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77th Year, No. 26 Freeport, N.Y. 11520

The Community Newspaper

Thursday, June 28, 2012


To the graduates – big and small

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER: Above, Baldwin grads watch the color guard at Baldwin High School’s commencement; right, Jake Stevenson of Baldwin at his graduation from Tutor Time; far right, the Columbus Avenue School, Freeport, graduate is ready for elementary school.

Do commuters think the LIRR is on the right track? by Linda Delmonico Prussen A variety of commuter complaints were discussed at an open forum held by Legislator Dave Denenberg at the Freeport Memorial Library last week. The forum covered issues affecting commuters on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. On hand to address commuter concerns was Patrick Gerakaris, branch line manager, South Nassau District, and Robert Brennan, Director of Government and Community Affairs for the LIRR.

Penalty fees questioned Ironically, earlier in the day the railroad experienced problems with its ticket machines at various stations, causing commuters to have to buy tickets on the train and pay the penalty fine for not pur-

chasing tickets before boarding. A Bellmore commuter asked if the railroad was aware of the problem, and officials say they were, and able to put a message regarding the issue on the stations’ electronic monitors, which they did, why were commuters still charged the higher rate on the train? Mr. Brennan said, “In a perfect world no one would be charged the higher rate.” While commuters can receive a refund on the overpayment, the onus is put on them to fill out a form on their ticket and mail it in. Mr. Gerakaris admitted, “It is an inconvenience, but some of these things are out of our control.” When pressed as to why, if the railroad knew there was a problem, conductors weren’t instructed to simply charge passengers the regular fee without the penalty, he replied, “It’s a level

of internal controls we have to enforce.” He said as the outage was intermittent “We have to ensure the machine is not working.” He said this was done by investigating each overpayment claim received, checking the time and the machine in the system to see that there was actually an equipment failure. He added, “We try to be as customer servicefocused as possible.” One commuter suggested that penalty fees be eliminated on weekends when less seasoned commuters take the train into the city with their families. He said doing so would increase ridership and encourage people to leave their cars at home.

Expiration dates A commuter asked if the MTA had any plans to return to six-month expiration

dates on tickets instead of the current twoweek “good for” period. Mr. Brennan said while the MTA has no plans to return to the longer period, legislation in Albany was in the works to do just that. At least for now, that won’t be happening, as the bill has some legal language issues and the legislative session ended June 21.

Parking problems It’s no secret that trying to get a spot at the Merrick or Bellmore train station during a normal workday is a challenge. Claudia Borecky, president of the North and Central Merrick Civic Association, has been trying to get permit parking for residents. She asked if there was any headway made on her attempts, but was told there had been no new movement on the issue. (continued on page 3)

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Freeport HS honors athletic standouts

Baldwin’s Class of 2012

Freeport Community Band’s Olympic celebration

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by Linda Hendrickson Great excitement permeated the auditorium as the top athletic awards were presented to this year’s seniors. “The Class of 2012 offered some top athletes and some top academic students,” reflected Athletic Director Jonathan Bloom. “We can be very proud of the way they presented themselves both on and off the field. We are sure they will represent Freeport well in the future.”

Raynor Award The Raynor Award is given to the

most outstanding senior athlete. This award goes to any student playing a varsity sport or sports who achieved the greatest excellence. Giselle Ortiz was the Nassau County AA Player of the Year in Soccer. She earned All-Conference, All-County, and All-Class honors. She earned five varsity soccer letters, captained the team during her junior and senior years, was MVP three of her five years and helped train middle school students during the summers. She has also earned varsity letters in bowling and badminton to earn Ironwoman status. A member of the National Honor Society, she will attend

Adelphi University in September. Isaiah Barnes was a two-year starter on the Championship Red Devils Football Team. He was a three-year varsity player and quarterbacked the team to a 21-3 record. He earned two AllCounty, one All-Long Island and one All- State honors. He captained the team and won the Don Snyder Award as outstanding quarterback in Nassau County. A member of the National Honor Society and graduating fourth in the senior class, this outstanding athlete will be quarterbacking the Princeton Tigers next fall.

The Southard Award The J. W. Southard Memorial Trophy is presented to the best all-around athlete who has also demonstrated the qualities of sportsmanship, leadership and team spirit. Monique Jones has earned three varsity tennis letters, two lacrosse letters and four basketball letters. She and her tennis partner were tenacious and highly competitive as they developed a “wewon’t-lose attitude.” She and her partner earned three All-Conference honors and

compiled a 32-1 record. This attitude carried over to basketball where she earned All-County honors. She played in the Exceptional Senior Game and was named MVP. She was the AA Conference I Player of the Year and captained the basketball team for three years. Briarcliffe College is the next academic and athletic stop for this Player of the Year. Maurice Irby has lettered and excelled in football, wrestling and lacrosse. A two-way starter in football, he served as running back, inside receiver and linebacker. He was a twoyear starter, captained the team, earned All-County honors and was a fierce competitor. He earned three varsity wrestling letters, captained that team, earned two All County honors and was the Nassau County Champion in the 132-pound weight class in 2012. The Nassau County coaches and his peers voted him Outstanding Wrestler and Champion of Champions in the county tournament. This tenacious player will be offering his athletic talents to St. Lawrence University’s football team in September.

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Friday, October 5 • ESOL/GED, 9 a.m., Talking About Literature, 12 p.m., African-Atl. Genealogical Soc. at Freeport, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Saturday, October 6 • Book Bug Club, 10 a.m., ETS Youth Division, 429 Atlantic Avenue. • ESOL/GED, 9 a.m., CR: Classic Games, 10:30 a.m., DAR, 12 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Sunday, October 7 • Freeport Historical Museum, 370 South Main Street, open 2-5 p.m.. • Concert: Italian Music, 2:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT: Above, Southard Award winners Maurice Irby and Monique Jones; Right, presenter Eileen Shultis, left, with Raynor Award winners Giselle Ortiz and Isaiah Barnes.

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Monday, October 8 • Freeport Memorial Library open 1-5 p.m. – Columbus Day. • Freeport Village Hall closed – Columbus Day. • Bingo at Congregation Bnai Israel, 7:45 p.m., 91 North Bayview Avenue. ` Tuesday, October 9 • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • ESOL/GED, 9 a.m., Tai Chi Exercise for Seniors, 9:30 a.m., Great Books, 1:30 p.m., Anchor’s Edge, 6:30 p.m., Audubon Society, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library, Wednesday, October 10 • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • ESOL/GED, 10 a.m., CR: Baby and Me, 11 a.m., Current Events In Perspective, 1 p.m., Girl Power 4th-6th Grade, 4:30 p.m., Camera Club, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. •Enrico Fermi Lodge, OSIA, 7:45 p.m., Fireman’s Exempt Hall, 9 N. Long Beach Road. • Freeport Board of Education, Planning/Action Meeting at Atkinson, 7:30 p.m.. Thursday, October 11 • Rotary Club of Freeport, 7:15 p.m., at The Schooner. • Bus Trip, 7 a.m., ESOL/GED, 9 a.m., Freeport Chess Club, 6:30 p.m., Circle Time, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. •Freeport Environmental Commission, 8 p.m., Village Hall . • Freeport Village Planning Board,, 7:15 p.m., Village Hall. • Explorer Post 406, Freeport Fire Department Headquarters, 15 Broadway, 7 p.m.

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Is the LIRR on the right track? A Freeport commuter complained that taxi cabs can take up to 17 spaces, often parking diagonally, making it nearly impossible to get a space at that station as well. Mr. Brennan said of the cabs, “They are allowed a certain number of spots.� But he said he will report the issue to the MTA to be investigated. Mr. Denenberg said he also received several complaints on the same problem.

Safety A commuter reported severe flooding on the Merrick and Freeport platforms during the recent rains. He said, “There is a constant flooding problem.� He added in the wintertime the water freezes and in the summer the water pools damage the concrete. Mr. Brennan said, “We can definitely look into that.� A commuter voiced his concern over nighttime loitering at the Freeport station. Mr. Brennan said, “Mayor [Andrew] Hardwick and I talk and we are very aware of the quality-of-life issues at the Freeport station.� Mrs. Borecky asked that the bottom step of the stairs at the Merrick station be painted white so those with vision/perception problems would have an easier time navigating the stairs.

The birds A commuter complained of an excess of bird droppings at the Baldwin station. Mr. Gerakaris said, “I will get out there tomorrow and look at it.� He said he is addressing a bird

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problem in Bellmore with the installation of netting, but will have the area in Baldwin power-washed and cleaned. Mr. Brennan said, “We have similar problems at a lot of our stations. Birds are seriously a thorn in our side. No matter what we do as far as the newest technology out there, it’s nearly impossible to get rid of all the birds.� A Bellmore commuter said the problem is increased by some in Bellmore intent on feeding the pigeons at the station. Mrs. Borecky asked, “Why does Seaford not seem to have a problem?� Mr. Gerakaris explained that the Seaford station had a more recent makeover. “When we redo a station we include all the bird-proofing.�

Odds and ends A commuter asked about the lettering on the Freeport station. Mr. Gerakaris said, “We have the order in to replace the letters and we hope to get that done real soon.� A Bellmore commuter asked that a hook be installed on the back of the door in the women’s bathroom. She complimented the railroad on the cleanliness of the bathroom, but said, even though clean, women would prefer not to have to place their coats and purses on the floor when using the bathroom. Both Mr. Brennan and Mr. Gerakaris said this would be addressed. Mr. Gerakaris urged commuters to sign up for the MTA’s E-Alert system so that alerts regarding the railroad could be sent directly to each commuter’s cell phone via email or text.

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MOVING UP: Columbus Avenue kindergarten students show they are prepared to start elementary school in the fall, during the annual moving up ceremony.

Columbus grads are ready for kindergarten “These are our future doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists and educators,� were the prophetic words Columbus Avenue Principal Peggy Miller used to describe the cadre of kindergarten graduates leaving her building for the four elementary schools in Freeport. The 9 a.m. outdoor ceremony, one of three that day, provided a picturesque setting for each student to proudly walk up to the podium to receive a certificate of achievement and pose for a quick photo. Parents,

grandparents, guardians, siblings and friends were on hand to applaud this first academic milestone. Freeport Schools Superintendent Dr. Kishore Kuncham and school board Trustee Ron Ellerbe were also on hand to observe the procession. The Columbus Avenue Early Childhood Education Center is the gateway to the school system in Freeport, designed to provide each student with the appropriate social and academic skills necessary for achievement as they progress in their academic careers.


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Declaration of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776, the Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, thatmankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpa-tions, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States... We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

DE LA SALLE GRADUATES: Members of the De La Salle School Class of 2012 process into Our Holy Redeemer Church behind the flags of nations associated with the native countries of the parents of any student who graduated from The De La Salle School. (There are 17 flags, including that of the USA.)

Soup kitchen needs new home Unable to afford the high rent at its current location, The Freeport INN, one of The Interfaith Nutrition Network’s 16 soup kitchens, is in need of a new home. Currently operating out of the Freeport Church of God Community Center on Babylon Turnpike, in Freeport, the soup kitchen is looking for a facility that can accommodate the 100-150 guests it serves each day, Monday through Friday. Founded in May 1987 by vol-

unteers from within the Freeport community, the Freeport INN serves a hot lunch to local community members who are in need in this changing economy. “We are appealing to the community to help us continue to provide services vital to the Freeport community,” said Warren Graham, INN director of emergency services. “In the past we’ve looked for new volunteers and leaders in the community, and now we’re looking for a new home.” To suggest or offer a facility, church, or community center who would be willing to

open its doors to help feed those who are hungry in Freeport, you can contact Mr. Graham at 486-8506, ext. 112 or

Baldwin High reunion slated


Baldwin High School’s Class of 1962 will have its 50th reunion from Friday, September 7, to Sunday, September 9. For information call Ellen Wilgus-Bell at 410-461-5680 to for details on where the reunion will be held. Or you can e-mail

Rec Senior Center July events Tuesday, July 10 Last possible day to register for Tomassello Winery/Atlantic City casino trip. $65 includes buffet lunch, winery tour, bonus for casino and round trip on deluxe coach. Wednesday, July 18 Dance to the sounds of Terry Pearse and Bat Gordon in our Restaurant Lounge 10 a.m.-noon. Wednesday, July 25 Bus trip to winery and Atlantic City casi-

no. Bus departs Recreation Center at 8 a.m. Bus will start boarding at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, July 26 Movie at noon in the Senior Lounge. The movie that will be offered is “The Champ” starring Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway and Ricky Schroder. Friday, July 27 We celebrate the birthdays of the month in the Senior Lounge. Cake and coffee will be served at noon.

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Meet Baldwin High School’s Class of 2012

Abilities, Inc. held its 15th annual PROSPER celebration on June lst for the class of 2012. The Abilities, Inc. PROSPER program (People Reaching for Opportunities to Succeed Personally, Educationally and Realistically) is a school-to-career program, with an emphasis on attendance retention, that provides service to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students from Freeport and Westbury High Schools. This year, 40 students received PROSPER certificates

of completion, and of the eight participating seniors, six will be graduating from their respective high schools and move on to either college, employment or military service – something they would not have achieved without the PROSPER Program. Family members, faculty and invited guests joined PROSPER Coordinator Jim Molle and his staff with the students for the celebration held at Abilities, Inc., at the Viscardi Center (formerly Abilities!) in Albertson.


uuu A boating accident occurred in Freeport on Tuesday, June 19, at 1:10 p.m. According to police, three state Department of Transportation workers were conducting inspection work on the Loop Parkway Bridge. While attempting to dock their vessel the boat lurched forward, pinning a 51-year-old man’s leg between the boat and a cement piling. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a broken leg and ankle. The 62- and 39-year-old male victims were also removed to a local hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Responding units included Nassau police Marine Bureau, Nassau police Aviation Bureau, Seventh Precinct police officers, Nassau police Emergency Ambulance Bureau, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, state police and Town of Hempstead bay constables. uuu

Police reports come from law enforcement agencies. Suspects are presumed innocent unless and until convicted in court. First Squad detectives are investigating a robbery which occurred on Thursday, June 21, at 11:35 p.m. in Freeport. According to detectives, a male victim, 61, while attempting to deliver a pizza to an Archer Street address, was approached by three unknown men. One of the men produced a gun while another stuck the victim in his head, causing a cut. The three robbers fled northbound on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim’s cell phone. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800244-TIPS.

Speakers included Monique L. Thomas, mother of current PROSPER graduate Nelson Zane Thomas, who described her initial reservations about the program and how her skepticism was overcome in an big way as the program contributed to Nelson’s sense of pride and empowerment. “It will be the guiding light to assist him to achieve future success.” Maurice Grant, assistant principal of Freeport High School, declared that “it is not hard to support a program that works!” The PROSPER program, with the partnership of Adelphi University, Hofstra University, SUNY Old Westbury, and Nassau Community College, as well as the collaboration of members of the business community including but not limited to Covanta Energy, Cedar Creek Water Pollution

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FREEPORT COMMUNITY BAND performing a previous concert on Freeport’s Nautical Mile.

Freeport Community Band presents ‘An Olympic Celebration by Sandra Vigliotti Freeport Community Band The Freeport Community Band will present “An Olympic Celebration” on Thursday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Esplanade on the Nautical Mile, Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport. The Freeport Community Band is pleased to present a very special concert this year. In celebration of the upcoming XXX Olympic Games in London, our annual Freeport Esplanade concert is a musical celebration of the Olympics. The Freeport Community Band, under the direction of Sandra A. Vigliotti, is sure you will enjoy many of the familiar tunes that represent this event and enjoy hearing a music representing the countries that participate in the games. The selection of music will be enjoyed by the whole family – sport and music lovers alike! It would be impossible to watch the Olympics and not hear John Williams’ stirring “Olympic Fanfare and Theme.” The movie “Chariots of Fire” tells the story of two British runners, Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams at the 1924 Olympic Games. The band will perform the British hymn “Jerusalem” that includes the phrase “bring me my chariot of fire” that gives the film its title. The band

will also play a medley of music from the film, which includes the unforgettable “Chariots of Fire” musical theme by Vangelis. “Gonna Fly Now” also known as the theme from the movie “Rocky,” celebrates the sweet science of boxing. Music from many countries that participate in the Olympic Games will also be highlighted. George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” “A Suite of Greek Love Songs,” “William Tell Overture” celebrating the Swiss hero and “Bands Around the World” are some of the selections on the program. And no concert at the Sousa Band Shell would be complete without the March King’s most famous march, “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” The Freeport Community band traces its roots to 1921 when Bill Dayton organized a band in Freeport. To find out more about the Freeport Community band, our history, upcoming concerts or even how to become a member, please visit our website at The concert is on the Freeport Esplanade on Woodcleft Avenue’s Nautical Mile. Seating is limited so concert goers are encouraged to bring folding chairs. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center at 130 East Merrick Road. The concert is sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport.







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LOAN, Plaintiff, Against DAVID WILLIAMS, JR.; et al Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 5/30/2008, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501 on 7/10/2012 at 11:30 am premises known as 234 East Dean Street, Freeport, NY 11520. ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Section 55 Block 241 Lot 31 & 32 Approximate amount of lien $347,825.10 plus interest and costs; Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 1457407 Edgar Royce, Esq., Referee Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 301, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 5/31/2012 File Number: 7091455159 FL 978 4T 6/7, 14, 21, 28 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 COUNTY Saxon Mor tgage Ser vices, Inc.; Plaintiff(s) vs. ABRAHAM ZUNIGA; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, NY 12524 (845)897-1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about July 9, 2008, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On July 17, 2012 at 11:30AM

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Rochester, NY 14624 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff FL 987 4T 6/14, 21, 28, 7/5 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU FLUSHING SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff, Against ELARCH REALTY CORP., KAREEM TANNOUS; et al, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 1/23/2012, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501 on 7/24/2012 at 11:30 am premises known as 70 Nor th Main Street, Freeport, NY 11520 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Block 236-01 Lot 205 Approximate amount of lien $766,853.23 plus interest and costs; Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 460011 Mark L. McKew, Esq., Referee LYNCH & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 462 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor, NEW YORK, NY 10018 Dated: 6/12/2012 File Number: 075.208 MNH FL 991 4T 6/21, 28, 7/5, 12 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Please take notice that the Board of Education, Freeport Union Free School District, 235 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520 will accept sealed bids on July 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. The District invites submission of bids from contractors for: CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS TOILET UPGRADES AT THE LEO F. GIBLYN SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-010-022 CAROLINE G. ATKINSON SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-006-023 JOHN W. DODD MIDDLE SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-002-021 BAYVIEW AVENUE SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-007-021 COLUMBUS AVENUE SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-009-017 ARCHER STREET SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-004-017 CONTRACT #1 – TOILET ROOM UPGRADES (GC) – LEO F.

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pany licensed in the State of New York, in an amount not less than 5% of the amount of the bid. Such checks or bid bonds will be returned to all except the three lowest bidders within 15 days of the opening of bids, and the remaining checks or bid bonds will be returned to the 3 lowest bidders within 48 hours after the contract has been executed, or, if no contract has been so executed, within 45 days after the date of the opening of the bids. All Bid Bonds must meet the requirements of Ar ticle 11 of the General Conditions. Sealed bids shall be received from Contractors by the Freeport Union Free School District, Office of the District Clerk located at: Freeport Union Free School District Administration Offices 235 North Ocean Avenue Freeport, New York 11520, (516) 867-5200 Until 11:00 a.m. prevailing time on Friday, July 6, 2012 at which time they will be publicly open and read aloud. The bid opening will take place in the conference room at the Administration Offices. 4. As per New York State Assembly Bill 6394-B amending Article 8, Section 220 of the New York State labor Law, every contractor and sub-contractor shall submit to the School District within thirty (30) days after issuance of its first payroll, and every thirty (30) days thereafter, a transcript of the original payroll record, as provided by this notice, subscribed and affirmed as true under penalties of perjury. The School District shall be required to receive and maintain such payroll records. The original payrolls or transcripts shall be preserved for three (3) years from the completion of the work on the awarded project. This Law took effect on November 9, 1997. 5. The Owner reser ves the right to reject any and all bids, and if all bids are rejected, the Owner may undertake the work by such means as he deems suitable. The Owner further reserves the right to waive any informalities in the preparation and submittal of proposals. The Owner also reserves the right to award individual separate contracts, including acceptance or rejection of Alternates.

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PUBLIC NOTICES 6. Arrangements may be made with Mr. James Robinson, Director of Facilities (516) 867-5222 to visit the site for a walk-through. BY ORDER OF: THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FREEPORT UFSD 235 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE FREEPORT, NY 11520 DISTRICT CLERK FL 997 1T 6/28 NOTICE OF HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to §165-10 of the Village Code, a hearing con-

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ARTS COUNCIL LUNCHEON: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano attended the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport’s 2012 Hat & Artist Luncheon on June 14. The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport nurtures the professional development of artists and arts organizations on Long Island, and encourages the community’s involvement in the arts. County Executive Mangano was on hand to present citations to the luncheon’s honorees: Thomas S. Gulotta, who received the Distinguished Community Service Award; Robin and Irwin Krasnow, who were honored as Outstanding Citizens of the Year; and Robbie Rosen, winner of the Emerging Artist of the Year Award. From left are Marnie L. Katzman, executive director of the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport; Linda Mangano, luncheon chairperson; honoree Thomas S. Gulotta; honorees Robin and Irwin Krasnow; honoree Robbie Rosen; and County Executive Mangano.

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What is the role of precipitation? Even though Long Island has had many rainy days recently, it is not enough to aid the aquifers, she said. Due to the overuse of water and the lack of precipitation, the aquifers still have 50% less water than normal. It is much better to get scattered rain days instead of a large nor’easter, because when there is too much water, it runs off, and then that water is lost, said Ms. Meyland. When there are scattered rain days, the amount of water does not overwhelm the aquifers, which then results in the aquifers capturing more water, she said. The lack of precipitation this past winter is also affecting the aquifers. “Due to the past dry winter,” said Ms. Meyland, “there is 50% less water in the aquifers now than in a normal year.” She thinks that warmer, drier winters seem to be a trend, stating, “this seems to be the way the climate change shift is occurring.” She is unsure, though, if it is related to global warming. “It is too early to know for sure,” said Ms. Meyland, “because we are at the front end of change.” Nassau County has a system in place where the public can only water lawns on odd/even days, depending on their house number. Residents are also not allowed to water their lawns between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is done

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because water evaporates at a faster rate when it is hot outside, such as during the day, Ms. Meyland said. Many people have their lawns set up on an automatic schedule, which then can water their lawn even when it is unnecessary. “People can install a moisture sensor as part of their irrigation systems,” said Ms. Meyland, “If your lawn does not need water that day, it will automatically skip a day.” Even though following a pattern for water use does not help save water, it is still beneficial to the aquifers, she said. “Following this system helps to spread out the demand of the water facility,” said Ms. Meyland. It is also important not to water a lawn during the day, because this water will evaporate at a much faster rate due to the sun and heat, she added. Ms. Meyland thinks that people can be educated through newspaper columns that discuss what is going on with the water supply. “If the public were more aware about what is going on with the water supply,” she said, “they would be more willing to support changes that are needed to better protect our water.” She also believes that local residents would know how much water they used if it was easily readable on their water bills. “The information is not provided on the bill in a way that the everyday person could understand,” said Ms. Meyland. It is important that residents know how they are misusing water, and the steps they should take to conserve it, she said. Water is a finite resource,

and we have to manage how we use it, she added. “Water that is not taken up by plants evaporates,” said Ms. Meyland. It is important that the public follows the watering schedule so that the aquifers do not get more damaged, she added. “We are upsetting the balance of aquifers,” said Ms. Meyland, “which leads to saltwater intrusion.” Ms. Meyland is the co-director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Economics at NYIT. She is an associate professor in the master's program in the School of Engineering and Computing Science. Ms. Meyland has also worked on issues related to groundwater protection, water management and environmental policy. Recent rainstorms provided inches of rain, but much of it was wasteful. “Water in intense rainstorms is mostly lost due to storm water runoff,” said Adrienne Esposito, executive director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, “That water goes into the bays, not the aquifers.” Nassau County needs that water since there are few open areas for water to enter the aquifers. “Due to the overdevelopment in Nassau County,” said Ms. Esposito, “there is a lack of recharge of good quality and good quantity drinking water.” The recent heavy downpours have negatively impacted the water, with local residents complaining about garbage in the water. “We have receieved many phone calls about trash being in the water along the South shore,” said Rob Weltner, president of SPASH. “We are sending out boats and crews to clean up the water.”


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Next time you water your lawn or rinse off your patio, think twice about how much water you are really using. Aquifers, which are how Long Island receives its fresh water, are being damaged due to community overuse and lack of precipitation. “Long Island is at a deficit,” said Sarah Meyland, co-director of the Center for Water Resources Management at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) since 2006. “The lack of fresh water coming into the aquifers over the course of the year increases the chances of both saltwater intrusion and aquifer damage,” she said. Long Island uses three different aquifers: Lloyd, the smallest and deepest aquifer, Magothy, the largest aquifer that holds the most water, and Upper Glacial, which is the newest aquifer. “The different materials in the aquifers are sand, gravel and clay. The water in the aquifer is stored in the tiny spaces in between the sand grains. Due to both the dry weather and public overuse of water, there is a shortage of water,” Ms. Meyland said. Along the South Shore of Long Island, the fresh water comes into direct contact with the salt water. The fresh water, moving slowly in the aquifers, is pushing towards the coastal water, and the salt water is pushing towards land. When there is too much fresh water coming out, it allows the salt water to push inward, into the aquifers, she said. “The people on the South Shore,” said Ms. Meyland, “are the first ones who see the consequences of how we [negatively] use our water.” People often overuse water, and many of them do not even realize that they are doing so, she said. A general false assumption, said Ms. Meyland, is that overwatering your lawn does not waste water. “Many people think that that water goes back into the aquifers,” said Ms. Meyland, “but it does not. It evaporates into the atmosphere.” Water use increases 300-400% over

the summer, due to pools, sprinklers and other outdoor use, but the water use is often wasteful, she said. “We lose a lot of water over the summer,” said Ms. Meyland, “and we have difficulty making it up over the winter. People also waste water by hosing down their driveways, decks, and patios. It is important to educate the public on the misuse of water, and how it is impacting our water supply now and in the future.” The last time Long Island had a rain deficit was in the 1960s. In 1965 and 1966, the Northeast had a severe drought, known as the 100-Year Drought, when the water had the greatest drop. This drought was exacerbated by local pumping, Ms. Meyland said.


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