SUNRISE HIGHWAY IN THE MAKING, 1928
The paving of Sunrise Highway which was completed in September, 1928-
Note the logs of wood laid on wet hay to prevent driving on the freshly poured
concrete until it was thoroughly "cured" and "set".
This view was taken looking west towards Main Street. The Freeport
Theatre is shown in the background.
GRADE ELIMINATION NEARS FREEPORT
The New York State Department of Public Works has submitted to the
Board of -Trustees detailed outline of the section of the Long IslandRailroad
grade elimination which will be constructed in the immediate future. The de-tailed
outline provides for the relaying of the tracks as far as Bayview Avenue
and includes an elaborate system of drains to carry surface waters from the
north areas down Pennsylvania Avenue into culverts and westward to Mil burn
Creek. This is the first step toward Freeport's participation in the grade elim-ination.
Mayor Glacken and the Board have been assured that designs for the
remainder of the Village are in process of completion so that work should begin
sometime within the next ten or twelve months.
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Published monthly by the Village of Freeport
Vol.4-No. 9 September, 1955
RECREATION DEPARTMENT HAD A MOST ACTIVE SUMMER
The Village Recreation Department just completed its second full sum-mer
of operation. A comprehensive program was operated from June 27to
August 26, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Northeast, Northwest and Randall Parks
and in the morning at Holy Redeemer as an experimental playground from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon. A well balanced activity program included a daily sched-ule
of arts and crafts, storytelling, group games, and a variety of athletic
activities. More than 700 craft items were made and a display was exhibited .
in the Village Hall. Square, folk and social dance instructions were given at
the various areas throughout the summer. Numerous tournaments were held ,
in ping pong, checkers, horseshoes, chess, newcombe and minature golf. Spe -
cial in structions were given in archery, tennis, golf, basketball and a four week
baseball clinic was conducted at Randall Park.
Swimming instructions for beginners were held each Tuesday and Thurs-day
at the Casino Pool. More than 75 children who were non-swimmers learn-ed
the basic fundamentals of swimming and many passed the beginners and in-termediate
Red Cross examination.
A bicycle safety rodeo was conducted at Randall Park in cooperation with
the Police Department and AllState Insurance Co. Another high light of the sum-mer
was the exciting B ottle Top Carnival at the Northeast Park where more than
500 youngsters participated. Numerous children constructed .and developed
their own booths for the car nival and it was most encouraging to-see the young-sters
display initiative and self reliance.
, More than 100 boys and girls became junior leaders during the summer
and greatly assisted the Re creation Department in the numerous daily activities.
A variety of interesting special events were conducted at all areas which
included suchfeatures as four pet shows, five doll shows, fourteen picnics and
cook-outs, three amateur shows, two costume shows, two field days, play-ground
festival, twelve feature movies, marshmellowroast, father and son ac- •
tivities, family nights, and many other attractions. Several teams were formed-in
Softball, basketball, volleyball, kick ball and newcombe and the youngsters
participated throughout the summer in inter-park competition.
Adult Activities Most Popular
A Recreation Department Adult Softball League was inaugurated at the
'Northwest Park under lights and played a series of 56 games in the eight team
Village League. A women's team was organized and enjoyed competition with
Again this summer, a series of six outdoor family square dances, were
held in the Village Parks. Nearly 2,000 people, including children, parents
and grand parents enthusiastically enjoyed the wholesome dances. The Rec-reation
Department also provided an Adult Long Island Basketball Tournament
in which 14 top area teams participated. Adults also enjoyed the weekly golf
instructions at Randall and Northwest Parks.
All the Village Parks received exceptionally heavy use during the summer
with more than 70 different baseball and Softball teams participating in various
league competition. The picnic area at the Northeast Park served a large num-ber
of organizations and family outings. The Recreation Department aided the
Freeport Girl Scouts in developing a day camp at the Waterfront Park area.
Recreation Fall Activities begin September 19th
The Recreation Department will provide special leadership each weekday
afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Randall, Northwest and Northeast
Parks beginning Monday, September 19th. The program will feature many ath-letic
activities allowing youngsters to select the sport of their choice. Special
instructions will be given for girls and boys in archery, tennis, touch football,
basketball, hand ball, etc.
UNLAWFUL USE OF SIRENS
The Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, Section 81, Sub-division
18, in substance states that a gong, siren or whistle shall not be at-tached
to or used on any vehicle other than certain enumerated emergency ve-hicles.
Since bicycles under this law are classified as vehicles, but not asEMER-GENCY
vehicles, a siren attached to or used on a bicycle is a violation.
The Freeport P olice Department advises parents to instruct their children
to remove these sirens from their bicycles.
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The following is the Building Department's report for the month of JULY,
39 Permits issued for new construction ...... ..... Cost. . $407, 000. 00
29 Permits issued for additions & alternations ..... " 32.205.00
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REPORT
1. Appeal and application filed by Frank H. Hults, for variance from sec.
13, Ordinance 10. 1, to permit erection of building to be used as gasoline ser-vice
station on the Southwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and South Long Beach
Avenue, Freeport. Granted
2. Appeal and application filed by Anne Nolan, 17 Evans Avenue, Freeport;
N. Y. , for variance fromSec. 6F and 6D, Ordinance 10. 1, to convert one-family
dwelling to a two-family dwelling in Residence A District. Denied
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"IS YOUR HOME WIRING ADEQUATE AND SAFE"
The increased use of electricity in homes during the past ten years has
made the wiring systems in most older homes completely obsolete, andmany
new homes too, throughout the country, have been built with wiring that's total-ly
inadequate for today's electrical living.
Your home can not run efficiently and smoothly if--you risk a blown out
fuse whenever you use all the appliances and lights you need, or, the appliances
take forever to get hot, or, you have a maze of extension cords running hither
and yonder, or, your wiring system will not permit you to use certain impor-tant
appliances. This all adds up to a real hazard and-poor economy.
It's often easy to bring a home wiring system up to date, some extra
outlets, another circuit or two or perhaps a larger main panel.
See your wiring contractor and have him check the wiring in your home
and learn what you need to bring it up to date for "BETTER LIVING WITH
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NEW TYPES OF ZONING PROPOSED FOR VILLAGE
The rapid developments of Freeport during the past several years as in-dicated
to the Civic Associations and the Boardof Trustees the need for provid-ing
new types of zone for the Village. Those most recently suggested were for-a
Marine Business District and Marine Industry District. The details of these-would
provide for Freeport the restricted areas similar in the general way to
Villages in the Cape Code area or the waterfront villages in Suffolk County, that
is business presumably in these areas would be confined largely to those having
to do with waterfront activities--fishing, boating and the like--so arranged if
possible as to provide harmonious and artistic background for the neighboring
residential areas. The details will be the subject of discussion at public meet-ing
held on Monday, September 12th, 1955.
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