Summer Recreation Kicks Off
includes supervised games,
special-events. ' ^
, .-Swimming les_sons^for chili
•dren and, adults are'also avail-
Registration for summer
youth and adult activities will
be held at the Freeport
Recreation Center, April 29, 30,
and May 1 for residents, and
May 2 and 3 for non-residents,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from
7 to 9 p.m. All registrants must
have a current Activity
Card which costs
$5 for residents and
$6 for non-residents.
camps are offered at
the Rec Center, Tuesdays
through Fridays. Kiddie Camp
(ages three through five) costs
$105 for residents and $125 for
non-residents. Youth Camp
(ages six through ten) costs $15
for residents and $135 for non-residents.
Sports Camp (ages
11 through 13) costs $150 for
residents and $175 for non-resi-dents.
Designed for ages four
through, seven the morning
Parks Program runs six weeks,
Tuesday through Friday, at
Randall and Glacken Parks at a
fees of $55. The program is
limited to Freeport children and
able at a cost of $30 for. resi-t
V"» •* dents and $60 for non-residents.
Three ten-week* ^sessions of
lessons-are offered for young-sters
in five different levels and / '
ages groups. :
Infant Swim lessons requires
Group sessions for
ages eight through 15
will be held at the
Tennis Club. The
costs for four classes is $50 for
residents and $60 for non-resi-dents.
Other plans are also
An Art Exploration program
for ages eight arid older will run
six weeks on Thursday after-noons.
Participants must pur-chase
supplies. Cost is $5 for
residents and $35 for non-resi-dents.
Other programs for adults
and teens are available. Call the
Rec Center at 377-2310.
Mayor Wissler recently made Adjunct Mayor Colette Melotfrom
the Village ofMelun, France, an honorary Freeport Citizen dur-ing
the recent Atkinson School Exchange Program activities.
1996 Freeport Summer Calender
Thursday-Sunday. May 9-12
FLOWER DAYS FESTIVAL—sponsored by the Freeport Rotaryl
International Club will feature flowers as well as carnival rides, food
vendors, and arts and crafts booths in the LIRR parking lot. Calfl
Michael Raab at 377-0200 for more info.
Sunday. Mav 19
ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE FLEET officially kicks off summertime
in Freeport as dozens of Freeport charter boats and fishing vessel ^-. vr
are blessed by clergy in Freeport's waterways. This free event ~i- <"
includes a boat ride on the Nautical Princess which boards at 6
p.m. For more information call Inez Sanzeri at 377-2247.
Saturday and Sunday. June 8 and 9
I ITH ANNUAL FREEPORT SUMMER FESTIVAL draws nearly
100,000 to the Nautical Mile annually. Complete with boat rides,,
musical entertainment, arts and' crafts, pony rides, seafood and
dozens of vendors. The festival is open from 12noon to 9 p.m.
on Saturday, and 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more info cat!
Barbara jagnow at 378-7996 or Janice Ruger at 379-9106
Sunday. June 9th
Hi-HELLO CHILD CARE CENTER 5K RUN—This professional-ly
timed and routed walk/run is for all ages. Children's free Itsy
Bitsy mile begins at 8:30 a.m, and marathon at 9:00 a.m. along the'f ~
Nautical Mile. Raffles and prizes. Pre-registration costs $12; 01
race day, $ 15. Event begins at Giblyn School, Freeport. Call 379-
1825 for info.
Saturday, lune 15
Volume 3 No. 8
Wissler and Turner Sworn In April 1st
Both Richard Wissler and.
Gene Turner were sworn in as
Mayor and Trustee after claim-ing
victory in the March Village
elections.Wissler earned 2,511
33rd Mayor of Freeport by
Supreme Court Justice Patricia
Collins and Trustee Gene
Turner was sworn in by Acting
Village Justice Cheryl ^
Both officials pledged
to continue the tradition
of receptive, accessible
votes and_TurnerTgarnered 2423 .. .Clarke..,
votes despite harsh weather and
flooding conditions in South
Freeport on election night. A
total of 5,479 Freeporters
excersised their voting rights
for the one-year terms.
At the April 1st Annual
Village Organization Night,
Wissler was sworn in as the
"It is time to continue sen-sitive
and responsible leader-ship,
and work towards this
glorious dream of Freeport
which can become a reality,
Mayor Wissler stated.
"I thank those who let
democracy run its course,"
"My open door
policy remains in
effect and those
who desire an
FREEPORT HUDSON ANGLERS 24TH ANNUAL SHARK
TOURNAMENT—The world's largest shark tournament includes
300 boats and more than 2,000 anglers gather at the Guy
Lombardo Marina. Captains meeting is on Friday June 14 at 7:00
p.m. Boats return about 2:30 -3:00 on Saturday. Alt shark steaks
are given away & donated to local food banks and charities.
$250.00 per boat; $275.00 after June 1, cash only. For info, call
Anglers President David Wygoda at 374-3440.
Saturday, lune 29
WOODCLEFT FISHING STATION 6TH ANNUAL SHARK
TOURNAMENT—$200.00 entry per boat— 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Weigh-in from 4 to 6p.m.Cash prizes for first and second place
winners. For info/catl Woodcleft Rshing Station at 378-8748.
Saturday, lulv 13
HRIS LARKIN FISHING TOURNAMENT will be held at'Hudson
3oint Marina on Guy Lombardo Avenue and the Woodcleft
Avenue weigh stations. First through 20th place prizes in 5 differ-nt
species. Weigh In deadlines are at 7 p.m. Costs to enter are
$60 per boat. An early bird raffle prize this year is $ 1,000.
Qndy Gellen at 763-3924 for registration and information.
Saturday and Sunday. August 3 and 4
Building Inspectors & Attorneys Crack Down on Alleged Rental Fraud
ANNUAL CANOE/KAYAK RACES at Cow Meadow Park is sponsored
>y the Freeport Chamber of Commerce. Call 378-7402 for info.
Ever vigilant Freeport
Inspectors and Village
Attorneys picked up on a fraud-ulent
scam in the Village of
Freeport aimed at a single
working mother of six children.
Freeport Building Inspector
" employeesare an
of what we need
Joseph Sumner cross-refer-enced
the addresses of three
Freeport homes, that were
vacant and in foreclosure, with
a Baldwin post office box regis-ftered
to a Patrick Wyche of Hub
Realty, 14 Flint Street,
A careful watch on Wyche
and his real estate business
began when 23 Lillian Avenue
was denied LILCO gas hookups
because of improper piping.
The home also was listed as
vacant, though Wyche allegedly
tried to rent the property.
about Wyche's alleged
34 Harding Place,
was" sent -a- letter-from
she was illegal-ly
home she had rented from
Wyche for more than <
Williams claims to have
rented the home, with an option
to buy, from Wyche since last
February and claims she had
been paying $1,000 per month
in rent since August 1995 to
Wyche, who misrepresented
himself as the legal agent for
Since moving in with her
six children, Williams has put
more than $12,000 in home
repairs and in payments on a
home she illegally occupies:
Wyche was served 20 appear-ance
tickets on 21 counts in late
February by Freeport Building
on. such violations
as improper rentals,
• fire -and -electrical -
,- and for sub-stan-dard
March 28, in Freeport
Village Court, .Wyche was
scheduled for arraignment and
to answer to the 21 violations.
Williams, with praise for the
fast moving Village employees,
said she had recently removed
herself from the welfare system
to be "ripped off' from Patrick
Wyche. She claims to have
"nowhere to live and will be out
on the street."
The Freeport Building
Department and Village
Attorneys are currently investi-;
gating Wyche in connection
with the illegal rentals offthree
In addition to Village of
Freeport violations,-Wtfehe was
arrested on charges^of -Grand
Larceny in the Third Degree
arid Criminal" Possession of a
Forged Instrument in the
. Second-Degreer- • - — - ---.--•-
If convicted, Wyche could
receive up to seven years in
"Mrs: Lo Presti, along with
all of the Village staff that
pulled for me, have helped me
to keep my sanity throughout
this ordeal," Williams stated.
"People I never even met before
jumped into action to assist my
"These Village employees
are an excellent example of
what we need today in govern-ment,"
she said. •
"I thank God for people like
Freeport P.E.P. Program Aims to Boost Business Bottom Line
Mayor Richard R.
Wissler was joined
in March by
Federal and local
representatives in announcing a
new energy consortium to
develop and implement com-munity-
wide energy efficiency
in Freeport Village. Freeport
already boasts utility rates 60%
" lower than LILCO and 50%
cheaper than Con Edison.
The P.E.P Partnership for
Efficiency and Productivity
will, for the first time, unite
Freeport's large industrial park,
the Freeport school, system
complex, and roughly 1,000
commercial businesses in a
unique alliance. Early fiscal
-- projections suggest as much as
a 30% reduction in energy costs
for RE.P. participants.
Freeport already is the most
.competitive destination of
choice for large rate .payers and
high-end electric users. Every
business consumer will become
•. even more competitive after
P.E.R in-full swing.
"Bring the rates down and
they will come," said Wissler in
an effort to keep Freeport first
on Long Island. "The adminis-tration
has pledged to keep one
step ahead of competing utility
entities with this RE.R initia-tive."
Among his industrial park
partners are the world's largest
manufacturer of cosmetic pow-der
puffs, and the - regions
largest producer of bicycle kick
stands and other die cast prod-ucts.
"It makes good business
sense to take part in the pro-gram,"
Freeport Electric Hubert
Bianco stated. "P.E.R will pro-vide
such a good return that we
are expecting other businesses
to move forward on their .own
and join the partnership."
Long Island Forum for
Technology (LIFT) has also
promised assistance to P.E.R
and will provide technical assis-tance
and training to electrical
auditors at no cost/low costs for
the process improvements.
Charles F. Baxter, the
Regional Director of the United
States Department of Energy,
who also attended the news
conference, called the P.E.P.
initiative "a solid program."
"This is proven technology,"
he said. "We are very interested
in using the Mayor's program
as a model program across the
At the Mineola Press Room news conference participants signed
Mayor Wissler's "document of intent" for solicitation in to the
PJEJP. program. From left are Trustee Gene Turner, Chamber of
Commerce President Raymond Maguire, Mayor Wissler, DOE
Regional Director Charles F. Baxter, and Superintendent of
School Dr. John Rosier.
The goals of P.E.R are to
•Establish a consortium com-prised
of Freeport Electric, the
Freeport School system, large
industrial corporations and
smaller Freeport businesses.
•Prepare a demonstration model
that can be used nationally to
compete in the US Department
of Energy Rebuild America
•Organize a major energy edi
cation and conservation cur-riculum,
the In Concert With the
Environment program, in the
classroom and in the home.
•Increase the competitiveness
and boost Freeport business'
The Freeport Building Department urges Village residents to report illegal Over
Occupancy and other building code violations. Inspectors rely on these valuable tips
from the community to catch offenders.
If you call to report such conditions, your call will be investigated and will remain
Please help the Freeport Building Department
wipe out over occupancy in Freeport!
Mayor Wissler and Freeport Electric Department crews review plans for fiber optical
cable throughout Freeport. This section of piping was excavated last month in front q
Village Hall to lay the groundwork for 11 miles of fiber optical cable which will evei
ally be laid. Fiber optic cable in Freeport will provide a great incentive for the hi-tech^
nology business of tomorrow. With Freeport's low electric rates and installed fiber optics,
businesses will be drawn to first Freeport before considering other Long Island commu-nities.
JUN 3 1996
Wissler's Receipt of $1,023,301 to Promote Freeport's Tourism
.Tk yTayor Richard R.
l|\/l Wissler this morning
-1. T A endorsed for deposit
a facsimile check for
$1,023,301 to the Village of
Freeport's municipal account.
The funds were certified avail-able
to the Village in a letter
received from New York State
Department of Transportation.
The federal funds were
awarded to Freeport Village
through the State
Transportation Efficiency Act
program. - New York State
Senator Norman J. Levy, who is
the Chairman of-the New York
State Senate Transportation
Committee, worked for more
than two years with Village offi-cials
to bring about successful
compliance and eligibility for
the funds. Senator Levy also
pushed for S.H.I.P. funding to
solve flooding problems in
South Freeport, and funds for
Buffalo Avenue road recon-struction.
Mayor Wissler, in praising
Senator Levy's work, said "I am
particularly proud to stand
shoulder to shoulder with
Senator Levy and receive these
dollars on my watch."
This sketch of one proposed project includes a scenic easement
pier at the end of the Nautical Mile.
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"Freeport is the Boating and
Fishing 'Capital of Long
Island." Wissler said. "With
these new project dollars, we
will be able to begin to compete
for Long Island's tourism title."
The funds will be used for
the construction of two unique
projects: a scenic easement pier
at the end of Woodcleft Avenue
(Nautical Mile); and a pedestri-an
promenade, complete with
antique lighting and benches in
the Villages tourist district
along Freeport's Nautical Mile.
Freeport's "Restaurant Row",
attracts more than half a million
people annually, and is the loca-tion
for Long Island's largest
Summer Festival, and the
world's largest shark fishing
tournament each summer. It is
also the launch site for Long
Island's largest entertainment
vessel and dinner cruiser—the
FREEPORT POLICE BEAT
Enhanced 911 System Activated and Emergency
Response Time Decreased...By the end of this month, the
Freeport Police Department will be on line with its new Enhanced
911 Emergency Phone System.
"This new method of re-routing emergency calls will make
officer's response time to emergency situations even'quicker than
the excellent record they currently-hold^-Mayor wissler--
Once in operation, the system will re-route 911
emergency calls that went to Nassau County Police,
directly to the Freeport Police Department.
One important feature of the new system is when
residents call for assistance, their identity, address and
phone number will immediately appear on computer
screen which can later be printed and filed.
"If a caller is unable to speak, the Police Department
will able to locate the resident with this information with-out
a loss in precious time," Police Officials report.
Police officials also report that identifying information will cut
down on the number of prank phone calls received.
The 378-0700 police phone number can now be used only for
non-emergency calls from our residents."
NYNEX representatives came to police headquarters earlier
this month to train desk officers and dispatchers on the new system
which eventually all officers will learn.
Adopt-A-Cop Program a Success...The Freeport Police
Department, in conjunction with Bayview Avenue School has
kicked off an Adopt-A-Cop program in third and fourth grade
classes to increase informal interaction between students and the
"The Freeport Police Department" is obligated to contribute to
the positive education of those theyrserve," Deputy Inspector
Michael Woodward said. "Positive^ step must be taken to
eradicate such fear and make children feel more secure in
Since its inception, students and\ officers have met one on
one and have communicated through letters and class vis-its
Officials hope the program will enhance the exchange of
information and answer concerns between the "adopted"
cop and his/her class, and provide a positive police officer
role model to dispel negative police stereotypes.
Officers discuss with their "family" class methods in which the
children may can avoid hazardous situations, promote non-violent
forms of entertainment as a positive alternative to violence in the
media., and provide an avenue for children to discuss positive alter-natives
in resolving conflict or expressing anger or frustration
without violence, alcohol, or drugs.
The pilot program has potential of becoming a national model
in stride with efforts to bridge law enforcement and community.
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