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by Bill and Norma Braun Under a beautiful Summer sky, applauded by thousands of relatives and friends, 343 Freeport High School seniors received diplomas at the lllth Annual Freeport High School Commencement on the athletic field at Freeport High School on Sunday, June 27. Words of wisdom, encouragement and future success were passed on by Dr. Eric Eversley, superintendent of schools, Dr. Michael Courtney;; principal of Freeport High, Aja Carter, president-of the.Class of 2004, Jessica Seifert, salutatorian, and Michael Djapala, valedictorian. See page 8 for more sights of Freeport graduation.

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Village settles housing suit Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has announced an agreement with the Village of Freeport that will result in "significant reforms to its Building Department's inspection practices and enhanced protections for Freeport residents' constitutional rights." In October, 2002, Mr. Spitzer's office filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Latino households had been subjected to wide inspections, without the residents' consent or with consent that had been obtained deceptively. The agreement with the Village of Freeport ensures compliance with the constitutional and statutory prohibitions on unreasonable and discriminatory searches and inspections while assuring public safety and building code enforcement. "This agreement recognizes that the village can enforce its housing codes and inspections in a way that treats all residents of the village fairly and with

respect for the law and the privacy of persons' homes," Mr. Spitzer said. "I am pleased that the village has agreed to continue to reform its Building Department practices in a manner that will allow it to achieve these goals lawfully." The agreement, which was approved by a federal judge earlier this month, adopts a "best practices" approach for the Building Department to conduct lawful inspections. Inspectors will obtain written permission from residents for inspections and may obtain such permission only after advising residents that they may refuse consent without fear of retaliation. Each attempted inspection will be digitally recorded and videotaped - a practice that has already been adopted by the village. (continued on page 3)


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forward: what form of identification By Douglas Finlay should voters have; what procedures are The election process and how voters in place for voting in an area other than vote for school board members came the one registered in; what about poll front-and-center once again during watchers; and what are past practices for Wednesday, June 23's board meeting at identifying voters in order to improve the Archer School when board president upon the practices. Dr. Joe Cattano, who lost his election He said he was concerned that identifibid for another term to Debra cation be used to make sure people are McQuillan, who will succeed him, who they say they are, and about identiasked the board to consider new rules fication for those not eligible to vote. and regulations that could positively "We need to address this issue because identify voters while reducing polling it's real and it's now upon us,"" he told the stations they are assigned, to prevent .board. what he viewed as glaring discrepancies Almost immediately board member with the current rules. Ron Ellerbe questioned why the district However, several members of the had not included a legal ppinion on the community took issue with any new voting matter in papers presented to the rules brought up by the board, saying it board, which he had requested at last could discourage voting rather than month's meeting. Dr. Eversley contendencourage it. ed it was an oversight, as it hadn't been The meeting was also celebratory in recorded as a' formal request. Board tone, as grades three and four students member Michael Raab then countered taught by Valerie Smith and Karen that he did remember the request Mr. Lettsore performed dance and stepdance routines in front of approximately Ellerbe had raised, but offered at that 150 parents; 30 retiring teachers were time there was no need to spend money when all the information was available presented plaques for their outstanding service to students in the schools; 46 to the public. teachers and other support staff received . ' - When Mr. Ellerbe expressed his belief tenure; and outgoing-president Dr." the discussion was more like an inquisiCattano was applauded by tion than anything, Dr. Cattano told him Superintendent Dr. Eric Eversley for his . to "choose your words carefully." dedication to the students, and received Dr. Cattano asked board clerk Dr. Ja plaque. He .also received a.gift from Mary Bediako the current rules and reg: t h e PTA. • * • ' . , ; ulations governing voting.,She said that DECA Club studentsSteve for. residents to register,, all they are Gonsalves, _ David Frias .and Keith asked is:, are you a citizen; are you over Lewis, along, with advisor Nella 18; and'where do-you-reside. "They Hawthorne, were also congratulated for don't need a photo ID or phone bill," she making it to the national PECA finals isaid. . . * . . by presenting a comprehensive business She told the board that the only way a , plan to develop a company called Xperson could be stopped from voting is Vision, a\ next-generation text, video if another person •came in and disputed game and film entertainment company. the voter's claim that he or she is who Distributive Education Clubs of they say they are. America,(DECA) is a business club that • Dr. Cattano wondered if any requirepromotes business ethics as it teaches ments could be added, such as requiring about-fair-business .practices;. a photo-ID, to which Dr. Bediako replied Dr. Cattano, declaring he would no that such requirements would need longer pursue, recounts of the vote that study by the legal department. ousted him, then opened the board disBoard member Sunday Coward then cussion with four voting issues he was forwarded a motion to continue study of concerned about as the district moved the matter at upcoming meetings, which

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Mr. Ellerbe seconded. During public comments Denise Elmore, a polling inspector for the school .district, told the board that the district clerk is bound by Federal election laws and that, if perhaps a signature on file was different from the one offered at the polling place, "an election inspector can't do anything." "We cannot make them prove who they are," she said. She added she didn't know if'the district could make a law about photo IDs, as it could be against the law. Dr. Cattano theri asked why th'ere were six current polling places in Freeport. Ms. Elmore said polling places were first drawn up according to the

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process for residents who may be in violation of the village's housing The agreement allows emergency. 'codes that allows them to come into personnel, to call inspectors to the compliance with the code. scene o n l y ' i n those situations in "The Latino community of which housing code violations in Freeport,"particularly those individual plain view present imminent danger. homeowners who were subject to disThe agreement also implements criminatory searches, are very pleased inspection procedures that protect resthat this agreement has been reached. idents against unreliable, biased com"We are hopeful that the agreement plaints. Except in emergency situawill compel other municipalities to tions, the Building Department will reform their housing code practices. conduct a thorough investigation of We are committed to working in partany complaint against a residence nership with the Village of Freeport to prior to attempting an inspection, and ensure that the settlement is approprievaluate the results of that investigaately administered," said Pascual tion before conducting an inspection. Blanco, executive director of La The agreement also includes a

Fuerza Unida. "We are grateful that the Attorney General's office addressed our concerns and took steps to help correct long-standing practices that were unfair to Latino residents of Freeport," said Chris Lopez of the Freeport Neighborhood Association. "We look forward to working w-ith the village to ensure the reforms are carried OUt;" The agreement's additional provisions include: •mandatory training of department inspectors on constitutional laws and anti-discrimination laws concerning searches, and. the terms of the agreement with the Attorney General's

office; • extensive recordkeeping, including requiring inspectors to keep daily logs and written reports on each attempted inspection; • the appointment of a Building Department supervisor to serve as to chief compliance officer, who will oversee documentation of inspections and issue regular compliance reports to the Attorney General; • notice to persons charged with housing code violations of the requirements of the agreement; • and a new process to review complaints about Building Department inspections, which will be handled by the Village Attorney's office.

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In Congress, July 4, 1776, The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of Earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to Secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their.Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, . while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long.train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a.design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. . Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in djrect object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States... We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the . State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on. the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor.

PROM: Neatly attired members of Freeport Hgh School's class of 2004 turned out recently for the traditional prom night.

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jUSt Writ©fc>yjoan dolonoy THE MEN ON THE BUS...The bus pulled up alongside our car on California Highway 101, just outside the town of Salinas, the birthplace of writer John Steinbeck. I turned my head to look upward because from my limited peripheral vision all I could see was an old school bus, painted white, with a hitch that pulled two portable toilets. As I shaded my eyes from the almost blinding setting sun in the western sky, I could see that the bus held about 25 men, seemingly of Mexican origin. Lettering on the side indicated that the vehicle was owned by a harvesting conglomerate. Finally, traffic moved, and my husband and I proceeded, as did the bus, into the town. At a corner with a large parking lot the bus stopped. The men emerged, slowly, most wearing long-sleeved shirts despite the scorching heat of the San Joaquin valley, an area described as the fruit and vegetable basket of the country. There was little conversation as they made their way home, to share a room in a dilapidated former motel, or, if they were more fortunate, in housing located in whitewashed cinder block units. Over ten days, our family's vacation in California had ranged from views of the super-luxurious to sights of some of our country's lowest paid workers. We toured the vineyards of the Sonoma and Napa Valleys where owners spare no expense to entice both the connoisseur of fine wines and the curious tourist with money to spend. Green and white signs on lawns, however, give outsiders a sense of the dichotomy that exists in this

have and have-not world. The words proclaim, "We support a living wage." South of San Francisco, it is all business - agribusiness. The John Steinbeck Cultural Center in Salinas is a tribute to the author as well as to the agricultural life of the valley which so influenced his thinking and his writing. Here we learned that despite high-tech changes in farming, the worker, generally a migrant worker, is still the backbone of the industry. Most produce is picked by hand, although the processing quickly takes place in the field employing mechanized trucks which pack and seal corrugated boxes that are then directly lifted onto larger trucks and transported around the country. In fact, when we returned to Baldwin and shopped in our local supermarkets, the strawberries and raspberries we saw were from farms located in Watsonville, the very place where we had stopped to purchase fresh fruit. The Steinbeck center is one of the most user-friendly museums I have ever visited. In interactive displays where visitors can push buttons to ask questions, we learned that some of the laborers can receive benefits if they are willing to leave their families and work in Yuma, Arizona, in the winter where crops must still be picked. For the majority, who can find work only during the lengthy, elongated California "summer," there are no benefits. The ride north and south on Route 101 takes the traveler past numerous farms. Berries are harvested in progression; usually a crop is picked within a three

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week period - raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, and something called ollalie berries, followed by the most plentiful, juicy strawberries. We passed America's artichoke capital, garlic capital and Brussels sprout capital. All the while we, viewed the workers whose backs, from a distance, resemble the gently rounded handles of old-fashioned umbrellas. From early morning till evening they are bent picking produce, lifting heavy cartons onto small trucks, or transferring those boxes onto the large tractor-trailers which circle the fields at intervals prior to driving cross country. In Salinas at almost 6 p.m., I watched these workers walk from the converted school bus. I thought of the delicious meals we had eaten during our vacation and our realization of how fresh the fruits and vegetables taste when they are served so close to the time they are picked. I thought of my delight in the wonderful vacation luxuries I had enjoyed but wondered at the range of emotions I was now feeling. I tried to analyze it all and finally decided that what I was experiencing was sadness tinged with some guilt. Like many Long Islanders who have a sense of the issue of undocumented workers, I thought I knew some of the answers. What I discovered was that I had little real understanding of the full extent of a very complicated problem. Of this, however, I am certain. Our economy could not survive- without these workers, and there is no one I

know who is vying for their jobs. The next day, at about 3 p.m. we passed a middle school in another small town. Like children everywhere, these students bolted out of the building as if they were ejected from a cannon. As my husband and I waited at a stop sign for the children to cross the street, we observed them. Of the approximately 200 children we saw, all but four seemed to be of Mexican heritage. Farther down the street, the adult center advertised summer registration for GED classes as well as computer and parenting courses. In a nearby town, we saw employees leaving a bank. There, too, the workers X) were of Mexican background, but this time they wore business clothes. Change is coming. Many of the younger generation have been born in this county. They are legal, they are citizens, and they will have high school diplomas and college degrees. Perhaps our^eal concerns, though we are reluctant to admit it, are not the laborers - the farm and service sector workers about whom we hold meetings and protests and demand legislation. Perhaps our real fear is, instead, these professionals, in their business clothes, with their legal citizenship papers and their college degrees and their future potential. Perhaps, if we are honest, it is these people and their white collar jobs that really worry us for they are our competition and the competition for our children. Change will come. That is certain. The question and the choice now for a society which professes to value fairness is how we will manage the transition.

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Retirees honored by Baldwin school board 25 retiring Baldwin School District Staff members, with a collective 638 years of service in the Baldwin schools, were honored at the June 9 Board of Education meeting. ; Principals, directors and administrators, acting as the presenters from each school or department, gave personal tributes to the retirees and presented them with citations from the Board of Education, which described in detail their dedication and service over the years. Many of the retirees spoke movingly of their gratitude to the Baldwin school district community. As Karen Bachman, retiring English teacher from the Baldwin Senior High School, stated, "Fate put me there, and I'm so glad I stayed here." Karen Bachmann, English teacher 22 years Ronelle Bloom, elementary teacher 34 years

Joan Bohbot, English teacher 17 years Joan Calarco, elementary teacher 18 years Dr. Lee Chapman, deputy superintendent - 19 years Harvey Dagen, music teacher 32 years Marlene Degnan, senior stenographer 18 years Harriet Dell'Aria, social studies teacher - 34 years Joan Fierberg, social studies teacher 33 years Janet Flynn, typist clerk 24 years Gloria Giuliani, elementary teacher 18 1/2 years Patricia Hodges, special education Teacher-23 1/2 years Jeffrey Hollman, assistant superintendent - 8 years Maria Kelly, reading teacher 16 years

Gerald Konezny, art teacher 33 years Richard Leek, elementary teacher 35 years Frank Loverro, english teacher 32 years John McGrath, science teacher 32-1/2 years Juanita Midgette, business teacher 21 years

John Muro, business teacher 27 years Don Schreier, physical education Teacher - 40 years Barbara Sher, English teacher 33 years Susanne Shippps, school nurse 18 years Karin Sofarelli, elementary teacher 17 years

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reeport Board of Ed honors 31 retirees It was a night of testimonials for the 31 retiring employees of the Freeport School District who<were recognized by the Freeport Board of Education for their many years of service. This group of dedicated employees logged thousands of combined hours in edu>f cation, administration, and related 3 service for the district. Many have been making a difference in the lives of Freeport students for more than 30 1 years. All were awarded commemorative plaques and remembered personH . ally for their individual contributions Pi to the district. W Retiring administrators include Director of Pupil Personnel Services Mark Stine, a 37-year veteran of education; and Social Studies Coordinator Herb Brodsky, who has been with the district since 1998. Bayview Avenue Principal Jelain Hubbard takes her leave after 31 years as a Freeport teacher and administrator. Atkinson Assistant Principal Fre&Hertzberg and FHS Assistant Principal Ray Johnson are also retiring.

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Retiring from Archer Street School are teachers Nicholas Badame and Sheron Habif, and teaching assistants JoAnn Cook and JoAnn Trub. Teachers Joyce Fischer and Rochelle Schweiger will retire from Leo F. Giblyn School. Teacher Karen Maier takes her leave from Bayview Avenue School. Three teachers, Jeanmarie DiNoto, Carol Lemons, and Leon Shmorhun are retiring from Caroline G. Atkinson School. Teachers Donald . Gatta, Joseph Mayer, and William. Watson are-retiring from, J.W. Dodd Middle School. Freeport High School is losing teachers 'Lillian Guttman, Abbie Horn, Lorraine Immoor, Brenda Leotaud, Gasper Providente, Eric Styles and John Wondrasch. With the district since!971, Nick Agostinacchip, who heads the FHS Guidance Department, is also retiring. The district also bids a fond farewell to Custodians William King and Tommie Leonard, and to David Humphries from the district maintenance staff. Barbara Tomasicchio

ored Board President Dr. Joseph Cattano, who is leaving after three years of service to the community.

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BHS in Hofstra program Six students from Baldwin Senior High School were selected by the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) to participate in the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) residency program held from June 26-30 at Hofstra University. The students, all eleventh graders, are Obed Eugene, Mark-Anthony Gilbert, Sean Harry, Ogheneruemu Oyiborhoro, Ginelle Pennycooke, and Trivani Ramcharran. Baldwin resident and NYSSCPA member Arlene Isaacs-Lowe congratulated the students on their achievement, noting that this is the seventh year that Baldwin students have been chosen for this program. The COAP program, funded solely by donors- and sponsored by the

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Student News FRANK W. CONA, son of Rita and James Byrnes of Baldwin, recently participated in the U.S. Naval Academy's week-long summer seminar program in Annapolis, Maryland. During the program, he was introduced to academy life through a regimen of academics, physical training, intramural sports, sailing and seamanship, as well as leadership training and social activities. The summer seminar program was designed by the U.S. Naval Academy's office of admissions to give students a taste of the challenges and benefits of a Naval Academy education. Frank is currently attending Baldwin Senior High School. WINFIELD P. WELLINGTON of Freeport, a Web Development and Management Major, was named to the Spring 2004 Dean's List at Morrisville State College, Morrisville, New York. KRISTIN JONES, daughter of Timothy .and Jacqueline Jones of Madison Avenue, Freepprt, a sophomore majoring in Early Childhood Education, has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2004 semester by the State University of New York College at Cortland, New York. JAN P. AMANN, a sophomore English major, and SARAH A. CLIFFORD of Baldwin, a sophomore studying communications, were named to the Dean's List for the 2004 Spring semester by the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. -A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to make the Dean's List.

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i Ana Rodriguez, 50, of West Dean Street, Freeport was arrested June 19 at Macy's, Sunrisje Mall, Massapequa, and charged with Pptit Larceny. *+ + A residence on Baldwin Avenue was burglarized on June 16 between 5:50 p.m. and 9:30 a.m on June 17. The loss was assorted jewelry. Entry was gained through a side window. A 1995 Toyota Camry was stolen from Verity Lane^on June 19 between 8 p.m. arid 1 a.m.; on June 20. A 1992 Toyota Camry was stolen • from Grand Avenue on May 1 at 5 p.m. A residence on Merrick Road was. burglarized on June 16 between the hours of 12:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. The loss was assorted jewelry. Entry was gained through'a side screen door. A residence | on Grand Avenue was burglarized on June 16 between the hours of 8 a.m.: and 9 p.m. The loss was a laptop computer. Entry was gained by popping the cylinder lock.

More than a dozen .of Long Island's top singer-songwriters will come together Sunday evening, July 11, to pay tribute to Harry Chapin at Hall's Pond Park in West Hempstead, and generate donations for two charities he founded. The concert, "Just Wild About Harry," is being organized by Malverne singer-songwriter Stuart Markus and is sponsored by the West Hernsptead, Civic Association. Admission is free, but concertgoers will be asked to bring donations of food for Lqng Island Car.es and cash for World Hunger Year. Both organizations were founded by Chapin before his death in a 1981 car crash on the

Long Island Expressway. Participating musicians include Mr. Markus, Toby Walker, Judith Zweiman, Sonny Meadows, Marci Geller, Spoonwalk, Jane Ross, Terry Winchell, Doc Butler, Mike Soloway, cr Josh Joffen, Folk Fiction, Kenny Forgione and Doug Kwartler, with the possibility of some last-minute additions and surprise special guests. Showtime is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Hall's Pond Park is located on tn Hempstead Avenue, about half a mile north of Southern State Parkway exit 17N. In case of inclement weather, call the West Hempstead Civic Association voice' mail for information at 7330879.

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A GRAND ENTRANCE at the Freeport High.School graduation on Sunday.

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FAMILIES AND FRIENDS of the graduates voice their approval. photos by Bill Broun

FHS PRINCIPAL Michael Courtney addresses the Class of 2004.

Baldwin honors the class of 2004 The 96th Annual Baldwin Senior High School Commencement took place under fair skies on Sunday, June ' 27. Staff and students donned cap and gown and strode in the processional to "Pomp and Circumstance" onto the football field. The. Color Guard oversaw the raising and lowering of the flag as the Baldwin Senior High School Concert Choir sang "The Star Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful." Valedictorian John

Mezzina Hannigan, Salutatorian Laura Bram, and Co-Presidents Lauren Aksionoff and Marivi Caban addressed the Class of 2004 along with Dr. Kathy Weiss, Superintendent of Schools; James Scannell, President of the Board of Education; and Susan Knors, Principal of Baldwin. High School. One by one, the seniors walked onto the podium to receive their diplomas and walked off as proud Baldwin graduates. â&#x20AC;˘

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Egypt Series continues • On Tuesdays at 2 p.m., July 6,20, and 27, the library continues with the comprehensive video course on The History of Ancient Egypt, prepared and writen by Dr. Bob Brier who teaches Egyptology at C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and is the host of ' The Learning Channel's series ' "The Great Egyptians." July 6 - The End of Dynasty XVIII what happens when a pharaoh dies leaving no heirs; Mummification - how we know what we know; it was a trade secret and there are no records of how they did it; however, four papyri give Egyptologists clues. July 20 - What Mummies Tell Us; detective "work enabled Egyptologists to reconstruct the ancient art; Making a Modern Mummy - by his own research, Dr. Brier-mummified a human cadaver in the ancient Egyptian manner to determine how they did it. July 27 - Dynasty XIX Begins at the end of the XVIII Dynasty all three pharaohs died without children; therefore the pharaoh chosen may have been selected not for his ability but because of his heirs; Ramses II (the Great) ruled ' for 67 years and was considered one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs.

Big band On Wednesday, July 7, at 7 p.m., the "Something Special" Big Band, conducted by Dr. Phil Costa, will be performing at the library by popular demand. This group has been featured at many of the major music and jazz festivals throughout the New York area and is considered to be one of the finest nos-

talgic/jazz-and-swing bands in the metropolitan area. It- consists of five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets and a full rhythm s.ection, and features blues singer Kym Lawrence, former Count Basie vocalist. They will perform new jazz and great nostalgic hits from the 30s, 40s and 50s. The program will include something for every band aficionado. This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Talking about Literature . "Talking About Literature" is a monthly book discussion series that meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. The summer series dates are July 8 and 22; August 12 and 26. Each discussion is led by an educator or librarian. You may pick up your copy of the book about four weeks in advance of each program; you must return it on the , day of the discussion. As registration is not required, you are always welcome to attend any or all of these stimulating discussions. Dessert and beverage will be provided. The book chosen for July 8 is "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville and the leader is Maxwell Wheat. This classic focuses on Captain Ahab's complex quest to find and kill a huge white whale. The July 22 book is "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" by Mitch Albom and the leader is Debbie Bergen. Killed in a tragic accident, Eddie awakens in heaven to meet five pivotal figures from his life. Through them he understands the meaning of his own life.

Freeport honored for 'smart growth' The Village of Freeport was commended by Vision Long Island, a not-for profit regional organization advancing smart growth, at its recent Third annual Smarth Growth Awards ceremony. Vision commended Time Equities and the village for their plans to create transit oriented development in the heart of Freeport's central business district. Freeport Plaza West, currently in design phase, will include direct, sheltered

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Thanks for budget vote To The Leader: As the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools, we extend outdeepest thanks to the Freeport community for supporting our schools in the recent budget revote. With this action by the community, we will continue to provide the opportunities our students deserve and continue to strengthen our academic program and our students' performance.^ The positive vote reinforces the importance the Freeport community places on education. We recognize and share the concerns expressed by our community regarding the tax burden borne by property owners. The schools are particularly vulnerable because we are the only unit of gcivernment for which annual voting for funding is a requirement. Please know that we are actively involved in efforts to seek equitable school finance reform in Albany by our personal efforts and through the various professional and community organizations in which we participate. We may need to ask for your assistance in encour-

aging our lawmakers and Governor to ensure that any remedy in response to the New York State Court of Appeals ruling which found the state's school funding system to be inequitable with regard with New York City, apply -also to relatively low wealth/high tax districts, such as Freeport. ' The successful budget vote makes a critical and constructive difference for our students. We appreciate and need the support of the Freeport community if we are to be successful as we proceed with the task of continuous improvement of the Freeport Public Schools. Because of your support, we can continue the momentum we have established with respect to improving student performance on State Assessments and we-promise to provide a comprehensive program of quality academics, extracurricular experiences, and athletics that our children deserve and of which we can all be proud. Dr. Eric L. Eversley Superintendent of Sclpools Dr. Joseph A. Cattano President of the Board of Education

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By Linda Hendrickson Over $60,000 in local scholarships were given out at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Honors Program at Freeport High School on Saturday, June 26. Many of our athletes were honored at that time. ' Jennifer Abreu was awarded a scholarship in the amount of $250 in memory of Adelaide Aims. "Jennifer meets all of the criteria - a worthy senior who has maintained a high scholastic average and has shown athletic ability," commented Guidance Counselor Nick Agostinacchio. She has been very active on the nationally • ranked Freeport Varsity Cheerleading Competition Team and Girls Lacrosse Team. She graduated with honors and will be attending George. Washington University-in the fall,. • . ' . . - , , . . . A scholarship in the amount of $ 1,000 was awarded to Aja Carter in memory of William Walsh by his daughter and granddaughter.--Aja has maintained an 85 average, demonsirate'd'excellent citizenship and sportsmanship and plans to pursue a college degree at Hofstra University. She has served as the president of the Class of 2004 for four years, is a member of the National Honor Society and a varsity softball, basketball and tennis player. She earned All Division honors in all three sports. The Freeport Sports Boosters Club presented ten $250 scholarships to graduating seniors who have been active in sports for at least the last two years, and exhibit enthusiasm, dedication, and sportsmanship. Jetster Bates was exhilarating on the football field and basketball court this year and will be playing football at Alfred University, New York, in the Fall. Tennis player Courtney Blount will be heading to the University of Hartford while Bryan Cochol, who ran cross country at FHS, will be attending SUNY Albany in September. Both Courtney and Bryan have been active in the National Honor Society. Stephanie Estrada, leader on the nationally ranked Varsity Cheerleading Competition Team and girls lacrosse team will be heading for the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, as will swimming and lacrosse standout Gillian Shea. Both girls are members oL.the National Honor Society and have served as peer tutors and peer leaders. Randy Mills and Stanley Gutierrez have both contributed to the football and lacrosse teams offensively and defensively. "Stanley will be playing football

at Hofstra while Randy will be playing lacrosse at St. John's in September,", commented Athletic Director Bob

MAGIC MOMENTS: Salutatorian Laura Bram and Valedictorian John Mezzina Hannigan are all smiles at the Baldwin High School commencement.

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: COHEN & C REALTY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/27/04. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2099. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Nir Cohen, 3525 Woodward Street, Oceanside, New York 11572. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 224 SOUTH 3 LLC. Articles Of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/1 1 /04. The latest date of dissolution Is 12/31/2099. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against It may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 50 Merrick Road, Rockvilte Centre, New York 1 1570. Purpose; For any lawful purpose. El

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 446 ATLANTIC AVE. LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/18/04. The jatest date of dissolution is .06/01/2039. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Joan Bogart. 446 Atlantic Avenue, Oceanside, New York 11572. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Fl fldft4Av7/3 in 17 94 7/1 ft NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: JOSEPH D. MARTINES PE PLLC. Articles Of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/27/04. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2054. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the PLLC. 15 Kirkwall Court, Rockville Centre, New York 1 1570. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Engineering. PI JMOnAvA/in 17 ">A 7/1

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GE CAPITAL MORTGAGE SERVICES. INC., Plaintiff, against JOSEPH BUTLER, et. al, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated February 10th, 1999, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse. 262 Old Country Road, Mineola New York, on the 8th day of July, 2004. at 9:30 A.M., premises lying and being in the County of Nassau. Said premises being known as 325 North Columbus Avenue, Freeporf. New York 1 1520, Section: 55; Block: 360; Lot: 849. Approximate amount of lien SI 07.224.21 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to filed judgment and terms of sale. lndex# 97/022912 Jeffrey Stadler. Esq., Referee Eschen & Frenkel, LLP Attorney® for Plaintiff 93 E. Main Street, Bay Shore, New York 1 1706 File# 2374-GEC-5277 Flftd91 4y<S/lQ. 17 24. 7/1 _ NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, Against WAYNE MCKEN; et al., Defendants) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 11/14/2002 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 7/9/2004 at 10:00 AM premises known as 98 Prospect Street, Roosevelt, 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 294 Lot 482-483 Approximate amount of lien $153,352.68 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index #6509/02 FRANK N. D'ERRICO, Esq., Referee. Jon B. Felice & Associates. P.C. (Attorney's for Plaintiff) 1 1 East 44th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10017 Dated: 5/24/2004 File #: BBFCH 2498 mac Fl &dO9/dvA/m 17 0/1 7/1

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Index No.: 03-15494 . Filed: 6/2/04 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Plaintiff designates Nassau County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. Union Federal Bank of Indianapolis, Plaintiff. against Rose Taffe, if living and if any be dead, any

and all persons who are spouses, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienor, heirs, devisees, distributees or successors In interest of such of the above as may be dead and their spouses, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors in Interest, all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff, Shakria Franks, United States of America, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Sharlene Jackson, Beatrice Ramsamy, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of . your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days afterservice is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND REUEF SOUGHT

THE OBJECT of the above captloned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $238,220.00 and interest, recorded in the office of the clerk of the County of Nassau on November 9. 2001 in Liber 21 575. Page 553 covering premises known as 44 Leonard Avenue, Freeport, NY11520. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. Dated: Bay Shore, New York •- February^ 2004 By: Samuel J. Reichel, Esq. ESCHEN & FRENKEL LLP

Attorneys for Plaintiff 93 East Main Street Bay Shore, New York 1 1 706 (631)666-7775 Our File No.: 15080 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU EASTERN SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff against MARY GARDNER WILLIAMS, et al Defendant®. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated March 24, 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 the 23rd day of July, 2004 at 10:00 AM premises Lying and being in the County of Nassau, Village of Freeport and the Town of Hempstead. Beginning at a point on the southerly side of East Dean Street 325 feet easterly from the comer formed by the intersection of the southerly side of East Dean Street with the easterly side of Jay Street. Being a pbt 120 feet by 50 feet. Said premises known as 66 EAST DEAN STREET, FREEPORT, NY

Approximate, amount of lien $139,701.90 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 010982/03. CHRISTOPHER COSCHIGNANO ESQ., Referee. Kriss & FEUERSTEIN LLP

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 600 SUNRISE REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/10/04. 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, 598 Sunrise Highway, Baldwin, New York 11510. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #504 6* 6/24. 7/1 .fi.IS. ??. 70 _ NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU Option One Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, AGAINST Michael Nalty, et. al. .

Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 4/21/2004 I, the undersigned Referee will sell of public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola. New York on 7/22/2004 at 9:30 AM premises known as 292 Westside Avenue, Freeport, New York 11 520 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: 62-33-332 Approximate amount of lien $202,300.78 plus interest and costs Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #13743/03 Jeffrey Lance Stadler, Esq., Referee Steven J. Baum. P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, P,O, Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 6/1 7/2004 FL 505 4T 6/74 7/1. R IS

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.Defendant^) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 5/1/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at North Front Steps of the ' Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on 7/28/2004 at 9:45AM premises known as 6 TAFT PLACE, FREEPORT, NY 11520 ALL that certain plot, piece, tract 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 0054 Block 00083-00 Lot 0009 Approximate amount of lien $ 348,759.16 plus Interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index #01-016273 MICHAEL ZAPSON .ESQ. Referee. Fein, Such & Crane, (Attorney's for Plaintiff) 747 Chestnut Ridge Road. Suite 201, Chestnut Ridge N.Y. 10977 (973)538-4700 X 151 Dated: 6/17/2004 Our File #: AUNY 092 mu FL #508 4t 6/24, 7/1,8, 15 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CO-OP APARTMENT

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. DAVID FARRELL Auctioneer, DCA #860-694, will sell at public auction with reserve to the highest bidder, on the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY at 10:00 a.m. on July 22, 2004, security consisting of 391 shares of Smith Street Gardens Corp. in the name of Danny L Hinnant and Magdeline Hinnant, and all right, title and interest in and to a Proprietary Lease for Cooperative Apartment, 3R located In a building known as and by the street address, 194 Smith Street, Freeport, NY 11520, between Danny L. Hinnant and Magdeline Hinnant, at Lessee, and Smith Street Gardens Corp., as Lessor. The sale is NOT subject to the approval of the successful bidder by the Cooperative Corporation, its By-Laws. Rules and Regulations. This sale is held to satisfy an indebtedness in the principal amount of FORTY THREE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX and 94/100 ($43,676.94) Dollars, plus interest from December 1, 2002, and to enforce the rights of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Inc., (the "Secured Party"), arising under a Security Agreement dated August 2, 2000, executed" with Danny L. Hinnant and Magdeline Hinnant. The Secured Party reserves the right to bid. The Co-op Apartment-wlFl be sold "AS IS", subject to open common charges, and possession is to be obtained by the purchaser®. DATED: June 17.2004 STEIN & SHEIDLOWER, LLP. Attorneys for SECURED PARTY One Old Country Road, Suite 113 Carle Place, New York 11514 : (516)742-1212 FNORWEST11520

Fl 05094x6/74 7/1 fl Ifi (Permissive Referendum Notice) LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Freeport (the "Issuer"), Nassau County. New York, at a meeting held on June 21, 2004, duly adopted the resolution published herewith, subject to a permissive referendum. AnnaKnoeller Village Clerk Village of Freeport, New York BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT, NEW YORK, ADOPTED JUNE 21, 2004, AUTHORIZING FINANCING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND/OR RECONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS WITHIN THE VILLAGE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE ROOF OF THE MEMORIAL ROOM IN THE FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY, STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $50,000, APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $50,000 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID VILLAGE TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees (the "Board of Trustees") of the Village of Freeport, Nassau County, New York (the "Issuer" or the "village") (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of said Board of Trustees) as follows: Section 1. Based upon .the review of this action by the Issuer, the Board of Trustees hereby determines that it is a Type II Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law) and therefore no further environmental review is required. Section 2. The Issuer is hereby authorized to finance the construction of an addition or additions to or the reconstruction of a Class "B" Building, including without limitation, the replacement of the roof and interior repairs to the Memorial Room in the Freeport Memorial Library, whether or not such construction or reconstruction includes grading or improvement of the site, original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus required for the purposes for which such buildings are to be used. The estimated maximum cost of said class of objects or purposes, including architectural, legal, engineering and planning expenses, incurred during construction, and any premliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and the

financing thereof, is $50,000 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor. The plan of financing includes the issuance of $50.000 serial bonds of the Issuer to finance said appropriation, and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property of the Issuer to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable. No amount has been previously authorized by the Issuer to be applied to the payment of such specific object or purpose. Section 3. Serial bonds of the Issuer in the principal amount of $50,000 are hereby authorized to be Issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called "Law"), to finance said appropriation. Section 4. The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared: (a) The building is of at least Class "B" construction within the meaning of Section 11.00 a. 11 (a) of the Law. (b) The period of probable usefulness of said specific object or purpose for which said $50,000 serial bonds authorized pursuant to this resolution are to be Issued, within the limitations of subdivision 12 (a) (2) of paragraph a. of Section 11.00 of the Law, is fifteen (15) years. (c) The proposed maturity of the bonds authorized by this resolution will exceed five (5) years. Section 5. Each of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity as prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, shall be general obligations of the Issuer, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real propierty within the Issuer without limitation of rate or amount. The faith and credit of the Issuer are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds and provision shall be made annually In the budget of the Issuer by appropriation for (a), the amortization and redemption of the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof to mature in such year and (b) the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year. Section 6. Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law and pursuant to the provisions of Section 21.00. Section 30.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56,00.to.60.00. and Section 63.00 of the Law, the .powers and duties of the Board of .Trustees relative to authorizing bond anticipation notes, determining whether to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt sen/Ice, prescribing the terms, form and contents of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued In anticipation of said bonds, and renewals of said bond anticipation notes, and any other powers or duties pertaining to or incidental to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued In anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said bond anticipation notes, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the chief fiscal officer of the Issuer. Section 7. The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes, issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if: a. such obligations are authorized for an'object or purpose for which the Issuer is not authorized to expend money, or b. the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this resolution, are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or c. such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution of the State of New York. Section 8. This resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum and shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption or, if a referendum is held, upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Issuer voting on the referendum. Section 9. The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to, within ten (10) days after the adoption of this resolution, cause this resolution to be (a) published in "The Leader," hereby designated the official newspaper of the Issuer, and (b) posted in at least six (6) public places together with a notice of the adoption thereof. After the bond resolution shall take effect, the Village Clerk is hereby further directed to cause said bond resolution to be published, in full, together with a Notice attached in substantially the form prescribed in Section 81.00 of the Law, in said official newspaper of the-lssuer. FLflSI? A/P4 NOTICE TO BIDDERS FURNISHING OF ANTIQUE LIGHT FIXTURES

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PUBLIC NOTICES from previous page ANTIQUE LIGHT FIXTURES" until 11:00 A.M on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 in the Main Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, at which time and place, they will be' opened publicly and read . aloud, • Specifications, proposal and proposed contractsmay be obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, from 9:00 A.M. on Friday, June 25, 2004 until 4:00 P.'M. Monday, July 12, 2004, The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reservations, shall award the contract to the lowest qualified and responsible bidder. Bids which, in the opinion of the Board, are unbalanced shall be rejected. " In Submitting a bid, bidders agree not to withdraw their bid within forty-five f45) days after the date for the opening thereof. Teresa Baldinucci Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport VILLAGE OF FREEPORT Issue Date - June 24, 2004 FL 519 IT 6/24 ' NOTICE TO BIDDERS POLICE OFICERS AND DISPATCHERS UNIFORMS " THE INC. VILLAGE OF FREEPORT NASSAU COUNTY, NY

Sealed bids subject to all instructions, terms and conditions hereon and pursuant to the specifications will be received by the Purchasing Agent until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, when they will be opened publicly and read aloud after 11:00 A.M., prevailing time, in the Main Conference Room of the Village Hall on the said date for the • vehicle as specified and the contract awarded as soon thereafter as practical for: POLICE OFFICERS AND DISPATCHERS UNIFORMS FOR ' THE 2004-2005 AND 2005-2006 FISCAL YEARS

Police Department Specifications, and proposed contracts may be obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Incorporated Village of Freeport, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520 from 9:00 AM Monday, June 28, 2004 until 4:00 P.M. Monday, July 19, 2004. Each bid must be accompanied by a bidder's bond in the.amount of not less'than five (5%) percent of the bid insuring to the benefit of the Village • of Freeport, or a certified check of not less than five (5%) percent of the bid, made payable to the . Village of Freeport, to assure the entering of the successful birjder into a acceptable contract. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid -.proposals-received and subject to these reservations, shall award the contract to the lowest qualified and responsible bidder. Bids,' which, In the opinion of the Board, are unalanced, shall be rejected. 1 iln submitting a bid, bidders agree not to withdraw their bid within forty-five (45) days after the date for the opening thereof. ''•••Teresa Baldinucci Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport Issue Date - June 24, 2004 FL520 IT6/24 . Notice of Formation of Island Investments, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec'y of State (SSNY) 6/4/04. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may

be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process: 109 East Sunrise Highway, Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Fl *fi?1 ( S Y 7 / 1 . R - 1 S 79 70 fl/fi . NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: BALDWIN CHECK CASHING SERVICES. LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/21/04. The latest date of'dissolution is 12/31/2103. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it mayo be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to°the LLC, c/o Richard S. Naidich, Esq., 2631 Merrick Road, Bellmore, New York 11710. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #522 6x 7/1, 8, 15, 22. 29, 8/5 . NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. MEDCOR HOLDING CO., Pltf. vs. EUGENE E. UNDERWOOD, et al, Defts. Index #5051 /02. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale Dated Apr. 28, 2004, I will sell at public auction at the Nassau County Courthouse, on the north front steps, 262 Old Country Rd., Mlneola, NY on July 29, 2004 at 9:00 a.m., prem. k/a Section 55, Block L Lot 730. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale, and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. JOHN PRINCIPE, Referee. LEW & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY #60179 FL#523P4x7/1.8. 15.22 , . NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK FSB, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Pltf. vs. ERROLGOKOOL etal, Defts. Index #02-018516. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Apr. 14, 2004,1 will sell at public auction at the Nassau County Courthouse, on the north front steps, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Aug. 3, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., prem. k/a 177 Denton Place, Roosevelt, NY A/K/A Lot #10 in Block 327 on a certain map entitled, "Map of Fleetwood Manor, Situate at Roosevelt, Long Island, Nassau County, New York, Surveyed, April, 1949 by Baldwin & Cornelius Co., Inc.' and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on December 20, 1949 as Map #4843. Approx. amt. of judgment is $220,967.16 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. THOMAS MASON, Referee. CERTILMAN BAUN ADLER & HYMAN, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 90 Merrick Ave., East Meadow, NY #60191 FL#524P4x7/1.8: 15/22 June 21,2004 Hi-Hello Child Care-Cehter announces THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP) All children In attendance will be offered the same meals at no separate charge, with no physical segregation of, or other discriminatory action against, any child because of race, color, age, national origin, sex or handicap. This statement applies to the centers listed below: 212 S. Ocean Ave., Freeport, NY and 134 S. Ocean Ave., Freeport STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES (EFFECTIVE FROM JULY 1, 2004 TO JUNE 30, 2005) Household ' FREE MEALS

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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU INTERBAY FUNDING, LLC, AS SERVICER FOR FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK, AS INDENTURED TRUSTEE Plaintiff against FRANK BLACKMAN, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated April 26, 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 the 5th day of August.2004 at 9:00 AM premises Lying.and being in Roosevelt, in the Town of Hempstead. Beginning at the corner formed by the intersection" of the northerly side of Harts Avenue with the westerly side of Spring Street. Being a plot 60 feet by 100 feet. Said premises known as 75 HARTS AVENUE, ROOSEVELT, NY Approximate amount of lien $182,011.97 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 15924/03. WILLIAM F. MACKEY, Referee. Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 40 Wall St., 54th Fir.. New York, NY 10005 FL #529 4x7/1, 8, 15,22 PLANNING BOARD SITE PLAN REVIEW BOARD NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Freeport has rescheduled its Thursday, July 8, 2004 meeting to Thursday. July 15, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD Anna Knoeller, Village Clerk FL #530 7/1

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a Freeport police detective lieutenant and a detective present who addressed a group of six Freeport residents. A Nassau County police officer was also present at this meeting. When the Freeport meeting was being scheduled, Legislator Abrahams' office had requested a representative from our department be at the Roosevelt meeting. Prior to these meetings, it was agreed with the Nassau County Police Department that ari officer from each of our departments would be present at the meeting in each other's respective jurisdictions. A Freeport police detective was representing our department at the Roosevelt UCP meeting. We are.proud of our-relationship with the public we . serve and will continue to work with all of the community to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in ! the Village of Freeport. ' ' Michael E. Woodward Chief of Police

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Zifchock. Patrick Lewis played football and then earned All Conference honors in lacrosse while active in the National Honor Society and working towards his Eagle Scout honors. He will be attending Muhlenberg College. Theodore Kimlingen was ranked in the county and qualified for the states in rifiery and was a standout on the baseball team that went to the county playoffs for the first time in twenty-seven years. He will be heading to Nassau in the Fall while Omar Walden will be on a track scholarship at Virginia State in September. "I'm sure Omar will offer maturity, skill, and leadership to his new team," reflected Coach Charles Gilreath. Jessica Seiferl was the salutatorian of the Class of 2004 and lettered in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. Lacrosse is her dominant sport and she will join the team at Dartmouth in September. Jessica is one of the brightest recipients of the Jerry Bagatelle ScholarAthlete Award. The scholarship is given in memory of Jerry Bagatelle who was one of the founders of the Sports Boosters Club and its first president from 19521960. Jessica missed the honors dinner as she was at a week's camp at Dartmouth. She flew in for graduation on Sunday. The Babe Gangemi Memorial Scholarship, given by the family and friends of Felix "Babe" Gangemi, a graduate of the FHS Class of 1934 and star football lineman at FHS went to Olugbemi Otulaja. Gangemi went on to play at Fordham University arid for the Jersey City Giants professional team. Olugbemi will be playing football at Marist and maybe a professional career will be in his future also. More athletes were honored at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Honors Program and they will be recognized next week.


Hudson Anglers stage 32nd annual shark tourney

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THESE FIVE did not "get away." photos by Bill Broun

by Bill and Norma Braun The Freeport Hudson Anglers did an excellent job in presenting their 32nd Annual shark Tournament Saturday, June 19 at the Town of Hempstead Guy Lombardo Marina. The fish, and even the weather cooperated, to make it a thrilling and enjoyable day for the hundreds of folks, young and old, who crowded into the Marina for a close look at the winners on display from the 183 boats entered. First, second, and third place winners, including the tagging winner, were: First Place - $ 15,600 and $500 Boaters World Gift Certificate Boat Name - Canyon Bound Captain - Ken Maksyrri Angler - Same Fish - Thresher shark Weight - 354 pounds Second Place - $4,822 and $300 Boaters World Gift Certificate Boat Name - Fishing Edition Captain - Chris Kaily Angler - Dan Dank Fish - Thresher shark Weight - 332 pounds Thrd Place - $2,533 and $200 Boaters World Gift Certificate Boat Name - Gina Ann Captain - Michael Nappo Angler - "Spag" Fish - Thresher shark Weight - 312 pounds Shark Tournament Tagging Winner - $ 1,212 Boat name - Sorry Charlie Captain - Mike Wasserman angler - Rob Michalowski The 32nd Hudson Anglers Shark Tournament has been named by The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) as a qualifying event for the 2005 championship. The IGFA fishing competition draws teams from all corners of the earth. As a qualifying event, the 32nd Hudson Anglers Shark Tournament will be invited to send its winning team of up to four anglers to' compete in the championship. Each member "of the team will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.

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August 19 - Family Entertainment* Lyle Cogen - Songs for kids

July 22- Family Entertainment* Achoo the Clown (Phyllis Kaye) - Funny and interactive magic show with puppets followed by magic rainbow face painting

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August 26 The Ya Ya's - Mixture of City/Modern Folk Music and original Compositions. Nautical Mile Esplanade*

' The Nautical Mile Esplanade is located on Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport. Traveling south, the Esplanade is down approximately one-quarter mile on the left side. It is across the street from a large parking lot. * The Village Hall Courtyard is located on N. Grove Street - 2 blocks north of Sunrise Highway. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the Courtyard. The Courtyard is behind Village Hall, located at 46 North Ocean Ave.

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