Outstanding courage and valor displayed by Patrolmen White
and Sihien ending in death of escaped fugitive onHenry Street recently...
All properties demolished on the E/S of HenryStreet and Village Board
taking bids for paving of new parking field Nov. 28th with work expect-ed
to start first week of December...A walkway will be constructed
from Main Street Shopping area through to this field. ..Bids received
by Board for Electrical and Water work necessary for HenryStreet ex-tension
Nov. 24th. ..New Mercury Lights have made their appearance
on Broadway through to Columbus Avenue School.. .Grand Avenue on
drawing boards fora similar improvement... Paving of N. Brookside
Avenue from Seaman Avenue north completed and plans for new light-ing
being studied... Village Board burning candles nightly on new bud-get
which must be completed for Mayor's. Estimate before XMAS holi-days.
.. Chances are taxes will rise due to many items. ..For instance
(Salary increases and Social Security, items added to current budget
were not obsorbed by increased revenues resulting from increased as-sessed
valuations. ..Lowest over-all increase in several years due to
building cut-back last spring over mortgage difficulties, the demolition
of several tax-payers due to Grade Crossing Elimination, and thereduc-tionof
assessed values in the Main Street shopping area. . .On the bright-er
side, an industrial park has commenced on S. Main at Smith Street
which will forge into the Hanse Park Area surrounding the Henry St.
extension providing not only employment but more tax ratables and large
structures due to rise on the Foreman Lumber yard property. . .Free-port
Garden Apartments, Freeport's Federal Low-Cost Housing proj-ect
formerly dedicated on Saturday, November 22nd. ..Cord Viebrock,
Chairman of Authority M. C'd program which was carried over Radio
Station WGBB... Principal Speakers were Herman Hillman, Regional
Director of PHA, Dr. John W. Dodd and Mayor William F. Glacken
who "laid down the law" as to what was expected as to the conduct of
the occupants. , . Workhas commenced on another of the administration's
projects namely the West Merrick Road Park adjoining the new High
School's grounds... Park Commission working on plans for LibertyAve.
Park at east end of town... new grammar school on S. Ocean Avenue
opposite Randall Park to be named in honor of Leo F. Giblyn, Pres. of
Board of Education. .. Freeport's new Library Wing receiving extensive
use... New Flooring to be installed in old section. .. "Coach of the Year"
Bill Ashley and his undefeated Red Devils to be honored by Fathers' and
Boosters' Club and feted at dinner December 10th at Guy Lombardo's
East Point House... Tickets may be obtained from Jerry Bagatelle, 32
W. Merrick Road. .. This team rates with "all-time" Freeport greats. . .
All Freeport Parks and Playgrounds receiving manicuring by genial Ted
Combs' crew. . .Harry Chuisano's Highway and Sanitation crew readyfor
any blizzard with all equipment outfitted with snow blades.
FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
FREEPORT, NEW YORK
WILLIAM F. GLACKEN. MAYOR
. THEODORE M. LANG
ARTHUR R. MULLER
ROBERT S. MCLELLAN
GEORGE T. FAIHBERG
RICHARD H. RAYNOR.
LEONARD D. B. SMITH.
KENNETH E. VOUGHT.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY' BY THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
vol. 8-12 December. 1958
WILLIAM F. GLACKEN
ROBERT s. MCLELLAN
The Annual Chamber of Commerce - Freeport Recreation Dept.
Christmas Party will again this year be held at the Freeport Theatre on
Merrick Road. The date has been set for Saturday morning Dec. ZOth
from 10:00 A. M. to 12 Noon. The Century Theatre Chain will provide
a series of comedy movies which will precede a visit by old St. Nick.
In addition arrangements are being made for special entertainment.
All youngsters in the elementary grades are invited to attend.
Special prizes will be awarded and toys will be given out by Santa Claus
to all youngsters as they leave the theatre.
Freeport Teen-age Employment Service under the Sponsorship
of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce and the Recreation Dept. wishes
to announce a change in office hours, starting on the 24th of December
up to and including January 2nd in order to better serve the community.
This service will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 12 Noon Monday, Wednes-day
and Friday during this period. A large supply of teen-age help is
available to do odd jobs. The present hours of the Employment Service
are 1:00 to 3:00 P.M., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For further
information call Freeport 8-4000.
The FreeportRecreationDepartment's Jr. Council for 1958/59
season has prepared an active program for all interested teen-agers.
In addition to a dance each month, the Council has also scheduled 2 mid-winter
swimming parties, one to be held Monday evening, Dec. 29th and
the other on Saturday evening, January 24th.
Also tickets have been received for a double-header basket-ball
game Madison Square Garden on Dec. 20th. This group has also
made arrangements to attend the New York Ranger - Detroit Hockey
Game at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 14th. This group also runs an
active informal activities program at Bayview Ave. Gym each Friday
evening from 7;30 to 11:00 P.M. There are activities such as basket-ball,
volleyball and wrestling in the gym; dancing to records in -the cafe-teria;
and ping pong, shuffleboard, pool and quiet games in the basement.
Any teen-ager in the 9th grade or above is welcome to take part
in this program.
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Have you cooperated with Post Office Officials by
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The Village Office will close at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday,De-cember
24th, 1958 and on Wednesday, December 31, 1958.
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POLICE DEPARTMENT NOTICES
Since November 1st, eight juveniles have been arrested, due to
the fact that the policemen who were formerly stationed at Pine and
Grove Streets and Pine and Church Streets, have how been relieved by
School Crossing Guards, permitting patrolmen to take care of police
matters and disburse any gatherings near the schools, possibly pre-venting
future teenage rumbles.
An Arrest was made by an officer of this department for throw-ing
glass upon a Village street, which would potentially injure or threat-en
injury to persons or property within the Village. A Freeportyouth
was also arrested for attempting to steal an automobile valued at over
$500.00. ' \
Damage in the amount of $5, 000. 00 was done to a house in the
Meister Beach area by an 11 year old boy who was play ing with an "auto-mobile
ignition bomb". This case is being investigated by the Office of
the Nassau County Fire Marshal,
A 67 year old man, who was struck by a Long Island Railroad
train, was aided at the scene and sent to Doctors Hospital for further
The Freeport Police Department Ranch Wagon - Car #10 - has
•been completely equipped with all kinds of tools and safety devices which
-can be used at any emergency scene.
Parents are advisedthat the following items are unlawful Christ-mas
gifts for children under 16 years of age - dangerous knife (includei
switchblade knife of any length) any gun, revolver, pistol or other fire-arm
or any air-gun, spring-gun or other instrument or weapon in which
the propelling force is spring or air or any instrument or weapon com-monly
known as a toy pistol or in or upon which any loaded or blank cart-ridges
are used or may be used, or any loaded or blank cartridges or
ammunition therefore. Parents are further advised that if any child whc
uses or carries on his person any of the articles above mentioned shalj
be a Juvenile Delinquent and may be subject to summary arrest and the
items so possessed shall be confiscated by the Police Department.
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