Herald Neighbors

‘The best release I had was dance’

Her first time in front of thousands of people was in 1992 at the Grammys. She was 19 and on the verge of stepping onto stage with rapper, LL Cool J. For Lisa Hilliard, 44, reflecting on the early …

FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE FREEPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

July 19, 1918: 100 years ago in Freeport and the Nassau Post

James Dean: The Post reported that former Freeport president James Dean passed away at his home on 228 South Bayview Ave. He had been battling arterial illness for about a year prior to his death. In …

Herald Neighbors

Stories through photography

Flashing a toothy smile, Cailyn Harrison, 6, posed as her grandmother, Dorothy Harrison from Freeport, took a picture of her in front of a photograph of her eye taken by Robert Harrison, her …

FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE FREEPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Faces of Freeport’s immigrant past

The Freeport Historical Society celebrated Immigrant Heritage Month in June by featuring some of the people from Freeport’s history who were born outside the United …

Working

A South Nassau trauma surgeon's daily routine is saving the lives of people on the brink of death

The following is Part One of an occasional series called “Working,” which will examine the lives of people on the job. It was inspired by Studs Terkel’s 1974 book, “Working: …

Editorial

Declare Nassau a sanctuary county

The promise inscribed on the Statue of Liberty — “send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me” — is the promise of hope that America makes . . .

Editorial

Let's at least study gun violence

The mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on June 28 struck all of us at the Herald Community Newspapers hard. Five Gazette staff members are dead and two are wounded. These …

Randi Kreiss

On July Fourth, we were the Capital Gazette

The local community newspaper is a beautiful thing, the living, breathing spirit of democracy. It follows, therefore, that an assault on the press is a grievous attack on the freedoms we cherish.

Jerry Kremer

A new era in politics, or more of the same?

Since the beginning of this year, the media has been dominated by stories about corruption by public servants. There have been four headline-grabbing trials to date . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

U.S.-China relationship is reaching a critical point

A lot of attention is being paid these days to America’s relationship with China. And for good reason, because China must decide whether it will be a partner to the U.S. or an adversary.

EDITORIAL

Tunnel plan not so grand for North Shore

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is moving forward with plans to build a tunnel from Oyster Bay to Westchester County, which he said is vital to alleviate traffic congestion in the greater New York City area, …