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CANNON PLAZA featuring last year's tree. See page 2 for more on Freeport's holiday lights.

Public hearing on proposed new real estate law The Freeport Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 20 to review a proposed new law that is aimed to help curtail overoccupancy in the village of Freeport. The law will forbid real estate brokers, agents and/or sales people from knowingly selling or renting a residence or building that violates the current certificate of occupancy. "This proposal is part of the ongoing effort on the part of the Village of Freeport to ensure the safety and protection of our citizens from the very real dangers of over-occupancy and the threats to the lives and the property of the residents as a result of overcrowded living conditions," said Mayor William Glacken. "This latest addition to the village code assures that local dwellings cannot be misrepresented and the legalities concerning the property will be observed." Real estate agents or brokers would be subject to a fine if they falsely advertise or list a dwelling or building to a prospective buyer. For example, if real estate agents knowingly advertise a onefamily dwelling as a two-family dwelling they would be subject to penalties that could include fines, imprisonment and a record of a conviction to the New York Department of State's licensing bureau.

Each property in Nassau County is issued a certificate of occupancy which lists if a residential dwelling is a one-family, two-family or three-family dwelling, for example. When a prospective buyer is purchasing a home, they are required to have a title'search conducted on the property to determine the proper occupancy. Sometimes there are conflicts between county records and the village's records so it is important to have a thorough title search done by the buyer's attorney. The law would be enforced by the building department or the police department which would write out tickets for violations. Each violation would include a fine of $1,000 or 15 days in the Nassau County Correctional Center or both. The Village of Malverne has a similar ordinance. If passed, the law will be filed with the office of the New York secretary of state. It would take approximately two \veeks before the law goes into effect. The hearing begins at 8 p.m. in the conference room in Village Hall, located on Ocean Avenue. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. -Laura Schofer

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS will shine in Baldwin too.

How Freeport voted Governor /Eliot Spitzer (D) John Faso (R)

Fourth Congressional District 5,647 2,517

Martin Blessinger (R) /Carolyn McCarthy (D)*

5,580 2,397

New York State Senate, 8th District /Charles Fuschillo (R) * 3,506 Adam Small (D) 4,216

Comptroller /Alan Hevesi (D)* Christopher Callaghan (R)

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Attorney General /Andrew Cuomo (D) Jeanine Pirro (R)

4,430 New York State Assembly, 18th 3,028

U.S. Senator /Hillary Clinton (D)* John Spencer(R)

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Third Congressional District David Mejias (D) . /Peter King (R) *

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of The Village of Freeport will celebrate the season with the Nautical Mile of Lights on the weekend of Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, Decembers. On Saturday, there will be a tree decorating contest at 4 p.m., Carrolling Cruises and a Parade of Boats at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday there is a Magic Show,

Petting Zoo and and Antique Car show from 2-5 p.m. "Kids Eat Free" Restaurant specials are planned from 3 -8 p.m, finishing off the festivities is the Nautical Mile of Lights Parade at 5:30 p.m. The Nautical Mile in Freeport is on Woodcleft Avenue south of Atlantic Avenue off of Guy Lombardo.

The Beautification Committee of the Plattduetsche House will hold a Kristkind Markt (Christmas Fair) at the Plattduetsche Park, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square on Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll enjoy a large variety of imported Christmas items including cookies, Marzipan Zuckerkringel,

Weibrandbohnen, Schokolade, kaffee, stollen and more. Enjoy the fragrance of Christmas wreaths, fresh cut and artificial centerpieces. Come take a picture with Santa. For information call Christel Greggersen at 488-7237 or Anne Harmmeling at (phone/fax) (631) 5435501 ore-mail: harmeling@optonline.net. Vendors call Geri at 694-3904.

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Saturday, November 18 • Book Bug Club. 10 a.m., ETS Youth Division, 429 Atlantic Avenue. • ESOLVGED, 9 a.m,, Defensive Driving, 9:30 a.m., CR: Everyday Etiquette for Children, 10:30 a.m., NEFCA, 3 p.m.,at the Freeport Memorial Library. Sunday, November 19 • Freeport Historical Museum, 350 South Main Street, open 2-5 p.m ' Dowsers, 1 p.m., Concert: Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart, 2:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Monday, November 20 • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Bingo at Congregation Bnai Israel, 7:45 p.m., 91 North Bay view Avenue. » ESOL/GED, 9 a.m., CR: PC Workshop, 10 a.m., Retired Teachers, 10:30 a.m.., AA, 4 p.m., YA: Girl Power, 6 p.m., Beat The High Cost of College, 7 p.m., Chi Eta Phi, 7 p.m., Toastmasters, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library.. • Freeport Village Board of Trustees, Village Hall, 7:30 p.m. Itoesday, November 21 ' Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • ESOL/GED, 9 a.m., Video Course, 2 p.m., MM Milennium, 2 p.m., CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., Freeport Community Worklink Center, 6 p.m., Neighborhood Watch, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library, Wednesday, November 22 • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • ESOL/GED, 10 a.m., AA, 4 p.m., CR: Girl Power, 4:30 p.m., Code Four Business Course, 6 p.m., POPPA, 6 p.m., CR: Homework Express, 6 p.m., Camera Club, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Exchange Club, 12:30 p.m., Bedell's West Wind. Thursday, November 23 • Freeport Memorial Library closed - Thanksgiving. • Freeport Village Hall closed - Thanksgiving.


Freeport trustees approve cable franchise Hearing rescheduled again

the law firm T.I.G. representing Verizon, cited "security issues" for not providing a map at the hearing, but added "we Freeport trustees approved an applicawould have no problem providing tion from Verizon New York for a cable updates" as the work progressed. TV franchise in the village at a public Verizon also would have to negotiate hearing Monday. an access agreement to provide service Verizon must still go before the state with each multiple-unit building in the Public Service Commission (PSC) on village. December 14 in New York for final In addition to the 5 percent franchise approval of the franchise agreement. fee Verizon would pay to the village, it An official from Cablevision, the curwould provide free service to municipal rent cable sendee provider to the village buildings, and public and private since 1979, attempted to dissuade the schools, attorney Brendon Pinkard of board from approving the application the law firm Wiley, Rein and Filding but, after a 15-minute recess, trustees, explained. led by Deputy Mayor Renaire FriersonMs. Frierson-Davis noted that the text Davis, returned with a resolution in of the agreement contained a stipulation favor of Verizon's request. The franchise that the facilities would have to be withwould be for a 10-year, period. in 1,000 feet of its feeder lines, but Mr. If the PSC gives its approval, attorPinkard said that would cover most of neys representing Verizon said the comthe Freeport facilities eligible. pany plans to have 85 percent of Jeffrey M. Clark, Cablevision's direcFreeport connected by April 2007, with tor of government affairs, raised several the remainder of the village connected issues in his comments at the hearing, over a period of a year and a half, by including lack of proper notification October 2008. about the agreement, variations in the The attorneys said about 15 percent of franchise fee, the completion schedule the village, north of Sunrise Highway, and the public education, government has already been connected with the access channel (he noted Cablevision FIOS-TV (fiber optic) cable, the result offers a studio and training for local of service already provided through its government programming free of wire center in Freeport to unincorporatcharge), legal issues relating to the local ed parts of the Town of Hempstead, programs and right-of-way issues. north of the village. But, in the end, the board supported Trustee Donald Miller pressed the the franchise application after returning attorneys for a map of the proposed from its recess. stages for hooking up the different parts "We felt it was the best possible of Freeport, which they were unable to agreement for the village and its resiprovide. 'Teople will want to know dents," said Trustee Miller, who acceptwhen their area will be done," said Mr. ed Verizon's explanation about its not Miller. . But Paul Trane, a principal partner of, presenting a map at the meeting.

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A second hearing was to have taken place Monday, to consider rezoning a location at 256 and 256A Sportsmans Avenue from Business B to Residence A, but was adjourned for a second time until December 11. The hearing had been adjourned from September 25 to allow neighborhood residents to meet with the builder. Deputy Village Attorney Howard Colton said he received the request for another adjournment from the builder who said he needed more time to prepare. Trustees also set two public hearings for their Monday, December 4, meeting to consider rezoning requests. One hearing will consider rezoning (continued on page 19)

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roundabout freep>ort MEET THE ANCESTORS: At a meeting of the African-Atlantic Genealogical Society (AAGS), at the Freeport Memorial Library, Linda Rhodes Jones and Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly shared an historic find. The sisters had just returned from a genealogy conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they conducted research and confirmed that they were descendants of John Rolfe and Matoaka Pocahontas Powhatan. Oral history and years of genealogical research implied their mixed ancestry. DNA testing via AAGS' DNA-4-Genealogy Project proved their Sub-Saharan African, European and Native American heritage. And the trip to the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Utah uncovered their historic ancestors.

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METHODIST FAIR: On Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Freeport United Methodist Church, 46 Pine Street (across from Dodd Middle School) is having its annual holiday crafts fair. This year, the fair will feature crafts of all kinds, new items, gift baskets, handmedes and baked goods; all designed to help you with your holiday gift selections. Added to the festivities this year will be a "silent auction" and for young and old alike a model train show expo. Also, the famous Methodist "snack bars" will once again offer a time to sit and relax as well as an outstanding menu of homemade soups and salads, along with other specialties, for a real holiday lunchtime treat for you and your family and friends. Plan to come and enjoy the day. All are invited! Free admission.

ARCHER STREET SCHOOL HOSTS UVO FLAG PROGRAM: Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (second row, second right) participated in the United Veterans Organization (UVO) Flag Education Program held at Archer Street Elementary School in Freeport The UVO tours schools in the Town of Hempstead teaching children the history of the American flag, rules for displaying the flag and its proper disposal. The presentation included a question-and-answer session by Town Clerk Bonilla, who quizzed the students on what each had learned during the program. Pictured with Bonilla and the Archer Street students are school Assistant Principal Kevin Bishop and veterans Joe Reale, Paul Keller, Pat Cassetta and Larry Pinto.

THE LADIES AUXILIARY of the Salvation Army of Freeport will hold a pre-holiday sale on Tuesday, November 21, starting at 11 a.m. There will be goodies and all kinds of gifts. Perhaps you'll find a treasure for yourself. Don't miss this opportunity to find the perfect gift.

The sale will take place at 66 Church Street in Freeport. For information call 378-4557. OUR HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH of Freeport will hold a Christmas Craft and Gift Fair on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


WHAT IT MEANS...Each election. I am pleased that Doug Diana, the Republican executive leader in Baldwin, allows me to sit in while the numbers are calculated. One by one, various committee people bring in the results of their particular election district. Listening to conversations and watching the tallies add up, it is interesting to reflect on what it all means, particularly regarding the representation Baldwin receives from its various elected officials. Despite concerted community lobbying efforts about five years ago to create "one Baldwin" after the most recent census and redistricting, Baldwinites still had too many elected officials representing them. What does that mean? We have three members representing Baldwin in the state Assembly, two state senators and two members of Congress representing us at the federal level. Mr. Diana commented that even those numbers don't tell the whole story. The confusion is even greater because those three election districts for Congress, the state Senate, and state Assembly - obviously aren't geographically identical. In fact, this year, there were 15 different ballot possibilities for voters, depending on where they live in Baldwin, because of the various permutations that the geography of these dissimilar election districts created. (Al the county level, we also have two different legislators representing Baldwin while, at the town level, we have two Ttie-mbers of the Town Board.

The problem being described, therefore, exists in these political jurisdictions as well.) Some people might feel, "the more the merrier," but we wonder if that's the reality. How much time will elected officials expend representing a very small piece of their district? How much effort will they put forth when the number of votes they could possibly secure from a community is so small? In the entire 19th assembly district for Baldwin (south Baldwin), for example, only 1,051 votes were cast in total. Of those, 771 were for the Democratic candidate. The incumbent and overall victor in the 19th district, David McDonough, a Republican, received only 338 votes. In the 18th district, 1,454 ballots were cast, with 1,158 going to Earlene Hooper, a Democrat. The most votes for a member of the Assembly were cast in the 14th district with Robert Barra, the Republican incumbent and overall victor, receiving 2,867 votes and the challenger, Dan Torres, a Democrat, receiving 2,768. However, if their major party lines alone were counted, Mr. Torres would have beaten Mr. Barra in Baldwin by 2,768 to 2,317. In that case, third party endorsements were the deciding local factor. Similar numbers are found in other race categories. In the Third Congressional District won overall by incumbent Republican Peter King, just 1,474 votes were cast in Baldwin and Mr. King received only 623 of them. In the Eighth Senatorial Digtnct, 2,532 votes were cast in Baldwin and the

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her vote from another community does not mean that Baldwin should be ignored. There are some officials who show up for everything. The late state Senator Norman Levy, who only represented part of Baldwin, came to everything despite winning his elections by overwhelming margins. He took nothing and nobody for granted. * It is a concern when elected officials don't respond to local invitations. It is a concern-when incumbents, in particular, refuse to be interviewed by the media. It is a concern when an elected official chooses not to respond to letters, e-mails or phone calls when a constituent's concerns or positions differ from the official's position. And it is also a problem for communities which are so geographically divided to try to muster up the political clout they need in order to have their concerns addressed. Government works not only if elected officials are honest and hardworking. Citizens must be equally intelligent and hardworking. The future of Baldwin will be the future of a whole community, not the individual success of one tiny piece of an Assembly, Senatorial or Congressional District. Let's give all these weary elected officials a little time after their campaigns for their post-election vacations. Then, let us be vigilant in maintaining communication with them, no matter how large or small the area of Baldwin they represent. After all, two years (the term of office for the Assembly, state Senate and Congress) isn't that long a time.

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by Laura Schofer '"The pantry is bare," Deacon Francisco Cales told The Leader. Our Holy Redeemer Parish Outreach on Pine. Street in Freeport, has very little X) food to feed the 500 or so people that a depend each month. 2 "And onthisthem year we've seen a large I increase in the number of people who -a need our assistance," continued Deacon Francisco. So far, in 2006 Outreach has fed 4,624 people through the end of September. Last year, at the end of September, it assisted 4,240 people. "We've seen an increase every month," he explained, and "we expect the need will grow over the winter months." Our Holy Redeemer Parish Outreach (OHR) is Under the auspices of Our Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Freeport. OHR feeds a -cross-section of people that includes those,who are homeless and non-residents. No one is turned away. People live in Freeport and the surrounding communities. Many of those individuals they feed are children. However, they may have to turn people away if the community is unable to provide more assistance. Presently, OHR is in need of any and all"food items. They can store non-perishables such as canned fruits and vegetables; boxed items including rice and pasta as well as perishable items in their refrigerators - eggs, milk, bread and juice as well as-any meat that the public is-generous enough to donate, including IN

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canned hams or turkeys. "We will also accept cash," said Deacon Francisco. "The need is great and we must feed people. We hope the public will respond and help." In addition, the holidays. are approaching and OHR is collecting food to make up Thanksgiving baskets. "Last year at Thanksgiving we provided a Thanksgiving meal to help over 400 families," he said. Want to help? OHR is looking for food gift certificates from local merchants as well as individuals who are willing to fill a bag with food for a Thanksgiving meal. The bag might include a box of instant mashed potatoes, a box/bag of stuffing mix, one can of cranberry sauce, one can of corn, peas, carrots and another vegetable; a can or jar of turkey gravy; a box of jello or pudding; a box of cake mix with frosting or pie crust mix with filling and one can or bottle of juice. OHR is also looking for some specialty items for the holidays such as coffee, hot cocoa mix, crackers and candies. "Even if you cannot fill a bag, any item would be appreciated," added Deacon Francisco. Items may be brought to the Outreach office at 87 Pine Street in Freeport from Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. or put into the church food boxes located at the doors. "We cannot stress enough how grave our need is," said Deacon Francisco.

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Sundays - 9:30 a.m. - Worship Service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Education; 11 a.m. Spanish Mass. WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, 80 West Merrick Road, Freeport Non-Denominational; Stephen and Roseann Brower, Senior Pastors; Sunday morning Worship 10 a.m.; Children's Church 10 am.; Nursery available. Wednesday Care Groups in the homes; Friday evenings ministries.; Care (Home and Hospital visits), Children's Ministry 7:30 p.m., 18 month residential program for substance abuse/Bible Education Center. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD, 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Linette Clark, Pastor. Sundays, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Services 11:15 am.; Evening Youth Services 6 p.m.; Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Prayer Service 8 p.m. SALVATION ARMY, 66 Church Street, P.O. Box 725, Sunday: Morning Worship 11 am.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 a.m.; 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 7p.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:IO p.m., Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m*.] followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet; Saturday Morning Mass in the Church, 7:30 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday Masses 8:00 a.m., 9:30 (Family), 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish); Miraculous Medal Novena, Saturday following 7:30 a.m. Mass. Blessed Sacrament Chapel open 24 hours. ST. CHRISTOPHER'S R.C. CHURCH, 11 Gale Avenue, Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30 am.; 9:30 am. (Folk Group); 11 am. (Choir); 12:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. (Contemporary Music Group). Daily Masses: Monday through Friday: 7 and 9 am.; Saturday: 9 a.m. 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 am.; Sunday School for adults & children, 9:20 am.; Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer, 8 p.m.; 379-8084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 301 Atlantic Avenue. Sundays, Sunday School for all ages, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Praise and Prayer Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, Evening Bible Study in Spanish and English, 7:30 p.m. Second and fourth Fridays, Youth Night in Church gym, 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, 129 East Merrick Road. Reverend Mallette, Sundays, Morning Service, 11 am.; 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 a.m.; Monday-Friday 6:50 am.; Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbat: 8 p.m.; Shabbat morning 9:30 a.m.; 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 a.m., Worship Services; 10 a.m., Sunday School. Tuesday:: 121 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spiritual Empowerment Service; 6 p.m., Youth Activities.


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Freeport Lunch and Travel The Friends of the library are sponsoring the popular Lunch and Travel slide/lecture series on Fridays at noon. On November 17, Doug Going and Conny Brunner will take you to Nicaragua, where you will experience the volcanoes that loom and the beaches that beckon in Central America's largest country.

Concert On Sunday, November 19, at 2:30 p.m., cabaret singer Diane Hoffman and her trio will perform the magical music of America's favorite composers for the Broadway stage, Rodgers, Hammerstein and Hart. Richard

Rodgers had two great collaborators during his career: Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein n. The Rodgers and Hart output is witty, cynical and widely represented in the American Standard Songbook. Rodgers and Hammerstein brought us the integrated musical show and a legacy of upbeat expansive songs.

Financial aid On Monday, November 20, at 7 p.m., Barry Fox, B.A., M.A., College Financial Aid Expert, will talk about the grants and loans that are available for student financial aid. Included will be student aid sources, Financial Aid Form (FAFSA), negotiations, divorced or separated parents, eligibility for

Many activities at the Baldwin Library! by Sue Malinowski Fall foliage and crisp autumn days are sure signs of approaching cooler weather. Now is the ideal time to visit your local library. Baldwin Library has a cornucopia of activities waiting for you to discover. Check out some good books. Whether your favorite is fiction, cookbooks for the holidays or maybe a book on a hobby or craft, we have your selection. If you prefer to listen to books on the go, borrow one of our audio books on CD or cassette, or learn how to download from over 1,000 audio books using our subscription to netLibrary/Recorded Books. Download directly to your PC or MP3 player for listening whenever, where- ever.

Browse our collection of videos or attend one of-many programs available. We plan with the entire family in mind. For instance, try our holiday craft programs for children, films for adults, concerts, art lectures, computer instruction or even Latin dance classes. One of the newest programs is Conversation/Conversaci6n, a program aimed at helping native Spanish speakers improve their English conversation skills and native English speakers improve their Spanish conversation skills in a comfortable group setting. Young adults have great programs too! Starting November 16, teens can register for the December 12 scrapbooking program to make a paper bag photo album. Come in out of the cold and visit us at the Baldwin Public Library.

ing. She will also demonstrate how to make basic cannoli- shells while she sets the mood with music and stories from her native Italy. Telephone registration has begun at the Adult Reference Desk. Call 223-6228.

grants and loans, New York State aid, and best free web sites for scholarship search. Now is the time for parents of seniors as well as juniors to begin planning. There will be time for questions at the conclusion of the program.

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Video Tuesday, November 21, at 2 p.m. will be the last session of the MM: Millennium video course (19th and 20th Century). The next video course is "Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns," starting on November 28 and continuing through February, 2007, on Tuesdays at 2 p.m., with William Coble. The story, sound, and soul of a nation come together in the most American of art forms: Jazz. Ken Burns celebrates the music's soaring achievements, from their origins in blues and ragtime through swing, bebop, and fusion.

Baldwin Fig cookies On Friday, December 1, at 7 p.m. join Josephine Cappizi to sample and learn bow to make traditional Bucciddati (Fig cookies), which have a nut, raisin, fig, chocolate and spice fill-

Bernie Mann will discuss the life of Guiseppe Verdi and his opera "La Traviata." Listen with him as he plays CD extracts of the opera while providing a translation of what is occurring. Telephone registration begins Friday, November 14, at the Adult Reference Desk. Call 223-6228.

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NOVEMBER IS JEWISH BOOK MONTH. To acknowledge this, the members of Baldwin Daliya Chapter of Hadassah donated bookmarks to the Baldwin Public Library for free distribution to the patrons. In photo: H. Maria Sysak, director of the Baldwin Public Library (at right), and Ronnie Jasnow, past Baldwin Daliya Chapter president and current Region and Chapter Board member.

Hi Hello to honor Glacken, Eversley Mayor William F. Glacken and Preeport School Superintendent Dr. Eric L. Eversley will be honored as Child Advocates of the Year by HiHello Child Care Center at its 2nd Annual Child Advocates of the Year Tribute Dinner. The dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 29, at Westbury Manor. The cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. "We started this Tribute Dinner two years ago because we wanted to recognize individuals and organizations that help make this a better world and build .a better future for children arid aren't necessarily in the early childhood community," states Joann Bousquet, executive director at Hi-Hello. "While Dr. Eversley, by his profession, is inherently a child advocate, we wanted to recognize his unique combination of compassion, initiative and drive in bringing positive change to the Freeport School District. Mayor Glacken has always been a proponent of early childhood education and has advocated for quality child care; he has been dedicated to bringing positive change to the Freeport community for children and families." Other honorees that evening will be: the Rauch Foundation;' Bob Rubin, president, TDR Educational Supply Co.; and Janet Walerstein, executive director, Child Care Council of Suffolk. For sponsorship opportunities and journal ads, or to make a reservation, contact Fran Karliner at 379-1825.

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law enforcement agencies. Suspects are presumed innocent unless and until convicted in court. Nassau Police report the arrests of two men for Grand Larceny on Monday November 6, at 10 a.m. According to detectives, Gregory O. Bailey, 23, of Hempstead was attempting to make a bank drop at the Bank of New York on West Merrick Road when Brian J. Coston, 23, of Far Rockaway approached him. Mr. Coston produced a silver object under a bandana and demanded the bank drop bag that was from Mr Bailey's place of employment, Rent-A-Center on West Merrick Road. He fled the scene with the bank bag that contained an unknown amount of cash. This incident was witnessed by an off-duty New York City police officer who pursued him on foot and apprehended him on Miller Avenue. The proceeds and the weapon were recovered. There were no injuries. After an investigation by First Squad detectives it was determined that Mr. Bailey and Mr. Coston, who were acquaintances, and had acted in consort and planed the theft. Both defendants were charged with Grand Larceny.

Additional charges of Conspiracy and Making a False Statement against both defendants are still pending and will be presented to the Grand Jury. +++ The Fifth Squad reports the arrests of four people for a robbery that occurred on Monday, November 6, at 2:10 a.m. in West Hempstead. According to detectives, one of the defendants, Amanda Batista, called the 32-year-old male victim and asked him to meet her at the Courtesy Hotel on Hempstead Avenue. When the victim entered the hotel room with Ms. Batista, he observed the three other defendants, who demanded money from him. One of the defendants then physically removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim's pants pocket. He left the room uninjured and called 911. All four defendants were arrested a short time later at the hotel and are identified as: Abdou Sow (male), 21, of NewYork City. • Amanda Batista, 20, of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. • Jean Polo (male), 27, of Queens • Alain Bernier, 21, of Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport. The defendants are charged with Robbery and Conspiracy.

To The Leader: If the public and their politicians were doctors, we would all be dead. Doctors intelligently seek the root causes of a disease rather that only treating its symptoms. Freeporters and their officials are justifiably irate to discover that tax-supported sexual predators have been domiciled in their neighborhoods. As previously, in regard to exploring property taxes, some Freeporters are envious that Rockville Centre and Garden City don't house their "fair share" of these ex-cons. As if spreading misery cures the malady. The root cause of this menace lies with its enabler, the ACLU. It seems this pro-terrorist, Marxist-oriented pack of sick lawyers cleverly abuses our United States Constitution in order to destroy our Constitution and our blessed nation. Many child-molesting perverts are incurable, compulsive, recidivist and must be permanently removed from

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Baldwin schools mark Red Ribbon Week Baldwin elementary schools participated in the National Family Partnership's Red Ribbon Week from October 23-31 with a variety of activities to reinforce drug prevention and drug-free choices. At Brookside, Meadow, Shubert and Steele Schools, students signed pledges, created banners, and took part in different daily events such as Wear Red Day to commemorate Red Ribbon Week, Crazy-Sock Day ("Sock it to Drugs"), and Sweats'Day ("Living Drug Free is No Sweat"). Also at

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Meadow School, lessons about feelings were incorporated into the classroom curriculum. And at Milburn School, students "teamed up against drugs" with a visit from the Long Island Ducks mascot to all the classrooms, sold Red Ribbon magnets with proceeds going to the Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse (BCADA) and marched in a Heroes Parade as their favorite hero - from Albert Einstein to firefighters and teachers - because it is heroic to say no to drugs!

"Did you feel the wisdom when you came into the building this morning?" Bayview Avenue School Principal Odette Wills asked students as the school's annual Grandparents and Special Persons Day began. There was a resounding yes from the Freeport school's children, who presented a sweet and touching tribute to their guests and later hosted the elder generation in their classrooms. Displaying large red hearts that read "We love you," students sang "Let's Go See Our Grandparents," written to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," recited an acrostic poem

"Grandparents are Special" and sang "Grandparents" and "That's a Family." Children also presented flowers to Edith Flynn and Agnes Lawrence, guests from the neighboring Meadowbrook Care Center. Grandparents and other guests wrote words of wisdom on a large white board in the Bayview lobby, were "pinned" with hand-made boutonnieres, and enjoyed breakfast as well. "This is absolutely my favorite day of the year," Ms. Wills told the grandparents. "Thank you for believing in us and inspiring us to do our very best."

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this time as an opportunity to talk about a commitment to our beliefs that is better to give than receive and that the good deeds we perform matter most in our lives. But now that they are adults we can sit down and directly begin our work. In the past, each one of us was allotted a specific amount of money "to spend.'* No\v my children bring their own money to the table: money they have earned on their own. My husband and I also provide them with some additional funds. There have always been some ground rules. Everyone must read every appeal. Everyone must agree on who should receive money and how much the organization should receive. There have been some disagreements over the years. My son. Drew, once threatened to pull out of the "giveaway" because he thought my husband and I were swayed too much by our politics.

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Now he too is swayed by his own political beliefs which are not always in line with my husbands or mine. Over the years we have tried to instill in our children the belief that even the small amount of money they had to give would be for someone else's welfare. Now their pocketbooks are larger and so is their understanding of the big and sometimes very sad world. Each of us has our favorite causes or passions. My daughter Morgan gives money to organizations that support women's rights. My son Drew gives money to groups that assist runaways and troubled boys, and my husband supports advocacy groups in the fields of education and health care. I have more of a Chinese menu approach — one from column A and another from column B. There are always surprises. Each year we receive new appeals. What I always find astounding is the number

of worthy organizations who are trying in some small (or big) way to change the world for the better. One year we gave money to a group that provides livestock for families in the Third World; another year we supported a group of women entrepreneurs in Chile. This year I think my portion of the "giveaway" will stay closer to home. I plan to "think globally but act locally," I have come across so many caring organizations and charities founded or supported by our neighbors that I feel compelled to help them out. They have had a hands-on approach, a real passion for their cause, whether it's medical research, education, the environment or social service, that it makes me stand up and take notice. They have a commitment to make the world a better place and that is what our family "giveaway" is all about. If you are considering giving away any money this season, don't forget those groups close to home. As George Eliot said, "What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?" Let's try and remember that this holiday season.

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The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Belmont Lake State Park will be held Saturday. December 2. at Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon. Festivities begin at 4:15 p.m.. however, the lighting of the tree will occur at 5 p.m. Along with lighting the tree,.., there will be a host of traditional^ holiday music courtesy of the^j local school chorus, horsedrawna wagon rides and a spectacular^ fireworks display. Also, ai visit from Santa Claus arriv-1 ing on the Long Island Sleigh j Express! Everyone is come to join in the joyousj celebration, which become a heartwarming tradition among^ area residents. The Holiday Tree* is located withinj Belmont Lake State Park at Exit 38 on the'' Southern Stated Parkway. For information, call Belmont Lake State Park at (631) 6775055 or the Lona Island State Park

Region Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510 weekdays from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. or visit the New York State Parks website at www.nysparks.com. Saturday, December 2, the tree at Reckson Plaza will be lit. Long Island' own tree gets lit tor the holidays with special guests and live entertainment at 5:30 p.m.. stays lit through January 6, EAB Plaza^Reckson Plaza, Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, Free.

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by Douglas Finlay Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things... I'm an average guy with an average bump on my shoulder. I eat average meals, stare at the television in an average way and never tell anyone when my birthday is - unless they ask. I make average travel plans, and go to average places. Butâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;what I do at those places, well, let's say I collect things. I collect cookbooks for one, like the Commander's Palace cookbook from New Orleans from which I learned how to make chicken tarragon and gumbo. Or Paula Dean's cookbook from Savannah, Georgia; or the fruity concoctions from Colorado or wholesome muffins from Vancouver's Granville Island. Oh, yes, let's not forget the skinned stewed rabbit out of a 1600s cookbook one can find at Williamsburg, Virginia. I also collect Christmas tree ornaments for the tree. If the past is prologue to the present, then perhaps it's when I broke a most cherished Christmas ornament in someone's home, I'd never been in before. An utter embarrassment for sure, though I wrote it off as my being too young, in my late teens. But then, maybe I've been trying to make up for it ever since. I have several favorite ornaments now

that, whenever I'm decorating the tree, remind me fondly of where I've been. The typical ones you may know, like the San Francisco cable car, this one signed by the artisan at Gump's, a one-of-akind store in the city. Then there's the Chinese dragon in calligraphy etched on a round, delicate ornament. Or the camera ornament that makes me think of playwright Christopher Isherwood's "I Am A Camera." Both of these are San Francisco treats as well. I'm still thrilled with the Spanish guitar decoration from the Grand Opry Hotel - a hotel as large as a compact city - in Nashville. The strings are coming off, though, so I'll have to re-string it soon. And yes, it does hang delightfully off the garland-wrapped tree, garland found in San Luis Obispo, California's Apple Farm. The Apple Farm, a little vacation stopover, is a wholesome family place, with the smell of cinnamon wafting around and through its low ceilings and American Country feel. It's as though one's in New England at holiday time. And they do have a fabulously wonderful Christmas shop. Up in Seattle there are all manner of bays, inlets and sounds, requiring ferries to ferry people 'to-and-fro' their homes on Bainbridge Island. You guessed it: a : ferry Christmas ornament, in a cute little shape, looking more like a water taxi, than a ferry. Farther away the ornaments can get a little more exotic. A furry koala from Australia wraps its flexible arms around (continued on page 14)

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skates hand-embroidered by a family friend, or the bear on skies - which takes up a little more space on the tree than I'm comfortable with, because it looks like it's always going to fall. There are other embroidered decorations, such as wreaths. Then there's the big wooden sled, even bigger than the bear on skies; a gingerbread house; a castle; wooden soldiers; other colorful wreath ornaments of various sizes; and lots of warm-and-fuzzy things like Santas and a squirrel bequeathed by my mother. All sorts of angels also adorn the tree in all sorts of metals and ceramics. Some wings have since flown away. Of course, there are also plenty of traditional delicate ornaments with round shapes and sparkles glued to them. These ones, however, are usually the first to fall off and break -just as the beautiful ornament I touched all those years ago fell to the floor and broke. So...I go for broke now too: I make sure to get an unusual ornament that is sturdy, hand-crafted where possible and will bring plenty of color and memory to the tree. These, as they say, are a few of my favorite things.

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people in our local community donates, which is far behind the nationwide blood donor participation rate of five percvent," pointed out Dr. Greco. "We also need greater diversity within our donor base here so we can better match the very precise transfusion needs of chronically transfused patients and those with uniquely inherited blood antigen patterns," added Dr. Greco. Past and potential donors, and those who would like to host a blood drive at their job or in their community, are urged to call Long Island Blood Services at 1800-933-BLOOD, or go to www.nybloodcenter.org to find a convenient blood drive location or donation center. People can also conveniently schedule appointments online. Long Island Blood Services, A Division of New York Blood Center, is a non-forprofit organization that collects blood from volunteer donors in Nassau^ Suffolk and Queens and distributes blood products to 50 hospitals through out this region.

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Baldwin board manages complexity The proof that the Baldwin School District is a complex $99.8 million business was obvious at its November S Board of Education meeting, as evidenced by the variety of issues discussed and the scope of the recommendations that were approved. Only a few residents were present on the rainy evening to hear details of the annual audit, described by external auditor Jill Fichter as "good news." She indicated that there were "no weaknesses" in the district's entire financial process and stressed that the audit "puts the numbers together and makes sure that the controls are in place." She praised the "tone from the top" and a "staff that wants to do the right thing," along with a process mat makes sure "as many people as possible touch a transaction" to insure financial security. The required "management letter" included only a few minor recommendations. Board members, who also serve as the district's audit committee, asked questions on possible improvements, including a review of inactive classroom activity accounts. " In his comments, Superintendent of Schools Robert Britto described this year's new initiative of supportive classroom visits which are an integral part of the district's desire to improve the teaching/learning process. These lO-minute visits by administrators are not intended as an evaluation of individual teachers, but rather as an attempt to see if the strategies to improve learning are resulting in improved student output After ob

to a similar presentation by high school Principal Susan Knors last month. Objectives, strategies, new protocols, and activities, first discussed by a faculty committee headed by Deans Samuel Thompson and Craig Tupot, have .been actualized with both prevention components and more stringent disciplinary procedures in place. Particularly noted was the involvement of longtime teacher Linda Bertinetti who "brought a sense of urgency to the Rachel's Challenge project" when it was going to be postponed to focus on other objectives. That anti-violence project, which will continue next year as Rachel's Legacy, has had a significant impact on student attitudes. Also described was a new protocol for disruptive students who are dealt with immediately by the day's designated administrator-in-charge, along with a multi-team approach of enhanced oversight for an identified '-'recalcitrant cohort" which will include hand-selected schedules and selected advisory teachers. Disruptive students will receive two warnings before removal from class by security. The process will include calls and letters to parents, completion of missed work, and future detentions if the behavior continues. The educational, psychological and legal components of school discipline in today's educational climate as, explained by Mr. Brown, result in the expenditure of an enormous amount of teacher and administrative time - "a few students take up a great deal of time." Greater oversight of extra-curricular ineligibility for both academic or behavioral reasons, a four-step process to deal with suspensions and separations, the use

a feedback letter which concludes with the comment, "We wondered..." It then asks some forward-looking questions about figure student growth, providing a rather non-threatening way to tirget Seeded improvements and to advance student learning to the next level. Principal James Brown gave a detailed report on school tone and climate at the middle school which was a complement

on a "review of public speaking" are all part of the multi-pronged view of school tone and discipline. In other business, Michael Sheehan, the district director of facilities, operations and safety, provided his monthly update on the status of the bond work. Approvals for numerous specific projects in Phase HI of the bond work have been received from the State Education Department, with

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Baldwin follows the national trend by Joan Delaney Baldwin voters followed national trends in casting the majority of their votes in most races for Democrats.This represents a growing trend in Baldwin which was once a solidly Republicanvoting community. According to Baldwin Republican Executive Leader Doug Diana, many new residents who have moved to Baldwin from New York City are registered Democrats and a significant number of the election districts which make up the total Baldwin community now have a majority of Democratic voters. The voting results in Baldwin were: U.S. Senate: Clinton - 5,983; Spencer 2.788 Governor: Spitzer - 6,125; Faso - 2,527 Attorney General: Cuomo- 5,063; Pirro3.375 Comptroller: Hevesi - 4,940; Callaghan - 3,099 Congress, Fourth District: McCarthy 4,725; Blessinger-2,163 . Congress. Third District: King - 623Mejias- 851

State Senate Ninth District: Skelos 3,507; Goldberg - 2,235 State Senate Eighth District: Fuschillo 909; Small - 1,623 State Assembly 14th District: Barra2,867, Torres-2,768 State Assembly 18th District: Hooper 1,158; Jackson - 296 State Assembly 19th District: McDonough - 338; Birnbaum - 713 Although Congressman Peter King, state. Senator Charles Fuschillo and Assemblyman David McDonough, all Republicans, lost in Baldwin, they won, overall, in their respective districts. In races for judgeships, Baldwin voted overwhelmingly for candidates on the Democratic line. Baldwin resident Andrea Phoenix, running for the position of Second District Court judge, received .4,142 votes in Baldwin. Incumbent Judge Valerie Bullard, also a Baldwin resident, received 4,723 votes in total in Baldwin. Both were profiled in The Leader. The proposition to authorize $100 million in bonds to fund and implement an environmental program also passed in Baldwin ,as it did in the county.

In the discussion of attendance at consome others still being reviewed in ferences by district personnel, it was_ Albany. Only some punch list items from noted that the new application forms ask Phase H projects remain. me question, "Which district goal or Board members commented on proobjective does this conference meet?" grams and resolutions discussed at the Responding to a resident who asked recent state School Boards Association why students were not given the Friday meeting and Mary Clark noted that six of before Veterans Day as a holiday, Dr. the 30 resolutions dealt with finance, Britto explained the process of developfunding and property taxes. ing a calendar while still adhering to variAlso discussed was the issue of immuous "challenges." nizations with the decision to lobby electHe noted that the district has 182 ed officials to create legislation which instructional days (more than some diswould require immunizations except for tricts), three staff-development days, canspecial religious or medical exceptions. not go into July, has to keep in mind the Also noted was consideration of pandemRegents testing schedule, traditional holiic flu as part of a district's comprehensive day periods, and by contract, cannot begin emergency planning. Board member the school year before Labor Day (except Anne Hannon noted that "cough etiin certain negotiated situations). The calquette" and hand hygiene are crucial. endar is developed with input from the BA. Schoen described his attendance at many unions and associations representmeetings of REFIT, the consortium of ing staff. Additionally, by law, schools school districts lobbying for educational must be closed on a Monday if a federal funding equity, as well as his participation in holiday falls on a Sunday, not if the holimeetings sponsored by County Executive day falls on a Saturday. Thomas Suozzi which consider the problem One parent asked about the timing of of high property taxes, Mr. Schoen noted, the fifth grade social studies testing "S we don't get a handle on school properwhich provoked a variety of statements ty taxes, we're in a lot of trouble." on the whole issue of testing. Dr. Britto The board discussed several policies as called the present situation "a pathologpart of its ongoing updating of policies to ical culture of testing." reflect changes in educational and municExpanding on the whole issue of the ipal law as well as societal changes. reporting of statistics, he described the Among the policies discussed was one various interpretations of "violent incirelating to the education of homeless childents" which allow certain districts to dren and youth in transition. report no incidents and others, who It was noted that most of the policy is adhere to the official definitions, to be regulated by law and deals with such viewed as extremely violent. items as the assignment of a child to a school either at the child's current loca- •"- The whole issue of such reporting is tion or the child's location of origin as •" now being investigated and Dr. Britto said, "Baldwin is only guilty of being well as admittance prior to receiving highly honest with a high standard of paperwork such as verification of immu' " - what is going on in our schools." "~

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expenses, sold subject to terms and conditions. of filed judgment and terms of sale. STEPHEN D. KUTNER, ESQ., Referee. PETER T, ROACH AND ASSOCIATES, P.C., Atty for Pltf TOO Jericho Quadrangle, Suite 215, Jericho, NY 11753. Fl 941 4T 10/76 11/29. 16 , NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION/AS TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC 2005-FR5 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-FR5 C/O COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, Plaintiff. AGAINST CHRISTOPHER WOLF, A/K/A CHRIS WOLF, ET. AL., Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 8/23/2006. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the,calendar control part (CCP) of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, on 11/21/2006 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 259 South Brookside Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section, Block and Lot: 54-208-246, 247 & 248. Approximate amount of lien $360.323.63 plus.interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment index #1883/06. Gerard DeGregoris, Jr., Referee, STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Datea: 10/18/2006 ' FL 944 4T10/26. ! l/2..g^L6_ ; __, NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO'CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff against RONALD DELEON, Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 10/16/06, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CALEN" OAR CONTROL PART (CCP) COURTROOM. OF THE SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT.DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501 on DECEMBER 5, •>006 at 11:30'AM; premises known as 453 RAY : 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 INCOR' O:?ATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT, Town of HEMP-;

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STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-V291 Doted: 11/1/2006 FL 960 4T 11/9. 16.23.30 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. F/K/A NORWEST MORTGAGE INC., Plaintiff, AGAINST SORAIDA RODRIGUEZ AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE ESTATE OF DANIEL RODRIGUEZ, AS GUARDIAN FOR YESENIA ANAIS RODRIGUEZ HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF DANIEL RODRIGUEZ AND AS GUARDIAN FOR KENNETH RAMON RODRIGUEZ HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF DANIEL RODRIGUEZ, ET. AL., Defendants). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 8/14/2006,1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the calendar control part (CCP) of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mjneola, New York, on 12/12/2006 at ll^O.AM/premises known as 5 Graffing Place, 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 Villcfge'of Freeport. Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York,'Section: 55, Block 235, Lot 116-117. Approximate amount of judgment $162,664.-12 plus Interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #05-017669. Patricia Miller Latzman, Esq., Referee, > ESCHEN. FRENKEL & WE1SMAN, LLP, Attorney for Plaintiff 20-West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706 Dated: 11/1/2006 ^ '

SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU -'HOME-SALES, iNCo-Plaintiff, AGAINST C.AROb VILLANi, ET.- AL., Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment cf foreclosure ana sale duly dated 9/25/2006, 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 12/14/2006 at 11:00 AM, premises known as 374 West Merrick Road, 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 Incorporatea Village of Freeport,-'Town of Hempstead, County of Ndssau *and State of New York, Section, Block „ and Lot: 54-95-940. Approximate, amount of " judgment $514,065.42 plus interest and costs. Premises will -be sold subject to'provisions of filed Judgment Index #8331/06, PAUL 8. GUT• T8N8URG, Referee,.

SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - EMC •MORTGAGE-CORPORATION, Plaintiff. AGAINST KARLA A. SANCHEZ. ET. AL.. Defendants). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale auly'aated 9/25/2006, I, the'undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the calendar control part (CCP) of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive. Mineola. New York, on 12/12/2006 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 86 Henry Street, Roosevelt,.NY 11575: AH that certain plot piece or parcel of iand, w>1h the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being af Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County ot Nassau and State of New York, Section, Block and Lot: 55-427-73, 55427-74. Approximate amount of judgment $402,951.00 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provide = of fik Juagment

STEAD, County of NASSAU and State of New York. Section 54, Block 316, Lot 72, 73, & 74. Approximate amount of lien $312,204.63 plus interest and cosls. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. Index No. 1375/05. JOHN HALL JR., ESQ., REFEREE. STEIN AND SHEIDLOWER, L.L.P., ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD, SUITE 113, CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 DATED OCTOBER 23, 2006 - FILE NO. FCHASE 18329 FL #950 4x 11 /2, 9. 16, 23 • NOTICE Oh SALE

SUPREME COURT. NASSAU COUNTY. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Pltf. vs. 108 LAUNDROMAT CORP., et al, Defts. Index #04-009207. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Sept. 15,2006,1 will sell at public auction at CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom), 100 -Supreme Court Dr.. Min'eola. NY on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. pre'm. k/a 4 Johnson Place, Freeport, NY. Saia property located at the corner formed by the intersection of the westerly side of South Bayview Ave. with the northerly side of Johnson Place, being a plot 99.40 ftr x 51 ft. x 100.59 ft. x 51.01 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $23,775.19 plus costs and interest. Sold sutjject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. GUY, R. VITACCO, Referee. HECKER, COLASURDO & SEGALL P.C., Attys. for Pltf., 108 Corporate Park Dr., White Plains, NY. #67653 , ' Fl ittOfi?P 4y 1 1 7? ' O >A 93

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PUBLIC NOTICES Index *9579/06. Michael B. Mirotzr*. Refeiee. STEVEN J. BAUM. P.C.. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291. Buffalo. NY 14240-1291 Dated: 10/31/2006 FL Pfr? 'IT 11 /P. 16. 73. 30 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - LA SALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2004-4. Plaintiff. AGAINST EDUARDO M. MARQUEZ, ET. AL. Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment of forectasure and sate duly dated 10/2/2006. I, the undersigned Referee will sen at pubfc auction at the calendar control port (CCP) of the Supreme Court. 100 Supreme Court Drive. Min&oia New York, on 12/12/2006 at 11:30 AM. premses known as 538 Archer Street, Freeport. NY 11520. AB that certain plot piece or parcel of Sand, with the buildings and improvements Ihereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Freeport. County of Nassau and State of New York. Section: 54. Block: 197. Lot: 121 & 320. Approximate amount of judgment $331.728.59 plus interest and costs. Premises wa be soid subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index 505004425. Adrfeme FHpse Housch, Esq.. Referee. ESCHEN. FRENKEL & WBSMAN. UP. Attorney for Plaintiff 20 West Main Street, Bay Shore. NY 11706 Dated: 11/2/2006 PI OA.1 dT 11/O ll*. 93 an

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Plaintiff against NDIDI U. JIBUIKE Defendant(s). Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure and Saie entered September 27. 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. Mineota, N.Y. on the 19th day of December. 2006 at 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of Parsons Avenue with the Westerly side of Frederick Avenue' being a plot 50 feet by 100 feet by 50 feet by 100 feet. Said premises known as 79 Parsons Avenue. Freeport. N.Y. 11520. Tax account number SBL *: 55-216-57. Approximate amount of lien $253.723.51 plus interest and cosls. Premises will be soSd subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sole. Index No. 11946/04. Ira C. Podtofsky. Esq... Referee. Fein Such & Crane. LLP. Attomey(s) for Plaintiff. 747 Chestnut Ridge Road. Suite 200. Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977

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Attorney© for Plaintiff(s): ROSIGKL ROSICK1 & ASSOCIATES. P.C.. 51 E. Bethpage Road, PlatnviewNY 11803(516-741-2585) Pursuant to judgment of forectosure and sate entered herein on or about September 21. 2005. I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court. 100 Supreme Court Drive. Mineola NY 11501. On December 19. 2006 at 11:30 AM Premises know as 292 Westside Avenue, Freeport. New York 11520 ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT. PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND. WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED. SITUATE. LYING AND BEING IN THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT. TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD. COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK. AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESIGNATED AS LOTS NUMBERED 233.234 AND PART OF LOT 235 ON A CERTAIN MAP ENTITLED 'MAP OF RANDALL MAY ESTATES SECTION

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ERTY OF JOHN J. RANDALL COMPANY. FREEPORT. N.Y. AND FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF NASSAU COUNTY ON JULY 10TH 1924 AS MAP NO 545. CASE NUMBER 3344. Section: 62 Hock: 33 Lot: 332 As more portfcutarty descrtoed in the judgment : of forectosure and sate. ".-•:'•" Sold subject to o* of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sate. Approximate amount of judgment $326.829.99 pius interest and costs. INDEX NO. 05O17389 Joseph GSrardX Esq. REFEREE FL «974 4x 11 /16 23.30. 12/7 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - HOUSEHOLD FINANCE REALTY CORPORATION OF NEW YORK C/O HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES. INC.. Plaintiff. AGAINST JOHN MUNGIN. ET. AL.. Defendants). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 10/2/2006.1. the undesigned Referee wB set at public auction at the calendar control part (CGP) of the Supreme Court. 100 Supreme Court Drive, MSneota. New York, on 12/19/2006 at 11:30 AM. premses known as 13 Lenox Place. Freeport. NY 11520. AS 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 Yorit Section. Block and Lot 55273-52. 55-273-53. Approximate amount of judgment $216.046.31 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #10356/06. Anthony F. AJtimaii Esq., Referee. STEVEN J. BAUM. P.C.. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291. Buffalo. NY 14240-1291 Dated: 11/8/2006 R O7S4T 11/16. 93 3H 19/7 NOT1CEOFSALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - AMERICAN BUSINESS MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., PSalnliff. AGAINST TERRENCE GREENIDGE ET. AL, Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sate duty dated 12/5/2005. I. the undersigned Referee w3 set at pubfc auction at the calendar control part (CCP) of the Supreme Court. 100 Supreme Court Drive. Mineota, New York, on 12/19/2006 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 130 Gormley Avenue. Roosevelt. NY 11575. AH that certain ptot ptece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead. at Roosevelt County of Nassau and State of New J^C^ecSQOii^fcSpdJ^t; 55^03-947. 948 & ywTApproxfmate amount of Judgment $256.8€S.4o plus interest end costs. Premses will be soSd subject to provisions of fled Judgment Index S12919/05. Darlene D. Harris. Esq.. Referee. STEVEN J. BAUM P-C» Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291. Buffalo. NY 14240-1291 Dated: 11/9/2006 FL976511/16. & 30.12/7 ZONING BOARD Of APPEALS Mbt MNy NOVEMB£R 29. 2006

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sory building with three piece bathroom, kitchen, baseboard heat, entrance door and windows - Any buikSng other than a dweSng with an attached garage shall have a side yard of not less than 40'Norvconfomning with zoning legutatfons herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 55, Block 364 Lot 25-Residence A. #33-2006 - Reina lazo - 48 Hillside Avenue Maintain 54' of 4' high solid PVC fence and gate - No open type fence simSar to a chain link fence shall be erected, placed or maintained in excess of four (4) feet in height and no stockade, sofid fence or enclosure shaB be erected, placed or maintained to more than three (3) feet in height within the front yard from the property fine to the front building Sne in any Residence AA. Residence A or Residence Apartment Districts. Any other stockade solid fence, open type fence and enclosure shall not exceed six (6) feet in height. No enclosure or wall shall be permitted in Residence AA. Residence A or Residence Apartment Districts if constructed of stone, concrete, masonry, brick or similar-type material unless a special permit pursuant to Village Ordinance 210-12 is obtained. Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 55, Block 242. Lot 6 - Residence A. #32-2006 - Island Homes - 40-42 Smith Street Propose two story, one family dwelling - Any use not specifically permitted is prohibited; Norvconforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 62. Block 53. Lots 15 and 57 - Business B. #35-2006 - Minerva & D'Agostino - 48 Lester Avenue - Code Compliance, apportionment Maintain a one family dwelling on atessertot (60' x 80') - Requires a minimum tot area of 5,000 square feet Non-conformiig with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec.54. Block 334 lot 48 Residence A. #36-2006 - Minerva & D'Agostino - Lester Avenue - Code CompSance. apportionment Split parcel to create a bu8dabte tot (60" x 80") - Requires a minimum tot area of 5,000 square feet Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is ; located. Sec. 54 Block 334. Lot 48 - Residence A. #52-2006 - Gabriel Realty Corp. - 492 Atlantic Avenue - Code Compliance - Construct a new one-story medical buBding - Any use not herein speaffcaSy permitted is prohibited; Every nonresidenttql bunding erected on a tot whose area exceeds 5.000 square feet must provide vehicular assess to the rear, the side or into the building for loading and unloading purposes; Requires one parking space for each 400 square feet of floor area, plus two spaces for each individual store, shop or business in the building; Non-conforming with zoning regutattons herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 54 Stock 310, Lots 87. and 103 Business B and Residence A. #54-2006- AmatoSt Associates-85North Long Beach Avenue - Construct a pubic utBfy communication facfities consisting of nine antennas and equipment cabinets - AB buBoTngs or structures she* be Smited to 50' in height Non-conforming with zoning regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located. Sec. 54. Block 62. Lots- Residence Apartment.

Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Supreme Court. Nassau County on the 25th day of October. 2006 bearing the index number 16964/06, a copy of whjch may be examined at the Office of the Nassau County Clerk located at 240 Old Country Road. Mineola. New York/grants me the right to assume the name of Danyl Leon Shim. My present address is 250 W. Merrick Rd.. Freeport. NY 11520 Apt. #4E. the date of my birth is April 15. 1963; the place of birth is Queens County. New Yortel the present name is Darryl Lee Shim. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Plaintiff. AGAINST ROSA LEE MCKEN2E. A/K/A ROSA LEE MOOR A/K/A ROSA LEE MOORE. ET. AL.. Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 9/5/2006. I. the . undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the calendar control part (CCP) of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive. Mineola New York, on 12/19/2006 at 1 1:30 AM. premises known as 108 Henry Street. Roosevelt. NY 11575. All that certain plot.piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Roosevelt. Town of Hempstead. County of Nassau and State of New York, Sectioa Block and Lot: 55-427-83 and 84. Approximate amount of judgment $133,856.86 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #7642/06. Dawn Lott. Esq.. Referee. STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291. Buffalo. NY U240-1291 Dated: 11/10/2006 a9804T 11/16. 23.30. 12/7

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THE FREEPORT AMERICAN LEGION William Clinton Story Post 342 held a Veteran's Day Service at the Freeport Memorial Library. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated members of the American Legion and Tuskegee Airmen who were honored at the event. From left are Lt. Kenneth Pope, Freeport American Legion; Arthur Weaver, president, Queens District, Harlem Hellfighters, 368th Vets; Ed Monroe, chapter president, Tuskegee Airmen; Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby; Lincoln Parsons, com- p. mander, Freeport American Legion Post 342; Bill Johnson, Tuskegee Airmen; si Spann Watson, Tuskegee Airmen.

Freeport vets ceremonies honor Tuskegee Airmen This year's event featuredfivemembers of the Tuskegee Airmen who were recruited during World War n to serve in an all African-American unit of the U.S. Air Force. The group was led by Freeport's retired Lt. Col. Ed Monroe, who is the local chapter president of the National Association of Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated. The other members who attended the Veterans Day celebration included retired Captain Robert Olden, a former Nassau deputy county executive, retired Lt. Col. Spann Watson, retired Major Victor Terrelonge and retired Capt. William Johnson. Eadfcietecp recounted his. expert ences in the service, with Spann Watson, who at 90 years old was one of the original airmen, remembering his time in the service during WWII. They explained that segregation was still in practice in many of the Southern states and they experienced racial bias and prejudice even as American service-

Trustees award cable franchise from page 3 property at 19 Dock Drive from Marine Industrial to Residence A, and the second hearing will consider rezoning property at 395 West Sunrise Highway from Business B and Residence A districts to Service Business SB District, for a proposed service station. Trustees will also hold a hearing at their Monday, November 20, meeting to award contracts for bulkhead projects to Stout Construction Inc., totaling $148,000.

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men. In 1948, President Harry S. Truman enacted an executive order that led to the end of racial segregation in the military forces. Mayor Bill Glacken, as one of the guest speakers, thanked the men for their service and dedication to the protection of the United States and its citizens. "Just as many of America's sons and daughters enlisted in the service following the attack on Pearl Harbor, so too did our young people rush to join the armed services in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on September llth," he said. "We honored all of our veterans today who put their lives and their careers on 'As line, these brave men and women are examples of the quintessential American. We owe these patriots of all races, religions and backgrounds our gratitude and devotion," the mayor concluded. The five veterans belong to the Claude B. Go van Chapter, the local tristate group, of the National Association of Tuskegee Airmen.

In other business, the board awarded three contracts for electrical transformers. Two contracts were approved with Shamrock Power Sales of Willington, Connecticut, for single-

phase, dual-voltage, low-profile padmount transformers at $11,006 per unit, and three-phase, dual-voltage, low-profile padmount transformers at $175,510 per unit. Another contract, for overhead, polemounted, dual-voltage distribution transformers at $22,023 per unit, was awarded to Delta-Wye Associates of Cazenovia, New York. Trustees also approved a parade permit request from the Chamber of Commerce to hold its Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 3, between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, December 10. The parade will assemble at Municipal Parking Field 17 on South Ocean Avenue and Front Street.

police news from page 9 Police arrested a North Merrick teen for Robbery on November 7 at 11 p.m., in Baldwin. According to detectives, on October 28 at 11:05 p.m., Anthony Billitteri, 18, of North Merrick, confronted the 15-year-old victim and, verbally

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