The goal of the Department of Public Works is to remove
leaves from the street in order to minimize disruption to park-ing,
and to avoid fires caused by vehicles parked on dry leaves.
We also want to reduce, as much as possible, the amount of
leaves washed into catch basins or clogging the grates.
Raking leaves into the street is prohibited by the Village
Code, as is burning leaves. The Dept. of Public Works will dis-pose
of leaves homeowners rake into bags and place at the
curb on yard waste collection day, which is Wednesday.
Please observe the following guidelines concerning leaf disposal:
• Leaves should be placed in plastic leaf bags weighing no
more than 50 pounds.
• .Horneowners-may place ajpaximum.of twenty.bags at the_
curb each week.
• Place bags of leaves between the curb and sidewalk, not in
• DO NOT park a motor vehicle on leaf piles. This is very dan-gerous
and may lead to a fire when dry leaves come in contact
with hot mufflers.
The Sanitation Department will continue collecting yard
waste on Wednesdays throughout the Village during the Fall
and Winter, with the only exceptions occurring during the two
weeks from December 24th to January 4th. Yard waste
includes leaves, grass clippings, and twigs or branches with a
diameter of less than 6 inches. Yard waste collection, including
discarded holiday trees and garlands, will resume on
Wednesday, January 9th.
We want to ensure a clean, safe community for everyone,
and we need your help to accomplish this goal.
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OCTOBER, 2007 www.freeportny.gov THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
Fire Department Expo Draws Record Crowd
More than 300 youngsters visited the "Fire
Safety House" during the 19th Annual Fire
Expo, which was held in the parking lot across
from the Esplanade on the Nautical Mile
earlier this month.
"The fact that we had a record turnout is
great," said Ex-Chief Ray Maguire. "It means
these children had an opportunity to learn-exactly
what to do in the event they have to
react in a hurry to a fire." The program trains
youngsters in a calm setting how to react to
various emergencies, including how to escape
in the event of a fire. The information stays
with them, and they act spontaneously when
faced with such an emergency. "This program
will help save lives in the future," explained
Ex-Captain Ed Friedman, who was one of the
organizers of the Expo.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CONRAD CATTANO
Among those assembled at the event were Ex-Captain Ed Friedmaa 3rd Assistant Fire Chief Danny Fee, 2nd Assistant Chief Richard Layton 1st Assistant Chief Kevin Muldowney, and Chief Joseph Stallone.
Also on hand were Nassau Legislator David Denenberg, Judge Richard Lawrence, Hempsfead Town Councflwoman Angle Cuin, Trustee Jorge Martinez, Mayor Bffl Gtacken Trustee Don Milei
and Police Officer Richard Greenwood along with a very farriar looking Dalmatian.
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Fire Fighters Receive Kiwanis
Kiwanis Club Lt. Governor Patrick Buddand presented the Community
Service Awards to Bruce Newbery and Paul Hashagen.
Two veteran Freeporters were hon-ored
recently by the Freeport Kiwanis
Club for their outstanding contributions
to the Community Emergency Response
Team(CERT). The volunteer organization
teaches individuals what to do to help
themselves and their neighbors in the
event of a disaster. Bruce Newbery and
Paul Hashagen have both served as New
York City and Freeport firefighters.
Bruce Newbery was a member of the
FDNY for 21 years before he retired,
and Paul Hashagen was a member of
the FDNY for 25 years. Both firefighters
served as chiefs of the Freeport Fire De-partment,
where they received numerous
awards and commendations for their he-roic
deeds. Both remain active members
of Truck Co. #1.
THree of § Finest Honored
Last month in this newsletter we
invited homeowners to let us know if they
wanted to have a free curb tree planted in
front of their houses. The response has
been overwhelming: more than 400
people have asked for a tree, and the
requests are still coming in. We expect to
plant at least 500 trees this year.
I'm gratified to see that so many peo-ple
are aware of the importance of having
trees planted on their street. Trees
improve the environment, lower energy
costs and increase property values.
Research conducted by various indepen-dent
agencies has established the many
advantages of planting trees. For exam-ple,
did you know:
- "• The" cbblincf"effect of -"a -young,'
healthy tree is equivalent to the output of
ten room-sized air conditioners operating
20 hours a day (U.S. Department of
If you plant a tree today on the west
side of your home, in 5 years your energy
bills should be 3% less. In 15 years the sav-ings
will be nearly 12% (Dr. E. Greg
McPherson, Center for Urban Forest
Trees act as a stimulus to economic
development, attracting new business
and tourism; commercial retail areas with
trees are more attractive to shoppers,
apartments are quicker to rent, tenants
stay longer, and space in wooded settings
is more valuable (The Arbor Day
JFoundation); ,._.__ .._,_. .. ^^.
A mature tree can add as much as
$10,000 to the appraised value of a home
and 10% to the resale value (Council of
Tree and Landscape Appraisers);
The planting of trees means
improved air quality, resulting in less
runoff and erosion, allowing for greater
recharging of the ground water supply;
and wooded areas help prevent the trans-port
of sediment and chemicals into
streams (USDA Forest Service);
In laboratory research, the visual
exposure to a setting with trees has pro-duced
significant recovery from stress
within just five minutes, which is indicated
by changes in blood pressure and muscle
tension (Dr. Roger S. Ulrich, Texas A & M
' All of the above information was
obtained from the Arbor Day
'foundation's website, which'canjbe-found
Adding new curb trees has always
been an important part of the Glacken
Administration's continuing revitalization
efforts. When planning the reconstruction
of Guy Lombardo Avenue, an important
component of the Central Business
District's capital improvements, we incor-porated
all of the important elements
needed to make the area aesthetically
appealing: brick walkways, old fashioned-style
street lamps and curb trees.
Plans currently under review for the
South Main Street project, running from
Sunrise Highway to Henry Street, include
creating green space for planting trees,
which will both soften the appearance of
flow and safety.
More than 8,500 trees have been
planted on streets in every section of
the community during the past ten years.
In fact, some of the early saplings are
now flowering trees which blossom each
Spring. All of us understand intuitively
that planting trees adds value in a num-ber
of ways; and now recent research
proves just how much they save in energy
costs, how they positively affect the
environment, and what they add to
The poet Joyce Kilmer extolled the
beauty of trees in his writing, and the
naturalist John Muir made preserving and
protecting trees the cornerstone of his
work as an early environmentalist.
Freeport is in good company.
Because the official
celebration of Veterans Day will be
on Monday, November 12, and a number
of people may be away or have made
other plans for the 3-day weekend, we
will be commemorating the event on
Friday, November 9th at the Freeport
Library in the upstairs room. The ceremo-ny
will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m., so
please plan to arrive by 10:30 a.m.
This year the special guest speaker
will be retired U. S. Naval Rear Admiral
"Hoss" Miller, a 1949 graduate of
Freeport High School and a veteran
familiar to many Freeporters. The event
will also feature a performance by
Freeport High School's Select Chorale, led
by Steve Pagano.
Police Officers Fredis Pereira, Timothy
Ortiz, and Mary Nolan were recently recog-nized
for their outstanding service to the
Officer Pereira received the Town of
Hempstead Police Service Award for his
efforts in disarming a man holding a knife to
the throat of another man and threatening
him. Officer Pereira, who was off-duty at the
time of the incident, interrupted the knife-wielding
man, announced that he was a
police officer, and held the suspect. until
other officers arrived and placed the suspect
Officers Nolan and Ortiz received
awards.for bravery at the^"Police Awards
Pictured in the photo ore: Freeport Trustee Bill White, Jr., Hempstead Coundlwoman Angle Cullin, The Pereira family standing to the left of Officer Fredis
Pereira Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Deputy Chief Debbie Zagaja Police Chief Michael Woodward,
Deputy Chief Debbie Zagaja congratulated Police Officers
Mary Nolan and Timothy Ortiz.
Night" sponsored by the Elks New York
Lodge No. 1. The officers arrested an armed
suspect who was reported to be holding a
woman against her will and threatening to
kill her. The suspect was taken into custody
and placed under arrest without incident.
Officer Nolan was further commended
by the Elks organization for her efforts in
foiling an attempted burglary and rape.
Officer Nolan responded to a police call, can-vassed
the neighborhood, and observed
the suspect several blocks from the scene.
Officer Nolan arrested the subject without
All three officers were congratulated by
Chief Michael Woodward, who stated,
"These incidents are indicative of the kinds
of situations all our police officers face each
day and the actions taken by these three
officers exemplify the bravery that is typical
of the members of our police force."
Mayor Bill Glacken joined Coundlwomen Dorothy Goosby and Angle Culin,
in congratulating CVS employees Marie Tomminello and Christopher Moccia on
the opening of the store,
Each week seems to mark another
official opening and ribbon-cutting in the
Village's Central Business District. The CVS
Pharmacy chain, with a store on Atlantic
Avenue in Freeport, chose the
west corner of South Long
-.Avenue and Merrick-Road^to
its second store.
The recently recon-structed
Avenue is now home to
the new Polio Campero
restaurant, the latest in
offering some Latin
American specialties, as
well as other favorites.
Eduardo Canet, a Locust
Valley businessman and
Cuban native, has two
other restaurants on
Long Island. Canet, who
was an investment banker for 30
years, says he expects to attract
new customers with the varied
north- menu and the uniquely favored chicken.
Beach With his partner, John Frohnhoefer, they
locate hope to reach a broad 'customer base and
expand to other towns on Long Island.
Mayor Bill Glacken, (center) along with FCDA Director Ellen Kelly, (second left)
congratulated (first left) John Frohnhoefer, Leo Herrera, Edwardo Canet, (second right)
' and Rosa Rhoden (right),
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