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ANOTHER GRANDFATHER had fun with the miniature railroads.

JOHN RAYNOR with his grandson Michael Fallo and Bob Terry with his grandson Christopher Costello enjoyed a swift-moving display.

Train show at the Rec is a big hit

1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Not everyone was home watching the Jets on Sunday. January 7. Hundreds of model train enthusiasts attended the 16th Annual Winter Model Train Show and Exhibition sponsored by the Great South Bay Model Railroad Club held in the gymnasium of the Freeport Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many of the regulars who brought their children to the show over the years are no%v

bringing their grandchildren to enjoy the displays of various size model trains and browse the vast array of items that accompany the layouts. Door prizes were given out all during the show, and the raffle prizes were a Lionel Train set donated by the Nassau Hobby Center of Freeport and an HO Starter Set donated by Trainville Hobby Depot of Hicksville.

In this issue: Freeport Village budget approved page 3

Threat at Baldwin school page?

Arrest in Freeport murder •7

THE MEMBERS OF THE GREAT SOUTH BAY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB posed with Mayor Bill Slacken. From left are Don Giordano, Nate Berry, Mayor Glacken, Charles Hirschberg, .Hiram. Yega...Kevin .McKay and Mario DeAngelis. village of Freeport photos


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I Baldwin A Baldwinite has been arrested in connection with an incident of Criminal Mischief in Island Park. According to detectives, between 8 and 10 p.m. on December 18, while a alternatively driving and travelling in a I1997 Oldsmobile Achieva through the residential streets of Island Park and Harbor Isle, David Moskowitz, 20, of Roslyn and Jared Corbett, 19, of Franklin Square, along with an unidentified woman, allegedly used replica swords to puncture inflatable holiday lawn decorations, including two on Warwick Boulevard and one on Waterford Road, Island Park. A homeowner/victim observed the suspects fleeing in the Oldsmobile from Warwick Road and gave chase. Mr. Moskowitz and Mr. Corbett were apprehended on Austin Boulevard,

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North Long Beach, when their car had a flat tire and they pulled into a gas station. Two other occupants of the vehicle fled on foot. On January 3 police report the arrest Eric A. Surendranath, 18, of Baldwin, in connection with the above incident. The defendants are each charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief.

Freeport On December 28, Evelyna Maria Domingues, 20, of Colonial Avenue, Freeport, was arrested at Kohl's, Sunrise Highway, Massapequa and charged with Petit Larceny. * ++ On December 30, Natasha Squire, 27, of North Columbus Avenue, Freeport, was arrested at Macy's, Sunrise Mall, Massapequa and charged with Petit Larceny.

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Friday, January 12 • ESOL/GED, 9 a.m., CR: Junior Great Books, 10: 15 a.m., AA, 4 p.m., Girl Scouts, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Saturday, January 13 • ESOL/GED, 9 a.m., Delta Sorority, 9 a..m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Book Bug Club, 10 a.m., ETS Youth Division, 429 Atlantic Avenue. Sunday, January 14 • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, 2 p.m., Artist's Reception, 2 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial LibraryMonday, January 15 • Freeport Village Hall closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. « Bingo at Congregation Bnai Israel, 7:45 p.m., 91 North Bayview Avenue. • Freeport Memorial Library closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Tuesday, January 16 « 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., CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., Freeport Community Worklink Center, 6 p.m., Neighborhood Watch, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library, Wednesday, January 17 • 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., Film: Martin Luther King, Jr., 4 p.m., CR: Homework Express, 6 p.m., Soul With Heart, 7 p.m., Plan/Promote New Business Venture, 7:30 p.m., FML Board Meeting, 8 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. 'Freeport Kiwanis Club, 7:30 p.m., Bedell's West Wind. Thursday, January 18 • Rotary Club of Freeport, 7: 15 p.m., at 42 Woodcleft. • ESOL/GED, 9 a.m., Art Lecture: Abandoned Trunks, 2:30 p.m., CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., Freeport Chess, 6:30 p.m., Denenberg's Tax Grievance, 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Human Relations Commission, 8 p.m., Village Hall. • Freeport Park Commission, 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center. • Business Women of Freeport, monthly meeting and dinner, 6 p.m. at Bedell's West Wind, East Bedell Street, Freeport.


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by Jim Golding Freepori trustees adopted a S57.1 million budget Monday for fiscal year 2007-08. a $3.4 million increase over the'current $53.7 million budget. According lo village figures, a 6.22 percent increase in real estate taxes is projected, based on a total assessed valuation of $74.279.749. a drop of about $2 million this year's figure. The tax rale would be $47.50 per $100 of assessed valuation. The present tax rate is $44.72 per $100 valuation. For the average family residence assessed at $5.760. the annual tax increase would be about $160.20. while for a residence valued at $7.000 the tax bill would climb by about $196 per year. Estimated revenues, including about $98,000 in sales taxes from Nassau County, total about $21.8 million, leaving about $35.2 million to be raised through taxes. Budget advisor Michael Greene cited two major reasons for the drop in total assessed valuation: changes in the state Supreme Court's ruling on assessments and the combining of two years of tax certiorari decisions into a single year's assessment. Other factors he cited that contributed to the budget hike include a reduction of S200JOOO in franchise assessments, a loss of about $20,000 in federal aid for the Police Department, cutbacks of 15 percent in community development funds, cuts of $75,000 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and

"continued increases in hospital and medical coverage of 10-12 percent. "It's a big hit every year." Mr. Greene said. "There doesn't seem to be any end in sight." He also blamed higher energy costs, especially for gasoline, that cost about $100.000" more this year. He said there was a "bright side" in the budget, consisting of an increase of about $180,000 in state revenue sharing funds and a decrease in retirement funding costs that means an increase in the retirement reserve of nearly $400,000. from $717.000 to about $1.3 million.

Budget summary The new budget includes the following expenditures: Public Safety, $16.5 million: Employee Benefits, $12.9 million; Debt Service, $5.86 million; Sanitation, $4.76 million; Culture and Recreation, $3.8 million; Staff, $2.96 million; Special Items, $2.5 million; Transportation, $2.4 million: Shared Services, $2.3 million: Finance, $1.4 million; Judicial Costs, $502,387; Economic Assistance, $293,653; Executive Costs. $273,901; Community Environment. $151,200; Community Development Agency, $100,000; Legislative Costs, $66,100; Home and Community Services, $59,650; Other Home and Community Services, $6,400; and Health Department, $2,800. In comments from trustees and the public, board member Don Miller said tfee village should consider ways to

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increase revenues, including getting "a more significant portion of sales taxes" and possibly charging nonFreeport residents higher fees for services involving recreational activities. Kenneth Bagatelle, president of the Northwest Civic Association, raised questions over numerous budget line items and also said he favored charging "out of town residents slightly higher fees" for various activities in the village. Mr. Bagatelle also said he thought the amount of funds earmarked for overtime was "overly excessive" and urged the board to find ways to consolidate certain functions. He also suggested several ways to increase revenue, including, raising building permit fees and collecting back taxes on unreported improvements to residential and commercial buildings. Mr. Bagatelle also commented that "taxes are too high on all levels" and urged trustees to adopt a budget with an increase of between 4 to 5 percent. Resident Alan Jay urged the board to "seek new and realistic methods of paying for health and retirement benefits" for village employees. He suggested a system where both the village and individual employees contribute

Mayor's report In what could be termed the mayor's "state of the village" report, Mayor William F. Glacken listed numerous accomplishments of his administration, including the reduction of a $ 10 million deficit Freeport faced at the time he N> O took office, improvements to the Nautical Mile, the resurfacing, H repaying and reconstruction of many of n> the streets in the village, the flood elimination program, improvements to the E. village's parks and Recreation Center, a CD tree-planting program that has seen 8,000 new curb trees planted in the past nine years, Project Impact, a pro-active emergency response effort that also aided many residents through flood relief, the Main Street Mews project, the replacement of aging diesel power plants with new environmentally safe power plants and the reconstruction of Guy Lombardo Avenue.

Fire protection contract In a second public hearing held Monday, trustees renewed the oneyear, $122,000 contract with the Volunteer Fire Department for fire protection, supplemental ambulance service and emergency services for fiscal year 2007-08.

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Love one another Freepofter Lyna Ooodhue, who lives in a multiracial community and loves that "wonderful friendly blend," has published 37 poems in recent years, including one titled "Love One Another," calling for mankind to "Stop the hating and killing" and "be more willing to listen to each other's cares." and help each dther "As we in turn friendship renew, Christian, Muslims and Jew." * Here on the South Shore of'Long Island, there are many communities where Christians, Muslims and Jews, European, Latin American, Asian and African Americans all live together on the same streets and have children who go to the same public schools. There are other communities that have isolated themselves by choice, and we can respect their choice. But what is not acceptable is when communities become segregated through exclusion and then must live in environments that are less healthy and more dangerous. Education ought to be the way to "pull yourself up by your bootstraps," but if children don't have the same resources, then they don't have a level playing field. It is easy to blame the victim, just as amazingly some people have done to the people of New Orleans, comparing the recent blizzards of Colorado with the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina. How can they compare 20-foot high floods and broken levees with four feet of snow in an area where the blessed chinook winds usually clear the snows within days? But they do. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2007, we still have a long way to go to erase racism. We will have to trudge through lots more ugly mud and stones to reach the top of the mountain, where the vistas will be beautiful and pure. But it will be worth it!

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Gregory S. Carr presented copies of his first children's book, "It Seemed So Real!" to the Freeport Memorial Library. At left: Gregory S. Carr, and his daughter Adora.

Republican Club The Freeport Republican Club will hold its first meeting of the year Wednesday, January 17, at 8 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center. The guest speaker will be police officer Gil Betti, who will speak about child and Internet safety. Refreshments will be served. Freeport Community Concerts The St. Petersburg Classic Ballet Theatre will be presented by the Freeport Community Concert Association on Saturday, January 20, from 8-10 p.m. at Freeport High School, 50 South Brookside Avenue, Freeport. Individual tickets at the door-are $20. No charge cards. Call Marc Josloff at 223-7659 for group rates. The Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet is a crosssection of the best of the Russian tradition in

classical ballet. The Freeport Community Concert Association is enjoying its 59th year of quality classical programming to the south and mid-Nassau area. Open house at St. Chris There will be an open house at St. Christopher's School, 15 Pershing Boulevard, Baldwin, on "Sunday, January 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and meet the faculty, staff and school families! See what St. Christopher's School is all about! There will be opportunities to tour the school, ask questions and receive registration information. For more information, call the schoo'i at 2234404.

Calling all newborns! It's that time of year once more when The Leader begins its call for all newborn babies who were born on or as close to January 1 as they could get. If you live in Freeport or Baldwin .and are expecting a baby in January, then The Leader would like to possibly feature your baby as the First Baby of the Year. A plethora of gifts awaits the family of the First Baby of Freeport/Baldwin this year including: two dozen doughnuts from Dunkin' Donuts; a bottle of champagne for mom from Atlantic Bay view Wines and Liquors; a gift certificate for mom from June Peters Casual Sportswear; flowers compliments of Atlantic Floral Decorators; a

$25 gift certificate from Vincente Jewelers and a one-year subscription to The Leader. Contest rules The baby must be born to a parent residing in Freeport or Baldwin. The exact time of birth must be certified by an attending physician. All entries must be received by Thursday, January 25, 2007 at noon. In the event of a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner. Gifts must be claimed within 90 days with a letter from this newspaper (except where stated).


jUSt \A/rite by joan MORE OF THE SAME?...As I transferred dates into my 2007 calendar, I wondered how much of next year would be more of the same, at least when it comes to financing education. During the month of March, there will be three special board of education sessions in Baldwin devoted to a public discussion of the proposed 2007-08 budget. How different will those discussions be from those of the past? Will the fact that the 2006-07 budget passed by only five votes play a significant part in this year's decision-making? And how will the fact that the teachers' contract expires at the end of June impact budget talks? There are certain kno\vn quantities when it comes to the cost of education. The first is that education is a laborintensive business. At the elementary level, staffing requires one teacher for a couple of dozen children, plus numerous other teachers for an assortment of specialized subjects and intervention serv: ices. Unlike other countries, Americans do not pigeon-hole youngsters too early in their learning careers, and so all children, by law, are provided with a wide educational experience, and that kind of opportunity is expensive, especially at the secondary level. Expanding technology plus adherence to various state and federal mandates regarding educational accountability all come with a price. The burning question becomes, "Who is to pay?" Each year, our paper encourages passage of the school budget. In recent years, however, we have explained that

position with the comment, "Provided the system remains the same..." By that \ve mean, provided that schools in New York State follow the current K-12 setup, divided into elementary, middle school and high school, there is little that can be done to reduce education's primary' cost - staffing. The same lack of flexibility holds true regarding the use of technology. While colleges are making greater use of online learning, for the most part, our state's public school districts use technology only as a tool or as an enrichment to regular learning but not as a substitute for the traditional teacher/ student ratio. Even students taking rather specialized electives as high school seniors, students who will soon be attending college where they will probably experience large freshmen class lecture courses, still have only the traditional class structure, with a teacher/student ratio that is more like kindergarten than postsecondary education. What is the answer? Teachers and parents speak of the importance of that teacher/student relationship and they are right. Nothing can substitute for the impact of a teacher on a child. The question to be asked, however, is whether that same ratio and that same relationship is needed for each and every class. Is there any room in contract negotiations, now or in the future, for an instructional model that offers the possibility of some flexibility? A recent television segment highlighted educational changes in North Carolina, seemingly part of a national - ~ --> -> -» •* --*-•- -

initiative being explored in other statesthrough the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Through this process, certain students who are described as "underserved" have the opportunity to pursue what is termed "early college high schools." These schools will modify the traditional high school experience and in some cases allow students to enter these specialized colleges two years earlier. This totally revised curriculum will result in an associate degree. That approach is rather radical and one which several friends and I discussed at our New Year's Eve gathering. The ladies, three former teachers and one present teacher of elementary-age children, questioned the concept, particularly since we were lacking many of the details. The sixth grade teacher said that she couldn't see that her youngsters would be ready for "college" in only another four years. Clearly, this "early college high school" approach is one which would require a huge transformation on the part of the educational establishment as well as parents and students. Since we cannot believe that other governmental entities - state or federal - are suddenly going to pay a significantly larger portion of educational costs, particularly if those costs continue to escalate, some kind of change will be necessary. It is a given that teachers deserve appropriate salaries and fair increases. Also, students deserve a quality education, one which 'adequately prepares" them for a future even as that future is rapidly changing. It also makes sense that an educational

system-that has been configured the same way for decades might need some tweaking. But just what changes Cu are appropriate? Teachers' unions have a tremendous responsibility to protect their members, particularly those already in the system. That protection, however, cannot preclude necessary changes and flexibility. Often unions come under attack, not because they fight for professional salaries for their members, but rather because some of their demands are perceived as thwarting needed flexibility and change. n. What will happen in Baldwin next CD May when residents vote? The mandated single voting day, to some extent, puts every school district at the mercy of the daily media whose coverage of this complex issue can cause a ripple effect throughout a region. Last year, however, 2/3 of Long Island's budgets passed so Baldwin's squeaker couldn't be blamed on outside causes. We hope that as Baldwin's contract negotiations with its teachers go forward that both sides will be fair and openminded. It is important that teachers feel that their skills and dedication are acknowledged and rewarded. However, residents must also believe that its teaching staff is receptive to creating a model that is sustainable for a high-tax, low-wealth residential community that has little business or commercial wealth to offset the high cost of education. Without a sense that some real efforts to contain costs are at least on the table, it is hard to think that it will be any easier to pass future budgets.

Threat at Meadow School The following notice was released by the Baldwin School District on Wednesday, January 3: A threat was found written on a wall at Meadow School at approximately 2:15 p.m. today. Students and staff were moved to the Baldwin Middle School auditorium. Police were notified and are conducting an investiga-

tion in conjunction with district staff. Meadow students will be dismissed from the middle school. Parents will be directed from Meadow School to pick up their children at the middle school. Meadow buses will leave from the middle school approximately IS minutes later than usual, following the middle school bus departure.

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Just a note to thank all the animallovers in the community for keeping the doors of the Freeport Animal Shelter ( a no-kill shelter) open to greet 2007! School groups collected pet supplies, new volunteers began working with us, and many neighbors made donations. Some happy animals even found

familes to love and care for them as the holidays neared. Remember, there are still 10 dogs and over 100 cats who want to have people to love them. For further information, call: 3791179. Here are just two of the fun-loving mammals available: For Bennie call Nancy at 868-0635. For Richie call Rose at 978-9474.

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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 IBENEZER CHURCH OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST, 97 Broadway. Michael R. Bernard, Pastor; Saturdays, Church at Study, 9:15 a.m.; Morning Service, 11 am.; Youth Service, 4 p.m. 379-1054 )EAN STREET CHAPEL, 23 West Dean Street. Sundays, Breaking of Bread, 9:15 am.; Adult Bible Class, 10:15 am.; Family Bible Hour, Sunday School (pre-K through seniors), 11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m SOUTH NASSAU CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3147 Eastern Parkway, Baldwin, 379-0720, David Dooley, Minister. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; lunday Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Adult Bible Study, 8 p.m., Youth Group, 8 p.m.. ST. PETER'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN IHURCH, 2332 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, 2231951. The Rev. Edward G. Barnett, Pastor. The tervice 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, 8 a.m.; unday School, 9:45 am.; Sung Eucharist, 10 .m. Wednesday: Holy Eucharist 10 am.; THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place, Baldwin, Mew 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.firstpresbyaianbaldwin.org <http://www.firstpresbyterianbaldwin.org> baldwinchurch@netzero.net cmailto:baldwinchurch@netzero.net> GLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT - 50 North Main Street, 546-0473, '. Luis Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 286 West Merrick oad, Freeport, Walter Gibson, Pastor. Sunday lervices, 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 FREEPORT, South Ocean Avenue and Smith Itreet. 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 am., Holy Communion - Every 1st Sunday., lenior Program - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m., Radio Program - WTHE1520 AM - Thursday Morning - 11 a.m. BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 885 Seaman Avenue. Daily minyan, Monday and Thursday >:25 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:35 am.; Friday services 8 p.m.; Saturday services 9 i.m. and 5:50 p.m.; Sunday services, 9 am. FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 46 Pine Street, 378-0659. Rev. )olores Henderson, Pastor. 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning Worship Service with Nursery Care Available and Church School Classes for Pre-K-th grade. :ONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, 91 North Jay view Avenue, 623-4200. Conservative, egalitarian congregation. Friday services, 8 p.m.; Saturday services, 9:30 a.m. Weekday minyan bllowed by breakfast, 6:45 am. Sunday services, 9 a.m., followed by breakfast. Religious ichool, pre-K through high school. Adult educaion. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERlALIST CONGREGATION, 228 South Ocean Avenue, 623-1204. www.snuuc.org. A liberal faith :ommunity where all people and beliefs are welcome: Sunday services 10:30 am. Childre's reli;ious education, youth groups, childcare, small p-oup interactions, social justice work and special events. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH/IGLESIA LUTERANA DE CRISTO, North Grove Street and Randall Aves.

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; 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 am.; 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 am.; Bible Study Friday 11 am.; Mid-week Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am. 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, 7:30p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10p.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 am., 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 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 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 am.; 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 a.m.; Monday-Friday 6:50 a.m.; Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbat: 8 p.m.; Shabbat rooming 9:30 am.; Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school; Adult education. Mens Club & Sisterhood. 223ZION 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 am., Sunday School. Tuesday:: 121 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spiritual Empowerment Service, Fridays at 6 p.m., Youth Activities.


Goosby will serve on NYS committee ANOTHER FIRST BABY: Denise Elmore contacted The Leader to let us know that her grandson, The Leader's Rrst Baby of 2003, Galen Michael Elmore-Rytell, is doing well. Here he is at his recent fourth birthday party.

Arrest in Freeport homicide A Hempstead resident has been arrested and charged in connection with a murder that occurred in Freeport on September 5 at 3:07 p.m. Detectives report that a woman responding to her boyfriend's home on Miller Avenue found the man dead in his home. She called 911. The male victim, subsequently identified as Peter Jones, 48, of Miller Avenue, Freeport, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Homicide Squad

responded and conducted an investigation. The autopsy results indicated that the death of Mr. Jones occurred between September 2 and 5. The cause of death was the result of multiple gunshot wounds to the victim's back. On January 5 the Homicide Squad reported the arrest of Ricardo Marsden, IS, of Hempstead, for the murder of Peter Jones. He was charged with Murder.

The Associations of Towns of New York State has- announced that Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby has been selected to serve on the association's 2006-2007 resolutions committee. "It is a true honor to serve on this committee that helps shape an association that has such a positive impact on towns throughout the state," said Councilwoman Goosby. The Association of Towns of the State of New York was established in 1933 to help towns obtain greater economy and efficiency. The association serves town governments by providing training programs, research and information services, technical assistance, legal services, computer software programs, insurance programs and a variety of publications to member towns. It represents town governments by providing advocacy in Albany, monitoring legislation and regulatory action, lobbying and presenting initiatives solely on behalf of towns. The association gains all of its revenue from dues and activities and receives no state or federal assistance.

The membership of the association consists solely of towns, and therefore all town officials are included. From inception, membership support has been strong and has grown to over 97% of all towns. The association staffing has evolved over the years to meet member needs and now includes attorneys and professionals with experience in town government, the State Legislature and State agencies. The association's library and computer systems house vast amounts of information on state and local governments, including fiscal and census data, and membership information for more than 20,000 town officials. When the organization was established in 1933 and for several years thereafter, the association met in Hempstead Town Hall. "Hempstead Town has historically been an active part of the Association of Towns so I am thrilled to have been invited to serve on the Resolutions Committee which will help cast the mold that will shape our towns and communities in the future," concluded Councilwoman Goosby.

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On January 14 and 15 the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee will sposor and host two important events honoring the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The first event is an Interfaith Sevice to be held at Our Lady of Loretto Roman Catholic Church, at 104 Greenwich Street in Hempstead, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 14. The theme this year is "Love, Justice, Compassion, and Inclusion." The second event is the annual luncheon, held at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale, New York at 11:30 a.m. on January 15. Tickets for this event will cost $60 each. The luncheon will honor three Nassau citizens for work they have done consistent with the promotion of human and civil rights. The • MLK Committee will also announce and present the 2007 scholorship award recipiants from this year's high school senior essay winners at the luncheon. "The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee," said Julius Pearse, its president and co-founder, "has for 22 years consistently lifted up the memory of Dr. King to remind ourselves that the work which he led so valiantly still needs to be adressed in our time. We must not let social injustice, political exclusion, and economic inequality go unadressed. There is still much that needs to be done, and the interfaith service and luncheon give all of Nassau County residents an oppertunity to participate." The Interfaith Service is unique in that it will have representatives from several very different faith communities Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Buddists, Hindus, and Moslems - come together at one time and place to celebrate under a common theme, "Love, Justice, Compassion, and Inclusion." "Nassau County is very diverse," said Rev. Dr. Reginald Juggle, Interfaith Chairperson, "but we don't always have an oppertunity to come together to honor and show respect for our differences. The whole county should be there." This year four prominent residents will be recognized for their exeptional labor, Bishop Frank O. White and his son Dr. Frank A. White (they will share one award) have rasied the bar in the county and in Freeport by building bridges across cultural and racial lines. So Young Lee-Segredo will be recongnized for her work in bridging cultural gaps, promoting understanding and

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respect in both her personal and professional life, using her talent to reach peoples' hearts for racial harmony. Ms. LeeSegredo is a Korean-American women, a mother of two boys, a wife, a public school teacher, a singer, and director of a choir. Nadia Martin-Molina is director of the Workplace Project, or Centra de Derechos Laborales, a grass-root organization that aids workers - regardless of immigration status - in their fight for better wages and working conditions in the Long Island and New York area. The center and Ms. Martin-Molina herself have been at the epicenter of some of the most turbulant immigration and worker-rights debates in our area's recent history.

was a "Winter Wonderland1 Baldwin High School students embraced the holiday spirit by hosting the annual Winter Wonderland in the commons on December 22. Student club members staffed tables, giving out goodies and collecting for various charities, including Schneider Children's Hospital, human rights organizations and the troops in Iraq. Students Against Destructive Decisions

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Viewpoint: On the December 20 school board meeting Editor's Nore: Owning 10 a scheduling problem. The Leader was not prest'tii en the school board meeting in question. The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and not necessarily those of The Leader.

by Joseph Cattano, PhJ). In the Long Island section of this Sunday's (December 31) New York Times, some rather disconcerting facts were revealed regarding the economic realities of living on Long Island. Most disturbing was the fact the average income of many Long Islanders has been declining, while the cost of living is on the rise. In order to deal with the expanded cost of living, including the twin burdens of exceptionally high housing costs and very high taxes, man)' families are forced to seek second mortgages and equity loans to "make ends meet." Far too many families have a level of indebtedness that is literally beyond their financial means. A feature article in Newsday (January 2) discussed the need to reduce the costs associated with public school education on Long Island, as residents can no longer afford to be annually subjected to increased school taxes. I mention these articles as they provide a contextual backdrop for the following remarks. The school board meeting on December 20 was one of the more expressive scenes that I have experienced in some time. And. I must confess that I was one of the more "exercised" of those who went to the podium. Maybe that is good, as it signifies that there is a core group of our residents who are willing to passionately address the issues that impact the education of our children and die welfare of our residents. Sometimes a little indignation is necessary to shock the system into reality! After some personal reflection. I believe a more considered, less emotional commentary is in order. I. as well as other residents, are concerned regarding the approximately 4.5rc salary increase that was approved for ihe superintendent and his central administration cabinet members. In m\ opinion, the principal source of

apprehension is the continuing increase in the tax burden our residents must endure to fund these increases. I am quite adamant in expressing my feeling that the taxpayers in our community are in dire need of a "respite" from the continuing escalation of both village and school taxes. It is my opinion that there are two conditions that justify a raise in salary solid performance and an availability of funds to support the increase in the budget. There is no question that we have some very good people who may feel that they are deserving of increased salaries based upon their performance. As an aside, I must state that I am adamantly against the notion of the central administrators acting as a single bargaining group, forcing "acrossthe-board" increases. This undermines the notion of nurturing merit by financially awarding all administrators with the same increases, regardless of performance. That being said, it is the second consideration wherein lies the problem: In order to support these increases we must constantly turn to the taxpayer for additional monies. Historically, our residents have been very generous regarding the fiduciary needs of our school system; I believe we (including myself when on the board) have continually demonstrated our financial commitment to the education of our children. But there is a breaking point â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a financial position at which the taxpayer can no longer support his/her personal needs and take care of the needs of our schools. Simply, we need a breather - the opportunity to financially recuperate and stabilize. I believe that residents across the Island are fast approaching that point in time. For whatever reasons, our school board members seemed rather cavalier in their responses to our concerns, giving faint acknowledgement of the burden - yet quickly voting to approve the increases. Dr. Eversley, in a rather scolding tone, was quite adamant in reminding us that he has always been acutely aware of the fiscal problems that face our district - and well he should.

With equal passion, our board president proffered her disdain for the shortfall of funds and the inequity in the state formula for funding - and she is correct. But these respective admissions on their parts leave me in a state of bewilderment. It seems that we are faced with a paradox at least, or a blatant contradiction at worst! Unfairness and inequity in the formula for funding is the unfortunate economic reality that we must endure until that time arrives when the state has the willingness and courage to rectify the problem. When monies are limited or unreasonably appropriated, we should be acting in a fiscally austere manner, all the while pushing hard for change on the state level (Bravo to Mr. Ellerbe on this matter). Spending must be prioritized and monies allocated for only the most essential of needs. As long as school boards continue to throw the problem onto the backs of the taxpayer, there will be no motivation on the part of the state to seek resolution of this issue. In this context, the constant increases in taxes only reinforce the problem, rather than forcing a long overdue solution. I understand that some will perceive a harshness and critical quality in my words. But I am not without empathy for the responsibilities of being a school board member. Making a decision to support a budget and spending lines that will increase taxes does not happen easily. As a former board member, I know. I supported the budget each year I was a board member. But in my heart I felt that the expenditures we agreed upon could be neither delayed nor denied, as they were essential: The severely deteriorating infrastructures of our schools could no

Coming to the Leader Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be honored with special tribute issues of The Leader soon! Boy Scouts will be honored the week of February 5. Girl Scouts will be honored the week of March 5. Send in all pertinent articles and photos as soon as possible. The Leader will publish its annual Bridal-Travel-Valentine Issue the week of February 5. Send in your wedding, travel or Valentine's stories and photos by Wednesday, January 31.

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IVIeet Freeport's by Linda Toscano Almost 55 years ago, Lyna and Melvin Goodhue moved to a big old house on Lincoln Place in Freeport to raise their family and provide a place for "Mel," an electrical engineer who had taught at Harvard for 10 years, to es do his experiments. He had an eightea >—i foot long metal sink in his chem lab in one upstairs room and an electricity lab in another. Mel Goodhue was featured in a New 1 ; H York Times article back in the 1950s for his inventions, sold patents to GE and Westinghouse and helped design the caution and warning system on the 1-unar module while working for American Bosch, a subsidiary of ; Grumman. Meanwhile Lyna Goodhue helped raise their three children, becoming active in PTA and as a den mother, camp counselor and Sunday School teacher. Her Girl Scouts helped build a doll house for a hospice. One son, William, became a computer engineer, another, Steven, a successful businessman and a daughter, Beth,was listed in "Who's Who" for her successful college career. She also has three grandchildren, one of whom. Army Captain Charles Assadourian, is serving a second tour in Baghdad in charge of a detention facility. He has studied the customs and language of Iraq and wants to try to help the people, she reports proudly. And there are also great grandchildren. And then her honorary great grandchildren who come to visit and play with her cat and the doll houses she has made. She loves how they greet her -on the street and call her "Miss Lyna." Other neighbors have helped trim her hedges or fixed her up when she cut her hand. "I love my neighbors and pray for them each day," she says. ' She is a member of the Dean Street Chapel, and many of the poems she started writing in recent years are religious in nature, such as one titled "Love One Another" that preaches friendship between "Christians, Muslims and Jews." It was published on the front page of "The Best Poems and Poets of 2005," published by the International Poetry Society. She is also a member of the Ruth Floyd Woodhull Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, because both she and her husband share ancestors from that group. One of her poems, "Harvard," t--

Legislator Denenberg's events Legislator Dave Denenberg and his son, Aron, are running an "Extend the Holidays" toy and book drive. Unwrapped toys and gifts may be dropped off at Legislator •Denenberg's district office, 2818 Merrick Road, Bellmore, weekdays from 7-9 p.m. Deadline for the toy and book drive is January 26. For information call 409-6623 or 5716219. * ** Legislator Dave Denenberg will hold a forum on sex offenders Thursday, Janurary 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Merrick Avenue Middle School. Speakers will include District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Call 571-6219 for details.

speaks of how "our Founding Fathers" used the Bible as the foundation for our laws. This woman, who passed her high school equivalency exam when she was 56 and then studied technology for two years, has been writing a poem or two a year since 1997. In the poem "Elohim" she points out that the Hebrew word for God is plural although the verb is singular. When she was in the hospital a rabbi who visited her was quite impressed with her explanation. She also explained that water is an example of two elements joined in one, and that it can become a solid, liquid or gas, just as God can become human. Her love for her Freeport community prompted her to write the following poem which she wanted to share with our readers:

Lyna Goodbye Greeting you with smile on their face I couldn't be in a better place. Offering to help you sometime Never asking for a dime.

Bring you unexpected gifts Giving your spirits quite a lift. I pray these precious souls my Lord Will come to know the one true God.

Neighbors and Friends by Lyna Goodhue Thank you God for neighbors and friends Such a wonderful friendly blend.

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Soul With Heart On Wednesday, January 17, at 7 p.m., Soul with Heart Book Club will continue with "The Interruption of Everything" by Terry McMillan. The dilemmas of family, identity, and love loom large as seen through the lens of one woman's crisis. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting. The group's relaxed atmosphere encourages participants to offer opinions while discussing the selected book. It's an opportunity to meet new people and examine literature from different perspectives. Refreshments are provided.

Promote a new business On Thursday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m., Professor Jack Mandel, Nassau Community College, will talk about how to plan and promote a new business venture. Successful businesses have to be carefully planned and nurtured by finding the right niche, identifying your customer base, and communicating effectively to reach your target market. Also to be discussed are focusing on the three most common marketing mistakes that new business owners often make and how they can be avoided.

Jazz The video course "Jazz: A film by Ken Burns," with William Coble, continues on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. on

January 16,23 and 30. Ken Burns celebrates the music's soaring achievements, from its origins in blues and ragtime through swing, bebop, and fusion.

Memories of Martin On Sunday, January 14, at 2 p.m., the Freeport Memorial Library will host a program honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sponsored by the Human Relations Commission of the Village of Freeport. A varied program of music and poetry celebrating his life and achievements will be provided by Freeport residents. In addition, on Wednesday, January 17. at 4 p.m., the Library will present a moving and sensitive film chronicling the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rated G, 1992, 30 minutes

Grades 5-9. There is a $1 non-refundable materials fee due at registration. Registration is required, and^is ongoing at the Young Adult Reference Desk. Where registration is limited, preference will be given to residents of the Baldwin School District. Contact Wendy Kappelmier ( Head of children's Services) at 223- 6228 for further information.

own Personalized Painted Mug on H Thursday, January 25, from 7 to 8:30 I p.m. Make your own one-of-a kind design, using stencils or your imagination. Registration for this program has begun at the Young Adult Desk. There is a $3 non-refundable materials fee due at time of registration. For more information, contact the Young Adult Department at 223-6228.

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File No. 339865 To Romayne Wright Dockery. Frederick. Wright a/k/d Frederick D. Wright. Steven Wright Jr., Diedre Wright. Yolanda Wright, Theodore Wright, Jr. arid and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names and whose.place or places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, distributees, heirs-at-law and next-of-kin of the said Joseph D, Wright, deceased, and if any of the said above distributees named specifically or as a class be dead, .their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees and successors in interest whose names and/or places;of residence and post office addresses are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained. GREETINGS A PETITION having been duly filed by Carolyn Stamps, residing at 21 Martin Luther King Drive, Apt. D, Hempstead, New York. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate's Court, Nassau County, at 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York on February 14, 2007 at 9:30 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Joseph D. Wright lately domiciled at 65 East Seaman Avenue, Freeport. NY admitting to probate a Will dated January 15, 1999 a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Joseph D. Wright, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary to Carolyn Stamps. HON. JOHN B. RIORDAN, Surrogate MICHAEL P. RYAN, Chief Clerk

This Citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear, it will be assumed that you consent to the proceedings, unless you file written verified objections thereto. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Dated, Attested and Sealed, December 13, 2006 Seal - Name of Attorney: Roy A. List Address 109 Newbridge Road, Hicksville, New York, 11801 Phone No. 516-822-4100 A TRUE COPY OF THE WILL OFFERED FOR PROBATE MUST BE ATTACHED TO THIS CITATION FL3131 4X12/28, 1/4, 11. 18 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC. C/O HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC., Plaintiff, AGAINST CAROLYN WADE, ET. AL.. Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 8/11/2006, 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 1 /30/2007 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 94 William 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 of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section, Block and Lot: 55-486-0003. Approximate amount of judgment $292,932.63 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #5814/06. John C. Deleonardis, Esq., Referee, STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 12/20/2006 FL 13? 4T 12/28. 1/4. 11. 18 „ NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY Indymac Bank, FSB, et al. Plaintiff® vs. James F. Johnson, Jr. A/K/A James Johnson, Jr., As executor of the Estate of Katherine L. Johnson, et al. Defendant® Attorney ® for 'Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES. P.C., 2 Summit Court. Suite 301. Fishkill NY 12524 (845) 897-1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure, and sale entered Herein on or about November 8, 2006,1 will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court. Drive, Mineola New York, 11501. On January 30. 2007 at 11:30 AM Premises known as: 58 W Raymond Avenue, 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, known as and by lot numbers 1,2 and 3 in Block 8 on a certain map entitled "Map of Oakdale Park, situated at Roosevelt, N.Y." and filed in the Nassau County Clerk's Office on June 27, 1925, under File No. 565, Case No. 558. Section: 55 Block: 430 Lot 1 -3 As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $130,776.44 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 002237/2006 Jonathan A. Moore, Esq., REFEREE FL 13641-12/28,1/4.11.18 SITE PLAN REVIEW BOARD MEETING January 11.2007 NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Public Hearing will be held before the Site Plan Review Board on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at 8:00 P.M. in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Main Conference Room, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport. New York, on the applications of cases as they appear oh the calendar. INTERESTED PROPERTY OWNERS and other persons should appear at the above time and place to have questions answered and to voice opinions: SP -2036 - 125 South Bayview Avenue - New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC. Modification of approval of 7/13/06 to affix public utility wireless telecommunication antennas and related equipment to the rooftop of existing building. Section 054, Block 092, Lot 522, Business AA. 2. SP-2193 - 52 North Bergen Place - Kurt Rivenbergh. Application to construct a 2-story, 4 unit multiple dwelling. Section 55, Block 268, Lot 3. Residence Apartment District 3. SP-2219 - 125 South Main Street - Ronald Prager. Application for facade renovation, new generator, roof top HVAC units and site improvements. Section 62, Block 198 Lot 302. Business B 4. SP-2220 -19 Dock Drive, Parcel A- Luis Rodriguez. Application, to construct a new 2story, 1- family dwelling. Section 54 Block 318 Lot 215. Residence A 5. SP-2221 -19 Dock Drive. Parcel B - Luis Rodriguez, application to construct a new 2story, 1- family dwelling. Section 54, Block 318 Lot 215. Residence A 6. SP-2222 - 40 Hanse Avenue - Town of Hempstead. Application to construct an 80' x 100' steel storage building. Section 62, Block B

Lot 495. Industrial. BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD Carolyn Thomas, Village Clerk FL 140 IT 1/4~ NOtlCE 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 1 /17/2007 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. 68/07. - 69/07. OCEANSIDE - James, Finch, Variance, front yard setback on Cheslan Ct., maintain wood deck with stairs attached to dwelling; Maintain 5' & 6' high fence.,S/W cor.Trinity St. & Cheslan Ct., a/k/a 3074 Trinity St. 70/07. BALDWIN-Maria A. Rodriguez, Mother/ Daughter Res. (2nd Kitchen).,W/s Homan PL, 312' S/o Waverly PI., a/k/a 2766 Homan PI. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 71/07. LEVITTOWN -Pasquaie Stiglianese, Mother/Daughter Res. (2nd kitchen).,S/s Trumpet La., 160' E/o Flock La., a/k/a 8 Trumpet La. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 72/07. SEAFORD-Raymond & Judith Lynne Caffiero, Variance, rear yard, maintain bi-level wood deck attached to dwelling.,S/s Tiana St., 975' W/o Anchor PI,, a/k/a 3732 Tiana St. 73/07; EAST MEADOW-Anthony J. lamunno, Variance, lot area occupied, maintain wood deck attached to dwelling.,N/s Sylvan La., 309.83' S/o Andrea Rd., a/k/a 1483 Sylvan La. 74/07. NR WESTBURY-Rey A. & Angela Romero, Variances, lot area occupied, side yards aggregate, maintain partial garage conversion to living space attached to dwelling., E/s Bowling Green Dr., 168.25' N/o Stewart Ave.. a/k/a 816 Bowling Green Dr. 75/07. - 77/07. EAST MEADOW-Anne Fonias & Eleftherios Malliskas, Variance, rear yard, maintain enclosed porch with hot tub & 2nd story wood deck above, all attached to dwelling; Maintain shed higher 8t larger than permitted with less than required rear & side yard setbacks; Maintain 8' high concrete wall 8c 6' high fence.,N/W cor. Poe Ave, & East Meadow Ave., a/k/a 2185 Poe Ave., .. 78/07. ELMONT-Pedro F. Batista, Maintain 6' high fence., N/W cor. Surprise St. & Lehrer Ave., a/k/a 1510 Surprise St. 80/07. NR LAWRENCE - 232 Lawrence Ave., LLC., Permission to park in front yard setback on Mill St., permission to park in Res. "0".District & insufficient maneuverability (proposed laundromat).,N/E cor. Lawrence Ave. 8c Mill St., a/k/a 232 Lawrence Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 81/07. MERRICK-Chris Badenhop, Maintain illuminated sign attached to boat rack not permitted.,S/s Bayberry Ave. & Southerly end of Whaleneck Dr., a/k/a 1960 Bayberry Aye. 82/07. - 83/07. FRANKLIN SQUARE - 652 Hempstead Tpke. , LLC & EJA Management, LLC.Install one double-faced, illuminated detached LED reader board panel sign attached to proposed pylon sign, overall size 116 sq. ft. (Walgreen's); Install second doublefaced, illuminated detached pylon sign &. setback 8' from Hempstead Tpke. (Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union).,N/E cor. Hempstead Tpke. 8; Carl Ave., a/k/a 652 Hempstead Tpke. 84/07. BELLMORE -Timothy M. & Sale A. Murray. Variances, front yards asetbacks on Clarendon Ave. §c Washington Ave., construct 2 story addition :& 2nd story addition attached to dwelling,S/W cor. Clarendon Ave. & Washington Ave., a/k/a 2670 Clarendon Ave. 86/071 OCEANSIDE-First Hartford Realty Co., Variance in off-street parking (proposed CVS/pharmacy).,W/s Long Beach Rd., 529.19' S/6 Henrietta Ave., a/k/a 3496 Long Beach Rd. (Negative Declaration Issued under S.E.Q.R.) 87/07S OCEANSIDE Omnipoint' Communications, lnc..lnstall six (6) wireless communication antennas inside proposed stealth flagpole on roof of existing building totaling 51' 3" high & install equipment cabinets inside buildifig.,N/W cor. Long Beach Rd. 8c Poole St., a/k/a!2838 Long Beach Rd. (S.E.Q.R. determination not made) THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. 88/07. LIDO BEACH -Frank & Patricia Schiano, Variance, lot area occupied, side yards aggregate.eonstruct addition, 2nd story addition and wood deck all attached to dwelling..W/s Pinehurst St., 300' N/o Ocean Blvd., a/k/a 52 PinehurstSt. 89/07, MERRICK -Saul & Gertrudis Cohen, Maintain accessory structures (shed and pool heater) not permitted in side yard.,N/s Bliss PI., 81' E/o Whaleneck Dr., a/k/a 2027 Bliss PI. 90/07: - 91/07. WANTAGH - PGM Industries, Inc., Variance, front yard average setback, construct 2nd story addition to legal non-conforming building (plumbing contracting company); Waive off-street parking & insufficient back-up space & access.,S/s Seaford Ave., 55.85' E/o Sunrise Hwy.. a/k/a 1866 Seaford Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E;Q.R.) 92/07. - 93/07. ELMONT- George & Leela Edakulam, Variances, lot area, front yard average setback, side yard, maintain illegal two-

family dwelling; Maintain detached garage with less than required side & rear yard setbacks., W/s Terrace Ave., 540' N/o Atherton Ave.. a/k/a 3 Terrace Ave. 94/07. - 95/07. INWOOD -Major of the Five Towns, Inc., Special exception to maintain the use of open lot for the sale & display of used automobiles; Variance in off-street parking., S/W cor. Burnside Ave. & Henry St., a/k/a 600 Burnside Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 96/07. - 98/07. NR ISLAND PARK -Steve Lanning d/b/a No-Dent Properties, Inc., Variances, front yards setbacks on Donegan PI. & Bishop Rd., rear yard, construct addition to existing auto body repair shop; Permission to exceed floor area ratio to construct addition to auto body repair shop; Waive off-street parking.,N/E cor. Long Beach Rd. & Bishop Rd. running thru to Donegan PI., a/k/a 2000 Long Beach Rd. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 99/07. UNIONDALE -Sprint Spectrum, L.P., Special exception to install twelve (12) wireless communication antennas to existing lattice tower & equipment cabinets on ground.,S/s Glenn Curtis Blvd., W/o Meadowbrook Pkwy., a/k/a 1200 Glenn Curtis Blvd.(S.E.Q.R. determination not made) 1305/07. ELMONT-Michael G. & Ana D. Hardial, Variance, lot area occupied, construct addition with 4' 3" cantilever attached to dwelling.,N/s Fallen Ave., 397.26' W/o Emily Ave., a/k/a 170 Fallen Ave. ALL PAPERS PERTAINING TO THE ABOVE HEARING ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS, TOWN HALL, 1 WASHINGTON STREET, HEMPSTEAD. NY 11550. 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 FL 141 IT 1/11 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO THE DIME SAVINGS BANK OF NEW YORK, FSB, Plaintiff, AGAINST VERNON WADE, ET. AL., Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 8/25/2006. 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 2/13/2007 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 17! Pennsylvania Avenue, Roosevlet, 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, Section, Block and Lot: 36-484-128, 129, 130 and 257. Approximate amount of judgment $208,625.16 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #1035/06. Cornelius Droogan, Esq., Referee, STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 1/4/2007 FL 1424T 1/11. 18. 2£. 2/1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, by virtue of the authority invested by law, shall conduct a public hearing to be duly held on the 22nd day of January 2007, to amend the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, by amending Chapter 210, entitled "ZONING" by adopting a new Article I, section 210-9.2 entitled, "Moratorium On Single Family Homes" which reads as follows: A Local Law to amend the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, by amending Chapter 210, entitled "ZONING"; by adopting a new Article I, section 210-9.2 entitled, "Moratorium On Single Family Homes" which reads as follows: BE IT ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Chapter 210 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, is hereby amended to add a new Article I, section 210-9.2 entitled "Moratorium on Single Family Homes" as follows: 210-9.2. Moratorium on Single Family Homes. 1. Intent. Pursuant to the authority of the Village Law of the State of New York, and to curtail the large scdle over development of the Village's residential neighborhoods, the Board of Trustees is considering a plan to revise the Zoning Laws of the Incorporated Village of Freeport by adopting a comprehensive change.to its current Zoning Code. Said comprehensive rezoning will involve the Residence A, Residence AA. Business AA, Residence Apartment, Marine Residence and Planned Unit Development Zoning Districts. Therefore, it is the intent of this Board to withhold: (1) construction of single family homes; (2) subdivision approval: and (3) demolition permits (except in cases involving threats to public safety), in the aforesaid districts until such time as such comprehensive rezoning is completed or a plan is presented. 2. The Superintendent of Buildings shall not issue permits for: (1) the construction of single family homes; (2) subdivisions; and (3) demolition per-


PUBLIC NOTICES mils (except in coses invoking threats to pUbSc safety), in Residence A Residence AA. Business AA. Residence Apartment. Marine Residence and Planned Unit Development Zoning Districts for a period of six monlns from the date of enactment of mis section. 3. During the moratorium renovations, additions, and new construction will t>e allowed in Residence A, Residence AA. Business AA, Residence Apartment. Marine Residence cod Planned Unit Development Zoning Districts, as follows: A. The proposed renovation, addition, or new construction does not result in the increase to the total floor area of the residence so Ihat ft exceeds one-half (1/2) the total tot area, for purposes of this section floor area s defined as all habitable floor aiea Occluding baSnrecnrs and kitchens, etc.. attached garages arss mechanical rooms, casement areas which are habitable under the New York State SuSSing Code by having sufficient means of egress, light and air. B. The construction, renovations, and additions to accessory buildings for the total fcor area may not exceed 400 sq. ft. in Residence A districts, with a maximum ridge height of 3 S S. and 600 sq. ft. in Residence AA with a rnaxmuns ridge height of 23ft. C. The construction of interior renovations. site work such as driveways, walks and J landscaping, decks, fences, garden walls, one (5) story porches, ana marine fcuikheaa~;.ng ar.c aock work. - This moratorium may be extended tor on additional one year, in six (6) month increment. upon a resolution duly adopted by the Board o* Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Freeport. 5. The imposition of this section shall not affect applications for which approval has been granted prior to the effective date of this section. Section 2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State's Office. FURTHER RESOLVED, that the foregoing notice of the public hearing shall be entered in the minutes of the Board of Trustees of the incorporated Village of Freeport. and pubSshed in the Leader and a printed copy thereof posted conspicuously in at least three (3) puciSc places in the Incorporated Village of Freeporr. Nassau County. New York. STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF NASSAU. VILLAGE OF FREEPORT. ss: L CAROLYN THOMAS. Clerk of the Village of Freeport. Nassau County. New Yoric. do hereby certify that the foregoing is a hue arx3 conee* cojay o^'saW no«ce-.duly;. authorised by frie Board of TaiSeesrof irrie scfcJ Village at a meeting of the said Soard of Trustees, calling for a public hearing to be duSy held in the Conference Room of the Municipo! Building of the Vitldge of Freeport. New York on the 22nd day of January. 2007. at 8:00 O'clock in the evening, and of the whole thereof, as entered upon the minutes of the proceedings of the said Board kept by me as VBage Clerk. IN WITNESS WHEREOF. I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Corporate Seal of said Village this 5th day of January 2007. Carolyn Thomas Village Clerk Dated: January 5. 2007 Freeport. New York Fl )A1 IT 1 / 1 1

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Community Calendar Civil War round table meets "Conferate Civil War Uniforms" will be the subject of the Nassau County Civil War Round Table, on Wednessady, January 17, at The Redeemer Luthern Church, 1 Old Westbury Road. Old Westbury, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Rob Weber, artist, round table member and Civil War reenactor with Company H, 119th New York Volunteers, will give the presentation. Refreshments will be served. For information call 785-2593.

Supporting caregivers The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Queens/Nassau will hold a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness, including major depresion, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder and obsessive/compulsive disorder. There is no cost. Classes start Thursday, February 8, at the Sloman Auditorium at

Zucker Hillside Hospital, 75-59 263rd Street, Glen Oaks. Classes limited to 25 persons. To register call NAMI Nassasu at 326-0797, or e-mail to family2familyqn@yahoo.com.

Episcopal Church, Oyster Bay. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students and children. For tickets or information call 631-724- 7386.

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On Sunday, January 18, there will be the South Shore Audubon Society Bird Walk at Hempstead Lake State Park. The event will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The group will meet at the south end of the first parking lot at Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south from the Southern State Parkway. For information, log onto www.ssaudubon.org, or call Elliott Kutner 486-7667.

It's all Baroque to me The L.I. Baroque Ensemble will play pieces from Haydn's and Mozart's trios, and Mozart's oboe quartet and string quartet on Saturday, January 20, at S p.m. at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Smithown; and again on Sunday, January 21, at 3 p.m. at Christ

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LI Regional Envirothon The ninth Long Island Regional Envirothon is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. This will mark the first year that the Long Island Regional Envirothon will be held in Nassau County. The site

Skiing cross-wise The New York State Office of parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has opened several state parks for cross-country skiing this winter -, weather permitting. In our area they include Bethpage State Park (2490701); Cold Spring Harbor State Park (631-423-1770); Heckscher State Park (631-581-2100); and Hempstead Lake State Park (766-1029). Contact each of the parks to a certain whether or not cross-country skiing will be conducted the day of your intended visit. There is no fee for trail usage, and no equipment will be rented. For information call 631-321-3510 weekdays from 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit www.nysparks.com.

All things Irish The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens will sponsor a Presidents dance, featuring Thomas Mulvihill, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 13. Hot and cold hord d'oeuvres will be served. The evening is chaired by President Michael Quinn. For information call 746-9392 or 742-8080, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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The Jones Beach Power Squadron (a Unit of the United States Power Squadrons) will offer its Squadron Boating Course. For the general public, the course helps boaters become familiar with: • Boat Handling • Boating Equipment • Trailering • Federal and State Boating Regulations • Navigation • Marine Radio • Personal Watercraft (PWC) Other topics taught help make our waters safer for you and your family. This is a great way for your family to spend time together and to become safe and knowledgeable boaters. We will also offer the Young Boaters

course, a New York State-certified Course for boaters 11-15 years old. Graduates of both classes are given completion certificates, including the PWC endorsement (required in New York State) and may be eligible for reduced boat insurance rates. All Jones Beach Power Squadron instructors have been certified by the USPS. Registration 7 to 7:30 p.m. First class to start at 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. and the first class will take place in the cafeteria (room 141) of Massapequa High School (4925 Merrick Road) on February 28 from 7:30-9 p.m. For information, please contact Jim Sharkey at 997-6310 or via email at jsha234444@aol.com.

Rec Senior Center events The Freeport Recreation Center Senior Center will present music by Terry Pearce and Bat Gordon on Thursdays, January 17 and 31, at 10 a.m. in the Rec Center lobby. Terry Pearce, with over 50 years as a professional pianist, will be accompanied by Bat Gordon on the saxophone. Refreshments will be served.

•• Day at the Thursday is •Movie Freeport Rec Senior Center and on January 25 at 12:30 p.m. the center will show the film, "The Devil Wears Prada."

Tickets are already on sale for the center's May 15 lunch cruise of the "Spirit of Philadelphia." The cruise will include a two-hour lunch buffet on board, plus a three-hour sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. The trip will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will cost $79, which includes lunch, all gratuities and admissions. Make out checks to McCarney Tours; Money is due by March 31 and seats will be reserved on a first-come, firstserved basis.

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