syosset, New York 11791, (516) 364-4500, (718) has been designated as agent of the LLC upon 463-8915 . whom process against it may be served. SSNY FL 359 4T 3/11. 18.25.4/1 '_ ' shall mail copy of process to the LLC 1389 NOTICE OF SALE Pleasant Place, Hewlett Harbor, New York SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 11557. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. COUNTY OF NASSAU. Index No. 01-019561, FL #363 6t 3/11. 18. 25. 4/1. 8, 15 Firstar Bank, N.A., Plaintiff - against - Annie ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING Peebles, et al. Defendants. Pursuant to a judgMARCH 24, 2004 ment of foreclosure and sale signed herein on NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a hearing will be December 2, 2002, I, the undersigned, the held before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Referee in said judgment named, will sell at Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at 7:00 P.M. in the public auction at the North Front Steps of the Main Conference Room of the Municipal

Building/ 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York on the Appeals and' Applications of cases as they appear on the calendar; residential applications that do not extend their prior . non- conforming status may be called first; public participation. The Board will meet at 6:00 P.M. to discuss cases previously on the calendar, no public participation. #44-2003 - Steve Licari - 172 Whaley Street Adjourned from February 19, 2004 - Maintain 20' x 22' deck - Requires a minimum of 10 feet side yard; Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62, Block 133, Lot 22 - Residence AA. • #01 -2004 - Maria Leppe - 92 Adams Street Maintain 40' x 6' high solid PVC fence with lattice top - No open type fence simitar to a chain link fence shall be erected, placed or maintained in excess of four (4) feet in height and no stockade, solid fence or enclosure shall be erected, placed or maintained to more than three (3) feet in height within the front yard from the property line to the front building line in any Residence AA, Residence A or Residence Apartment Districts. Any other stockade solid fence, open type fence and enclosure shall not exceed six (6) feet in height. No enclosure or wall shall be permitted in Residence AA, Residence A or Residence Apartment Districts if constructed of stone, concrete, masonry, brick or similar-type material unless a specialpermlt pursuant to Village Ordinance 210-12 is obtained. Non-conforming • with zoning regulations herein specified for me district in which it Is located. Sec, 62, Block 160. Lot 408- Residence A. #02-2004 - Chris Wesolowski - 235 South Bayview Avenue - Maintain 113' x 3' concrete wall with.stucco and 50' x 3',high PVC fence - . No open type fence similar to a chain link fence shall be erected, placed or maintained in excess of four (4) feet in height and no stockade, solid fence or enclosure shall be erected, placed or maintained to more than three (3) feet in height within the front yard from the property line to the front building line in any Residence AA,, Residence A or Residence Apartment Districts. Any other stockade solid fence, open type fence and enclosure shall not exceed six (6) feet in height. No enclosure or wall shairbe permitted in Residence AA, Residence A or Residence Apartment Districts if constructed of stone, concrete, masonry, brick . or similar-type material unless a special permit pursuant to Village Ordinance 210-12 is obtained. Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec, 6Z Block 133, lot 36 -' Residence AA. #48-2003 ^ Keith Washington - 360 Atlantic Avenue - Adjourned from February 19, 2004 Fact finding to determine legal use of premises. Sec, 62, Block 036, Lots 153-155 - Business A. • #26-2003 - Lynn Marinello - 400 Guy Lombardo Avenue - Adjourned from November 25, 2003 Rear 2-story addition 35' x 30' and a 24' x 44' detached garage - A non-conforming building shall not be. extended, but the extension of such use to any portion of a non-conforming building which existed prior to the effective, date hereof shall not be deemed an extension" of such non-conforming use; Non-confoming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62, Block 170, Lot 3 - Residence A. #33-2003 - Frank Ponce - 238 Woodcleft Avenue - Adjourned from February 19, 2004 Construct a 2nd floor apartment over existing deli, new front facade and siding - Single family dwelling shall provide two (2) off-street parking spaces; any use not specifically permitted is , prohibited; Non-confoming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in is located. Sec. 62, Block 175, Lot 345 - Marine Commerce. . v #45-2003 - Louis Ramirez - 16 Smith Street Adjourned from February 19, 2004 - Propose two-story rear addtion (8'1" x 18'3") and a 2nd story addition (12' x 18'3") - A nonconforming use shall not be extended, but the extension of such a use to any portion of a nonconforming building which existed prior to the effective date hereof shall not be deemed an extension of such nonconforming use; Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62, Block 53, Lot 9 - Business B. #04-2004 - Gerald Boerlelder - 46 Lester Avenue - Propose two-story rear addition and alterations to existing building - The principal building on any lot shall not cover more than 30% of its area. Requires a rear yard setback of 20 feet. Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which It Is located. Sec. 54, Block 334, Lots 45-47 Residence A. • #53-2003 - Gerald Boerleider - 46 Lester Avenue - Maintain 150 square feet shed - Requires in part a minimum side yard of 5'0". Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district In which it is located. Sec. 54, Block 334, Lots 45-47 - Residence A, INTERESTED PROPERTY OWNERS and other persons should appear at the above time and place to have questions answered and to voice opinions. BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD.OF APPEALS: ANNA KNOELLER, VILLAGE CLERK FL361 IT 3/18

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of Article 27 Section 269 of the Building Zone Ordinance. NOTICE is hereby given that the BOARD OF APPEALS of the Town of Hempstead will hold a public hearing in the Town Meeting Pavilion, Town' Hall Plaza. One Washington Street, Hempstead, • New York on 3/24/2004 at 9:30 A.M., 2:00 P.M. & 3:00 P.M. to consider the following applications and appeals: THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 9:30 A.M. 266/04. LEVITTOWN-Victor & Jason Corp., d/b/a Fireside Deli, Rehewal of grant to maintain one double-faced illuminated ground sign, overall size 140 s'q. ft., setback 5' from front property line (Hempstead Tpke) & 2' from rear property line..N/W cor. Hempstead Tpke. & Oriole Rd.. a/k/a 3683 Hempstead Tpke. 267/04. BALDWIN-Patricia Spofford, Renewal of grant to maintain 2-family dwelling.,S/s Pacific St., 50' W/o Milburn Ave., a/k/a 994 Pacific St. 268/04, ELMONT- Isabel Retas,Variances, side yard, side yards aggregate, construct 2nd story to dwelling.,E/s Holland Ave.. 1,154.21' S/o Hempstead Tpke.. a/k/a '166 Holland Ave. 269/04. NR FLORAL PARK-Anesa & Ansar Khdn, Renewal of grant to maintain 2-family dwelling.AV/s Colonial Rd., 50' N/o Ontario Rd., a/k/a 64 Colonial Rd. 270/04. NR FLORAL PARK-Ansar Aly Khan & Anesa Aly Khan, Maintain pool with less than required side & rear yard setbacks.,W/s -Colonial Rd., 50' N/o Ontario Rd., a/k/a 64 Colonial Rd. 271/04.- 272/04. WEST HEMPSTEAD-Jason & Shelley'Orlofsky, Variance, rear yard, construct 2nd story addition to dwelling; Variance, rear yard, construct wood deck attached to dwelling.,N/W cor. Roosevelt Blvd. & Langley Ave., a/k/a 326 Roosevelt Blvd. 273/04. SEAFORD-Renee & Jeffrey E. Nuoffer, Variances, side yard, side yards aggregate, construct addition connecting garage to dwelling.,S/s Tonapah St., 425' E/o Maple Ave., a/k/a 3576 Tonaph St. 274/04. OCEANSIDE-James Scott & Kerri Ann •Sanpietro,Variance, rear yard, maintain detached garage.,N/S Merle Ave. 780.39' W/o Oceanside Rd., a/k/a 75 Merle Ave. 275/04. MERRICK-Richar'd Conniff,Variances, lot area occupied, front yard average setback, construct additions attached to dwelling., W/s Hewlett Ave, 387' S/o Donna Dr., a/k/a 3334 Hewlett Ave. 276/04. BELLMORE-Harry Wilkinson,Variances , average front yard setback, side yard, mainfain enclosed porch attached to dwelling., N/s First PI.. 150' E/o Bedford Ave.. a/k/a 110 First PI. 279/04. - 281/04. OCEANSIDE- Thomas Kmitis, Richard A. Kmitis & Barbara Santise, Variance, lot area occupied, maintain detached garage with roofed over patio attached thereto; Variance, lot area occupied, maintain wood deck attached to dwelling; Variance, lot area occupied, maintain enclosed stairs attached to dwelling.,E/s Loftus Ave., 276.35' N/o Foxhurst Rd., a/k/a 2621 Loftus Ave. 282/04. - 284/04. WEST HEMPSTEAD-Robert Griffin, Variances, lot area occupied, side yard, • side yards aggregate, maintain wood deck and ramp,- both attached to dwelling; Variances, lot area occupied, rear yard, construct deck to dwelling; Variance, lot area occupied, maintain detached garage.,W/s 'Adams Ave.. 240' S/o Wilson St., a/k/a 396 Adams Ave. 285/04. NR ISLAND PARK-MelvjIle & Rose Josephson, Variance, rear yard, maintain wood deck attached to dwelling.,E/s Mckinley Ave. 75' N/o Warwick Blvd., a/k/a 178 McKinley Ave. 286/04. WOODMERE-Leo & Frida Parnes,Variances, lot area occupied, rear yard, construct 1-story additions & 2nd story addition to dwelling ., S/W cor. Elm St. & Broadway, a/k/a 1 Elm St. 287/04. INWOOD-Sp'rint Spectrum, LP, Install nine (9) v/ireless communication antennas 117 1/2' high on existing-tower 8; install four (4) equipment cabinets on ground.,E/s Henry St., 338.94' S/o Burnside Ave., a/k/a 280 Henry St.' (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. 288/04. - 289/04. OCEANSIDE- Rosario Gangi, Variances, lot area occupied, rear yard, maintain 2nd story wood decks & 1st story wood deck attached to dwelling & pool; Variance, side yards aggregate, maintain garage converted to living space.,S/s Oceanside Rd. E., 1592.92' S/o Cecilia PI., a/k/a 3841 Oceanside Rd E 290/04. - 291/04. OCEANSIDE-Anthony 8c Jennifer Trocchlo, Variances, lot .area occupied, side yard, side yards aggregate, maintain addition attached to dwelling; Variances, lot area occupied, percentage of rear yard occupied, maintain roof over patio attached to detached garage.,W/s Foxdale Ave., 400' S/o Allen St., a/k/a 2626 Foxdale Ave, 292/04. OCEANSIDE-Joseph & Maria Hanlon, Variances, subdivision of lot, front width, construct dwelling with garage.,S/s Brower Ave., 335.79' E/o Allan St. 293/04. OCEANSIDE-Joseph & Maria Hanlon,Variances, subdivision of lot, front width, maintain legal 2-family dwelling on a lesser lot., S/s Brower Ave., 289.29' E/o Alton St., a/k/a 3244 (continued on next page)


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PUBLIC NOTICES Brower Ave. 277/04. - 278/04. N.BELLMORE-Peter Carroll. Variance, side yards aggregate, 'construct addition to dwelling;. Maintain 5' high fence.,W/s Chicago Ave., 509.44' N/o Beltagh Ave., a/k/a 27 Chicago Ave. 294/04. - 300/04, NR GARDEN CITY-ESA Services, Inc.. Variance to allow cooking facilities in a Hotel contrary to definition of "hotel" in the Town of Hempstead Building Zone Ordinance which prohibits cooking facilities; Variance to eliminate separate entrances from the outside to the sleeping units in a Motel con.trary to the definition of "motel" in the Town Of Hempstead Building Zone Ordinance which requires separate entrances from the outside to the sleeping units; Appeal from the determination of the Commissioner of Buildings Department in denying the proposed project as a multiple-family dwelling; Special use permit to allow "hotel" with variance for cooking facilities; Special use permit to allow "motel" with variance to eliminate separate entrances from the outside to the sleeping units; Special use permit for "auto-court"; Erect one doublefaced, illuminated, detached monument sign; Erect one single-faced illuminated tower sign projecting over roof line (not permitted); Erect one single-faced illuminated tower sign projecting over roof line (not permitted); Erect one single-faced illuminated tower sign projecting over roof line (not permitted).. Westerly end of North Ave., 334' W/o East Gate Blvd. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) RE-ADVERTISEMENT: 3:00 P.M. 62/04. UNIONDALE - A & H Merrick Realty Corp., Variances, front yards setbacks on Oak St. & Westbury Blvd., rear yard,-construct 1-story building with basement for retail stores & install dumpster with fence enclosure in front yard setback on Westbury Blvd., S/W cor. Oak St. & Westbury Blvd. ALL PAPERS PERTAINING TO THE ABOVE HEARING ARE AVALLABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS, TOWN HALL WASHINGTON STREET, HEMPSTEAD, NY 550. Interested parties may appear at the above time and place. At the call of the Chairman, the Board will consider the Decision and Reserve Decision calendar. By order of the Board of Appeals, Gerald G. Wright. Chairman Joseph F. Pellegrini, Secretary to the Board of Appeais FL 366 IT 3/18 ; •


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HPL CONSULTING LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/01/04. 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, 31 15 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, New York 1 1 572. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FIftyflAva/ift9fi 4/1 a ifi 79 _ Notice is hereby given that a license, serial number pending for restaurant wine has been applied for ny Onder Z. Oscan d/b/a Mediterranean Shish Kebab to sell wine and beer at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 924 Atlantic Avenue, Baldwin, New York for on-premises consumption. Fl


Nassau County Department of Economic Development Office of Housing and Intergovernmental Affairs 400 County Seat Drive Mineola, New York 1 1 501 'Kevin Crean, Technical Director, Telephone Number 51 6-57 V-0394 Certifying Officer: Thomas Suozzi, Nassau County Executive TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS:


SUPREME COURT, NASSAU COUNTY. LASALLE ' BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, UNDER THE INDENTURE DATED AS OF 12/1/99, SERIES 1999-4, Pitt. vs. EDWARD E. DAVENPORT, et al. Defts. Index #02-005702. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Dec. 16, 2003,1 will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mlneola.NY on Apr. 21, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 450 . Pennsylvania Ave., Roosevelt, NY. Said property located on the easterly side of Pennsylvania Ave., 66.66 ft. southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the easterly side of Pennsylvania Ave. with a southerly side of Greenwich (Hingle) St., being a plot 110.04 ft. x 50 ft. x 139.03 x 57.79 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is S149.244.20 plus costs and Interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. IRENE FRANCIS PARRINO. Referee. EUGENE STERN, Atty. for Pltf.. 255 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre, NY. (516) 394-

This is to give notice that the Nassau County Office of Housing and Intergovernmental Affairs will be submitting an application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the activity described below. This notice is required by Section 2(a)(4) of Executive Order 11988 for Floodplain Management, and by Section 2(b) of Executive Order 11990 for the Protection of Wetlands, and is implemented by HUD Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20(b).far the HUD action that Is within and/or affects a floodplain or wetland. The proposed project that is located in the floodplain is known as FR29-04.- FreeportRehabilitation-Single Family. The proposed activity will involve necessary improvements and the elimination of code, violations such as the replacement of windows, doors, roof, boilers and siding. Locations for this project include: 40 Martha Street;. 38. West First Street; and 85 Jefferson Street, all in F'reeport, New York. Total funding for this -activity at these and other sites is $175,000. Additional information regarding this proposal is on file at the Nassau County Office of Housing and Intergovernmental Affairs, 4QO County Seat Drive. Mineola, New York 11501, and Is available for public examination and copying during normal working hours (9:00 AM to 4:45 PM) Monday through Friday. A nominal fee may be required if copying is requested. Written comments should be submitted by Saturday April 17, 2004 (30 days after publication of this notice) to: Mr. Kevin Crean, Technical Director Nassau County Office of Housing and Intergovernmental Affairs 400 County Seat Drive Mineola, New York 11 501 FL #370 3/18 _ SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU


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Against JAMES HARVEY, LUVINA HARVEY, et al.. Defendants Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 2/28/2001 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on 4/15/2004 at 10:00 AM premises known as 129 Grand 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 245 Lot 5-7 Approximate amount of lien $135,179.83 plus interest and •costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. lndex# 2000-006420 STEVEN LEVENTHAL, Esq., Referee. Jordan S. Katz, P.C., Attorneys at Law, 585 Stewart Avenue, Suite L-70, Garden City, New .York 11530 Dated: 3/2/2004 File #: Jsk 1242 jvr FL#371 4x3/18.25.4/1.8 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, Against DAINE SIMPSON, CAROLYN BETHEA SIMPSON,

Defendant® Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 3/4/2004 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on 4/20/2004 at 9:30 AM premises known as 16 Shonnard Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520 ALL that certain plot piece-or parcel of land, with the buildings and Improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Inc.. Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 222 Lot 548-550 Approximate amount of lien $240,199.21 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. lndex# 03-10232 THOMAS J. MCNAMARA, Esq., Referee. Stein and Sheldlower, P.C., One Old Country Rd., Suite 113, Carle Place, NY 11514 Dated: 3/9/2004 File #: Famerlca 16016 se FL #372 4x3/18. 25. 4/1.8 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY MANUFACTURERS & TRADERS TRUST COMPANY, TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZATION SERIES 1995-2. AGREEMENT DATED 5-01-95, Plaintiff(s) vs..VIRGINIAM. UGON, etal.. Defendants Attorney(s) for Plalntlff(s): Rosicki, Rosickl & Associates, P.C., Main Office: One Old Country Road, Suite 200, Carle Place, New York 11514 (516)741-2585 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein on May 29, 2001. I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at North • front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501. On April 16, 2004 at 10:30 AM Premises known as 97 Denhoff Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 • All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the village

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of Freeport. Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, known and designated as and by the Uot Nos. 156 and 157 on a certain map entitled, 'Map of Mount Estates, Inc., situated in Freeport, New York" and filed in the Office of-the Clerk of Nassau County on June 3, 1920, as Map No. 502, Case No. 445. Section 55 Block 246 Lot 156 & 157 As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said Judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $118,920.89 plus interest and costs.

The annual report of the Spartan Masonic Educational Foundation, Inc. for the year endIng.December 31, 2003 is available at its principal office, located at Baldwin Masonic Temple, 754 Prospect St., Baldwin, NY 11510 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days thereof. Foundation Treasurer of the Spartan Masonic Educational Foundation Inc. is Edward Callaghan. FL #374 3/18

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, AS TRUSTEE FOR GOLDEN NATIONAL MORTAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1998GN3 Plaintiff, AGAINST JOSEPH R. SEARLES, DESLYN V. GOODCHILD, N/K/A DESLYN V. SEARLES.ET. AL. Defendants) Pursuant to a Judgment of- foreclosure and sale duly dated 12/2/2003.1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps Of The Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road. In the City of Mineola on 4/15/2004 at 11:00 AM premises known as 95 Stevens Street, Hempstead, NY 11575 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead County of NASSAU and State of New York Section, Block and Lot 55-316-263,264 Approximate amount of lien $108,276.51 plus interest and costs Premises will be sold subject to provisions oUlled Judgment Index #10152/03 John M. Conroy, Referee, Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/10/2004 FL3754T3/18. 25. 4/1.8

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: FOCUS POINT WINDOWS AND DOORS, LLC. Articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/23/04. 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, 724 Park Place, Long Beach, New York 11561. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL 376 6T 3/1B. 25. 4/1. 8. 15. 22. ; NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: TWO FOUR FOUR LLC. Articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/24/04. Office locatioa 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. P.O. Box 531, Lynbrook, New York 11563. purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL 377 6T 3/18, 25, 4/1, 8, 15, 22.

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JESSICA CRAMER, daughter of Sharon and Douglas Cramer, Pine Street, Freeport, has been inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.. Golden Key is a national academic honor society formed to recognize and encourage outstanding scholastic achievement • and excellence in all fields of study. Membership is by invitation to juniors and seniors who are in the top 15 percent of their class. Ms. Cramer is a member of the Class of 2004 majoring in art and psychology at the university, where she is a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary. She graduated from Freeport High School in 2000. RYAN H. STRAUB of Roosevelt Avenue, Freeport, has been cited for academic achievement for the fall, 2003 semester at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi. Mr, Straub, a restaurant and foodservice management major, has qualified for the Honors List. To qualify for the Honors List, a student must have an academic average between 3.50 and 3.74. In January, CRISTINA OLSON, a senior at Southampton College of Long Island University, traveled along with 14 other students to the tiny village of Manzanillo, located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The students studied social interactions between two species of dolphins as part of a course on wild dolphin behavior. Ms. Olson, daughter of Robert and Maryann Olson of Freeport, is majoring in marine science: vertebrate zoology at the college. Students from Freeport High School were the winners in this year's African- American History Bowl competition, sponsored by 100 Black Men of Long Island. The academic competition, held March 6 at Newsday, was open to students of all backgrounds and tested their knowledge of African-American history and culture. Freeport's DANIEL OKOBI and GREGORY WILLIAMS were the winning students in the fast-paced, head-to-head competition between schools. Each received $500 scholarships for college tuition and expenses and is eligible to participate in the nationarcompetitipn in June during the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., annual conference in Miami. +++ JAMIE J SNEDIKER of Freeport will join approximately 4,000 other dedicated women and men at the New -York Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust. The participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise breast cancer awareness and to raise money for critical research and community outreach programs. "I decided to participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day because I wanted to do something bold to help fight the disease - and what better way than to set a goal to accomplish something as challenging as the 3-Day," said Snediker.

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Lou DiGrazia, Superintendent of Village of Freeport Public Works, was the guest speaker at the March luncheon meeting of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, at Steve's Riptide Restaurant, 507 Guy (S Lombardo Avenue. oo Public Works operates with £6 employees, a municipal budget of $559,828 Sanitation budget of $3,100,117, and water budget of $5,593,750. Operations include 80 miles of roads, 32 municipal parking fields, 9 village parks, 51 village owned properties, 2 launching ramps, a waterfront Esplanade, 103 miles of sanitary sewers, 51 miles of storm water-drainage pipes, thousands of manholes and catch basins, water mains, fire hydrants, 10,000 A*

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water services, snow removal, street sweeping, and maintenance of 250 vehicles and apparatus. Mr. DiGrazia announced receiving a grant of $200,000 from New York State Environmental Protection Fund for numerous improvements on our waterfront area. Another guest speaker was introduced. Stefanie Reis, Second Vice-President of SPLASH (Stop Littering, Polluting and Save Harbors), displayed a "Butt Bucket," manufactured by Rubbermaid to collect from our environment "the most littered item in' America, cigarette butts." All butts thrown away in the village and neighboring areas wind up in our bay and canals, polluting waters and killing precious wildlife. SPLASH has made these ingenious Butt Buckets available to our businesses and organizations for the price of $65. Help protect our community and make for a cleaner tomorrow. For more information, call 378-4770.

LOU DIGRAZIA, left, receives commendation from Freeport Chamber President-Elect Jane Dugan and Vice-President l Peter Vita. photo by Bill Braun

frorti page 8 remember music on Woodcleft since the mid '70s when I first started coming to Freeport, which is closer to 30 years than four. Second, Mr. Caracciolo — you moved in across a canal from a commercial district which has been noisy and active since its inception. Today we have music playing until 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday only) instead of diesel boat engines revving at 4 a.m; the point is the noise was there before you chose to live there. Who knows, perhaps you even got a slight discount on a waterfront home due to the noise. In short, this reminds me of the dandies in the Hamptons who move in next to a farm and then complain about the smell of manure, which is what all this carping about music smells like to me. Freeport has a proud tradition of a working waterfront unlike any other on the South Shore and most of us like it that way. You made your choice concerning place of residence; live with it Russell Jordan

Support Bush To The Leader: While President Bush is a politician and therefore incapable of being perfect, compared to the national Democrats like Benedict Arnold Kerry, Perjurous Hillary Clinton and Milton Berle Schumer, Bush is a saint. Consider that the Washington Democrats: 1. Blocked our development of domestic oil and gas, increasing our dependence on OPEC. 2. Condemned our national forests to burn. 3. Gave aid and comfort to pur terrorist enemies, thus prolonging the war. 4. Restricted legal immigration to 20 percen European, 80 percent other. 5. .Sold-out the people to money-mad union bosses of vital government services, such as education and policing, in exchange for campaign support 6. Imposed, through force of arms, the Castro wannabe Aristide on Haiti. 7. Convinced our children that promiscuous sex is O.K.. 8. Deceived voters that protectionism is better than free global trade, stable prices and prosperity. Dems love high taxes. 9. Tort reform sold out to trial lawyers, who continue to inflate medical costs and paralyse human action through frivolous lawsuits. 10. Incite class warfare by setting the poor against the rich, non-whites against whites, labor against management; applying the destructive socialist tactics of envy and egalitarianism. Tom Suozzi may be all right locally, but George W. Bush is by far the lesser evil and much safer choice for President. Don't let the leftist media convince you otherwise. Alan Jay

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