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77th Year, No. 29 Freeport, N.Y. 11520

The Community Newspaper

Thursday, July 19, 2012


It’s party time in Baldwin!

FOOD, FUN AND FROLIC were enjoyed by all at the Baldwin Day festivities on Saturday at Baldwin Park. Islanders’ Leader photos by Arielle Martinez mascot Sparky the Dragon (left) contributed to the enjoyment. More on page 2.

Debra Mulé is new Freeport school board president by Mark Treske The Freeport Board of Education reorganized for the 2012-13 school year on July 11 at Atkinson, naming Debra Mulé president and Vilma Lancaster vice president. Ms. Mulé was sworn in as a trustee after her May re-election, and after a one-hour break for a closed Executive Session the president and vice-president were elected and sworn in. The board then moved through a lengthy list of appointments and authorizations. Among these appointments came the naming of an external auditor (Coughlin, Foundutos, Cullen & Danowski), an internal auditor (Nawrocki Smith), an internal claims auditor (Deans Archer & Company) and an accounting firm to prepare financial statements (D’Arcangelo & Co.) When

questioned by Frank Grossman as to the financial training of the board and why the district needs four accounting firms, Superintendent Dr. Kishore Kuncham replied that the first three are required by law and the financial statments firm was in the interest of efficiency and openness necessary to a large district with a large budget. The Leader and the Long Island Graphic were named the district’s two official papers. Former school board member Carmen Pineyro encouraged the board not forget to use local Spanish language media for such purposes, as well as outreach to the Hispanic community on the district website. New board member wanted The newly reorganized board then commenced an action meeting, which

included a resolution honoring Debra McQuillan, who resigned from the board effective June 30, as well as accepting her resignation. Trustees were effusive in their praise: Mike Pomerico – “A great loss to the district and the board”; Ron Ellerbe – “Her contribution to the board is remarkable”; Vilma Lancaster – “I learned a lot from her, she had a great passion for education.” President Mulé promised to follow the principles that Ms. McQuillan stood for. Dr. Kuncham then explained that the district had three options by law: leave the spot vacant, hold a special election or have the board appoint a replacement for the remainder of Ms. McQuillan’s term (until June 30, 2013). He then outlined the procedures that will be followed: Interested candidates must submit a resume and a letter stating why they are

applying – by July 31 – to the district office at 235 North Ocean Avenue. Applicants must be: 18 years old, able to read and write, be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of the district for at least one year prior to appointment. They cannot be an employee of the district, must be the only family member on the board, cannot hold an incompatible political office and must not have been removed from a school district office within one year preceding the date of appointment. The nominating committee will then interview some candidates and make a recommendation to the board. It is anticipated that the committee’s recommendation will be considered by the board at its August meeting, rescheduled for Tuesday, August 21, at the high school. (continued on page 3)

NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about your neighbors! 37 local people’s names were in your community newspaper this past week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.

Officials discuss Baldwin flooding

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by Arielle Martinez The flooding issue on Woodside Avenue in Baldwin was front-and-center at an urgent Baldwin Oaks Civic Association meeting at Coes Neck Park’s community room last week. The meeting was scheduled because of complaints from residents of Woodside Avenue who say they have suffered from flooding of their homes because storm drains are not effective in collecting rainwater. “The homeowners came to me asking if we could help them with their problem,” explained Jacqueline Bell, president of the Baldwin Oaks Civic Association. “I have seen the flooding over the years that I have been here. There was actually flooding in the house and I saw the flooding in the street,” she continued. The meeting was attended by town and county officials, including Dr. Phillip Elliot, deputy county executive for minority affairs; Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby; Brian

Schneider of the Nassau County Department of Public Works; and William Rockensies, the Town of Hempstead commissioner of engineering. During the meeting, government officials discussed revisiting a study done on Baldwin’s storm drains in 1974, reevaluating the recommendations for improvements that came after that study and consulting measurements taken at weather stations throughout the county that indicate the amount of rainwater which affects different regions of the county. Vulnerable area According to the affected residents, it does not take much rain to cause a significant amount of damage. Rainwater flows down Grand Avenue, Schuman Avenue and Centennial Avenue, and accumulates at the lowest point on Woodside Avenue. The pools of water that are formed can be as deep as four feet. Charles Dickens III, who has lived on Woodside Avenue for four years, has

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been vocal about his experiences with flooding. “It has been literally hell. You’re constantly waking up in the middle of the night with rain coming out your window, or you’re at work constantly worrying, ‘Will I come home to a flooded house?’ It’s a terrible way to have to live and pay high taxes,” he said. The importance of cleaning out blockages in the storm drains was also discussed. Baldwin resident James Major, who is running for sanitation commissioner in the July 26 election, said, “As sanitation commissioner, of course I would be obligated to clean up whatever debris has accumulated in the drains. Sometimes they’re a little bit slow to get to this area and clean it up. Being on the commission will provide Baldwin with a little diversity so one area doesn’t get preferential treatment over another another area.” However, Douglas Wiedmann, the secretary to the board of commissioners of Hempstead Sanitation District No. 2, said, “We have no jurisdiction over storm drains. With storm drains you

need specialized equipment, which Sanitary District No. 2 does not have. “They have to go in there and vacuum debris out, or scoop all the garbage out of the bottom,” he continued. “We don’t get involved with storm drains because that’s really a county issue. We took the information and we gave it to the Town of Hempstead and the county. They’re the ones that are in charge of cleaning it. We would never get involved in cleaning storm drains.” Officials who attended the meeting urged homeowners to be patient as the town plans to install catch basins on Woodside Avenue in the fall. These basins are, according to Mr. Rockensies, “precast concrete structures in the ground to collect the water, with pipes leading to the existing storm drain system.” The county will assist the Town of Hempstead because Woodside Avenue is in the county’s drainage system. Said Ms. Bell: “I said let’s get all the parties together, because it doesn’t make sense for us to go to the county and tell them our prob(continued on page 9)

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The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce held its 17th annual Baldwin Day picnic and fireworks show on Saturday at Baldwin Park. The picnic started at 4 p.m. in a field by the park’s playgrounds, with free admission. Baldwin merchants set up tables at the picnic to promote their businesses and display brochures, cards and signs. Free food and water bottles donated by Baldwin merchants were served by the Baldwin Association of Girl Scouts. There were also activities for children, such as pony rides, face painting and bounce houses. Raffles were held, with prizes including gift certificates, bottles of wine and gift baskets. Antique automobiles were on display near the parking lot. During the afternoon picnic, entertainment was provided by local musicians: students of the New World Music Center and School of Music, the a cap-

pella barbershop quartet 99 Problems, But A Pitch Ain’t One and the folk-rock band Medicine Fish. The festivities then moved to another field by the shore of Parsonage Cove, where an evening concert sponsored by the Town of Hempstead took place. Shirley Alston Reeves, the former lead singer of the 1960s girl group The Shirelles, performed. The concert was followed by a fireworks show on the park’s soccer field. The fireworks platinum sponsor was Collector’s Coins & Jewelry, and the gold sponsors were Hempstead Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and the Cecere Family Funeral Home. The picnic’s chairpersons were Barbara Fullerton, the chamber’s vicepresident, and Virginia Foley, a member of the chamber’s board of directors. – Arielle Martinez

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Friday, July 20 •YA: Sensational Smoothies For Teens, 2 p.m.; CR: Decorate A Dream Cookie, 7 p.m.; ESOL/GED. 9 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; OA, 5:30 p.m.; at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Kids’s Cafe, Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. Saturday, July 21 • Chi Eta Phi, 9:30 a.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Monday, July 23 • CR: P/C Workshop, 10:30 p.m.; Fresh Fruit Smoothies and Slushies For Adults, 3 p.m.; YA: Improv For Teens, 6 p.m. ESOL, 9 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; Group Meditation, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library • Freeport Village Hall Court in session, Judge Stephen Drummond ` presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. Village Board meeting 7:30 p.m. Municipal building, 46 North Ocean Avenue

Wednesday, July 25 • YA: Mini Golf for Teens, 9 a.m.; CR: Baby & Me, 11 a.m.; CR: Girl Power (3 rd & 4th Gr.), 3:30 p.m.; Computer Kindergarten, 6:30 p.m.; CR: Dream Big and Kinect with sports, 7 p.m.; ESOL, 10 a.m. CODA of Freeport, 12 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Hall Court in session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Zoning Board of Appeals 7 p.m., Village Hall, 46 North Ocean Avenue

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Tuesday, July 24 • CR: Kids Read To the Dogs, 10 a.m.; Look Listen, and Learn, 1 p.m.; CR: Make your own Ice Cream sundaes for Tweens, 5:30 p.m.; A Midsummer Musical, 7 p.m.; ESOL/GED, 9 a.m.; Freeport Democratic Club, 7 p.m.; • Landmarks Commission, 7:30 p.m.; Human Relations Committee, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m.


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Thursday, July 26 • CR: Circle Time. 7 p.m.; ESOL/GED, 9a.m. Home Rule Party, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Mayor’s Advisory Veteran’s Council, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Memorial Library, 144 Merrick Road. • Explorer Post 406, Freeport Fire Department Headquarters, 15 Broadway, 7 p.m.

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I SOLEMNLY SWEAR... Above, District Clerk Mary Bediako (left) swears in President MulĂŠ. Below, president MulĂŠ installs Vice-President Vilma Lancaster (right). photos by Steven Kolodny

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A busy summer The Freeport Schools are a busy place even in summer, as Executive Director for Business James Robinson reviewed construction going on during the recess. The district is working with the state Department of Environmental

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The superintendent also discussed a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to veto two last-minute stateLegislature-approved bills, A10722A and S7722A. The bills would require committees on special education to take a student’s home life and cultural environment into consideration for special ed placements, and require reimbursements within 30 days of tuition paid by parents for unapproved placements. The letter argues that the bills would enable parents to place children wherever they want and make it much harder for a district to contest a placement it considers educationally inappropriate. Special education costs could skyrocket, and in the era of the Tax Cap, unexpected expenses must come from existing programs and services, possibly hurting other students. It was noted that the governor has 45 days from the approval date (June 20) to make a decision on these bills, and attendees were urged to make their voices heard.

Conservation (DEC) and Department of Health on a new oil storage tank at Atkinson, and the lights and turf field at the high school are on schedule and should be ready for dedication at the first football game, which is slated for September 7. The construction bond is in use in a number of projects: Paving at three schools, parking lots at Bayview and Dodd, and HVAC at Bayview, Giblyn and the high school cafeteria. The action meeting awarded a contract for bathroom work at six schools (to J-Cole Construction Inc.) and coming projects include lockers at Dodd, ceiling work at the high school, tile work at the Giblyn Library and security cameras throughout the district. In other business, the board: • Appointed six new staff (and gave them their Freeport pins) as well as the fall coaching staff. • Accepted the 2012-13 expenditure budget at $151,012,254 for the schools and $5,739,435 for the library, and established the tax levy at $83,891,932 for the schools and $5,429,915 for the library. • Awarded contract transportation services to low bidders identified by Nassau BOCES. • Approved Star Insurance Company as the district’s excess workers compensation carrier, and authorized participation in certain co-operative bids.

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Are you suffering from ‘nature deficit’ disorder? Time spent in nature reduces stress and depression and enhances memory and creativity, according to Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods.” But he says today’s kids and adults are often disconnected from nature. Summertime is a great time to reconnect. We have so many local parks, preserves and beaches. Even walking through our hometown is like visiting a botanical garden. Do we even know the names of the bushes and trees we pass? Do we stop to identify the bird calls we hear? Taking the time to learn and notice opens up a whole new dimension in our lives. Sunlight can brighten your mood, and a windy storm can be exhilarating. Fresh air and exercise make you feel fully alive. Rocking chairs on front porches are becoming popular again. Neighbors are more likely to stop by to chat when they see you sitting outside and watching the world go by. In Copenhagen, Denmark, nursery school children take buses from the city to day camps in woods in the outskirts. There, winter and summer, they spend most of each day playing in the woods, even eating outside at picnic tables. Just imagine how happy and hardy they must be. So once you start a habit of stopping to smell the roses of summer, making nature an important part of your life, it ought to continue through the colorful fall, winter and spring too!

BUSINESS GROWTH CONTINUES IN FREEPORT: Business owners Elvin and Dayla Calvache are joined by the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, local officials, business owners and a host of friends and family to celebrate the grand opening of their new business, Realty Executives Landmark. The firm will provide a variety of real estate services, and is one of the newest businesses to open its doors in the Incorporated Village of Freeport. Mayor Andrew Hardwick said “we have had quite a number of grand openings in Freeport, and that speaks volumes about our residents and our community.” From left are Joe Gentry, Freeport Chamber of Commerce vice-president; Alexander Valencia; Eldia Gonzalez, executive director of C.A.S.A.; county Legislator Francis Becker; Mayor Hardwick; Elvin Calvache; Dayla Calvache; Ilona Jagnow, president of the Chamber of Commerce; village Trustee Carmen Pineyro; Otto Lugo, regional owner of Realty Executives; Mark Bonilla, Hempstead Town Clerk and Alex Padron.

BETHEL AME JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby (second right, back row) congratulates the Bethel AME Church in Freeport on its first Annual Community Pride Juneteenth Celebration held at the church. Councilwoman Goosby also presented an official Town of Hempstead Certificate of Recognition to the Juneteenth committee members and praised their efforts to educate the children and community about the meaning of Juneteenth, which honors African-American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas in 1865.

FHS ’77 reunion A 35-year reunion on August 17 at the Coral House in Baldwin from 8:15 p.m-12:30 am. $85per person includes open bar, dinner, DJ, dancing and a fun time! Pay online or get check mailing information at RSVP is required by August 10.

Animal Lifeline auction Animal Lifeline is a local notfor-profit, all-volunteer organization, dedicated to the humane trapping, spay/neutering and rehabilitation of local stray cats and dogs. In order to continue our work, we are planning a Chinese auction fundraiser, which will take place in October at Congregation B’nai Israel in Freeport. We are seeking the donation of new and very gently used items

of all varieties to include in our auction baskets. Please call Marilyn at 425-5581 to arrange for pickup, or your donations can be dropped off at the Congregation at 91 North Bayview Avenue, Freeport, Monday through Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you wish to receive detailed notification of the fundraiser, please send an email with your name and address to or call 7857340. Compassionate friends are our greatest resource and public awareness is our greatest strength. Thank you on behalf of the voiceless. – Kathy Becker

Golden Tone Orchestra The next performance by the Golden Tone Orchestra will be on August 1 at the Freeport

Recreation Center. These performances are attended by seniors with a passion for dance and a love for big band music along with show tunes from hit shows. In addition to the senior residents from The Arbors in Westbury, Maple Point Assisted Living in Rockville Centre, Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynbrook and United Cerebral Palsy are usually present. The entire program is presented by the senior center and the assistance of Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick’s committee for seniors. All performances are free and coffee and cake is served. All this is made possible by generous donations from Astoria Federal Savings Bank, Bagel Cafe in Merrick and the magnificent cake supplied by Love & Quiches of Freeport.

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that judges across the state have issued temporary restraining orders against 11 head shop retailers blocking them from selling designer drugs, including commonly known synthetics such as “bath salts” and “synthetic marijuana.” The orders come one day after the attorney general filed lawsuits against head shops with 16 locations statewide for violating the state’s labeling laws. At a press conference last week in Rochester, Attorney General Schneiderman detailed legal actions that followed statewide undercover investigations revealing that head shop employees were illegally selling and promoting dangerous synthetic drugs. To issue the temporary restraining orders, the judges found that Attorney General Schneiderman’s lawsuits had shown a likelihood of success on the merits, and the potential for irreparable harm if the products were not removed. “The quick action by these judges to immediately remove dangerous, mislabeled products from store shelves is an indication of the urgency of addressing this problem. This is a major victory for the health and safety of consumers in New York State,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “These orders demonstrate that all levels of government in our state must fight back to control this crisis, and ensure that the days of profiting off the illegal sale of these dangerous drugs are over.” Judges issued orders removing synthetic drugs from the following local retailers sued by Attorney General Schneiderman:

• East Coast Psychedelics in Oceanside and Commack • Daze Smoke Shop in Baldwin The sale of these dangerous drugs in head shops has contributed to a public health crisis in New York State and across the nation. With psychoactive effects similar to those of illegal drug use, these products are typically packaged with innocuous names and bright graphics to give the misleading impression that their use is harmless. Attorney General Schneiderman's undercover video investigation, announced last week, discovered head shops were labeling these dangerous products going by names like “MJ Blueberry Aromatic Potpourri,” “Bizarro,” “AMPED,” “VOODOO” or “Cali Crunch,” and marketing them with false descriptions such as “incense,” “butterfly attractant,” “glass cleaner,” “potpourri,” “sachets,” “dietary supplements,” or other common household products. Some products had no label whatsoever and most lacked comprehensive ingredient listings. All were deceptive and dangerous to consumers, the AG said. Federal and state laws and regulations require that all consumer commodities, at a minimum, be labeled to describe net contents, identity of the product, and the name and place of business of the product’s manufacturer, packer and distributor. Although federal and state authorities have attempted to outlaw certain chemicals and their analogs and to remove these items from commerce, their efforts continue to fall short as the chemists and producers providing the products for head shops simply alter formulas and stay ahead of the legislation. The attorney general’s lawsuits also

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her in her home. During the investigation, investigators from the attorney general’s office shopped at a number of typical head shops located in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, Plattsburgh, Albany, Poughkeepsie, Binghamton, Rockland and Nassau Counties. Investigators entered each store and purchased a representative sample of illegally labeled intoxicants, capturing the transactions and interactions with store personnel using undercover video. The attorney general’s lawsuit has been filed in 12 counties across the state against 16 store locations, from Buffalo to Long Island. In addition to successfully seeking an immediate end to the sale of mislabeled drugs, the lawsuit is seeking an accounting of all commodities sold or offered for sale including the name of the product, the manufacturer and/or distributor of the product, a description of the product, the retail price of the product and the number of units sold.

Homicide in Baldwin The Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, July 15, at 10:40 p.m. in Baldwin. According to detectives, Anthony Richard, 22, of Westbury was parked in a 2010 Mercedes Benz on Adams Street with a male friend, 20. They were approached by an unknown man who fired multiple shots into the vehicle. The victim drove a short distance before striking a tree. The male passenger exited the vehicle after suffering

injuries from the gunfire and went to a nearby residence seeking assistance. He was discovered on the lawn of a home on Lincoln Street. Mr. Richard was pronounced dead at the scene and his passenger was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Detectives ask anyone with information about the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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pursue retailers for illegal sale of nitrous oxide to the public, a specific violation of the State Public Health Law. Commonly known as “Whip Its,” nitrous oxide has been linked to several deaths by asphyxiation and other adverse health effects. The gas is typically used by youths who see it as an easy “high.” Examples of the different types of reactions individuals have when under the influence of these dangerous concoctions take place throughout the state, include: • In Jefferson County, a 22-year-old man crashed into several cars in an Olive Garden parking lot and then told police he had smoked “Spice” before driving. • In New York City, a 21-year-old film student leapt to his death off a Roosevelt Island balcony after smoking salvia, a hallucinogenic plant. • In Oneida County, a 45-year-old man high on bath salts and covered in his own blood was arrested after police say he chased his neighbor and trapped

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policenews Police reports come from law enforcement agencies. Suspects are presumed innocent unless and until convicted in court. The First Squad is investigating a robbery that occurred in Roosevelt on Wednesday, July 11, at 3:39 p.m. According to detectives, the 41-yearold victim reports picking up an acquaintance on Nassau Road in the vicinity of Holloway Street and then driving him to the Walgreens store on Henry Street in Freeport. The victim said that the acquaintance then asked him to drive him to Davis Street in Roosevelt. When the victim arrived there a third unidentified man got into the car with them and pointed a handgun to the victim’s head. The subjects forced the victim to drive to a local ATM and withdraw $100 in cash and then to drive to an unknown location in Hempstead where they forced him out of the car and fled with the vehicle. No injuries were reported. The first robber is described to be a male black, approximately 40 years old, shaved head, wearing a green tee shirt and tan pants. The second robber is described to be a male black with corn rows or braided hair. Detectives are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential and all callers will remain anonymous. uuu Crimes Against Property Squad detectives report the arrest of a Baldwin woman for grand larceny that occurred in Westbury on Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. According to detectives, Gabriella Melendez, 24, of Stowe Avenue, while employed as a waitress at Houlihan’s Restaurant on Merrick Avenue, and acting in concert with another suspect, skimmed credit card numbers from the credit cards that customers used to pay their checks. The suspects then made purchases at various stores throughout Nassau County in excess of $3,100. Ms. Melendez is being charged with Grand Larceny, two counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument and two counts of Identity Theft.

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RELIGIOUS CALENDAR On July 12 Crimes Against Property Squad detectives report the arrest of Alec Smith, 20, of Westbury in connection with the crime. He is being charged with Grand Larceny, two counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument and two counts of Identity Theft. uuu First Squad detectives report the details of an arrest for criminal possession of a weapon that occurred in Freeport on Saturday, July 14, at 2:30 a.m.. According to detectives, Freeport police officers responded to a radio assignment on South Ocean Avenue/Manhattan Avenue for a report of a man with a gun. Upon arrival, officers observed Lawrence Brown, 29, of Broadway, Freeport, crouch down next to a motor home for a brief period of time and then walk away. Officers stopped the suspect and recovered a .22 caliber revolver next to the rear wheel of the motor home. He is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon. uuu First Squad detectives report an arrest for three burglaries that occurred in Hempstead and Freeport beginning June 24 through July 3. According to detectives, on June 24, Gregory Schroeder, 41, entered a residence in Hempstead by prying open a window screen, and when confronted by a resident, fled the scene. On June 27, the suspect entered the Our Holy Redeemer Thrift Store on West Merrick Road in Freeport after prying open a rear door lock. Once inside, the defendant took cash and fled the scene. On July 4, he entered the main office of Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead through an open door and removed cash and electronics. In all three burglaries the suspect left behind DNA evidence. No injuries were reported. On Thursday, July 12, First Squad detectives responded to the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, where the suspect is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges and placed him under arrest. He is charged with three counts of Burglary.

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FIRST CHURCH BALDWIN, UNITED METHODIST, 881 Merrick Road. Worship services are held each Sunday at 10 a.m. Adult Sunday School meets at 8:45 a.m. Child care for small children. Call 223-1168. Visit our website: EBENEZER CHURCH OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST, 97 Broadway. Michael R. Bernard, Pastor; Saturdays, Church at Study, 9:15 a.m.; Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Youth Service, 4 p.m. 379-1054 DEAN STREET CHAPEL, 23 West Dean Street. Sundays, Breaking of Bread, 9:15 a.m.; Adult Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Family Bible Hour, Sunday School (pre-K through seniors), 11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m SOUTH NASSAU CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3147 Eastern Parkway, Baldwin, 379-0720, David Dooley, Minister. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Adult Bible Study, 8 p.m., Youth Group, 8 p.m.. ST. PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2332 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, 223-1951. The Rev. Edward G. Barnett, Pastor. The Service of Holy Communion, 10 a.m. ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH (Anglican) – 2375 Harrison Avenue, Baldwin, 223-3731, The Rev. Canon Dr. Charles G. Ackerson, Ph.D., Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m.; Wednesday: Holy Eucharist 10 a.m.; Church Office Hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place, Baldwin 11510, (516) 223-2112 Welcoming and Supporting Individuals and Families to Grow in Faith! Sunday Services at 10 o'clock. Rev. Adrian J. Pratt, Pastor. E-mail to: IGLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT – 50 North Main Street, 546-0473, C. Luis Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 286 West Merrick Road, Freeport, Walter Gibson, Pastor. Sunday Services, 8 and 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Friday night service, 8:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday Bible School, 7:30 p.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FREEPORT, 178 South Ocean Ave. & Smith St.; Sunday worship at 10 a.m., celebrates creatively and joyfully. Child care available. Adult and Cherub Choirs; Dance Ministry. Third Sunday of each month – Family Sunday – embracing & nurturing our children and youth. Communion open to all. Contact Rev. Eddie Jusino at 379-1114. BETHELA.M.E. CHURCH, 420 North Main Street. Stephen M. Lewis, Senior Pastor, Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 a.m., Sunday School Service, 8:30 a.m., Bible Study: Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.. BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 885 Seaman Avenue. Daily minyan, Monday and Thursday 6:25 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:35 a.m.; Friday services 8 p.m.; Saturday services 9 a.m. and 5:50 p.m.; Sunday services, 9 a.m. FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 46 Pine Street, 378-0659. Rev. David Henry, Pastor. 10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Service. Nursery Care & Church School Classes for Pre K-8th grade. All are welcome! CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, 91 North Bayview Avenue, 623-4200. Conservative, egalitarian congregation. Friday services, 8 p.m.; Saturday services, 9:30 a.m. Weekday minyan followed by breakfast, 6:45 a.m. Sunday services, 9 a.m., followed by breakfast. Religious school, pre-K through high school. Adult education. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 228 South Ocean Avenue, 623-1204. A liberal faith community where all people and beliefs are welcome: Sunday services 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education, youth groups, childcare, small group interactions, social justice work and special events. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH / IGLESIA LUTERANA DE CRISTO, North Grove Street and Randall Aves.

Rev. Emilce Erato. Sundays – 9:30 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Education; 11 a.m. – Spanish Mass. 3781258. 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 a.m.; 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 Harold E. Banarsee, Senior Pastor. Morning services: 11:15 a.m.; Sunday School: 6 p.m.; First Sundays: night service at 6 p.m.; counseling on Thursdays by appointment; prayer service and Bible study: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. SALVATION ARMY, 66 Church Street, P.O. Box 725, Sunday: Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 a.m.; Bible Study Friday 11 a.m.; Mid-week Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Supper Program on Tuesday at 5 p.m. followed by Scouting activities 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 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 a.m. Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER, 37 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet; Saturday Morning Mass in the Church, 8 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday Masses 8 a.m., 9:30 (Family), 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish); Miraculous Medal Novena, Saturday following 8 a.m. Mass. Blessed Sacrament Chapel open 24 hours. ST. CHRISTOPHER’S R.C. CHURCH, 11 Gale Avenue, Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. (Folk Group); 11 a.m. (Choir); 12:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. (Contemporary Music Group). Daily Masses: Monday through Friday: 7 and 9 a.m.; 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 a.m.; Sunday School for adults & children, 9:20 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer, 8 p.m.; 379-8084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 301 Atlantic Avenue. Sundays, Sunday School for all ages, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Praise and Prayer Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, Evening Bible Study in Spanish and English, 7:30 p.m. Second and fourth Fridays, Youth Night in Church gym, 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, 129 East Merrick Road. Reverend Mallette, Sundays, Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Service, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 2959 Grand Avenue, Baldwin; Rabbi Antonio DeGesu. 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 morning 9:30 a.m.; Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school; Adult education; Mens Club and Sisterhood. 223-8688. ZION CATHEDRAL, COGIC, 312 Grand Avenue, Freeport. Bishop Frank Otha White, Senior Pastor; Dr. Frank Anthone White, CoPastor. 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, Fridays at 6 p.m., Youth Activities.

clinics, the law is designed to promote participation in recreational angling across New York State. Many local sporting federations and recreational groups run similar fishing clinics, and enabling these groups to administer free clinics with DEC guidelines will benefit all New Yorkers who may be interested in fishing and enjoying the outdoors. State Senator Catharine Young said, “"This idea came from the grassroots support of DEC and the Dansville Fish and Game Club, so local students could learn to fish. Because of their efforts, and Governor Cuomo’s support, countless people statewide will be introduced to the joy of fishing, connect with nature, and spend quality family time together. It shows how citizens who have a good idea can make a difference.” Assembly Member Bob Sweeney, chair of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation, said, “As a recreational fisher myself, I am delighted that Governor Cuomo has signed into law my legislation to permit additional free recreational fishing clinics. Fishing is a time-honored activity which can either be relaxing or exhilarating and sometimes both. Fishing allows people to connect with nature, enjoy the natural beauty, and with a little luck, bring home lunch or dinner. Additional fishing clinics will introduce more New Yorkers to the sport.” DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said, “DEC’s free fishing clinics introduce people of all ages to a great outdoor sport. By increasing the number of these popular events, even more New Yorkers and visitors will be able to enjoy their first-time fishing experience on the

state’s abundant waterways. I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this new law.” New York’s sport fishing industry

generates an estimated $1.8 billion in economic activity annually, supporting nearly 17,000 jobs.

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To The Leader: You are receiving this request as we need your help. Effective July 6, Nassau County has terminated county-funded youth services and have made dramatic reductions to drug treatment programs. This decision was made in spite of the fact that these programs serve over 50,000 people annually. Freeport Pride has been notified of a large decrease in its funding that will severely hamper our ability to serve Freeport area individuals. The county action is the result of the inability of county officials to agree on issues regarding youth program funding and other more general county fiscal matters. Our programs have become a pawn in partisan political bickering. It is irresponsible for county elected officials to force programs and agencies to deny our most vulnerable residents vital serv-

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation to expand free fishing clinics in New York State, allowing more New Yorkers to experience fishing for the first time by increasing the number of free clinics that can be held throughout the state. Locally, fishing clinics will be held at Hempstead Lake State Park on August 4 and October 13. “Summer in New York is a fantastic time for families and individuals to take advantage of the numerous outdoor opportunities offered in each of our state’s beautiful regions,” Governor Cuomo said. “This new law will allow more New Yorkers to take advantage of free fishing clinics, so our young people and other outdoor enthusiasts can get learn to fish without having to purchase a license. Fishing is both a fun, outdoor activity, and an economic generator for communities across the state. I thank the bill sponsors for their leadership in helping this bill become law.” The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) conducts fishing clinics to help introduce individuals and families to recreational angling. Participants are not required to have a fishing license in order to attend these clinics. Under previous law, only four free sport fishing clinics could be held annually in each of DEC’s nine regions and DEC employees were required to provide at least part of the instruction at the events. The law signed last week by the governor permits DEC to hold more clinics, and also allows other entities to conduct fishing clinics with DEC authorization. By allowing additional free sport fishing

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STUDY HARD: Above, Freeport High School top ten student Isaiah Barnes (center) visited with Ms. Ruge’s fourth-grade class at Bayview Avenue School. Isaiah spoke at length about the keys to his academic success. Below, Marcus Desir, a top ten student of the Freeport High School graduating Class of 2012, visited his former elementary school to encourage students to keep on track academically.

Bayview students meet Freeport Top 10 Bayview Avenue Elementary School in Freeport welcomed back five former students to speak with current fourthgrade students, with the intention of encouraging them to establish specific goals for future success. These were not ordinary former students; they are all ranked within the top ten of the 2012 graduating class of Freeport High School. “There will be a lot of distractions, but the more focus you have, the easier it will be to get into college,” was the advice dispensed by Freeport High School valedictorian Brea Baker. Invited along with Ms. Baker were salutatorian Lakiea Simmons, Isaiah Barnes (ranked fourth), Marcus Desir (seventh) and Alvin Paredes (10th).

The highly ranked high school students rotated through two 40-minute sessions that kept their audience entertained and informed of what to expect as they advance through Atkinson Intermediate School, J.W. Dodd Middle School and then Freeport High School over the next eight years. “Put the remote down” were the words of advice Marcus Desir shared as he emphasized the need to start thinking about important academic milestones now. The timing of this visit could not have been better. The next morning these fourth-graders attended the moving up ceremony that officially marked their ascension to Atkinson Intermediate School starting in the fall.

Learn hurricane preparedness Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and Senator Charles Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick), will cosponsor two hurricane preparedness programs during the first week in August. They will be held on Tuesday, August 7, at the Town of Hempstead’s Merrick Road Park, 2550


Clubhouse Road, Merrick, and on Wednesday, August 8, at the Wantagh Fire Department, 3470 Park Avenue, Wantagh. Both programs will begin at 7 p.m. For information call Assemblyman McDonough’s office at 409-2070 or Senator Fuschillo’s office at 882-0630.

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced last week that a Freeport man has been sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drunk driving and crashing into a vehicle driven by a Port Washington woman last September, killing her and injuring her teenage passenger. Kevin Allen, 45, pleaded guilty in May to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, both felonies. He was sentenced by Judge William Donnino. DA Rice said that at approximately 8:25 p.m. on September 2, 2011, the Freeport man was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban northbound on Main Street in Freeport when he crashed into the left side of a 2003 BMW being driven westbound on Woodside Avenue

by 24-year-old TeAirra Bunn of Port Washington. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her passenger, a 15year-old boy, suffered a shoulder injury. The Freeport driver’s blood-alcohol content was .19% more than two hours after the crash. “With blood alcohol at more than twice the legal limit, this tragedy was inevitable the moment Kevin Allen chose to get behind the wheel,” Ms. Rice said. “While nothing can bring TeAirra Bunn back to her family and friends, I hope they can take some comfort in the knowledge that our roads are now safer with this defendant behind bars.” Assistant District Attorney Everett Witherell of the Major Offense Bureau is prosecuting the case for the DA’s office. The defendant is represented by Andrew Monteleone, Esq.

Baldwin flooding discussed from page 2 lem and then go to the town and tell them our problem. We got everyone in one place to tell them what’s going on.” Some Baldwin homeowners in attendance brought up the point that immediate short-term solutions are needed while the town and county plan the construction of the catch basins. One suggestion that was taken into consideration was from Mr. Dickens, who asked that traffic be restricted in the flood area during rainstorms, as large vehicles push rainwater from the streets

Upcoming Rec Center senior events slated Events for Seniors at The Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road: Wednesday September 19 World Trade Center 9/11 Tribute Tour. $85 Registration taking place now in front office at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road. Trip includes sit-down lunch at Dallas BBQ. Guided tour of the site, reflecting and memorial pools, visitor’s center, gallery and audio tour. We also visit the African Burial Grounds. Registration closes Friday, August 24. Ages 21 and up. Registration for theses events taking place now: Wednesday, Spetember 26 10 a.m.-noon, Room 103. Medicare Made Simple. Do you want to switch to a Medicare Advantage Plan or would a Medicare Supplement Plan be better? Come and find out the advantages and disadvantages.

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Thursday, September 27 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the patio. Fish Fry. $5 per person. Fish filet on the barbie, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, drinks and desert. Wednesday, September 19 10a.m.-noon, Room 103. ID Theft Seminar. Today this is something everyone worries about. Come in and see how to protect yourself. See Deacon Bruce in the Senior Lounge or call 771-4194. Wednesday, August 1 10 a.m.-noon. Dancing to the music of the Golden Tone Orchestra. Wednesday, August 15 10 a.m.-noon. Dancing to the music of Terry Pearse and Bat Gordon. Thursday, August 30 Movie at noon In the Senior Lounge. This month’s Movie; “I Am Sam” starring Sean Penn. Friday, August 30 Birthdays of the month celebrated at noon in the Senior Lounge.

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SPLASH joint cleanup with Taiwanese school The members of Freeport-based Operation SPLASH (Stop Polluting Littering and Save Harbors) will join forces to conduct a bay beach and marsh clean up with over 80 students of the Tsai Hsing School in Taiwan. The students are visiting New York as part of an annual cultural exchange program with Operation SPLASH and Adelphi University to share cultural experience and promote understanding, research and stewardship of coastal ecosystems. Dominic Chang, chairman of the

board of the Tsai Hsing School and CEO of Long Island-based Fabco Industries, views the program as an excellent opportunity for students to learn about coastal water protection from a “hands on” point of view. “This is a focused two-week program for the students to be exposed to and learn from academic researchers and environmental protection advocates who are experts in their respective fields. It’s a good way to make an impression on them of the importance of protecting our water,” said Mr. Chang.

Robert Weltner, president of Operation SPLASH, noted that the program is a good way for the visiting students to experience firsthand how other communities successfully organize on a local basis to address environmental issues and also to enjoy the beauty of Long Island’s coastal environment. “This is our fourth year doing this with the students and not only do we rescue hundreds of pounds of trash from the bay, we all have fun doing it,” said Mr. Weltner. The Tsai Hsing school students and

staff along with Operation SPLASH representatives will gather at the Coast Guard Station at the western end of Jones Beach on Friday morning, July 20, at 10 a.m. to prepare for the coastal cleanup activities. Founded in Freeport in 1990, Operation SPLASH is a 2,500-member, grassroots, all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of the waterways along the South Shore of Long Island. Meetings are held at the Freeport Recreation Center on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.

PUBLIC NOTICES William L. Rothenberg ESQ., REFEREE The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s) FL 102 4T 7/12, 19, 26, 8/2 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDING CORP., Pltf. vs. CLEMENT L. REDMON, et al, Defts. Index #10-013656. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated May 1, 2012, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY prem. k/a Section 55, Block 291, Lot(s) 293294. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. CHARLES E. LAPP III, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #81384 FL 108 4T 7/19, 26, 8/2, 9 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Heliox Capital LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/20/12. Office location: NASSAU. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: Heliox Capital LLC, 1 Kensignton Gate, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful act. FL 109 6T 7/19, 26, 8/2, 9, 16, 23 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Freeport will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at

Notice of Formation of R.& A. LANDSCAPING AND DESIGN, LLC a domestic LLC, Arts. Of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/13/12. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him is: Ronald F. McAlister, 1525 Forest Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. FL #984 6x 6/14, 21, 28, 7/5, 12, 19 Notice of Sale Supreme Court NASSAU HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for OMAC 2005-1, Vs. Victoria Cassella a/k/a Victoria McLoughlin et al. Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale granted herein on October 3, 2011, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Nassau County Supreme Cour t Calendar Control Part (CCP) Cour troom, 100 Supreme Cour t Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Premises known as 4460 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758 SEC: 65 BI: 37 Lots: 246. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being, at Massapequa, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau, and State of New York. Approximate amount of Judgment $703,695.51 Plus interest and cost. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No. 09-011454

7:00 A.M., in the Municipal Building, Main Conference Room, 46 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, it is anticipated that the Board will adjourn the Legislative Session and enter into Executive Session at 7:00 A.M. Pamela Walsh Boening Village Clerk DATED: Freeport, New York July 19, 2012 FL 110 1T 7/12 NOTICE OF TIME CHANGE OF REGULAR MEETING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regularly scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, to be held on Monday, July 23, 2012 will begin at 6:30 P.M., in the Municipal Building, Main Conference Room, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, it is anticipated that the Board will meet in Executive Session until 7:30 P.M. Pamela Walsh Boening Village Clerk DATED: Freeport, New York July 19, 2012 FL 111 1T 7/19 NOTICE TO BIDDERS ANNUAL TREE REMOVAL CONTRACT 2012 FOR THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, New York will receive sealed proposals for ANNUAL TREE REMOVAL CONTRACT 2012 until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in the Main Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, at which time and place they will be opened publicly and read aloud.

Specifications, proposal and proposed contracts may be seen and obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, from 9:00 A.M. on Monday, July 23, 2012 until 4:00 P.M. Friday, August 3, 2012. There is no charge for the bid documents. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reservations, shall award the contract to the lowest qualified and responsible bidder. Bids, which, in the opinion of the Board, are unbalanced, shall be rejected. In submitting a bid, bidders agree not to withdraw their bid within forty-five (45) days after the date for the opening thereof. Kim Weltner Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport VILLAGE OF FREEPORT Issue Date – July 19, 2012 Freeport Leader FL 112 1T 7/19 NOTICE TO BIDDERS SUPPLY AND MOUNTING OF TRUCK TIRES AND TUBES 2012 FOR THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, New York will receive sealed proposals for SUPPLY AND MOUNTING OF TRUCK TIRES AND TUBES 2012 until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in the Main Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, at which time and place they will be opened

publicly and read aloud. Specifications, proposal and proposed contracts may be seen and obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, from 9:00 A.M. on Monday, July 23, 2012 until 4:00 P.M. Friday, August 3, 2012. There is no charge for the bid documents. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reservations, shall award the contract to the lowest qualified and responsible bidder. Bids, which, in the opinion of the Board, are unbalanced, shall be rejected. In submitting a bid, bidders agree not to withdraw their bid within forty-five (45) days after the date for the opening thereof. Kim Weltner Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport VILLAGE OF FREEPORT Issue Date – July 19, 2012 Freeport Leader FL 113 1T 7/19 NOTICE TO BIDDERS SUPPLY OF CAR TIRES 2012 FOR THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, New York will receive sealed proposals for SUPPLY OF CAR TIRES 2012 until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in the Main Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, at which time and place they will be opened publicly and read aloud. Specifications, proposal and proposed contracts may be

seen and obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, from 9:00 A.M. on Monday, July 23, 2012 until 4:00 P.M. Friday, August 3, 2012. There is no charge for the bid documents. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reservations, shall award the contract to the lowest qualified and responsible bidder. Bids, which, in the opinion of the Board, are unbalanced, shall be rejected. In submitting a bid, bidders agree not to withdraw their bid within forty-five (45) days after the date for the opening thereof. Kim Weltner Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport VILLAGE OF FREEPORT Issue Date – July 19, 2012 Freeport Leader FL 114 1T 7/19 NOTICE OF HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to §165-10 of the Village Code, a hearing conducted by the Review Board of the Incorporated Village of Freeport will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2012, at 6:30 P.M. in the Municipal Building, Main Conference Room, 46 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York in furtherance of the appeal of the denial of a public assembly and cabaret license of Motion Café, 365 S. Bayview Avenue. Pamela Walsh Boening Village Clerk DATED: Freeport, New York July 19, 2012 FL 115 1T 7/19






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