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Thursday, September 6, 2012


First day at Giblyn Elementary

I DO BELIEVE IN SCHOOL... I DO, I DO, I DO! Jake arrived for his first day of kindergarten on Tuesday at the Plaza Elementary School in Baldwin with some trepidation.

GIBLYN SCHOOL IS 50! Giblyn school students joined with Freeport School officials to honor the school’s silver anniversary. photo by Steve Kolodny

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Brooklyn Water Works sale approved by NIFA by Laura Schofer Despite fears that the Nassau Interim Finance Agency (NIFA) would block Nassau County’s purchase of a 4.2-acre parcel of land in Freeport, the directors approved the deal last week. NIFA board directors voted two in favor, two against and one abstained to purchase the land that once housed the Brooklyn Water Works on Thursday, August 30. The Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously on May 21 to approve this contract that will keep the parcel as open space. Nassau County has agreed to pay owner Gary Melius $6.22 million for the property, including $4.8 million from the 2006 Environmental Bond Act and $1.8 from the county’s Open Space fund. Mr. Melius bought the property along with the Brooklyn Water Works building in 1986 for $1.5 million. Years of political wrangling as well as failed

developments followed and then in 2010 the building came down. The 4.2-acre parcel is one of the last tracts of significant open space left on the South Shore of Long Island. It sits between the Long Island Rail Road tracks on Brookside Avenue and the 22acre Brookside Preserve. The property will be maintained by the South Shore Audubon Society, where more than 70 different species of birds have been observed. Internet chatter early last week had Freeporters concerned about the final approval of the sale by NIFA. Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick held a press conference on Wednesday, August 29, a day before NIFA was to vote on the contract, to urge residents to attend the NIFA meeting. “We thought we had put this to bed,” said Mayor Hardwick. “Residents made a decision to preserve the land. The people have spoken. This is our money and our land.”

Freeporters at the press conference said they feared that if the property was returned to Mr. Melius, he would be forced to move ahead with his plans to build an apartment house. Gary Melius, in a prepared statement provided to the media at the press conference, said that political maneuvering would keep the deal from going through. “It not only affects me and Mayor Hardwick, but the residents of Freeport and the county – especially those that are concerned with preserving open space and the environment. This should not be personal or political. It should be noted that under the Bond Act $77 million was spent on the North Shore, $12 million on the South Shore and [to date] $0 in a diverse neighborhood,” he said. The proposal passed. Freeport resident David Chauvin, of the Freeport-Baldwin Water Works

Coalition, a group that opposed the development of this property, said “We are relieved and excited. It means so much to have this piece of open space returned to the people of Freeport and to the people of Nassau County.” Legislator David Denenberg, a longtime supporter and environmentalist, said, “I am happy the acquisition was approved, the property will be preserved and I was able to fulfill a commitment that did not seem possible when I was first elected,” he said. But it was Mayor Hardwick who summed up the feelings of many Freeporters. “I am pleased with the final results. The property is now open space, which is what the residents wanted,” he said. “ I want to thank the residents that came out with good intentions and supported this from the beginning. It is evident that the people still have the power to make good things happen when they come together.”

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Talking about Literature Talking about Literature is a monthly book discussion series that meets on Friday once a month from noon to 1:30 p.m. You may pick up your copy of the book about four weeks in advance of each program; you must return it on the day of the discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch and a friend; dessert and beverage will be provided. Registration is not required. The book chosen for September 7 is “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: he is a philosopher with nearly a human soul. On the night before his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through, hoping, in his next life, to return as a human.

tion of the book, “Freeport,” which chronicles the history of the village of Freeport from 1650 to 1940 in both photographs and prose. Meet the authors, Cynthia J, Krieg and Regina G. Feeney, who will be happy to autograph your books. On Sunday, September 9, 2:30 p.m., the program, Beowulf Consort, is named after the hero of the oldest epic poem: Beowulf, the Scandinavian spiritual warrior who fought against evil and oppression. Thus, Scandinavian music is included in each program. Often the group presents familiar favorites in a surprising new format: a selection of famous opera arias by Mozart, Gluck, Bizet and SaintSaëns.


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On Saturday, September 8, 2 p.m., all are invited to a tea celebrating the publica-

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‘A Taste of Freeport’ coming October 3 Freeport Pride, Inc. will again present its exciting yearly benefit event, “A Taste of Freeport,” on Wednesday evening, October 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport. Support Freeport Pride, Inc. by attending the “Taste of Freeport” event. Get ready to taste your way around this annual event, with dozens of participating restaurants. Where else can you sample amazing food from around Long Island and around the world, all in one place? Try some of the best Italian, Mediterranean, American, and of course, local Freeport seafood. There is something for everyone! To assist in organizing this event, Freeport Pride has called upon the knowledge and expertise of local leaders and members of the restaurant community. You may know that effective July 6, Nassau County has terminated all coun-

ty-funded youth services and have made dramatic reductions to drug treatment programs. This decision was made in spite of the fact that these programs serve over 50,000 people annually. Freeport Pride has been notified of a large decrease in its funding that will severely hamper its ability to serve Freeport area individuals. Proceeds from the “A Taste of Freeport” will benefit the work of Freeport Pride, Inc. which offers youth services, chemical dependency prevention, and treatment programs. Freeport Pride, Inc. has served the Freeport community for over 40 years. Tickets may be purchased in advance at $30 per person or for $35 at the door. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets or if anyone is interested in sponsorship opportunities related to “A Taste of Freeport,” contact Derrick Dingle, Freeport Pride’s planning and development coordinator, at 378-1111. – from Freeport Pride

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Friday, September 7 • Talking about Literature, 12 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; OA, 5:30 p.m.; Zeta Phi Beta, 6:30 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, September 8 • Meet the authors of Freeport, 2 p.m.; Delta, 9 a.m.; Eye 2 Eye, 9:30 a.m.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority-Youth meeting, 2 p.m.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 2:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Monday, September 10 • SP: Computer Kindergarten; ESOL 9 a.m.; Retired teachers, 120 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; Freeport Networking Group, 6 p.m; Ci Eta Phi Sorority, 7 p.m.; ` Toastmasters, 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Freeport Village Hall Court in Session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Village Board meeting 7:30 p.m. Municipal building, 46 North Ocean Avenue

Wednesday, September 12 • Community Health Prostrate Awareness Month, 3 p.m.; Soul with Heart Book Club, 7 p.m.; ESOL/GED, 9 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; Global Associates, 6 p.m.; Camera Club, 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Hall Court in Session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Enrico Fermi Lodge, OSIA, 7:45 p.m., Fireman’s Exempt Hall, 9 N. Long Beach Road. • Water and Light Commission, 7:30 p.m., 220 West Sunrise Highway

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On Tuesday, September 11, 1:30 pm, William Coble will lead the discussion of Exodus (Bible). The Book of Exodus tells how Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, through the wilderness, to Mt. Sinai.

Tuesday, September 11 • Great books, 1:30 p.m.; Memoir Writing, 2 p.m.;ESOL, 9 a.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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Thursday, September 13 • Are You An entrpreneur, 7 p.m.; Knitting and Crocheting for Adults .• ESOL/GED, 9 a.m.; YASD, 9:30 a.m., 100 Black Women, 6 p.m.; NAACP Freeport-Roosevelt Branch, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library

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THE HOUSE ON CRAIG AVENUE is roped off by police after the fire.

A PIECE OF FREEPORT HISTORY: Freeport Historical Society Trustee Marty Himes with the recently restored National Cash Register Company register on display in the Old Time Office Room at the society’s museum and a can a Never-dull, a product made in Freeport that Mr. Himes used in the restoration.

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reported house fire, was flagged down by Loventino Cassadean, 49, of Craig Avenue, Freeport. After interviewing him, Officer Moreno placed the suspect under arrest without incident. Newsday identified the murdered woman as the suspect’s wife, Felicia, 22, who suffered stab wounds. However, a spokewoman from the police department’s office of public information would not confirm this information. “We are waiting a report from the medical examiner’s office,” she said. The defendant is charged with Murder.

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Mr. Himes said. Now the register sparkles in two colors of brass—rose and yellow. The last step was a good polish with Never-dull, a product manufactured on Hanse Avenue in Freeport. “That’s what makes it like new,” said Mr. Himes, who grew up on Hanse Avenue, raced at Freeport Municipal Stadium, and operated a garage on Mill Road. The register was donated to the historical society and museum by John Birkholz, former trustee of the society and the son and grandson of the confectionary store proprietors. It is on display in the Old Time Office Room at the Freeport Historical Society and Museum, 350 South Main Street, Freeport. One of 12 major exhibit areas, the room contains equipment from several Freeport institutions, including a switchboard from Village Hall and a calculator from the Freeport Bank. The museum is open Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. through November 2.


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by Patrice Benneward museum volunteer The register that rang up sales of sweets at the Birkholz Confectionary for generations of Freeporters sparkles once again in the Old Time Office Room at the Freeport Historical Society and Museum. Manufactured in 1914 by the National Cash Register Company, the 90-pound register was donated to the society by former trustee John Birkholz, whose family operated the confectionary, first in L’ Hommedieu (The Man of God) building once located at 119-123 South Main Street and later at 21 South Grove Street. Current society Trustee Marty Himes restored the register in his shop at the Himes Museum of Motor Racing Nostalgia in Bay Shore. Mr. Himes airbrushed away cobwebs; disassembled the machine; removed decades of corrosion; and cleaned the drawer, keys, and marble lid. He then reassembled the entire unit. The restoration took about 8 hours. “It was black as could be when I started,”

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Nine things to remember about September 11 1. It does not matter how many years have passed since September 11, 2001. The pain is just as fresh, especially for those who lost loved ones on that day. It is important to reach out to them at this time and let them know we care. 2. This day is now called Patriot Day, not to be confused with Patriots Day celebrated in Massachusetts on the third Monday in April to commemorate the first battles of the American Revolutionary War in Lexington and Concord. 3. It is not a federal or school holiday. But flags are flown at half mast and people are asked to observe a moment of silence in the morning at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center. 4. Everyone, even those who did not lose family or friends on 9/11, feels a loss because our world view changed so dramatically on that day. Everyone can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they got the news. 5. Everyone can do something productive to express those feelings of patriotism that well up in response to that terrible attack. We can work to make our great country stronger and better. 6. Every community has memorials to the victims of 9/11. Visiting them and caring for them keeps alive the memories. 7. Many people in our country’s military joined up after 9/11 in a desire to serve their country. We in turn owe them encouragement and appreciation of the sacrifices they have made to protect our country. 8. So too, others were inspired to join homeland security, become police officers or firefighters, enter politics or religion, to become grief counselors, fundraisers, writers and artists. 9. Have you ever noticed how often one gets a chill upon glancing at the clock exactly at 9:11? It would never have been noticed before, but now it is a serendipitous reminder to pray for the victims, their survivors, our country and our world.

CONCERT SERIES CONCLUDES: The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport has presented its final concerts of the season. On Thursday, August 23, concert attendees were treated to a lively and uplifting performance by Steel Impressions (above) at the Nautical Mile Esplanade. On August 30 Train of Thought had the guests out of their chairs and dancing. What a fun evening! The council is pleased to have sponsored nine free concerts this summer for Freeport's residents and visitors. The Arts Council hopes to bring back its Club Freeport Concert Series to be held in the fall/winter/spring. Contact the Arts Council at 223-2522 or if you are interested in sponsoring a concert or finding out more information.

A smoothie of a fundraiser A special event will be presented by the The Community Parent Center, to support funds and resources for parents, families, and schools in our communities, at Madison’s Smoothie, 2793 Jerusalem Avenue, North Bellmore, on Thursday, September 13, 4-7 p.m. Enjoy delicious, healthy beverages, after school snacks or light dinner. For details call Center Director Wendy Tepfer at 771-9346, or visit

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Registration has already begun for Sit Down Yoga for Seniors in The front office of the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport. Class begins Monday, September 24, and continues

Mondays through November 12, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Seniors must register by Wednesday, September 19. Registration fee is $24. Contact Deacon Bruce Burnham, senior program director, at 377-4194 for more information.

Prostate cancer screening Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a no out-of-pocket cost prostate cancer screening program on Wednesday, September 12, in Freeport. Screenings will be conducted between 4-7 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center, at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. All men are welcome to get

screened as part of the program, regardless of whether or not they have insurance. Screenings will include a PSA blood test. Men must bring with them a photo ID containing an address, such as a driver’s license, as well as the name and address of their primary physician. Participants and their physicians will be notified of the exam results. There is no out-of-pocket cost to participate in the program. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted. Screening appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Men who would like to schedule an appointment can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 882-0630.

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THE BALDWIN KNIGHTS held their First Annual Basketball Classic at Coes Neck Park in Baldwin. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby was on hand to cheer the team on and congratulate the players and coaches.

Baldwin businessman in fraud arrest Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Jericho man has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies afterstealing more than $648,000 in insurance premiums from a client and spending the money on country club memberships, luxury car payments, and gambling trips. Joseph Koch, 54, was arrested by DA Investigators and charged with four counts of Grand Larceny, and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. DA Rice said that between June 2009 and June 2011, Mr. Koch, then the president of The Louis Koch Insurance

Agencies, Inc. in Baldwin, was paid more than $648,000 in insurance premiums by a commercial property management company. Instead of using that money to pay various insurance companies for which he was acting as their agent, however, Mr. Koch stole the money for himself, DA Rice charged. Mr. Koch used the stolen money to make purchases at retail stores, pay for country club memberships, Mercedes Benz car payments, gambling trips, mortgage payments, and his income taxes. “Mr. Koch’s theft left his client without coverage and facing potentially seri-

ous liability issues, but all he cared about was living the high life on somebody else’s dime,” DA Rice said. “It’s unimaginable that he thought he could get away with so brazenly flaunting the theft of more than a half million dollars.” The case was referred to the district attorney’s office by the state Department of Insurance, which is now part of the state Department of Financial Services, and the arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the two agencies. “The defendant in this case used a position of trust to cheat an innocent client,” said Benjamin M. Lawsky,

superintendent of financial services. “The Department of Financial Services is committed to combating crimes like this which victimize innocent people and undermine the integrity of the insurance industry. I applaud District Attorney Rice for her efforts in bringing this defendant to justice.” Assistant District Attorney Peter Mancuso of the Government and Consumer Frauds Bureau is prosecuting the case for the DA’s office. Mr. Koch is represented by Stacy Eves, Esq. The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Help feed the hungry on Long Island by Carole Friedman I recently received the following letter from the INN at Freeport. I would like to share some of it with you in the hope that you or someone you know might have the time or resources to help this much-needed local soup kitchen: “Hunger on Long Island, like everywhere else, is on the rise. In these particularly hard times, more people have come to the INN at Freeport soup kitchen each weekday to receive a healthy meal at lunchtime. “Our dedicated volunteers are on the front line in meeting the challenge of providing for an ever-increasing number of our neighbors who cannot adequately provide enough food for themselves and their families. Presently, we find ourselves in the uncomfortable situation where we need to ask for help. “Since we are self-sufficient, we depend on donations to serve our neighbors in need. Generous donations make it possible for the Freeport INN to remain a part of that unique American tradition in which individuals, religious institutions, business and government work together to solve the problems of those faced with hunger and homelessness.” The INN feeds an average of 125 guests daily, Monday through Friday, and whenever possible sends them home with food packages for homebound relatives, school-age children and others who cannot be there in person. They also have a food pantry and used

clothing available during the lunch service. There is a great need not only for monetary donations but for more organizations to join the local churches and synagogues that each now prepare hot foods once a month and deliver them to the INN daily. While local businesses continue to generously donate food, the supply still does not meet the demand. In addition to donations of food and used clothing, they are always in need of volunteers. The volunteers work Monday through Friday between the hours of about 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with lunch served at noon. People are needed to set up for lunch, serve food, clean up, pick up donations from Freeport through Massapequa, and, of course, to help with fundraising and soliciting food donations. You can donate as little or as much time as you want. Ideally they would like at least a one-day-a-week commitment. Tickets are now available for an upcoming fundraiser at Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown on Thursday, October 11, at 8 p.m. for a donation of $20 (two-beverage minimum). All the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to feed the hungry. The INN at Freeport is at 146 Babylon Turnpike in Freeport. Monetary donations, made payable to the INN at Freeport, can be sent to P.O. Box 7661, Freeport 11520. For more information on how you can help or on the upcoming fundraiser contact Mela at

Open house at SNUUC The South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation (SNUUC) is hosting a Religious Education Open House on Sunday, September 23. SNUUC is a friendly, informal, welcoming congregation at 228 South Ocean Avenue in Freeport. SNUUC has a rich 60-year history and is reaching out to invite the community to come, experience, and learn about Unitarian Universalism for themselves and their families. “This is a great opportunity to meet the members of our community and provide the opportunity to learn about our religious education programs and to address any questions about our faith and traditions,” said David Silver, director of religious education. The event will begin at 10:15 a.m. with a welcoming, followed by the Sunday service at 10:30. During the service, children can take part in the religious education class while parents can relax and enjoy the service. Adults can accompany their child in the classroom if they wish. All are invited to stay for refreshments, followed by a discussion about the curriculum with the opportunity to ask questions. Andrea and Tom, an interfaith couple

from Merrick, found SNUUC when they were planning to start a family. Members since 1990, they joined before their two children were born, now age 16 and 20. “Coming from different religious backgrounds, we were looking for a place which was supportive, and offered us the opportunity to share key values from both religions with our children,” they said. Rev. Catherine Torpey, minister at SNUUC since 2005, shared that the religious education of the children and youth is a vital part of the mission of SNUUC. “We foster a community in which they are loved and accepted, and also challenged to search their hearts and broaden their minds,” said Rev. Torpey.

About the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation SNUUC embraces diversity and welcomes people of all ages, races and orientations. At SNUUC, members nurture their spirit while searching for meaning and truth and strive toward social awareness. Services and religious education are every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at 228 South Ocean Avenue in Freeport. 623-1204. Visit for more information, or contact David Silver at

Freeporter arrested The Nassau police Special Investigation Squad reported the arrest of a Freeport man for reckless endangerment that occurred in Roosevelt on Sunday, May 13, at 1:54 p.m. According to detectives, Tahshaleek Wade, 22, of Nassau Avenue, fired two to three gunshots at a residence located on Lenox Avenue while a female victim

was sitting on the porch. The defendant then fled the scene. No injuries were reported. Special Investigations Squad detectives arrested Mr. Wade on Wednesday, August 29, at his residence. He is being charged with Reckless Endangerment and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

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

Adult Education; 11 a.m. – Spanish Mass. 3781258. WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, 80 West Merrick Road, Freeport, non-denominational; Stephen and Roseann Brower, Senior Pastors; Sunday morning Worship 10 a.m.; Children's Church 10 a.m.; Nursery available. Wednesday Care Groups in the homes; Friday evenings ministries; Care (home and hospital visits), Children’s Ministry 7:30 p.m., 18-month residential program for substance abuse. Bible Education Center. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD, 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Harold E. Banarsee, Senior Pastor. Morning services: 11:15 a.m.; Sunday School: 6 p.m.; First Sundays: night service at 6 p.m.; counseling on Thursdays by appointment; prayer service and Bible study: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. SALVATION ARMY, 66 Church Street, P.O. Box 725, Sunday: Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 a.m.; Bible Study Friday 11 a.m.; Mid-week Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Supper Program on Tuesday at 5 p.m. followed by Scouting activities 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 378-4557. TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOPAL CHURCH (ANGLICAN), South Long Beach Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER, 37 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by Divine Mercy 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: 121 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spiritual Empowerment Service, Fridays at 6 p.m., Youth Activities.

Eleven years ago many Town of Hempstead residents went to Point Lookout Beach, looking west toward Manhattan in horror and disbelief as smoke rose where the once majestic twin towers stood. Since that fateful day, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has invited residents to return each year for the town’s seaside 9-11 Memorial Service, which includes a respectful ceremony of reflection and solace, as well as an interactive program in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks. Ms.Murray and the Town of Hempstead are once again calling on residents to join them for this year’s 911 ceremony, the largest on Long Island, which is being held on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:30 a.m. at Town Park Point Lookout. “The beach at Town Park Point Lookout has traditionally served as a place of peace and tranquility for town residents during their time of reflection upon the events of 9-11,” stated Supervisor Murray. “We invite all residents to join us on September 11 at 7:30 a.m. to remember the victims and honor their legacy.” A major component of the town’s 9-11 ceremony will be interactive, including a 35-foot long mural of the New York City skyline and a 15-foot tall shadow box image of the Twin Towers. At the conclusion of the ceremony, residents can write messages, prayers and the names of victims on the mural. Residents are also invited to cast white carnations – provided by Dee’s Nursery of Oceanside and Stop & Shop supermarkets – upon a reflecting pool at

the base of a 30-foot piece of steel from the World Trade Center. A viewing bridge will traverse the pool and beam. Many local organizations will take part in the 9-11 ceremony. American flag arches will be erected by the Levittown, Point Lookout-Lido, Woodmere and Seaford Fire Departments. And, the Gregorian Consortium of Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale will perform musical selections during the service. A

dove release and remarks by clergy will also be “part of a powerful and poignant program,” Ms. Murray said. The town thanks Dee’s Nursery of Oceanside, Stop & Shop supermarkets, the Salvation Army and Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology for their participation in this year’s event. September 11 falls on a Tuesday this year. Ms. Murray explained that many residents in past years have come to the town’s 9-11 memorial to pay their

respects before work. The memorial will be open to the public starting at 7 a.m. to accommodate those who wish to pay their respects before the start of the workday. “I would like to invite all residents to join us at Town Park Point Lookout to honor the memory and carry on the legacy of those lost on September 11, 2001,” concluded Supervisor Murray.

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STAR STRUCK: From left, Rajiv Chanda, Adrian Payamps and Rebecca Robles from J.W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport spent a week at the California Institute of Technology working with scientists on the study of quasars.

Dodd students visit Cal Tech Three students from J.W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport worked alongside scientists at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena this summer as part of a special project studying quasars. Their goal was to find a correlation between the central part of the quasar and the cool dust that swirls many light years away. If the students and teachers succeed, it will be the first time that such a relationship will be established. Dodd lead science teacher Tom Doyle and the three students, eighth-grader Rebecca Robles and seventh-graders Rajiv Chanda and Adrian Payamps,


worked under the guidance of scientist Dr. Varoujan Gorjian, along with teachers and students from three other schools, from July 15-20. In addition to working with the scientists, Rebecca, Rajiv and Adrian gave scientific presentations at the Spitzer Science Center. They also toured the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and saw the replica of the robot “Curiosity” that recently landed on Mars. Funding for this trip was made possible through Mr. Doyle’s participation in the NASA/Infrared Processing Analysis Center Teacher Archive Research Program.

Every 10 years, in conjunction with the federal census, Nassau County is required to draw new legislative maps that adjust for changes in the population and assure accurate representation of the electorate. That process began in earnest earlier this year when the Republicans and Democrats each appointed five members to the Nassau County Temporary Districting Advisory Commission, as is required by the Nassau County Charter, Sections 112 and 113. The commission is chaired by Francis X. Moroney, appointed by County Executive Edward P. Mangano. As chairman, Mr. Moroney is charged with overseeing the commission’s task but does not have voting rights. To date, the commission has held two meetings – in May and then in June when each party presented its standards for redistricting. At the first meeting in May, “Mr. Moroney said the commission would be fair and transparent and include the public. It’s what the League asked for,” said Barbara Epstein, co-chair of the redistricting committee of the Nassau County League of Women Voters. The redistricting of legislative districts must be completed by March of 2013 for the November 2013 election.

League calls for open process In February, the League of Women Voters went before the county

Legislature with a nonpartisan redistricting plan that follows Nassau County’s Charter, Section 112 and 113. The League’s plan stresses the importance of holding open public meetings around the county throughout the process, as well as creating legislative districts that are contiguous and are reasonably representative of the community. “We want this to be a transparent process with easy access for citizens, including a website that shows [proposed redistricting] maps and a way for people to respond to those maps,” said Ms. Epstein.

Background on redistricting The League’s request was in response to the redistricting debacle that took place in May of 2011 when Republicans, in the legislative majority, argued that the county was obligated to redraw legislative districts within six months of the release of the 2010 U.S. Census data that indicated a population shift of 22.7%. This redistricting plan merged two Democratic districts, and split up other Democratic districts including Elmont, Hempstead Village and the Five Towns. The plan did not force any Republican legislator out of his/her district. A court case followed and the judge eventually determined that Nassau County’s charter, which calls for the creation of a bipartisan temporary commission for redistricting, was not followed.

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give permission,� she said. The last time the maps were drawn [2003] the final districts were “a modified Democratic map,� said Mr. Rosenthal. As of now, no one knows what those maps will look like. “We were told the commission will start from scratch,� explained Ms. Epstein. “We haven’t seen the census data so we don’t know what the maps could look like.� The League will continue to urge the commission to keep its process open and transparent and to let the public know when meetings are being held. Once the maps are drawn, Ms. Epstein hopes the public will weigh in. “We’re counting on ‘people power,’ � said Ms. Epstein. “We want people to know how important this is and participate in government – write, email, call; come down to the hearings. Make your voice known. We want to hear from everyone so that this can be a fair and open process. Don’t be silent.�

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The process begins Committee members have been appointed and two meetings were held this spring. At the second meeting in June, the Democrats and then the Republicans each presented a resolution for suggested standards for redistricting. “The Democrats put up their proposal first,� said Peter Rosenthal, a League of Women Voters member who attended the meeting. “It was a partisan vote – five in favor and five against [the proposal]. It was the same when the Republican proposal came up for a vote. The proposals are mostly the same,� he said. Both the Republican and Democratic resolution on standards for redistricting acknowledged the Nassau County League of Women Voters’ plan. However the Democratic plan calls for “maintaining the core of existing districts� while the Republican plan calls for adherence to the “principle of ‘one person, one vote’ and the Constitution of the United States.� Both plans call for public hearings in each township, although the Democratic resolution provides more detail about access, including the creation of a user-friendly website to keep residents informed. The Republican resolution states “all plans be judged on their own merit, without regard to any other governmental matter or policy issue before the County Legislature.� The Republican resolution calls for

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“ensuring that districts are contiguous, reasonably compact and fairly representative of identifiable communities of interest;� and the Democratic resolution asks for “an equal number of inhabitants and may not exceed +5/-5% of the mean district population.� “The law allows for a variable of +5/-5% of the population,� said Ms. Epstein. “We will be presenting a consensus resolution sometime in September.�

Next step? Between September and January the commission will hold additional hearings and create the maps. “The commission must present one or more maps to the county legislature by January,� said Ms. Epstein. “The legislature has until March 5 to vote on the maps, but it doesn’t have to accept the maps. It can come up with its own map.� Ms. Epstein also explained that the county executive has the right to veto the maps. “It’s not like New York City where the courts review the maps and


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Freeporter arrested in Roosevelt First Squad detectives report the arrest of a Freeport man for criminal possession of a weapon that occurred in Roosevelt on Tuesday, September 4 at 5:05 p.m. According to detectives, First Precinct police officers, while on routine patrol, observed Joshua Fitzgerald, 21, of Harris Avenue, driving a Ford Taurus on Babylon Turnpike at East Fulton Avenue, while using a cell phone. As the officers continued to follow the vehicle, a strong odor of burning marijuana was smelled emanating from the vehicle. Officers stopped the car and upon approaching the suspect,

observed a burning marijuana cigarette in the ashtray and a clear plastic bag containing marijuana in the center console. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had a loaded 9mm handgun in the trunk of his car and a clear bag containing crack cocaine on his person. Mr. Fitzgerald is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of Marijuana and two Vehicle and Traffic Law infractions for operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone and with a broken windshield.

Wednesday, September 19 10 a.m.-noon Room 103. Identity Theft Seminar. Wednesday, September 19 Dance to the Music of Terry Pearse and Bat Gordon in Restaurant Lounge. Wednesday, September 26 10 a.m.-noon Room 103. Medicare Made Simple. Thursday, September 27 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the patio. Fish fry. Thursday, September 27 Movie will start at 1 p.m. in Senior Lounge. Showing “The Staircase” with

Barbara Hershey and William Petersen. Registration taking place for following senior programs: P.A.C.E (People with Arthritis can Exercise), Tuesdays, September 11November 16, 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. $24 for eight weeks. Tia Chi, Thursdays, September 13November 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $24 for eight weeks. Sit Down Yoga, Mondays, September 24-November 12, 2:303:30 p.m. $24 for eight weeks.

PUBLIC NOTICES & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered May 30th, 2012 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Premises known as 111 Ruxton Street Uniondale NY 11553 SEC: 50 BI: 10 Lots: 12 & 13. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvement thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Uniondale, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate amount of Judgment $ 431,955.20 Plus interest and cost. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No. 10015208 Arthur Walsh ESQ., REFEREE The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s) FL 134 4T 8/16, 23, 30, 9/6 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE OF J.P. MORGAN ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-A5 vs. JHONY K. PAMNANI; GEETA J. PAMNANI; JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., et al, Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. LARRY KRASIN, TOBY LASCHEWER AND ROCKY POINT FUNDING, LLC., Pltf. vs. CONSOLIDATED PROPERTIES GROUP, INC., et al, Defts. Index #11/44. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated May 21, 2012 and entered on June 20, 2012, I will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., prem. k/a vacant land on Madison Avenue, Freeport, NY. Section 0054, Block 00088-02, Lot 00137. Said property located on the westerly side of Madison Ave. distant 101.02 ft. southerly from the intersection formed by the southerly side of Pine Street and the westerly of Madison Avenue; being a plot 50.51 ft. x 107.75 ft. x 50 ft. x 114.9 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $168,500.78 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. SALVATORE B. PONTILLI, Referee. SAMUEL I. GLASS, Attys. for Pltf., 62 Nichols Court, Ste. 302, Hempstead, NY. #81695 FL 133 4T 8/16, 23, 30, 9/6 Notice of Sale Supreme Court NASSAU U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, for JPMALT 2006-S1, Vs. Marie Bleck a/k/a Marie E. Bleck Marie Bishop; 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 entered herein on April 15, 2011. I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom Nassau County Supreme Court 100 Supreme Cour t Drive, Mineola, New York 11501, on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 2080 Oakmere Drive, Baldwin NY, 11510 All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Baldwin, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, and the State of New York. Section 54, Block 23, Lots 7 & 8. Approximate amount of Judgment is $380,480.53 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 09/026775. WILLIAM F. MACKEY ESQ., REFEREE The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s) FL 142 4T 8/30, 9/6, 13, 20 Notice of Formation of Brilliant Beginnings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/28/2012. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated for services of process. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 1054 Hayes Street, Baldwin NY 11510. Purpose: Any lawful activity, FL 145 6T 8/30, 9/6, 13, 20, 27, 10/4

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. AGUSTIN SAENZ, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on July 06, 2012, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP(Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on October 09, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 117 Smith Street, Roosevelt, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 50, Block 311 and Lots 24,25,123, 226. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 15378/08. Karen C. Grant, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff FL 146 4T 9/6, 13, 20, 27 Notice of formation Heavens Little angels LLC filed with the SSNY on5/22/12 Office location Nassau county. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be ser ved.SSNY shall mail process to 725 Walter ST. Uniondale NY 11553. Purpose any lawful activity. FL 147 6T 9/6, 13, 20, 27, 10/4, 11 CORRECTION PLANNING BOARD MEETING –

September 18, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Public Hearing will be held before the Planning Board on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 7:00 P.M., in the Incorporated Village of Freepor t, Main Conference Room, 46 Nor th 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. Subdivision:19 Triangle Place. Triangle Proper ty and Management Corp. Section 54/Block 207/Lot 701. Residence A. Code compliance-subdivide into 3 parcels and maintain existing 1- family dwelling (with new detached garage) on a lesser lot (7, 020 sq. ft.) with exterior alterations. SP-2823- 127 West Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY, 11520, Taco Bell of America, Inc, Section 55/Block 326/Lot 309-311.Business B. Proposed façade upgrade and interior alteration of 1,750 sq. ft. 28 seat Taco Bell restaurant in Place of vacant “Liberty Dollar” space. BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD Pamela Walsh Boening, Village Clerk FL 148 1T 9/6 NOTICE OF HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to §165-10 of the Village Code, a hearing con-

ducted by the Review Board of the Incorporated Village of Freepor t will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 6:00 P.M. in the Municipal Building, Main Conference Room, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York in fur therance of the appeal of the denial of a public assembly and cabaret license of J.C. Food & Beverage Corp. d/b/a/The Patio. Pamela Walsh Boening Village Clerk DATED: Freeport, New York September 6, 2011 FL 149 1T 9/6 FREEPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING The Freepor t Community Development Agency's Board of Directors Meeting will be held at Village Hall, in the Freepor t Community Development Agency Office, Second Floor. 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. The Board will act on any Freepor t Community Development Agency matters. For information, contact Mr. Norman Wells, Executive Director of the Freepor t Community Development Agency, Village of Freeport, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520. Telephone:516-377-2203 Fax: 516-377-2394 By: Freepor t Community Development Agency FL 150 1T 9/6






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