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by Laraine A. Milazzo A motion to adopt the proposed 2006 - 2007 budget for Freeport schools was unanimously approved by board members at a meeting on April 5. After numerous discussions and examination of expenditures, Deputy Superintendent of Schools Kishore Kuncham unveiled a proposal of $128,509,876 for the upcoming school year. Of great impact on the budget was the timely announcement that state aid to the district would be increased by $2.6 million. The additional state aid, along with the continual tweaking of the budget, has resulted in an increase of 6.26% (as opposed to the 6.97% originally proposed in February of this year). The tax levy increase of 2.20% represents "the lowest tax levy percentage in many years," said Superintendent Eric L. Eversley. Some of those

funds have been used to restore items such as capital projects, the new science program and > funding for extended day and Saturday acade- ? mies, which were eliminated earlier this year. The remaining $2,250,000 will be used to!';. reduce the tax levy. On the average home \ ($293,600) taxes will increase by approximately 1 $116 annually, but Dr. Kuncham warned t h a t - ' countywide reassessment "will continue to have v an impact." / Should the budget fail and a contingency budg-; et be put into place, some of the items that may j suffer might be field trips .and athletics, summer ? programs, and perhaps transportation in the form \ of late buses. Money for supplies and equipment ; could also be affected according to Dr. Kuncham.! There will be a public hearing on the budget on S, May 3 and. the budget vote is scheduled for! Tuesday, May 16 in districts across Long Island. (continued on page 2) >\'

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adopts $128.5M budget from page 1 While administrators and board members applauded the state legislators that helped secure the additional state aid, trustee Ronald Ellerbe noted a, that aid from Albany is considerably less than it was 10 years ago and the a public shouldn't be misled by "so •a called" generous legislators. Freeport resident- Alan Jay asked where the idea came from that the Oi state is "Santa Claus," stressing instead that residents should stop looking to Albany and place blame for high taxes on the teachers' union. I Other business during the visitor's portion of the meeting included appeals by some parents to address issues of harassment and bullying at the schools. One parent called for the training of teachers and administrators to help students. The parent said that students feel that nothing is done when a victim is being abused, whether the abuse is physical or verbal. Another parent asked board members to adopt a policy addressing harassment and .vio(N m"

lence. Board President Michael Raab said that the board is looking into ways of dealing with the problem. Agreeing that students should not have to endure harassment in any form, trustee Sunday Coward, taking a lesson from Columbia University, said that teachers need to help students. Dr. Ever'sley.said "we'll have some conversation [with Columbia]" to determine how they handle the problems. Mr. Raab said that he and some other community representatives would be attending a conference in Chicago to report on Freeport's use of the Excel Program. The trip is being sponsored by local businesses. Mr. Raab congratulated Dr. Kuncham on the recent refinancing of district debts which resulted in a saving of approximately $1.8 million. Mr. Raab encouraged all residents to "keep thinking outside that box." For more information on school funding issues, see "How should we fund our schools?", a continuation of an article by Linda Prussen in last week's Leader, on page 8.

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BH^student dead in fatal crash Change Brp'wn, a senior at Baldwin Higk-Schopl died on April 9. She was ohe of Ji\$ Baldwin High School students'ihffe'lved in a serious car accident that took place on Southern State j?arkway near Exit 32 off Route 110 in Babylon. Chance was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to Baldwin High School officials, the other four students were taken to area hospitals and "we are still • in the process of confirming their medical status," said Susan Knors, high school principal. Chance Was described by her teachers and peers as mature and self-motivated. She was a leader who possessed extraordinary people skills. Those who knew her were impressed with her positive

attitude and wonderful sense of humor. Chance was recognized for her achievements both inside and outside of the classroom. She was an honor roll student who actively participated in school activities including Varsity Basketball, Chorus and Women's chorale. High school officials said Chance Brown was honored with a moment of silence on Monday, April 10. A support team was quickly dispatched to provide grief counseling for students and staff. This support will be ongoing. "We are deeply saddened by Chance's untimely passing and keenly feel her loss," said Ms. Knors. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, and the families of all the students , involved."

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Friday, April 14 • Kid's Cafe, Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. • AA Daily Gratitude, 4 p.m., Girl Scouts, 6 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Hall closes at 12 noon - Good Friday. Saturday, April 15 • Book Bug Club. 10 a.m., ETS Youth Division, 429 Atlantic Avenue. • Defensive Driving, 9:30 a.m., CR: Chess For Kids, 10 a.m., NEFCA, 3 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library; Sunday, April 16 • Freeport Memorial- library closed - Easter Sunday. Monday, April 17 , • Retired Teachers, 10:30 a.m., YA: Drawing Fantasy Figures, 2 p.m., AA Daily Gratitude, 4 p.m., Toastmasters, 7 p.m., Chi Eta Phi, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Bingo at Congregation Bnai Israel, 7:45 p.m., 91 North Bay view Avenue. Tuesday, April 18 • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • But Trip: East Hampton, 8:30 a.m:,YA: Polish Your Look, 2 p.m., Civil War Video Course, 2 p.m., CR: Tantalizing Tastes (Grades 1-4), 7 p.m., Neighborhood Watch, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Wednesday, April 19 • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • CR: Pizza Party, 11 a.m., Modern Poetry, 2:30 p.m., p.m., AA Daily Gratitude, 4p.m., Board Meeting, 8 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. . • Freepdrt Kiwanis Club, 7:30 p.m., Bedell's West Wind. • Board of Directors, Sanitary District Number 2, 2080 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, 5 p.m.

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Thursday, April 20 • Freeport Rotary Club, 7 p.m., at the Imperial Diner. . • CR: Dinosaurs (Grades K-2), 11 a.m., Opera Video, 1 p.m., YA: Murder Mystery, 5 p.m., Freeport Chess Club, 6:30 p.m., LI Scandinavian Soc., 7 p.m.,at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Human Relations Commission, 8 p.m., Village Hall. • Freeport Park Commission, 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center. • Business Women of Freeport, monthly meeting and dinner, 6 p.m. at Bedell's West Wind, East Bedell Street, Freeport.

More Organization Night appointments by Jim Golding In addition to the list of officials appointed at the April 3 Organization Night meeting published in last week's Leader, names of the remaining appointed officials not included in The Leader were provided by fax on April 5. They are as follows: Deputy Mayor Renaire FriersonDavis was reappointed to another oneyear term. Lisa DeBourg was named as deputy village clerk and Steven Lieberman was appointed as comptroller. Tamiko Alston was named as registrar; and Tina Springer, Zoning Board secretary. Other appointees are as follows: Board of Ethics: Harold Mahoney, chairman and member; Melissa Franco, member. Highway Commission: In addition to Chairman Richard Roman, Darren Eberhart was named as a commission member. Human Relations Commission: Ralph Smith, chairman; members, Marian Douglas, Rabbi Reuben M. Katz, Paula Clayborne and Rona Oliver. Board of Water and Light Commission: Ronald Schiotis Jr. Electrical Board: In addition to Chairman William Walsh, the following members were appointed: Steven Krupka, Robert DiPolito, Lester Endo, Lester Endo Jr., Charles Garritano and Robert Ludemann. Planning Board: In addition to Chairman Robert Cardinale Sr., Nina Dillon, was named vice chairwoman, and William Mello was appointed as an alternate member.

Plumbing Board: In addition to John Steffgen, chairman, members include William Bateman, Ernest Stumpf, Thomas Basalone and Richard Van Wicklen. Zoning Board: William Curan, chairman; Jorge Martinez, deputy chairman; member Robert Lewis, Christine Flaherty, alternate member; and Susan Lyons, counsel. Special Prosecutors: Susan Lyons, Ralph Franco Jr., Howard Colton, Stephen K. Malone, Melissa Franco, Ernest Jones and Barbara Solomon. Dog Control Officer: Paulette Catalano. Mayor's Advisory Veterans Council: Stephen A. Nicolino, chairman; members, Raymond Barone, Paul Zydor, Joseph Lisi and Edward Martin Sr. Over-Occupancy Committee: Donald Mauersberger, chairman; members, Dante Grover, Trudy Steingruebner, Bruce Newbery, William White Jr., Steve Pouyat, Ron Ellerbe, Rev. C. Luis Vargas, Eileen Weaver and Hazel Gibbons. Public Safety Committee: Arthur Burdette was named chairman. Members are James Butler, Donald Rowan, Louis DiGrazia, Hubert Bianco, Joseph Madigan, Patricia Murphy, Richard Holdener and David Newbery. Senior Citizens Council: Elaine Whaley was named chairman. Members are Laura Covington, Denise Campbell, Rochelle Brodsky, Debbie Allen and Christine Chaplin. Sept. llth Memorial Task Force: Renaire Frierson-Davis, chairwoman; members, John Jeffries, Louis DiGrazia, Anthony Baker, Miguel Bermudez and

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Village trustees award contracts by Jim Golding Village trustees awarded contracts for various services and projects totaling nearly $850,000 at Monday's board meeting Their actions included approval of a $736,943 contract for the Colony Park area water main replacement, a $57,650 contract with Armond Cement Contracting Co., of Merrick for the annual curb and sidewalk program, a $109,200 tree removal contract with A-l Tree and Shrub Service Inc. of Freeport, a $40,406 contract with Fortune Cleaning Services Inc. of Jamaica, Queens, for janitorial services at the Department of Public Works, and a $12,640 contract with Worth Supply Co., Inc. of North Hauppauge for a new model portable air compressor. The board also approved $2,778 for Armond Cement Contracting Co. for sidewalk repairs at three properties, and extended the contract for water treatment chemicals through January 2007 for caustic soda at $1.27 per gallon, and at $2.23 a gallon.

Trustees voted to reduce the tax assessment for the property at 199 Grand Avenue to $720, due to estimated water readings, and settled a water damage claim at fire department headquarters for $8,585. In other business, the following fire department officials were reappointed to their respective positions: Allen Grosser, chief; Joseph Stallone, first assistant chief; Kevin Muldowney, second assistant chief; Richard Layton, third assistant chief; ex-Chief Jerry Cardoso as battalion delegate for three years; and ex-Chief John Wensley as assistant battalion delegate. The Freeport Hudson Anglers organization received permission to hang two banners on South Main and Franklin Square, and at Guy Lombardo Avenue and Front Street from May 19 to June 19 to promote the annual Shark Fishing Tournament. Following their 15-minute meeting, the board adjourned to executive session to consider 26 personnel issues, one real estate issue; and a legal issue. Next meeting will be April 24.

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Arts Council Juried Photo Show The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is proud to present its 26th Annual Juried Photography Show, co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings. Over 200 submitted photos were reviewed by veteran art photographer Toby Old. After careful consideration he selected 34 for photos for exhibit and chose the .prizewinners. ' First in Color went to Marc Josloff of Freeport for his photo "Dali," a unique interpretation of the Philadelphia Art Museum's 2005 exhibit. Additional exhibitors from Freeport are Darrell Emile, April Marius, Danielle Nezin and Michele Swersey. First in Black & White went to Martin Hochberg of Baldwin of for his photo "Manhattan Skyscrapers II." An Honorable

Mention Award went to another Baldwin resident, Bob Simari, for his black and white photo "Arriving Storm." Jack McCoy also of Baldwin had his panoramic "St. Christolph, Austria" selected for exhibition and Judith Feinman, a resident of Baldwin Harbor had her black and white image "Dancer with Beard" selected for exhibition as well. The show will be on display from April 1-28, at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, during library hours. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2006 from 7-8:30 p.m. At that time the winners will be announced and presented with prizes and awards. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Polly Whitehorn at 2232522, ext 13.

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Finding common ground This week our Jewish readers. celebrate the Passover ; " * - * <-v r i with family seders, while our Christian readers are observing Holy Week, which includes the Last Supper, a seder over which Jesus presided. The two holy weeks overlap, much like many of our shared beliefs. Learning about what we share helps us to understand and appreciate our own faiths better. We also begin to realize how much we have in common. If this is so, then how much more true for the various groups within the Jewish, Christian and other faiths! •Fortunately, we live in a country where freedom of religion is not only allowed but also, in a way, subsidized 'since our religious institutions are not required to pay property taxes in order to contribute to the expenses of the community. If they did, many would likely be forced to close their doors. On the other hand, they do contribute to the community by providing education, health-care, assistance to the poor and so on. More important even than all these is their contribution to building the moral fiber of our nation. We are, as the slogan on our money says, "One Nation Under God."




THE FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH was host to the widely acclaimed Morehouse College Glee Club Town .of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby was joined by Freeport Mayor Glacken in congratulating David Morrow, music director of Moorehouse, members 'of the Glee Club and Steed Davidson, pastor of Freeport United Methodist Church.

AUTO SAFETY: A free vehicle safety check, sponsored by SPLASH, Steinway Auto Parts and Napa Auto Parts, will be held on Saturday, April 22, at ABC Auto, 342 Guy Lombardo Avenue. A neglected vehicle can be dangerous to drive, and finding mechanical problems and reporting them to the owner is the main goal of this program, with free inspection of tires, fluids, filters and other vehicle systems that affect safety, dependability and emissions. FREEPORT REC SENIOR CENTER EVENTS: The Rec Senior Center will sponsor a bus trip to the Showboat Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, on Wednesday, June 14. The bus will leave the rec center at 8 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Cost is $35, which will include driver's tip, sandwiches,

donuts, coffee soda, cookies, games and a movie on the bus. There will also be a $15 coin return from the hotel. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and money is due by Friday, April 28. Contact Roy Wolff at 377-2314 for further information. + *+ The Rec will also be holding a trip to the Essex Steam Train in Connecticut on Tuesday, July 11. The bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. Cost is $78 (check made out to McCarney Tours) which will include a waterfront lunch at Dock n' Dine. Enjoy the sights of the beautiful Connecticut River valley from aboard an antique steam train! All seats are sold on a first-come, first served basis and money must be in by May 31.

jUSt \A/rite b>y joan DUMB AND DUMBER Yearsago, it was common for the entertainment media to insert the character of the "dumb blonde" into light-hearted movies. Marilyn Monroe in shows like "Gentleman Prefer Blondes" and "How to Marry a Millionaire" personified that stereotype. Today, in some of her efforts, Jessica Simpson plays that role. Members of the news media, in contrast to those in entertainment, however, like to think of themselves as "smart and smarter." After a week of hearing several of these self-annointed gurus, however, I am beginning to wonder. Listening to the radio as I drove around town on errands, I heard one of the Sunday morning news personalities saying that he had no idea that France's labor laws made it almost impossible to fire workers. As I drove, I thought, "How could he not have known when I knew that." Granted, I have several family members working for companies with oversees offices, but I'm hardly a labor relations expert. How could this so-called expert commentator with international credentials not have known that important piece of information which over the years should have been mentioned in stories contrasting American versus European working

conditions, benefits and trends. Some days later, a male morning host and sometimes evening anchor was interviewing the writer of a new book about First Lady Laura Bush. In what I can only imagine was a rather disingenuous comment, he professed not to have ever known about an unfortunate incident in her life when a car accident she was in resulted in a person's death. "Is he kidding?" I thought. How could he not have known since it was well-publicized during both campaigns. What was the need for the dumb pretense? Only two days later, I heard another crusty, elder curmudgeon talking about the basketball playoffs. This gentleman professed never to have heard of George Mason University, and what's more, said that he didn't even know that George Mason was one of the Founding Fathers. What's with the dumb act? Or, possibly, are they really that dumb? That possibility is particularly thoughtprovoking with the news that Katie Couric is going to CBS as the evening anchor. Reams' of stories have been written asserting that she doesn't have the gravitas for that position. What gravitas? If gravitas means taking yourself too seriously, then perhaps she' doesn't. If gravitas means, "Never having to say you're

sorry" or that you messed up, then perhaps that's also the case. But to suggest that every male anchor is some sort of genius - well that's a real stretch. I'll take perky to pompous any day. If we're talking gravitas, why wasn't that an issue with one of the former major male news anchors who didn't even have a high school diploma? Personally, I would like to take away those little ear pieces from every news personality. Take away their notes; take away their lap tops. Let them try to interview even a high school debater and we would see just what geniuses they are. Many people who watch entertainment shows that feature fictionalized presidents wish that they could cast their votes'for the media creation. In the movie "Dave," how the audience laughed as the president, played by Kevin Kline, and his friend and accountant, played by Charles Grodin, were able to cut the fat out of a proposed federal budget and find the money for a proposed compassionate initiative. But that was fiction, much as we might wish otherwise, and everyone leaving the movie knew it. What we don't often know, however, is that many of the smarty-pants news personalities only seem smart because the world we see them in is so circumscribed, so scripted. Their.

genius is often a fiction as well. I get angry every time I hear an anchor pose a question to a guest who says, 'That's a great question Matt, or Charlie, or Bob." Of course it's a great question. A researcher wrote it for them and a producer probably gave the guest a general idea of what would be asked ahead of time. We in the audience aren't listening to an interview; we're listening to a play, a carefully crafted verbal exchange intended to fit into no more than three to five minutes between commercials. With some exceptions, the interview is a script. It's always easy to sound smart when somebody else is doing your research. It's particularly easy to sound smart when you second-guess outcomes rather than make the call when the call has to be made. I never liked it when women with blonde hair were portrayed as dumb. I also don't like it when bright, talented women, who have more than paid their dues, are portrayed as lacking gravitas. I don't like it when men act like know-italls. But it's even worse when these gentlemen take on that dumb-blonde personna themselves. Are they smart or not? Perhaps we need a "No Anchor Left Behind" standardized test.

Baldwin school board topics vary By Joan Delaney An archeological dig on land formerly inhabited, by the Meroke Indians, a review of the abstract concepts and instructional strategies in the mathematics curriculum, a quandary in dealing with vandalism in Shubert School's lavatories, and continuing bomb threats scrawled on desks and in bathrooms at the high school - all these were discussed and debated at the Baldwin Board of Education's April 5 regular meeting held at Milburn School. The archeological dig, undertaken by experts from Stony Brook University, will take place on fields at Milburn and Steele Schools to comply with New York .State environmental and historic preser-

vation requirements. Since the Meroke Indians lived along Milburn Creek, the state requires that the area be surveyed to determine if there are any remnants of historic significance and whether the district's proposed drainage and landscaping project would negatively impact on the site. Michael Sheehan, the district's director of facilities, operations and safety, said that he was pleased to be asking for the additional funding for this interesting endeavor. He said that staff at both, schools were eager to involve students in the project. In later comments he told The Leader that part of the survey involves digging six-foot holes at intervals throughout the acreage to analyze samples. In the "Illustrated History of

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Two parents disagreed with "punishing from page 5 The five-year cyclical review of the - everyone," despite unsuccessful efforts by staff to determine the actual culprits. mathematics curriculum by Steele When pressed that he should intercede School Principal and mathematics coorpersonally, attend the upcoming, scheddinator Kathy Dykes, Middle School uled school meeting and perhaps Chairperson Sandra E. Young and High supercede the principal's decision, Dr. School Chairperson Vivian Stevens outBritto stressed his total support of. the lined content (number sense, algebra, principal and staff. Agreeing with the etc), processes (problem solving, reasonboard that the principal's decision is not ing and proof, etc.), instructional stratedesigned as a permanent measure, he gies, parent education and short- and urged that parents and staff use the meetlong-term recommendations. ing "as an opportunity for the school With significant input. from community to work at it together." Superintendent Robert Britto, the changHe then noted how elementary level ing nature of mathematics goals and testdiscipline issues can escalate at the secing was explained. Additional time for ondary level. The superintendent illus- • math instruction, including the use of a trated that progression, noting that conmath block at the elementary level comtinued bomb threats at the high school parable to that for language arts, as well were recently manifested in writing as various interventions at the secondary scrawled in the bathroom. Referring back level including a "Math Academy" at the to the Shubert School issue, his expreshigh school, a math fair, additional remesion serious, Dr. Britto said that rather diation staff and the use of math labs than parents criticizing the measures were all explained. adopted, "The situation should be used as Planned is a greater emphasis on proan opportunity for the school community fessional development, which will to work together." include an outside consultant. Referring He added, 'The principal understands to math strategies, Dr. Britto ipted, it best. I would prefer the school commu"We're not just talking about more time, nity itself comes up with appropriate but a different experience...not just short term and long term solutions...The adding time, but thinking of math conultimate goal is to have students undercepts abstractly and then applying it to stand... to know that as a society, consereal world problems." When asked by parents what the effect • quences go beyond the people involved." Most firmly he said, "I am supporting the of increased math and language instrucjudgment of the principal and staff." tion would be on the other curriculum and Referring to some of the parent comwhether this emphasis would result in not ments, board member Anne Hannon making school "fun," Dr. Britto stressed noted her concern with one comment that they would not be increasing the "They won't stop doing it anyway." Ms. length of the school day, but would have to Hannon said, "We have to go back to the "best use the rest of the curriculum" in crebasics of how to bring up our kids." ative ways to achieve necessary results. Prompted by comments from a parent As an example, he noted that most testwhose high school daughter has had ing focuses on non-fiction reading to items stolen, there was lengthy discusevaluate vocabulary and comprehension, sion of safety and school district responsbut most curriculum has focused on reades to events at the high school. Board ing fiction. With time limits in mind, he members and Dr. Britto outlined the said that teachers would have to learn to chronology of events, the methods by "best use social studies and other curricuwhich they have, communicated, the taclum with reading skills in mind: We are tics they have employed as well as prior not narrowing the curriculum; we are opportunities for parents to become infusing non-traditional areas with the informed at several high school PTSA same type of thinking." meetings, and by signing up to receive eBoard President James Scannell, refermail notifications. ring to the board's "longtime concern and , . Earlier phoned bomb threats this philosophical- approach to maintain the school year resulted in two evacuations richness of the curriculum" made it clear, of the school. Responses to recent written that the district would not be incorporatthreats on desks and in bathrooms foling a "drill and kill program." lowed police suggestions for night-time Dr. Britto stressed, "It will be up to school inspections as well as restrictions teachers to find multiple ways for chilof backpacks and pocketbooks and mondren to be successful." Professional development will assist teachers to • itpring and limiting entrances. Dr. Britto said, "We are struggling with accomplish that goal. issues on modifying behavior." When a In the shadow of this philosophical parent asked if a specific Character discussion, audience comments then Education curriculum • was used, board turned to the more mundane and in many member Mary Jo O'Hagan outlined a ways, more difficult issue of discipline litany of activities and projects at all levand the differences of opinion on how to' els, although acknowledging, "We don't modify student behavior. have a program in a box." After numerous attempts to stop fourth Concluding the discussions, which and fifth grade students from clogging covered an enormous range, Mr. Scannell toilets at Shubert School, the principal said that the meeting could be entitled "A and staff decided to have "escorted visits Year in Review," since many of the topto the bathroom" in the morning and ics had been the subject of lengthy and afternoon with students restricted to specific presentations and discussions at using the better-monitored lavatory near prior meetings. the nurse's office for additional needs.

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FIRST CHURCH BALDWIN, UNITED METHODIST, 881 Merrick Rd, Baldwin, 2231168, Rev. Elizabeth Perry; Worship Service & Sunday School 10 a.m.; Youth Fellowship Sunday, 6:30 p.m EBENEZER CHURCH OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST, 97 Broadway. Michael R. Bernard, Pastor; Saturdays, Church at Study, 9:15 a.m.; Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Youth Service, 4 p.m. 379-1054 JEAN STREET CHAPEL, 23 West Dean Street. Sundays, Breaking of Bread, 9:15 am.; Adult Bible Class, 10:15 am.; Family Bible Hour, Sunday School (pre-K, through seniors), 11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m SOUTH NASSAU CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3147 Eastern Parkway, Baldwin, '379-0720, David Dooley, Minister. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday . Adult Bible Study, 8 p.m., Youth Group, 8 p.m.. ST. PETER'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2332 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, 2231951. The Rev. Edward G. Barnett, Pastor. The Service of Holy Communion, 10 am. ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH ANGLICAN) - 2375 Harrison Avenue, Baldwin, 223-3731, The Rev. Dr. Charles G. Ackerson, Ph.D., Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist and Sermon, 8 a.m., Church School and Nursery, 9:45 a.m., Sung Eucharist and Sermon, 10 a.m. Wednesday: Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place, Baldwin, New York 11510, (516) 223-2112 Welcoming and Supporting Individuals and Families to Grow in Faith! Sunday Services at 10 o'clock Pastor: Rev. Mark F. Greiner <> <> IGLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT- - 50 North Main Street, 546-0473, . C. Luis Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 286 West Merrick ?oad, Freeport, Walter Gibson, Pastor. Sunday Services, 8 and 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Friday night service, 8:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday Bible School, 7:30 p.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FREEPORT, South Ocean Avenue and Smith Street. Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. Rev. Eddie J. Jusino. BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH, 420 North Main Street. Reverend Dr. Harry J- White, II., Senior Pastor, Sunday Morning Worship Service 9:45 a.m., Holy Communion - Every 1st Sunday., Senior Program - Tuesday, Wednesday & . Thursday: 10 a.m., Radio Program - WTHE 1520 AM — Thursday Morning — 11 a.m. BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 885 Seaman Avenue. Daily minyan, Monday and Thursday 6:25 am.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:35 a.m.; Friday services 8 p.m.; Saturday services 9 a.m. and 5:50 p.m:; Sunday services, 9 am. FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 46 Pine Street, 378-0659. The Rev. Steed Davidson. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. During church service nursery care and a toddler srogram are available along with Pre-K through 3th grade Sunday School classes. CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, 91 North Bayview Avenue, 623-4200. Conservative, egalitarian congregation. Friday services, 8 p.m.; ; Saturday services, 9:30 a.m. Weekday minyan . followed by breakfast, 6:45 am. Sunday services, 9 am., followed by breakfast. Religious school, pre-K through high school. Adult education. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 228 South Ocean Avenue, 623-1204. A liberal faith community where all people and beliefs are welcome: Sunday, services 10:30 am. Childre's religious education, youth groups, childcare, small group interactions, social justice work and special events. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH/IGLESIA LUTERANA DE CRISTO, North Grove Street and Randall

Avenue. Pastor, The Rev. Marianne Tomecek, Sundays - 9:30 am. - Worship Service; 10:45 am. Sunday School and Adult Education; 11 am. Spanish Mass. WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, 80 West Merrick Road, Freeport Non-Denominational; Stephen and Roseann Brower, Senior Pastors; Sunday morning Worship 10 am.; Children's Church 10 a.m.;xNursery available. Wednesday Care Groups in the homes; Friday evenings ministries.; Care (Home and Hospital visits), Children's Ministry 7:30 p.m., 18 month residential program for substance abuse. Bible Education Center. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD, 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Linette Clark, Pastor. Sundays, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Services 11:15 a.m.; Evening Youth Services 6 p.m.;- Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Prayer Service 8 p.m. SALVATION ARMY, 66 Church Street, P.O. Bo\ 725, Sunday: Morning Worship 11 am.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 am.; Bible Study Friday 11 am.; Mid-week Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Family Supper Program on Tuesday 5 p.m. followed by Scouting activities 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call (516) 378-4557 . TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOPAL CHURCH - (ANGLICAN), South Long Beach Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 am. Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER, 37 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday 7:30 p.m. (Spanish), 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by 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); Sunday Masses 8:00 a.m., 10 (Family), 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish); Miraculous Medal Novena, Saturday following 7:30 a.m. Mass. Blessed Sacrament Chapel open 24 hours. ST. CHRISTOPHER'S R.C. CHURCH, 11 Gale Avenue, Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. (Folk Group); 11 am. (Choir); 12:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. (Contemporary Music Group). Daily Masses: Monday through Friday: 7 and 9 a.m.; Saturday: 9 am. Holiday Masses: Please consult the weekly Bulletin the Sunday before the holyday. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FREEPORT, Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue. Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.; 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 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Praise and 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 am. . SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 2959 Grand Avenue, Baldwin; .Rabbi Robert Judd. Conservative. Twice daily minyan: Weekdays: Sunday 9:30 am.; Monday-Friday 6:50 a.m.; Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbat: 8 p.m.; Shabbat morning 9:30 am.; Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school; Adult education. Mens Club & Sisterhood. 2238688 ZION CATHEDRAL, COGIC,, 312 Grand Avenue, Freeport. Bishop Frank Otha White, Senior Paston Dr. Frank Anthone White, CoPsastor. Sunday: 7:30 and 11:15 am., Worship Services; 10 a.m., Sunday School. Tuesday:: 121 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spiritual Empowerment Service; 6 p.m., Youth Activities.


Police News Freeport First Squad detectives are investigating an assault that occurred in Freeport on Friday, April 7, at 10:39 p.m. Detectives report that during an altercation between several males in front of the 7/Eleven, Brooklyn Avenue, an unknown man fired two rounds from an unknown caliber handgun and struck a male victim, 23, in the neck with one of the rounds. The second round struck a vehicle in the parking lot. The shooter and the rest of the participants in the altercation fled the scene by unknown means. The victim was able to run to Freeport

Police Headquarters (approximately one hundred yards away) where Freeport police officers transported the victim to Nassau University Medical Center. The victim was admitted into surgery and is listed in critical but stable condition. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. +++ The First Squad reports the arrest of a




April 13 - Maundy Thursday 8 p.m. - Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar. April 14 - Good Friday 12 noon - Community Good Friday Service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1375 Grand Avenue, North Baldwin 8 p.m. - Service of Shadows. April 15 - Holy Saturday/Easter Even 5 p.m. - Lighting of the New Fire, and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. April 16 - Feast of the Resurrection (Easter Sunday) 8 a.m. - Holy Eucharist with Hymns. 10 a.m. - Festal Eucharist. 11:30 a.m. - Children's Easter Egg Hunt.

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Gittleman runs for Baldwin board Stanley Gittleman, a former New York City social studies teacher and a resident of Baldwin since 197 1; has announced his candidacy for the Baldwin Board of Education. There are, two at-large seats at stake at the election which will take place on Tuesday, May 16.; Present board members B.A. Schoen and Mary Jo OiHagan have indicated that they intend to run for re-election. ; Mr. Gittleman describes his vision as "Happy, healthy and safe children living in • a fair, just, and compassionate society." To accomplish that goal, he has outlined a three-point program. It includes: a community-based plan to reduce school property taxes, research-based programs to reduce violent student behavior and substance abuse, and increased student academic achievement. At several board of education meetings, Mr. Gittleman has advocated incorporation of a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program into the curriculum. He believes that through such programs "Children are taught how to calm themselves when they are upset and improve how they relate to people." He says that these researched programs have been proven successful and that "the skills taught are needed to prevent substance abuse and violent behavior." His plan to reduce taxes includes investigating fairer alternatives to the property tax approach to funding education with a goal of creating a "community-based campaign to increase state aid to education." Currently, Mr. Gittleman is on the Baldwin Educational Assembly's Executive Board and serves on the Character Education Committee.

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Part 2 Sharing the commercial wealth? Seaford Superintendent George Duffy explained how not all Long Island school districts are created equal. Seaford, he said, has its own challenges. "Seaford is a community that has very little commercial base. It's becoming overwhelming for our homeowners, our taxpayers." Mr. Duffy said keeping the budget the same won't be the answer. "Even a flat line with the rate of inflation being about 4 percent, it's a loss." He said despite the nearby shopping areas such as the mall, frequented by Seaford shoppers, Seaford taxpayers receive no benefit. North Merrick Superintendent David Feller said one solution talked about was all commercial contributions pooled together and shared. He admits that solution might be a tough sell to areas on Long Island rich in commercial properties.

Fund state mandates? Dr. Carl Bonuso, superintendent of Wantagh Schools, said, "We need to review the state formula in general, let alone the state priorities in general." One such priority insisted upon by the state, Dr. Bonuso noted, was mandated assessments. 'The state needs to bear some of the costs of the mandates they are demanding." He said additional assessments, or state tests, cost districts, as they must revamp their curriculum and purchase new teaching materials to teach to the newest test. Mr. Feller said that new state mandates demanding the revamping of curriculum should be fully funded by the state. North Bellmore Superintendent Dominic Mucci said, 'The state's asking

us to be accountable to our kids and move them along in a good way, but the unfounded mandates — they're a tough one to swallow." Levittown Superintendent Dr. Herman Sirois said, "It's not just the amount of money, the system has to be changed." Baldwin Assistant Superintendent Gene Levenstien said, "We have something in place just make it fair and equitable."

Gambling for school money? Dr. Sirois said the funds generated from the New York State Lottery were supposed to fund education and while he said that money may go to education, it simply replaces other funding; it is not thought of as additional funds, as originally purported. The number does not increase the amount of money going toward education. Mr. Levenstien also mentioned the farce of the New York State Lottery and its claim to help increase education funding.

Letter writing In mid-March, North Merrick school board President John Pinto announced a letter had been drafted in collaboration with County Executive Tom Suozzi and a number of Nassau County school districts addressing this issue. The letter, ceremoniously signed on March 9, will be sent to Governor George Pataki, Senator Joseph Bruno and Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. The letter states that the nationwide state average to fund education is 57 percent, and that New York State only funds 37 percent of its state's education costs. Nassau County, the letter states, receives only 17 percent, half of the already low state average. Dr. Sirois said of the letter, "Anything that brings attention to the archaic system

passes a law that gets around a law suit." How taxpayers can keep in the loop

of financing education in New York State is welcome," though Dr. Sirois admits he's not sure if a letter is going to help. 'There's nothing new in there." According to Dr. Sirois, members of the Levittown school board did not sign the letter because, while he thinks many of the points in the letter are sound, he did not want the letter signing to become a political issue. Dr. Sirois says the issue is bipartisan and it isn't new. He cites lawsuits going back to the late '70s involving districts such as Levittown trying to get their fair share of state aid. Dr. Sirois said ultimately that lawsuits against the state are ineffective because, "The state simply

An equally compelling complaint taxpayers have is not just how high the taxes are driven after a budget passes, but where the money goes. Dr. Bonuso urges taxpayers to become part of their local citizens' budget committee. "Getting involved is key," he said. Robert Wisotzky, Wantagh's assistant superintendent for business, said taxpayers should contact their local legislators and ask what is being done to help redistribute state aid and lessen the tax burden for homeowners. Concluded Dr. Bonuso, "It comes down to collaboration and communication."

State officials respond Within an hour of both houses of the state Legislature approving a new fiscal budget for 2006, Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr. talked to The Leader about how the budget will impact education within Freeport and Baldwin, if, as expected, the governor approves. "District superintendents are no doubt responding to their readings of the governor's budget, which includes a decrease of $490,000 to education in it." He called the increase in new spending in the budget for education as "the single most educational funding ever appropriated in state history," "Superintendents who have been talking to us will be pleased with this new budget," remarked Assemblyman Dave McDonough. But, of course, it will be incumbent upon the districts to now spend the new money

they receive wisely, he said. He also pointed out that the reason so many school budgets failed last year was because property taxes had become prohibitive enough to spur the reaction to vote against those budgets. With the two biggest issues facing the new budget educational funding and property tax relief, he told The Leader that legislators also passed a tax relief bill that will give seniors $600 back toward paying taxes, and give $300 in relief to other residents. "We also passed and Empire State Child Credit, giving families relief for children from four to 17 years old," continued the senator. Families would receive $330 for a first child, $660 for second child and $990 for a third child. "We also eliminated the marriage -tax penalty," he concluded.

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Tarantino seeks re-election By Joan Delaney Library trustee Anthony Tarantino has announced that he will be running for reelection to the Baldwin Library Board of Trustees. The library trustee election will take place May 16. Mr. Tarantino, who has served for two five-year terms, is a 1975 graduate of Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus and has been a resident of Baldwin for 12 years. He is a member and two-time president of the Baldwin Kiwanis Club and has served as an advisor to the Baldwin High School Key Club for four years. He was also vice-chairman of the Baldwin Community Leaders Charity Softball Game, which ran two successful events raising over $40,000 to benefit the community. Mr. Tarantino notes that he originally ran for the trustee position because he had made Baldwin his permanent home and wanted to contribute to the betterment of the community. He says, "A major responsibility of a trustee is to oversee the business aspects of the library, particularly the institution's finances." He believes that his 26 years of operating his own financial investigation company, Intelligence Services, Inc., allows him to bring much of that experience to his role as a trustee.

He says that he is proud of his nine years of service as a trustee, during which he has always strived " to help the library respond to our ever-changing community and provide all the necessary and desired programs, while keeping the burden on the taxpayers to a minimum." He adds that during his tenure, a variety of new services and programs were analyzed, approved, and implemented. The accomplishment he singles out as "the one of which I am most proud is my participation in the development, planning and ultimate completion of your new library which was overwhelmingly approved by the voters...The library was expanded from 22,800 square feet to 45,000 square feet with the children's department doubling in size. Most importantly, this expansion and renovation was completed within budget." He calls the library "the centerpiece of Baldwin." Mr. Tarantino also refers to several cooperative activities which he encouraged both as a trustee and as a member of Kiwanis. He notes that the Kiwanis Club now supports the children's and young adults summer reading programs and that the Key Club donates some of its community service efforts to assisting in various children's and young adult programs. He says, "In the future, I hope to enlist the same level of participation from other organizations." _

BFE HONORS ROTONDO, INGLES: Claudia Rotondo (right), executive director of the Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse, and residents Margaret and Ed Ingles were honored by the Baldwin Foundation for Education for their outstanding Contributions to Baldwin's students. Ms. Rotondo, who was introduced by her son Mark, spoke of "counting my blessings" as she described her life and the work she loves. Mr. Ingles, introduced by his son Kevin, related his happy "snapshots of Baldwin," many involving his sports activities, while his wife Margaret, introduced by her daughter Diana, spoke of her love for the community and of "people you can count on and call on." Councilman Anthony Santino presented the honorees with certificates and then ceremonies concluded with socializing during a light supper with food supplied by many local merchants. Tibi Bar i Open During Summer

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w BALDWIN'S CHILDREN GREETED THE EASTER BUNNY with hugs and kisses at the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce's annual event with pancakes, bacon, and lots of other goodies and prizes supplied by local merchants.

CHILDREN ENJOYED THE MAGIC and comedy of Jim McClenahan at Baldwin Public Library Day, while adults were treated to the music of Broadway actress and singer Joan Roberts. Meanwhile, outside the library staff and fellow members of the Civil Service Employees Union (CSEA) protested the fact that the full-time staff is still without a contract.

Baldwin School District Superintendent Robert Britto has invited parents and community members to attend his follow-up program on learning and teaching strategies. He will use examples of student work to illustrate the process of analysis, self-correction and improvement that he believes are crucial elements in creating excellence. The meeting will take place on Wednesday evening, April 26, at the high school at 7:30 p.m. At a meeting on September 25, as the school year began, Dr. Britto's original presentation created positive buzz among the large audience in attendance as he invited parents to share in the educational partnership he envisioned for the district. He stressed that "The nature of intelligence is not fixed,, but mutable," and said that students are able to change, grow and develop if they are taught proper techniques. His presentation illustrated the kinds of questions which educators must ask of themselves in preparing lessons so that they can then ask the kinds of questions and assign the types of tasks which allow students to improve. He said, "Students learn through effort," but indicated that such effort must be directed with practices, techniques and activities that improve results. He noted that, "Saying 'Try harder is not enough." Interacting with his audience that evening, he allowed parents to experience for themselves the difficulties in establishing criteria to determine excellence. He then said that it would be

exactly that type of analysis which students would be learning. At the April 26 meeting, Dr. Britto intends to use student material completed during the past year to show this shift in the teaching/learning process and the results which have occurred. The presentation can be expected to illustrate that not only can student achievement improve, but so can teaching strategies. During the year, professional development and collegia! cooperation have focused on this aspect of teaching. It is hoped that this approach will not only enhance student learning for its own sake, but also show improved results on standardized testing. Less than satisfactory test results have created discontent in the community especially following published listings and comparisons among school districts. During the year, Dr. Britto has stressed that students must be given the skills to understand questions and tasks and to be able to analyze for themselves whether their work has met the criteria required. The process he advocates includes the three Rs - Revise, Reflect and Resubmit. In September he said that when he visits classrooms, he asks students the questions, "What are you learning, why are you learning it, and what are you doing to make it better?" That presentation made it clear he would be asking similar questions of teachers. The April 26 meeting will show the results of how students and teachers have answered his questions and how student work has changed because of it.

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Increase the Peace 2006 - A Freeport campaign In 2004, a group of Freeport High School students who were members of the Operation Pride VIP program came up with the idea of a Freeport "Increase the Peace" campaign to celebrate and promote a peaceful lifestyle. The campaign was successfully held in 2005 and is once again in full swing this year. It began on April 1 and will conclude on April 15. For two weeks Freeport has been engulfed in a sea of orange ribbons signifying Freeport's stand for nonviolence. This year's campaign began with a

kick-off rally on March 22 at the Zion Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Freeport. There, the citizens of Freeport made a pledge to commit to a nonviolent lifestyle. More than 14,000 ribbons were cut by the Freeport school children; some are to be tied around a tree or door. Other ribbons are made to be pinned on your lapel as a symbol of your commitment to a peaceful lifestyle. "The campaign is meant to be an opportunity for Freeporters to express their concern and their stand for nonviolence. We are celebrating nonviolence," said Tedd Levy, director of Freeport Pride. In a letter to the editor, Mr. Levy

wrote that "Our society has changed, as violence is increasingly a part of everyday life, particularly the life of our youth. This trend will not change by itself. It will only change when people of good faith make a commitment to change it. Here's an opportunity and we urge all Freeporters to take advantage of it. Parents, talk to your child about nonviolence; educators and coaches, discuss with your young people the importance of a peaceful lifestyle; government officials, find ways to promote nonviolence; business' owners, hire a Freeport young person and contribute to their positive development and everybody, display your orange ribbon around a tree." In addition to cutting all those rib-

bons, Freeport's elementary schools and Atkinson Middle School have had their H own presentations and classroom dis- c cussions on violence. The students are 3 D. also creating a banner that will promote 65 peace. On April 11 and 12, Dodd Middle School and Freeport High School held assemblies and invited speakers who were affected by gang violence to make to o classroom presentation. These speakers o included Richard Green, executive director of the Crown Heights Collective; Reitha White, mother of Jose White, who was murdered as a result of gang violence, and Detective Donald Butler of the Hempstead Police Department.


A campaign of hope and promise for our young Another child dead. I had a lump in my throat when I read about Danielle Baker, 14 years old, who was killed by a stray bullet while dancing at a party this past weekend. It didn't happen here in Freeport, but unfortunately it is a familiar scenario - an innocent victim who died from gang violence. I recall Sergio Argueta's words at the Increase the Peace Rally held in late March. "We are celebrating the lives of 14, 15 and 20-year-olds," he said. "I feel privileged to be alive and.I'm 28 years old." There, above the podium at Zion Cathedral of God in Christ, was a screen that flashed images of Damien Corrente, Jose White and Diana Correa. I learned that Damien had very long eyelashes and liked to play tee ball. I learned that Jose enjoyed music and wanted to do really well in school and Diana - she liked to be with little children. She hoped that one day she would be a child psychologist. The Operation Pride Choir sang. People were moved to tears. But is it enough? "I'm sorry," Mr. Argueta continued. "I'm sorry we gave up. I'm sorry it's okay to die for a street corner you don't own."

More than sorry, I'm mad as hell. I'm neither a sociologist nor a criminologist but I know there is a problem with gang and youth violence and I know it will take each and every one of us to help solve that problem. It means standing up for what you believe in without using guns or knives or fists or even hurtful words. "You must be the change you wish to see in the world," said Mahatma Ghandi. That's why The Leader has agreed to dedicate a portion of this issue to the Increase the Peace Campaign. We are hopeful that our efforts^along with the efforts of the residents, businesses and schools in Freeport, will be the beginning of something new and wonderful peace. So tie an orange ribbon around your tree or hang it on your door or place of business. Wear a ribbon on your lapel. Encourage the young people in your family, in your workplace and in your neighborhood, to value the lives and liberties of other human beings. If anyone asks why you wear a ribbon, tell them you believe our community and our world can change for the better and you hope they will be part of it. -Laura Schofer with Mark Treske S*


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Helping young people to grow healthy CM

By Tedd Levy Search Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is, "To provide leadership, knowledge, and resources i to promote healthy children, youth and communities." They have identified cd 40 qualities that are called •a Developmental Assets. Developmental Assets are "40 opportunities, skills, relationships, values, and self perceptions that all young people need to succeed." These Developmental Assets are elements of healthy youth development. We feel they are important tools in keeping young people away from gangs and youth violence and that they foster healthy youth development. The Freeport Officials Working Group (a group of Freeport community leaders concerned with the issue of gangs) is considering ways to promote them. These developmental assets only work if parents and communities make commitments to them. We hope Freeporters will choose to do so. For more information on Developmental Assets™ and the Search Institute, go to (N

Developmental Assets This chart shows eight areas of human development and groups the 40 developmental assets by these categories. The percentages of young people who report experiencing each asset (indicated following each asset) were gathered' in 2003 from the administration of the Search Institute Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors survey in 202 communities and 27 states.

External Assets Support 1. Family Support - Family life provides high levels of love and support. (68%) 2. Positive Family Communication Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parent(s)r(28%) 3. Other Adult Relationships Young person receives support from

three or more nonparent adults. (43%) 4. Caring Neighborhood - Young person experiences caring neighbors. (37%) 5. Caring School Climate - School provides a caring, encouraging environment. (29%) 6. Parent Involvement in Schooling - Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school. (29%)

Empowerment 1. Community Values Youth - Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth. (22%) 8. Youth As Resources - Young people are given useful roles in the community. (26%) . 9. Service To Others - Young person

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16. High Expectations - Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well. (48%)

Constructive Use of Time 17. Creative Activities - Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts. (21%) 18. Youth Programs - Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in the community. (57%) 19. Religious Community - Young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution. (58%) 20. Time at Home - Young person is out with friends "with nothing special to do" two or fewer nights per week. (51%)

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serves in the community one hour or more per week (48%) 10. Safety - Young person feels safe at home, at school, and in the neighborhood. (51%)

Boundaries & Expectations 11. Family Boundaries - Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person's whereabouts. (46%) 12. School Boundaries - School provides clear rules and consequences. (52%) 13. Neighborhood Boundaries Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people's behavior. (47%) 14. Adult Role Models - Parent(s) and other adults, model positive,responsible behavior. (27%) 15. Positive Peer Influence - Young person's best friends model responsible behavior. (63%)

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Young person place high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty. (52%) 28. Integrity - Young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs. (68%) 29. Honesty - Young person "tells the truth even when it is not easy." (66%) 30. Responsibility - Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility. (63%) 31. Restraint - Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs. (45%)

Social Competencies 32. Planning and Decision Making Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices. (29%) 33. Interpersonal Competence Young persons has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills. (45%) 34. Cultural Competence - Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds. (43%) 35. Resistance skills - Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations. (41%) 36. Peaceful Conflict Resolution Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently. (40%)

Internal Assets

Positive Identity

Commitment To Learning 21. Achievement Motivation Young person is motivated to do well in school. (65%) 22. School Engagement - Young person is actively engaged in learning. (55%) 23. Homework - Young person reports doing at least one' hour of homework every school day. (47%) 24. Bonding To School - Young person cares about her or his school. (52%) 25. Reading for Pleasure - Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week. (22%)

37. Personal Power - Young person feels he or she has control over "things that happen to me." (42%) 38. Self-Esteem - Young' person reports having a high self-esteem. (48%) 39. Sense of Purpose - Young person reports that "my life has a purpose." (57%) • • • - • • - • • . - • . . . 40. Positive View of Personal Future - Young person is optimistic about her or his personal future. (72%) This chart may be reproduced for educational, noncommercial uses only. Download this and other information on assets for younger children at Copyright © 2006 by Search Institute™, 800888-7828. Data are from surveys of almost 150,000 students in grades 6-12 (ages approximately 11-18 years) in public and alternative U.S. schools.

Positive Values 26. Caring - Young person places high value on helping other people. (50%) 27. Equality and Social Justice -

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Resources for young people and familes The following is a list of local organizations that young people and families can turn to for help with a variety of situations. COMMUNITY COUNSELING & YOUTH SERVICES Family and Children's Association 100 East Old Country Road, Mineola 746-0350 Offers 44 programs within six areas: prevention and family support, youth development, senior care, residential/housing, counseling/mental health services, and chemical dependency. Locations throughout Nassau County. Freeport Pride 46 Pine Street, Freeport 378-1111 33 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport 546-2822 Provides drug treatment and prevention services and youth counseling services. Also provides job placement services for youth. Hispanic Counseling Center 344 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead 538-2613 Mental health outpatient clinic, drug/alcohol treatment, individual and group counseling, parenting skills, housing for mentally ill, mental health program for people with HIV/AIDS, youth program. South Shore Child Guidance Center 17 West Merrick Road, Freeport 868-3030 Offers outpatient therapy, parent education programs, crisis intervention, post-hospitalization aftercare and alcohol services to children and families. STRONG Youth 21 West Columbia Street, Hempstead, 408-3798 A multicultural, non-violence organization that provides alternatives to street life and encourages youth to create a safer community by promoting positive values. STRONG assists youth in refusing to contribute to the violence and negative elements of society. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AND HOTLINES Long Island Council of Churches

Emergency Aid Ministries 1644 Denton Green, Hempstead 565-0390 Delivers an array of social services including help .with emergency expenses such as transportation, family support, emergency housing, emergency food, disaster relief, information and referral. Long Island Crisis Center 2740 Martin Avenue, Bellmore 679-1111 Middle Earth Hotline 24 hour-7 days/week phone or walk in crisis intervention center providing counseling, information and referrals around issues of suicide, depression, drug abuse, family problems, etc. Mental Health Association of Nassau County 16 Main Street, Hempstead 489-2322 Counseling, information and referral service for help with emotional and other problems relating to mental health and family life. Help line, 504HELP, is open 24/7, and includes the Family Phone, Teen Line, Parent Help Line and Drug & Alcohol hotline. Society of St. Vincent de Paul 249 Broadway, Bethpage 822-3132 Offers emergency financial assistance to needy individuals and their families. Also manages three residential programs for the homeless and provides criminal justice services including counseling, support for inmates' families, pastoral care, etc. OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES Coalition on Child Abuse & Neglect 229 Seventh Street, Garden City 747-2966 Serves as a center for child abuse prevention and child victim advocacy including prevention, intervention and educational services. Information and referral. Education and training workshops. Child victim advocacy for abused children. Parent support and education program. Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans, Nassau County (CASA) 40 Main Street, Hempstead 572-0750 Information and referral service providing general assistance to the Hispanic-American community of Nassau County in such areas as educa-

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tion, employment, social service needs and civil rights; advocacy on behalf of the interests of the Hispanic-American community; immigration and naturalization assistance; E.S.L. (English as a Second Language); adult literacy. Freeport/Roosevelt Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. 281 Babylon Turnpike, Roosevelt 379-4000 Employment, emergency food, clothes bin, emergency shelter, commodities, etc. Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence 250 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead 572-0700 Services for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, elder abuse and dating violence. Crisis intervention, telephone counseling, individual and group counseling; advocacy; legal advocacy, consultation and assistance. Shelter for domestic and dating violence assault victims. The Coalition maintains two hotlines: the Domestic Violence Hotline (542-0404) and the Rape/Sexual Assault Hotline (222-2293) Freeport-Roosevelt Health Center 460 North Main Street, Freeport 571-8600 Health services include pregnancy testing, family planning for all ages, immunization for school entry, pediatrics, gynecology, maternity, and gen-

eral medicine. Nassau County Department of Social Services 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, I D. Uniondale (Administration) 227-8519 450 North Main Stret Freeport "O (Freeport Office) OJ 571-8635 Provides financial assistance and sup- KJ portive services to eligible individuals 8 ON and families in Nassau County. The Child H Protective Services unit is responsible to investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect received from the New York State Child Abuse Registry (24 hour child abuse hotline 1800 342-3720). Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources 50 Clinton Street, Hempstead 485-5000 Basic skills and vocational training, assessment job search assistance, inschool and out-of-school work experience program, summer youth employment program. Not listed here are the many resources available at your child's school in Freeport. School social workers, school psychologists, guidance counselors, teachers, deans, assistant principals and principals all can provide guidance to you and your child. Compiled by Freeport Pride, Inc.



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Many reasons are offered as to why young people join gangs. cl Unfortunately there are many influences in our society, communities, ca schools, and families that encourage 1 young people to join gangs; and young people learn from these influences. Gangs are part of our culture. Living in this culture, young people receive mesOS W sages and form impressions that it's Q okay, even cool, to join a gang. So, when we realize that there are many influences pushing our children towards gangs, our job. as parents and concerned individuals is to counter these influences. This becomes a guiding principle in reducing the risk your child will use drugs. In addition, nurturing a sense of belonging is particularly important. Kids who don't have a feeling of belonging to their family, their church, their school, a job or other positive groups are particularly vulnerable to gangs. We have attempted to provide you, as a parent, with the basic and most important rules to reduce the risk of your child joining a gang. Five Rules To Help Set clear rules for your child and make sure you repeat them often. Set limits for your child. Teach your child what behaviors are acceptable and what behaviors are unacceptable. This is one of the most important roles of parents; teaching right from wrong. Explain to your children that gangs exist and that they are not allowed to join a gang or associate with gang members. Don't assume your children "know better." If you don't emphasize this rule, you make it more likely your child won't adhere to it. Your child should have no choice about gangs and other risky behavior; you make that choice for him (or her). • .Supervise your child's activities. It is important to know your child's friends, their parents, where he goes at night, etc. Know if any of his friends are

involved in gangs or other risky behavior. When your child leaves your home know where he is going. He should always check in to tell you where he is. Do not allow him to simply go out. Set appropriate curfews for your child. Supervise your children's activities even when they are home. When children retreat to the phone, television or computer in their room, your supervision of them is challenged. Consider having a computer for their use in the living room or family room. Phone use should not be unlimited and unchecked. Keep your child busy. Keep him or her involved in positive structured activities. Nurture and encourage exploration of positive interests. A sense of belonging is important for all young people; belonging to a family, a club, a church, a school, etc. is crucial. Foster your child's sense of belonging. Encourage bonding to school and other positive community groups. Expose your child to opportunities to give back, to participate in service to others. ; Talk to your kids. Good communication is open, frequent and has a positive tone. Make opportunities to talk to your child, keep communication open. Talk with, not to him; hear him out before you respond. Encourage your child to share how he feels. Acknowledge his feelings, never devalue them. Spend time as.a family, with your children. Children should learn values (i.e. not to join gangs) from their parents. Today, with so many influences weakening the family, young people , often learn values from their peers and others. The adolescent subculture is separated from the rest of the culture. This raises concerns. Young people who spend mos^ of their leisure time with peers are more likely to be in an environment where there are unhealthy role, models. If you want to encourage certain values in your children, you have to spend time with them. Don't allow you and your child to lead separate lives that occasionally meet in front of the TV set. Eat dinner as a family, go tc the mall as a family, visit relatives as a family, etc. Develop family hobbies. Nurture strong family bonds.

To flelp Guide You With These Rules Set and enforce these rules with love. Tell your children you love them, not only to keep them away from gangs, but for their overall development as well. So tell them often and in as many ways as you can. The rules presented here are simple, but putting them into effect and enforcing :them is not. It requires a concerted and consistent effort. But incorporating them in your parenting should be a major boost to your difficult and very

important responsibilities. There's more that parents can do to guide their children to a positive lifestyle. For example, be informed regarding gangs and be accurate when talking about gangs. Expose your child to positive role models and encourage appropriate relationship with positive adults. Praise and encourage your child; raise a child who feels good about himself and has good selfesteem. ' Good luck.


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Why I believe in non-violence I stand firm in my belief of nonviolence. One does not need to be violent. Violence gets a person nowhere fast. Doing violent acts only gets that person in trouble. It causes problems. I usually read and memorize the scripture "create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me" (Psalm 51, verse 10). 1 refer to that as an act towards staying out of the way of being violent. If one's mind is set right and their actions, they won't have

to commit a violent act. Being violent to me is a childish game; they hit and tease one another. We as a' nation should be able to STOP acting like little children and STAND tall, grow up, and be able to be nonviolent, and teach the upcoming youth that they too can do the same. Violence begets violence; let's end it now. Anika Smith Living in New York where I have for all these years, I've seen a lot go down, from gun shots heard late at night, to the raping of innocent women. AH the things I had to experience growing up

in my hood. Every hustler, junkie, or banger could have easily been me, or one of my friends. It's a tough enough world out there without the pressures of society. Every gang member shot per year, or every person killed by gang violence, could be another body in a class versus another body in a bag. Why is it that we become a victim to our own hood? Why do we conform to what we see on TV? Well, I refuse. I refuse to become

that victim and I refuse to give in. I * refuse to become a product of my envi- H ronment or just another statistic. I've c had to see it - live it my whole life and I've made a conscious decision about where I stand. Violence, in whatever form it comes in, is not something I want to be about. I see people at school - jumping kids and plotting against others. That's not cool and it's just not me. Jennifer Mays


FREEPORT PRIDE'S TEDD LEVY speaks at the dedication of the Diana Correa memorial. OPERATION PRIDE STUDENTS read their affirmations of non-violence.

SERGIO ARGUETA of STRONG Youth and Legislator Kevan Abrahams held a press conference on combating youth violence.

JOSE WHITE, the second innocent victim of violence in Freeport, is remembered at last year's Increase the Peace campaign, pictured here,

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AUNY 070 ' JR BUDGET HEARING AND VOTE OF FL #610 4x3/23. 30. 4/6. 13 BALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD. COUNTY OF NASSAU COMPANY. NAME; 279 SCHOLES STREET LLC. STATE OF NEW YORK. TO BE HELD ON Articles of Organization were filed with the May 16/2006 Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual dis02/23/06. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY trict meeting budget/hearing of the qualified has been designated as agent of the LLC upon voters of the Baldwin Union Free School District, whom process against it may be served. SSNY . Town of Hempstead. County of Nassau, will be shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Neil held on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the gymnasiL. Fuhrer & Assoc. LLP nm. 750 Third Avenue. . um of the Administration Building, Hastings 29th Floor, New York. New York 10017. Purpose: Street, Baldwin, New York in said School District For any lawful purpose. for the transaction of such business as is authoFL#611 6x3/23.30,4/6, 13 rized by law including the following purposes: NOTICE OF SALE ). Presentation and discussion of the budget SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - NORfor the operation of the district schools for the WEST MORTGAGE. INC.. Plaintiff, AGAINST KEITH school year beginning July 1, 2006. R. WRIGHT. SR., ET. AL. Defendants). Pursuant ' 2. Presentation and discussion of the budget to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly - for operation of the Baldwin Public Library for dated 10/3/2000,1, the undersigned Referee will ' the fiscal year beginning July 1. 2006. sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of 3. Transaction of such other business as is; the-Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old authorized by law. Country Rd., Village of Mineola. New York, on PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the vote 4/20/2006 at 10:00 AM. premises known as 59 upon the appropriation of necessary funds to Brooks Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575. All that' meet the necessary expenditures for the school certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the year 2005-2006, the library appropriation, and buildings and improvements thereon erected, - on all propositions duly filed with-the Boartf of situate, lying and being in the Town of . Education, to fill two vacancies for Trustee on Hempstead. County of Nassau and State, of the Board of Educaftoa and to fill one vacancy

on the Board of Trustees of the Baldwin Public Library shall be held in the gymnasium of the Senior High School Ethel T. Kloberg Drive. East of Grand Avenue. Baldwin] New York, in said School District on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, between the hours of 7:OOAM and 10:OOPM. The qualified voters will fill the following vacancies: a. The office of Mary Jo O'Hagan. a member of the Board of Education, which term expires on June 30. 2006, for a new term commencing July 1. 2006, and expiring on June 30, 2009. b.!The office of Robert *B.A." Schoen. a member of the Board of Education, which term expires on June 30, 2006, for a new term commencing July 1. 2006, and expiring on-June 30, 2009. c. The office of Anthony Tarantino, a member of the Board of Trustees, of the Baldwin Public Library, which term expires on June 30. 2006, for a new term commencing June 30, 2006, and expiring June 30, 2011, and to vote on the following propositions: PROPOSITION NO. 1

Registration shall also be permitted in the office of the District Clerk at Baldwin's Administration building during the hours of enrollment of children for a school term and also from 8:OOAM to 3:OOPM on any school day at any of the District schools not later than five days preceding the school meeting and election. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that Hie register shall include (1) all qualified voters of the District who shall personally present themselves for registration; and (2) all previously qualified voters of the District who shall have been previously registered for any Annual or Special District Meeting or election held or conducted at any time with four (4) years (2002-2005) prior to preparation of the said register; and (3) voters-permanently registered with the Board of Election of the County of Nassau. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Board of Registration will further meet during the hours of voting at the Annual District Election on May 16. 2006. for the purpose of preparing a register for District meetings or elections to be held subsequent to May 16, 2006. Said register shall include (1) all qualified voters of the District who shall present themselves personally for registration, and (2) all qualified voters of the District who shall have been previously registered for any annual or special District meeting or election held or conducted at any time within four calendar years (2002-2005) prior to the preparation of said register. The Register shall be filed in the Office of the District Clerk of the school district at the Administration Building, Hastings Street, Baldwin, New York where it shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter between the hours of 9:OOAM and 2:OOPM on each of the five days prior to the day set for the .election, except Sunday, and on Saturday by appointment only. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that application for absentee ballots for the school district election may be applied for at the office of the Clerk. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been Issued will be available In the office of the Clerk on each of the five days prior to the day of the election, except Sunday, and on Saturday by appointment only. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that this Board shall convene a special meeting thereof within twenty-four hours after the filing with the District Clerk of a written report of the results of the ballot, to meet at the Baldwin Senior High School for the purpose of examining and tabulating said reports of the result of the ballot and declaring the result of the ballot; that the Board hereby designates itself to be a set of poll clerks to cast and canvass ballots pursuant to Education Law 2019-a, subdivision 2b at said special meeting of the Board. Dated: March 27, 2006 Baldwin. NY

•RESOLVED, that the Proposed Budget of the Baldwin Union Free School District of the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of New York, for the fiscal year 2006-07 be adopted, and that the amount of $99,807,330 be raised by tax upon the taxable property of the School' District after first deducting the monies available from State Aid and other sources." PROPOSITION NO. 2 •RESOLVED, that the proposed Budget of the Baldwin Public Library for the fiscal year 2006-07 be adopted, and that the amount of $3,51fr815 be raised by tax upon the taxable property of the School District after first deducting the monies available from State Aid and other sources.' PLEASE TAKE-FURTHER NOTICE that the voting shall be on voting machines as provided by the Education Law and the polls will remain open from 7:OOAM until 10:OOPM and as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their ballots. The District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to have the necessary ballot labels printed for said voting machines in the form corresponding as nearly as may be with the requirements of the Education Law. The condensed form of the budget proposition and the text of all other propositions to appear on the voting machine and a detailed statement in writing of the amount of money which will be required for the school year 2006-07 for school purposes, specifying the purposes and the amount for each will be prepared and copies thereof will be made available, upon request, to any taxpayer in the-district at each school building in the district in which school Is maintained between the hours of 8:OOAM and 4:OOPM during the period BY ORDER OF of fourteen days immediately preceding said election of May 16, 2006, excluding Saturday, ' • THE BOARD OF EDUCATION Sunday, and holidays, and at such annual elecBALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT tion. TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD. COUNTY OF NASSAU. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the elecNEW YORK tion shall be held in accordance with the Rules Jacquie Ackerman, District Clerk FL 621 4T 3/30 4/13 27 5/11 for the Conduct of Meetings and Elections adopted by the Board of Education. SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY. Plaintiff PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the nominations for the office of members of the Board against BERESFORD ARTWELL.' et al of Education and office of member of the Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Library Board, unless otherwise provided by law, Foreclosure and Sale entered on August 30. 2005.1, the undersigned Referee will sell at pubshall be made by petition subscribed by at least 52 qualified voters of the District, and filed lic auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) in the office of the Clerk of the District between Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme the hours of 8:OOAM and 5:OOPM not later than Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 2nd day of the 30th day preceding the meeting or election May. 2006 at 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at at which the trustees shall be voted upon. Such a- point on the easterly side of Brookside petition shall state the name and residence of Avenue. 68.72 feet northerly from the intersection of the easterly side of Brookside Avenue the candidates. Candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be considered and the northerly side of Henry Street; being a elected to their respective offices. Where terms plot 116.78 feet by 70 feet by 138.84 feet by are of .different length, the candidate receiving . 70.12 feet. Said premises known as 470 the highest vote shall be elected to the longest Brookside Avenue, Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575. Tax term. A nomination may be rejected by the account number: SBL#: 36-163-106. Board of Education if the candidate is ineligible Approximate amount of lien $289,492.49 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject for the office or declares his unwillingness to to provisions of filed judgment and terms of serve. PLEASE TA'KE FURTHER NOTICE, that any sale. Index No. 008360/05. Edwin J. Mulhern, proposition or question to be placed upon the Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP, voting machines shall be submitted in writing by Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 747 Chestnut Ridge Road. Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 petition subscribed by at least 131 qualified voters of the District and filed in the Office of the FL #623 4x 3/30. 4/6. 13. 20 Clerk of the District between the hours of SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK . COUNTY OF NASSAU 9:OOAM and 5:OOPM. not later than the 30th day preceding the meeting or election at which Index No. such question or proposition shall be voted 03-016294 upon, except that this rule shall not apply to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. those questions or propositions which are as nominee for U.S. Bank, N.A.. required to be stated in the published or posted Plaintiff notice of the meeting or to those propositions NOTICE OF SALE or questions which the Board of Education has against authority by law to present at any annual or Andrew McKiver special meeting of the District. etal PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that a Deputy Defendants Registrar shall be available in Baldwin Senior • Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and High School. Ethel T. Kloberg Drive, East of •sale signed herein on March 29, 2005, I, the Grand 'Avenue. Baldwin. New York on May 2. undersigned, the Referee in said judgment 2006, from 7:OOPM to 9:OOPM for the purpose of , named, will sell at public auction on a Tuesday preparing a register of the qualified voters of at 11:30 am, in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) this district for said annual district election, at Courtroom of the Supreme Court, located at which time any person shall be entitled to have 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York • his/her name placed upon such registry provid• 11501, County of Nassau, State of New York, on ed that-at such meeting of the Board of May 2, 2006. On that day. the premises directRegistration, he/she is known, proven to the sated by said judgment to be sold and therein isfaction of the Board of Registration, to be then described as follows: or thereafter entitled to vote at the annual disSaid premises being known as and by street trict ©lection for which such register is prepared. (continued on next page)

PUBLIC NOTICES from previous page address 1 1 7 Woods Avenue, Roosevelt, New York 11 575 Section: 55 Block: 41 7 Lot: 48. 49-50 Said premises are sold in as is condition on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto; covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations and easements of record: municipal departmental violations, emergency repair liens on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the complaint and judgment filed in this action. Dated: Syosset, New York March 14, 2006 Edwin J. Mulhern. Esq. REFEREE Roach & Manniello, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 115 Eileen Way Syosset. N.Y. 11791 (516)364-4500 (718)463-8918 Fl #iS74 4x 33fl. &lh 1 3 ?n _ SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY. A DELAWARE CORPORATION. Plaintiff against STEVE KERSAINT. et al Defendants). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 2. 2006. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 2nd day of May, 2006 at 1 1 :30 a.m. premises Beginning at a point in the westerly side of Rogers Place, 100 feet distant in a southerly direction from the southwest corner of Rogers Place and Independence Avenue; being a plot 100 feet by 100 feet by 100 feet by 100 feet. Said premises known as 1 1 Rogers Place, Freeport. N.Y. 11520. Tax account number: SBL #: 55-367-750-753. Approximate amount of lien $359,203.54 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 017061/05. Ronald Morelli, Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP Attorney® for Plaintiff 747 Chestnut Ridge Road Suite 200 Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 Fl <A7A 4x 3/30. 4/A 13. 70 _ NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN'MORTGA^E'COftPORATION. Plaintiff. AGAINST MULDREU SIMONS, ET. AL.. Defendant(s). Pursuant to "a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 9/12/2005, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the calendar control part (CCP) of the Supreme Court, 100 'Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, on 5/2/2006 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 1 9 Linden Place, Roosevelt, NY 1 1 575. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of 'Nassau and State of New York, Section, Block and Lot: 55480-574 thru 577. Approximate amount of lien $166,206.87 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #006535/05. Louis John Milone, Esq., Referee STEVEN J. BAUM. P.C.. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo. NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/22/2006 Fl A?74T3/30. 4/6 13. ?n _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED PARTNER-

SHIP. NAME: BESSIE SEIFFERT FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. Application for Authority was filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/08/06. The LP was originally filed with the Secretary of State of Idaho on 09/15/2005. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LP upon whom process against it may served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the IP. 420 Wyckford Place, Apex. North Carolina. 27539. FL #630 6x3/30 4/6. 13 20 27 5/14 : Notice is hereby given that an on-premises license number TBD, has been applied for by the undersigned to alcohol at a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 195A Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport. NY jor onpremises consumption. ' Riverhouse Grille, Inc. FL #632 2x4/6. 12 _ Notice of Formation of 140 Front Street Realty, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secy of State of NY on October 20, 2005. NY office location: Nassau County. Secy of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secy of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to c/o Martin & Molinari, Esqs. LLP, 148 S. Long Beach Avenue, Freeport, NY 1 1520. Purpose: To Engage, in any lawful act or activity. • ' FL 0633 (Sx 4/6. 13. 20. 27. 5/4. 1 1 _ NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU -(MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS. Plaintiff, AGAINST DON LEWIS, ET. AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 2/2/2006, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the calendar control part (CCP) of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, on .5/9/2006 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 314 Miller Avenue, Freeport. NY 1 1 520. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport. Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section, Block and Lot: 62-163-280. Approximate amount of lien $274,930.42 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #13053/05. Gergrd DeGregoris. Jr., Referee, STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo. NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/29/2006 Fl iS3fi4T4/iS 13 ?f1 ?7 _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY .COMPANY. NAME: KRITI CONSTRUCTION LLC. ' Articles of Organization were file'd with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/07/06. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2056. 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, 3385 Bay Front Place, Baldwin, New York 1 1510. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #637 6x 4/6, 1 3. 20. 27. 5/4. 1 1 _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SILVER SNAIL ASSOCIATES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/28/06, with an existence date of 03/31/2006. 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 Howard Kupferberg, 542 Lincoln Street, Cedarhurst, New York 1 1516. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #638 6x 4/6. 1 3, 20. 27. 5/4. 1 1 _ SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU

MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as nominee for Fremont Investment & Loan. Plaintiff against NATALEE A. DOYLEY. et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 16, 2006. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 9th day of May, 2006 at 1 1 :30 a.m. premises All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land. with the building erected, situate, lying and being in the Village and improvements thereon of Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, more particularly known and designated and as section 55, block 280, lots 95 and 96 on the Nassau County Land Tax Map. Said premises known as 34 Andrews Avenue, Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575 Tax account number: SBL#: 55-280-95. 96. Approximate amount of lien $393,925.04 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 013425/05. Owen B. Walsh, Esq.. Referee. Davidson, Fink. Cook, Kelly & Galbraith, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1 700 Rochester, New York 1 461 4 FL #639 4x4/6. 13. 20. 27 _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: PRONTO ABSTRACT, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/28/06. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2106. 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, 9 South Long Beach Road. Rockville Centre, New York 1 1570. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Fl #MniSy4/A 13 9h 97fi/411


NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 41 LAWRENCE HOLDINGS. LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/23/06. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2026. 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. 825 3rd Avenue, 1 7th Floor, New York, New York 10019. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL641 AT 4/6. 13. ?0. 27. 5/4. 11 _ SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff against DIGNA MOLINA, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 9, 2006. 1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive. Mineola. N.Y. on the 9th day of May, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Grand Avenue, distant 325 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Grand Avenue with the westerly side of Grafting Place; Running thence North 7 degrees 08 minutes west, 1 1 4.95 feet; Running thence South 87 degrees 31 minutes west, 65.92 feet; Running thence South 2 degrees 29 minutes east, 31.36 feet; Running thence North 89 degrees 52 minutes 40 seconds East, 3.27 .feet; Running thence South 7 degrees 08 minutes east 88.65 feet to the northerly side of Grand Avenue; Running thence North 82 degrees 52 minutes east along the northerly side of Grand Avenue 65 feet to the point or place of beginning. Said premises known as 55 Grand Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. 11520. Tax account number: SBL #: 55-237-1 . Approximate

amount of lien $362.526.39 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 16314/05. Joseph Terino. Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP Attorney® for Plaintiff 747 Chestnut Ridge Road - Suite 200 Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 FL6424T4/6. 13.20.27 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY Wendover Financial Sen/ices, et al. Plaintiff(s) vs. Lillie R. Edwards. As Temporary Administrator of the Estate of Amelia Warren, et al. Defendants) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES. P.C.. 2 Summit Court, Suite 301. Fishkill NY 12524 (845) 897-1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sake entered herein on or about March 24, 2005. 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 May 9. 2006 at 11:30 AM Premises known as 123 Shonnard Avenue, Freeport, New York, ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport. Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, known and designated as and by part of lot Number 494 and all of lots numbers 497 and 498 on a certain map entitled "Map of Meserole Park, property of Long Island Realty Co., located at Freeport, L.I.." and filed in the Nassau County Clerk's Office on March 26, 1902 as Map #221. Case #1756. Section: 55 Block: 223 Lot: 194 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 ofjudgment $181,750.26 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 02/007449 William Mackey, Esq.. REFEREE FL6444T4/6. 13.20.27 SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN

TRUST, 2005-4, Plaintiff against CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, JAMES WILLIAMS, LINDA WILLIAMS, MAYRA WILLIAMS, et al Defendant®. Pursuant to a.Judgment.of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 9, 2006. \'. the under-. signed Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court. 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 16th day of May, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Putnam Avenue (also known as Forest Avenue) distant 660.89 feet easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Putnam Avenue with the easterly side of Pennsylvania Avenue; being a plot 179.60 feet by 88.93 feet by 179.20 feet by 106.31 feet. Said premises known as 178 Putnam Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. 11520. Tax account number: SBL# 55-151 -216 & 317. Approximate amount of lien $366.962.61 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 15769/05. Michael Balboni, Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP Attorney(s) for PBIaintiff 747 Chestnut Ridge Road Suite 200 Chestnut Ridge. N.Y. 10977 FL #647 4x4/13. 20.27,5/4 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - FIRST UNITED MORTGAGE BANKING CORP., Plaintiff,



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AGAINST JEAN MICHAEL MILLIEN, A/K/A JEAN MICHEL MILLIEN, ET. AL. Defendant(s). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein and dated December 23, 2005, I. the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the calendar control part (CCP)Courtroom. 100 Supreme Court Drive. Mineola. County of NASSAU, State of New York, on May 16, 2006 at 11:30 AM, premises on the southerly side of Allers Boulevard, 760.00 feet west of Hanson Place, being a plot 40.00 feet by 100.00 feet and known as 46 Allers Boulevard; Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead. State of New York. Approximate amount of lien $260,802.37 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index Number 05--009083. Dated: April 3. 2006. NANCY BERNHEIM," Referee. ZAVATSKY, MENDELSOHN, GROSS, SAVING & LEVY, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 510, 33 Queens Street, Syosset, New York 11791-0510. FL6484T4/13. 20. 27/5/4 SITE PLAN REVIEW BOARD MEETING April 27, 2006 NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Public Hearing will be held before the Site Plan Review Board on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at 8:00 P.M., in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Main Conference Room. 46 North Ocean Avenue. Freeport, New York, on the applications of cases as they appear on the calendar. INTERESTED PROPERTY OWNERS and other persons should appear at the above time and place to have questions answered and to voice opinions, 1. SP-1990 - VIL S/E cor Atlantic Avenue & Westend Avenue - Rassoul Abdolahzadi, Adjourned from 11 /"I7/05. Application to construct a 2-story, 1-family dwelling. Section 54. Block 313, Lot 126, Business B 2. SP-2037 - V/L NEC Merrick Road & South Long Beach Avenue - Allen Pilevsky. Adjourned from 1/12/06. Application to erect a 1-story 6,800 sq. ft. commercial building. Section 55, Block 323, Lot 224. Business AA 3. SP-2048 - 120-126 East Merrick Road James A. Prisco. Adjourned from 3/9/06. Application for interior alterations & new storefront. Section 62, Block A, Lots 306 & 340. Manufacturing. A. SP-2081 - 21 Colonial Avenue V/L - Liu Architect. Application to construct a 2-story, 1 family dwelling. Section 55, Block 67, Lot 578. Residence A 5. SP-2082 - 98 Sportsmans Avenue V/L - Liu Architect. Application to construct a 2-story, 1 family dwelling. Section 62, Block 82, Lot 25. Residence A BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD Carolyn Thomas, Village Clerk Fl 649 IT 4/13 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING APRIL 26, 2006

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a hearing will be held before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at 7:00 P.M. in 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. #27-2005 - Tom Fowley - 35 Muriel Street - Final Adjournment March 22, 2006 - Install 116' of 6' high solid 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 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 sp'ecial 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. 54, Block 333, Lots 22-26- Residence A. #05-2006 - Osbourn Walker - 147 North Long

Beach Avenue - Maintain 80" of 6' high solid white 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 jn 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 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. 54, Block 56, Lot 117 - Residence AA. #08-2006 - Maria Ayaia - 505 Miller Avenue Erect 272' of 6' high closed 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 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 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. 62, Block 178, Lot 482 - Residence A. #13-2005 - Javier C.astelan - 90 South Main Street - Adjourned December 14, 2005- Interior alterations for restaurant for 35 people Requires at least one parking space for each three authorized occupants; Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 55, Block 481, Lot 190-Business B. #35-2005 - Nala Realty c/o Michael Solomon 255 Hudson Avenue - (Parcel A) Subdivision Code compliance to construct a new one family dwelling - Any use not specifically permitted is prohibited; Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62, Block 93, Lots 466478 - Marine Industrial. #36-2005 - Nala Realty c/o Michael Solomon 255 Hudson Avenue - (Parcel B) - Subdivision Code compliance to construct a new one family dwelling - Any use not specifically permitted is prohibited; Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62. Block 93, Lots 466478 - Marine Industrial. #37-2005 - Nala Realty c/o Michael Solomon 255 Hudson Avenue - (Parcel C) - Subdivision Code compliance to construct a new one family dwelling - Any use not specifically permitted is prohibited; Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62, Block 93, Lots 466478 - Marine Industrial. #38-2005 - Nala Realty c/o Michael Solomon 255 Hudson Avenue - (Parcel D) - Subdivision Code compliance to construct a new one family dwelling - Any use not specifically permitted is prohibited; Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62, Block 93, Lots 466478 - Marine Industrial. #11-2006 - Jerry Bracco - 319 Woodcleft Avenue - Maintain conversion of retail space to indoor bar and restaurant (public assembly) and new roof deck with stairs (405 square feet) - Requires one parking space for each three authorized occupants; Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62, Block 177, Lot 113 - Marine Commerce. 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: CAROLYN THOMAS, VILLAGE CLERK FL650 IT4/13

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A Baldwin resident was one of two individuals arrested for a Criminal Mischief that occurred in Oceanside on February 17 at 10 p.m. According to detectives, a male victim, 23, parked his automobile 'at the Southside Firehouse on Oceanside OS •a Road when Kevin P. Coyle, 18, of I Hayes Street, and Chyann C. Kelly, 22, of Oceanside, intentionally broke the windshield and rear window of the vicOS tim's automobile by shooting it with a W O CO-2 BB gun and also dented and scratched the trunk lid. Defendant Coyle was charged with two counts of

Criminal Mischief and defendant Kelly was charged with one count Criminal Mischief. The First Squad detectives report the . arrest of a Baldwin man for an attempted murder that occurred on Thursday, April 6, at 12:46 a.m. in Baldwin. According to detectives, the defendant, Vincent Deluca, 44, of Matheron Avenue, while a patron at . the Gentlemen's Quarters, Grand Avenue, was escorted from the establishment after being involved in an altercation. He returned a short time later armed with a shotgun, entered the premises and fired one round at a glass door, causing it to shatter. A 39-year-old

male employee who was standing behind the door suffered numerous facial cuts. The defendant was disarmed and held by employees until police arrival. The victim was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was treated and released for his injuries. The defendant is charged with Attempted Murder, Assault, Criminal Use of a Firearm, Reckless Endangerment and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Baldwin man for a robbery that occurred in Hempstead on Saturday, April 1, at 11:40 a.m.

Detectives report that John Cole, 41, of School Street, while in the vicinity of Villa Court and Prospect Place, stole a pocketbook from a female victim, 53. The victim then chased him and he punched the victim in the face several times before fleeing the scene. Hempstead Police Officers Holley and Bottoms responded and located the suspect a short distance away. They conducted a show-up with positive results and then arrested him. The victim, who suffered a possible fractured nose, was transported to Mercy Medical Center, where she was treated and released. The suspect was charged with Robbery.

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