FREEPORT CELEBRATES FAMILY DAT
ON THE NAUTICAL MILE
Saturday, June 10th • Noon till 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 11th • Noon till 6:00 p.m.
This summer, Freeport will be celebrat-ing
the revitalized Woodcleft Avenue
with a special family-friendly Nautical
Festival, on Saturday, June 10, from 12 noon
to 8 p.m., and on Sunday, June 11th from
noon until 6 p.m. The Nautical Mile will be
closed to vehicular traffic to encourage
everyone to stroll along the street,~frequent
the shops and restaurants, visit the
special arts and crafts exhibits, enjoy the
carnival rides and delight the youngsters
with the petting zoo, pony rides, magicians,
puppeteers, face'"pointers, jugglers,
and other,) special entertainment for
The recently completed physical
improvements along the Nautical Mile,
which include brick sidewalks, as well
as antique light fixtures, benches, planters,
special litter receptacles, and theelimination
of all overhead utility lines, are in
keeping with the 1920's design theme that
will be repeated in other renovation
projects throughout the village. Local
merchants have responded to the new look
by investing in expansion and growth.
New restaurants are opening, boat
dealers are enlarging their inventories
and the visitors are coming.
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MAY, 2000 www.FreeportNY.com THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
FREEPORT OFFICIALLY OPENS
REVITALIZED NAUTICAL MILE
Joined by federal, state, and local offi-cials,
who helped to make the new Nautical
Mile possible, Mayor Bill Glacken and the
Village Board of Trustees officially rededicat-ed
Woodcleft Avenue_on Friday, May 19th.
Among those officials who were instrumen-tal
in helping the village obtain
more than $1 million in state fund-ing
to defray the cost of the project
were Governor Pataki, New York
State Senator Charles Fuschillo, and
Secretary of State Alexander
The .Mayor publicly thanked US
Senator Charles Schumer, as well as
Congressman Peter T. King and
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy
who sponsored special legislation
enabling Freeport to receive
$500,000 in Economic Development
funds from the federal government
for the renovation project.
Mayor Glacken also thanked
James Lee Witt, .Director .of .the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency and FEMA Region II Director
Lynn Canton, as well as New York
State Emergency Management
_Office_Director .EdwardJ.aco.by, .Jr.,_
for all their help in making the ren-ovation
project a success.
Also attending the event were
Nassau County Executive Tom
Gulotta, Comptroller Fred Parola,
Legislators Joseph Scannell and
David Denenberg, Assemblywoman
Kathleen Murray, Hempstead Town
Supervisor Richard Guardino, Receiver of
Taxes Angie Cullin, Councilwoman Dorothy
Goosby, Rockville Centre Mayor Eugene
Murray and representatives for Congressman
King and Congresswoman McCarthy.
"The Nautical Mile is the most visible
sign of our commitment to renovating
Freeport and revitalizing its economy," said
Mayor Glacken. "We have been fortunate to
receive encouragement and support in this
project from our federal, state and local rep-resentatives.
Without the assistance of so
many people who were willing to believe in
our vision for Freeport's future, we could not
Jnaye accomplished so much so quickly."
Woodcleft Avenue was raised by more
installed, as well as benches, planters and
lighting fixtures in the same 1920's design
that will be repeated in other areas of re-development
throughout the village.
"Freeport's success is an excellent exam-ple
of the miracles that are possible when all
Mayor Bill Glacken accepting an award in appreciation of his commitment and dedication to the economic development of the Nautical Mile from
Freeport Chamber of Commerce President Wes Carman.
than two feet at its lowest section to put an
end to the persistent flooding that had
caused constant water damage and a serious
decline in economic development, tourism
and business investment on Freeport's water-front
for over a decade. Today the Nautical
Mile is enjoying a rebirth with new shops,
restaurants, and businesses opening each
week. Along with upgrading the road, new
brick walkways and crosswalks were
three levels of government, in cooperation
with the private sector, work together for
the common good of the citizens," conclud-ed
Mayor Bill Glacken accepting an
award in appreciation of his commitment
and dedication to the economic develop-ment
of the'Nautical Mile from Freeport
Chamber of Commerce President
DEPUTY MAYOR FRIERSON ANNOUNCES
WINNERS OF THE CLEAN SWEEP CONTEST
Summer is traditionally the season
when-.we take time.to-relax,,schedule
our vacation, kick off our shoes, sit
back and enjoy the good weather. In
Freeport, there will be a number of
special celebrations which are expect-ed
to make this summer one of the
best in our village in years.
Beginning with the Nautical
Festival, a special Woodcleft Avenue
block party which will take place June
10th and June 11th, the village will be
the place for safe, wholesome, family-fun
with outdoor events scheduled
each month from June to August.
The largest gamefish tournament in
the world, sponsored by the Hudson
Anglers of Freeport, will take place on
June 17th at the Guy Lombardo
Marina. More than 300 boats are
expected to take part in the 26th
Annual Shark tournament.
Beginning June 29, and every other
Thursday after that date, there will be
free outdoor concerts at 7 p.m. at var-ious
sites around the village. The first
performance will be cabaret entertain-ment
by Hal Laufer and Karen Cooper
singing many of the favorite show
tunes as well as a selection of new
songs. That event will take place in the
newly renovated Village Hall court-yard.
Everyone is invited to attend the
..concert and enjoy the music. In case.of -
rain, the performance will be resched-uled
for the following Thursday.
August will be a busy month in
Freeport, as once again the village wel-comes
the midshipmen and women of
the US Naval Academy. Six to eight sail-ing
vessels, crewed by the underclass-men
under the supervision of their
training officers, will leave Annapolis
and arrive in Freeport to spend August
10th through the 14th in the village.
Always a special occasion for residents
and visitors alike, the Annapolis sailing
teams will provide impromptu tours
and information about their vessels to
adults and children fascinated with the
majestic looking sails and gleaming
That same week, on August 12th
Freeport's Championship Fire Depart-ment
will host the Annual Second
Battalion Parade for the New York
State Old Fashion Parade
Championship. The Freeport Fire
Department took first place honors
last year when the parade was held in
Island Park. This year, with our team
marching in Freeport, everyone will
have an opportunity to watch the
champions win it again this summer.
There is much to do this season and
plenty- to. enjoy.-Our-village-police-force
will be doing its part to protect
the public by enforcing all traffic and
safety regulations, along with alco-holic
beverage and open container
laws. We need you to do your part by
observing these regulations and
respecting the rights of others.
Let's make this the best summer ever"
FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAM
EARNS JACKETS AND HONORS AS COUNTY CHAMPS
Coach Terry Haise, Anthony Nuzzi, jr., Keith Mitchell, Braulio Luna, lamont Colter, Tyshawn Scarlett, John
Nuzzi, Jr., Brian Ramirez, Domingo Roiz-Perez, Deion Barrett, Jose Feliz, Saul Estrada, Eddie Gordon,
Fred McCoy, Harold Tessono, "Mama" Pat Nuzzi, John Nuzzi, Sr., and Mayor Bill Glacken.'
Mayor Bill Glacken had the honor of presenting the wrestlers their cus-tomized
team jackets proclaiming each one a winner of the Nassau County
Wrestling Team Championship at a special luncheon held recently at the
Mermaid Restaurant on Woodcleft Avenue. Mayor Glacken praised the young
men for their hard work and dedication to the sport of wrestling. "You are
showing the county and the -village just what makes Freeport so special,"
explained the Mayor. "It is your attitude and ability to work together to .win
this Championship that exemplifies the special qualities that make our village
a unique place to live. We are very proud of all of you."
Hosting the event was local businessman John Nuzzi, Sr., Also on hand to
congratulate the team members were their coaches, Joe Chetti, Dave Gordon
and Steve Whelan. Coach Russ Cellan was not able to attend the luncheon. The
team members and their families offered a special thanks to Freeport Athletic
Director and Wrestling Coach Terry Haise who has coached Freeport for
approximately 30 years and is retiring this year.
Deputy Mayor Rehaire Frierson congratulating Principal Gladys Andrews and the four winners from the
Archer St. School: first grader Carina Duron, second grader Kyle Legere, third grader Olivia Spell and
fourth grader James Abbate.
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youngsters from first through sixth grades in fourth grade - Ujin Lee Segredo. Atkinson
the Freeport School District were chosen as School, fifth grade - Rodrick H. Evangelist
the winning entries in the
Clean Sweep contest. "It is with
great pleasure that I announce
the names of the winners," said
Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson.
The winners of the Clean
Sweep contest are: Archer
Street School, first grade -
Carina Duran, second grade -
Kyle Legere, third grade - Olivia
Spell, fourth grade - James
Abbate; Bayview Avenue
School, first grade - Daniel Lee
Segredo; Giblyn School, first
grade - Devin Hurley, second
g'ra'de '-' Lisa Marcello, third
grade - Raynief Cowan, fourth
grade - Gina Alvino; New
and sixth grade - Sean Arias.
The thirteen youngsters will receive a
$50 United States Savings Bond, each will
have an opportunity to serve as "Mayor for a
Day", and the classmates of each of the win-ners
will be invited on a tour of Freeport
Village Hall. The photos of each winner serv-ing
as "Mayor for a Day" will appear in this
newsletter, the Freeport Report, and on the
It was extremely difficult to select the
winners," explained Ms. Frierson. "So many
of the youngsters wrote essays and created
artwork that indicated how much they real-
'• ly cared about"this"village and wanted1"
Freeport to be the very best community on
Long Island. We plan to continue sponsoring
the 'Clean Sweep' contest each year so every
youngster will have a chance to enter their
best work in this competition."
Among those helping to serve the meal were Officers Steven Walsh, Mike Flood, and his son, Matt Flood,
Officers William Luikart, Richard Paulik along with Officer Flood's wife, Noreen Flood.
"I look forward to this day each year," explained Warren
Yeager, a 13-year resident of the Peternana Senior Citizens com-plex
in Freeport. Mr.Yeager was just one of the 200 seniors who
received a special luncheon paid for and served by members of the
Freeport Police Benevolent Association.
"We do this every year," said PBA President Phillip "Mike"
Flood as a special way of saying thank you to the community.
Officer Flood even recruited his wife, Noreen and his 13-year-old
son Matthew, to help serve the lunch at the Reverend John
Madden senior complex. Other officers provided similar meals to
seniors at the Dr. E. Mitchell Mallette senior housing complex.
At the recent Installation of the Freeport Fire Department,
Chief Paul Hashagen was sworn in by Mayor Bill Glacken. Mayor
Glacken pledged that the village would do everything possible to
support the fire department in its efforts to be the very best vol-unteer
force in the state.
Chief Hashagen, who also serves as a member of the New York
City Fire Department, thanked the previous chiefs, including
outgoing Fire Chief James Olin, for their help and patience and
pledged to work with the three Assistant Chiefs: Paul Russer, John
Wensley and James Butler to continue the tradition of community
service and heroism in the Freeport Fire Department.
Freeport's Third Assistant Chief James Butler, Second Chief John Wensley, Chief Paul Hashagen
and Third Chief Paul Russer.
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