With the onset of spring weather, the Highway Department has
been pressed into full service honing gutters and re pair ing holes in the
streets... No permanent road work can be done until thaw is out of
ground and then work is to commence on St. Marks Ave. , N. Long
Beach Avenue, and Hudson Avenue. . .Near top of program too, is the
surfacing on parking field north of Post Office.... Within a short
time now, all the new parking facilities under construction throughout
the shopping area will be open to the public and an arcade will be con-structed
from the E/S of S. Main Street thru to the new Henry Street
field. .. Henry Street extension now proceeding rapidly to Mill Road
with S. Main Street widening to follow... Village Board authorizes
$14, 000. drainage project for Independence Avenue and Sagamore St.
. .Freeport Citizenry can be very proud of the six new leased Police
cars recently put into service... Everyone around Village Hall very
happy to hear that wife of Acting Chief Dixonis on the mend after very
serious accident. . .Freeport Stadium will be bee-hive of activity this
summer with new extra dates for racing inaugurated by promoter Jake
Kedenburg... Fans will have use of added 5 acre parking field on S/S
of Mill Road (formerly a swamp and a pet project of Mayor Glacken).
. .Other Land reclaimed by Administration soon to be converted to a
Park on Liberty Avenue... Board of Water and Light mapping plans for
replacement of many miles of 45 year old 4 inch water pipe. .. Congrat-ulations
to Abe Kregstein for his new Bayview Pharmacy building and
supplementary neighborhood stores, a marked improvement for S/W
Freeport. . .Old building soon to be demolished and drive-in parking
established.. .Another indication of added faith inFreeport is the start
of construction operations of Freeport Bowl on Commercial Street
which will house 44 lanes, a restaurant and cocktail lounge ! . .. Typical
of promptness displayed by Volunteer Fire Dept. was the response by
New Rescue Company to tragic accident involving L. I. R. R. Lineman.
. . Mayor Glacken put quick kibosh to rumors that Village Board would
hire a Public Safety Commissioner to head bothPolice andFire Depart-ments!
!! Mandatory Inservice Training School set up for P. D. with
Special and Auxiliaries invited to attend. .. Houses of worship getting a
new look these days with Temple B'Nai Israel nearing completion and
Union Reform Temple breaking ground for New Edifice March 29th. . .
Christ Luthern Church to celebrate its 50th anniversary on June 2nd
and Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Mahon to be feted for his 60 years of Priest-hood
the same month. . .Freeport Police unamimously endorse 65 year
retirement planaccording to letter received fromPBA by Village Board
... "Modern Police Management" course given at N. Y. University for
New York, Connecticut and New Jersey completed by Acting Chief Edward
Dixon.. .Contest for School Board vacancy created by decision of Harold
Pearson not to run because of ailing health has two hats in the ring so
far. ..Former Trustee Clifton B. Smith and David Spitz are the Aspir-ants.
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FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
FREEPORT, NEW YORK
WILLIAM f. GLACKEN. MAYOR
THEODORE M. LANG
ARTHUR R. MULLER
ROBERT S. MCLELLAN
GEORGE H. FAIRBERG
LEONARD 0. B. SMITH.
KENNETH E. VOUGHT.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
'Vol. 9-4 April, 1959
Freeport's six new Patrol Cars.
PRESENTING YOUR COMMISSIONERS
When Gregory W. Murray
terms his experience on the Zoning
Board of Appeals as "one of the most
rewarding and stimulating experiences
I have ever had", it is rare tribute,
for Greg has lived in a number of towns,
both as a civilian and as a Lieutenant
Commander in the Navy.
Boston born Greg acquired
his civic interest from his father
Michael J. Murray, for many years a
State Senator in Massachusetts. His
love for the Navy he acquired from his
'V"brbthe"r7 the'famous four star Admiral
George D. Murray, skipper of the re-nowned
Greg attended GeorgetownUn-iversity
in Washington, D. C. He mar-ried
Alice Monahan of Watertown,
Mass, and they have a daughter Carol.
The retail home furnishings business
has been Greg's specialty for many
years—he was formerly with W & J
Sloanes and is currently with the Huffman and Boyle chain.
After some World War II wandering Greg, Alice and Carol
moved to Freeport in 1948. He is president of the United Fund and a
past president of the South West Civic Association. As Chair man of the
Zoning Boarc? of Appeals, Greg Murray has been noted for judiciousness
and fairness—always the mark of a proper Bostonian.
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Does Freeport have a Carnegie Hall? Yes it does! It's the
Freeport High School Auditorium, -where four concerts a year are held
by nationally known artists, two of which will be The Westminister Choir,
and Paul Draper, dancer. Membership is $7.00 for adults and $3.00
for students, which also entitles the holder to attend any other Community
Concert in any other Community. The above is conducted by the Free-port
Community Concert Association, a non-profit group, who have brought
outstanding artists to Freeport for eleven years.
Subscriptions may be obtained May 18-23. For further infor-mation
call Fr. 8-4732. * # * * # # #
BICYCLE LICENSE PLATES
The 1959 Bicycle License Plates are available and should be
picked up right away.
Gregory W. Murray
Chrmn. Zoning Bd.of Appeals
KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENT HEADS
Clinton Walling boasts a unique
family tradition of service to Freeport
—his father was the first superintend-ent
of the Power House in the Village,
a post he held for 48 years. Clint has
been with the power plant some 41
years himself and has been Superin-tendent
of Electric Utilities since 1927
—when he succeeded his father in that
Clint, an engineer out of Pratt
Institute, is mighty proud of the power
plant-nine of the largest municipal dies-el
that its power output nas increased
51% in the last 4 years. More impor-tant
than that, however, is the fact that
the village residents pay 8% less for
their power than residents in surround-ing
communities. In addition, the vil-lage
saves $ 126, 000 a year onits street
light costs through utilization of the
Clinton H. Walling
Supt. Electric Utilities
power plant. Since its inception when it cost $16, 000 to erect, the pow-er
plant has furnished the village with over $2 millionin free power serv-ices.
Clint and his wife, the former Clara Thelma Braxator, a native
of Germany whom Clint met in Freeport, live at 84 Leonard Avenue,
and they have a son, William B. who is a doctor in Hicksville, and two
grandchildren. Boats and boating are the big hobbies in Clint's life but
they play a poor second to the power plant.
The 48 civil service employees in the Power and Light Depart-ment
help Clint furnish service to 13, 000 customer s in the village. While
he looks forward to retirement in a few year s, Clint still has some plans
for improvements on the books which he would like to see consummated
before he steps down. * * * * * * *
The Recreation Dept. is very interested in organizing a Mens
Summer ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. The Dept. has plans for a
twilight league which would be conducted in the three Village Parks dur.
ing July and August. If interested phone Fr. 8-4000.
The Teen-age Employment Service is open Mon. ,Wed. ,andFri.
from 1:00-3:00 P.M. For help, call Freeport 8 -4000.
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