Freeport Police Send Comfort Packages
to Troops in Iraq
Police Chief Michael Woodward, along with Officer Joseph Ippoliti, and Sgt. Mike Cgpriola, unload more than 1 Sjioxes at the
Freeport Post Office for delivery to troops righting in Iraq.
Village Police Sgt. Mike Capriola has shipped over 500
pounds of items to a reserve unit stationed in Iraq. The U. S.
Army's 310th Military Police Battalion has been assigned to
peacekeeping duties in Iraq and Kuwait. The reservists,
home-based in Hempstead, had requested various items to
provide comfort while serving in the desert. Sgt. Capriola,
whose son Michael, a Suffolk County police officer who
recently returned after serving with the unit, is continuing
to collect athletic socks, phone calling cards, "AA" batteries,
sanitary baby wipes, sunscreen, shaving cream and razors, lip
balm, deodorants, shoe insert gels, foot powder, Beef Jerky,
Altoids, Tic Tacs, and powdered beverages (Kool Aid,
Gatorade and iced tea) for the troops. Anyone interested in
donating may call (516) 377-2411.
Freeport Veterans Day Celebration To Pay Tribute to
This year the Veterans Day Celebration, which
will be held at the Freeport Memorial Library on
November 11th, will honor the brave men and
women who are serving in the United States
Armed Forces overseas and at home in the war
against terrorism. Charles Jackson, Chairman of
the event and a past commander of the American
Legion, has arranged presentations for represen-tatives
of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and
Coast Guard in recognition of their outstanding
service in protecting the safety and freedom of
fellow Americans. The service will begin at 10:45
a.m. in the second floor meeting
room of the Freeport Library. All are welcome.
Curb Trees Available for Freeport Residents
The village's "1,000 Trees a Year" program is
responsible for planting more than 6,000
curb trees throughout Freeport since the
Glacken Administration took office in 1997.
The early plantings have taken root and are
delightful harbingers of Spring each year.
The village's planting program begins in
November. Residents who would like to
request a tree be planted in front of their
property may contact the Department of
Public Works at 377-2375.
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OCTOBER, 2003 www.FreeportNY.com THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
First of the new Turbine Engines Arrives in Freeport
Village Expects new Power Plant 2 generator to be online by Spring 2004
The first of the two new
dual-fuel turbine generators
to be installed at Power
Plant 2 was recently deliv-ered
to the village by barge.
The General Electric LM-
6000 components were off-loaded
from the barge to
flatbed trucks and delivered
to Power Plant 2. The site
for the new 47-megawatt
turbines is being prepared
with separate concrete
foundations in place to hold
the two 90-ton generators.
The water piping, electric
conduits and cables will be
Freeport's new generator
is expected to be in operation by Spring of
2004. The village's electric utility will own
Components of Freeport's new General Electric IM-6000 turbine generator
and operate one of the planned turbines,
which will provide up to 37 megawatts of
power to village customers
and sell 10 megawatts of
power to LIPA for use by
Long Island residents for a
guaranteed 30 years. The
second 47-megawatt gener-ator
will be owned and
operated by an independent
developer, Equus Power I, LP,
which is in negotiations to
provide electricity to LIPA
customers. The second gener-ator
is expected to go online
by June 2004. The installa-tion
of the new generators
at Power Plant 2 will enable
the village to continue its cen-tury-
long tradition of pro-viding
safe, reliable, afford-able
electricity to Freeport businesses and
residents for many decades to come.
Freeport's PAL Sponsored Soccer Team
Kicks Off Fall Season
Many of the children in Freeport's
Travel Soccer Club assembled in front
of the Recreation Center for a group
photo recently. The club includes more
than 150 boys and girls, ranging in age
from 9- to 16-years old. The children
play on 8 teams and compete in the
Long Island Junior Soccer League.
The traveling club was founded in
1999 by Freeport Police Officer Jack
Lundergan and local resident Rob
Lewis under the auspices of the
Freeport Police Athletic League. PAL
also sponsors an intramural soccer pro-gram
to ensure the continuous develop-ment
of youth soccer in Freeport. For
further information, call the PAL office
Freeport's PA1 Travel Soccer flub players and coodiing stuff.
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Freeport's Ftaest Homered for Voltaeteerieg on 11 A -- A /f^ If \\ tLJ"
October is considered harvest time
when the seeds that were sown sea-sons
ago come to fruition. In -Freeport
this Fall, we are seeing the ideas that
were envisioned years ago, become
The village has taken another major
step forward in modernizing Power
Plant 2, with the arrival earlier this
month of the first of two dual-fuel turbine
generators. The LM 6000 turbine, emis-sions
control equipment and stack, are
in the process of being assembled. The
project is expected to be completed and
operational in the Spring of 2004, and
will be owned and operated by the
Village. A second virtually identical unit,
owned and operated by an energy
developer, will be completed and opera-tional
shortly thereafter. This is an
important development for the village,
which has maintained an independently
owned and operated electric utility deliv-ering
safe, reliable electric service to its
customers for over 105 years.
Another dream that took a while to
materialize is the visit this month of the
tall ship, the HMS Bounty. The arrival of
the 180-foot-long square-rigged vessel,
built by MGM in 1962 for the movie
"Mutiny on the Bounty", was the culmi-nation
of the work of many people who
read the charts, and offered guidance
and support to the captain, Robin
Walbridge, who brought the vessel
through the shallow waters of the Great
South Bay leading to Woodcleft Canal.
We are grateful to everyone who con-tributed,
to Jhe^success .of .the. ,Bounty|s
visit to Freeport, including the Freeport
High School Navy Junior ROTC cadets
who volunteered their time to perform
the Haunted House program.
A major step forward in the develop-ment
of the Freeport Plaza West site
occurred when the Village Planning
Board gave site plan approval to the
project on Oct. 9th. That action enables
the developer, New York City-based
Time Equities, Inc., to move forward
with the final design plans and obtain
the necessary building permits to com-mence
The $60 million project includes the
renovation of the former Meadowbrook
Bank building, and the construction of a
combination residential and commercial
complex adjacent to the 75-year-old
landmark structure. When the project
has been completed, the former bank
building will provide space for business
and professional tenants on the four
upper floors and a food service estab-lishment
in the revitalized lobby and
mezzanine space. The adjoining resi-dential
complex, situated alongside the
Long Island Railroad station and the
Long Island Bus depot, will offer resi-dents
a number of advantages including
an on-site health club, stores and shops
on the street level and convenient
As you read in last month's issue of
this newsletter, construction on the Main
Street Mews, another Time Equities,
Inc. development, is underway. The $3
million 3-story project, the first major
construction in downtown Freeport in
over 50 years, will breathe new life into
the village's Main Street, providing
unique artist live/work space on the 2
upper levels and commercial space
designed to accommodate a restaurant,
bookstore or art gallery on the street
level. As with the arrival of the HMS
Bounty, these projects took planning
and teamwork on the part of village
employees and members of the com-munity,
working together, to improve
and enrich Freeport for ourselves, our
children and our grandchildren.
Scoutmaster Mark Wilson, center, and the members of Pack 18 standing in front of Trustee Bill White, Jr., Deputy Mayor Renaire
Frierson, and Trustees Don Miller and Don Mauersberger.
Boy\/ s Scouts Attend
The members of Pack 18 observed a recent Board of
Trustees meeting as one of the prescribed activities needed
to receive a Citizenship in the Community merit badge.
Some of the other activities include writing a letter to the
Mayor and the Board of Trustees suggesting an improve-ment
in the Village, reading a copy of the Village budget,
and learning the services the Village provides in return for
the property taxes collected.
The Mayor invited the youngsters to return for a tour
of Village Hall.
Village Police Officers Cynthia Cummings
and Steven Rampanelli were honored by
Hempstead Town for their work with
Freeport's middle school students as mentors
to teens as part of the village's Adopt-A-Cop
program. The two officers are among a group
of Freeport cops who donate their time to
meet with the John W. Dodd Middle School
youngsters, develop friendships and provide
guidance and advice to the teens during the
challenging adolescent years. Freeport's
Adopt-A-Cop is a nationally recognized
award-winning program which provides
police officers as mentors and role models to
students from fourth grade through high
school in the Freeport School District. Congratulating the officers are Freeport Trustee Bill White, Jr., Hempstead Town Councilwoman Angie Cullin, Officer Steven Rampanelli with daughter Nicole,
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Officer Cynthia Cummings with daughter Alexis, Freeport Police Chief Michoel Woodward, and Trustee Don Miller.
Church of the Transfiguration
Celebrates 110 Years in Freeport
Mayor Bill Glacken presented a proclamation honoring the Church of Transfiguration's Anniversary to congregation members. Pictured from left
to right, Mrs. Eleanor Fleming, Mrs. Marjorie Clarke, Mrs. Olgo Mose, Mayor Glacken, Mrs. Margaret Sobers, Mrs. Schorfyn Harewood and Dr.
The members and friends of the Church of the
Transfiguration recently celebrated more than a centu-ry
of service and dedication to Freeport and surround-ing
communities. Transfiguration operates an elemen-tary
school for youngsters in classes from nursery
school through fifth grade.
Under the leadership of Rev. Raymond G. Wilson,
the church's St. Stephen's Guild prepares meals once a
month for the Freeport INN, the Interfaith Nutrition
Network, and donates the proceeds of its Utopian
— Dramatists ^performances-to the American Ugandan.
Christian Benevolent Organization, a not-for-profit,
non-governmental organization providing relief, reha-bilitation,
and education to orphans in Uganda.
"I take special joy in congratulating Rev.
Tuggle, a good friend and former neighbor,"
said- Mayor Bill Glacken in presenting Rev.
Tuggle with a proclamation honoring his 30
years as pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church
in Roosevelt. Under the guidance of Rev.
Tuggle, the Church increased its membership
and has grown to a thriving community-involved
congregation which supports several
non-profit organizations including the
Memorial Youth Outreach Council and the
Memorial Economic Development Corporation.
Mayor Glacken congratulates Rev. Tuggle.
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