Village Board considering awarding "Meritorious Service"
certificates with appropriate annual ceremony to Freeport Policemen
deserving of recognition for outstanding Police Work.,. Resumption of
Grade Crossing Elimination Program -which was brought to a halt by
jurisdictional union dispute over electrical work, can be expected in a
few weeks after new bids are received and new contracts awarded by
State of New York. ..Boy Scout Week February 3rd - 7th, to be high-lighted
by "Good Government" Day when outstanding Scouts take over
all administrative positions of Village Government. .. Welcome toFree-port
South Shore Diner's beautiful new stainless steel building at #63
W. Merrick Road... Administration considering publishing an Annual
Report and Pictorial Review... Most of Fire Department's new 200home
radio alarms in service and proving popular.., Long Peninsula at foot
of NassauAvenue being developed for marine purposes and it is rumor-ed
large Hotel interests are negotiating with owners to locate a Boatel
and Docking facilities... It has also been heard that "The Leader" -will
construct a modern plant on East Merrick Road come spring... Demo-lition
of "Eyesores" on East Sunrise at BensonPlace scheduled by new
owners, Shab Realty,for February. .. Public Works Projects such as
Woodcleft Avenue Widening, Parking Field on Henry Street and Henry
Street Extension, awaiting a break in the weather. .. Municipal yearly
Club installation set for February 13th, with popular Jeanette Johnson
* to be seated as President. . .Village Authorities seriously considering
rental of Police Cars and Radios for Municipal Equipment. .. Land out-side
of Village Limits and South of Bay Estate Area would be a natural
for Golf Course... Town of Hempstead's Recreational Program will in-clude
22 Swimming Pools within Township. . .Also planned are six Ma-rinas
along South Shore......Patrolman Edmund Boylan lauded by Nassau
County Police Commissioner JohnBeckman.for-arr^st solving 22 bur-,
glaries.. .Annual Freeport P. B. A. Dinner took place Febr~uary~3, 19!>9,^
at Ship's Inn, in honor of retiring President; Ptl. Henry Schwaner...
Under sponsorship of Inter-Faith Clergy Council, Annual Brbtherhopd.r
Supper was held February 5th, at Methodist Church.. .Rehabilitation,;
Program has resulted in 13 units scheduled for demolition, 42 prem-ises
boarded up and 19 units fully rehabilitated to date... Recent -appli-cations
for rezoning rejected by Planning Board and Village Board in-clude
foot of So. Bay view Avenue for Marine Business and Elm Place
for Apartment use... Bids to be taken in 30 days for additional entrance
on Church Street to Parking Field #1...Results of Civil Service Re-classification
of Employees conducted by Management Service, Inc. and
paid for by Nassau County, expected to be available to Village shortly.,
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WILLIAM F. GLACKEN. MAYOR
THEODORE M. LANG
ARTHUR R. MULLER
ROBERT S. MCLELLAN
GEORGE H. FAIRBERG
RICHARD H. RAYNOR.
LEONARD O. B. SMITH.
KENNETH E. VOUGHT.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
Vol. 9-2 -F-eb-r uary, 1959
PRESENTING YOUR COMMISSIONERS
If you wanted to contact F. Gordon
Edwards any time during the past 39
years, it would have been easy--he's
lived at the same address 104 Southside
Avenue all of that time. But chances are
he -wouldn't have been home. Gordon
supervised telephone systems all over
Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn during
those years for N. Y. Telephone Company
and even spent 2 years in Indonesia ad-vising
the government on their telephone
systems. He retired from the phone
company in 1953.
Busy or not, Gordon always had
time for community service. He was
-member of-the-Zoning Board-of-Appeals
from 1944 to 1953 and chairman of that
group from 1948 to 1953. He became a
member of the Water and Light com-mission
in 1956 and its chairman just
last summer. He's also District Governor F.Gordon Edwards
of the Rotary Club Supervising 56 clubs Chrmn. Light & Water Comm,
on Long Island. ~~~~~^
Gordon's main interest these days is Freeport. Mrs. Edwards,
the former Daisie Jones of Patchogue, and Gordon have four children
who were educated inFreeport schools and seven grandchildren. Per-haps
it should be said their main interest these days are Freeport and
the grandchildren, although Gordon still gets a funny look in his eye
every time he sees a telephone.
KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENT HEADS
Kenneth E. Vought, Village Coun-sel
since 1955, is looking forward to
I960 with great anticipation—for it will
mark 50years of Freeport living. Brook-lynborn
Ken has a contagious enthusi-asm
for community service, "as Vil-lage
Counsel my work is very reward-ing,
"he says. "I feel I am not only fu1
filling the obligation of public office but
also contributing in a very real sense
to community betterment."
An attorney for thirty years, Ken
servedas Assistant United States Attor-ney
from 1930 to 1935. A graduate of
Freeport High, he was graduated from
Hamilton College and from the New York
L/aw School. Ken served in the Infantry
from 1942 to 1946 going in as a private
in this rugged branch and coming out as
Ken and his wife, the former
Jean Orr of Brooklyn have two children
and one grandchild.
About Freeport Ken says "It's a great village. After 49 years
here I rather doubt if I'll ever go back to Brooklyn. "
Junior High Friday Night Program
The Freeport Recreation Dept. is happy to announce that Fri-day
Night is open house for Junior High Students 12, 13, and 14years
old, at Atkinson School.
The festivities get under way at 7:00 and the boys and girls en-joy
themselves until 10:00 P.M. There is dancing to the latest rock
n' roll records and for those interested in a little more strenuous ac-tivity
we have Volley Ball, Badminton, and other informal activities.
For those who might like the less active games, we have checkers,
chess, and arts and crafts taught by a specialist recreation leader.
The group has an open house every Friday Night except for the
second Friday of each month. The club will be open until late in March,
so come over and join, for we are always happy to welcome new mem-
Kenneth E. Vought
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The official family of Freeport
joins the citizens of Freeport in mourn-ing
the death of Richard H. Raynor,
Freeport Village Clerk, at the age of
50. Dick had served Freeport for
most of his adult lifetime as a volun-teer
fireman, later as President of
the Nassau County Fire Chief a Asso-ciation,
and later as a member of the
Freeport Police Dept. He Served 10
years in the Assessor's Off ice -six of
them supervising the Assessing De-partment.
In 1955 he became Deputy
Village Clerk and a year and half ago
was appointed Village Clerk. He was
well-known, well respected, well loved.
Our deepest sympathies go to his
family in this sad hour.
Richard H, Raynor
The late Village Clerk
FREEPORT FIRE DEPT.
Chief Raymond Barrett on behalf of the Freeport Fire Depart-ment
urges all residents to be more conscious of the dangers of fire,
thereby minimizing carelessness and reducing the overall fire loss in
The total fire damage in Freeport amounted to $358, 370. 00 for
the year 1958.
Causes of fire involving a loss
Number of Alarms
Calls by Phone
Calls by Radio
First Aid Calls (9)
Out of Town (7)
Calls by Box
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