FREEPORT LITTLE LEAGUE'S GIRLS ALL-STAR
TEAMS PLAY AT GLACKEN PARK
Six girls from each of the four
Little League teams in the 9 and
10-year old division, met for an
All-Star competition at William
F. Glacken Park recently. The
final score was 17-16 with the
winning team made up of the
top players from the Atlantic
Nursery and Compare Foods
They beat the all-star players
on the teams sponsored by Bauer
Oil Corp. and Pip Printing.
JULY, 1999 www.FreeportNY.com THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
Left to right, back row: Coaches Steven Goldfarb, Donna Heins, Phil Brendel and Stuart Kaer. Middle row,
Nicole Goldfarb, Brianna Gales, Lauren Rodriguez, Michelle Meyers, Melissa Herrera, and Julie Kaer. Front
row: Katie Doyle, Veronica Briendel, Heather Lonks, and Erin Gilbert.
HI-HELLO'S SIXTH ANNUAL 5K RUN/FUN WALK RAISES
MONEY FOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Mayor Bill Glacken was the Honorary Chairman of
the event and also a participant with Deputy Mayor
Renaire Frierson-Davis. This year there were more than 500
runners and walkers who took part in the race which is
sponsored by Hi-Hello Child Care and Family Centers in
On hand to greet the runners and hand out the
trophies were Superintendent of the Electric Utilities Hub
Bianco, who is also a member of the Executive Board of the
Hi-Hello Child Care and Family Centers; Assemblywoman
Kate Murray; Hi-Hello Executive Director, Joann Bousquet;
Mayor Bill Glacken and Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson-
Hempstead Town Supervisor Richard Guardino presented a proclamation to
Freeport Mayor Bill Glacken at the reception for the Annapolis midshipmen.
Pictured in the photo: Nassau County Legislator Tom Glynn; Hempstead Town
Councilwoman Linda Reed; Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes, Angle Cullin;
Supervisor Guardino; Mayor Glacken and County Legislator Darlene Harris.
FREEPORT POLICE DEMONSTRATE
• Ensign Will Carr explains the compass and the wheel to
. Freeport Fire Fighter Joe Stallone, and his daughter Danielle.
• Her friends, sisters Kaylee and Kerri Conden, are on either side of her.
There were balloons, free
drinks, a celebrity football player,
face painting and rides at the
recent opening of the newest 7-1 1
on Sunrise Highway. Store owner
Tariq Khan also provided some-thing
special for the children and
their parents, a chance to sign up
for the Ident-A-Child program.
Officer Richard Paulik finger-printed
little Anthony Hernandez,
while his mother, Julia Hernandez
looked on along with Trustee Don
Miller, Mayor Bill Glacken, Police
Officer Philip "Mike" Flood and his
daughter, Christina, 11-years old.
Mrs. Hernandez will keep a copy
of her son's fingerprints in case they
are ever needed in an emergency sit-uation.
Left to right: Christina Flood, PO Philip "Mike" Flood, Mayor Bill Glacken, Trustee Don Miller, Anthony
Hernandez, PO Richard Paulik and Julia Hernandez.
MIDSHIPMEN AND WOMEN
Mayor Bill Glacken waving farewell to one of the six sailing vessels
They arrived late Thursday
evening .at the . Hempstead Town
Marina, having weathered rough seas
and heavy rains and left Monday, one
of the hottest days of the year. During
their stay everyone had a great time
and Freeporters enjoyed every minute
of the second annual visit of the U.S.
Naval Academy's sailing squadron.
"During the visit, we have been
able to get to know individually the
young men and women who are stu-dent
sailors and their leaders on these
44-foot, single mast sailing vessels,"
said Mayor Bill Glacken. "These mid-shipmen
are from all over the United
States and have chosen to attend the
Naval Academy," he added. "They
were interesting, inquisitive, hard-working
and very grateful to everyone
in Freeport for making their stay here
so "enjoyable. "Freeport' is quickly
becoming a favorite 'port-of-call' for
the Annapolis sailing squadron."
There were Grucci fireworks on
the Fourth, tickets to see a Mets game
at Shea Stadium, a barbecue, an old-fashioned
baseball game, a dinner
party at Pier 95, a Maritime Heritage
Expo, a luncheon at Otto's Restaurant,
a pancake breakfast at a Baldwin fire
house prepared by the Naval Academy
parents' club and a farewell breakfast
at Trudy B's.
Mayor Glacken, Deputy Mayor
Renaire Frierson-Davis, along with
Trustees Don Miller, Donald
Mauersberger, and Bill White, Jr., want
to thank all the sponsors who made
the Annapolis Midshipmen and
women's second trip to Freeport such
a memorable occasion. Gold Sponsors
for the event. were Cablevision,
Citibank, Fleet Bank, Hassel Motors,
Inc., .Home Depot, and Scalamandre
The Silver Sponsors include Bagel
Dock Cafe, the Baldwin Fire
Department, Bank of New York,
Blimpies, Cablevision Light Path,
Casanova Market, the Freeport
Chamber of Commerce, Compare
Foods, D & J Caterers, Dunkin' Donuts,
Freeport Fire Department, Freeport
Motor Inn & Boatel, the Freeport PBA,
Pier 95 restaurant, Laidlaw Transit Inc.,
McDonald's, Newport Sales Inc., Presti
Stone & Mason Corp., Rosado Towing
& Collision, Sparaco-Lieberman Realty,
Tartan Textile, the local Veterans of
Foreign Wars organization, the
Vintage Baseball Team, Walgreens, the
William Clinton Story American Legion
Post #342, Otto's Sea Grill, Trudy B's,
and the Freeport Rotary Club. And a
special thank you to Hempstead Town
Supervisor Richard Guardino for the
use of the Town Marina and all the
Freeport Village employees and volun-teers
who worked so hard to ensure
the success of this very special event.
This year's visit by the 60 midship-men
and women was so successful
that Mayor Glacken proposed a regat-ta
next year, possibly from Freeport to
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR CHAIRMAN BOB CARDINALS WELCOMES
RECENT APPOINTEES TO PLANNING BOARD
I have very clear memories of the
Freeport Long Island Railroad station
when I was a child. I remember riding
the train into the city with my
grandfather for trips to see the circus, or
first-run movies, an occasional musical
theatre production or a sporting event
at the old Yankee Stadium. When I
attended high school in Brooklyn, I rode
the train to and from classes each day.
Sometimes I joined the commuters'
evening rush home after participating
in a track and cross-country meet.
In 1959 when my father was serving
as mayor, he persuaded Governor Nelson
Rockefeller to elevate the tracks and sta-tion.
This was after a local doctor who
had once saved my father's life was
killed at a grade crossing in Freeport
while responding to an emergency.
The Freeport railroad station is
entwined in many individual histories.
For me, it is part of my childhood and
high school career; for others, it marked
their transition from high school to
college or it delivered them to their first
real job "in the city"at the start of their
business and professional lives.
Unfortunately, the Freeport station
has deteriorated over the years.
Maintenance and upkeep became a
short-term, quick fix rather than a pro-gram
of planned long-term improve-ments.
The station needs a face-lift and
it is due for one from the LI railroad.
However, it is important that this
project not become just another quick
coat of paint or replaced windows job
that will do until "more money is avail-able,
or finances are better, or ridership
increases, etc." No, repair and recon-struction
work occurs only about once in
twenty to thirty years, and now is our
chance to shape how our station will
look into the next century.
When offered the standard upgrad-ing
job by the Long Island railroad,
I rejected it. We did not want the
waiting room to have solid glass blocks
for windows, which tend to make the
station look like a prison. And the area
around the outside of the ticket
office/waiting room will look better with
special concrete pavers resembling bricks
rather than the simple poured concrete
offered by the railroad. I specifically
requested that canopies be installed
over the doors on both the north and
south entrances, and we provided the
architectural drawings detailing all the
changes requested, including the curved
tops of the doors and windows, with
the masonry above also curved to
complement the look.
The lighting fixtures we requested
are not the standard pole lights but the
attractive antique-type that are being
installed on Woodcleft Avenue, around
Village Hall and in the Central Business
District. These changes to the standard
design issued by the LI railroad tie the
revitalization of these areas and the
waterfront renovations together with
an architecturally common theme,
providing a historically accurate 1920's
The changes I requested, while not
cost-prohibitive, have been accepted by
Long Island Railroad President, Thomas
Prendergast. They will take a while
longer to accomplish than the original
changes planned. But the overall attrac-tiveness
of Freeport's railroad station is
well worth the wait. The renovation
of the station and the nearby
Meadowbrook Bank building, both
located in the heart of the Central
Business District, should provide a show-case,
something we can all be proud of;
and we simply could not allow the
railroad to provide a quick fix that
we would have to live with for another
We expect the LI railroad to play a
vital, positive role in the restoration and
revitalization of Freeport's traditional
downtown area. Properly renovated rail
terminals all over the country have
helped to spark the revitalization of
many aging downtown areas. Union
Station in Washington and Grand
Central Station in New York are two
Our Village ranks fourth in terms of
the number of trains serving it, and sev-enth
in ridership, if summer and holiday
fares are included. By making the reno-vation
of the Freeport station truly
beautiful, the Long Island railroad will
not only be contributing to the revital-ization
of downtown Freeport, but it
will also attract new riders.
Sean Rainey and Anthony Fiore, two
recent appointments to the Freeport Village
Planning Board, are welcomed by Chairman
Bob Cardinale, Sr. "As a resident of the vil-lage,
an employee of Empire State
Development Corp., a recent graduate of St.
John's University and the president of his co-op,
Sean has shown leadership ability and
initiative," said Mayor Bill Glacken. "I know
he will carry on the mission of
the board, which is to encour-age
business development and
broaden our tax base while
maintaining the essential char-acter
of our village and preserv-ing
the unique quality of life
that exists in Freeport."
Anthony Fiore is a long-time
firefighter and a
busi nessma n.
"Tony brings his
ence and his background in
community service to his role
on the Planning Board," added
Mayor Glacken. "His contribu-tions
to the board will help
move our village forward into
the next century, without jeop-ardizing
the distinct nature of
A third recent appointee,
Sean Rainey, Bob Cardinale, Sr., and Anthony Fiore
Maralin Merklin, has also joined the
Planning Board, filling the post vacated by
Abby Matthews. "Maralin Merklin, with her
experience in marketing and her back-ground
as a Freeport resident, is an excellent
addition to the board," said Mayor Glacken,
adding, "We are grateful to Sean, Tony and
Maralin for finding the time in their busy
schedules to participate in helping us ensure
the future of our village."
DEPUTY MAYOR VISITS FREEPORT'S
SCHOOLS FOR "OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP"
"I grew up in this village, and I'm
raising my children here," said Deputy
Mayor- Renaire- -Frierson-Davis explain--
ing to the youngsters at the Caroline G.
Atkinson School how important it is for
them to help keep their neighborhoods
The Deputy Mayor has launched a
village wide campaign to educate all
the young people in Freeport about
the importance of keeping the streets
and public places free of litter and
debris. Ms. Frierson-Davis spoke to stu-dents
at Dodd Junior High School and
the Archer, New Visions, Bayview, and
Giblyn Elementary Schools.
"Having lived in Freeport for
almost my entire life, I have developed
a strong sense of pride in this commu-nity,"
she added. "I want the general
public, and especially the young peo-ple,
to understand that this is their
home." Ms. Frierson-Davis explained,
-"It is a matter of-respect for-your home, •
your neighborhood, your school and
yourself. So I am asking each resident,
merchant, property owner, and busi-nessperson
in the Village to join with
me in this 'Operation Cleansweep'
"Freeport has embarked on a full
scale beautification program with new
trees, flower beds in the Village Hall
courtyard and street improvements all
over the village," concluded Ms.
Frierson-Davis, "It is our responsibility
to see that newspapers, food wrappers,
paper cups and all other disposable
items are put in a trash receptacle.
Along with improving the appearance
of the Village, it will save us money in
street sweeping costs." Deputy Mayor Frierson-Davis addressing the students at Atkinson School
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