Another old landmark disappeared with the demolition of 3 story
Tenney building on w/s of Henry St. to make way for "backdoor" Main
St. parking. .. .New Freight Station nearing completion on Bennington
Avenue means the time is drawing closer for the building of embank-ments
for the R. R. Grade Crossing Elimination Program. .. .Fire
Dep't. led by Drum Major "Burf" Southard and band resplendent at
Annual Inspection and Memorial Service Sunday, October 19th....
Good to see First Deputy Chief, Art Burdette, whowas seriously in-jured
answering Fire Call last Xmas, resuming his duties with elec-trical
line dept. . . .Rumors have it that fire ravaged Milbank premises
on W. Merrick Rd. •will be site of another apartment house.... All
merchants-should re-face and beautify rears of properties facing park-ing
fields, if they hope to compete with various shopping centers -At-tractiveness
lures people, slovenliness chases them away. .. .Annual
Invitation Revolver Shoot hosted by Freeport PBA, drew 400 contest-ants
from surrounding metropolitan areas - Freeport Police did not
participate on home grounds but are well fortified with crack shots.
.... 139 young bicyclists given safety instructions by local dept. , as-sisted
by Boy Scout Troops 273, 265, 212 and 59. ... Low bidder, Radory
Const, awarded paving contract of Buffalo Ave. southerly from Mill
Road at figure of $13, 441. 00. ... Road widening of Liberty Avenue from
Sunrise Hwy. to Merrick Road accomplished by Hwy. Dept. and new
Mercury lights installed. . . .Also nearing completion by same dept. are
road jobs on Buffalo and Albany Avenues around the Housing Project.
.... Paving for Henry St. R. R. Crossing which will be kept open dur-ing
elimination program started October 27th. .. .On same evening bids
were received for Woodcleft Avenue widening, low bidder being Radory
Const, at $203, 000. ... Freeport's debut on TV, smashing success as
undefeated Freeport High Red Devils sloshed to 6-0 victory over Hemp-stead,
giving Coach Bill Ashley a string of 19 games without defeat.
NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS
Your attention is respectfully directed to the provisions of or-dinance
No. 2. 1, Section 8, Paragraph C, requiring all developed prop-erties
to be connected to Sanitary Sewers on or before the 31st day of
DECEMBER I960. Although this seems a long way off, this informa-tion
should be of interest to people who are presently involved in main-taining
cesspools or septic tanks and this reminder is passed along to
aid those affected in planning their personal affairs.
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WILLIAM F. GLACKEN. MAYOR
THEODORE M. LANG
ARTHUR R. MULLER
ROBERT S. MCLELLAN
. GEORGE T. FAIRBERG
RICHARD H. RAYNOR.
LEONARD D. B. SMITH.
KENNETH E. VOUGHT.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
Vol. 8-11 November, 1958
First of the Grade Crossing Elimination Projects,the new
Freeport Freight Station nearing completion. Located on
the north side of Bennington Avenue near So. Columbus Av.
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Six hydrants and 25 water service curb boxes with plumbing,
have been moved on several village streets as part of street widen-ing
and paving programs. Plans have been adopted arid are ready for
bidding, for the installation of a new 10" water main on Henry Street
extension from Merrick Road to Mill Road. 10" and 6" water main
extensions completed at Bay view and Pennsylvania A venues, in antici-pation
of future expansion made necessary at present time by grade
crossing project. Major damage to underground electrical conduit due
to serious water service leak onE. Sunrise Highway averted by entire
water crew who worked all night October 18th, another example of the
willingness of Village employees to meet any emergency.
Mr. Julius L. Mintz, local attorney of 199 N. Main Street, was
appointed October 27, 1958 as a member of the Zoning Board of Ap-peals,
to fill the unexpired term of James Morrow, Chair man and mem-ber
of said board for several years. Mr. Mintz, a life-long resident
of Freeport, is well aware of the community's problems, especially
those that result from the growth experienced in recent years. Mr.
Morrow who is moving from Freeport, was an invaluable assest as a
public servant and his loss will be felt deeply. The Village Board has
designated Mr. Gregory Murray presently ^a member of the Zoning
Board as its Chairman.
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THEQRDORE ROOSEVELT CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Freeport played quite a part in the centennial celebration of
Nassau County's only Past President of the U.S. , Theodore Roosevelt.
The chairman of the committee for Long Island was former Mayor
Robert L. Doxsee. Closing exercises were heldSunday, October 26th,
1958, at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, ably assisted by the U.S. Navy.
The winner of first prize of $1000 Defense Bond in the Essay Contest,
was our own AllanKellock of Freeport, who is chairman of the Citizens
Educational Committee established by the Board of Education and also
a member of the village's Planning Board. Second prize of a $500. 00
bond was also won by another Freeporter, Edward Smits of Harris
RECREATION DEPT. NEWS
RECREATION DEPT. TEEN-AGE PROGRAM.
The Freeport Recreation Dept. announces its Teen-age Pro-gram
which will be held at the Bayview Avenue School each Friday
evening throughout the winter months between the hours of 7;30 and
1 It-OOP. M.
All youngsters 14 to 18 years of age are invited to attend this
weekly co-recreation program. A very active year has been planned
by the Jr. Council, the teen-agers own representatives, who do much
in forming the backbone of this group's activities. As in the past,
basketball, volleyball, wrestling and badminton will be offered in the
gym. Dancing to records and quiet games will be provided for-in the
cafeteria, while in the basement, ping pong, shuffleboard and pool will
be among the activities offered. A Pepsi Cola machine will be on hand
for the thirsty.
Once a month there will be a teen-age dance in the gym and will
feature live music supplied by "The Jebs". To attend any of these de-partment
dances, youngsters must come dressed for the occasion.
Other plans for this years teen-age program will include sev-eral
swimming trips, a professional basketball game inNew YorkCity,
as well as a hockey game at Madison Square Garden.
The Recreation Department would like to extend an invitation
to this year's 9th graders who are now eligible to participate in this
Membership cards may be obtained at the Recreation Dept. of-fice
in the Village Hall or at the teen-age program at Bayview Avenue
JR. HIGH SOCIAL PROGRAM
The 7th and 8th grade youngsters of Freeport are invited to at-tend
the weekly Friday night co-recreation program at the Atkinson
School from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Basketball, volleyball, wrestling and
group games will be offered in the gym, while in the cafeteria, quiet
games, arts and crafts and social dancing will be featured. Mr. Joseph
Schneller will be the director of this program and will have working
with him, Messrs. Thomas Gorman, Paul Devine, and Mrs. Melvina
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POLICE DEPARTMENT-ACCIDENT STATISTICS
Month of September, 1958
Accidents (except fatal
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Jan. to Sept, 30, 1958
Accidents (except fatal)
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