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Spring planting? You might not want these carnivorous plants in YOUR garden, but Freeport High School scientists Aashmeeta Yogiraf and James Abbate became very friendly with Venus fly traps and pitcher plants as they

by Linda Delmonico Prussen

Parti of 2 It's almost that time again, the time when the PTA and concerned parents rally together to try and get as large a turnout as possible to pass the school budgets. Last year voter turnout was high, but unfortunately for 45 of the 125 Long Island school districts, many of the votes were no. Budget committees have been formed, but the districts are still worried that taxpayers will balk regardless how low they try to keep increases. The battle wages on at the ballot box between those who claim they want

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only the best for their children versus those who say another tax increase may force them off Long Island. But should the battle be fought among community members, or is there a way to take this battle to the state level and tackle the issue the districts claim are driving up the tax rates, the inequitable distribution of state aid? Freeport's Deputy Superintendent Kishore Kuncham: "In order to maintain our existing programs, the Freeport School District has to increase our budget by at least 6%. At the same time, we're not seeing that increase in'state aid; the 2006-07 aid increase for Freeport now stands at less than 2%.

"Freeport continues to be one of the lowest spending districts in Nassau County; it is the 38th lowest of 41 K-12 districts. "Freeport continues to join with other Long Island districts to lobby for more equitable state aid for our region. One of our own board members, Ron Ellerbe, is president of REFIT, a consortium of Long Island districts which works to secure additional state aid for its members." Working the numbers Sheldon Dumain, superintendent of the Bellmore School District, questions why upstate school districts receive

$5,570 per pupil in state aid, New York City Schools receive $5',850 and Nassau County gets on average only $2,934 per pupil. Dr. Ranier Melucci of the Merrick School District said, "On Long Island we educate about 26% of all the students in New York State." He said Long Island only gets back about 20% in state aid. Dr. Melucci said, "State aid should be proportionate to the students we serve." Dr. Melucci made it clear this is not the only way aid should be determined, but it is an aspect that must be looked at. He said transportation aid to the Merrick School District from the state was reduced by 60%. (continued on page 16)


Baldwin approves $99M school budget By Joan Delaney The Baldwin Board of Education approved a proposed 2006/07 expendi-' ture budget of $99,807,330, which it will present to voters on May 16. It represents a budget to budget spending increase of \o 6.27 percent over last year and an estimated tax.levy increase of 6.68 percent over last year. A tax levy is the amount of money which must be raised by taxes. That tax levy number may change, however, pending the outcome of the state's budget negotiations. As is its policy, the Baldwin board at this point in the process uses the governor's proposed state aid allotment, which is presently < $19,871,775. It is expected, however, that state aid will be higher once a compromise is reached with the legislature, whose proposals are higher. The board promises that any increased state aid will be used to lower the tax levy. At the final budget hearing on March 29, board members discussed several specific expenditure items which they said they wanted to explore further after the prior two budget hearings. Responding to community wishes, which were reflected in a petition of 329 names, the board agreed to place a fulltime registered nurse at each school. Prior to this, some schools shared a nurse

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and had only a nurse's.aide for a portion of the day. Resident-Sarah Rafalowitz had raised the issue at several prior board meetings and she spearheaded the petition drive. After the board approved the allocation, she thanked them for responding. What surprised her and seemingly several of the Aboard members during extensive discussion was that the actual difference in cost from the original proposed allocation was only $13,000. That small difference resulted because the original proposed budget already contained a recommendation for one additional nurse and one additional nurse's aide. Since that aide can now be eliminated, along with two existing aide positions, the resulting difference was only the cost of 1.5 additional nurses less the cost for the three aides. That net amount was only a $13,000 difference for salaries. Board members noted that "fiscally, the decision is a no-brainer." Board member B.A. Schoen pointed out that the decision is correct "morally, fiscally, and legally." The presence of a registered nurse in each building also eliminates the need to assign and bus a student who has medical needs requiring a nurse to a school which has a full-time nurse. Other expenditure items were also dis-

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cut last year. The board also approved an assistant track coach, noting that his responsibilities include supervision and safety as well as coaching. Although the board has completed its task of preparing the 2006/07 expenditure budget, residents must now await decisions by the state and county which will affect the revenue portion of the budget and the tax impact. In addition to the impact of state aid, the actual tax impact on residents is affected by changes in the assessed valuation of the community and the base proportion allotted to each of four taxing groups - Class 1 and 2 residential, Class 3, utilities, and Class 4, commercial and other. Changes in percentages among those four groups as well as the overall assessed value of the community can ultimately affect the individual property owner, who must pay his portion of the overall assessment for his property's tax class. Gene Levenstien, interim assistant superintendent for business, said that the budget brochure, which will be sent to every resident, will explain that process. Both the school and library .budget

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Village trustees hold organization night by Jim Golding Village board members held the annual time-honored ritual of the rapid-fire exercise known as organization night at Monday's meeting. No hard-copy of the appointment list was available to the public. Village spokeswoman Pat Murphy said Mayor William Glacken did not want to release it on Monday. Apparently the complete list would not be available until the approval of the minutes at next week's meeting. The mayor quickly reappointed the .current village officials and named several existing and new members to various board and committees. He administered the oath of office to Associate Village Justice Francis

Fineo, Village Clerk Carolyn Thomas, Deputy Village Treasurer Valerie Monies, Assessor Bernadine Quinton and Deputy Assessor and Auditor Thomas Preston. He also reappointed Vilma Lancaster as the treasurer. Other appointments are as follows: Harrison J. Edwards, village attorney; • Stephen K. Malone and Howard Colton, deputy village attorneys; Raymond Straub, research assistant to the Board of Trustees; and Raymond Maguire, secretary to the Fire Department. An incomplete listing of other appointments, as best as could be recorded, includes: Commission for the Conservation of the Environment of Freeport: Patrick Bentivegna, chair-

man; Robert Weltner and Richard Quinn, Commission members. • Highway Commission: Richard Roman, chairman; • Park Commission: Angie Cullin, chairman; • Sewer and Sanitation Commission Board: Fred Lomangino, chairman; Jerome Martin, member. • Water and Light Commission Board: Arthur Lewis, chairman. • Electrical Board: William Walsh, chairman; • Planning Board: Robert Cardinale, chairman; members Susan Lyons (counsel) and Norene Domino; • Plumbing Board: John Steffgen, chairman; Other appointments by the mayor included members to the Veterans

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PUBLIC WORKS: Superintendent of Public Works Lou DiGrazia was the guest speaker at the Freeport Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at the Mermaid Restaurant in March. Chamber President Jane Dugan presents Lou with a certificate of appreciation. Also pictured from left are Treasurer Ed Martin, Third Vice President Jerri Quibell, First Vice President Peter Vita, Recording Secretary llona Jagnow and Past President Ed Friedman.

Spring to life! Step carefully! Plants dormant during the winter are coming to life all around us. The daffodils planted by the Merrick Junior Garden Club at the entrance to the Faith Laursen Meroke Preserve are up, a bright spot of eternal optimism in the dappled shade. Visitors to the Brookside Preserve, where South Shore Audubon has been cleaning up, will notice othet'Signs of spring. The song birds are back, What would life around here be like without such "random acts of kindness and senseless beauty"? Spring also brings more building and road work. Over on the Wantagh Parkway, runners, bikers and skaters are eager to get back to crossing over to the beaches as soon as the path is completed, hopefully by Memorial Day. For churches and temples, all around our towns, this marks the beginning of a holy season of spiritual renewal. And your community newspaper hopes many of our local clergy will answer our call to send in guest columns on "What I wish others knew about my religion." We think it could help revive our community spirit. This week, we are publishing our annual Spring Issues and sending them not only to our loyal subscribers but also to other readers we hope will like what they see and help our family of readers grow. School board elections and budget votes are coming up, and it's important to be informed about all the issues that so directly affect our families and our pocketbooks. We want to remind local organizations of an easy fundraiser where they can get $6 for each new subscriber from among their members and then send out meeting notices and news to them through our pages. We are introducing a number of new features including a crossword puzzle and are eager to hear what you think. There are also many new advertisers. Please remember that they help make it possible for us to bring you the news. Call 378-5320 to subscribe!

THE HONOR SOCIETY OF FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL held a Bowl-A-Thon and raised $325 for the Freeport Sports Boosters Club for their scholarship fund. More money is still needed to complete the task for this year's awards banquet. Anyone wishing to help, please send donations to Freeport High School, South Brookside Avenue, in the name of the Freeport Sports Boosters. A membership donation to the Freeport Sports Boosters is only $10 and supports the club's activities. FHS Honor Society Bowlers are, from left, Anika Smith, Nwamaka Okobi, Scott Rodriguez and Marhissa Bailey. CORNEA TRANSPORT: Freeport Lion Pat Healy, received a plaque from Lion's 20-k2 District Governor Norm Alpren and Freeport Lions President, Jim Ewen at the February meeting of the Freeport Club at Bedell's West Wind. Pat is a cornea transplant courier and picked up over 75 corneas from JFK and delivered them to North Shore University Hospital for transplant over a period of a few years. Pat is dedicated to this and is on call both day and night whenever the corneas are flown to the airport. THE FREEPORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold its April luncheon on Tuesday, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. at Otto's Sea Grill, 271 Woodcleft Avenue. Guest speaker will be Sari Flesch from the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizens Affairs. Cost of the luncheon is $15, including gratuity. A TASTE OF FREEPORT: Freeport Pride, Inc. invites you to "A Taste of Freeport, a fund-raiser to benefit Pride's community programs. The event will be on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130

East Merrick Road. Tickets are $20 purchased in advance, $25 at the door. Enjoy culinary delights from 20 Freeport-area restaurants and specialty food establishments. Call 546-2822 for information and tickets. "ASHES TO BEAUTY: A Day of Beauty Inside and Out" will be.presented by Word of Life Ministries, 80 West Merrick Road, Freeport, on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. Come and be blessed by Word of Life women caring for women. No fee is required. To register, call 546-3344.


Past, present and future: Judge Leo McGinity by Joan Delaney A drive down Grand Avenue in Baldwin with Judge Leo McGinity is a lesson in history, a seminar in zoning law and a master class in urban planning. The drive followed a two-hour lunch and discussion which I, along with fel- , low journalist Anthony Rifilato, had with the judge. The impetus for the discussion was the announcement- of plans by both the town and county for the revitalization of the five acres at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Merrick Road. "Zoning must be comprehensive," the judge stressed. Spreading a zoning map of Baldwin on the dining room table, he pointed out the hodge-podge of zoning and zoning exceptions that run the length of Grand Avenue. Zoning codes in the Town of Hempstead allow only 100 feet of commercial zoning along the main thoroughfares. That is no longer effective for today's business needs. The result is that over the years the town has granted scores of variances, special uses and exceptions. "I call it zoning by applause meter," the judge explained. He referred to his years both as a lawyer and a town councilman who heard zoning application cases. "The people came, mothers with baby carriages. If there was too much opposition, the applications weren't granted. If there wasn't opposition, the application went through. There was no long-term plan. It's still the same." And it is a long-term plan for all of Baldwin that the judge believes is necessary. For that reason he is suggesting

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that a community forum be held. "We need a community educational forum. I would be happy to chair it and we should have representatives from the Nassau County Planning Commission and town zoning officials. It must be bipartisan. People should understand what exists and what changes are necessary for the whole community." The illustrative drive down Grand Avenue made it clear what works and what doesn't. Strip malls and businesses with parking work. Whole blocks without convenient off-street parking don't. "Street parking has to be eliminated. There must be room for turning lanes for traffic. There are many parking lots, but they must .be better maintained, with more efficient access. If necessary, people have to be forced to use them." The lot just north of Bethlehem Lutheran Church is almost always empty, with some stores less than one half block north floundering because of the lack of sufficient off-street parking. South of Pathmark, there is plenty of parking behind stores, in private lots and in the town parking lot north of St. Luke's Place. "Those lots should be joined. There should be access between all the lots and landlords should be required to fix up the rear of buildings. Concrete barriers and fences should be removed between lots." Referring to procedures followed in Garden City, the only planned community on Long Island, the judge makes a suggestion that will probably be his most controversial. "All of those private lots should be condemned by the town. They should fix them'and maintain them and then assess the costs back to the""

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landlords. That's what they do in Garden City." The end result, he believes, would attract new businesses, expand the tax base, and ultimately assist existing businesses and make them more viable. Judge McGinity's personal history, growing up in Baldwin and representing the area, allows him a perspective which many residents who are new to the community or elected officials who live outside the community don't have. "How can you have a revitalization on only five acres? How are people going to get there? What's the entrance pattern for traffic along Grand Avenue? What would people see when they are driving to this revitalized area?" All along Grand Avenue, the judge notices the surroundings and traffic flow.

Just south of Southern State Parkway, he says, "Everything's fine so far. The c flag on the fire house looks beautiful, 3 but then the problems start." He points c. to the businesses which have no offstreet parking. Farther down the street, commenting on inappropriate zoning, he adds, "Look at that gas station right in the middle of town- to houses." As he approaches Pathmark, he points to numerous businesses that have inadequate ingress and egress. He stresses safety problems, particularly hazardous left turns, which residents have complained about for years to county and town officials. He believes that the continued establishment of businesses which are premised (continued on page 23)

JUDGE LEO MCGINITY is proposing a comprehensive look at zoning in Baldwin with changes that would reflect present needs. Judge Me Ginity, who grew up in Baldwin, served as a local lawyer, a town concilman and a judge. He was a judge of the Nassau County courts, an administrative judge of the courts as well as the supervising judge of the Nassau County Criminal Courts. He also served as a Supreme Court justice in the 10th Judicial District as well as a justice of the Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme Court. He recently retired but continues in private practice with McGinity and McGinity in Garde'rV City. ** ' '

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RELIGIOUS CALENDAR sponsored by. Increase the peace To The Leader: This week is the start of Freeport's two week long "Increase the Peace" campaign. It is our hope that by the time this letter is read, Freeport will be engulfed in a sea of orange ribbons signifying Freeport's stand for nonviolence. We are celebrating nonviolence. 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. "You must be the change- you wish to see in the world" (Mahatma Ghandi). • Who created a world where our children turn to gangs to belong? Who created a

world where children turn to violence to settle disagreements? Who created a world where respect is a misused concept that leads to conflict instead of understanding? We did. We must look at ourselves. Because the world in which our children must grow is the world we gave them. If we allow our children to teach themselves, then how can we be upset with the lessons they've learned? It takes a village to raise a child. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a crusader for nonviolence. But his message has been lost, and that is because we allowed it to be lost. We don't need a new champion for peace and nonviolence, we need for all of us to have a little of that champion in us. Goodness in our community can get buried under the complexities of day-today life. But if we look, it is easy to find. Caring and nurturing our youth is not a controversial or complex concept. It is a simple one. Freeport Pride, together with many other Freeport organizations is sponsoring the Freeport Increase the Peace campaign. We urge Freeporters to be a part of it. The purpose of the campaign is to promote peace. The campaign is meant to be an opportunity for Freeporters to express their concern (continued on page 7)

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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 )ooley, Minister. Sunday School, 9:30 am.; 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, 'h.D., Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist and iermon, 8 am., 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 astor: Rev. Mark F. Greiner www.firjstpresbyerianbaldwin.org <http://www.firstpresbyterianbaldwin.org> baldwinchurch@netzero.net <mailto:baldwinchurch@netzero.net> GLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT - 50 North Main Street, 546-0473, C. Luis Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 286 West Merrick toad, Freeport, Walter Gibson, Pastor. Sunday Services, 8 and 11:30 am. 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 TOEEPORT, South Ocean Avenue and Smith >treet. Sunday Worship at 10 am. Rev. Eddie J. usino. BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH, 420 North Main itreet. Reverend Dr. Harry J. White, II., Senior 'astor, Sunday Morning Worship Service 9:45 a.m., Holy Communion - Every 1st Sunday., Senior Program - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m., Radio Program-WTHE 1520 AM - Thursday Morning - 11 a.m. BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 885 Seaman Avenue. Daily minyan, Monday and Thursday 6:25 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:35 am.; Friday services 8 p.m.; Saturday services 9 a.m. and 5:50 p.m.; Sunday services, 9 a.m. FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST :HURCH, 46 Pine Street, 378-0659. The Rev. teed Davidson. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. )uring church service nursery care and a toddler program are available along with Pre-K through ith grade Sunday School classes. CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, 91 North Jayview Avenue, 623-4200. Conservative, egalitarian congregation. Friday services, 8 p.m.; Saturday services, 9:30 am. Weekday minyan bllowed by breakfast, 6:45 a.m. Sunday services, 9 a.m., followed by breakfast. Religious ichool, pre-K through high school. Adult educaion. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 228 South Ocean Avenue, 623-1204. www.snuuc.org. A liberal faith community where all people and beliefs are welcome: Sunday services 10:30 am. Childre's reli;ipus education, youth groups, childcare, small jroup interactions, social justice work and special vents. ....

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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 am.; Nursery available. Wednesday Care Groups in the homes; Fridfay evenings ministries.; Care (Home and Hospital visits), Children's Ministry 7:30:p.m., 18 month residential program for substancb abuse. Bible Education Center. 546-3344. ' j FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD, 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Linette Clark, Pastor. Sundays, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Services 11:15 am.; Evening Youth Services 6 .p.m.; Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Prayer Service 8 p.m. SALVATION ARMY, i66 Church Street, P.O. Box 725, Sunday: Mofning 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, foltowed 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 am., 10 (Family), 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish); Miraculous Medal Novena, Saturday following 7:30 am. 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 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer, 8 p.m.; 379-8084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 301 Atlantic Avenue. Sundays, Sunday School for all ages, 10 am.; Morning Worship Service, I I 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 Pastor; Dr. Frank Anthone White, CoPsastor. Sunday: 7:30 and 11:15 am., Worship Services; 10 am., Sunday School. Tuesday:: 121 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spiritual Empowerment Service; 6 p.m., Youth Activities.


Take a stand against violence by Kim Weaver Violence. What purpose does it serve? Hurting, destroying, and killing each other and for wha^? Yes, violence is inevitable but it can be controlled. However, these days the violence has gotten out of control. It is like a wildfire, spreading and raging with more and more intensity as it destroys everything in its path. Unfortunately, violence is universal and violence has been around since the beginning of time. The major turning points of history were due to violence.' The murder of Abel by Cain, the persecution of Jesus, the Civil War, the Holocaust, World War I and World War II all were forms of violence. Sometimes I think were living through World War III. Not only are we fighting against other countries but we are killing each other in our own country. Terrorists aren't our only enemies, but we are each other's enemy. Society commits violence for territory, respect and power but now reasons for violence are senseless. So I ask: why? Because I don't have the same complexion, because I don't have the same beliefs, because I was

wearing the wrong color, because I was walking down the wrong street, or just because. Anyway you look at it there are no plausible and justifiable reasons for violence. This inferno needs to be

to always promote a nonviolent atmosphere by always encouraging love and peace. I hope each one of you would do the same. A change has to start somewhere so let it be today, by you and I.

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In my past capacity as a member of the Board of Education and my current role as a member of the Budget Advisory Committee, there is little question that I have been exposed to, or more precise, immersed in an seemingly endless dialogue regarding student performance. So many concerned people in communities across Long Island struggle for a rational understanding as to why so many of our students appear to perW form at a level that is less than desired, particularly on mandated tests. With few exceptions, we know that our children are capable of learning. We are confident that we provide our children with both the opportunity and facilities necessary for learning to occur. So what has happened? Or, more to the point - what is not happening? Most important, what steps need to be considered in order to resolve this seemingly intractable problem? Some feel that the solution resides in testing. Testing has become a panacea of sorts. It seems that the "powers that be" on the state and federal level cannot get beyond their obsessive preoccupation with test scores, cohort performance, etc. I suggest that it creates the "illusion of doing something profound." Compulsively, with a sense of desperation, we now must test, test, and then test some more. It is as if endless testing is a type of.religious rite designed to confer on us some bastardized academic Holy Grail. Armed with this chalice of arcane data and scores,- our teachers will magically bring about remarkable improvement in the performance of our students. Good heavens, it was harrowing enough for students and teachers alike when all they had to contend with were the state-mandated fourth and eighth grade tests, along with the endless Regents exams. Now, mandated testing is being expanded to all grades! I am fearful that if this pattern continues unabated, how far away is testing in utero? There are others who champion the need for spending more dollars per pupil. It is "as if increased spending is a financial tonic of sorts that will cure the educational performance problems that plague so many communities across our state and nation: be it known that Freeport is not alone with the problem of meeting state standards. Actually, in recent years our community has witnessed some noticeable improvement in many areas of academic performance. But before becoming even slightly complacent, I must caution us: we have miles to go before we sleep." To be fair, increased spending could enable us to have smaller classes, more teachers, improved facilities, increased availability of specialized teaching situations, etc. Obviously, these are help-. ful notions, which have the potential to provide a modicum of assistance. But the fatal flaw in this type of timeworn thinking is the mistaken notion that these rather superficial and mechanical improvements alone will bring about the enhanced performance that we all desire. This is an example of the musty thinking that entraps educators and leads them down the same

stale and fruitless path. At the risk of blasphemy, there are certain problems that money cannot cure. Educating young people is one of them! Most important: I hope that we do not confuse an improvement in test scores with the bogus notion that consequently pur students are now better educated. It is important to appreciate that as teachers and institutions are ruthlessly and relentlessly "squeezed" to improve the test scores of their students, more and more they will be tempted to "teach for the test." That is not education: It is thinly veiled programming, plain and simple. I fear that is a path that is increasingly unavoidable. In my opinion, the fundamental issue that is most crucial and least addressed pertains to the "learning contract" that must exist between a student and his/her educators. A true learning situation consists of a partnership between the students and their host institution. The school provides the setting - i.e., the faculty, administrators, and facilities essential to create the opportunity to acquire knowledge: that is their part of the aforementioned contract.

As is true with any contract, both parties must fulfill their respective parts. It is incumbent upon the part of the student to be emotionally and mentally prepared to acquire knowledge. Students must embrace the value and importance of becoming educated individuals. In order for this to happen, it is essential that they make the educational experience an absolute priority, having precedence over the myriad distractions and attractions that are so much a part of daily adolescent life. Moreover, they must have respect for the institution and faculty that are there to provide them with the opportunity to prepare for adult life. What a tragedy, I fear, that so many young people will not appreciate the true joy of learning and the power of being an educated individual. Unfortunately, too many students are not able to fulfill this "learning contract." Simply put, their value system is corrupted or inadequate, such that other less important notions, needs, and issues assume places of undue importance, transcending the need to make education their foremost endeav-

or. . Why? There are a host of reasons: family instability; dysfunctional cultural traditions; mental/emotional problems; substance abuse; gang participation; physical handicaps; etc. This problem is not specific to any race, ethnicity, or color. It cuts across all cultures. However, it is an obvious reality, with some exceptions, that this problem is more pronounced in communities with higher poverty ratings. Those families and students need our assistance, not our contempt, in establishing new values emphasizing the priority of education. If we do not find a way or changing cultural shortcomings, the sad but undeniable reality is that too many youth will be left floundering in a cultural abyss - a dark hole into which they cast away the importance of being knowledgeable. We cannot accept the fact that in too many communities we have been unsuccessful in generating, nurturing and reinforcing the values that are essential for learning to occur.

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Kitchens-the heart of the home by Eileen Dever The kitchen is the heart of the home. Cooking may be its function, but gathering'is its bonus. Family meetings happen in the kitchen^ Parties are destined to end up there. It is the sit and talk a while with a cup of Java place. It is not surprising that kitchens have been transforming for years. Neil Silverman, owner of Styline Design custom Kitchens in Massapequa, is at the helm of a family-owned company that his father began 38 years ago. He is a leader in this transformation, specializing in kitchens. A designer and award-winning member of National Kitchen & Bath Association, Mr. Silverman manages the entire project from design, budget, to product control and installation. He is a man who does not mince words - what you see is what you get - and who is a skilled carpenter and professional installer who tackles one job at a time. Ask him about kitchens and you are sure to get a direct, honest answer - never vague. Styline's new location is easy to miss, located in a small building, 100 Broadway, Massapequa, near the giant phone company building, right off Sunrise Highway. The surprise w.orth visiting is the attractive showroom with kitchen tiles, woods, counter-tops and a wall of hardware. What's new in kitchens? Plenty!

Cabinets are now considered furniture and that look is a strong influence in kitchens today. Maple and cherry are the most popular woods and come in a staggering array of finishes. Soffits are out varying heights of cabinet with crown molding are in. Bead-board, rustic, twotone rubbed through finishes with accent moldings are great new looks. Flat panels with raised moldings give the cabinets a look of fine furniture. Glass fronted doors lighten the space and light colored cabinets make a room look larger. Styline Designs, Inc. features solid wood cabinets by Fieldstone, mid to high-end cabinetry based in South Dakota. Cabinets account for about half the total cost of the project and have the greatest impact. Formica countertops are gone. Solid surface countertops are lifetime materials that add value and beauty to kitchens and are without maintenance. Islands and peninsulas are popular. Hardware, "the hardest part to match and pick," says the expert kitchen designer, can change the whole look of the decor. Styline invites the homeowners to look at a wall full of styles and choices. Mr. Silverman ensures one-to-one service, scheduling appointments at his showroom for a time to share ideas, basic needs and tastes of the customer. He will then visit your home, take careful measurements and get a feel for your job. next, the homeowner sees a sketch

and gets rough pricing. He sees a time-line of two weeks, since he is a carpenter and deals directly with the cabinet manufacturer. "I am a small businessman - smaller is better for the customer," he says. He has no glitches in his projects and he uses skilled tradesman and a reliable professional crew of tile-setters and plumbers. "I don't think I ever installed a kitchen I didn't like. Most of his work is referral from pleased customers. He is a resident of

Massapequa, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, active in the community and has coached soccer for years. His two young boys play the sport. Mr. Silverman has a healthy- respect for the client's budget and will make the most of it. The busiest times in remodeling are spring and during the holidays. So hurry in and start planning for the number one re-sale value in your'home improvement - your kitchen.

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Viewpoint: On an extended school year by Michelle Mikolajczyk FHS student Freeport High School's two-year placement on the Needs Improvement List, as well as a low graduation rate, VO has caught the attention of the New York State Education Department. Its recent visit to FHS allowed the stuI dent congress to discuss matters within the high school. When Newsday's senior education writer, John Hildebrand, whispered to individuals that Richard Mills, commissioner of education, was planning an extended school year, an immediate murmur of shock was heard. Adding 20 days to the school would allow for more time. More time to learn

and pass a class .and more time for individual attention. Having more time to complete a task means less pressure on the students and staff. Furthermore, an extra 20 days would accumulate over the years, and create the 4-5 year threshold that FHS Principal Kimberlee Pierre mentioned at the meeting. However, all it's doing is adding time, time that students, staff, and parents don't have. Commissioner Mill's idea would also require money: money in the budget, which voters have a hard time passing in its present condition. Another issue is arrangement of the curriculum, test dates, and vacation. What do teachers teach during the extra 20 days? Does an extra 20 days mean that regents are

given at a later date? What about the vacation days - do those days change? For me the 20 days would just mean I'm missing more school to go spend the summer with family and friends in Europe, or that I'm reaching the level of boredom where I feel that I'm completely wasting my life away in school. After all is said and done, what happens'if the students who these 20 days were meant to help really didn't care and instead of an improvement in the school's reputation, it's worsened? Instead of New York State wasting its time in adding 20 days to the school year, it should focus on opportunities that get students motivated to learn. Providing internships based on the

abilities and interests, or scheduling less courses at a particular time, may actually be beneficial. It would work like summer school, where there's a higher passing rate because students aren't bogged down with assignments and the need to memorize nine subjects in one day. Another solution to the low graduation rate, which State Assemblyman David McDonough advocates, is to reinstate the nonregents diploma. If this situation was a normal school assignment, a professor would tell the state officials asking for more time that more times means points off. Does this mean it's too late for New York State to make the grade? .

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Freeport Library Workplace stress On Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., Darlene Johnson of C.W. Post/Long Island University will conduct a workshop on dealing with various types of workplace stress. She will help participants have an understanding of what occupational stress is and what causes it. She will discuss the kinds of stress, physiological and common symptoms, and ailments and diseases associated with it.

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Concert On Sunday, April 9, at 2:30 p.m., violinist Alexander Meshibovsky will appear on the Classical Concerts series, chosen by the library's Music Advisory Committee. Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, Mr. Meshibovsky has concertized throughout the former USSR, Europe and the United States.

Great Books

Talking About Literature is a monthly book discussion series that meets on the first Friday every month from noon to 1:30 p.m., September through June. Each discussion is led by an educator or librarian. You may pick up your copy of the book about four weeks in advance of each program; you must return it on the day of the discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch and a friend; dessert and beverage will be provided. In celebration of National Library Week (April 2-8), the book chosen for the April 7 meeting is "Amagansett" by Mark Mills which is also the book for the Read-a-thon (April 5).

Great Books Fifth Reading Series, volume 1, continues on Tuesday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m. Participants may borrow a copy of the volume pertaining to this session, along with a Reader Aid pamphlet, at the Circulation Desk. The book chosen for this session is a selection from "The Ecclesiastes," a unique part of the Bible, which presents varied thoughts on the meaning of life. The seriousness with which the book probes these basic human issues makes it one of the most accessible, almost even "modern," pieces of biblical literature.

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To paraphrase Alfred, Lord Tennyson: In the spring, a woman's fancy lightly turns to...hats. This is particularly true in the African-American community. Steeped in cultural and spiritual significance, the wearing of hats is ingrained in the psyche of most African-American women. Spring is the best time to observe the fabulous array of millinery finery worn by devotees of the hat. The best place to make observation is the church. On the Sabbath you can walk into any predomLU inantly Black church and witness an Q < array of fancy head coverings. There are' LU as many explanations of why as there J UJ are wearers. E Some say the hat symbolizes their H desire to present their very best to God, others claim obedience to St. Paul who said it is dishonor for a woman to pray with her head uncovered. Influenced by Islamic religion practiced in Africa before the trans-Atlantic slave trade, older women of the Georgia Sea Islands and 'other places in the South continue to cover their heads with scarves or hats when they worship. Whatever the basis for the custom, the Sunday-go-to-meeting hat has developed into a cultural phenomenon. Faith and fashion have bonded and the resulting third force is an enriching element in the Black church. It's not only the hat; it's the impact the hat has upon the wearer. Her carriage, stride, confidence and self-esteem are remarkably enhanced when she puts on that hat. Her sense of style is reflected in the tilt to the left or to the right; or whether it sits high on the forehead or shadows the eyes. The regal bearing of the elegant hat wearer gave rise to the term "hat queen" to describe the ladies who wear them so well. Dr. Juliet White started wearing fashionable hats when her husband, Bishop Frank O. White, of Zion Cathedral Church of God in Christ, in Freeport, began his ministry. It's de rigueurfor the first lady of the church to wear a hat and' Dr. White found delight in the tradition. Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. White can wear any style hat: wide brim, cloche, cap, turban or toque; flowered, sequined, feathered or furred. In any combination, they accent the mystique of the hat queen. Evette Beckett-Tuggle owes her indoctrination as a hat queen to her sister and mother. Mother, a church choir director, was the pacesetter and role model. Her sister was the fashion designer who coordinated Evette's out-' fits from the time she was 5 years old. Easter outfits are her fondest memories. Her sister went on to graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Evette married Rev. Reginald Tuggle, and became first lady of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Roosevelt. The cultural tradition of wearing hats to worship is blended well with Evette's sense of style. Patricia Charthern, a resident of Freeport, and principal of the Harry Daniels Elementary School in Roosevelt, has been a hat queen since she was in seventh grade. That's when she left home in St. George, South Carolina, to continue her education at boarding school. The list of articles of clothing required by the school included a Sunday hat. That was the beginning; and the sense' of decorum imparted to her in her teen years still dictates that a

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Letters?" The Arts Council is presenting "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney in several libraries throughout Nassau County. The play chronicles the life-long relationship between a man and a woman solely through their correspondence.' The performances feature Heddy Zirin and Marc Courtade, who are volunteering their time to perform; they are donating their fees to the Arts Council. Please support Heddy and Marc by attending their performances. There is no fee to attend. Remaining performances are sched-' uled for Wednesday, May 3, at the Freeport Memorial Library at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 12, at the East Meadow Public Library at 7:30 p.m. This play is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. •The Artscene is a newspaper published by the Arts Council. It is filled with cultural news, opportunities for artists, and spotlights of featured artists and cultural organizations. A comprehensive calendar of events is located in the middle of the paper. The Artscene is published quarterly and distributed throughout Long Island. It is available

by subscription or can be found at local libraries, theaters, museums, and retail stores. The Arts Council is proud to announce its 2006 Nassau Grants for the Arts grant recipients. This program awards grants to individual artists and cultural organization throughout Nassau County and is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. This year, Nassau Grants for the Arts awarded $66,200 to 54 out of 91 applicants. Applications were reviewed by volunteer panelists - artists, educators, arts professionals, and community leaders - knowledgeable about life in Nassau County. For a list of recipients and their funded projects or to find out how to become a panelist, please see the most recent issue of The Artscene. The High 5 Long Island program is stronger than ever! High 5 Long Island is a national affiliate of the highly successful New York City program - High 5 Tickets to the Arts, High 5 develops young audiences by making the arts affordable and accessible to students.

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e a JHcraC tftls spring. by Erin Donohue

We often think about spring as a new beginning; as soon as the crocuses start to poke through the frozen ground is usually when I start my daily walks. There is no better way to emerge from a winter's hibernation than in a pair of well-worn sweats and new walking shoes. On one of my daily rounds, I was thinking about spring beginning and how wonderful I usually feel this time of year. This year, though, I am feeling a little melancholy. Most of my feelings come from all the bad news I have been hearing lately. As I write this piece in particular I am focused on the terrible news I heard today about a woman I know who is waging a particulary tough battle with breast cancer. She is a person who will not be named in print, but I hope if she reads this that she knows I (and a whole lot of other people in the community) are thinking of her and her family. She is a fighter whose battle with the disease was initially won, but as they

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David Feller, superintendent of North Merrick Schools, said, "When homes are assessed at very high levels, they do not reflect a person's economic well-being." This financial discrepancy, Mr. Dumain said, might be made more fair if a regional cost factor came into play. "We pay more for everything on the Island." He said, "I'm from upstate, I know the difference. I know the difference in price of clothing. I know the difH ference in price of food. Even our utilities are so much more." Housing, he stresses, is not the only difference in cost of living. Mr. Dumain said arguments made by upstate- school districts over the salaries Long Island schools pay their teachers are skewed. He said teachers making a Long Island teacher's salary while resid^ ing upstate could live quite comfortably, but he explained, they don't live upstate, they live here. Gene Levenstien, Baldwin School District's assistant superintendent for business, said, "It's 20-50% more expensive to live on Long Island."

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income tax is the answer," but he added, "As long as we fund education through property taxes there will be no equity;" Gene Levenstien, Baldwin assistant superintendent for business, said, "Potentially, an income tax can be devas-

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reductions were very difficult choices in areas that are important to student performance, and we tried to keep these to a minimum. We will postpone these items for future budgets.' The reductions are in the following areas: • $90,000 from the annual debt payment, reflecting savings negotiated recently for the remaining term of the bond. • $300,000 from Teacher Retirement System costs based upon recent information projecting lower costs for next year. • $200,000 in deferred capital projects. • $50,000 from science program funding. $100,000 from extended day/Saturday Academy/Regents Review programs for students. . • $73,000 for reduced utilities costs. • $355,000 total in consultation fees, research, planning and assessment; BOCES tuition; and teacher salaries due to higher than anticipated retirements. The Board of Education discussed in detail the recommendations of the Finance- Budget Advisory Committee and the Responses Report from the Administration.

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Baldwin Public Library staff stages protest by Joan Delaney Some of Baldwin Public Library's full time staff, members of CSEA Local 880, staged a protest outside the library on Sunday April 2, Baldwin Public Library Day. "You know we didn't want to have to do this," said local President Kathy Whiteway, "but we've been working without a new contract for almost two years. We just want a fair contract." Protesters, including several dozen Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) members from various other locals around Long Island as well as some part-time library colleagues, carried signs saying, "We want respect" and "We pay 50 percent of our medical." The differences of opinion between the staff and the library. board include not only differences on what the offer should be, but also of what previous offers have been. A statement by the library board enumerating the history of past offers was refuted by people who have sat on the CSEA negotiating team. •• "We were never offered four percent," one staffer stressed. Meanwhile, board members believe that the rank and file do not know what was really offered to

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them. for year 2004-05, the library board CSEA workers include all 22 of the proposed they get a 1.5 percent raise." library's full time staff from aides to However, the board press release indilibrarians. Their salaries range from cates that "Prior to the expiration of the $19,200 to $45,000. last Contract in June, 2004, the board In addition . to differences over offered the full-time employees of the salaries, the staff has concerns about library a one-year extension of that conchanges in medical contributions. The tract - a salary increase of four percent and staff pays no contribution for individual - with the other terms remaining the same." coverage but does pay 50 percent of the The board says that subsequent offers cost differential for family coverage. were rejected by CSEA representatives The library's proposal calls for them to and that the most recent offer includes: a pay a 10 percent contribution toward nine percent increase over the period individual coverage. from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2009; a Ms. Whiteway added, "They treat us retroactive increase of 4.5 percent for as though our salaries were second July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2006 and a incomes. For many of us it is our only $2,000 increase in the salary base effecincome." She also added that she felt tive July 1, 2006." that the board was negotiating unfairly The library board estimates "the and differently than they would if more effective rate of increase over the of the employees were male. Of the 22 term of the contract...to be 18 percent full time staffers, only two are men. to 25 percent depending on the curCSEA representatives say that the rent salary," bringing the full-time Baldwin Library pays salaries which staff's salary range from $24,055 to are 20 percent below the average $53,529. across the board than do other libraries CSEA employees said they thought it on Long Island. They described the was necessary to picket since they are last wage-offer that management put prohibited from striking under the on the table as "insulting." Their attorTaylor Law. Ms. Whiteway noted, "The ney Jim DellaRocca said, "For 2005library budget isn't low. They have 06, the proposal was three percent. But money for everything except salaries."

Village organization night from page 3 others as depositories of Village funds. The board approved resolutions for policies on procurement and investmets. Trustees designated the following locations for posting public notices: Municipal Building, Memorial Library, U.S. Post Office, and Hose Companies 1,2 and 3; •

Notice of formation .of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name CVM ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/27/05. 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. 53 E. Merrick Rd., Suite 219. Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL#568 6x 3/2. 9. 16. 23. 30. 4/6' NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: KSN ENTERPRISES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) On 2/22/06. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2099. Office location Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served.SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1010 Northern Blvd., Baldwin. New York 11510.Purpose: for any lawful purpose. Fl #S?n fit 3/2 9. 1<S 73 30. 4/6 Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: East Coast Motorcycle Leather, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with New York's Secretary of State (NYSS) on January 27, 2006. Office Location: c/o 289 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail copy of process of LLC, to: J. James Carriero, Esq., 29-53 Butler Street, East Elmhurst NY 11369. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. FL571 6T3/7 9 16 73 an. 4/6 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: LONG ISLAND VEIN CARE & SURGERY, PLLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY)on'02/03/06. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the PLLC, 77 North Centre Avenue, #306, Rockville Centre, New York 11570. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Medicine. Fl itfiRI 6Y3/0 16 73 30 4/6 13

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MEGA-BRUCHA LLC. Articles

They also scheduled the following meeting dates for the Village Board for 2006-07: April 10 and 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5, 19; July 10, 24; Aug. 7, 21; Sept. 11,25; Oct. 16,23, 30; Nov. 6,13, 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18; Jan. 8, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 26; March 5,r12,,19, 26;.an<£Apnl 9. The first and third Monday meetings include a public comments segment.

of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/21/06. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as ageni of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC. c/o Joshua E. Fink, 1882 East 14th Street. Brooklyn, New York 11229. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #582 6x 3/9, 16, 233, 30, 4/6 13 Take notice of the formation of a Professional Service Limited Liability Company. The Armstrong Law Firm, PLLC, in existence with the Secretary of State of New York (the SSNY) as of February 22, 2006. The LLC's New York Office is located in Nassau County and is engaged in the practice of law. The SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is C/O LLC, 3456 Courtney Place. Baldwin. New York. 11510. FL 591 6T 3/9, 16. 23, 30. 4/6. 13 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - WASH-' INGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A., Plaintiff, AGAINST COMPTON FUNG. ET. AL, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a judgment of. foreclosure and sale duly dated 2/28/2005, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Village of Mineola, New York, on 4/18/2006 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 67 East Milton Street, Freeport, NY 11520. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Section. Block and Lot: 55-254-187 and 190. Approximate amount of lien $246,186.09 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #014115/04. Eugene J. Brannigan, Esq.. Referee, STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/7/2006 FL5994T3/16. 23.30.4/6 ' NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT. NASSAU COUNTY. MORTGAGE

In comments to The Leader, board President Kevin Kamen said that the board wants salaries to be competitive and has been working to achieve that goal. "That is why in addition to the percent increase, we also offered a $2,000 increase to all the full-time employees." Both the board and the CSEA rejected recommendations from a Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) : mediator. Until the protest, the library board had been unable to make any public statements regarding its offers. Board trustee Chris Villanti told The Leader, "Since the CSEA has held an 'informational protest' legal counsel has advised us that the board is now able to publicly make known its prior offers." Mr. Kamen said that now that the CSEA has held an official protest, the two sides are considered to be officially at an impasse and all offers must be taken off the table. He said that the board, represented by two members, would be willing to conduct a face-to-face meeting with anyone the staff designates as its negotiating team. "We firmly believe that the staff does not know what has been already "offered to them."

Have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce will host its annual pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. at Baldwin Middle School on Schreiber Place. ,r In the afternoon, the .Baldwin •Foundation for Education will host its annual Spring Celebration at which Claudia Rotondo, the executive director of the Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse,

ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Pltf. vs. DANIEL RIVAS, Deft. Index #011199/02. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Oct. 1, 2003,1 will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Apr. 18, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. cprem. k/a 19 Wilshire Court, Freeport, NY a/k/a Section 62, Block 093, Lot 0890-0. Said property located on the northerly side of Wilshire Court, 488.71 ft. easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the easterly side of Grove St. with the northerly side of Wilshire Court, being a plot 100 ft. x 50 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $277,313.69 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. JOHN E. RYAN, Referee. DRUCKMAN & SINEL, Attys. for Pltf., 242 Drexel Ave., Westbury, NY. #65760 FL #600P 4x 3/16. 23. 30. 4/6 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU Wall Street Mortgage Bankers LTD. d/b/a Power Express Plaintiff, AGAINST Earl Fullerton, et. al.. Defendants) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale1 duly dated 10/4/2005 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 4/25/2006 at 11:30 AM premises known as 3 Charlick Place. Freeport, New York 11520' . All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead. County of Nassau and State of New York Section, Block and Lot: 55-345-144, 145 & 146 Approximate amount of lien $244,913.64 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of'filed Judgment Index #9430/05 Anthony J. Cincotta, Esq., Referee Steven J. Baum, PC., Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/15/2006 FL #605 4X 3/23, 30. 4/6, 13

and residents Margaret and Ed Ingles will be honored for their support of education. The celebration will be held at the ; senior high school from 3 p.m.to 6 p.m. The donation is $15. A light supper is included. Tickets may. be purchased by sending your name, address and a check to the foundation at PO Box 350, Baldwin, 11510-0350 or by paying at .1 the door. •• •"

SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC., Plaintiff against WILLIAM ELLIOT JENKINS, LINDA JENKINS, et al. Defendants). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on September 20, 2005. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the . Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola. N.Y. onthe 25th day of April, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Independence Avenue, an actual distance of 311.16 feet easterly from the intersection of the northerly side of Independence Avenue with the old easterly side of North Main Street (before widening); running thence northerly in a straight line forming a right angle with the northerly side of Independence Avenue 122 feet to a point; thence easterly 37.5 feet in a line parallel with the northern side of Independence Avenue to a point; thence southerly in a line forming a right angle with the northerly side of Independence Avenue, thence westerly along the northery side of Indepedence Avenue 37.5 feet to the point or place of beginning. Said premises known as 28 Independence Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. 11520, Section: 55 Block: 364 Lot: 29. Approximate amount of lien $274,524.43 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 5213/05. Willis Carmen, Esq., Referee. Davidson, Fink, Cook, Kelly & Galbraith, LLP, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700, Rochester, New York 14614 Fl #607 4y 3/73 30. A/ft. 13 PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF COOPERATIVE APARTMENT BY VIRTUE OF DEFAULT of a Collateral Note and Security agreement dated on or about July 14. 2005 between William B. Johns and Citimortgage, Inc., in accordance with its rights as present holder of the security, Citimortgage, inc., by David Farrell, DCA 860-694 and/or Matthew G. O'Grady, DCA#1179829. Auctioneer, will conduct a public foreclosure sale of the security consisting of 465 shares of

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•8 from previous page capital stock of Post House Owners Corp., and all right, title and interest of William B. Johns in an to the Proprietary Lease to Apartment 6L in the building located at 324 Post Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590 and any amendments, extensions, or replacements thereof, on April 18, 2006 at 9:45 A.M. at the North Front steps of the Nassau County Supreme Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York. Said security will be sold subject to unpaid maintenance charges and facts as to possession, occupancy, and the physical condition of the apartment as of the date of sale. The approximate amount. due to Citimortgage, Inc., is $81,858.49 plus interest, together with the expenses of the sale and attorneys fees. Dated, March 8, 2006 Jon B. Felice & Associates, P.C., Attorneys ifor Citimortgage, Inc., 11 East 44th Street, Suite 1601, New York, New York 10017. FL #608 3x 3/23. 4/6. 13 _ PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF COOPERATIVE APARTMENT BY VIRTUE OF DEFAULT of a Collateral Note and Security agreement dated on or about March 20, 1990 between William H. Connolly and Adrienne Sheehan Connolly and Citibank, N.A., in accordance with its rights as present holder of the security. Citibank, N.A., by David Farrell, DCA 860-694 and/or Matthew G. O'Grady, DCA#1 179829. Auctioneer, will conduct a public foreclosure sale of the security consisting of 465 shares of capital stock of Roslyn Gardens Tenants Corp., and all right, title and interest of William H. Connolly and Adrienne Sheehan Connolly in an to the Proprietary Lease to Apartment 52-2A, in the building located at 52 Edwards Street, Roslyn Heights, New York 11 557 and any amendments, extensions, or replacements thereof, on April 1 8, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at the North Front steps of the Nassau County Supreme Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York. Said security will be sold subject to unpaid maintenance charges and facts as to possession, occupancy, and the physical condition of the apartment as of the date of sale. The approximate amount due to Citibank. N.A., is $86, 859.37 plus interest, together with the expenses of the sale and attorneys fees. Dated, March 8, 2006 Jon B. Felice & Associates, P.C., Attorneys for Citibank, N.A., 1 1 East 44th Street, Suite 1601, New York, New York 10017. FlflAflQ3y 3/93 3fl. 4M 13 _ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU INDEX* 01-14266 FILED; 9/17/2001 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Nassau County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premises Is situated. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC., Plaintiff against THE ESTATE OF FERNANDO G. COX if he/she be living, and if he/she dead, the respective heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said Defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the real property described in the complaint; THE MONEY STORE; TMS MORTGAGE; MICHAEL GARCIA; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; NEW YORK STATE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; YASMIN ZEIDAN AS POSSIBLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF FERNANDO G. COX GRETCHEN SALISBURY A/K/A GRETCHEN WEIR AS FIDUCIARY OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY K. MEYER; MYRIAN ZEIDAN AS POSSIBLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF FERNANDO G. COX VICTOR M. ARRIARAN AS POSSIBLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF FERNANDO G. ZOILA SALAS AS POSSIBLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ERNANDO G. COX, Defendants). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff's attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of 'the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that there is a deficiency in the sale proceeds, a deficiency judgment may be entered against you. NOTICE AND OBJECT OF ACTION; THE OBJECT OF THE ABOVE ACTION is to foreclose a mortgage recorded In Nassau County Clerk's office, on 7/10/1998. in LIBER 18743 of MORTGAGES, at PAGE 661, et seq. Said Mortgage was assigned by MORTGAGE ENTERPRISES CORP. To FLEET MORTGAGE CORP. By Assignment recorded on 9/9/1998 in USER 18898, at PAGE 568. Said Mortgage was assigned by FLEET MORTGAGE CORP. to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. By assignment recorded 11/14/2001 in LIBER 21587 at PAGE 12, et seq. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Thomas Feinman, a Justice of the Supreme

Court of the State of New York, dated 2/27/2006 and filed along with .the supporting papers in the Nassau County Clerk's Office. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of New York. SEC 55, BLOCK 214-00, LOT 14-16 said premises known as 284 Grand Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520. SAMIT G. PATEL ESQ., FEIN, SUCH & CRANE, LLP, Attorneys for the Plaintiff, 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977-6218 (845) 371-4700 Our file no. AUNY 070 JR FL #6104x3/23. 30. 4/6. 13 __ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME; 279 SCHOLES STREET LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/23/06. 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/p Neil L. Fuhrer & Assoc. LLP nm, 750 Third Avenue! 29th Floor, New York, New York 10017. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL#611 6x3/23.30. 4/6. 13 NOTICE OF SALE j SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU f NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, AGAINST KEITH R. WRIGHT, SR., ET. AL, Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly*<iated 10/3/2000/1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Village of Mineola, New York, on 4/20/2006 at 10:00 AM, premises known as 59 Brooks Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section, Block and Lot: 55-314-174,175, 207. Approximate amount of lien $175,191.97 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #027141/99. Henry J. Cernitz, Esq., Referee, STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-129"! Dated: 3/16/2006 FL6124T3/23. 30.4/6. 13

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: IKE WALKOVER MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/22/06. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be_ served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 377 Woodmere Boulevard, Woodmere, New York 11598. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL 0614 6y 3/23. 30. 4/6. 13. 20. 27 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ALDRICH MANAGEMENT CO., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of new York (SSNY) on 03/09/06. 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, 2280 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, New York 11510. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #615 6x 3/23, 20, 4/6, 13, 20, 27 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING FREEPORT UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT Nassau County, N. Y. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Freeport Union Free School District, Nassau County, New York, shall conduct its Annual Budget Vote and Trustees Electiqn on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. The vote will be by voting machines at the designated polling places set forth below, between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. (local time). TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the following matters will be submitted to the registered voters of the Freeport School District: (1) Two Propositions: Proposition #1 SCHOOL BUDGET RESOLVED that the Annual School Budget be adopted and the necessary amount be raised by a tax upon the taxable property located in Freeport Union Free School District, Town of Hempstead, Freeport, New York, for the School Year 2006-2007. Proposition #2 FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BUDGET RESOLVED, that the Freeport Memorial Library Budget be adopted and the necessary amount be raised by a tax upon the taxable property located In Freeport Union Free School District, Town of Hempstead, Freeport, New York, for the Freeport Memorial Library for the year 20062007. (2) The election of one (1) School Trustee of the Board of Education for a full term of three years beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30. 2009 to succeed Sunday F. Coward. ' TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Board of Registration shall be open, in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York, every school day in the Administration Building, 235 North Ocean Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 o'clock a.m. and 3:30 o'clock p.m. (local time) until May 9, 2006, for the Annual Budget Vote and Election to be held on May 16, 2006. In addition the Board of Registration will be open May 2, 2006 and May 4, 2006 from 6:00 o'clock p.m. until 9:00 o'clock p.m. for residents to register to vote for the Annual Budget and Trustee

election to be held on May 16, 2006. Any person who is not registered with the School District or who is not registered in the General Election or who has not voted at any annual or special district meeting or election held within the last four calendar years (2002-2005) must register in order to vote on May 16, 2006. The voting registers will be open to inspection by any qualified voter on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. from May 10, 2006 to May 16, 2006, excluding Sunday, May 14, 2006, and between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. noon on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the Office of the District Cleric and at each polling place on election day, Absentee ballots will be available for the election of School Board Members and the Budget Vote. Applications for absentee ballots are available in the Office of the District Clerk at the Public School Administration Building, 235 North Ocean Avenue, in Freeport. To have an absentee ballot mailed to your home, a completed and signed application must be In the District Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. Application for an absentee ballot may be made In person from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on any school day and up until 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 15, 2006. The right to vote by absentee ballot will be subject to the approval of the Board of Elections. A listing of all people to whom absentee ballots were issued will be available in the District Clerk's Office until May 15,2006, except Sunday, May 14, 2006, during regular office hours. Absentee ballots will be accepted in the Office of the Clerk of the school district no later than 5:00 P.M. on May 16, 2006; any ballot received after that time will not be counted. Candidates for the Office of School Board Trustee must be nominated by a petition signed by at least sixty two (62) qualified voters of the District. The petition shall state name and residence of the candidate and shall state the name and residence of each signer. Candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be considered elected to their respective offices. Where terms are of different length, the candidate receiving the highest vote shall be elected to the longest term. However, a nomination may be rejected by the Board of Education if the candidate is ineligible for the office or declares his unwillingness to serve. Petitions shall be filed between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. no later than April 17. 2006 at the Office of the District Clerk. A statement of the amount of money which will be required for the School Year 2006-2007 will be available to the taxpayers at any of the School District buildings between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. not later than'May~2, 2006rexcepting" Saturdays and Sundays or holidays, and at such annual election. FURTHER RESOLVED that a lottery shall take place on April 18, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. for the purpose of determining candidate placement on the ballot should additional candidates file nominating petitions. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a budget hearing will be held on May 3. 2006 at 7:30 P.M. o'clock in the Caroline G. Atkinson School for the purpose of discussing the expenditures of funds and budgeting thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a proposition In writing by petition of least one hundred fifty five (155) signatures of qualified voters of the District is required to place a proposition on the ballot. The petition must be filed in the Office of the District Clerk on or before 5:00 P.M. o'clock (local time) April 17, 2006. Petitions for propositions which are required by law to be included in the notice of the annual meeting must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on or before March 17, 2006. The Board of Education reserves the right to edit or amend any proposition without changing the intent thereof. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the election shall be held in accordance with the Rules for the Election of School Board Members adopted by the Board of Education. QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING 1. A person shall be a citizen of the United States. 2. Eighteen or more years of age. 3. A resident of the District for a period of thirty days or more preceding the election at which he or she offers to vote. 4. Must be registered to vote. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION Michael J. Raab, President Mary R. Bedlako, District Clerk PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the school election districts within the school district are as follows: DISTRICT N-l The Atkinson School Voting District Is contained in the area, which is west of North Main Street, south of the northerly School District Boundary Line, and east of Milburn Creek and north of the Long Island Railroad. DISTRICT N-2 The Columbus Avenue School Voting District is contained In the area which Is north of the Long Island Railroad, east of North Main Street, south of the most northerly District boundary line and west of the Meadowbrook Parkway. DISTRICT S-3 The Bayview Avenue School Voting District Is contained In the area which is south of the Long Island Railroad right of way and west of the Eastern boundary line which runs south down South Long Beach Avenue to the southern

property lines of the properties on the south side of Smith Street, then west along said property lines to the easterly property lines of the properties fronting on Bayview Avenue, thence proceeding south along said property lines to the easterly property lines on Branch Avenue and then southerly along the eastern boundary lines of said properties fronting on the east side of Branch Avenue to the northern property lines of properties fronting on the north side of Lewis Street, thence easterly along said boundary to Randall Bay. The southern boundary is the Ox Village Line and the western boundary is the Ni Village Line. DISTRICT S-4 The Archer Street School Voting District Is contained In the area which begins at the southerly side of the Long Island Railroad right of way where same intersects with the westerly boundary lines of properties fronting on the west side of Long Beach Avenue; thence running easterly along said right of way to the westerly boundary lines or properties fronting on the west side of Henry Street; thence southeasterly along said boundary lines to the intersection with South Main Street; thence southerly along the west side of South Main Street to the Intersection with Mill Road; thence easterly along the south side of Mill Road to the intersection of Mill Road and Freeport Creek; thence southerly along Freeport Creek to the northerly boundary lines of properties fronting on the north side of East Bedell Street; thence easterly along said property lines to the Village Line also known as Freeport Creek; thence southerly along said line to the most southerly Village Line; thence westerly along said Village Line to Hudson Bay; thence • north and northwesterly along Woodcleft Basin to Sportsman's Channel; thence north along said Channel and its extension to the center line of Atlantic Avenue; thence westerly along said center line of. Atlantic Avenue to the easterly boundary linesof properties fronting on the east side of Bayview Avenue; thence northerly along said boundary lines to the intersection of the southerly boundary lines of properties fronting on the south side of Smith Street; thence easterly along said boundary lines of properties fronting on the west side of Long Beach Avenue; thence northerly along said boundary lines to the point or place of beginning. DISTRICT S-5 The Giblyn School Voting District Is contained in the area which begins at a point where the easterly boundary lines of properties fronting on Bayview Avenue intersects the center line of Atlantic Avenue running thence easterly along said center line to the western boundary line of "properties fronting on the west side of Sportsman's Avenue; thence southerly along said lines to the Sportsman's Channel; thence southerly along said Channel to the Woodcleft Basin; thence southeasterly along said basin to easterly boundary of Village Line running along Hudson Bay; thence southerly along said boundary line to the southerly boundary of the Village Line also known as Uttle Swift Creek; thence westerly along said Village Line to a point where same intersects Randall Bay; thence northerly along said Bay to the Intersection of the northerly boundary lines of properties fronting on the north side of Lewis Street; thence westerly along said boundary line to the easterly boundary lines of properties fronting on the east side of Branch Avenue; thence northerly along said boundary lines to the Intersection of the east boundary lines of properties fronting on the east side of Bayview Avenue; thence northerly along said boundary lines to the point or place of beginning. DISTRICT S6 The Cleveland Avenue School Voting District (now based at the Freeport Family Community Center, 17 Buffalo Avenue) is contained in the area which Is south of the Long Island Railroad right of way, east of the eastern boundary of District S-4, with the eastern and southern boundary being the village boundaries. FL#6164t3/23. 4/6.,20.27 20. 27 NOTICE TICE OF OF!SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE. FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-1, Pitt. vs. ANDREW P. VALLAS, et al, Defts. Index #11308/05. Pursuant to Judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Feb. 16. 2006, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP)Courtroom of the Supreme Court. 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY, prem. k/a 67 St. Marks Ave., Freeport, NY a/k/a Section 62, Block 138-00, Lot 21. Said property located on the Easterly side of St. Marks Ave., 415 ft. southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Easterly side of St. Marks Ave. with the southerly side of Ray St., being a plot 100 ft. x 50 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $433,266.93 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. CAMILLE TANYA ALLEN, Referee. DRUCKMAN 8c SINEL LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 242 Drexel Ave.. Westbury. NY. #65772 FL #619P 4x 3/30. 4/6. 13. 20 NOTICE Of SALE

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from previous page ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST. AND GENERALLY ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING UNDER. BY OR THROUGH THE DECEDENT KING SIMS. JR.. BY PURCHASE. INHERITANCE. LIEN OR OTHERWISE, ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PREMISES DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN, et al, Defts. Index #04-011346. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 3 1 , 2006, 1 will sell at public auction on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 1 1 :30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY, prem. k/a 84 Overton St., Freeport, NY. Said property located on the Northerly side of Overton St. 1 50 ft. Westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of Overton St. with the Westerly side of Hudson Ave., being a plot 50 ft. x 1 00 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $84, 915.91 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 1 20 days from the date of sale as provided by law. PETER H. LEVY, Referee. KNUCKLES & KOMOSINSKI, P.C., Attys. for Pltf., 220 White Plains Rd.. 6th floor, Tarrytown, NY. #65779 FL #620P 4x 3/30, 4/6. 13,20 _ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a' RETAIL license number 1175484 (TEMPORARY PERMIT 1175485) for an eating place beer license has been applied for by TRES HERMANOS DE EL SALVADOR INC. to sell beer at retail in an eating place under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 76 Merrick Road, Freeport, N.Y. 1 1520 for on premises consumption. FL #622 3/30. 4/6 _ SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff against BERESFORD ARTWELL, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on August 30. 2005. 1, 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 on the easterly side of Brookside Avenue. 68.72 feet northerly from the intersection of the easterly side of Brookside Avenue and the northerly side of Henry Street; being a plot 116.78 feet by 70 feet by 138.84 feet by 70.12 feet. Said premises known as 470 Brookside Avenue, Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575. Tax account number: SBL#: 36-163-106. .Approximate amount of lien $289,492.49 plus .interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 008360/05. Edwin J. Mulhern. Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP, Attorney® for Plaintiff, 747 Chestnut Ridge Road. Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 .' ' SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU

Index No. 03-016294 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for U.S. Bank, N.A., Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE against Andrew McKiver etal Defendants Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale signed herein on March 29, 2005, I. the undersigned, the Referee in said judgment named, will sell at public auction on a Tuesday at 1 1 :30 am, in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, located at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York 1 1501, County of Nassau. State of New York, on May 2, 2006. On that day, the premises directed by said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: Said premises being known as and by street address 117 Woods Avenue, Roosevelt, New York 11 575 Section: 55 Block: 417 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

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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 11:30 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 11 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 #626 4x 3/30, 4/6, 13. 20 PUBLIC NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board meeting of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, scheduled to be held on April'"13, 2006 has been cancelled. BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD Carolyn Thomas, Village Clerk FLO 629 It 3/30. 4/6 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. 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 LPupon whom process against it may served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LP, 420 Wyckford Place, Apex, North Carolina, 27539. FL #630 6x 3/30. 4/6, 13, 20, 27, 5/14 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Notice of Complete Application Date: 03/16/2006 Applicant: RAMIRO SANTOS Facility: SANTOS PROPERTY 95 HUDSON AVE ' FREEPORT, NY 11520 Application ID: 1-282CMD5096/00001 Permit(s) Applied for: 1-Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters 1 - Article 25 Tidal Wetlands . 1 - Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality • Certification PrbTecTis'idc'a'fearin HEMf^STEADln NASSAU "" COUNTY Project Description: . The applicant proposes td reconstruct 155 feet of bulkhead within 24 inches of the existing bulkhead and 18 inches higher in elevation. The applicant also proposes to dredge a 10 foot by 155 foot area immediately seaward of the bulkhead to a depth of -3 feet below mean low water and place 10 cubic yards of dredge material behind the bulkhead as backfill. Placement of fid behind the new bulkhead which will be located seaward of apparent high water will result in the permanent loss of approximately 310 square feet of tidal wetlands known as littoral zono (SM/LZ). The project is located at 95 Hudson Avenue, Freeport, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, NCTM# Section 62. Block 93, Lots'825-831. Availability of Application Documents: Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action. SEQR Lead Agency None Designated State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations. Coastal Management This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act. Availability For Public Comment Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than 04/21/2006 Contact Person CLAIRE K WERNER ' NYSDEC SUNY @ STONY BROOK BUILDING 40 STONY BROOK. NY 11790-2356 (631)444-0372

FL#631 4/6 • 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 for 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 & Molinarl, Esqs. LLP, 148 S. Long Beach Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: To Engage in any lawful act or activity. FL #633 6x 4/6. 1 3, 20. 27. 5/4, 1 1 _ New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Notice of Complete Application Date:01/18./2006 Applicant: JAMES DEMOS Facility: DEMOS PROPERTY 340 ROOSEVELT AVE • FREEPORT, NY 11 520 Application ID: 1-2820-05126/00001 Permit(s) Applied for: 1 -Article 15 Title 5 Excavation 8c Fill in Navigable Waters 1 -Article 25 Tidal Wetlands 1 -Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification Project is located: in HEMPSTEAD In NASSAU COUNTY Project Description: The applicant proposes to remove and replace landward of the existing bulkhead 46 linear feet of bulkhead; construct 34 linear feet of bulkhead 2 ft. seaward of the existing bulkhead with a 2 ft. return; raise the elevation of the entire new bulkhead 18"; dredge 1 0 ft. seaward of the replacement bulkhead to a maximum depth of 4 ft. below mean low water with resultant 25 cubic yards of dredged material to be used as backfill; remove existing floats and install a 4 ft. x 6 ft .'platform, ramp, and a 6 ft. x 20 ft. float with two 3 ft. x 16 ft. finger floats secured by pilings. The project is located at 340 Roosevelt Avenue. Freeport, Town of Hempstead. County of Nassau on Randall Bay. Availability of Application Documents: Field application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action. . SEQR Lead Agency None Designated State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is 'being reviewed" In accordance with federal historic preservation regulations. •: Coastal Management This project is 'located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act. Availability For Public Comment Comments on this project 'must be submitted in 'writing to the Contact Person no later than 04/21/2006 Contact Person DARLEEN M GERBINO NYSDEC SUNY @ STONY BROOK BUILDING 40 STONY BROOK, NY 1 1790-2356 (621)444-0404 FL #634 4/6 _ 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, 1. 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 1 1:30 AM, premises known as 314 Miller Avenue, Freeport, NY 1 1520. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements ' thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the 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 #1 3053/05. Gerard DeGregoris, Jr., Referee, STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box. 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/29/2006 FI <S3fi4T4/A 13 7n ?7

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of Article 27 Section : 269 of the Building Zone Ordinance. NOTICE is hereby given that the BOARD OF APPEALS of the Town of Hempstead will hold a public hearing in the Town Meeting Pavilion,- .Town Hall Plaza, One Washington Street. Hempstead, New York on 4/1 2/2006 at 9:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M. to consider the following applications and appeals: THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 9:30 A.M.

331/06. WOODMERE- Amnon & Shari Siman-Tov, Variance, rear yard, construct 2nd story wood deck with stairs attached to dwelling.. Southerly

end of a cul-de-sac known as Warren Dr., 226.17' S/o Dickens St., a/k/a 343 Warren Dr. 332/06. WANTAGH - Glenn J. Miller, Variance, front yard average setback, construct 2nd story & roofed over open porch both attached to dwelling.,S/s Red Maple Dr. W., 434.1V N/o Ribbon La., a/k/a 378 Red Maple Dr. W. 333/06. NR BETHPAGE -Domenick A. & Josephine Stance, Variances, lot area occupied, side yard, side yards aggregate, construct 2nd story addition, attached garage, roofed over open porch 8c roof over patio all attached to dwelling.,N/s Martin Rd. N., 184.01' E/o Hicksville Rd., a/k/a 88 Martin Rd. N. .334/06. WANTAGH- Catherine Eggolt, Variance, rear yard, maintain garage attached to dwelling.,N/E cor. Dahlia La. & Deep La., a/k/a 45 Dahlia La. 335/06. HEWLETT -Annette F. Berson, Variance,lot area occupied, maintain enclosed porch & wood deck both attached to dwelling.,W/s Hereford Rd.. 211.701 N/o Lakeview Dr.. a/k/a 1594 Hereford Rd. 336/06. - 338/06. EAST MEADOW -Thomas Felice, Maintain shed not permitted in side yard; Install 2nd shed (not permitted) & also not permitted in side yard (remove existing metal shed); Maintain pool with less than required side yard setback & 6' high fence larger than pool installation area.,W/s Nancy Dr., 92.90' S/o Plymouth PL, a/k/a 215 Nancy Dr. 339/06. EAST ATLANTIC BEACH -Daniel Mullens, Variances, side yard, lot area occupied, rear yard, maintain 1 81 2-story additions & 2nd story addition all attached to dwelling.,E/s Buffalo Ave., 390' S/o Park St., a/k/a 78 Buffalo Ave. 340/06. - 341/06. EAST MEADOW-Roy & Melody Rothstein, Variances, lot area occupied, side yard, side yards aggregate maintain wood deck attached to dwelling; Maintain 5' high fence..S/s Central Dr. No., 330' E/o Byron PI., a/k/a 2088 Central Dr. No. 342/06. WANTAGH -Susan Baiko a/k/a Susan Falace. Mother/Daughter Res. (2nd kitchen).. E/s Mermaid Ave.; 190' S/o Broad St.. a/k/a 2501 Mermaid Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 343/06. WANTAGH-No'rman Weissberg, Variance, side yard, maintain wood deck attached to dwelling.,S/E cor. Holiday Park Dr. & Jonathan La., a/k/a 1285 Holiday Park Dr. 344/06. ELMONT-Oscar & Dora Ramos, Mother/ Daughter Res. (2nd kitchen).,W/s Virginia Dr.,1031.92' N/o Hempstead Tpke., a/k/a 35 Virginia Dr. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 345/06. UNIONDALE- Francesco lannucci. Variances, subdivision of .lot, lot area, construct dwelling with garage.,E/s Meadowbrook Rd., 669.32' S/o Jerusalem Ave. 346/06. UNIONDALE -Francesco lannucci. Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, front width from and on street line to front setback .ling; maintain dwelling on a lesser lot (demolish iexisting garage).,E/s Meadowbrook Rd:. 725.15' S/o Jerusalem Ave., a/k/a 651 Meadowbrook Rd. 347/06. - 349/06. MERRICK-William & Laura Manning, Variances, front yards setbacks on State St. & Frederick Ave.. construct 2nd story to dwelling; Maintain shed which exceeds horizontal maximum; Maintain 5' high fence in front yard setback on State St.,S/W cor. State St. & Frederick Ave., a/k/a 1910 State St. 350/06. LEVITTOWN - Louis Chandez, Variance, front yard average setback, construct addition to dwelling.,W/s Gardiners Ave., 504.36' N/o Prairie La., d/k/a 462 Gardiners Ave. 1316/06. OCEANSIDE -South Nassau Communities Hospital, Special Event (tent) duration April 30, 2006 for Grand Opening Event..S/E cor. Merrick Rd. & Mount (Healthy Way) Ave., a/k/a One Healthy Way THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. 351/06. OCEANSIDE -.Steve & Roseann Podias. Maintain 6' high fence.. W/s Roxbury Rd., 335.65' N/o Cypress Ave., a/k/a 3154 Roxbury Rd. 352/06. WANTAGH - Charles & Linda Mortimer. Maintain 6' high fence & replace 4' high fence with 6' high fence larger than pool installation area.,W/s Atlantic Blvd.. 80' N/o Nelson St.. a/k/a 2298 Atlantic Blvd. 353/06. - 355/06. MERRICK-Daniel Carroll & Melissa E. Bernhardt, Variances, front yards setbacks on Rose St.(PI.) & Gianelll Ave., maintain dwelling; Variances, front yard setback on Rose St.(PI.), construct 2nd story addition to dwelling; Maintain detached garage with less than required rear & side yards setbacks.,N/E cor. Gianelli Ave. 81 Rose St.(PI.). a/k/a 1731 Gianelli Ave. 356/06. - 357/06. UNIONDALE-McDonalds Corporation, Install preview sign (not permitted) in Conjunction with existing McDonalds Restaurant; Install menu board (not permitted) in conjunction with existing McDonalds Restaurant.,S/s Front St.. .218' E/o Uniondale Ave., a/k/a 1050 Front St. (Negative Declaration. issued under S.E.Q.R.) 358/06. - 359/06. UNIONDALE -Uniondale Early Childhood Center, Inc., Special exception to construct addition for proposed classrooms to existing day care center with front yard setback variance on Jerusalem Ave.; Variance in offstreet parking.,S/W cor. Jerusalem Ave. & Leonard Ave., a/k/a 454 Jerusalem Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 360/06. -363/06. WEST HEMPSTEAD -REW Realty, LLC. c/o Wilbur F. Breslialnstall drive-thru window (continued on next page)


PUBLICLNOIICES. from previous page for proposed restaurant; Variance in off-street parking & permission to park in front yard setback on Nassau Blvd. (proposed restaurant); Install one doublefaced. illuminated, detached ground sign; setback 10' from Nassau Blvd.; Install one menu board sign (not permitted). .S/W cor. Hempstead Tpke. & Nassau Blvd. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 364/06. - 367/06. BELLMORE- Eric W. Bilger. Variances, height, exceeds number of stories, construct 3rd story & 3-story additions todwelling; Maintain cabana larger than permitted with less than required side & rear yard setbacks; Maintain accessory structure (wood deck) larger than permitted with less than required side & rear yard setbacks; Variance, rear yard, maintain wood deck attached to hot tub.,S/s Claudia Ct., 1 79.63' S/o Boundary Rd., a/k/a 2738 Claudia Ct. 368/06. FRANKLIN SQUARE - Sprint Spectrum, L. P., Install thirteen (13) wireless communication antennas & equipment cabinets all on roof of existing building., S/W cor. Hempstead Tpke. & James St., a/k/a 925 Hempstead Tpke. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) ALL PAPERS PERTAINING TO THE ABOVE HEARING ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS. TOWN HALL I WASHINGTON STREET, HEMPSTEAD, NY 1 1550. Interested parties may appear at the above time and place. At the call of the Chairman, the Board will consider the Decision and Reserve Decision calendar. By order of the Board of Appeals, Gerald G. Wright. Chairman Joseph F. Pellegrini, Secretary to the Board of Appeals Fl iS.V> IT 4/6

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: KRITI CONSTRUCTION LLC. Articles of Organization were filed 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 StiXJfnA/k

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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. FlftSaftAy 4M 13. ?fl 97. S/4 1 1

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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as nominee for Fremont Investment & Loan, Plaintiff against NATALEE A. DOYLEY, et al Defendant®. 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,

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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 1700 Rochester, New York 14614 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 js 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 11570. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #640 6x 4/6. 13. 20. 27. 5/4. 11 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, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10019. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Fl Ml 6T 4/<V 13. 70 97. 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. 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 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, 114.95 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 #: 55-23-1. 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(s) for Plaintiff 747 Chestnut Ridge Road - Suite 200 Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 FL6424T4/6, 13. 20,27 NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING AS OWNERS OF CERTAIN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HELD BY THE MORTGAGE GUARANTY INSURANCE CORP., MILWAUKEE, Wl. The persons whose name and last known addresses are set forth below appear from the

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local entities would be willing to spon- U) sor a community meeting at the high school so that all residents could be edu- jjf cated and provide input. cL It remains to be seen if these elected officials will take up the offer. Meanwhile, we two journalists have "O spent three fascinating hours with the judge who has made a clear and con- ON vincing case for a more comprehensive ts) view of zoning. What residents who attend this proposed meeting won't hear, however, are the stories behind the story - how the former Milburn Golf Course on Grand Avenue, which ran east all the way to the rear of houses on Pennsylvania Avenue in Freeport, was condem'ned with part of the land used for the high school and part for commercial development. "It was the first time that the commercial strip was extended to 400 feet," said the judge as he spoke of the initiatives of Walter Michalis, who was the school district's attorney and > a shrewd businessman. Residents might not hear the detailed history of the various locations of the public library and the post office or of the personal interactions and undercurrents that made certain sales happen or not happen. They also won't hear about the decisions of many long-ago elected officials and politicians and of the real estate deals by decades-ago developers. What they will hear, however, is that today's zoning laws are inadequate and that a true communitywide revitalization and economic development will require something more. Judge Leo Me Ginity is ready to help explain what that "something more" should be. "We need the town and county, the police, the fire department and sanita- • tion, we need the people to understand. We all have to work together."

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transcend other momentarily more gratifying but ultimately less important notions. In my opinion, we must take the blinders off'and recognize the impact of culture and values on the educational process. I suggest that it is time to find creative and dynamic ways to remove and revise more dysfunctional cultural traditions. Early in our young students' lives, we need to instill and nurture new and healthy values...values that embrace the power, beauty and joy of being an educated individual. Maybe it should be a mandatory component of their educational experience. If we cannot make this transition, then we are destined to wallow in academic mediocrity. Like Moses, we will wander aimlessly, seeking the Promised Land.

Baldwin approves school budget from page 2 votes will take place on May 16, as well as the election of candidates for both boards. The terms of office for Mary Jo O'Hagan and B.A. Schoen (three years) on the school board and Anthony Tarantino (five years) on the 'library board will be completed. Candidates for those positions must submit their petitions of candidacy to the school district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on April 17. Although the school- district -will be

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