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.Pipage Pubk Library. Powell f\ve„ ...,„. Bethpa^o ?yf!ic Library 47 Powell Ave. Bethpage, N .Y 11*714 J3L udefrifoine VOL. 1 NO. 8 Serving Bethpage - Old Bethpage - Island Trees - Plaincdge - Seaford THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 24, 1966 10<f per copy WHEN WILL CATV COME TO NASSAU? NEW CITIZENS GET THEIR COLORS --Nassau County Clerk Franklin H. Ornstein, who as Clerk of the Court is In charge of Naturalization in Nassau. County for the State Department, makes a practice of presenting newly naturalized youngsters with American Flags. Here he is seen presenting the colors to: Front Row (L to R) Jeanne Aurora Lashinsky, age 6 who comes to us from Italy and will live in Merrick; Ralph Gilloon, age 6 who comes to us from Italy and will live in Bethpage; Mary Angela Lashinsky, age 7 who comes to us from Italy and will live in Merrick; Back Row (L to R) Ann Marie Miraglia, age 8 who comes to us from Italy and will live in Westbury; Michael J. Miraglia, Jr., age 9 who comes to us from Italy and will live in Westbury and James Gilloon, age 9 who comes to us from ItaTy^ahdTwillTlivcT in Bethpage. The^childrerrwere^ naturalized in ceremonies in Mineola recently. Nassau residents will be invited to plug their television sets into this community antenna under a proposal heard today by the Town Board of Oyster Bay. The parabolic antenna is capable of receiving television pictures from as far aWay as Philadelphia and Providence and is connected to home receivers by coaxial cable. It is only 80' high and 200 feet wide. First Assistant Bethpage Fire Chief Louis Kunzig, Jr. received a first place trophy in the DAILY NEWS Vamps Award Competition. The Bethpage award was unusual since it came about through nomination of the Hicksville Fire Department. Chief Kunzig earned his trophy by acting without thought for personal safety and gallantry. He had just returned home early on the morning of October 8 when a report came over that a fire was in a nearby motel. He drove to the scene which is on the border of Bethpage and Hicksville. Being the first fireman at the scene he immediately sprung into action by sounding his siren as he approached the blazing unit. This alerted the sleeping guests who notified him a man was trapped in one of the rooms. Kunzig dashed inside and brought the man out. Kunzig, and his wife Lillian and three children reside at 15 Pearl Street, Bethpage. The TOB is seriously considering the awarding of a franchise for a service known as Community Antenna Television. This was part of the Public Hearings agenda at the regular meeting of the Town Board on Tuesday, November 22. Two private companies interested in obtaining this exclusive franchise presented their case before the Board. Inter-County Television, one of the interested parties made the foUowing statement. "Nassau residents will see television from cities far away as Philadelphia and Providence and will at all times have twelve different programs from which to choose, under a proposal outlined to the Oyster Bay Town Board. The Inter-County Television Enterprise, a joint venture, asked the Town for permission to provide cable television service to residents of Oyster Bay. Similar permission has been requested by the Company from the towns of North Hempstead and Hempstead. "Most Nassau residents now find seven New York channels on their television receivers," said Charles F. DoJan, President of Inter-County Television, one of two companies involved in the joint venture. "Wnen connected to the cable, the television set will provide twelve channels of service, including out-of-town channels and a special channel for Nassau programs." Peter Benziger, President of Community Newspapers, Inc., spoke in detail of the kinds of programs that would be presented on the Nassau channel. "A mobile unit will be used to telecast local football games, cultural events, news happenings and other subjects of special interest to Nassau residents. The local channel will put Nassau on the television dial for the first time," said Benziger. The cost of the proposed service is $5 per month, plus a onetime connection charge of $25.00. More than 1,700 communities now receive television through cable systems, sometimes called "CATV" systems. Cable eliminates the need for roof-top antennas and UHF convenors. Other officers and stockholders of the Inter-County Television Enterprise include Leonard Hall, Lattingtown, Abraham Bienstock, Syosset, William Casey, Roslyn Harbor, Roger Ca-haney, Cold Spring Harobr, Lionel Goldberg, Glen Cove and Jack Rettaliata, Babylon. The second company seeking the franchise isNassauCATV.an affiliate of Broadway Maintenance Corporation. AronCohn, attorney spoke on their behalf and said that Broadway Maintenance with its forty years experience and proven record in the electrical and electronic field is the largest organization of its kind in the world. He said General Electric has joined with it to build CATV equipment and that they are well organized and on their way to design, construct and maintain a CATV operation. He pointed out that they have already received approval from Patchogue, Brookhaven and Smithtown. Both companies agreed that the best thing that could happen to Long Island in the areas of television viewing along educational, cultural, news coverage, public information, weather reporting and community service is CATV. When the people get il — depends on how soon the Board acts.
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.Pipage Pubk Library.
Powell f\ve„ ...,„. Bethpa^o ?yf!ic Library
47 Powell Ave.
Bethpage, N .Y 11*714
VOL. 1 NO. 8
Serving Bethpage - Old Bethpage - Island Trees - Plaincdge - Seaford
THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 24, 1966 10|