When It Snows
Remember Freeport's Snow
Emergency Signal on the fire
horns—four blasts, pause—two
Your car must be off the street
or it is subject to being towed
away at your expense. Streets
must be kept clear for snow
plows, fire trucks and other
Sidewalks should be cleared of
snow as soon as possible. This is
the responsibility of the property
owner or tenant. Violators will
The Freeport Fire Department
also reminds homeowners with
fire hydrants on their property
that the area around the hydrant
should be the first area cleared of
snow. Loss of life and/or property
could result if the Department is
unable to locate the hydrant
Announcements on closings in
the Village and other important
information will be aired by
WGBB (12.40AM) and WHLI
(11AM) in an emergency sit-uation.
For Holiday Sharing
Freeporters have several
unique ways to give holiday cheer
to their family and friends.
The Freeport Arts Council's
Etching Workshop offers a selec-tion
of Christmas and Chanukah
cards and all-occasion note paper.
The cards are intaglio prints and
include selections of white on
white embossings : and silk
screens.. Pressed on quality
paper, a special imprint on the
back of the cards indicates that
they were designed and printed at
the FAC Gallery/Workshop — an
indication that the sender has
shown a great deal of thought and
care in making a creative and
unique selection. Samples may be
seen at the Gallery/Workshop at
12 Newton Boulevard (just off the
Freeport Mall) and at the FAC
office at the Recreation Center.
Priced at 55<t each, 10 for $5,
proceeds benefit the FAC.
The Freeport Recreation
Center offers two gift possibili-'
ties. At $65 for a family ($110 for
non-resident family), $30 for an
individual ($55) and $15 for a
senior citizen ($27.50) a gift
certificate for winter season use
of the Center's Health Wing is
available. Those receiving such a
certificate will have unlimited use
of the indoor pool, gymnasium,
exercise room and steam and
sauna from January 13 to May 31.
Gift certificates may, ..also be
purchased for the ISijtime use of
the Center's newly enclosed ice
rink. Cost is $7.50 for a resident
child ($10 non-resident child)
and $12.50 for an adult ($17.50).
These 15 session discount tickets
are transferable within the
family. All gift certificates come
in a handsome folder.
Permits Required For Stoves
Mayor William White cautions
all homeowners in Freeport that a
permit from the Village's Build-ing
Department is required be-fore
the installation of a coal or
wood stove or fireplace. Not only
' is the failure to obtain a permit a
violation of the Village code, it
presents a potentially condition in
that the installation is not in-spected
to assure that no fire
• 4 hazard exists. Should a fire occur
because of improper installation,
it is possible that an insurance
company would not cover the
.Permits, at $15, may be ob
tained from the Building Depart-ment
on the lower level of Village
Hall, 46 North Ocean Avenue.
Those who have already installed
such facilities may obtain a
permit without penalty and an in-spection
Ice skating lessons for all
ages and all skill levels will again
be offered at the Recreation
Center's rink which is how
Cost for eight, one-half hour
group lessons is $20 for resi-dents
and $30 for non-residents.
Instruction is in accordancce with
the Ice Skating Institute of
America curriculum and classes
are held in the afternoons and
evenings during the week and on
Registration will^be held at the
Center for the Januaryr ^program"
on Saturdays, January 3 and
February 14 for the February
program. Registration hours at
3:30 to 5:30 pm and 7:30 to
Watch Those Trees
Live, decorated trees in homes
can be lovely sights. They can
also pose a fire hazard.
Keep such trees away from
heat sources and well watered.
A tree which becomes dried and
brittle should be removed from
the home immediately. Wires
on all decorative lights, whether
to be used on a tree or for other
indoor/outdoor ornament, should
be checked carefully for frayed
wires. Small children should not
be left unattended in a room with
a tree which is within their reach.
Discarded trees should be left
at the curb for pickup by the
Village's Highway Department.
IS GREAT |
A Public Information Bulletin
of The Village Of Freeport
46 North Ocean Avenue
Telephone FReeport 8-4000
William H. White, Mayor
Public Meetings on the 1st. and 3rd. Mondays of the Month, at 8:00 P.M.
Our Bubble Goes Up
The Freeport Recreation Center's outdoor ice skating rink was
recently covered for the season with a lighted and heated air supported
structure in a fascinating procedure which saw the heat sealing to-gether
of four huge sections of multiple layers of polyester until it
looked, as one Center staffer said, '"a baggie for King Kong." Once
pieced together, it was inflated within 35 minutes to become one^of
the largest air supported structures in the metropolitan area and the
only one covering an ice rink on Long Island.
The Freeport Arts Council,
partially funded by the Village
ami Ffeepolft School "District will-
.present two entertainments next
Affiliate Artists, Inc. dancer/
choreographer Carol Fonda will
give a full dance concert at the
Freeport High School on Satur-day,
December 13, 8:30 pm.
Cost is.$4 for adults and $2 for
:students high school age and
under. The event is free to FAC
As part of a three-part Chil-dren's.
Series, the Long Island
Brass Society will give a Young
Audience Concert at 1 pm at the
Freeport Recreation Center on
Tuesday, December 30. A
musical performance for children,
it will provide insight into the role,
of brass instruments and the
characteristics and sounds of
members of the brass family.
The program will include brief
musical demonstrations, the use
of visual elements combined with
musical sketches and an ex-ploration
of the rhythmic ele-ments
in music. There will be an
opportunity for children to
participate and ask questions.
The cost is $2-^or $4,50 for .the _
series will include The Yueh
Lung Shadow Theatre (February
18) and Theatre In A Truck
Arts Council tickets may be
obtained by sending a check and
a self-addressed' stamped en-velope
to PO Box 97, Freeport.
J Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlin, James Clark, Timothy Peternana
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo; Treasurer-James J. Lyons; Counsel: Michael Solomon
Special Plaque Presentation
In recognition of their contributions to the village of Freeport's ".It's
OK Not To Drink" program, a special plaque was given to Jimmy
and Marian McPartlahd"()'.). Presenting the award is Marion Harvie
(Second from r.) and Mayor William H. White. The McPartland's have
donated their time and talent to the annual party at the Freeport Recre-'
ation Center, which tops off "It's OK Not To Drink" mpnth in Free-port.
The concept was developed and introduced by Harvie last year.in
the village and has since achieved nation-wide recognition and accla-mation.
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Portable Heaters Banned
Residents are reminded .that
the use of portable heating equip-
'•ment which uses a flame, gaso-line
or kerosene is prohibited
• throughout the Village, be it in a
private home or in a place of
During the current energy
crisis, such equipment is being
heavily advertised for sale. They.
have been prohibited in Freeport
for many years however, as being
both a fire hazard and emitting
dangerous gases. Portable elec-tric
heaters are not covered under
The Freeport Chamber of
Commerce and the , Freeport
Recreation Department will
sponsor the Annual Holiday.
Festival at the Center on Sunday,
December 21, 1 to 6 pm. There,
will be no admission fee and all
events and refreshments will be
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus
will be on hand from 2 to 5 pm to
visit with children up to the age
of 10. There will be a gift bag for
each child after the visit.
There will be free ice skating
for children up to the age nine
from 1 to 2 pm and for older
2 children and adults from 5 to
6 pm. While there is a limited
supply of skates available, skaters
are encouraged to bring their
The Freeport High School
Chorale and Brass Quintet will
entertain in the Center's lobby
and the Recreation Department's
drama group will present two
performances of "The Beeple"
for children. Storybook characters
will appear throughout the Center
and all will be invited to create
their own Christmas tree orna-ment
at the Crafts Corner. The
Center's senior citizens will
sell low-cost hand crafted gifts
with an eye towards the younger
Freeport Will Soon
Have Cable TV
The Village of Freeport Electric
Department is currently resitring-ing
electric wires' and stringing
television cable lines in the area
north of the Long Island Railroad
tracks to allow the northern sec- .
tion of the Village to take adva'n- ''
tage of cable television. Depend-ing
on weather conditions, the
work should be completed by
January; 1981 with the remainder
of the Village to have service by
While the Village Board 'of
Trustees signed ' a--. franchise
agreement-with Cablevision, Inc. r
some two years ago, there, was a
legal dispute about costs.of the ..
electric wiring restringing
necessary because those, wires,
• under federal regulations*, would .
be too close to the;cable lines..
After months of negotiations, and '
'a presentation from another cable,
firm, Mayor William White'
received a commitment from
.Cablevision.' The Board then
authorized'''the. -us'e ; of: Electric •••
Department employees'on over-time
:and Saturdays with Cable-vision
to pick up all costs. :
The decision to start in the ...
Village's northern section, was ••
Cablevision's'.'and that firm'!will'
solicit subscribers directly...
Mayor Wrirt'e'; pointed out that
while the lengthy negotiations
had been' frustrating to 'hockey
fans such as himself, as well as to
those, looking, forward to seeing
first run- movie's- in''their' 'own '•'
homes, the Board had felt strong-ly
that tax monies should'not be •
used for the costly rewiring work
as that work would be-necessary
only to provide'a service which all
Freeport taxpayers might not
wish to subscribe to.'One advan^
tage of the delay, 'the' Mayor u '
stated, was that the Village would
now be getting the very latest
equipment allowing for a far
wider selection of programming
than available to Cablevision'
customers in other communities
with service for several years.
The Cablevision contract calls
for free air time for the Village
government and school system
for the purposes of communicat-ing
A "Thank You"
Freeport Police Chief. Anthony
Elar, speaking on behalf of the
Village's force, would like to
thank the many residents and
business people who have called
Headquarters at FR 8-0700
during 'the past weeks to i report
suspicious activities in their area. .
Such calls have been instrumental
in several arrests for burglary and
other criminal acts.
DON'T HESITATE TO CALL
Under the- "40,000 Pairs of
Eyes" program developed over
a decade ago'in Freeport (which
has served as a model through-out
the nation), the public is en- •
couraged- •- to • • call:; the Freeport
Police' when- noting- unusual
activities.in the.area-.- - •- :,
Under the -program; callers-
NEED <NOT IDENTIFY THEM-SELVES
but will be asked to as a •
matter .of routine. In either, case,
there .will be response to-the. call.-,
"Crime,, .particularly., that- of
burglary, is on- the.; upswing ,
throughout the nation. Every law .
enforcement agency is stressing
the importance of community-"
police cooperation "in combating
this situation," the Chief said.
"We are pleased to see" an up- :
surge in that cooperation in our
Chief Elar. said , he could not
stress strongly ; enough that
persons _, should^ not; Jiesjtate^ . tq,t _
call die .police'. "There is a tend-ency
not to want ito- 'bother.'- .trie
police. Persons think,. 'I am
probably crazy in thinking some-,
think is wrong. .The police are .
very busy .taking .;care of im-portant
things. I'm not going.to
bother, them just because I think
something" is wrong.-' This is an
understandable..attitude, but hot
a correct one. It,,is our job to
PREVENT CRIME. You are bur
eyes and ears on your block, in
your neighborhood. .If you
think something MIGHT be
wrong, call FR 8-0700 immediate-ly.
If you were wrong, well, that's
happy news for us all. If you were
right, you may have prevented a
crime or at least given us a step
ahead in catching the criminal."
Thoughtless Acts Cost You Money
SI6MS WILL LOOK
GREAT ON MY
'• Does your child have a "Stop"
sign in his or her room? Do you
think it's "cute?" It certainly'is
expensive. It cost you, the tax-payer,
$52.30 in materials and
labor. A. street sign is even rnore
1 costly. There may be an addition-al
cost to-the "Stop'.' sign that
isn't where it is supposed to be'—
a human -life. The replacement
of such.'items constitutes a larger
portion of the Department of
'Public Works' street sign budget.
If such thoughtless -acts were to
cease, the.Village's expenditures,
and resulting taxes, could be 're-duced
correspondingly. • -
It is important for parents to
realize that I. under the law they
can be heWresponsible for their
children's malicious and destruc-tive
acts. The New York State
Law says, in part: "The parent or
legal guardian...of a child over
10 years and less than 18 years,
when the child willfully, mal-iciously
or unlawfully damages or .
destroys real or personal property
owned or. maintained by another
. MUST BE HELD LIABLE for the
damage or destruction in ,a civil
action..." : • . ,
•_ Such acts as graffiti and
vandalism, while not unique to ••
Freeport, should be of concern to
every resident' for it is costing
them money, both directly and
indirectly.-A scarred, unattractive
business district does not attract
new investors to broaden the tax--
base.;Public property must either
be replaced through tax dollars, ')•
or go unreplaced in such areas as '"'
parks, depriving residents of its ;
EDUCATION STOPS CRIME
The Freeport Police Depart-ment
is making an all out effort to
educate residents - and business
people as to how they can pre-vent
criminal acts to their person •
In one such program, several
police officers have received-special
training under a New York
State program in the communica-tion
to lay persons of burglary
prevention techniques. Sgt.
Joseph King heads the program
and he and the other officers are
available to both individuals and
groups. This program includes a
visit to a home or business
establishment by a member of the
team who will give individualized
suggestions as to how the struc-ture
can be made as burglary
proof as possible.
The Freeport Detective Squad
is also available-to speak to in-dividuals
Both groups report a gratifying
response to the programs, again
indicating the interest on the part
of Freeporters in becoming part-ners
with the local force in crime
Persons or groups interested in
these and other Freeport Police
Department programs are urged
to make arrangements by calling
Headquarters at FR 8-0700.
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