Congrats to Chief Ray Barrett, his deputies Art Burdette and
Jim Ryder and the "elite" 400 of the Freeport Fire Dep't. for retain-ing
New York State Championship as Best Appearing Dep't. and adding
additional laurels for best dressed men in line and for coming from the
furthest distance... Trophies will be on display at Annual Inspection in
October.. . Should weather hold, indications point to the s mashing of all
attendance records at Freeport Stadium. . .Alertness of Freeport Police
winning raves and saving lives. . . Slum Violators get taste of "get tough"
policy of Village Board August 25th... Hazardous Washburn Avenue
dead-end at N. Main St. widened, paved and synchronized traffic light
installed by village forces, . .Fire Dep't. Band concerts at Village Parks
extremely.popular.. .Ditto Square Dancing sessions at same-locales. * .
Low bidder for Bay Estate road paving was Radory Construction of
Floral Park at $75, 000. . . Village Board now advertising for road pav-ings
bids for North Brookside Avenue to be received Sept. 8, 1958...
Center strip of Shonnard Avenue completely repaved by Highway Dep't.
...Municipal Electric Utilities Association conference at Cooperstown
Sept. 1 5-19 to be attended by entire Village Board and Municipal Comm.
of Water and Light. ..A "steam bath" for old portion of Library build-ing
to match coloring of limestone of new extension .will shortly be in
order. .. Beautification of grounds this fall to be under supervision of
Dr. Geo. Isenberg, Chairman of Beautification Committee. .. Cement
seminars conducted by Building Dep't. satisfying to local contractors.
. . .Welcome to Freeport the Dykes Lumber Co. and their beautiful new
building on E. Merrick Road. .. Freeport to get new National Guard
$500, 000 Armory adjacent to present garage building on Babylon Turn-pike...
Steel columns arising for new home of Temple Israel on N.Bay-view
Avenue. . .Buildings coming down inEast end of town to make way
for new freight station for which footings were just laid. .. Drains being
installed at St. Marks and Lewis St. by Highway Dep't. at no material
cost..; County Board.of Supervisors to adopt land taking map for bad-ly
needed North East drainage early September which was prepared by
.Village Engineers to expedite project. . .Exemplary community--.spirit
exhibited by many local churches offering facilities to Holy Redeemer
School authorities in their hour of need with half of school rendered
useless as a result of one of our worst local fires... Rumors persist
that Foreman's Lumber Yard to be converted to 48 lane bowling alley.
'Additional rumors - Hilton Hotel chain eyeing MerrickRoad for a hotel
site... Dep't. Store moguls inquiring for property in area of new station
...L.I. Trust expanding to Henry Street with drive-in facilities. ...
Meadow Brook Nat'l. eyeing N. Main and Broadway to keep pace?...
Comical comment - Push cart Hot Dog stands to be outlawed!
SCHOOLS OPEN DRIVE INTELLIGENTLY
WILLIAM F. GLACKEN. MAYOR
THEODORE M. LANG
ARTHUR R. MULLER
ROBERT S. MCLELUAN
GEORGE T. FAIRBERG
RICHARD H. RAYNOR.
LEONARD D. B. SMITH.
KENNETH E. VOUGHT.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
Vol. 8-9 "^ """" September, 1958"
Following through Village Board's edict of August 25th, declaring
several slum buildings "dangerous" and others "sub-standard, Build-ing
Department Inspectors William Noll and William Casmasina post
public notice on one of the many dwellings in violation. All others so
acted upon have received similar treatment.
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RECREATION DEPARTMENT NEWS
A daily program will operate in each of the Village Parks from
1;30 PM-5:OOPM school days beginning, Monday, September 22nd and
will feature roller skatingto music, group games, paddle tennis, quiet
games and athletics of various types. The Village Recreation Dept.
will also conduct a Fall Program at the Cleveland Avenue School Play-ground,
beginning September 22nd and will conduct supervised activi-ties
between the hours of 3-5 PM.
Midget Football League
The Freeport Recreation Department, in cooperation with the
Freeport Kiwanis Club, will again this year organize a Midget Football
League for all youngsters of Freeport between the ages of 10 and 13
years. Youngsters must have a weight classification of between 85
and 115 Ibs.
Teams will be organized at the following playgrounds: North-east
Park, Northwest Park, Randall Park and Cleveland Avenue School
Playground. Registration maybe made at the Park nearest your home,
beginning Sept. 22nr".
Applications for those interested youngsters, may now be pick-up
at the Recreation Office, located in the Village Hall. These appli-cations
must be signed by the parent and by the family doctor and re-turned
to the Recreation Office, before the child will be allowed to
participate in this activity.
The Recreation Dept. will provide instructors, all qualified
leaders, who will teach the basic fundamentals of tackle football (pass-ing,
kicking, running, blocking, tackling, etc.) Stress by our leaders
will not be placed on winning, but for teaching fundamentals, good
sportsmanship and enjoyment in the game of football.
Each youngster will be outfitted in a football uniform. However,
sneakers will be used in place of the regulation football shoes.
This activity was well accepted in our community last year. By
organizing teams in a Freeport League, we will again be able to -
1. Control coaching conditions under which games are played.
2. Provide safe playing conditions.
3. Protect them under a group accident policy.
At the end of the season, winners of the championship team will
be awarded individual trophies.
For further information, please call the Recreation Office -
Fr. 8-4000. ******
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
The Second Half of the Village Taxes became due on September
1st, 1958 and payable during the month of September. The last day for
payment before penalty must be added under N. Y. State Law is October
1st. The penalty amounts to 5% for the first month and 1/2% per mo.
thereafter. The Village is not interested in collecting penalties but is
interested in seeing that everyone is forewarned and pays their taxes
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A new 10" water main on E. Merrick Road is now in service
completing the 10" main the entire length of Merrick Road from Brook -
sideAvenueon the west to Albany A venue on the east. The replacement
of old water mains is now completed onWoodcleft Ave. , Richmond St.,
Miller Avenue and Hamilton Street and same are in service.
Anew 12" water main is now in service in the Bay Estates which
section is now receiving water supply through two lines, the present 8"
and the new 12". Being cross-connected, future discontinuances of
water service will be avoided and this new 12" line anticipates the fu-ture
growth to the south namely the 135 home development now under
construction. The same type of improvement was made prior to the
paving of So.Grove St. because of the development of theFreeportHar-bor
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I thought you might be interested to know that last Friday night,
August 8, we had one of those heavy rain storms, right after we opened
up. Thanks to the drainage system, when the storm passed we were
able to run the auto races.
Our rent for that show was $1, 148. 01 and Sport Services's rent
was $627. 00 totaling $1, 775. 00 for the Village of Freeport.
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1. Not to accept candy, money, etc., from any strangers. 2. Notto
accept rides from any strangers. 3. Do not get in a stranger's car -
for any reason. 4. Do not walk with or talk to strangers. 5. Report
any strangers who may act suspicious--Get car's license number.
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