DiCostanzo Appointed Village Trustee
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Freeport Mayor William White
has appointed Vincent DiCos-tanzo
of Archer Street to the
Village Board of Trustees to fill
the unexpired term of the late
Timothy Peternana. The appoint-ment
was made at the August
23 public letgislative meeting of
Under state law, the Mayor
alone is enpowered to appoint a
temporary Trustee when a
vacancy occurs prior to the month
of March when an election to
fill the position must be held.
The term of Trustee Peternana,
\who succumbed on May 6 to
wounds received in a burglary
at his First Presbyterian Church
•office ,a month...earlier, .would .
.have expired in March, 1983.
Both he and Trustee C. James
Clark were elected: to their .four
year terms in 1979.
•/; DiCdstanzo and his family are
'^13-year residents of the Village.
^Originally living on Irving Ave-
'nue, some 18 months ago they
-purchased a larger home on
"Archer-; Street through the
•Villager's Homefinders Service.
f Married in 1965, '-DiCostanzo
;and his;wife, Kathleen, a general
iduty nurse at Lydia E. Hall
^Hospital,'are"1 the parents" of "three-sons.
Christopher, 14, is in his
freshman year at Freeport High
•School. Jeffrey, 13, attends
eighth . grade 'at Dodd 'Junior
High School and Matthew, 4,
is enrolled in the pre-kinder-garten
program at . Cleveland
Avenue.School. . . - " . _
;.; Raised in the Carroll Gardens
section of Brooklyn, DiCostanzo
is a graduate of the LaSalle
Military Academy in Oakdale.
He holds a degree in business
administration from Pace Uni-versity
where he majored in
marketing with a minor in law.
He served for ten years as the
federal workmen's compensation
representative for the Brooklyn
law firm of DiCostanzo, Klonasky
and Cutrona, and, for three
years, as sales manager for the
Birnbach Wire and Cable Compa-ny
located in Freeport's Industrial
Park. DiCostanzo is currently
sales manager for the whole-sale-
restaurant-; department of"
the Captain Ben's Fish Market
chain which is headquartered on
Currently President of the
Freeport Little League, DiCos-tanzo
has been involved in the
youth program'for four years as
coach, manager and vice presi-dent.
He served as a volunteer
religious instructor at Our Holy
Redeemer Parish for two years
and has been a member of the
Knights of Columbus. since his
Brooklyn residency. The Di-
Costanzo family are members of
the newly formed South of
Sunrise Civic Association.
In commenting on the appoint-ment,
Mayor White said that he
believes the new Trustee "epit-omizes
the type of young families
• we -'are seeing" move into our
Village over the past few years.
They come with a realization of
what our Village is today and its
advantages without the hang up
of-the past. Many come with a
commitment to its future. That
Viuce DiConstanzo has that
kind of commitment is obvious in
that he sold one home in the
Village to buy another here. It.
' is obvious in his activities for
'our youth. After my many dis-cussions
with him I am con-vinced
that he will put forth
every effort in my adminia
tion to continue our community's
DiCostanzo acknowledges that
circumstances make the accept-ance
of the .Trusteeship personal-ly
painful. "Probably because of
our common Brooklyn back-grounds,
Tim Peternana and I
became friends here in Freeport
some, nine years ago. Tim's
talents in government were
uniquely his own.--I don't look
to try to duplicate them but • to
bring my own towards the ever
better Freeport he saw and we
all must continue to strive for."
This is the second time Mayor
White has had to appoint an
interium Trustee. When he was
first elected Mayor in .1973, a
newly elected Trustee had to
resign his four-year term due to
an out-of-state job transfer.
White then appointed Dorothy
Storm to be the first woman to
serve on the Village Board. The
following March she ran success-fully
in a special election for the
full term of the seat to which she
had been appointed. She has
been reelected: to four-year
terms twice since and has been
appointed annually as Deputy
Mayor by the Mayor to act in his
The Freeport Police Depart-ment
will hold its annual Auction
Sale of bicycles and other found
articles on Saturday, October 9.
The sale will begin at.-10 am at
the Police Garage which is adja-cent
to Headquarters at 40 North
Items must be paid for by cash
at that time.
It's OK Not To Drink Month
.. Mayor William White has pro-claimed
October as "It's OK Not
To Drink Month" as"is done each
year. A community awareness
campaign originated by Marion
Harvie, Director of Freeport's
Alcohol and -Substance .Abuse
Center, the Freeport concept has
.taken hold and is spreading
across the country, state by state.
It is not a promotion for absti-nance,
but an effort to spread the
word that it IS OK not to drink
without being considered a social -
deviate, it IS OK to expect the
availability of non-alcoholic
beverages at -parties, 'lounges,
social and recreational functions,
and it IS OK not to be subjected to
the hazards created by the alcohol
abuser...on the highways, in the
home and in the community.
This year, in addition to various
educational series being schedul-ed
throughout the Village during
October, a special seminar on
alcoholism, "Focus On Freeport"
will be presented by the staff of
Freeport Hospital. Freeport
Hospital is known as one of the
finest treatment centers for the
disease of alcoholism in the north-east.
The seminar is scheduled
for Wednesday, October 6, 10 am
to 3 pm, at.the Freeport Recrea-tion
Center. To be.conducted by
hospital staff members, it is aim-ed
to professionals in Freeport
such: as" clergymen,., educators,
attorneys, physicians and others
who deal on a daily basis with the
A ven u e News
Telephone FRee'port 8-4000
William H. White, Mayor
Public'Meetingsop the 1st. and 3rd- Mondays of the Mo~nth","a"t-8':'00"P'.M..
Happy 90th Birthday To Us!
Freeport will celebrate its 90th
anniversary of incorporation next
While the community, to be
known at different times as
Ray nor South and Raynortown,
was settled in 1659, it evolved
simply as a part of the Town of
Hempstead in rural Queens
By 1892, Freeport (name had
been changed by popular vote in
1853)' taxpayers were paying
about $1,200 a year into the
Town of Hempstead road fund. It
was suggested that if this money
were retained for use by a home
rule government, Freeport
could afford not only maintenance
of the roads but also lighting for
them. Former New York City
residents settling in Freeport
were among the advocates of
setting up a local government to
furnish public improvements like
a water system, electricity
and street drainage.
A public referendum was held
on October 18, 1892 at the
Excelsior Hook and Ladder
Company 'firehouse on Church
Street. The result was 214 in
favor of a village government, and *
132 against. Nassau County was
formed eight years later and
Freeport, with a population of
2,612, was the second ' largest
incorporated village in..the-, new
Bounty. ' "
A 1900's-style dance at the
Recreation Center, is -currently"!
in the planning stages to mark
the 90th anniversary. Residents, :
are urged to watch the local
media for further information
on the dance and other anniversa-ry
Fall Festival Brings In-Water Boat Show
The Long'Island Tourism Com-~
mission 1982 Fall Festival will
focus on Freeport on October 1
to 3. The Festival is being spear-headed
by the New York State
Department of Commerce with
the purpose of expanding the
tourism season in Nassau and
Highlight of Freeport's Fall
Festival will be the 6th Annual.
Greater New York Boat Show run
by the Marine Trades Association
of New York. It will run from Oct-
-ober l..to 10,out .-of the .Town- of'
Hempstead Guy Lbmbardo
Marina, foot of Guy Lombardo
Avenue. Hundreds of crafts, both
power and sail, will be exhibited
on land and in the-water. Marine
accessories will also be displayed
under tents. The show will be
;open to the general public on the
weekends. Information on admis-sion
fees and show_hou'rs~wilj be
advertised in the media or may
be obtained. from the Freeport,
Chamber of Commerce; Fr 8-7402'
SUPPORT LOCAL MERCHANTS
Village Will Pickup
Superintendent of Public..
Works David Lovejoy has an-,
nounced that the special Highway;
Department -'.pick-up , of bagged
leaves begins the last week in
October. Property owners must;
adhere to the proper schedule if
the program is to be successful;^
Plastic, .bags , holding leaves are;
not to be placed on the curb for
pick,-up,, except on the day set:
asfde. The'schedule is as follows:"
Highway 'north to the Village*
Line, North Main Street west to;
the :Village';L.ihev .' . ' r
TUESDAY - Southeast: Sunrise
Highway south to the Village'
"Line, Guy Lombardo Avenue east,
to the Village Line. .->
.THURSDAY - Northeast: Sun-rise
Highway north to the Village
Line, North Main Street east to";
the Village Line. - • ;
FRIDAY - Southwest: Sunrise
Highway south to the Village1.
Line. Guy Lombardo Avenue west:
to the Village Line.
This program will be carried
out by the.Highway.Department
personnel using packer trucks..
The private carters will NOT pick
up bagged leaves on trash days. ; -
Extra large and heavy duty;
plastic bags may be purchased at
Village Hall at 10 for $1.50 on
week days between 8:30 am and/
4 - pm beginning October 1. A.
maximum of 20 can be purchased
at one time. For additional infor-'
mation, please call the'Highway-
Department at FR 8-4000,.
Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlln, James Clark, Vincent DiCostanzo
Village Clerk : Thomas.peVincenzo; Attorney: Harrison J. Edwards Jr.; Treasurer: Thomas.M. Molloy
FILE FOR VILLAGE JOBS
From rtime;to;tirne, openings occur for permanent, ful time employment
Freepoft'gpyernment workforce: Such positions include clerical, laborer,
maintenance/and housing/building inspection.
/Residents are invited.to fill out the Preliminary Application below and return it with
their electric1.:paymeritv These-applications will be kept on file and will be reviewed
when openings occur. . v;. - " - • . . .
Village residents'arev given preference in filling Village positions. When no Free-
, or is found qualified, a job .will be offered to a non-resident who must
into the Village within one year. All positions aie under the jurisdiction of
the Nassau County Civil Service Commission. Many require.the passing of,a Civil Ser-vice
test. Residents who have passed such tests are the first to be interviewed. Others
may be hired on a provisional basis until the appropriate test is offered by Civil Ser-vice.
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The Village of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer.
PRELIMINARY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
Village of Freeport
PLEASE PRINT - ALL Questions Must Be Answered
Town ________ Phone.
: Are you between 18 and 70 years of age? . . ' . . . . . ' . : r—_ : ^—
. ^ , : if not, state your age_ . . .:
Are you .a ritjyfeh'? rv> you have a Drivers License? Type.
Position Applied for: 1st. Choice.
Do you possess any. status under Nassau County Civil Service?-^
•-•f Have ycj worked for the Village of Freeport before? _ ; _
If yes, \A/hpn7 . ' . '.—^_
"/ What machines do you operate (including office)
« How soon available, if accepted?^
" NOTE HERE any,additional-facts you wish to present for consideration or
! explanation . ^—^ - . . ' . ' . • '
Record of Ed.
School Attended - Locat. Yr. to Yr.
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RECORD OF EMPLOYMENT (Put Present or Last Employer First)
To Name &. Address of Employer
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If hired, I understand that my appointment will be probationary and will also be
subject to approval by the Nassau County Civil Service Commission. I certify
that all of the information I have given is true and correct, to the best of my
Signature of Applicant ' ' - : •
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