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The Freeport Baldwin Leader. (Freeport, N.Y.) 1987-current, September 14, 1989, Image 1

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Freeport power prospQsal paQcs Freeport's waterfront pa^8 Freeport • Baldwin SSih Y w , No. 37 Freeport. N.Y. 11520 OfficUl newspaper of the VdUge of Frcepoci-Freepon and Baldwin School Districts Thursday, September 14.19S9 25c Health center 'not closing.. .yet.' Garbage strike is over! by Maurice Forge Is Freeport going to get less m^ical care for its residents who cannot afford high health insu> ranee rales or pay for their own doctors? It is as hard to find answers during an election season as it is for the proverbial mice to get a v'olunteer to belJ the cat. Almost everybody directly or remotely connected with provid­ ing health care in Nassau County . will tell you on or off the record that an increadng number of people who are unable to buy it at mounting health costs are look­ ing for public health care. But no oflRctal will state flatly that Nas­ sau County, which is responsible forjsroviding health a r e to those in Dc^. under State itatutd^ is about to make U more difficult in time, travel, expense and incon- venience for its current health services clients to get to see a doc­ tor. Will the budgetary squeeze cause some centers to close or others to take on heavy case loads? “That ^ould be lerrible,\ sa>*S Edith Kirkland, a mother o f six children, 16. IS, II. 8, 6 and S, who was in the waiting room of the Community Health Center at 460 North Main Street, run by the County Department of Health and its Center for Com­ munity Health Services. As for now, Administ^tor Marguerite Barber of the Free­ port facility sa>s, “the service we arc providing has not changed. We turn nobody away. There may be longer waiting, but not in emergencies.\ The Freepon Health Center is rmanced by the County and proK. vido care for prenatal, roatenuty and.chUd care atwl general medi­ cal care for those not covered by Medicare or health insurance plans. It is also mandated to pro- {cenSrtMdenpagaS) CtEANlNQ UP tha accumutaUd garbaga aftar tha aUlka of sanitation woritara In Fraaport and olhar Long Island corrununhiaa andad fast wtak. Monkey and owners: Reunited and it feeis so good. by M a u rice Forge Happiness for Franco^ the capuchin monkey, is to be reunited with his \family.* For the AngeloCte family, i t i t to have their lost p e t and companion back in th e ir home on East Lmnes Avenue in Merridc. As our readers will recall, residents of Baldwin, Bell- more and M errick were startled by the sight of the monkey in ^vious places on soceessive days, usually perdted in trees. Alerted by the Freeport-Baldwin Leader Bellfflore lafe and Merrick life, the pet’s owners and die authorities watched for the errant anim al, and after a succession of fiuled attempts. Franco was recovered, given first aid for the iniuries sustained during his flight. REUNTTEO: BoraiUno and Uzstte Angslotta, their tnUnt ton Borsallno P and daughter Jennifer with their monkey Franco and macaw on their porch on East Loirves Avanue In Merrick, and b r o u ^ t home. Borsalino A i^lotte got the monkey as a gift. He b r o u ^ t it with him from Palermo, Sicily, when he came here to m arry Lizette and take her back with him to Italy. But his love for her was great enough to include her country- *1 fell in love with America.* Borsalino says, his eyes flashing. Now they have a daughter, five-year old Jennifer, who was heart-broken when they found Franco was missing. Franco has been her play­ mate from birth, and she just couldn't face the future without him. Even their year-old macaw, a colorful Amazonian bird, stopped chirping and playing during the monkey's absence. A p a rt from the fam ily's grief over the loee of Prarim, they were especially concerned about the shock to B o rsalino'i grandm o ther, Loretta, when she returns from a visit to Sicily. She has been confined to a wheelchair and her grandson trained the m onkey to tend to her. Franco has learned to fetch things for grandma, feed her and do little chores on req u e s t. He responds to w h is tles, words and body modona. 'The thing that has been so heart-warming,’ Mr. Angel- otte keeps repeating, 'is the way the community, the authorities and Dr. Goldstein and his staff responded to the occasion. ’Please tell your three new spapers how much we appreciate their help,' he said, 'and tell everyb^y in the community how much the en tire A n g e lotte family appreciates their care, concern and help. W« will never forget it.\ Franco is eight and a half years old, and i t about two feet tall when you catch Mm in a cempletely erect position. His tail is about as long as his body. Since he came from equatorial Amazon, the capuchin cannot stand cold. The family was worried that if the temperature dropped to 60 degrees Fahrenheit or below during the rughts he d probably have died. Although he was hungry throughout his escapade. Franco was very cautious when offered food by stran g e r s . At one time a policewoman gave him some (ccr^nuM er< psigs '3)

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