Select Chorale Invited
to Perform in England
Freeport High School's
Select Chorale, under the baton
of Stephen Pagano, is recog-nized
among music experts as
one of the finest ensembles in
Long Island's history. Last year,
they were selected to perform at
the prestigious ACDA (American
Choral Directors Association) All-
Eastern Convention in Boston,
the first chorale group from
Long Island ever to be honored
by the ACDA in 25 years. This
year this diverse group of 27
teenagers has been invited to
perform on a concert tour and
clinic in England in mid February
The members of the Select
Chorale have been raising
money since they received the
invitation and have managed so
far to come close to their goal,
which is to raise $660 to pay for
each child. However, they are
still several thousand dollars
short of the goal and time is run-ning
out for them. In order to
cover the expenses for the trip,
they are asking for help from
the Freeport community.
To make_a.dQQ.ati6n, m.lj^C_l
check 'made but' to\Freeport
High School to Chorale-Director
Stephen Pagano, at 50'South
Brookside Ave., Freeport High
School, Freeport, NY 11520. For
further information, phone
516-867-5300-ext.4241; or you
may email Mr. Pagano at
songCyber@optonline.net, or con7>. •
tact Sarah Mahon, .President of
the Select Chorale/'61 Haye'sJStreet* f
address is soochie?
As we come to the end of the
Fall, we want to ask residents
again to remember not to
rake leaves into the street or
burn them. This is prohibited
by Freeport Village Codes.
Please bag all leaves, .and
place the bags at the curb for
The Sanitation Depart-ment
collects yard waste on
^.Wednesdays, th roughout_the.
year except during holiday
weeks. Yard waste includes
leaves, grass clippings, garden
waste, as well as twigs or
branches with a diameter of
less than 6 inches. During the
Fall, the village will provide
weekly leaf collection service
each Wednesday except on
December 29th. Discarded
holiday trees will be collected
on Wednesdays with yard
waste beginning January 5th.
Place undecorated holiday
trees.at the curb between.6:00
pm Tuesday and 7:00 am
^ tPfease Save the Date for
&;$ jMGkK Celebration
Just ,,a (Blminder, :tRe Village of Freeport's Commission on
Human tigts-will sponsor a special celebration of the birthday
of "Dr. Martin Luther King at the Freeport Memorial Library on
Sunday, January 16th at 2 p.m. The event will include poetry
readings, musical performances and other tributes to Dr. King
to mark his contributions to the American Civil Rights move-ment.
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DECEMBER, 2004 www.FreeportNY.com THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
German Students Visit Freeport
The farewell luncheon for the
sixteen young people visiting
Freeport from Germany was held at
the Fire Department's Truck
Company headquarters on Church
St. on November 11th, 2004. The
teenagers, along with members of
their host families, sat down to eat
before heading to the airport and
their flight home to the village of
Walldorf. The visit was arranged
through Freeport High School
where the students attended classes
during their stay and scheduled vis-
Pictured in the photo arc Village Trustee Don Mauersberger, the two chaperones who traveled with the students from
Walldorf, Christa Birkenmaier and Manfred Wolff, Assistant Fire Chief Allan Grosser receiving a plaque from one of the
young Walldorf students; Simon Bierwald, Mayor Bill Glocken and School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Eversley.
its to several special places in New York City.
The visit was the culmination of an idea
that began over two years ago with a visit to
Mayor Glacken's office by a delegation from
the Walldorf Village Council, headed by
Burgermeister (Mayor) Heinz Merklinger, and
educator - and Councilwoman Christa the
Freeport's Fire Department has main-tained
a long-established relationship with the
German village thanks to connections made by
Assistant Fire Chief Allan Grosser, who was sta-tioned
nearby when he served in
the Army more than thirty years
ago. Mayor Bill Glacken and
Trustees Don Miller, Bill White, Jr.,
and Don Mauersberger took part in
establishing an official alliance with
the village of Walldorf in June of
The Freeport School
District, with the help of Assistant
High School Principal Marie
Schroeder, arranged for the visit
and the Freeport Fire Department
assisted in finding host families for
youngsters. Superintendent Dr. Eric
Eversley, along with Mayor Bill Glacken and
Assistant Chief Allan Grosser, thanked every-one
for their help, and discussed the possibility
of arranging a visit from the Freeport students
to Walldorf next year.
Veterans Day Service Honors Freedom Supporters
Korean Conflict, Vietnam,
More than 150 people
attended the special service
at the Freeport Memorial
Library on November 11th,
2004 to honor the service
men and women who fought
to protect America's free-dom.
This year the event also
honored those civilians who
served as support staff for
those heroes who risked their
lives to defend us.
Mayor Bill Glacken
addressed the group, stating
that freedom has always
been won with American
lives. "The fight to preserve
freedom dates back to the
founding of the United
States and will continue as
long as we are alive. From
the Revolutionary War to the
Civil War . through both
World Wars I and II, to the
Help send the Select Chorale on a Musical Tour of England.
The students have been invited to perform a concert tour and
clinic in Birmingham, England in February, but the young people
need your help. See back page for details.
ROTC and Select Chorale students, are Legion Chaplain Duffy Berg, Treasurer Ed Martin, 3rd Vice Commander Arden Socolov, Post
Commander Charles Jackson, Town Coundfwoman Dorothy Goosby, Mayor Bill Glacken, Rear Admiral "Hoss" Miller, Trustees Don Miller,
Bui White, Jr., and Don Mauersberger. Sealed Chorale Director Stephen Pagano; and behind him are Police Chief Michael Woodward
alongside Pom Jusino and Rev. Eddie Jusino
the Gulf War and now with
the war in Iraq, our sons and
daughters have given their
lives to ensure that we will
always live in freedom. It is
our responsibility to ensure
that we support them and
honor their sacrifices."
Freeport High School's
Junior Naval ROTC students
provided the color guard,
while the high school's Select
C-horale performed and
accompanied Pam Jusino in a
rendition of "America the
Beautiful." The invocation
was delivered by Reverend
Michael D. Wilker, Pastor of
Christ Lutheran Church. Mrs.
Jusino's husband. Reverend
Eddie Jusino, Pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church,
provided the benediction.
The cold winter weather arrived on the heels
of the Thanksgiving holiday this year, but it has
not hindered progress on the major construction
projects taking place around the Village. You may
have noticed work has begun on the Mews at
Copper Beech condominium complex on the site
of the former Freeport Hospital at South Ocean
Anray Custom Builders plans to pour founda-tions
for two of the eight Victorian-style buildings
before the end of this year with the remaining six
foundations to be poured by the Spring. The first
The front of the Main Street Mews on Main Street
between Sunrise Highway and Merrick Rood.
two buildings are expected to be ready for occu-pancy
by Summer 2005. Each structure will house
two duplex condos side-by-side, providing approx-imately
2,400 square feet of space with all the
usual amenities along with garages and drive-ways.
The complex was designed to appeal to
senior citizens and "empty-nesters." Each building
will have a slightly different look but will keep to
a Victorian motif, designed to blend in with the
overall style and appearance of the neighbor-hood.
As was mentioned in this column last month,
work is progressing well on the Main Street Mews
complex. The project is a key element in the over-all
revitalization of the village's business district.
Located in the heart of downtown Freeport, on
Main Street between Sunrise Highway and
FROM THE MAYOR
Bob Cardinale Honored by NY Planning Federation
Merrick Road, it offers a unique combination of
live/work space near major private and public
The $3 million three-story complex features
two upper levels containing 16 loft-type units with
extensive open space designed specifically for use
as studios or work areas for professional artists.
The ground floor, with 4,500 square feet of space,
is expected to be occupied by a restaurant. Time
Equities, Inc., the builder of the complex, will
maintain the property and sell space to interested
The village's Public Works Department is in
the process of preparing the ground at the local
parks.for the installation of new playground
equipment. Northeast, Waterfront, William F.
Glacken, and Randall Parks will have new, modern
swing sets and climbing equipment with a rubber
safety surface by the Spring. All new, modern, safe
playground equipment was installed in 2000 at
Martin Luther King, Jr., and is in excellent condi-tion.
Along with the playground equipment,
Randall Park is also getting a new fence to replace
the 60-year old one that has been in disrepair for
several years. Over the past seven years, since the
Glacken Administration has come into office,
Randall Park has enjoyed a major makeover,
including new dugouts and overhead lights on the
ball fields, and the installation of a new pavilion
to provide shade and comfort for families using
the picnic tables alongside the pool.
Another project due to be completed in the
Spring is the construction of three new water
wells in the village. These wells, along with back-up
generation and distribution mains, are located
in the northwest section of the Village at the
intersection of Prince and North Long Beach
Avenues. The addition of these wells, and a
replacement well that was installed near the
northeast water tower two years ago, brings the
total number of wells serving the village to eleven,
and ensures that we will be able to deliver clean,
safe water to the 10,000 residential and commer-cial
customers now and for generations to come.
Construction and installation of two new
generators at Power Plant 2 was completed last
Summer. One generator, owned and operated by
Freeport, is producing 47 megawatts of electric
power, of which 10 megawatts is being sold to
LIPA under a thirty year agreement, with the
remaining available energy allocated first to
Freeport ratepayers, and then to the open market.
The other generator, producing 47 megawatts of
Construction underway at Tlie Mews at Cooper Beech on South Ocean Avenue.
power, is owned and operated by an outside
developer, which is also selling electricity to LIPA.
With these new generators, Freeport is providing
sufficient clean, dependable electricity to meet its
own needs and to help supply supplemental
power to the region.
Road repair and repaving work has begun on
Lessing Place in the northeast section of the
Village. The new curbing, sidewalks and repaving
work are due to be completed by January, capping
a very busy year for roadwork for the Glacken
Administration. Neighborhoods throughout the
Village saw repaving, upgrading and repair work
completed, including the Cedar and Casino Streets
area, known locally as the "flood bowl" in the
Southwest section. Green Ave. in the Northwest,
and at the Freeport Railroad Station, Parking Field
7 was repaired.
Freeport continues to provide for the future
by improving the existing infrastructure, while
encouraging and supporting new economic devel-opment,
ensuring that our Village remains the
very best place to live and work on Long Island.
Have a Happy Holiday.
A view of John Randall Park with the old 60-year old fence still in place on
the right side and removed on the left.
For the past eleven years, long-time Freeport resident
Bob Cardinale has served as a member of the Village's
Planning Board. Mr. Cardinale received the John 0. Cross
Award from the New York State Planning Federation during
its Fall meeting in recognition of his dedication to the better-ment
In a letter of recommendation to the Planning
Federation, Susan Lyons, the attorney for the Board,
explained that Mr. Cardinale presides over an extremely busy
board that meets at least twice monthly. "He is diligent and
dedicated, guiding younger and newer members with gentle,
yet firm, leadership and he is always available to lend his
experience and knowledge," she stated.
Bob Cardinale was appointed Chairman of the Village
Planning Board in 1997 when Mayor Bill Glacken came into
office. He describes Mr. Cardinale as, "One of the most reli-able,
responsible people I know, who can always be counted
on to do the right thing for Freeport."
Congratulating Mr. Cardinale on his oward are Trustees Bill White, Jr., Don Miller, (Bob Cardinale) Mayor Bill Glacken,
Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson, and Trustee Don Mauersberger.
PAL Soccer Award Ceremony
Held at Recreation Center
Assistant Coach Patty Morris and her team, the Heat, pose with Mayor Bill Glacken.
More than 300 boys and girls, ranging in age from 3 years to 11
years old, attended the PAL Intramural Soccer Program Awards lun-cheon
at the Freeport Recreation Center recently to celebrate a win-ning
year for the participants. Mayor Bill Glacken congratulated the
players individually as he handed them their trophies.
Along with the intramural program, PAL also sponsors travel
teams for youngsters 9 to 16-years-old who compete in the Long
Island Junior Soccer League. For further information, contact the
PAL office at 379-5933.
Mayor Bill Glacken with the youngsters at Leo F. Gibryn School who enjoyed the story
of Arthur and his Thanksgiving play.
Mayor Glacken Reads to
Youngsters in local schools Leo F. Giblyn, New Visions and John W.
Dodd enjoyed a pre-holiday visit from Mayor Bill Glacken who
read stories ranging from the funny tale of Gracias, the
Thanksgiving turkey, to Boys and Girls, a short story by Canadian
writer Alice Munro. The students had an opportunity to ask the
Mayor lots of questions about running Village Hall and what it
takes to keep a community operating day to day.
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