Freeport's newest police officers are welcomed by Police Commissioner David Meehan. The five recently
graduated from the Nassau County Police Academy where they distinguished themselves with high
honors. They are (left to right) Michael Caprioll; William Blaschuk; Alfred Gros, who was first in the
graduating class of the Academy with a 95 average; James Gallo; and Richard Smith who had been cho-sen
class representative. The newest group of police officers brings the number of men in the Village
Department to 79.
Waterfront Weekend A Big Success
The .oppressive heat kept down
the crowds but, all in all, Free-port's
.July"22-23, involving the Annual
Canoe Races of the Chamber of
•Commerce and the Art Show and
.Nautical Fair of the Historical
-.Society, was termed a success by
ictKe.weary and wilted volunteers.
p*vLisa Scalamandre arid Valerie
Pantina made the best time of the
day for females in the Canoe
Races, traveling the one-mile
course in 9:08. Taking top honors
for the men were Robert and Roy
Heal who 'went their half-mile
longer course in 7:20.
In the Youth races, first place
honors went to Jill Crook and
Lynda Ostrofsky, 5:50, for the fe-males;
and George and Anthony
Mungo, 4:06, for the males.
Marion Gottschalk and Ann
Anderson paddled the best time,
13:0i' in - the Females Over 40
Races; while Al Grover and Joe
Scopinich's 8:59-time did the
same for the males'.
Two Male-Female mixed heats
were run. Jack Extract and Elaine
Latham took one, 8:32; and Liz
/Phillips and Bob Erwig, the other,
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A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 WILLIAM H. WHITE. MAYOR
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 8:00 P.M.
Registration, For New_
.-The -summer season • at the
Recreation Center will end with
the closing of the outdoor pool
complex on Labor Day. The in-door
pool will remain open except
Mondays. Hours, Tuesday to
Saturday, are 10 am to 9:30 pm
and on Sunday, 1 pm to 9:30 pm.
Fall discount plans for the
Center's Health Wing complex,
will be on sale the latter part of
this month. Cost is $60 for a
family and $27.50 for an in-dividual
with senior citizens
receiving a 50% reduction. Those
who had a Summer plan and now
purchase a Fall plan will receive a
$20 reduction when purchasing a
Registration for Recreation
Department programming for
children will be held at the Center
on Saturday, September 23,
10 am to noon. Registration for
adults and teens will be held on
Tuesday, September 26, 7 pm to
Programs offered include art,
arts and crafts, basketball, baton
twirling, bowling, creative play,
ballet, social dance, tap; dog
obedience, drama, fencing, golf,
guitar, gymnastics, swimming,
handcrafts, judo, kiddie club,
mini-bike, slimnastics, soccer and
yoga exercise. Programs are also
available for the handicapped.
. Cost for most courses is $5 with
a maximum of $25 per .family
regardless of number of children
or teens or the number of courses
A brochure outlining all pro-
Community Development Program
Mayor William White (right) is happy to receive, from Congressman
Norman Lent, $300,000 in the form of a letter of credit for the Village.
The sum is a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development to continue a housing improvement assistance program
now in operation. Under the program, property owners receive low-interest
Jqans^Qr, if on a fixed income.jJirecXgrants, in order Jo .rriam-tain'br'improve
their houses. Further information can be obtained by"
calling 378-4432. The grant presentation took place in front of an
exhibit of the accomplishments of Freeport's Community Development
programs which is currently on display in various sites in the Village.
grams and facilities is available at
the Center, 130 East Merrick
Road, or by calling 223-8000.
The Village of Freeport is once
again selling plastic bags for use
in yard cleaning, leaf raking, etc.
The dark brown bags have a 55
gallon capacity and are two mils
The price is $1.50 per ten bags.
They may be purchased at the
counter adjacent to the Treas-urer's
Office in Village Hall, each
working day between 8:30 am and
Trustees: Thomas J. Lovelidge, Dorothy Storm, Wayne Jordan, Alfred Sirlin
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo - Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Michael Solomon
September 14-17 will see Free-port
again the site of the Greater
New York Boat Show sponsored
by the Marine Trades Association
of New York. Charles Pigadis,
president of the Association and
head of the Show, is a boat dealer
on Woodcleft Canal.
The Association's first show
was held in the Village last year
under inclement weather condi-tions,
but was nevertheless suc-cessful
enough to bring the ex-hibition
This year's show will be held
at the Guy Lombardo Marina at
the foot of-Guy-Lombardo Avenue
(formerly South Grove Street).
A both "in the water" and "on
the land" show, some 150 slips
and 10 acres have been made
available by the Town of Hemp-stead
which owns the Marina.
Many crafts, both power and sail,
will be displayed.
Details had not been finalized
as the "Village News" went to
press. The tentative hours for the
show are 1-9 pm on weekdays,
10 am to 9 pm on Saturday and
noon to 9 pm on Sunday. Admis-sion
fees will be $3 for adults
and $1.50 for children 12 and
under. Food will be available for
Arrangements will be attempt-ed
to relieve traffic congestion.
Last year parking was established
elsewhere in the Village with
showgoers transported by bus
As part of the Long Island
Nautical Festival, the 136-foot
square rigge'r, "The Unicorn',"
may also be docked at the Guy
Lombardo Marina during the
show. The ship will leave Tampa,
Fla. to arrive at Montauk on
September 1. Featured in OpSail,
in movies and television, "The
Unicorn" will then make 14
ports of call on both the north
and south shores. The public is
invited aboard and group cruises
may be arranged. Should the
"Unicorn" be at the marina dur-ing
the show, admission to the
ship will be separate from ad-mission
to the show.
On Saturday, September 30,
Freeport will be the headquarters
of an American Power Boat As-sociation
- sanctioned 175 - mile
race involving some 500 persons,
including racers from California.
Further details will be forth-
The canopies along the Freeport Mall are now joined to the storefronts
by translucent panels. Every fifth panel is a different shade because of
its treatment for fire-proofing. Similar protection'against the weather'
elements is going up on the pavillions so shoppers will have protection
while going from one side to the other.
coming in the local and regional
Truck Company #1 of the Free-port
Fire Department, in connec-tion
with the Retail Division of
the Chamber of Commerce, will
host a seven mile run on Satur-day,
The run will start at Wool-worth's
on Church Street, north
to Pine Street, west to Brook-side
Avenue, south to Atlantic
Avenue, east to South Long
Beach Avenue, south to Suffolk
Street, east to Miller Avenue,
south to Richmond, east to Wood-cleft
Avenue, north to Front
-.Street, west to Ocean Avenue,
north to Archer Street, east to
Bedell Street and north to the
finish line on the Freeport Mall.
There will be five classes of
competition for both males and
females and awards will be given
to the winners of all the classes.
There will be 300 tee shirts given
to the first 300 finishers. Entry
blanks will be available at many
stores on the Mall, the Recreation
Center and at Truck Company #\
at 76 Church Street.
Spectators will be welcomed
along the route and are urged
to bring orange or lemon slices
to aid the runners as they pass by.
Revenues from the Recreation
Center are up $20,808 for the
month of June, 1978 as opposed
to the same period last year. The
, increase is from the purchase of
recreation Activity Cards and dis-count
Plans to the Health Wing at
the Center and does not reflect
fees for programming.
As of June 30, 4,469 Activity
Cards had been purchased for a
total of $10,022. As of the same
date last year, the figure stood at
3,992 for revenues of $7,984.
Again, as of June 30 when the
• "outdoor pool complex had not yet
opened "on a~ daily basis,1." 1,157
Discount Plans had been sold as
compared to 939 a year earlier.
The increase brought in revenues
of $74,092, $17,770 over last year.
While revenue figures were not
available on programming,
Recreation Department personnel
reported a substantial increase in
participation as the summer sea-son
began. Tennis alone attracted
32 youths and 96 adults, a tre-mendous
leap. Some 75 women
signed up for Slimnastics while
the limited dog obedience
classes developed waiting lists..
Over 100 children were register-"
ed for the July summer camps
with an equal number to attend
the August session. A new pro-gram
and the most expensive
offered, sailing, saw 13 persons
taking the course in July. Another
new offering, yoga, attracted
40. Some 100 youngsters were
involved in the kiddie programs
offered at Randall 'arid Glacken
Parks while the open program for
teens at Columbus Avenue School
was described as "booming."
The diverse swimming and diving
. courses at the .Center attracted
some 400 students during July
Mayor William White (right) meets with Freeport Community Devel-opment
Director James Dunne at a long boarded-up house on Grand
Avenue which is undergoing extensive renovations before the move-in
of a Homesteader who will purchase it for $10,000 over 10 years. A
sagging porch is to be reconstructed, the kitchen and bathrooms gutted
and rebuilt and all electrical, plumbing and heating systems brought
up to code. The exterior will be painted to the Homesteader's specifica-tions
and all interior walls and ceilings prepared for painting, wall-papering,
panelling, etc. With some 20 Homesteaders occupying their
new homes for upwards to two years, an equal number of structures
are in various stages of rehabilitation in the northeastern section of the
village. This particular house is on a shaded, oversized corner lot and
has the charms of°a'n older home such as a fireplace and stained glass
The workbooks are to guide the
public in the proper usage of
energy and, if required,, to. make
changes in equipment operation
and life style so as to consume
energy in the most efficient
In order for the State Energy
Office to assess the effectiveness
of the program, the Village asks
residents to fill out and mail the
postage paid card on the back of
Over the next few months the
Freeport Electric Department/will
be distributing to eacn--home
Home Energy Audit Workbooks.
The distribution is being done at
the request of the New York State
Energy Office which, along with
the ^Public Service Commission,"
prep'ared the booklets.
Since the first week in April,
through the last week in June, the
Freeport Police have issued
summons to 18 men violating the
Village's new ordinance forbiding
the possession of an open con-tainer
holding an alcoholic
beverage in any public area.
Justice Ralph • Franco levied =
fines ranging from $5 to $15 on
Among the places where the
violations took place were Archer
and Ocean, South Grove Street,
Brookside and Milburn, Atlantic
and Bayview, Smith and South
Main, West Second and Main,
parking field #1, on the grounds
of Dodd Junior High School,
Merrick and Church, and North-west,
Waterfront and Triangle
A 17-year-old was fined $10 by
Judge Franco after he failed to
heed a policer officer's warning
that it is illegal to ride a bike on
the Freeport Mall, or on the side-walk
of any other business district
of the Village. The Mall has been
posted with "no biking" signs
and bike racks are available at the
two adjacent parking lots.
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