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The Freeport Baldwin Leader. (Freeport, N.Y.) 1987-current, December 30, 2016, Image 9

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November Election upends incumbent Democratic challenger John Brooks won the 8th Senate District seat that includes Freeport. Brooks, of Seaford, defeated State Sen. Michael Venditto in a hotly contested race that wasn't decided until December after weeks of ballot challenges. Brooks had a 44 vote lead in November that expanded to 284 votes. This outcome could effect Vendit- to sponsored legislation in the Senate — S3823A in 2015 — that would transfer own- ership of the Freeport Armory to the Vil- lage of Freeport. Now with Venditto gone, the village is back to square one. Longtime 18th District Assemblywom- an Earlene Hooper, a Democrat, held off a challenge by Republican political newcom- er Cornelius Todd Smith, who ran a cam- paign insisting that Hooper was out of touch and unavailable to her constituents. Hooper received 89 percent voter support to Smith's 11 percent when the night was over, however. Helping disadvantaged veterans Christina Daly/Herald DESPITE THE BLUSTERY cold, hundreds of veterans lined up outside of the Freeport Armory on Nov. 22 to receive food and cloth- ing. This annual event, now in its 25th year, is an outreach program that assists homeless and needy veterans and is sponsored by the Nassau County American Legion and the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency. Pictured is Alfred Bosco, a Vietnam veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart .enjoyed a hot Thanksgiving meal provided by volunteers. o 3 o s I s Donovan Beithoud/Herald Freeport captures Long Island title For the first time since 2010 and the fifth time in program history, Freeport cap- tured a Long Island football championship. The Red Devils rolled past William Floyd, 28-14 on Nov. 25 before an estimated crowd of 3,250 at Hofstra's stadi- um. Pictured is the Red Devils Football team. When it comes to natural gas pipelines, there's no such thing as being too safe. Delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to our customers is our top priority. Pipeline safety is something we take very seriously at National Grid. Even though most lines are buried underground, that'doesn't mean you can ignore them. Keep your family and community safe by helping to prevent gas leaks. Always call New York 811 at 811 or 1-800-272-4480 before you dig. Know the signs of a gas leak and what to do - if you smell gas, act fast. We've added a spoiled egg smell that makes natural gas easier to identify. Look for bubbles in standing water, a white cloudy mist or blowing dust, which indicates that an underground gas line may have ruptured; or, listen for a hissing, roaring or whistling sound. To report a gas emergency, call National Grid at 1 -800-490-0045 or 911. www.ngrid.com/safety Give the imfr because... hunger is clostifiiiit'lfcii$fc$Wfe Contribute Today at www.islandharvest.org Island Harvest A FOOD BANK FOR LONG ISLAND FlgMlngHunga. Touching Uvts. 40 Marcus Blvd, Hauppauge, NY 11788 • (631) 873-4775 * 15 Grumman Road West, Suite 1450, Bethpage. NY 11714 • (5161 294-8528 www.islandharvest.org

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