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Wednesday, October 27,2004
Senior Citizen's Lounge
Freeport Recreation Center
Refreshments Will Be Served
Fire Department's Annual
Expo set for Oct 3rd
at the Recreation Center
Sunday, Oct. 3rd, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., the village's
volunteer firefighters will host a Fire Safety Program
featuring rescue demonstrations from water, autos, and
high angle situations.Everyone is invited to tour the Fire
Safety House trailer, provided by the .Office of
Emergency Management. For the youngsters, there will
be toy fire helmets, balloons and coloring sheets. Adults
will have a chance to learn about smoke detectors, fire
extinguishers, and have their blood pressure checked.
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Trustee Don Miller, Mayor Bill Glacken and Trustee and Ex-Fire Chief Don Mauersberger
watch as the American flag is raised during the memorial service.
Children, parents, firefighters and civil-ians
brought prayers, flowers, cards and
good wishes to the traffic circle on South
Bayview Ave. as part of the memorial service
honoring those Freeporters
who lost their lives on
September 11, 2001 ,as a
result of the terrorist attacks
on the World Trade Center.
The traffic circle has served
as a memorial spot since the
tragedy, and Kathleen
Monestere, along with other
volunteers, has maintained a
candlelight vigil there every
night since the tragedy.
The ceremony opened with
a color guard provided by
the Freeport Fire
Department. There were
special poems and remem-
Cathy Monestere and Lunsford Fletcher, father of Freeport Firefighter Andre Fletcher at the
brances from the youngsters; the families
of the victims read their loved ones' names,
and a bugler played a moving rendition of
Taps. The event was organized by Mrs.
Monestere, with the help of several
volunteers, and special assistance from
the members of Hose Company No. 3.
Fire Dept. Honors Richard Muldowney
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Freeport Firefighters competing at the Muldowney Tournament
The Fire Dept. held the Richard T.
Muldowney, Jr., Memorial Tournament,
September 12, at the training center on
Hanse Ave. The event was a fundraiser in
honor of New York City firefighter and
Freeport Ex-Captain Richie Muldowney who
lost his life during the rescue operation at
the WTC tragedy on September 11, 2001.
The Fire Department recently dedicated the
street in front of Fire Headquarters in mem-ory
of Richie Muldowney.
Firefighters from 18 companies joined
Freeport for the Old Fashioned Drill. The
Freeport Wide Awakes took first place and
Freeport Night Hawks came in fourth place
overall in the competition.
Freeport's firefighters had a very
successful summer placing first in every
parade event they entered. The department
marched to first place in the LI. Invitational
Parade hosted by the Lindenhurst Fire Dept.
then took first place in the Nassau County
Parade hosted by the Hempstead and
Baldwin Fire Departments. Freeport also
took first place in the New York State
Championship Parade, hosted by the Main
A youngster attending the Richard T. Muldowney, Jr. Tournament
Transit Fire Dept. in Buffalo. The Department
went on to take first place in the 2nd
Battalion Parade hosted by the Oceanside
Fire Dept. Freeport has been the reigning
NYS Parade Champions for 19 of the last 20
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Little Zion Welcomes all to New Cathedral
This has been a particularly horrendous
hurricane season for people who live along
the coastal areas in the southern section of
the United States. As a waterfront commu-nity,
Freeport maintains its own Emergency
Management Team, which closely monitors
the paths of these storms in the event that
they continue up the coast and strike here.
The EMT members, led by ex-Chiefs
Richard Holdener and Donald Rowan, have
assembled a state-of-the-art communica-tions
center and equipped it with the latest
computer technology. During hurricanes,
nor'easters and other storms, the-EMT is
able to stay in close communication with
the National Weather Service and Nassau
County's emergency personnel in order to
receive accurate updates on the potential
impact of the storm.
In addition, Freeport maintains a
coastal flood-monitoring station located in
the Hempstead Town Marina, which records
data from a device located just off shore.
The tide stage equipment measures and
relays information concerning the water
level, and the direction of the current which
is available on computer to the communica-tions
center. With this information, emer-gency
management personnel are better
able to estimate the possibility and extent
This information is critical to our EMT
people in deciding if residents living in the
southern section of the village should move
their vehicles north to protect them from
street flooding, or if major flooding is about
to occur, and we have to consider evacuat-ing
low-lying sections. It's always inconve-nient
to evacuate people, both to them and
to the community, which often relocates
them in a school or other public building.
But we do not want to create confusion or
panic by waiting until the last minute to
give the order to leave. The coastal flood-monitoring
device is an important compo-nent
in making an accurate determination.
In order to provide the latest informa-tion
on hurricanes or storms to residents,
the EMT records all updates on its tele-phone
hotline, 516-377-2400. The hotline is
also the number to call in the event of any
type of village emergency. We are currently
in the process of installing a Reverse 911 sys-tem,
which will automatically call residents
and play a recorded message in the event of
an emergency. The message would provide
information and instructions, and can be
programmed for just affected areas of the
village, if necessary.
Freeport was among the first communi-ties
on Long Island to form a CERT, which is
a Community Emergency Response Team.
The team is composed of local citizens, busi-ness
people and civic-leaders, ..who-have
been trained to serve as a critical resource in
the event of an emergency. In response to
the recent damage done by Hurricane Ivan,
a CERT member is serving in the Mobile,
Alabama area helping with recovery efforts
It is unfortunate but true that there is
very little one can do about the weather,
but we can prepare for what may come
our way. With Freeport's Emergency
Management Team in place, we expect to
weather the season's storms.
Freeport Welcomes Back Teachers, Parents, and Students
At First Day Celebration
The school district's second
annual community barbecue and
welcome back event was a major
success with old friends greeting
each other while new people met
and learned about the variety of
programs offered by Freeport's
First Day Celebration is a
national movement designed to
encourage business and community
leaders to become involved in the
positive development of their local
schools. The national organizers
believe that good schools are good
Mayor Bill Glacken presented a citation to Bishop White, and his son, Reverend White.
The .voices of--more than-500
members of the Church of God In
Christ, Little Zion filled the magnifi-cent
new structure with songs of
praise and thanksgiving at the con-secration
of the Cathedral on
September 4th. Bishop Frank 0.
White, joined by his son, Rev. Frank
A. White, officiated at the service.
Among the local officials invited
to the event was Mayor Bill Glacken,
who congratulated Bishop White
and the congregation on the jour-ney
that has led them to celebrate
75 years of ministry in Freeport, and.
the construction, of a. magnificent
house of worship. "Bishop White and
the family of Little Zion are an inte-gral
part of our community. The con-tribution
they make of their time and
talent is one more reason our village
is such a special place," said Mayor
Glacken. Little Zion Church offers
worship services, teaching programs,
and outreach assistance to local resi-dents
and people in the surrounding
communities. Every summer, the
church sponsors a basketball tourna-ment
and reading program at
Harlem Book Fair on Long Island
At Freeport Recreation Center
It was the second year that a special
Long Island version of the famed
Harlem Book Fair was held in Freeport,
offering a wide assortment of books,
magazines and entertainment at the
Recreation Center. The two-day event
began on Friday evening, September
10th, with an Author's Reception featur-ing
writers Elizabeth Nunez, William
Loren Katz, Donna Hill, and LA. Banks.
The fair on Saturday, September 11,
offered young people and adults works
by African-American writers such as
James Baldwin, Langston Hughes and
Maya Angelou. The event was spon-sored
by the African Atlantic
Genealogical Society, Inc.
On hand to congratulate Julius Pierce on the second annual book fair
were Freeport Trustees Bill White, Jr., Don Mauersberger,
Michael Coleman lowndes, UFA, Mayor Bill Glacken,
Mr. Pierce, and Trustee Don Mauersberger.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Eric Eversley and Mayor Bill Glacken together at the First Day Celebration.
Fund Raiser to Support
Iraqi War Widows
War veterans who belong to the
Freeport Rifle Club, many of whom are
also the Freeport police officers, and
members of several veterans' groups,
sponsored a fund-raising event to ben-efit
the widows and children of the
American servicemen and women who
have been killed fighting the war in
Freeport Police Sgt. Michael
Capriola, whose son Michael returned
last year from duty in Iraq, has been
involved in supporting the troops fight-ing
in the desert by collecting and ship-ping
overseas donated items to provide
an extra measure of comfort to the sol-diers,
including toiletries, socks, batter-ies
and phone cards.
The special event on Saturday,
September 11th, was held at the
Freeport PBA firing range, where there
is also a memorial to the victims of the
September 11th attack on the WTC.
The festivities included an exhibit of
antique military vehicles, food, and
games for the youngsters.
The memorial constructed at the PBA range from steel recovered from the WTC.
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