In 1969, 36% of the third
graders in the Freeport School
District were reading on the low-est
level according to State Edu-cation
Department figures, the
second highest percentage among
Nassau County's 53 districts. In
1979, only 7% were at that level,
a smaller percentage than 17
other districts, and the same as
five others. Significant also is the
fact that 42% of the third graders
now read at the highest level, a
-larger-proportion -than -25- other-districts,
the same as five others,
and higher than the statewide
percentage of 29.
In mathematics in 1969,'Free-port
third graders included 29%
functioning at the lowest level,
again, the second highest per-centage
among Nassau's dis-tricts.
Today, only 6% have
tested to be at that level, a lower
percentage than 10 other school
systems and the same as four
others. For those functioning at
the highest level in mathematics,^,
Freeport's figure is 43%, higher
than 29 other districts and same
as five others. The statewide
figure is 28%.
The dramatic ten year improve-ment
is carried out on the sixth
grade level. In 1969, 33% of
Freeport sixth graders were read-ing
at the lowest level, the high-est
percentage in the County.
Places in or near Freeport will
be focused on by some 300 Vil-lage
residents and those from
nearby communities, in a project--
sponsored by the Freepprt Arts
While the project involves
photography, it also involves the
simplest of cameras — a "pin
hole" camera - a triangular box
made of cardboard and containing
a piece of photographic paper.
The "lens" is literally a pin hole.
To take a picture, one simply
focuses the lens on an object and
leaves it for a time which varies
according to light conditions.
The Arts Council will provide
a camera to the first 300 persons
of any age requesting one. The
charge is SI. They will be avail-able
at the Arts Council's gallery
on Newton Boulevard (off the
Mall) on Monday, July 30, 10am
to noon and 2 to 4pm. On Tues-day,
July 31 and Thursday,
Now that percentage is down to
15%, a smaller amount than 17
districts and same as two others.
The percentage reading at the
highest level is 23%, higher than
13 other districts and the same as
three others. In mathematics,
in 1969 42% were functioning at
the lowest level, again the highest
percentage in the county. Today
that figure is 7% and 48 other dis-tricts
have a higher percentage
with the county figure 15%.
-Functioning at the highest-level-are
38% of the Freeport students,
a higher proportion than 48 other
In the Baldwin School District,
attended by Freeport students
residing in some areas of the
northwest section of the Village,
44% of third graders are reading
at the highest level, and 5% at
the lowest. In mathematics, 37%
are functioning at the highest
level and 4% at the lowest. In the
sixth grade, 27% are high in
reading and 15% low. In mathe-matics,
25% are on the high level
and 20% on the low.
All figures have been compiled
by the State Education Depart-ment
based on the results of
standardized tests given through-out
the state. Those students not
in the high or low statistics are
August 2, they can be picked up
at the Recreation Center from 7 to
9pm. On Wednesday, August 1,
• theywuTbe-available at the Cen-ter
from 10am to noon and 2 to
4pm. They can also be obtained at
the Freeport Memorial Library on
Friday, July 31, from 10am to
noon and 2 to 4pm.
Those receiving a camera will
also be given a copy of the simple
instructions and a list of sug-gested
photographic sites within
the Village. All will be asked to
return the cameras by the week of
August 20 so that their photos can
be developed by the Council staff.
All photographers will receive a
print. All successful prints will
also be displayed during the 2nd
Annual Creative Arts Fair which
will be held on the Mall on Sun-day,
September 9 and Monday,
September 10 at the Recreation
Property owners should bl
aware that Village ordinances for*
bid allowing grass to grow be-yond
eight inches in height. This
includes the strip between curb
and sidewalk and vacant lots.
Recent surveys on Long Island
show that up to 90% of all home-owners
remove clippings from
their lawns. However, if a lawn is
mowed when it is dry and when
clippings are sufficiently short
...(never..remove, more..than..*/3 .of.,
the blade), they can be left on the
lawn. Most people are of the
opinion that clippings build up
the thatch layer of the lawn, but
this has been disproven by recent
Michigan State University re-search.
Since clippings break down
rapidly and have fertilizer value,
they should be left right on the
lawn. Leaving them replaces con-siderable
nutrients to the growing
grass that would .otherwise be
A change in State law man-dates
that beginning in 1980, the
licensing fee for any dog capable
of reproduction, male or female,
will be the same and higher than
that for dogs who have been
spayed or neutered. Previously
male dogs, neutered.or not, en-joyed
the lower fee of a spayed
Thus, beginning in 1980, the
fee in Freeport for dogs capable
of reproduction will be $10.35
annually, and the fee for spayed
or neutered pets 'wiU"be""$4.'35'.'
Part of the fee goes to the State,
another to the Town of Hemp-stead
for animal control within
Freeport, and a portion is re-tained
by the Village for adminis-trative
expenses having to do with
the issuing of licenses.
Dogs can be neutered or
spayed at a reasonable cost at the
Bide-A-Wee Home Association's
clinic, 3300 Beltagh Avenue,
Wantagh (785-4687) or by obtain-ing
a certificate from the Friends
of Animals, 11 West 60th Street,
New York City (212-247-8120)
which will be honored by co-operating
Again, the village has no choice
but to charge the same for male or
female dogs capable of reproduct-ion
since it is now required under
f'4< REFERENCE ONLY
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,1 stand 3rd Mondays Of The Month',''At 8:00 P. Mr"".-"' " '
The Dance Twirlers of the Freeport Recreation Department competed
in the New York State competition recently held at Central Islip High
School. The team co-sponsored by Apache II of Woodcleft Avenue,
"tb6R'first"place"ih~tneir category. The proud twirlers are (lY'tcfrT)' first
row: Dominique Racanelli, Lisa Dauro, Lauren Franco, Michele
Hirsch, Karen Kilkenny and Suzanne Kropp; second row: Lisa Strantz,
Leona Streater, Patie Nicolino, Vicki Geraci, Janine Wolfe, Tanya Bell
ana Erin Comerford. In the third row (I. to r.) are instructor Lorie
Comerford, director Jill Comerford and assistant instructor Kathlyn
Some $70,000 in federal funds
have been utilized in improve-ments
to three parks in the Vil-lage
with the work begun last fall
under the direction of the Free-port
Agency and recently completed.
The parks involved are Martin
Luther King and Northeast in
Community Development's Im-provement
Area #1 and Raynor
Street in Improvement Area #3.
Parks outside the designated
Areas were not eligible for the
federally funded improvements.
In Martin Luther King, an
existing tot lot was moved to a
more suitable area of the park;
the slide, climbing equipment
and swings were renovated; a
new basketball court with fenc-ing
was constructed; existing
fencing repaired; ground cover-ing
installed and walks and1 drives-paved.
Northeast Park's baseball field
was completely renovated with a
new backstop, benches, protect-ive
fences, new infield surface,
new walks and bases and grass
areas sodded. In addition, the
three tennis courts were resur-faced,
striped and new nets of a
permanent metal type installed.
The existing fencing was also re-paired.
Work similar to that at North-east
was done at Raynor Park's
Little League baseball field. An
existing soccer field was also re-paired.
Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlin, James Clark, Timothy Peternana
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo - Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Michael Solomon
VILLAGE OF FREEP0T SANCTION REGULATIONS
Superintendent of Public Works Edwin Prefer has announced
that all Village sanitation regulations previously in effect must
be adhered to under the private carter arrangement. He pointed
out that the Village's contract with the private carter, Five
Counties Carting Co., does not negate those rules. "If anything,
the problems of disposal of garbage and trash have increased
from year to year due to environmental concerns and the lack of
landfill areas," Prefer said.
It is important that property owners and tenants SAVE THE
FOLLQWING INFORMATION FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. ; - • •-' ••>:'~" • • *****
SANITATION COLLECTION AREAS
NORTH - North of Randall and Grand Aves.,
including Randall and Grand Aves.
CENTRAL - Between Randall and Grand Aves.
south to Atlantic Ave.
SOUTH - Atlantic Ave. south, including all
* GARBAGE COLLECTIONS
(from rear or side only)
Monday and Thursday - North
Tuesday and Friday - Central
Wednesday and Saturday - South
(from curb only)
Wednesday - South
Thursday - North
Friday - Central
*NOTE: WHEN A HOLIDAY FALLS ON A
COLLECTION DAY, GARBAGE WILL BE
PICKED UP ON THE NEXT SCHEDULED
COLLECTION DAY AND TRASH WILL BE
PICKED UP THE FOLLOWING WEEK. Holi-days
observed by the Village are New Year's
Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Washington's Birth-day,
Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day,
Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day,
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
BASIC REGULATIONS (Residential Only)
1. One and two family residences are limited to seven containers
or bundles per week. Three .to 12 family houses are limited
to 12 per week.
2. Garbage will be picked up from rear or side door. There will
be no indoor pickup.
3. Containers may be no larger than 20 gallons.
4. Garbage must be placed in sanitary regulation metal or
plastic containers with handles and covers. Freezing weath-er
may crack plastic containers for which the carter can not
be held responsible.
5. Garbage may not be mixed with rubbish.
6. Anything weighing over 75 pounds will not be taken.
7. Sanitation workers are not expected to put themselves in
hazardous situations. Dogs must be taken from yard before
collection and it is the occupant's responsibility to clear
walks of snow and ice or to place cans at curb on day of col-lection.
8. Trash should not be set at the curb until after 6 pm the day
before collection is scheduled.
9. Large items such as refrigerators, stoves, couches, mat-tresses
and other articles or similar bulk or weight requires
a special pickup which must be arranged for in advance by
calling Five Counties at 546-8080.
There is no charge for special pickups. However, excessive
amounts will not be taken in one trip. It is recommended that
homeowners tell the private carters exactly what items are
involved when arranging for a special pickup; The home-owner
may arrange for as many special pickups as necessary
over a period of time to dispose of everything or contract
individually with Five Counties or any other private carting
service to remove all afroneitime'at<a charge?^-' •-» -.•;—-'-,:•
10. Garbage or trash placed in ioil drums, sugar barrels, card-board
barrels or refrigerator and washing.machine cartons
will not be collected.
11. Building demolition debris, concrete, rocks, blacktop,
alteration and contractor waste, roofing, plaster and sod,
will not be collected nor will discarded autos, trucks, any
parts thereof, or battery cases and tires. Residents only may
bring such materials in a private car or station wagon
to the Village's Transfer Station, Albany Avenue, Monday
through Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm for disposal. No vehicles
with commercial plates allowed.
12. Inflammables or oils, combustible materials such as clean-ing
fluids, chemicals, varnish, explosives, tar paper and
roofing tar, will not be collected and cannot be disposed
of at the Transfer Station. . ..
13. Branches and wood over six inches in diameter or over 4'
long will not be accepted. This includes stumps, tree trunks,
railroad ties, telephone poles, etc. Wood and branches
under these measurements must be tied in bundles, with a
limit of four bundles per collection. '"'..= '!.''
14. No trash collection from apartment dwellings or commercial
establishments. Please call Department of PublicVWorks for
PROCEDURE FOR REQUEST OR COMPLAINT
1. Call Five Counties Carting Co. FIRST. The phone, 545-8080,
is manned from 8 am to 4 pm, weekdays, and 8 am to 1 pm
2. If the matter is not resolved, notify the Department of Public
Works; if urgent by phone (FR 8-4000) but preferably in
3. For suggestions or general comments, WRITE TO: Village
Clerk, Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Free-port,
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