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Easter goodies given at Bayview EASTER BASKETS were presented to 40 children at Bayview by state Assemblymen Brian Curran. Featured in the photo are Bayview Elementary Principal Odette Willis, Superintendent Kishore Kuncham, and Sue Lyons, president of the PTA Council.

Freeport school board hears budget update by Mark Treske After holding a 3 1/2 hour meeting at Freeport High School the previous week, the April 4 Freeport school board meeting at Atkinson timed out at just over an hour. But important matters were reported regarding the ongoing process of the 2012-13 budget. Superintendent Dr. Kishore Kuncham reported that the increase in state aid in the newly approved state budget will amount to $784,000 for Freeport. That, combined with the decision to defer $300,000 in revenue until 2012-13, will leave a revenue shortfall of approximately $408,000. District expenditures are now $1,534,707 (or 1.08%) more than 2011-12, a figure including the cutbacks announced during the previous meeting. This would result in a tax levy increase of approximately $1.943 mil-

lion, fitting the budget under the stateimposed tax cap (as a percentage, the rise would be 2.37%, but still under the cap, as some expenditures are exempt.) The board will vote on the budget at its next meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at Archer Street School, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Kuncham also anounced that Summer Arts Academy would continue through grant money, and that $200,000 from the capital reserve fund would be used to maintain Secondary Summer School, albeit in a modified form. As regards the cuts announced at the March 28 meeting, there was news to report there as well. The Freeport Teachers Association has persented the district with a new proposal, which the district has accepted, regarding the deferral of salary increases. The FTA will vote on the proposal on April 16.

Dr. Kuncham said that FTA approval of the proposal would restore “lots of things” including 11 teaching positions (10 secondary, one elementary) from the February budget cuts. Elementary enrichment and full-day kindergarten, would be returned through restoration of the teaching positions required for them. Board President Debra McQuillan was particularly pleased at the restoration of summer school, and thanked the FTA for reconsidering its position. Superintendent Kuncham seconded this, although warning those in attendance that union support of the proposal would only provide relief for 201213, since state funding was already largely set for 2013-14 and major changes were not expected. Dr. Kuncham concluded that difficult budgeting could be expected beyond this year.

Public comment Robin Workman asked for clarification regarding summer school restoration, as well as what would happen if the budget was voted down. Dr. Kuncham explained another change in the process – if the budget is defeated, no increases at all will be allowed, and another $1.9 million would have to be cut, calling for possible loss of clubs, athletics and other teaching positions. A student named Michael bemoaned the loss of positions for accelerated programs, and urged the board to allow students to “keep it at a higher bar.” Board President McQuillan concluded by telling the meeting that “communication is the key” between now and the April 17 vote, and that the district and board were ready to provide accurate information regarding all budget related issues.

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and Seaford. The study made these determinations by using the National Elevation Dataset (NED), a product of the U.S. Geological Survey. It is also based on two published peer-reviewed studies that includes a national analysis of sea level rise in 20 years. The papers can be found at Even small amounts of sea level rise will make rare floods more common, said the report. Analyzed data prepared by Climate Central indicates that the odds of a 100-year flood by 2030 will increase by 26% in the state because of global warming. A 100-year flood is one so high it would historically be seen with only 1% or less chance per year. “Critically, a small change can make a big difference, like the last inch of water that overflows a tub,” reads the report. “Sea level rise is raising the launch pad for storms and high tides, and [is] being experienced by the ever-

Sea levels may rise by 13 inches in Nassau County by 2050, making rare floods more common by adding to tides and storm surges, asserts a new report called “Surging Seas,” issued by Climate Central, a nonprofit journalism and research organization. The report, issued last month, states that global warming has already raised the sea level about eight inches since 1880, and the rate of rise is accelerating. Nassau County has the largest exposed population in New York State living on land less than four feet above the local high tide line. The state ranks number four in the country for exposure to rising sea levels and floods. Locally, the most vulnerable communities include Long Beach, Oceanside, Freeport, Massapequa, Copiague, Woodmere, Baldwin Harbor, Merrick

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On Sunday, April 15, 2:30 p.m., Israeli pianist Dror Semmel, chosen by the library’s Music Advisory Committee, will play works of Bach, Beethoven and Schubert. He has been performing extensively in Israel, Europe and North America as soloist with orchestras, in recitals, chamber music concerts and lieder recitals. His performances are regarded as of the highest caliber of artistry and sensitivity.

On Wednesday, April 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the book for discussion is “The Pleasure Was Mine” by Tommy Hays. Struggling with the loss of his beloved wife, Irene, after a long period of deterioration, Prate Marshbanks forms unexpected new bonds with his widowed son and grandson. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting. Refreshments are provided.

Opera on the Big Screen

On Thursday, April 19, 1 p.m., William Coble will present “The Gondoliers” by Gilbert and Sullivan. In this two-act operetta, there is no one main character but rather a large ensemble featuring three pairs of lovers. The heir to the throne is abducted by the Grand Inquisitor and raised by a Venetian gondolier. The heir’s true identity is later revealed after an awkward mix-up.

Impressionist painting for adults

On Wednesday, April 18, 3 p.m., Joyce Raimondo guides adults through the beautiful world of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Renoir, Degas, and others. She will then show basic impressionist painting techniques, and everyone will have an opportunity to create an outdoor scene. A nonrefundable materials fee of $5 is due at registration at the Reference Desk.

PUBLIC NOTICES PLANNING BOARD MEETING – April 17, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Public Hearing will be held before the Planning Board on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 7:00 P.M., in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Board of Trustees’ Room, 46 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, on Site Plan applications

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more frequent occurrence of extreme high water levels during these events.” While the state Department of Environmental Conservation doesn’t provide exact figures, it agrees that sea level rise and coastal flooding from storm surge will increase. A report issued by the DEC in 2010 states “sea level rise will cause all shoreline ecosystems to become more frequently inundated.” According to “Surging Seas,” these increases are likely to cause an enormous amount of damage and, locally, could effect 33,100 homes or 76,884 people. FEMA working aggressively The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates that disaster aid caused by floods from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 will top $1.3 billion in the state. “These were huge storms, which caused unprecedented damage to communities across the state,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr. “FEMA continues to work aggressively to help these communities rebuild.” During the height of the response

effort last year, 895 FEMA employees were working on the two disasters. FEMA has approved a total of 33,073 registrations for individual assistance providing more than $155 million for housing grants, rental assistance, home repair costs and their disaster-related needs. Additionally 14,089 claims worth $417,002,602 have been paid under the National Flood Insurance Programs for both disasters. To address these concerns the state Legislature created the Sea Level Rise Task Force in 2007 and charged it with preparing a report that addresses these issues, including recommendations for an action plan to protect coastal communities and natural resources from rising sea levels. The Task Force has made 12 recommendations to prepare for the future. “The responses needed to protect communities from the threat posed by sea level rise will take time, and now that the challenges are better understood, government is obligated to protect its citizens while there is time to do so effectively,” reads the DEC report.

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Friday, April 13 • CR: Spring into a fun Craft with Patti Rosi, 6:30 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; OA, 5:30 p.m.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 6:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth division, 87 Pine Street. Saturday, April 14 • CR: Etiquette For Children (GR, 1 & 2), 10 a.m.; CR: Etiquette For Children, (GR 3 & 4), 11:30 a.m.; V.I.T.A, 1 p.m.; DELTA, 12 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Sunday, April 15 • Art Reception, 2 p.m.; Piano concert, 2:30 p.m.; Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity, 1 p.m./; Dowsers, 1 p.m.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 2:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Monday, April 16 10 a.m.; ESOL, 9 a.m.; Retired Teachers, 10 a.m.; AA 4:30 p.m.; • • V.I.T.A., ` Delta, 6 p.m.; Toastmasters, 7 p.m., Group Meditation, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Freeport Village Hall Court in session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. Freeport Board of Trustees, Village Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 • Look, Listen, and Learn, 1 p.m.; CR: Legomania, 5:15 p.m.; V.I.T.A., 6 p.m.; Vibrational Sound Workshop, 7 p.m.; ESOL/GED. 9 a.m.; at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • Action Meeting Adoption of School budget and BOCES Administrative Operations Budget Vote and BOCES Trustee Election at Archer Street School, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 • Impressionist Painting workshop, 3 p.m.; Soul Heart Book Club, 7 p.m.; Library Board meeting, 8 p.m.; ESOL, 10 a.m.; Coda of Freeport, 12 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m. Delta, 6 p.m.; American Legion, 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. Thursday, April 19 • Mammography Van, 8:30 a.m.; Opera on the Big Screen, 1 p.m.; CR: Tween Cafe, 5 p.m.; Core 4, 6 p.m.; CR: Circle time, 7 p.m.; Crotcheting with Lupe, 7 p.m.; ESOL/GED, 9 a.m.; LI Scandinavian society, 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Park Commission, 7:30 p.m. Recreation Center.

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Copper-Aluminum Single Replacement Reaction.” Anooshqa Bazmi‘s project, entitled “The Effect of Mercury Absorption on Plant Growth and Development,” garnered third place. Over $5,000 in cash and gift certificates was raised through sponsorship and will be apportioned amongst the extended list of prize winners. Table after table lined with tri-fold posters laden with advanced scientific jargon, charts and analytic graphs revealed the depth of the student work. The panel of nearly 65 judges assigned to evaluate these projects came from within the ranks of the school district, local accredited colleges and universities, science-related industries and the Village of Freeport. The fair brings research skills into practical use and challenges students to resolve questions quickly, accurately and efficiently. The presentation of their work to the public teaches them the importance of communication in science.


FIRST PRIZE RESEARCH: Freeport High School Science and Engineering Fair first-prize winner student Elizabeth Mulé explains her research to Freeport Schools Superintendent Dr. Kishore Kuncham as her mother, school board Vice- President Debra Mulé, listens in.

The research on display at Freeport High School’s eighth annual Science and Engineering Fair seemed more in line with what you’d expect to find at an Ivy League science hall than in a high school gym. The more than 70 individual research projects spanning 15 categories were clearly the result of intense work by the Freeport students, who spoke at length about their research and findings on topics ranging from astronomy to zoology when quizzed by the judges. “We hope the experience in the fair encourages them to pursue careers in science, engineering and mathematics,” stated District Science Coordinator Dr. Vincent Pereira. Elizabeth Mulé won first prize with her research project “Is Cholecalciferol Capable of Lowering Physiological Levels of Mercury?” She will be spending the summer at Brookhaven National Laboratory continuing her research. Second prize went to the team of Wilsa Albert and Lauren Workman for their project “The Kinetic Study of

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Are you a bucket filler? There are many ways to beautify your world. You can landscape, plant flowers, paint and decorate, dress tastefully, style your hair, and so on. But, more important than any of that, you can smile and say a kind word. Dr. Donald Clifton was a psychologist who decided rather than study what is wrong with some people to see what healthy people do right. His popular book, “How full is your bucket?” inspired psychologists, and also marketers and teachers. Now, local schoolchildren learn to put a lid on their bucket of good thoughts to keep others from bullying them with negative comments. Is your glass half-full or half-empty? Here, at your local newspaper, we work very hard to bring the news to you and to help local businesses succeed with their advertising. Often, it seems to us we hear most often when there is a typo or news someone did not want to hear. And so we treasure the moments when someone calls or stops by to fill our bucket. We rejoice with the reader who just won free tickets to a show through our reader appreciation program. We are glad when someone Facebooks a friend to say how cute their kid looks in a photo on our Facebook page. We are touched when readers take the time to send in their thanks to a beloved retired family doctor. Or when they nominate their moms in the annual Mother of the Year contest. We are happy when an advertiser calls to report his customers liked the photo in his print ad. And also when another advertiser reports an upswing in registrations each time it is re-posted online. We celebrate with Realtors when their ads sell houses and with pet owners when a “lost” ad finds their best friend. We are glad when an organization gets off the ground or a fundraiser is a success in part because we helped spread the news. When we say we work here and someone says, “I love that paper,” it really makes our day!

THE 9/11 MEMORIAL QUILT AT ATKINSON: Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray (fourth right, back row), Councilwomen Angie M. Cullin (third right, back row) and Dorothy L. Goosby (fifth right, back row) and Town Clerk Mark A. Bonilla (right, back row) recently visited the Caroline G. Atkinson Immediate School in Freeport to participate in the donation of a Memorial Quilt (in memory of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy) to the Nassau County Fire Fighters Museum and Education Center. Also pictured with the students are Freeport Fire Department ex-Captain Ed Friedman, Rockville Centre Fire Chief John Murray, Freeport Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Wafa Westervelt, Freeport ex-Chiefs Ray Maguire and Julius Anderson, Freeport Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mary Bediako, school Principal Linda Carter and Freeport Schools Superintendent Kishore Kuncham.

Breast screening State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will sponsor a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, April 19, from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the Freeport Library, 144 West Merrick Road in Freeport. Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a firstcome, first-served basis. On-site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results. NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows: • The program is open to all Nassau County women ages 40 and over. • Women covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed and must bring their information card to the screening. NuHealth policy now requires patients to be responsible for any co-pays charged by their carrier. • Women ages 40 and older without health insurance will not incur any out-of-pocket costs. Women who would like to take advantage of the April 19 breast cancer screening program at the Freeport Library can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 882-0630 to make an appointment.

Yard sale A gigantic indoor yard sale is being held on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Freeport United Methodist

Church, 46 Pine Street (one block south of Sunrise Highway in Freeport, between Church Street and Guy Lombardo Avenue) across from the Dodd Middle School. Sales of gently used clothing, household items, electronics, tools, toys, books, furniture, jewelry, collectibles and treasures of all kinds will be featured. A snack bar will also be available during the day with beverages as well as soups, sandwiches and desserts. Come and enjoy the day and bargains!

Freeport GOP events The Freeport Republican Club will meet on Wednesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. at the Fire Exempt Hall, 9 North Long Beach Avenue. Our speaker will be Nora Orlando from the Freeport Public Schools, who will talk about the school budget. The May meeting will include our annual Chinese auction, so please start collecting gently used small items (no junk) to be auctioned off. More information to follow. Just a reminder – the club will hold its annual installation cocktail reception on Thursday, June 21, from 7-10 p.m. at the Coral House in Baldwin. More information to follow. Please join us on April 18. – Carole Marquart

Brookside Preserve cleanup Sunday, April 15, is your chance to help nature at the Brookside Preserve. The South Shore Audubon Society will be leading a cleanup which will

begin at 1 p.m. at the Brookside Avenue entrance. The entrance is on Brookside Avenue, 1/2 block north of Sunrise Highway and the Long Island Rail Road trestle (on the Baldwin/Freeport border). Bring work gloves. A rake would also be helpful. All children must be supervised by adults. Scout groups and other community organizations are welcome. Volunteers will also be working on invasive removal. You can call Rich Kopsco at 825-6792 if your group will be able to help, or for further information. For further information about the South Shore Audubon Society, you can log onto

New orchestra The Adult Education Program of the Freeport Schools announces the formation of a new Freeport Community Orchestra. They will hold their first rehearsal at Freeport High School, Brookside Avenue, Freeport on Tuesday evening, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the band and orchestra rehearsal room. The orchestra will be under the direction of Dr. Anne Yarrow, former conductor of the Molloy Community College Orchestra, and is open to all adult string players as well as students with a playing level of NYSSMA Grade 5 or better. For more information, call 623-5967.

Police reports come from law enforcement agencies. Suspects are presumed innocent unless and until convicted in court. Baldwin-based First Squad detectives report a robbery that occurred at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday in Baldwin. According to detectives, eight armed black men entered a home on St. Luke’s Place. The men approached four victims inside the home and demanded and forcibly removed cash, a cellular telephone, an iPod, sneakers, a baseball cap and a debit card. The 23-year-old male victim sustained a cut to the back of his head and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. The three remaining victims, a 19-year-old woman and two men, ages 17 and 18, were not injured. The eight robbers are described as wearing all black clothing and black masks with two robbers armed with hand guns and the others with knives and chains.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


Freeport police arrested a Freeport man on Friday, April 6, at 10:53 p.m. in Freeport. According to Nassau detectives, Iban Hernandez, 33, of Westside Avenue, became involved in an argument with a 62-year-old male victim while at El Cibao Bar on South Main Street. The confrontation escalated and the suspect stabbed the victim in the abdomen. Freeport police responded and placed Hernandez into custody without incident. The victim was removed to a local hospital where he was treated for a nonlife-threatening stab wound. The knife used in the assault was recovered at scene by police. The suspect was charged with Assault and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon.

Guilty plea entered in drugged driving crash A Freeport woman has pleaded guilty to driving while high on drugs, jumping a curb, and running over and killing a Hempstead doctor who was mowing her front lawn at the time of the crash, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced. Kayla Gerdes, 20, pleaded guilty to Manslaughter, Vehicular Manslaughter, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Drugs, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by the Combined Use of Drugs, Reckless Endangerment, eight counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, four counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, six counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, three counts of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Possession of Forgery Devices, Reckless Driving, Conspiracy, and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a License. The district attorney’s office recom-

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mended the maximum allowable sentence of five to 15 years in prison, but Nassau County Judge John L. Kase agreed to sentence the Freeport woman to three to nine years in prison on July 10, over the DA’s objection, in exchange for her guilty plea to all of the charges. DA Rice said that at about 9:40 a.m. on April 20, 2010 on a straight road in good weather, the Freeport resident was driving a van southbound on Cathedral Avenue when she swerved onto the front lawn of a residence, striking and killing 69-year-old Dr. Rebecca Twine-Wright. Dr. Twine-Wright was struck while mowing her lawn and pinned underneath the front axle of the van and up against the foundation of her home on Cathedral Avenue. In addition to the charges related to the crash, the Freeporter was also found to be in possession of a stolen doctor’s prescription pad and a pill bottle containing 22 Oxycodone pills and 29 Xanax pills.

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March for peace May 5 Freeport Cares, a collaboration of the Freeport Schools, the Village of Freeport, and community-based organizations, invites the community to its Third Annual Community Peace March, which will be on Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. at Freeport High School (rain or shine). Participants will assemble at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Freeport High School with a designated step-off time set for 9:30 a.m. The route for the Peace March is as follows: The march will depart from Freeport High School (50 South Brookside Avenue), proceed east on Pine Street to Bayview Avenue, south to Merrick Road, west back to Brookside Avenue, and then north back to Freeport High School. Participants in the march are asked to wear something yellow, the color representing our sincere hope for, and com-

mitment to, peace. At the end of the march, a Health and Wellness Fair will be held at Freeport High School and light snacks will be served. Last year, over 1,000 members of the community participated and the spirit of unity and mutual support for each other was stirring. All are invited to join Freeport Cares as it once again walks with Freeport families in support of our theme of “Peace in our Community.” The mission of Freeport Cares is to coordinate the programs and activities of the Freeport Public Schools with the Village of Freeport, the business community, local houses of worship, and Nassau County in supporting the needs of young people and families. The goal is the well-being and educational and social success of the entire Freeport community.

Salvation Army Civic Dinner coming The Freeport Salvation Army will hold its 24th Annual Civic Dinner honoring local volunteers. The event will be on Friday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Freeport Citadel, 66 Church Street, Freeport. The cost is $50 per person; reservations requested. All proceeds go directly to the Freeport Salvation Army Citadel which services the Southern Shore of Nassau County. Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Freeport superintendent of schools, will be honored as Citizen of the Year; Bill Murphy will receive The Humanitarian Award; and the Ladies Auxiliary of the South

Shore of Nassau County Salvation Army will receive The Community Service Award. The even will include a sit-down dinner, live music and entertainment. Send all checks and ticket requests to: Freeport Salvation Army, 66 Church Street, Freeport 11520, telephone: 378-4557. The Freeport Salvation Army offers programs to youth, seniors and families. The areas covered reach from Valley Stream to Massapequa. There is a daily senior breakfast and lunch program, and arts, crafts, and music programs during the week. Call 278-4557 for further information.

Nassau police are investigating a robbery that occurred on Thursday, April 5, at 6:25 p.m. in Freeport. According to detectives, while making a Chinese food delivery, a 55-yearold male victim was approached from behind by two men in the stairwell of an address on Guy Lombardo Avenue. While one man placed the victim in a choke hold, the other kicked him in the back. After being told to give up his money, one of the robbers reached into the victim’s pocket and removed an undetermined amount of cash. Both men then fled the building northbound on Guy Lombardo Avenue. The victim did not suffer any injuries as a result of this incident. One robber is described as Hispanic with a medium build. He was wearing a white shirt. The other is described as black with a thin build. He was wearing a red shirt and baseball hat. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. uuu A robbery was reported on Thursday, April 5, at 8:10 p.m. in Freeport.

According to detectives, while walking southbound on Jay Street, the 18year-old male victim passed three unknown black men at the corner of East Milton Street. All three men ran at the victim and knocked him to the ground. While on the ground the victim was punched in the head and told to give up his money. The robbers ran through his pockets and removed his T-Mobile Sidekick cell phone and fled northbound on Jay Street. The victim, who complained of head pain, refused medical attention at the scene. All three robbers are described as being 16-17 years old and about 5’8” tall. One was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and had a slim build. Another was also wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and had a muscular build. The victim was unable to further describe the third suspect. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this robbery to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous, police said.


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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. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD, 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Harold E. Banarsee, Senior Pastor. Morning services: 11:15 a.m.; Sunday School: 6 p.m.; First Sundays: night service at 6 p.m.; counseling on Thursdays by appointment; prayer service and Bible study: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. SALVATION ARMY, 66 Church Street, P.O. Box 725, Sunday: Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 a.m.; Bible Study Friday 11 a.m.; Mid-week Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Supper Program on Tuesday at 5 p.m. followed by Scouting activities 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 378-4557. TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOPAL CHURCH – (ANGLICAN), South Long Beach Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER, 37 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet; Saturday Morning Mass in the Church, 8 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday Masses 8 a.m., 9:30 (Family), 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish); Miraculous Medal Novena, Saturday following 8 a.m. Mass. Blessed Sacrament Chapel open 24 hours. ST. CHRISTOPHER’S R.C. CHURCH, 11 Gale Avenue, Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. (Folk Group); 11 a.m. (Choir); 12:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. (Contemporary Music Group). Daily Masses: Monday through Friday: 7 and 9 a.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Holiday Masses: Please consult the weekly Bulletin the Sunday before the holyday. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FREEPORT, Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue. Sunday Worship – 10:45 a.m.; Sunday School for adults & children, 9:20 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer, 8 p.m.; 379-8084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 301 Atlantic Avenue. Sundays, Sunday School for all ages, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Praise and Prayer Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, Evening Bible Study in Spanish and English, 7:30 p.m. Second and fourth Fridays, Youth Night in Church gym, 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, 129 East Merrick Road. Reverend Mallette, Sundays, Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Service, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 2959 Grand Avenue, Baldwin; Rabbi Kenneth Cohen. Conservative. Twice daily minyan. Weekdays: Sunday 9:30 a.m.; Monday-Friday 6:50 a.m.; Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbat: 8 p.m.; Shabbat morning 9:30 a.m.; Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school; Adult education; Mens Club and Sisterhood. 223-8688. ZION CATHEDRAL, COGIC, 312 Grand Avenue, Freeport. Bishop Frank Otha White, Senior Pastor; Dr. Frank Anthone White, CoPastor. Sunday: 7:30 and 11:15 a.m., Worship Services; 10 a.m., Sunday School. Tuesday: 121 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spiritual Empowerment Service, Fridays at 6 p.m., Youth Activities.

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Speech Genesis LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/01/2012. Office of Location: 1062 Henhawk Rd., Baldwin, NY, 11510. SSNY designated for ser vice of process. SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC to c/o: Speech Genesis LLC, 1062 Henhawk Rd., Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: To provide speech therapy to needed individuals. FL #896 6x 3/15, 22, 29, 4/5, 12, 19 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 4/24/2012 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: 3/14/2012 File Number: 075.208 MNH FL 900 4T 3/22, 29, 4/5, 12 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. PATRICIA LEITGEB, Pltf. vs. AAMB CORPORATION, D/B/A AAMB CORP., et al, Defts. Index #11-005699. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 26, 2012, I will sell at public auction at CCP (Calendar Control Part) Courtroom in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., prem. k/a 18 Andrews Ave., Roosevelt, NY. Said property located in the Unincorporated Village of Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of NY, known and designated as Lots 103, 104, 105 and 106 on a certain map entitled, “Map of Carrollton Park, situate at Freeport, County of Nassau, State of NY, Property of the Long Island Realty Company, sur veyed Sept. 1903, in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau as Map. No. 237, Case No. 1825. Approx. amt. of judgment is $318,837.72 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. ELISABETTA TREDICI Referee. BLUMBERG, CHERKOSS, FITZGIBBONS & BLUMBERG, LLP , Attys. for Pltf., 330 Broadway, Ste. 1, Amityville, NY. #81033 FL 901 4T 3/22, 29, 4/5, 12 Notice of Sale Supreme Court NASSAU HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for OMAC 2005-1, Vs. Victoria Cassella a/k/a Victoria McLoughlin et al. Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale granted herein on October 3, 2011, I will sell at Public Auction to the

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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 914 4T 3/29, 4/5, 12, 19 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING FREEPORT UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT Nassau County, N. Y. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Freeport Union Free School District, Nassau County, New York, shall conduct its Annual Budget Vote and Trustees Election on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The vote will be by voting machines at the designated polling places set forth below, between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. (local time). TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the following matters will be submitted to the registered voters of the Freeport School District: (1) Two Propositions: Proposition #1 SCHOOL BUDGET RESOLVED that the Annual School Budget be adopted and the necessar y amount be raised by a tax upon the taxable proper ty located in Freeport Union Free School District, Town of Hempstead, Freeport, New York, for the School Year 2012-2013. Proposition #2 FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BUDGET RESOLVED, that the Freeport Memorial Library Budget be adopted and the necessary amount be raised by a tax upon the taxable proper ty located in Freeport Union Free School District, Town of Hempstead, Freepor t, New York, for the Freeport Memorial Librar y for the year 20122013. (2) The election of one (1) School Trustee of the Board of Education for a full term of three years beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2015 to succeed Debra Mulé. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Board of Registration shall be open, in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York, every school day in the Administration Building, 235 North Ocean Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 o'clock a.m. and 3:30 o'clock p.m. (local time) until May 8, 2012, for the Annual Budget Vote and Election to be held on May 15, 2012. In addition the Board of Registration will be open May 1, 2012 and May 3, 2012 from 6:00 oíclock p.m. until 9:00 oíclock p.m. for residents to register to vote for the Annual Budget and Trustee election to be held on May 15, 2012. Any person who is not registered with the School District or who is not registered in the General Election or who has not voted at any annual or special district meeting or election held within the last four calendar years (2008-2011) must register in order to vote on May 15, 2012. The voting registers will be open to inspection by any qualified voter on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. from May 8, 2012 to May 14, 2012, excluding Sunday, May 13, 2012, and between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. noon on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Office of the District Clerk; and at each polling place on election day, Absentee ballots will be available for the election of School Board Members and the Budget Vote. Applications for absentee ballots are available in the Office of the District Clerk at the Public School Administration Building, 235 Nor th Ocean Avenue, in Freeport. To have an absentee ballot mailed to your home, a completed and signed application must be in the District

Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Application for an absentee ballot must be made at least 7 days before the election if the ballot it is to be mailed to the voter or up until 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 14, 2012 if the ballot is to be personally delivered.The right to vote by absentee ballot will be subject to the approval of the Board of Elections. A listing of all people to whom absentee ballots were issued will be available in the District Clerk's Office until May 14, 2012, except Sunday, May 13, 2012, during regular office hours. Absentee ballots will be accepted in the Office of the Clerk of the school district no later than 5:00 P.M. on May 15, 2012; any ballot received after that time will not be counted. Candidates for the Office of School Board Trustee must be nominated by a petition signed by at least forty-five (45) qualified voters of the District. The petition shall state name and residence of the candidate and shall state the name and residence of each signer. Candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be considered elected to their respective offices. Where terms are of different length, the candidate receiving the highest vote shall be elected to the longest term. However, a nomination may be rejected by the Board of Education if the candidate is ineligible for the office or declares his unwillingness to ser ve. Petitions shall be filed between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. no later than April 16, 2012 at the Office of the District Clerk. A statement of the amount of money which will be required for the School Year 2012-2013 will be available to the taxpayers at any of the School District buildings between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. not later than May 1, 2012, excepting Saturdays and Sundays or holidays, and at such annual election. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Real Property Tax Exemption Report prepared in accordance with Section 495 of the Real Proper ty Tax Law will be annexed to any tentative/preliminary budget as well as the final adopted budget of which it will form a part; and shall be posted on District bulletin board(s) maintained for public notices, as well as on the Districtís website. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a lottery shall take place on April 16, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of determining candidate placement on the ballot should additional candidates file nominating petitions. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a budget hearing will be held on May 2, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. o'clock in the Caroline G. Atkinson School for the purpose of discussing the expenditures of funds and budgeting thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a proposition in writing by petition of least one hundred and thirteen (113) signatures of qualified voters of the District is required to place a proposition on the ballot. The petition must be filed in the Office of the District Clerk on or before 5:00 P.M. o'clock (local time) April 16, 2012. Petitions for propositions which are required by law to be included in the notice of the annual meeting must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on or before March 16, 2012. The Board of Education reserves the right to edit or amend any proposition without changing the intent thereof. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the election shall be held in accordance with the Rules for the Election of School Board Members adopted by the Board of Education. QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING 1. A person shall be a citi-

zen of the United States. 2. Eighteen or more years of age. 3. A resident of the District for a period of thirty days or more preceding the election at which he or she offers to vote. 4. Must be registered to vote. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the school election districts within the school district are as follows: DISTRICT N-1 The Atkinson School Voting District is contained in the area, which is west of North Main Street, south of the nor therly School District Boundary Line, and east of Milburn Creek and north of the Long Island Railroad. DISTRICT N-2 The Columbus Avenue School Voting District is contained in the area which is nor th of the Long Island Railroad, east of North Main Street, south of the most northerly District boundary line and west of the Meadowbrook Parkway. DISTRICT S-3 The Bayview Avenue School Voting District is contained in the area which is south of the Long Island Railroad right of way and west of the Eastern boundar y line which runs south down South Long Beach Avenue to the southern property lines of the properties on the south side of Smith Street, then west along said property lines to the easterly property lines of the properties fronting on Bayview Avenue, thence proceeding south along said property lines to the easterly proper ty lines on Branch Avenue and then southerly along the eastern boundary lines of said proper ties fronting on the east side of Branch Avenue to the northern property lines of properties fronting on the north side of Lewis Street, thence easterly along said boundary to Randall Bay. The southern boundary is the Village Line and the western boundary is the Village Line. DISTRICT S-4 The Archer Street School Voting District is contained in the area which begins at the southerly side of the Long Island Railroad right of way where same intersects with the westerly boundary lines of properties fronting on the west side of Long Beach Avenue; thence running easterly along said right of way to the westerly boundary lines or properties fronting on the west side of Henry Street; thence southeasterly along said boundary lines to the intersection with South Main Street; thence southerly along the west side of South Main Street to the intersection with Mill Road; thence easterly along the south side of Mill Road to the intersection of Mill Road and Freeport Creek; thence southerly along Freeport Creek to the northerly boundary lines of properties fronting on the nor th side of East Bedell Street; thence easterly along said property lines to the Village Line also known as Freepor t Creek; thence southerly along said line to the most southerly Village Line; thence westerly along said Village Line to Hudson Bay; thence north and northwesterly along Woodcleft Basin to Sportsman's Channel; thence north along said Channel and its extension to the center line of Atlantic Avenue; thence westerly along said center line of Atlantic Avenue to the easterly boundary lines of properties fronting on the east side of Bayview Avenue; thence northerly along said boundary lines to the intersection of the southerly boundary lines of proper ties fronting on the south side of Smith Street; thence easterly along said boundary lines of properties fronting on the west side of Long Beach Avenue; thence northerly along said boundary

lines to the point or place of beginning. DISTRICT S-5 The Giblyn School Voting District is contained in the area which begins at a point where the easterly boundary lines of properties fronting on Bayview Avenue intersects the center line of Atlantic Avenue running thence easterly along said center line to the western boundary line of properties fronting on the west side of Sportsman's Avenue; thence southerly along said lines to the Spor tsman's Channel; thence southerly along said Channel to the Woodcleft Basin; thence southeasterly along said basin to easterly boundary of Village Line running along Hudson Bay; thence southerly along said boundary line to the southerly boundary of the Village Line also known as Little Swift Creek; thence westerly along said Village Line to a point where same intersects Randall Bay; thence northerly along said Bay to the intersection of the northerly boundary lines of properties fronting on the north side of Lewis Street; thence westerly along said boundary line to the easterly boundar y lines of properties fronting on the east side of Branch Avenue; thence northerly along said boundary lines to the intersection of the east boundary lines of properties fronting on the east side of Bayview Avenue; thence northerly along said boundary lines to the point or place of beginning. DISTRICT S6 The Cleveland Avenue School Voting District (now based at the Freeport Family Community Center, 30 Albany Avenue) is contained in the area which is south of the Long Island Railroad right of way, east of the eastern boundary of District S-4, with the eastern and southern boundar y being the village boundaries. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION Debra McQuillan, President Mary R. Bediako, Ed. D., District Clerk FL 915 4T 3/29, 4/5, 12, 26 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Rose Laveaux-Gaboton, Jerry Gaboton Defendant(s) 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 or about March 31st, 2010, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola NY, 11501. On Tuesday May 1st, 2012 at 11:30AM Premises known as 85 Wellington 11003. Sec: 32 Bl: 391 Lot: 72. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Elmont, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, and State of New York. Approximate amount of Judgment is $392,466.70 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No.08-021873 LISA Y. WALKER ESQ., REFEREE The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s) FL 919 4T 4/5, 12, 19, 26 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDING CORP., Pltf. vs. JAMES R. SMITH, et al, Defts. Index #11-012566. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Mar. 7, 2012, I will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP)

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NY could lose seat on MAFMC New York may lose a seat on the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) and place New York anglers at a further disadvantage for fishing allocations. New York has some of the strictest regulations for fishing compared to New Jersey. For example, an angler on the New York side of Raritan Bay can land four fluke per day with each fish measuring at least 20.5 inches while someone on the New Jersey side of the bay could land eight fluke at only 18 inches long. MAFMC is responsible for management of fisheries in federal waters of the mid-Atlantic coast and one of the key roles of the MAFMC is to decide how fish allocations are divided among states. States with voting representation include New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. The council also appoints industry advi-

sors to work with the Council Committee during the preparation of fishery management plans and amendments. In a letter to Commerce Secretary John Bryson, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer urged him to appoint another New Yorker to the council once New Yorker Steven Schafer’s term expires in August. “Keeping this seat for New York, and not ceding it to any other state, is the only way New York anglers will get their fair share,” said Senator Schumer. “For too long, New York anglers have gotten the short end of the stick, subjected as they are to unfair fishing allocations based on outdated scientifically unreliable data. But make no mistake – if we lose this seat we will lose our opportunity to finally fix these allocations, and Secretary Bryson should not let that happen.” – Laura Schofer

Linda Kenney, founder of the Boston based Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) will come to Long Island to address survivors of medical injuries about her work and the patients, family members, and clinicians that she has met and helped along her journey, taking her across the country and around the globe. The program will be on Friday, April 13, at 3 p.m., at the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 228 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport. In 1999, Ms. Kenney almost died during surgery, and the trauma that she, her family, and the care providers endured spiraled her into action. She formed MITSS in 2002, a nonprofit organization whose mission is “To Support Healing and Restore Hope,” and the first organization that focuses on support for everyone suffering an emotional toll following a medical injury.

“In November of 1999, I found myself at the sharp end of an adverse medical event that nearly took my life,” Ms. Kenney says. “There was no acknowledgement of the emotional impact that might follow, and I certainly wasn’t prepared. This event made me extremely aware of the lack of emotional support in place for patients, families, and care providers following these incidents.” “We are honored to have Linda come speak to the community about her work and hopefully help the people here find their way to healing,” said Ilene Corina, president, PULSE of NY. “Linda is known for her work nationally and throughout many countries, and her wonderful outlook on life is an inspiration.” For more information about MITSS, visit The program is free. To reserve a seat call 579-4711.

PUBLIC NOTICES COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING 240 OLD COUNTRY ROAD, FOURTH FLOOR MINEOLA, NY 11501 where the same will remain open for public inspection for fifteen days. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2012. JAMES E. DAVIS Acting Assessor, Nassau County FL 927 1T 4/12 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 May 8, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. The District invites submission of bids from contractors for: CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (WINDOW & CEILING REPLACEMENTS) AT THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-001-029 JOHN W. DODD MIDDLE SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-002-021 CONTRACT #1 GENERAL CONSTRUCTION WORK-(GC)-(WINDOW REPLACEMENTS) (FHS) CONTRACT #2 GENERAL CONSTRUCTION WORK-(GC)-(CEILING REPLACEMENTS) (FHS) CONTRACT #3 GENERAL CONSTRUCTION WORK-(GC)-(CEILING REPLACEMENTS) (JDMS) OWNER: Freeport Union Free School District

Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. prem. k/a Section 55, Block 370, Lot 172-173. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the dates of sale as provided by law. THOMAS A. WILLIAMS, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #81144 FL 926 4T 4/12, 19, 26, 5/3 ASSESSOR'S NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF THE FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL THE ACTING ASSESSOR OF THE COUNTY OF NASSAU HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that he has completed the 2012/2013 final assessment roll, which will be used for the 2013 levy of Town and County Taxes in the Towns of Hempstead, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay, and the City of Glen Cove and the City of Long Beach, and for the 2012/2013 levy of school taxes in such Towns and in the City of Long Beach. An electronic copy of the roll was filed with the Depar tment of Assessment on April 2, 2012. The electronic roll may be examined on public terminals located in the offices of: DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENT NASSAU

235 North Ocean Avenue Freeport, NY 11520 WORK SITES: Freeport High School 50 South Brookside Avenue Freeport, NY 11520 John W. Dodd Middle School 25 Pine Street Freeport, NY 11520 in accordance with Contract Documents prepared by: BJLJ Engineers & Architects, P.C. 393 Jericho Turnpike Mineola, NY 11501 Attn: Joseph R. Jenal, P.E. (516) 741-2222 (a) Plans and specifications may be examined and obtained at the Architect’s Office located at 393 Jericho Turnpike, 2nd Floor, Mineola, NY between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. daily, except Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays on or after April 12, 2012. A plan deposit of $100 is required, in the form of a business check (no cash accepted) made out to Freeport UFSD. This deposit shall be refunded to each Bidder only if the plans and specifications are returned, in good condition, within thirty (30) calendar days after the bid opening date. All deposits shall be forfeited to the School District after the thirty (30) days have elapsed. 2. Bid Security Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check of the bidder or by a bond executed by the bidder as principal and

having as surety a surety company 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 11:30 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, May 8, 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. 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 928 1T 4/12 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF NASSAU ELM CAPITAL LLC, Plaintiff, -againstPRESTIGE HOLDING CORPORATION, ET AL., Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 1/31/12, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction IN THE CALENDAR CONTROL PART (CCP) COURTROOM OF THE SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501 on MAY 15, 2012 at 11:30AM, premises known as 39 HENRY STREET, ROOSEVELT, NY 11575. ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in ROOSEVELT, TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY OF NASSAU and State of New York. Section 55, Block K, Lot 146. Approximate amount of lien $2,389.03 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. Index No. 11008750. HOWARD S. FENSTERMAN, ESQ., REFEREE. JOSEPH EHRENREICH, ESQ. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 366 NORTH BROADWAY, SUITE 410 JERICHO, NY 11753 DATED APRIL 6, 2012 FL 929 4T 4/12, 19, 26, 5/3







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