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Assemblyman Curran Advocates for Transfer of Freeport Armory to Village

This week, Assemblyman Brian Curran vehemently opposed legislation (A.7711-B) to transfer the Freeport Armory to the Cedarmore Corporation, a private entity. The sponsor of the bill is Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper.

 

Instead, Curran voiced his support for his own bill (A.4609) to transfer the property to the Village of Freeport to be used as the site of the new Department of Public Works complex. Curran’s legislation is not only supported by Mayor Michael Kennedy and 3,000 village residents, but it serves the good of the community as well.

 

“This property must be returned to the Village of Freeport,” said Curran. “It was originally donated to the state by the village nearly 70 years ago. Our Department of Public Works facility sits in the midst of a flood zone and was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. To stormproof the current facility would cost our taxpayers $25 million. It makes more sense to build a new facility on the grounds of the armory, which should be transferred back to the village – its original owner. I stand with our local government and our residents on this issue.”

 

Gov. Cuomo has previously vetoed Hooper’s legislation to transfer the Freeport Armory to a private entity on two separate occasions and has stated that he will not sign this measure into law unless there is a consensus on the issue. The past two years, Curran and the Assembly Minority has been able to prevent Hooper’s bill from passing by denying a 2/3 vote of the Assembly.

 

The Assembly Majority has blocked Curran’s bill which is supported by the Village of Freeport and its residents.

 

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Event to Clothe, Feed Disadvantaged Veterans

Veterans Stand DownNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces that a Veterans Stand Down will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Freeport Armory, 63 Babylon Turnpike, Freeport. The Stand Down, from 10am – 2pm, is hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency (VSA) with assistance from volunteers representing all service organizations.

 

“My administration is committed to serving our veterans and ensuring resources are provided to them once they return home from service,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau County Stand Downs have assisted veterans in securing benefits, job counseling, legal advice and dental care. I thank all those good citizens who donate their time to making this event a success.”

 

Veterans will receive assistance with securing entitled benefits, job counseling and legal advice. Clothes and food donated from the community will be available to the veterans, as well as a BBQ, haircuts, medical screenings, enrollment in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system and dental cleaning offered by Dental on the Go.

 

Representatives from Nassau County government agencies will be participating, including the departments of Social Services, Health, and Human Services, as well as The Salvation Army, the New York State Department of Labor, The Department of Veterans Affairs, New York State Division of Veterans Affairs and The Red Cross.

 

For more information, please contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at (516) 572-6565.

 

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Mangano To Host Nassau County “Veterans Stand Down”

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in coordination with the United Veterans Organization (UVO), announced that a Veterans Stand Down will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Freeport Armory, located at 63 Babylon Turnpike in Freeport.

 

The Stand Down provides veterans with assistance in securing entitled benefits, job counseling and legal advice. Clothes and food donated from the community will be available to the veterans, as well as haircuts, medical screening and enrollment in the VA health care system. Representatives from Nassau County agencies will be participating, including the Departments of Social Services, Health, and Human Services. The Salvation Army, State Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, State Division of Veterans Affairs and The Red Cross will also participate in the Stand Down.

 

The Stand Down is hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency with assistance from volunteers representing all service organizations. For more information, please contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at (516) 572-6565.

 

WHEN:
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 

WHERE:
Freeport Armory
63 Babylon Turnpike
Freeport, NY

 

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