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Thursday, August 8, 2013


More Freeport summer events NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: Left, Nassau County legislative candidates Steve Rhoads (19th LD) and Debbie Puglise (5th LD) meet with members of the Nassau County Police Explorers Unit at Freeport's National Night Out. PADDLE A CANOE: Below: Assemblyman Brian Curran was at the Nautical Mile this week for the Great Freeport Canoe Races, an annual event co-hosted by the Freeport Chamber of Commerce and Police Athletic League. Mr. Curran, who was one of several elected officials who took part in the races, complimented event organizers and the Freeport community on their progress since superstorm Sandy and its tidal flooding inundated the waterside community. Joining Assemblyman Curran are the first lady of Freeport, Mary Pignatelli-Kennedy, Debbie Pugliese, Steve Rhodes, Lois Howes and members of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce and Police Athletic League.

THE FREEPORT CANOE RACE by Marianne Endo The Freeport Canoe Races took place on Sunday at Sea Breeze Park, sponsored by Freeport Chamber of Commerce and PAL. The ambiance was beautiful – the clear water, blue sky, warm breeze, and friendly atmosphere – all creating a perfect scene to a perfect day. Many volunteers were reminiscing of the earliest days when the races were held behind The Schooner, under the leadership of Marian Knoeller and Wes Carman. Help came from Al Grover, Barbara Jagnow and other local businesses. Races were competitive (ha,

ha) and practices were held up and down the canals! Many volunteers of today were paddlers in the kids races back then (and their children enter the races now!). Participants came from as far away as Longwood, Florida, Bay Shore, Bellmore, Oceanside, Lynbrook, Baldwin, Merrick and Freeport. Paddlers competed to earn a place in the front (or back) of the line! No canoe overturned in the water this year! The Coast Guard Auxillary and their crafts, the police boat, the Freeport fire boat, the Freeport Rescue Squad, and volunteer rescue boats all

were ready for any mishaps but to no avail! Thank you for being alert anyway! Young and old joined in the festivities – the youngest being three years old vying for a medal with Grandpa paddling away! (At least the little one held on to the paddle all the way!) Men and women competed! Boys and girls “pulled the boat.” The PAL soccer team had their own race with a good performance! Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy was even competitive to the checkered flag – he earned a medal! (County Legislator Dave Denenberg took the Gold). Great sports to the fin-

ish though! Mayor Kennedy’s wife and daughter also had a great showing in a separate race. No matter what heat, or what place the paddlers finished, they all crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces – maybe because they made it or that they finally made it – either way everyone exclaimed that they had a great time! We’re wondering what their muscles are saying, though. Make plans now to join in the festivities for next year! Look for the banners, flyers, notices – they will be around town! Maybe, just maybe, a medal could be waiting for you!

NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about your neighbors! 42 local people’s names were in your community newspaper this past week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.

Memories of Freeport’s waterfront

Village Board meets

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Village wants Freeport Armory

A history of The Leader

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by George Merritt In 1929, when I was two years old, my Uncle Walter and Aunt Kathleen Peters bought a brand new home on Cortelyou Road in Merrick, which was separated from the Village of Freeport by a stand of woods that later partly became the Meadowbrook Parkway. My sister Jane and I often visited for weeks at a time because they had no children. My Uncle Walter was a big game fisherman who fished with the Freeport Boatmen’s Association on Woodcleft Canal. Often on Sunday when he didn’t go fishing we would ride down to the Freeport Boatmen’s Association Dock to see what the fellas (as he called them) might have caught. We would ride there in his big four-door black Buick, with the suicide doors that were supposed to let you out easily. We got down to the dock, to check out the catch, maybe they caught something and maybe they didn’t. They caught a lot of tuna, bluefish and bass. Most of the 20 boats that docked there in the ’30s were deep-sea charter fishing boats that could take out 2-6 men. Two of the best boats and captains were the Empress Ann and the Julianna. Captained by Mel Eldred and his brother Ben. A boating accident killed Capt. Mel; he drowned in Jones Inlet after WWII. His passengers and mate were saved by the Coast Guard, but he was lost and never seen again. One of the boats that took a larger group of people was the Albert and Howard, I imagine it took 15 to 20 people. It was a dry, safe old tub, very slow. It had pipe railings around it, so small children and land lovers couldn’t fall overboard. Fred Carmen was the captain of the Albert and Howard. After a while we would take a ride further down to the east point and on the canal on the right there were many small bungalows, right on the water between the road and the water and Guy Lombardo’s house, which had 8-10 foot hedges out in the front. You couldn’t

really see the house. There was a space for two boats underneath – usually two boats, one named the Tempo. I think he had five boats by the end. We would continue down to where there were just small bungalows until we got to the east point where there was Restaurant called Johnny Liota’s East Point House. In the ’20s and ’30s Liota’s had plenty of gambling and drinking. We could see from that dock if there were any other boats coming. If not, we would turn around and drive back further north across from the Boatmen’s Association where the Midship Cocktail Lounge was owned by a fellow who was in show business and retired, who owned and worked the bar. My uncle would sit, have a beer and I’d have my Shirley Temple, before our ride home to Merrick. At the north end of the dock was a coop for homing pigeons. The captains would take pigeons with them just in case the radio didn’t work in an emergency. When they came back through Jones Inlet, which was a very dangerous inlet at that time, they would let the pigeon go, giving them exercise, and let everyone know they were coming in soon. Friday was fish day in the Peters household. So that meant a ride to Woodcleft Canal, where you could get the freshest fish anywhere. My Aunt Kathleen would get her pillow and her driving gloves. She needed the pillow because that big Buick was not easy for her to drive, as she was only five feet tall. We would go down past Randall Park, make a right turn, and there was the Viking fleet. Carl Forsberg was the owner and captain of one of the boats. It took a large amount of people, they also had rods and reels on board for you to use. Sometime after the war the Viking fleet moved to Montauk Point. Just ahead was Woodcleft Avenue. You made a left and you were on Woodcleft Avenue, the west side of the Woodcleft Canal. There was a small bar

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believe they had about four that were painted in light colors and all crewed by deep sea fishermen. They were captained by the Merritt family. Possibly a distant relative of mine, I’m not sure. There were two shipyards further down the Woodcleft Canal. There was Bob Lakes, and if I’m not wrong he had a regular rail line across Woodcleft Avenue so he could take the boats out and bring them into the lot where he worked on the boats. The other further down was the Skopiniches, who made crash boats and picket boats for the U.S. Navy in World War II. These were rather big vessels that went out in the ocean and did all kinds of work for the Navy. They received the “E” for efficiency in WWII from the Navy and flew a flag on their flagpole, which was a great big “E.” The only two restaurants of note that I can remember were Otto’s Sea Grille, where the Freeport Boatmen’s Association had their meeting. It was a regular restaurant that was opened all during the ’30s. The (continued on page 6)

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Friday, August 9 • Artist Reception, 6 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; Toastmasters, 7 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, August 10 • YA: Teen Lock-in, 12;30 p.m.; Bid Planning Committee, 10 a.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Monday, August 12 • CR: CR: Fruit Smoothies, 3 p.m.; Adult Summer Reading Club Gathering, 6 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; Freeport Networking Group, 6 p.m.; Group Meditation, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Hall Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. `

Wednesday, August 14 • Exercise for Balance and Strength, 3 p.m.;CR: Girl Power (GR. 5 & 6) 3:30 p.m.; YA: Trac Art, 4 p.m.; Defensive Driving, 6 p.m.; Computer First Grade, 6:30 p.m.; CODA of Freeport, 12 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; Global Associates, 6 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Hall Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Water and Light Commission, 7:30 p.m., 220 West Sunrise Highway. • Enrico Fermi Lodge, OSIA, 7:45 p.m.; Fireman’s Exempt Hall, 9 N. Long Beach Road

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that seemed to hang over the water. I had heard that it flooded during high tides, especially with a big moon. I was told that many local fishermen, after a successful day on the charter boats, would go into the bar with the water to their knees. They would belly up to the bar anyway and have a drink, the bartender wearing hip-boots. Many of the people down on the waterfront (on the commercial boats) wore hip-boots. I had a pair myself when I worked out on Meadow Island in 1942 on the bait dock. Some people would cut them, and never wear shoes, from sunrise to sunset, and even later. The west bank of the canal was filled with all kinds of boats, trawlers, dragger, charter, open boats, boat and yacht sales, even rowboats. After a rainy day I would go down and bail out the rowboats. My pay would be taking out one of the rowboats, to row up and down the canal. There was another fleet of boats along the west side of the canal called the Callaban Fleet. I

Tuesday, August 13 • Cr: Compost Creation, 11 a.m.; Great Books , 1 :30 p.m.; Memoir Writing, 2 p.m. Stearns Park Civic, 7 p.m.; Audubon Society, 7 p.m.; Great Books, 1:30 p.m.; Dig into Reading for Adults, 3 p.m.; Defensive Driving, 6 p.m.; Stern’s Park Civic, 7 p.m.; Audubon society, 7 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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A childhood on the Freeport waterfront

Thursday, August 15 • Opera on the Big Screen, 1 p.m.; YA: Karaoke, 6 p.m.; Core 4, 6 p.m.; Knitting and crocheting, 7 p.m.; OA, 4 p.m.; LIAACC, 6 p.m.; LI Scandinavian Society, 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library • Explorer Post 406, Freeport Fire Department Headquarters, 15 Broadway, 7 p.m.

by Jim Golding Village trustees at Monday’s board meeting authorized applications for three federal grants totaling $2.85 million. The grants would fund a scenic streetscape project along Sunrise Highway, two bike path projects and 200 new storm drain insert devices. The streetscape project $2,070,000 grant would be matched with a $414,000 contribution from the village. An estimated $587,000 grant was received for the bike paths, with the village providing an additional $117,400. Mayor Robert Kennedy said if the grant is approved, neighborhood meetings would be scheduled to discuss the paths’ locations. Freeport also would provide $40,000 for the $200,000 storm drain project grant application. In other actions, the board approved the appointment of Melinda Lee as the registrar who was sworn in during the meeting. Her term expires April 7, 2014. Friday and Sunday will feature the Great South Bay Race program. Trustees approved a permit for a public assembly on Friday at Seabreeze Park from 4-10 p.m. On Sunday, races would be held at the park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, a battalion of the Freeport Fire Department and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen will take part in a parade along the Nautical Mile beginning at 6:30 p.m.

FEMA assistance deadline extended

Other business • The board gave retroactive approval for software maintenance services with Tyler Technologies Inc. of Falmouth, Maine, at a cost of $84,967. • Awarded a $66,266 contract for high pressure sodium luminaries to Stuart Irby of Liverpool, New York. • Extended a contract for No. 2 oil for Plant 1 of the Electric Department to East River Energy of Guildford, Connecticut, through September 9, 2014. • Approved miscellaneous sidewalk repairs of $3,210 and $7,840. • Approved a filing and photography permit application for Investigation Discovery/Xcon Productions of Brooklyn to film at Otto’s Sea Grill on August 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Approved a budget transfer request from the Village comptroller for Fire Department vehicles and non-employees’ salaries. • Extended the existing water quality testing services contract with H2M until October 31. In general announcements following the agenda meeting, Trustee Jorge Martinez reminded that two Fridays remain for performances of movies at Seabreeze Park. The “Movies under the Stars” offers free admission and popcorn. Deputy Mayor Carmen Pineyro noted the Diabetes Walk will take place at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved an extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels. Based on extensive applicant casework, two extensions were granted on a case-by-case basis. Some applicants will be extended until August 16. A second group of households will be extended until September 1. FEMA is calling all applicants to notify them of the new checkout dates. The temporary TSA program allows eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors to stay in a hotel for a limited

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Like a family “When one starts a newspaper, it’s almost like a child – one never stops caring about what happens to it.” So wrote Grace Anton, wife of Merrick Life founder Karl Anton, in congratulating my parents, Johannes and the late Faith Laursen, on their 30th year of ownership of the paper back in 1988. And so as we prepare to hand over ownership of our notso-young newspaper “children,” The Freeport-Baldwin Leader, 1935, Merrick Life, 1938, The Wantagh-Seaford Citizen, 1953, and Bellmore Life, 1964, to Richner Communications we trust that each will continue to be “the glue that helps hold a community together and the spur that helps keep it moving forward.” The Richner family also has its roots steeped in printer's ink. Like my father, Cliff Richner is a former president of the New York Press Association, the professional organization that has kept community journalism alive in New York State. NYPA provides continuing education for journalists, advice on the economic aspects of running a newspaper and group buys for advertisers for the wide variety of newspapers serving all kinds of communities and cultures all over the state. Like many other newspapers we couldn’t have done it without them. Cliff and Stuart Richner run Herald Community Newspapers, a second-generation ownership and the second largest employer of print journalists on Long Island. They are also out front in online journalism with responsible news reporting. My mother used to say, “Being a subscription paid newspaper means that our community papers are invited into the home, and are often kept around the house for days. “Whether they subscribe by mail or pick up the paper at local newsstands, many residents consider us part of their family...and we consider them part of ours.” Including our online audience, we reach over 30,000 readers on an average week. We want to thank all of our staff, our family of subscribers, as well as our advertisers and community activists, for 55 years of newspaper ownership by the Laursen family. Together, we helped make a difference, raising railroad tracks, founding needed social services and cultural organizations, preserving land for future generations, building better business districts, informing voters and chronicling the very fabric of our lives. It’s been an honor to know you.


LIGHTS! CAMERA...Patrons at a recent “Movies by the Bay” presentation at Sea Breeze Park wait for the start of the movie.

Leader photo by Judy Ammerman

GRAND OPENING FOR FREEPORT KAYAK RENTALS: From the left are Merrick Chamber Directors Carmela Lage and Marian Fraker-Gutin; Senator Chuck Fuschillo; legislative candidate Steve Rhoads representing County Executive Ed Mangano; Freeport Kayak Owner Jerry Foster; county Comptroller George Maragos and Chamber Vice-President Ira Reiter.

Movie series “Movies by the Bay” at Sea Breeze Park is sponsored by Nautical Mile Festival sponsor Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Due to the success of our Nautical Mile proprietors, why not consider riding your bike or taking a walk down to the mile instead of driving? The following movies will be shown: August 9 – “We Bought a Zoo” August 16 – “Oz the Great and Powerful”

Chamber golf outing The Freeport Chamber of Commerce will hold its 15th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, August 19, at the

Lawrence Yacht and Country Club in Lawrence. The chamber will be honoring Les Endo Sr. of Endo Electric. Contact the chamber office at 223-8840 for any further information.

Esplanade concerts The 2013 Sunset Concert Series is sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and hosted by the Village of Freeport. Concerts take place at the Nautical Mile Esplanade on Woodcleft Avenue. In case of rain, they will move to the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road. All concerts are free. Guests are

asked to bring chairs as available seating is limited. On Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m., The East End Trio will present music from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s performed with style, grace, and originality, partially sponsored by the FreeportMerrick Rotary Club. Guests are asked to bring chairs as available seating is limited. Save the dates! Additional concerts will be held on Thursdays, August 15, 22, and 29. You can Visit for updated concert information or call 223-2522.

by Laura Schofer The fate of the Freeport Armory now rests in the hands of New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo. A bill introduced by state Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper that passed both the Assembly and Senate on June 21, transfers the Freeport Armory and the surrounding land to the Cedarmore Community Development Corporation (CDC) for one dollar. Now Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy is attempting to persuade Governor Cuomo to veto the bill and return the Armory to Freeport as an intergovernmental transfer, a practice that has precedent in other Long Island communities where there are surplus armories. These communities include Riverhead, Huntington and Brookhaven. The Freeport Armory is owned by the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs who moved out of the facility in 2011. The bill, originally introduced in January, requires that the Cedarmore Development Corporation use the threeacre parcel and building exclusively for “voluntary youth associations including educational and recreational programs to assist at-risk youth and public safety purposes,” reads the bill. The Cedarmore Development Corporation is housed in Zion Cathedral Church of God in Christ, which is located across the street from the Freeport Armory on Babylon Turnpike. Bishop

Frank O. White is pastor; Dr. Renee E. Charles is the Executive Director at CDC. “The church does some very good work,” stated Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy, “but I must think about what is in the best interest of Freeport. This property should be used by Freeport, for Freeport.” Mayor Kennedy said he would like to move Freeport’s Department of Public Works, now housed in the Industrial Park in South Freeport, to the Freeport Armory. “DPW took five feet of water during Sandy,” explained the mayor. “We need to replace an oil tank that will cost $1 million. If we have another flood like Sandy, we’re in trouble. FEMA [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] is requesting that we mitigate or there is no reimbursement. That could cost us $4 million.” Mayor Kennedy warned that this kind of expenditure would mean “an automatic 10% tax increase.” Instead, Mayor Kennedy wants to move the village’s DPW to the Freeport Armory as well as create a satellite police station and an office of emergency management. Additionally, “We could sell the DPW facility to a private developer and return that property to the tax rolls. It’s a win-win situation,” said Mayor Kennedy. In December three public hearings were held by the Cedarmore Board of Directors about its intent to seek to

repurpose the land at the Freeport Armory for community development under the auspices of Cedarmore Corporation. These activities included, “training and education primary [sic] for Freeport but not limited to the constituents of Freeport Village,” reads the notice. Then-Mayor Andrew Hardwick was a supporter of this project, but in March, Mayor Kennedy was elected to office and decided to set a different course for the village. “I reached out to Assemblywoman

Hooper several months ago,” said Mayor Kennedy, who did not get a response from the assemblywoman until recently. “Now I have an appointment scheduled to meet with her,” he said. In the meantime, Mayor Kennedy has written a letter urging Governor Cuomo not to sign the legislation. “My letter was hand delivered,” he said. “I’m waiting for a response.” Calls to Assemblywoman Hooper’s office were not returned prior to press time. Dr. Charles chose not to comment for this article.

NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY that is wanted by both the village and Cedarmore Corp.

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VIEWPOINT: Neighbors helping neighbors by Barry Goodman The following was a post that appeared on the Friends of Freeport’s Facebook page and sums up what it means to be a Freeporter. This past Saturday I met up with a friend of mine, a fellow Freeporter who has been living in the Rockaways of Queens. As many of you know this area was also devastated by superstorm Sandy. It is here, as in other areas of the South Shore of Long Island, where an inlet bay met the Atlantic Ocean, flooding the land masses between them. As I listened to the stories of how many homes and businesses of the Rockaways not only burned to the ground but were inundated with over eight feet of salt water, flooding homes, schools and businesses, it reminded me of the same devastation in Freeport. The rebuilding of businesses, many of them on the bay side of the Rockaways, reminded me of the same scenes from our own Nautical Mile and other southern parts of Freeport. Even 10 months after the storm businesses and homes remain untouched. After a lengthy discussion of the results or lack of results in getting the Rockaways back to pre-Sandy conditions, my friend turned the conversation to Freeport and its volunteer group – Friends of Freeport – asking how did this volunteer group form? How many homeowners have been helped? Where does Friends of Freeport get its monies to supply materials for the rebuilding? How many people volunteer their time? How do you get people to volunteer? How do homeowners get in contact with Friends of Freeport to get help? How many homes are abandoned by the homeowner because they didn’t

have the resources to rebuild or their homes are too damaged to be saved? As best as I could, I explained. From the beginning, just days after the storm, it started with just one person either offering to help a neighbor in cleaning out the water-damaged belongings to getting a phone call from a friend who asked for help. It takes only one person to look around and say to themselves, if my friend needs help, how many other friends and neighbors need help too? Soon, like dominoes that start to fall, one friend asks another friend and another friend asks another friend and so on until you have many friends who all come together helping their friends and their neighbors in time of need. Being a Freeporter is just not about living within the four walls of your home. Freeport is a community that is served by many volunteers, a place for everyone who wants to help. I have volunteered for many years in Freeport beginning in my senior year at Freeport High School when I joined the fire department. Like I now do with Friends of Freeport, I gave my time, resources and energy to help my community. Years have passed and once again it was time to volunteer and help this community. I stepped forward to help. It reminds me of my time in the fire department. It doesn’t matter whether I know who lives in the [destroyed] house. This is about how I can help that homeowner and family in their time of need. As far as donating monies, before I even got in my car to go to my first ripout with the team of the organization now called Friends of Freeport (a 501c charitable organization), another Freeporter designed a logo with the wording – “It’s a Freeport thing” and

transferred that to tee shirts and sweatshirts, with proceeds donated to Freeporters who needed help in the recovery efforts. I bought both items and still wear them proudly when visiting Freeport, as well as my Friends of Freeport ‘red’ volunteer T-shirt when I am involved with them on weekends. I also bought another one in black, which many of us jokingly call our ‘evening wear’ tee shirt, which I wear when visiting Freeport at night. Many people asked, “where did I get these tee shirts or sweat shirts?” I tell them what website to visit to donate to or connect them to others who stock the tee shirts or sweat shirts and to contact them directly. Other money comes from larger charitable organizations and corporations who disperse donations directly to Friends of Freeport or individuals and smaller companies and organizations who contact Friends of Freeport directly and donate so that materials and equipment can be purchased to help homeowners directly. Friends of Freeport has had as many as 50 or more volunteers show up to a home project ready and willing to give of the time with either skilled labor or just to lend two hands in keeping a job site cleaned; others rip out or rebuild. When the weather got warmer, a newer group of Friends of Freeport began to work outside where they help bring curb appeal back to neighborhoods where the saltwater has destroyed the plant life. They rip out dead shrubs and trees and plant new flowers, plants and shrubs. They even have those who donate their time and resources to prepare food to feed the volunteers. It’s not hard to get volunteers who bring friends and neighbors to help in

all the areas Friends of Freeport serve. Even after 10 months of showing up at Freeporters’ homes and displaying its now famous sandwich sign showing their presence, people come by to see what the volunteers are doing and inquire how they too can get help with their homes. They are only too happy to listen and help these still needy homeowners with their issues and problems. One of the saddest parts of going to Freeport to volunteer is when we arrive at a home project and see other homes on the block that have been abandoned because the homeowner didn’t have or couldn’t get the funds to rebuild and had to walk away. The home will now sit there in the neighborhood, decaying while the mortgage-holder sits on the house and land deciding what they will do with it. This is very demoralizing to those who have used their resources and accepted help from Friends of Freeport in rebuilding and raising the level of normalcy of their neighborhoods. My friend was very impressed with the efforts and all the volunteers of Friends of Freeport and even offered to come by and help in future projects. So it starts with one person who looks around and says, how can I help others in their time of need? You give of yourself by either volunteering or you make a donation to help keep the organization going. Now it’s your turn to act. There are still many more roads to travel and many more miles to cover before every Freeporter is helped.

Saturday event slated This Saturday Friends of Freeport will be on Hubbard Street to help a neighbor. Stop by or go to to learn more.

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Freeport waterfront from page 2 other was The Schooner, and that was almost near the end of the Canal, very close to the East End. It was all closed up during WWII. People didn’t have enough gasoline to get down there, you only received three gallons a month for a personal car. At the very end of the point was Bill and Johnny's fish market, Actually it was just called “Bill’s.” But, Bill and Johnny were the owners. Finest fish on Long Island – most of it caught by baymen off Long Island. At the dock behind Bill and Johnny’s was a big sailing boat, maybe 50-60-70 feet long, called the Sellnota. It was owned by Wink Carmen. It blew away some time in the early ’50s and landed up on the Meadows and was left there as long as I can remember. To the west of Bill and Johnny’s were some shacks that the local baymen put their equipment in, just beyond the shacks were four slips for boats. Two were where Capt. Jack Combs and his son George kept their Shrimp Garvies, 18foot long boats powered by eight cylinder Buick engines. I went out clamming with them one night during the war, dragging a

Shinnecock rake with an extended handle, out in a spot off Massapequa. We caught 10 bushels of clams. I know because I jogged, cleaned them off (in the water) and put them in bushel baskets the next day. It may have been illegal, but at that time people needed food and no one cared if they were out there at night or not. In later years Bill’s moved a few blocks down on the west side of Woodcleft Avenue in a large brick building that also had a clam bar. The parking lot was all broken clamshells, which you often saw in driveways and everywhere else on Long Island in those days. There wasn’t much else on the west side of the road, empty lots, a few cottages. I think there was one store (I’m not sure what was sold in it) and parking lots for fishermen, that was about all. Someone took me for a ride down to Woodcleft Avenue the other day, it looks like the rebirth has started. A few of the restaurants have opened. Some looked alright from the front, but were yet to be opened. I’ll tell you, it will come back, I’ll guarantee you, Woodcleft Avenue, the restaurants, entertainment, fishing, and all the businesses...will come back!

VBS at Christ Lutheran by Ray Gillott “Island Odyssey” is the theme of Vacation Bible School in August at Christ-Cristo Lutheran Church, Freeport. The program is designed to bring God’s message of faith, hope and love to youngsters. While the theme refers to islands of the Caribean, there is also discussion of St. Paul’s travels in the Mediteranean. On Monday to Friday, the children will be involved in songs, crafts and fun games each evening. Storytellers will introduce them to Paul, who brought Christianity out of Israel and devoted his life to Jesus’ message of love and redemption. A committee of a dozen church members has been meeting under the

leadership of Isa Shachove in order to prepare for this VBS program. Isa has led this program for several years. Snacks will be available to youngsters as they stay from 6:30 to 9 p.m. when parents come for them. Enrollment is $l2 to cover costs of materials, etc. Several scholarships are available. The church also provides an afterschool program for children of working parents. The elementary students are brought to the church by local schools and provided supervision from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Call the church office on weekday mornings. The number is 378-1258. The church is at 61 North Grove Street, adjacent to Village Hall.

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On Tuesday, August 13, 1:30 p.m., William Coble will discuss “On Liberty” by John Stuart Mill. According to Mill, “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.”

Exercising for Balance and Strength

On Wednesday, August 14, 3 p.m., Winthrop University Hospital Wellness Center will conduct a class which teaches easy exercises that will help you to retain and improve balance and increase upper and lower

body strength. Please preregister for this program at the Reference Desk.

Broadway, the American Musical On Thursday, August 15, 1 p.m., William Coble will present the parts 3 and 4 of “Broadway: The American Musical” (in 6 episodes) which tells two stories: the 100-year history of musical theater and the story of its relationship to 20th-century American life: Episode 3, “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’” (1930-1942) and Episode 4, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ “ (1943-1960).

Freeporter arrested A Freeport man was one of 10 individuals arrested during a “Project 21” initiative which targets the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to minors within the confines of Nassau County. This initiative was conducted on Wednesday, July 31. According to police, with the assistance of an underage agent, the following

individual was arrested for Prohibited Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage and Unlawful Dealing with a Child: Rafael Rodriguez-Medina, 50, of Washington Street, Freeport, sold alcohol to a minor from PJ Grocery and Deli on Fulton Avenue, Hempstead. All of the suspects were issued Appearance Tickets.

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Religious Calendar 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, 2231951. 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. Tuesday 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. BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH, 420 North Main Street. Stephen M. Lewis, Senior Pastor, Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 a.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, preK 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. 378-1258.

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. 5463344. 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: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:15 p.m.; Women's Ministries Group and Men's Fellowship Group Thursdays at 11 a.m. Children Character Building Programs, Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Mid-week Service Wednesday at noon; Senior citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult Fellowship Bible Study on Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. 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 Chapel; 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; Men’s 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: 12-1 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spiritual Empowerment Service, Fridays at 6 p.m., Youth Activities.

PRESENT DAY STAFF: From left are Hillary Pasternak, Mattie Schalofsky, Paul Roberts, Doug Finlay, Jill Bromberg, Olimpia Santaniello, Marilyn Loheide, Judy Ammerman, Jay Chase, Linda Toscano, Mark Treske, Paul Laursen, Laura Schofer, Elaine Spiro, Colin Hekimian and Pat McKay. Inset photos are: Joyce MacMonigle (recently deceased). Elaine photo by Rhonda Glickman Groder, Ann Johnson, Kay Murphy and Stacey Simmons. for Scholars. Assistant Editor Mark Treske is a member and past president of Freeport Rotary. Editor Paul Laursen has won a national award for photography. Reporter Laura Schofer has won national, state and local awards for coverage of the environment and education. We have bound volumes on hand since 1987. Microfilm and digital copies are available at the local libraries.

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A new federal law, The BiggertWaters Flood Insurance Act passed before superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast, calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make a number of changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program is run. The law will phase in increased flood insurance rates for homes in flood zones. Premiums have the potential to increase by 25% per year, for the next four years until the full-risk rates are reached, according to the government website, The law eliminates the government’s support for flood insurance policies for those who own commercial buildings or second homes. It also eliminates grandfathering. In the past, many buildings were allowed to keep their original flood-risk rating even if the zone designation was changed in a later flood zone map. Beginning in 2014, all buildings will be rated using the latest maps. Long Island is still waiting for FEMA to finish its revised flood maps which will indicate who is most at risk for flood hazards. For more information contact your insurance provider. – Laura Schofer


The Nassau Leader was founded by George Goeller, a former editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, in 1935. The Laursen family purchased the newspaper, later simply titled The Leader, from Rhoda and Ira Keller in 1987 and soon renamed it The Freeport-Baldwin Leader to recognize the communities where it is principally circulated. We have bound volumes of The Leader dating back to 1987, and earlier volumes are available on microfilm or disc at the Freeport Memorial Library. Both Freeport and Baldwin are multi-racial, waterfront communities with many Victorian and Roaring Twenties mansions from the time when the area was a summer home to the stars. Median family income in Freeport is $56,000. In Baldwin it is $74,000. Freeport’s Village Hall, modelled after Independence Hall, is the scene of lively board meetings. The Leader has been designated an official newspaper to publish legal notices by the Village of Freeport and local school districts. Besides being featured on the L&M Publications website, which can be updated with breaking news via Twitter, the Leader has its own Facebook page for breaking news. The Leader has received many awards from local organizations and from press associations. A Freeport reader requested a survey of environmental causes of breast cancer, which The Leader spearheaded, resulting in a county-wide effort and a New York State Press Association award for community service. Publisher Linda Toscano traveled to the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta to participate in a meeting that resulted in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study. She was a founding member of Freeport Dollars

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The Nassau County Legislature’s Democratic caucus turned up the heat on the Republican majority over its $722 million funding request to repair the county’s Bay Park sewage plant and other repairs needed within the aging county sewage system, by requesting more oversight be accomplished in the form of legislative hearings. On July 19 County Executive Edward P. Mangano created the Waste Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee to oversee aspects of bonding the $722 million for the repairs, but Democratic Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams remarked at a conference on Monday in legislative chambers that the committee was just “Mr. Mangano policing himself, it has no real teeth to it.” Legislator Dave Denenberg voted with Republicans to approve the $722 million after the Legislature had recently bonded $247 million for the specific purpose of repairing Bay Park’s adjustors, scrubbers and pumps, and $15 million for repairs to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Seaford. The Cedar Creek money includes $14 million for controls on older control units and $499,000 to design digesters there, according to Mike Martino, spokesman for the county Department of Public Works. Legislator Abrahams told those at the press conference that while the Legislature had approved $262 million for repairs, “The Mangano Administration asked for only $16 million in approval from NIFA [Nassau Interim Financial Authority]

for repairs.” “We trust the Mangano Administration wants to get these issues resolved as we do but, as President Reagan once said, ‘Trust...but verify,’ ” remarked Democratic Legislator Robert Troiano. To the six legislators at the press conference, verification would be more credible through legislative oversight than through executive oversight. Legislator Wayne Wink told the press that, while he had been in the Legislature only during the Democratic Party’s last two years as a majority, “We used to have meetings on finances all the time. Now, there are no meetings at all” in the sewage matter. Former Democratic Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs told those assembled that when the Democrats became the majority the county was near junkbond status. “Rehabilitating the sewage plants will be the largest rebuilding expense of plants in the county’s history, so we can’t risk the reimbursement of monies without complete oversight’” of the sewage issue, she said. But Republicans say the newly formed Wastewater Plant Advisory Committee, established on July 19 to evaluate the status and progress of the repair and rehabilitation of the wastewater treatment plants, will act as oversight. The 14-member committee includes one member appointed by County Executive Mangano, one member by the Nassau County Legislature’s Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves , and one appointed by the Legislature’s minority. The committee also includes one member for each of the following

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organizations: Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Operation SPLASH; Sludge Stoppers; League of Conservation Voters; Point Lookout Civic Association; Vision Long Island and the Nassau Coalition of Civic Associations. Two representatives of the Nassau Suffolk Building Trade Council will also sit on the Committee. The committee will help to ensure that repairs and rehabilitation of the county’s sewage treatment plants take place in a timely and efficient manner, said county spokeswoman Katie GrilliRobles. They will meet bimonthly with the Commissioner of Public Works and the Office of Legislative Budget.

“The Democrats are seeking political cover after being criticized for limiting repairs at the sewage treatment plants. Environmental groups and editorial boards across Long Island all know that repairs must be fully funded and completed in an expeditious manner that’s void of political games. County Executive Mangano calls upon the Democrats to end the political games and fully fund the critical repairs needed to protect homeowners, the environment and our local waterways,” said Brian Nevin, senior policy advisor for Nassau County. -Laura Schofer contributed to this story

Dave Denenberg comes to Freeport Blood drive and raffle Leg. Dave Denenberg and Village of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy host a blood drive to secure much-needed blood supplies for local hospitals on Wednesday, August 19, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport. Donating blood saves lives! All donors will be entered into a raffle for two Super Bowl XLVIII tickets and receive a red super community blood drive wristband and T-shirt for their donation. To give blood you must have a valid ID, weigh at least 110 pounds, be between 16-76 years old and not have gotten a tattoo in the last 12 months. 16-year-olds require parental consent.

Superstorm Sandy workshop Leg. Denenberg, together with Village of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy, presents community meetings regarding

rebuilding homes, elevating homes, Town of Hempstead and Village of Freeport building permit requirements, insurance issues and advocacy and FEMA assistance on Thursday, August 15, at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport. Representatives from the Village of Freeport and Town of Hempstead Building Departments, FEMA Individual Assistance and Flood Mitigation, insurance attorneys and advocates and construction companies are invited to discuss the Increased Cost of Compliance program, elevating and rebuilding homes, insurance issues and claims, disaster relief and other assistance for residents. Flooding on residential streets, which are town or village roads, will be discussed and the Town of Hempstead Engineering Department and Village of Freeport Public Works Department are invited to attend and address this issue.

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Approximate amount of Judgment $988,813.44 Plus interest and cost. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No. 09-03283 Owen B. Walsh Esq., REFEREE The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff FL 411 4T 7/25, 8/1, 8, 15 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF COOK STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: PETITION OF ELVEE OLIVER AND CARMETTA OLIVER CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. _________ FOR ADOPTION OF MARKEL TYRESE HARVEY, A MINOR MALE CHILD TO: EARNEST MARKEL HARVEY: By Order for service by publication of below date, you are hereby notified that on the 9th day of July, 2013, Elvee Oliver and Carmetta Oliver filed their Petition for Adoption of Markel Tyrese Harvey, a male minor child. You are hereby required to file with the Clerk of the Superior Court, and to serve upon Plaintiff's attorney, Jack W. Carter, Attorney at Law, P.C., Car ter & Car ter, Attorneys at Law, LLC, P. O. Box 381, Adel, GA 31620 an answer in writing within sixty (60) days from the date of the order for publication. Let the Defendant appear and show cause if he can before the Judge Superior Court of Cook County, State or Georgia, on the 2nd day of October, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time all of objections to the granting of the relief prayed for must be filed in said Court. WITNESS, the Honorable Howard E. McClain, Judge of this Superior Court. This the ______ day of ____________________, 2013. Clerk, Superior Court of Cook County, Georgia 212 N. Hutchinson Ave. Adel, GA 31620 Jack W. Carter, Attorney at Law, P.C. Carter & Carter, Attorneys at Law, LLC 309 N. Parrish Ave. P.O. Box 381 Adel, GA 31620-0381 (229) 896-4513 GA State Bar # 114300 FL 415 3T 7/25, 8/1, 8 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU SAXON MORTGAGE, INC.

Notice of Sale Supreme Court NASSAU PHH Mortgage Corporation, vs. Charles Croasdaile a/k/a Charles Croasdale, 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 May 29 th, 2013, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Cour troom, 100 Supreme Cour t Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On Tuesday August 20, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Premises known as 200 Westbur y Boulevard Hempstead, NY 11550. SEC: 0034 BI: 253.00 Lots: 00258 & 259 All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvement thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Hempstead, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, and State of New York. Approximate amount of Judgment Index $263,169.31 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No. 12000743 Luigi Devito Esq., REFEREE The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s) FL 406 4T 7/18, 25, 8/1, 8 Notice of Sale Supreme Court Nassau County HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of September 1,2006 Fremont Home Loan Trust 2006-C , Vs. Yamilet B. Mejia a/k/a Yamilet Bleixen Mejia Avila; 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 March 30 th, 2010, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Cour troom, 100 Supreme Court Drive Mineola, NY 11501. On Tuesday August 27th, 2013 at 11:30am. Premises known as 7 Granada Place Massapequa, NY 11758. SEC: 65 BI: 171 Lots: 794796. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being at Massapequa in Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York.

D/B/A SMI MORTGAGE, Plaintiff(s), Against ESSIE M. BATES; et al, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 4/24/2008, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at CCP (Calendar Control Par t Cour troom) in the Nassau Supreme Cour t, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501 on 9/3/2013 at 11:30 am premises known as 7 John Street, Roosevelt, NY 11575. ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Section 55 Block 423 Lot 92 & 93 Approximate amount of lien $382,055.88 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 10471/07 If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have to further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagees attorney. Mark A. Cuthbertson, Esq., Referee Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 7/22/2013 File Number: 71185136 MNH FL 416 4T 8/1, 8, 15, 22 NOTICE TO BIDDERS REPLACEMENT COMPRESSOR FOR LM6000 MCQUAY CHILLER FOR THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of the Incorporated Village of Freepor t, New York will receive sealed proposals for the “REPLACEMENT COMPRESSOR FOR LM6000 MCQUAY CHILLER” until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 16, 2013, 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 obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New

York 11520, from 9:00 A.M. on Friday, August 9, 2013, until 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 15, 2013. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reser vations, 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 for ty-five (45) days after the date for the opening thereof. Kim Weltner Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport VILLAGE OF FREEPORT Issue Date – August 8, 2013 FL 419 1T 8/8 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR BENEFIT CONSULTING SERVICES THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of the Incorporated Village of Freepor t, New York will receive sealed proposals for consulting services related to the administration of the Village’s Health Plan Benefits and related ser vices. Proposals are subject to all instructions, terms and conditions heron and pursuant to the specifications which will be received by the Purchasing Agent until 4:00 P.M. on August 16, 2013. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR BENEFIT CONSULTING SERVICES Specifications and proposed contracts may be obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520 or on the Village website HYPERLINK ""w from 9:00 A.M. Friday August 9, 2013, until 4:00 P.M. Friday August 16, 2013. The Freepor t Board of Trustees reserve the right to reject any or all proposals received and subject to these reservations, shall award the contract to the lowest qualified and responsible vendor. In submitting a proposal, the corporation agrees not to withdraw their proposal within forty-five (45) days after the date for the opening thereof. Kim Weltner Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport VILLAGE OF FREEPORT Issue Date – August 8, 2013 FL 420 1T 8/8

NOTICE TO BIDDERS ANNUAL WATER QUALITY TESTING SERVICES FOR THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of the Incorporated Village of Freepor t, New York will receive sealed proposals for “ANNUAL WATER QUALITY TESTING SERVICES” until 11:00 A.M. on August 27, 2013 in the Main Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 46 Nor th 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 obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, from 9:00 A.M. on August 12, 2013 until 4:00 P.M. on August 23, 2013. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reser vations, 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 for ty-five (45) days after the date for the opening thereof. Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport VILLAGE OF FREEPORT Issue Date – August 8, 2013 Freeport Leader FL 421 1T 8/8 PLANNING BOARD MEETING – AUGUST 27, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Public Hearing will be held before the Planning Board on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 6:30 P.M., in the Incorporated Village of Freepor t, Main Conference Room, 46 N. Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, on Site Plan applications of cases as they appear on the calendar; public comment invited. INTERESTED PROPERTY OWNERS and other persons should appear at the above time and place to have questions answered and to voice opinions. SP-2878 – 77 Buffalo Avenue, Freeport NY 11520, James Redaell I, Section 62/Block D/Lot 337. Business B. Alteration of existing front façade as per plans. New EFIS stucco and cultured stone finish over existing stuc-

co walls. SP-2879 – 377 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport NY 11520, Lawrence Muller, Section 62/Block 88 Lot 44. Residence A. Construct a 1story 2,056 sq. ft. home with garage beneath. SP-2880 – 79 Mill Road, Freeport NY 11520, Turnkey General Contracting, Section 62/Block 035 Lot 314. Industrial B. Façade cultured and synthetic stucco with new overhead door and window. BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD Pamela Walsh Boening, Village Clerk FL 422 1T 8/8 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU VNB NEW YORK CORP., Plaintiff against 72 ALBANY AVENUE REALTY, LLC, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated July 13, 2012, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Par t Cour troom (CCP) of the Supreme Cour t, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on the 10th day of September, 2013 at 11:30 AM premises said Referee shall offer Parcel I, Parcel II, Parcel III and Parcel IV (as defined herein) for sale first individually, 88 Albany Avenue and Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 163, 164 and 165) ("Parcel I"); then second, 78 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 166 and 167) (Parcel" II"); then third, 72 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174) ("Parcel III"); and last, 118-122 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 147, 148, 149, 150) ("Parcel IV") and thereafter Parcels I, II, III and IV shall be put up for sale in bulk, which parcels shall be struck off to the highest price for sale as individual parcels or in bulk; PARCEL I Lots 163, 164 and 165 situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York and more particularly designated as described as lots numbers 163, 164 and 165 as Map No. 99, Case 01075, and more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the west-




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Thursday, August 8, at 1 and 6:45 p.m. See the drama where corporate salesman Steve Butler has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner to offer muchneeded relief to the economically hard-hit residents in exchange for drilling rights to their properties. As they grapple with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors, the outsiders soon discover the strength of an American small town at a crossroads. Starring Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Terry Kinney, Hal Holbrook. 107 minutes. Rated R. For more details, pick up a movie brochure at the library or visit us online at

Introduction to Meditation

Tuesday, August 13, at 10 a.m. The daily practice of meditation can reduce stress. Learn about different methods of meditation, breathing techniques, and participate in a practice meditation with Constance Hallinan Lagan. Telephone registration is ongoing.

Film Screening

Thursday, August 15, at 1 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. See the comedy when a street magician’s stunts begin to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage their act, and their friendship, by staging their own daring stunt. Starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Jay Mohr. 100 minutes. Rated PG-13. For more details, pick up a movie brochure at the library or visit us online at

Tray decoupage workshop

Tuesday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to decoupage with beautiful scrapbooking paper and create your own unique serving tray. Choose from a variety of colors and designs. You may also choose to bring your own photos. Materials fee: $4. In-person registration is ongoing.

Bus Trip: Hampton Classic and lifestyle tour

Start the morning off at the 38th Hampton Classic Horse Show and see the competition from the grandstand, stroll among the practice rings and visit the unique boutiques. Then head off to charming Sag Harbor to stroll, lunch or shop. Then, back on the bus,

our personal guide will take us through historic Southampton on Main Street and Beach Road. The last stop will be a farm stand for local produce. Fee is $42. In-person registration is ongoing.

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Bird walk

With hurricane season underway, Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) will co-host a hurricane and emergency preparedness program with state Senator Charles Fuschillo Jr. on Tuesday, August 13, at 7 p.m. at Town of Hempstead’s Merrick Road Park, 2550 Clubhouse Road in Merrick. The program will include preparedness information and instructions from members of the Nassau County Office of Emergency Services and other government officials. For information call Mr. McDonough’s office at 409-2070 or Mr. Fuschillo’s office at 882-0630.

South Shore Audubon Society weekly bird walks will resume after a summer break on Sunday, August 18. The bird walk will be at Hempstead Lake State Park from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome. Walk leaders and other birders and nature enthusiasts will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. Bring binoculars. The bird walk is free of charge, but state park fees apply. The group will meet in Parking Field 3, Exit 18 South, from the Southern State Parkway. Rain will cancel the bird walk. For information, log onto www. or call Steve Schellenger at 987-8103.


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PUBLIC NOTICES erly side of Albany Avenue, distant 18.48 feet southerly from the southerly end of a cur ve, which connects the westerly side of Albany Avenue with the southerly side of Mill Road; being a plot 75.00 feet by 112.15 feet by 75.00 feet by 112.15 feet. PARCEL II Lots 166 and 167 situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, and more particularly designated as described as lots numbers

166, 167 as Map No. 99, Case No. 1075, and more par ticularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Albany Avenue, distant 268.48 feet southerly from the southerly end of a cur ve which connects the westerly side of Albany Avenue, with the southerly side of Mill Road; being a plot 50.00 feet by 112.18 feet by 50.00 feet by 112.15 feet. PARCEL III Lots 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174 situate, lying and being in the

Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York and more particularly designated as described as lots numbers 168-174 inclusive as Map No. 99, Case No. 1075, and more par ticularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Albany Avenue, distant 93.48 feet Southerly from the Southerly end of a cur ve connecting the Southerly side of Mill Road, as now widened and established, and the Westerly side

of Albany Avenue; being a plot 175 feet by 112.15 feet by 175 feet by 112.15 feet. PARCEL IV Lots 147, 148, 149, 150 situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, and more particularly designated as described as lots numbers 147 through 150 inclusive as Map No. 99, Case No. 1075. Said premises commonly known as 88 Albany Avenue and Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section 62,

Block: D, Lot(s) 163, 164 and 165) (“Parcel I”); 78 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 166 and 167) (“Parcel II”) 72 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174) (“Parcel III”); 118122 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 147, 148, 149, 150) (“Parcel IV”). Approximate amount of lien $ 3,234,910.38 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject

to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 14141/10. PETER H. LEVY, ESQ., Referee. KRISS & FEUERSTEIN LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 360 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10017 FL 423 4T 8/8, 15, 22, 29


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Blues festival in Freeport!

FREEPORT BLUES FESTIVAL on Saturday at Sea Breeze Park featured Freeport singer Carolyn Harding (in white outfit) and singer Laura Smith, professionally known as Lady Laura. This program was sponsored by the Big Band and Tap Preservation Society in Freeport. For information email Leader photos by Paul Laursen