VILLAGE 'SPARES THAT TREE'.WHEN POSSIBLE ..:
Only about 30 trees are being removed on South Ocean Avenue,
in the more-than-a-; mile area from Sunrise Highway to Front St. ,
because of the need for a higher voltage line to provide better elec-tricity
service in South Freeport.
When possible, the Electric Department has pruned trees in-stead
of taking them down. Often , however, this leaves ugly form-ations
which detract from the beauty of a neighborhood. Some larger
trees also have become diseased and rotted to such an extent that
they create a condition dangerous to public safety. The new power
line will connect Freeport's municipal power line with Substation
"D" at Front Street.
FIRE DEPARTMENT FORMS PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP
Chief Patrick Cotignola of the Fire Department has announced
a new Public Relations Committee. Its aims will include making"
available to social and civic organizations speakers on "Fire Pre-vention,"
"Fire Department Organization," Fire-Fighting Tech -
niques" and many other interesting subjects.
This committee is headed by former Fire Chief Frank Musso
and James McBride, co-chairman, assisted by Irving Gray and
Arthur Lewis, ex-Captains.
Arrangements for the programs may be made by writing to
James MeBride, 5 West Fourth Street, orFrank Musso, 22South
CD MERIT CERTIFICATES READY -- COME 'N.1 GET 'EM !
Several hundred Merit Certificates, earned by Freeporters for
serving five or ten years continuously in local Civil Defense, may
" be picked up bythemat the Village Clerk's office. The-handsome
scrolls are signed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
William Loy has been named Director of the Auxiliary Firemen.
YOU CAN HELP KEEP FREEPORT CLEAN
In preparation for Wednesday trash pick-ups, articles to be col-lected
should be placed on the curb area AFTER 6 P.M." Tuesdays
but before 6 A. M. Wednesdays. Obedience to this rule will make a
ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE PLANNED
The Freeport Hi storical Society will hold its second annual out-door
Antique Show and Sale at the Municipal Stadium on Sunday,
June 9. Hours are from noon until 10 P. M.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF .THE VJLLAGE OF: FREEPORT
ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYOR
HENRY M. ALTENOARTBN
FRANK W. 80MER8
QEORQB H. FA1RBERO
FRANCIS J. MUSBO
JOHN J. MAC DONALD
LEONARD D. B. SMITH : -
JOHN O. TESSIER
•TELEPHONE FR 8-4OOO
"The Boating and Fishing Capital of the East"
NEW APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND CITIZEN COMMITTEES
(Mannie Messing, Chairman).
BOARD OF SEWER AND
Daniel J. McNamara, Jr. ,
Henry Spitzler (Edward M. Voelker, Chair man),
(E. Richard Fortunate, Chairman).
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
BOARD OF WATER AND
William F. Wilson, Chairman
Frederick J. Howard
J. Norman Leek
Nathan Ber man
(Richard F. Curran, Chairman),
Continued on Page 3
NO TRASH PICK-UP ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
There will be an important change in theSanitationJDepartment
schedule during the week of Memorial .Day. ...... , /' -.- •;-•./.
Collectors will omit entirely their usual once-a-week • j t r a s h . ;
pick-up on Wednesday, May 29. •' • - ; . - . - :
By eliminating the usual once-a-week trash service for. this,
one day only, Sanitation Department employees can be assigned
instead,.on that Wednesday, to the garbage collection they usually
would make on Thursday, Memorial Day.
The same variation is planned July 3 and 4, another holiday
SHORTCUTS TO ELECTRICAL SAFETY
Eight ways to make your home a safer place are suggested by
the Freeport Electrical Department:
(1) DON'T OVERFUSE. Use only 15 -ampere fuses on branch
circuits. Restrict 20-ampere fuses to kitchen receptacle circuits
-- but use 15-ampere ones there also if the kitchen receptacle cir-cuits
were wired before 1950.
(2) Use no plug fuses which. are larger than 20 amperes in ANY
fuse-holders except. in the service switch.
(3) If with proper size fuses you find that they "blow" frequently,
this is a sign of OVERLOADING. Havewiring checked by a competent
electrical contractor or licensed electrician.
(4) Avoid connecting more than two items to a duplex receptacle.
Don't plug in multiple-type connectors^ ("octopus wiring") at conven-ience
outlets. It's much safer to get additional outlets, installed
(5) FRAYED CORDS, those under carpets, or other cords that
undergo wear from being walked on or from the weight of furniture
are FIRE HAZARDS. Get rid of them. Add new receptacles.
(6) IF LIGHTS FLICKER when appliances start up, it's a sign
that your service is inadequate to maintain proper voltage and pre-vent
overheating of motors, and wires in walls. Don't starve your
motors if you want them to give full service.
(7) Permit only qualified master electricians, who have a VIL-LAGE
OF FREEPORT LICENSE, to do work on your electrical sys-tem.
Installation should be done in accordance with the National
Electrical or local Electrical Codes.
(8) IF YOU ARE SHORT ON "HOUSEPOWER, " call in a licensed
electrical contractor to do the job properly and supply the Magic
Link to Better Living Electrically through adequate house wiring and
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PUBLIC INVITED TO FLOWER SHOW
The Freeport Garden Club urges the public to attend its June
Flower Show in the Memorial Library, June 7 and 8;
This community -minded organization, headed by Mrs. Lawrence
•Larkin, decorates the L. I. R. R. station annually; planted and .main-tains
the indoor garden at the Library; works with ;B\irwood (home
for the blind) and Freeport Senior Citizens and helped in planting at
the Historical Museum.
HOUSING PROJECT NEARLY COMPLETED
First occupants are expected to enter the senior citizens' hous-ing
project on South Main Street sometime in the latter part of May
or early in June, barring unforeseen delays.
MUNICIPAL BUILDING TO CLOSE MAY 31 AND JULY 5
The Municipal Building will close on May 31, the day following
Memorial Day. This will give most village employees a four-day
weekend, but all services essential on that day will be performed.
The Municipal Building will close also on July 5.
PARADE AND CEREMONIES TO MARK MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day on Thursday, May 30, will again be observed,
with a parade and ceremonies. Grand Marshal Samuel D. Gerber
.will be assisted by Dr. Raymond Strauss, Deputy; Frank Manz ,
Chief of Staff, and Guy A. Russell, Adjutant. Starting at 10 A. M.
f r om the JohnW. Dodd Junior High School grounds, the parade will
follow this route:
East on Little Pine Street to South Main, south on Main to Mer-rick
Road, west on Merrick to Long Beach Avenue, north on Long
Beach to Brooklyn Avenue, east on Brooklyn to Ocean Avenue and
north on Ocean to VillageGreen, where the services are planned at
11 A. M. (In case of rain they will take place in the High School
The ceremonies will feature an address by Mayor Robert J.
Sweeney and music by the High School Band. Also participating in
the memorial services will be the Inter-Faith Council, veteran or-ganizations
and the New York National Guard.
A newcomer in the parade this year is expected to be the DUKW,
an amphibious vehicle equipped and staffed by the village Civil De-—
fense unit for emergency use.
NEW APPOINTMENTS (CQNT'D.)
CITIZENS COMMITTEE ELECTRICAL LICENSING BOARD
FREEPORT HOUSING AUTHORITY
ON PUBLIC PLANNING
Frederick J. Howard
Rev. E. M. Mallette
Rev. Harold F. Berry
(Warren G.Schubert, Chair man) ~. Rev. E. Mitchell Mallette
(John B. Mack, Chairman).
WATERFRONT COMMITTEE . . , .
Bennett Minton, Jr. PUBLICITY AND PUBLIC
Otto F. Kunz, Jr. , Chairman
NOTE: Onlythe members added in April are listed here, plus re-appointed
chairmen. See June issue for more new cornmitteemen.
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