EAGLE SCOUT PA UL SPAGNA
Trustee Don Miller presented Eagle Scout Paul Spagna with a proclamation
on behalf of Mayor Bill Glacken and Freeport's Board of Trustees at the spe-cial
award .ceremony held recently. Trustee Miller praised Paul for his Eagle
Scout project, which involved collecting 1,500 pounds of food and donating
it to the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) in Freeport. Trustee Miller
reminded the family and friends celebrating the event of the number of suc-cessful
people who have been Eagle Scouts, and commended both Paul and
his brother Matthew, also an Eagle Scout, on their achievements.
Trustee Don Miller with Eagle Scout Paul Spagna, his parents, Nancy and
Michael, and his brother Matthew, who is also an Eagle Scout.
Providing Organized Sports Activities
For Girls and Boys
• First Tee Golf
• Flag Football
• Tennis "'
All sports are open to both girls and boys. Many of the activities begin in September. Other programs will start in October
and continue-through to Spring, 2001. Freeport residents will receive a brochure in the maM in September. Some programs
are limited to Freeport residents. Call 516-377-5933 for information.
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FREEPORT WELCOMES ANNAPOLIS CREWS
TO THE NEW NAUTICAL MILE'
The six 44-foot sailboats from the United
States Naval Academy arrived Thursday,
August 10, and tied up to the dock directly
opposite the Long Island Marine Education
Center on Woodcleft Ave. During their four-day
visit, the crew members provided tours of
the single-mast vessels to local residents, visi-tors
and youngsters interested in seeing the
details.of the Annapolis training boats.
The 60 midshipmen and women, along with
their instructors, spent a delightful weekend
enjoying Freeport, including the Recreation
Center with its indoor and outdoor pools, and
the revitalised 'Nautical Mile'. They were invit-ed
to march in dress uniform with the Freeport
Fire Department Saturday evening, when the
village hosted the Second Battalion Parade.
The Freeport Chamber of Commerce, the
Veterans of Foreign Wars organization, and
the Naval Academy Parents Club, along with
the restaurant, Hudson and McCoy's, alispon-sored
special events for the midshipmen and
women during their stay in Freeport. Their
Commanding Officer, Lt. Brad Donnelly,
thanked the Mayor and everyone involved
who helped make their visit so pleasant.
"Freeport has acquired a reputation at
Annapolis as The Place to visit for the Sailing Squadron,
and after our weekend here, I understand why. The
'Nautical Mile,' the wonderful restaurants and other
shops, and the great hospitality we received from every-one,
have made the Freeport visit a permanent annual
event for the U.S. Naval Academy."
Mayor Glacken said the Annapolis
Pictured marching up the Nautical Mile with the Freeport Fire Fighters are (I - r) Trustees Bill White, Jr., Don Miller, Deputy Mayor
Renaire Frierson, Mayor Bill Glacken and Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Angie Cullin.
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Enjoying the breakfast hosted by the VFW, were seated, front (I - r) Former Mayor
Bob Sweeney, Martha Sweeney, Angie Cullin and Mayor Bill Glacken. Standing in the
bock, (I - r) Kyle Dillard, Adam Buckfelder, Paolo Singh, Bryan Blackburn, Scott
Scherer, Nicole White, Christina Di Maria and Steve Sodia
fire Chief Paul Hoshagen and first Assistant Chief Paul Russer thanked Mayor Bill
Glacken and Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson and the U.S. Naval Academy midship-men
and women for taking part in the Second Battalion Parade.
FREEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT HOSTS
BATTALION PARADE COMPETITION
Hundreds of spectators lined both sides of the 'Nautical Mile' to cheer the Freeport
Firefighters as they marched in the parade with other fire companies as part of the
Nassau County Second Battalion event. Awards were presented to five fire depart-ments
for excellence in parade participation. The honors for Best Appearing Fire
Department and Best Fire Department Band went to the Oceanside team.
In the three and a half years the
Glacken Administration has been in
office we have raised 13 roads in the
southern section of the village and
elevated 20 homes to put an end to
the persistent flooding problems
which plagued residents and business-es
located in that area. Wooddeft
Avenue has been raised 2-1/2 feet at
its lowest level and other extensive
improvements have turned the
'Nautical Mile' into a showcase for
This past Spring, we were able to see
the difference. While other areas on
Long Island suffered flooding follow-ing
sudden storms, Freeport remained
high and dry. As a result of these
accomplishments, Freeport has been
named by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, (FEMA) as a
Project Impact community, andTecent-ly
honored by the agency with its
nationally recognized Award for
Economic Development. Freeport has
become a model for other waterfront
communities in handling flood dam-age
prevention and mitigation.
However, these improvements do not
make us invulnerable to hurricanes
and tropical storms. With the possibil-ity
of winds ranging from 60 to 75
miles per hour and tidal surges from 3
to 5 feet, everyone must take the rec-ommended
precautions when faced
with warnings from the National
Although Freeport is well prepared,
with a special Emergency Manage-ment
Team and several high-water
vehicles ready to provide rescue ser-vice
for anyone in need, all residents
must do their part to protect them-selves
and their families. Learn the ter-minology.
A Hurricane Watch means
hurricane conditions are a real possi-bility.
A Hurricane Warning means a
hurricane is expected within 24 hours.
Stay informed by calling the Freeport
Emergency Management Hotline at
377-2400, and listening to local radio
stations such as WGBB, WHLI, WKJY
and television channels News 12, Fox
5, ABC 7, NBC 4, or CBS 2.
Residents, especially those with chil-dren,
need to put together a family
plan fo£ evacuation, andjDroperty pro^,
tection. Make arrangements prior to
storm warnings for care of pets or
family members with special needs
such as those on life support
machines. Have the right materials
available to protect your doors and
windows, including plywood and stur-dy
tape. Safely secure all records and
valuable documents in a watertight
place. Always keep some cash or trav-elers
checks in a safe place for use only
in an emergency. Check emergency
supplies and equipment such as
portable radios and flashlights fre-quently.
Plan an evacuation route and
a place for all members of the family
to meet, as well as the phone number
of a friend or relative whom everyone
may notify concerning their safety.
After the storm, stay away from areas
of damage and downed power lines,
which can be deadly. Do not return to
your home until you have been given
The most important advice to remem-ber
in any disaster situation is to fol-low
the orders of the police and safe-ty
personnel. If you are told to evacu-ate,
do so. No property or personal
possessions are worth taking a chance
with your life.
MAYOR WELCOMES EVEJTE SANCHEZ
BACK TO FREEPORT VILLAGE HALL
TIME TO FILE FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
Mayor Bill Glacken has announced that applications for property tax exemptions for the 2001-2002 tax year are now
available in the Village Assessor's office in Room 105 of Village Hall or by calling 377-2256. Exemptions are available
for property owners who live in their own home, condo, and who qualify as senior citizens, veterans, or clergy; no'n-profit
organizations, and for those who meet the requirements for a business or home improvement exemption.
Freeport property owners who already have property tax exemptions that must be renewed annually must reapply to
the Village Assessor by Monday, Oct. 2, 2000. The Village Assessor's office has mailed renewal applications to property
owners who received a renewable exemption on the 2000-2001 village assessment roll. Exemptions which apply to
senior citizens, members of the clergy and non-profit organizations all require annual renewal. Veterans exemptions,
home improvement and business exemptions do not require annual renewal.
Applications must be received in the village assessor's office by 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 2nd 2000. Note: mailing an
application to the assessor's office with a postmark of October 2, does not meet this deadline requirement.
Mayor Bill Glacken recently met with Evette Sanchez to welcome
her back to Village Hall. Ms. Sanchez's new position is Village Court
Clerk, bilingual. She had previously worked for Freeport as an
account clerk from 1985 to 1990. For the past ten years, she has
served as the Police and Court Clerk for the village of Garden City.
Ms. Sanchez was raised in Freeport, attended local schools and has
always lived in the village. Pictured in the photo with the Mayor
and Ms. Sanchez is Village Justice V. Roy Cacciatore and Senior Clerk
FREEPORT'S SGT. MIGUEL BERMUDEZ
HONORED FOR SPECIAL PROGRAM
The Nassau County Municipal Chiefs Association recently recognized Sgt.
Miguel Bermudez of the Freeport Police Department for his outstanding
efforts as the chief instructor of training in an innovative program designed to
minimize the use of force when dealing with suspects.
"We are very proud of Sgt. Bermudez," explained Police Chief Michael
Woodward. "He has been recognized by several organizations for his efforts
on behalf of this important program." Sgt. Bermudez is a 15-year veteran of
the Freeport Police Department.
Pictured in the photo: Hempstead Police Dept. Chief James Russo, Sgt. Miguel
Bermudez, Garden City Commissioner Ernie Cipulo, and Freeport Police Chief
FREEPORT'S MATOR BILL GLACKEN
MEETS WITH VISITING IRISH YOUNGSTERS
The two children, Jennifer Lynch and Barry Griffin, were guests of Freeport's
PBA President Philip 'Mike' Flood and his wife, Doreen. Both youngsters are
from the north of Ireland, and were visiting the United States as part of a six-week
program designed to provide a peaceful summer, free of sectarian vio-lence,
for all children, regardless of religion.
Mayor Bill Glacken explained to Jennifer and Barry that more than 64 differ-ent
cultures are represented in Freeport, and described how the community
respects all the many ethnic, racial and religious differences. "Freeport is a
model for diversity," said Mayor Glacken. "When you visit our schools and
parks, attend community events, or use the Recreation Center, you will see a
rainbow of individuals working and playing together in harmony."
Pictured in the photo: left to right, Freeport PBA President 'Mike' Flood, Amie Valot, Christina Flood, Jennifer Lynch,
Mayor Glacken, Barry Griffin, Matt Giannino, and Doreen Flood.
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