The Freeport Fire Depart-ment
is providing, free of charge,
"Tot Finder" decals which
should be placed in the windows
of rooms where children sleep.
Children become disoriented
more quickly in a smoke and/or
flame condition than adults.
• When arriving at the scene of a
fire, the volunteer Freeport fire-men
will look for the decals and
search those rooms first.
Funds for the decals were
raised by the Freeport Chamber
of Commerce with the assistance
of Al Gordon of the Right Track
Inn and Mike Ocera of the Italian-
The stickers may be obtained
from Third Deputy Fire Chief
John Provenzano in the Building
Department, Village Hall, any
working day. They can also be ob-tained
from the Fire Dispatcher's
Office by calling FR8-0712 after
Police Meet With Community Groups
Push For "40,000 Pairs Of Eyes"
Members of the Freeport Police
Department have long had a pro-gram
where a representative, of
the Department will meet with
local organizations of every age
group from school youngsters to
senior citizens. Subjects have
included burglary prevention in
the home, defense in the street,
safe driving procedures, mischief
by youths and self-protection for
women. A Police Department
speaker may be arranged for by
calling the Department's Com-munity
Relations Bureau at 378-
One program initiated by the
Freeport Police Department,
years before other communities
adopted similar programs, is
"40,000 Pairs of Eyes." That pro-gram,
according to Police Com-missioner
David Meehan, re-mains
today as one of the most
powerful deterrents against crime
in the Village, and one of the
charges of the speakers appear-
Sewer Lines Inspection
All sewer lines are being in-spected
by the Village engineers,
Baldwin and Cornelius, between
midnight and 5 pm.
The inspection will involve the
opening of manholes throughout
Freeport. Such openings will be
protected from'traffic. Vehicles at
the opening sites will bear the
name "Baldwin and Cornelius"
and all personnel will have identi-fication
showing that they are
members of that firm.
Fire Emergency Number
Residents and business persons
are warned that the number to be
called in case of fire in the Village
is carried INCORRECTLY in the
current directory issued by the
New York Telephone Company.
The correct number is obtained
from "Information" only when
the caller states an emergency.
The correct number does appear
in the Yellow Book Community
It is strongly recommended
that the box below be cut out and
placed on or near the telephone.
Police Department i
ing before groups is to involve as"
many residents as possible in the
The "40,000 Pairs of Eyes"
program 'is essentially one of
watching over your neighbor.
Freeporters are encouraged to
immediately report any suspi-cious
activity, person, vehicle,
etc. to the Police by calling
FR 8-0700. The person reporting
does not have to give their name
if they prefer not to. Regardless,
the police will respond.
"Many residents hesitate to
call police in questionable in-stances,"
said, "feeling guilty that they
may be unnecessarily calling men
out. We of the Police Department
understand that feeling, but
nevertheless encourage people to
call us if there is any suspicion of
crime. We would rather go out for
no cause than not be called thac
one time a crime is being com-mitted."
Free Energy Audits
The Board of Trustees has ap-proved
a resolution pledging full
support for an Energy Audit Pro-gram
proposed by Power Author-ity
Chairman John Dyson which
would be jointly sponsored by the
Power Authority and the munici-palities
of Freeport and Rockville
Centre. The venture will be
funded by the~> Power Authority
as a model program which may be
expanded to other areas of the
State at a later date. The Energy
Audits will be offered free of
charge to the homeowners and
minimal costs will be incurred by
the municipalities. The program
is scheduled to begin this month.
Sometime this month, each
homeowner in the Village will
receive full descriptive literature
regarding the program including
an application form which must
be returned to the Power Author-ity
as per instructions if an
Energy Audit is desired.
Effective March 15, the Power
Authority will have a consulting
firm in Freeport and any one
wishing further information
should contact Gerald Regan of
DMC Energy Inc. at 379-4622
during business hours.
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 Island 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 8:00 P.M.
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Trustees: Dorothy Storm, ; Alfred Sirlin, James Clark, Timothy Peternana
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo - Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Michael Solomon
$3.25 per hour
(15-19 hours per week)
Office of Village Clerk
(No phone inquires)
For All (
Erlitoi 's Note: We are aware that
some readers of this "Village
News" will receive information
after the event described below.
This is unavoidable as details
were received too late for the Feb-ruary
issue. Nevertheless, we
have been asked to assist in
netting out as large an audience
On Friday, March 21, the 65-
member concert section of the
award-winning Freeport Fire
Department Band will present an
hour and a half performance at
the 1,000-seat auditorium of the
Freeport High School. The con-cert
will begin at 8:15 pm with
ticket cost $3. Tickets may be ob-tained
at the door or in advance
from members of the Freeport
Fire Department of which the
Band is an autonomous segment.
Music Director Ned Mahoney
promises the concert will be "for
all ages" and will include dixie,
marches, show tunes and waltzes.
This is the third such annual
concert which began when band
members learned that Mahoney's
son had been diagnosed as having
ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease).
ALS is a progressive, muscle
wasting disease for which there is
no known cure. Concert proceeds
go to the National ALS Founda-tion
which last year netted $5,000
from the event.
Any senior, aged 60 or older, is
invited to join the Freeport Sea-gulls
Senior Men's Softball Team.
Sponsored by the Freeport
Recreation Department, the team
will start its third season in May.
Those wishing to join should
call 223-8000, ext. 317, during the
CLIP & SAVE
No Trash During Holiday Week
Violators Will Receive Summonses
It is important to all property values in Freeport that
the Village streets remain free of trash. For that reason,
the ordinance forbidding the placement of trash at
curbside other than on the scheduled collection day will
be strictly enforced. There is a change in collection
when a holiday occurs and for this reason it is important
that the residents keep the information below for refer-ence.
It should be noted that prior to contracting out for
private sanitation service, when a holiday occured trash
was not collected anywhere in the Village that week.
Under the present system, only one-third of the Village
Trash will not be picked up from the curb in a week
when a holiday falls on either of the normally scheduled
collection days for your area of the Village.
FOR EXAMPLE: If you live in the northern section of
the Village, garbage is normally picked up from the
rear on Mondays. On Thursdays, garbage is picked up
from the rear and trash from the curb.
If a holiday occurs on a Monday, garbage will not be
picked up that day. On that Thursday, garbage only will
be collected. Trash will not be collected.
If a holiday occurs on a Thursday, garbage will be col-lected
as usual on Monday. On Thursday, however,
.neither.garbage nor trash willbe collected... .
In both the above instances, trash will be collected from
the curb on Thursday of the following week.
Persons putting trash at the curb on a non-collection
day will be notified to remove it immediately. Repeated
violators can be summoned to Village Court where they
will be liable for fines up to $250.
Village holidays in 1980 are as follows:
Fri., May 30
Fri., July 4
Mon., Oct. 13
Tues., Nov. 4
Tues., Nov. 11
Thurs., Nov. 27
Thurs., Dec. 25
Bicycle Safety Month
At the kickoff of the village's 1980 Bike Safety Campaign, Mayor
William H. White presented the Official Proclamation designating
April as Bike Safety Month in Freeport. Young Glenn Butterfield
received it on behalf of all village bicycle riders. Looking on (I. to r.)
were Superintendent of Freeport Schools Donald Costlowi Mayor
White/'Assistant Superintendent-of Schools- Doris Selub and- Freepor-t
Police Lieutenant Joseph Boland.
Mayor William White, in pro-claiming
April as "Bicycle Safety
Month, noted that there had
been 66 bicycle accidents in the
Village during 1977 and yet
another fatality in 1978. Con-tinued
education, and enforce-ment
of the laws governing bike
riding by the Freeport Police
Department, brought the accident
frequency down to 55 last year
and, fortunately, no fatalities.
"However," the Mayor
pointed out, "55 bike accidents
are 55 too many for those of us
concerned with the safety of all
riders on our streets."
The special month was desig-nated
following a series of meet-ings
between Deputy Mayor
Dorothy Storm, the Freeport
Police Department and the parent
groups, faculty and adminis-tration
of the Freeport School
District, Our Holy Redeemer
School and Transfiguration Parish
Highlight of the month will be a
series of Bicycle Safety Clinics on
Saturdays, 9 am to noon. Adults
as well as children are urged
to bring their bikes to a session
during which police officers and
parent volunteers will inspect
equipment for any possible de-fects
which could lead to an
accident. Following inspection,
bikes will be registered with the
Police Department to ease their
return to the owner in event of
loss or theft. Cost for the one-time
registration is 25$. The Freeport
Chamber of Commerce will pay
the registration fee for all chil-dren.
The schedule for the Clinics is
as follows: April 12, Bayview
Avenue School; April 19, Giblyn
School; April .26, Columbus Ave-nue
School; and May 3, Atkinson
The schools will be distributing
safety materials for classroom use
throughout the month and several
in-school contests are planned by
parents' groups to insure as wide
participation as possible.
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